Chiropractic Viewbook 2019 - Page 3

Technique and Biomechanics What’s the best way to get better at something? Practice, of course. That’s why LIFE students get more time in technique classes (learning how to adjust the bones of the spine) than students at any other chiropractic college. It’s also why we teach technique only in small groups of 20 students or fewer – compared to typical classes more than twice that size. That way, expert faculty (never a teaching assistant) can provide plenty of hands-on instruction, answer questions and allow students ample opportunity to practice. Clinical Care The clinical setting is where you put everything you learn in the classroom into practice with real patients. We believe in exposing students to clinical care from the first quarter. You will see Chiropractic in action as a patient and clinical observer before learning to assist in procedures and eventually run your own micro-practice by caring for patients from the community in our outpatient clinic. Real-life clinical study is also embedded throughout your courses, including extensive case studies derived directly from our own patient files. In class, you will review patient x-rays, health histories and results, and compare your analysis to what was done in practice. In addition to extensive hands-on training with expert faculty, LIFE students enjoy providing outpatient clinical care in our unrivaled 30,000 square-foot Center for Health and Optimum Performance (C-HOP). In patient education rooms, student doctors educate patients with flat screen televisions that display digital x-rays or educational films. In the generously-sized examination rooms, they use computerized diagnostic instrumentation to identify abnormalities along the spine and then graphically display the readings via in-room computer screens. In the theater-style Case Presentation Room, the latest digital x-ray equipment enables student doctors to project their images in high resolution – so everyone can see the specifics of studies being discussed. You won’t find this level of sophistication in almost any other chiropractic institution. Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology At LIFE, we infuse significant diplomate-level neuroanatomy and neurophysiology education directly into the curriculum. We do this so our students will have the most thorough understanding of how the nervous system controls and coordinates all body systems in order to maintain a state of health and optimal function. Taught by a faculty member with a degree in neuroanatomy, this coursework ensures LIFE graduates have the depth of knowledge needed to provide outstanding and thorough patient care and to work in the interdisciplinary environment characteristic of contemporary practice. Life University | COLLEGE OF Chiropractic | 3