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My second week has been VERY busy

by May 29, 2015

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Monday, I attended open adjusting lab where I practiced static and motion palpation. Open adjusting lab gives students an opportunity to hone their adjusting techniques and musculoskeletal diagnostic skills.

On Tuesday, we had our first Student Council meeting of the trimester. I am the representative for my class, as well as the secretary of Motion Palpation Club, therefore I am required to be at all the Student Council meetings. At these meetings we discuss upcoming school events, club funding, and anything else we may be concerned about.

Wednesday, I attended a lunch and learn about postgraduate programs and continuing educationcredits. As a student I can take these postgraduate seminars at reduced rates and sometimes they are free! At the meeting I learned I could take a webinar on sports nutrition next week. I took advantage of that opportunity and signed up right away!


Wednesday night, I attended the New York Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning playoff hockey game. Being from the tri-state area (New Jersey to be specific), I am a diehard New York sports fan. I was so excited to be able to see my favorite hockey team down here in Florida. Living just outside Tampa is awesome because it provides plenty of entertainment. It was only a half hour drive to Amalie Arena in Tampa and the ticket price was half what I would pay in New York City. The Lightning won 6 to 5 in overtime and though my team lost, I saw a great game and had an amazing time!

Thursday, we had Club Lunch, an event where the club officers explain the mission of their club to the new students and inform the rest of the students about the changes to club. We also remind students when the clubs meet and how frequently.


As I previously mentioned, I am the secretary of Motion Palpation Club. The officers of Motion Palpation Club and I discussed the changes we are making to the club this year. I also spoke to everyone about raising money for an upcoming event called Chiro Games. All the chiropractic schools are invited to compete against one another in sports. I am starting a chapter here in Florida so we can represent the National Florida campus at the games.

Though we did have to make a poster and present to our fellow students, Club Lunch isn’t all work; food and drinks were provided by the student government so we all got to eat lunch together and catch up with the students who we haven’t seen in a while.

Friday, I once again attended open adjusting lab. It is important for us to get our hands on people as often as possible so we are comfortable doing it as doctors. 

In addition to all the extra-curricular events, classes continued to move swiftly and I had work Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday nights. After this busy week it’s time for some for some good old fashion rest and relaxation. Thank you Memorial Day weekend!

Feel free to email me your questions at [email protected].

Until next time!

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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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