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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.
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.
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.
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.
News in Brief
A Moment of Silence for Dr. Stephen Press; New ACA President Elected; F4CP Offers New MemBership Benefit.
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.
How to Find and Fix TL Nerve Impingements
The thoracolumbar junction (TLJ) and the peripheral sensory nerves that exit from it are frequent, important and rarely recognized sources of lower back, pelvic and hip pain. Let's outline a clear exam protocol for diagnosing the problem.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
January, 2004, Vol. 04, Issue 01
By Editorial Staff
Spa Conferences Expand Venues, Head West
Mark your calendars for the 2004 Spa & Resort and Medical Spa Expos and Conferences, scheduled in three locations this year: Los Angeles, Feb.15-16, 2004, at the Los Angeles Convention Center; New York, Apr. 18-19, 2004, at New York City's Pier 94; and Miami, Sept. 12-13,2004, at the Miami Convention Center.
Each year, thousands of massage therapists, business owners, managers, chiropractors and physicians from the spa, medical spa, hotel and resort communities gather at the conferences to network, attend classes and learn about the latest trends in the industry. This will be the first year that Los Angeles will host the conferences. The L.A. event will feature renowned author and holistic health expert Dr. Deepak Chopra as the keynote speaker. According to a press release, Dr. Chopra's address will discuss "...the miraculous power of coincidence that can spontaneously fulfill our desires and tap into the true potential that rests within each of us."
"We are extremely pleased to have Dr. Deepak Chopra as our special guest and keynote speaker at our inaugural conference and expos in Los Angeles," said Greg Topalian, vice president and director of the conferences. "Who better to set the tone for the spa industry than Dr. Chopra? His insight and advice for everyone in the spa and wellness arena are extraordinarily valuable."
International Spa Association News
The International Spa Association (ISPA) has just released its 2003 Spa-Goer Study. The study, which targets day, resort, hotel, and destination spas, offers a comprehensive look at spa consumer demographics, including treatments, frequency of visits and types of products purchased, among other things. Similar studies focusing on the United Kingdom, Canada and Japan will be available soon. The 2003 Spa-Goer Study is available for purchase now.
The 2003-2004 ISPA Board of Directors is in place and ready to assume its duties that include overseeing approximately 2,000 members in 60 countries. They are:
For more information about ISPA, visit www.experienceispa.com.
The Spa Association Releases Marketing Tool
The Spa Association has released Spa Marketing: Tools for Success, a CD that contains a marketing plan for new spas or spas wanting to improve their marketing skills. The marketing plan includes tools designed to help find new clients, customer service strategies and solutions, and guidelines for creating an advertising campaign. Included with the disc is an informational booklet. The CD is compatible with IBM and Apple operating systems. For more information, visit www.thespaassociation.com.
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