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The App Advantage: Get More for Less
You may have noticed the list of "app-exclusive" articles in the directory on the front page of the print issue and in the Table of Contents on page 4. You can't find these articles in print or even in our online archives.
Animal Acupuncture Gaining in Popularity
We have just finished the year of the fire hoarse and now it is time to spend some time alone, daydreaming and thinking outside the box in terms of where our profession is headed. The sheep person is well organized and creative so this should not be difficult to do.
Professionalism and Evidence-Based Health Care
Today's chiropractors are facing a conundrum with the Affordable Care Act and its health care reform requirements, including evidence-based practice and health technology assessment.
The Static Postural Pelvic Exam
I include a static postural analysis in my evaluation routine whether you are a patient in pain or an elite-sport athlete in training. In my day-to-day practice, I require patients to stand still while I "just look" at them.
Ringing in the Billing New Year
What are the new modifiers that replace modifier 59? Will they allow doctors of chiropractic to be paid for 97140, manual therapy, when done with chiropractic manipulation?
I Felt it in My Fingers First
I'm not afraid to say it. Massage therapists make better acupuncturists. I'll tell you how I know, but first I have a question: What do a microcurrent device, a laser and a hippie massage therapist have in common?
Helping to Create the Healthiest Generation
The imperative to create the "Healthiest Generation by 2030," envisioned by the American Public Health Association (APHA), was in full force at the APHA's 142nd Annual Meeting held in New Orleans from November 15-19, 2014.
News in Brief
While indignation may be your immediate reaction to H.R. 5780, the Protecting the Integrity of Medicare Act of 2014, the American Chiropractic Association suggests the legislation is just what the chiropractic profession needs.
Right Back Where We Started?
More than 25 years after Judge Susan Getzendanner issued her historic opinion in the Wilk v AMA anti-trust case, evidence suggests that despite increasing collaboration between doctors of chiropractic and their allopathic medical counterparts, when it comes to organized medicine, we may be right back where we started.
Fight Colorectal Cancer With Folic Acid
CRC is the second most common cause of cancer mortality in the U.S. and Canada. Although genetic susceptibility plays a role in the etiology of CRC, dietary factors, including certain vitamins, have also been shown to influence the development of the disease in various studies.
Show Up and Show Respect
I was recently asked about my chiropractic philosophy. My answer surprised my questioner.
How to Use Online Video as a Tool to Market Your Practice
Health care practitioners, including chiropractors, should consider online videos as a key element of their Internet marketing strategy. In the next three years, videos are expected to account for nearly 70 percent of all consumer online traffic, according to Cisco.
Chiropractic Research in Review
Occupational LBP in Primary- and High-School Teachers; Treating MVA Complications With Chiropractic Care; Neck Pain: Immediate Effects of Active Scapular Correction; Taping Benefits Stride, Step Length in Fatigued Runners.
Happy New Year 2015 Gong Hoy Fat Choi
Welcome to the year of the sheep! We begin a new year guided by the sign of a quietly and creatively organized animal.
Taking the Freeze Out of Adhesive Capsulitis
Adhesive capsulitis or "frozen shoulder" is a relatively common condition resulting in severe shoulder pain and global loss of glenohumeral joint range of motion. Incidence of the condition is approximately 3 percent in the general population.
Three for One: The Cervical Distraction Test
Taking the time to do an exam is important, but it is time spent. The exam serves as a way to physically validate your clinical impression following a history and clinical consultation.
Environmental Toxins: Cause of Modern Illness, Part 2
In Part I of this article, we detailed the variety of environmental toxins assaulting our bodies. These include pesticides and herbicides; plastics; preservatives; cosmetics; gasoline additives, solvents and glues; and heavy metals.
Age and Fertility: Why We Should Worry Less About Age and More About Overall Health
Recently, on one of the acupuncture alumni forums, the topic of age and fertility came up when a practitioner posted a question regarding a patient that was about to turn 40-years-old.
AWB Makes a Difference in the Yucatan
We are in the sleepy town of Izamal, located about an hour from the Merida airport where our group arrived last night. Later that morning, on a bus winding through the dusty roads of the Yucatan, fourteen acupuncturists, two facilitators from AWB and two tour guides make their way to the small rustic town of Popola.
Two for One: The Cervical Distraction Test
In today's healthcare system, diagnoses and treatment plans follow a western medical model - especially if you work with attorneys or insurance companies.
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Rethinking Our Approach to Immunization; Coming Together for the Good of Our Patients.
Acupuncture and its Place in the Integrative Healthcare Practice: The Need to Move from Modality to Profession
Acupuncture and oriental medicine (AOM) has grown and flourished from its inception thousands of years ago in China. In surrounding regions of Asia, AOM developed as a response to differing cultural, pathological, health and wellness care needs.
The Way of Zen Performance Enhancement
Working with elite athletes and implementing various techniques to keep athletes focused and at their optimal performance for a sustained period of time includes incorporating various meditation techniques that counterbalance their sport-specific physical and mental demands, which is an important element of success throughout the years.
Movement Assessments: The DC's Sphygmomanometer
I think back to when I was going through chiropractic school outpatient clinic. I was embarrassed to have my family and friends come in for treatment because initial evaluations took three hours to complete.
The Conscious Evolution of Healing: Importance of Opening the Sensory Portals in Classical Chinese Medicine
The Chinese medical classics are not just clinical guides. They give advice; ways we can awaken more fully into conscious awareness.
Trouble Down Under: San Zhen Therapy for Lower Jiao Issues
In the last several columns, I have discussed many clinical options for utilizing San Zhen or Three Needle Therapy. In this installment, I will continue this trend and discuss several foundational patterns which can be found in several very common clinical presentations.
May, 2004, Vol. 04, Issue 05
What Are My Choices?
By Editorial Staff
You've made the decision to become a massage therapist and invested a lot of money in your education, practice location, marketing, and everything else you need to be successful.Now what? Where can you find information on products, continuing education information and other goods and services to help your practice grow? "What Are My Choices?" is a periodic column that gives you the information you need, straight from the experts - the companies themselves. This installment focuses on companies that offer tables, mats, yoga supplies, cushions, pillows, and ergonomic aids - all important components of a successful massage practice.
Beauty with Nature: Great White Bottling Inc. / Beauty with Nature has been making products especially for massage practitioners since 1995. We focus on products that maintain the maximum purity possible and are very competitive in the marketplace. Products include: Massage lotion, massage oil, massage balm, essential oils, paraffin wax, oil-removing laundry detergent, visco-memory foam pillows, massage tables, private labeling. Tel: 888-295-6457; E-mail: .
Belvedere USA Corporation: Belvedere USA Corporation offers an array of salon and spa products, including seating, wood, glass and steel cabinetry; desks and retail displays; spa equipment, including pedicare systems, hydrotherapy tubs and massage products; and nail care including manicure tables with corresponding seating and storage. The Belvedere product lineup features the Mirage Pedicare System, a comprehensive footcare system that offers one-touch electronic cleaning and disinfecting, a proprietary disinfectant and a tubular steel frame. Products include: Footcare, Mirage Pediare System, Alexandria Pedicare Station, Cleopatra Pedicare Station, Victoria Pedicare Station, Martinique Massage Table, Antiqua Massage Table, St. Thomas Massage Table, St. Croix Massage Table, Ultra Electric Table, Ultra Hydraulic Table, Carmel Nail Table, Cosmos Nail Table, Royale Hydrotherapy Tub, Equinox Hydrotherapy Tub, Diane Hydrotherapy Tub, Vichy Shower and Wet Table, Steamy Wonder Therapy Tent, and Turnkey spaces planning and facility design services. Tel: 815-544-3131 E-mail: ; Web: www.belvedereusa.com.
BodySense: Aromatherapy Hot/Cold products combine the benefits of moist heat and aromatherapy. Each contains aromatic herbs and spices, carefully selected for their healing properties, and rice for its moisture content and weight. BodySense offers 26 product items with 8 different formulas or combinations of herbs and spices. Our product line ranges form NeckEase, Sinus Pack, Eye Pillows, FootEase, Packs, Wraps, Toys and a bamboo flute CD. Tel: 877-816-3615; E-mail: ; Web: www.shopbodysense.com.
EarthGear Therapeutic Innovations: EarthGear is committed to offering the best value in professional massage therapy equipment and supplies. Our collective ambition is to provide massage therapy equipment that is intelligent in design, solid in performance, and exceptional in value. Every EarthGear product is designed and tested to withstand the rigors of professional use, and is skillfully crafted from quality materials, and EarthGear's commitment to quality is backed by an industry leading lifetime warranty. Products offered: professional quality portable massage tables, an on-site massage chair, desktop massage support unit, quality massage therapy accessories including pneumatic stools, bolsters, carry cases, oil holsters, fleece pads, and disposable headrest covers. Tel: 800-508-1937; E-mail: ; Web: www.earthgear.com.
Massage King: Tel: 800-290-3932; Web: www.massageking.com.
Massage Supply Company: Tel: 866-497-4856; Web: www.massagesupplyco.com.
MassageWarehouse.com: Tel: 800-910-9955; Web: www.massagewarehouse.com.
Oakworks: Tel: 800-558-8850; Web: www.oakworks.com.
OPTP: OPTP, a leader in the industry for over 25 years, offers a large selection of health, fitness and rehabilitation products. Including massage, stretching, trigger point, foam rollers, Swiss exercise balls, balance boards, women's health, resistive exercise band products and resources and more! Tel: 800-367-7393; E-mail: ; Web: www.optp.com.
Steam Sauna: Manufacturer of commercial and residential steam generators and custom pre-cut cedar sauna rooms for over 30 years. Steam Sauna offers such advanced features as the Automatic Power Flush and the 2-in-1 System for commercial grade units. Supplier to the finest spas, resorts and fitness clubs throughout North America. Tel: 866-937-2862; Email: ; Web: www.steam-sauna.com.
Stronglite Massage Tables: Laney and John Lloyd, a massage therapist and a mechanical engineer founded Stronglite in 1986. This combination of talents led to the perfect balance of comfort, convenience, strength and durability in bodywork equipment - Strong and light - it's a combination our customers have always asked for in equipment, so it's what we deliver. Durable, lightweight and maneuverable, our tables and chairs are engineered for the peak performance of your business. Products include: High-value portable massage tables and chairs plus table and chair accessories such as bolsters, end & side extensions, sternum pads, sheets, fleece pads, carrying cases, and heatable/chillable Warm Whiskers pillows. Tel: 800-289-5487; E-mail: ; Web: www.stronglite.com.
Tatum Tables: Tel: 800-895-5487; Web: www.tatumtable.com.
If your company offers products or services to the massage profession and you would like to be listed in "What Are My Choices," please contact Massage Today at 800-324-7758 or .
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