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Hello everybody. This is Dr. Drew Rubin. I first want to thank ChiroSecure for inviting me to this webinar series that we’re going to call it. Disruptive pediatrics. I have been a car sick. Member since I graduated in 1989. So I am sure proud to have them as my malpractice. Disrupt the pediatrics.
That’s what we’re going to be talking about today. I am so excited to bring this to you. What does the word disruptive mean? It means to be, I’m looking at it right now. The Webster’s dictionary, it means to be innovative or groundbreaking. And I think that’s what we need right now in chiropractic, especially post pandemic.
Now that we’re getting out of that. I think we need to start to, to think about pediatric chiropractic in a very different way and that different way is this number one brain. I really think that brain based chiropractic is the wave of chiropractics future, especially in pediatrics. Number two is polyvagal informed.
I have been immersed in the polyvagal theory since 2010 or so, and it has really revolutionized my practice. So I’m going to share that information with you and number three. It’s very kid centered, adjusting, and that’s what we’re going to talk about. But first I want to give you an overarching concept of what disruptive pediatrics is.
And every month we’re going to bring you different concepts, different speakers, different ideas that go along with this disruptive pediatric idea. So let’s go to the slides right now. And this is. What we’re what I’m about. So if you want, like my brief biography, this is what it is. I’m so excited to be here.
I graduated from life in 89. Webster taught me Jeannie own was one of my mentors. And now here I am, I it’s such an honor. So I happened to go to the last ICPA mega conference back in 2018. And bill Estep was one of the speakers there. And you probably all know bill STF. He’s been in.
Chiropractic supporter for years and years. And he said he, his whole topic was pediatric, was not pediatric carpet. It was disruptive chiropractic, just disruptive chiropractic. And I said, wow, I remember taking furious notes at the seminar. And he said, chiropractic is disruptive. It doesn’t treat anything.
It doesn’t require a prescription. It’s natural, it’s safe and respects the wisdom of the body. And I was like, I liked that. I like his thought process and. Chiropractic is very different than a traditional kind of healing art or medical art. What chiropractic is a healing art that unleashes healing is based on science is founded on tone is about the nurse system is specific adjustments and you’re dealing with a person that happens to have a problem, which is the subluxation.
What it isn’t, it’s not a medical subset sub specialty. It is not treatment of conditions is not a cultive placebo. It is not based upon some of those. It’s not about the spine. I thought that was brilliant. Even bill as knows. It’s not about the spine. It’s about the brain and nerve system. Guys is not about general methylation.
It’s about specific adjustments. And with what it isn’t is not about the problem in the person. So I thought this was brilliant. And I remember sitting there at that seminar in 2018. What about disruptive pediatrics and this germ of this idea has come into being until now. Now you guys are seeing it.
So how do we make pediatric chiropract disruptive? I’m going to give you five ways to make chiropractic pediatric pediatrics disruptive. Number one, as a thought is kids are kids, not little adults. This was one of the biggest sayings that Dr. Laurie Webster, the founder of the ICP and grandfather PDX.
In chiropractic said all the time, kids are our kids, not little adults that you don’t just take an adjustment that’s for an adult. And you’re like this, the biggest smaller for a kid. They have specific needs, specific want specific direction, specific adjustments. He used to say, chiropractic pediatrics is.
For kids as like Thompson is to Gunston is just not the same. They’re both great, but they’re not the same. And the same thing when we’re adjusting kids. And here’s Dr. Webster adjusting my son back in 1995 when he was on. It’s not just taking the adjustment, then dumbing it down and making it smaller.
It’s an entirely new skillset. And that’s one of the major tenants I think of disruptive pediatrics is that we need to start thinking very specifically about how can we make it different stand out. One of my favorite things that people say to me is I’ve never heard anything like this before, and I’ve never seen adjustments like this before.
And I’m like, exactly, because pediatric chiropractic should be. So that’s the first step. Oh. And this started the conversation and this started over a hundred years ago or almost a hundred years ago in Dr. Craven’s book, one of the green books, volume three in 1924, the hygiene in pediatrics. So this conversation will be going on for a while now, evolving into disruptive pediatrics.
Number two is. Disruptive pediatrics is patient-centered not technique driven. Now everybody’s got their favorite techniques, whether it’s Gosta Thompson activated, diversified, Spotify, they’re all fabulous. Every one of them does a great thing. But what I want you to think about is that less is more. And everybody’s got these new kind of fangled sayings.
This is my favorite newfangled saying gentle as the new strong, and we’re not talking about gentle as in you’re not effective. We’re talking about gentle as in specific, we’re talking about gentle as in focused, that’s where I think pediatric chiropractic needs to go is needs to start focusing down, honing down on what we really need to do to reach these little kiddos.
It’s not just taking the. Whatever adjustment we have in whatever box of technique we call it. It’s changing it to make sure that it is specific for this little kiddo on that particular day based upon their neurology and where they are at. So that’s the second concept. I think we need to stand for a salutogenic model.
I don’t treat any. I don’t treat back pain. I don’t treat autism. I don’t treat ear infections. I don’t treat colic. I don’t treat anything. What I do is I fix subluxations and I improve nerve system function. That is a salutogenic pediatric chiropractic disruptive model. So we were always, you could always move towards healthier versus the allopathic model, which is fixed.
What’s broken, that’s not what we’re after in this. So for instance, what if it’s, if a child comes into your practice and they don’t want to lie down on a chiropractor pencil, like this little munchkin here, he had no desire to lie that matter of fact, and he’s one of the spectrum and not only the no desire, I could not get him to lie down on a bench.
He would fight and kick. So he wanted to get adjusted sitting here. So can you hear, is the key between a patient centered adjustment versus technique driven? Is can you take your adjustment and do it on a child where they are? So that is the key and amazing this little munchkin in a couple of months worth of care, went from a non minimally speaking, a child to having whole sentences in several months worth of care.
So it doesn’t make a difference whether they were lying face down, face up, standing, sitting, whatever they were it’s where are they? And adjust them where they are. Number three, this is brain based, right brain. We are not nervous. And we, our nervous system doctors, we are not backed doctors, not bone doctors.
That’s an old concept, but even DD Palmer said we’re founded on tone. So even though this is an old concept, I think it’s a mixed concept is when carpet got muddied. Are we like PTs? Are we doing all this kind of stuff or are we really spoke to be taken care of subluxations and let’s train on gentle pediatric specific adjustments focusing on the brain and nerve system.
Because look at this is an amazing dissection that was done back in 1925 at the Kirksville college of osteopathy, it took 1500 hours at the session to pull out every single nerve from all over the brain and nerve system and put it into this one. Big giant, piece. We, our nerve system specialist, not back, not bone, that’s buying doctors, in my opinion.
Once again, just to understand if someone wants to be a back doctor, they want to be a bone doctor that’s their spine specialty. That’s what drives them. That’s great. But I’m trying to reach the people who want to be brain based who want a different kind of focus who want to disrupt the chiropractic has been around for 120 something years and going on the same boat of seeing 10% population, we’ve got to change our thinking.
I, in my opinion, in order to get to the next level. Number four is disconnected. Kids may have subluxations that actually resist correction. I don’t think a lot of people really understand this when we talk about this, but what I have found in the years of that I’ve been blessed to take care of kids on the spectrum.
Cause ADHD learning disorders, very severe issues like cerebral palsy. You and I, when we get adjusted, we might build a, hold it an alignment for a week, two weeks, et cetera. These kids can’t sometimes they don’t even hold it for a day, not even sometimes a few hours. It’s amazing. I have done intensives where I’ve seen kids twice a day, every day during the week to really ramp things up.
And we will notice that like their second adjustment, they have some similar issues from their first adjustment, even using the most gentle total techniques. What we’re actually seeing is that their brain and nerve system is different. A child on the spectrum, a child with ADHD, et cetera, their brain, a nerve system is different.
It is, they have different connections, different connectability, different functional connectivity. And that’s the thing we have to understand that Dr. Melillo, one of my teachers and mentors talks about these disconnected kids. The reason that they’re disconnect. It’s because their brain and nerve system isn’t firing the way a neuro-typical kids brain and nervous system is firing.
And that’s why their subluxations don’t respond the same way. So we have to have whole different. Plans, no care plans. So my care plan, isn’t we’ll see you a couple of times a week until you feel better. My, my care plan typically with these kinds of kids is like months, maybe in years to get to where we want to understand and get where we want them to go.
So that’s what we mean by disconnect. The kids have. There was this correction, and we need to have care plans that are going to assess that situation, every 10 visits so that we can monitor and change these kids. And this is the ultimate thing. The big idea is one of five people, kids and adults have a mental health disorder in the U S and there’s my references there from the CDC and other reference as $51 million and 14.6 million kids.
You want to be disruptive? Why aren’t we taking care of all these kids? We’re only seeing 10% population. Overall, how many what’s the percent of kids I hardly even know is probably less than 1%, but we got to grow this guys. We got to grow this and what can we do to grow? This is to get disruptive, to get innovative, to get groundbreaking.
And that’s what I’m looking for you guys, is to partner with me and help me take this chiropractic. This brain-based polyvagal informed tech, a patient centered chiropractic to a new place. If you want to hear more about this kind of stuff. I have a podcast it’s called Cairo cast.
Check it out. It’s on iTunes, Spotify, all over the place. Polyvagal stuff. Wow. I had the great honor and privilege of being able to speak with Dr. Stephen Porsches and we created the first ever polyvagal informed Petra chiropractic seminar. The recording is live right now on the polyvagal Institute. If you click here on the Bitly link, or if you want to use a QR code, you can reach this.
I’d love to know what your feedback is on. I also speak for the ICPA. So if you’re interested in checking out some of the ICPA, our classes, let me know. I would love to, to talk to you more about that. And also we’re, I’m about to do a tongue tie seminar where we’re hooking that up, getting that ready for the end of this year, back to the the disruptive pediatrics number five, and last concept is kids are what they eat, how they move and what they do.
Movement is so critical that title bounce back in 1998, had a paper that talked about movement analysis. In awe in infancy can predict autism later on movement. That is an amazing paper. I don’t have it listed here, but if you want to just email me and I’ll get it to you, it is an amazing paper. It was groundbreaking Seminole paper, where they talked about movement analysis is critical because the kids were moving having moving issues when they’re little babies are now going to have other issues later on, because it’s already showing a disconnect.
It’s already showing a disconnection like the CDC lately, they changed their developmental milestone concept. So when they changed that milestone concept, they took outcry took crawling. Can you believe that took out crawling as a milestone and you know why they took it out? They said because there’s so many variations.
No, it does not a lot of variations. There’s one kind of way to do it. And there’s a bunch of messed up disconnected ways to do it, that we need to get. So to me, this is so critical why we need to discuss the brain, learns by movement. If it’s moving it properly, then it’s not learning the way it’s supposed to be doing.
So these are the concepts that I want to talk about over the next year or so in this particular disruptive pediatrics webinar. I hope you enjoy this little tease about this. What I want you guys to understand. Like under Armour, I love wearing their clothes. And I love this there. They’re saying protect this house.
We know what we have to do. This is almost like BJ Palmer says guard it well, remember in that famous quote that he has well, to me, we got to protect our future. We got to just more kiddos. We got adjust more kiddos. It’s time for us to be disruptive. It’s time to us to, as I close this webinar out it’s time for us to understand.
That being innovative, being groundbreaking is where we really need to go in order to get our tire practice. Our pediatric chiropractic, the next level is where we need to go to get our kiddos adjusted. Think about this one in five kids, have a mental health disorder like. Wow. How many kids is that?
How many people can we reach? We, I want to instill in you guys a sense of urgency of what we need to do. So next month, we’re going to continue this topic. Get on to how we’re going to do this. We’re gonna give you I’m going to try get some great speakers for you guys to interview very quick, little brief interviews of people who are disruptive out there in the pediatric world who may not be chiropractors, but have.
Neurology concepts. So thank you so much again for joining us. Thank you, ChiroSecure. It has been an honor and a privilege to be one of your members for many years, all my practicing years as a chiropractor. So thank you guys so much and I’ll see you next month.
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