New York Chiropractic College President Dr. Kenneth Padgett has established a memorial fund for Joseph Amodei, DC, who died Nov. 11 while presenting a postgraduate seminar on the NYCC campus.
Dr. Amodei, a 1952 graduate of the Chiropractic Institute of New York (which became National College of Chiropractic), practiced in Brooklyn and resided in Medford, New York with his wife, Mary.
"I will personally miss my good friend, Joe," said Dr. Padgett. The president extending his condolences to Mary, and recalled Joe's great wit and giving nature.
A devotee of antique cars, Dr. Amodei helped organize an antique care show in 1996, co-hosted by NYCC's Levittown Health Center.
Memorial gifts may be made to Dr. Padgett's office at (315) 568-3100, or mailed to his office at 2360 State Route 89, Seneca Falls, New York 13148-0800.
"Our lives are enriched for having known him," said Dr. Padgett.
Connecticut DC of the Year
Keith Overland, DC, is the Connecticut Chiropractic Association's "Chiropractor of the Year." Dr. Overland is past president of the CCA and the Northeast Chiropractic Council. He has also served as the Connecticut delegate to the American Chiropractic Association, and is the immediate past chairman of the CCA's ethics committee.
Dr. Overland is a certified sports physician, and has worked as a consultant to the New York Mets.
Dr. Overland's practice is in Norwalk. He is married and has three boys.
Chiropractic is Important Asset to World Powerlifting Champion
Joe McAuliffe, a two-time International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) champion and world record holder, won the 1998 New Jersey IPF championship in the 198-pound division.
A powerlifting competition combines the total weight lifted in the squat, bench press and dead lift.
Joe, who holds a master's degree in exercise science, believes in a team approach to training. Part of that team is chiropractor Michael Capilli of Tinton Falls, New Jersey. Joe credits Dr. Capilli with helping him overcome a recent left shoulder problem.
"Without Dr. Capilli's help I would have never have been able to set an American record of 525 pounds in the bench press," Joe contends.
The powerlifter met Dr. Capilli in 1994 at a health fair. The doctor helped Joe with a low-back problem prior to the 1995 World Championships.
"When other doctors said I should quit lifting, Mike worked with me to help me with technique and training. I was able to set a new world record at that time."
Joe has invited Dr. Capilli to accompany him to the national championships in July 1999.