KCUCS Upper Cervical Certification Program for Chiropractors
Pattern Analysis – Learn Why and How to Interpret Graph Readings by some of the Premier Instrumentation Doctors currently practicing. The KCUCS follows in the steps of the BJ Palmer Research Clinic and what was further developed through the work of Dr. Duff
Through Workshops – The KCUCS Leadership Team will go through each aspect of Pattern Analysis to help you on the Path of Mastery in the Specific
How to Communicate in a Persuasive way to your patients as well as with doctors in and out of the Chiropractic profession
How to take care of babies, infants, toddlers, etc. Establish pattern on infants – Chirometer Readings
Why and How to educate patients about Brain Stem Interference and Upper Cervical through instrumentation findings
Proper technique for performing and reading Tytron Infra Red Instrument
Effective Practice Management strategies
HANDS ON TRAINING:
Proper Application of Pattern Analysis is the Essential Component that brings the Philosophy of Chiropractic into a Practical Reality
Be Confident that YOU KNOW When to Adjust and When Not. Know when, in fact, you have made an Adjustment and the body IS HEALING!!
Doctor Refresher: $150*
Student Refresher: $125*
*Take off $25 by registering on Friday one week prior to seminar
A Firm Working Knowledge of Pattern Analysis will take you to a higher level of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care.
This Seminar is designed to Teach YOU How!
Pattern Analysis is Key to Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care.
KCUCS – Certified Masters Helping You on the Road to Mastery in the Upper Cervical Specific
KCUCS Certification Program – ‘Developing Masters’
Our Primary Objective in the KCUCS Certification Program is to Develop Masters. We Desire an Environment that Fosters the Growth in EVERY ASPECT of the ‘Specific’. You are Invited to come GROW WITH US!
Let’s do our work with Passion, Enthusiasm and Excellence
We would love to see you join along with us as we delve deeper into the Upper Cervical Specific. Pattern Analysis is the cornerstone of the KCUCS procedure. Knowing when and when not to adjust is the single most critical decision the Upper Cervical Chiropractor makes on a day to day basis. The better the doctor can answer this question, the more serious case he or she can handle and the better the result will be on a consistent basis. HOLDING is HEALING and through Mastery of Pattern Analysis you can know the progress of every patient. This Hands-on Workshop is designed to walk you through each fundamental component of Pattern Analysis. We are here to help you on the path of Mastery in the Specific. Come learn in a relatively few hours what others have learned over years. Experience is the BEST INVESTMENT YOU CAN MAKE! Look forward to seeing you with us! Come Join the Upper Cervical Revolution!
Robert Kessinger, DC
KCUCS Certified Master Upper Cervical Specific
KCUCS Certification Program
KCUCS World Missions
Dealing with Common Medication and Herb Interactions
T. Adra (2 CEU CAB; 1.7 PDA NCCAOM; 2 CEU BCE)
Understand the function and side effects of the most common medications encountered in an acupuncture setting, especially pain medications and antiinflammatories. Understand the drug-herb interactions between those medications and common herbs and/or formulas used in Chinese medicine clinical practice. Understand what are the red flag medications (ex: Coumadin) and how to deal with them in a clinical setting.
Hip Relation to Low Back and Knee Pain – Diagnosis and Treatment
T. Adra (2 CEU CAB; 1.7 PDA NCCAOM; 2 CEU BCE; 2 CEU NCBTMB)
Functional assessment of the hip joint and it’s relationship to low back and knee pain. Learn passive and active treatment protocols for the hip joint including manipulation and acupuncture. Become comfortable prescribing exercises for the hip, low back, knee and patient management during and post treatment.
Communication with Patients, What are You Missing?
L. Anderson (2 CEU CAB; 1.7 PDA NCCAOM)
When it comes to communicating with patients there are two essential aspects to consider. First is client retention and satisfaction. The other is lead generation. When we see a patient, we want to first and foremost address our patient’s need. What many practitioners forget that their practice is a business and they must educate their clients about how their practice is run. Having a good bedside manner is also important; however educating a patient about what to expect in your office is learnable. Even if you do not receive high marks on your bedside manner you can make points for making your patient feel at easy when they come in to see you. The last thing anyone wants when they are in pain or discomfort is a surprise or worry about the cost of treatment or a misunderstanding about what to expect. The second essential area of communication is also educating your patient (and other lead sources) about how to refer to us – a skill every practitioner should know well. We know much of our business depends on both repeat visits and referrals from existing clients. Attend this class to find out what you may be missing in your communication.
L. Anderson (2 CEU CAB; 1.7 PDA NCCAOM)
Having an online presence is a must for every business. Marketing experts are promoting programs that help you create that ideal on line exposure. Though we agree you have to be on line, there are still skills you must possess to share your message the old fashioned way, in person. This lecture covers opportunities available to you to market your service in various social situations. Many of my coaching clients have asked me, “Where do I find my target market?” This lecture covers those hidden sources and find your target market. Don’t know your target market and why you need it? We’ll tell you, just remember, when you know who you serve, you’ll know where to start looking. The ‘who’ you serve is your target market, but there is more than this simple explanation. This excellent course is for those looking to refresh their marketing strategy.
Getting Paid by the Insurance Companies – What You Need to Do and Communicate – Part 1 and 2
G. Casey (4 CEU CAB; 3.4 PDA NCCAOM; 4 CEU BCE)
What does the insurance company reviewer require for authorizing care to your patient? Learn the ground rules for medically necessary treatment. How do you communicate the patient’s condition with clear, concise and accurate information? Sample reports will be provided to use as a model when writing your reports. Understand the purpose and how to complete functional outcome measures required by the insurance industry.
Facial Acupuncture – More Hand on Practice
Bambie Cheney (2 CEU CAB; 1.7 PDA NCCAOM)
This workshop discusses the anatomy of the face and its muscles, the layers of the skin, pathology the face and causes and stages of facial ageing. Acupuncture points of the face and the micro system to address the face and ageing process.
Massage of the Pregnant Mother
Brianna Cheney (2 CEU CAB; 1.7 PDA NCCAOM; 2 CEU BCE; 2 CEU NCBTMB)
The pregnant mother evolves through many biomechanical changes with each trimester. Each of these phases presents different set of treatment challenges which can be overcome with different techniques. While learning soothing strokes to reduce the pain from the biomechanical changes to the mother, the indications, contraindications, benefits and bedside manner will be reviewed.
Massage for Common Sports Injuries
Brianna Cheney (2 CEU CAB; 1.7 PDA NCCAOM; 2 CEU BCE; 2 CEU NCBTMB)
A variety of massage techniques aid in the healing process of common sports injuries. Learn to identify common sports injuries, the stage of healing, and massage strokes to facilitate recovery. Massage is also beneficial for post event intervention to ‘cool down’ the involved muscles and reduce injuries, stiffness and pain.
Acupuncture Treatment of Anxiety
G. Hamilton (2 CEU CAB; 1.7 PDA NCCAOM)
This course reviews the research literature about anxiety: treatment (herbs, acupuncture, life style changes, etc.), risk factors and its manifestations. Questions addressed include: What is anxiety? Its causes. Common manifestations in the patient encounter. Anxiety will be discussed from two paradigms – traditional Chinese medicine and biomedicine.
Introduction to the Female Menstrual Cycle, Pathology and Treatment
G. Hamilton (2 CEU CAB; 1.7 PDA NCCAOM)
The normal female menstrual cycle can be affected by many factors. The when, why and treatment interventions options for these abnormal menstrual cycle will be discussed.
TCM Management for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Infertility
J. Hu (4 CEU CAB; 3.4 PDA NCCAOM)
Overview of current biomedicine in the diagnosis and treatment of pcas and infertility. The practitioner will develop a better understanding of this including the correlated hormone disturbances with the etiology and pathogen change in Chinese medicine. The class will focus on the TCM treatment (herbal formulas and acupuncture), case management including pattern differentiation, TCM regulating cycle and current clinical experience.
Longitudinal Spinal Organization with Segmental Dominance in Chinese Needle Therapy
D. Kendall (4 CEU CAB; 3.4 PDA NCCAOM)
The concept of acupuncture point selection has a rational and physiological basis which the Chinese discovered and refined thousands of years ago. Point selection is based on the longitudinal organization with segmental dominance within the body make-up. Using this traditional selection approach, you will be guided to the acupuncture points to use for both internal medicine and musculoskeletal dysfunction and pathology.
Patient Care and Practice Survival Depends on Smart Practice Business Choices
D. Massie (2 CEU CAB; 1.7 PDA NCCAOM)
The importance of having a fair and reasonable contract and knowing the leasing process is stacked in the Landlord’s favor will make a difference in making smart business choices when selecting a place to build a practice. These choices will determine if you will have a profitable practice or one that is doomed for closure; taking your healing skills out of the market. Landlords have great contracts prepared by expensive real estate attorneys who place lopsided terms in their favor. This course will show you how to pick the right leasing broker to make the right choice and protect your interest allowing your practice to grow. Creative leasing ideas will be presented that help you in the short and long run. Topics discussed include options to terminate, options to renew, caps on landlord expenses, buy the building instead of renting, etc.
Entrapment Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment
K. McNamee (2 CEU CAB; 1.7 PDA NCCAOM; 2 CEU BCE; 2 CEU NCBTMB)
Nerves in the body risk entrapment, compression, damage and impairment while passing through bony, fibrous, osteofibrosis and fibromuscular tunnels. Some common causes include: Tumor, Iatrogenic, Trauma, Idiopathic, Infection, Vascular, Metabolic, Muscular Compression, Toxic, and Anatomical Variation. This course will review common entrapments found in practice, the causes and treatment options for each.
Make the Diagnosis – It’s Not Difficult
K. McNamee (2 CEU CAB; 1.7 PDA NCCAOM; 2 CEU BCE)
This course will remove the mystery of arriving at an ICD-9 diagnosis. Each diagnosis has specific elements that need to be met to ‘make the diagnosis’. Using the P-4 Deck, clinical cases will be revealed to the student who will arrive at the diagnosis, differential diagnosis, phase of healing, treatment plan and possible referrals to consider.
Myofascial Pain Syndrome – Diagnosis and Treatment
K. McNamee (2 CEU CAB; 1.7 PDA NCCAOM; 2 CEU BCE; 2 CEU NCBTMB)
Myofascial Pain Syndrome is one of the most commonly missed diagnostic entities encountered in practice. Diagnostic lab and imaging tests are negative. Either the patient has been placed on strong pain killers or is in psychotherapy because it is ‘in the patient’s head’. Learn the etiology, common signs and symptoms and treatment options to consider.
Call 800-549-5993 To register and to get complete details.
Expo 2012 Speakers
Tarek Adra D.C., L.Ac. incorporates a unique combination of professional expertise into his practice. He received Doctor of Chiropractic and Master of Chinese Medicine degrees from Southern California University of Health Sciences. He also has a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Lebanese American University. In addition, Tarek is full body certified in Active Release Technique (ART) and has completed McKenzie Method coursework. He also co-authored Scientific Basis for Ayurvedic Therapies (CRC press), and serves as post-graduate faculty for rehabilitative courses. Tarek Is involved with the care of LA Galaxy players and several national and Olympic level athletes.
Lani Anderson L.Ac. California Licensed Acupuncturist and Healthcare Professional’s Business Coach. Having worked in the public sector, corporate and entrepreneurial worlds before opening her own clinic when she obtained her Masters in Oriental Medicine from Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, Lani brings a wealth of experience to the healing profession. In addition to serving executive and corporate clients offering wellness programs, Lani offers programs and coaching to healthcare practitioners. This year Lani will be lecturing on marketing and on effective communication with patients. New for 2012 Lani will be offering business guides that will be available through the Supply Center so look for those updates and announcements. Also new for 2012 is Lani’s complimentary Build Your Business Qi weekly conference call which is available to all healers seeking solutions to increase revenue and build a satisfying business.
Dr. Garrett Casey, DC, L.Ac. has practiced as a chiropractor for over 36 years before adding, in 2007, the art of acupuncture and oriental medicine to his clinical skills. He has taught thousands of doctors through the chiropractic colleges and state association seminars. As a consultant to the State Attorney General’s Office-Department of Consumer Affairs and State Compensation Insurance fund, he provides an opinion about physician misconduct, practice violations, utilization review and standards of care. Dr. Casey has served as a QME and a Commissioner of Examiners for the State of California and National Boards.
Bambie Cheney, L.Ac. majored in recreational education with handicapped children while attending Brigham Young University. After raising her children, she returned to continue her education in her passion, acupuncture and Asian medicine. She received her Masters of Traditional Oriental Medicine from Emperor’s College and provides patient care at the California Health Institute where each benefits from her acupuncture, herbology and exercise therapy skills.
Brianna Cheney, LMT is a graduate of Touch Therapy Institute and has been practicing as a massage therapist for over 7 years. She provides the art of massage at the California Health Institute. She is expanding her clinical skills by attending Southern California University of Health Sciences where she is enrolled in both the acupuncture and chiropractic programs.
Gina Hamilton, DC graduated from the Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCUHS) in December, 2010 with her Doctorate in Chiropractic. She is currently a part-time faculty member at SCUHS in the Chiropractic Procedures Department. She also works as a teaching assistant for 3 courses and a research assistant for 2 research studies. She is currently completing her third year as a student of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at SCUHS. In April 2010, she spent 2 weeks in the Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine departments of Taoyuan Chang Gung Hospital in Taiwan observing integrative medicine in a hospital setting.
Jiling Hu, L.Ac., a native of Hu Bei province in China, received her medical degree at Hubei University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Central China. She completed her residency at Hubei University of Traditional Chinese Medicine affiliated Hospital where she focused her training in Gynecology and Internal Medicine. Soon after finishing her residency, Ms. Hu entered graduate school at the prestigious Beijing University of TeM and the world-renowned Dong Zhi Men Hospital. She received a master degree in endocrinology and immunological disorders which integrated TCM and western medicine. After completing her graduate studies, she was soon promoted to attending TCM physician at the distinguished China Japan Friendship Hospital in Beijing. During her tenure there Ms. Hu treated a large number of patients, taught medical students, and wrote a number of medical papers on diabetes, thyroid disorders, menopause, and arthritis.
Donald (Deke) Kendall, L.Ac. has been an acupuncturist since 1981 with a Doctor of Oriental Medicine Degree from California Acupuncture College. He was the first President of the California Acupuncture Alliance. He is the author of the Dao of Chinese Medicine: Understanding an Ancient Healing Art, which is based on the author’s original translations of the Huangdi Neijing and a physiological understanding of the ancient Chinese concepts. He has extensive clinical experience and discovered the ancient Chinese understanding of the musculoskeletal system for consistency in treating pain and other musculoskeletal problems. He has successfully applied acupuncture to induce analgesia for four different surgeries including liposuction.
David Massie is a former pro beach volleyball player who has over 25 years of experience in representing owners and tenants. He has completed over 600 lease transactions and numerous purchases and sales for clients in office, medical, dental, retail and industrial projects varying in size from 500 to 300,000 square feet. He is a proven and experienced negotiator with an excellent understanding of legal terms in commercial leases and other real estate contracts. It is important that his clients understand the tremendous added value of his knowledge and experience from working for large landlords that can save his clients time and money by understanding the hidden costs of commercial transactions and avoiding potential liability and lawsuits when buying, selling, leasing or managing commercial properties.
Dr. Kevin P. McNamee, DC, L.Ac. is the founder and president of The Supply Center which distributes Oriental medical supplies throughout the United States. A frequently sought after speaker, Dr. McNamee has lectured about Oriental medicine to television, radio, newspapers and University audiences. He is in full time practice in Los Angeles where he combines acupuncture, Oriental medicine and chiropractic in his patient’s care. Dr. McNamee is a consultant to several insurance companies, and an expert witness. He frequently publishes in Acupuncture Today.
Kevin Uchida, L.Ac. has practiced acupuncture on the Westside for the last decade with the motto: Traditional Relief for the Modern Masses. Believing that the future of Oriental Medicine is greater integration into the mainstream of American healthcare, he established his office in a family practice medical group and grew a referral based practice among the medical community in the Westside and South Bay areas. Dr. Uchida has a diverse background in both Western science and Oriental medicine, having earned a bachelors degree in Microbiology and Immunology at U.C. Berkeley, a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Samra University and a Doctorate of Oriental Medicine at South Baylo University. His prior work history includes basic research in the Genetics Department at U.C. Berkeley and missionary service in Japan with the United Methodist Church. His life experience in both the sciences and social service provide him with a unique perspective on patient care that combines compassionate bedside manner with effective, evidence based treatment strategies.
Dr. David Wells, DC, L.Ac. has been in practice since 1979. He is licensed as both a chiropractor an acupuncturist. He has degrees in psychology and nutrition. Dr. Wells also has postgraduate training in radiology, Applied Kinesiology, McKenzie rehabilitation exercise, etc. Dr. Wells has served as President of the California Acupuncture Association and the Council of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Associations. He helped to pass laws favorable to consumers and acupuncture providers. He has presented to the NIH and the FDA regarding acupuncture needles and herbal medicines. Dr. Wells has presented to the AMA, many insurance companies, medical groups, hospitals, and health care conventions around the country.
Dr. Michael Wells, DC is a licensed chiropractor who is currently studying acupuncture at Yo San. His real education started much earlier, growing up in a household with two DCs and an LAc. He has also studied several martial arts with an eye toward using their principles for healing. He has participated in experimental research on the biomechanics of throwing. His current practice empowers patients through exercise and education. He has lectured to acupuncturists and dentists on anatomy, biomechanics, exercise, orthopedics and physiology.
DALLAS, TX — Dr. John Demartini, founder of the Demartini Institute and originator of the Demartini Method, recently spoke to Parker University students about clarifying their purpose, strategizing their actions, and living proactively towards their goals and dreams.
“When you prioritize your actions and do the things that are really important-you grow, learn, and expand,” said Dr. Demartini. “You also exemplify possibilities for other people to do the same for their lives.”
Dr. Demartini is a Chiropractor, human behavioral specialist, educator, and international authority on maximizing human awareness and potential. As an educator, he’s traveled 16 million miles around the world sharing his messages with others.
Dr. Demartini told the students to determine what’s most important to them. After that’s determined, he recommended they align their lives, goals, and actions so they have the most congruent life plan.
He stressed the importance of dissolving challenges, overcoming obstacles, and managing emotions in order to stay focused and take charge of creating their dreams.
“If you have a mission and vision beyond you, you will not let fear distract you or hold you back,” said Dr. Demartini. “If your cause is bigger than your obstacles-the obstacles melt.”
He told the students to become certain in what they’re doing and live congruently and authentically with their highest morals. He explained that people will be magnetized to them because of their inspiration and authenticity.
“You’re the healers of the future,” said Dr. Demartini. “You’re the people that are going out there and making a vast difference in the health profession. Don’t forget the reason you were brought into the profession. Hold on to your vision.”
Dr. Demartini also advised students to hire specialists to do the things they’re not designed to do once they’re in practice, which will assist them in staying focused on their priorities and turning their dreams into realities.
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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Palmer West School of Chiropractic is hosting their Annual Homecoming on May 18-20, 2012 in Santa Clara, California. The program is titled: Vision 2020 – Planning For The Future. Palmer College of Chiropractic wants you to be a part of the VISION. Chiropractors can earn up to 20 hours of continuing education at this year’s Palmer West homecoming event.
2012 keynote speakers are Chancellor Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D. & James Chestnut, D.C. Dr. Dennis Marchiori’s presentation is titled “A View Toward 2020: Palmer College over the Next Ten Years” and he will be speaking on Friday, May 18. The keynote presentation by Dr. James Chestnut, D.C. is titled “Evidence-Based Wellness and Prevention: The Foundation of Healthcare by 2020” and he will be presenting on Saturday, May 19.
Palmer West Keynote Speakers Drs. Dennis Marchiori & James Chestnut
This year’s West Campus Palmer College Homecoming 2012 is being held at the Hilton Santa Clara – 4949 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054. The Hilton Santa Clara hotel can be reached at (800) 445-8667.
Join Palmer College alumni and professional colleagues for a weekend of great speakers, continuing education, and networking on the Palmer College of Chiropractic West Campus.
Presentations by the profession’s leading speakers
Information to implement in practice on Monday morning
Updates on the latest chiropractic products and services
Reunions, fellowship and networking
Up to 20 hours of continuing education creditAttend the Saturday Night Gala for an additional $50 and enjoy an evening of drinks, dinner, socializing and a Vegas-quality illusionist show.
Palmer West Homecoming Chiropractic Speakers
Included in the amazing lineup of speakers are the following chiropractors:
Joe Biernot, D.C. – Alternative Treatments for Osteoarthritis
Steve Capobianco, D.C. – New Direction in Core Activation
Christopher Colloca, D.C. – Instrument Adjusting’s Neuromechancial Advantage
James Cox, D.C. – Chiropractic Flexion Distraction and Decompression Spinal Manipulation
Ed Cremata, D.C. – Practical Applications of the Workers’ Compensation Laws
Greg Doerr, D.C. – Narrative Review of Literature on Modern Taping Techniques
Mary Frost, D.C. – Documentation and Coding: A Review and Update
Tom Hyde, D.C. – Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation, Provocation and Motion
Christine Goertz, D.C. – Pointed Questions from the Field for Chiropractic Scientists
Bill Meeker, D.C. – Pointed Questions from the Field for Chiropractic Scientists
Greg Kawchuk, D.C. – Pointed Questions from the Field for Chiropractic Scientists
Craig Liebenson, D.C. – Is Chiropractic Out of Alignment?
Anthony Lisi, D.C. – Chiropractic Integration in the Veterans Health Administration
Bill Moreau, D.C. – Assessment and Management of Concussion in the Pediatric and Adolescent Population
Dan Murphy, D.C. – Subluxation Neurology and Health
Jennifer Pedley, D.C. – Radiography of Sports Injuries
Brian Porteous, D.C. – Patient Education to Improve the Clinical Outcome
Michael Schneider, D.C. – Muscle Pain and Dysfunction
Franks Sovinsky, D.C. – Going Beyond Practice Mediocrity
Wayne Whalan, D.C. – Developing a Healthy Practice
Continuing Education – Earn up to 20 hours of continuing education credit at this year’s event. Credit hours available for States not requiring applications have been updated. Credit hours for States requiring application will be updated upon receipt of approval.
I received word via text message about an hour ago that legendary chiropractor Reggie Gold has passed away. Reggie was undoubtedly one of the most influential chiropractors to ever walk the planet. He will be greatly missed.
Reggie Gold and his wife Irene Gold at a Hawaiian themed party – August 2011
Structure is always related to function. You must alter structural design to change the function. A vertebral subluxation is a change in the structure of the body. Changing the structure of the body, changes the function of the body. If you alter the structure of the body, with a vertebral subluxation, you alter the function of the body.
Every vertebral subluxation without exception has a negative effect upon the body, not necessarily upon the symptoms of the body. This focus on symptoms has choked and destroyed the chiropractors ability to know his own profession.
Symptoms are not the first stage of disease. Doesn’t it make sense to keep a person subluxation free all the time whether they have a symptom or not?
You don’t know your sick until you manifest symptoms, and by the time you manifest symptoms the sickness is already well advanced. You must know that when there is a vertebral subluxation, whether you can find symptoms or not, the body is not perfect. The body cannot function perfectly in the presence of a vertebral subluxation. And incidently, a subluxation also interferes with mental health, with spiritual health, with speed, with stamina. What the hell is this linking chiropractic to medical symptoms?
Search: Reggie Gold articles and audio on Planet Chiropractic.
“Chiropractic is like sex. When it’s good, it’s wonderful. When it’s bad, it’s still pretty good.” – Reggie Gold
Organizers for the 2012 LA Marathon were prepared for the worst of rain and inclement weather Los Angeles could serve up, but the Sunday morning sun shined and Randy Newman’s I Love LA played as elite marathon runners crossed the finish line on March 18th, 2012, in Santa Monica, California.
With her left foot touching the finish line, Misiker Mekonnin takes 2nd place in the women’s division at the 2012 LA Marathon. Originally from Ethiopia, and currently living in Albuquerque New Mexico, Misiker Mekonnin completed the race with a time of 02:28:09 (2 hours 28 minutes and 9 seconds).
The first place finish in the women’s division was completed by Fatuma Sado of Ethiopia. In her 4th marathon event, 20-year-old Fatuma Sado busted through the tape at the finish line at 02:25:39. Fatuma shaved two minutes off of her previous personal best record, and ran fast enough to not only win the women’s division, but the $100,000 gender bonus as well.
After breaking the orange tape, Fatuma Sado gestured in prayer and kneeled to her knees, kissing the asphalt of Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, California. The 2012 gender challenge handicap was 17 minutes and 31 seconds. Elite marathon runners from the male division battled to overcome the time handicap.
Simon Njoroge was not far behind, but his time wasn’t fast enough to win this year’s race overall. Simon did win the men’s division, which included a $25,000 prize and a 2012 Honda CR-V (MSRP around $30,000). At 31 years of age, Simon Njoroge shows us that it’s not always the youngest runners that win the race.
One step a way from running 26.2 miles, Simon Njoroge raises his hands in the air, as he crosses the blue and red line, breaking the tape at the 2012 Los Angeles Marathon.
The rain was not falling like it did during the 2011 LA Marathon, but the coastal winds were beginning to pick up. Several elite runners later told me they felt increasing winds negatively affected their pace during the final few miles.
Wearing Bib F4, 23-year-old Yeshimebet Tadesse of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia finished 3rd in the women’s division. Her 2012 LA Marathon time was 02:30:46. Her facial expression shows a look of discomfort as she walks beyond the finish line photography rigging. With an average pace of 05:45:10 per mile, for 26.2 miles, the look does not at all come as a surprise. In 2011, Amy Hastings of Mammoth Lakes had a similar look seconds after she crossed the finish line.
2nd place in the men’s division went to Weldon Kirui of Kericho, Kenya. The 23-year-old distance runner from the highlands of Kenya finished the 2012 LA Marathon with a time of 02:13:40 (2 hours 13 minutes 40 seconds). In 2011, Weldon Kirui was first across the finish line in the San Diego America’s Finest City Half Marathon.
Stephen Muange of Ngong, Kenya maintains his stride as he crosses the finish line in Santa Monica. The 30-year-old distance runner was a 4th place finisher in the men’s division for the 2012 Honda LA Marathon. His recorded time was 02:15:35. Stephen Muange was one of the few elite runners that I noticed not wearing a timing device on their wrist.
6th place in the men’s division went to David Mandago of Kapsabet, Kenya. David Mandago Kipkorir completed the LA Marathon with a time of 02:18:43. At 33 years of age, he has a history of top finishing running accomplishments. His personal best time to date is 02:06:53 in the 2009 Paris Marathon.
With both feet in the air, Hailu Seifu of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia glides across the finish line and through the crosswalk intersection of California Street and Ocean Avenue. 25-year-old Hailu Seifu completed the 2012 LA Marathon in 2 hours 17 minutes and 49 seconds. It was fast enough for a fifth-place finish.
Wearing running bib number 5, Dereje Yadete made a 7th place finish in the 2012 LA Marathon. Dereje Yadete completed the marathon with a time of 02:19:16. The Nike sponsored Ethiopian distance runner specializes in half marathon and marathon distances. In the 2010 Istanbul-Eurasia Marathon, Dereje debuted with a 2nd place finish time of 02:11:53.
Salomie Getnet finished the 2012 LA Marathon in 6th place in the women’s division. Finishing 2nd in P.F. Chang’s 2009 Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon, Salomie Getnet remains a serious marathon contender. Her posted finish time for the 2012 LA Marathon was 02:41:50.
Wearing a Bucks County Running Company running shirt and a bandaid across his nose, 28 year old Jeffrey McCabe (from Pennsylvania) finished the race with a clock time of 02:29:22.
Jeffrey McCabe can be seen stopping the timer on his left wrist as he crosses the finish line. Most of the elite runners wore a timekeeping device on their left wrist. Jeffrey McCabe’s finish time was fast enough to put him on the top 10 leaderboard for male finishers in the 2012 race.
In a yellow Adidas running shirt, and a cap featuring the colors of Mexico, Tlaloc Venancio Mancilla points a finger in the air as he crosses the finish line during the 2012 LA Marathon. Living in Flagstaff Arizona, Tlaloc Venancio Mancilla completed the 26.2 mile course with a time of 02:30:55. On January 29, Tlaloc Venancio Mancilla won 2nd place in the men’s division of the 2012 3M Half Marathon.
A local from Palmdale California, Justin Patananan (wearing bib number nine) ran the 2012 LA Marathon with a finishing clock time of 02:13:49. Patananan maintained an average pace of 5:06 per mile for 26.2 miles, from inside Dodger Stadium to the corner of Ocean Avenue and California Street in Santa Monica. A graduate of UCLA, Justin Patananan was a 2008 USA Men’s Marathon Olympic Trials Qualifier and Participant.
Dressed in all black running gear and a pair of turquoise colored running shoes, Owen Kiely steps over the finish line at the 2012 LA Marathon. With an official clock time of 02:32:35 and marathon pace of 5:49 per mile, the 27-year-old Redondo Beach resident was another local Southern California to complete the marathon with an impressive time.
Wearing black sunglasses, black gloves, and a St. Patrick’s weekend green Mile High Track Club running shirt, Colorado resident Jonathan Garcia completes the 2012 Los Angeles Marathon with a clock time of 02:32:42. 30-year-old Jonathan Garcia is from Fort Collins Colorado, he finished an impressive 13th overall. When he’s not distance running, Jonathan Garcia works as an athletic coach at the Athletic Improvement Center in Colorado.
From Chicago Illinois, and running through the streets of Los Angeles, Adam Nevens (wearing Bib 18410 and a King’s Athletics running shirt) crossed the California Street finish line with a time of 2:33:41. Adam completed the 2009 New York Marathon with a 02:32:14 finish time and the 2009 Austin Marathon with a 02:33:48 finish time.
A 37-year-old elite marathon runner from Los Angeles California, Thaddeus Reichley crossed over the blue and red line at 02:33:45. Thaddeus was only 4 seconds behind Chicago’s Adam Nevens, an impressive finish. The local SoCal runner had a 02:36:07 2011 LA Marathon finish time, and a 02:40:51 2009 LA Marathon finish time (Wesley Korir won that race).
Ryo Ota from Inzai, Japan is the final finisher for the elite marathoners featured in this photo post. The 20-year-old Ryo Ota wore bib number 18513 and completed the race with a clock time of 02:33:51. At 20 years of age, Ryo has plenty of opportunity to improve on his personal best marathon running times.
Continuing the Planet Chiropractic tradition of covering marathon running in the US, I was honored to be again among a group of photographers and journalists to photograph runners crossing the finish line at California Street and Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, California. Sunday, March 18, 2012.
Nationwide, nine-city tour will feature Continuing Education, Student Recruitment and Special Seminar for Chiropractic Patients
Marietta, GA — Life University (LIFE) continues to carry the torch for the profession, announcing a nationwide, nine-city tour designed to help the profession help itself. LIFE in Your City is a three day event in each city, and provides elements that will help DCs earn continuing education, allow their patients to hear the chiropractic message from Life University president Dr. Guy Riekeman, and take part in attracting the next generation of chiropractors.
(photo: Life University president Dr. Guy Riekeman)
“We need more chiropractors, and we need better patient education,” said Riekeman. “LIFE in Your City is designed to accomplish both these elements, as well as providing an incentive to engaged chiropractors with continuing education.” The program will also serve as a tool to help chiropractors grow their practice.
LIFE in Your City will commence April 19-21 in Miami, Florida. The three days will include state-approved continuing education on Thursday, along with a special presentation for patients. Friday and Saturday will be about getting prospective students interested in the profession via dynamic speakers, hands-on activities and special presentations.
Other cities on the tour will include Philadelphia, San Diego, Orlando, Milwaukee, Columbus (OH), Los Angeles, Tampa and Denver. The nine-city tour will take occur over a two year period, concluding in April 2014. Additional cities may be added.
For more information about Life University or LIFE in Your City, please contact Craig Dekshenieks in the Marketing & Communications Department at (770) 426-2833.
About Life University – Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest in the world. Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award four-year undergraduate and graduate degrees in a variety of health care, science, business and general studies fields, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) and the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.
The Wave is coming back to California! August 3rd – 4th, 2012 The Philosophy, Art, Science and Future of Chiropractic. You’re invited to the Chiropractic Event of the Year! Empowering seminars, relicensure credits, social events, and more! Come Surf with the “Who’s Who” of Chiropractic!
Life West Wave August 2012
The 2012 Life West Wave takes place at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport – 1333 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010. This unique two-day experience includes:
More than 30 visionaries in chiropractic: The Best of the Best!
Social activities including “The Masquerade” featuring two of America’s Leading Bands
12-Hours of continuing education credit
A full-day chiropractic assistant program featuring three speakers
The chance to connect with your colleagues and the ultimate lineup of chiropractic leaders
With an absolutely stunning lineup of speakers, the Life West Wave will rock your spine!
Friday, August 3 – Speakers
Dr. Dan Murphy – Professor at Life West for 29 years, Dr. Murphy is a leading presenter in the scientific validation of the subluxation and its relationship to structure and function mediated through the nervous system.
Dr. Don Epstein – For three decades has been at the forefront of the global wellness movement. Founder and developer of Somato Respiratory Integration and Network Spinal Analysis.
Gary Null Ph.D. – New York Times best-selling author and documentary filmmaker of “The Drugging of our Children,” Dr. Null’s movies and articles have won several film festival awards and recognition worldwide.
Dr. Jim Sigafoose – Renowned worldwide for his inspirational Chiropractic philosophy and motivational teachings, and this is his first WAVE.
Dr. Jim Sigafoose
Bruce Lipton Ph.D. – Internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. Author of the “Biology of Belief” and “Spontaneous Evolution,” Bruce was the most popular speaker at the 2011 WAVE.
Dr. Joe Dispenza – Neuroscientist, chiropractor and lecturer, Dr. Joe is an expert on the brain, mind and human potential. Author of “Evolve your Brain” and his recent book “Breaking the Habit of being yourself.”
Dr. Joe Mercola – International wellness advocate, Dr. Mercola is the owner of the world’s #1 Natural Health Website mercola.com.
Dr. Simon Senzon – A deep thinker in chiropractic philosophy and author of four books, Simon’s contribution to the philosophy of chiropractic in the last few years has been prolific.
Dr. Fred Schofield – Ultra successful. Dr. Schofield is a high volume DC who has shared his strategies and mindset for success over the past 30 years.
Dr. Dr Fred Schofield
Dr. Eric Plasker – CEO of The Family Practice, Inc., Dr. Plasker has been helping DCs build the most successful lifetime family wellness practices in the world.
Dr. Brad Glowacki – The 2012 Parker Seminars “Chiropractor of the Year,” Dr. Brad is an inspiring DC who helps DCs reach their practice potential.
Dr. Claudia Anrig – I.C.P.A. lecturer, practiced 25 years and founder of Peter Pan Potential. Author of “Pediatric Chiropractic,” the fastest selling textbook in chiropractic history.
Dr. Corey Rodnick – Instrumental in introducing chiropractic to China. Not many people can claim their two kids and wife are currently in chiropractic college.
Dr. Martha Nessler – Known as “innate girl’, Dr. Nessler is a successful DC, and speaker. Martha ignites in others a spark allowing their internal greatness to burn bright.
Dr. Matt Hubbard – One of the most sought after speakers in chiropractic, Dr. Hubbard runs a successful practice in San Diego, and 10 years ago co-developed C.O.R.E. which has become a movement in the profession.
Dr. Patrick Gentempo – Chiropractor, entrepreneur, thought leader. Dr. Gentempo is one of the most recognized names in the profession.
Dr. BJ Rushton – A native from New Zealand, Dr. Rushton runs a phenomenally successful practice and is committed to the principles of chiropractic. He enlightens audiences wherever he speaks.
Dr. Liam Schubel – Self proclaimed “Schubelnator” Dr. Liam is on a world mission to expand subluxation-based chiropractic. Owner of 16 chiropractic clinics, he is an outstanding communicator, inspiring people worldwide.
Gerry Clum, Enjoying Life as Former President of Life West
Dr. Janice Hughes – Strong, feminine, laser focused, motivating, enlightening, passionate, empowering transforming. Dr. Hughes is a leader, a teacher, an author and a coach to thousands of professionals world-wide.
Dr. Billie DeMoss – Owner of a huge, high-volume practice in Newport Beach, California and Founder of the Dead Chiropractic Society and the world famous Cal Jam.
Gwen Olsen – Ms. Olsen is a reformed drug sales representative, turned activist, speaker and author of “Confessions of an Rx Drug Pusher”.
Dr. Frank Sovinsky – Co-author with Michael Gerber of the book “The E-Myth Chiropractor,” Dr. Sovinsky is a master communicator and coach.
Bill Esteb – The leading chiropractic communications expert on the planet.
Dr. Dave Jackson – Committed to saving lives through the power of chiropractic, Dr. Jackson provides state of the art internet based coaching, inspiration, motivation and practice-building strategies.
Continuing education license renewal credits (12 or more hours) are available for most US jurisdictions. A complete list of CE approvals is posted on The Wave website. Every attempt is made to offer this program as announced. However, Life Chiropractic College West reserves the right to adjust program faculty, dates and times to accommodate unanticipated occurrences.
With Showers in Forecast, Honda LA Marathon Makes Rain Contingency Plans for Race Day & Offers Runners Tips For Wet Weather
Goal for Sunday: Keeping Thousands of Volunteers & Runners as Warm, Dry & Safe as Possible
LOS ANGELES — With weather reports forecasting possible showers for race weekend, the Honda LA Marathon is offering advice for runners and making strategic contingency plans to help runners, volunteers and medical stations stay as dry and warm as possible if it rains on race day this Sunday, March 18.
Glenn Ault, M.D., associate dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and medical director for the Honda LA Marathon, offers a number of tips for running in the rain.
“Though the weather forecast changes daily, runners should be prepared for the event of rain to help keep them more comfortable during the race,” said Ault. “While we can’t control nature, there’s a lot runners can do to minimize problems caused by wet weather.”
Here are Dr. Ault’s tips:
Wear shirts made of “technical” fabric that wicks away moisture from the body. Avoid cotton, which soaks up moisture and gets heavy, and if you wear layers, choose light layers that you can shed during the race.
Avoid cotton socks; wear socks of thin fabric that wick away moisture.
Wear a trash bag or moisture repellent poncho while waiting for the race to begin; discard it when the race starts.
Have a friend or family member bring dry clothes and dry socks for you to change into halfway through the race, and after the race.
Wear a body lubricant or Vaseline to reduce blistering and chafing.
Consider wearing a cap or jacket made of breathable fabric, and gloves if the air is cold.
When running, avoid metal manhole covers and painted white lines on streets, which can become slick in wet weather.
“By following these simple tips, elite runners and recreational runners alike can ensure they have the best possible race experience no matter what the weather is like,” said Ault.
Race officials have made extensive preparations for the possibility of rain and will update their contingency plans as race preparation continues.
“We’re confident that by coordinating our efforts with the Fire Departments in all four jurisdictions and Keck Medical Center of USC, we’ll have enough equipment and support to keep our runners, volunteers and medical personnel as dry, warm and comfortable as possible on race day,” said LA MARATHON LLC Chief Operating Officer Nick Curl. “Whatever the weather brings on Sunday, we’re working to make this year’s race the best one yet.”
Rain contingency preparation includes the following:
10,000 plastic trashbags have been ordered for runners to “wear” if needed. 5,000 will be placed at the start line and 200 will go to each of the 25 water stations.
In addition to the 23,000 mylar blankets or heatsheets at the finish line for participants, 200 heatsheets will go to each of the 10 medical stations, 500 heatsheets will go to the finish line medical stations and additional heatsheets will be sent to the warming buses in Santa Monica.
18 shuttle buses will be on reserve for the finish line in Santa Monica, there will be warming buses located on Colorado with water for each bus and additional buses will follow the last runners to be staged at medical stations along the course as warming buses.
Runner vans are available for miles 6-23 for runners who do not need medical attention, but want to drop out of the race.
Warming buses will be stationed at all 10 course medical stations.
6,000 rain ponchos have been ordered for volunteers.
Heaters will be located at the finish line medical stations.
Buses for the relay exchange at Mile 13 will stay on site so those waiting for the exchange can stay dry.
18 EZ Up Tents have been ordered to help shelter the gear check areas.
Additional areas of Dodger Stadium will be open for shelter and the Expo tents will remain in place on Sunday as additional shelter in Lot 6.
To further plan for wet weather, the Honda LA Marathon is working closely with the Santa Monica Fire Department, which has jurisdiction at the finish and Los Angeles City Fire Department, which has jurisdiction at the start and through much of the course, as well as LA County Fire and the Beverly Hills Fire Department. Keck Medical Center of USC physicians and medical staff will have medical tents at strategic locations along the course, at the finish line, post finish area and family reunion area. Also, the American Red Cross is working with the Santa Monica Fire Department to provide blankets and first aid in Santa Monica.
ABOUT THE RACE: The Honda LA Marathon gives runners and fans a unique way to experience the beauty and diversity of Los Angeles. Now in its third year, the iconic Stadium to the Sea course starts at Dodger Stadium, goes through Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Echo Park and Silver Lake, and passes world-famous landmarks such as the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Sunset Strip and Rodeo Drive. The race ends on Ocean Avenue near the Santa Monica Pier. The energy, enthusiasm and entertainment along the course are unparalleled.
Dynamic Essentials comes to Sarasota Florida on April 26. April temperatures average in the mid 80s for the coastal Florida city and it’s a great location for a chiropractic event. Chiropractors can fly into St. Petersburg Clearwater International Airport and Tampa International Airport (TPA). For those wanting a road trip, Sarasota is about a 530 mile drive from Marietta Georgia. The following is from an e-mail I received regarding the upcoming Dynamic Essentials event.
April D.E. — Less Than 60 Days Away!
Dear Doctor: We have all heard and used the expression “Time is flying by!” Well, we want you to know that is exactly the case regarding the upcoming April 26 DE Meeting in Sarasota.
Now less than 60 days away, this DE promises to be another “sell out,” so if you have failed to make your room reservations at the Hyatt Sarasota (941-953-1234), we encourage you to do so today! Our block of rooms is almost gone and although sometimes the hotel will allow us to increase our block, we have no assurance of that. Also make sure that you request the DE rate at the Hyatt, a considerable savings over the standard room rate.
We already have a fabulous lineup of DE speakers, none of whom you will want to miss. OK… we will give you a sneak preview of some of our confirmed speakers:
Drs. Sid Williams (via video, if necessary), Dan Abeckjerr, Pete Amlinger, John Boutwell, Bobby Braile, Paula Hedglon, Steve Judson, RJ Kelly, Brian Lieberman, Eddie Martinez, Walter Sanchez, Ron Schmeltzer, Pennie Schwartz, Jim Sigafoose, Dean Sottile, and Mrs. Lynne Abeckjerr. Reminder, this is only a partial list of speakers for a fabulous program.
Again we say there are numerous chiropractic seminars you can attend, but the one that stands out above all others as the cornerstone of Principled ChiropracTIC is DE!
If you love ChiropracTIC, you will love DE!
Remember, make those room reservations at the Hyatt Sarasota TODAY and call Melba at 770-438-9949 to register for DE.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Sarasota!
Hyatt Regency Sarasota
1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL, 34236
Dynamic Essentials or DE is a powerful catalyst to personal change and growth. Dynamic Essentials recognizes that Chiropractors go through a long, strenuous and sometimes deficient educational process. This educational process often disregards Chiropractic`s founding principles and scoffs at the idea that there is more to life than what science can easily prove. With respect for Chiropractic`s founding principles and the principle that the “Power that made the body, heals the body,” Dynamic Essentials focuses on our responsibility as Chiropractors to lay hands on the sick and oppressed and see them recover.
The DE program, developed for Chiropractic professionals and their administrative staff, will enable you to renew your sense of direction and incorporate a firm belief in yourself, thereby achieving your individual and professional goals. DE is more than a series of classes and presentations. DE is more than a platform of quality speakers and practice building ideas! DE is an experience which will have a positive and profound effect on all aspects of your personal and professional life!