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CryoUSA leads the way in Cryotherapy for Chiropractic Care
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Written by TAC Staff   
Tuesday, 05 May 2015 15:38
Dallas, TX, February 24, 2015 - CryoUSA, the nation’s leading distributor of whole body cryotherapy units, is making a significant impression on the chiropractic market. The company launched operations in 2011 after spending most of 2010 vetting cryotherapy technology, the science behind it, and cryotherapy as a modality. This included client response, frequency, results, and the marketing of cryotherapy as both a stand-alone business and as an additional revenue stream for existing businesses like chiropractic.

Founder, Eric Rauscher, said the new industry really launched when he began providing cryotherapy for the Dallas Mavericks in 2011 and they consequently won the NBA championship, despite being the oldest team in the league. “When players like that tell you they might not have won an NBA title without cryotherapy as a recovery tool, it begins to get your attention” said Rauscher. He continued, “With our subsequent installs at Nike and 7 other NBA teams, the chiropractic world began to take notice.”

Now, with experience growing their own retail locations, as well as installing more than 100 units for 80+ businesses nationwide, CryoUSA continues to move an industry forward by helping chiropractors meet client demands for this new therapy. “Cryotherapy has allowed our patients to reduce inflammation and soreness much quicker than conventional methods. It has helped us create a reputation for getting our patients back to activity sooner than anticipated.” said Brock Stratton, a chiropractor from San Antonio, TX and one of the early adopters in the D.C. market.

“CryoUSA has used cryotherapy to merge the gap between the allopathic community & the field of chiropractic”. Stratton also sees it as a modality with unrivalled revenue. “It also doesn’t hurt to have an additional source of revenue & a great marketing tool!” said Stratton. Former NCAA basketball coach and CryoUSA Managing Partner, Mark Murdock is no stranger to competition. He believes he knows why chiropractors are clamoring to obtain this technology. “It’s a recruiting war and it’s why we’re averaging 10 new installs per month now. The arms race is on for chiropractors to see who can provide the most value to their clients and to find a company with the experience that we have, to help them maximize the rewards.”
 
ICD-10 NOT Being Delayed as Congress Passes the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act
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Written by Robert Moberg   
Thursday, 30 April 2015 00:00
San Diego, CA – April 29th, 2015 – ChiroTouch™, the nation’s leader in chiropractic software, urges practitioners be prepared for the October 2015, ICD-10 deadline after Congress passes the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act without any provisions to further delay ICD-10 implementation.

“Last year around this time Congress voted to delay ICD-10 as part of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act,” said Robert Moberg, CEO of ChiroTouch. “This year’s reauthorization did not include such language, which sends a signal loud and clear to all healthcare professionals – ICD-10 is coming and it’s not going to be delayed.”

In a landslide 392 to 37 vote, the US House of Representatives recently passed legislation that provides a permanent replacement to the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) that has vexed healthcare providers for more than a decade. The bill, H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, did not include any references to ICD-10 implementation or an ICD-10 delay. Two weeks ago, the Senate followed suit, passing the bill in a 92 to 8 vote.

Healthcare experts agree that practitioners should not expect to see further implementation delays. With the October 1, 2015, implementation deadline a mere six months away, and with no overlap between ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes, it is crucial for practitioners to plan now to ensure they are ready for the challenges the ICD-10 transition is sure to bring.

“To help our clients make a smooth transition, ChiroTouch stands ready to deliver both the technology and training for our family of practices,” added Robert. “We invite doctors to contact ChiroTouch to learn more about how we can keep practices running smoothly with a system founded on ease-of-use, compliance, and comprehensive documentation.”

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.
 
Nordic Naturals Announces Vitamin D3 Infant™ — The Official Baby’s Vitamin D of the American Pregnancy Association
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Written by Shari Hindman   
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 22:22
Watsonville, CA (April 15, 2015) Nordic Naturals is pleased to introduce a natural vitamin D3 just for babies. Vitamin D3 Infant is offered in the natural form of vitamin D (cholecalciferol) for optimal absorption, and comes in a carrier oil of certified organic extra virgin olive oil. Packaged in a convenient dropper bottle for easy application during breast-feeding or addition into food or drink, the product meets the American Academy of Pediatrics daily recommendation of 400 I.U. in just one drop. In addition, Vitamin D3 Infant contains no coloring, flavoring, GMOs, gluten, or milk derivatives in order to ensure that babies get only the purest, highest-quality vitamin D nutrition.

nordic natals D3 infantVitamin D3 Infant is the Official Baby’s Vitamin D of the American Pregnancy Association. A non-profit national health organization, APA is committed to promoting reproductive and pregnancy wellness through education, support, advocacy, and community awareness. (americanpregnancy.org)

Vitamin D3 Infant promotes bone health and development, supports healthy immunity, and may support normal sleep rhythms. It makes an ideal companion to DHA Infant, Nordic Naturals’ best-selling omega-3 product for babies.

“We’ve always been focused, as a company, on correcting the global omega-3 deficiency. But addressing vitamin D deficiency is also a priority for us,” notes Joar Opheim, Nordic Naturals CEO and Founder. “Up to 91% of pregnant women in the United States are estimated to be deficient in vitamin D, and globally, vitamin D deficiency is widespread in infants. Vitamin D3 Infant is a great solution for parents and an important addition to our line of vitamin D products.”

Founded in 1995, Nordic Naturals is celebrating 20 years of revolutionizing omega-3s—pioneering a new definition of fish oil as it relates to purity, freshness, taste, and dosage. Based in Watsonville, CA, the company also offers complementary nutrients essential to health. Their portfolio, which is distributed to over 35 countries, includes more than 200 products in a variety of flavors and formulations for adults, kids, athletes, and pets. Family owned, Nordic Naturals works passionately to see generations of healthier, happier people around the world—and they’re just getting started.

Further information is available at Nordic Naturals’ website for health care professionals: www.nordicnaturals.com/professionals.php.
 
Northwestern Names New Dean
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Written by TAC Staff   
Thursday, 02 April 2015 12:24
Educational, clinical expert to lead College of Chiropractic

BLOOMINGTON, Minn.—Northwestern Health Sciences University has named Trevor Foshang as Dean of its College of Chiropractic, the largest of the university’s four core educational programs and one of the most respected chiropractic schools in the world.

foshang-trevor1Foshang begins his appointment Wednesday April 1. He comes to Northwestern with extensive experience in educational as well as clinical settings. Most recently, he was Chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences at Parker University in Dallas, where he also served as the Director of Radiology Residency, the Director of Clinical Radiology and taught as a professor. He has owned and operated two chiropractic clinics and a radiology consulting practice.

In addition, he has served as the President of the American College of Chiropractic Radiology. He holds a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Logan University in Chesterfield, Mo., and an Honors Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. He is pursuing his Doctorate in Education from Walden University in Minneapolis with a dissertation on higher education leadership and organizational culture.

“Northwestern has an integrated health care approach behind its brand of chiropractic, and that is what attracted me to the university,” Foshang said. “The patient’s needs are the primary focus. Once we determine needs, then we can decide the best approach to care, whether that is chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture or seeing another kind of health specialist. That approach is the perfect fit for me.”

Foshang’s work has included ensuring that health care higher education increases its responsiveness, innovation and commitment to quality at a time of change for both health care and higher education. He chaired the Quality Enhancement Program at Parker, a health and wellness university focused on chiropractic education.

“Trevor is passionate about building cohesive leadership and organizational strength in higher education, particularly at a time of change,” Northwestern President Christopher Cassirer said. “He believes Northwestern is positioned well to be a dynamic leader in health care education. We’re excited for him to join us.”

Foshang is a native of Thunder Bay and will relocate to the Twin Cities area with his wife, Shari, and two children.

Northwestern, based in Bloomington, provides world-class professional education and research, as well as comprehensive integrated health and wellness services, to people across the United States and around the world. The university’s more than 130 faculty members annually teach about 6,500 students pursuing degrees in accredited programs in chiropractic, acupuncture, therapeutic massage and other integrative health treatments. The university, which will celebrate its 75 th anniversary in 2016, has more than 7,500 graduates throughout the U.S. and in 21 countries worldwide.
 
Neuro element to feature strongly in Athens at WFC/ECU 2015
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Written by TAC Staff   
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 13:09
One of the rising stars of functional neurology has been announced as a key speaker at next year’s WFC Congress / ECU Convention in Athens titled The Alpha and Omega of Spinal Healthcare.

hodges-antonucci-haavikDr Matthew Antonucci MNeuroSci, DC is a 2009 graduate of Life University. His natural curiosity in the neurophysiological mechanisms of chiropractic spinal manipulation has led him to work extensively with the Carrick Institute of Graduate Studies, sponsor of his lecture and workshops in Athens. Having amassed nearly 4,000 hours of postgraduate study in functional neurology, Dr Antonucci’s particular interest is in traumatic brain injury and vestibular rehabilitation.

Dr Antonucci is the founder and former CEO of NeuroLogic Integrated Health Inc, a functional neurology, nutrition and rehabilitation centre located in Charleston, South Carolina. He will be presenting a 1-day pre-Congress Introduction to Functional Neurology, and a lecture and workshop on the subject of applying neuroscience to clinical practice in the main Congress program.

Also presenting on the first day of the Congress will be Professor Paul Hodges PhD DSc, a researcher in the School of Health and Rehabilitation at the University of Queensland. With nearly 400 publications to his name, Professor Hodges is one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of neuroplasticity. With Doctorates in Medicine and Science, he is the editor of the acclaimed text Spinal Control: The Rehabilitation of Back Pain and the author of numerous book chapters. His current work includes neuromotor control of movement and stability and the integration of neuroscience and biomechanics.

Neurophysiologist and chiropractor Dr Heidi Haavik will present her work on the neuromatrix as it relates to chiropractic adjustment and dysfunctional spinal segments. Dr Haavik is the Director of Research at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic and is a member of the WFC Research Council. She is also on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics and is the author of The Reality Check, a book dedicated to exploring the effects of chiropractic adjustments on the brain and nervous system.

President of the World Federation, Dr Greg Stewart, commented on the presence of a session dedicated to neurological dimensions in chiropractic: “Much of the work being presented at our Athens Congress is truly at the cutting edge of research into the effects of chiropractic care. There has been an increasing focus on neurology as it relates to why chiropractic treatment works and the quality of the speakers during this session is second to none.”

The WFC Congress / ECU Convention, with Activator Methods and Foot Levelers as the leading sponsors, takes place at the Athens Hilton Hotel in Greece between 13 and 16 May 2015. For more information and to register, visit www.wfc.org/congress2015.
 
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