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Streamline Your Front Desk
Your front office can be your greatest source of efficiency or it can be a constant bottleneck. Increasing the productivity of this area, while not sacrificing the quality of patient interaction, can be a little tricky. However, with some focused effort and intention, your front desk can keep your practice running smoothly.
One of the most common trends to see in clinical medical practice and public health is the cycles of health "buzzwords." These come and go depending upon the current cultural zeitgeist. One year, "parasites" are causing all the issues, and the next year it's "candida."
Distal Style Treatment of Neurogenic Pain
Treat locally or distally? This question has frequented my thoughts for the treatment of pain throughout my acupuncture career. Each style has strengths and weaknesses, thus the versatile practitioner would do well to forgo dogmatic adherence to any one style in deference to the needs of the individual patient.
News in Brief
NYCC Aggregates Degree Programs in New School; Palmer Chancellor Receives Education Award From ICA; Oklahaven Announces "Have a Heart" Winners.
Understanding Levels of Evidence
The concept of levels of evidence is a cornerstone of research literacy and a great starting point for understanding basic principles of how research works.
How to Reach Your World With the Chiropractic Message
My latest effort to share chiropractic occurred in mid-May while I was sitting at an introductory parent information night for high schoolers. The IT instructor informed us that each student would be receiving a computer for all their studies.
The Need for Standards
ISO-TC-249: You may look at these letters and numbers and wonder what they are and what they might mean. They turn into: International Standards Organization- Technical Committee – 249. There is a global organization called The International Organization for Standardization.
Finger (Pad) Pointing: Repetitive-Use Injury Waiting to Happen
"My wrist and hand hurt. I spend all day working on computers and then I come home and spend more time on a computer, usually playing video games."
Parker University Embraces New Era
Change is in the air at Parker University, which recently announced the selection of both a new president and a new consultant for its seminar program.
In This Current Age of Anxiety
Anxiety, also referred to angst or hysteria, goes by many names. One, popularized by the sagacious Zhang Zhong Jing, who many practitioners of Chinese Medicine may be familiar with, is known as Restless Zang/Fu disorder.
Discovery: Finding Insights and Each Other in Different Disciplines
Recently I've been thinking about all sorts of things which are hidden from our daily direct experience. That general category is what links nearly everything that catches my attention and then demands some kind of investigation.
Billing One-on-One, Direct Patient Contact
This is often misunderstood and leads to trepidation when documenting and subsequently billing timed services.
Building Bridges with Discipline
As practitioners of traditional Chinese herbal medicine, our role is to educate patients and medical practitioners about the various safety aspects of our medicine. Medical doctors that embrace Chinese medicine want to collaborate and include Chinese herbal medicine in more aspects of clinical care to support their patients.
Holistic Skin Care and Modern Technology
Anti-aging is a concept that we hear in reference to skin rejuvenation and growing older on a daily basis. Aging begins as soon as we are born; therefore "pro-aging" is embracing all stages of life gracefully, with vitality, wisdom, joy, and gratitude as the goal.
Hip Flexor Contractures & LBP in Above-the-Knee Amputations
Patients with above-the-knee amputations (AK or AKA) are particularly prone to developing hip flexor contractures. Not to be confused with muscle tightness, contractures are a permanent shortening of tissues which cause deformity or distortion.
Billing Timed Services
Q: I do not always use physical medicine services but in my state I do have a scope of practice that allows me to provide many of these services. I am trying to understand what "direct one-on-one patient contact" means in relation to physical medicine services.
Low Fat vs. Low Carb & the Power of Protein
A science-based website recently posted a nice summary of 23 randomized, controlled trials from peer-reviewed journals pitting low-carb diets against low-fat diets.
Living Well: Lessons From Our Oldest Old
Aging is a significant public health problem, important to chiropractors in practice and important to DCs who teach students training to become chiropractors.
Keeping Malpractice Allegations at Bay
It has been suggested that in the litigious environment in which we live, the practice of chiropractic should be defensive and practitioners should constantly be watching their backs. An element of defensive practice is a good idea.
Constructing Our Reality, Part 2
My last article discussed perception and its relationship to the primary channels. Before we get to the channels most commonly used to treat sensory disturbances, the small intestine and triple heater, we should first talk about the bladder channel.
A Whole-Body Approach to Chronic Tension Headaches
Nearly every day in our practices, we see patients with chronic headaches that have not responded to traditional treatment. They present in our offices with a feeble hope that "maybe" a chiropractor can help.
Prostate Cancer Risk
A large study published in January 2016 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that men who are vegans had a 35% lower risk of developing prostate cancer compared to non-vegan men. The study followed more than 26,346 men who are part of the Adventists Health Study-2.
Transforming Las Vegas
On a warm spring day in Las Vegas, Sonia Kim, clinic front desk staff, is busy preparing for a full day of intern shifts at Wongu Health Center. She greets patients, makes sure documents are properly signed, and lets the interns know that their patients have arrived.
With Low-Back Pain, Sometimes Little Things Matter
Typical treatments for low back pain involve large muscles like the quadratus lumborum, iliopsoas, and piriformis. However, there are situations when a very small muscle, the multifidus, can play a significant role in the diagnosis and treatment of low back muscular or spinal injury.
Sleepless nights, anxiety, mood swings, euphoric energy bursts, obsessive thinking, and a strange feeling in his chest. That is what Matt was experiencing when he first entered my practice. Rather than being concerned, he was loving every minute of it.
June, 2007, Vol. 07, Issue 06
By Tina Beychok, Associate Editor
This year's Florida State Massage Therapy Association (FSMTA) annual convention promises to provide plenty of opportunity for attendees to "Explore the Possibilities Through Massage Therapy." The home of the Magic Kingdom will play host to the convention from June 27-July 1 at the Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate in Orlando, Fla.
The convention will have a full schedule of classes, allowing therapists to earn up to 18 hours of CE credit.Many well-known therapists will be presenting, including Massage Today columnists Erik Dalton ("Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques for Symptomatic Scoliosis"), David Kent ("Headaches: Types, Triggers and Treatments"), Vivian Madison-Mahoney ("Insurance Billing: Procedures, Laws and Rules") and Tracey Walton ("Cancer and Massage Therapy: What Does the Research Say?"). Other featured classes will include: "Aromatic Kinesiology"; "Advanced Sports Massage Techniques"; "Massage Therapist Self-Care for Wellness"; and "Hawaiian Lomi Lomi."
In addition, there will be a Successful Start Program on June 27 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. This free program is aimed toward massage therapy students and newly licensed therapists to introduce them to the field of massage therapy with concepts such as practice-building and billing issues. Successful Start is sponsored by FSMTA, Performance Health Products and Massage Warehouse.
Making its FSMTA debut, the exhibit hall will play host to the Sanctuary. For a $10 donation, you can get a 10-minute massage, including basic reflexology, stone massage, exfoliation, and a hot/cold protocol. All proceeds will benefit the Touch Research Institute's research into the field of massage benefits for premature children. As an added bonus, any attendee who shows up at the Massage Today booth wearing one of the Massage Today T-shirts that were given away last year, Massage Today will provide them with a $10 coupon for one of the Sanctuary treatments.
Other special events will include individual chapter parties on Friday, June 29 from 6 to 8 p.m., as well as a banquet on Saturday, June 30, sponsored by Performance Health.
As a special incentive in the exhibit hall, the FSMTA Hospitality Desk will be offering one raffle ticket for every $10 spent. Vendors will be donating prizes that will be raffled off during the show. Cash drawings also will be held in the exhibit hall. The conference fee is $395 for FSMTA members and $520 for nonmembers.
For further information about the convention, as well as registration forms, hotel information and a complete program schedule, visit the convention Web site at: www.fsmta.org or call FSMTA toll-free at: (877) 376-8248.
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