Planning Chiropractic Continuing Education for 2014

October is my birth month, and as every licensed chiropractor in the United States knows, the month of your birth is also the month you better have your chiropractic relicensing complete. I love attending continuing education conferences, so much so, that I’m already planning where I’ll be going to get my 24 hours of continuing education in 2014.

Getting Free Chiropractic Continuing Education

I don’t know of too many chiropractors that would not like to get their yearly continuing education requirements done for free. In California, I’ve been getting free continuing education each year from the CCA, since for a few years they have been providing free CE seminars for paid members. I suppose you could argue that it’s not exactly free, but if you’re a chiropractor practicing in California I’d wonder why you’re not supporting your state organization. As a paid lifetime supporter of Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles (now closed) I used to also get free continuing education from CCCLA.

Los Angeles Chiropractic Landmark Closing Doors August 2011

The end of a long history in chiropractic is coming to Los Angeles, as the Cleveland Chiropractic College system has announced today, its decision to close the Cleveland Chiropractic College Los Angeles campus in August 2011. The family owned chiropractic school, operated in the Los Angeles area for the past 60 years, after Carl Cleveland purchased Ratledge College of Chiropractic in the 1950s. According to reports from the college, the Kansas City campus will not be affected by the closure taking place in Los Angeles.

End of Days For Chiropractic Profession?

Is it time for chiropractors to begin marketing themselves as manual therapists in order to fit in to some medical model? Is the profession predominantly in favor of peddling muscle relaxers and other pharmaceuticals while performing colonics and doing foot baths? Have the colleges gotten so far out of touch with the rest of the industry that churning out student failures has become the primary business model? The doom and gloom train has left the station but someone forgot to send me a ticket.