Roy W. Sweat, D.C.
Atlas Orthogonist

  Roy W. Sweat was born June 25, 1927 in Albany Georgia. He attended elementary and high school in Albany and graduated from Albany High in 1944. Following graduation he joined the navy in World War II and served for two years in the Pacific theater.

After leaving the military in 1946 he entered Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport Iowa in January of 1947· and completed the four year course of study and graduated in January of 1950.

Dr. Sweat went into practice in 1950 with Dr. Vic Brooks in Decatur Georgia. In 1953 he opened his private clinic at 103 N. McDonough Street in Decatur, Georgia where he practiced for twenty-five years.

In 1952 Dr. Sweat began a course of study specializing in the upper cervical occipital-atlanto-axial complex under Dr. John F. Grostic in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 1960 Dr. Grostic chose Dr. Sweat to become an instructor at his seminars and help present the Grostic programs. Dr. Grostic died in 1964, at which time Dr. Sweat and four other doctors organized the Grostic Presentation Seminars and continued the specialized training seminars in Atlanta Georgia.

In 1977· Dr. Sweat organized the Society of Chiropractic Orthospinology which presented the same specialized programs. In 1981 Dr. Sweat created the program of Chiropractic Atlas Orthogonality, which continued in the specialized educational seminars.

Dr. Sweat has written a series of four books on Chiropractic Atlas Orthogonality. Dr. Sweat has also written thirty articles published in various chiropractic magazines.

In 1970 Dr. Sweat designed a chiropractic adjusting instruments and has made a series of six different models. He has designed an atlas orthogonal x-ray frame, x-ray chair and attachments for the x-ray machine. Dr. Sweat has designed an atlas orthogonal computerized x-ray analysis program.

The atlas orthogonal program is taught as an elective course at Sherman Chiropractic College. The atlas orthogonal program is taught as an elective course at Palmer College. The atlas orthogonal program is taught as a post-graduate course at Life Chiropractic College.

Dr. Sweat has been on the Homecoming programs at Life College, Life West College, Palmer College, Palmer West College, Sherman College and Parker College.

He is an associate professor of Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, Georgia and is associated with their research program.

The atlas orthogonal program is taught as an elective course at Palmer College.

He presents the atlas orthogonal programs at the Parker Seminars.

He is a member of the Presidents Club at Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport, Iowa.

Dr. Sweat received the Daniel David Palmer Scientific Award on June 9, 1995 from Palmer College.

Dr. Sweat is Board Certified in the Atlas Orthogonal Programs.

Dr. Sweat completed the three year orthopedic study program from National Chiropractic College.

He has a graduate certificate in videofluoroscopy programs from Life Chiropractic College.

Dr. Sweat's programs have been presented to C.H. Suh, Ph. D. of the University of Colorado. The papers are then recorded at the University of Colorado as permanent records.

Dr. Sweat has presented the Atlas Orthogonal Seminars in Tokyo, Japan.

Dr. Sweat has been a member of the International Chiropractic Association since graduating from college and is a member at the present time.

Dr. Sweat is listed in the Who's Who In Leading Professionals & Executives.

Dr. Sweat is a member of the Georgia Chiropractic Association. He was president in 1969-1970 and has served on many of the committees of the association.

Dr. Sweat is a member of the Decatur Kiwanis Club, has been a member for thirty years, is a past president of that organization, and is at present a senior member. He was presented a Legion of Honor award from this club.

Dr. Sweat is married to Roylan Coop Sweat and has three children and has three grandchildren. He was married in 1949.

Dr. Sweat is presently a member of Embry Hills United Methodist Church in Chamblee, Georgia. He has been chairman of the Board of Stewards and a member of the Board of Trustees of Pattillo Memorial Methodist Church in Decatur, Georgia.

Respectfully Submitted,

Roy W. Sweat, D.C. B.C.A.O.