Coconut Creek, FL, July 18, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Dr. Scott Herman, a chiropractor in South Florida since 1996, has embarked on a 9 day mission to bring healing and wellness to thousands of impoverished city of Manta in Ecuador. Herman was invited by Manta’s Mayor, Zambrano Cedeno, as the city is devoid of even the smallest of clinics. He hopes to bring preventative wellness to those who must ordinarily live without any kind of healthcare at all.
“It’s been my passion, ever since I started my practice, to promote healthy living and to help spread this message to parts of the world that receive little in the way of health and nutritional guidance,” says Herman, owner of Tropical Chiropractic in Coconut Creek. This mission is the first of its kind being embarked upon singlehandedly by a licensed chiropractic doctor from anywhere in the United States.
In Ecuador, Herman will conduct classes in proper nutrition and fitness. He has designed the class around foods that are common to the region and fitness techniques that can be easily performed without access to a gym or to other luxuries that many take for granted. He has also secured an English/Spanish translator who will explain his lectures and allow for question and answer sessions. He will then give free spinal adjustments to over 300 people a day, each day of the mission.
Dr. Herman is an expert in nutrition who received his Master of Science from Long Island University in 1982, years before becoming a Chiropractic Doctor. His journey will commence June 29th and last through July 7th. In all, almost 3,000 people will receive health and nutrition classes that will last them a lifetime. They will also receive chiropractic adjustments, the first experience many will have getting any form of healthcare.
Asked about being away for Independence Day, Dr. Herman responded “There’s no better way to share the generous spirit of America, than by giving a little of our knowledge and health care to those in other countries who have gone so long without.” That’s a statement few can disagree with.
Additionally, Dr. Herman has recently joined with non-profit development leader Yomin Postelnik of IRPW to found the Autism and Special Needs Wellness Foundation, supporting healthy solutions to reduce the effects of autism.