The Chiropractic Program

Twenty-six credit hours



THE INSTITUTE CHIROPRACTIC develops chiropractic continuing education courses for online learners. Each lecture is designed to offer a new level of insight into the chiropractic principles and the history of ideas in chiropractic. Members get access to all of the lectures. Additionally you can choose to take each course for continuing education credits in approved states directly from Sherman College. The list of approved courses for continuing education credit are below.

Chiropractic and Systems Science

This lecture explores the premise that chiropractic models originate with an early systems thinking perspective. Thus the chiropractic profession and twentieth century theoretical biology have many similarities. Taking this approach allows for a more integrative view of the chiropractic principles and it also helps the modern chiropractor to understand the literature on this topic. Several chiropractic models in the last few decades have explicitly integrated a systems approach.

Early Chiropractic Systems Approaches

This lecture explores D.D. Palmer’s chiropractic paradigm from five different perspectives. Doing so allows the modern chiropractor to better interpret some of Palmer’s more complex ideas. Palmer’s approach is defined as the chiropractic paradigm and it is contrasted against the approaches of his students, especially those who attempted to integrate chiropractic with naturopathic models and biomedical models. Approaches of several early chiropractic theorists are described in this context. *TIC MEMBER ACCESS

Chiropractic Theories and Systems Science

Several chiropractic theories emerged that were congruent with systems science such as B.J. Palmer’s models from his earliest books as well as some of his later ideas in the 1930s-1950s. Other early theorists that had systems approaches included Logan, Verner, Homewood, and R.J. Watkins. This talk explores Systems theory and Chaos theory, which developed in the twentieth century as a way to capture the complexity of living processes. Many of the core ideas from these theories were integrated into chiropractic in the 1990s. Some of the chiropractic subluxation theorists from this period include Epstein, Boone, Brown, Filippi, Phillips, Coulter, and Newell. By understanding the similarities between chiropractic principles and systems science, modern chiropractors can better interpret the literature and apply it to practice. *TIC MEMBER ACCESS

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