Dr. Roy Sweat, the developer of the atlas orthogonal program, and considered by many to be one of the foremost authorities in the world on the cervical spine, developed a method using a percussion wave to re-position the atlas vertebra. In 1982 the R.W. Sweat Research Foundation was established. It is a non-profit foundation with 15 members of the board of directors chosen for their achievements and dedication to the Atlas Orthogonal Program. The foundation funds the marketing and the research that is conducted in the atlas orthogonal program. For the purpose of IMPROVING THE HEALTH AND EXTENDING THE LIVES OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD.