Thinking Straight Archive:

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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Iatrogenic Diseases

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Sometimes we chiropractors unfairly and inappropriately castigate the medical profession because of the increasing incidence of iatrogenic diseases.  We also wonder why the medical profession does not seem overly concerned about them. The fact is …


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P.T. and the D.C.

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      An interesting letter recently came across my desk.  It was from a state chiropractic organization (mixer) concerning a lawsuit they were instituting against the State Board of Physical Therapy (SBPT).  It seems the SBPT …


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What’s So Bad About Mixing?

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     With the last vestiges of professional differences between the straight and mixing community gone (save the national organization), it is important that we as a profession understand a little more about each other. The …


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The Callousness of Medicine

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                Nigel M. de S. Cameron, Ph.D., author of The New Medicine: Life and Death after Hippocrates, makes some interesting observations concerning the practice of medicine. Dr. de S.  Cameron’s argument is that “the characteristic …


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How Easily We Forget

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                It never ceases to amaze me how easily we rationalize and justify the things we do and then manage to excuse them away as if they never happened or we were not responsible for …


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Interpreting B.J.’s Writings

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 Interpreting B.J.’s Writings      There is perhaps no writer in chiropractic who is more misquoted, and misinterpreted than B.J. Palmer.  His writings are constantly distorted in an effort to denigrate him and the approach to …


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Interpreting B.J.'s Writings

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 Interpreting B.J.’s Writings      There is perhaps no writer in chiropractic who is more misquoted, and misinterpreted than B.J. Palmer.  His writings are constantly distorted in an effort to denigrate him and the approach to …


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Regaining Perspective

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      Despite the setbacks that the objective straight chiropractic movement has seen in the past few years (loss of SCASA and straight schools) it is encouraging to see the numbers of young and not so …


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