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FOOT LEVELERS’ CEO RECEIVES WORLD FEDERATION OF CHIROPRACTIC AWARD
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Written by TAC Staff   
Monday, 17 June 2013 13:03
Kent S. Greenawalt Given WFC Honor Award at 12th Biennial Congress in South Africa

ROANOKE, Virginia—Foot Levelers, Inc. Chairman and CEO Kent S. Greenawalt recently received an Honor Award from the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) at the organization’s 12th Biennial Congress, which was held at the International Convention Center in Durban, South Africa. Greenawalt received the award to recognize the positive impact he and Foot Levelers have had on the chiropractic profession both within the United States and internationally.

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The World Federation of Chiropractic Honor Award has been given out annually since 1991; and of the 24 all- time recipients Greenawalt is just the eighth from the United States. The award, which is the highest given by the WFC, is designed to honor those that have provided “outstanding services to the international growth and advancement of the chiropractic profession.”
 
David Chapman-Smith, the Secretary-General of the WFC, noted the contribution Greenawalt and Foot Levelers have made to the international chiropractic profession, “The WFC wanted to honor Kent for the support he has shown for international chiropractic, which has included providing complimentary speakers to WFC seminars to pioneer chiropractic in places like Brazil, Hong Kong, Dubai, and Budapest.”

greenawaltspeechChapman-Smith also referenced the financial support Greenawalt and Foot Levelers have delivered to the WFC, “The financial support the WFC receives from Kent and Foot Levelers is instrumental in the success of our key initiatives. As an example, their support for a recent consultation was vital in leading to the agreed market identity for chiropractic as the spinal health experts.”

For Greenawalt, the award came as a surprise and honor, “It came as a surprise to me when I learned I would be receiving the award. It’s an honor to join the impressive list of wonderful people who have received the award before me. The role the WFC plays in helping improve global healthcare is extremely important, and Foot Levelers will always be at its side to assist in achieving its goals.”

In addition to the Honor Award he received from the WFC, Greenawalt was also presented with an award by the Fédération Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport (FICS) to commend his support of sports chiropractic and Foot Levelers’ sponsorship of the FICS Assembly, which was held in conjunction with the Congress.

Greenawalt commented on the importance of receiving an award from FICS, “Along with the WFC, FICS is an important resource in growing the chiropractic profession internationally.”

There were over 750 delegates from at least 42 countries at the Congress, which was also celebrating the 25th anniversary of the World Federation of Chiropractic. One purpose of holding the Congress in Africa was to represent and positively impact the advancement of the profession on the continent.

About Foot Levelers
footleverslogo2Foot Levelers, Inc., the world’s exclusive provider of individually designed Stabilizing Orthotics and other therapeutic products, has been serving healthcare professionals for over 60 years. Foot Levelers supports every step patients take to enjoy fuller and happier lives at work, home, or play.
 
CHIROPRACTIC LEADERS TEAM UP TO PROVIDE NEW GRADUATE PACKAGE: Foot Levelers, Activator Methods, Lloyd Table, and Multi Radiance Offer Essentials at Low Price
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Written by TAC Staff   
Friday, 14 June 2013 13:31
ROANOKE, Virginia—Four leaders in the chiropractic profession have teamed up to provide the essentials for new college graduates. Featuring products from Foot Levelers, Inc., Lloyd Table Company, Activator Methods® International Ltd., and Multi Radiance Medical® LaserLongevity™, the Graduate Package provides new chiropractic graduates the tools needed to get their practices off to a successful start. This new and exciting offer is available to those who have graduated from chiropractic college within the last two (2) years and have obtained a license.

The companies wanted to recognize the accomplishment of graduating from chiropractic college and to also offer these recent graduates the tools in a cost-efficient package. For recent graduates who have obtained a license, financing is available for as low as $130 per month.

The Graduate Package includes:

  • Foot Levelers 3D BodyView™

  • Activator Methods Activator V

  • MR4™ Super Pulsed Laser

  • Foot Levelers Tri-Flex® One Unit-Whole Body Rehab

  • Lloyd 400AH Adjusting Bench

  • Foot Levelers Pillo-Pedic® (2)

  • Foot Levelers MyFit® Custom Pillow

Just as adjustment, support, and rehab equipment are the essentials in any practice, continuing education plays an equally important role. To further benefit new graduates, Activator Methods® and Foot Levelers have included two (2) free seminars during the first two (2) years following the purchase of the Graduate Package.

To learn more about the Graduate Package, call 800.553.4860 or visit FootLevelers.com/grad.

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Foot Levelers, Inc.
Foot Levelers, Inc., the world’s exclusive provider of individually designed Stabilizing Orthotics and other therapeutic products, has been serving healthcare professionals for over 60 years. Foot Levelers supports every step patients take to enjoy fuller and happier lives at work, home, or play.

Activator Methods International
Activator Methods International has been providing chiropractic care, resources and training since 1967. Founded on the principles of clinical research, the company’s major contribution to chiropractic care is discovery and development of the world’s most popular instrument adjusting technique, the Activator Method.

Lloyd Table Company
Lloyd Table Company, located in Lisbon, Iowa, is one of the largest manufacturers of chiropractic adjusting tables in the world. Chiropractors throughout the world have discovered that Lloyd adjusting tables provide unparalleled patient comfort.

Multi Radiance Medical
Multi Radiance Medical develops and manufactures FDA-cleared super pulsed laser devices, which are used throughout the world to provide temporary pain relief associated with back pain, muscle spasm, arthritis pain, elbow pain, muscle strain, and other conditions.
 
ChiroTouch to Host “Post Payment Audits—Who, Why, and What to Do!” Webinar with Dr. Stuart Hoffman
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Written by TAC Staff   
Wednesday, 05 June 2013 14:44
San Diego, CA – June 5th, 2013 – ChiroTouch™, the nation’s leader in chiropractic software, and Dr. Stuart Hoffman are pleased to announce the “Post Payment Audits—Who, Why, and What to Do!” webinar, which is scheduled to air live for one hour on June 11th, 2013, at 10:00am PST.
 
“Learning that a practice is being audited can be a very stressful time,” said Robert Moberg, President of ChiroTouch.  “Dr. Hoffman’s insight will help any chiropractor determine the appropriate level of malpractice coverage and navigate the audit experience smoothly and with confidence.”
 
Join Dr. Stuart Hoffman, president of ChiroSecure, a program providing superior malpractice insurance policy with many unique features and long-term solid protection.
 
In this webinar, you will learn:hoffmanstuart
  • What a Post-Payment Audit is and how to respond
  • Who is being targeted and what the red flags are
  • Who is the responsible party/entity in a Post-Payment Audit
  • Common compliance faults
  • The keys to compliance
FREE GIFT for all attendees: free 15-minute consultation and policy review.
 
Dr. Hoffman will help determine the parameters of your current coverage in regard to legal defense coverage for both state and private insurance program audits. He will explain the differences in claims made and occurrence type policies—to assist DCs in maintaining low risk for themselves and their associate doctors. He will review the best way to insure your corporation, entity, or franchise, and discuss when to add an additional insured to your policy or your associates’ policy.

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, 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 ChiroTouch for this webinar, visit https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/196842050
 
 
About ChiroTouch
chirotouchtinylogoChiroTouch, 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.
 
ImaSight Answers Industry Demand for Lower-Cost/Higher-Quality Digital X-ray System
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Written by TAC Staff   
Wednesday, 05 June 2013 14:21
Quebec, Canada– May 31st, 2013 – ImaSight™, a pioneer in digital x-ray imaging systems and software for chiropractors, is pleased to announce it has answered the industry demand for a lower-cost/higher-quality digital x-ray system by launching the ImaSight 4000.

imasightlglogo“In today’s economic climate, chiropractors still strive to provide quality service that will meet their patients’ needs and expectations,” said Steve Johnston, Vice President and Co-founder of ImaSight.  “We understand the demands placed on chiropractors, which is why we worked diligently to create what the industry had yet to provide – a superior digital x-ray system that empowers chiropractors to provide the highest level of service without breaking the bank.”
 
The chiropractic community demanded a low-cost/high-quality solution to its practice needs, and ImaSight met that demand by creating the ImaSight 4000 system.  The reality is that the chiropractic community, just like the medical community before it, is embracing the power of digital x-ray technology. Patients today have come to expect digital x-ray technology when visiting a healthcare professional, and with the new ImaSight 4000 system, chiropractors now have the ability to affordably meet these expectations without sacrificing the quality of digital x-ray imaging.
 
“Having served nearly ten years in the digital x-ray industry, all in the chiropractic space, I’ve never encountered a system with such a high level of quality and such a low price point,” commented Andrew Cheesman, industry veteran and Sales Manager at ImaSight.

To learn more about ImaSight’s new and innovative digital x-ray system, please visit www.ImaSightChiro.com.

ImaSight Inc. designs and manufactures innovative digital x-ray systems and software specifically for the chiropractic industry, empowering doctors to increase patient visits through superior communication. Founded in response to the need for a digital x-ray system that delivered hospital-quality images at an affordable price for any size practice, and combined with the ImaSight Vision Software System, we offer medical chiropractors the best digital radiography solutions on the market.  Visit www.ImaSightChiro.com.
 
Dr. James F. Winterstein Looks Back: A 50-Year Perspective on NUHS and the Chiropractic Profession
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Written by TAC Staff   
Thursday, 30 May 2013 13:48
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The president of National University of Health Sciences, Dr. James F. Winterstein, can look back on changes in the chiropractic profession with more perspective now that he is close to retiring. Counting his time as a student and faculty member, in addition to his 27 years as president, Winterstein has seen the progress of the profession and NUHS over the last half-century.

DR.-WINTERSTEIN-WEBBorn in 1943, Winterstein says, “At age four I told the town physician, ‘When I grow up, I’m going to be a doctor just like you!’ The doctor’s answer was ‘Well you better save your money, boy, because medical school costs $2000!’”

The rising cost of a medical education is just one of many changes Dr. Winterstein has seen since he entered the National College of Chiropractic in 1964.

Back when he was a student in the 60s, antagonism toward the profession was much higher than it is today. Before starting his DC degree, he had trained as an X-ray tech in the Army. When his radiologist heard he was planning to attend chiropractic school, he screamed: “They’re quacks!” and dragged Winterstein to an orthopedic surgeon who also berated him and tried to talk him out of it.

While a student at National, he worked nights as an X-ray tech supervisor at nearby Elmhurst Hospital. He was forced to keep his DC student status a secret there for three years, since one of the radiologists in the department was extremely hostile to DCs. The department even posted a notice declaring that anyone dating chiropractic students from the nearby college would be fired, since it clearly showed a pattern of poor judgment.

His night job highlights another difference between chiropractic students of his day and those of today: “Most of us worked,” he says. “Our tuition costs were lower, but we didn’t have financial aid back then, and many of us had families to support.”

In fact, Winterstein deftly juggled three jobs while he was a full time DC student. He not only worked nights at the hospital, he also worked reading X-ray films for National’s clinic radiology reading service. And on top of this, he drove a school bus every morning and afternoon. He and his wife also had two children at the time, which made for a very busy schedule.

The changes to the chiropractic profession that he regrets are those that followed when DCs started accepting third party payments. “Before that, everything was a straightforward interaction between the doctor and the patient. Now our services must match certain codes and stipulations given by those who have more interest in their bottom line than in our profession or the best interests of the patient.” He feels this issue is even more problematic today as society faces drastic changes in health care policy. He worries, since he feels the profession’s opponents will continue to try to minimize chiropractic medicine’s role in health care.

JFWstudentIf Winterstein could make one change to the chiropractic profession, it would be: “Broaden our scope of practice. When decision-makers think ‘doctor,’ they think of someone who can prescribe. We need the ability to prescribe not only to take better care of our patients, and help lower costs in the overall health care delivery system in our country, but also to gain social and cultural authority.”

His biggest reason for optimism for the profession lies in the new science called mechano-biology: how mechanical input affects human physiology down to the cellular and biochemical level. “When you work on the fascia, those fibrocytes communicate directly with one another, and they invest every organ in the human body,” he says. “What we do biomechanically has an effect that goes far beyond the bones, joints, ligaments and muscles. This has been the basis for the profession since the beginning.”

In case you heard a “straight” tone in that remark, be advised: “Limiting the broad potential of mechano-biology by a concept like ‘subluxation’ is a mistake,” he adds. “Mechano-biology is far bigger than a ‘bone out of place.’ We don’t know enough yet, and this field opens up exciting possibilities for research.”

The best advice Winterstein ever received is the advice he gives graduates during virtually every commencement address he makes: “Take care of your patients and they’ll take care of you,” he says. “Janse was the one that told me that. It’s good advice because it’s based on sound principles of ethics and hard work.”

Winterstein has additional timeless advice for the new DC today: “Be ethical in all matters and be an engaged citizen in your community. Keep your overhead low and charge reasonable fees. Be present when patients need you and treat your patients as if they are your father, mother, sister, brother, spouse, or child. Become engaged in your profession. Read voraciously every day and never stop learning.”
 
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