We hear from a spinal manipulation professor and learn about new teaching technology. Dr. Amy Arton DC created a dedication song to the people who donate their body to science. We chat music industry and different types of chiropractic career options.
Dr. Arton had the courage to leave a comfortable, reliable family business and become a Doctor of Chiropractic. Why did she do it? Also she has one of those “chiropractic helped me when the other doctors couldn’t” stories.
She had a small clinic in Tennessee and Louisiana, has done some fill in work, is a singer and songwriter and now is a faculty member at Texas Chiropractic College with a focus on palpation and adjustment courses.
Can fill in work (locum) pay enough to be considered a full time job? What must be done to be successful at vacation relief doctor work?
How does having multiple instructors during adjusting courses benefit the students?
Force Sensing Table –students can adjust into this machine and it evaluates line of drive, force and speed.
Patient Simulator (aka like a manikin that can mimic heart issues, dilated pupils and more)- it’s the latest technology for students to get a feel for real life conditions.
What are her thoughts on the biggest misconception in chiropractic? Part of her answer is that medical doctors understand what we do but the patient perspective is still not as positive as it could be.
Dr. Amy Arton is a songwriter and she has made many decisions in life based on developing her skills in this area. She would always sing the dedication song for the cadavers that were used in school. It is a huge honor to use them for our education and she felt like nothing really captured how important that is.
She decided to write her own song for just this situation. Universities across the country have shown interest in her cadaver dedication song and she is hopeful that they will be incorporated into the ceremonies.
End of the Episode you Can Listen to the FULL SONG: No Words!
We discuss song writing and the business behind making songs. Also, we touch on headphone quality and our personal preferences.
She tells a moving story about her grandfather teaching her a few chords and the progression into songwriting. Does she want to be the next Big Deal or is she a Behind the Scenes star?
What is a work tape? What do artists listen to when they are picking the songs they want to use?
Find more about Dr. Amy Arton, DC at www.thesongdepot.com and it also has links to soundcloud to download any of her other tracks.
Book: You’re a LEADER Charlie Brown. by Carla Curtsinger
Show notes can be found at www.adoctorsperspective.net/97 here you can also find links to things mentioned.