Episode 160 — Telling THE Story and Telling MY Story as I Talk The TIC to the Students at LACC’s First Ever Philosophy of Chiropractic Course


Title: Telling THE Story and Telling MY Story as I Talk The TIC to the Students at LACC’s First Ever Philosophy of Chiropractic Course

Episode Number: 160

Host: Dr. Thomas Lamar

Show Date: 04/26/13

Run Time: 146:16

Description:  BJ Palmer defined chiropractic as “a philosophy, science, and art of things natural.” Listeners of this show know that I graduated from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1995 (now part of the Southern California University of Health Sciences). When I was attending, the LACC curriculum was very strong in the science aspect and we definitely were given the tools to develop the art… but, unfortunately, as with many chiropractic colleges today, it was sorely deficient in the philosophy. Philosophy was virtually non-existent.  Extra effort was required on the part of the student to seek it out. Needless to say, it was not presented at the main watering trough. I’m happy to report, however, that after 102 years the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic has launched its first Philosophy of Chiropractic course.  Lead instructor, Dr. Mark Losack, my former classmate, tapped me (and a number of other chiropracTORs) on the shoulder to be a guest presenter for this inaugural class offering.  To which I eagerly accepted.

Tune in to hear me turn my presentation into a LIVE2HardDRIVE Radio Program as I Talk the TIC to the students of LACC.  On the program we cover everything from spizzerinctum to being grounded in your WHY, and why now — more than ever — it is vital that we as chiropractors champion around what separates and distinguishes us as different and unique in the market place. In addition, I tell MY story of how I evolved “to the other side.” Plus, we even have a chance revisit our “Extraordinary Chiropractors Doing Extraordinary Things” Series, as we touch upon the underground world of chiropractic in the military when we interview our lead instructor, Dr. Mark Losack. We talk about how he, as a Lieutenant Colonel of the United State Marine Corps, delivered chiropractic care to his fellow marines during the wartime efforts of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  And specifically we address the famous picture that has been described as “the shot seen around the world” of Dr. Losack adjusting one of his men side posture on the courtyard wall of the former dictator.  Then in the Post Show, we dodge the incoming missiles, during the Q & A session. (Class conducted on March 13, 2013).

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Southern California University of Health Sciences (LACC)

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Chiropractors in the Military article 

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• Dr. Reggie Gold interview #1 (SCR 030) and Dr. Ron Oberstein (SCR 126)

My interview on the Careers 100 Podcast

• Dr. Eric Plasker (SCR 146)

• Dr. Troy Dukowitz (SCR 045, 113, 114, 139, and 155)

• Dr. James Dubel (SCR 056)

• Dr. Matt Hubbard (SCR 114

• Dr. Eric Van Slooten of Talk the TIC (SCR 099)

– My Talk the TIC — Amplify Your Voice 2011 entry:

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• VERT (SpinalToons.com)

My Graduation Class Address speech

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• Bill Esteb (Patient Media)

“Vomit” Newspaper Article

Dr. Lamar’s “Vomit” explanation on SpinalColumnBlog.com

• The SCR Story (SCR 145)

• Chiropractic Radio History (SCR 005, 006, 017, 018, 019, 020, 021)

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• Dr. Liam Schubel interviews (SCR 039, 040, 086, 125)

• Jared Yellin – the importance of the WHY (SCR 098)

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