resourcesABOUT MT AUTHOR GUIDELINES CLASSIFIEDS EDITORIAL CALENDAR MEDIA GUIDE MASSAGE MART SCHOOLS & EDUCATION FEEDBACK
CE Regulations Are Hurting Chiropractic
During my 35 years in the chiropractic profession, I have been forced to attend available continuing-education programs that were occasionally incredibly beneficial, but frequently not worth my time.
News in Brief
F4CP MEmbership Milestone Reached; ICA Challenging New California Vaccine Law; TCC Names New President; New Provost at UWS.
The Most Important Vitamin You've Never Heard Of: K2
Imagine if one in every three patients who walked through your door was afflicted with a debilitating, yet completely preventable and treatable disease.
Why We Need to Fix the Mechanoreceptors (Part 2)
The muscle spindle, a particular type of mechanoreceptor, is located deep within the muscle belly, encapsulated in fascia made up of intrafusal fibers, all within the extrafusal muscle fibers.
Putting POLITE Into Practice
First came the acronym RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation), which eventually became PRICE (Protect, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation). Then in 2015, we started hearing POLICE (Protect, Optimal Loading, Ice, Compression, Elevation).
The Drug Epidemic: Are You Guilty, Too?
Attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has become epidemic among children in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the percentage of school-aged children diagnosed with ADHD has grown from 7.8 percent in 2003 to 11.0 percent in 2011.
Acupuncture's Essential Role
Acupuncture should play a more prominent role in U.S. healthcare during and after this post-Affordable Care Act era when chronic care and population health management are key concerns for all healthcare providers.
Forward Head Carriage and the Feet: What's the Connection? (Pt. 2)
Clinical evaluation of standing posture using relatively low-tech tools has been confirmed as valid and reliable by several studies. The original device used to evaluate posture was the plumb line, which served as a reference line for the effects of gravity on body alignment.
Letter to the Editor
On December 7, 1999, the U.S. FDA reclassified the status of acupuncture needles from class III (investigative devices subject to investigative device exemptions...) to class II (special controls).
The Lung Official
The Lung is known as the "Official Who Receives the Pure Chi From the Heavens." The act of breathing in, known as inspiration, brings oxygen into the body from the atmosphere. Each exhalation or expiration removes and releases carbon dioxide, a waste product of the body, into the atmosphere.
Physical Examination in an Evidence-Based World
I have always had a fascination with physical examination procedures, particularly orthopedic tests. The origin of my fascination began just after graduation when I began the chiropractic orthopedics program.
Dealing with a Pain in the Butt
The patient came into my office with the classic antalgic stoop. She was bent over almost to ninety degrees, leaning on her husband for support and staggering to walk. She had been under supportive care for a long time, but this new pain scared her.
Acupuncture Earns BLS Unique Code
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics recently announced that acupuncturists will have their own unique occupational code in the 2018 BLS Handbook. The new Standard Occupational Code (SOC) is 29-1291, will be included in the next edition of the BLS Occupational Handbook, which will be published in 2018.
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Our Medicare Challenges Aren't an Education Issue; Passion to Succeed: More Pivotal Than GPA?
NBCE Fumbles Computerized Testing Process
Imagine being a student again, about to take one of the four tests required to become a doctor of chiropractic. You've studied almost nonstop for the past few weeks. You can feel your anxiety level rise as you sit down in front of the computer screen.
Six Things Every Chiropractor Should Know About Opioids
An increase in addictions and deaths due to opioids has raised significant concern and media attention. We offer this brief overview on this important public health problem for the practicing chiropractor.
University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Students Make Rounds at Sisters of Notre Dame
Nuns are not stereotypical acupuncture patients, Dr. Jennifer Brett acknowledges with a laugh. But then again, acupuncture has gone mainstream, just like cappuccinos and recycling. "It's changed a lot from the '70s and '80s," said Brett.
Comparing Costs of Care: DCs, MDs or PTs - Who Costs More?
In a health care era where evidence is increasingly the benchmark for insurance coverage, patient care and even cultural authority, we get plenty of it courtesy of a retrospective cost analysis spanning 10 years, more than 660,000 "covered lives" and nearly 7.5 million claims from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina.
Concerns Regarding CDC Guidelines for Pain Management
In response to the epidemic rates of opioid and heroin addiction, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) set new guidelines for physicians regarding treatment for pain.
Sacroiliac Joint Fusion: Where's the Wisdom?
We should be very skeptical of the purportedly less invasive version of the already defrocked sacroiliac fusion surgery, "minimally invasive" sacroiliac joint fusion; and concerned this procedure simply represents the device manufacturer's attempt to find yet another new market.
Infertility: Managing Irregular Menses
Infertility is an area where Chinese medicine is particularly helpful. In the main, in women below the age of 38 without organic disturbance, the success rate using TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) should exceed 85%.
HVLA Technique: Addressing Myths
In the annals of chiropractic history and literature, and in the imagination of the public, there is one manual adjusting technique that can produce a wide range of responses, both from patients and casual observers.
Patience vs. Patients
How long have you been in practice? I began my journey more than 20 years ago and opened my first acupuncture clinic in 2008. Just like you, I've learned a lot over the years. Recently, I sat in an interview and was asked what made me successful.
Industry News for Performance Health
Biofreeze, Massage Envy Spa and Bon Vital' Announce New Massage Therapy Student Grant Program
The Successful Hands Grant Program™, launched through the collaborative efforts of Biofreeze®, Massage Envy Spa® and Bon Vital'®, supports the professional massage therapy student and their schools. Students can apply for one of five $1,000 grants. In addition, each winner’s school will receive a $500 grant and a $500 product package.
The grant application process requires students to complete an essay of 200 words or less on “What does being a successful massage therapist mean to me?” Applications must be received by October 15, 2014 and will be accepted online at www.SuccessfulHandsGrants.com beginning June 1, 2014.
The grant funds can be used for program fees, books and supplies, licensing, association membership or to purchase product and equipment. A team of industry representatives will review the submissions to choose the five winners. Winners will be notified no later than December 1, 2014.
“Since our inception, Massage Envy Spa has been dedicated and committed to massage therapy schools and students. The work that students are learning is very important for the health and wellness of Americans across this country,” stated CG Funk, Vice President, Industry Relations and Product Development, Massage Envy Spa Franchising. “We believe deeply in the healing power of touch and commend massage therapy students for choosing this life-changing career. Submit an application, inspire us with your hopes and aspirations, and you may be one of the lucky recipients of a Successful Hands grant.”
“We recognize that the health, vitality and strength of any profession are a function of the people who make up that profession. By supporting massage schools and their students, we know that we’re making an investment that benefits us all,” added Marshal Dahneke, President and CEO, Performance
Health/Biofreeze and Bon Vital' brands. “We encourage all massage therapy students to participate in this program and wish them all the best of luck.”
View the program announcement video here.
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About Massage Envy Spa
Massage Envy Spa is the pioneer and national leader of affordable massage and spa services. Nearly a decade ago, Massage Envy Spa was launched to create a completely new category in the wellness industry. Our intention was to promote a healthy lifestyle through affordable massage and spa services. As it turned out, people liked this idea and there are now over 950 Massage Envy Spa locations in the United States. After almost 3 million facials, 70 million massages and nearly a decade as the industry leader, Massage Envy Spa holds true to our mission: To provide a pathway to wellness through professional, convenient and affordable massage therapy and spa services.
About Biofreeze Pain Reliever
Biofreeze® Pain Reliever is the #1 clinically used and recommended topical analgesic. For over 20 years, Biofreeze products have been helping people reduce their pain and manage discomfort. This market leading topical analgesic provides relief for millions of individuals suffering from sore or strained muscles, shoulder and arm discomfort, neck, hip and leg pain, back pain, painful joints, ankle and foot pain, and pain associated with bruising or arthritis.
About Bon Vital'
At Bon Vital', we use science and innovation to create products that are not only wellness for the skin, but also good for the environment, ensuring a better world for all of us to live in. Founded in 1988, the Bon Vital' laboratory is a state-of-the-art research facility dedicated to bringing health care professionals superior quality and all natural & organic products. We design, manufacture and package all of our products in-house from formulas that we have developed.
About Performance Health
Featuring leading brands like Biofreeze®, Bon Vital'® Prossage® and TheraBand™, Performance Health offers a broad portfolio of products for the massage, therapy, rehabilitation, wellness, podiatric and performance markets.