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.
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
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.
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.
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