Technique Education at Palmer

Palmer College of Chiropractic is known for providing an extensive and carefully crafted program in chiropractic technique as part of its core curriculum. A wide variety of techniques have been developed by chiropractic innovators, and over the years since its founding in 1897, Palmer has developed what is known throughout the profession as the “Palmer Package.” This is a group of chiropractic techniques that, once mastered, provide the Palmer graduate with the technique expertise needed to deal with practically any clinical situation that may emerge in practice.

The core curriculum courses in the Palmer Package are mostly organized by regions of the spine, including courses on cervical, thoracolumbar, pelvic and extremity adjusting technique and management. These courses include elements of the techniques developed by chiropractic innovators, such as Toggle Recoil (developed by Dr. B.J. Palmer), Diversified (developed by Dr. D.D. Palmer), Thompson (developed by Dr. J. Clay Thompson) and Gonstead (developed by Dr. Clarence S. Gonstead).

In addition to the required core curriculum technique courses, students on all three campuses may choose from a variety of elective chiropractic techniques. Elective technique courses vary from campus to campus and some may not be offered during a particular session. In general, the following elective technique courses are offered:

Davenport, Iowa, Campus Elective Techniques

  • Logan Basic
  • Pierce Pro-Adjuster
  • Lumbar Distraction
  • Thompson
  • Gonstead
  • Activator Methods
  • National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA)
  • Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT)
  • Blair
  • Pettibon
  • Upper Cervical
  • Atlas Orthogonal 

 

San Jose, Calif., Campus Elective Techniques

  • Diversified
  • Gonstead
  • Thompson-Terminal Point
  • Upper Cervical
  • Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT)
  • Biophysics
  • Activator Methods
  • Cox Flexion Distraction
  • Craniosacral
  • Graston 

 

Port Orange, Fla., Campus Elective Techniques

  • Diversified
  • Gonstead
  • Thompson-Terminal Point
  • Upper Cervical
  • Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT)
  • Biophysics
  • Activator Methods
  • Lumbar Distraction
  • Graston
  • Pettibon
  • Pierce Pro-Adjuster  

 

Contact Us

Davenport, Iowa, Campus
(800) 722-2586

San Jose, Calif., Campus
(800) 442-4476

Port Orange, Fla., Campus
(866) 890-5498

Jacalyn Buettner, D.C.

Jacalyn Buettner, D.C. 

“I would tell anyone who asked me about a career in chiropractic that it’s an incredible, rewarding career. I’ve been practicing for more than 20 years, and I still absolutely love what I do."

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