February 1, 2015

From the Director's Desk

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MAJOR CHIROPRACTIC SOFTWARE COMPANIES MERGE

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From the Director's Desk

Welcome back to the pages of The American Chiropractor! This month, Kent Greenawalt, CEO of Foot Levelers, is on the front cover. Foot Levelers is widely regarded as one of the biggest supporters of Chiropractic, and is a premier sponsor of many seminars, school buildings, and media support, but the generosity doesn’t stop there.

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The Dead Chiropractic Society presents California Jam - The Truth Tour, Taking place at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, CA on March 27 - 29, 2015. Featured speakers include New York Time Bestselling author J.J. Virgin, Dr. James Chestnut, and Dr. Bill DeMoss among a host of other notable speakers.

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MAJOR CHIROPRACTIC SOFTWARE COMPANIES MERGE

Two of the leading providers of chiropractic practice management software have united to better help chiropractors succeed in the increasingly complex world of electronic records, billing, compliance, regulations, and outcomes reporting.

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INSURANCE

What Are Unproven, Investigational or Experimental Procedures?

MANY SPECIALTIES, INCLUDING CHIROPRACTORS, PERFORM SERVICES THAT MAY BE DEEMED "EXPERIMENTAL, INVESTIGATIONAL AND UNPROVEN." INDIVIDUAL PAYER COVERAGE DETERMINATIONS, AS WELL AS STATE BOARDS, GENERALLY OFFER SPECIFIC INFORMATION DEFINING THIS TYPE OF PROCEDURE AND ANY OTHER NOTICE OR GUIDELINE THAT PROVIDERS MUST BE AWARE OF AND ADHERE TO.

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PERSPECTIVE

The Chiropractic Profession: A Graduating Student Perspective

OVER FOUR YEARS AGO, LIKE SO MANY BEFORE ME, I BEGAN A VERY LONG JOURNEY THAT HAS POSITIVELY CHANGED MY LIFE FOR THE BETTER. As I TELL PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS INTERESTED IN HEALTH CARE, MY EXPERIENCE BECOMING A PHYSICIAN HAS MADE ME INTO A MAN. FOR THIS JOURNEY I WILL BE FOREVER GRATEFUL.

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Chiropractic First “Chiropractic as the Primary Care Provider for Spine”

HISTORICALLY, THERE WAS AN AXIOM THAT WAS REPEATED WITH RELIGIOUS FERVOR WITHIN THE CHIROPRACTIC PROFESSION, “CHIROPRACTIC FIRST, DRUGS SECOND, SURGERY LAST.” TODAY, ALTHOUGH THIS ADAGE CONTINUES WITHIN CHIROPRACTIC CIRCLES, IT IS NOT EMBRACED BY THE PUBLIC, OUR POLITICAL LEADERS OR THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IN GENERAL.

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FEATURE

My Personal Experience With CLEAR Scoliosis Clinic

I HAVE KNOWN CLEAR SCOLIOSIS INSTITUTE FOUNDER AND CEO DR. DENNIS WOGGON FOR MANY YEARS. WHEN I INTERVIEWED HIM FOR AN ARTICLE ABOUT HIS RESEARCH AND WORK IN THE NONBRACING, NONSURGICAL TREATMENT OF SCOLIOSIS, I NEVER EXPECTED TO PERSONALLY NEED TO BE TREATED BY HIM.

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Kent S. Greenawalt: The Profession’s Champion

WE ALL KNOW THE POWER OF PRAISE, BUT SOMETIMES IT’S THE UNKIND WORD, A JAB TO ONE’S PRIDE, THAT SHAPES A DESTINY. FOR KENT S. GREENAWALT, THAT MOMENT HAPPENED WHEN HE WAS 12 YEARS OLD, SKINNY LEGS DANGLING IN THE COOL BLUE WATER OF THE YMCA POOL OF HIS HOMETOWN IN DUBUQUE, IOWA.

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VISCERAL STRESS MANAGEMENT

The 60-Second Chiropractic Screening Test

WE HAVE FINISHED ADJUSTING OUR PATIENT AND BEFORE HE OR SHE LEAVES THE TREATMENT ROOM, WE ASK THE PATIENT TO SIT AS WE CHECK TO SEE IF THERE ARE REMAINING INVOLUNTARY MUSCLE CONTRACTIONS. LET ME CLARIFY THAT WE DON’T DO THIS SCREENING PROCEDURE IN ACUTE CONDITIONS WHEN THE PATIENT IS STILL IN OBVIOUS DISCOMFORT.

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Safety and Effectiveness: The Foundations of Success

EVERY CHIROPRACTOR SHOULD CONSIDER TWO IMPORTANT QUESTIONS, NO MATTER WHAT STAGE OF HIS OR HER CAREER. FIRST, HOW SAFE AND EFFECTIVE IS THE ADJUSTING INSTRUMENT YOU ARE USING? SECOND, IS THE METHOD YOU ARE USING TO FIND A SUBLUXATION VALIDATED BY RESEARCH?

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