Dr. Roy W. Sweat, D.C., B.C.A.O. – Curriculum Vitae
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 U.S. Navy during 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 1947, completed the four-year course of study, and graduated in January 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. McDonaugh Street in Decatur, Georgia, where he practiced for 25 years. In 1978, he moved his practice to 3274 Buckeye Rd, N.E., Atlanta, GA, and practiced another 27 years. In 2005, he moved to his current location at 3288 Chamblee Tucker Rd, Atlanta, GA, and opened the Sweat Institute.
In 1952, Dr. Sweat began a course of study specializing in the occipital- atlas-axis complex under Dr. John Grostic in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 1955, Dr. Grostic chose Dr. Sweat to become an instructor at his seminars. Dr. Grostic died in 1964. Dr. Sweat moved the Grostic presentation seminars to Atlanta, Georgia in 1964.
In 1977, Dr. Sweat started the Society of Chiropractic Orthospinology, which presented the same specialized programs.
In 1980, Dr. Sweat created the program of Chiropractic Atlas Orthogonality, which continued to present the Grostic presentation seminars.
Dr. Sweat has written a series of four books on Chiropractic Atlas Orthogonality. Dr. Sweat has also written 30 articles published in various chiropractic magazines.
In 1970, Dr. Sweat designed an atlas chiropractic adjusting instrument and developed the atlas percussion instrument in 1980.
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 radiographic analysis program.
Dr. Sweat has designed three radiographic analysis templates and a right- handed Cartesian orthogonal coordinate system vector booklet, which is currently in its fourth edition.
The Atlas Orthogonal Program is taught as an elective course at Palmer Chiropractic College Davenport, Palmer Chiropractic College Florida, Life Chiropractic College Marietta, Georgia and Sherman College of Chiropractic.
Dr. Sweat has been on the Homecoming programs of Life College, Marietta, Georgia, Palmer College Davenport, Iowa. Palmer College, Florida, and Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic.
He is an associate professor of Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, Georgia, and is associated with its research program.
He is a member of the Presidents Club at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.
Dr. Sweat received the Daniel David Palmer Scientific Award on June 9,1995, from Palmer College of Chiropractic, the 1999 World Chiropractic Alliance researcher of the Year Award, and the 2003 William M. Harris Lifetime Achievement Award.
Dr. Sweat is a board certified in the Atlas Orthogonal Program.
He has a graduate certificate in the videofluoroscopy program from Life Chiropractic College.
Dr. Sweat’s programs have been presented to C.H. Suh, Ph.D, of the University of Colorado. The papers were 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 and Executives.”
Dr. Sweat is a member of the Georgia Chiropractic Association. He was the association president in 1969-1970 and has served on many of the committees of the association.
Dr. Sweat is a past president of the Kiwanis club.
Dr. Sweat was a founding member of the Palmer College of Chiropractic Heritage Excellence Society in August of 2007.
Dr. Sweat was married to Roylan Coop Sweat in 1949. They have three children and three grandchildren.
Dr. Sweat is presently a member of the Embry Hills United Methodist Church in Chamblee, Georgia. He was Chairman of the Board of Stewards and a member of the Board of Trustees of Pattillo Memorial Methodist Church in Decatur, Georgia.
Dr. Sweat was the recipient of the Life University Sphere of Influence Award 2016.
Dr. Sweat received the 2018 Lee Homeward Pioneer award.
In 2019, Dr. Sweat was presented by the Council of Upper Cervical Care with the B.J. Palmer Lifetime Achievement Award.