Month: June 2009

2009 July 1 Chiropractor Classifieds

By chiropracticclassifieds.com

The month of June featured lots of new chiropractic classified advertisements placed in the categories of practices for sale, chiropractic jobs, employment opportunities, and equipment for sale by private parties. Nearly all the practices for sale are listed in the United States, but there are some in Canada as well, and even some practices listed internationally. The Associates job wanted and job available categories have been fairly active during the month of June, and will likely continue to be so throughout the summer. Those using the categories for selling chiropractic products online once again advised to use common sense and be alert to potential scams.

4 pennies can get on your nerves(photo: 4 pennies can really get on ones nerves)

Ontario Independent Contractor/Non-Treating — Licensed Chiropractor needed for busy Orthopedic Workers’ Compensation practice in Ontario. Job duties include performing initial evaluations, patient follow-ups, diagnostic testing, and producing reports. This is a part-time, non-treating position. Hours include: Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00am to approximately 2-3:00pm. Compensation will be determined based upon experience. Prior experience with Workers’ Comp a plus.

2 Chiropractic offices in Gahanna & Groveport Ohio — 2 established offices for sale in Groveport & Gahanna Ohio. Both located in suburbs of Columbus Ohio. Buy 1 office or both offices. Both offices fully equipped with X-ray & Therapy. Turn Key offices. You can’t open a new office for what the doctor is selling the office for. Relocating out of state.

Branson, MO practice for sale — 16 year practice collecting $398,023.00. Dr take home before taxes $261,125.00. Open 3 days weekly. 335 new patients. 9,621 total visits. Well staffed and equipped. Ideal family community. “Best” ranked schools in State. Doctor must move.

Southeast Phoenix (Ahwatukee) AZ practice for sale — 9 year family chiropractic/decompression practice collecting $680,273.00. Dr take home before taxes $329,723.00. 434 new patients. 15,047 total visits. Open 4 days. High growth beautiful community against the foothills of the South Mountain range in Ahwatukee. Well staffed and equipped. Ideal turn-key opportunity.

Activator Repair — Activators. If you use the hand held activator and it doesn’t work as well as it used to, please give me a call. Send your activator to me and for a flat fee of $60 (includes sales tax and return shipping) I will fix it. Include a 2nd activator and your bill will be $90.

Energetic, caring doctor looking for associateship — Energetic, compassionate, hardworking chiropractor looking for associate position in the Hilton head/ Beaufort/ Blufton/ Hardeeville, Sun City area. My primary concern is patient care and progress. I am very dedicated and will be a positive and caring addition to staff. Willing to travel if needed and will work any hours needed.

Turnkey – Asheville Practice — Turn-key practice for sale in Asheville, NC down the street from the popular “Biltmore Estate”. Doctor relocating out of state and must sell. Bring all offers.

Associate needed in Charleston SC — Associate needed for busy chiro office in Charleston SC. salary plus bonus. Please email me with any questions or for more info.

Americomp X-Ray Unit For Sale — This is a Single Phase 2001 Americomp Spectra 325e x-ray unit with LX125 Collimator with only 200 total x-rays taken since new. Also for sale are 5- 8×10 cassettes and 4- 14×17 Cassettes with viewing box. There is a large leaded window (16×25 leaded window). Lastly there is an agfa cp1000 x-ray processor. Everything works perfectly. Asking $6,900 for all of it or I will sell the x-ray unit or other things separately to suit your needs.

EMS Unit for sale — Super Stimm Plus 3: This is a 2 lead, 4 pad stim unit. All steel construction. This unit has interferential, biphasic, medium frequency, and AC pulse settings. Everything works perfectly. Pretty much all the setting needed in an EMS unit. manufacture date of 2001. Unit has seen very little use (hence the reason it is being sold). Sells new for $1798.

Experienced Doc focused on patient care — Experienced with patient care management and treatment in family practice and in a multi-discipline rehab and pain management setting working directly with Medical Doctors, Anesthesiologists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Physical Therapists. Certified drug and alcohol testing tech and experienced in Dept of Transportation Physicals.

Associate wanted to join medical practice — Our large physician practice is expanding to include chiropractice care within its Pain Management Center. We need a chiropractor who can manage a newly created program within an MD directed environment. This is an exciting opportunity to work within an established business structure in which services such as billing and compliance are handled for you. Work with board certified, fellowship-trained pain managment physicians with support services such as outpatient imaging available in house. We offer competitive compensation with bonus and benefits available.

Hill Anatomotor Deluxe traction table — 2000 Hill Anatomotor Deluxe Table (100HTV), Lumbar traction, cervical traction, heat, vibration, variable speed, adjustable massage rollers, 24″ wide, 26″ height, excellent condition, selling because of lack of space, asking $2800.00 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.

planetc1.com-news @ 8:57 pm | Article ID: 1246420657

Common Sense Classified Advertising Awareness

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Classified advertising online has experienced a steadily growing pace during the past decade. While millions of people have bought and sold items, bartered goods and services, and even made pet adoptions, taking precautionary measures when using online services is still a good practice. Just as you would look both ways before crossing a busy intersection, applying basic steps to assure the party you’re dealing with is legitimate, should not be discounted when using classified advertising websites.

Look before Crossing(photo: look before crossing for your safety and safety of others)

Community is great and growing trends of transparency online are really pushing forward levels of trust perhaps not seen before. It doesn’t matter if you are posting a chiropractic classified ad, or an advertisement on another website, we want to trust that the individuals we are engaging with online are genuine and well-intentioned. While I believe the majority of individuals using a particular site as a forum or classifieds exchange, generally tend to be honest and community minded, commonsense practices should not be thrown to the wind.

Last week I had a blog post regarding an e-mail sent to many people that had posted products for sale on our classified ad pages. We’ve covered posts like these numerous times before, and we’ve received many e-mails from users of other classified ad websites, saying thank you for alerting them to potential scams and fraudulent activities. Thanks to an e-mail received by a chiropractor using our classifieds, we were quickly notified that something was amiss, and questionable e-mails were being sent to some of those selling products online. It’s an unfortunate reminder that working towards keeping classified ad sites clean is never done. Today we received an e-mail that was unlike those seen in previous fraudulent attempts, but nonetheless raised suspicion from the person it was sent to, let’s take a look at that mailing.

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Hello,

I am impressed with the condition of the item and I hereby agree to pay the agreed price. The check payment for your item will hit the mail within the next 48hrs. Kindly provide the following information for *To whom and where the check should be mailed to in this order*

Full name , Address, Contact phone number and the Price.

Arrangement as been concluded with a shipping company that will come for the pick up upon your request after payment as been received. So the shipment and the cost should not be a worry to you. However, I want you to be informed that extra amount will be added on the check you will receive. This will cover the ship cost and the insurance as well.

Soon as the payment arrives.Deduct you item fee , send the extra to the shipping company ,packed the item ship ready and send me email for a pick up request.

Thank you for your cooperation
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What was most interesting was the person selling the items online had not had any previous communication with this individual replying to their product for sale. Obviously an e-mail like the one above is a heads up, and a warning not to reply to the e-mail with the information that was requested, I can’t stress that enough. While the approach is different from this e-mail scam attempt or this fraudulent online purchasing attempt, it still contains the basic warning signs. It’s an unsolicited e-mail, there’s a request for money to be sent back to the buyer, there’s mention of using a shipping company or third party, and the spelling is questionable (although it’s better than many others I’ve seen).

Regardless if you’re using mega-popular classified ad sites like craigslist or eBay, or smaller niche classifieds sites like our chiropractic classifieds, always be alert to who you’re doing business with, and never hesitate to report fraudulent activity. While it may be time-consuming to report questionable activity, I know of no site administrator that doesn’t appreciate the efforts of those in the user community, who take proactive steps to improve online environments.

planetc1.com-news @ 9:10 pm | Article ID: 1246335060

H1N1 Flu Formerly Known As Swine

By Darrel Crain, D.C.

Just when the flu “formerly known as swine” was losing its headline luster for being too mild and ordinary a bug, the first global influenza pandemic in 41 years was declared by the World Health Organization (WHO). On June 11, 2009 the WHO raised the pandemic warning to level 6, the highest possible alert.

Officials point out that this classification refers only to the geographic spread of the new flu over the globe, and tells nothing of its virulence or deadliness. Nevertheless, the heightened alert will likely rekindle the flames of “pandemania” in the U.S., sending multitudes of panicky parents to already overcrowded emergency rooms with feverish, sniffling children.

Hysteria in the realm of public health is highly disruptive to normal health services, not to mention unnecessary and costly. Intentionally or not, health leaders the world over create panic with their pronouncements. What about educating the public rather than raising a ruckus? Wouldn’t that help us all maintain our health (and sanity) and prepare us to respond rationally to future epidemics of flu–and fear?

Scary predictions tossed about by health leaders and incessantly repeated by the media are responsible for the public’s perception of health risks. The avian flu (remember the avian bird flu?) was predicted to become the next global pandemic, “It’s not a question of IF the avian flu pandemic is coming, but WHEN!” Such dire predictions were based, in part, on a high rate of death of those who became infected with avian flu, particularly in Vietnam. The death rate in Asia was reported to be as high as 70 percent.

A death rate, of course, is simply a ratio. In other words, it’s a comparison of the number of people who are infected to the number who actually die from the infection. But a couple of years after the outbreak a report was published in the medical journal, Archives of Internal Medicine, suggesting that the death rate attributed to avian flu is severely overblown.

In the midst of the avian flu scare a group of Swedish researchers traveled to Vietnam to conduct the study and were surprised with what they found. The scientists concluded that hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions of people in Asia are infected with avian flu each year, not just the few hundred individuals sick enough to wind up in a hospital. The vast majority of the population infected with avian flu seems to experience only a mild, self-limiting illness, indistinguishable from the symptoms of seasonal flu. (Hmm, sound familiar, kind of like the experience of most U.S. citizens infected with the new pig/bird/human flu?)

Public health officials at the WHO and elsewhere have yet to acknowledge the likelihood that enormous numbers of people become infected with avian flu every year and recover without incident. The scary death rate from avian flu would likely plummet spectacularly if health leaders would examine and confirm the evidence suggesting that avian flu is widespread and ordinary.

The WHO has reported 145 deaths associated with a (H1N1) flu worldwide so far, as of this writing, but to an American public accustomed to annual flu shot campaigns howling about the deaths of 36,000 Americans each year from seasonal flu, the swine flu, officially renamed H1N1, sounds entirely flimsy and feeble.

If we do the math, a death toll of 36,000 per year from run-of-the-mill seasonal flu means an average of 690 deaths per week. In the past 6 weeks a total of 45 deaths have been attributed to the A(H1N1) flu in the U.S., or about 8 deaths per week. That means the ordinary flu is about 8,650 percent more deadly than the new flu, based on official numbers. So why all the fuss and feathers?

Part of the confusion stems from comparing confirmed numbers to estimated numbers. In the current outbreak, the WHO has been releasing only laboratory confirmed numbers of A(H1N1) flu cases. Meanwhile, in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates numbers of seasonal flu cases and deaths based on “statistical modeling.”

To make matters even more confusing, the CDC stubbornly persists in lumping together statistics for influenza-related illness and death with that of pneumonia-related illness and death. Note to CDC: pneumonia and flu are not the same thing, nor do they always occur together.

In the initial stages of reporting on A(H1N1) flu, the CDC released numbers of confirmed cases only, but the limited capacity of laboratories in the U.S. to test for the new virus was quickly overwhelmed by hordes of Americans fearful they were infected. Eventually it was announced by officials that laboratory confirmation was no longer necessary for the new flu and we returned to estimates: “Probably 100,000 Americans have the A(H1N1) flu.” Probably, maybe, we think so, nobody knows for certain.

The official response here in the U.S. to the novel A(H1N1) strain of influenza has been threefold: First, scare the bejeebers out of the public, second, distribute government stockpiles of “antiviral” drugs, and third, make a new vaccine. How has this been working so far?

Public health officials started off by pushing the public panic button with chilling predictions and worst case scenarios that were amplified and echoed by the media, always happy to hype the latest sensation. But supposing the A(H1N1) virus had turned out to be a deadly pathogen, is the creation of a state of fearful hysteria about new and unknown health risks helpful to anyone at all?

Officials were also quick to begin distributing expensive government stockpiles of so-called antiviral drugs as the best defense against the new flu. What do we know about how well these drugs fight viruses? First, most viruses become resistant to the drugs in a very short time. Second, when these antivirals do “work,” it means slightly diminished symptoms of flu, or the shaving of less than 24 hours off the length of time symptoms are suffered.

What about the safety of antivirals? The potential adverse reactions to Tamiflu, in particular, are significant. In Japan the drug has been banned for use by teenagers for being linked to increased suicidal behavior. Tamiflu’s own safety information states: “People with the flu, particularly children and adolescents, may be at an increased risk of self-injury and confusion shortly after taking Tamiflu and should be closely monitored.” Are the limited benefits of taking these drugs outweighed by much greater risks?

And then there’s the flu vaccine. Congress and President Obama have launched a new round of giving lots of money to drug companies to make new vaccines against the virus. European countries are also ordering huge quantities of vaccines intended to fight the new flu. But what does the medical literature tell us about how well influenza vaccines save lives and reduce the incidence of influenza in the age groups for whom shots are recommended?

Independent reviews of published medical research from around the world pertaining to flu shots are periodically undertaken by the Cochrane Collaboration, which uniquely does not accept government or industry money for its research.

In one review the Cochrane group looked at 51 studies involving 260,000 children: “No evidence that injecting children 6-23 months of age with flu vaccines is any more effective than a placebo.” In another Cochrane review of 25 studies involving more than 60,000 healthy adults: “Universal immunization of healthy adults was not supported by this review.” The Cochrane group also looked at 64 studies involving the elderly: “The runaway 100 percent effectiveness touted by proponents [of the flu shot] for the elderly was nowhere to be seen. What you see is that marketing rules the response to influenza, and scientific evidence comes fourth or fifth.”

We now face the possibility that public health authorities will attempt to mandate three flu shots beginning later this year, one for the predicted strains of seasonal flu and two for A(H1N1) flu. Will the federal government exercise its emergency pandemic authority and force every man woman and child (without exception) to be injected with new, untested flu vaccines currently being rushed into production to fight the new flu? Stay tuned.

The public needs to be reassured that the few deaths associated with the A(H1N1) flu in the U.S. involve individuals already suffering underlying health conditions. This pattern of who dies following influenza infection would be the same if the media began tracking confirmed cases of seasonal flu: influenza may be dangerous for persons with a weak or compromised immune system, but historically, to the average well-nourished person, influenza viruses pose little mortal risk. The same cannot be said of certain vaccine ingredients, such as mercury and aluminum phosphate, which are inherently harmful to human health at any dose.

Fear of the flu and confidence that antiviral drugs and additional vaccines will protect us from influenza is rooted in an unsophisticated and antiquated belief in the germ theory of disease. The man known as the father of pathology, Dr. Rudolf Virchow, near the end of his life more than one hundred years ago, tried to correct this one-dimensional thinking. Louis Pasteur himself, the man largely credited with developing the germ theory, is reported to have said on his deathbed, “The microbe is nothing, the terrain is everything.”

By terrain, Pasteur meant the health of the human host. At the end of his life he understood that neither viruses nor bacteria just come along and make people sick, rather, microbes infect those people who are already weakened. If germs were the cause of disease, it would follow that mosquitoes cause swamps or that rats cause garbage dumps. Mosquitoes and rats only show up and move in with their families when conditions permit; the same is true of viruses and bacteria.

Lost in all the pandemic hysteria is the truly important news: positive, noninvasive, health-building steps are well within the reach of even the most modest household budget, steps that can actually help us all avoid influenza infection. Namely, we need to exercise some common sense. Stop worrying, get outdoors and exercise, get plenty of rest, eat a healthy and diverse diet of wholesome foods free of chemical contaminants, drink plenty of pure water, and supplement with high quality vitamins D, A, E and C.

Independent research reproduced the world over tells us that these measures are safe and remarkably effective. Is it too much to hope that official pronouncements about facing the flu, old and new, will someday inform the public how to build up health rather than screech about how the sky is falling? Or that the sky could theoretically begin falling if the clouds were to suddenly mutate (which they show no signs of doing) and become highly dangerous instead of highly humdrum?

To paraphrase Franklin Delano Roosevelt, “The only thing we have to fear is the fear of flu itself.”

planetc1.com-news @ 1:54 pm | Article ID: 1246308873

2009 Seattle Rock and Roll Marathon Results and Photos

By Daria Belov

More than 25,000 hit the streets for this years 2009 Seattle Marathon. Billed as the Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, runners and walkers alike, took to the pavement for 26.2 miles of outdoor rock and roll excitement. With live bands performing at every mile, and thousands of cheer leading people lining the 26.2 mile course, made this inaugural Seattle running event even more exhilarating for everyone participating. The race began at Gateway Corporate Center at Interurban Ave South in Tukwila, with a finish at Occidental Ave, on the West side of Qwest Field.

Seattle Rock 'n Roll Marathon 2009 T-shirt
(photo: Rock ‘n Roll Seattle Marathon and 1/2 T-shirt close up — credit: Slightlynorth)

Besides the full 26.2 Boston 2010 qualifying marathon, race day featured a half marathon as well, which started along the same route as the full course. Terrific job by race coordinators to have both courses culminate in an exciting side-by-side downtown finish outside Qwest Field.

Peter Omae Wins 2009 Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon — Kenyan runner Peter Omae crossed the finish line with a time of 2:18:15 to win the inaugural Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. Read local press on the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon and the Peter Omae win from Danny O’Neil at the Seattle Times.

Seattle Marathon Results — Official results for the 2009 Rock n Roll Marathon in Seattle are available on the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon website results page (rnrseattle.com/results.html). Race results for 2009 should be searchable by Name, Bib Number, Top Placings, and even Age Groups and Divisions. Since this was an inaugural event, there are no results posted for previous marathons, please give website organizers time to upload complete results after they are all tallied.

Here are additional sources of 2009 Seattle Marathon News Coverage… Seattle Marathon 2009 on Google News. Twitter always has tweets related to local marathons, whether it be complaints about traffic, or congratulatory 140 character messages tweeted at people running in the race. Two common twitter searches that should deliver considerable results for today’s Seattle marathon are seattle+marathon and rock+and+roll+marathon+seattle. Several folks posting marathon related photos to twitpic and yfrog as well. You’ll get less results, but use this search query, if you’re specifically seeking out pictures posted by twitter.

Marathon Photos — Give folks time to upload them, but quite a few pro and amateur photographers will post marathon photos to the Flickr photo sharing service. Wait a few days to search (although some have already posted) and then perform searches for tags or terms like Rock and Roll Marathon, Seattle Marathon, Seattle Marathon 2009, Seattle Rock N Roll Marathon, Seattle Marathon winners, and such. There’s always photo sources available on the marathon site, so be sure to check that out too.

For an example of marathon photo search results on Flickr, use this search query which returns seattle marathon June 27 2009 photos taken after June 26, 2009 including terms Seattle Marathon. If you change the advanced filtering for Seattle marathon related photo searches you’ll get lots of photos from previous marathons in Seattle. These aren’t part of the RnR Marathon series, (hence the filtering).

Many thanks to Seattle chiropractors, Lawrence Clayman and Russell Kun (Evergreen Chiropractic in Capitol Hill), for their efforts in getting people adjusted before today’s race.

If you missed the link above, be sure to visit the official homepage of the Rock n Roll Marathon in Seattle here.. rnrseattle.com. It was a spectacular inaugural event for a marathon in 2009, there’s sure to be many others, congratulations to everyone who participated.

planetc1.com-news @ 11:15 am | Article ID: 1246126526

Mr Osram Slam oceanltd2000 Scam

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

With a name like Osram Slam, you have to imagine the e-mail you received is a scam, at least they’ll people figure that out when they receive e-mails like this one here…

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Hello,

My Name Is Mr Osram Slam. I Am Interested In Buying Your Item.And I Will Like To Know The Condition Of The Item With The Asking Price Including The Pics. I Will Be looking forward to hear from you
Thanks
Osram Slam

Mr Osram Slam
[email protected]

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Sorry Mr. Slam, we’ve reported you as a scam. Thanks to a rapidly sent e-mail by a chiropractor receiving the above message in reply to an item he was selling in the chiropractic classifieds, we picked up an IP address and some other information. According to the reply form, Mr. Slam had a Sender IP of 76.230.215.65. That turned out to be a IP address in the United States, something we don’t commonly see with these sorts of scams.

The IP address comes from AT&T Internet services in Richardson Texas. An e-mail was sent to the abuse department. Hopefully they will take a look into it.

For those of you running for more classified websites, you may want to add the above IP address to your black lists. Here’s just a sampling of rapidfire replies that were recently sent to everybody selling products online…

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This is up there with the other Nigerian scammer posts we’ve done (although this was a US IP address), like the one on Martins Gilbert, or the Mark Nicholas scam. Be on the lookout when you’re selling items online, regardless of the website you’re using, there’s always someone out there looking for ways to separate you from your merchandise or money.

1990s Photos and Importance of Chiropractic Fellowship

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

While I was preparing to leave for the office this afternoon I received a phone call from a chiropractor that is new to practicing in California. Dr. Glenn Larsen of Lifetime Health Chiropractic Center in Santa Barbara, California called me thanks to a referral from Dr. Anita Morgenstern in New York.

Dr. Glenn called seeking chiropractors in the Santa Barbara area that he could fellowship with and I’m hoping we come across other chiropractors in the Southern California area that welcome Glenn into their circle. I’m hoping Dr. Glenn doesn’t have to create a circle of his own, but sometimes that’s just about what it takes to get the ball rolling.

I told Dr. Glenn about DCS meetings in Orange County and told him lots of local docs (in California) go to Schofield Chiropractic Training and that many bonding relationships in West Coast chiropractic have formed as a result of those trips to Arizona. It was a bit unfortunate that just yesterday I was making travel arrangements to attend a focus philosophy event in Pennsylvania when we used to host those events in Orange County. It has been a long time since those days, and I was reminded of the Los Angeles Chiropractic Philosophy Society, and the regular get-togethers we used to have when I was a chiropractic student at Cleveland Chiropractic in Los Angeles.

Hard drives and archives are amazing, while I haven’t managed to save everything over the years (data rot and damaged hard drives),  I continue to find images and documents from the 1990s (my beginnings in chiropractic). Turns out the LA Chiropractic Philosophy Society held an inaugural meeting on June 5, 1999, a Saturday.

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Do any chiropractors in the Los Angeles area remember whose office the inaugural meeting was held in? I remember chiropractors Jeff Ptak and Glenn Fischel (sorry about letting your kid smoke that cigar Glenn) were pretty active in this society, so was Dr. Luke Cohen (at that time a chiropractic student), as were other local LA chiropractors and students.

10 Years later and I still have a scan of the original document used for that first chiropractic meeting. Does anybody remember the ones that were taking place prior put on by Dr. Jeffrey Danielsen? He was a Cleveland Chiropractic College graduate, I believe in 1995.
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Look at that handsome gentleman in the middle of the photo above. No, not Patrick Gentempo, the other handsome gentleman (who was not yet a chiropractor). According to my drive, this photograph was scanned and saved digitally on September 26, 1997 (I’m a pack rat of chiropractic media). Looks about right to me since that’s Dr. Luke Cohen on the far right, and he was still a student in Los Angeles at that time as well.

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Simply Chiropractic, an image that was on my hard drive from around July 26 of 1998. The original is a 640×480 Tiff file. Remember when nearly everything was 640 pixels by 480 pixels? I had to locate a program that I could open up this tiff file with so I could convert it to JPEG and post here. Times have changed. So many chiropractic related designs created in the late 1990s, and while some of them are not the greatest quality, I think I’ll be posting them anyway for historical purposes.

If anything,  Dr. Glenn reminded me today of the importance of chiropractic fellowship in the community, who have we got if we don’t have each other?

ICPA Certification Program Classes Starting Fall 2009

By Daria Belov

Continuing education for the chiropractic industry has some new locations coming this fall, thanks to expanding programs from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, in cities like Philadelphia, Minneapolis and Toronto. Planet Chiropractic received notification from the ICPA regarding their practitioner certification program, with news that the program is expanding to new cities in the United States and Canada beginning this fall 2009.

More Kids Getting Chiropractic Care thanks to ICPA
The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (icpa4kids.com) is expanding its continuing education program to Philadelphia, Minneapolis, St. Louis, and the city of Toronto, beginning in the fall of 2009. Chiropractic practitioners living and/or practicing in those cities, may be interested in further continuing their education regarding chiropractic pediatric care, and this expanded localized program makes gaining new knowledge and easier task.

The ICPA teaches chiropractor skills to provide them with the education and clinical excellence to care for more families. Their new locations, as well as 12 existing locations for pediatric seminar series, can be viewed here. Some other locations include Los Angeles, Denver, Boston, New Jersey, and Dallas Texas. Visit the seminar locations page for more information on classes and continuing education.

What’s great about ICPA courses is that each class can be taken as independent freestanding seminars. All the classes have license renewal provided by the ICPA and Cleveland Chiropractic College. For those that want to attend the certification program, it consists of 15 modules, 14 classroom modules and a PBRN research clinical module. The classes are taught by leading authorities in chiropractic family wellness today. There is a special emphasis placed on hands on adjusting techniques and practical information so that chiropractic attendees can return to their offices and implement what they have learned immediately. The certification classroom modules are open to both chiropractors and students.

The 15 module ICPA Certification program is part one of the ICPA Diplomate 360 Hour Program. More information regarding the Diplomate Program, certification modules, and other ICPA chiropractic seminars, can be viewed on the pediatric chiropractic seminar pages.

planetc1.com-news @ 1:58 pm | Article ID: 1245963515

2010 California Jam Dead Chiropractic Society

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

I received news today that the 2010 Dead Chiropractic Society California Jam in Orange County is a go-ahead. All I’ve received so far is a PDF flyer, but it looks like the best rock ‘n roll cover design for a chiropractic event I’ve ever seen. Great list of speakers too.

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This will be the third annual DCS California Jam going on in Southern California. Dates are set for March 12 and March 13, 2010. At this time CE relicensing is pending. Looks like an incredible lineup of speakers, with my favorite Dr. Fred Schofield, one of my other favorites Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, and lots of others.

It is billed as the world’s largest chiropractic party, DCS does not disappoint, mark you calendar early and plan to be there in March.

This 3 Amigos in chiropractic post is from DCS number two, so is this chiropractors having fun and loving life post, as is this Orange County to San Fernando Valley post. There is now dozens of DCS related articles on planet chiropractic, you can browse nearly all of them by searching DCS on planetchiropractic.com.

Focus Philosophy Day Saturday August 8th

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Time to get together and get focused! There is a Focus Philosophy Chiropractic Weekend taking place in Pennsylvania on the weekend of August 8th. That’s a Saturday, for those of you that haven’t checked your calendar yet, and I’m thinking about making a flight from Los Angeles, because I love Focus Philosophy events.

Focus Philosophy Weekend
photo : from the Focus Philosophy Weekend archives – Ron as master of ceremonies
Here’s the details, these events aren’t only for chiropractors, but they are chiropractic focused events. I wish everybody across the United States had opportunities to attend weekend events put together like this by Dr. Sharon Gorman, family and friends. Been too long since it West Coast Focus Philosophical Fellowship has taken place.

Focus takes place on a Saturday, beginning at 3 PM going through until 10 PM. There’s going to be a dinner break from 6 to 8 PM and there’s an incredible lineup of speakers planned. Names on the list include Sharon Gorman, Jay Handt, Michael O’Halleran (big guns O’Halloran), Leo Beloyianis, Howard Werfel, Gary Stewart, Anita Morgenstern and Craig Nugent.

Amazingly, no pre-registration will be offered. The suggested fee is $49 for each doctor, or $99 for your entire family and/or staff. I could pretty much fly there from California, book a hotel, and pay for the event, for less than I can attend some chiropractic events on the West Coast.

Also, Focus Philosophy has a new location (even more reason to go check it out). The August focus will be at the Great Wolf Lodge which is located at 1 Great Wolf Drive, Scotrun, PA 18355 (www.greatwolf.com/poconos) Rooms start at $289.95 and you can call 570-688-9899 for more information. Be sure to check out the hotel website, the place looks terrific.

There is even alternative lodging at the Howard Johnson’s in Bartonsville Pennsylvania (I stayed there in the past and it works just fine) at a rate of $89 a night. For the Howard Johnson’s hotel be sure to call 570-424-6100 for your room reservations.

An optional buffet dinner will be offered at the hotel for $25. Just so you guys in Pennsylvania now, that’s about what we pay for a latte and a couple of lox on bagels here in Southern California, for our Sunday morning breakfast.

Dr. Sharon Gorman tells me the Great Wolf Lodge is a huge indoor/outdoor water park. They are offering discount water park tickets for $30, so you can enjoy a family day if you choose! The hotel also has a huge arcade for kids to play in.

Think you’ll be attending this event? For more information I’d suggest you call Dr. Sharon Gorman at 570-350-4091. Tell her the Duck Man of California is hoping to come over for breakfast.

Some Focus history — Focus Chiropractic was created in 1989 by Dr. Sharon and Ron Gorman. They felt the need to meet regularly with other chiropractors to celebrate, grow and share their love of the chiropractic principles and their application.

Focus Chiropractic seeks to bring the brightest, most fresh and passionate speakers together. Focus will be held four times a year, in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania. Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity to connect with fantastic chiropractors, have fun and become more focused on chiropractic.

Focus Board Members — Michael Bauer, Gena Bofshever, Thomas Braun, Jennifer Finn, Bryn Gillow, Sharon Gorman, Jay Handt, Mel Rosenthal, Carl Shulze, Andy Smith, Brian Solofsky, Kim Stetzel, Gary Stewart and Jeff Yadlowski.

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Randy Bachman Canadian Chiropractic Tour

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Rock ‘n roll and chiropractic are two things I’m really passionate about, and it appears I’m not alone. “My crew is calling this the Canadian chiropractic tour!” was the tweet sent out last night from the twitter profile of rock and roller Randy Bachman. Bachman and crew are on a summer rock ‘n roll tour of Canada, with chiropractors playing the role of pit crew.

My crew is calling this the Canadian chiropractic tour!
My crew is calling this the Canadian chiropractic tour!

Randy Bachman’s twitter bio page reads… “Rock is My Life”. Thank God for Randy and other rock and rollers like him, they bring us the music that makes our summers ever so more special. Whether you grew up in North America or Canada, chances are your cranked up summer rock ‘n roll tunes included songs written and performed by Randy Bachman.

Bachman was the lead guitarist, songwriter and a founding member for both the 1960s-70s rock band The Guess Who, and the 1970s rock band Bachman-Turner Overdrive (often referred to as B-T-O). He has recorded numerous solo albums, and at age 65, he’s still rocking out with a Gibson Les Paul guitar.

In his tweet shown above Randy suggests chiropractors are like pit crew mechanics, keeping his body running like a well tuned racecar. I find that’s a fitting analogy. Just as Randy can strum on that awesome Les Paul guitar and know if its out of tune (even if only slightly), a well-trained chiropractor can do the same for the human frame. It’s all about tone and tuning is a chiropractors specialty.

Had great day. Chiropractor is Calgary is abfab.

Last night in Alberta, Bachman and band played the Saddledome (along with special guest Booker T). Calgary chiropractor, Dr Jaime Miceli (of Miceli Family Chiropractic), provided chiropractic care for that event, providing the adjustments to allow Randy to dance around stage and put on a great performance.

Dr. Mike DesSaulniers from WPG!

I wasn’t at all surprised to see that when Randy Bachman was in Kelowna, the chiropractor that came out to adjust him and the crew was Dr. Mike Desaulniers. The Desaulniers have a rich family history in chiropractic, with service minded attitudes, and lots of great Desaulniers chiropractors practicing throughout Canada and North America.

Randy Bachman is performing tonight in Edmonton, Alberta, and I don’t know who they have lined up for chiropractic care at that venue. If you’re a chiropractor practicing in Canada, I’d suggest you do two things. 1) Check the Randy Bachman Summer Canadian Tour schedule online and purchase tickets to support the tour. 2) If the tour is playing at a venue near you, consider getting in contact with the band and volunteer your services as chiropractor for that tour location.

Remember, you cannot out give the giver, and the rewards gained from volunteering services to those visiting your community, far outweigh the perceived hassles of getting out of your comfort zone and serving others.

This coming Saturday, June 27, Bachman Cummings will be performing at the Magnetic Hill Music Festival in support of Bon Jovi, another rock ‘n roll performer who loves getting chiropractic care while on the road.

Quite a few chiropractors across North America and Canada have organized unofficial volunteer networks for providing chiropractic care to musicians on the road. Having grown up playing rock ‘n roll onstage myself, I believe every touring rock band should have a solid chiropractic pit crew, to provide those fine tuning adjustments before every rock ‘n roll tour performance.

Visit the Randy Bachman website and follow him on twitter. We’ll be watching for more of Randy’s Canadian Chiropractic Tour tweets!

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