August 1, 2018

INTERVIEW

Enhancing Soft Tissue Recovery with the Fascial Distortion Model

INNOVATION

Neurofeedback “Brain Training”: the Future Expansion of Chiropractic Treatment?

FEATURE

Managing and Motivating Employees

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INTERVIEW

Enhancing Soft Tissue Recovery with the Fascial Distortion Model

C. Tyrel Hummel was an accounting major at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas, while also playing defensive back on the college football team. The quick recoveries that he was able to realize, in order to get back out on the field, grew a deeper interest of the underlying mechanisms of what it was that helped to accelerate his recovery from week to week.

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INNOVATION

Neurofeedback “Brain Training”: the Future Expansion of Chiropractic Treatment?

Instead of taking a pill, what if a person could improve their performance by watching a movie? Brain training is an increasingly scientifically proven method to change the way the brain performs. When the brain functions better, so do the person’s physical and mental skills, abilities, and behaviors.

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FEATURE

Managing and Motivating Employees

In this article, you will learn some highly workable ways to build fierce loyalty and motivation in your employees. You cannot gloss over this blithely as if it is a minor matter to be handled by random cash rewards, pats on the back, and an “attaboy.”

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TECHNIQUE

The Neurology of the Pettibon Weighting System

The Pettibon Weighting System is a powerful tool in the correction of spinal structure and dysfunction. Applied correctly, it will predictably and repeatedly make profound structural change that can be measured and appreciated by clinicians and patients.

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FEATURE

Is Mechanical Back Pain an Unscientific Myth that Should be Abandoned?

Dr. Gordon Waddell, author of The Back Pain Revolution, is well known to evidencebased chiropractors. In both the first (1) and second (2) editions of his text, Waddell explains that the term “mechanical pain” was invented in 1980 based on a survey given to the members of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, all of whom were orthopedic surgeons.

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INTEGRATIVE HEALTH

STROKE

The 5th Leading Cause of Death in the United States

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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

The Bottom Line

As a business owner, one of the most important pieces of information that I review is my bottom line. How profitable were we this month over last month? How about this year over last year? Although I spend a great deal of time focusing on improving the patient experience and improving outcomes in my practice, I also must devote time to working on the practice itself Each year, my team and I meet offsite to develop a strategy for the practice’s success.

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SCOLIOSIS BODY SWAY

Body Sway, Proprioception, and Spinal Curves

Body sway” is defined as a movement of the upper body as if it were an upside-down pendulum. It is present primarily when one is standing in an upright and static posture and is noticeable when one places the feet together and closes the eyes. The swaying motion becomes more perceptible in that position.

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COMPLIANCE

Under an Insurer’s Microscope

One of the treacheries of health care is audits and recoupments. While certainly a percentage of chiropractic practices take the proactive approach and implement policy, training, and action steps to minimize the risk of billing and documentation-related errors, unfortunately, they are in the minority.

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CHIROPRACTIC AROUND THE WORLD

Bridgeport Lawyer Scores $940,000 Chiropractic Settlement for Maine Man Plaintiff Stephen Astran reached a $940,000 settlement with a Naugatuck-based chiropractor who allegedly did not send him to get an immediate MRI when he showed symptoms for a possible spinal cord infection.

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