TCA Presents Awards at Legislative Conference
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Tuesday, February 26, 2019 12:00 AM

The Texas Chiropractic Association recently honored two individuals at the Texas Chiropractic Legislative Conference (TCLC) at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol in Austin. Gregory Johnson, DC was awarded the TCA Chiropractic Trailblazer Award, and Ret. Staff Sargent Shilo Harris was presented with the TCA Chiropractic Advocate Award. 

Gregory Johnson, DC, owner of Houston-based Advanced Chiropractic Relief, LLC, was presented the TCA Chiropractic Trailblazer Award. This new award was created to recognize a Texas chiropractor who is dedicated to growing and advancing chiropractic in the Lone Star State. Dr. Johnson produced and starred in the new documentary, Who’s Your Doctor?,highlighting the fight for chiropractic in Texas.

“I love the passion and drive of Dr. Gregory Johnson,” said TCA President Devin Pettiet, DC, a chiropractor from Tomball. “He enthusiastically promotes chiropractic, day in day out, through social media and his interactions with his patients. He even financed his own documentary to showcase the positive outcomes of chiropractic care and highlight the threats against our profession.” Watch the award announcement on the TCA YouTube channel. 

In addition, Ret. Staff Sgt. Shilo Harris won the TCA Chiropractic Advocate Award. This award is given to a chiropractic patient who enthusiastically promotes chiropractic. An inspirational speaker and author of the book Steel Will, Harris, who was severely burned and suffered significant injuries during his second deployment to Iraq in 2007, has become a leading proponent of chiropractic, which was part of his recovery.

“Shilo Harris is a true champion for chiropractic,” Pettiet said. “Shilo is not a chiropractor, but he is eager to share his unique story and how chiropractic transformed his life. He’s a national hero and an example to all of us in the Texas chiropractic community.” View his video here on the TCA YouTube channel. 

TCA recently held its TCA Legislative Day, which attracted more than 500 chiropractors, staff, students, faculty and chiropractic supports to the State Capitol to advocate for chiropractic on Feb. 14. The event was followed by the Texas Chiropractic Legislative Conference, a two-day legislative and educational event for Texas chiropractors in Feb. 15-16 in Austin.