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Instrument Adjustment Pioneer Dr. Arlan Fuhr Named as World Health Organization Delegate for Annual Conference
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Written by TAC Staff   
Friday, 25 May 2012 04:41

ArlanWFuhrDCMay 21st, 2012 (PHOENIX) – Activator® Methods International, developer of the only instrument adjusting technique and Activator Adjusting Instruments with clinical trials to support their efficacy, is pleased to announce it’s Co-founder, Dr. Arlan Fuhr, has been named as a Delegate to the World Health Organization (WHO) Annual Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, which will take place in May, 2012.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to represent chiropractic to the World Health Organization,” commented Dr. Fuhr, CEO and Co-Founder of Activator Methods International, and recipient of the prestigious World Federation of Chiropractic’s Honour Award. “I’ve been in the fortunate position to work with and train thousands of chiropractors in the effort to make a real, positive impact on the lives of people suffering with pain around the world, and I look very forward to representing the chiropractic community at this year’s conference.”

The Activator Method worldwide is the most widely used low-force chiropractic technique in the world. With more than 45 years of empirical study and over 25 years of clinical research to support it, the Activator Method requires the use of the Activator Adjusting Instrument to deliver consistent, low-force, high-speed chiropractic adjustments.  

worldhealthorganization2The Sixty-fifth session of the World Health Assembly will take place in Geneva during 21–26 May 2012. At this session, the Health Assembly will discuss a number of public health issues such as universal health coverage, Millennium Development Goals, non-communicable diseases, mental disorders, nutrition and adolescent pregnancy.

WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

Educating chiropractors across the world on the benefits of low-force chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Fuhr’s speaking engagements have included stops in Mexico, Canada, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Taiwan and China. He is credited with 25 peer-reviewed publications, 13 domestic patents, 47 worldwide trademarks and more than 100 copyrighted works. In 2008, Dr. Fuhr published the second edition of the technique textbook, The Activator Method, globally known as the standard reference for instrument adjusting.

“All of us at Activator Methods are thrilled to have yet another opportunity in which we can serve our profession,” added Dr. Fuhr.

About Activator Methods International, Ltd.

AMI_ECU_PR_May9The Activator Method Chiropractic Technique®, developed 45 years ago by Phoenix-based Activator Methods International, has become the second most-widely used chiropractic technique, and is in use daily by 70 percent of all chiropractors. Today, the technique is taught in nearly every college in the United States and abroad, and in professional seminars throughout the year. Visit www.activator.com to learn more, sign up for seminars provided worldwide, or request the Activator Adjusting Instrument.

 
NBCE Seats Board and Elects Officers at Annual Meeting
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Written by TAC Staff   
Friday, 18 May 2012 05:51

nbcecomm-logoGREELEY, Colo.— The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) held its annual meeting on April 30-May 5, 2012, in San Antonio, Texas. The first half of the week was spent in the semi-annual review of goals and new initiatives with the board and management team reporting on recent progress. 

At the annual meeting, which took place on Friday, delegates in District III re-elected Dr. Paul N. Morin (ME) to a three-year term and delegates in District V re-elected Dr. Norman E. Ouzts, Jr. (SC) to serve another three-year term.  

The remaining district directors will continue their terms on the NBCE board. They are Dr. Robin R. Lecy (SD) in District I, Dr. Donna L. Craft (MI) in District II, and Dr. Ronald R. Tripp, Jr. (OK) in District IV.

The board also four at-large positions; Dr. Daniel Saint-Germain (Quebec) and Dr. Steven R. Conway (WI) were each elected to serve two-year terms.  Dr. Oliver R. Smith, Jr. (TX) and Dr. Salvatore D. LaRusso (FL), who were elected in 2011, will continue their terms.

Two positions are filled by the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. This year, they appointed FCLB President Dr. Lawrence O’Connor (NJ) and FCLB Vice President Dr. LeRoy F. Otto (MN).

Once the 11-member board was complete, officers were chosen:  Dr. Norman E. Ouzts, Jr. (SC) was elected president of the board, Dr. Donna L. Craft was elected vice president, Dr. Oliver R. Smith, Jr. (TX) was re-elected secretary, and Dr. Paul N. Morin (ME) was re-elected treasurer. The four officers will make up the Executive Committee of the NBCE.

Headquartered in Greeley, Colo., the NBCE is the international testing organization for the chiropractic profession. Established in 1963, the NBCE develops, administers and scores legally defensible, standardized written and practical examinations for candidates seeking chiropractic licensure throughout the United States and in many foreign countries.

 
Logan College Appoints CIO and Clinical Assessment Director
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Written by TAC Staff   
Friday, 18 May 2012 05:06

Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs President George A. Goodman, DC, FICC, has announced the appointments of Brad Hough, PhD, to the newly created position of chief information officer at the school, and Martha Kaeser, DC as the director of clinical assessment.

 

DR. MARTHA KAESER NAMED DIRECTOR OF THE NEW ASSESSMENT CENTER AT LOGAN COLLEGE OF CHIROPRACTIC/UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS


drmarthakaeser(ST. LOUIS--) Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs President George A. Goodman, DC, FICC, has announced the appointment of Martha Kaeser, DC as the director of clinical assessment.  In this new position, Dr. Kaeser will lead the clinical assessment in performed in Logan’s new Assessment Center on campus including creating case studies of physical and clinical circumstances and conditions, and collaborate with clinical and diagnostic on competencies such as examination, diagnosis and chiropractic treatment for which students will be evaluated  using standardized patients.  The position reports to the associate vice president of academic affairs.

Since her graduation from Logan College of Chiropractic in 2008, Dr. Kaeser has completed both her radiology residency and fellowship programs in diagnostic imaging.  Prior to beginning her chiropractic career, Dr. Kaeser earned her BA from Southeast Missouri State University and her MA from Antioch University in Seattle, Wash.  

In addition to her instructional responsibilities at Logan, Dr. Kaeser has teaching and administrative experience at both the middle school and high school levels.   

“Dr. Kaeser is well qualified to lead this new department,” said Dr. Goodman. “She has the academic, clinical and diagnostic knowledge and skills to make this assessment program a leader in the field of chiropractic.” 

Established in 1935, Logan has about 950 students, representing most states and several foreign countries, at its 112-acre campus in Chesterfield, Mo., a western suburb of St. Louis, and is one of the largest chiropractic colleges or universities in North America.   Logan University offers Master of Science degrees in Sports Science and Rehabilitation, and Nutrition and Human Performance and undergraduate degrees in Human Biology and Life Science with an Accelerated Science Program (ASP) option to complete pre-requisite coursework at an accelerated pace.    

Logan’s campus also houses the state-of-the-art BIOFREEZE® Sports & Rehabilitation Center, which is specifically designed to treat athletic injuries.  The college provides health and wellness care for patients in the St. Louis metropolitan area through seven local health centers in St. Louis, St. Louis County and St. Charles County.

 

DR. BRAD HOUGH APPOINTED CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER AT LOGAN COLLEGE OF CHIROPRACTIC/UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS


drbradhough(ST. LOUIS--) Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs President George A. Goodman, DC, FICC, has announced the appointment of Brad Hough, PhD, to the newly created position of chief information officer at the school. In this position Dr.  Hough will be responsible for maintaining an integrated, efficient, sustainable and responsive program of information systems, technologies and services for Logan, including infrastructure support services for academic, research and administrative computing, distance education, intercampus communication services and security. He is also part of the President’s Cabinet.

Dr. Hough brings 18 years of professional experience in information technology, audiovisual services, institutional research, instructional design, distance learning, product development, sales and marketing and customer support. Dr. Hough most recently served as Vice President of Product Management at Three Rivers Systems, Inc, a leading provider of administrative software for higher education. From 2000 to 2006, he was CIO at Covenant Theological Seminary where he oversaw administrative and academic technology, and chaired the Distance Learning Faculty Oversight Committee. Prior to that time, he was a research and teaching assistant at Vanderbilt University’s Department of Teaching and Learning.

“Dr. Hough’s addition as chief information officer takes Logan to a higher level in information technology management,” said Dr. Goodman. “We welcome his leadership at Logan in this critically important area.”

“I am delighted to be a part of such a technologically sophisticated institution and have the opportunity to work closely with the Logan administration, staff and faculty to leverage technology to accelerate progress toward the institution’s goals,” Dr. Hough said.

As chief information officer, Dr. Hough’s other responsibilities include development and functional implementation of the institution’s IT security policy and standards across the system; anticipating advances in information technology (IT) in higher education; understanding the needs of a broad community of scholars and learners; leading the system in establishing appropriate IT responses to constantly changing needs; responsibility for the implementation of the IT Strategic Plan; and the implementation of best practices for policies regarding legal compliance and effective risk management. His direct reports include system-level IT/IS Directors for information technology, information services, help desk, distance education technology, assessment center technology, and electronic medical records technology.

Established in 1935, Logan has about 950 students, representing most states and several foreign countries, at its 112-acre campus in Chesterfield, Mo., a western suburb of St. Louis, and is one of the largest chiropractic colleges or universities in North America.   Logan University offers Master of Science degrees in Sports Science and Rehabilitation, and Nutrition and Human Performance and undergraduate degrees in Human Biology and Life Science with an Accelerated Science Program (ASP) option to complete pre-requisite coursework at an accelerated pace.   

Logan’s campus also houses the state-of-the-art BIOFREEZE® Sports & Rehabilitation Center, which is specifically designed to treat athletic injuries.  The college provides health and wellness care for patients in the St. Louis metropolitan area through seven local health centers in St. Louis, St. Louis County and St. Charles County.

 
Palmer College Produces New Videos on the Demand for Chiropractic Care and Palmer’s Leadership in Chiropractic Research
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Written by TAC Staff   
Friday, 18 May 2012 04:49

palmerlogograybkgroundPalmer College of Chiropractic has produced two new videos and posted them on the College website at www.palmer.edu/SocialMedia

The first of these videos, “Chiropractic is in demand” is ideal for those interested in sharing multimedia information about the increasingly positive outlook on chiropractic as a career. This video is full of excellent, current information on the benefits of a chiropractic career and provides a detailed look at what chiropractic practice entails. Go to www.palmer.edu/SocialMedia to view it under “About Chiropractic.”

videopalmerThe second of Palmer’s latest video productions focuses on the college’s chiropractic research efforts. “Learn About Palmer Chiropractic Research” is designed to provide prospective students with an overview of the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, the studies performed, student research opportunities and more. Originally created to showcase Palmer research to prospective students during campus visits, the video also is a great resource for chiropractors to share with prospective students as well as patients interested in chiropractic research. View this video at www.palmer.edu/SocialMedia under “About Palmer College.”

Palmer College of Chiropractic consists of three campuses—the main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and branch campuses in San Jose, Calif., and Port Orange, Fla. The College was founded in Davenport, Iowa, by the discoverer of chiropractic, D.D. Palmer, in 1897. Today Palmer College of Chiropractic has approximately 2,200 students attending its three campuses and more than 26,000 alumni practicing worldwide.

 
ChiroTouch to Host “Heavy Metal Marketing – In the Trenches” Webinar with Dr. Bill DeMoss
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Written by TAC Staff   
Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:32

billdemossSan Diego, CA – May 8, 2012 – ChiroTouch™, the nation's leader in chiropractic software, and Dr. Bill DeMoss, are pleased to announce “Heavy Metal Marketing – In the Trenches” webinar, which is scheduled to air live for one hour on May 15, 2012, at 11:00am PST.

“No matter where a chiropractor is in his or her business, everyone can use inspiration,” said Robert Moberg, President of ChiroTouch. “We’re thrilled to be able to share Dr. DeMoss’ dynamic, tell-it-like-it-is presentation as part of our series of webinars.”

An energetic and charismatic speaker with a hardcore heavy metal attitude, Billy D has gained international notoriety for hosting the world’s largest chiropractic party, California Jam, the chiropractic festival of philosophy, rock-n-roll, and inspiration. Based in Newport Beach, California, Billy D’s business savvy combined with his significant contributions to the advancement of the chiropractic profession worldwide has earned him the title of “West Coast Chiropractor of the Year, 2010.’” Outside of running one the most successful practices in Orange County, he is also known for his no holds barred approach to telling it as it is, particularity when it comes to promoting an inside out approach to health and wellness.

chirotouchcomputer2Chiropractic software designed from the ground up to maximize efficiencies for virtually every process, including patient self check-in, scheduling, SOAP notes, billing, interoffice communication and more, ChiroTouch has developed its HIPAA-compliant system to drastically reduce the time it takes to perform tasks that chiropractors are already doing. That gives chiropractors more time to see more patients—resulting in increased referrals, improved efficiencies, and a direct, measurable impact on practice profitability.

Other recent webinar topics include ‘Art of the Close,’ ‘Building Value in Your Practice and Equity in Your Business,’ and ‘HITECH Stimulus Act Updates.’ The ChiroTouch webinar programs and the attendees have benefited from speakers such as Dr. Patrick Gentempo, Dr. Bob Hoffman, Dr. Eric Plasker, Dr. Ron Oberstein, Dr. Mark Ott, Dr. Brad Glowaki, Stanley Greenfield, and many more. This cross-section of the most influential and recognized coaches and speakers has made for a very robust and popular series of webinars.

To join Dr. DeMoss, visit https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/366089218

About ChiroTouch

ChiroTouch, by Integrated Practice Solutions Inc., is the premier provider of fully-certified innovative chiropractic software technology solutions for the chiropractic industry. Fusing advanced software systems with superior support services, we partner with chiropractors across the country to help them automate operations, improve patient care, and increase profitability. Visit www.chirotouch.com.

 
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