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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.
July, 2008, Vol. 08, Issue 07
Lawsuit Against NCBTMB Settled
By Tina Beychok, Associate Editor
In what marks the end of an ongoing legal saga spanning almost three years, former National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) Executive Director John A. Page has settled his lawsuit against his former employer, as well as former NCBTMB Board Chairperson Elizabeth MacIntyre.The settlement, the terms of which remain confidential, was reached out of court.
Both Page and the NCBTMB released the same statement: "The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, Inc. and John A. Page, former Executive Director of NCBTMP, have reached an amicable settlement of all disputes between them, the terms of which have not been released."
This settlement brings to a close a series of events that began on Aug. 26, 2006, when Elizabeth MacIntyre sent Page an e-mail on behalf of the NCBTMB Board allegedly terminating his employment, effective immediately, and barring him access to the NCBTMB office building. However, since Page's e-mail access was revoked on Aug. 26, the same day as his termination notice was sent out, he failed to receive it. Thus, when he arrived at the offices on Aug. 28, he was denied entrance. Page then filed a $1 million lawsuit in compensatory and punitive damages against both NCBTMB and MacIntyre for breach of contract and defamation.
He claimed that NCBTMB owed him, per their employment agreement, a full-year's salary and the monetary equivalent of any benefits he would have received with a three-month notice of termination. Furthermore, Page alleged that NCBTMB did not offer to pay for any sort of outplacement counseling, also in violation of their employment contract agreement. Finally, in regard to the defamation charge, Page claimed that MacIntyre's handling of his termination, as well as his treatment upon arrival at the NCBTMB offices on Aug. 28 had damaged his reputation.
MacIntyre had stated that Page's termination after 15 months on the job had been planned over several months and was part of a transition process. Page countered that it was his understanding that the transition was to take place over the course of three years.
In a statement sent to Massage Today, Page said he is, "very happy with the settlement I received. I'm happy to have it behind me, and it's nice to be able to move on with the record straight."
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