The times they are a-changin' 

Did you know that we, as chiropractors, are required to do continuing education to maintain our license? For years, any course that was worth taking was only taught in person. These courses were rarely local, and would often involve some significant travel. Typically I would travel, at least, 2 weekends per year in order to get the required credits to maintain my license. One weekend in particular stands out. My Dry Needling certification course was taught on Valentine's Day weekend... in Delaware. Needless to say, Carol was not thrilled that I chose to take that one. In my defense, it was the only time that that particular course was offered on the East Coast that year!

Things have changed a bit over the past several years. Since 2020, our requirements have been altered. All of a sudden the opportunities to learn in person seemed to disappear. After all the social distancing restrictions were put into place, even the really valuable courses invested the time and money to make their courses available online. These changes and the fact that courses that were once available only in person now were available on your laptop, resulted in us doing significantly less travel since 2020. 

To quote Bob Dylan "The Times They Are A-Changin'." 

This weekend we will be spending time at our first in-person continuing education seminar since before the outbreak of COVID. This particular seminar has great keynote speakers. We will hear from Ryan Holiday (who writes Daily Stoic and Daily Dad which I have used extensively in these newsletters), David Goggins, Patrick Bet-David, and Simon Sinek. That is quite a line-up of keynote speakers. While I am looking forward to their lectures, the other sessions will be arguably more important. These other sessions will allow us to hear from, and learn from, some of the giants in our field. In addition to these learning opportunities, there is no substitute for catching up with colleagues that we have not seen in the past 4 years.

"If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."
- Isaac Newtown

This is why we attend these continuing education opportunities. We go to learn from the best so that we can fine-tune our practice and help our patients even more than we have been over the past 9 years. The decision to shut down the office for a couple of days is not one that we take lightly. Travel can be expensive. Traveling away from our family is tough. In the end, the knowledge gained will all be worth it! So thank you for your patience this week!

What do you do to learn from the best? 


Movement is my medicine,


Dr. William "Chip" Bleam

Dr. William "Chip" Bleam


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