Entrepreneurs do two things in particular that set them apart from the average person: First they identify a need, second they identify how to satisfy that need. Every successful entrepreneur has satisfied both criteria, however many entrepreneurs or even the average person has satisfied both criteria, without ultimately becoming successful. The thing it seems that … Continue reading Entrepreneurship: Listening, Learning, Leading, Doing
When asked why they do what they do, be it go in to work each day or specifically why they recommend a certain treatment, most health care professionals will say (or at least should say); the patient. Everything we do and will ever do as members of the health care professions should center around the … Continue reading CAM to Mainstream: The Chiropractic Profession at a Crossroads
As the first year of my journey into the world of chiropractic comes to a close and I reflect upon the breadth of information and knowledge that has been impressed upon me, I am happy to report that my desire to continue pursuing excellence in this profession has only increased. I am certain that … Continue reading Final Reflection
The laws, legislation and regulatory bodies surrounding the chiropractic profession are perhaps the element of chiropractic that I and seemingly the rest of the public has the hardest time wrapping our heads around. Chiropractic is governed under the Canada Health Act, with definitions, rights, privileges and responsibilities clearly outlined by the federal and provincial governments. … Continue reading Reflection: Law & Legislation
A core aspect of being a member of the chiropractic profession is the simple fact that you are a professional and with that comes certain privileges and responsibilities. Public trust in professionals is very important, particularly when health care professions are concerned. My personal experience reflects an idea that in general, the public has a … Continue reading Reflection: Professionalism & Ethics
The many theories that exist and have existed concerning what a chiropractic adjustment or manipulation does, clinically, physiologically and psychologically varies from very plausible and in very likely true, to outdated and categorically false. One of the oldest theories is the bone out of place model which I am very pleased CMCC teaches only … Continue reading Reflection: Chiropractic Theories
LANGUAGE All words belong to a language, or often multiple languages, can have very singular meanings or have many meanings and interpretations. Such is the case concerning the term subluxation. It is a term that belongs to many languages, be it the language of allopathic physicians, chiropractors or historians, and has multiple meanings and interpretations, … Continue reading Subluxation: A language, a biomechanical process, and an untenable theory with real pathophysiological effects.