Dr. Brian Nook
DC, DACBSP, ICSC, FICC Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Palmer College of Chiropractic – West
San Jose, Ca 95134
I am currently the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, California and the Past Dean/Head of College at the Australian College of Physical Education at Sydney Olympic Park. I was the School Dean for Chiropractic and Sports Sciences at Murdoch University for 6 years and Associate Professor at Murdoch University for 10 years. I graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic (MN, USA) in 1983 and worked at the school teaching and completing research until 1985. I then moved to Schaller, Iowa with Dr. Deb Nook who had just graduated from University of Minnesota Veterinary School. We established active practices in the area. I ran a busy practiced in Schaller and the community of Holstein up to 1996 when I took leave to teach at the Technikon Natal Department of Chiropractic in Durban, South Africa. After three years, we returned to Schaller to continue in our practices.
I am a Diplomat in Sports Chiropractic and have been team physicians at many local, national, and international sporting events. I served as a team chiropractor at 4 Olympic Games (Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney and Salt Lake City, 3 All African Games and 4 World Games.
I have a strong interest in the manipulative skills needed to practice chiropractic, not only in the application to the spine, but to all joints of the body especially the extremities. Developing this skill in students is an exciting challenge. I look forward to the awe of the students, the eagerness to learn, their appreciation of the unknown, the mastering of difficult skills, and the realization that the patient and the care they receive is the peak of professionalism.