This year’s theme at The WAVE, which is Life Chiropractic College’s annual conference Aug. 16-18 in Oakland, centers around the Salutogenic model. What does that mean for the practicing chiropractor, as well as students who are considering what their future practice might look like?
In this post, Mary Lucus-Flannery, DC, examines the themes that will be highlighted at The WAVE 2019 this year, and explains why these topics should interest the chiropractic audience and how they apply to today’s modern practice.
What is salutogenesis?
As a chiropractor, you may be curious about this new phrase you keep hearing – but this is a concept as old as the human body.
Salutogenesis is the idea that each of us is made to heal. The creation of health, which is the literal meaning of salutogenesis, is at the heart of everything we do as chiropractors. Where does health come from and how do we tap deeply into our wellspring of innate potential? The concept of salutogenesis will resonate with your community and allow you to better express the value of chiropractic care.
At The WAVE, we’ll examine the history of the term and the value of salutogenesis in your practice.
For more on salutogenesis, watch Dr. Jeanne Ohm, CEO of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, as she describes how salutogenesis applies to chiropractic. You can also listen to her talk about her journey and how salutogenesis fits into that in this recent podcast.
How does science fit in with salutogenesis?
Chiropractors are scientists. We love to learn about the human body and explore the cutting edge of scientific inquiry and its impact on our daily practice.
There is so much happening so quickly in the scientific world. Research and the application of research bring to light new discoveries and understanding every day. This information can transform your practice and your patient care.
At The WAVE, our speakers will discuss the very latest in the science of the human body and human potential.
Let’s talk about chiropractic philosophy
Our philosophy informs and shapes everything we do as chiropractors. That is why we continually return to our philosophical roots and explore what it means to be a salutogenic chiropractor in today’s health care environment.
Our unique philosophy is what sets chiropractic apart from other options in health care, and our philosophy is why the public continues to value our work.
The WAVE speakers will explore the value of our philosophy and leave you both inspired and ready to use your WHY to build your practice.
Are we going to cover the art of chiropractic too?
Technique is so much more than how we do what we do. Technique is the intersection of science and application. The more we learn about the human body, the more we are able to help people experience health from the inside out.
At The WAVE 2019, we definitely will talk about the art, capturing the very latest from the technique world. Attendees will learn what leading experts in technique and human physiology are discovering in their research, and you’ll be able to bring this understanding back to your practice.
Head to lifewestwave.com to learn more about everything Life West is offering at The WAVE, and to register.
Read more about individual speakers in this post.