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NEUROMECHANICAL INNOVATIONS LAUNCHES TUESDAY THINKTANK™
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Written by David Chubb   
Friday, 11 January 2013 00:00
Web-based Series Focuses on Practice Headspace and Business Expansion

PHOENIX, Ariz., January 1, 2013 – Continuing its strategy of positioning chiropractors to deliver enhanced patient care, Neuromechanical Innovations (NMI) launched the Tuesday Think Tank™ on January 1, 2013. The weekly webinar series succinctly covers essential topics for chiropractic practice growth and expansion with consistency and congruency to successful business values and principles.

“We have to be respectful of Doctor’s time,” said Christopher Colloca, D.C., CEO of Neuromechanical Innovations and host of the broadcast. “Clinicians are busy with patients, paperwork, and running their office. So we limit our time in the Think Tank to under an hour giving small bites of practical information and insights that they can use each week consistently to help their practice grow and reach more people that need our care.” Congruent with NMI’s culture of innovation, emphasizing quality and measurement by statistics, practical approaches to clinical and business management are the focus of the discussions in the weekly webinars.

The Think Tank is named after NMI’s Boardroom at its corporate headquarters in Chandler, Arizona. “It’s where the magic happens in our office,” said Dr. Colloca. “In the Think Tank we create our vision, our strategic plan, and our action steps to make it all happen. We wanted to bring our Think Tank into a virtual world where we could help develop the vision for practices using our technology. The Tuesday Think Tank™ was conceptualized that way.”

The Tuesday Think Tank™ hour presents a variety of topics weekly including practice management tactics, business expansion strategies, staff development ideas, clinical and technique tips, new research in the industry, and marketing approaches in a fast-paced, no-nonsense format. Special guests will appear throughout the year to share their unique perspectives in the Think Tank as well.

Unique to the Tuesday Think Tank™ is NMI’s commitment to providing the actual practice tools to the attendees free of charge. The inaugural Tuesday Think Tank™ guests received notes from the presentation, a comprehensive practice analysis and statistics worksheet, and a 2013 strategic marketing calendar as practical tools to implement the week’s teachings into their practice.

The Tuesday Think Tank™ is held live on Tuesdays at 1:30 pm EST and is free to join. Recorded sessions can be viewed on demand in archived sessions accessible online. “I’ve become a fan of TED Talks whose motto reads, ‘Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world.’ I’ve learned that some of the world’s most influential people give away their ideas and share their concepts with others today for free. What better way to give back than hosting a free online Think Tank to the profession that has provided me with so much,” said Colloca. Registration for the Tuesday Think Tank™ can be found online at www.tuesdaythinktank.com.





About Neuromechanical Innovations
Neuromechanical Innovations (NMI) is a world leader in instrument-assisted spinal manipulation and chiropractic adjusting products and clinical training. With over thirty domestic and international patents and trademarks, NMI is the manufacturer of the Impulse® and Impulse iQ® Instruments that are in use today in over 7,000 chiropractic offices throughout the world. NMI prides itself on its Made in the U.S.A. manufacturing, featuring a 12,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters containing its ISO 13485 Certified medical device manufacturing facility in Chandler, Arizona.
 
Foot Levelers Donates All Proceeds from 60th Anniversary Seminars
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Written by Hilary Kelley   
Tuesday, 18 December 2012 14:56
Roanoke, VA (December 18, 2012)- Foot Levelers donated all the proceeds from their 60th Anniversary Seminars back to the Chiropractic profession, in honor of their anniversary and serving chiropractic for 60 years. Thirteen chiropractic colleges will be benefitting from the $36,000 Foot Levelers will be donating, and the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (FCP) will receive over $10,000.
 
60seminar2For each attendee at the seminar, $100 of their registration fee was donated to the college of their choice and Foot Levelers matched this with an additional $100 to that college. Additionally, Foot Levelers donated the balance of the proceeds to the FCP.

“As far back as I can remember, Foot Levelers has always believed strongly in the importance of chiropractic education on both a college level and post-doctoral level,” said Kent Greenawalt, Chairman and CEO of Foot Levelers. “These seminars meant a lot to us because it allowed us to celebrate our 60th anniversary, provide quality education, and give back to chiropractic profession in order to help the profession to grow and become as successful as possible.”

Foot Levelers’ last 60th Anniversary Seminar took place December 1-2 in Newark, N.J. There were three Foot Levelers 60th Anniversary Seminars, which offered 12 continuing education credits (CEUs) and covered a wide variety of topics taught by Dr. Kim Christensen and Dr. Terry Yochum.

For more information about a Foot Levelers’ seminar, call 1.800.553.4860.

Foot Levelers
footleverslogo2Foot Levelers, Inc., world’s exclusive provider of individually designed Stabilizing Orthotics and other therapeutic products, has been serving healthcare professionals for 60 years. Foot Levelers supports every step patients take to enjoy fuller and happier lives at work, home, or at play.
 
Parker University Announces the Appointment of a New President
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Written by TAC Staff   
Tuesday, 11 December 2012 14:08
DALLAS, December 11, 2012 – The Board of Trustees of Parker University and Parker Seminars is pleased to announce the appointment of their new president, Brian J. McAulay, DC, PhD.  This appointment comes after an intensive three month search conducted by a board-appointed presidential search committee of nine members, headed by Wright L. Lassiter, Jr., PhD, chair of the Board of Trustees.
 
drmcauley“The presidential search committee and Board of Trustees felt that Dr. McAulay was the best choice to lead Parker into the future,” said Dr. Lassiter.  “In the search for a new president, the search committee was mindful of the expansion in the role and mission of the institution as a university.   In that regard, Dr. McAulay has a PhD in business and management, the doctor of chiropractic degree, and further professional education at the Harvard University Institute for Educational Management, and was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship in educational administration by the American Council on Education.  In addition, a noteworthy aspect of his professional experience is service as a chiropractic department chair and teaching experience in business and management at Philadelphia University and Temple University.”
 
Dr. McAulay replaces Fabrizio Mancini, DC, who has retired after serving as president for just under fourteen years.  During his tenure with Parker, Dr. Mancini had a significant impact on both Parker and the chiropractic profession, raising the visibility of the profession by participating in media efforts that reached millions of people never exposed to the chiropractic message.  In addition, he oversaw the renaming of the institution to Parker University in April 2011 and guided the institution through a successful SACS reaffirmation in 2012.  From a global perspective, Dr. Mancini oversaw the development of internship programs in foreign cities such as Bogota, Colombia and Mexico City, Mexico and instituted Parker Seminars events in countries including Japan, Greece and Australia.
 
Dr. McAulay brings experience in both the chiropractic profession and higher education to Parker University and Parker Seminars.  Dr. McAulay’s education is extensive with a PhD from Temple University, a doctor of chiropractic degree from Pennsylvania College of Chiropractic and a bachelor’s of commerce from the University of Toronto.  In addition, Dr. McAulay participated in the American Council on Education (ACE) Fellows program and the Institute for Educational Management (IEM) program through the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
 
Over the past thirteen years, Dr. McAulay has served as executive vice president/provost and interim president for Sherman College, vice-president for academic affairs at Palmer College, and provost and executive vice president/provost for Life University.  Each of these institutions experienced growth and success under Dr. McAulay’s leadership.
 
parkercampus“I am very proud to become a part of the Parker family and I look forward to helping the institution maintain its reputation as one of the premier schools in chiropractic education.” said Dr. McAulay.  “While Parker’s history is rich with tradition and success, it’s the future that is so intriguing to me.  This is an exciting time for Parker as the institution looks to expand into new degree programs that complement and support chiropractic.  I believe my experience in balancing program expansion and foundational chiropractic programs will certainly be a benefit to Parker in the coming years.”
 
Last year, Parker University developed a strategic plan that called for the introduction of twelve new allied health programs by 2017.  The first three degree programs, slated for introduction in January 2013, include an associate’s degree in Radiological Technology, a bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management and a master’s degree in Business Administration with a Concentration in Health Care.  All three degrees were carefully selected for introduction based on criteria including how well they support and complement chiropractic, the job forecasts for each degree program and the higher than average expected salaries for each profession these degrees serve.
 
“Program expansion calls for a president with a unique set of skills and talents.” said Dr. Gery Hochanadel, PhD, provost of Parker University.  “I am very pleased with the board’s decision to hire Dr. McAulay as the next president of Parker.  His experience in maintaining chiropractic as the foundational program while expanding degree offerings will be critical to the future of Parker University and the students we serve.”
 
In addition to his role with Parker University, Dr. McAulay will also serve as president of Parker Seminars.  With over sixty years supporting the chiropractic profession, Parker Seminars continues to serve the profession as the premier professional seminar dedicated to helping chiropractors and chiropractic assistants build successful practices.  Parker Seminars has four North American seminars planned for 2013, with the largest gathering taking place in Las Vegas January 10-12, 2013.
 
“I am very aware of the impact Parker Seminars and Dr. Parker had on the chiropractic profession and I consider it a great honor to oversee this effort.  Parker Seminars is the meeting place for the profession and I intend to continue positioning Parker Seminars as a global resource for the chiropractic profession,” said Dr. McAulay.
 
About Parker University
Dallas-based Parker University, formerly known as Parker College of Chiropractic, is one of the world’s leading educators of health care professionals. Founded in 1982, this private, nonprofit, educational institution prepares men and women to become doctors of chiropractic. In addition, Parker University awards additional wellness-focused degrees including a bachelor of science in anatomy, a bachelor of science in health and wellness, massage therapy certificates, and continuing education specializations and certifications. Parker University also includes Parker Research Institute, which provides sound, scientific evidence supporting health and wellness; two chiropractic wellness clinics in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex; Parker Seminars, the largest chiropractic seminar organization in the world, and Parker SHARE Products that provide innovative, high quality products, and current information on chiropractic wellness. For additional information about Parker University, visit the website at www.parker.edu.
 
Veritas Health Launches "Like to Help" Campaign to Support World Spine Care
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Written by TAC Staff   
Monday, 10 December 2012 19:41
The nonprofit organization provides vital professional spine care to patients in developing countries

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DEERFIELD, Ill., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Veritas Health, parent company of Spine-health.com, is pleased to announce our "Like to Help" campaign to support nonprofit World Spine Care. World Spine Care is committed to bringing much needed professional spine care to patients in developing nations. Now through January 1, 2013, Spine-health will donate $1 to the nonprofit every time Spine-health gains a new Facebook fan. Go to www.Facebook.com/Spinehealth to become a fan and help raise funds for World Spine Care.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121210/PH26115 )

Spine-health.com is an award winning website dedicated to publishing trusted patient education written and reviewed by physicians. The website is ranked among the top 50 health websites in the world.  Spine-health and World Spine Care are aligned in their goals of helping patients find pain relief and cope with debilitating back conditions. 

An enormous need

Musculoskeletal conditions are the leading cause of long term disability worldwide.(1)  Spinal disorders represent the vast majority of these conditions in the developing world. Patients suffer with enormous pain, often with only a naproxen to help ease their suffering. Due to the immense pain and dysfunction, many patients become entirely disabled.

World Spine Care's response

In 2008 an international leader in the assessment and treatment of spinal disorders, Dr. Scott Haldeman, decided to help.  Dr. Haldeman already actively supports worldwide access to quality patient education by serving on the board of Spine-health.com.

Dr. Haldeman garnered the initial support of foundations and corporations, and in 2010, World Spine Care was officially launched with the vision to bring effective spinal care to communities in need worldwide. 

The non-profit organization consists of doctors, surgeons, chiropractors, physiotherapists, and others to fill the profound gap in the developing world between the need and the availability of care.

To support these life changing endeavors and to learn more about the program, please see the World Spine Care website: http://worldspinecare.com/.

(1)  Wolf, Anthony D. and Fleger, Bruce Burden of Major Musculoskeletal Conditions Bulletin of World Health Organization 2003, 81(9) 

Contact: Allison Walsh, Communications Manager, Veritas Health, 773-407-0018.

This press release was issued through eReleases® Press Release Distribution. For more information, visit http://www.ereleases.com.

 
Foot Levelers sponsors Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run
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Written by Hilary Kelley   
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 11:33
Jingle-Bell-Run-Walk-for-Arthritis-300x177November 27, 2012 (Roanoke, VA)- Foot Levelers is getting into the holiday spirit by sponsoring the Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis in three different locations—Raleigh, N.C. on December 1st, Roanoke, Va. on December 8th, and Baltimore, Md. on December 9th.
 
Foot Levelers decided to sponsor these 5K events because they believe in the Arthritis Foundation’s public service announcement for the Jingle Bell Run/Walk, “Don’t stand still for arthritis, get moving.”

“Our custom orthotic and rehabilitation products help several arthritis patients move with less pain every day,” said Chuck Carver, Vice President of Marketing & Sales. “We wanted to support the Arthritis Foundation’s mission to help fight arthritis with movement, and these 5K events are a great way to spread holiday cheer while helping others.”

Foot Levelers has 132 employees and their families participating in the Jingle Bell Run/Walk taking place in Roanoke, Va on December 8th. Every dollar raised at these events can make a difference to someone in need of help and information about arthritis. Fundraising efforts and donations help the Arthritis Foundation carry out important work in the areas of research, advocacy, programs and services, and awareness.

To learn more about the Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run/Walk in your area, go to http://www.arthritis.org/jingle-bell-run.php.

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



 
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