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FDA Clears Erchonia’s New Allay Laser for Chronic Heel Pain from Plantar Fasciitis
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Written by TAC Staff   
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 17:44
McKinney, TX April 22, 2014 – Erchonia today announces the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the company 510 (k) clearance to market Allay, its new low level laser for the relief of chronic heel pain from plantar fasciitis.
erchonialogoErchonia received FDA clearance based on a double-blind, randomized, multi-site and placebo-controlled clinical trial. In order to participate in the study, patients had to have self-reported pain of greater than 50 on a visual analog scale (VAS) of 0 to 100 and be unresponsive to conservative measures.

After just two Allay treatments a week for three weeks, patients treated with the Allay laser reported reduced pain on the VAS scale at 2 weeks, 6 months and 12 months post-treatment. On average, patients went from a 68 on the VAS scale down to 8 at the 12-month mark. Those patients who received a placebo laser did a not achieve a statistically-significant reduction in pain at any time during the clinical trial.

Michael Coughlin, MD, the clinical investigator, stated, “Erchonia’s Allay low level laser for chronic plantar fasciitis demonstrated exceptional results with a marked reduction in almost all of the 30 treated patients. They had suffered from plantar fasciitis for an average of almost a year—one patient had pain for 5 years. All had undergone a variety of non-operative treatments which had all been unsuccessful. At the year follow-up point, almost all patients noted a dramatic reduction in pain and an improvement in function.”

Kerry Zang, DPM, added; “I use the Erchonia Allay for chronic plantar fasciitis as part of a regenerative medicine protocol. This new technology is a breakthrough for chronic heel pain sufferers, because it offers pain-free treatment with no known side effects or contraindications. Low level laser technology works by stimulating a physiological response which is necessary to healing—whereas other treatments such as cortisone, suppresses inflammation which delays or even stops the healing process.”

Charlie Shanks, vice president of Erchonia, comments, “This FDA-clearance for the Allay laser is Erchonia’s latest example of our ongoing commitment to low level laser technology research. Not only can it provide non-invasive relief to those who suffer from this type of chronic heel pain, the Allay laser itself is extremely simple to operate and doesn’t require manual operation like all other pain management devices.”

The FDA has previously cleared Erchonia’s low level lasers for the reduction of chronic neck and shoulder pain; non-invasive reduction of cellulite, the non-invasive circumference reduction of the arms and the waist, hips and thighs; for liposuction and breast augmentation assistance and the reduction of associated pain; and for the treatment of acne.

For more information, please visit

About Erchonia
Erchonia is the global leader in low level laser healthcare applications. Over the last 15 years, Erchonia has been conducting research and development with the world’s leading physicians to advance the science of low level lasers. Erchonia created the low level laser category after the company was granted the first low level laser FDA clearance for any indication in 2002. Prior to market introduction, all Erchonia lasers are proven safe and effective through independent clinical trials. Currently thousands of Erchonia’s lasers are used daily to reduce body fat and cellulite, eliminate pain, and treat acne. For additional information, visit
ChiroTouch to Host “2014 Stimulus Program—What It Means to You” Webinar
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Written by TAC Staff   
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 17:25
San Diego, CA – April 29th, 2014 – ChiroTouch™, the nation’s leader in chiropractic software, is pleased to announce the “2014 Stimulus Program—What It Means to You” webinar, which is scheduled to air live for one hour on May 6th, 2014, at 10:00am PST.
chirotouchstimulus“With the recent regulatory changes, there seems to be more questions than ever regarding the EHR Stimulus program,” said Robert Moberg, President of ChiroTouch.  “We created this webinar to help alleviate the confusion and frustration surrounding these changes so that doctors can feel confident they’re taking the proper steps to maintain compliance.”
The first three months of 2014 have been filled with more regulatory changes, updates, and delays than any other year in recent memory. With the recent postponement of ICD-10s to 2015, now is the time to take a bird’s eye look at the other significant twists and turns inside of this year’s maze, and to get yourself prepared for what’s ahead.

There is only a short time left to avoid 2015 penalties for the EHR Stimulus program, so join this webinar to learn: 
•   2014 EHR Stimulus program updates and changes – what makes this year different?
•   Phase 1 or Phase 2, which is right for your office?
•   The exact steps you need to take in each phase of this program
•   This year’s urgent timelines that you need to know!

DavidyRegister TODAY and join David Yaldezian, VP of sales with ChiroTouch for the latest details of the EHR Stimulus program and what you need to know!

Other recent webinar topics include “Chiropractic and ICD-10: How to Make the Transition,” “Financial Tips That Can Improve Your Finances Now,” and “Most Proven Ways to Stay Excited about Practice.”  The ChiroTouch webinar programs and the attendees have benefited from speakers such as Dr. Miles Bodzin, Dr. Billy DeMoss, Dr. Brad Glowaki, Garrett Gunderson, Dr. Ron Oberstein, Dr. Eric Plasker, Rick Sapio, 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 ChiroTouch this webinar, visit  

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
China-Gel Welcomes Dr. Alan Sokoloff onto Its Educational Team
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Written by TAC Staff   
Monday, 28 April 2014 04:46
Arlington Heights, IL (April 25, 2014) China-Gel, Inc., the producer of the herbal topical pain reliever, welcomed Dr. Alan Sokoloff, DC, DACBSP onto its educational team. In upcoming seminars, Dr. Sokoloff will speak to the needs of chiropractors that desire to work in a sports medical environment. He will address issues such as how to get involved with teams, how to stay involved, and the skills and procedures necessary to be successful.
sokoloff-alan“We are delighted to include such an accomplished chiropractor on our team,” said Justin Toups, Marketing Manager, China-Gel. “Dr. Sokoloff’s experience with treating professional and amateur athletes, coupled with the wisdom acquired from managing the relationships with the players and medical staff, will be a great benefit for the chiropractors who participate.”
Dr. Sokoloff has been a team chiropractor for the Baltimore Ravens since 1999 and has been with the team for two Super Bowl victories. “I am happy to partner with a company that supports chiropractic like China-Gel. I appreciate the product they produce, and how it helps me to treat patients and athletes,” said Dr. Sokoloff. “I have treated athletes at all levels, and my goal is to use that experience to help chiropractors realize their dreams to work with a team.”
Dr. Alan Sokoloff serves as a team chiropractor for the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL. He is the past 2 term president of the Maryland Chiropractic Association. He was selected as Maryland’s Chiropractor of the Year 2001-2 and the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physician’s Sports Chiropractor of the Year 2006. He holds a post- graduate degree as a Diplomat of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians and is an alumnus of Palmer Davenport.
Dr. Sokoloff has been a member of the University of Maryland Sports Medicine Team since 1991, working with the UMBC Retrievers and Maryland Terrapins. He served a residency at the United States Olympic Training Center in the summer of 1997 and was selected to the medical team for the United States at the 1998 Goodwill Games. Dr. Sokoloff was appointed to the USA Olympic Medical Team for the 1999 Pan Am Games in Winnipeg, Canada. He is also the team chiropractor for the Baltimore Orioles AA Team in Bowie, MD. Dr. Sokoloff is a “wellness / injury prevention consultant” for many companies and municipalities. He has also written and helped produce a series of award winning Injury Prevention Videos for the Library Video Network. He recently completed his first in a series of concussion prevention DVDs, Tackling Concussion Head On, starring NFL, college, and high school guests.
About China-Gel
Developed by chiropractor, Dr. Paul M. Tullio, in his Chicago clinic, China-Gel is a herbal topical pain relieving gel that incorporates modern technology with ancient pain relieving concepts of Chinese medicine. China-Gel is proud to continue the legacy of Dr. Tullio and support of chiropractic in the clinic, the class room, and the public square. For more information, visit
Integrative Therapeutics™ Offers Free Shipping to Students
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Written by TAC Staff   
Monday, 28 April 2014 04:32
Integrative-Therapeutics-LogoGREEN BAY, WI (April 28th, 2014) —Leading nutritional supplement manufacturerIntegrative Therapeutics recently announced that they are offering free shipping on all student orders.
“We are excited to offer this added convenience to our student customers,” explains Skyla Vandervest, Education and Events Manager for Integrative Therapeutics. “We understand that students tend to order in smaller quantities and may have historically been limited by our free shipping order minimum.”

Since their founding over 35 years ago, Integrative has been passionate about supporting students and new graduates in their pursuit of building thriving practices.

They offer a variety of resources and opportunities for students, including:
For more information on all of the ways that Integrative Therapeutics supports students, visit

About Integrative Therapeutics
Located in Green Bay, Wis., Integrative Therapeutics, LLC ( is a leading manufacturer and distributor of science-based nutritional supplements committed exclusively to healthcare professionals. Integrative develops unique formulations that can be safely and effectively integrated with diet and lifestyle recommendations for improved patient health. For over 35 years, the company’s dedication to social responsibility and charitable giving has been evidenced by their commitment to supporting medical schools, community clinics, and professional associations. In partnership with their Medical Advisory Board, Integrative has developed professional tools, educational resources, and patient-centered therapeutic programs to help cultivate healthy practices and advance the field of integrative medicine. 
Generous Alumnus, Dr. Peter Showan, Gives $10K to NUHS
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Written by TAC Staff   
Monday, 21 April 2014 17:34

Class of 1952 alumnus Dr. Peter Showan, remembered National University of Health Sciences in his will, generously leaving the university $10,000. Dr. Peter Showan practiced in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania for over 35 years and also earned his diplomate from the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedics (DABCO).

showan240The Showans have had two generations of National graduates in the family. Peter’s daughter, Dr. Nina Showan from the class of 1983, has practiced in Baltimore, Maryland for the past 31 years.

Nina and her sister Ann recently visited the NUHS Illinois campus to present their family’s gift. “My Dad always remembered National, and especially held a great respect for Dr. Joseph Janse, whom he studied under and who led the college back in his day,” she says.

“Dad was a fighter pilot in World War II, and he was stationed in the Aleutian Islands off the coast of Alaska. While climbing out of his plane, he slipped on the icy wing and herniated two discs in his back, with pain radiating down both legs,” Dr. Nina Showan recalls. “He went to three orthopedic physicians, and nobody could help him. One of his buddies convinced him to call his chiropractor and that was how he finally recovered. This is also why my father got into the profession himself.”

Dr. Nina Showan also credits her father’s inspiration for why she chose a chiropractic career. “All my life while growing up I heard people say ‘Your dad helped me,’ ‘Your Dad fixed me.’ So those testimonials are how and why I came into the profession.”

“We are so proud when multiple generations in a family become part of our National University legacy,” says NUHS President Joseph Stiefel. “And we are especially grateful to Dr. Peter Showan and his family for choosing to remember our university in this generous way.”

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