Planet Chiropractic is committed to passing along the benefits of chiropractic care to the next generation, largely because of the way it has been passed along to us. We have an entire wall dedicated to honoring the pioneers of American chiropractic care.
In the United States, the practice of spinal manipulation began gaining momentum in the late nineteenth century. In 1895, Daniel David Palmer founded the Chiropractic profession in Davenport, Iowa. Palmer was well read in medical journals of his time and had great knowledge of the developments that were occurring throughout the world regarding anatomy and physiology. In 1897, Daniel David Palmer went on to begin the Palmer School of Chiropractic, which has continued to be one of the most prominent chiropractic colleges in the nation.
Throughout the twentieth century, doctors of chiropractic gained legal recognition in all fifty states. A continuing recognition and respect for the chiropractic profession in the United States has led to growing support for chiropractic care all over the world. The research that has emerged from " around the world" has yielded incredibly influential results, which have changed, shaped and molded perceptions of chiropractic care.
Doctors of chiropractic have become pioneers in the field of non-invasive care promoting science-based approaches to a variety of ailments. A continuing dedication to chiropractic research could lead to even more discoveries in preventing and combating maladies in future years.
We especially want to remember the lasting impact that Dr. Sid Williams, the founder of Life University. About 50 years ago, the medical profession was working hard to discredit the entire field of chiropractic care. They had an agenda, which is written down to eradicate the profession. Because of this campaign, the profession took a big dip just because the mainstream began to believe the false narrative that all chiropractic care providers are "quacks."
It was at this pivotal moment that Dr. Sid came along and helped start a movement. His movement became so big that the Life University was born out of it. Many of us believe that the profession survived because of his tireless effort. He's called "The Defender" of modern chiropractic care.