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Physical Exam 101: The Hands
I am sure you are familiar with the old adage: "When the only tool in your toolbox is a hammer, everything starts to look like a nail."
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.
Knee Pain From the Kinetic Chain
As practitioners of manual medicine, chiropractors often treat patients suffering from knee pain.
Coding for the Subluxation: ICD-9 vs. ICD-10
When I attended chiropractic school, I was taught that chiropractors approach health care differently than the traditional medical establishment.
Why You Should Include the Single-Leg Stance Test in Every Patient Assessment
The single-leg stance (SLS) test, also known as the single-limb stance test, unipedal stance test or one-legged stance / balance test, is often used in the geriatric population to assess static postural and balance control.
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.
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.
By the Numbers: 3 Common Financial Mistakes With Major Consequences
Warren Buffett is on record for sharing the hidden art of becoming wealthy and making it simple enough for anyone to grasp.
Curbing Label Overwhelm
For the average consumer, reading a food package can be overwhelming: natural, organic, non-GMO, gluten free, free range ... you get the picture.
A History Worth Telling
The popularity and the use of acupuncture for the treatment of animals in the United States is at its peak.
Remembering Clarence Gonstead and 50 Years of the Gonstead Clinic
Dr. Clarence Selmer Gonstead (1898-1978) took chiropractic practice from back-alley bone setting to an understandable biomechanical science. His life was dedicated to clinical competency.
Are You a Bad Chiropractic Patient?
My father was a great DC. In fact, as you might expect, he was the doctor of chiropractic I measured all other doctors against. Sadly, he died at age 61 when I was in my early 30s.
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.
Vaccines and Chiropractic: Evidence-Based Medicine or Medical Dogma?
Right or wrong, the chiropractic profession has historically been against vaccinations. However, a growing trend within the profession is seeking to reverse this position.
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!
Immunizations by Colorado DCs: Really?
You probably didn't hear about it, but back on Nov. 21, 2013, the Board of Directors of the Colorado Chiropractic Association (CCA) adopted "immunization authority" for Colorado DCs as its No. 2 legislative goal.
The Science of Stretching
In 1986, Rob DeCastella set a course record by running the Boston Marathon in 2:07:51, just 39 seconds off the world record.
Fibromyalgia: Put the Pain in Its Place
While some fibromyalgia patients respond favorably to regular chiropractic care, others experience minimal relief. Unfortunately, many of these patients must rely on pharmacological management to relieve their constant pain.
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.
Industry News for OPTP
An Integrated Approach to the Assessment and Treatment of the Lumbopelvic-hip Region
Essential info for treatment of back, pelvic and hip pain
Internationally respected clinicians, Diane Lee PT and Linda-Joy Lee PT, present up-to-date evidence-based information on the assessment, treatment and exercises needed to treat disorders of the lumbopelvic region. This DVD set combines short lectures, full motion video demonstrations, and complete descriptions of techniques and exercises.
Latest research applied
Assessment covers analysis of the joint system, myofascial system, motor control, and functional load transfer through the lumbar spine, pelvis and hip.
Treatment techniques include passive joint mobilizations, joint manipulations, restoring form/ force closures as well as active mobilization techniques restore movement and correct alignment. Find out when and how to use Sacroiliac belts, The Compressor Belt, and taping techniques.
Exercise rehabilitation program for stabilization and restoration of motor control includes the exercises needed to progress a patient from early rehab into full functional activities.
Specific sections include: co-contraction training, neutral spine with loading, functional integration, proprioceptive challenges, strength training and stretching for the global muscle system. The section on local "core" muscle retraining incorporates the latest techniques and "Real-Time Ultrasound Imaging" to illustrate how to retrain these important muscles.
Visual format saves time!
The new DVD set covers 4.5 hours of material in an easily accessible format. It provides a unique integration of the latest research with computer images and video demonstrations to illustrate how to apply the research in day-to-day clinical practice. Essential for rehab practitioners working with patients with back, pelvic or hip pain. This DVD set will prove to be an invaluable resource, providing all components necessary for optimal function of the lumbopelvic-hip region.
This multimedia program is a companion to the 3rd edition of the book, The Pelvic Girdle, by Diane Lee and replaces the Pelvic Impairment Video series.
Sample Video clips from the DVD can be viewed at www.optp.com