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State by State: Chiropractic Leads Changes in Health Care
Monumental legislative bills in support of the chiropractic profession were passed recently in Washington, West Virginia and Oregon. Here is a review of this important legislation, state by state...
Prompting Memory: How to Stimulate Cognition
Recently I gave a talk titled, The Art of Memoir – Tapping the Past to Sharpen the Present at a senior lunch event in Austin, Texas.
Dropping Insurance: 4 Steps
My office manager just got off the phone with the secretary of a long-standing patient. I have treated this woman and 10 members of her family for more than a decade. She has, as have all of my patients, paid my fee at the time of service since I dropped insurance in 1997.
Reducing Allostatic Load & Stress Through Heightened Awareness
Your contemporary mental health and psychotherapy colleagues may often approach the treatment of allostatic load as a mental health condition and use prescription psycho-pharmaceutical medicine to affect general and specific central nervous system (CNS) pathways and brain neuro-chemistry medicine to alleviate the associated symptoms.
Transforming Exam Delivery
The NBCE Board of Directors has never wavered on its promise to deliver an excellent, on-campus computerized testing experience to students. Likewise, there has never been a compromise to the delivery of fair, valid and legally defensible exams.
Acupuncture's Standard of Care
Both a concern and critique of acupuncture, frequently espoused by the bio-medical community is, "there is no standard of care in acupuncture." The following is why I believe this statement is disingenuous at best.
Catch the Workplace Wellness Wave
Do you offer workplace wellness services to local businesses? If not, you might want to consider this lucrative channel for expanding your practice. Workplace wellness programs and wellness-related benefits have grown in popularity over the past several decades.
Old Trend, New Risks: Heavy Weight Training
With more opportunities to exercise than ever, a greater selection of exercise options, and the subsequent opinions supporting and challenging their merits, it's easy to be confused as to which approach is best.
A Novel Way to Prevent Elderly Falls: Toe Strength
In any given year, nearly 40 percent of senior citizens ages 70 and older will fall at least once. Each fall significantly increases the risk of not only sprains, strains and contusions, but also fractures.
News in Brief
Parker University Launches New Open-Access Research Journal for Chiropractic; Western States, Cleveland-KC Name New Deans of Chiropractic Colleges; Sherman College Goes Tobacco-Free; Life University Wins 11 Awards.
Chiropractic's Next Frontier: Adjusting the Microbiome
Restoring a healthy microbiome to help treat disease may be the next frontier in chiropractic offices around the country.
Practice Pearls: There's More to ROM Than Meets the Eye
As part of my neuromusculoskeletal examination, I perform range-of-motion (ROM) evaluations. I can "eyeball" the range and measure, I can use a goniometer and measure, I can use my phone app and measure, or I can use various other instruments to help determine degrees of motion.
Missed Causes of LBP: It's the Syndrome, Not the Subluxation
When I read the chart notes of other chiropractors, I am usually disappointed. They list what vertebrae are fixated or misaligned. They may describe the involved fascia and muscles.
Paving the Way to Integrative Health & Wellness
Jared Polis (D-Colorado) and Mike Coffman (R-Colorado) launched the integrative health and wellness (IHW) caucus in October, 2018.
Bastyr University: On the Front Lines of the Pain Epidemic
At University of Washington's Harborview Medical Center, the Seattle region's only Level I Trauma and Burn Center, the demands for in-patient care are dramatically different from a private clinic environment.
Is Primary Spine Care the Answer for Chiropractic?
Recently, we sat down with Mark Studin, DC, FASBE(C), DAAPM, DAAMLP, to discuss the state of chiropractic and why primary spine care may hold the key to chiropractic's future. Read what he had to share in this exclusive interview.
NBCE to Reinstitute Computer-Based Exams
The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) has announced it will reinstate computer-based testing in January 2019 courtesy of a partnership with testing and assessment solutions provider Prometric.
TCM Codes for the World
I just received an email concerning the ICD-TM11 codes. The World Health Organization (WHO) will be presenting the new ICD-11 codes to World Health Assembly very soon.
First World Spine Care Graduate: Hildah Molate
Hildah Molate, the first World Spine Care (WSC) scholarship student, graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic earlier this year and is now working at the WSC community spine clinic in Shoshong, Botswana.
Regenerative Medicine: How to Do It by the Books
The "lay of the land" for regenerative therapies, including but certainly not limited to adult stem-cell treatments, seems to change almost daily.
Better With Chiropractic
While chiropractic care is receiving high levels of exposure these days, most pain patients who consult with a health provider still do so with their primary-care MD. And of course, that means in most cases, they're receiving standard medical care, not chiropractic.
Prevention: Stop Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections
The recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of those nuisance conditions that can play havoc with quality of life, and this particular infection is much more common than most people realize.
Diagnosing & Treating Aggressive Energy
Recently, there has been an article, and subsequent discussion, about the subject of Aggressive Energy (AKA "AE"), including ways to detect its presence and an alternative method of treating it.
Spring Allergies & The Spleen: Looking at Pattern Differentiation
As the season of Spring fades away and we shift into the warm summer months, many patients suffer from chronic allergies. This is by far one of the most common issues I see in the clinic as well as often mistreated and misdiagnosed.
It's Time for a Functional Approach to Chronic Illness
It seems one of the more modern buzzwords is chronic, referring to diseases – that is to say, "ongoing and incurable." However, we can take a different perspective and recognize that, although the body may have been traumatized and injured, healing should always be viewed in the realm of possibility.
New Opportunities for DCs
For decades, the model chiropractic practice has been the single-doctor practice. Recent surveys have found that approximately two-thirds of U.S. doctors of chiropractic still practice this way, with another 20 percent practicing in multiple-chiropractor practices.
The Acupuncturist and the Opioid Crisis: Conquering Pain & Addiction in the U.S.
The current opioid epidemic dominates the discussion among national health leaders, recovery advocates and families nationwide. Opioids include heroin as well as prescription pain relievers such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, fentanyl, and others.
Official NCCAOM Practice Tests
The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) is excited to announce the launch of the new NCCAOM Exam Preparation Center.
Multi-Dimensional Acupuncture: 3D, 4D & 5D
Maggie is an intuitive healer and workshop leader who I met on a recent hike. While we were talking she told me how she had to take it easy because of her knees. She said that her doctor told her that she has the early signs of arthritis.
Cyber Threat Checklist: Defend Your Business With These 10 Steps
Living in an internet connected society brings many conveniences and benefits. The power of the internet to connect us with customers, store data, and find information has opened the door for many small business owners to grow and flourish.
March, 2005, Vol. 05, Issue 03
What Are My Choices?
Linens, Disposable Garments and Massage Therapy Supplies
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 linens, disposable garments, and massage therapy supplies - important components of a successful massage practice.
Best of Nature: Manufacturing and distributing massage supplies since 1987. Started by therapists who wanted to make available quality natural supplies at affordable prices, the company continues that tradition of excellence and value. We pride ourselves on offering the very best that nature has to offer with friendly and knowledgeable customer service. Products include massage oils; creams; essential oils; aroma diffusers; linens; spa and bodycare products; books; music; videos; tables; pillows; and more. Phone: 800-228-6457; E-mail: ; Web: www.bestofnature.com.
BodyJaz: Supplies disposable fitted face-rest covers and disposable sheets to the massage, medical and chiropractic industries. BodyJaz is known for high quality innovative products that sometimes cannot be found elsewhere. Our feature product is the SaniCover Fitted Disposable Face-rest cover. The SaniCovers are custom made to form fit all crescent face-rest pads. Used for chair or table massage, the SaniCovers won't move or stick and provide an easy between-client changeover. Phone: 866-503-7235; E-mail: ; Web: www.bodyjaz.com.
BodyWork Mall.com: Bodyworkmall is your one-stop shop for spa and massage therapy needs. We are the primary product and consulting affiliate for one of the largest massage therapy schools in the nation. Through our extensive experience in the provision and management of massage and spa therapy, we offer unbiased equipment recommendations and sales. Why not put our expertise and superior products to work for you? Phone: 866-717-6755; Web: www.bodyworkmall.com.
Core Products: Our therapeutic products are soothing to wear and medically effective, providing support and tension where you need it most. And because we offer a variety of products-including pillows and positioning products, braces and supports, and hot and cold therapy-you can find relief for just about every part of your body. Phone: 800-365-3047; Web: www.coreproducts.com.
EarthGear/Lifegear: Committed to offering the best value in massage therapy equipment and supplies. Our collective ambition is to provide massage therapy equipment that is intelligent in design, solid in performance, and exceptional value. Phone: 800-508-1937; Web: www.earthgear.com.
Hands-On Supply: At CCMT - 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; E-mail: ; Web: www.handsonsupply.com.
LSI International, Inc.: Founded in 1987, is a wholesale distributor for the massage therapy, chiropractic and physical therapy industries. A few of the massage linens and garment products LSI carries include: gowns, table paper, fleece linens, flannel sheets, disposable crescent headrest covers and many other quality massage products. Free catalog available. Phone: 800-832-0053; E-mail: ; Web: www.lsiinternational.com / Password: SHOPLSI.
Massage King: The leader in massage table equipment, accessories, supplies, and inversion tables. Phone: 800-290-3932; Web: www.massageking.com.
Massage Supply: We want to serve you and give you the best prices possible. If you find it for less, we will try our best to meet or beat other companies' prices. Best of all we do not charge a handling fee on your final shipping total. You can always know that every product we carry is from major manufacturers and of the highest quality. Phone: 866-497-4856; Web: www.massagesupplyco.com.
MassageWarehouse.com: We offer a price protection plan you can't ignore - If there is a nationally advertised price that is currently available on the same item you want from our catalog, this becomes your new Massage Warehouse price. Details and additional information available by phone or on our website. Phone: 800-910-9955; Web: www.massagewarehouse.com.
Natural Wellness® and The Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies: Provides you with massage supplies, tools and ideas for personal and professional growth to benefit both you and your clients. Variety of supplies to the profession include lotions, music, DVDs, videos, books, nutritional supplements, heat packs and therapeutic equipment. Free resource guide available. Phone: 800-364-5722; Web: www.naturalwellnessonline.com.
Thermal Comfort Inc.: Established on November 3, 2000 out of a need for quality, portable heated products and accessories for the massage therapy market. Our company's emphasis is on quality and comfort. Thermal Comfort, Inc. was founded by a registered massage therapist who understands the massage world, and it shows in the design and quality of our products. Phone: 866-660-WARM; E-mail: ; Web: www.thermalcomfortinc.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.
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