St Louis Chiropractor
Dr. Adam Tanase
8057 Watson Road
Webster Groves, MO 63119
History of Chiropractic
Believe it or not, the “first” chiropractic patient didn't have back or neck pain; he wasn't in a car accident and he didn't have a sports injury. Instead, he was deaf. The “second” chiropractic patient had a debilitating heart condition from which she made a full recovery.
That’s surprising to a lot of people – it was even more surprising to the originators of the chiropractic profession!
Many people have heard that once you start seeing a chiropractor you must continue receiving treatments every week for the rest of your life. However, you may find it surprising that Dr. Palmer worked diligently to change this belief. He spent over 60 years of his professional career researching chiropractic science and technology, and during his career, developed methods for adjusting the spine that enabled patients to “hold” their adjustments for months, and sometimes even years!
In fact, according to his findings, the fewer times a patient needed to be adjusted, the better off they are, and the quicker they’ll respond!
He also patented technology that objectively measured when someone needed an adjustment, versus when they didn’t need an adjustment. This was referred to as “thermography” and it involved running a painless, highly sensitive, heat-measuring device up the sides of the spine.
Palmer’s crowning achievement was the “HIO Model” of chiropractic care. This stands for Hole-in-One and is compared to the concept of golf. In his favorite game, Palmer learned the objective was to “get the ball in the hole in as few strokes as possible.” He applied this principle to chiropractic care. He felt that a patient should be adjusted as few times as possible to get the maximum amount of change.
At the Big Idea Clinic, we embrace the philosophy, science and art of Chiropractic, and incorporate Dr. Palmer’s legendary methods when caring for our patients.