Extinction

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We are only one generation away from extinction as a profession if the next generation of chiropractors have no understanding of chiropractic, at least not an understanding by virtue of their educational experience.

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  1. Stan dezjot 09/14/2015, 10:27 pm:

    When I graduated from national in 1988 I had no idea what chiropractic was. We were not exposed to the 33 principles, green books or the word innate because national was a “scientific”school. Based upon CCE requirements today, the situation has only worsened. You don’t even need to use all your fingers on one hand to count the number of schools that expose their students to the 33 principles and chiropractic philosiphy. Sadly, I must agree with your statement.

  2. Dennis Keenan,DC 09/15/2015, 10:58 pm:

    Sad,but I am afraid it is true. The profession called “chiropractic” doesn’t offer chiropractic care to the public anymore. They offer treatments for symptoms, if approved by an medical insurance carrier.The insurance environment is not right for chiropractic.
    Someday it will be rediscovered. I can’t help thinking that even today the concept would grow better in the “fitness” environment. Chiropractic needs a non-medical environment.

    • Straight DC 09/18/2015, 11:00 pm:

      I hear what you are saying Dennis. That if chiropractic was part of a “health category” it would be more easily understood and less likely to be thought of as diagnosis and treatment. But I wonder if it was in the fitness category if the principle would stay as strong. Physical fitness relies totally on the person doing and performing a certain program and it’s usually the educated intelligence that decides what the program is. The physical trainer decides what is right for his clients and most of the people who do not have physical trainers usually use someone else’s video, advice etc. As you know this is the opposite of what chiropractic is all about. Also I have found in my experience that people who are big into physical fitness seem not to gravitate toward letting the body do the healing – they want to do it all themselves with their program of diet & exercise.

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