The Illinois Chiropractic Society has awarded Dr. Julie Bird, D.C., the 2016 Chiropractic Physician of the Year Award, according to a news release from Allied Physicians and Rehab of Southern Illinois, SC, of which Dr. Bird is a co-owner and practitioner. 

Dr. Bird grew up in Centralia and Sandoval. Upon graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, Bird and her husband, Dr. Brian Bird D.C. returned to Southern Illinois. She and her husband also previously volunteered for a  chiropractic medical mission trip with CHIROMISSION, according to the news release. 

“Dr. Julie Bird, D.C., has proven herself both as a gifted clinician and outstanding leader. Her commitments of time, talent and vision made her a unanimous choice for the Illinois Chiropractic Society’s Chiropractic Physician of the Year Award,” said Dr. David Flatt, D.C., past president of the Illinois Chiropractic Society.

The Illinois Chiropractic Society stated that Bird has made time to serve on the Illinois Chiropractic Society board since 2001 including serving as President in 2013 and 2014. She led the board through a refocus and movement towards increasing chiropractic utilization. Bird currently serves as the Illinois Representative to the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations.

— The Southern