World of Wellness Guest Speaker Talks to Fort Worth's Health Sciences Students About Alternative Medicine Contributed by Joy Cornwell, Campus Librarian Porsche Lind, a public relations associate for the World of Wellness Chiropractic Center, shared her knowledge of alternative medicine and how it can help achieve and maintain optimal health with students in Fort Worth's Medical Assisting with X-Ray Tech (Limited Scope) and EKG program. Several classes including Physical Therapy (Module G), X-Ray 1, and X-Ray 2 sat in to listen to Ms. Lind on September 1, 2011. "I brought along a Health Survey and asked for a few volunteers to fill it out to use as examples for our screening and diagnostic procedures," said Ms. Lind. Unlike conventional medicine, which focuses on attempting to treat disease once it occurs, the World of Wellness Chiropractic Center emphasizes improving people's health in an effort to reduce the risk of pain and illness in the first place. Health Sciences Department Chair Tonia Lawrence said, "Learning about new chiropractic techniques is important, because it help our students to understand the ‘why' behind good posture, proper lifting procedures, and injuries caused by repetitive motion." Medical Assisting with X-Ray and EKG student LaTasha Lewis said, "After filling out the health survey, I learned why my back has been hurting me. Based on my answers, Portia discovered I have tension on the left side of my lower back." LaTasha also learned that the way she stands is doing more harm than good. "I put all of my weight on one side when I'm standing. I don't stand straight," she said. "Through innovative treatment such as massage therapy, spinal and postural screenings, and nutritional counseling, the students learned that there are other alternatives to invasive procedures. They also learned the importance of being proactive with their patients' plan of treatment," said Ms. Lawrence.