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The Clinical Compass®…On the Move with Performance Health!
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Written by TAC Staff   
Tuesday, 19 June 2012 13:01

CCGPPThe Clinical Compass®/CCGPP has an exciting new special announcement. Allow us to introduce you to our newest corporate partner, Performance Health – maker of Thera-Band® and Biofreeze® products. Performance Health and its CEO, Marshall Dahneke, recently committed resources to support CCGPP and its mission “to promote, protect, and support chiropractic's evolving relationship between the patient, the provider and evidence-based research.”

“The work of CCGPP is critical to establishing chiropractic as the leader for spinal manipulation. It will allow doctors of chiropractic to translate evidence into clinical practice and grow strong and healthy practices,” explains Dahneke. “In fact, we feel it is so important that Performance Health has put together an incentive package that will help doctors of chiropractic increase their bottom lines while supporting the important work of CCGPP.”

Any doctor who donates $1,000 to CCGPP (that’s just $84 a month for 12 months) will receive a 43% discount on the Thera-Band® Rehab & Wellness Station. That’s a savings of almost $750. Those who purchase the station will also receive two free boxes of Thera-Band Professional Resistance Bands in Red and Green (the most often used rehab colors) packaged individually for reselling to patients.  This can provide your office with up to $300 in revenue (15 bands in each box, resale price of up to $10 per band). What this means is that a doctor who participates in the program immediately recoups his/her $1,000 investment in CCGPP and begins increasing the bottom line of his/her practice as soon as the first patient uses the Thera-Band® Rehab & Wellness Station.

theraband2According to CCGPP Chairman Dr. Tom Augat, "In a modern day health care world where ‘Evidence-Based Medicine’, ‘Medical Necessity’ and ‘Guidelines’ are the buzzwords and framework within which doctors of chiropractic must practice, CCGPP provides the tools and the scientific validation these doctors need to provide optimal care and outcomes for their patients and to overturn insurers' unreasonable denials. Certainly, funding is the critical element to carry out this work for the profession. Partnering with a company like Performance Health is a perfect synergy since both of our organizations promote the best in evidence based care through education and research. The entire chiropractic profession is fortunate to have companies like Performance Health supporting our continued growth and development.”

We wish to thank Marshall Dahneke and Performance Health for their generous support and encourage individual doctors within the profession to visit www.ccgpp.org and use the online donation form to take the next step in enhancing patient care and increasing practice revenues by making a contribution to The Clinical Compass®/CCGPP. 

ABOUT CCGPP
The Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP) was formed in 1995 through a partnership of chiropractic’s national organizations to provide consistent and widely adopted chiropractic practice information and to perpetually distribute and update this data so that consumers and others have reliable information on which to base informed health care decisions. The mission of CCGPP is to promote, protect, and support chiropractic's evolving relationship between the patient, the provider and evidence-based research. The vision of CCGPP is a world in which doctors of chiropractic provide evidence-based care and utilize best practices to lead the way in improving health and wellness for its people.

ABOUT PERFORMANCE HEALTH
Featuring leading brands like Thera-Band®and Biofreeze®, Performance Health offers a broad portfolio of products for the therapy, rehabilitation, wellness, massage, podiatric and performance markets. In addition to market-leading products, Performance Health provides practice building support, evidence-based protocols, clinical and product education, turn-key dispensing and pain management solutions. For more information, visit www.performancehealth.com.

ABOUT THE THERA-BAND® REHAB & WELLNESS STATION
Features of the Thera-Band® Rehab & Wellness Station

  • Multi-dimensional wall mount system that provides three planes of movement with slide tracks, position indicators and one-hand lock down to enable easy patient set up, charting and documentationtherabandrehabwellness
  • Portable base system with six connection points
  • Trusted Thera-Band Resistance Tubing in four progressive levels and three lengths
  • Three Thera-Band Pro Series SCP Exercise Balls (Yellow, Green, Red)
  • Two sets of Thera-Band Stability Trainers (Green, Blue)
  • A complete accessory kit, including Waist Belt, Assist Straps (2), Head Strap, Exercise Bar, Extremity Straps (2), Exercise Handles (2) and an Accessory Rack
  • Exercise CD with ready-to-use printouts and directions for at-home exercise programs
  • Four full-color exercise wall posters
  • Educational video with system introduction and exercise illustration
 
ImaSight Receives Overwhelming Response to New Digital X-ray Software Offering
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Written by TAC Staff   
Tuesday, 19 June 2012 05:07

imasight2Quebec, Canada – June 18th, 2012 – ImaSight Inc, the industry leader in digital x-ray hardware and annotation software for chiropractic, recently made its software suite of annotation power tools available directly to chiropractors for the first time ever – without requiring a hardware investment – and has been overwhelmed with response.

“We felt that doctors shouldn’t have to make a choice on taking their practices digital based on budget,” said Steve Johnston, Vice President and Co-founder of ImaSight. “So we decided to offer our powerful Vision software suite directly to chiropractors without asking them to also invest in the hardware. Now chiropractors can enjoy the power of digital x-rays using their iPhone, or other digital camera, and our software.” 

ImaSight recently made its Vision Chiropractic Power Tools annotation software, designed with and for chiropractors, available directly to practices without the requirement of a hardware investment. In response, website visits more than doubled in the seven days following the release, and doctors from California to Maine are downloading the free, 30-day trial version of the Vision software.

“We’ve been thrilled with the response from the chiropractic community,” added Johnston. “Chiropractors can not only download a free trial of our powerful annotation software, but also sign up for a free online demonstration – giving them the opportunity to maximize their time with their new software.”

Chiropractors can take their practices digital immediately by downloading a fully working, 30-day trial version of the ImaSight Vision software by visiting www.ImaSightChiro.com and downloading the software before September 1st, 2012. 

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About ImaSight

ImaSight Inc, based in Quebec, Canada, is the must-contact company for digital x-ray imaging solutions.  A digital imaging pioneer since the advent of the industry, ImaSight manufactures both advanced digital x-ray hardware and software solutions for the chiropractic industry, offering the widest range of affordable technology in the industry. Visit www.ImaSightChiro.com or call 888.707.4041 to empower your practice with digital x-ray systems from ImaSight.

 
ImaSight Makes Its Digital X-ray Annotation Software Available Directly to Chiropractors
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Written by TAC Staff   
Tuesday, 12 June 2012 04:16

imasightv2Quebec, Canada – June 11th, 2012 – ImaSight Inc, the industry leader in digital x-ray hardware and annotation software for chiropractic, has recently made its Vision Chiropractic Power Tools software available directly for purchase – without requiring the purchase of a digital x-ray hardware system.

“The reality is that thousands of chiropractic practices across the United States desire the powerful benefits that only a digital x-ray system can bring, but find that a full system is not quite within reach,” said Steve Johnston, Vice President and Co-founder of ImaSight. “So we’re pleased to announce that ImaSight is making its annotation software available directly to chiropractors via our website.”

With just a digital camera and ImaSight’s Vision Chiropractic Power Tools software – practices can finally realize the benefit of digital x-ray software without first having to purchase digital x-ray equipment. Film-based x-rays can be captured with a digital camera, and then those images can be imported into the Vision annotation software and then shared with patients via a computer screen, iPad, or Android device.

“This really empowers practices in a number of ways,” commented Johnston. “Rather than just telling patients about a diagnosis, our annotation software gives doctors the ability to show their patients exactly where the problem lies – and contrast their diagnosis with where they patient can be with further treatments - giving them a powerful visual and compelling reason to book their next appointment. And all in a very affordable package.”

In addition to making the software available for purchase, ImaSight is allowing practices to download a fully working, 30-day trial version of its software by visiting www.ImaSightChiro.com and downloading the software before September 1st, 2012.

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About ImaSight

ImaSight Inc, based in Quebec, Canada, is the must-contact company for digital x-ray imaging solutions.  A digital imaging pioneer since the advent of the industry, ImaSight manufactures both advanced digital x-ray hardware and software solutions for the chiropractic industry, offering the widest range of affordable technology in the industry. Visit www.ImaSightChiro.com or call 888.707.4041 to empower your practice with digital x-ray systems from ImaSight.

 
NCCAM Twitter Chat
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Written by TAC Staff   
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 11:05

nccamtwitterlogo#nccamchat

Join us for monthly Twitter Chats that cover a variety of health topics and complementary approaches. Each month, a different topic will be selected. An expert in scientific and health issues will be available to answer your questions. Most chats will occur on the last Thursday of each month. Dates, times, and topics may change, and will be announced on this page and through Twitter and Facebook.

Find us on Twitter: @NCCAM.

To participate or view transcripts of previous chats, use the hashtag: #nccamchat.

Upcoming Chats

nccamchiroSpinal Manipulation — May 31, 2012 1:00 p.m. EDT

The expert for this month's chat will be Dr. Partap Khalsa, who has a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences, with a postdoc in neurophysiology and a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.). He's also board certified in chiropractic orthopedics.

  • This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we’ll answer it during the upcoming chat.

Sample Tweets

Twitter Chat @NCCAM on #spinal manipulation & #pain—May 31, 1 pm ET. Join at #nccamchat

Questions about #spinal manipulation for #pain? Ask an @NCCAM expert your questions May 31, 1 pm ET #nccamchat

Have you tried #spinal manipulation to manage #pain? Join the @NCCAM conversation, 5/31, 1 pm ET #nccamchat

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NYCC and University of Rochester Medical in Pain Education Collaboration
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Written by TAC Staff   
Friday, 25 May 2012 16:19

An unusually broad collaboration of health professionals from the greater Rochester area has been selected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to help lead the nation’s assault on pain. 

nyccThe effort is led by physicians and scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center and includes chiropractors, acupuncturists, nurses, pharmacists, and others from New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls and from St. John Fisher College based in Pittsford. It’s one of a handful of times that these institutions have come together to pool their considerable expertise to attract federal funds to tackle a worldwide problem.

The group is one of 11 teams chosen by NIH to form a nationwide coalition of Centers of Excellence in Pain Education. The endeavor aims to improve pain treatment for patients by enhancing how health care professionals are taught about the causes and wide variety of treatments available to manage pain.

With a $275,000 grant from NIH, the Rochester team will create materials that will be used worldwide to help teach health care professionals – physicians, chiropractors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, and others – about the latest treatment strategies for patients in pain.

The team is headed by O.J. Sahler, M.D., a pediatrician at Golisano Children’s Hospital who specializes in the treatment of pain in children and adolescents.

“We need to understand pain more completely, and we need to help patients cope with their pain more effectively,” said Sahler, who is professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Medical Humanities, and Oncology at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

“Pain can contribute to deterioration in so many facets of a person’s life if he or she is not able to cope with it successfully. We are looking at approaches to pain management from as broad a spectrum of health professionals as we can, since working with people who have a different perspective greatly enriches the learning experience for all,” she added.

Areas of focus for the Rochester team will include pain in young children, the elderly, people with dental or facial conditions, and people in pain for unknown reasons.

At New York Chiropractic College, chiropractors as well as experts in Oriental Medicine will be taking part. At St. John Fisher College, faculty from the Wegmans School of Nursing and the Wegmans School of Pharmacy are included.

At the University, the project includes doctors, nurses, dentists, scientists and other faculty members from several areas, including the departments of Anesthesiology, Pediatrics, Medicine, Pharmacology and Physiology, and Psychiatry, as well as the Eastman Institute for Oral Health, Golisano Children’s Hospital, the School of Nursing, and the new Center for Experiential Learning.

The main contribution of the Rochester-area collaborative will be the creation of five in-depth case studies of patients in pain. Drawing on the expertise of professionals who collectively have hundreds of years of experience, the case studies will be made available to professionals worldwide via the Internet.headachepain5

The cases will include:

  • A 7-year-old boy who suffered a brain injury during birth and is in severe pain;

  • An 80-year-old woman with back pain;

  • A 66-year-old woman with lung cancer;

  • A 15-year-old girl with jaw pain;

  • A 34-year-old woman with severe abdominal and pelvic pain.

“One of our goals is to develop materials that will be appropriate for use by students who are just beginning, whether they are training to be doctors, chiropractors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, or other professionals,” said Sahler. “Learning early in their careers about the many ways to assess and treat pain will provide them with critical lifelong skills.”

Pain affects people in many ways, subtle and not so subtle, Sahler said. Severe back pain might cost a person a job, or cause an older person to lose his independence by making it impossible for him to drive or to live alone, for instance. A teen might have a knee injury from athletics and never fully recover, causing not only lifelong pain but also major limitations in both work and leisure activities. A cancer patient suffering from severe pain might be coping not only with physical pain but also with the emotional pain that can accompany facing the end of life.

NIH officials estimate that chronic pain affects approximately 100 million Americans, costing up to $635 billion in medical treatment and lost productivity each year.

“Virtually all health professionals are called upon to help patients suffering from pain," said NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. “These new centers will translate current research findings about pain management to fill what have been recognized as gaps in curricula so clinicians in all fields can work with their patients to make better and safer choices about pain treatment.”

 
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