This might very well be a dead horse. And I’m going to beat it one more time, in what I hope is the LAST time. In fact, I wasn’t going to write another post on the chiropractic Maximized Living franchise, but I do feel I might need to clarify and reiterate a few items, in response to some of the themes of feedback I’ve gotten on my previous posts on this subject.
Since there’s so much about the NBCE, the CCE (until it started to wake up and join at least the 20th century very recently), and chiropractic education that many of my colleagues and I would love to see changed, let’s address that topic next.
The first item I’d like to bring to the table is the education. The admissions standards and school curricula need a complete and massive overhaul. It starts with admission.
I mentioned in my most recent post that much of the typical chiropractic education ranks somewhere between “a for-profit trade school…and a…religious cult”. That might be/sound harsh, but I wasn’t lying.
Back it up, you say? Fair enough. Oh, let me count the ways…
I despise the word “subluxation”.
And this time, I’m not even ducking.
Throw all the stones you want – it still has to be said: we shouldn’t use “subluxation” to describe Chiro-Enemy No. 1 (the ol’ “bone out of place”).
In fact, we really can’t use it and remain legitimate.
[Insert monosyllabic mildly-cynical laugh here]
Before I wade too much further into this pool (ocean?) I should probably throw this out there…
DCs don’t typically become DCs without possessing a thick(er-than-most) skin. This is an unfortunate necessity, but I think it ultimately benefits us. Part of our unique acquired skillset includes the ability to let roll off practically any hair-brained comment from pretty much anyone…including our own brethren.