George B. McClelland, D.C.
McClelland Chiropractic Clinic
Christianburg, VA

About George B. McClelland, D.C.

Doctor George McClelland is a second-generation chiropractic physician, currently in private practice in Christiansburg Virginia. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) from the former National College of Chiropractic in 1968 and has continued in the general practice of chiropractic since 1971, following a brief period of military service. He has received a broad spectrum of postgraduate training in Chiropractic Orthopedics, Acupuncture, Sports Injuries, and Insurance Consulting.

As an active member of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), Dr. McClelland has served on or chaired numerous councils, committees and commissions. He served on the Board of Governors of the ACA. He is a past president of the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research (FCER) and continues as a member of the Board of Trustees. Additionally he serves on the Council of Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters, an organization tasked with developing and evaluating guidelines that pertain to the practice of chiropractic.

His professional activities have included working with the RAND Corp. in two studies involving the appropriateness of spinal manipulation in the treatment of low back pain (1990-96) and the cervical spine (1994-95). Additionally, he was a presenter for the chiropractic profession to the former Federal Agency on Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) panels on Acute Low Back Pain (1992) and Chronic Pain-Headache (1995).

Dr. McClelland has a background in research that pertains to the practice of chiropractic. He has written numerous articles and letters for professional journals and has been an invited speaker to many society and organizational meetings both internal and external to the chiropractic profession.


Teaching Experience: Lectures/Symposia
Instructor in Anatomy at National College of Chiropractic -
Osteology, Myology, Angiosplanchnology (1968)

Presented Multiple Insurance Relations Seminars (1982-1993)

Presenter at Multiple Chiropractic College Student ACA Programs

Roanoke Claims Association Seminar on Workers' Compensation
- Annual Speaker (1987, 1988, and 1992)

Speaker at Annual Dinner for South Carolina Friends of Chiropractic
Research (1990 and 1993)

Presenter at Southeast Federation of Chiropractic Associations

Speaker at 2nd Annual ACA State Round Table (1991)

Invited Speaker on Chiropractic Care, Radford University Athletic
Training Program (1992)

Presenter on Chiropractic Research, Virginia Board of Health
Professions (1992)

Presenter to Allstate Insurance Special Investigation Division

Invited Speaker on Chiropractic to the Virginia Farm Bureau's
37th Annual Claims Conference (1993)

Invited Speaker on Chiropractic Utilization, Town of Blacksburg
employees (1993)

Invited Speaker on "Current Issues on Chiropractic Research,"
New York Chiropractic Council Convention (1994 and 1995)

Invited Presenter to Blue Ridge Public TV program, "The Bob
Denton Show" (1995)

Invited Speaker on Current Chiropractic Research, NYCC College
Research Methodologies Class and Faculty (1995 and 1996)

Invited Speaker on Research in Chiropractic, ACCC program for
insurance companies, third party administrators, and attorneys

Invited Speaker to the 9th Annual Stanford Health Policy Forum,
Stanford University School of Medicine (1995)

Invited Speaker on Chiropractic Research, The American Association
of Spine Physicians (1996)

Invited Speaker on Chiropractic Utilization Review, Eastern
Claims Conference, NY (1996)

Invited Speaker for NY Chiropractic College Roundtable Discussion:
Maximizing Both Alternative and Mainstream Chiropractic Care
in the Health System for the Patient's Benefit (1996)

Invited Speaker on Current Research and Its Application to Everyday
Practice, Virginia Chiropractic Association Seminar (1996 and

Invited Speaker on Development and Use of Current CPT Codes
for Chiropractic, American College of Chiropractic Consultants

Invited Speaker on Chiropractic Credentialing at IBC Sponsored
Program: "Credentialing in Managed Care" (1996) Moderator/Presenter
to ACA's Forum on Managed Care: Federal and State (1997)

ACA's "1998 North American Educational Symposium; Co-presenter;
"Primary Headache and Cervical spine Dysfunction"; Vancouver,
BC, Canada Publications ACA Press Conference on Current Legislation;
"Chiropractic Research Update; Washington, DC (October 1999)

Congress of Chiropractic State Associations; Moderator/Presenter;
"Current Issues in Chiropractic Research"; San Diego, CA (November

Ohio State Chiropractic Association; Presenter; "Current ACA
Legislative Activities"; Columbus, OH (November 1999)

WebMD; "Chiropractic management of Headaches" (March 2000)

HCFA Physician Provider Advisory Council; Presenter; "Medicare
Issues Affecting Chiropractic Providers"; Baltimore, MD (June

ACA Insurance Solutions Work Group; Presenter; "ACA Technical
Assessment Panel"; Washington, DC (June 2000)

Editor/Publisher of Virginia Chiropractic Association Newsletter

Author of numerous journal articles and letters
MPI's Dynamic Chiropractic: "FCER's Role in the Future of Chiropractic
Research" (April 25, 1990)

Journal Development Committee, Journal of the Neuromusculoskeletal
System (1992)

FCER Video: "First Visit" (1993)

ACA Journal: "The Real Issue Is to be Sure that Studies are
Accurately Represented" (July 1993)

Chiropractic Products, Commemorative Centennial Supplement:
"Chiropractic in 2056" (December 1994)

FCER Video: "Understanding Fibromyalgia" (1995)

FCER's Advance: "Acute Low Back Problems in Adults" (July 1995)

FCER Brochure: Health Alternatives "Back Surgery: There are
Other Options," Co-author (1996)

ACA Brochure: "Chiropractic Care for Headaches", Co-author (1996)

ACA Video: "Chiropractic Care for Headaches" (1996)

ACA Journal; "Cervicogenic Headache"; September/October 1998

ACA Journal; Round Table: Parts I-IV; "Build a Better Bridge:
Improving Working Relations, Communications, and Referrals between
Traditional and Alternative Health Care"; June - September 1998

ACA Journal; "Chiropractic Research Prospective;" March 2000

TICC; "Challenges to Trade Associations, Research Organizations,
and Other 'Membership' Groups"; March 2000

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