02 December 2005

Dr. Reggie - Chiropractic Giant

This is an old picture, taken over the summer. But, I just received it from the photographer (thanks Andrew!). Dr. Gold spoke at Palmer Florida to a packed out lecture hall filled with students and surprisingly some faculty and administrators. Reggie boldly shared his views on chiropractic, his take on the direction the profession is going and where he thinks it ought to go. He also shared what curriculum would be included in a chiropractic school if he could design it from scratch; he also recognized that due to the current medipractic politicians, our school requirements of so much bogus stuff for national boards don't allow enough time for us to focus on the important stuff like hands-on practice for adjusting and chiropractic philosophy (why we do what we do and how it's different from the pharmaceutically-driven medical community). The following excerpt is from the World Chiropractic Alliance, who provided a swell background on Dr. Reggie.
["Reggie," as he's long been affectionately known, has enthusiastically and faithfully served the chiropractic profession for almost 50 years.

Dr. Joseph B. Strauss, author of the biography, "Reggie: Making the Message Simple," observed, "Reggie's contributions to this profession are numerous and far‑reaching. Yet, his single greatest contribution to our profession is his ability to make the chiropractic message so simple, so easily understood by the layperson. It is impossible to imagine how many lives Reggie has touched directly or indirectly with the concept that everyone needs chiropractic from the time they are born and throughout their entire lifetime."

A charismatic spokesperson, Dr. Gold was instrumental in the formation of two chiropractic colleges and was a role model for high volume practices for many years. He shaped the minds of many chiropractic students during his years as an instructor (1963‑65) at New York Chiropractic College (then Columbia), Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic (1973‑76), and Pennsylvania College of Straight Chiropractic (1978‑81). Instrumental in the founding of the FSCO, he introduced the profession to a clearer philosophical understanding and direction.

"If Reggie has touched your life in any way, which he has so many, you won't want to miss this once in a lifetime event, " said Dr. Judy Campanale, chairperson of the Celebration Committee. "It's the perfect opportunity to show Reggie how much he has meant to you and to the many people he has influenced in his lifetime."

Reggie Gold came to this country from England in 1949 and while owning and operating a successful antique business was turned on to chiropractic. He graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1957 at the top of his class and his Spring Valley, New York practice is legendary. He served vast numbers of people seven days a week for 15 years, from 1958 to 1972. He easily served tens of thousands of people over the course of his practice. Yet, his mission was always to get the message of chiropractic out to people.]

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Blogger Pollyanna & Greg said...

Cool. It's 63 degrees there? It was 15 here this morning, but sunny. It's cold, but I'm getting used to it. I can't wait until we find our hats and scarves box!

We're having a game night tonight. Can't wait for the weekend!

02 December, 2005 15:19  

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