Month: January 2012

Chiropractic Leaders and Philanthropists Recognized at Parker Seminars Las Vegas

Parker Chiropractic News

LAS VEGAS — Parker Seminars awarded some of the most influential leaders in the profession during 2012 Parker Seminars Las Vegas. Erchonia Medical, a leader in low level laser health care applications, was honored with the coveted Philanthropy Award. Erchonia was honored with the award for their generosity in giving freely of their services, time, effort, support, and funds for the benefit of the chiropractic profession.

Erchonia Medical Philanthropy Award
The Parker Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Dr. Terry Yochum for enhancing the profession with his substantial contributions. Dr. Yochum, director of Rocky Mountain Chiropractic Radiological Center in Denver, Colorado, and adjunct professor of radiology at Southern California University of Health Sciences, is well-known for his work in radiology. The first edition of his text, “Essentials of Skeletal Radiology”, is a benchmark publication for the profession. The text book has sold over 100,000 copies since 1987 and is the required text in radiology at chiropractic institutions worldwide.

“Dr. Terry Yochum has been a dedicated contributor to chiropractic for five decades,” said Dr. Gilles Lamarche, vice president of Parker Seminars, clinics, research, and continuing education of Parker University. “He has worked tirelessly for chiropractic especially in the field of radiology, where he is the recognized master.”

Parker Humanitarian of the Year Award
Each year, Performance Health representing Biofreeze, Thera Band, and Prossage honors an individual whose affinity for helping humanity has made a difference in the world and on the profession. This year, the Biofreeze Humanitarian of the Year Award was presented to Retired U.S. Army Brigadier General Rebecca Halstead. A spokesperson for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, General Halstead has been on a mission to educate soldiers and civilians about the many benefits associated with chiropractic care.

In addition, on behalf of General Halstead, Performance Health presented a $10,000 check to the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress.

The World Congress of Women Chiropractors (WCWC) named Dr. Janette Kurban as the Woman Chiropractor of the Year for her exemplary service to the profession. A 2009, Parker graduate, Dr. Kurban is actively involved in the profession and is a leader in chiropractic. She maintains a practice in Arlington, Texas. In 2008, Dr. Kurban made history as the first Parker graduate appointed to serve on the Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE).

Several individuals were also honored with Grand Tour Organization (GTO) Awards including Dr. James Chestnut, Brandi MacDonald, Dr. Don MacDonald, Dr. John Minardi, and Dr. Linda Powers for their commitment in continuing to study, learn, and update their abilities to better serve in their practice by attending seven consecutive Parker Seminars.

Parker Seminars debuted its 10 Best Tweets Contest, a social media contest held during the seminar. Seminar attendees were able to follow Parker Seminars on Twitter and receive up-to-the-minute news on classes and events. The seminar even had the Twitter stream on screens around the seminar so people could follow without looking at their phones. Many attendees joined in by tweeting and including the #ParkerVegas hashtag. The 10 best tweets were awarded with a prize from Parker SHARE Products. Dr. Jon Wise, one of the 10 Best Tweets winners from Wise Chiropractic in Las Vegas, Nevada, tweeted, “Loving pediatric lecture with Liz Peacock at #parkervegas.”

Carol Shoemaker, wife of long time Parker Seminars attendee, Dr. Jim Shomaker, was awarded for all of her live tweeting during classes.

Another winner, Dr. Steven Brooks ’99 from Sunset Chiropractic in San Angelo, Texas, tweeted, “Been up for 16 hours now traveling to Parker Seminars and I feel fresh and energized after the amazing sessions.”

About Parker Seminars — Parker Seminars is one of the world’s largest chiropractic seminar organizations. For more than 60 years, Parker Seminars has provided a place where health care professionals gather to learn, network, and share success tips. More than 45,000 people have attended Parker Seminars to date. Parker Seminars offers doctors of chiropractic, chiropractic assistants, and chiropractic students a wide variety of classes each seminar that provide practical business tools, patient communication skills, inspiring stories that provide rejuvenation, modern chiropractic wellness models, the latest in chiropractic and massage therapy technology, chiropractic and massage therapy industry news, and more. Parker Seminars holds an annual seminar in Las Vegas and has hosted seminars in Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, New Orleans, Montreal, Vancouver, Japan, Australia, and Rome. For additional information about Parker Seminars, visit the website at www.parkerseminars.com.

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Dillard’s Fashion Show Photos at Parker Seminars

For those chiropractors and staff that were up early in attendance Friday morning at the 2012 Parker Seminars Las Vegas, there was a special presentation on the main stage. Dillard’s, the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, and Parker Seminars, put on a fashion show. It was an exciting way to start off a fabulously fashionable Friday morning in Las Vegas.

Dillards women's swimsuit fashionsDillard’s Summer Swimsuit Fashions

Admittedly, I wasn’t prepared for shooting photographs at a fashion show (I would’ve packed a different lens), but I got close enough to get some decent shots. Chiropractors tend to stand still which makes it easier to take their photographs (will post a set of those later), but this event was moving quickly, providing me with some good morning exercise.

female model in red dress with large handbagModeling a Red Dress and Handbag

The models looked terrific and there were even some celebrity chiropractors in the mix. That was the most special treat, and also quite unexpected. I love how the lighting changed throughout the entire fashion event. There were lots of reds, shades of purple, and the big Dillard’s backdrop.

Dillard's Fashion Models Plus SizeContemporary Spring Fashion

Most of the models were women, but there were also fashions for men, would not want anyone in the chiropractic practice to be under dressed. The men modeled casual clothing, as well as fashionable suits and other attire.

Dillard's Casual Men's FashionDillard’s Casual Men’s Fashion

We got to see daytime wear, casual clothing, formal attire, and evening wear. While it wasn’t a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (those models need chiropractic too), it really was the perfect way to present new fashions at a chiropractic conference. Las Vegas is the perfect place for this sort of event.

Teal Eveningwear With Matching WrapTeal Evening Wear with Matching Wrap

Dillard’s had a large area set up, not far from the main hall, where chiropractors and other attendees could shop the latest fashions while at the conference. Parker Seminars has long been known to host chiropractors dressed in their best attire, and many times over the years, I can recall DCs suggesting to be the best dressed in one’s practice. By showing off fashions like this, Parker Seminars is talking the talk and walking the walk.

Eveningwear That's Perfect for a Parker GalaEvening Wear That’s Perfect for a Parker Gala

There are always parties and other events to attend during a Parker Seminars Las Vegas weekend, the Dillard’s Fashion Show made it easy for attendees to pick out new styles that they could where the same day, you didn’t even have to leave the seminar.

Fabrizio Mancini Escorted OnstageParker Chiropractic University President Fabrizio Mancini Escorted Onstage

The handsome gentleman above, sporting fashionable business attire, is none other than Parker University President and Dr. of Chiropractic, Fabrizio Mancini. The work of a chiropractic college president is never done, with fashion shows and mentoring others as part of the job, Fabrizio is a master at both.

Kent Greenawalt Foot LevelersKent Greenawalt of Foot Levelers, Inc

The gentleman with the fabulous posture and terrific gait (and a beautiful fashion model on each arm) is Kent Greenawalt of Foot Levelers, Inc . He is the brainchild behind the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (a nonprofit organization dedicated to generating positive press for the chiropractic profession). The perfect example of F4CP‘s work is NFL superstar Jerry Rice (a longtime chiropractic advocate) as a chiropractic profession spokesperson.

Female Fashion Model Parker SeminarsMore Fashions for Women in Attendance

Like I mentioned earlier, the colors of the stage changed throughout the entire modeling show. The music was a great accompaniment to each person’s fashions were well described by an announcer. The audience had a cheerful time, the event was upbeat, and there was lots of laughter and applause.

Redheaded Model with HandbagModel Struts across Stage with Handbag

Women love their handbags (no man purse seen in this fashion show) and the model pictured above shows us wonderful walking posture and handbag style. Looks like all the models that participated had lots of fun and I thought the event was quite a success. Very professionally done. Did you know chiropractors have been organizing fashion shows for decades? Here’s a newspaper clipping from one held in New Jersey in the 1970s. I believe I even have a clipping from the 1930s somewhere, featuring a Hollywood movie star.

Gilles LaMarche Parker Fashion ShowDr. Gilles Lamarche – Vice President of Seminars and Development at Parker

I loved how chiropractic leadership was worked into the fashion show. Besides the president of Parker University, there were also appearances by Dr. Gilles Lamarche, vice president of Parker Seminars and Development, as well as others. They all looked marvelous and handled the stage with grace and poise.

Chiropractor Carol Ann MaliziaChiropractor Carol Ann Malizia (F4CP Board Member and Functional Wellness Consultant)

The stunning model photographed above, with two handsome gentleman on each side, is functional wellness consultant, Carol Ann Malizia. Dr. Malizia is a chiropractor and board member of the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress. This was an all class fashion show, and it was a terrific demonstration of multiple groups working together to promote their brands. Nicely done.

Dillard's Fashion Show Las VegasModels and Chiropractors featured in Dillard’s Fashion Show Las Vegas

You can view a more complete set of photographs from the Dillard’s Fashion Show during Parker Seminars in Las Vegas in this Flickr photo set. While I’m a chiropractor by day (actually I’m a chiropractor all the time), my fashion show photography portfolio has been growing. Oakley summer fashions can also be seen in one of my many Flickr photograph sets.

Terrific job by Dillard’s Fashion, Parker Seminars 2012, the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, the models, and everyone else that made the fashion show a success.

Sherman Granted Reaffirmation of Accreditation from CCE

Sherman Chiropractic News

The Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) notified Sherman College of Chiropractic on January 24, 2012, that it has reaffirmed accreditation of the doctor of chiropractic degree program through 2019.

Sherman College of Chiropractic Seal“Reaffirmation is the result of much hard work and dedication by the employees, students, trustees and many supporters of Sherman College,” says Sherman accreditation liaison and Vice President for Academic Affairs Robert L. Irwin, D.C. “The accreditation process itself makes Sherman College a stronger institution. We have created a more comprehensive chiropractic education; made our program and our clinic more patient-centered to address the needs of healthcare consumers today; and improved teaching and learning, enhancing our ability to graduate skilled, compassionate and successful doctors of chiropractic to serve the public,” he adds. “We are happy to see our efforts acknowledged through the reaffirmation of accreditation.”

The reaffirmation process includes the college’s continuous assessment of program outcomes to determine its effectiveness in relation to its mission, goals and objectives. Accreditation is a status granted by the CCE to doctor of chiropractic degree programs and institutions that have been found to meet the CCE Standards.

CCE is the agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education for accreditation of programs and institutions offering the doctor of chiropractic degree. As stated on its web site, “CCE seeks to insure the quality of chiropractic education in the United States by means of accreditation, educational improvement and public information. CCE develops accreditation criteria to assess how effectively programs or institutions plan, implement and evaluate their mission and goals, program objectives, inputs, resources and outcomes of their chiropractic programs.”

Official Accreditation Statements
The doctor of chiropractic degree program of Sherman College of Chiropractic is awarded programmatic accreditation by The Council on Chiropractic Education, 8049 North 85th Way, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258-4321, Phone: (480) 443-8877, Web site: www.cce-usa.org.

Sherman College of Chiropractic is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-679-4501) to award the doctor of chiropractic degree. www.sacscoc.org.

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Sherman College of Chiropractic provides students with a comprehensive chiropractic education, preparing them to enter the field as primary health care professionals who are highly skilled, compassionate, ethical and successful. On its 80-acre campus in South Carolina, Sherman offers a first professional degree program unique in its approach to health care and known globally for the skill and art of chiropractic delivered by graduates. For more information, visit www.sherman.edu or call 800-849-8771.

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Parker Seminars Las Vegas Hosts Largest Event in Chiropractic

Parker University News

LAS VEGAS — Each year DCs and CAs from around the globe travel to Las Vegas, Nevada, for the largest chiropractic seminar in the world-Parker Seminars Las Vegas. This past week, more than 5,300 Parker Seminar attendees flocked to the fresh and exciting line-up of courses designed to improve chiropractors, chiropractic assistants, and chiropractic students.

Dr Gilles Lamarche 2012 Las VegasDr. Gilles Lamarche 2012 Las Vegas
The seminar included innovative developmental tracks that provided guidance through specific challenges and promoted progress based on the length of time the attendee has been in the chiropractic profession. Courses ranged from topics on “Positioning Yourself as a Community Expert” to improving your patient centered care delivery, and living the chiropractic philosophy lifestyle. In addition, business topics were offered including “What Every Chiropractor Needs to Know about Asset Protection, Tax Reduction, and Estate Planning”.

“Attending Parker Seminars as a doctor of chiropractic for the first time has been truly awakening,” said Dr. Lee R. Hardin. “I came here with high expectations and I’m leaving with every one of them met. I also came here with the title of doctor of chiropractic and am leaving as a true chiropractor, empowered to teach chiropractic.”

Many of the classes offered continuing education credits on subjects like “Alzheimer’s Dementia Epidemiology and Prevention,” “Heart Rate Variability-the Technology that is Transforming Chiropractic,” and “Chiropractic and the Frozen Shoulder,” to name a few.

Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, president of Parker University and Parker Seminars, delivered a powerful message, “Servant Leadership: Empower, Encourage, and Inspire” during the opening session.

“We’re asked to serve as leaders within our practices, with our patients, within our families and communities each and every day,” said Dr. Mancini. “As a leader, you must inspire others to reach new heights. You must encourage them by explaining that they already have the tools to be who they want to be, they just need to put those tools to use. Empowering yourself as the leader you’re meant to be will take you and your practice to a higher level of success and service.”

With more than 50 world renowned speakers offering expertise in all areas of life and practice, some of the key note speakers included, Dr. John Demartini, Dr. Rick Wren, Brandi MacDonald, Dr. Elizabeth Anderson-Peacock, Dr. Patrick Gentempo, Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, Dr. Carol Ann Malizia, Dr. Gilles Lamarche, Dr. Michael Hall, Dr. James Chestnut, Dr. Nicole Lederman, JJ Virgin, Lisa Speaks, Dr. Dan Murphy, and many more.

In addition, a line-up of world-famous authors from Hay House publishing, including Louise L. Hay, Cheryl Richardson, Marianne Williamson, Robert Holden, and Caroline Myss presented life-changing, inspirational messages.

Derrell Pratt Blackburn Las Vegas SeminarDerrell Pratt Blackburn Las Vegas Parker Seminar
Representing the next generation of chiropractors, Derrell Pratt-Blackburn, spoke during the opening session. This past fall, Pratt-Blackburn was declared the champion of the 2011 Talk the TIC competition, a worldwide annual chiropractic health talk competition between chiropractic students effectively delivering a chiropractic message to others. As a result of winning the competition, he received the honor of being the first chiropractic student to ever present on the main stage at Parker Seminars.

Attendees also enjoyed the biggest chiropractic expo on the planet where more than 300 exhibitors displayed the profession’s most cutting-edge products and technologies.

The seminar also offered enlivening social events such as the Chiropractic Assistants Meeting and Breakfast, first-ever Parker Seminars Student Mastermind session, World Congress of Women Chiropractors (WCWC) Meeting, and more.

In addition to the speaker sessions, special events, and the exhibitor hall, this year’s seminar festivities featured the Starlight Soiree, which was held to raise proceeds for chiropractic research. The Soiree raised nearly $33,000 for chiropractic research.

Attendees left rejuvenated and ready to serve at an even higher level than before.

Parker Seminars will partner with the California Chiropractic Association and travel to San Diego, California, on May 4-6, 2012. To register or for more information about the seminar, visit http://www.parker.edu/sandiego/.

About Parker University – Dallas-based Parker University, formerly known as Parker College of Chiropractic, is one of the world’s leading educators of health care professionals. Founded in 1982, this private, nonprofit, educational institution prepares men and women to become doctors of chiropractic. In addition, Parker University awards additional wellness-focused degrees including a bachelor of science with a major in anatomy and a major in health and wellness, massage therapy certificates, and continuing education specializations and certifications. Parker University also includes Parker Research Institute, which provides sound, scientific evidence supporting health and wellness; three chiropractic wellness clinics in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex; Parker Seminars, the largest chiropractic seminar organization in the world, and Parker SHARE Products that provide innovative, high quality products, and current information on chiropractic wellness. For additional information about Parker University, visit the website at www.parker.edu.

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Chiropractic Shines at Parker Seminars 2012 Las Vegas

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

The Las Vegas Hotel (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton) welcomed several thousand chiropractors today, for the first day of Parker Seminars Las Vegas 2012. There was enthusiasm in the air as chiropractors (along with staff, students, and families) from around the globe entered the hotel convention area.

Many chiropractors live a life of solitary practice, making events like Parker Seminars essential for reminding us that a chiropractic lifestyle goes beyond our individual routine of daily practice and service to our communities. At Parker, we are reminded that the advancement of chiropractic is a team effort. Fellowship with others is one of the many benefits of attending this event, and I was reminded of that personally, moments after entering the building.

Parker Seminars 10 Best TweetsParker Seminars 10 Best Tweets
 

While it’s great to see other chiropractors in real life, something I thought it was very cool about this weeks Parker Seminar was an LCD television display in the lobby showing hashtagged tweets from the event, something one may not expect to see (but can expect to see more often) at a professional chiropractic conference.

There were far too many vendor booths to visit in a single day, so I’ll be checking out the latest products and services available to those practicing chiropractic, and likely reporting on them here. Parker Seminars also provides chiropractors a great opportunity to meet with representatives of companies they purchase from, like Meyer Distributing (I purchased some cases of face paper today) and the Chiropractic Leadership Alliance.

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10th Annual ChiroEurope in Malaga Spain

The 10th Annual ChiroEurope will be held April 19-22, 2012 in Fuengirola, Malaga, Spain.

Speakers Confirmed: Jeanne Ohm, Armand Rossi, Jim Sigafoose, Andy Forelli, Chuck Ribley, Kim Klapp, Karen Ferguson, Marc Hudson

Hotel: Beatriz Palace & Spa, a four star superior resort.
Full room and board 83 euro per person per day in a double occupancy (plus tax.)
This is an unbelievable deal. Full breakfast, lunch dinner, water, wine and coffee… EVERYTHING included.

malaga spain map

Register and pay before January 31, 2012 and get these EARLY REGISTRATION rates: DC: 400 euro, CA/Non-DC Spouse: 200 euro, Student: 50 euro

After January 31 the prices go up.

Register and pay before March 31 2012: DC: 500 euro, CA/Non-DC Spouse: 250 euro, Student: 75 euro

Register and pay on March 31, or later and at the door: DC: 600 euro, CA/Spouse: 300 euro, Student: 100 euro

Many of you ask: “What are the topics?” You will get 4 action packed days of everything from technique (Upper Cervical this year) to science, education to management, business management to how to have more fun! A professional CA trainer will give classes specifically designed for your office staff. The weekend starts early and ends late! Hang out with like-minded, philosophical chiropractors and students.

In a busy chiropractic office, it is easy to get subluxated above atlas. This weekend is the adjustment for YOU. It will bring you and your staff together in an unforgettable experience. You will leave completely fired up and working as a real team. This weekend is not about practice success (although you will hang with the most successful DCs in Europe,) it is about reconnecting to our higher purpose as chiropractic healers. Together we form a united front to move our profession forward. Chiropractors are coming from all over the world specifically to be here. Last year we had DCs from Europe, North and South America, Africa, Asia, Oz and New Zealand attending!

ChiroEurope logo

On Saturday night, we will have a special guest who will rock your world.

Visit the Chiropractic Seminars pages for more details on the 10th Annual ChiroEurope 2012 Fuengirola Malaga Spain event.

5 Palmer College of Chiropractic Board of Trustees Reappointed

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Five Palmer College of Chiropractic Board of Trustees members have been reappointed to new terms.

Following their 2011 year-end meeting, the certificate holders for the Palmer College of Chiropractic Board of Trustees reappointed five current members who had completed their terms to new three-year terms, beginning January 1, 2012. Those Board members are:

  • Susan Hatfield, Ph.D., professor, Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota
  • Charles Keller, D.C., private chiropractic practitioner, Yonkers, New York
  • Ervin Malcheff, D.C., private chiropractic practitioner, Hillsdale, Michigan
  • William Morgan, D.C., Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland
  • William Wilke, retired bank chairman, Bettendorf, Iowa

Palmer Chiropractic Community
The mission of Palmer College of Chiropractic, based upon the Palmer Tenets, is to educate and prepare students to become Doctors of Chiropractic qualified to serve as direct access primary health care providers and clinicians, competent in wellness promotion, health assessment, diagnosis and the chiropractic management of the patient’s health care needs. Palmer is committed to advancing the understanding of chiropractic through research; to providing service to the field of chiropractic, including continuing education; and to serving humanity through patient care and community education.

Source: Palmer College of Chiropractic

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Parker University Top Scholars Awarded as Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

Parker University News

DALLAS — A select group of 14 Parker University students were honored with one of the most prestigious awards the academic community can bestow-selection to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. This elite honor is conferred by more than 2,842 higher educational institutions.

Parker Chiropractic Who's Who Recipients
Parker University Who’s Who Recipients

Achieving top scholar rankings is no small feat among a university of extremely intelligent and talented students. A committee of faculty and students selected the nominees based on GPA, participation and leadership in academic activities, and school or community service. Among those students honored were Jarrett Browning, Lindsay Browning, Charles Cunico, Tyanna Dodson, Jordan Hart, Sandi Kramer, Ellen Masman, James McCalister, Matthew Montgomery, Kyle Nix, Steven Reinlie, Dan Sullins, Joshua Wilson, and Eric Wu.

National recognition by the Who’s Who program is a tremendous scholastic achievement. The students awarded are examples of what American youth can do through their contributions to community and school.

The Who’s Who Among Students program is a part of their efforts to continue to aid campuses in honoring students who demonstrate consistent excellence.

About Parker University – Dallas-based Parker University, formerly known as Parker College of Chiropractic, is one of the world’s leading educators of health care professionals. Founded in 1982, this private, nonprofit, educational institution prepares men and women to become doctors of chiropractic. In addition, Parker University awards additional wellness-focused degrees including a bachelor of science with a major in anatomy and a major in health and wellness, massage therapy certificates, and continuing education specializations and certifications. Parker University also includes Parker Research Institute, which provides sound, scientific evidence supporting health and wellness; three chiropractic wellness clinics in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex; Parker Seminars, the largest chiropractic seminar organization in the world, and Parker SHARE Products that provide innovative, high quality products, and current information on chiropractic wellness. For additional information about Parker University, visit the website at www.parker.edu.

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Visiting NFL Stadiums

Today marks the first day of postseason play in the NFL, and while I’m excited there’s games on Saturday and Sunday, I’m already missing regular-season NFL play.

For several years now, I’ve been traveling (oftentimes with Raiders fan MrsChiropractic) to football stadiums throughout the United States. We try to visit at least two stadiums per season, choosing locations that are easy to get to from major airports (since we fly out of LAX). During the 2011 NFL season, I got to see a great game at Raymond James Stadium (Tampa Bay Buccaneers Stadium) in Tampa, Florida.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers StadiumTampa Bay Buccaneers Stadium at 50 Yard Line

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosted the Atlanta Falcons (the Buccaneers won the game) and as you can see from the image above, the view from the 50 yard line (we were about 15 rows up) was perfect. There was rain for the first quarter of the game but it was quite warm in Tampa and the beer was cold (they deliver to the seats in this stadium).

Oakland Raiders End ZoneEnd Zone at Oakland Raiders Stadium in California

The stadium I travel to most is in Oakland California and it’s perfectly located for quick in and out flights to Oakland International Airport. A great thing about being a chiropractor that has weekends off, is being able to fly on Friday nights (oftentimes spending the weekend in San Francisco) and returning to Los Angeles on Sunday after the game. Quite a few times I’ve also flown into OAK on Sunday morning, taking the bus to Oakland Coliseum, and returned home Sunday night.

Oakland Raiders CheerleadersOakland Raiders Cheerleaders on the Field

Sitting in the lower section rows nearest to the field have their advantages when going to NFL games (like being able to get clear unobstructed photographs of players and cheerleaders) but I personally don’t like sitting in the lower rows during gametime. Far too many times I’ve had what I thought would be great seats for a game, only to be obstructed by video camera operators for the NFL on massive mobile platforms, blocking my view during the action.

Baltimore Ravens Running Back Ray RiceBaltimore Ravens Running Back Ray Rice Signing Autographs

Some NFL players are more fan friendly than others. I’ve been to a few games where the Baltimore Ravens were playing, and I’ve seen players like running back Ray Rice (and several others) chatting with fans and signing autographs. That’s especially exciting for kids, and it reminds me of my childhood days in the 1970s, with players from the New York Jets always treating me kindly (growing up my neighbor was a New York Jets running back).

Miami Dolphins StadiumMiami Dolphins Stadium Hosting the Super Bowl

Every NFL football fan should jump on the opportunity to attend the Super Bowl. I was in Miami Florida for Super Bowl XLIV when the New Orleans Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts. It was a spectacular event. When it comes to the Super Bowl, I recommend traveling fans go for the full experience. Try and stay in a hotel that’s either nearby the stadium or is hosting lots of NFL guests. While in Miami, I was at a Marriott hotel filled with sports commentators and celebrities, and times in the hotel bar became an experience to remember. I am planning to attend Super Bowl 2013 in New Orleans, regardless of who’s playing. That city is going to be off the hook!

Oakland ColiseumOakland Coliseum Upper Level behind End Zone

For a Super Bowl, just being inside the stadium is good enough for me. When going to regular-season games I now prefer to sit a bit higher up and in a front row (so I can actually sit and not worry about fans in front of me standing the entire game). During a regular-season NFL game with the Oakland Raiders hosting the Seattle Seahawks (Raiders won) we had what I thought were great seats above the end zone. They weren’t too high up and they were in the first row of the section. You could see all of the plays come together from his viewpoint of the field.

Every NFL stadium is different though, and in Oakland for example (as well as in San Diego) the TV monitors are horrendous, so I wouldn’t rely on those. I have yet to visit the new stadium in Dallas Texas but that may just happen this year. Several former Dallas Cowboys superstars (like Emmitt Smith and Jerry Rice) have been great advocates of regular chiropractic care, but it’s Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers (son of a Chico California Chiropractor) who is my likely pick to win this year’s Super Bowl 46 on February 5, 2012.

Have to admit there are some phenomenal quarterbacks going into this year’s postseason games though, the next few weeks should be pretty awesome to watch.

Chiropractic Wellness Lifestyle Program 2012

The ICA Council on Wellness Lifestyle Science has announced a Chiropractic Wellness Lifestyle Practitioner Program for 2012. The ICA began a Chiropractic Wellness Certification series in 2008. This years courses will be held in Las Vegas, Boston, and Kansas City.

The Chiropractic Wellness Lifestyle Program provides extensive instruction in a scientifically relevant, clinically practical format, addressing advanced aspects of wellness and optimal health in the context of the chiropractic paradigm.

Module 1: Scientific & Philosophical Validation of the Chiropractic Wellness Paradigm

  • Defining Wellness with respect to research, patient assessment, and clinical analysis and intervention
  • Identifying structural and neurophysiological effects of VSC in adaptive (stress) physiology and illness
  • Reviewing referenced literature, identifying scientific evidence relating chiropractic’s health promotion and illness prevention benefits in relation to chiropractic adjustments and optimizing spinal motion
  • Coordinating clinically relevant, practical approaches to successfully integrate wellness into your practice

Module 2: Wellness Nutrition and Natural Health

  • Clarifying the body’s innate genetic requirements for nutritional content and nutrient sufficiency
  • Studying the physiological impact of the standard “Western Diet with metabolic acidosis, insulin resistance, probiotic deficiencies, fatty acid metabolism, and other concerns
  • Reviewing the toxic effects of food additives, preservatives, household products, and industrial chemicals
  • Research findings identifying health promoting and illness preventing benefits of innately balanced and sufficient nutritional choices

Module 3: Wellness Physical Fitness and Spinal Hygiene

  • Addressing the body’s innate genetic requirements for optimal physical fitness and energy expenditure
  • Understanding physiological repercussions of sedentary patterns including brain function, body composition, and immune system integrity
  • Highlighting beneficial impacts of exercise and spinal hygiene on proprioception, neuromuscular integrity, organ function, learning and emotional health
  • Introducing exercise and training approaches for spinal hygiene, functional restoration and spinal health

Module 4: Wellness State of Mind, Emotional Health, and the Secrets of Eliciting Patient Lifestyle Change

  • Understanding neurophysiological ramifications of emotional and physical stress, including adaptive physiology in the context of the multiple structural and physiological elements of subluxation complex
  • Identifying interactions of somato- and psycho-neuroimmunology and neurophysiology in health and illness
  • Reviewing scientific literature highlighting health promotion and illness prevention benefits of positive mental attitude and congruent belief systems
  • Outlining optimal approaches and proactive applications for implementing human behavior change through transforming attitude and actions toward wellness-congruent lifestyle changes in patient case management

2012 DATES & LOCATIONS
Credentialed by the ICA Council on Wellness Lifestyle Science
Seminar Hours: Saturday 12 noon – 8pm & Sunday 8am – 1pm

LAS VEGAS, NV
Feb 11-12 Module 1
Apr. 28-29 Module 2
June 23-24 Module 3
Aug. 25-26 Module 4

KANSAS CITY, MO
March 24-25 Module 1
May 19-20 Module 2
Aug. 18-19 Module 3
Nov. 3-4 Module 4

BOSTON, MA
June 2-3 Module 1
Ju1y 7-8 Module 2
Sept. 15-16 Module 3
Oct. 20-21 Module 4

ICA Council on Wellness Lifestyle Science
6400 Arlington Blvd., Suite 800
Falls Church, VA 22042

Phone: 800-423-4690 or 703-528-5000
Fax: 703-528-5023

Continuing education credit available via Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, California.