Chiropractic, like the rest of the world continues to change and adapt with time. The profession began with the founding of Palmer School of Chiropractic in 1897 by Canadian Daniel David Palmer in the small city of Davenport, Iowa. Since that time, the number of colleges has grown to more than 45 colleges of chiropractic in 16 different nations extending across six continents. The education of chiropractors has continually advanced as the profession has expanded and matured.
Chiropractic "More Than An Adjustment"
Obviously, some things have changed since then. The practice of chiropractic has always included joint manipulation, commonly known as an adjustment. Joint manipulation has an extensive history in health care and can trace its origins from parallel developments in many parts of the world where it was used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions including spinal conditions. It was widely practised in many cultures and often in remote world communities such as by the Balinese of Indonesia, the Lomi-Lomi of Hawaii, in areas of Japan, China and India, by sabodors in Mexico, and bone setters in Nepal, Russia, and Norway.
Modern chiropractic still uses joint manipulation, but we have come to incorporate multiple other techniques to use in conjunction with adjustments to produce better results in fewer visits. This includes techniques for targeted myofascial release such as Active Release Technique, instrument assisted soft-tissue manipulation such as Graston, and direct influence on the nervous system with the use of kinesiotaping. In conjunction with soft tissue therapy and joint manipulation, specific strengthening exercises are utilized to help the body heal and enhance treatment outcomes. At Healthview, we also do not hesitate to utilize the latest technology to help patients attain their treatment goals, including the use of AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill and Shockwave therapy, modalities often used to treat elite level athletes. Here at Healthview, modern chiropractic is more than just an adjustment and you don’t have to be an athlete to be treated like one.
Dr. Adam Zachman graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University with Honours. He has worked as a chiropractor in Minnesota and Texas.
Dr Zachman has additional training in myofascial release, Graston Technique, Rock Taping, sports injuries, and rehabilitation.
He has worked with all sorts of people from families to athletes. He has provided athletic coverage and treatment at power-lifting events, and The Crossfit Regional Games. He has also been a coach and team chiropractor for roller derby teams in MN and TX. Dr. Zachman enjoys working with individuals of all ages and athletic abilities and is consistently taking new courses to improve his already diverse practice.