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Is the EHR Ship Setting Sail Without Us?
The numbers are in: As of July 2014, 10,253 doctors of chiropractic have received $123,059,868 in EHR stimulus funds – and yet that represents less than 15 percent of our profession.
News in Brief
Major Organizations Announce Joint Conference; Fighting for Section 2706; New Vice President of Chiro. Program at Parker; Two Families, One Chiropractic Dynasty.
Overcoming Barriers to Exercise Compliance
One of the most common questions other practitioners ask me is, "How do I get patients to do their exercises?" I am not frustrated by my patient compliance, as many doctors are; in fact, I am actually happy with my patients' involvement and commitment.
We Get Letters & E-Mail
Not All Evidence Is Equal; An Abundance of Misinformation; A Well-Researched Decision; Far Too Dangerous.
Defending With Vitamin D: Helps Prevent Progression to Diabetes
A 2014 clinical trial published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition provides additional evidence that optimal vitamin D nutritional status may be important in preventing the progression of prediabetes to diabetes in prediabetic adults.
Love a Nurse – and They'll Love You Back
According to various sources, there are about 3 million registered nurses in the U.S., and according to the American Nurses Association, they are under serious pressure in today's health care reality.
Peer Points: Always Seeking To Grow
Ellen "Kiki" Geary has spent the last decade honing her craft. As a specialist in integrative holistic care, she went straight from completing her master's degree in acupuncture and chinese herbal medicine from Bastyr University to building a successful and thriving practice in the small community of Anacortes, Washington.
Billing for Same-Visit Extraspinal and Spinal Manipulation
Q: I have always been under the premise that when billing 98943, extraspinal chiropractic manipulation, on the same visit as spinal manipulation, 98940-98942, that the extraspinal manipulation requires modifier 51.
Women's Health: Herbal Formulas to Help Patients With Dysmenorrhea
Chiropractors have long treated women for menstrual pain (dysmenorrhea). Since roughly 60 percent of all chiropractic patients are women and 30-50 percent of women have a history of menstrual cramps, the vast majority of doctors of chiropractic will inevitably see patients with dysmenorrhea.
The Art of Day-to-Day Assessment and Treatment: Clinical Pearls
Let's focus on the day-to-day process of assessing and treating the patient. I am proposing a particular attitude; a way of looking at the patient. This often evolves over a few treatments and then changes as you figure out what is significant.
The Wisdom of the Second Office Location (SOL)
There are some things I never want to do again, like riding a motorcycle 100 mph. I call these things my "negative bucket list." Other things I have on that list include water skiing, riding a roller coaster and eating habanero peppers.
Building From the Bottom Up
I caught up with my dear friend Honora Wolfe, in her Colorado painting studio where, if she is not praying in Bhutan or doing charitable work in a Nepali free clinic, she spends most of her time now.
A History Worth Telling
The popularity and the use of acupuncture for the treatment of animals in the United States is at its peak.
Image Is Everything: The Power of Branding
Successful businesses use color and design to attract people to their service. They understand how important image is and hire experts to create an attractive package. Starbucks works hard to create an atmosphere that is warm and inviting.
State by State: Comparing Chiropractic Scope of Practice
"The issue of 'scope of practice' has been a bugaboo ever since our early quests for legal recognition for chiropractic," according to Dr. Claire Johnson, editor in chief of JMPT and National's other two chiropractic journals.
Medical Qigong for the Heart: Part III
Part 1 and Part II of this series focused on the physical aspect of the Heart and mental emotional aspects of the Heart respectively. Now, I would like to focus on the spiritual aspect of the Heart.
A Guide for Talking to Doctors about Acupuncture and Brain Chemistry
Before I begin any discussion of how to talk about the effects of acupuncture on brain chemistry, nervous and endocrine function, it is essential to understand just what physicians most need help with.
Finders Keepers: The Secret to Relationship-Based Marketing
Becoming a successful practitioner has less to do with what you learned in school, and more to do with your ability to find new patients and keep them!
A Chinese Medicine Story: An Interview with Mazin Al-Khafaji
Mazin Al-Khafaji's work has interested me for years. In February 2014, we invited him for the second time to speak at the Southwest Symposium in Austin, Texas.
A Dream Come True for Chiropractic: Funding Prevention and Public Health
Back in 2005, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) said: "Let's face it, in America today we don't have a health care system, we have a sick care system.
Are Your Work Orders in Order?
There are times when a patient's occupational duties will delay or prevent them from recovering. These circumstances create the need for the doctor to recommend modified duty or remove the patient from work.
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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