Thinking Straight Archive:

Diagnosis versus Monitoring Innate

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There is considerable confusion within the so-called straight chiropractic community over the issue of doing tests that are traditionally of a diagnostic nature and ordinarily performed by a medical doctor.  There is no question that …


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Ambiguity in Chiropractic

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One of the great things about the “B.J. period” in chiropractic’s history was that there was no equivocation.  What B.J. said was law.  If you did not like it or agree with it, then you …


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Missing The Mark

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There is an old saying:       Being close is good enough in horseshoes and handgrenades.  With a good wide receiver or catcher your pass or throw may be slightly off target and still be successful–most …


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Human Potential

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The chiropractic philosophy has changed little over the past 100 years.  Certain aspects of it have not changed at all.  We still acknowledge a universal intelligence and an innate intelligence.  We still address our attention …


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Dialogue, Debate, and Dissolution

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I recently had the opportunity to view the video of the Great Debate held in Chicago between two members of the faculty of Sherman College and Joseph Keating, Ph.D. and Craig Nelson, D.C.  The topic …


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Semantics are Important

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In the January, 1995 issue of one of the profession’s newspapers, the publisher wrote a very fine article on the terms “adjustment” and “manipulation.”  He emphasized that definitions are important and that the “chiropractic physicians” …


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We Need To Improve our Approach

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Having been involved with chiropractic for over 30 years and closely associated with chiropractic education and communication for many years, I have seen some changes taking place.  In the early 60’s there was virtually no …


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The following is an excerpt from a soon to be published philosophy book by Joe Strauss. This chapter is about the four great lies that are told to us as chiropractors and this excerpt is lie number two

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It is not true that if you do not diagnose or at least do diagnostic tests and refer out, you will be sued.  In fact, it is an absolute lie.  You are not sued for …


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PVA is a Crock!

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One of the really dumb ideas that has been foisted upon the chiropractic profession in general and straight chiropractors in particular is that a high patient visit average (PVA) is indicative of a successful practice …


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Science and Philosophy

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It is not that science is better than philosophy or vice versa.  It is just that science gives us knowledge that further validates our philosophy from a different perspective and philosophy gives us knowledge, that …


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