Chiropractic Goes To The Biggest Sporting Event in the WORLD!!!
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Thursday, 12 June 2014 11:57
Today marks the inauguration of the largest sporting event in the World, The World Cup, where over 1 Billion spectators will watch their countries participate in this globally unifying event, which is being held in Brazil.ItaliaDCFinal

Dr. John Pietila, a chiropractor out of Richfield, Minnesota will be there first hand to provide treatment to one of the favorites to win the tournament, the Italian team, better known as "Italia Azzurri".

We wish Dr. Pietila and the Azzurri well in hopes that this sparks awareness to the necessity of Chiropractic on even the highest levels of competition.
Doctors of Chiropractic Object to “Gut and Amend” Legislation to Drastically Change California’s Workers’ Compensation System at Expense of Injured Workers Seeking Quality, Cost-Efficient Care
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Wednesday, 05 September 2012 13:20
Proposed Changes Rushed Without Proper Vetting
(Sacramento, CA)  -  The California Chiropractic Association (CCA) objects to the state Legislature trying to fast-track a controversial workers’ compensation deal through the waning days of the session, knowing the proposed changes would lead to unreasonable denials of cost-effective treatment for Californians injured on the job.
“The proposed changes to California’s workers’ compensation system will increase permanent disability benefits for some injured workers at the expense of those who need immediate care,” said Kenneth Winer, DC, chair of CCA governmental affairs department.  “Only a small minority of permanently injured workers will gain under the changes that are being discussed while many injured workers will be forfeiting  control of their medical treatment and their right to have care managed by doctor of chiropractic.”
calchiroassoclogoCCA calls for the Legislature to review workers’ compensation proposals next year in full legislative hearings, rather than trying to use “gut and amend” tactics – where one bill is entirely gutted at the last minute and amended with, often, completely different language so  the replacement bill can be quickly passed with little or no public scrutiny or without having to go through the normal committee process.
“California’s Workers’ Compensation System is large and complex, and there is simply no rationale for attempting to move such a far-reaching piece of legislation in the remaining days and hours of this legislative session,” said Winer.  “The reason previous workers’ compensation reforms now require revision is because of unintended consequences, which resulted from failure of the parties involved to properly consider the ramifications of the effects of the reforms. Let’s not repeat those mistakes.”
CCA and its members are outraged that the current proposed “reform” package would eliminate the right for injured workers to select a doctor of chiropractic specialist as a Qualified Medical Examiner, and would prohibit a doctor of chiropractic  who has reached the 24-visit treatment cap from continuing to manage the patient’s care -- even if the doctor is within the employer’s Medical Provider Network.
Doctors of chiropractic are trained and licensed to serve as primary care doctors. The treatment approaches used by doctors of chiropractic include diagnosis, manipulation of the spine and other joints; physiotherapy; dietary and nutritional counseling; exercise and rehabilitation, along with advice about ergonomics. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the structure and the function of the body and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. 
Doctors of chiropractic provide effective cost- efficient care without the use of drugs or invasive surgeries and should be in any health care system focused on prevention and wellness.  Some patients, such as firefighters and police officers need ongoing chiropractic care to stay on the job, but the cost for those visits is among the lowest charged by most health care providers.  In fact, data from recent Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) economic reports show cost increases in California’s workers’ compensation system actually stem from increased diagnostic testing and use of prescription drugs and addictive pain killers; which are not, in any way,  part of the doctor of chiropractic scope of practice.  
“Injured workers deserve the right to have a full debate and discussion about proposed changes to the system that regulates access to the care they need to get better, get back to work and stay on the job,” Winer said. “CCA and our members call on the Legislature and Gov. Brown to drop this dangerous and misguided effort to deal with workers’ comp through a late-session ‘gut and amend’ tactic.”
California Chiropractic Association is a Sacramento-based statewide, nonprofit organization of doctors of chiropractic and allied industries representing the chiropractic profession.  Established in 1928, CCA’s mission is to promote high standards of professionalism and patient care through education, advocacy and accountability.
Dr. Fabrizio Mancini Retirement Announcement
Written by Parker University Board of Trustees   
Friday, 31 August 2012 14:19
Parker announced today that Dr. Fabrizio Mancini is retiring from his position as President of Parker University and Parker Seminars. Dr. Mancini made this decision to allow for time to pursue other interests, including public speaking and media efforts to promote chiropractic and his recently published book, and future speaking and media opportunities to promote the health and wellness revolution he is so passionate about leading.parkerlogo

Under Dr. Mancini's leadership, Parker University and Parker Seminars have grown and flourished well beyond any of the expectations held by the Parker Board of Trustees nearly 13 years ago. Since his appointment, the Parker brand has become synonymous with high-quality education and the foundational principles that define chiropractic today. Under his care, Parker has grown into one of the leading chiropractic institutions in the world, with nearly 6,500 alumni now proudly claiming Parker as their institution of choice. In addition to his impact on the university, Dr. Mancini has gladly accepted the role as one of the most influential leaders in the profession, appearing on television, the Parker Seminars stage, in print, as an author, a speaker, and any other opportunity he is given to spread the chiropractic message and raise awareness of the health benefits of regular care.

He leaves the university well-positioned for future growth, with new academic programs designed to compliment chiropractic ready for introduction in January 2013, a full class of incoming chiropractic students for the fall 2012 trimester, and a record setting crowd of attendees set to attend Parker Seminars Toronto next month.

Dr. Mancini will work with Parker through November 30, 2012, until a new president can be identified and hired. A presidential search committee has been formed by the Parker Board of Trustees to begin the search immediately. This transitional period will allow him to play a role in two major upcoming events: Parker Seminars Toronto (September 20-22) and Parker University Homecoming (October 26-28).

The Parker University Board of Trustees would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Mancini for his compassionate dedication to Parker and wish him well in his future endeavors. The board recognizes his impact on Parker and the chiropractic profession, an impact that will continue for many years to come.

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Local Chiropractic Group launches SpineEffects, a Free Interactive Mobile App offering education on the importance of spinal health
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Wednesday, 08 August 2012 11:31



April Neill, Director of Public Relations
Chiro One Wellness Centers
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Local Chiropractic Group launches SpineEffects, a Free Interactive Mobile App offering education on the importance of spinal health

Oak Brook, IL , August 6th, 2012 –Chiro One Wellness Centers, one of the Nation’s fastest growing Chiropractic Groups with 75 offices in Chicagoland, Kentucky and Texas today announced the availability of a new educational mobile application designed for iPhone, IPod Touch, iPad and Android smart phones and tablets.

The application, SpineEffects, is an interactive way to discover the phenomenon of the central nervous system and the critical importance of maintaining a healthy spine and nervous system. With this app, you can view the relationship between the 24 vertebrae in the human spine and the nerves that emanate from them. SpineEffects gives your fingertips the power to touch each individual vertebrae then visually display what parts of the body the nerves that exit from it affects and common conditions and possible symptoms associated with misalignment in that specific vertebrae. It also allows its users instant access to Chiropractors in the area that can provide spinal health exams and corrective care if necessary.

It is intended to raise awareness of the importance of spinal health by educating the public on how subluxation (a misalignment of any of the vertebrae in the spine), may cause devastating health challenges if left uncorrected.

Key Features of the app include:

-24/7 Access to functions and effects of the spine by body part.

-Detailed information about how Vertebrae are connected to body parts/organs/functions.

-Common Conditions and Symptoms associated with misalignments of the spine.

-3D video explaining, “What is Chiropractic?”

-Instant access to Chiropractors in your area and the ability the book an appointment online and get driving directions from your Tablet or Smart Phone.

SpineEffects is the convenient and easy way to learn about your spine functions and effects on your mobile device –anytime, anywhere.

To mark the launch of SpineEffects, Chiro One Wellness Centers is hosting a special, “Download & Share Your SpineEffects” Facebook promotion from August 20th through August 31st, raffling an I-Pad and an Android Tablet for the most downloads and shares on their Facebook wall. For details and contest rules, visit To enter promotion, find Chiro one on Facebook at

“Chiro One Wellness Centers is committed to our Vision ‘that every human being discovers their full potential,’” states Chief Marketing Officer, Brett Penager. “We realize that most people have no idea of the correlation between the spine and nervous system and their health. The release of the SpineEffects app is one more way that we can further the education necessary to allow people to choose and experience extraordinary health and wellness through holistic, safe and effective Chiropractic Care without the potential harmful side effects of drugs or surgery.”

SpineEffects for IOS and Android is free and available for immediate download. To unlock the power of your spine, visit the app store on your mobile device or tablet or visit our website at:

About Chiro One Wellness Centers
Chiro One Wellness Centers' Vision is, “that every human being discovers their full potential.” Their Mission: Being leaders in developing extraordinary wellness for families and individuals by taking a stand for the well being of their communities through education and service. For more information, visit


LIFE Serves at U.S. Oylmpic Track & Field Trials
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Written by Molly Dickinson   
Monday, 30 July 2012 16:05

MARIETTA, GA. July 30, 2012. Four Life University chiropractic sport science students recently traveled to famed Hayward Field in Eugene, OR., to assist Olympic hopefuls competing in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in Track and Field (held June 21 through July 1).

lifeoringsStudents Oscar Adorno-Bruno (31), Gregory Busby (25), Michael Drzewieki (25) and Brandon Williams (29), who are dually enrolled in the Doctor of Chiropractic and Master of Sport Health Science programs, were responsible for staffing the Chiropractic and Massage station check-in in six-day shifts, facilitating athletes’ visits with care providers and occasionally assisting care providers with stretching protocols. They were accompanied by Sport Health Science associate professor Dr. Keith Rau. Rau, a licensed chiropractor who also served as a care provider during the 2010 U.S. National Championships and also during this event, received the invitation from event organizers in January and co-administered the application and selection process naming the four student volunteers.

Says Rau, “This was an incredible opportunity for deserving students to assist some of the world’s greatest athletes in what is arguably the preeminent track and field facility in the country, and to interact with and learn from the top sports chiropractors in the nation – doctors who are leading the field these students will enter.” The experience was structured as a for-credit course, and students accordingly collected data on chiropractic utilization by the athletes for a potential American Chiropractic Association Sports Council abstract entry.

Though the data has not yet been collated, Rau noted that the services in the Chiropractic and Massage station were far more utilized by athletes and their support teams than were the services available in the Medical tent – “sometimes 20 times more each day,” he says. Considering the popularity of chiropractic and massage care at the event, as well as the positive feedback Rau and the students received from athletic participants and care providers alike, it is clear that Life University and sport chiropractic are a welcome presence at the trials.

“This is the first time we’ve ever had a presence at that level of competition,” Rau says. “Combined with the number of [Life University] D.C. alumni who were there rendering care, we represented the school well. Our students were perceived as professional, hardworking, energetic and eager to learn. I see this as a bridge-building opportunity, connecting Life University with athletes, sports chiropractors and sports chiropractic organizations from all over the country.”

For more information about Life University’s Chiropractic Sport Science concentration within the Masters in Sport Health Science program, please contact Keith Rau, Associate Professor, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; 770-426-2771.


About Life University

Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award four-year undergraduate and graduate degrees in a variety of health care, science, business and general studies fields, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) and the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.


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