Dr. Irene Londer has been committed to helping her patients live healthier lives for 25 years. Her passion for helping people break free of pain & return to optimal function and performance at work and home, started at an early age. Volunteering at Coney Island Hospital in NY, local nursing homes and pain management practices triggered her interest in working on the human body to restore health utilizing natural holistic therapies. After graduating from Temple University, she went on to Pennsylvania Chiropractic College, graduating Cum Laude in 1995. Dr. Londer is an active member of the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association & American Chiropractic Association and has served communities in South Philadelphia, King of Prussia and Devon Pa. Dr. Londer lives in Collegeville, Pa with her husband and children.
My philosophy of care is based on the belief that my patient’s needs and goals for health is of the utmost importance. Listening to their healthcare concerns is important in working as a team to provide the optimal acute care treatment protocol and then continued wellness care plans. By utilizing specialty techniques focusing on soft tissue and gentle manipulation of the spine, I strive to restore health and optimal function in the quickest and safest way possible. I promise to guide and educate my patients on ways to lead a healthy lifestyle while respecting the body’s natural healing abilities. While the treatment at our office is priority to reduce restriction in motion, spinal misalignment and postural asymmetry, maintaining the progress requires home instruction on not only functional daily stretches and strengthening exercises but proper nutritional habits as well. Providing our patients with the tools to live their lives without interference is what helps us strive to provide our community with the best care.
MY PRACTICE IS BASED ON THE BELIEF THAT MY PATIENT’S NEEDS AND GOALS FOR HEALTH ARE OF THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE. BY UTILIZING SPECIALTY TECHNIQUES, I STRIVE TO RESTORE HEALTH AND FUNCTION IN THE QUICKEST AND SAFEST WAY POSSIBLE. I PROMISE TO GUIDE AND EDUCATE MY PATIENTS ON WAYS TO LEAD A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE WHILE RESPECTING THE BODY’S NATURAL HEALING ABILITY.
History of Chiropractic Care
The roots of chiropractic care can be traced all the way back to the beginning of recorded time. Writings from China and Greece written in 2700 B.C. and 1500 B.C. mention spinal manipulation and the maneuvering of the lower extremities to ease low back pain. Hippocrates, the Greek physician, who lived from 460 to 357 B.C., also published texts detailing the importance of chiropractic care. In one of his writings he declares, “Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases”.
In the United States, the practice of spinal manipulation began gaining momentum in the late nineteenth century. In 1895, Daniel David Palmer founded the Chiropractic profession in Davenport, Iowa. Palmer was well read in medical journals of his time and had great knowledge of the developments that were occurring throughout the world regarding anatomy and physiology. In 1897, Daniel David Palmer went on to begin the Palmer School of Chiropractic, which has continued to be one of the most prominent chiropractic colleges in the nation.
Throughout the twentieth century, doctors of chiropractic gained legal recognition in all fifty states. A continuing recognition and respect for the chiropractic profession in the United States has led to growing support for chiropractic care all over the world. The research that has emerged from ” around the world” has yielded incredibly influential results, which have changed, shaped and molded perceptions of chiropractic care. The report, Chiropractic in New Zealand published in 1979 strongly supported the efficacy of chiropractic care and elicited medical cooperation in conjunction with chiropractic care. The 1993 Manga study published in Canada investigated the cost effectiveness of chiropractic care. The results of this study concluded that chiropractic care would save hundreds of millions of dollars annually with regard to work disability payments and direct health care costs.
Doctors of chiropractic have become pioneers in the field of non-invasive care promoting science-based approaches to a variety of ailments. A continuing dedication to chiropractic research could lead to even more discoveries in preventing and combating maladies in future years.
Education of Doctors of Chiropractic
Doctors of chiropractic must complete four to five years at an accredited chiropractic college. The complete curriculum includes a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory and clinical experience. Approximately 555 hours are devoted to learning about adjustive techniques and spinal analysis in colleges of chiropractic. In medical schools, training to become proficient in manipulation is generally not required of, or offered to, students. The Council on Chiropractic Education requires that students have 90 hours of undergraduate courses with science as the focus.
Those intending to become doctors of chiropractic must also pass the national board exam and all exams required by the state in which the individual wishes to practice. The individual must also meet all individual state licensing requirements in order to become a doctor of chiropractic.
An individual studying to become a doctor of chiropractic receives an education in both the basic and clinical sciences and in related health subjects. The intention of the basic chiropractic curriculum is to provide an in-depth understanding of the structure and function of the human body in health and disease. The educational program includes training in the basic medical sciences, including anatomy with human dissection, physiology, and biochemistry.