As always, hope everyone had a great week. The last weekend
featured a nice seminar from Dr. David Renner, the 3rd seminar in
the 100-hr AK certification. The seminar went over neurological
disorganization, acupuncture, thyroid, cranial faults, and a few
others. I highly recommend all new NUHS students to come check out
AK club and see if it's something for you! Shameless Plug: I'll be
teaching next trimester (along with Jordan Bray if he can swing it
from clinic shift). AK material I've learned in seminars is
completely unique and different from what is taught at this school
and has completely changed the way I practice and given me extra
confidence to treat literally anything that walks through my
Getting back to my routine trimester review. If you've been
reading the blog for a while you know I have generally taken an
objective look back at the trimester and tried to figure out what I
did well and what I stunk it up at! I give myself self-imposed
'grades' for each section.
Classes (Grade: C+)
This trimester was a little daunting class-wise for a couple
reasons. Heading into final exams I have Bs in all my classes
except Chest which I bombed the midterm. I have to do really well
on the final (which is supposed to be a lot easier) to pass Chest.
I'm not too worried though. The tough part has been that by the
time you get to the end of Trimester 7, you're body has been beaten
through literally years of exams, tests, practicals, research, and
papers. It's a grind folks, and you'll find the majority of
classmates saying, "I just want to pass" by this trimester and "get
me to clinic." For incoming students, don't be alarmed, you are
becoming DOCTORS, not technicians or undergraduate bachelor's, you
have someone's health in your hands post-NUHS so I'm glad at the
same time we get inundated with education. My tip for the faculty
and the administration is: CUT OUT THE CRAP and POLITICS and ADD in
some more passion (and faster Internet)! But I digress.
Seminars (Grade: A-)
I attended the Spine 2 seminar taught by the incredible, Dr. Tim
Francis. Dr. Francis is truly a ray of light and an entirely rare
and unique type of doctor. The guy fixes all sorts of conditions
that typical chiropractors and MDs don't even fix or manage well. I
loved all the material he presented and learned a ton for my own
skills. The reason it's not an A is that there were some 100-hr AK
seminars I wanted to attend but didn't have enough money for, so I
stayed home and studied the material they were being taught on my
own and got the notes. Remember, kids, there's always more than one
way to skin a cat and even if you don't have the money you should
still be hunting down the people that have taken the seminar and
get their notes to learn! I did this with my friends that took TPI
(Titleist Performance Institute) golf certification and got the
notes to a $900 seminar. Does that mean I'm certified? No. Does
that mean I know how to treat golfers much better now?
I'm sorry if this post sounded like I'm exhausted, I am. I
cannot wait for break. I'll be back in full force and energy after
break for an epic summer session. I've got some really fun material
pumping out for you that includes How to Learn to Play
Peace out until Summer Session!
Hope everyone had a great 2nd week of classes. I can't believe
it's already week 3. 2013 is off to a speedy start!
On the campus front, we had a great turnout for AK club in week
one, in fact, the largest club attendance (to my knowledge) in the
history of AK club. The fun spin on this trimester with the club is
that I'm teaching! My goals for teaching are to bring a lot of
energy to club, lots of goofy laughs, and, most importantly, to
keep it incredibly applicable to their current
chiropractic/treatment knowledge focusing on a few things each week
they can improve on.
To be certified in Applied Kinesiology you need to have a
100-hour class certification. It's 7 seminars (1 per month) over
the course of usually 2 trimesters. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU GO TO
AK. It changed my chiropractic career and has opened up treatment
and patient possibilities I never thought I'd be able to treat.
Many don't know this, but I was full Motion Palpation gung-ho for
the first couple trimesters until an AK doc treated me. I was so
blown away I immediately knew that I was meant to do this and
devoted the rest of the time in this school and career to being the
best doc I can be with this technique (and adding some more
techniques such as TBM, NET, TK, DNS, FMS, Homeopathy). Yes, you
can do it if you're serious.
The past weekend was an advanced AK seminar, SPINE 2. Dr.
Francis teaches this seminar and he was in rare form all weekend
showing us the newest techniques! Nobody on the planet had seen
what he showed us this weekend so I feel very blessed and
privileged to see how he is incorporating muscle testing with
chiropractic, Chinese medicine, and homeopathy to heal various
pathologies and sub-clinical diseases both MSK and internal.
Making Oso Buco... YUMMM!
Lastly, I've been learning to become a better cook with Tim
Ferriss' new book The 4 Hour Chef (check it out on
Amazon, fantastic read)!
• MPI Gait Seminar
• Trimester Wind Down
• Chiro Games
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