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: