Month: October 2010

New Beginnings October 2010 Long Branch NJ

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

October 2010 was kicked off with the one and only New Beginnings Chiropractic Philosophy Seminar, taking place in Long Branch, New Jersey. The five-day chiropractic philosophy weekend began on Wednesday and concluded on Sunday, October 3. Chiropractors from the East Coast, from the West Coast, from the South, from the Midwest, from Canada, and from other parts of the globe, were in attendance for the passion filled event. There have long been large crowds at chiropractors at the New Beginnings conferences, but this particular weekend was over the top. Standing room only was the name of the game for most of the sessions throughout the weekend.

Standing Room Only at New Beginnings
Standing Room Only at New Beginnings Chiropractic Philosophy Weekend

The crowd was loaded with energy and it was a nonstop chiropractic lovefest. There was cheering, there was yelling, there were people standing on top of their seats. Like a high energy rock festival, it seemed like those in attendance never tired out. The speaking lineup was phenomenal, with old-timers and newcomers sharing the same stage in spreading the word of chiropracTIC.

Sharon Gorman wows them
Sharon Gorman wows them at New Beginnings Chiropractic Philosophy Weekend

Never short on energy, chiropractor Sharon Gorman (now practicing in Roswell, Georgia) wowed the crowd with her talk on chiropractic philosophy and the importance of educating the world as to what chiropractors do. Sharon has long been an advocate of educating others and she expressed the benefits in conducting new patient orientations. She is a master communicator of chiropractic.

Chiropractor Speaker Awards Luncheon
Chiropractors Sam Selimo, Jim Dubel, Rob Crystal, and Kevin Jackson

New Beginnings pulled out all the stops for speakers with a fabulous luncheon that included an awards ceremony. Never shy on giftgiving, the New Beginnings team honored speakers and volunteers with gifts of appreciation.

New Beginnings Student Fund
New Beginnings Student Fund Helps Support Students

At the luncheon we were reminded of the importance of paying it forward by supporting chiropractic students so they can New Beginnings events. For more information about the Student Fund or New Beginnings you can call 732-747-4646. @ 9:59 am | Article ID: 1286297979

Chiropractic Care in the Military

Life Chiropractic College West News

Brigadier General Becky Halstead Speaks out about Chiropractic Care in the Military
Hayward, CA — Life Chiropractic College West is honored to welcome Brigadier General Rebecca “Becky” Halsted, who will speak at our Friday Seminar on October 15. She is an avid, outspoken supporter of chiropractic care. General Halstead is currently on a media tour where she advocates expanding the availability of chiropractic care to all military personnel and their families.

Brigadier General Becky Halstead A highly decorated officer, Brigadier General Becky Halsted served a total of 27 years in the U.S. Army. In 2006, she became the first female Chief of Ordnance and Commanding General of the Army’s Ordnance Center and Schools, responsible for the leadership development and institutional training of the second largest branch in the army with over 100,000 members of the Ordnance Corps. Known as an experienced and exceptional strategic planner, General Halstead was responsible for the base defense of five military bases, including Balad, Iraq that housed over 30,000 military members and civilians. She retired in 2008, as General Officer in the U.S. Army.

Today, as a spokesperson for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (, a not-for-profit organization, she crusades for chiropractic care and wishes to see it made available to all military personnel at VA hospital facilities and military bases here and abroad. She says, “I also welcomed the opportunity to further serve my country by pushing the envelope and being a voice to open chiropractic care to all military men and women, and their families.”

Life West in Hayward, California, established in 1976, is an accredited non-profit institution of higher learning. Currently over 400 students from across the United States and abroad are enrolled, and over 3,700 graduates of Life West are now providing chiropractic care worldwide. The college’s Health Center, a public outpatient facility, staffed by approximately 150 senior interns who are guided by licensed doctors of chiropractic, provides affordable health care to more than 1,500 patients per week in the city of Hayward, California. The college and Health Center maintain a website at @ 1:19 pm | Article ID: 1286223567

Disease Does Not Originate Outside The Body

D.D. Palmer Poster photographed at the Ocean Place Hotel in North Long Branch, NJ. I was in town for a New Beginnings Chiropractic Philosophy Seminar.

Along with a drawing of D.D. Palmer are words written by him regarding disease, drugs, God, and the Universe.

Disease Does Not Originate

Disease does not originate OUTSIDE the body. It is not the work of devils, for God created the Universe. Drugs, serums and pus of diseased animals will not release pressure upon the spinal nerves and spinal cords. There is an Intelligence WITHIN — let’s call it INNATE which transmits to every organ and tissue cell the ONLY real healing force.

How like the words of the One Great Master — “The power is Within us” D.D. Palmer

This marks the official end of my summer blogging break.

Parker Seminars Holds Second Largest Seminar of the Year

Parker Chiropractic News

DALLAS — Parker Seminars held its second largest seminar in Dallas, Texas where more than 1,500 chiropractors, chiropractic assistants, and chiropractic students from around the world attended. Parker Seminars has a decades-long tradition of excellence in chiropractic education and information, presenting topics from chiropractic technique and business practices to health, wellness, philosophy, and success principles.


As a way to honor Dr. Jim Parker, founder of Parker Seminars, the seminar opened in discussion of some of the Parker Principles which have produced many successful practices for years. Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, president of Parker College of Chiropractic and Parker Seminars, shared one of his favorite principles: Develop a compassion to serve that is greater than the compulsion to survive. “Life is about service, not survival,” said Dr. Mancini. “The primary reason that people choose chiropractic is to serve others.”

Dr. Mancini encouraged the audience to get involved. He asked them to become members of their state associations as well as other chiropractic associations. He believes that If it is to be, it is up to me is the most critical Parker Principle in the profession today.

“We are the only profession that can impact the human being physically, mentally, and emotionally,” said Dr. Mancini.

Dr. Mancini asked the audience what they are going to do to advance the profession. He advised them to begin with themselves and their practice and then to work their way up to impacting their community, state, nation, and finally the world.

“This is the decade where we can shine and truly be recognized as the primary health care providers around the world,” said Dr. Gilles Lamarche, vice president of Parker Seminars and development at Parker College.

Dr. Tracy Wilson, Dr. Michael Hall, Dr. Stephen LaFay, and Dr. Jeffrey Cottingame provided advice and personal tips they have learned throughout their years in practice. Additional keynote speakers included Dr. Patrick Gentempo, Dr. James Chestnut, Dr. Tracy Wilson, Dr. Mary Warren, Lisa Speaks, Brenda Frederiksen, Dr. Nicole Lederman, and Dr. Rick Wren.

About Parker College of Chiropractic Located in Dallas, Parker College of Chiropractic 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. For additional information about Parker College of Chiropractic, visit the college’s website at @ 4:02 pm | Article ID: 1286146950