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The App Advantage: Get More for Less
You may have noticed the list of "app-exclusive" articles in the directory on the front page of the print issue and in the Table of Contents on page 4. You can't find these articles in print or even in our online archives.
Animal Acupuncture Gaining in Popularity
We have just finished the year of the fire hoarse and now it is time to spend some time alone, daydreaming and thinking outside the box in terms of where our profession is headed. The sheep person is well organized and creative so this should not be difficult to do.
Professionalism and Evidence-Based Health Care
Today's chiropractors are facing a conundrum with the Affordable Care Act and its health care reform requirements, including evidence-based practice and health technology assessment.
The Static Postural Pelvic Exam
I include a static postural analysis in my evaluation routine whether you are a patient in pain or an elite-sport athlete in training. In my day-to-day practice, I require patients to stand still while I "just look" at them.
Ringing in the Billing New Year
What are the new modifiers that replace modifier 59? Will they allow doctors of chiropractic to be paid for 97140, manual therapy, when done with chiropractic manipulation?
I Felt it in My Fingers First
I'm not afraid to say it. Massage therapists make better acupuncturists. I'll tell you how I know, but first I have a question: What do a microcurrent device, a laser and a hippie massage therapist have in common?
Helping to Create the Healthiest Generation
The imperative to create the "Healthiest Generation by 2030," envisioned by the American Public Health Association (APHA), was in full force at the APHA's 142nd Annual Meeting held in New Orleans from November 15-19, 2014.
News in Brief
While indignation may be your immediate reaction to H.R. 5780, the Protecting the Integrity of Medicare Act of 2014, the American Chiropractic Association suggests the legislation is just what the chiropractic profession needs.
Right Back Where We Started?
More than 25 years after Judge Susan Getzendanner issued her historic opinion in the Wilk v AMA anti-trust case, evidence suggests that despite increasing collaboration between doctors of chiropractic and their allopathic medical counterparts, when it comes to organized medicine, we may be right back where we started.
Fight Colorectal Cancer With Folic Acid
CRC is the second most common cause of cancer mortality in the U.S. and Canada. Although genetic susceptibility plays a role in the etiology of CRC, dietary factors, including certain vitamins, have also been shown to influence the development of the disease in various studies.
Show Up and Show Respect
I was recently asked about my chiropractic philosophy. My answer surprised my questioner.
How to Use Online Video as a Tool to Market Your Practice
Health care practitioners, including chiropractors, should consider online videos as a key element of their Internet marketing strategy. In the next three years, videos are expected to account for nearly 70 percent of all consumer online traffic, according to Cisco.
Chiropractic Research in Review
Occupational LBP in Primary- and High-School Teachers; Treating MVA Complications With Chiropractic Care; Neck Pain: Immediate Effects of Active Scapular Correction; Taping Benefits Stride, Step Length in Fatigued Runners.
Happy New Year 2015 Gong Hoy Fat Choi
Welcome to the year of the sheep! We begin a new year guided by the sign of a quietly and creatively organized animal.
Taking the Freeze Out of Adhesive Capsulitis
Adhesive capsulitis or "frozen shoulder" is a relatively common condition resulting in severe shoulder pain and global loss of glenohumeral joint range of motion. Incidence of the condition is approximately 3 percent in the general population.
Three for One: The Cervical Distraction Test
Taking the time to do an exam is important, but it is time spent. The exam serves as a way to physically validate your clinical impression following a history and clinical consultation.
Environmental Toxins: Cause of Modern Illness, Part 2
In Part I of this article, we detailed the variety of environmental toxins assaulting our bodies. These include pesticides and herbicides; plastics; preservatives; cosmetics; gasoline additives, solvents and glues; and heavy metals.
Age and Fertility: Why We Should Worry Less About Age and More About Overall Health
Recently, on one of the acupuncture alumni forums, the topic of age and fertility came up when a practitioner posted a question regarding a patient that was about to turn 40-years-old.
AWB Makes a Difference in the Yucatan
We are in the sleepy town of Izamal, located about an hour from the Merida airport where our group arrived last night. Later that morning, on a bus winding through the dusty roads of the Yucatan, fourteen acupuncturists, two facilitators from AWB and two tour guides make their way to the small rustic town of Popola.
Two for One: The Cervical Distraction Test
In today's healthcare system, diagnoses and treatment plans follow a western medical model - especially if you work with attorneys or insurance companies.
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Rethinking Our Approach to Immunization; Coming Together for the Good of Our Patients.
Acupuncture and its Place in the Integrative Healthcare Practice: The Need to Move from Modality to Profession
Acupuncture and oriental medicine (AOM) has grown and flourished from its inception thousands of years ago in China. In surrounding regions of Asia, AOM developed as a response to differing cultural, pathological, health and wellness care needs.
The Way of Zen Performance Enhancement
Working with elite athletes and implementing various techniques to keep athletes focused and at their optimal performance for a sustained period of time includes incorporating various meditation techniques that counterbalance their sport-specific physical and mental demands, which is an important element of success throughout the years.
Movement Assessments: The DC's Sphygmomanometer
I think back to when I was going through chiropractic school outpatient clinic. I was embarrassed to have my family and friends come in for treatment because initial evaluations took three hours to complete.
The Conscious Evolution of Healing: Importance of Opening the Sensory Portals in Classical Chinese Medicine
The Chinese medical classics are not just clinical guides. They give advice; ways we can awaken more fully into conscious awareness.
Trouble Down Under: San Zhen Therapy for Lower Jiao Issues
In the last several columns, I have discussed many clinical options for utilizing San Zhen or Three Needle Therapy. In this installment, I will continue this trend and discuss several foundational patterns which can be found in several very common clinical presentations.
Poll Results for the following Question:
As a massage therapist, in what type of setting do you primarily work?
Total Respondents: 669
Note: These comments are reproduced as written by visitors
to this Web site.
home As a therapist I have worked in a PT office, Chiropractic office, Spa/Salon, and now at home.
I must say that other than working at home, my favorite place was at the Salon. People come there to feel good. When I worked in a medical setting, it was totally different. People were in pain and their moods reflected it. In the salon, even if they might be in pain, they did not show it. It was a place to feel more upbeat. I had great opportunity to help many that thought massage was just relaxation, and showed them it is so much more. The tips were great at the salon, no tips at the medical office. The last thing people want to do when they are in pain is give out more money!
massage office I do at least 25% of my business onsite mostly chair massage.
dayspa This is the best situation for now, as I complete my Bachelor's degree in Amma Therapy (Oriental bodywork). Eventually, I'd like to work in a multidisciplinary office.
massage office First, I Enjoy being my own boss, I can make my oun hours and can focus on my clients . I can run specials on 1 hours massages or any other service's I have. I can sit down and talk to my clients and make them special and listen to their problems without them feeling I'm chasing them out after completion of their service. Also, I work hard and I feel I am worth every penny. If you stop and think, how much a doctor charges for a office visit for 15 minutes and what the results are when you step out of the Massage office. You feel wonderful , Mind, Body, and Soul.. Don't get me wrong Doctor's are great also.
It's just a little different concept.
home I love the versatility of setting my own hours.
i want some information and pics about breast massage.
please send me.
home I like to barter (I do home inspections-car too)
I like to exchange massages.
multidisciplinary office (i.e., DC, MD and/or PT office, etc.) I rent space in a Chhiropractic Physicians office for a reasonable rate and see on the average of 4-6 patients per day. Most are referrels from the doc. D.C.s fully support and believe in massage. I owe them my gratitude for the great practice I enjoy.
massage office I STARTED MAY PRACTICE RENTING A ROOM FROM A CHIRO. HE WAS TRYING TO BUILD HIS PRACTICE TOO. I HAD THREE YEARS WITH HIM AND I WAS DOING VERY WELL. THEN SOME OF MY CLIETS STOPPED COMMING. FOUND OUT THAT AS I WAS ON VACATION HE WAS SEEING MY CLIENTS. I THEN MOVED AND ALL MY CLIENTS FOLLOWED AND EVEN GOT NEW ONES. FOR THE CHIRO. HE DIDN'T MAKE IT. MY PRACTICE IS BOOMING. I LOVE BEING ON MY OWN. SUE
massage office Being self-employed is the way to go. When I worked at a spa, they would give me 10 massages a day. My goal is just 10 a week. I the only killer is buying health insurance.
home After many years renting clinic space within a chiropractic clinic, I have semi-retired, taking those clients who wanted to follow me into home practice.
My clients and I like this setting much better as my house is surrounded by gardens and the setting is quiet, restful, and peaceful.
dayspa I was wondering how a person, general public, would know to go to this website to find a massage therapist. Is there a link from somewhere else in which they would be brought here?
multidisciplinary office (i.e., DC, MD and/or PT office, etc.) After spending 15 years as a LMT I'm at a point that I must consider the physical wear & tear on my hands. I have the best of 3 worlds now, working at a spa at home and in a multi discipline facility. So, I satisfy my head my heart and my pocket.And, of course I can afford the time off to get what most LMTs don't receive.............Therapy! I implore all therapists to seek out and utilize any and all modalities that aid in maintaining mental,physical, spiritual, emotional,(etc.) health
massage office I recently left a chiropractic office due to some un-ethical billing practices, ie fee splitting.
dayspa I've been working in a day spa for 6 1/2 years. It's really nice having a variety of clients, some coming in for specific therapuetic reasons, with the other half just to relax. The theraputic work keeps it interesting while the relaxation massage gives my hands a break. In the beginning I only wanted to do therapuetic work in a clinical setting but the pay was about a quarter of that for spa work and all deep tissue too. Sure glad I chose the spa!
dayspa Even though I work four days a week in a Dayspa setting I prefer to work out of my own office at home. I find that it is sometimes difficult to keep accurate records when on some days the work seems like an assembly line where the goal is to get as many "parts" done as you can by the end of your shift. At home I work at my own pace and can be assured that the Quality of the Massage is the best I can give.
Doni R. Miller, NCTMB, LMT
massage office Thats right! The LAc's should mind there own business. Not only are they trying to prevent the massage profession from practicing Asian Body work but they even have the gall to try and stop MDs and DCs from practicing acupuncture even though acupuncture was first formally taught by DCs and them MDs in America. The massage profession has also been around in America much longer than acupuncture and oriental medicine. They have some nerve suggesting that their NCCAOM accrediting body is in some way superior to our NCTMB when it come to liscensing massage practioners to perform any type of massage they want to. We are perfectly capable of performing our own certification process in Asian Body Work, Shiatsu etc. through our own continuing ed. process and the NCTMB. What gives them the right except a gang of them getting togeather to devise a sinister plan to bully and control us and other professions. Leave massage alone!
multidisciplinary office (i.e., DC, MD and/or PT office, etc.) We should ask this question!
What gives the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine community the right to proclaim that only they can practice or certify a practioner in asian body work like Shiatsu, Anma and Tui Na. These fall under the umbrella of massage! We need to take controll and perform our own continuing education certifications. Who are they to dictate to the massage profession what type of massage they want to limit us to. They need to stick to their needles and herbs and leave massage to the professionals!
dayspa I enjoy working at a salon, however, you have to be careful on scheduling back to back massages...
I work at a hospital developing a hospital based massage therapy program. I began the program three years ago and it has been well received. This is my full time job of which I find extremely rewarding and challenging. The program offers a vast range of massage treatments for: outpatient, inpatient, maternity, infant massage (both therapeutic and instructional), on-site chair massage, geriatric and wellness. It's exciting to be apart of the discipline of massage as it moves forward in recognition from the community and mainstream medicine. I'm very proud to be a licensed massage therapist and look forward to an exciting career.
on-site >>I do in-home sessions only, in the tampa area...I work with many HIV/AIDS patients through the medicaid PAC Waiver program...and i LOVE this email newsletter as i spend much time in the evening, on the computer and find this alot more convenient than the newspaper (in the mail)...this was the first issue i have rcvd and look forward to future ones!! thank you....laura archer
massage office My massage office is in my home. I have an office designated for my massages.
None of the above listed locations. Holistic Alternative Healing Center was totally left off!
This poll does not allow multiple choices. I work at a spa/resort primarily, but also have my own massage office, and do chair massage in businesses ( on-site massage was left out of the choices)