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Asking Patients the Right Questions
When was the last time you asked a patient a question? Maybe 30 seconds ago? But, are you asking the right questions to elicit valuable and useful information? As a healthcare provider, you've likely spent hundreds of hours learning to ask the right questions to gather critical health information from your patients.
Energy: For Life and For Death
Energy is a deep topic in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Qi is understood to underlie all of existence, animated or not, and the qi of the living is studied with special attention.
Essentials of Assessment: The Squat
The squat is a simple, fast and functional tool to evaluate patient symmetry and function. As simple and easy as it is to implement, it can yield considerable amounts of valuable, clinically relevant information.
The Power of Eccentric Exercise: Hamstring Injury Prevention and Rehab
For almost 20 years, I've worked with professional athletes who make a living by running really fast. It goes without saying that hamstring injury (HSI) prevention and rehabilitation is a big part of what they expect from a sports chiropractor.
An Interview with Amanda Shayle
JW: Can you share with us some of your history and how you became an acupuncturist? What did you do prior to becoming an acupuncturist? Where did you go to school?
The Art of Listening
One of the most important clinical concepts for me was voiced by the legendary physician William Osler. "Listen to your patient, he/she is telling you the diagnosis." After treating literally thousands of patients, it can become almost second nature to quickly discover clues which reveal the underlying diagnosis.
Business Lesson #1: Adapt or Else
My wife and I recently enjoyed an excellent meal at a restaurant recommended by some friends. We often have concerns about restaurant recommendations, as many have been disappointing.
Health and Wellness Partnership
Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and The Wellness Center at the LAC + USC Historic General Hospital recently joined forces to extend care to the residents of Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles.
Building Relationships and Referral Networks with Allopathic Practitioners
Dr. Doug, an orthopedist of 20 years, had heard stories from patients who tried acupuncture. While he was able to address many of their complaints effectively, some appeared to gain additional benefit when their care included TCM.
Vitamin D Fails to Help Knee OA? The Proper Perspective
The March 8, 2016 issue of JAMA includes a study about vitamin D supplementation for osteoarthritis of the knee. This is a really weird study.
The Rest of the Patient Story
I've written previously about allowing a patient to tell you their story – about taking the time to listen and engage all the aspects of their case history, the injury in question, and the related issues.
Transparency is Key at ASA First Annual Meeting
On March 4th and 5th the American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA) held a successful first annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Recording and Appropriate Billing of Timed Physical Medicine Services
There is a common misunderstanding about timed therapy services and although you do have some knowledge of timed service documentation, based on your comment on the 8-minute rule, your understanding is correct, but incomplete.
NCCAOM Launches New Membership Organization
The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) recently launched a new national membership organization, the NCCAOM Academy of Diplomates.
Constructing Our Reality: The Primary Channels and Perception, Part 1
My favorite topic of discussion within Chinese medicine is the acupuncture channel systems. First of all, each of us have them. They are part of our bodies; not something external to us. To learn about the acupuncture channels is to learn about ourselves.
Filling the Gap: The Role of Alternative Practitioners in a Broken Health Care System
I have been asked many times what got me into alternative medicine. My answer is simple: I want to truly help and make a difference in people's health.
News in Brief
A Moment of Silence for Dr. Stephen Press; New ACA President Elected; F4CP Offers New MemBership Benefit.
Musculoskeletal Disorders Take Center Stage
Looking for the latest on the musculoskeletal pain epidemic and the increasing premium placed on preventive strategies including chiropractic? Check out The Impact of Musculoskeletal Disorders on Americans – Opportunities for Action.
Roots in the Community, Branches Far Beyond
The Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine (JTS) was founded in 1998 by Sean Christian Marshall in Sugar Grove, North Carolina, a small community near Boone in the state's westernmost mountains.
The Value of Melatonin in Breast Cancer Prevention and Adjunctive Treatment
Although melatonin (MLT) is best known for its sleep-aid properties and as a natural remedy to prevent jet lag, extensive experimental studies suggest it possesses anticancer activity through several biological mechanisms.
The IME System: A Current Public Health Risk and Solutions That Are Working
I strongly believe in the independent medical examination (IME) system. There are far too many doctors in every profession who are not following E&M protocols and never claim MMI (maximum medical improvement) has occurred for their patients, which has caused financial stress for many private and public carriers.
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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