Month: August 2008

Meet a Chiropractor – Ruminder Birk of Vaughan

By Daria Belov

North of Toronto Canada is the city of Vaughan. Sometimes referred to as “The city above Toronto,” Vaughan is part of the greater Toronto area and its population has been growing rapidly since the early 1990s, making it one of southern Ontario’s fastest-growing cities. More people has meant more traffic on highways 400 and 7, which will both get you to Interchange Way and the chiropractic practice of Dr. Ruminder Birk.

I interviewed Dr. Birk about his chiropractic practice (located inside Extreme Fitness) and becoming a chiropractor. It’s my pleasure to introduce you to the chiropractor above Toronto, Dr. Ruminder S. Birk.

Ruminder Birk of Vaughan Ontario, CanadaDr. Ruminder S. Birk
Atlantis Chiropractic and Wellness
90 Interchange Way, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada L4K 5C3
(905) 532-0684

PC: Thanks for joining us for this interview Dr. Birk. One could assume that you attended chiropractic school in Canada but I understand lots of chiropractors in the area attend chiropractic school in the United States, was that the case for you?

RB: Although I am Canadian and had the opportunity of attending the Canadian chiropractic college I decided on leaving the country and attending Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, California. I’m glad I did because the hands on and scholastic education prepared me exceptionally well to give the best chiropractic service to my patients.

PC: Life West is known for teaching a number of effective chiropractic techniques, do you utilize the techniques taught there or have you focused on one technique in particular?

RB: Our practice uses several safe and gentle techniques including activator, SOT, drop table and diversified technique.

PC: Being located in a gym I’d expect a lot of fitness minded individuals would be coming to your practice. Is there an office focus on fitness or any other specialties?

RB: Our office specializes in family wellness care as well as motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries and work related injuries.

PC: Does your practice provide any services in the office besides chiropractic adjustments?

RB: We have onsite computerized gait analysis for custom orthotics, nutritional supplements, low intensity laser therapy (LILT) and registered massage therapy.

PC: Health care and health-care benefits in Canada differ from those in the United States, what methods of payment are available for those people coming to your practice?

RB: We deal with all extended health care benefit providers, car insurance/ attorneys for car accident patients, WSIB as well as affordable cash plans for those who are self employed or do not have benefits.

PC: What can you tell us about your location and what’s outside your office?

RB: We are conveniently located at the corner of Highway 400 and Highway 7 next to Dave and Busters (Great food and big fun served up by the friendliest people in town), Ikea and the AMC theaters.

PC: So there’s a great place to get adjusted, the great location for a workout, a chance to relax and enjoy the latest hottest movie, and you can grab some flat pack furniture and accessories for the trip home. Sounds like a terrific setting. Tell us, how did you get introduced to chiropractic?

RB: Like most students, when I was in University, I wasn’t exactly sure which field I wanted to go into, except that I wanted to do something that would allow me to help people. One day I was with a good friend and his mother on our way to school when she said she had to stop off somewhere, to see a chiropractor who she went regularly to for relief from migraines. To be honest I was a bit skeptical and didn’t think it was something I needed.

RB: Then one day on my way to school again, it hit me. Literally! I was parked at a light when I was struck from behind by a truck going 50 kilometers an hour! The next morning I woke up with excruciating neck pain from whiplash and thought of my earlier visit with the chiropractor. Well, to make a long story short, I ended up going to him. He did a thorough exam, took some films, and then “adjusted” my spine. The adjustment didn’t hurt, it actually felt good. I got immediate relief and my neck healed within three months. It worked so well that I went to Chiropractic school myself.

PC: Quite a dramatic way to be introduced to a profession. Are the any other members of your family that are chiropractors?

RB: Chiropractic has been such a blessing in my life that I have encouraged several others to begin school. Currently my younger cousin is in his first years studies at Life West Chiropractic College and he plans on joining me in practice when he has completed his studies.

PC: If a patient, friend or family member asked, are there any specific chiropractic schools you would recommend they attend?

RB: Based on my experience I would highly recommend Life West Chiropractic College. I also recommend Life University in Atlanta, GA and the original Chiropractic College Palmer in Davenport, IA.

PC: What is the Vaughan area like?

RB: In my practice, a very commonly asked question is “so why did you leave sunny California to come back to the dreary winters of Canada?” The reason is because I love being Canadian, the warm people make up for any cold days. Multiculturalism is encouraged in this country and that’s what makes it so great. Also, I feel family and friends are very important and that was the driving force in my returning. Besides I grew up in the extreme winters of Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Toronto area is tropical compared to that!

PC: Are you actively involved in any community activities?

RB: I am an active member of the Sikh community here in the Greater Toronto area and enjoy the many cultural events that this area is known for.

PC: What is your chiropractic office like?

RB: Our office is located in a busy Extreme Fitness location with plenty of free parking and full wheelchair accessibility. We feel the best characteristic of our office is the wonderful environment, from the friendly staff, to the constantly uplifting decorations, posters and motivational sayings, the amazing artwork of our little patients and the upbeat music piping through the office rooms.

PC: When a local TV news crew walks in your front door and the reporter asks “what is it that you do here?” your reply is?

RB: We are saving lives one spine at a time!

PC: Thanks for joining us for this interview Dr. Birk. I am listing your address and phone number again for those that may want to contact you about visiting your office. Dr. Ruminder S. Birk – Atlantis Chiropractic and Wellness – 90 Interchange Way, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada L4K 5C3 (905) 532-0684 @ 11:46 am | Article ID: 1219949235

Focus Philosophy Meetings Back in Bartonsville This Fall

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

They’re bigger, they’re better, and they are back, the dynamically fantastic focus philosophy events put on by chiropractor Sharon Gorman begin their fall series on Saturday, September 6 in Bartonsville Pennsylvania. Dr. Gorman continues to rock Pennsylvania in both practice and motivation of her fellow chiropractors. The fall schedule promises to be a philosophically packed series, all taking place at the Howard Johnson Hotel on Route 611.

Pennsylvania Chiropractor Sharon Gorman(photo: Chiropractor Sharon Gorman at a New Beginnings conference in Eatontown New Jersey. Chiropractor Bob Tarantino and his wife Evelyn are in the background)

The first Focus Philosophy meeting will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2008. The event features Dr. Sharon Gorman (How To Get Em) and Westside Manhattan chiropractor Dr. Jay Handt (How To Keep Em).

Howard Johnson Hotel
Route 611 Bartonsville, PA (exit 302 off I-80)
(570) 424-6100 for Reservations (ask for Focus Rate)
Contact Sharon Gorman at (570) 350-4091

You can’t beat the pricing for these focus chiropractic events, suggested fee is the price of one office visit. A hat will get passed around to cover program expenses. Focus events are sponsored by the Chiropractic Fellowship of Pennsylvania.

Other Focus Events being featured this fall include October 4 with Dr. Steve Judson, November 1 with Dr. Skip George, and December 6 with Dr. Patti Giuliano.

We’ve written many times before on the importance of chiropractic fellowship. Whether that fellowship comes in the shape of small local meet ups, or rock ‘n roll packed house events is not important, what is important is that Chiropractors, family, and staff are gathering together on a consistent basis.

There is the Focus Philosophy group in Pennsylvania, New Beginnings in Eatontown New Jersey, Saturday Night Live throughout the state of Florida, DCS in Newport Beach California, and many other events taking place at a hotel or chiropractor’s office near you.

Are you getting the chiropractic experience in your neck of the woods? If not, why not? Are you waiting for someone to take action and get something started? Chiropractors like Sharon Gorman don’t wait for others, they move forward and blaze new paths. Having a Sharon Gorman practicing chiropractic in every city in America would be a fine solution, but don’t expect that to happen anytime soon.

Let’s get something started in your community. Need help? Let us know. Even the smallest of chiropractic events are welcome to be posted free of charge, and there are dozens of other ways to get the word out.

So whether you’re planning to host events for several thousand chiropractors or are seeking to gather a group of three or more together on a regular basis, get on with it and get moving. Chances are someone near you is ready to get involved once you pick up the torch and start running. @ 9:25 pm | Article ID: 1219897570

Cervical Spine X-Ray Lesson – LMFAO

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

This post is real simple. The goal is to provide an easy to remember acronym to be used when identifying 5 important parts related to the human cervical spine (neck) as shown on the following x-ray. Landmarks highlighted with red letters identify the parts to be remembered.

LMFAO - Cervical Spine X-Ray

LMFAO – Cervical Spine X-Ray

L stands for Lamina – In the cervical spine, the lamina is thin area of bone that helps create a protective ring over the spinal cord. The surgical procedure involving the removal of lamina is referred to as a Laminectomy. The procedure may be performed in cases when a ruptured spinal disc may need to be removed or when bone spurs are putting pressure on the spinal cord.

M stands for Muscle – When taking x-rays on exceptionally muscular individuals, the seventh cervical vertebrae and first thoracic vertebrae areas of the spine may not be as visible on a lateral film. On the x-ray shown above, only six bones in the neck can be counted. In some cases, having an individual hold an object in each arm (such as a 5 pound weight) while relaxing their shoulder muscles, can help improve viewing of this area on x-ray.

F stands for Foramina – Two nerves exit the spine at each cervical vertebra and they pass through the foramina, one on the left and one on the right. Many people don’t realize nerves exit at each level of the cervical spine. It’s not uncommon that tingling or numbness felt in one’s arms and hands can be the result of pressure on nerves in one’s neck. Foramina is the plural term and neural foramen is the term to identify a single area.

A stands for Atlas – Positioned at the very top of the spine is the first cervical vertebrae, sometimes referred to as C1 or the Atlas. The atlas features two thick bony arches that form a large opening for the spinal cord to pass through. It is the spinal bone located nearest to the brainstem and it is often identified by chiropractors as the most important vertebrae to be in adjustment.

O stands for Occiput – The Occiput is an area of bone located at the base of the skull. It is an important lateral cervical spine x-ray landmark commonly used in identifying location and positioning of the first cervical vertebrae (Atlas). A skeletal abnormality sometimes seen in the upper cervical spine is known as atlanto-occipital fusion, or occipitalization of the atlas.

So there is your anatomy lesson for the day. Go ahead and show your friends how smart you are.

L amina
M uscle
F oramina
A tlas
O cciput

easily remembered as LMFAO

ChiroMission Trinidad & Dominican Republic

ChiroMission News

There is a ChiroMission Trinidad Trip taking place January 7 to 11, 2009. The folks at ChiroMission can use your help. Help them help others through Natural Health Care: Chiropractic. Please write [email protected] if you are interested.

mission chiropractic adjustment - Dominican Republic - Trinidad - Panama - GuatemalaFrom the ChiroMission service team… If you know anyone interested in doing chiropractic mission work let me know. It is something that every chiropractor should experience. I need some chiropractors to help out, because I have a waiting list of more than 50 students that want to go. We can only take two students for each chiropractor.

It is with great pleasure that I am pleased to announce that our last group of 28 chiropractors “Chiromission April 2008” have been awarded “The most chiropractic adjustments performed in two days by one group of chiropractors.” This award was given to us by the world book of records. Nearly 22,000 adjustments were performed in the Dominican Republic and Haiti on April 2 and 3, 2008.

Last April I led a team of 28 chiropractors to the jungles and remote villages of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. We were accompanied by a PBS film team and the world book of records. We brought the healing power of Chiropractic to hundreds upon hundreds of Haitians in the town of Ouanaminthe and thousands upon thousands of people in multiple Dominican Republic cities, villages and hill top towns. The rippling effects of this Chiropractic pebble dropping into the pond are just beginning.

Look at what is in our Horizon. 600,000 people in third world countries will be served in the next three years. We need chiropractors.
We have over 100,000 people to be adjusted in churches in Mexico.
We have over 45,000 people to be adjusted in Jamaica. We have over 40,000 people to be adjusted in Argentina.
We have over 45,000 people to be adjusted in Guatamala.

Chiropractors are needed to serve. Please join us on our next ChiroMission trip: January 7-11, 2009 – Trinidad – April 2009 – Dominican Republic / Haiti

Please write me at [email protected] if you are interested.

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Related articles that may be of interest include photos from adjusting in Costa Rica, chiropractor photos from Peru earthquake, more news on chiropractic mission to Haiti and the Dominican Republic, chiropractic expansion trip to Russia, and chiropractors receive key to Panama City. @ 9:10 am | Article ID: 1219767078

2008 International European Chiropractic Symposium

Posting some information on this 2008 European Symposium event as it looks interesting…

Experience Chiropractic in the Enchanting Setting of Historic Tuscany. Join us for a fabulous weekend of Chiropractic Education, Technique & Philosophy that you will never forget. The 2008 International European Chiropractic Symposium features Drs. Tedd Koren, Tim O’Shea and Douglas Inkol on October 11th & 12th, 2008 in Tuscany, Italy.

Borgo San Luigi
Return to the source…

Time to hear some positive affirmations about chiropractic and the validity of the holistic model from 3 of the top presenters in the profession. A weekend of insightful and enlightening discussions, set in the classic pastoral surroundings of historic Tuscany.

The coursework presented in this 2 day symposium will focus on such vital topics as:

Philosophical considerations, classical and modern Mechanistic vs.Vitalistic paradigm
The Connections of Health – chiropractic and physical, mental/emotional and spiritual health
The Koren Specific Technique – an introduction and demonstrations
Childhood immunization – questions all parents should ask
The future of nutrition Bioterrain detoxification at the cellular level
The defining principles of patient communication
The power of intent – Chiropractic Patient Education through the Quantum Physics perspective

Hear the most well researched and up to date information available anywhere today on these subjects firsthand, from the primary authors themselves.

For a more detailed syllabus of the Symposium, as well as details on the Tuscan setting itself, please go to:

This Autumn venue is a perfect time in Europe after the holiday crowds have left.
Very accessible from both Rome and Florence – only 1.5 hours drive.

To register for the Symposium please call 480-370-9134 or 408-298-1800 (outside USA: 001 then the number) Enrollment limited to the first 200 sign-ups. This venue will definately sell out, so don’t wait until the last minute. Call for details on hotel, seminar rates, and other details. View event listing here.

Saturday Business Card Karma August 2008

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

I didn’t go around asking for business cards at Wednesday night’s DCS event with Joe Accurso but two chiropractors remembered to hand me their cards. I got cards from Dr. Ted Pena and Dr. John Bergman.

Ted Pena Riverside Chiropractic

Dr. Ted Pena, Chiropractor, practices in Riverside, California. For those wanting his contact information, his chiropractic office address is: 7001 Indiana Ave., Suite 12 – Riverside, CA 92506

Office phone number is 951-276-2838 and you can find him on the web at

The back of his business card reads… Those that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength.
Isaiah 40:31

I know Dr. John Bergman of Bergman Family Chiropractic from our days at Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles. Dr. John and I were talking about what it’s like to be a chiropractor in Los Angeles versus being a chiropractor in Orange County (such as in Huntington Beach or Irvine).

Here is Dr. Johns information…

Dr. John Bergman, D.C.
Bergman Family Chiropractic
Orange County’s Wellness Center
18582 Beach Blvd. #22
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Office: 714-962-5891

Dr. John grew up in Burbank California and attended John Burroughs high school. Dr. Michael Blum practices in that area and before I moved to Venice I provided chiropractic care to Burroughs varsity football players for a few years. Small world.

Business card karma is a great way to introduce chiropractors to readers of this chiropractic blog. Some chiropractors are really creative with their cards, like those seen in the 6 Card Monday Ralph Andrade and Steve Visentin post.

Those that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength.

The guerrilla chiropractic marketing post shows affirmation business cards from the office of chiropractor Suzanne Frye. The Arizona business cards was a good karma post which featured cards from Phoenix, West Los Angeles, and Ontario Canada.

Business card karma for May of 2008 had a mixture of chiropractor, social media, and search engine optimization people’s business cards. Since I’ve been using my Fujitsu ScanSnap I’ve been scanning all business cards received to PDF files. It’s an excellent tool for the desktop.

I had business cards from Las Vegas chiropractor Dr. Matt Mortensen and Dr. Keith Fretty in San Francisco. I either accidentally deleted the PDF file or it’s maybe on my laptop. Will share their cards at another time.

Do I have your business card and office information?

The Dead Chiropractic Society with Dr. Fred Schofield

Posting some news for my friends at DCS. Dr. Fred Schofield will be speaking on September 24, 2008 @ 8pm.

Bring out your dead!

Event begins at 8pm. There is plenty of parking in the DCS lot. Check directions for coming in from San Diego and Los Angeles. Most chiropractors traveling south to Newport Beach can take the 405 to the Campus Drive exit in Newport. Chiropractors coming from the South can save time and hop on the 73 toll road.

Additional details for this DCS event are available on the seminar pages. Register online using PayPal to make everything easier for yourself and those putting on the event. The DCS crew works hard to make sure events are well attended (they sell out nearly every time).

Save gas and be good to the environment, don’t travel alone. Find other chiropractors in your area and bring them along. There’s pizza, there are beverages, and there is lots of chiropracTIC.

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for DCS California Jam 2009 – Orange County California. The date is March 7, 2009 and there will be continuing education provided on Friday, March 6, 2009. A rock ‘n roll performance has been added to this year’s agenda which will once again be held at the Performing Arts Center in Orange County, California.

Miami Joe Does DCS in Newport Beach

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

New York raised and Miami, Florida practicing chiropractor, Dr. Joe Accurso spoke last night at the Dead Chiropractic Society (DCS) clubhouse in Newport Beach, California.

The event was attended by about 100 chiropractors, chiropractic assistants, and students from around the Southern California area of Orange County and LA County.

chiropractors Joe Accurso and Don TrepanyHere’s a photo from last night of Dr. Joe Accurso with Culver City practicing chiropractor, Don Trepany (he is my local chiropractor).

I had not seen Joe since around 2002 so it was great having him in the SoCal area. Many thanks to DCS for bringing him out.

Dr. Joe spoke about a number of topics (I believe the whole event was videotaped) related to the philosophy and art of chiropractic. He talked about Ayn Rand and The Fountainhead (great book) and made comparisons of practicing principled chiropractic to those of practicing principled architecture and structural design.

Joe also talked at length about the role chiropractic plays in the prevention of cancer. Not the sort of thing you’ll hear at a typical chiropractic event, but something you will most certainly hear being discussed amongst DCS chiropractors, and similar groups. It was refreshing listening to his thoughts on bodily functions and the role symptoms play in health, sickness, conditions, and disease.

While Bill DeMoss gets much of the credit for putting on these events (as he should), we can’t forget about the DCS wrecking crew. These women work hard to make sure things happen. Packing more than a hundred chiropractors (mix in pizza and beverages) into someone’s office for a presentation can be daunting task. They do it every month.

DCS Chicks

Thanks to DCS for putting on these monthly events. September features Dr. Fred Schofield, which promises to be an off-the-wall event. Also, it’s not too early to get registered for the DCS California Jam 2009 – Orange County California. 3000 are expected in attendance, 12 hours of relicensing will be offered, and the late night festivities feature a rock ‘n roll (undisclosed act) performance that will shake the OC and beyond.

Florida Chiropractor Rocks like a Hurricane at Newport DCS Clubhouse

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Commuting the 405 freeway from Los Angeles to the Campus Drive exit in Newport Beach can be a hellish trip during the six thirtyish hour of the evening, especially when you can’t get into the carpool lane. The hour plus stop and go traffic can be a frustrating experience, but that’s the way it is at times, when moving through the Southland. Despite the bumper-to-bumper clogs through LAX and Long Beach areas, a trip to the DCS Clubhouse in Newport Beach California, was worth the effort. I estimate a hundred chiropractors made similar trips last night to listen to visiting Miami, Florida chiropractor, Dr. Joe Accurso.

Chiropractor Joe Accurso Reads Poetry(photo: Chiropractor Joe Accurso reads poetry while speaking at Southern California chiropractic event)

Last night, Miami practicing chiropractor, Joe Accurso, made the trip into Southern California to come speak in front of a dedicated audience of fired up chiropractors, chiropractic assistants, and students, at the Newport Beach DCS Clubhouse. Speaking to a number of chiropractors in attendance, I discovered several made the trip in from areas such as Pasadena, Redondo Beach, Culver City, North Hollywood, Manhattan beach and Riverside. Some chiropractors traveled north from San Diego, almost an equal distance as traveling to Newport from Los Angeles. It’s not just the local OC chiropractors coming in from Irvine and surrounding areas that are attending these events, DCS is increasingly attracting chiropractors from distant parts of the SoCal area.

If a chiropractor can take time off from his practice to fly in and speak for one hour to a group, Local Chiropractors can certainly find a way to close the office a half-hour or one hour early on Wednesday night, so they can hear what’s going on in the world outside of their practice and community.

Joe Accurso is well-known amongst practitioners in the field of chiropractic. Just read what other chiropractors have to say about Joe as a speaker. A chiropractor for some 40 years, with five children that all became chiropractors, Dr. Accurso has been lighting fires in the hearts of practicing DCs across the globe. He continues to practice in Miami, Florida and he has been considerably active in a number of roles related to the industry to chiropractic.

A longtime regular speaker at Dynamic Essentials, Joe Accurso was one of the organizers of what’s become Florida’s Saturday Night Live chiropractic events. He’s an active member of the International Chiropractors Association and the Florida Chiropractic Society (the FCS hosts some spectacular summer relicensing events).

Dr. Joe Accurso was part of the 2002 Panama mission crew and I had the opportunity to work side-by-side with him, providing chiropractic care and education to thousands of people. It’s been about 10 years, but planetchiropractic recorded an interview with Dr. Joe that is still available online for listening (if you can play the archaic Windows asf and asx formats). Depending on your browser, the audio may play simply when loading the file. Visit the old media page and scroll down for the information and links on Dr. Joe Accurso.

Dr. Joe is no stranger to speaking in Southern California, however it’s been too long since chiropractors have had him out. After speaking with Joe yesterday, I remember that I digitally recorded (tascam dat) a one-hour philosophy presentation he gave in the Westside Los Angeles chiropractic office of Dr. Lynne Kerew in January 2002. That event was hosted by the LA Chiropractic Society, which held regular meetings around the West LA area during the late 1990s and into around 2003.

Joe likely wouldn’t mind me mentioning that his West LA presentation was given the same week Miami beat Washington by a score of 37 to 14 in the Pasadena California held 2002 Rose Bowl.

Thanks for coming to California Joe, glad to have you back. @ 11:39 am | Article ID: 1219343973

Meet a Chiropractor – Kyle Gilmour of Kearny Mesa

By Daria Belov

Located in the far southwest of the United States state of California, is San Diego County. The area borders with Mexico and its population is about the sixth largest in the US. An estimated 3 million people reside within San Diego’s borders and there’s many chiropractors on hand to serve the population. San Diego County features four major interstates (Interstate 5, Interstate 8, Interstate 15, and interstate 805) which allow commuters to travel both North and South as well as East and West (along Interstate 8).

I had the privilege to interview local San Diego chiropractor, Dr. Kyle Gilmour, who has a chiropractic practice conveniently located between the 805 and 15 interstate freeways and is just off Highway 52. It’s my pleasure to introduce you to Dr. Kyle Gilmour.

San Diego Chiropractor - Kyle Gilmour - Inline Chiropractic

Kyle Gilmour, DC — Inline Chiropractic
7867 Convoy Court, Suite 306, San Diego, CA 92111

PC: Thanks for joining us for this interview Dr. Kyle, since there’s no San Diego chiropractic school, I’m guessing you went somewhere else to get your chiropractic education. What can you tell us about that?

KG: After a great experience with chiropractic in my hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, I chose to go to the school that my chiropractor went to. I chose Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington, MN. It was close to home and I loved the twin cities.

PC: What types of chiropractic techniques did you decide to incorporate into your practice?

KG: The techniques we utilize in our office to facilitate the correction of subluxation are Gonstead, CBP, and some diversified.

PC: You mentioned the correction of subluxation in your practice, would you consider your office a wellness based place?

KG: Our office promotes living an inside-out lifestyle. We encourage our practice members to actively incorporate wellness lifestyle changes through regular advanced health workshops such as Eating your way to health, Exercise for life!, Living life to 100!, etc. both in office and at their workplace.

PC: Sounds like you definitely take an interest in your patients being healthy. How would you describe the types of people that make up your clientele?

KG: Our practice consists of patients of all ages from newborn to 90, with diverse careers such as many Executives to wonderful stay at home moms. We also take care of many pregnant women and their families through our vast relationships with many San Diego midwives and Doulas.

PC: That’s great, especially the relationships with midwives and doulas. You’re expecting patients must really appreciate that you work cooperatively with birthing and laboring specialists. Are you a network insurance provider or a cash only practice?

KG: Payment options in our office are cash, credit card and out of network PPO insurance. We are in-network with Blue shield PPO. We have cost effective corrective care programs available as well.

PC: San Diego County is ginormous. I was looking on a map to locate your business. What’s the name of your location?

KG: Our office is located in Kearny Mesa in the heart of San Diego County. We are located directly south of Miramar Marine Base. We are 10 minutes east of beautiful La Jolla.

PC: Looking at an aerial map, your office appears nearby to Claremont and Serra Mesa as well. What’s it like practicing in that area?

KG: Practicing and living in San Diego is awesome. Never having to start my car in -30 degree weather is a big plus. We are actively involved in our kids sports as well as our own. My wife regularly plays tennis, and I am in a couple of volleyball leagues. We definitely enjoy swimming everyday of the year.

PC: Swimming, volleyball, and tennis are all physically demanding sports, sounds like having a chiropractic background would come in handy for you. How did you get introduced to the world of chiropractic care?

KG: I was introduced to chiropractic in college during undergrad. I played a lot of volleyball, and injured my lower back during a fall. I developed severe sciatica and was having difficulty walking. I had tried just about everything when a friend brought me to his chiropractors Wednesday evening health talk. What he said made sense, so I decided to start chiropractic care. I have now been under care for 17 years and in practice for 11. My wife and three young boys are of course regularly adjusted as is most of my family, here in Southern California or in Canada.

PC: Score some points for those Wednesday evening health talks. What’s the inside of your chiropractic office like?

KG: Our office is cozy. It is a 750 square feet open adjusting room. We utilize x-ray of course as well as the insight substation. We regularly hold in office workshops in our open adjusting area. The tables move out very easy. We are located off of 4 intersecting freeways and have lots of available parking. Our purpose as written on our front office wall is to adjust and educate as many families as possible towards optimal health through natural chiropractic care.

PC: I can envision people filling up your parking lot. If a local San Diego news reporter stepped into your open adjusting area to ask what it was you do there, your response would be?

KG: If a news person came into the office, my response would be: We save lives through the power of the chiropractic adjustment by allowing the body to express its inborn self healing ability.

PC: Thanks for joining us for this interview Dr. Gilmour. I am listing your address and phone number for those that may want to get in contact with you. 7867 Convoy Court, Suite 306, San Diego, CA 92111 — 858-715-1962

KG: Thanks for the opportunity! We love Planet Chiropractic! @ 1:50 am | Article ID: 1219222255