July’s luncheon featured another member of the Class of ’75. Cary Odegard is a prominent doctor in the practice of chiropractory with office in Kirkland, WA. With his signature sense of humor, Cary shared several anecdotes about his undergraduate and graduate days.
As an undergraduate he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health, from the UW’s School of Public Health and Community Medicine. Cary then attended graduate school at Western States Chiropractic College in Oregon, where he earned his title of Dr. Odegard upon receiving his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. In addition Dr. Odegard also holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine, specializing in Health Services Management.
But more to the point about Cary’s luncheon presentation, he talked about the trends in sport injuries. Athletes starting at earlier ages tends to accelerate the muscular development, and the result is they are often exposed to much more forceful challenges to their bodies.
Doctors of chiropractic does not spend time in the emergency room, but they are active in preventive and post injury treatments. Currently Cary’s expertise in the sports injury field finds him serving on a state board that focuses on sports injuries.
Cary’s presentation was interesting and informative. And he stayed after the lunch to perform a few on-the-spot consultations. Our thanks to the good Dr. Cary Odegard ’75