Month: March 2010

Lyceum 2010 at Life University

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Lyceum 2010 at life University in Marietta Georgia takes place April 8th through 10th and there is limited space available. Come to Lyceum and power up with life University. Featured speakers include Guy Riekeman, Will Bowen, James Chestnut, JC Doornick, Kevin Donka, Julie Peterson, and Arno Burnier.

Lyceum 2010 at Life University
Lyceum 2010 Featured Speakers
Lyceum 2010 – The world is waiting for you to become extraordinary! Lyceum 2010 will empower you to lead your life with vision, commitment and Lasting Purpose that will transform you and your practice. Come join us for inspiring lectures, an interactive Thursday night opening ceremony, fireworks, fellowship and more that will enhance your personal and professional life.

LifeSource Octagon – The first major think tank created by the chiropractic profession which brings together the world’s greatest thinkers to address problems from health care to education to human interaction based on a philosophy of Vitalism. This year’s conference will bring together health care educators, practitioners, economists, philosophers, ethicists, and politicians to write a policy paper on the inclusion of Vitalism as a basis for addressing the health care problems of the nation.

LIFEforce – This dynamic team of 1000 doctors is committed to building enrollment at Life University. Quarterly, they gather at the University for a weekend to learn from world renowned speakers and participate in practice growth forums.

“Red Hat Day” – Join us to celebrate Dr. William Harris’ legacy of giving out of a sense of abundance. This memorial event raises awareness on the importance of philanthropy and will leave you with a stronger belief in the greater good.

Life Leadership Weekend – Doctors… do you have practice members who you believe could be great Chiropractors? If so, send them to Life Leadership Weekend, an experience that will change their lives!

Talk the TIC – This is an exciting international competition among Chiropractic students, the primary focus of which is delivering the Chiropractic message. The true reward for entering the competition is the discovery of one’s voice.

Source: Life University @ 7:30 am | Article ID: 1270045876

CCA Statement On National Health Care Reform

CCA News

SACRAMENTO — Recognizing the significance for patients and providers of national health care reform approved by Congress, with reconciliation legislation being signed today by President Barack Obama, California Chiropractic Association President Dr. Maia James, DC, issued the following statement:

“The landmark national health reform legislation recognizes doctors of chiropractic as valuable health care providers who offer critical primary care services while lowering overall health care costs by providing effective care that does not rely on expensive pharmaceutical drugs or often-unnecessary surgeries. As the federal legislation is implemented in California, my colleagues and I will be ready to assist the millions in our state who will soon gain access to care through this comprehensive legislation. Doctors of chiropractic look forward to focusing on cost-saving preventive care and to ensuring all patients have access to the care that best meets their needs.”

California Chiropractic Association Statement On National Health Care Reform
CA Chiropractic Association Statement on National Health Care Reform

Established in 1928, the California Chiropractic Association is a Sacramento-based statewide, nonprofit organization of chiropractic doctors and allied industries. CCA is comprised of 31 districts and four student chapters. It is governed by a board of directors elected by members.

Media Contact: Kristine Shultz 916-648-2727 ext. 130

Related: Time to Join California CCA @ 12:23 pm | Article ID: 1269977005

Parker College of Chiropractic Student Wins Cowtown Marathon

Parker Chiropractic News

(Fort Worth, TX) — Parker College of Chiropractic student, Logan Sherman placed first in the annual Cowtown Marathon. The marathon consisted of 20,000 runners this year. Sherman established himself as an elite leader of the pack early on in the 32nd annual 26.2-mile run through the streets of Fort Worth, Texas.

Kenyan Kiplimo Chemirmir, the odds-on favorite and veteran of marathon events, opened the race in an attempt to take command from the opening miles. But Sherman, a former standout track and cross country runner at Texas A&M who was running a marathon for just the second time in his life, refused to fade away. Eight miles into the race, Chemirmir held a 20-second lead, but by the time the two reached the 12-mile mark they were running stride-for-stride and side-by-side. Then just after the 14-mile sign, the guide truck leading the race made a wrong turn and it cost the two leaders approximately a mile before they were back on the trail.

Maybe the detour broke Chemirmir’s concentration, or maybe Sherman accepted the unscheduled tour as another challenge, but by the time Sherman hit the 16-mile mark he was two minutes in front of his rival. By the time he reached the 23-mile station, Sherman was so far out in front (four minutes) that Chemirmir could not be seen on the trail.

Logan Sherman of Parker College of Chiropractic wins Cowtown Marathon
Photo: Logan Sherman of Parker College of Chiropractic wins Cowtown Marathon
Sherman may have been battling muscle cramps as well as lower back pains, but he finished the marathon in 2:31.58, five minutes in front of Chemirmir and 10 minutes ahead of the third place finisher, Daniel Lawton.

With the victory, Sherman has qualified to compete in the Boston Marathon, the world’s oldest and most prestigious running event.

Dr. Jenny Noblit-Pamer, 2005 Parker graduate, came in first place during the 5k run that included more than 2,000 runners. Dr. Noblit-Pamer was thrilled to find out that she was not the only Parker affiliated winner. “It’s incredible that a current Parker student also won the marathon,” said Dr. Noblit-Pamer. “It makes me proud of Parker and proud of chiropractic.”

As a chiropractor, she understands the importance of including chiropractic care in her training for a race that will put so much stress on her body. “Because I know that receiving chiropractic care keeps the body healthy and functioning to its full potential it’s important to include it,” said Dr. Noblit-Pamer. “Chiropractic helps prepare my body to perform at my best.”

The Cowtown event included several additional competitions such as a half-marathon, three-person relay marathon, adult 10k, and 5k for kids.

About Parker College of Chiropractic
Parker College of Chiropractic, located in Dallas, is one of the country’s leading educators of healthcare professionals with an international student enrollment. Founded in 1982, this private, non-profit educational institution prepares men and women to become doctors of chiropractic. Parker College of Chiropractic is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the bachelor of science and doctor of chiropractic degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA, 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Parker College of Chiropractic. The doctor of chiropractic degree program of Parker College of Chiropractic is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Chiropractic Education, 8049 North 85th Way, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258-4321. Tel: 480.443.8877. For additional information about Parker College of Chiropractic, visit the college’s website at @ 10:03 pm | Article ID: 1269407013

2010 NYC Half Marathon and LA Marathon Televised Live

By Daria Belov

Marathon Season is kicking off this weekend as Universal Sports has LIVE coverage this Sunday of the 2010 NYC Half Marathon and 2010 LA Marathon. The NYC Half Marathon brings together some of the great Marathon runners in preparation for the spring Marathon Season. Haile Gebrselassie and Deena Kastor look to lead the Elite Men and Women through the streets of New York City. Coverage begins on the Universal Sports Network at 7:30am EDT.

2010 NYC Half MarathonFirst on the East Coast, with live Marathon coverage beginning at 7:30 AM Eastern time, the 90 minute live broadcast will feature the men’s and women’s professional race. You can watch it via TV on Universal Sports TV or streamed live via the Internet on

The 2010 New York City Half Marathon course takes runners through the heart of the city, into Times Square, with a finish in lower Manhattan. The course begins on Central Park’s East drive at 94th St. and makes a complete clockwise loop around the park. Landmarks include Times Square and a run down 42nd St., with the race continuing along the Hudson River waterfront on West Street to lower Manhattan. The 2010 NYC Half Marathon finish line is on West Street, just South of Chambers St.

2010 Los Angeles MarathonThen an hour after the conclusion of the Half Marathon in New York City, Universal Sports will be broadcasting the 25th running of the Los Angeles Marathon. Please note: KTLA will have live TV coverage in the Los Angeles DMA and Universal Sports will have live coverage everywhere else. This year, the route will take 25,000 competitors from Dodger Stadium to the beaches of Santa Monica. This course will be extremely fast.

The race from the Stadium to the Sea begins at Dodger Stadium near Echo Park with a course that passes through downtown Los Angeles, Silverlake, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Century City, Westwood, West Los Angeles, and a finish line at the beach in Santa Monica California. This race from Los Angeles to the beaches of Santa Monica includes many sites to be experienced. Major landmarks along the way include Olvera Street, Los Angeles City Hall, Dorothy Chandler Music Center, Pantages Theatre, Hollywood and Vine, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Historic Route 66, the Santa Monica Pier, and others.

For the Los Angeles Marathon, there’s a finish line party with music, food and fun, taking place on the beach next to the Santa Monica pier. Spectators will be able to join with runners in celebration of those accomplishing the completion of the 26.2 mile race through Los Angeles.

Universal Sports Network (TV & Online)
Event: 2010 NYC Half Marathon
Date: Sunday, March 21
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 am EDT

Event: 2010 LA Marathon
Date: Sunday, March 21
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00pm EDT

If you’re watching the broadcasts live, New York City Half Marathon Elites and Los Angeles Marathon Elite Runners are the ones to keep close attention on. The races go fast, and leads can change regularly throughout the races. All the best to those running the East Coast or the West Coast on Sunday, March 21, 2010. @ 9:21 am | Article ID: 1269102093

DCS Orange County 2010 Chiropractic Photos

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Here is the first set of photographs from the 2010 Dead Chiropractic Society DCS Chiropractic extravaganza at the performing arts center in Orange County California. The 2010 Orange County event rocked as expected, and plenty of chiropractor turned out for continuing education and fired up chiropractic excitement. Consider this round one of photos from DCS 2010.

Atlas Flag ChiropracticChiropractic Atlas Flag

The first cervical vertebrae replaces the stars on this chiropractic flag piece of art. There were quite a few pieces of artwork around the Performing Arts Center, all with a chiropractic theme. I noticed several variations of this flag piece of art and I really liked the way this one was done.

Scott Van Horn and Clinton Jones, DC

On my way over to the CCA booth to take photos of CCA sales director Scott Van Horn I was introduced to former Minnesota Vikings running back ( turned chiropractor) Clinton Jones. The three of us talked pro football for several minutes and Clinton told some really cool stories about his days with the Minnesota Vikings, playing college football for Michigan State, and his trading to the San Diego Chargers, which eventually led him onto the path of becoming a doctor of chiropractic.

Parker Chiropractic College Pres. Dr. Fabrizio Mancini

This photo was taken from about six floors up, nearly in the rafters of the Orange County Performing Arts Center, above a crowd of chiropractors, chiropractic students, and chiropractic office staff listening to Dr. Fabrizio Mancini gave a spectacular talk on the principles, science, philosophy and art of chiropractic.

Adjustors Live Rock ‘n Roll

Taken from way in the back, The Adjustors take the stage for some live rock ‘n roll. The entire chiropractic program was intermixed with rock ‘n roll music, compelling educational videos, and two different live rock ‘n roll acts. No one in chiropractic does anything quite like they do it in Orange County California. As chiropractor Ian Grassam said when speaking to a sold out Southern California crowd of chiropractors in 1997 (the event took place right down the street from this one) “if you’re going to be a nut, you may as well be a big nut.”

2010 California Jam Rocks Orange County

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

White lightning flashed across the sky as the 2010 Dead Chiropractic Society (DCS) California Jam shaked the foundations of the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa California on March 12, 13th, and 14th. The continuing chiropractic education event was loaded full barrel with spizzerinctum. Chiropractors from across the globe, with the majority coming from the state of California, and a healthy number traveling from throughout the United States, dipped themselves in chiropractic philosophy and fellowship, while many renewed continuing education requirements for 2010 relicensing.

DCS California Jam 2010
Massive Chiropractic Jam Stage Overhang
Chiropractors appeared to be all smiles on Saturday, as the music cranked loud, and the chiropractors shouted even louder. Those speaking were in rare form, with several chiropractors giving some of their best talks ever, according to practicing doctors in chiropractic I spoke to in the audience.

Darrel Crain Damon West
While at the weekend long event, I met up with several former classmates from my 1998-1999 classes from Cleveland College in Los Angeles. In the photograph above are chiropractors Darrel Crain and Damon West. Dr. Crain has written numerous articles for Planet Chiropractic during the past decade, with many of them focused on vaccination, nutrition, and corporate greed over childhood health. Now a chiropractor in Sacramento, Dr. Damon West was the chiropractic student who photographed Chiropractor Ian Grassam when he spoke at the CCCLA Los Angeles campus in 1997.

Jason Deitch Fabrizio Mancini
Discover Wellness author, Dr. Jason Deitch, photographed with Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, president of Parker Chiropractic College in Dallas Texas. Dr. Mancini recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chiropractic Leadership Alliance.

Sharon Gorman Dean DePice
Two of my favorite chiropractors from the state of Pennsylvania, Dr. Sharon Gorman (a long-time author on Planet Chiropractic) and Dr. Dean DePice. Dr. Dean runs TLC chiropractic coaching, based out of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Dr. Sharon Gorman recently moved to Atlanta Georgia, as she has actively been promoting Life University to prospective chiropractic students, along with developing and promoting the LifeForce Program. Dr. Gorman may soon be a Roswell Chiropractor. If she opens a new office, I’ll be coming to visit.

There are plenty of photos from the 2010 California Jam, and we have several stories coming together from interviews done with chiropractors attending the weekend long event. Watch for upcoming DCS related news and photographs by the end of this week. Have a spectacular Monday! @ 6:01 pm | Article ID: 1268614925

Dr. Fabrizio Mancini Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Chiropractic Leadership Alliance

Parker Chiropractic News

March 12, 2010 (Las Vegas) — The Chiropractic Leadership Alliance (CLA) honored Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, president of Parker College and Parker Seminars, with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Patrick Gentempo, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of CLA presented Dr. Mancini with the award at the 2010 Parker Seminar in Las Vegas.

“Receiving this from CLA is incredibly special, especially when it comes from one of the most influential companies in the profession that has done so much for chiropractic,” said Dr. Mancini.

Mancini Lifetime Achievement Award CLA

Dr. Patrick Gentempo presents Dr. Fabrizio Mancini with the Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of the Chiropractic Leadership Alliance

Dr. Mancini recently celebrated his 10th anniversary as president of Parker College. He assumed the role of president when he was just 33 years old, which made him one of the youngest college presidents in the United States. He has successfully carried out the vision of Parker College’s late founder, Dr. James W. Parker by progressing Parker into one of the most innovative chiropractic colleges in the world as well as positioning Parker as the leader in chiropractic seminars, continuing education, and research. Dr. Mancini also oversees the Parker College Chiropractic Wellness Clinics located in Dallas and Irving, Texas, as well as the Parker School of Massage Therapy and associated clinic, located on the Dallas campus.

He has made significant contributions to the advancement of chiropractic and health care and has made a tremendous impact on communities locally, nationally, and abroad.

Dr. Mancini’s enthusiasm for wellness and spreading the chiropractic message to the world has earned him recognitions such as: Humanitarian Award, Heroes for Humanity Award, Chiropractor of the Year Award, CEO Award, Vision Award, High-Spirited Citizen Award, Rising Star Award, Crystal Apple Educators Award, Extraordinary Speaker Award, Award of Honor, Who’s Who, American Chiropractic Association and Texas Chiropractic Association President’s Award, and more. In 2008 he was inducted into the Wellness Revolutionaries Hall of Fame for his contributions in this field.

About CLA
CLA equips chiropractors around the world with the profession’s best-selling technology for patient assessment and education providing certainty for chiropractors and their patients when discussing the nervous system. CLA continually creates the programs, products, and services chiropractors need to communicate the true value of chiropractic. Their focused and unwavering mission for the 21st Century is world leadership of health care in a chiropractic model.

About Parker College of Chiropractic
Parker College of Chiropractic, located in Dallas, is one of the country’s leading educators of healthcare professionals with an international student enrollment. Founded in 1982, this private, non-profit educational institution prepares men and women to become doctors of chiropractic. Parker College of Chiropractic is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the bachelor of science and doctor of chiropractic degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA, 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Parker College of Chiropractic. The doctor of chiropractic degree program of Parker College of Chiropractic is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Chiropractic Education, 8049 North 85th Way, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258-4321. Tel: 480.443.8877. For additional information about Parker College of Chiropractic, visit the college’s website at @ 1:50 pm | Article ID: 1268430628

DCS 2010 Orange County Performing Arts Center

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

The 3rd annual California Chiropractic Jam is taking place on March 12 and March 13, 2010. I received my ticket in the mail in February, hope you’re planning on attending, it’s going to be a blast. Chiropractors from across the United States and even from other parts of the globe are making their way to Southern California for the third annual jam, being hailed as the Spizzerinctum Tour.

The Dead Chiropractic Society is like going to a rock concert, except the event is for chiropractors and chiropractic assistants. As has been the style for the past two years, there will be a rock ‘n roll band playing the late Saturday night session. DCS events at the Orange County Performing Arts Center have been taking place since April of 2008. They are the brainchild of 2010 Chiropractor of the Year award winner, Dr. Bill DeMoss of Newport Beach, CA.

Orange County 2010 DCS Ticket
DCS 2010 California Jam
I love that DCS goes all out with designs on everything from labeling, postcards, posters, T-shirts, and all the rest. Just like a classic rock ‘n roll experience. Check out the “are you experienced” poster from June of 2009. Here you can see one of the many DCS chiropractic T-shirts that have appeared during the last few years. When it comes to the event itself, there’s been testimonials galore and chiropractors talking about everything from the continuing education received, to the artwork appearing in the hallways.

Hope I see you at the event, be sure to stop and say hi, and make sure I get your latest business cards and contact information. @ 5:30 pm | Article ID: 1267925477

Racecar Driving Chiropractic Business Card

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Chiropractor James Von Hipple was visiting my chiropractic office in Los Angeles recently and he left this business card by the front desk. I had not seen it at first, we like keeping a collection of cards for other chiropractors practicing in Southern California (actually we like keeping cards for pretty much anywhere chiropractors are practicing) so that we can refer to other doctors when people are moving, traveling, or have requests for chiropractors to take care of their friends and family.

I thought the card looked like it belonged to a race car driver, but then as I looked at it closer, I started thinking it more reminded me of those safety crash testing colors used when preparing automobiles for mock car accidents and such. Thought I had a card similar to that already posted here on the blog but I failed to locate it.

It’s not common that you see a chiropractor’s business card in black and I think it’s pretty cool. The combination of yellow red and black (venom lack ha ha) is a nice mix that gets one’s attention. Sorry the pictures aren’t the greatest, my regular camera is being temperamental so I shot these two pics with my iPhone.

Front of the card reads Murrieta Advanced Chiropractic – Dr. James P. Von Hipple, Doctor of Chiropractic. I don’t think I ever use my middle initial on business cards but I’ve seen quite a few other chiropractors that have. I’m taking a look through some cards from the past to see if that’s a common practice.

von hipple chiropractic 9290760-300-9290 – Murrieta Advanced Chiropractic

There are so many chiropractors that are creative with their card designs, I’m impressed with the desire for DCs to express themselves with a unique look, I’m not a big fan of the plain white and black professional looking business cards ( although I think it’s a good idea to have a set of those as well) so when I see colors or something I haven’t seen before, like sharing it.

mac-advanced-chiropracticMAC – Murrieta

I am to blame for the quality of the photo, sorry I didn’t get a better shot of the back of this card. This one got me searching through business cards I’ve posted in the past, and I’m reminded that next week I’ll be at 2010 DCS in Orange County, where I will undoubtedly collect several dozen cards from chiropractors visiting from throughout the United States. I hope if you see me you’ll have a card to share.

I like these cards I got at a DCS event in 2008, the Six Card Monday card I got from Colorado, the chiropractic gold cards, and Dr. Laurie Mestdagh’s Red White and Blue Free Exam Cards.

Why this Chiropractor Moved from LA to Mesa Arizona

By Dr. Michone Ouellette

Invariably, at some point when talking to my patients, or anybody really, the conversation turns to where I lived before moving to Mesa five years ago. And, invariably, the question comes up of why I moved from Los Angeles to Mesa. The need for brevity usually has me shorten my answer to “I just loved the mountains and weather” but the reasons are more complex and numerous.

First, let me be clear I loved living in LA. I truly lived the Southern California dream, beach, sun and fun. During most of my time in LA I lived in Venice Beach and Santa Monica. I spent hours running at the beach, hiking in the canyons, or roller blading to the volleyball courts and then playing volleyball all day to exhaustion. My office, in Beverly Hills, was only about 25 minutes from my home, allowing me to avoid the backed-up freeways that are the bane of every LA resident.

Michone Ouellette Chiropractor Arizona For all it had to offer, LA was a challenging place for a newly-licensed chiropractor. I worked as an associate chiropractor for a wonderful doctor, Steven Diamond, who became my friend and mentor. I feel very, very fortunate to have worked with Dr. Diamond and learned so much from him. I also very much enjoyed being able to make a difference with my patients, and to have the opportunity to be doing something I’m passionate about. The challenges mostly came in trying to earn enough to cover my cost of living. As is common in LA, as an associate chiropractor I paid half of everything I earned to the lead chiropractor and I was still responsible for all my business expenses: marketing, malpractice insurance, equipment, continuing education, apartment rent, food, gas and on and on. I was basically living on about 10 to 20 percent of what I was bringing in, and although it was considerable it was barely enough to get by. To make ends meet, I worked for an Orthopedic Surgeon, and conducted spinal screenings just about any available moment, often at various farmers’ markets in the area. I was working at least six days a week, and often worked seven days. All that was quickly burning me out; I loved it, but it was tough.

One day, my father invited me to come visit him in his new home in Mesa. He had recently remarried and he and his wife were what we call here in Arizona, snowbirds, or the more politically correct term, winter visitors. His wife had property and family in Mesa and they loved it. While visiting him, I fell in love with the mountains and the beautiful desert views. My father gave me a great pitch about what wonderful opportunities were available in this “new” frontier. In reality, the Phoenix metropolitan area is the fifth largest city in the country and Mesa is one of its largest suburbs, with more than 450,000 residents. Although hardly a new frontier, I did see a lot of opportunity with its continuing growth and the beautiful vistas. I was hooked.

Moving to Arizona with all its rustic beauty made a lot of economic sense. After all, homes were actually affordable, as was leasing an office space for my practice. So I began the process of getting licensed in Arizona. It wasn’t too difficult and only took about three or four months. I said goodbye to me patients, dissolved my practice into Dr. Diamonds and I was off. The 950-square-foot condo my father and I had bought in Santa Monica had appreciated considerably during my time there, and with the proceeds from the sale I was able to buy two homes in Arizona. My new home is 2,700 square feet and sits right on the border of the Tonto National Forest. Every morning, I walk out my door and just about straight into the desert with my two dogs. Backed by my home, I was able to take out a small loan and start my own practice!

I was finally living my dream of practicing the way I always envisioned. No long weekends (although I still enjoy conducting screenings on the occasional weekend). I only spend about 15 hours a week in the office. My patients are often athletic, energetic and excited to participate in their own health. Within six months of opening my office, I was profitable and within one year I had paid off all of the credit card debt I had accrued in my 10 years of living in LA, including what I had accumulated in chiropractic college.

I love the people and beauty and serenity of Mesa, and the life I have here now. It is a great fit for me and although I miss parts of LA I wouldn’t change a thing.

Dr. Michone has been serving the needs of patients through chiropractic care since 1999, after graduating in the top 10 percent of her class at Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. Since 2004, she has owned and operated Alta Mesa Chiropractic where she has been a trusted Chiropractor in Mesa, Arizona and treats her patients through a variety of chiropractic methods, based upon the specific needs of the patient. Dr. Michone is also a BodyFlow instructor, which incorporates Yoga, Tai-Chi and Pilates all in one class. @ 8:09 am | Article ID: 1267546221