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Help Update the LBP Practice Guideline
The Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters has announced the release of an updated Clinical Practice Guideline for Chiropractic Management of Low Back Pain for stakeholder review and comment.
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.
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!
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."
Expanding Access, Branch by Branch
The big news coming from Capitol Hill isn't merely the recent introduction of a pair of bills designed to expand chiropractic services in the Veterans Affairs and military health care systems; after all, similar legislation has made its way through Congress before, never reaching the Oval Office for presidential signature.
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.
B Vitamins Improve Memory, Prevent Brain Atrophy
The 2010 OPTIMA study showed that the accelerated rate of brain atrophy in elderly with mild cognitive impairment could be slowed via supplementation with homocysteine-lowering B vitamins, which included folic acid, vitamin B12 and vitamin B6.
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.
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.
Avoid Random Treatment of Trigger Points (Part 2)
We must acknowledge that the fascia, which surrounds literally everything in our bodies, including every muscle fiber, is more than just a covering.
Impacting Chiropractic's Future With Technology
When it comes to electronic health records (EHR), Robert Moberg and Dr. Steven Kraus are two of the leading industry experts on the topic.
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.
Atypical Femoral Fractures and Bisphosphonate Use: What to Watch For
Bisphosphonates (BP) are popular drugs, with more than 8 billion in sales in 2008; however, profits have declined as patents began expiring. Nonetheless, BP remain the most commonly prescribed drugs for patients at risk of osteoporotic fractures, with several million prescriptions written every year.
Interpersonal Skills 101: Enhancing the Value of Our Patient Interactions
Recently, I read an interesting article in our local newspaper titled "The Value of Human Interaction." The article presented comments from a senior editor for Fortune magazine who discussed "Civility in the Business World."
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 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.
Primary Spine Care: Addressing Concerns & Criticisms
The Dec. 1, 2013 issue of Dynamic Chiropractic included an article describing the implementation of a training program for primary spine practitioners (PSP) within a metropolitan region and supported by a large BC/BS plan.
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.
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.
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.
A Reality Check – and a Chance to Educate
Imagine working in the public relations department of nutrition retailer General Nutrition Corporation (GNC) and reading the The New York Times announce...
Low Back Pain: Posture and Movement Analysis
When performing static and dynamic movement analysis of the lumbopelvic hip area, begin with standing visual posture analysis of the pelvis, and then perform lumbar range of motion and assess what you might see during normal versus abnormal lumbar flexion motion.
June, 2003, Vol. 03, Issue 06
Texas Association of Massage Therapists Holds 3rd Annual Convention
By Editorial Staff
The Texas Association of Massage Therapists (TAMT) celebrated its third annual convention and trade show Feb. 28 - March 1 at the Hobby Airport Hilton hotel in Houston. According to TAMT President Sharon Stumpf, the convention was a marked success.This year's convention featured numerous distinguished presenters, including Eric Moya from the Upledger Institute, who demonstrated CranioSacral therapy and lymphatic drainage techniques; Janine Ray, who demonstrated how the Pfrimmer technique can help repair overworked muscles; and author and motivational speaker Lindee Brauer, who inspired attendees with her lectures, "Building into Your Personal Best," and "Build Into Your Future!"
Keynote speaker Brian Barnes discussed myofascial release techniques, and Perry Isenberg, vice president of marketing for Biofreeze/Performance Health and columnist for Massage Today, delivered the convention's final presentation, "Trends in Massage," at the closing dinner program.
The presenters agreed that the atmosphere of this year's convention was one of closeness and camaraderie. According to convention chair Renee Crockford, "Everyone said that they felt like one big family, at home, at our event."
Several dynamic vendors participated in this year's event, allowing attendees to see the newest tools of the trade and hear the latest massage industry news and information. Eligible attendees also received up to six hours of continuing education credit.
Brooks Kassan, TAMT's legislative chair, received the first-ever Performance Health Humanitarian Award for taking over the reigns of the association this year. Lane Tow, a charter member and TAMTs first treasurer in 1995, was honored with the President's Award for her role in keeping massage therapy a respected profession in the state of Texas.
TAMT was founded in the spring of 1995, and was incorporated as a non profit organization in 1998. Since its inception, TAMT has added chapters in Houston, Waco, Galveston and Austin, in addition to its Beaumont chapter, and the organization continues to grow.
In addition to its annual convention, the TAMT is developing a mini-convention, which will travel throughout the state to bring networking and educational opportunities to massage therapists. According to Stumpf, next year's annual convention plans are already underway. "We look forward to building a better convention for 2004! Mark your calendars for March 5-6, 2004. . . Same bat time, same bat channel."
For more information on the 2004 TAMT convention, visit www.tamt.org.
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