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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June, 2008, Vol. 08, Issue 06
Boca Raton Hosts FSMTA Convention
By Editorial Staff
This year's Florida State Massage Therapy Association (FSMTA) annual convention will provide attendees with an opportunity to "Celebrate Massage." Boca Raton, Fla., will play host to the convention over Independence Day weekend (July 3-5) at the Boca Raton Resort and Club.
Massage therapists will be able to earn up to 18 hours of continuing education credit and take all of the required classes for license renewal. Many well-known therapists will be presenting including Massage Today columnist David Kent, LMT ("Balancing Health and Well-Being") and MT contributor Ann Catlin, LMT, OTR ("Massage for Elders and Those at the End of Life" and "Massage for Elders in Facility Care"). Other featured classes include "Russian Sports Massage," "Thai Spa Herbal Ball Treatments," "Therapeutic Strategies for Surgeries, Scars, and Burns" and "Address Fascial Restrictions to Decrease Abnormal Tissue Patterns." Florida therapists also can complete all their required classes for licensing by taking two all-day classes on Friday, July 4.
In addition, there will be a Successful Start Program on Wednesday, July 2 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. This program introduces massage therapy students and newly licensed therapists to the field of massage therapy, with concepts such as practice-building and billing issues. Speakers include Massage Today columnists David Kent, Vivian Madison-Mahoney and Angie Patrick.
The popular fundraising event, the Sanctuary, once again will be featured in the exhibit hall. For a $10 donation, you can get a 10-minute massage, including basic reflexology, stone massage, exfoliation, a hot/cold contrast protocol, an herbal-ball treatment and facial rejuvenating techniques. All proceeds benefit the Touch Research Institute's research on massage for premature children.
"As a parent of a severely premature child, I am abundantly aware of the benefit of touch and how it can help speed the development and improvement in the health of these precious and incredibly fragile babies," said Sanctuary founder Angie Patrick. "Through my own experience, as well as through the growth and progress of my own daughter, I am living testament to the importance of research and the support we all must provide."
Other scheduled events include: a keynote speech on July 3 by James Waslaski, LMT, an All-American Celebration Dinner and dance on July 4, and the FSMTA Annual Awards Banquet on July 5. 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 (877) 376-8248.
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