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Finders Keepers: The Secret to Relationship-Based Marketing
Becoming a successful practitioner has less to do with what you learned in school, and more to do with your ability to find new patients and keep them!
A History Worth Telling
The popularity and the use of acupuncture for the treatment of animals in the United States is at its peak.
A Guide for Talking to Doctors about Acupuncture and Brain Chemistry
Before I begin any discussion of how to talk about the effects of acupuncture on brain chemistry, nervous and endocrine function, it is essential to understand just what physicians most need help with.
Waking Up the Gluteus Maximus
In previous articles in this series, we expounded on the importance of the gluteus maximus (GM) in athletic performance and protecting the knee from injury. We also know there is a link between iliotibial band syndrome and GM weakness.
A Chinese Medicine Story: An Interview with Mazin Al-Khafaji
Mazin Al-Khafaji's work has interested me for years. In February 2014, we invited him for the second time to speak at the Southwest Symposium in Austin, Texas.
New Medical Technologies You Need to Know
We're all familiar with how fast computers become obsolete, as well as the rapid pace of development in the field of cell phone technology. The latest smart phones are far more powerful than desktop computers were only a few years ago.
News in Brief
National Chiropractic Health Month: Be Proactive; Collegiate Roundup: Academic Appointments at Parker, Logan.
Don't Turn a 2 Into a 10
The Wong-Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale1 is so useful because it can be used by almost anyone. Patients can use the numbers associated with the faces depicted on the scale or select the face that demonstrates their current level of pain from 0-10.
A Vibrating Capsule for Constipation? Relevance to Your Chiropractic Practice
The relationship between gastrointestinal (GI) complaints and back pain is not typically written about or discussed.
Building From the Bottom Up
I caught up with my dear friend Honora Wolfe, in her Colorado painting studio where, if she is not praying in Bhutan or doing charitable work in a Nepali free clinic, she spends most of her time now.
Why Young People Need Chiropractic Now More Than Ever
According to a recent study published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, "It is now widely acknowledged that neck pain (NP), mid back pain (MBP), and low back pain (LBP) (spinal pain) start early in life and that the lifetime prevalence increases rapidly during adolescence to reach adult levels at the age of 18."
Medical Qigong for the Heart: Part III
Part 1 and Part II of this series focused on the physical aspect of the Heart and mental emotional aspects of the Heart respectively. Now, I would like to focus on the spiritual aspect of the Heart.
Chiropractic Research in Review
Chiropractic Treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis; Cost / Benefit Analysis: Different Doses of SMT for Low Back Pain; Imaging for Occult Rib and Costal Cartilage Fractures; Treating Neck Pain: Thoracic Thrust Manipulation vs. Non-Thrust Mobilization.
Peer Points: Always Seeking To Grow
Ellen "Kiki" Geary has spent the last decade honing her craft. As a specialist in integrative holistic care, she went straight from completing her master's degree in acupuncture and chinese herbal medicine from Bastyr University to building a successful and thriving practice in the small community of Anacortes, Washington.
MPA Media Wins 7 Publishing Awards
MPA Media, publisher of Dynamic Chiropractic and DC Practice Insights, among other titles, has been recognized for editorial and design excellence with an unprecedented seven publishing awards by the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE), the nation's largest organization for business-to-business publications.
9 Common Causes of Thyroid Imbalance and How You Can Help
How you sleep, how easily you wake up, and how much energy and stamina you have during the day are directly related to levels of the thyroid hormones.
CCE Finally Takes a "Baby Step" Toward Reform
During a 16-month period from October 2010 to February 2012, I devoted four separate columns to the heavy-handed attempt by the Council on Chiropractic Education to radically change the chiropractic profession through the accreditation process.
August, 2009, Vol. 9, Issue 08
AMTA Convention to Heat Up Florida
By Editorial Staff
This year's American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) National Convention will be held September 23-26 in Orlando at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort. (Hotel discounted "AMTA rate" ends Aug. 28, 2009.) As always the AMTA convention offers a variety of classes, workshops, exhibitors and ways to expand your knowledge along with opportunities to build relationships with others in the profession.
Classes and Workshops
Some of the courses include the following: pre-convention workshops "Clinical Assessment and Treatment for the Forearm" and "Advanced Myofascial Techniques: TMJ." Convention sessions include: "Supervising Massage Therapists Is Like Herding Cats"; "Learning Through Clinical Research"; and "The ABCs of Meeting with Physicians." Post-convention workshop includes "CORE Myofascial Therapy: Structural Improvement for the Head, Neck, Back and Feet."
Exhibits Marketplace includes major massage industry organizations offering samples of new products or information on tools and techniques.
Student Day, September 25, is a full day of professional development with tips and resources that will help students enter the profession successfully. Classes include: "Resumes That Equal a Job"; "Research - What's Available to Support You and Your Business"; "Marketing Your Business". A prep session to prepare students for the exam, networking lunch, and a tour of the Exhibits Marketplace will also be offered.
Sanctuary is back again! A donation of $10 for each 10-minute treatment goes to supporting massage therapy research. Choose from basic reflexology, stone massage, exfoliation, hot/cold contrast protocols, herbal ball treatment or facial rejuvenating techniques. Plan ahead; make an appointment at the Sanctuary booth #817.
Massage Today Giveaways. Visit the Massage Today booth #519, enter the raffle and pick up your Massage Today T-shirt with a chance to win $500 cash giveaways on two consecutive days. The raffle is free to enter, and you must be present in the exhibit hall to win while wearing your Massage Today T-shirt.
For more information on the AMTA convention including registration and a full-list of classes, workshops and exhibitors go to http://amtamassage.org/pdf/AMTA-09-NtnlConvention.pdf.
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