Chiropractic and proprioception have been intertwined for over one hundred years. In TIC VLOG Episode 3, I answer a question about this topic in relation to the book Segmental Neuropathy. Arthur Heintz, DC, linked chiropractic and proprioception in 1912. He also influenced Verner and R.J. Watkins. They were two of chiropractic’s most important theorists of the last century. Much of today’s subluxation theory can be traced to their research.
BIG IDEAS FROM THIS EPISODE
- Arthur Heintz was not only the first person (besides D.D. Palmer) to integrate chiropractic and proprioception but he may have also been the only chiropractor to have met Speransky.
- Heintz brought together chiropractic and proprioception and the concept of Innate Intelligence.
- R.J. Watkins was inspired by Verner and Heintz to make sense of the “reflex technics.”
- One of Watkins’ greatest achievements was to describe the neurophysiology of “light” adjustments (such as Logan Basic).
- One central idea from Segmental Neuropathy was Local Sensorial Conversation Tone. The subluxated joint segment included a “buzz,” a “detuning,” and led to “neurological disintegration.”
- Stephenson’s concept of the Normal Vertemere Cycle was congruent with these theories.
Resources for this Episode:
- The republished online edition of the 1965 book, Segmental Neuropathy.
- Simon Senzon’s blog post on Speranskian Subluxation Theory.
- Other writings by R.J. Watkins.
- Heidi Haavik’s paper on vertebral subluxation including the section on proprioception.
- Joel Pickar’s papers.
- A short video introducing Michael Hall including his C.V.
- Simon Senzon’s recent article on D.D. Palmer’s Chiropractic Theory of Neuroskeleton.
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* Music written, arranged, and performed by Dan Mills, Mark Goodell, Adam Podd