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With Low-Back Pain, Sometimes Little Things Matter
Typical treatments for low back pain involve large muscles like the quadratus lumborum, iliopsoas, and piriformis. However, there are situations when a very small muscle, the multifidus, can play a significant role in the diagnosis and treatment of low back muscular or spinal injury.
Holistic Skin Care and Modern Technology
Anti-aging is a concept that we hear in reference to skin rejuvenation and growing older on a daily basis. Aging begins as soon as we are born; therefore "pro-aging" is embracing all stages of life gracefully, with vitality, wisdom, joy, and gratitude as the goal.
How to Reach Your World With the Chiropractic Message
My latest effort to share chiropractic occurred in mid-May while I was sitting at an introductory parent information night for high schoolers. The IT instructor informed us that each student would be receiving a computer for all their studies.
Finger (Pad) Pointing: Repetitive-Use Injury Waiting to Happen
"My wrist and hand hurt. I spend all day working on computers and then I come home and spend more time on a computer, usually playing video games."
One of the most common trends to see in clinical medical practice and public health is the cycles of health "buzzwords." These come and go depending upon the current cultural zeitgeist. One year, "parasites" are causing all the issues, and the next year it's "candida."
Billing One-on-One, Direct Patient Contact
This is often misunderstood and leads to trepidation when documenting and subsequently billing timed services.
Understanding Levels of Evidence
The concept of levels of evidence is a cornerstone of research literacy and a great starting point for understanding basic principles of how research works.
Hip Flexor Contractures & LBP in Above-the-Knee Amputations
Patients with above-the-knee amputations (AK or AKA) are particularly prone to developing hip flexor contractures. Not to be confused with muscle tightness, contractures are a permanent shortening of tissues which cause deformity or distortion.
Transforming Las Vegas
On a warm spring day in Las Vegas, Sonia Kim, clinic front desk staff, is busy preparing for a full day of intern shifts at Wongu Health Center. She greets patients, makes sure documents are properly signed, and lets the interns know that their patients have arrived.
Living Well: Lessons From Our Oldest Old
Aging is a significant public health problem, important to chiropractors in practice and important to DCs who teach students training to become chiropractors.
Constructing Our Reality, Part 2
My last article discussed perception and its relationship to the primary channels. Before we get to the channels most commonly used to treat sensory disturbances, the small intestine and triple heater, we should first talk about the bladder channel.
Low Fat vs. Low Carb & the Power of Protein
A science-based website recently posted a nice summary of 23 randomized, controlled trials from peer-reviewed journals pitting low-carb diets against low-fat diets.
Distal Style Treatment of Neurogenic Pain
Treat locally or distally? This question has frequented my thoughts for the treatment of pain throughout my acupuncture career. Each style has strengths and weaknesses, thus the versatile practitioner would do well to forgo dogmatic adherence to any one style in deference to the needs of the individual patient.
In This Current Age of Anxiety
Anxiety, also referred to angst or hysteria, goes by many names. One, popularized by the sagacious Zhang Zhong Jing, who many practitioners of Chinese Medicine may be familiar with, is known as Restless Zang/Fu disorder.
A Whole-Body Approach to Chronic Tension Headaches
Nearly every day in our practices, we see patients with chronic headaches that have not responded to traditional treatment. They present in our offices with a feeble hope that "maybe" a chiropractor can help.
Building Bridges with Discipline
As practitioners of traditional Chinese herbal medicine, our role is to educate patients and medical practitioners about the various safety aspects of our medicine. Medical doctors that embrace Chinese medicine want to collaborate and include Chinese herbal medicine in more aspects of clinical care to support their patients.
Billing Timed Services
Q: I do not always use physical medicine services but in my state I do have a scope of practice that allows me to provide many of these services. I am trying to understand what "direct one-on-one patient contact" means in relation to physical medicine services.
Streamline Your Front Desk
Your front office can be your greatest source of efficiency or it can be a constant bottleneck. Increasing the productivity of this area, while not sacrificing the quality of patient interaction, can be a little tricky. However, with some focused effort and intention, your front desk can keep your practice running smoothly.
News in Brief
NYCC Aggregates Degree Programs in New School; Palmer Chancellor Receives Education Award From ICA; Oklahaven Announces "Have a Heart" Winners.
A Different Way of Looking at It
The way you and your chiropractic colleagues access information has changed over the past decade. According to a recent survey conducted by Dynamic Chiropractic, almost half (48 percent) of DCs read online articles on their personal computer or laptop daily.
Discovery: Finding Insights and Each Other in Different Disciplines
Recently I've been thinking about all sorts of things which are hidden from our daily direct experience. That general category is what links nearly everything that catches my attention and then demands some kind of investigation.
Prostate Cancer Risk
A large study published in January 2016 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that men who are vegans had a 35% lower risk of developing prostate cancer compared to non-vegan men. The study followed more than 26,346 men who are part of the Adventists Health Study-2.
Keeping Malpractice Allegations at Bay
It has been suggested that in the litigious environment in which we live, the practice of chiropractic should be defensive and practitioners should constantly be watching their backs. An element of defensive practice is a good idea.
Sleepless nights, anxiety, mood swings, euphoric energy bursts, obsessive thinking, and a strange feeling in his chest. That is what Matt was experiencing when he first entered my practice. Rather than being concerned, he was loving every minute of it.
Parker University Embraces New Era
Change is in the air at Parker University, which recently announced the selection of both a new president and a new consultant for its seminar program.
January, 2012, Vol. 12, Issue 01
American Massage Conference Registration Now Open
By Editorial Staff
The American Massage Conference is now accepting registration forms for the 2012 conference to be held at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego, Calif. The conference will be held April 20th through 22nd and costs just $40 for practicing massage therapists and only $20 for students.
The registration fee includes access to the conference, tradeshow, prizes and 30 free, one-hour continuing education courses. One day, 2-day or 3-hour workshops are available for an extra charge. Once registration is complete, participants will be able to reserve a seat for these workshops.
In addition to the American Massage Conference, there will be two concurrent conferences also taking place at the Town and Country Resort: The American Chiropractic Conference and the American Acupuncture Conference. Last year marked the inaugural American Massage Conference in Atlanta, where more than 1,600 visitors explored the latest products and services available on the tradeshow floor, and took part in workshops and continuing education courses.
The conference will feature more than 105 exhibitor booths, continuing education in the forms of 1-hour, 3-hour or 1 or 2-day workshops. Participants can also play in a charity golf tournament benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation. As in Atlanta, there will also be a Facebook party and a Saturday evening Gala. All education is acceptable for CEU credits. Friday morning will include a free student seminar, with a "Disciplines Unite" seminar open to all massage, chiropractic and acupuncture practitioners. Friday is a free day for students who pre-register and includes access to the tradeshow and a job fair.
The free, one-hour workshop schedule is:
Friday, April 20, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Sunday, April, 22, 2012
There are also several three-hour workshops that cost an additional $45. They also include a variety of topics from leaders in the profession, including sessions led by Massage Today columnists and contributors David Kent, James Waslaski, Felicia Brown, Whitney Lowe, Ann Catlin, Stephanie Beck and Tina Allen.
Once participants register for the conference, they will have the option to "add on" these additional three-hour workshops for $45:
Friday, April 20, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012
For an additional $150, participants can enjoy a full day workshop. Friday's session is listed as a "Mystery Guest," but Saturday's workshop will be conducted by James Waslaski and will cover "Orthopedic Massage for Complicated Shoulder Conditions and Pelvic Stabilization." Sunday's workshop, also by James Waslaski, will cover "Orthopedic Massage for Complicated Cervical Conditions and Elite Sports Therapy Class."
Hotel conference rates are $125 per night. For additional information about the Town and Country Resort or to make a reservation, call (800) 772-8527 or visit www.towncountry.com. For additional information about the conference, visit www.americanmassageconference.com.
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