Month: January 2009

Dynamic Essentials February 2009

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

I’ve posted regarding Dynamic Essentials chiropractic events in the past, it is arguably still the best seminar in the chiropractic profession. To the speaker lineup at Dynamic Essentials (DE) is nothing short of phenomenal, with chiropractic speakers that include… Dr. John Boutwell, Dr.Terry Rondberg, Dr. Jim Sigafoose, Dr. Dan Abeckjerr, Dr. Joe Accurso, Dr. Pete Amlinger, Dr. Corey Rodnick, Dr. Walter Sanchez, Dr. RJ Kelly, Dr Bob Braile, Dr Brian Lieberman, Dr. Paula Hedglon, Dr. Stephen Judson, Dr. Dean Sottile, Dr PatMcCarver, Dr. Rob DiMartino, Dr. Awais Butt, Dr. Aaron Rossi, Mrs. Lynne Abeckjerr, Dr DD Humber, Dr. Nell Williams, and Dr. Sid Williams.

dynamic-philosophy-essentials-2009From the flyer I recently received at my home office in Los Angeles…

Join us at the Embassy Suites Centennial Olympic Park Hotel
267 Marietta St., Atlanta, GA 30313
For information call: 770-438-9949

Thousands of people all over the world have learned the magical power and innate ability of the DE chiropractors. They are financially successful and they did it with the accent on service. They have not found it necessary to “hike” their fees on a society already overburdened the rise in the cost-of-living particularly health-care. Instead, they learned to be magnetic with the DE philosophy, see more patients each day, and be of greater service to more people. These DE doctors do not act like puffed up toads one month only to be deflated the next as word spreads that they take advantage of patients by charging exorbitant fees. They are not boastful; they are successful. They have humility. They are thankful to serve. DE doctors can sleep well at night knowing they have not forfeited their soul like Judas for 30 pieces of silver.

If you and your office staff are interested in finding out what real dynamic power is all about, then call in your reservations today. You’ll be glad you did. See you at the meeting.

Future dates for DE in 2009 include:  March 28 29th, 2009 in Sarasota Florida. May 28 2009. August 13-16, 2009. October 15-18, 2009. Call the DE seminar registration office for complete program details. 77o-438-9949

Chiropractic Success Strategies for 2009

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Every year it seems as though there’s more chiropractic seminars appearing on the calendars. Something I’m noticing in the past two years as an increase in seminars that are not only marketed towards chiropractors, but are open to acupuncturists, orthopedic surgeons, physical medicine practitioners, massage therapists, naturapaths, yoga instructors, fitness instructors, personal injury attorneys, and other industries. Maybe that’s been the case all along, but I’m thinking more seminar groups are branching out in order to better fill the rooms with groups of mixed health-care professionals (rather than provide education for a single industry).

scu-chiropractic-success-strategies-2009One of the postcards that just appeared on my desk yesterday was from the Southern California University of Health Sciences. They are hosting 2009 license renewal seminars for doctors of chiropractic. Dates on the card include January, April, September, and December, and it looks like all seminars will take place at the SCU campus which is located at 16200 East Amber Valley drive, Whittier California 90604.

Here are some details from the SCU postcard…

Chiropractic Success Strategies… Your practice is ever evolving with new treatment techniques, therapies and scientific research to help you enhance your patient’s health. Learn these methods and how to develop business practices to improve your bottom line.

Register NOW on-line: or call 562.902.3379

Seminar Location:  SCU Whittier Campus
16200 E. Amber Valley Dr., Whittier, CA 90604

Program Highlights
• 4 hours technique (applied for)
• Learn to treat herniated cervical & lumbar discs, frozen shoulders & hips, head & jaw pain, chronic foot pain and more!
• Learn the latest research on how lasers and adjustments modulate the central nervous system
• Light Force mobilization, laser therapy, soft tissue therapies, athletic/kinetic taping, exercise therapy and nutrition
• Learn to treat acute and chronic spine and sports injuries, chronic pain, acute and chronic subluxations and soft tissue trauma
• Learn how to gently adjust chronic atlas, rib and sacroilia subluxations
• Learn how to develop a cash practice and improve your bottom line

Instructor: Curtis Turchin, DC, MA, speaker, clinician, and author.

The Southern California University of Health Sciences is one of four schools in the state of California providing Doctor of Chiropractic education programs. If you’re looking to attend chiropractic school in Southern California, SCU is one of your two choices. These continuing education courses are being taught on the same campus as the DC program. I believe SCU also offers a program in Acupuncture as well. Check with the school for more information.

Maternity Coverage Needed and More Chiro Classifieds


Chiropractic classified advertising for January 2009 includes recent ads placed for maternity coverage needed, DRX 9000 spinal decompression tables, experienced vacation relief chiropractors, x-ray film processors by Hope, Fisher x-ray, exercise rails, full-time and part-time positions for chiropractic jobs, and chiropractic tables like Zenith high lows. Whether you’re in the market to save money on decompression gear or are looking to find a new job, chiropractic classifieds is the place for browsing the latest information in classified ads related to the chiropractic field. Here’s a summary of what’s been posted in the past few days.

chiropractic drop tables in open adjusting area(photo: chiropractic drop tables in open adjusting office setting)

Energetic, professional and motivated Chiropractor — Currently searching for a long-term opportunity as a principled, high energy, enthusiastic chiropractor who has a strong desire to change lives and is interested in personal growth and professional excellence. I have a strong chiropractic philosophy and have a great rapport with patients. I am willing to learn and driven to succeed. References furnished upon request. Bilingual.

Seeking Full or P-T Position – MA, RI, NY, OR — I am looking for a part-time or full time position. 25 years of practice has given me well honed adjusting, clinical, and communication skills. I love to work with people and get along well with staff. I am licensed in Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, and Oregon. I currently reside in Providence but I am willing to relocate for the right opportunity.

ART Doctor looking for Associateship — I am a board certified licensed Illinois Chiropractic physician looking for an associateship in Chicago. I am an ART full-body certified provider that is versed as well in other techniques (Diversified, Motion Palpation, Cox, Thompson, Activator) that could be a great asset to your practice. If interested, please call me.

Space avail. in established NW OKC practice — Space available in 28 years practice in NW Oklahoma City. Fully equipped office with all utilities paid for full time or part time practice. $600 per month.

New Massage & myofascial release product — The Shiatsubag is a new product that can be used at your chiropractic clinic or for resale to your patients. It will treat any part of the body, providing effective and therapeutic deep tissue massage and relief from muscle pain, stress, tension, and soreness while it stretches and tones muscles!

Fisher X-ray machine — H.G. Fisher X-ray Machine, Upright Bucky, 1981: $800.00 Includes 5 8X10 Cassettes, 2 12X14 Cassettes, 2 14X17 Cassettes, sandbags for cervical views. Regular maintaince. Just passed TX state inspection.

Hope Film Processor — Hope Micro Max X-ray Film Processor. 2003 model 319 : $1250. Has been lovingly taken care of with monthly care provided by X-ray company.(Records available). Table-top processor. Includes light tight tray, replenishment tanks, manual, and water supply hose. Table stand available if desired. Processing time 90-110 seconds.

Zenith Hylo — Zenith HyLo chiropractic table: $1400.00
1957 black vinyl table with silver upholstery tacks. Grey cast iron base. Tilt head piece, drop away, spring-loaded abdominal piece. Hydraulic tilt from horizontal to 70 degrees. Beautiful table with no upholstery tears.

Exercise Rail: Web-Slide — Web-Slide Exercise Rail Wall Gym.: $175.00
This Deluxe system is a complete wall system utilizing resistive tubing, bands, and pulleys. Includes tear-off exercise instruction pads, and wall mountable stand to hold tubing and bands neatly. Mounts to any wall in just minutes. Easy to maintain.

Associate Antigo WI — We have an immediate opening for a strong associate in our busy, subluxation and family-based practice in Antigo. The right DC will be licensed, outgoing and caring with excellent communication skills and a willingness to market chiropractic. Great opportunity to assume part of a very busy practice. Salary plus bonus and benefits.

Experienced Vacation/Relief Doctor — Over 5 years experience covering offices in North Carolina (I have covered over 50 offices in NC). References available. Diversified, F/D, Activator, Drop, ART, etc. Call for a quote.

Save 20% on the purchase of Eclipse Practice Mgmt. — GalacTek Corp. is running an unspeakable promotion on Eclipse Practice Management Software that will save you 20% on the cost of the system for January 09! With this Economic Stimulus Promotion, now is the best time to make the investment!

Maternity Coverage Needed — ocum Chiropractor Needed for Maternity Coverage: Woodstock, IL: Locum chiropractor needed for a chiropractic office in a medical setting (approx hour and half from downtown Chicago). Must be proficient in Diversified, Thompson, basic Activator, and basic Flexion Distraction techniques. Experience is necessary as this is an established practice. Hours are Mon, Tues and Thursdays from 9am to 5pm. Start date will be approx March 2nd for approx 3 months.

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Impulse Chiropractic Adjusting Technique

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Another instrument based chiropractic technique adjusting seminar series. I believe the company is called neuromechanical innovations and they are based out of Chandler, Arizona.

Postcard arrived at the office with information regarding about a dozen different chiropractic seminars taking place in cities like Phoenix, Charlotte, Boston, Toronto, Seattle, Los Angeles, Denver, and Chicago. It’s always best to call for information on registration but it looks like registration fees for doctors of chiropractic are $279 if paid for in advance and $329 if paid at the door.

impulse-adjusting-chiro-techniqueFrom the flyer… Instrument Adjusting Adds a New Dimension to Your Practice That Patients Crave. In One Weekend, We Will Transform Your Office to the 21st Century. Guaranteed.

Here’s What You Will Get:

• Training on the Latest Research-Based Adjusting techniques and Rehab for the Spine and extremities with the Impulse Adjusting Instrument® and computer Assisted, Sensor-Driven Impulse iQ® that You can incorporate Into Your Existing Practice Immediately.

• Personalized Hands-On Practical Training so You are Ready to Go on Monday Morning.

• Ground-Breaking Neuromechanical Research to Raise Your Consciousness and Validate Your Care.

• Documentation, Coding, and Medicare Updates to Increase Your Collections and Get You Paid.

• Completion of Your First Step Toward Certification Instrument Adjusting.

• A Complete 150 Page Seminar Manual For Your Reference.

• 12 Hours of CE Credit for License Renewal.

The 12 hours of continuing education credit for chiropractors is likely the biggest reason most would want to attend. I don’t know anything about this technique or the company putting on the seminars but I do actually like going to continuing education events where people are doing things differently than I would in my office.

Continuing edu credits are being done through the New York Chiropractic College. Call 1-888-294-4750 for complete details on seminar locations near you.

Los Angeles Chiropractic School Has New Alumni Association Board of Directors

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

The alumni association a Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles, California (CCCLA) has announced a new Board of Directors. The CCCLA alumni Association has also added a Facebook page for chiropractic school alumni to keep in touch regarding postgraduate activities, homecoming events, and chiropractic related discussions.

CCCLA - Chiropractic School in Los Angeles(photo: main entrance at Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles, California)

The Los Angeles-based Chiropractic College announced its new Alumni Association Board of Directors and they are as follows…

President – Tina Alamian (’07)
Vice-President – Jennifer Francisco (’07)
Treasurer – Tammy Cassa (’08)
Secretary – Matt Cobb (’08)
Sergeant-At-Arms – Johnna West (’07)

The Alumni Association works hard to put together events and activities that bring together former graduates of the Los Angeles Cleveland Chiropractic School. Events include continuing education classes and a yearly homecoming relicensing event that takes place in October.

It’s easy to become an Alumni Association Lifetime Chiropractic member and I think every active graduate of the school should do what they can to support the alumni association.

While attending a relicensing event in October of 2008, I discovered that there were chiropractic graduates of other California colleges joining the Cleveland Alumni Association. So you don’t need to be a graduate of CCCLA (or CCCKC) in order to apply for alumni membership and associated benefits.

Regardless of where you went to chiropractic school, it’s a good idea to check in with local chiropractic schools near you and see if there’s an Alumni Association (or other professional group) you can become a part of.

The CCCLA Alumni Association has also launched a page on Facebook (search for “Cleveland Chiropractic College”). It features announcements of upcoming events and other information concerning Alumni and the profession. If you are a Facebook member, please join this page – it is a great way to connect (and re-connect) with your peers.

Those interested in contacting the LA based chiropractic school for registration as an incoming student can reach the school at 800-466-CCLA (2252). CCCLA is located at 590 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90004. @ 10:04 am | Article ID: 1232215517

3 Methods To Recession-Proof Your Practice

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

More chiropractic seminar flyers that appeared on my desk. This one comes from the offices of Dr. David Singer. There’s an event in Los Angeles, California on January 24 and 25th but there is no mention of hotel location. There is an event on January 31 in Hartford, Connecticut. There is also an event in Chicago, Illinois on February 14 and 15th. No way I’m going to a chiropractic event on Valentine’s Day.

I wish more chiropractors that were marketing their seminars by mail would include information regarding hotels. Los Angeles is a very big area and I’d like to know whether an event is taking place near LAX or on the outskirts of Los Angeles County. Aside from that, this particular flyer was pretty full of seminar information. It’s all geared to marketing a chiropractic practice to one’s community and it looks efficiently priced.

Here is some information from the flyer…

chiropractor-testimonials-singerLos Angeles, CA January 24th & 25th
Hartford, CT January 31st & Feb 1st
Chicago, IL February 14th & 15th

Dr. David Singer’s seminar will be presented in the cities above. Normally, the guest price is $325. However, you may attend the seminar for only $49.00 per office.

This seminar is an astonishing “how to do it yourself” shortcut map to building a successful practice. A proven template no practice should be without.

Here’s what to do now: Pick up the phone and call 1-800-326-1797 and tell Rita you want to attend the Recession-proof My Practice seminar. If it’s after hours, call anyway and leave a message, Rita will return your call the next day!

100% GUARANTEE If you are not completely satisfied that these techniques will not only increase the number of new patients in your office, but also save you an immense amount of time building your practice, we will refund your money with no questions asked!

A PDF file of the flyer is available for download here.


Other seminars taking place during the month of January and February 2009 include Menopause and PMS Seminars, Got Nutz Nuts and Bolts Seminar, and CCA California Chiropractic relicensing seminars. Visit the Chiropractic Continuing Education seminar pages for additional conferences and events worldwide.

SpineMed Spinal Decompression For Sale and other Classifieds


With the amount of new classified ads posted during the past week we may have two more summaries before the weekend is over. Online postings of chiropractic classifieds during the past week now have been pretty strong (chiropractors must be cleaning up their offices) and advertisements placed include activator tables, DRX decompression tables, digital x-ray units, Accu-Spina decompression tables, x-ray processors, Zenith HyLo adjusting tables, and much more. Watch for an additional update on Saturday, and maybe even one more summary of advertisements on Sunday evening.

chiropractic posters - autonomic nervous system - vertebral subluxation(photo: autonomic nervous system and vertebral subluxation posters)

SpineMed Spinal Decompression Table Cervical 2006 — SpineMed Spinal Decompression Table (2006) $54,000. Model: S200B & S200C. Manufacture: CERT Health. Condition: Great. Ask us about our 6 months guarantee.

Accu-Spina Spinal Decompression Table 2008 — Accu-Spina Spinal Decompression Table $68,000. Model: Accu-Spina. Manufacture: North American Medical. Year: 2008. Condition: Great.

2007 Myovision lease takeover or buy — I have a 2007 Myovision unit with all the attachments including the $3500 Thermograpgy unit. Take over the payments or buy.

Myovision 8000 Surface EMG — Equipment is in O’Fallon, MO. It is sold ” As Is, Where Is” Make an offer!

Activator Tables for Sale — Two Activator TWG tables for sale. An older model for $750, a 2004 Model for $1750. You pay shipping. Both tables are in excellent condition.

Chattanooga Vectra Genisys Laser — Chattanooga Vectra Genisys Laser with Cart and Adapter. Has 33 Diode Cluster Laser.

Zenith II 220 HyLo — Zenith II 220 Hy-Lo Refurbished in excellent condition. Asking for $3700 (same table refurbished sells for $5595 on Cervical and lumbar drops, thoracic spring loaded sway away which locks into place.

Elite Chiropractic Table For Sale — I have an Elite adjusting table with cervical and pelvic drops. The table is wider than most and also has a hydraulic pump you can pump with your leg to raise and lower the table. The head piece also elevates. I bought the table brand new and only used it for 3 months. It is like new and the color is light gray. I paid $2,225 for it and am asking $1,825 for it. If your not local you must pay for shipping as well. Great table.

2008 Accu-Spina with all accessories — This table was repossessed from a Chiropractic Office. It has been disassembled. Is located in Raleigh, NC, and is sold “AS IS, WHERE IS.”

Encinitas/San Diego Practice — Established practice for sale in Coastal North San Diego County, Encinitas. Fantastic location just seconds from Interstate 5. Easy access for patients from all locations. Selling for only $30,000. Great opportunity for new doctor or an associate looking to start their own practice. Call or E-mail questions.

Great deal on 2 year old equipment — Equipment for sale 2 years old excellent condition. Elite elevation flexion table with 3 drop pieces. Mettler Sys* Stem 226 Interferential unit. Sonicator 716 US with large sound head and Gel. Heritage 10 IST tables. Galaxy stationary adjusting bench with arm rest. Hydroccolator M-2 with cervical and large packs & clothe covers. Baseline Hydraulic handheld dynamometer. Physicians Detecto beam scale.

Chiropractic Associate Position — Seeking associate position in Fingerlakes/Rochester/Syracuse/Buffalo area. Doctor of Chiropractic, Master of Science in Acupuncture. Hard-working, enthusiastic, and eager-to-learn practitioner.

Experienced Doctor seeking Full Time — Wanting to join established practice and provide stabalibilty for doctor, patients and staff. Opened to learning procedures that are proven successful.

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2009 Menopause and PMS Seminars

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

One of the last chiropractic seminars I thought I’d benefit from was a Menopause and PMS series called “The Heat Is on!”. The program was so good I ended up buying a bunch of materials while at the seminar to use in my practice. The seminars are put on by chiropractor Lani Simpson and I’ve got to say that they are well worth the attendance fee. It just so happens that there is a Curves women’s fitness center next door to my office in Los Angeles and taking Dr. Simpson’s course has helped me answer many questions related to hormones, menopause, PMS, bone density scores, calcium scores, and many other related topics.

I received a postcard with the 2009 schedule which includes continuing education hours for chiropractors provided by Life West. The seminars also offer CE credits for acupuncturists, therapists, nurses, and naturapaths. You can call 510-898-0933 for more information regarding continuing education credits in your industry.


Here are some details regarding the seminars…

Increase your capacity to help your female patients.
Dramatically impact the health of your patients by attending this comprehensive women’s hearth seminar. Learn how to offer consultations and solutions for your patients. Patients need to know that they have alternative options to western medicine.

• Lab testing, including blood, and saliva
• Vitamin D testing and supplementation
• Bone density testing and what it means
• Hormone balancing
• Protocols will be included
• Thermography
• HPV vaccine
• Hypothyroid and adrenal depletion
• Birth Control pills – are they safe?
• Nutrition and supplementation

Dates on the postcard included for California up until April 2009 are as follows…

January 31, Saturday
Hayward, CA
Life Chiropractic College West
25001 Industrial Blvd.

February 26, Thursday
Del Mar/San Diego
Hampton Inn
11320 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA

February 28, Saturday
Arcadia, CA
Hilton Garden Inn
199 N. Second Ave

March 19, Thursday
Berkeley, CA
La Ouinta Inn
920 University Ave,

March 28, Saturday
Hayward, CA
Life Chiropractic College West
25001 Industrial Blvd.

April 18, Saturday
San Raphael, CA
Four Points Sheraton
1010 Northgate Dr.

April 30, Thursday
El Segundo, CA
Hilton Garden Inn
2100 E. Marrposa. Ave

Continuing education is provided for chiropractors by Life Chiropractic College West Postgraduate program. Call Dr. Simpson at 510-898-0933 for complete details regarding these PMS and menopause related events.

My Educated Mind is Tired!

By Sharon Gorman, DC

I spoke Saturday Night to the Saturday Night Live group in Fort Lauderdale. Great group!

I had an awesome surprise. Chris and Patsy Sigafoose drove down from Sarasota. I’ve loved that man for close to 30 years now. As many of you know he is facing some health challenges. I should say facing up to them because all he wanted to talk about was getting well and getting back to work. After dealing in the medical arena for a few months he has become crystal clear that any encounter that we have with a patient is a blessing to that patient. He told me that he is becoming a better Chiropractor because he has seen for himself what the medical profession is doing or not doing. After 30 years he is still learning and is still grateful for Chiropractic and still can’t wait to get his hands on people. He inspired me. Thanks Chris for inspiring me and thanks Patsy for taking such good care of my friend and for being you.

While preparing for my talk on Saturday night I took time to reflect on this past year. I did a lot of thinking this year. My thinking got me where I wanted to go and got me out of a few jams too. I’ve always been told that I have a pretty good head on my shoulders and I’ve paired it up with my “gut” to come up with some pretty sharp decisions in my life so I am not discounting it’s value but my educated mind alone has certainly not made me that success that I am (on many levels not just financially).

I’ve always considered myself an innate chiropractor. Well what does that mean? I can only tell you what it means to me. As in innate chiropractor I try to follow the hunch. I work on developing the hunch. I develop the hunch by listening to it and by meditating so that I can hear it. I actually celebrate the fact that I don’t have to be the pilot, I can see myself as the co-pilot.

When I give the adjustment I don’t have to do the healing. A matter of fact as Jim Sigafoose says, “I can’t cure a patient, I can’t even cure a ham.” Healing comes from within and the adjustment releases the interference to this innate expression called the subluxation. The adjustment connects man the physical with man the spiritual by allowing the innate wisdom of the body to heal the body. I’m not responsible for when the patient doesn’t get well as much as I am not responsible for when they do get well. Of course I am always rooting for them to get well but other factors do exist. I am very responsible to the patient to locate and correct their subluxations to the very best of my ability and to show them the importance of this function. That’s what I do most of my waking hours. I tell the story and deliver the goods.

I stay as clear as I possibly can so that I can connect with the patient from my innate to their innate. This connection is why they come to me and come back again. I can’t connect to them if I am bogged down in my educated and if I am not totally focused on the moment. I have to discipline myself to stay in tuned and to remember that I serve man by serving God and the clearer that I stay the better and instrument I can be to serve God’s will by serving my fellow man.

Now that is what I do in my office. I am an innate chiropractor. I am also an innate driven person. I try to love, serve and give out of my abundance. I also feel like God’s will for me is to act in love and to spread love. I try to fall in love with everyone I meet and I strive to show them love in all of my encounters with them. This gives me that something extra about me. People want to be around me not only because they can feel my love and respect for them from me but also because I try to make them feel good about themselves when they are in my company. I try to bring out their magnificence, not flaunt mine. I try to make them feel good about themselves when they are around me. That is what makes them want to be around me and want what I have. What I have is a logical, magnificent way to take care of their health and a philosophy that they can use to live their lives but it all starts and ends with my ability to attract them into my world and want to know what I know and what I want to share with them.

I live from inside out and not from outside in. I am in innate chiropractor. My educated is necessary but needs a rest. I need to do what I do best. I need to focus on centering myself on what really, really makes me special. I need to live the “hunch”.

I’m on facebook now – request me as a friend and we can stay more connected! – Sharon Gorman @ 7:43 am | Article ID: 1231947858