Meet The Instructors Of QA Home Study

The QA Protocol was developed by Dr. Wally Schmitt

Quintessential Applications (QA) is a clinical protocol, which serves as a roadmap for a doctor to follow in the clinical application of their techniques. 

QA is a synthesis of 30 years of clinical observation. It presents a physiologically based paradigm for what to do first, next and last on any patient that walks into your office.As my colleague, Dr. Kerry McCord says, “The order in which you do the techniques is more important than the techniques themselves.”

The QA Protocol helps reduce stress by organizing your clinical thinking. This leads to a more efficient, and often remarkable outcomes.

Dr. Wally Schmitt explains Quintessential Applications

“Dr. Schmitt is an excellent presenter. The material is clear and immediately applicable in treatment. These are very worthwhile.”

Kathy Alexander DC


Wally H. Schmitt, DC, DIBAK

Dr. Schmitt is a chiropractic physician practicing in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  He is a graduate of Duke University (1970) and the National College of Chiropractic (1974).  He served on the Board of Directors of the International College of Applied Kinesiology for nineteen years and is a charter diplomate of this organization.  In 1991, he received a diplomate in chiropractic neurology from the American College of Chiropractic Neurology.  He was the first doctor to hold diplomate status in both applied kinesiology and neurology.  His memberships also include the American Chiropractic Association and the North Carolina Chiropractic Association.  He is an adjunct member of the postgraduate faculties of several chiropractic colleges and he serves on the Editorial Review Board of the journal Alternative Medicine Review.  Many of his lectures are approved for nutrition diplomate credit through the University of Miami (Florida) Miller School of Medicine Department of Integrative Medicine.  Dr. Schmitt has served as a trustee for the Foundation for Allied Conservative Therapies Research (FACTR).

Dr. Schmitt is the sole author of two books for professionals, Common Glandular Dysfunctions in the General Practice (1981) and Compiled Notes on Clinical Nutritional Products (third edition, 2012), co-author of Quintessential Applications: A(K) Clinical Protocol (with Dr. Kerry McCord, 2005), and one book for the public, Stop Your Pain Now! (2000).  He has authored over 70 papers for ICAK meetings and has published over 30 papers in chiropractic trade journals and has 3 peer-reviewed journal papers.  He frequently lectures to professional groups both nationally and internationally.  His lectures and papers include such subjects as pain and pain relief, functional endocrine problems, the relationships between body chemistry imbalances and structural faults, and applied kinesiology, particularly the use of muscle testing in enhancing neurological diagnosis of functional problems.  In 1983, he served on a special Chiropractic Research Protocol Committee formed by the United States Olympic Committee Sports Medicine Modalities Commission. He has received two awards from the World Organization of Human Potential for his work to help advance the treatment of brain injured children including their highest honor, the Statuette with Pedastal, in 2007.

Kerry M. McCord, DC, DIBAK

Dr. McCord is a graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic and a Diplomate of the International Board of Applied Kinesiology.  As a practicing chiropractic physician since 1973, Dr. McCord has written 15 papers for presentation at the annual meetings of the International College of Applied Kinesiology. In 2002, he began collaborating with Dr. Walter Schmitt and teaching the body of work now known as Quintessential Applications. Dr. McCord was the catalyst for the production of the QA Book (co-authored with Dr. Schmitt), the QA Audio (a recording of Dr. Schmitt’s 35 page paper discussing the QA thought process) and the QA Course.  He is the owner of Healthworks! – a healthcare delivery and health education company and has lectured nationally and internationally on stress, stress-induced illness and Applied Kinesiology (AK). 

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