List of People in Chiropractic - W


  • Walter Wardwell, PhD: (1917–2005), sociologist and historian. Known for his lifelong interest and research in chiropractic, he wrote a definitive history of the profession, "Chiropractic: History and Evolution of a New Profession", and numerous articles on chiropractic, including "Social Factors in the Survival of Chiropractic: A Comparative View." He also wrote about where the chiropractic profession was headed.
  • Clarence Weiant, DC, PhD: the first DC to also have a PhD (in anthropology). Worked at the Chiropractic Institute of New York (CINY), and published scientifically valid research promoting chiropractic, making him one of chiropractic's most important (and eloquent) spokesmen.
  • Chester Wilk, DC: initiated a law suit against the American Medical Association (Wilk v. American Medical Association), alleging their concerted effort to contain and eliminate the chiropractic profession. The law suit lasted five years, but was judged in favor of the chiropractic profession on September 25, 1987.
  • Sid Williams, DC: founder of Life Chiropractic College in 1974.
  • Sheila Wilson, DC: Elected President of the World agency, FICS, in December, 2010
  • James Winterstein, DC, DACBR, President of National University of Health Sciences.
  • John Wolfe, Sr., DC: Palmer College of Chiropractic graduate, who founded Northwestern Health Sciences University on June 2, 1941, an institution including a chiropractic college that includes an intense study of basic sciences. He served as president of the college for more than 40 years.

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