February 2012
February 2012

Director's Desk
From the Directors DeskFrom the Director's DeskJoseph P. Busch, B.A., D.C.Greetings colleagues, Children and mothers are two demographics that are the cornerstone of many, not all chiropractic clinics.  The influence produced through caring for babies, infants, and pregnant mothers via chiropractic adjustments has yet to be fully measured, and accepted...Read More >>
Radiology
Anomalies of the C-1 Posterior ArchAnomalies of the C-1 Posterior ArchTerry R. Yochum, D.C., D.A.C.B.R., Fellow, A.C.C.R. Alicia M. Yochum, D.C., R.N., B.S.N.[Case History] This young adult was in a car accident and has suboccipital pain. Do you see a fracture? Agenesis of the Atlas Posterior Arch Synonyms. Aplasia or congenital absence of the posterior arch. Description. Lack...Read More >>

Orthotics
Providing the “Racer’s Edge” to a Young RunnerProviding the “Racer’s Edge” to a Young RunnerJohn Danchik, D.C., F.I.C.C., F.A.C.C.History and Presenting Symptoms The patient, a 27-year-old female, is a media designer who has been running regularly for the past eight years.  She reports the recent onset and gradual worsening of pain in the front of her...Read More >>
Marketing
Catch and Release Patient Testimonials: What’s in Your Net - Office?Catch and Release Patient Testimonials: What’s in Your Net -...Deborah Tukua Chances are you learned early on in your practice how effective patient referrals and testimonials are in bringing new chiropractic patients into your office. Marketing reports state that 90% of people believe and are influenced by the recommendations...Read More >>
Five Easy Steps to Improving your Social Media MarketingFive Easy Steps to Improving your Social Media MarketingJoe Kellogg Social media has taken over our lives. A company website used to be enough to increase awareness, build a customer base, and deliver your message- those days are long gone. With social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter,...Read More >>

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Practice Operations
Pediatric Risk Management Demands Extraordinary Caution, Communication and DocumentationPediatric Risk Management Demands Extraordinary Caution, Communication and DocumentationStuart E. Hoffman, D.C., F.I.C.A. The laws of all jurisdictions in the United States authorize the provision of chiropractic care to patients of all ages.  No state places any limitations or conditions on chiropractic care based on age.  Doctors of chiropractic, indeed, provide...Read More >>
Yellow Pages
Chiropractor Pleads No Contest to Sex Abuse ChargeChiropractor Pleads No Contest to Sex Abuse ChargeTAC Staff: Yellow Pages Bluffton, FL: A 57-year-old former Bluffton chiropractor has pleaded no contest to charges of sexual abuse of a minor in Florida and will face similar charges in South Carolina involving the same girl. Raymond Anthony Delgado sexually abused the...Read More >>
Stay on Illegal State Chiropractic Board Actions   ICA Files Suit in New Mexico Court of AppealsStay on Illegal State Chiropractic Board Actions ICA...TAC Staff: Yellow Pages Albequerque, NM: Acting on behalf of concerned members in New Mexico and out of concern for the integrity and credibility of the chiropractic profession at large, on December 21, 2011 the International Chiropractors Association (ICA) filed an extensive memorandum...Read More >>
Perspective
Adjustment vs. Manipulation: Yes, Language Really Matters to the Future of ChiropracticAdjustment vs. Manipulation: Yes, Language Really Matters to the Future...Christopher Good DC, MA(Ed) When I was first asked to write an article about the words adjustment and manipulation, a flurry of thoughts and emotions hit me…not the least of which was the question, “Aren’t we over this yet?”  But after thinking...Read More >>
Implementing a “Code of Ethics” Can Help Prevent IME and Peer Review AbuseImplementing a “Code of Ethics” Can Help Prevent IME and...Mark Studin, D.C., F.A.S.B.E.(C), D.A.A.P.M., D.A.A.P.L.M. In 1847, the American Medical Association adopted the world's first national code of professional ethics in medicine. For the more than 160 years, the AMA's "Code of Medical Ethics" has been the authoritative ethics guide for practicing physicians. Currently,...Read More >>
Case Review
The Implications for Birth Injury and the Development of Spinal DeformityThe Implications for Birth Injury and the Development of Spinal...Dr. Dennis Woggon & Dr. Josh WoggonINTRODUCTION Scoliosis is a three-dimensional spinal deformity characterized by lateral deviation.1  Most cases of scoliosis are classified as idiopathic,2 which is not a diagnosis as much as a failure to diagnose.3  Idiopathic scoliosis is further subdivided into age-grouped categories; however, these...Read More >>

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News
HealthSource Chiropractic and Progressive Rehab Breaks into Top Tier of “Franchise 500” List and Sets New Industry Standard for Overall CareHealthSource Chiropractic and Progressive Rehab Breaks into Top Tier of...TAC StaffAVON, OH — HealthSource Chiropractic and Progressive Rehab® made company history this month when it broke into the top 100 of Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Franchise 500” list. The company also continued its reign at the top spot in the Health...Read More >>
The Digital Invasion: Digital X-ray Technology Manufacturer ImaSight Inc. Launches US CampaignThe Digital Invasion: Digital X-ray Technology Manufacturer ImaSight Inc. Launches...TAC StaffCanadian-based ImaSight Inc., which develops and supplies innovative digital x-ray technology for the chiropractic healthcare industry, is now launching a major campaign into the US Market. The company was founded in 2001 to respond to the need for an all-digital...Read More >>
Case Study
The Prevalence Of Suboptimal Vitamin D Status In A Randomly Selected Cohort Of Colorado FirefightersThe Prevalence Of Suboptimal Vitamin D Status In A Randomly...Gerard Guillory, M.D. and Michael Mutzel, M.Sc.Abstract: Vitamin D insufficiency has been associated with increased risk of CVD, various cancers, autoimmune disease and type 2 diabetes. Despite adequate sun exposure, individuals inhabiting metropolitan areas display a high prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency as determined by...Read More >>
Practice Management
Self Esteem, the Missing Link in  Practice Success and SatisfactionSelf Esteem, the Missing Link in Practice Success and...Dennis Perman, D.C.The most important things in life come from inside out – happiness is inside-out, love is inside-out, health is inside-out, and indeed, success in chiropractic practice is also inside-out. So, what do you need inside you to experience the level...Read More >>
Murphy’s Law (1) When Starting a PracticeMurphy’s Law (1) When Starting a PracticeDr. Peter G. Fernandez“Murphy's Law” is an old adage that is typically stated as: "Anything that can go wrong will go wrong". When you start a new practice you’ll experience many examples of Murphy’s law. I’ve opened over 3,000 new practices. Just when...Read More >>
Pediatrics
Treating the Maternity Chiropractic PatientTreating the Maternity Chiropractic PatientDr. Michael Failla, D.C. A healthy spine is vital to maintaining good health. This means that the spinal column itself, the discs, the nerves and bones must all be maintained in good health. Fortunately, it is possible to maintain good spinal health throughout...Read More >>

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