Chiropractic philosophy and why learn it? In my mind, it’s a very simple reason – well, maybe several simple reasons.
The purpose of learning chiropractic philosophy is so that you as student and future chiropractor know why you’re doing what you’re doing. What is the real purpose?
As a student/future chiropractor, you are not swayed by popular opinion in methods of practice by others whether they are patients, practice members, other chiropractors or agencies of chiropractic.
Knowing your purpose, you can fulfill your destiny with efficiency and great care of your patients (fill in other goals- this is a short blog). :)
Here is what Keith Wassung, lay speaker on chiropractic, has said about the subject describing it as the “culture and heritage of chiropractic.”
“Learning the culture and heritage of chiropractic will allow you to make quality decisions about your own practice. It will teach you that Chiropractic is a life-long pursuit and not just some way to build professional prestige and money. It will teach you the proven principles upon which all successful practices are built. It will teach you the importance of hard work, the importance of effective communication It will teach you the importance of a positive mental attitude, of focus, commitment and persistence.” ~ Keith Wassung
Mr. Wassung was a recent speaker at Sherman College.
These are just some thoughts on why we learn philosophy and culture of chiropractic. There is much to read and research regarding it. I hope you take the time to immerse yourself in it, if you are a serious student of chiropractic.