June 2011
June 2011

Director's Desk
From the Directors DeskFrom the Director's DeskJoseph P. Busch, B.A., D.C.That’s right, it’s summer time, my favorite time of the year.  We’re bringing a very special interview of a chiropractor who has reached the absolute top of his sport, with Terry Schroeder, D.C.  This man has lived an extraordinary life,...Read More >>
Documentation
The Power of InformationThe Power of InformationClaude CoteDo you believe in the power of information?  Do you believe media such as TV, radio, newspaper, magazine hold a lot of power by providing information to people?  If your answer is “Yes,” we are on the same page and...Read More >>
Practice Management
To Be or Not to Be...An Associate DoctorTo Be or Not to Be...An Associate DoctorPeter G. Fernandez, D.C.These 8 questions will help you decide if you should become an associate or start your own practice.     1. Are you inexperienced, but don’t want outside help?     2. Is your ego too big to pay for - and listen to...Read More >>
News Across the Profession
Perspectives on the WFC—Gathering the Best  and Brightest from around the WorldPerspectives on the WFC—Gathering the Best and Brightest from...Arlan W. Fuhr, D.C. Co-founder and CEO, Activator Methods InternationalI recently returned from the World Federation of Chiropractic Biennial Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the experience was an eye-opener.  There were 900 attendees from all over the world and, because Brazil is getting ready to host the...Read More >>
Integrative Healthcare
Could There Be Something You Are Missing When  Trying to Solve Your Patient’s Weight Loss Problems?Could There Be Something You Are Missing When Trying...Todd Singleton, D.C.During the past twenty years of practice, I’ve tried to get patients to eat right.  I’ve met with a lot of resistance!  My experience has been that patients in severe pain healed faster if they were willing to remove the...Read More >>
Rehabilitation
Can Whole-Body Vibration Be Harmful to Your Health? Questions & Answers for Chiropractors Utilizing Vibration TherapyCan Whole-Body Vibration Be Harmful to Your Health? Questions &...A. Joshua Woggon, D.C.Osteoporosis and obesity are important health concerns in the United States.  Whole-body Vibration (WBV) therapy has the potential to make a significant impact upon musculoskeletal health and wellness in the coming decade.1,2 It also has the potential of causing...Read More >>
News
NBCE Seats Board and Elects Executive Committee at Annual MeetingNBCE Seats Board and Elects Executive Committee at Annual MeetingTAC Staff The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) held its annual meeting on May 2-6, 2011, in Marco Island, Fla., to seat new board members and to elect the officers who make up the executive committee. Dr. Ron Tripp (OK) was...Read More >>
Consumer Reports Offers Free Guide to Medicare Changes, New BenefitsConsumer Reports Offers Free Guide to Medicare Changes, New BenefitsTAC Staff For people who have Medicare, there are important changes, including new benefits, to consider since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law last year. Consumer Reports now has a free guide to explain the changes to Medicare. Free copies...Read More >>

Special Feature
Reversing Obesity and Diabetes with the Amazing Fat Burning Machine!Reversing Obesity and Diabetes with the Amazing Fat Burning Machine!Galen O. BallardDr. Mark Franks was perplexed by the number of his patients who were diabetic and clinically obese. During the 20 years he had been a chiropractic physician, the obesity rate had more than doubled to become the number 2 cause...Read More >>
Obesity
It’s Not Your FaultIt’s Not Your FaultSusan Blackard, R.N., N.D.c., M.H.A., F.N.P.c.Obesity is most often identified with diets high in fat and sugar, combined with a lack of physical activity. It’s not as easily accepted that obesity may be directly related to addiction. The obvious pound-packing obesity culprits tend to be...Read More >>
What the Obesity Epidemic Means to Chiropractic  What the Obesity Epidemic Means to ChiropracticDr. Michael Failla, D.C. All kinds of tips and tricks for losing weight can be found everywhere in the media these days. However, the obesity epidemic in the United States is much more serious than just a handful of people trying to lose a...Read More >>
Fighting Obesity—Taking Corporate America Outdoors!Fighting Obesity—Taking Corporate America Outdoors!Cherine VanWagner, D.C.According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), obesity in adults has increased by 60 percent within the past twenty years and obesity in children has tripled in the past thirty years.  A staggering 33 percent of American...Read More >>
Case Study
Obese Patient Benefits from Orthotic SupportObese Patient Benefits from Orthotic SupportJohn Danchik, D.C., F.I.C.C., F.A.C.C.History and Presenting Symptoms A 31-year-old male office worker reports a history of mild-to-moderate, intermittent lower back pain, along with an aching tightness in his neck.  His back pain comes on with no specific triggering activities, and the neck tension...Read More >>
Nutrition
INTERNAL HEALTH: A Chiropractic Specialty The Lower Extremities—Part IIINTERNAL HEALTH: A Chiropractic Specialty The Lower Extremities—Part IIHoward F. Loomis, Jr., D.C.Last month, I started a three-part series on the short leg syndrome and the absolute necessity of not only properly identifying it, but finding the exact cause, and tracing the effects up the leg into the pelvis and onto the...Read More >>
Five Steps to Overcoming a Food AddictionFive Steps to Overcoming a Food AddictionHedley TurkYou know the food you’re eating is bad for you—you just can’t stop eating it. You have a food addiction and you’re not alone. Millions of people are suffering as well. This is the area of health where most of...Read More >>
Interviews
The Amazing Chiropractor Series: Interview with Terry Schroeder, D.C.The Amazing Chiropractor Series: Interview with Terry Schroeder, D.C.TAC StaffDr. Terry Schroeder is the USA’s only four time Olympian in the sport of water polo.  He was a member of Team USA during the Olympic boycott in 1980.  After the boycott, Terry re-focused and dedicated himself to pursuing his...Read More >>
Radiology
OS ODONTOIDEUMOS ODONTOIDEUMTerry R. Yochum, D.C., D.A.C.B.R., Fellow, A.C.C.R., and Chad J. Maola, D.C.CASE HISTORY This young adult patient presents with neck pain following an MVA.  You note an abnormality in the upper cervical spine at C1 & C2.  Is this a fracture?   DISCUSSION Anomalies of the odontoid process are considered uncommon (1) and...Read More >>
 
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