New to Chiropractic Theory?
Chiropractors are known for treating the joints of the spine but the field has evolved into a wide array of services besides spinal adjusting such as soft tissue therapy, rehabilitative exercises, and nutritional counseling.
If you’re new to chiropractic let me fill you in on how we find the areas of the spine that need to be adjusted. A portion of chiropractors utilize x-ray radiography for a visual assessment of spinal curves, anatomy, and degenerative levels of the patient. Without film, other doctors depend on a visual assessment of motion reinforced by the information provided from hands-on joint testing known as palpation.
Every office will be slightly different in the examination process but we are all trained to compare the quality of movement between each vertebra to decide if it needs more motion or should be stabilized using other techniques. If joint motion is needed, a quick and strategic thrust is induced into the direction of motion that was lost but if our hands find too much motion in a joint of the spine, the stabilizing soft tissue around that region needs to be rehabilitated and no adjustment should be provided. Check out the soft tissue therapy and rehabilitation links under services to see how I use those treatments for a situation like this.
My Personal Philosophy
I am so thankful to have found chiropractic care and I can't see myself in any other career after learning this skill set. Check out my first blog and published article in Oklahoma Sports & Fitness Magazine to read more about chiropractic and its effect on the nervous system, movement patterns, pain and respiration. My personal background of schooling led me to pursue a more functional and dynamic form of chiropractic practice. I was heavily involved with the Motion Palpation Institute in chiropractic college which helped develop my manual and assessment skills. I'm very thankful to have been a part of this organization and have access to such amazing mentors while learning about the type of doctor I wanted to be.
Chiropractic is a rewarding and fun career. I'm constantly moving, staying healthy, and improving the lives of people around me with the knowledge I obtained during schooling. If you are considering a career in health but haven't decided which path is for you, I highly recommend looking into the doctorate program of chiropractic sciences! Follow the link below to learn about prerequisites needed to apply and the University where it all began.