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September 4, 2015

My personal opinion is that it was a mistake to stir up a 100 year old fight and hate between the medical profession and the chiropractic profession.
I think this new book should not be in the Atlas Orthogonal Doctor’s reception room.
— Roy W. Sweat


February 9, 2010

Well, so much for our New Year's resolution to update our blog at least once a month. This January post is a bit late, and we have a lot to share … so let's get to it!

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Heidi Rew, the traffic reporter at 104.7 The Fish & 920 WGKA Radio in Atlanta, raved about Dr. Matthew Sweat on the air recently. She believes he discovered one of the causes of the headaches from which she's suffered for three years after her disc went out of place in a car accident — her 7.5 pound purse. Routinely, she packed her purse with makeup and anything else that she could possibly need while away from home. Rew says Dr. Sweat gave her instant relief after one adjustment. “I haven't felt this good in years, she said.” Neither has her purse!

Pearlman Associates, a Decatur public relations agency, has used Rew's experience to help Atlas Orthogonal make the public aware of the potentially harmful health effects of carrying heavy purses, handbags or computer bags. (See below for more information.) Dr. Sweat talked about these dangers on two segments of the Health Alert portion of the CBS-46 Atlanta "Better Mornings" show on Jan. 20.

Dr. Sweat used several props, such as a model of a portion of the spine, to show interviewer Tracye Hutchins how the atlas bone is affected by injuries and by carrying heavy items such as purses. One of the tips to avoid injuries that he offered viewers: carry heavy items so the weight is distributed evenly in the middle of the back rather than all of it being on one side. To hear his other tips, watch the videos from Dr. Sweat's TV appearance on the Atlas Orthogonal Facebook fan page.

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Speaking of our Facebook page, there has been a lot of activity there recently, including news, photos, videos and other useful information, as well as comments from our fans. If you haven't already, become a fan. Please invite your friends to become fans of Atlas Orthogonal too!

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The Chiropractic Journal has published an item in its January issue (Vol. 24, No. 4) about a new book on the atlas bone that Roy Sweat, DC, wrote in collaboration with Matthew Sweat, DC, and Andrew Paporto, DC. Radiographic and Photographic Dry Bone Studies of the Occiput, Atlas, Axis and the Cervical Spine is based on a significant new study led by Roy Sweat that furthers the understanding of chiropractors worldwide about the atlas bone, the top cervical bone of the neck.

The article can be ready in its entirety at The Chiropractic Journal web site. The book can be ordered from the Sweat Institute for Orthogonal Chiropractic: call 770-457-4430 or 770-457-4421.

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Dr. Roy Sweat has been paying particularly close attention to the weather this winter. Night temperatures in the Atlanta area dipped into the low teens in January, and Dr. Sweat has kept a close eye on his collection of trees to make sure they got through that bitter cold spell without damage. Among the favorite plants in his collection are: blue spruce, white birch, beech, wild azaleas, magnolias, gardenias, weeping willows, rhododendrons, mountain laurel, silver maples, red and white oaks, pink dogwoods, river birch and yoshima and quansan cherry trees.

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The February calendar

  • Feb. 6: Basic I Course, Dr. Milligan’s office, Lafayette, Calif.
  • Feb. 13: Basic II Course, Sweat Institute, Atlanta
  • Feb. 20: Basic II Course, Dr. Milligan's office, Lafayette, Calif.
  • Feb. 27–28: Dissection seminar, Life University, Marietta, Ga.

December 30, 2009

Atlas Orthogonal now has a Facebook icon Facebook fan page and a Twitter icon Twitter account (@AtlasOrthoHQ).

Become a fan or follow us to keep up on the latest AO News in the New Year!

November 26, 2009

We are set up and registered with the website for three weeks now and has had over 12,000 hits to the website. Very cool! Even shows which countries log on!

November 2, 2009

Contact: Marilyn Pearlman, Pearlman Associates
404-298-6910 office, 404-395-2602 cell

Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractor heals radio darling Heidi Rew of 104.7 FM, The Fish and 920 AM, WGKA

ATLANTA (October 27, 2009) – Most women are always within reach of their beloved hand bags, and Christian radio traffic reporter Heidi Rew of 104.7 The Fish, was no different.

But when Heidi, 28, began to experience chronic and debilitating headaches, the radio darling never would have guessed her pain could be related to an oversized purse. After all, many women carry large hand bags, right?

Enter Dr. Matthew Sweat of Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic, who after one consultation was able to attribute Heidi’s headaches to a disc misalignment. The culprit: her seven-and-one-half-pound purse.

After taking x-rays, Dr. Matthew determined the misplaced disc was likely a left-over injury from a car accident nearly five years ago, and Heidi’s heavy hand bag was further nagging the pain.

Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic located on Chamblee Tucker Road in Atlanta practices a revolutionary method of chiropractic medicine that uses a miracle machine to send mild vibrations to the neck’s atlas – the top bone of the spinal cord that supports the skull – that helps realign the spine. This method requires no manipulation of the spine through physical adjustments. Dr. Roy Sweat, Dr. Matthew’s father, is the founder of the atlas orthogonal procedure, which has been featured on “The Doctors,” and “The Montel Williams Show.”

Before her referral to Dr. Matthew, Heidi had had been treated by several primary care physicians who prescribed steroids and muscle relaxers to relieve the pain. Even though an MRI indicated no obvious cause of the headaches, they did determine Heidi suffers from a low thyroid, which may have contributed to her headaches.

But after many years of ineffective treatments and inconclusive diagnoses, Heidi turned to Dr. Matthew, and after one treatment her tension was relieved immediately.

Heidi was so elated, she raved about Dr. Matthew and his treatment on-air saying, “I haven’t felt this good in years.” As for Heidi’s purse, Dr. Matthew asked that she consider a lighter accessory.

For more information, contact Marilyn Pearlman at or visit

October 20, 2009

Atlas Orthogonal Advanced Procedures Atlanta Conference

Held on October 17-18, the AO Advanced Conference was a huge success, drawing 100 Atlas Orthogonal chiropractors from as far away as Colombia (South America) and Japan. With an interpreter’s assistance, Dr. Hajime Sega and his three colleagues not only listened attentively to Dr. Roy and Dr. Matthew Sweat, but they also presented their case study entitled “The Strange Case of the Slipped Atlas.”

Dr. Hajime with his colleauges and the Sweat Institute Staff.

Pastor David McCoy, Dr. Matthew Sweat’s patient victimized by Multiple Sclerosis, gave an inspirational talk on his miraculous improvement in symptoms since Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic treatments. He described how fear of the unknown gripped him when he could hardly walk as he descended the treadmill and needing assistance to walk off the pulpit after delivering a eulogy at his church, People’s Baptist Church in McDonough, Georgia.

Left to Right: Dr. Matthew Sweat, Pastor David McCoy, Dr. Roy Sweat

One church member recommended Dr. Sweat; to stop her pleas, the skeptical Pastor McCoy made the 25 miles trip to Atlanta to the offices of the Sweat Institute for Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic. “I could hardly walk down the hallway to the examining room, but after the adjustment, I didn’t use my cane and I never use my wheelchair now.”

As Pastor McCoy travels around the country preaching, he also motivates his listeners to never give up. “I STILL HAVE M.S.,” he says, “BUT I HAVE HOPE that I had lacked before my Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic treatment.”

Dr. Dennis Fiorini, President of the Sweat Institute Foundation for Research, announced that on November 1st the Sweat Foundation will launch a National Fundraising Campaign to increase Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic’s Research and Educational training. Contributions are tax deductible.