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Exploring Chiropractic Horizons: NUHS at the F.C.A. Convention

by Sep 15, 2023

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During our two-week break between trimesters, many NUHS students including myself attended the Florida Chiropractic Association Convention (FCA) in the vibrant city of Orlando.

One of the highlights of this convention was the chance to connect with fellow students, faculty, and other chiropractors in the area. It was an opportunity to exchange ideas, share experiences, and build connections. In a field as dynamic as chiropractic care, networking is crucial, and this event provided the perfect platform.

The convention floor buzzed with excitement as students and professionals explored booths showcasing holistic products. Engaging with sales representatives, we delved into the world of complementary and alternative medicine. We learned about innovative holistic solutions and how these products can complement chiropractic care, broadening our understanding of holistic health.

Attending lectures was another significant aspect of this adventure. One such lecture focused on recognizing the risk factors and symptoms of certain cancers, a subject of paramount importance in healthcare. Understanding the subtle signs and symptoms that may indicate cancer can be lifesaving. Some general signs and symptoms of cancer include: very heavy night sweats, fatigue, unexplained bleeding, unexplained weight loss, skin changes or sore that won’t heal, a cough that won’t go away, shortness of breath, changes in bowel habits, urination issues, and appetite loss. It was very interesting.

Moreover, attendees learned about tumor markers, invaluable tools in the early detection and monitoring of cancer. Tumor markers, such as Ectopic ACTH tumor-marker can be useful to identify Oat cell lung carcinoma. Other potentially useful tumor markers include AFP and CA-125 for hepatocellular carcinoma. It was a reminder that chiropractors often play a crucial role in patients’ overall well-being, even beyond musculoskeletal care.

Left: (L to R): Dr. Khlar, Alex, Chris, Dr. Mancini, John and Jared. Right: (L to R): Chris, Alex, Dr Kelly and Bryan.

One of the most intriguing sessions was titled “How to Adjust People 2x Your Size.” Led by a 5’1″ chiropractor, the class offered insights into biomechanical adjustment techniques that allow chiropractors of smaller stature to effectively treat taller and broader patients. As a 5’1” tall female myself, I found this class to be very insightful! It showcased the adaptability and resourcefulness required in chiropractic care, reinforcing the idea that passion and skill can overcome physical limitations. It was great to see how the convention served as a melting pot of knowledge and relationships, further reinforcing the importance of collaboration and shared learning in the journey toward becoming chiropractic professionals.

Learn more about NUHS’ chiropractic medicine program here.

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Alexandra Simic Hachmann

Alexandra Simic Hachmann

My name is Alexandra Simic Hachmann and I am currently in my 10th trimester of the Doctor of Chiropractic program here at NUHS - Florida. I am officially an intern at the HEC clinic! I have obtained a B.A. in Biology and Biomedical Sciences, as well as a Master of Medical Science degree. While I believe my educational background has helped me succeed in this challenging program, I appreciate all the professors’ efforts in helping us excel and prepare for our careers. As a hands-on visual learner, I am embracing the palpation courses and anatomy labs offered! I am still determining which field in chiropractic I would like to pursue; thus, readers should stick around to discover this with me! I hope to bring insightful content to this blog and demonstrate what student life is like at NUHS in sunny Florida.


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