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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
November, 2010, Vol. 10, Issue 11
Angie Patrick Receives MTF Humanitarian Award: Tells Why Research Is Important
By Editorial Staff
Angie Patrick received the 2010 Massage Therapy Foundation's (MTF) humanitarian award at this year's MTF Donor Reception. Presented by Performance Health, Inc., Angie was handed a symbolic oversized check for $2,500 representing the amount that was donated in her name to MTF.
Angie was warmly greeted with cheers and applause from the crowd, and was noticeably overwhelmed by the honor. "I love this profession so much... It involves every part of my life... Thank God for massage," she said.
Named after an icon in the profession, the Massage Therapy Foundation's "Bob King Humanitarian Award" is given to those who standout in the profession with their passion and service to the massage community. Angie has been a strong advocate for the massage therapy industry for more than a decade, and feels that massage therapy research is crucial for the future of the profession.
She continued: "Because of that passion that I feel for (massage) and the importance I think it holds for not only me but for every massage therapist out there in this profession, we need to enter the future with the stewards of the future. I am committed to doing everything I can to further the research."
In 2004, when Angie was just four-and-a-half months pregnant, she gave birth to a 1lb, 6 oz baby girl named Olivia. According to Angie, "Olivia faced many challenges, not the least being premature. She had two intraventricular brain hemorrhages, a perforated intestine, an unresolved patent ductus arteriosis, chronic renal failure resulting in extreme jaundice and toxicity, intubations, an inability to maintain body temperature, multiple blood transfusions and illiostomy - all of which occurred in her first few weeks on this planet."
It was only after Olivia received a regimen of touch therapies by Angie's therapist friends, that she began to improve. Olivia is now 6 years old and is a true example of the power of touch. Olivia's experience is one of the driving forces behind Angie's passion for massage and the philanthropic project, Sanctuary.
In 2007, Angie began the Sanctuary, a fundraising event for massage therapy research. To date, the Sanctuary has raised more than $50,000 in donations for massage therapy research.
Angie is also a Reiki practitioner and certified reflexologist and has worked many years in the profession for Massage Warehouse, Scrip Companies. She is considered an expert in professional grade massage products. Currently, she is director of massage business development and corporate sales for Massage Warehouse.
She is the second to receive MTF's humanitarian honor, next to Bob and the late Kathy King who received it in 2009.
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