My father talked me in into studying chiropractic! It had helped him immensely over his lifetime with a variety of conditions.
My father talked me into studying chiropractic! I knew I was interested in healthcare and my father had found that chiropractic helped him immensely over his lifetime with a variety of conditions.
I think the future of chiropractic and healthcare in general is interdisciplinary. Historically the chiropractic profession, like most healthcare professions, has been comprised mainly of “solo” practitioners, working virtually isolated from other providers. Over the last few decades, this has begun to change and now a large number of chiropractors work in interdisciplinary settings including group practices, hospitals, and clinics. I have been fortunate in that I have had opportunities to practice in several interdisciplinary offices.
At D’Youville, we are preparing students for that integrated environment. Their clinical experiences include rotations in a hospital, in interdisciplinary offices, in charity clinics and in more traditional chiropractic settings. In addition, our class sizes are smaller than those of other colleges and this allows our students to have a better experience in the lectures and labs.
I like to spend time with my daughter and husband. We are all avid readers and enjoy going on family road trips.
Kathleen "Kat" Linaker, DC, DACBR, PhD
Executive Director, Chiropractic Department