15 April 2014
The Pros and Cons of Chiropractic Practice
Exercise science possess many traits that attracted my attention whether it dealt with the different job opportunities or the ability to help an individual. There are two areas of exercise science that one can choose as a possible career path or as a major minoring in something else related to this type of work. One of the areas of study includes exercise physiology which can be defined by “the study of how the body’s structures and functions are changed as a result of acute and chronic bouts of exercise”. Not only does exercise physiology promote a healthy lifestyle, but it is closely connected to human performance, fitness, development/aging, and prevention/rehabilitation from disease or injury. Pursuing a degree in exercise physiology allows an individual in this profession to choose between several careers including physical education, exercise science and athletic training (Fisher, 2). In addition, becoming a chiropractor can be achieved through exercise science.
Maintaining a degree in exercise science can allow an individual to become a chiropractor although additional schooling is required. Chiropractic and chiropractic practice often are used interchangeably, but mean two different things. “Chiropractic is a health care discipline that emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal without the use of
drugs or surgery” (Chapman-Smith, 57) and the practice of chiropractic is the relationship between structure, function, and preservation/restoration of health (Chapman-Smith, 57). Dr. Ronald Gitelman is well-known for his contributions to the chiropractic profession. Dr. Gitelman was born in the 1930’s in Trenton, Ontario. While growing up, he participated in tennis as a teenager and suffered a shoulder injury. He was seen by medical professionals and they described his injury as career ending, although he was not ready to abandon his love for the game yet. Surgery appeared as his only option, but he wasn’t satisfied with this decision. So, he consulted a chiropractor who worked in his town and as a result, Ron was able to play tennis without any pain within two weeks. Amazed with the outcome, Ron decided this was the career he wanted to pursue after high school. He started his college education at CMCC, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. After graduation in 1961, his knowledge of chiropractic practice transformed into wonderful things (Vernon, 2). In 1961, his creation of clinical practice in Toronto saw about 40,000 patients until its closure in 2007. He received numerous awards including Chiropractor of the Year, Ontario Chiropractor Association (1975), Award of Merit, Canadian Chiropractic Association (1984) among other notable awards. In July of 2012, Dr. Ron Gitelman died of pancreatic cancer at home with his family (Vernon, 7). Countless numbers of people around the world, including medical...