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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Visual Error Scoring System: A Concussion Tool
Postural stability and oculomotor function are the most easily recognized physical indicators of neurologic motor dysfunction associated with concussions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January, 2008, Vol. 08, Issue 01
The Massage World Comes to Your Door
By Donald M. Petersen Jr., BS, HCD(hc), FICC(h)
Imagine if you could have access to the leading authorities in the massage world. How far could you advance your practice by utilizing the most current information on the most effective ways to care for your clients? What level of growth could you achieve if you could access the brightest minds - all with insights on building a successful practice?
The Internet has become a powerful tool for information and education. Harnessed correctly, it can put you in front of experts that can provide you with all you need to grow and excel as a massage therapist.
This always has been the goal of Massage Today. Now, through the power of technology, we can do it live! Beginning this month, we will be bringing you a series of live online seminars. These will be on various topics, all centered around growing your client base and enhancing your clinical care. And best of all, they will be presented to you completely free.
From the comfort of your home or place of business, you can attend and participate in these live Web seminars. You will hear the speakers, see their presentations and be able to ask questions (via e-mail) and get answers during the events.
Unlike regular seminars, you will be given the opportunity to answer poll questions during the presentation that will help direct the flow of information. This is in addition to a survey at the end of the program that will allow you to give your input on all aspects of the seminar.
Also, unlike traditional seminars, you will have access to the recorded programs anytime you want to review them or share them with others. You can view the recorded presentations even if you can't attend the live program. You don't have to buy the DVD; you can just watch the program again and again, as many times as you like.
What we're creating is a place on the Internet where you can watch free live and recorded presentations. These seminars bring experts to you without causing you to give up seeing clients, get on a plane or pay a registration fee. As previously mentioned, the first online seminars will be presented this month. We will announce the initial schedule at the beginning of January.
Unfortunately, this new technology will only allow 500 therapists to attend each online seminar. This means you will want to sign up early for those programs in which you really are interested. In order to assist you with this, we have established a priority registration program that will give you advanced notice and registration. You will be among the first to know and have the opportunity to be among the first to register. It's easy to sign up for priority registration:
From there, you will receive a confirmation e-mail letting you know you signed up correctly. You then will receive an e-mail announcing each Web seminar, providing you with a summary of what will be presented and giving you the direct link to register for the seminar. As a priority registrant, you will receive invitations before the rest of the massage therapy profession.
Take a few minutes to enter this new era of online information and education. You will be surprised at how much you will appreciate this new educational medium.
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