Ep 15: Dr. Leonard John Faye on Paradigm Shifts in Chiropractic, Motion Palpation and the VSC

Leonard "John" Faye is best known for driving a major change in the theoretical framework of chiropractic in the early 1980's.  He helped chiropractors in the United States move from a faith-based static "bone out of place" model to a dynamic, movement based, functional model. He was a leader in the paradigm shift from a philosophical method to a more scientific model of explaining what chiropractors do.

Dr. Faye founded the Motion Palpation Institute and helped start Dynamic Chiropractic, the most widely read chiropractic trade newspaper.  He talks about these things in the podcast interview in addition to discussing his formulation of the Vertebral Subluxation Complex model.  Dr. Faye talks openly about what was wrong with the VSC model and how it has been misinterpreted over the years.

Dr. Faye has recently redone the old MPI videos which were instrumental in helping thousands of chiropractors perfect their manual adjusting skills and now has over 6 hours of all new digitally filmed spinal & extremity palpation and manipulation technique videos on a 2 DVD set.

Dr. Faye's Spinal and Extremity Adjusting DVD's

Thomas Kuhn - The Structure of Scientific Revolutions - The scientist who coined the term "Paradigm Shift"

The Stress of Life by Hans Selye

Motion Palpation Institute

Interview with Dr. Leonard "John" Faye conducted with Dr. Brett L. Kinsler, Rochester, NY chiropractor.

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