August 1, 2008


Leander Jackson "Doc" Eckard, D.C., Passes Away

The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress Marks Second Year of Campaign to Advance Chiropractic Profession



IN THIS ISSUE.... f ^ i His month I'm excited to bring you an interview with Sports Specialist Dr. Gerry Mattia. As seen on the front cover, Dr. Mattia is surrounded with memorabilia from several of his super famous and highly reputable professional


Leander Jackson "Doc" Eckard, D.C., Passes Away

Chiropractors across the world mourn the passing of Dr. Leander Eckard. Al­though Dr. Eckard was best known for the invention of the first motorized flexion distraction table, he helped thousands of chiropractors with the use of the "Leander Techniq


The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress Marks Second Year of Campaign to Advance Chiropractic Profession

One of the most successful public rela­tions campaigns to raise public aware­ness and advance the image of chiro­practic care marked its second anniver­sary on July 1, 2008. Sponsored by the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (, this


Prozac Deficiency or B Vitamin Insufficiency?

Americans now spend more money on antidepressants than the Gross National Product of two-thirds of the world's countries. Yet studies consistently show that, in up to 70 percent of the time, these dmgs are no better than sugar pills. Psychiatrist Pe


Cardiovascular Training Among Children

by National Academy of Sports Medicine and Dr. Kim Christensen D.C., D.A.C.R.B., C.S.C.S., C.C.S.P. CURRKNT RliSllARCH CLI-ARLY establishes the importance of physical activity and physical fit­ness to health, both in adults and children. However, ta


Sports Chiropractor Specialist Gerald R. Mattia, D.C. Shares his Secrets to Success

With over 175 professional athletes under care (as well as the CEO's of major corporations such as Tupperware and Harris Corp.), Dr. Gerry Mattia shares his secrets to success. GERALD R. MATTIA, B.S., D.C., HAS thirty-one years of experience as a ch


Jeff Spencer Tour de France Interview

Interview with Jeffrey Spencer, M.A., D.C. TAC: Having been chiropractor to Lance Armstrong and the Postal and Discovery Channel Professional Cycling Teams for all seven of Lance's Tour de France victories, what prompted your return to France this p


Image, Credentials, Chiropractic and Success

MOST DOCTORS IN I'RACTICI: TWI-NTY-I-IVI- TO THIRTY YFARS spend the first half of their practice figuring out what to do and the second half putting that knowledge into practice. Unfortunately, most still struggle with the same problems they had in


Chiropractic and Golf Better Balance Means Better Golf

Golfers want to hit big, powerful drives. With the new generation of strong, athletic golfers in the PGA (Professional Golfers' Association), 250 yards off the tee is no longer good enough. On any given day, your patients arc also on the golf course


Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) A Review of the Postural Component as a Major Causative Factor

Tin: i'uri'osi-: oi- this paimir is to ri:vii:w the historical facts of a condition known as Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) and present a new probable cause for the symptoms. The National Sleep Foundation reports about ten to twelve million cases exist

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