The Science Seminar Committee of the Math, Science and Engineering Division presented “My Fender Bender was Minor…So Why Are My Grades and Health Plummeting?” on September 30. Dr. Carmel Dekel Wiseman was the speaker.
Wiseman discussed how trauma can create changes in the body that make studying or taking tests more challenging than before the accident. She also discussed how to minimize the impacts of car accidents, skateboarding falls and other athletic injuries.
Wiseman is an internationally board certified chiropractor, specializing in pediatrics and family care. Her undergraduate and graduate studies in environmental science prepared her to take on the human ecosystem and she is fascinated by the miracle of the human body. She has practiced overseas and volunteered with Physicians for Human Rights. Using a variety of techniques and approaches to health, she strives to empower her patients to maximize their health and performance, whether it be academic or athletic.
Upon her return to the U.S., Wiseman created a new innovative practice as Dr. Carmel House Calls was founded in January 2016 to provide holistic care to patients from the comfort and convenience of their homes and offices. Her favorite part about this model of practice is that she can eliminate the stress associated with traffic and waiting rooms by going to her patients.
Wiseman is an active leader in her community, organizing festivals and other educational events to provide resources and information for people to optimize their health. She lives with her husband in Fairfax and loves to grow her own food in her backyard. She also loves to teach water aerobics and is a certified water-in-motion instructor and teaches biweekly at Sport and Health in McLean, Virginia.
NOVA Video Services recorded the event and it is available online.