Today is Woman’s Equality Day! We decided it would be a perfect time to learn a little about the history of Chiropractic.
The chiropractic profession dates back to early 1895, when D.D. Palmer performed his first adjustment of the spine. Dr. Palmer was responsible for developing the Philosophy and techniques of Chiropractic. The daughter-in-law of Palmer, Mabel Heath Palmer, became the first female chiropractor in 1905, with her son David Palmer soon following in the family’s footsteps.
Not only was Mabel Palmer a professor of anatomy for over 20 years, but she also authored the textbook Chiropractic Anatomy which expounded on the cornerstone idea of innate intelligence. She became the president of the first ever women’s chiropractic organization—Sigma Phi Chi—and was married to Doctor B.J. Palmer for almost 45 years.
Woman have been at the forefront of chiropractic since the very beginning, and we are so happy to be a part of continuing the legacy of amazing female chiropractors.
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