Episode 2 of the TIC VLOG includes some of my thoughts about chiropractic pioneers Gonstead and Firth. In this episode I answer a question about Gonstead’s life and influences. This gave me an opportunity to share some of my newest thoughts on the topic with you. I was recently given a copy of Firth’s technique manual from the 1940s at Lincoln Chiropractic College. When we look at this manual in the context of the first Gonstead seminars some interesting connections arise.
BIG IDEAS IN THIS EPISODE
- Gonstead went to Palmer in the early 1920s at the peak of that school’s initial growth.
- Firth, Burich, Vedder, and Palmer not only wrote greenbooks but collaborated on the Palmer technic manual.
- Firth led the Lincoln Chiropractic College in the 1940s and developed his own technic program.
- Two Lincoln students were the first teachers of the Gonstead Seminars.
Resources from this episode
- The Machines and Tools of Dr. Clarence S. Gonstead by Matthew J. Amman, DC.
- A Profession Seeking Clinical Competency: The Role of the Gonstead Chiropractic Technique by Matthew J. Amman, DC.
- Overview of the Palmer Greenbooks.
- Chronology of the Lincoln Chiropractic College by Joe Keating.
- Gonstead Seminars.
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* Music written, arranged, and performed by Dan Mills, Mark Goodell, Adam Podd