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A Break in the Routine

by Jun 3, 2015

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This week had an interesting start. After Memorial Day weekend the common phrase among my classmates and I was, “Oh it’s Tuesday!” We haven’t even been in class for long but already we are developing habits for different days. Though we have class every morning at 9am in the same room, we have three different classes that are all on different days. Needless to say I was confused when I walked into class expecting neurophysiology and instead the lecture was on gross anatomy of the head & neck. It continued when I thought we were going to have lecture for evaluation and management of the chest and thoracic spine but instead we did hands on examination. We took vital signs and a brief patient history on our classmates.

Thank goodness I had my doctor’s bag in my car or I wouldn’t have been able to participate in class. Just goes to show how quickly we adapt to our schedules because of how many classes we have. I know last trimester I became a creature of habit, doing the same thing each day of the week without giving it much thought. It is understandable that we were thrown off by the extended weekend, but no complaints here!


Later that day I asked my friends who also attend NUHS if they wanted to go to the New York Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning playoff game. It was game six and if the Bolts won, they would advance to the Stanley Cup Final. My friends who happen to be Lightning fans agreed to go in hopes that would see their team advance to the final round. I went because I knew win or lose (I knew the Rangers would win) this was my last opportunity to see my favorite hockey team play this season. The Rangers won in a decisive victory (obviously I was happy, let’s go Rangers) but my friends and I had a great time regardless of the score.


Motion Palpation Club met for the first time on Wednesday and we dove right into learning how to evaluate costal restrictions (rib problems). One of the technique professors here at NUHS Florida is actually a graduate of New York Chiropractic College (NYCC), the school my chiropractor graduated from. She was teaching us the different vectors for costal restriction evaluation and then we got to practice these palpation techniques.


I love how diverse the faculty is here at NUHS Florida. I attended open adjusting lab on Friday, which was overseen by a graduate of Life University. We have faculty from all different backgrounds, some are MDs, some are PhDs, and some are DCs. The DCs come from different schools, which benefits the students because we get the perspective from all different schools here at NUHS. I am learning neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and pathologies from medical doctors, and I’m learning chiropractic technique from graduates of NUHS, Palmer, Life, and NYCC. The education here is unrivaled by any other school. There’s no place I’d rather be.

That’s all for this week if you have any questions, email me at [email protected].

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Christopher Kotwicki

Christopher Kotwicki

My name is Christopher Kotwicki and I am a future Doctor of Chiropractic! I am also a self-proclaimed beach bum, animal lover, fitness junkie, and sports fanatic.


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