January 1, 2015

From the Director's Desk

From the Director's Desk

What's Hot

What's Hot

ASSOCIATION NEWS

LETTER FROM WISCONSIN CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATION LEADER DR. ROD LEFLER ON THE PRIMARY SPINE CARE PHYSICIAN INITIATIVE

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From the Director's Desk

From the Director's Desk

It’s a new year! 2015, what a great time to be alive, and practicing chiropractic! From a practice management standpoint, there have been plenty of new developments with the rollout of Obamacare, and even the delay of implementing the ICD-10 standard for insurance billing in Medicare, which now appears to be scheduled to take effect this year.

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What's Hot

What's Hot

The American Chiropractor is proud to announce the release of its first ever, patient oriented magazine, titled Better Living! The release of this publication syncs with the need for an enhanced communication with the chiropractic patient, as well as the significant need the patient has for acquiring information they can trust.

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ASSOCIATION NEWS

LETTER FROM WISCONSIN CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATION LEADER DR. ROD LEFLER ON THE PRIMARY SPINE CARE PHYSICIAN INITIATIVE

There is a battle waging in healthcare. The various healthcare professions are aligning their troops, calling up their reserves, implementing new hardware and planning their attacks. Historically wars were fought by primitive means, those who attained better weapons had the upper hand, shaped the outcome in each conflict and in-turn changed history.

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IMPAIRMENT

Prognosing the Musculoskeletal Patient

PROGNOSIS, ACCORDING TO MERRIMAN-WEBSTER DICTIONARY (2014), IS: “A DOCTOR’S OPINION ABOUT HOW SOMEONE WILL RECOVER FROM AN ILLNESS OR INJURY...A JUDGMENT ABOUT WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE... THE PROSPECT OF RECOVERY AS ANTICIPATED FROM THE USUAL COURSE OF DISEASE OR PECULIARITIES OF THE CASE” (HTTP://WWW.MERRIAMWEBSTER.COM/DICTIONARY/PROGNOSIS).

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Interview

Maximizing Your Practice with Medical Lien Finance

WITH THE DIFFICULTIES FACED BY TODAY’S GLOBAL ECONOMY AND MODERN HEALTHCARE REFORM, MANY CHIROPRACTORS HAVE EXPANDED THEIR PRACTICES IN RECENT YEARS BY WORKING WITH PERSONAL INJURY PATIENTS ON A LIEN BASIS. TODAY, WE’LL TALK TO ROB KRAUS, CO-FOUNDER OF CHIRO CAPITAL, A MEDICAL LIEN FINANCE COMPANY BASED JUST OUTSIDE OF CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, AND EXPLORE SOME OF THE REASONS WHY MEDICAL LIEN FINANCE IS SUCH A LUCRATIVE OPTION FOR DOCTORS TODAY.

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Orthotics

Arch Enemies

DO YOU EVER THINK ABOUT YOUR FEET? THIS MAY SEEM LIKE A STRANGE QUESTION, BUT I AM ACTUALLY BEING QUITE SERIOUS HERE. As A CHIROPRACTOR, YOU HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE TO REALLY UNDERSTAND THE BIOMECHANICS OF THE EXTREMITIES AND THE SPINE. SO AS YOU THINK OF THIS NOW, DO YOU TRULY REALIZE THE POWER CONTAINED IN THOSE FEET?

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VISCERAL STRESS MANAGEMENT

From the Ileocecal Valve to the Sigmoid Colon

THIS SERIES OF ARTICLES HAS BEEN DEVOTED TO DISCUSSING WHEN VISCERAL DYSFUNCTIONS CAUSE INVOLUNTARY MUSCLE CONTRACTIONS THAT ARE FOUND BOTH AT THE SPINE, WHERE THE INVOLVED ORGAN RECEIVES ITS NERVE SUPPLY, AND IN THE PERIPHERY IN THOSE MUSCLES THAT SHARE INNERVATION WITH THE INVOLVED ORGAN OR TISSUE.

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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

A Growing Trend in Chiropractic: Going Cash Why the Trend of the Cash-Based Practice is Growing

After experiencing the challenges with insurance as early as the mid-1990s, the writing was on the wall. To thrive in practice in spite of insurance reimbursements getting lower while copays and deductibles were steadily on the rise, I had to master running a cash-based practice.

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FEATURE

Enhancing Spinal Decompression Treatments through Effective Nutrition

Over the 24 years that I have been treating spine patients at my clinics, I've found that implementing an aggressive supplemental and nutritional program in conjunction with spinal decompression improves patient outcomes dramatically.

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Homeopathy

Painless Weight Loss: Three Keys

A a new year begins, we traditionally look toward new possibilities and resolutions. Many of us resolve to lose weight after the holiday season’s feasting and festivities. In addition, many of our patients come to us with health issues stemming, at least in part, from excess weight.

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