When alumnus Dr. Josh Kollmann (D.C. ’06) comes back to his alma mater Northeast College of Health Sciences, he brings with him a certain type of energy – pride in the chiropractic industry and excitement for the future possibilities of Northeast students.

During his March 28, 2023, visit, Kollmann kicked off Winter 2023 Ceremony Week with his inspiring presentation “It’s All You, #NortheastBlue.” He shared his personal story, including his time as a student at the College and his subsequent journey to becoming the owner of the Carolina Sports Clinic in the Charlotte, N.C. area, the team chiropractor for the Carolina Panthers NFL team, and a member of the PGA Sports Medicine Team.

“Sweat the Small Stuff.”

Kollmann’s visits are always popular and once again, the room for his presentation was packed. The tone and energy were high when Kollmann ran in to the AC/DC song Thunderstruck, and students were quickly on their feet trying to snag one of the #NortheastBlue hats he tossed out as he moved through the crowd.

Once settled in, all eyes and ears were on Kollmann and his message was strong and clear:  Northeast students are the future of chiropractic and healthcare, and with hard work and determination, today’s students can truly create their own success story. 

Kollmann attributed his successes to not luck, but the willingness to take the opportunities as they arose. He encouraged students to do the same. “Sweat the small stuff,” Kollmann said. “Practice, practice, practice. Get into the anatomy lab as often as you can. Take every opportunity that the College offers, you never know when you are going to need that knowledge.”

Northeast academics were tough for him, Kollmann admits; still, he credits the rigor of the Doctor of Chiropractic program for both his current success as well as his overall commitment to excellence. Kollmann celebrates his professional victories as a win for the industry and credits the College and its faculty for giving him the foundation to succeed.

Kollmann shared many pearls of clinical sports medicine wisdom he’s learned along the way, including the importance of being a team player and the power of collaboration. “Elevate each other,” Kollmann said to Northeast students. “We’re all a team. You are the future and opportunities are just getting better.”

An avid competitor and triathlete, Northeast alumnus Dr. Josh Kollmann (D.C. ‘06) is a performance enhancement specialist with the National Academy of Sport Medicine with the following certifications: 

  • Fascial stretch level III medical provider (FST)
  • Strength and conditioning specialist
  • Acupuncture and dry needling
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
  • Active Release Technique
  • Graston Technique
  • Functional Movement Screening (FMS)
  • Chi running instructor
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