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Chiropractic Solutions News – March 2020
Summer is over, and the days are getting shorter. It’s important that good physical activity habits formed during summer are kept up. If you haven’t started any, what better time than now! How are you progressing in your health goals for the year? As usual, we have some great articles to help you on your health journey. Please read on, and have a great month!
- The clinic will be closed on the following Public Holidays
- Labour Day Monday 9th March
- Good Friday 10th April
- Easter Monday 13th April
- Dr. Neil will be away on annual leave from Monday 13th April until Monday 11th May 2020, however Dr. Justin will be here to accommodate for his patients.
- Below: Photos from Elise our CA’s trip to Tasmania
Bay of Fires
Who is B.J. Palmer?
Bartlett Joshua (B.J) Palmer, was the son of D.D. Palmer – chiropractic’s founder. Much like his father, B.J. was a philosopher, scientist and keen chiropractor who was far ahead of his time.
During the 1900’s, chiropractic was not well recognised or respected via the medical profession, so B.J. had to develop and market chiropractic to the public, which he did so via television and radio stations, owned by the Palmer College of Chiropractic. This is why B.J. is recognised as ‘The Developer’ of chiropractic.
B.J. believed that the cause of all sickness and disease was due to nerve interference or vertebral subluxation and a specific chiropractic adjustment was the only solution.
A vertebral subluxation is where an individual vertebra doesn’t move properly in relationship to its neighbouring joint, which irritates the associated spinal nerve and interferes with the loop of nerve impulses from the brain to the body.
Importantly, D.D. Palmer did not lay claim to having discovered spinal manipulation, but a system of using ‘the spinous and transverse processes as levers to rack misaligned vertebra back into normal position’. This was paramount in separating chiropractors from all the other professions claiming to influence the spine, to this day: chiropractors were specific enough, focused enough and demanded enough physiological and anatomical knowledge in order that they not merely perform a generalised manoeuver called a “manipulation” but a procedure known as an adjustment, in order that only one joint, or joint complex, was affected.
B.J. said, “chiropractic was specific or it was nothing”.
Below: B.J. Palmer demonstrating the specificity required in correcting the spine
During his life, B.J. married a woman named Mabel Heath, and they both worked as chiropractors and taught at Palmer College of Chiropractic.
Below Left Real Spines of patients with scoliosis collected by BJ Palmer for his Chiropractic research
Below Right: BJ Palmer perfecting his adjusting skills (Photos taken by Dr Neil Gomez at the Palmer College 2018)
Dr. B.J. Palmer launched his colorful career by assuming the responsibility of the Palmer School of Chiropractic in 1906. His contributions included extensive research, improved methods of spinal adjusting and analysis, higher standards for chiropractic education, and increased appreciation for chiropractic worldwide. B.J. battled on many fronts — legal and legislative obstacles to the licensing of chiropractors and financial challenges to the school. He was often the center of controversy, but well before his death in 1961, chiropractic had secured a place among the health sciences.
Cashew chicken curry
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