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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. 
 
Palmer College’s chiropractic technology program is recognized as education/internship provider for FCLB’s CCCA certification
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Written by Lori Leipold   
Friday, 19 April 2013 23:14
Through the Associate of Science in Chiropractic Technology (A.S.C.T.) degree program, Palmer College of Chiropractic, which has offered chiropractic staff training since 1966, has qualified as a PACE-recognized provider for the Certified Chiropractic Clinical Assistant (CCCA) certification offered by the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB). 
 
palmerlogograybkgroundThose students who complete the A.S.C.T. program are considered to have met the required education and internship components for CCCA certification, should they decide to obtain this additional credential, and are eligible to sit for the exam with proof of completion of their A.S.C.T. degree. (See www.fclb.org for exam details.)
 
Regulatory requirements for training in allied health are changing to meet new demands in an ever-changing healthcare environment,” said Palmer’s Vice Chancellor for Academics Robert Percuoco, D.C. “Palmer’s A.S.C.T. degree program provides graduates with unique chiropractic supportive training to meet such requirements.”
 
While X-ray training and certification is required by virtually all states, the majority still do not have specific training requirements for staff performing other billable services involving patient contact. The FCLB, which deals with maintaining uniform standards in areas related to chiropractic licensure, regulation, and education, has developed this national clinical chiropractic staff certification to offer continuity from state to state. One motivation to establish a more uniform standard is in reaction to insurance companies’ accreditors who are, in many cases, requiring that those performing billable procedures, such as physiotherapy, be credentialed. States will make individual determinations regarding acceptance of the FCLB’s standard.
 
The CCCA certification was developed to provide staff training for basic clinical procedures other than radiography. Palmer’s A.S.C.T. program, however, is a comprehensive associate’s degree program offering hands-on training in physiotherapy, patient history-taking, recordkeeping, and performance of physical, orthopedic and neurological exams. In addition, it prepares students to take X-rays, preparing them for the ACRRT certification exam or other state-based radiography exams. Students also are provided with the business management skills needed in a chiropractic office such as insurance billing and coding, bookkeeping, office management, chiropractic philosophy, ethics, communication and more. 
 
According to Cathy Eberhart, director of the A.S.C.T. program, “In our experience, doctors who utilize chiropractic technologists are able to be more productive because they can see more patients in less time.” She further notes that “vicarious liability issues or issues of doctor liability for staff actions should also be reduced due to the stronger knowledge base staff have when comprehensively trained.”  For additional information about the A.S.C.T. program, contact Lisa Gisel at (563) 884-5743, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or go to www.palmer.edu/asct.
 
Study Published in Spine Magazine Shows Chiropractic Care Helps Active Duty Military with Lower Back Pain
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Written by PR WEB   
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 17:30
(PRWEB) April 15, 2013 - Patients with acute low back pain receiving a combination of chiropractic manipulative therapy and standard medical care experienced a statistically and clinically significant reduction in their back pain and improved physical functioning when compared to those receiving standard medical care alone, reports an article in the April 15 issue of Spine.
 
soldierandflagThe pragmatic, patient-centered, two-arm randomized controlled trial pilot study was funded by a grant from Samueli Institute, Alexandria Va., and conducted from February 2008 to June 2009 at William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC), Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas. Participants were 91 active-duty military personnel between the ages of 18 and 35 years old.

“While a number of studies have shown spinal manipulation to be effective in treating low back pain in research settings, the appropriate role of chiropractic care in treating low back pain within the health care delivery system, including the military, has not been clearly established,” said study Principal Investigator Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D., vice chancellor for research and health policy for Palmer College of Chiropractic. “We know very little about the impact of chiropractic manipulative therapy on diverse populations in real-world settings. This study is the first step in filling that gap in our knowledge.”

“It is critical that we explore drug-less approaches to reduce pain,” said Wayne B. Jonas, M.D., President and CEO of Samueli Institute. “Chiropractic manipulation is an important option to consider for musculoskeletal disorders, which is the most prevalent pain complaint in the military.”

Study highlights included: 
  • Adjusted mean Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire scores were significantly better in the standard medical care plus chiropractic manipulative therapy group than in the standard medical care group at both week two (8.9 vs. 12.9; p = <0.001) and week four (8.0 vs. 12.0; p = 0.004),
  • Mean Numerical Pain Rating Scale (0-10) scores were significantly improved in the group that received chiropractic manipulative therapy when compared to standard medical care alone at both week two (3.9 vs. 6.1; p = <0.001) and week four (3.9 vs. 5.2; p = < 0.02),
  • Seventy-three percent of participants in the standard medical care plus chiropractic manipulative therapy group rated their global improvement as pain completely gone, much better or moderately better, compared to 17 percent in the standard medical care group.
Col. Richard Petri is the Chief of the Interdisciplinary Pain Management Center (IPMC) at WBAMC. “This is a significant step for recognizing the value of chiropractic care in the military,” he said. “Continued research in this area will ultimately result in better healthcare delivery systems as well as the improved health of our beneficiaries.”

“While these findings are exciting, they need to be confirmed with additional research that replicates this study on a larger scale,” Dr. Goertz added. “Palmer College, the RAND Corporation and Samueli Institute received a $7.4 million, four-year grant from the Department of Defense last year to conduct a similar multi-site clinical trial, this time with a sample size of 750 active-duty military personnel.”

Additional study authors are: 
  • Cynthia R. Long, Ph.D., Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research 
  • Maria A. Hondras, D.C., M.P.H., Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research 
  • Richard Petri, M.D., Physical Medicine and Integrative Care Services, Ft. Bliss, Texas 
  • Roxana Delgado, M.S., Samueli Institute 
  • Dana J. Lawrence, D.C., M.Med.Ed., M.A., Palmer College of Chiropractic 
  • Edward F. Owens, Jr., M.S., D.C., TriMax Direct, St. Paul, Minn. 
  • William C. Meeker, D.C., M.P.H., Palmer College of Chiropractic, West Campus
palmercollegewflagsThe Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, headquartered on the Palmer College of Chiropractic campus in Davenport, Iowa, is the largest institutional chiropractic research effort in the world, promoting excellence and leadership in scientific research. The PCCR has the largest budget for research in a chiropractic college, receiving grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, and now the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program. Since 2000, these grant awards have totaled more than $35 million.
 
Palmer College of Chiropractic consists of three campuses—the main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and branch campuses in San Jose, Calif., and Port Orange, Fla. The College was founded in Davenport, Iowa, by the discoverer of chiropractic, D.D. Palmer, in 1897. Today Palmer College of Chiropractic has more than 2,100 students attending its three campuses and more than 26,000 alumni practicing worldwide.

Samueli Institute is a non-profit research organization supporting the scientific investigation of healing processes and their role in medicine and health care.

The project was funded by Samueli Institute, out of grant #MDA905-03-C-0003 received from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. The views, opinions and/or findings contained in this report are those of the author(s) and should not be construed as an official Department of the Army position, policy or decision unless so designated by other documentation.

 
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