Sherman College of Chiropractic

Chiropractic Principles: 299

Instructor: Simon Senzon, MA, DC

1 Credit Hour

Course Description: This hour is an overview of the history of ideas in chiropractic with an emphasis on the shapers of chiropractic theory. This approach groups the history of ideas in two innovative ways so that students can more easily learn this complex subject. The first way is by describing the history according to four generations since D.D. Palmer’s death in 1913. By grouping the main periods of chiropractic history according to four generations it becomes evident that each new generation built upon the previous generation. This offers an important insight for the modern chiropractor to understand that much of modern practice rests on the work of previous generations. This approach is augmented further by delineating eight waves of ideas in chiropractic history. Each wave is characterized by a set of publications. For example, in the first wave of chiropractic ideas was shaped by the books authored by D.D. Palmer, B.J. Palmer, O.G. Smith, S.L. Langworthy, and A.P. Davis, while the second wave was shaped by the books of both Palmers, Howard, Loban, and Carver. By taking this discrete view of each new group of texts, the complexity of chiropractic’s theory development becomes easier to learn.

Format: Online learning with video and PowerPoint presentations.

Approved Provinces: NL, ON, QC

Approved PACE States: AK, KS, ME, NV

Approved States: CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, GA**, ID, IL, IA, MD, MA, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OR, RI, SC, UT, VT, VA, VI, WA, WY

Approved Territory: PR

It is the responsibility of the participant to ensure that the program is approved in the state to which they would like to receive credit.

*Approval of this course is not acknowledgment or ruling by the Board that the methods taught in this course are recognized and approved by the Board as the appropriate practice of chiropractic as defined in Section 331.010, RSMo.

**Georgia has approved a maximum of 3 credit hours under the category of philosophy.

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