By Michael Dorausch, D.C.
And other folder of photos found. These are from a crew chiropractic trip to Costa Rica in October of 1999.
A chiropractor from South Lake Tahoe California provides chiropractic care to individuals in Costa Rica. This was taken inside of a civic gymnasium outside the city of San José. I believe there were about 18 to 25 chiropractors on this particular mission trip and an estimated 40,000 individuals were adjusted during a six-day period. Talk about getting your procedure down and simply focusing on the adjustment. There’s nothing like the intensity of providing chiropractic care while thousands of people stand in line waiting to be the next in the chair.
In this photograph you may notice the child sitting on the woman’s lap. She’s looking up to see what’s going on. It wasn’t uncommon that moms would hold their kids on their laps while receiving an adjustment. Depending on the chiropractor, the child was either checked first, or adjusted after the parent was adjusted. I think every chiropractor had a different system, but everyone that entered those gymnasiums was checked for nerve interference.
A child gets their spine and nervous system checked by a chiropractor while mom watches. Notice the head of the chiropractor just barely touches the head of the child. I noticed that as a fairly common technique when kids were being checked. It’s something I’ve seen over and over again when looking at photos from a decade plus of chiropractic missions. Doesn’t really matter who the chiropractor was, it’s not long before they begin leaning their heads in, and making a third contact with the individual being checked.
Directly connected, these photos bring back lots of memories for me.