Leadership and Focus with Chiropractor Ian Grassam

In 1997 I had the good fortune to be the student president for the International Chiropractors Association representing the chiropractic campus at CCCLA in Los Angeles, California. One of the highlights of my involvement in student politics was the times I enjoyed talking with legendary chiropractors like Sid Williams, Bobby Braile, Fred Barge, and James Sigafoose. Philosophical chiropractic was red-hot in the Southern California area in 1997 and 1998 (and it is again today thanks to DCS), with events drawing large crowds of chiropractors focused on a mission of serving the planet.

You Are a Chiropractic Hero

Patients thank chiropractors in all kinds of ways. Some show their appreciation by bringing food to the office, others bring gifts, and still many others refer friends and family so that they may also receive chiropractic care. For the chiropractor, it’s not about the receiving, but about the giving, and as I’ve said on these Planet Chiropractic pages many times since 1999, you cannot out give the giver. Ian Grassam called it service, and he said the price was becoming servant to all.

CORE Chiropractors the Life West Wave and Dynamic Essentials

Here are a few July and August chiropractic event updates for Los Angeles California, Oakland California, and Marietta Georgia. All of these notifications came via my e-mail. Personally, I find it’s important to hang out with other chiropractors regularly, as it keeps me reminded that I’m not in this by myself. There are local events (like CORE Pasadena and DCS Orange County), and large events (like The Wave and Dynamic Essentials), and I do my best to attend both kinds. By the way, the CCA conference in Reno this past June, was terrific.

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.