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Raditation & Your Smartphone: Is it Worth the Risk?
If radial arteries could talk (and in my experience they can to some extent), they would say, "Step away from the smartphone." At least that is the message I am receiving loud and clear as I feel the pulses of many patients.
New Relationships, Old Trauma: AOM & Other Healing Strategies
Being in love is one the most beautiful and enjoyable experiences. Most of us are willing to pay almost any price to have that experience, and still often find it elusive or fleeting. Navigating the ups and downs of loving relationships are often challenging — even for the most psychologically balanced among us.
Is It Time to Rethink Mental Illness? (Pt. 1)
Invariably, patients will ask their chiropractor about depression or various mental illnesses. Some practitioners will reflexively offer a cervical adjustment, suggest St. John's wort or contemplate a referral to a specialist.
A Daily Strategy for Heavy-Metal Detox
In modern society, we are constantly exposed to heavy metals such as cadmium, lead and mercury. These heavy metals have no essential biochemical roles in our body, and conversely, can cause us a great deal of harm if they build up to toxic levels.
A Major Role in Back Pain: The Multifidus
Back pain affects roughly 80 percent of the population at one time or another and is one of the leading causes of doctor visits.
Bill With Confidence: Learn What to Collect
Q: I am trying to understand what I may collect from my patient when there is insurance. Do I have to accept the amount allowed by the plan or may I collect up to my billed amount? Please note, I am not a member of any insurance plan.
An Unexpected Diagnosis: The Result of Lacking Communication
A couple years ago I had a case that showed me the importance of open communication between health practitioners. We need to show up with less fear, and let go of our judgments so we can do better for the patient.
Why I Quit Doing House Calls
My father was a chiropractor who did house calls, so when I became a DC, I figured doing house calls was part of the job. My March article recalled my experience as a small boy, accompanying my dad while he went to patients' homes to treat them.
Balancing Spring Challenges
As the winter months come to a close and warmer spring weather appears, patients may begin to present with new challenging pattern presentations.
Women's Hormones: A Western & Eastern Perspective
Sometimes it may seem that you require a degree in medicine to understand hormones and how they function.
Give Yourself the Digital Advantage
When you see this article in the print version of this issue and swear you read it already, don't be alarmed: you probably did. That's because by that time, the May issue will have been available online in digital format for three weeks.
News in Brief
ACA Adopts New Governance Model; ACA 2017 Awards; CCA Helps Calif. DCs "Share the Love"; $1 Million to Help Advance the Profession; D'Youville Raises the Bar on Anatomy Education; ErRatum.
Taking the Chiropractic Message to the Press
"There is no better place on earth to have a news event," the National Press Club boasts, and it's easy to understand why: Every year, the 108-year-old Washington, D.C.-based organization hosts countless press conferences on the hottest topics impacting America and often the world.
Universal Design: Principles & Practice
In many respects, universal design serves as the core of ergonomics. It's also a good tool to use when designing a return-to-work program for injured and/or ill patients. Let's take a closer look at universal design and why it should matter to you and your patients.
Clearing Blocks: A Way to Improve Cosmetic Acupuncture
As a Five Element acupuncturist who teaches facial acupuncture classes nationally, I was surprised to learn that one of the basic principles I was taught in school is unfamiliar to most acupuncturists.
Creating Good Business Buzz
What do patients really think about working with you? Rarely do you hear the whole truth. Those who improve may be candid in their gratitude.
An Integrated Approach to Chronic Pain
Findings from a unique Medicaid pilot project in Rhode Island involving high-use Medicaid recipients from two health plans were recently presented to the state's Department of Health, demonstrating stellar outcomes with regard to medication use, ER visits, health care costs and patient satisfaction.
Is the New Medicare Reporting Exemption Right for You?
What you've heard is not a rumor – there will be exemptions for providers of Medicare patients, with no penalties assessed for offices that do not do Quality Payment Program (EHR, PQRS, MACRA and MIPS) reporting.
Eczema & Acupuncture: A Sound Solution (Part 1)
Eczema affects approximately 3.5 percent of the global population and is one of the most common skin complaints seen by dermatologists.
August, 2004, Vol. 04, Issue 08
New Executive Directors at COMTA and NCBTMB
By Editorial Staff
On June 1, 2004, Ellen Bateman, EdD, joined the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) as the organization's new executive director, replacing Carole Ostendorf, PhD, who announced her retirement earlier this year.
"My goal as executive director will be to advance the values of COMTA as a dynamic organization that promotes a holistic and transformational view of massage therapy education," remarked Dr.Bateman, in a press release issued by COMTA. "I will work to build upon the work already done to clarify the identity and role of COMTA as it looks to the future."
Bateman's professional experience includes positions at Temple University College of Liberal Arts; the University of Pennsylvania's School of Dental Medicine and School of Medicine; and the Center for Literacy, all in Philadelphia.
The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) has also selected a new executive director to fill the position vacated by Christine D. Niero, PhD, in March.
Mark A. Smith, PhD, CAE, brings more than 20 years of nonprofit and association management and business experience to the position. Specifically, he will oversee national certification and recertification programs, as well as assume operations and staff leadership responsibilities.
Prior to accepting this position, Dr. Smith served with several distinguished organizations, including the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians, the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine, and the Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators.
Smith has also held teaching positions at Cornell, George Mason and Harvard Universities, as well as in Germany.
Dr. Smith officially assumed the executive director position on July 12, 2004.
The states of Arizona and Illinois have pushed back the start dates for issuing massage therapy licenses to Jan. 1, 2005. In Arizona, the deadline for issuing provisional licenses has also been extended until July 1, 2005, while Illinois will consider amending its current Massage Licensing Act to require applicants to be fingerprinted for criminal background checks.
CORRECTION: Regarding the dates relative to Arizona: Massage Today has learned that the Arizona Board of Massage Therapy is currently issuing massage licenses; those wishing to practice massage therapy must have obtained a massage license by Jan. 1, 2005. Likewise, those wishing to practice under a provisional license must have obtained this license by July 1, 2005. Massage Today apologizes for the error.
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