Thinking Straight Archive:

STRAIGHT CHIROPRACTIC

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Attempting to identify yourself as a straight chiropractor is becoming rather ludicrous. It’s ironic that the term was begun years ago by B.J. and resurrected again in the mid 70’s in order to clarify a …


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OBJECTIVES AND RESULTS

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Many of the problems within our profession, namely, the dissension, the wide variations in practice, and even the lack of acceptance comes from a confusion between our objective and the results of that objective. The …


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Intrinsic Value

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Often we lose the perspective of what we are doing, that of correcting vertebral subluxations, in contrast to what the medical doctor is doing, that of treating disease.  In presenting the straight chiropractic objective we …


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INNATE OR innate

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Recently an editorial appeared in a chiropractic publication (a very good publication which I recommend to every D.C.) which took to task the “trend among straight chiropractors to not capitalize innate intelligence.” There, I did …


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ODD, ISN’T IT?

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Chiropractors scream bloody murder when physical therapists try to obtain the right to “manipulate” the spine, saying the therapists are infringing upon the practice of chiropractic. Yet we have no qualms about attempting to infringe …


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WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

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We don’t mix because we choose not to mix. It is not because we are too stupid to diagnose or too lazy to perform certain procedures. It is not because we cannot afford modalities or …


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EPISTEMOLOGICAL REHABILITATION

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A good deal of the problem with the extreme differences within the chiropractic profession today is rooted in the thinking of the chiropractor. Obviously what you think the objective of the chiropractor should be will …


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ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS

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It appears that there is something of an inconsistency in the practical application of the chiropractic philosophy among many so-called straight chiropractors. We seem to espouse one thing but our actions bespeak something else. One …


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DOGMA OR PRINCIPLE

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Perhaps it would do the “straight” segment of the profession good to stop for a moment and understand how the “broad scope practitioners” view the “straights” and, more importantly, why. Not so much because we …


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LIFE, LIBERTY, THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS – UNDER AUTHORITY

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There are many chiropractic applications to history, particularly the history of this country. The founders of this republic began an experiment over 200 years ago based upon the premise that man wanted, above all things, …


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