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Virginia Chiropractic Offices and the Unified VCA Equip Students to Learn and Succeed ​

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May 17, 2017


Virginia Chiropractic Offices and the Unified VCA Equip Students to Learn and Succeed


Afton, VA – In the interest of “Ensuring the Health of Virginians” the Public Relations Committee of the Unified Virginia Chiropractic Association (Unified VCA, UVCA) has launched a statewide drive to collect school supplies. The goal is to have at least 75 chiropractic offices participating, so that more Virginia students can focus on learning.


“Through no fault of their own, too many students don’t have the materials they need to reach take full advantage of learning opportunities and their potential” says Dr. Carly Swift, UVCA Public Relations Committee Chair.  “This initiative is designed to help students and their parents achieve their hopes and dreams through a healthy mind in a healthy body.”


The Unified VCA will start promoting the drive to chiropractic offices throughout Virginia immediately.  UVCA will provide instructions and communications materials to interested practices to make participation easy and fun.  Individual chiropractic offices who wish to participate will promote the drive to their patients, provide receptacles, and collect donated supplies throughout July and August.  At the end of August, each participating office will weigh the contents of what they’ve collected, drop the supplies off at locations designated by the area school system, and forward the total weight of their collection to the Unified VCA.  The Unified VCA district that has collected the highest total weight will be recognized.


The Unified VCA is divided into ten districts, each with two to three sub districts.  Elected district directors will assist participating doctors and answer questions.  Following is a list of directors.


 #1E - Northwestern VA – East: Jeff Bowers, DC, Fredericksburg, 540-710-7272,

#1W - Northwestern VA – West: Sam Spillman DC, Charlottesville, 434-293-3800,

 #2E - Northern VA – East:  Phil Connolly, DC, Alexandria, 703-719-7302,

 #2 N&S - Northern VA - North & South:  Shawn Keegan, DC, Ashburn, 703-858-3500,

 #3E - Southwest VA – East:  AJ LaBarbera, DC, Bedford, 540-586-1105,

#3W - Southwest VA – West:  Jennifer Rathmann, DC, Blacksburg, 540-951-4357,

 #4E - Central VA – East:  Tess Graf, DC, South Chesterfield, 804-536-6262,

 #4W - Central VA – West:  Matthew Schrier, DC, Keysville, 434-736-9895,

 #5E - Eastern VA – East:  Carly Swift, DC, Virginia Beach, 757-321-7776, 

 #5W - Eastern VA – West:  Kevin Walsh, DC, Williamsburg, 757-220-4917,


The Unified VCA’s Vision is “A state of wellness through Chiropractic care with fair and equal access for the public we serve.”  Its Mission is “Unified in promoting the health and well-being of the public through education, advancement and protection of the practice of Chiropractic.”


For more information, contact Dr. Carly Swift, Unified VCA Public Relations Committee Chair, at or Ms. Julie K. Connolly, UVCA Executive Director, at



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