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Chiropractic Under the African Sun
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Written by WFC   
Monday, 20 May 2013 12:26
wfcdurban1From April 8–13 the Chiropractic Association of South Africa (CASA) hosted the World Federation of Chiropractic’s 12th Biennial Congress, titled Chiropractic Under the African Sun, at the International Convention Center in Durban, South Africa.

More than 750 delegates from 42 countries attended the Congress, the largest and most impressive meeting ever held in Africa. Many rated it “the best ever” chiropractic event in their lives.

“This was a wonderful Congress in very, very many respects”, said Dr Bill Meeker, President, West Campus Palmer College, which was one of the major sponsors together with Neuromechanical Innovations and Foot Levelers.

Beyond outstanding academic and social programs there were many special celebrations and events since this was the Silver Anniversary of the WFC which was formed 25 years ago in 1988. These included:
  • A video from researchers worldwide honoring Dr Scott Haldeman who was retiring as Chair of the WFC Research Council after 25 years of distinguished leadership.
  • Renaming of the original research awards as the NCMIC Louis Sportelli Research Awards to honor both Dr Sportelli for his career of leadership in building research capacity for the profession, and the NCMIC Group Inc. for its long term funding of the main awards. From the 174 research submissions received, first and second prizes of US$12,000 and US$7,500 respectively were awarded for research papers from research teams affiliated with the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) and led by Dr Jessica Wong and Dr Jairus Quesnele.
  • Launch of an illustrated history titled The Global Advance of Chiropractic: The World Federation of Chiropractic 1988-2013 authored by Dr Reed Phillips. This history documents the international expansion of the chiropractic profession during the past generation, is of exceptional quality, contains over 600 images, and may be purchased through the WFC’s website www.wfc.org
  • Honor Awards for outstanding service towards the international growth of the chiropractic profession to Mr. Kent Greenawalt, CEO, Foot Levelers, USA, Dr Jean Moss, President, CMCC, Canada, and Dr Anthony Metcalfe of the UK, a Past- President of the British Chiropractic Association, the European Chiropractors’ Union (ECU) and the WFC.
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One important goal of holding this WFC Congress in Africa was formation of a regional organization to represent and advance the chiropractic profession in Africa, the only world region without such a regional organization. That was achieved with the formation of the African Chiropractic Federation (ACF) at the WFC Assembly by chiropractic delegates from 13 nations – Botswana, Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

wfcdurban5The first ACF seminar meeting is to be held in Nairobi, Kenya from April 3-5, 2014, hosted by the Chiropractic Association of Kenya.

“Our Silver Anniversary Congress was such a success because of many partners and individuals,” said WFC President Dr Dennis Richards of Australia, “but none more so that the members of the CASA Local Planning Committee led by Dr Caileen Walker and Dr Reg Engelbrecht. The WFC and everyone who attended this historic meeting are greatly indebted to them.”

Special thanks are also due to many exhibitors and sponsors, led by Platinum Sponsor Neuromechanical Innovations (Dr Christopher Colloca, President). Many of these donated prizes to a fundraising raffle which raised over $5,000 to support the inspirational work of Sister Brigitte Yengo DC, MD at her orphanage at Brazzaville in the Congo (www.SisterYengo’sChildren.org).

The next WFC Congress is to be held in Athens, Greece from May 14-16, 2015, together with the annual convention of the ECU and hosted by the Hellenic Chiropractic Association. WFC member associations in the Asia and Pacific Regions are being invited to bid to host the 2017 Congress.
 
PRESCRIBED CHOICE Portfolio Completely Revamped
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Written by Gary Goldstein   
Monday, 20 May 2013 12:17
May 14, 2013 (Phoenix, Arizona) - The Prescribed Choice line of professional supplements is being redesigned for the healthcare market with new formulations and a new look.
 
cholesterxplusOf the 53 products in its portfolio, 18 products have been discontinued, four are being reformulated and eight new products will be added over the next quarter, said Gary Goldstein, business manager for the Prescribed Choice (PC) line. The make-over includes a new logo along with redesigned labels and product catalog.

“We are expanding our line of anti-oxidants, which now includes Co-Q 10 in three strengths, grape seed, quercetin and resveratrol, with a krill-oil based astaxanthin/Omega-3/Co-Q 10 supplement, plus a product that combines pterostilbene and resveratrol,” Goldstein noted. “In addition, we are adding ForsLean® (coleus forskohlii) to our existing weight management set of fucoxanthin, hoodia gordnii, and a phospholipid based nutraceutical that addresses weight gain derived from high cortisol levels. Plus, we are going to complement our enteric-coated Omega-3 product with a high-potency Omega-3 fish oil that’s equivalent to the generic on the market – offering 980 mg of Omega-3 fatty acids per softgel.”

Also enhancing the PC line will be a liquid nutraceutical formulated with vitamins, amino acids, enzymes, macro and trace minerals from sea vegetables in a raspberry flavor, designed to support digestive and immune health, and aid in detoxification. Another addition is a combination of Calcium Carbonate and Vitamin D3 in powdered form, available in easy-carry individual packets for mixing with beverages or foods.

Core products undergoing reformulation include Diabetrix Plus, Inflameric Plus, and Stress Defense (with an amino acid complex), as the company updates the portfolio employing new research in the field.

Prescribed Choice is manufactured by Olympian Labs of Phoenix, Arizona, established in 1992 as a supplement supplier with a focus on sports nutrition. It was recently purchased by Besins Healthcare of Bangkok, Thailand, and is led by David Besins and Nicholas Besins as co-CEOs.

Over the last 30 years, Besins Healthcare has established a reputation in the production of innovative drugs for the treatment of gynecological, fertility and obstetrical conditions as well as androgen deficiency. It is a major player in the area of hormonal therapies.

Established four years ago, the heart of the PC portfolio is its special formulations, explained Mr. Goldstein, designed to address conditions as varied as weight management, joint support and pain management, the effects of aging, high glucose and cholesterol, as well as cardiovascular and eye health.

All PC products are made in the USA and pharmaceutical grade standards are applied to their manufacture, using only ingredients tested by third-party laboratories to ensure potency and quality. “Moreover, we employ the most bioavailable forms of vitamins, minerals and herbals,” noted Goldstein, “which includes amino acid chelates for minerals.” Finally, the company uses certified Kosher/Vegetarian Capsules for its vegetarian products and only packages in amber glass bottles, which protect against environmental change and ensure product freshness.

As a corporate sponsor of the 2013 annual conference of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians that convenes in Colorado in July, Prescribed Choice invites attendees to visit them at Booth 107. Physicians interested in samples or product information are invited to contact Mr. Goldstein toll-free at 855-434-4166, by email at ggoldstein@prescribedchoice. com and to visit the PC website at www.prescribedchoice.com.
 
Foot Levelers Redesigns Stabilizing Orthotics Line Exclusively for Women
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Written by TAC Staff   
Thursday, 09 May 2013 23:49
May 8, 2013 (Roanoke, Va.)—Foot Levelers introduces a new line of Stabilizing Orthotics just for women—Sassy. Sassy Stabilizing Orthotics will fit in a variety of shoes to provide the comfort and support a woman’s body needs.

flsassySassy will take the place of the 5th Avenue Collection. The same high-quality leather and materials will be used; however, the Sassy line features a bright and bold new look for women to enjoy.

“When we researched new names for our women’s line, we felt like Sassy was the perfect name because it is defined as, bold, lively, and full of spirit,” said Dwayne Bennett, President of Foot Levelers. “That definition exemplifies how Foot Levelers would describe women and how they inspire us to create a product that is expressive of the positive impact women make every day.”

Sassy Stabilizing Orthotics provide all-day wear, which allows women to be comfortable and supported—even at the end of the day. There are a variety of styles and lengths in the Sassy Collection to accommodate the different types of shoes women wear. The collection includes orthotics for narrow dress shoes, heels up to 2 inches, and shoes with an open back.

Every woman deserves the comfort and support of walking in Sassy Stabilizing Orthotics without sacrificing style. For more information about Foot Levelers’ Sassy Stabilizing Orthotics, call 800.553.4860 or visit FootLevelers.com.

Foot Levelers
Foot Levelers, Inc., 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 at play.  
 
ChiroTouch™ and ImaSight™ Webinar: “EHR-Digital X-ray Integration: Why It Matters”
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Written by TAC Staff   
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 11:56
imasightv2San Diego, CA – May 6th, 2013 – ChiroTouch™, the nation’s leader in chiropractic software, and Steve Johnston of ImaSight™ are pleased to announce the “EHR-Digital X-ray Integration: Why It Matters” webinar, which is scheduled to air live for one hour on June 4th, 2013, at 10:00am PST.

“Without a doubt, efficiency is crucial to a successful practice,” said Robert Moberg, President of ChiroTouch. “Integrating digital x-rays into ChiroTouch’s EHR practice management software allows chiropractors to have all of their patients’ information in one concise location. This means spending less time entering data and more time directly with patients, which leaves patients more satisfied and eager to set their next appointments.”

Join Steve Johnston of ImaSight™ as he explains how integrating digital x-rays with EHR practice management software can vastly improve practice efficiency and workflow. Eliminate the duplicate entry of patient data and reduce errors, and process patient x-rays faster while linking x-ray images directly to patient files. He’ll also demonstrate digital x-ray annotation capabilities and what that can mean for patient communication. The end result is a more organized, technologically empowered practice that improves patient care on many levels.

chirotouchcomputer2Steve has more than 18 years’ experience in product development and management involving digital video, data acquisition systems, and information technologies. He holds an MBA and a master’s degree in project management, both of which complement his engineering background. Before joining ImaSight, Steve contributed to the development, support, and marketing of several key technology products in North America, Europe, and Asia.

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/813107138.

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.
 
Life University and ChiroSecure: Partners in historic transition!
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Written by Dr. Stuart Hoffman   
Friday, 19 April 2013 23:52
April 18, 2013, Scottsdale, Arizona: ChiroSecure is pleased to announce that its chiropractic professional liability insurance program has been selected to cover Life University. In a significant and indeed historic move, Life University has announced a change in coverage to ChiroSecure; one of the nation’s most respected chiropractic coverage programs. Life University was motivated to make this change in part based on ChiroSecure’s adamant stance to keep drugs out of Chiropractic.
 
In a statement on Facebook posted today, Life University President Dr. Guy Riekeman told the chiropractic profession:

The reality is, every chiropractic college has accepted money from the biggest drug pushers and medical advocates in the world when we accepted student loan money from the United States government. And while there’s not much we can do about that and still provide an education to future chiropractors, Life University can strive, in a profound way, to be MORE congruent with our philosophy, principles and values. One of the ways we are doing this is through our insurance coverage.

partnershipNCMIC has been insuring chiropractors and chiropractic colleges for decades (In fact, they currently insure all the colleges, even those who tout being more principled than others.) Recently, executives at NCMIC published that if drugs ever became a part of the practice of chiropractic, they would insure those practitioners. Granted it may be at higher rates, etc., but Life University and particularly our Board of Trustees felt it was inappropriate to work with companies that would support something that is so contrary to our core premise as a college and as a profession based on our philosophy – especially when there are alternatives. Consequently, we have ended our insurance coverage with NCMIC and found coverage from a company who has given us guarantees that they will not insure chiropractors who use drugs in their practices.

To some this may seem to be a symbolic gesture, and it is not our intention to harm any company or individual, but it’s about congruency (not perfection) and taking what steps we can to be ethically aligned with our values and philosophy. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post about another step we have taken to become more congruent with Life University’s philosophy and mission.

ChiroSecure has, for the past 22 years of service to the chiropractic profession, maintained a strict policy of supporting and servicing a drugless, non-surgical chiropractic profession and has spoken in opposition to the inclusion of drugs and other medical procedures in the scope of chiropractic in numerous forums.

As President of ChiroSecure, as a doctor of chiropractic and Life University graduate, I am very pleased by Dr. Riekeman’s actions on behalf of Life and his powerful statement of principle,” said Dr. Stuart E. Hoffman. “I look forward to providing the best possible coverage, prompt and efficient service and the most competitive rates to all members of the Life community and to earn Dr. Riekeman’s trust in this important role.”

ChiroSecure will continue to work publically and tirelessly to maintain the chiropractic profession as a separate and distinct science, art, philosophy and practice, offering a unique pathway to health and healing to patients of all ages, without the use of drugs or surgery. 
 
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