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Why You Should Include the Single-Leg Stance Test in Every Patient Assessment
The single-leg stance (SLS) test, also known as the single-limb stance test, unipedal stance test or one-legged stance / balance test, is often used in the geriatric population to assess static postural and balance control.
Immunizations by Colorado DCs: Really?
You probably didn't hear about it, but back on Nov. 21, 2013, the Board of Directors of the Colorado Chiropractic Association (CCA) adopted "immunization authority" for Colorado DCs as its No. 2 legislative goal.
The Science of Stretching
In 1986, Rob DeCastella set a course record by running the Boston Marathon in 2:07:51, just 39 seconds off the world record.
A Chinese Medicine Story: An Interview with Mazin Al-Khafaji
Mazin Al-Khafaji's work has interested me for years. In February 2014, we invited him for the second time to speak at the Southwest Symposium in Austin, Texas.
Medical Qigong for the Heart: Part III
Part 1 and Part II of this series focused on the physical aspect of the Heart and mental emotional aspects of the Heart respectively. Now, I would like to focus on the spiritual aspect of the Heart.
By the Numbers: 3 Common Financial Mistakes With Major Consequences
Warren Buffett is on record for sharing the hidden art of becoming wealthy and making it simple enough for anyone to grasp.
Peer Points: Always Seeking To Grow
Ellen "Kiki" Geary has spent the last decade honing her craft. As a specialist in integrative holistic care, she went straight from completing her master's degree in acupuncture and chinese herbal medicine from Bastyr University to building a successful and thriving practice in the small community of Anacortes, Washington.
Physical Exam 101: The Hands
I am sure you are familiar with the old adage: "When the only tool in your toolbox is a hammer, everything starts to look like a nail."
Are You a Bad Chiropractic Patient?
My father was a great DC. In fact, as you might expect, he was the doctor of chiropractic I measured all other doctors against. Sadly, he died at age 61 when I was in my early 30s.
A Guide for Talking to Doctors about Acupuncture and Brain Chemistry
Before I begin any discussion of how to talk about the effects of acupuncture on brain chemistry, nervous and endocrine function, it is essential to understand just what physicians most need help with.
A History Worth Telling
The popularity and the use of acupuncture for the treatment of animals in the United States is at its peak.
Coding for the Subluxation: ICD-9 vs. ICD-10
When I attended chiropractic school, I was taught that chiropractors approach health care differently than the traditional medical establishment.
Building From the Bottom Up
I caught up with my dear friend Honora Wolfe, in her Colorado painting studio where, if she is not praying in Bhutan or doing charitable work in a Nepali free clinic, she spends most of her time now.
Vaccines and Chiropractic: Evidence-Based Medicine or Medical Dogma?
Right or wrong, the chiropractic profession has historically been against vaccinations. However, a growing trend within the profession is seeking to reverse this position.
Fibromyalgia: Put the Pain in Its Place
While some fibromyalgia patients respond favorably to regular chiropractic care, others experience minimal relief. Unfortunately, many of these patients must rely on pharmacological management to relieve their constant pain.
Curbing Label Overwhelm
For the average consumer, reading a food package can be overwhelming: natural, organic, non-GMO, gluten free, free range ... you get the picture.
New Medical Technologies You Need to Know
We're all familiar with how fast computers become obsolete, as well as the rapid pace of development in the field of cell phone technology. The latest smart phones are far more powerful than desktop computers were only a few years ago.
Knee Pain From the Kinetic Chain
As practitioners of manual medicine, chiropractors often treat patients suffering from knee pain.
Remembering Clarence Gonstead and 50 Years of the Gonstead Clinic
Dr. Clarence Selmer Gonstead (1898-1978) took chiropractic practice from back-alley bone setting to an understandable biomechanical science. His life was dedicated to clinical competency.
March, 2005, Vol. 05, Issue 03
News in Brief
By Editorial Staff
Update on the Diplomate of Massage Therapy (DMT) Program
Last year, Massage Today reported on a new advanced massage therapy certification created by Arizona massage therapist Steve Miller.Miller created the Diplomate of Massage Therapy (DMT) certification and founded the International Center for Excellence in Massage Therapy (ICEMT) to oversee the DMT, because he believes that advanced certification is crucial to moving the massage therapy profession forward. (See "Advanced Certification: The Future of Massage Therapy?" www.massagetoday.com/archives/2004/02/02.html.)
Massage Today contacted Miller to see how, one year later, the DMT program is going. "We had a number of inquiries after the [Massage Today] article ran, and continue to get interest," Miller confided.
"A number of individuals have made some serious inquiries, but none have started the application process as of yet. Local physicians still believe this is a reasonable requirement for those wishing to work in the medical field as it relates to massage. As far as national level certification goes, that is on hold pending Arizona approval. Currently, the Arizona Board of Massage Therapy is so backlogged with issues...they are not ready to look at alternative tests to the National Certification Examination. Once this occurs, we will look at completing required aspects of National Organization for Competency Assurance-certification."
Visit www.icemt.org for more information about the DMT and ICEMT.
Massage Therapy Foundation Announces 2004 Grant Recipients
The Massage Therapy Foundation recently announced its 2004 grant recipients. They include:
To learn more about the Massage Therapy Foundation's grant program, visit www.amtafoundation.org.
National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists Holds National Convention
The National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists (NANMT) held its annual convention titled, "In Touch With Aging," Jan. 14-16, 2005, in Columbia, SC. The convention focused on aging, including how it affects the human body; geriatric massage; and proper massage applications on those with specific diseases and conditions.
According to NANMT Vice-President Joyce Garland, RN, LMBT, also a presenter at the convention, the association would like to see massage therapy added to regular nursing curriculums. For more information, visit www.nanmt.org.
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