Month: April 2009

Swine Flu Shot Propaganda Video

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Apparently in the 1970s there was a swine flu media campaign intended to convince people of all ages to get flu shots. Two commercials, which are available for viewing online, demonstrate how flu shots were marketed to the general public in 1976. The announcer in the commercial warns that a swine flu epidemic may be coming, and it could make you very sick.

The end of the commercial reads… Get A Shot Of Protection. The Swine Flu Shot. At the end of the commercial the bottom of the screen reads Recommended By The US Public Health Service. For further information consult your doctor or local health official.

Thanks to Sean Percival for bringing this video to our attention.

Swine flu articles on Planet Chiropractic since earlier this week include: Swine Flu Chiropractors Handout, Experimental Influenza Vaccine Hopes to End the Flu (from the 1940s), and 1918 Influenza Epidemic and Chiropractic Care (historical chiropractic flu related information).

You may also be interested in reading the Doctor of the Future, Counting chickens to solve the whole bird flu pandemic, and Bird flu up your nose. @ 8:34 pm | Article ID: 1241148882

Chiropractor 15683

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Tips on finding local chiropractors that meet the qualities being sought by prospective patients.

There were two notes on my desk with zip codes for chiropractors being sought in different parts the United States. One note read: Doris 92078 San Marcus and the other simply said Chiropractor 15683.


It’s easy to think that it would be no problem finding a chiropractor in the 15683 postal code area. Performing a search for the postal code only, I see that it’s the area of Scottdale, Pennsylvania.

Sometimes I’ll do a search for Scottdale chiropractors or Scottdale chiropractic to see if any familiar names appear. I’m more likely to refer someone to a chiropractor I’ve previously been adjusted by, someone that’s already had me visiting their office ( I’ve been inside hundreds of chiropractic offices across the US), someone I know from chiropractic conferences, or someone I know that has a good reputation amongst others in the chiropractic industry.

It’s not necessarily the things a consumer would be seeking, but those are just my standards. If I can’t locate a chiropractor in that area, I almost always rely on the following technique ( which gets really good results).

Contact other chiropractors in the city, state, or region. In this example, I’ll check out Chiropractors Pennsylvania to get a list of chiropractors I know and trust. Sometimes I’ll e-mail or call a few chiropractors on the list, asking them if they know who’s a good chiropractor in the area that I’m seeking information on.

Often times I find myself passing that information on to people that have been contacting me. I get calls and e-mails on a regular basis from people all across the United States (and other parts of the world) seeking chiropractic care. Not all are seeking Get adjusted on a regular basis for the rest of my life and I’d like to bring my family care so I often try to get some more information before making a referral.

Some chiropractors I found have awesome skills when it comes to making referrals to others, other chiropractors (and they may be even good practitioners) have crappy skills when it comes to making referrals, I usually take them off my contact lists.

The 92078 is for a chiropractor in San Marcos. Whoever wrote me the note put San Marcus so I am glad they included a zip code.

I’m sure we will locate qualified practitioners in both of these areas, but I’ve got to organize my checklist for future references.

1918 Influenza Epidemic and Chiropractic Care

Historical Chiropractic News

Editors Note: The information provided here was forwarded to Planet Chiropractic by a chiropractor in Texas. Far too many people (including chiropractors) are not aware of historical events that took place during the 1917 – 1918 Spanish Flu years, which involved chiropractors caring for thousands that suffered influenza infection during those times. With such a firestorm of media coverage and fear surrounding the Swine Flu Pandemic, it would be irresponsible not to attempt seeking knowledge regarding influenza events of the past.

The Official History of Chiropractic in Texas
By Walter R. Rhodes, D.C.

Published by the Texas Chiropractic Association — 1978

[Excerpts by Dan Murphy, DC]

“The 1917 – 1918 influenza epidemic swept silently across the world bringing death and fear to homes in every land. Disease and pestilence, especially the epidemics, are little understood even now and many of the factors that spread them are still mysterious shadows, but in 1917-1918 almost nothing was known about prevention, protection, treatment or cure of influenza. The whole world stood at its mercy, or lack of it.”

“But out of that particular epidemic, the young science of chiropractic grew into a new measure of safety. While many struggles would lie ahead this successful passage of the profession into early maturity assured its immediate survival and made the eventual outcome of chiropractic a matter for optimism. If there had been any lack of enthusiasm among the doctors of chiropractic, or a depleting of the sources of students then the epidemic took care of them too. These chiropractic survivors of the flu epidemic were sure, assured, determined, and ready to fight any battle that came up. The effect of the epidemic becomes evident in interviews made with old-timers practicing in those years. The refrain comes repeatedly,”

‘I was about to go out of business when the flu epidemic came – but when it was over, I was firmly established in practice.’

“Why? The answer is reasonably simple. Chiropractors got fantastic results from influenza patients while those under medical care died like flies all around.” “Statistics reflect a most amazing, almost miraculous state of affairs. The medical profession was practically helpless with the flu victims but chiropractors seemed able to do no wrong.”

“In Davenport, Iowa, 50 medical doctors treated 4,953 cases, with 274 deaths. In the same city, 150 chiropractors including students and faculty of the Palmer School of Chiropractic, treated 1,635 cases with only one death.”

“In the state of Iowa, medical doctors treated 93,590 patients, with 6,116 deaths – a loss of one patient out of every 15. In the same state, excluding Davenport, 4,735 patients were treated by chiropractors with a loss of only 6 cases – a loss of one patient out of every 789.”


“National figures show that 1,142 chiropractors treated 46,394 patients for influenza during 1918, with a loss of 54 patients – one out of every 886.”

“Reports show that in New York City, during the influenza epidemic of 1918, out of every 10,000 cases medically treated, 950 died; and in every 10,000 pneumonia cases medically treated 6,400 died. These figures are exact, for in that city these are reportable diseases.”

“In the same epidemic, under drugless methods, only 25 patients died of influenza out of every 10,000 cases; and only 100 patients died of pneumonia out of every 10,000 cases. This comparison is made more striking by the following table:”

Influenza Cases Deaths - Under medical methods - Under drugless methods “In the same epidemic reports show that chiropractors in Oklahoma treated 3,490 cases of influenza with only 7 deaths. But the best part of this is, in Oklahoma there is a clear record showing that chiropractors were called in 233 cases where medical doctors had cared for the patients, and finally gave them up as lost. The chiropractors saved all these lost cases but 25.”

“Statistics alone, however, don’t put in that little human element needed to spark the material properly. Dr. S. T. McMurrain [DC] had a makeshift table installed in the influenza ward in Base Hospital No. 84 unit stationed in Perigau, in Southwestern France, about 85 kilometers from Bordeaux [during WWI]. The medical officer in charge sent all influenza patients in for chiropractic adjustments from Dr. McMurrain [DC] for the several months the epidemic raged in that area. Lt. Col. McNaughton, the detachment commander, was so impressed he requested to have Dr. McMurrain [DC] commissioned in the Sanitary Corps.”


“Dr. Paul Myers [DC] of Wichita Falls was pressed into service by the County Health Officer and authorized to write prescriptions for the duration of the epidemic there – but Dr. Myers [DC] said he never wrote any, getting better results without medication.”

Dr. Helen B. Mason [DC], whose “son, when only a year old, became very ill with bronchitis. My husband and I took him to several medical specialists without any worthwhile results. We called a chiropractor, as a last resort, and were amazed at the rapidity of his recovery. We discussed this amazing cure at length and came to the decision that if chiropractic could do as much for the health of other individuals as it had done for our son we wanted to become chiropractors.”

Dr. M. L. Stanphill [DC] recounts his experiences: “I had quite a bit of practice in 1918 when the flu broke out. I stayed (in Van Alstyne) until the flu was over and had the greatest success, taking many cases that had been given up and restoring them back to health. During the flu we didn’t have the automobile. I went horseback and drove a buggy day and night. I stayed overnight when the patients were real bad. When the rain and snow came I just stayed it out. There wasn’t a member of my family that had the flu.”

When he came to Denison he said: “I had a lot of trouble with pneumonia when I first came. Once again took all the cases that had been given up. C. R. Crabetree, who lived about 18 miles west of Denison, had double pneumonia and I went and stayed all night with him and until he came to the next morning. He is still living today. That gave me a boost on the west side of town.”

“And when interviews of the old timers are made it is evident that each still vividly remembers the 1917-1918 influenza epidemic. We now know about 20 million persons [recent estimates are as high as 100 million deaths] around the world died of the flu with about 500,000 Americans among that number. But most chiropractors and their patients were miraculously spared and we repeatedly hear about those decisions to become a chiropractor after a remarkable recovery or when a close family member given up for dead suddenly came back to vibrant health.”

“Some of these men and women were to become the major characters thrust upon the profession’s stage in the 20’s and 30’s and they had the courage, the background and the conviction to withstand all that would shortly be thrown against them” [including being thrown in jail for practicing medicine without a license].

“The publicity and reputation of such effectiveness in handling flu cases also brought new patients and much acclaim from people who knew nothing of chiropractic before 1918.”


“The first survival factor for chiropractic: they were the legal and legislative salvation. But the fabulous success of chiropractic in combating the 1917-1918 influenza outbreak was the public relations breakthrough that can certainly be called the second great survival factor. Better acceptance by the public followed and more patients meant financial safety for practicing chiropractors. Dedicated chiropractors came into the profession in increasing numbers and they had a sure sense of certainty, heady conviction, and a great willingness to fight for the cause.”

Other Texas Chiropractic History (view more at
1916 – Texas State Chiropractic Association Formed
1916 – First TSCA annual convention held at the St. Anthony Hotel in San Antonio
1917 – First chiropractic bill introduced into Texas Legislature
1923 – Second chiropractic bill introduced into Texas Legislature @ 8:49 am | Article ID: 1241106609

2009 August Palmer Homecoming Keynote Speakers and CE Credits

Palmer College of Chiropractic Media

Palmer Homecoming, Aug. 13-15, Features Keynote Speakers Bob Harper, Jeffrey Zaslow and Dr. Louis Sportelli, Plus up to 23 CE Credits and “Extraordinary Stories from the Field”

Top-notch, internationally known keynote speakers, up to 23 Continuing Education credits and “Extraordinary Stories from the Field,” highlight this year’s Palmer Homecoming 2009 Aug. 13-15 on Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Davenport, Iowa, campus.

Jeffrey Zaslow - Bob Harper - Louis Sportelli(photo: Keynote Speakers shown left to right… Jeffrey Zaslow, Bob Harper and Dr. Louis Sportelli, DC)

This year’s program features three internationally known keynote speakers: Bob Harper, fitness trainer on NBC’s worldwide phenomenon “The Biggest Loser,” and health and fitness expert for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”; Jeffrey Zaslow, Wall Street Journal columnist and co-author of the current international bestseller, “The Last Lecture”; and Louis Sportelli, D.C., president of NCMIC Group, Inc. The speaker line-up also includes a slate of new continuing education speakers as well as familiar faces leading sessions, along with Palmer’s traditional social and networking events.

Bob Harper’s presentation, “Are You Ready!” will motivate and inspire attendees to make changes in their own lives and help their patients to do the same by providing tools to living a healthy life. Mr. Harper will discuss the four steps from his book, “Are You Ready! Take Charge, Lose Weight, Get in Shape and Change Your Life Forever,” as well as lessons learned while working on NBC’s hit reality show, “The Biggest Loser.”

Jeffrey Zaslow will provide Homecoming attendees with “A Heartfelt and Humorous Look at Life’s Transitions.” In his entertaining presentation, Mr. Zaslow delves into the recesses of our cultural psyche, with results that are surprising, funny and often extremely moving. He will provide an inside look at the phenomenon that led to his bestselling book with Randy Pausch, “The Last Lecture.”

In his thought-provoking presentation, “Development of Higher Standards of Professional Behavior,” Louis Sportelli, D.C., will discuss how the chiropractic profession needs to commit to evidence-informed practice and accountability, be frank and balanced in its public relations and marketing efforts, conduct rigorous investigations and be willing to undergo critical assessment and share knowledge.

As always, Homecoming includes a vendor expo featuring the latest chiropractic products and services. Up to 23 Continuing Education credits are available for chiropractors attending this year’s event, depending on the state in which they practice and that state’s licensure requirements. There also is a track for chiropractic staff and a Destination Success track for students.

Homecoming organizers are looking for “Extraordinary Stories from the Field” to be showcased during the Thursday evening general session on Aug. 13. Chiropractors who have an amazing story about a patient (or patients) to share are encouraged to submit their stories online by going to and clicking on the “Extraordinary Stories from the Field” submission form. The College Events staff is looking for five doctors to feature, and in order to facilitate selection, stories should be submitted as soon as possible. For more information, contact Heather Starr at [email protected] or (866) 592-3861.

Some event highlights include the alumni luncheon on Friday, the 25-Year Reunion Dinner on Thursday, the 50-Year Reunion Brunch on Friday, plus class reunions for the graduating classes of 1939, 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999 and 2004. There will be a reception for members of these classes on Friday evening at the FIGGE Art Museum in downtown Davenport. A 25-Year Reunion web page has been set up at for alumni who graduated in 1984 to post comments to fellow classmates. Palmer’s Davenport Homecoming also features the traditional Fellows Reception, President’s Club Reception and the Saturday Night Festival, which includes a fabulous buffet dinner, fireworks and entertainment from Chicago band 7th Heaven, all on the campus plaza at the top of Brady Street Hill.

More information about special Homecoming events and costs to attend, as well as online registration, is available by going to Prospective attendees may also call Palmer’s College Events Department at (866) 592-3861. @ 8:15 pm | Article ID: 1241061337

City Chiropractic Sales in San Francisco other Metros


Scores of chiropractic practices for sale have been posted to chiropractic classifieds during the past 9 months. A bunch of new listings went live earlier this week and wanted to bring them some attention. How to choose what cities to highlight? I asked on twitter and posted practices accordingly.

chiropractic naperville(photo: having friends on twitter to make tough decisions rocks!)

San Francisco (Union Square) CA practice for sale — 16 year urban practice collecting $77,823.00 (3-yr average). Dr take home before taxes $54,477.00 (3-yr average), Open 3 days weekly. This beautiful clinic is located in the heart of the high energy district of Union Square. Cash practice. Low overhead. High visibility. Easy access. Stress free. New DC can easily triple numbers with little marketing effort. Dr moving – must sell. Will sacrifice for $39,990.00. Ideal “turn-key” opportunity.

Central (1 hour from Austin) TX practice for sale — 25 year well established family practice collecting $324,189.00. Dr take home before taxes $205,082.00. 245 new patients. 5,771 total visits. Closed half days on Friday for extended weekends. Clinic located just one hour from Austin – 2 hours from Dallas and San Antonio. High visibility – 20k cars drive past clinic each day on main boulevard. Easy access. Well equipped and staffed. Dr retiring.

DC needed in Naperville — A well-established practice is seeking a doctor with tons of energy and a willingness to absorb our training. We will teach you to operate, grow, and maintain a successful practice, as we have done for dozens of your peers. Utilizing our tested training methods, soon you too will be ready to take control of your own clinic.

Berkeley (Suburb) CA practice for sale — 22 year family practice collecting $162,066.00. Dr take home before taxes $76,465.00. This is a low cost of living, well established bedroom/business community just 5 minutes from beach. This is a beautiful place to live.

Denver (Rural/Suburb), CO practice for sale — 3 year family practice collecting $125,000.00. Dr take home before taxes $42,656.00. Closed early on Fridays for extended weekends. Clinic located between Ft. Collins and Denver – easy commute to Boulder. Ideal place to build practice in animal adjusting. DC must move closer to family.

Southwest, IL practice for sale — 4 year practice collecting $83,431.00. Dr take home before taxes $46,273.00. Open 2-1/2 days weekly. New DC can easily triple numbers with little effort. This is a strong chiropractic friendly, blue collar steel town. Great insurance – considered some of the best reimbursement in the country. Dr retiring. Ideal “turn key”.

South Cleveland (Suburb), OH practice for sale — 9 year family chiropractic/spinal decompression clinic collecting $902,149.00. Dr take home before taxes $557,725.00. 6,243 total visits. 548 new patients. Closed early on Fridays for extended weekends. Strong mix of blue and white collar patient base. Numbers keep growing each year. Easy to put away money for early retirement. Ideal opportunity to live big – live well and enjoy in this easy made “hitter’s” clinic.

Upscale Houston (Suburb) TX practice for sale — Well established chiro/spinal decompression family practice collecting $491,506.00. Dr take home before taxes $268,944.00. 413 new patients. 7,099 total visits. Extremely well equipped and staffed. All leases to be paid in full at time of sale. High visibility – easy access. Strong white collar patient base. This is an easy “turn-key” transitional opportunity.

Southwest Florida practice for sale — 25 year DC/MD/Urgent Care Clinic collecting $841,519.00. Dr take home before taxes $335,683.00. 2,469 new patients. 9,500 total visits. Clinic located in upscale community between Ft. Lauderdale and Miami. Well equipped and staffed. Clinic belongs to all insurance groups. This is an ideal “turn-key” opportunity to take over a perfectly modeled, smooth operating, multi-disciplinary clinic. Pictures available.

Fairfax County, VA practice for sale — 9 year practice collecting $160,664.00. Dr take home before taxes $81,283.00. High growth – high tech – young professional family community. Close to Washington Dulles Airport. Clinic can easily double with little effort. Current owner must move.

Santa Monica, CA practice for sale — 14 year old family practice collecting $142,294.00. Dr take home before taxes $60,645.00. Open 24 hours weekly. Beautiful facility. Exceptionally equipped and staffed. Minutes from the beach and mountains. Clinic has developed reputation for getting “sick people well naturally”. This is West Coast living at its best.

Southern (outside St. Louis) IL practice for sale — 5 year growing practice collecting $421,704.00. Dr take home before taxes $291,025.00. Open 3-1/2 days. Closed half day Friday for extended weekends. Clinic located in free standing industrial family community just 25 minutes outside of St. Louis. This clinic does not belong to any of the HMO/PPO groups. New DC can easily double numbers by participating within these groups. Illinois now considered best insurance reimbursement state in country. Current owner must move. Ideal “turn-key” opportunity into successful growing practice. Low overhead. Low stress. Easy to put money away for early retirement.

West Chicago (Suburb) IL practice for sale — 16 year chiropractic/physical therapy practice collecting $1,373,200.00. Dr take home before taxes $662,523.00. 424 new patients. 10,956 total visits. Beautifully equipped – exceptionally staffed. All systems and procedures are in place – ready made for easy transition. This is a “turn-key” opportunity into a “hitter’s” practice located in the premier state for third party reimbursement. Easy to put away money for early retirement. Current owner moving out of state and into semi-retirement. Current owner willing to provide consulting services to new owner.

Insight Millenium Next Generation Sub Station — Insight Millenium Next Generation Subluxation Station for sale. Includes 4-EMG leads, Inclinometer, Thermal Scanner, Foot Pedal switch and hard-sided carrying case. This unit came with a recently purchased practice and has been used very little. Asking $4800/OBO.

The above content is of a time sensitive nature. Individual advertisements may no longer be available if ad has expired or user has deleted their post. Visitors can browse and view all active classifieds and/or subscribe to the classified RSS feed, which updates with the latest advertisement posted, several times per day. @ 9:23 pm | Article ID: 1240979027

Experimental Influenza Vaccine Hopes to End the Flu

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Where is medical science today on wiping out all forms of the flu? The news is volcanic this week with Swine Flu pandemic outbreak stories, not just in the United States, but worldwide. Wearing surgical masks, using hand sanitizer, and frequent washing of hands in hot soapy water, is an activity that has increased amongst many in the affected populations this past week. News reports of antiviral agents, scientific flu medications, and the creation of new flu vaccines that will stop the swine flu strain, have been prevalent in the discussion. This isn’t the first time flu vaccine science has made the news, and it certainly won’t be the last.

I came across this newspaper clipping from 1941. It was tucked inside a chiropractic textbook I acquired several years ago. A few of the terms in the article were highlighted using a pencil, that’s the way I found it. With all the flu vaccine mentions in the news, I thought it appropriate to make this historical piece of information available online. The image below is a scan of the newspaper clipping, and the content that follows is what appeared in the news on July 29, 1941.

Experimental Influenza Vaccine to End the FluExperiment in U.S. Navy Tests New Influenza Vaccine

SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 29 — A new anti-influenza vaccine — described as perhaps the most promising that has come to the attention of medical scientists — is being tested on several thousand US sailors in a mass experiment under Navy supervision.

Through this vaccine, doctors hope to wipe out the deadly disease which, in recurring epidemics, has proven to be a more ruthless killer than war itself. In 1918, influenza swept the world and killed an estimated 30,000,000 persons.

Bluejackets inoculated in the mass test are stationed at San Diego and in the San Francisco Bay area.

“We won’t know finally what may be expected from the vaccine until an actual epidemic comes along,” said Commander Albert Paul Krueger, bacteriologist directing the experiment.

“This is the first mass vaccine test of its kind,” said Dr. Krueger. “Our investigations were made possible through discovery in 1923 that influenza was a virus disease, and isolation of the virus.

“To show the great importance of stamping out this disease, it is well to recall that in the World war there were 550,000 men in the Navy. One out of every four caught influenza. Some ships actually were disabled by illness. Army figures on the same epidemic were colossal.”

Dr. Krueger said vaccine was derived from a relatively simple process. Influenza serum is introduced into chick embryo. Resulting fluid is inactivated with a solution of formaldehyde and the final solution is used for the inoculation. @ 9:22 am | Article ID: 1240935764

Swine Flu Chiropractors Handout

Swine Flu Chiropractors Handout
By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Everyone is talking about Swine Flu. There’s no doubt the topic will come up in a chiropractic setting, and chiropractors are likely going to offer advice more on the side of wellness and prevention versus use of antiviral agents, vaccines, and taking of medications. One California Chiropractic office had a Swine Flu Handout prepared for Monday morning distribution. We’ve included a copy of the text here, for those wanting to educated with similar handouts.

The following comes from Lancaster & Palmdale Chiropractic office of Dr. Suzanne Frye.

What is the Swine Flu?

The Swine Flu is the newest form of influenza that everyone is worried about. Influenza is a viral infection that can be easily transmitted from person to person.

How would I get this flu? People usually get this flu because they were near someone who was infected that had coughed or sneezed near them or by touching a surface such as a door handle or grocery cart that is carrying the virus. Then they touch their face, eyes or mouth.

What are the symptoms? About one to four days usually elapse between the time a person is infected and the onset of symptoms. Influenza normally causes symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, headaches and body aches, fever, chills, and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea. Adults with severe illness may also have difficulty breathing, dizziness, confusion, or severe vomiting and diarrhea.

On Table for Adjustment How can I protect myself from swine flu? Build your immune system! Get adjusted! Studies show that being adjusted twice a week can increase your immune system function by up to 400%. Limit the amount of sugar in your diet! Sugar depresses the immune system. Foods to avoid would be the added sugar to your coffee, soda, sweetened drinks, candy, alcohol and white flour products. Drink more water! Wash your hands frequently.

Use natural disinfectants like essential oils that fight viruses (eucalyptus lemon, lavender, tea tree oil are the most popular). To disinfect a room from the flu virus, you should buy a new plant sprayer, use warm but not boiling water inside the bottle, add 4+ drops of a oil listed above (your choice) per one cup of water, shake before each use and spray on hard surfaces throughout your house and use a clean rag to wipe down the surface. You can also disinfectant a room by spraying the mixture into the air.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!

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Have you seen any educational handouts for Swine Flu? If you’d like to share, send them our way. @ 1:36 pm | Article ID: 1240864592

Life West alumni adjust earthquake relief workers in Italy

Life West Chiropractic News

Hayward, CA — Graduates of Life Chiropractic College West are among the chiropractors volunteering to provide chiropractic care to earthquake relief workers in L’Aquila, Italy. The medieval city in central Italy was severely damaged by a quake that struck on April 6, killing scores.

Earthquake L'Aquila - April 6, 2009(photo: damage from the L’Aquila earthquake – credit: emiliano_design)

The chiropractors are assisting under the auspices of the Association of Italian Chiropractors, with the permission of local relief authorities. The chiropractic teams were allowed into the area five days after the earthquake struck.

Life West alumni in Italy who have provided relief shifts thus far include Drs. Daniel Rigel, Aris Allais, Corrado Semprini, Mauro Cento, Chris Cerrato, Patricia DeLuca, and Marcus DeLuca.

Firemen and rescue personnel are receiving chiropractic care in two locations, one in the fire station of L’Aquila and one in nearby Coppito, the main coordinating hub of the relief efforts.

Life Chiropractic College West, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, has nearly 4,000 graduates practicing world-wide. Founded in 1976, the college’s mission includes a commitment to purposeful service. Life West offers the Doctor of Chiropractic degree through a four-academic-year program which includes an extensive clinical internship.

Planet Chiropractic: View related earthquake chiropractic volunteer articles… Earthquake Peru Chiropractors on the Scene and 2007 Peru Earthquake Chiropractic Commentary. @ 3:02 pm | Article ID: 1240783401

Nashville Marathon – Country Music Marathon 2009

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

It’s Marathon Saturday in Music City. This morning, seven thousand five hundred marathon runners, and twenty five thousand half marathon runners, take to the streets of Nashville, on a course that runs through downtown Nashville, with a finish line at LP Field. A hundred thousand cheering fans line the streets as 2009 Country Music Marathon participants pass by, making their way through Nashville, with 50 musical bands playing on 27 entertainment stages along the way. Hundreds of high school cheerleaders motivate marathon participants to the finish line, and a post race country music concert follows Saturday night.

Elite Runners Kenya - Nashville Marathon 2008(photo: 2008 Nashville Marathon Elite Runners – credit: j_brittin via Flickr)

This is the 10th annual Country Music Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, with runners kicking off at Centennial Park and running past Nashville’s many scenic sights. Along with other healthcare professionals, Nashville Chiropractors have their hands full, providing chiropractic care and volunteering services to scores of folks in the country music city.

Country Music Marathon Map — There’s an excellent Gif Format Course Map for the 2009 Marathon, you can view or download it here (cmm_09_course.gif). Both the Marathon & Half Marathon start at 7:00 am.

Watch 2009 Nashville Marathon — The 2009 Country Music Marathon & 1/2 Marathon is featured on a 1 hour national broadcast on Fox Sports Net and a one hour national broadcast on FSN, with a one hour regional show on Comcast Sports Southeast.

2009 Nashville Marathon Photos — Official finish line photos are taken along the Nashville course by Action Sports International. Participants are advised to keep race bid numbers in clear view to better identify themselves in photographs. As we’ve seen in past marathons (2008 Nashville Marathon & 2007), many local professional and amateur photographers line the streets, taking marathon photos, which are uploaded to photo sharing sites like Flickr. Give photo people a few days to upload photos and then perform searches for tags or terms like Nashville Marathon, Country Music Marathon, Nashville Marathon 2009, and such.

2009 Country Music Marathon Results — 2009 Music City Marathon Results for Nashville, Tennessee can be viewed here (2009 Results). Here is a resource to view 2008 Nashville Marathon Results, 2007 Nashville Marathon Results, 2006 Results, and results from previous years as well.

Who won the 2009 Country Music Marathon? — Amos Matui (Bib #3) of Kenya won the Men’s division with a time of 2:13:41. Alphonce Yatich Kibor (Bib #8) of Kenya took 2nd place with a time of 2:14:53. Noah Tatem (Bib #1) of Kenya finished in 3rd place with a time of 2:14:54.

Tatiana Pushkareva (Bib #51) of Russia won the Woman’s division with a time of 2:36:44. Yuliya Arhipova (Bib #52) of Kyrgyzstan finished 2nd with a time of 2:38:29. Albina Gallyamova (Bib #57) of Russia finished in 3rd place with a time of 2:40:39.

Be sure to visit the official Country Music Marathon website and mark your calendars for the 2010 Country Music Marathon scheduled for April 24, 2010.

Planet Chiropractic — Browse all our current and past Marathon coverage, and don’t miss the 2009 London Marathon on Sunday, live online via Universal Sports. @ 12:08 am | Article ID: 1240643340

Watch 2009 London Marathon Live Via Universal Sports

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Universal Sports will be broadcasting the 2009 London Marathon live this Sunday beginning at 9am Eastern Time (6am on the West Coast). Live coverage of the 26.2 mile long distance running event will be on TV and live online as well. Men’s and women’s marathon gold medalists from the Beijing Olympic Games headline the field as Universal Sports presents live online and same-day television coverage of the 2009 Flora London Marathon, part of the World Marathon Majors series.

2009 Flora London MarathonThe live global webcast begins this Sunday (4/26) at 4am ET at with television coverage on Universal Sports beginning Sunday at 9 am ET.

The Runners — Defending champion Martin Lel of Kenya won the London marathon in 2005, 2007, and 2008, and hopes to become the first man to win four London marathons in his career. If Lel wins this 2009 marathon, he will also become only the second man in history to win three marathons consecutively.

The London Marathon is known for having a flat course and a place for setting personal, national, and world records. When Lel won in 2008, the 30-year-old runner set a course record of 2:05:15, making him the fourth-quickest marathon runner ever.

This year, one of Lel’s many challenges will be defeating Beijing Olympic gold medalist, 22-year-old fellow Kenyan Samma Wanjiru. Wanjiru finished second at the London Marathon last year, only nine seconds behind Lel. Also competing is two-time World Champion and Beijing Olympic Silver medalist Jaouad Gharib of Morocco and Beijing Olympic Bronze medalist Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia.

On the women’s side, Beijing Olympic gold medalist, Constantina Tomescu Dita, will be racing against four-time Boston Marathon winner, Catherine Ndereba. Ndereba attempted to compete in the Boston Marathon again this year, but was told there was no room for her to compete. Instead, she will be facing Dita and many other strong runners in this year’s London marathon.

World Marathon Majors — Universal Sports (they did an incredible job delivering 2009 Boston Marathon Live Coverage) is the broadcast home to the World Marathon Majors (WMM) which include the Boston Marathon, London Marathon, Berlin Marathon, Chicago Marathon, and will conclude with the New York City Marathon in November. In addition to broadcasting the WMM, Universal Sports will also provide coverage of the Los Angeles, Stockholm, and Beijing Marathons, starting at the end of May.

About Universal Sports — Universal Sports, a partnership between NBC Sports and InterMedia Partners, serves as the preeminent multiplatform destination for Olympic-related and lifestyle sports programming available on television and online. Universal Sports is a 24-hour television channel available in 45 million television households.

Major world championship and Olympic qualifying events found on Universal Sports range from track and field, skiing, swimming, gymnastics, marathons and cycling, to volleyball, rowing, triathlon, fencing, speed skating and martial arts. delivers an immersive experience via live and on-demand competition coverage, interaction with top athletes through blogs and in-depth access to Olympic sports news and information year round.

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