At last, all my midterms are over and I have a couple weeks before I have to worry about any more exams. Chiropractic school is a lot of work, but we also have a lot of fun.
Courtney, the president of Motion Palpation Club, pulled off the funniest fund raisers I have ever seen. We had a potluck / “Fear Factor” fund raiser. It was faculty vs. students in a hilarious competition to help raise money for the Motion Palpation Club.
The first challenge was finishing a jar of mayonnaise. Everyone was cringing as the two contestants inhaled the jars of what they thought was mayonnaise. After the first challenge was over, Courtney revealed the jars were actually full of vanilla pudding. It was probably a pleasant surprise for the contestants, both of whom immediately started eating what they thought was a jar of mayonnaise without giving it a second thought. (I would not have been as willing as they were!)
The teams also had to mummify one of their teammates in toilet paper. Once all the toilet paper was used, the contestant wrapped up like a mummy had to find a piece of gum hidden in a whipped cream pie.
The entire event was absolutely hilarious. In addition to the event, the food was delicious! Our student body is composed of people from different cultures and the food at the event was a good representation of the diversity at our campus. It was a great time for both students and faculty. Unfortunately, the faculty was victorious but maybe the students will win next time.
Later that week I attended the Sports Rehab Club meeting. Ryan Hosler is the president of Sports Rehab Club. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, which abbreviated is CSCS. It is the gold standard for strength training credentials. Ryan is very knowledgeable about functional rehabilitation because of his background in strength training. He gave a presentation on the clinical audit process, a system used in functional rehab to identify what the problem is and to gauge improvement. Functional rehab is a vast topic and we merely scratched the surface during our meeting. It was a very useful presentation because it touched on what Dr. Dean presented a few weeks ago on how to assess and address a problem, as well as use a system to evaluate progress.
I look forward to learning more about functional rehabilitation so I can add another tool to my belt. I want to be able to treat my future patients with the best method of treatment for that individual. National University stresses the broad scope approach to patient care, which is another reason this school was so appealing to me. If adjustments alone won’t do the trick, maybe functional rehabilitation, or nutrition, or botanicals, or acupuncture will work. It is all about finding what is in the patient’s best interest and that is why I am here.
That is all for this week, be sure to email me with any questions or concerns you may have! [email protected]
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