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TCC News & Events

TCC Names Dr. Michael Wiles as New Dean of Clinics

Feb. 3, 2015 – PASADENA, Texas – Texas Chiropractic College is proud to welcome Michael Wiles, DC, MEd, MS, as the new Dean of Clinics. Under Dr. Wiles’ careful leadership, clinical training at the Moody Health Center will continue to offer TCC students a challenging and supportive environment vital for graduating as practice-ready doctors of chiropractic.

As the Dean of Clinics, Dr. Wiles’ responsibilities include supervising every aspect of the clinical experience at TCC. Dr. Wiles manages TCC’s clinical services, placing a sharp emphasis of hands-on training in evidence-informed, patient-centered health care. He also assists in the instruction of student interns on appropriate standards of care and sound business practices grounded in a firm application of chiropractic principles.


Dr. Michael Sheppard Brings Utilization Review Expertise to Moody Health Center

Jan. 30, 2015 – Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) welcomes Michael Sheppard, DC to the Moody Health Center (MHC) faculty. Dr. Sheppard’s addition highlights TCC’s commitment to educating its students on the business management skills needed to graduate as practice-ready doctors of chiropractic.

“Dr. Sheppard’s unique understanding of the internal system dynamics of today’s insurance industry make him a great addition to the TCC clinical faculty as we move forward with implementing a practice-ready business curriculum,” noted TCC’s president Brad McKechnie, DC, DACAN.


TCC Names Dr. Brad McKechnie President

PASADENA, Texas – The Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) Board of Regents has named Brad McKechnie, DC, DACAN as the institution’s 14th president, after serving as the interim president since April 2014.

An honor graduate of TCC in 1985, Dr. McKechnie returned to his alma mater as an assistant professor in the department of clinical sciences. He also twice served as a dean during his tenure, managing postgraduate education and later overseeing external affairs for the college. In 2009, Dr. McKechnie was named to the TCC Board of Regents and he served on the Board’s Academic Affairs Committee, Postgraduate Committee, and the Finance Committee.


Texas Chiropractic College Launches Annual Fundraising;
Distinguished Japanese Guests to be Honored

Pasadena, TX -- Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) will host a diverse contingent of dignitaries from the Japan Chiropractic Association at its annual fundraising gala on April 25, 2015. Now in its 24th year, the gala is the signature fundraising event of TCC and premier social and networking occasion.  Gala returns to the TCC campus in Pasadena, Texas, where guests will be able to enjoy the newly renovated Student Center, formerly known as the Russell Building.


TCC Expands Principles Curriculum to First Seven Trimesters

PASADENA, Texas – This past September, Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) embarked on a groundbreaking curriculum expansion in its mission to promote excellence in the education of practice-ready doctors of chiropractic. The revised Chiropractic Principles curriculum establishes a solid foundation for the chiropractic profession by helping TCC students grow into expert practitioners of chiropractic science.

President Brad McKechnie, DC, DACAN challenged the faculty to develop a unique chiropractic principles course for each of the first seven trimesters of a student’s academic career at TCC.


TCC Names Dr. Stephen A. Foster As Provost

PASADENA, Texas – Brad McKechnie, DC, DACAN, president of Texas Chiropractic College (TCC), is pleased to announce the promotion of Stephen A. Foster, DC, FICC to the position of provost, effective December 8, 2014.

According to Dr. McKechnie, “Dr. Foster’s responsibilities as provost include coordinating TCC’s academic programming, infrastructure and budgetary matters with the president’s office. Dr. Foster will work methodically to administer the resources, training and services that students, faculty and staff need to promote excellence in the education of doctors of chiropractic.”


Nutritional Consultation

Even though good nutrition is an important part of living a healthy life, most people do not have diets that provide them with proper or complete nutrition.

At Texas Chiropractic College’s Moody Health Center, we stress the importance of doing everything possible to live healthy lives through the nutritional consultation we provide. Our doctors and student interns can offer guidance on a wide variety of nutritional vitamins and supplements. While many of the supplements we prescribe may be for nutritional benefits, many others are given as an adjunct to treatment to enhance healing.

TCC interns at Moody Health Center complete an extensive course in nutrition and can provide nutritional consultation, counseling and treatment, when needed.


One of the oldest forms of healing treatments in the world, acupuncture is a practice that has been growing in use and popularity in the U.S. in recent years.

At Texas Chiropractic College’s Moody Health Center, acupuncture services are offered as a sole method of treatment or may be provided as an addition to the chiropractic adjustment.

The main concept of acupuncture is that good health entails having balance and harmony of energy and function between the systems of the body. Acupuncture involves the stimulation of various points on the body to achieve a balance of energies or to restore homeostasis in the body. There are 361 known points on the body and 200 points on the ear that can be stimulated. This stimulation is usually done with very fine acupuncture needles, sometimes in conjunction with electrical stimulation, but it can also be done without needles.

With a proper balance of energies, a state of good health will exist.


Your feet are the foundation of your body, supporting you when you stand, walk, or run.   It’s possible that your feet may be contributing to some of the problems related to your spine and lower extremities, even if your feet don’t hurt!

Our clinicians are trained to evaluate your feet to see if they might be part of the problem and if they are, a custom, flexible orthotic that supports all three arches of your feet may be recommend helping you get the best results and the longest lasting benefit.  Custom orthotics can help stabilize the pelvis and spine, enhancing the effectiveness of your chiropractic care.


In many cases, rehabilitation is an essential aspect of treatment and recovery of certain health injuries and conditions.

At Texas Chiropractic College’s Moody Health Center, you will find doctors and student interns capable of providing excellent one-on-one rehabilitation services for patients. These services are typically utilized in follow-up to surgery of the neck, back, shoulder, or knee, but are also beneficial to victims of stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and numerous other musculoskeletal problems.

Further, the rehabilitation services at MHC can be ideal for patients with simple neck and back pain, since much of the focus is on learning to perform exercises to increase flexibility and strength to minimize and/or eliminate pain and symptoms.

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