Anyone going to Parker in February they ask. How can this seminar change my practice and my life?!? Why am I the outcast, the non- believer when I dont want to go let alone afford to go or want to go a trip and waste it listening to chiro BS when I could be outside at the pool. I have no pride. It works for them they believe it. I dont get nor will ever change to accept it as tough as things are.
The largest practice-building firm is the Parker Chiropractic Research Foundation, founded by the late James W. Parker, D.C. A 1987 brochure for its Parker School of Professional Success Seminar claimed that "over 125,000 Doctors of Chiropractic, spouses and staff assistants worldwide-over two thirds of all practicing chiropractors-have attended nearly 300 Seminars more than 400,000 times. . . . Resulting in millions and millions of additional patients being served. . . . And surely resulting in at least a billion dollars of EXTRA CHIROPRACTIC EARNINGS!" Attendees receive a diploma for completing "the prescribed course of study at the Parker Chiropractic Research Seminar." In 1989, the fee for first-time chiropractors was $389 for the four-day course plus a gold-lettered plaque indicating membership in Parker Chiropractic Research Foundation.
"The real problem (isn't chiropractic but rather) society's tolerance of disproven theory, unsubstantiated claims and unethical professions." -A. Botnick DC.
My husband and I both had a fabulous weekend together in Vegas in 2009 and had a blast! We could never afford to ever go again. Go figure! The only difference from it and MLM retreats is my DC got some CE credits in one block! If I knew then what I know now I would have a lot more questions for Fabio and Pat Gentempo who I had no idea who they were at the time but spoke with them intimately. My husband the DC ended up in the Colorado mountains with Troy and Pat because we bought the 5 tech sub station that weekend!!!!! Along with $hitty software. I hate software. I took almost 2 years to pick one and still picked wrong!!!
Rock: yes there is some illness with the homocysteine getting too high and one got to see a MD to check it out then they give you folic acid and vitamin b6 and b12. I got that illness myself.. but I was starving....I had anorexia.......
Jan 30, 2014 16:55:58 GMT -5
dwight: So i'm newly joined and have a query about a few happenings in which my lower back would extend and my actual maximum height would increase from 3-6 inches. After 2(3?) x-rays it was confirmed that i have mild scoliosis and extraordinary back muscle.
Feb 1, 2014 14:46:41 GMT -5
dwight: I dont know how else to explain what is happening to me but I was advised to get an MRI more than once in order to further dive into the cause or cure for my situation
Feb 1, 2014 14:47:06 GMT -5
dwight: is it possible for something like that to happen? if so, will it become a permanent issue? if not, how can i go about resolving that?
Feb 1, 2014 14:47:30 GMT -5
GoodGolly: I've never seem so much self loathing and inadequacy... What a load of crap. There are MANY DCs who are not subluxation based and THRIVING. Put on your big-girl panties and quit whining.
Feb 13, 2014 8:55:43 GMT -5
GoodGolly: There are problems with our educational processes and unscrupulous docs, but the same can be said for every profession. Your attempts here to disparage an ENTIRE profession say more about you than that profession. Grow up, grow a pair and get to work.
Feb 13, 2014 9:00:07 GMT -5
liedtoo: Sure ill get right to work cracking necks and backs and not getting paid for it. My 3 year old can do the same thing when she jumps off the couch and lands on my back. GoodGolly your still in chiroville, In reality the profession is a joke.
Feb 13, 2014 10:44:57 GMT -5
DHOW: Come on dude stop hating yourself and get busy.
Feb 13, 2014 15:08:09 GMT -5
Tim Whatley: The zealotry of Dr. Botnick paints a picture of a bitter, failed man. It's probably time for him to move on with his life.
Feb 17, 2014 21:44:02 GMT -5
Getreal TIM: Hey Tim, Dr Botnick is trying to actually educate current and future DC's about reality, not the fiction world of subluxations and chiropractic. I appreciate this site greatly and it has provided a lot of good resources, as well as a form of therapy.
Feb 18, 2014 15:38:00 GMT -5
Clunderthoud: Chiropractic certainly does work no matter what the theory, it just sucks as a career.
Feb 22, 2014 2:36:08 GMT -5
Clunderthoud: I now do chiropractic, VOM, and PEMF on horses and dogs after 20 dead-end years in DC practice. Did you know that many successful "horse chiropractors" are ropers, horse-shoers (farriers) cowboys, and journeymen with no DC degree at all?
Feb 22, 2014 3:06:50 GMT -5
mtmon: Indeed, education these days is, more often than not, overpriced. Chiros seem to have it better than attorneys tho'. youtube: 'law student(s)"= endless stream of "What did I get myself into?" I wouldn't get into ANY health field in today's times.
Mar 10, 2014 22:34:08 GMT -5