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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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