Today, we dove further into the topics and theories of chiropractic that pertain to language, biomechanics, pathophysiology, as well as the effects of manipulation. At first, I believed that I could discuss these topics well enough, then I realized importance of being equipped with the proper knowledge and confidence to deliver meaningful explanations for each, in any situation, to support my career. Perhaps one of the greatest tool I added to my tool box today was the ability to defend and properly speak of subluxation in chiropractic. Dr. Budgell did a fine job at making us aware that as students entering the profession, its imperative to not shy aware from this term and appropriately discuss it in three manner. As well, it becomes just as important to be open with fellow coleagues about which way we are approaching the term. The three domains of subluxation then become; what we find in clinic on patients, subluxations events that occur instantaneously, and subluxations...
To help fully grasp the concepts of todays sessions, we went back to the drawing board and made some mind maps initially about each topic, then related them together using concept maps. Surprisingly there was a lot of overlap once we started to piece everything together. This class actually brought together a lot of material we have learned so far this year. It was a great "bigger picture" task.