Ep 29: How Posture Expertise Will Unite Chiropractic: Dr. Steven Weiniger

The separation is killing us. The isolation of chiropractic from the rest of health care is already difficult enough but we have huge pockets of isolation within chiropractic like cells of solitary confinement within an already secluded imprisonment. Further division continues to dilute something which is already weakened, already damaged. We need to find a solution to this or we are doomed to disappear. Dr. Steven Weiniger thinks the common thread needed to stitch the profession together, perhaps even unify chiropractic, lies in how we carry ourselves. Literally.  How we physically stand up in posture. Can positioning ourselves at the posture experts be the flag all chiropractors can stand behind, regardless of scientific or fundamental orientation?

Dr. Brett L. Kinsler, host of On The Other Hand Podcast, discusses this topic with Dr. Steven Weiniger of PostureZone.

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  • Dr Bruce M.

    Great interview, great information. This just makes good sense. This is a wake-up call, fellow DC’s. Apparently Dr Weiniger has done a lot of work and research on our behalf. This sounds like just what our profession needs to further distinguish ourselves as experts in our society. LISTEN TO THIS PODCAST!

    Jun 7, 2011 at 10:08 am
  • Mark Brewer

    I agree. The use of posture is a great way to communicate and find common ground with patients, D.C.s, as well as MD.s for that matter. As a student of Dr. Weininger, I have found this to be very true. He has found a way to present a program which is neutral to every technique. It allows easy communication with the patient and other health professionals. It fills the void of active care in many practices and allows us transition patients to maintainance/active care seamlessly. What is a real bonus is that it presents a diagnostic tools that have long ago died in Chiropractic. This has the potential to bring Chiropractic into the forefront of “health”care as well as disease care in ages from young to old. Do not miss an opportunity to hear his seminar.

    Jun 7, 2011 at 2:57 pm
  • Dr. Steven Barnett

    Great information,great speaker and lecturer.For those of you who have not had the pleasure of attending one of Dr Weiniger’s seminars I suggest you put it on your calender. In order for chiropractic to advance to a place where we can treat more people that need our services we must become mainstream.Integration of health services is key.Hospitals and medical providers are looking out the window and seeing accountable health care organizations(ACO) looming on the horizon. No accountable care organizations will be complete without total integration of health services.This will be a fabulous opportunity for chiropractic to advance in the medical model. Dr Weinger provides an academic, logical, simplistic and professional approach to a common problem. This common thread makes sense to all those who have read his work. Kudos to the doctor……. Dr.Steven Barnett Director of Chiropractic Relations Dekalb Medical Center

    Jun 15, 2011 at 9:46 am
  • Costa Mesa Chiropractic

    well, Dr. Steven Weiniger thinks the common thread needed to stitch the profession together, perhaps even unify chiropractic, lies in how we carry ourselves.

    Jun 15, 2011 at 4:41 pm
  • Seth Levine, D.C.

    Very interesting, Dr. Steve, and good work! I think this is moving in the right direction! Posture is an easily understood concept by any patient and has broad appeal and application. It also addresses the potential for chiropractors to position ourselves in a prevention model as well as a purely symptom driven relationship with patients. I do know that PTs are very active now with posture care and correction. As more of them learn orthopedic manipulation, I worry that they might have some advantage over us, and that is something we need to look at. I’ve been “manipulated” by a few OM-trained PTs and the ones I met were as good as most chiropractors. They did a leg check, full spine palpation, and looked at my posture. FREAKY!!!!!! It was scary and a real eye opener for me. In my state, PTs get significantly more visits and more $ reimbursement allowed in most insurance policies and they use a manipulation code that pays more than our 98941. I wonder, even if we prefer to practice symptom driven chiropractic, how we can position ourselves favorably against the direction many PTs are moving.

    Jun 19, 2011 at 12:45 pm
  • seattle chiropractor

    Maintaining good posture not only helps you look better, it improves muscle tone, makes breathing easier and is one of the best ways to stave off back and neck pain, not to mention the dreaded dowager’s hump of old age.

    Jun 27, 2011 at 11:35 am
  • costamesa chiropractor

    perhaps even unify chiropractic, lies in how we carry ourselves. Literally. How we physically stand up in posture.

    Jun 30, 2011 at 9:19 pm
  • Fairfax chiropractors

    The people not reading your blogs are missing out a lot of quality contents.

    May 17, 2012 at 12:41 pm