Celebrate International Women's Day: The Chiropractic Perspective
By Dr. Molly Casey
A lot of women these days would prefer to have a chiropractic adjustment from another woman rather than a man. The hands-on nature of delivering the adjustment makes this perfectly reasonable.
Although chiropractic is about the adjustment, the way that adjustment is delivered is somewhat unique to each doctor who administers it. There are specific techniques that each doctor uses; we learn a variety of them in school. There are a multitude of ways to think about any problem or issue and how to best resolve it in order to restore range of motion, nervous system communication, or pain relief.
My point is that doctors have preferences and they utilize their skill and preference to best approach improving the health of their patient. Likewise, patients also have preferences. Some prefer to be adjusted by certain doctors, and some even prefer to be adjusted by female doctors. The adjustment is the most important thing and can be administered by any number of chiropractors, but finding the chiropractor you prefer makes the experience that much better.
That’s why The Joint is so important in the chiropractic field.
Women at The Joint Chiropractic
If you happen to prefer getting adjusted by a female, rock on and more power to you. Did you know that at The Joint Chiropractic, 1 out of every 3 chiropractors are female? Having more than 30 percent of the doctors include women is a phenomenal statistic, not only for patient care and access to female doctors, but also for employment and building up women within the profession. There are more than 500 locations of The Joint nationwide; this means that if you want to try getting adjusted by, or already prefer getting adjusted by, women chiropractors, chances are there is one close by.
Women In Chiropractic
The truth is that the field is mostly male dominated. But that, in and of itself, doesn’t make it tough for women. Because it takes a different approach to health and well-being, the profession calls for a different type of person. I have a decade behind me and in my experience, chiropractors have huge hearts and genuinely want people to succeed and enjoy optimal health in all areas of life. As far as I have experienced, even though chiropractic is largely dominated by men, they are inclusive and wholeheartedly supportive of women in their journey and giving their gifts in the profession.
Chiropractic Is About Health and Growth
If you’re not growing, you’re dying. Chiropractic is about health and growth; within the profession this concept is brought to every area of life. There are professional women’s groups in which female chiropractors meet to support each other in practice, growth, and how to manage a business and a family. These professional groups are extremely helpful in bringing the health and wellness attitude to business and balance in life.
It’s common in chiropractic that doctors of both genders consistently engage with coaches to help them grow in business and practice health and abundance. There are plenty of successful women coaches that lead in the profession. This is not often so visibly seen in other professions. Women are leaders in chiropractic and I’ve found that the men support it.
National Women’s Day is in March. I would encourage any young women, or even someone looking to reinvent herself in the workforce, consider chiropractic as a career.
Chiropractic school is four years of education after a bachelor’s degree or a minimum of two years of college credits with extensive science requirements. There are four sets of national boards to pass and state licensing guidelines to follow. It is rigorous and can be costly but there are student loans available to assist you in earning a doctor of chiropractic degree (DC). It is an extremely rewarding career and there are excellent opportunities for women to serve an entire population of folks who prefer to be adjusted by women. In addition, the men support us. Again, it is about inclusivity and growth.
Maybe you prefer being adjusted by a female chiropractor; check out The Joint Chiropractic.
Maybe you simply want to try receiving an adjustment from a female chiropractor; check out The Joint Chiropractic.
Maybe you are a female and want to become a chiropractor; check out The Joint Chiropractic and pick the brain of one of our female doctors.
Maybe you are a female chiropractor; check out The Joint Chiropractic to find out if there is room for you there.
In any event, it’s clear that chiropractic, and The Joint Chiropractic in particular, supports women in the field. Try it out; it may be perfect for you.
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