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Converting More Patients to Your Practice
In 2013 and 2014, the theme was "the money is in the list." This meant that if you had a big email list, you were really making some "cha-ching." Unfortunately, having thousands of emails doesn't equate to thousands of dollars in profit.
How We Can Help the Injured Brain
The majority of patients with mild traumatic brain injuries recover within seven to 10 days. If concussion signs and symptoms continue beyond seven days, the diagnosis changes from acute concussion to post-concussion syndrome.
An Excerpt from TCM Case Studies: Pediatrics
This excerpt is reprinted with permission from Jamie Wu. TCM Case Studies: Pediatrics was released in 2014 by People's Medical Publishing House.
Older Patients, Stroke Risk and Manipulation
The first population-based study in the United States to evaluate stroke risk following spinal manipulation – and the first involving older adults – suggests that "[c]hiropractic cervical spine manipulation is unlikely to cause stroke in patients aged 66 to 99 years with neck pain.
Pain Is Only a Piece of the Puzzle
More often than not, when a patient presents to the office, it is for a pain complaint: headache, neck pain, low back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel, etc.
Joint Supplements for Athletes (Part 2)
A fairly recent discovery in nutrition supplemental medicine has proven to be a breakthrough in maintaining athletic joint health. Research suggests a combination of undenatured type-II collagen and tetrahydro-iso-alpha acids helps revitalize joint function and performance in athletes.
The Need for a New Medical Model: A Challenge for Biopsychosocial and Ecopsychologica Medicine
Chinese medicine speaks of alignment between humans, heaven and earth. It is a complex view with a focus upon relationship. These are comprehensive ideas with no specific terms in contemporary medical practice.
TCM Congress in Rothenburg is Largest in Western World
In the medieval town of Rothenburg, deep set within the Bavarian countryside in Southern Germany, the TCM Kongress Rothenburg each year draws around 1.200 participants from more than 40 different countries to attend the biggest TCM conference in the Western world.
What Do You Know About Physician Compare?
Physician Compare is a website that allows consumers to search for and obtain information about physicians and other health care professionals who provide Medicare services.
The Way We Are Designed: A Conversation with Gil Hedley, PhD
I was first introduced to the work of Gil Hedley by Tom DiFerdinando. He gifted me Gil's DVD series.
The Dietary Supplement Research Dilemma
I do not care what the truth is, one way or another; I just want to know it. And when it comes to dietary supplements, the truth can be hard to find for a number of reasons.
God and the Chiropractor
My wife went to church last Wednesday night and brought home a CD of the pastor's message. As she handed it to me, she said, "You should listen to this; you'll like it." Our family regularly goes to church and our faith plays a major role in our lives.
Managing Tibialis Posterior Tendon Injuries
The tibialis posterior is the deepest, strongest and most central muscle of the leg, with fibers originating from the tibia, fibula and interosseous membrane.
News in Brief
ACA Exec. Vice President Out, Acting EVP In; F4CP Executive Director Retires; New ED Named.
Treating GERD and Incontinence: Focus on Trigger Points
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is defined as the regurgitation of stomach acid in the esophagus. Previously, it was thought that GERD was caused by a hiatal hernia, but recent trials suggest the cause is an inability of the hiatal sphincter to contract normally.
A Well-Kept Secret: 5 Element Acupuncture, Part II
Supervising acupuncture interns at a TCM college, it has always struck me how funny it is to hear the clinic manager tell the patients that the Five Element clinic specializes in treating emotions, as if patients with physical pain have no emotions!
Viewpoints: Massage Reduces Nonspecific Shoulder Pain, Improves Function
While seemingly universal, pain and stiffness in the shoulders can be a significant cause of disability. Often a pain that does not go away on its own, shoulder complaints tend to linger, sometimes for 12 months or longer.
Recreational Cannabis Use and TCM
Many people are drawn to cannabis for its effects physically, mentally and emotionally. Medically, cannabis has some legitimate uses, however the scope of this article is limited to the recreational use of cannabis.
Treating Beyond Pain
More often than not, when a patient presents to the office, it is for a pain complaint. Headache, neck pain, low back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel... The pain is often the focus of the patient's mindset, and they don't often have any thought of what comes after the pain.
Keep Seniors Safe: Age-Proofing the Home
I want to give Dr. Claudia Anrig kudos for her Dec. 1, 2014 column, which highlighted safety issues youngsters might encounter in the home.
Synergy Doesn't Happen in Silos: Acupuncture in Hospitals and Other Healthcare Settings
As acupuncture and traditional East Asian medicine continue to intersect and integrate with biomedical approaches, the conversation about integration expands and becomes richer.
There Really is No Room for Sexism
Recently, Matteo* (a transgender male) approached me during a break in an advanced shiatsu class in Berlin where he was one of two men in a group of 20 women. "Pamela. Don't forget to remind the translator to include male endings."
Will You Be an Amplifer or a Mute?
These times are changing, and changing quickly. There have been many challenges to this profession throughout the past few years. The challenge is to talk, then talk and talk some more about this medicine.
October, 2002, Vol. 02, Issue 10
Massage Meets Chiropractic at FCA Convention
Massage Room, LMT of the Year Award Highlight Annual Event
By Editorial Staff
Anyone who believes the health care landscape is rife with intra- and interprofessional discord need look no further than the Florida Chiropractic Association (FCA) National Convention to see evidence to the contrary*.Held at the Peabody Hotel in Orlando, Florida August 16-18, the annual event once again brought the FCA, the largest chiropractic state association, together with Florida State Massage Therapy Association (FSMTA), the largest massage therapy state association.
For the sixth year, the FCA honored a massage therapist with the FCA LMT of the Year Award. This year's recipient was Tom Oakley, LMT. FCA President Joe Johnston, DC, presented Tom with the award at the FCA Board of Directors reception on August 17. Tom is the immediate past president and legislative chair of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) Florida Chapter, and maintains a busy massage therapy practice in Miami.
The LMT of the Year Award is presented each year to a massage therapist who contributes to building professional relations between chiropractic and massage therapy. Past recipients are Deborah Karlan; Lynda Solien-Wolfe; Michael McGillicuddy; Judith Walker Delaney; and David Kent.
"We like to recognize outstanding leaders in the massage community who have fostered greater two-way communication and education between our two professions," commented FCA CEO Debbie Brown. "The improved teamwork in the field results in a higher quality of patient care."
The FSMTA's Massage Therapy Room was another highlight of the 2002 convention. This year's massage room was sponsored by Scrip, a major chiropractic and massage supply company. Twenty FSMTA members provided approximately 500 complementary massages to convention attendees; Biofreeze, Thumper, Biotone and Golden Ratio Woodworks supplied products for use in the room.
Besides taking time for a break in the convention in the Massage Room, many chiropractors stopped by to ask questions about massage therapy. Many inquired about referring to or hiring massage therapists. In addition to answering individual questions face-to-face, the therapists handed out brochures containing information on how DCs can network with MTs.
The FCA and FSMTA also partnered to offer a variety of massage therapy continuing education programs. This year's CEU courses included:
Newly appointed FSMTA/FCA Liaison Devarah Lovett coordinated the CEU programs for massage therapy. "I am looking forward to working with the FCA to continue to build the relationship between the chiropractic and massage professions," Devarah remarked.
*Significant contributions to this article were made by Lynda Solien-Wolfe, LMT, NCTMB. Lynda is the former FCA/FSMTA liaison. She is also a columnist for Massage Today.
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