The default brain mode concept comes from one of the most interesting papers I have read recently. It describes how neuroscientists found an area of the brain that turns on when you are in a resting state (the default mode) and turns off during focused activity. Further research has shown that in children with Autism and ADHD that this default mode doesn’t turn on and off correctly. Is it possible that our modern technology has caused our brains to be more distracted (the default mode), with the constant buzzing, beeping and chirping of our phones, telling us to “look at me” because it just received a text, tweet or Facebook post? What mode are you mostly in? Default or focused?
It is important to understand the variety of prescription and non-prescription medications used by kids today so that we can know what they are coming in with. Do you know the most commonly prescribed meds? Know what they are for? This is an introduction into what they are taking and why.
Things have changed so much since Dr Rubin started in practice almost 30 years ago. The number one reason to see a child in 1989 was…ear infections! Now, even though that is still high on the list, the number one reason is neurodevelopmental or neurobehavioral disorders. Dr. Rubin explains the rise in challenges like Lyme Disease, depression, and anxiety, in context of why it is so important to keep on learning and researching.
Yes, you read that right. There is an organization called subluxation deniers, whose entire mission is to discredit individuals, schools and organizations that stand by the word subluxation. For those of you who are not chiropractors or chiropractic patients, a subluxation is the main reason why there is a chiropractic profession to begin with…it occurs when the brain and the nervous system are effected by some sort of malposition, irritiation or inflammation. To deny the subluxation is to deny the very essence of what chiropractic is!
DD Palmer did not write the first chiropractic textbook…it was actually written by 3 former students of DD Palmer: Smith, Paxson and Langworthy. Today we present what 21st Century Modernized Chiropractic could be, based on 3 facts: The blending of science, art and philosophy, unifying the profession the way the dentists did by creating very specific sub-disciplines, and “staying on our side of the highway.”
There are 3 kinds of people, according to BJ Palmer: Pioneers, plodders and parasites. Chiropractors can be pioneers if we stick to the philosophy while we deliver our amazing product… chiropractic adjustments. There are so many who say that the philosophy and science don’t mix, but nothing can be further from accurate. Philosophy and science should mix to ensure that we are educating our patients from a different place than the pain management direction that our profession is so stuck in.
Do you look for rainbows or just stumble accidentally on them? There is a way to seek them out. You need to know when to look, and where to look. What direction? What time of day? Is it after every rainstorm, or just certain ones? These are all important questions because ultimately, are you looking for rainbows in your life, or are you stuck focusing on the storms?
Who has been your greatest teacher? The one that has inspired you, that changed you, that truly reached you? I am fortunate to have one while in 9th grade High School American History. Dr. Robert Fleishacker saw something in me, demanded more from me, expected the best from me, and helped me become the person I am today. This talk is dedicated to him and all the great teachers out there!
Children with post concussion syndrome and children with high functioning Autism share a number of characteristics, according to recent research. They both have speech issues, emotional challenges, motor planning problems, etc. Listen as Dr. Rubin explains this relationship and ties it in with Alzheimer’s!