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Getting Paid by Medicare Is Getting a Major Adjustment
The 2015 Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) was signed into law to implement a new approach to clinician payments and replace the Sustainable Growth Rate formula.
Workers' Back Pain: Causes, Costs & Solution
You will want to share two important papers published in the past several months. Why? When read separately, each provides valuable information relevant to your patients, community and practice; together, they tell a compelling story.
Treating Peripheral Neuropathy: Multi-Faceted Approach Including Laser Therapy
Peripheral neuropathy affects at least 20 million people in the United States1 and nearly 60 percent of all people with diabetes suffer from diabetic neuropathy. Many suffer from the disorder without ever identifying the cause.
Dysautonomia: The Medical Condition You May Already Be Treating
TCM practitioners have spent thousands of years healing patients without knowing or needing the names of their diseases as defined by allopathic medicine. We have syndrome names that are both poetic and efficient.
U.S. Olympians Have a DC in Their Corner
It's probably old news to you that doctors of chiropractic play an increasingly prominent role in treating athletes, from youth sports participants to weekend warriors, to elite / professional competitors.
Treatment Success at the Won Institute
According to the World Health Organization's 2003 report titled, "Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Controlled Clinical Trials," acupuncture has been shown to improve many physical, emotional, and mental conditions.
Integrative Cancer Care: Chiropractic for Chemotherapy-Induced Hiccups
Hiccups (singultus) are a frequent occurrence during cancer treatment. The cause of the hiccups may be the chemotherapy drug itself, such as Cisplatin; or the prophylactic use of corticosteroids such as Decadron, which is used to prevent nausea and/or vomiting.
Going Beyond Just Feeling Good
We all know that most patients come to us for some pain complaint: neck pain, back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel, etc. We also all know that acupuncture is a great first-line care for these issues, as well as supporting overall health and wellness.
Pediatric Footwear: Function Over Fashion
As practitioners, it is not uncommon for parents to bring us their children to treat or ask us questions related to the pediatric population. Children's feet tend to be a perplexing region for parents and practitioners alike.
National Board Apologizes for Testing Issues
The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) has issued a formal apology following a series of computer-based testing malfunctions that impacted two separate examinations (March and June 2016) and caused "widespread confusion and frustration" to the nearly 1,500 examinees taking the tests.
Power to the Patient
Against a backdrop of splintered political parties, polarizations within nations, civil unrest, and distrust of established government (such as the growing anti-Washington, D.C. sentiment) comes the not-so-surprising finding that health care authorities and practitioners (with perhaps the exception of insurers) are turning over more and more powers to the individual patient.
Upgrade to "Parker 2.0" in Las Vegas
Continuing your education and refining your practice: two key elements of a successful chiropractic career. Parker Seminars promises both as it celebrates its 65th anniversary in Las Vegas next February, according to Parker University President, Dr. William Morgan, and seminar consultant Dr. Mark Sanna.
ITB Syndrome: Treat the Tensor Fascia Latae
Iliotibial band syndrome is usually the result of repetitive knee flexion, such as in runners or cyclists. Pain may be experienced in the knee and/or the hip. The patient may express a sense of the hip dislocating, popping or snapping.
Six Things Every DC Should Know About the Zika Virus
The Zika outbreak continues to spread across the continental United States and U.S. territories. We offer this brief overview on this important public health problem for the practicing doctor of chiropractic.
First Annual ICD-10 Updates Take Effect
Yes, there was an update to ICD-10 codes on Oct. 1. It was a regular update to the diagnosis coding system and will take place every Oct. 1, just as it did when the ICD-9 system was in place.
Update from the International AIDS Conference
The 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, brought together more than 15,000 of the world's leading scientists, activists, funders, policy makers, and consumers from 153 countries.
Decoding the Mystery of Medical Insurance Acceptance
In the constantly evolving profession of acupuncture, one of the least understood areas is medical insurance acceptance. The profession is filled with controversy surrounding this topic: Is it ethical?
Four Ways to Attract Patients
Acupuncturist A has been in practice for six years and has struggled since day one. She spends as much time and money on marketing as she can, but since her practice is slow, her budget isn't that big.
Pediatric Asthma: A Case Study
I have had very good success with pediatric asthma, combining acupuncture with Chinese herbal products. Treatment is given over four to eight months, twice monthly, with herbal formulas rotated every month.
Using the Lens of Chinese Medicine
One of the most common medications I see in clinical practice on a daily basis is fluoxetine or Prozac. Consequently, I hear many complaints concerning the side effects of this medication and am frequently asked by patients to help manage these side effects with acupuncture and Chinese medicine.
Natural Cancer Prevention: Pomegranate for the Prostate
In recent years, the ingestion of pure pomegranate juice (8 ounces per day) has been shown in clinical studies with human subjects to slow, and to some degree, reverse, the progression of prostate cancer – the second leading cause of cancer death in North American men.
February, 2005, Vol. 05, Issue 02
What Are My Choices?
Published Products, Books, Videos, Charts and More
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 published media.
Body Therapy Associates: Books by Carole Osborne-Sheets. Deep Tissue Sculpting: comprehensive manual synthesizing research, anatomy, and precise techniques with an intuitive and artistic attitude. Learn a myofascial modality that invites physical and emotional integration. Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapy: a massage therapist's guide to the childbearing year. Get the assurance of sound guidelines and essential procedures to respond effectively and empathetically to the challenges of pregnancy, labor and the postpartum period. Phone: 800-586-8322; Web: www.bodytherapyassociates.com.
G-Jo Institute: A natural health education organization founded in 1976 to research, test and share a variety of "self-health" methods from around the world. Not only is the Institute the largest and oldest organization of its type, to the best of our knowledge, it is the only such group in existence. Web: www.g-jo.com.
Hands On Supply: The source for all your massage supply needs. One order, and you'll see why therapists keep ordering from us. Discounted prices; quality products; professional friendly service; free shipping available. Serving the massage community since 1992. Biotone, Pure Pro, Sombra, Le Mitt, Biofreeze, DVD's, Tiger Balm, Formentek, Khepra, Santa Barbara Creams, Ice'N'Heat Gel Packs, Stone Sets, Skeletons, Linens, Hydrocollators, Tables, back jacks, videos, music, books. Phone: 800-842-9874; Email: ; Web: www.handsonsupply.com.
Information For People: Massage therapists, estheticians, spas & salons: Build your practices with our line of over 30 client education brochures, numerous gift certificates, postcards, and greeting cards. Other innovative products include client newsletters, professional apparel, practice management software, hand sculptures for office environments, books, videos, presentation aids, copy-ready client handouts, and Web site tools. Attract clients you want to serve - and keep checking our Web site for marketing tips and specials. Call for free samples. Phone: 800-754-9790; E-mail: ; Web: www.info4people.com.
International Palmtherapy Association (IPTA): Through PalmTherapy®, you'll learn how to achieve emotional balance; sharpen your talents and initiate new skills; achieve higher learning ability and mental clarity; activate success energy in your life; build your charisma and have a magnetic personality; achieve goals faster, both personal and professional; stimulate your vitality; overcome allergy symptoms; and more. Free video available. Also available, the award winning book, PalmTherapy®: Program Your Mind through Your Palms by Moshe Zwang, ND. Phone: 661-944-4909; Web: www.palmtherapy.com.
The Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies: Provides massage professionals with the books, videos, charts and other materials they need for more than 30 exciting, Category "A", continuing education, home study programs. Nationally recognized experts teach these valuable programs. Toll-free advisory support included at no extra charge. All approved and/or accepted by the NCBTMB, AMTA, AMBP, Florida and most other states. Free resource guide available. Phone: 800-364-5722; Web: www.homestudycredits.org.
Lippincott, Williams & Wilkens: A unit of Wolters Klumer Health, a group of leading information companies offering specialized publications and software for physicians, nurses, students and specialized clinicians. Phone: 800-638-3030; Web: www.lww.com.
Massage Video Sales: These DVDs and videos will help you earn your CEUs in the comfort of your own office or home with the convenience of your own scheduling for a fraction of the cost of live seminars. We offer home study courses in pregnancy, infant, fibromyalgia, cranial sacral, euromuscular, oriental floor shiatsu and Thai yoga, ethics, HIV, and many more. We are approved through the NCBTMB, Florida, Nebraska, and accepted in most states. Phone: 866-328-9703; E-mail: ; Web: www.massagevideosales.com.
Massage Publications: Offers two essential books for massage therapists: Stretch Your Clients!, featuring table stretches for over 50 muscles and Releasing the Rotator Cuff, which examines rotator cuff injuries from a massage therapists perspective. Massage therapists are at high risk for rotator cuff injuries, so if you don't read this for your client's sake, read it for yourself. Phone: 512-833-0179; E-mail: ; Web: www.massagepublications.com.
Pine Island Publisher: We are the publishers of health related textbooks for both resale and wholesale customers. Our book products include the publications "The Complete Review Guide for State & National Examinations In Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork" and "Hydrotherapy Theory & Technique", a resource for both education and clinical practice. Phone: 800-400-1892; Web: www.pineislandpublishers.com.
Real Bodywork: Publishes massage training videos and DVDs. Our titles include Deep Tissue, NMT, Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Cranial-Sacral Therapy, Therapeutic Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Ayurvedic, Polarity, Anatomy and Pathology, Nerve Mobilization and more. Phone: 888 505-5511; E-mail: ; Web: www.realbodywork.com.
Serenity Now: Serenity is a music label that has been creating relaxation music, guided imagery, and affirmation albums since 1985. Last year we created our first nature/music DVD that is perfect for a waiting room application. Phone: 800-869-1684; Web: www.serenitymusic.com.
TH Stone: A stone therapy product and educational source to the spa and wellness industry. We assist people in achieving their professional goals and offer innovative practical support through distance home-study courses, videos, DVDs, manuals, books and continuing education units and workshops. We also offer secure online shopping. Phone: 866-680-5149; E-mail: ; Web: www.thstone.com.
Traditional Thai Massage Video: This video is one of the first Thai massage videos produced. The instructor is from the famous Wat Pho in Bangkok and is truly an artist. It is easy to watch. A must for your video library. Phone: 480-644-8817; E-mail: ; Web: www.massagethai.com.
Wysong: An organization dedicated to enhancing the health of humans, the animals in their care, and the environment in which we all live. Throughout the world, the shortsighted and selfish inclination to exploit the Earth as a limitless raw material is steadily unraveling the delicate natural web, which is critical to healthful living. Pamphlets and educational aides available. Phone: 989-631-0009; E-mail: ; Web: www.wysong.net.
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.
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