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Robert Mootz, D.C., Receives 2014 McAndrews’ Award
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Written by TAC Staff   
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 22:50
The NCMIC Foundation awarded Robert Mootz, D.C., with the Jerome F. McAndrews, D.C., Memorial Research Fund Award on March 21, 2014, at the Association of Chiropractic Colleges Educational Conference and Research Agenda Conference (ACC-RAC).

dr mootz receives-mcandrews award240As a recipient of the McAndrews’ Award, Dr. Mootz was recognized for his drive to educate, elevate, and influence others, specifically the public, healthcare providers, and policy. Dr. Mootz currently serves as the Associate Medical Director for Chiropractic at the Department of Labor and Industries for the State of Washington. Examples of his work include:
  • Co-investigator on Washington State’s “Occupational Health Services Project.”

  • Agency lead for “Occupational Health Conservative Care Best Practices Resources”

  • Project lead for numerous evidence-based health policy, guidelines and coverage decision efforts
These efforts have a system wide impact on improving healthcare to injured workers, providing an evidenced-based approach to healthcare, and developing a level playing field for all care healthcare providers, including Doctors of Chiropractic.

The Jerome F. McAndrews, D.C., Memorial Research Fund was created by the NCMIC Foundation to honor Dr. McAndrews’ longtime support of the scientific and practical advancement of the study of chiropractic. It provides an award each year to a worthy research recipient. This award recognizes an individual or a group who has demonstrated exceptional ability to:
  1. Advance research and the exchange of scientific information

  2. Promote high ethical standards in research and/or practice

  3. Contribute to practical applications to chiropractic practice

  4. Interact professionally with other individuals and groups involved in relevant research and application
Past recipients of this award are: James Whedon, D.C., M.S. (2013), Pierre Côté, D.C., Ph.D. (2011), Deborah Kopansky-Giles, D.C. (2010), Sidney Rubinstein, D.C., Ph.D. (2009) and Simon Dagenais, D.C., Ph.D. (2008). For more information about the Foundation, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Or, go to to make a contribution.
Integrative Therapeutics™ Introduces HPA Axis Optimization Program*
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Written by TAC Staff   
Thursday, 27 March 2014 00:54
GREEN BAY, WI (March 26th, 2014) — From the makers of Cortisol Manager™ comes a new suite of neuroendocrine products designed to support optimal hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis function.*

hpaaxisoptThe HPA axis is the central part of the neuroendocrine system that controls the stress response. Because the impact of stress is individualized and varied in its outcome, thorough practitioner analysis of each patient is critical.

Integrative Therapeutics has designed their new HPA Axis Optimization Program to help healthcare professionals accurately assess common and complex symptoms within various stress response stages - thereby improving patients' ability to respond and adapt to stressful stimuli while promoting energy recovery and restorative sleep.*

“Although Cortisol Manager continues to be our most-utilized option for early-stage stress resistance, our research and development team has identified several key nutrients for supporting patients experiencing mid- and late-stage symptoms,” explains Mandy Kraynik, Vice President of Integrative Therapeutics.

Patients in the mid-stage of the stress response can benefit from a targeted non-stimulating adaptogen formula to support the body’s ability to respond to stress via the HPA axis.* Whereas patients in the late-stage of the stress response benefit from adrenal-supportive supplementation to support healthy cortisol production and often require unique nutrients to support a restorative sleep cycle.*

Based on these findings, Integrative has added HPA Adapt™, CortiVive™, and Sleep Reset™ to their neuroendocrine portfolio. For more information on these products and the HPA Axis Optimization Program, visit

*This statement has not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

About Integrative Therapeutics™
Integrative-Therapeutics-LogoLocated 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. 
Two Minute Exercise Relieves Chronic Neck Pain
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Thursday, 27 March 2014 00:39
Study shows simple elastic resistance exercise effective in significantly reducing pain and increasing muscle strength in the neck and shoulder muscles.

Akron, Ohio – March 5, 2014 – A study recently published in BioMed Research International showed a 40% decrease in neck and shoulder pain intensity and a 6% increase in isometric muscle strength for participants in a 10-week, two-minute daily elastic resistance training program. The study, conducted at the National Research Centre for the Working Environment in Copenhagen, Denmark, investigated the effects of resistance training on occupational muscle activity in 30 female office workers with chronic pain.

neckpainchronic“The increase in the number of individuals working in sedentary careers coupled with their time spent in front of a computer increases the time of static body postures and repetitive movements of the arm, shoulder and hands, which has been associated with the development of musculoskeletal disorders,” stated Lars L. Andersen, PhD, researcher with the National Research Centre for the Working Environment. “This has both individual and social consequences as neck and shoulder pain has been show to increase the risk for long-term absence from work. Females may be at higher risk due to the differences in work tasks, work techniques and possible lower muscle strength. Review of previous studies show that women with a history of neck pain are the strongest predictors for the development of neck pain for those working with computers, thus our study included only female participants.”

This 30-participant study is nested in a larger randomized control trial of 198 participants. That trial utilized TheraBand™ Elastic Tubing with handles for an exercise routine using only one exercise for either two or 12 minutes and participants were randomly assigned to either a non-exercising control group, a two-minute exercise group, or a 12-minute exercise group. The exercise groups performed a lateral raise with the arm slightly in front of the body while using elastic tubing for resistance. After 10 weeks, both exercise groups significantly reduced their neck/shoulder pain and tenderness, and significantly increased their strength compared to the control group. There was no significant difference between the exercise groups.

For this recent 30-participatnt analysis, half of the workers participated in the daily two-minute training program while a control group of 15 received weekly e-mail information on general health. The researchers were particularly interested in the mechanisms of pain reduction in the group performing a single set of exercises to failure within two minutes and the resulting EMG measurements. These time-consuming daily measurements were not possible within the larger trial.

After the 10-week program, the researchers concluded that the single set of two-minute TheraBand exercise to failure can significantly reduce pain and tenderness in female office workers with neck/shoulder pain.

Office workers and companies can purchase TheraBand Elastic Tubing referenced in the research at

About the Academy
therabandacedemylogoThe TheraBandTM Academy was formed to scientifically document the benefits of resistance exercise and pain relief, guide the company in its development of new products and exercise programs, and to promote therapeutic exercise and pain management through professional and consumer education. The Academy web site is a unique resource that connects healthcare professionals and consumers to the ever growing body of knowledge on exercise. Registration is free and provides access to the largest database of rehab exercises, protocols, research and education in the world.

About Performance Health
performancehealthlogoFeaturing leading brands like Biofreeze®, Bon Vital'®, TheraBand, Cramer®, Prossage® and Pedigenix®, Performance Health offers a broad portfolio of products for the therapy, rehabilitation, wellness, massage, sports medicine, performance and podiatric 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.
NUHS to Offer DC Clerkship at Richard L. Roudebush VA Center
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Thursday, 27 March 2014 00:32
Lombard - National University of Health Sciences has signed an agreement with Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, to offer a rotating clerkship for student interns in the doctor of chiropractic program. The new clerkship is one of several partnership agreements that NUHS has with Veterans Health Administration facilities nationwide.
roudebushvamedcenterAt the Indianapolis facility, DC interns will work in an integrative medical environment under VA chiropractic physician Dr. Jason Gibson, an alumnus of NUHS. Each intern will serve a 4-6 week clerkship, with one intern per assigned period. The university hopes to begin its first clerkship rotation in the new program by early summer. 
“This program, like all of the partnerships we have established throughout the country, will provide great benefit to our interns,” says Dr. Theodore Johnson, dean of clinics for NUHS. “The numbers and variety of patients seen in such an environment will be valuable for their clinical education.  They will also gain experience in interacting with other professionals in an integrative setting.”  
“We are fortunate to have one of own, Dr. Jason Gibson, an alum of NUHS, overseeing the clerkship at this VA.  He is familiar with the rigor and the expectations of the university and is quite capable of providing the selected interns with enhanced clinical experiences,” says Dr. Johnson.
“The new clerkship at Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center adds to a growing list of exciting clinical opportunities for our students,” says President Joseph Stiefel of NUHS. “Not only will our interns be bringing their training in chiropractic medicine to those who have served our country, they will also gain unique experience that will broaden their skills as future physicians.”
For more information on the variety of clinical internship opportunities available for NUHS students, please call 1-800-826-6285, or visit
Hydrothotics Celebrates National Foot Health Awareness Month
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Written by TAC Staff   
Thursday, 27 March 2014 00:10
Foot health is key to being able to get out and get walking for better health!

March 2014- April is National Foot Health Awareness Month which along with spring is a great time to focus on your foot health so that when the warm weather comes back you can get out and get walking! Walking is the easiest, most affordable and quickest way to start living a healthier lifestyle. Walking has many benefits like more energy, better moods, toned muscles, stronger bones and increased calorie burning which leads to weight loss. Walking also helps to lower your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and Type 2 diabetes.

feetHippocrates was right! Walking is man’s best medicine and study after study confirms it. Walking has many health benefits. Hydrothotics encourages everyone to get out and walk 30 minutes each day at a pace fast enough to raise your heart rate. Just be careful, don’t overdo it. Start out slow but START! Taking that first step is the key. If you have health risks please consult your doctor before starting a walking exercise routine. Walk safely, before you get out on your walk consider these safety tips- wear brightly colored clothing if you walk in the dark, walk with a group if you can, make sure someone knows your routine of when and where you walk, do not wear jewelry or headphones, be aware of your surroundings and stretch to warm up. Use a log, journal or smartphone app to track your walks, miles and time. If you walk the same route its fun to see your times improve as your strength improves. Have fun and reward yourself!

What if you have foot pain, neuropathy, plantar fasciitis or other lower extremity pain? Walking for these people can be almost impossible or very painful. Hydrothotics Dynamic Fluid Orthotics have been clinically proven to reduce pain and increase circulation allowing many suffering from foot pain to get up and get walking.

I have tried these wonderful Hydrothotics for exercise four times a week on the circuit and my feet don’t hurt like before so this is the real test for me. 

-Ella C.

Hydrothotics, available online at and in chiropractic offices across the country, are an affordable, easy to use, effective solution for walkers who have pain that may keep them from walking. Hydrothotics immediately relieve pain in the feet, heels, ankles, knees, hips and lower back. They support arches guarding against shin splints. They massage the feet increasing circulation, which relieves inflammation and speeds recovery times after a walk. They are very thin and do not change the fit of your shoes. Hydrothotics absorb 86% of the shock on the heel while walking and standing.

Don’t let foot pain keep you from a healthier, happier, slimmer YOU!

Hydrothotics Dynamic Fluid Orthotics will help relieve your foot pain which may keep you from beginning a walking routine. Give them a try today; you have nothing to lose but pain!


For more information visit, call 800-396-8893

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