Thank you to everyone that has been making use of the chiropractic classifieds on Planet Chiropractic. I got some really good feedback from chiropractors that have been using the system nearly 10 years while I was attending the CCA Parker Seminar event in San Diego. Work is regularly done on the classified ad system but it’s not something users usually notice, that’s about to change.
Modifications that are expected to be live by June of this year include improved browser compatibilities, improvements over the scaling and display of uploaded image files, and several modifications in database functions. Most users rarely notice changes like these but they are essential in improving functionality for the classified ad system. Depending on how nice summer is in Los Angeles this year, we will be introducing an entirely new layout for categories. That is something nearly every regular classified ad user will notice.
As of today, there are 14 main classified ad categories, with 78 subcategories. When the classified ad system was first created we didn’t have any ads posted. Thanks to our users, we can easily see which categories are the most popular, which categories are the least popular, and which categories are often misused or contain misplaced advertisements.
We’re currently working behind the scenes on a category system that will feature 6 to 8 main categories, which means at least six primary categories will be phased out. That doesn’t mean users will have less options overall as the subcategories will be expanded from 78 to at least 100. The goal is to provide a long overdue improved hierarchy of places to post ads.
The 14 current categories are…
Chiropractic Practices for Sale
Commercial Chiropractic Products for Sale
Private Party Chiropractic Products for Sale
Computer Hardware and Software
Commercial Equipment for Sale
Equipment for Sale by a Private Party
Internet and Web Related Services
Office Space for Rent
Substitutions and Locum Positions
XYZ And Everything Else
I won’t get into the list of 78 subcategories here, as we are currently still finalizing decisions on which categories are going to make it to the final 6 (or possibly 8).
Chiropractic practices for sale, listings for associates, and equipment for sale have been the three most popular categories. The commercial equipment for sale and equipment for sale by private party will become a single category. Those posting will be identified as a vendor, dealer, distributor, or private party (such as a chiropractor selling an adjusting table).
Chiropractic products being sold will follow a similar format, and will be merged into a single category, with options for users to sort by private party versus vendor and/or distributor.
The categories for associates, employment opportunities, as well as substitutions and locum positions, will likely be merged into a single job listings category, that will include several subcategories. Since the classified ad system launched in the 1990s, chiropractors have been hiring more acupuncturists, massage therapists, x-ray technicians, and other employees besides chiropractic associates, office managers, and chiropractic assistants. Subcategory expansion will include listings for all of these job opportunities and more. We’re also working on various ways users can post attachments like a curriculum vitae in PDF or other formats, as well as multiple photos per ad posted.
With more than 3000 advertisements currently posted related to employment, I feel the jobs related categories are the ones that will receive the most attention over the summer, hopefully helping many more find employment in the chiropractic industry.
The California Chiropractic Association (CCA) has mailed election materials and ballots to active CCA members, along with the CCA board’s nominees for the 2012-2013 CCA Executive Committee offices, check your mail for materials if you are a California Chiropractor.
Chiropractor Vernon Englund of the CCA
The CCA Nominating Committee, Drs. John Bueler (chairman), David Benevento, Dennis Buckley, Leslie Hewitt, Grace Syn and Ray Wilbur, Rebecca Wilson, met at the La Quinta Resort & Club in La Quinta (Palm Springs) on January 27,2012. The CCA Board of Directors met at the La Quinta Resort & Club in La Quinta on January 28,2012, at which time, based on candidates presented by the CCA Nominating Committee, it selected its nominees for the 2012-2013 CCA Executive Committee.
The CCA board’s nominees for the 2012-2013 CCA Executive Committee offices are as follows:
President – Dr. Tracy Cole
1st Vice President – Dr. Robert Walsh
2nd Vice President- Dr. Brian Stenzler
Chief Financial Officer – Dr. David Paris
Secretary – Dr. Matthew Hubbard
Dr. Vernon Englund would serve as immediate past president during this term. Active members should have already received election materials and ballots. Included will be the 2012-2013 ballot, official ballot envelope, official return envelope, a CCA Executive Committee Nominations Report, along with biographies and messages of the executive committee nominees. In accordance with the CCA Bylaws, voters must be a California Chiropractic Association Active, Life or Distinguished Life member in good standing on the day ballots are counted, in order for your vote to be counted.
Every chiropractor in California should be an active voting CCA member, if you are not, it’s time to join CCA. Besides nominated candidates, write in candidates will be accepted as well. Any active, life or distinguished life member in good standing may write in the name of a member for any office, provided that member is a member in good standing and is entitled to hold office. Space for this is provided on the ballot. Only active, life and distinguished life members of the CCA, in good standing, who have served as a district president or director, or who have been members of the CCA continuously for at least five years immediately prior to April 1 of this year are eligible as write-in candidates. The following information will arrive along with previously mentioned election materials.
2012-2013 CCA Executive Committee Nominees
Nominee For President: Tracy David Cole, DC – I greatly appreciate the honor of being asked by the Nominating Committee to serve as the President of the CCA. To me, there is no greater joy than taking an active role in promoting and defending this great profession on a day to day basis. I look forward to delivering the same degree of commitment and passion to this role as I have in all of my previous service to the CCA. I will also do my utmost to ensure that the lines of communication between the leadership and the general membership continue to expand, especially in my role as President. Thank you for your vote.
Nominee For 1st Vice President: Robert Walsh, DC – I am honored to be nominated for the position of Vice President of the California Chiropractic Association. It is a time of change and uncertainty; we have challenges ahead of us, and I take this nomination very seriously. This will be my third year on the executive committee, and I look forward to serving and representing our profession. Thank you for your vote.
Nominee For 2nd Vice President: Brian Stenzler, DC – I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the CCA and the Chiropractic profession and humbled by the nomination. I have always been the guy that gets things done, and service to my profession is non-negotiable. There is so much to look forward to in Chiropractic and with the right leadership we can lead the State to help make Chiropractic the first choice for healthcare. My predecessors have laid a great foundation for us to run with and make Chiropractic an unstoppable force towards natural healthcare worldwide.
Nominee For Chief Financial Officer: David Paris, DC – I am honored to be nominated for the position of California Chiropractic Association Chief Financial Officer. I am humbled by the tremendous dedication and hard work of those who served before me and believe my greatest motivation is serving with the same commitment and dedication. I plan to continue growing the excellent stewardship that came before me. I believe we have made tremendous strides for chiropractic and chiropractors in California, yet there is still much work to do. I believe in this profession, and I believe we have tremendous opportunities ahead of us. I believe in the power of unity. I believe in CCA’s vision: “Doctors of chiropractic as the providers of first choice for wellness and the optimization of health,” and those beliefs motivate me to pursue CCA’s mission: “Promoting high standards of professionalism and patient care through education, advocacy and accountability.” Thank you for your consideration and support.
Nominee For Secretary: Matthew Hubbard, DC – With so many changes in our profession and the advancements being made in chiropractic, we are at a crossroads in our profession. I plan to continually learn the latest methods, procedures, and technical data to contribute to health care, chiropractic, and my colleagues. I believe it’s important to share what I’ve learned. From mentors and leaders I’ve constantly been surrounded by the best. I’ve written articles, and taught lectures and classes that have given me the opportunity to help other chiropractors be more successful. My goal is to teach and communicate chiropractic to our colleagues that are struggling. There are thousands of people around the country who face terrible pain every day. I want to do my part to help make them feel well again. That’s why I’m actively involved in CCA and other national groups. I feel by helping chiropractors, I am helping more patients as well.
Biographies of 2012-2013 CCA Executive Committee Nominees
Nominee For President: Tracy David Cole, DC – A severe 4-wheel ATV accident at age 15 resulted in extensive injuries that introduced Dr. Cole to chiropractic. A 1989 Palmer-West graduate, he has practiced in Crescent City since 1991 and been active in CCA since 1993. He serves on the CCA Executive Committee as First Vice President after serving as Treasurer, Secretary and Second Vice President. For the past three years, he served as Chair of the Ethics and Medi-Cal committees and is a driving force for chiropractic access. He is also a member of the Medicare and Legislative Planning committees. He is Redwood District past President and Director.
Nominee For 1st Vice President: Robert Walsh, DC – Dr. Robert Walsh grew up in Vancouver, B.C., and earned his B.S. degree in Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. He came to Northern California to pursue a chiropractic degree after a positive experience with chiropractic care following a football injury. He completed his degree at Palmer West in 1995. Dr. Walsh has practiced in Northern California since 1995, with the past 15 years in private practice in Pleasanton. Dr. Walsh served on numerous committees as well as Alameda district vice president and president, Insurance & Industrial Relations Department Chair, 2nd Vice President, and currently serves as CCA CFO.
Nominee For 2nd Vice President: Brian Stenzler, DC – Dr. Stenzler graduated from Life University in 1998 and practiced in Long Island for six years. In New York, Brian held several positions on the NY Chiropractic Council Board and Executive Board. In 2003, he received the Beacon Award for NY Chiropractor of the Year. Dr. Stenzler was intricately involved with the legislative efforts in both New York and Washington, DC. In 2006, Dr. Stenzler moved to San Diego and opened offices in Del Mar and Pacific Beach. He immediately joined the CCA and worked his way from VP of the San Diego District to President for two terms.
Nominee For Chief Financial Officer: David Paris, DC – David Paris, DC has lived and practiced in beautiful Redding, California, since graduation from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in 2001. Married with three young children he is heavily involved in community youth sports as a coach and currently as Shasta Roller Hockey League president. Dr. Paris has been a CCA member since chiropractic college and after graduating has served in almost every position on the North State District’s executive board. Dr. Paris has also served on multiple state level committees particularly involved with the key doctor program. Currently he serves on the CCA Executive Committee as 2nd Vice President.
Nominee For Secretary: Matthew Hubbard, DC – Dr. Matt Hubbard earned a BS degree in Kinesiology from Westmont College and graduated from Life Chiropractic College West. Dr. Hubbard currently serves as a member of the CCA Development & Endorsement, Member & District Relations and Philosophy committees and is a past member of the Journal Advisory Board committee. He is CCA-San Diego County District’s vice president and has served as district treasurer and director and membership chairperson. Dr. Hubbard is also president of C.O.R.E. (Chiropractors on the Road to Excellence), started an emergency response team for San Diego and is a featured speaker at Life Chiropractic College West.
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The First WCCS Regional Conference Hosted At Life West Called A ‘Game-Changer’
Hayward, California – On May 3, 2012, Life Chiropractic College West hosted the first World Congress of Chiropractic Students (WCCS) regional event which ran over the course of four days. Chiropractic students from 13 schools in four countries and two continents congregated at this special conference in Hayward, California. The event was recognized as a “Game-changer” for many of the attendees and prestigious guests. Some of the high-profile guests include Dr. Arno Burnier of MCQI, Research Director of NZCC, Dr. Heidi Haavik, President of Life West, Dr. Brian Kelly, Drs. Gerry Clum, Keith Overland, Joel Alcantara, Mike Flynn, Liam Schubel, and co-author of E-Myth Chiropractor, Frank Sovinsky along with several other renowned presenters.
Regional WCCS event organizers and staff comprised of Life West students and alumni
Sponsors included Life West, Standard Process, WFC, NBCE, ICA, ACA, IFCO, F4CP, CCA, and many others. The event tackled many hot topics concerning Chiropractic education, research, politics, and business while strengthening the unity amongst chiropractic students around the world.
Addison Bulosan, Life West student and key orchestrator, states, “While we hoped to make an impact with this event we never dreamed of it shaking the very foundation of how we serve as Chiropractors. The weekend took the best of the best from each chiropractic school and organization, and created an atmosphere of growth and understanding. The transformation that occurred at this event will contribute to the success of chiropractic for many years to come.”
The World Congress of Chiropractic Students (WCCS) is a non-profit organization representing the chiropractic profession internationally. Active membership consists of over 15,000 students from 32 colleges. Their purpose is to advance and unite the global chiropractic profession through inspiration, integrity, and leadership. The WCCS, which has been running since 1979, will meet on August 2012 for their annual conference to discuss issues pertinent to the chiropractic profession.
Life West, established in 1976, is an accredited non-profit institution of higher learning. Over 4,500 graduates of Life West are now providing chiropractic care worldwide. The college’s vision is to create a brighter future for humanity. 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 1,000 patients per week in the city of Hayward, California. www.lifewest.edu.
Source: Life West Chiropractic College
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The California Chiropractic Association (CCA) is hosting a legislative conference on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 featuring Governor Jerry Brown as the keynote speaker. The CCA legislative conference is being held in Sacramento, California and chiropractors as well as chiropractic students are urged to attend. Registration begins at 9 AM and there will be a reception and fundraiser taking place later in the afternoon.
From the California Chiropractic Association: Governor Jerry Brown has been a loyal friend and an extremely effective and staunch advocate to the profession of chiropractic and the patients it serves. CCA is honored to have Governor Brown as the key note speaker for our upcoming Legislative Conference.
Governor Brown is a true believer in alternative health care, freedom of choice for patients and parity for health care providers. In his capacity as former governor of California (1975-1983), he appointed a chiropractor to a local Board of Medical Quality Assurance, which caused a huge stir in the medical profession. In 1976, Governor Brown signed a bill to run an initiative establishing the Council on Chiropractic Education as an accrediting agency for the chiropractic colleges under the auspices of the California State Board of Chiropractic Examiners. In 1978, Governor Brown signed another bill to allow for an initiative to permit clean-up language to the Chiropractic Initiative Act. Not surprisingly, the California Medical Association presented significant opposition, but he stood by our profession.
CCA proudly endorsed Governor Jerry Brown in the 2006 California Attorney General race and in his unprecedented 2010 California Governor race. Today, Governor Brown continues his long standing and incredible support of the chiropractic profession. In the 2011 legislative session, Governor Brown signed into law four important CCA supported bills: AB 25 (Hayashi), SB 51 (Alquist), SB 543 (Steinberg, Price, Hayashi) and SB 826 (Leno).
AB 25 (Hayashi) – Signed by the Governor. Requires a student athlete who is suspected of sustaining a concussion or head injury to be evaluated and receive a written clearance by a licensed health care provider prior to returning to play. CCA actively supported this bill and successfully advocated strongly to ensure that doctors of chiropractic are eligible to evaluate and clear a student athlete suspected of having suffered a concussion.
SB 51 (Alquist) – Signed by the Governor. Requires specified health plans and insurers to comply with specified medical loss ratios. CCA supported this measure.
SB 543 (Steinberg, Price, Hayashi) – Signed by the Governor. Prohibits the Physical Therapy Board of California from taking disciplinary actions against licensed physical therapists who are currently employed by chiropractic, medical or podiatric corporations for a period of one year. CCA strongly supported this measure.
SB 826 (Leno) – Signed by the Governor. Requires the Workers’ Compensation administrative director to assess an administrative penalty against a claims administrator for a violation of data reporting requirements. CCA supported this measure.
For those of you planning to attend, there is an online registration form available (2012 CCA Legislative Conference – along with more details) on the chiropractic seminar pages.
The 2012 CCA Legislative Conference on Tuesday will be followed by a Fundraiser for CCA Political Action Committee (CCPAC) beginning at 3 PM. The reception and fundraiser is taking place at the Pyramid Alehouse, Brewery & Restaurant, 1029 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.
Enjoy an IPA with the CCA and celebrate chiropractic in the state of California!
Here is this months chiropractic news related to several seminars and conferences taking place throughout the United States. Parker Seminars and the California Chiropractic Association annual convention was held in San Diego this past weekend and it was a spectacular event. As a chiropractor member of the CCA and a long time attendee at Parker Seminars, it’s my opinion that the joined effort was a fabulous value for chiropractors. There was continuing education, top-notch speakers, loads of positive energy, and that awesome San Diego sunshine.
Chiropractors Fabrizio Mancini and Matt Hubbard
Being that San Diego is not a far drive from my office in Los Angeles, and my CCA dues provide opportunities to get continuing education, staying in California for this May combined Parker Seminars CCA Conference was an easy choice. I’ve already posted one seminar photo set to the blog, and there’s more to come. I was ecstatic to see former chiropractic classmates, old chiropractic heroes, and fresh new chiropractic student warriors.
Record Attendance at Sarasota Dynamic Essentials – While I didn’t make it to the April 26 Dynamic Essentials Meeting in Sarasota Florida, the word from DE is that there was a wall-to-wall, standing room only crowd present for Drs. Sid and Nell Williams. There was a Thursday night video presentation featuring Dr. Sid Williams from a 1980s Life Chiropractic College student assembly. According to DE, students from five chiropractic institutions were in attendance for the Florida event. I remember the days in the early 90s when a few classmates and myself would make the journey from Los Angeles to Atlanta to attend Dynamic Essentials meetings. They helped shape my future in chiropractic.
There is more to come for chiropractic in the month of May. The Palmer College West Chiropractic Homecoming begins on Friday, May 18 and takes place through Sunday, May 20. The event features 20 hours of continuing education presented by an amazing lineup of chiropractic speakers, and it’s being hosted in Santa Clara, California.
Another event for principled chiropractors is going to be the Georgia Council of Chiropractic 31st Annual Convention taking place in Atlanta, Georgia. The chiropractic convention and expo is from July 27 through July 29 and it’s being held at the Mall of Georgia Conference Center. There’s continuing education credits available and several great speakers already on the schedule.
Living in Venice Beach, you’re more likely to find me catching waves in July, and in August I’ll be catching the Life West Wave in northern California. I had a blast at the 2011 Life West Wave was amazed by the turnout of spizzed chiropractors.
Outside the world of chiropractic you’ll find me speaking at SMX Advanced Seattle 2012 on June 5th. I’ll be on the Hardcore Local SEO Tactics track, and I believe the event is sold out. I will likely post material from my local search presentation to my personal site soon after the conference.
That’s my update for the month of May, make it a spectacular month!
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The 2012 CCA Annual Chiropractic Convention in conjunction with Parker Seminars San Diego turned out to be a terrific success. Not only did chiropractors have the opportunity to get Continuing Education credits for relicensing, they also got great sunny weather, and three days of motivational talks by high energy chiropractors and chiropractic assistants.
Continuing Education Was Available for Numerous States
Fresh off of posting photos from an Internet Marketing conference in Los Angeles, I changed gears and made my way down the coast to the Paradise Point Resort and Spa in San Diego California. It’s an older style hotel property but it’s a terrific venue for a chiropractic event like the California Chiropractic Association conferences. I loved that you could park your car directly outside your room, beer cooler for the win!
Chiropractors Jeff Spencer, Dennis Buckley and Eric Plasker
Dr. Jeff Spencer (world renowned sports chiropractor) conducted a presentation on sports injuries and protocols to achieve maximum patient results. In Dr. Spencer’s presentation, he talked about controlling acute pain and inflammation by following an anti-inflammatory diet. He also talked about fibroblastic repair and remodeling, it was a great presentation.
Dr. Dennis Buckley (the former marathon running chiropractor in the center) practices in Pasadena California and is host to monthly chiropractic CORE events.
Dr. Eric Plasker (pictured on the right) presented on becoming the big idea. He is a motivating spirit and creator of the 100 Year Lifestyle, he has provided numerous 100 Year Lifestyle education programs for California Chiropractors.
Brian Wikoff Family Chiropractic
It’s terrific to catch up with local chiropractors when attending conferences. It’s also great to see chiropractors bring their family and staff to events like Parker Seminars. One chiropractor that brought his family and staff to the event was Dr. Brian Wikoff of Santa Ana, California. Brian and his wife Stacey have always been smiling and positive when I’ve seen them at events, I imagine their chiropractic office is loaded with nurturing energy.
Fabrizio Mancini and Gilles Lamarche of Parker University and Seminars
The last time I had the opportunity to photograph these two gentlemen they were featured in a Las Vegas fashion show during a Parker Las Vegas event. Chiropractors Fabrizio Mancini and Gilles Lamarche make all attendees feel welcome at Parker events, and it’s much appreciated, as the feeling of hospitality keeps chiropractors returning. Dr. Mancini has a new book out titled The Power of Self-Healing and I hear he remained an additional day in San Diego to go on Fox television to talk more about his book.
Chiropractic assistant Brandi MacDonald (2010 chiropractic assistant of the year) did a presentation on the secrets of removing quality interference from the front desk and increasing your healing consciousness. She spoke about removing subluxation and interference from the perspective of a chiropractic assistant. Her talk is a must attend for chiropractic doctors and staff. Next time you are attending a Parker Seminar, don’t miss her presentations.
I have many more photos to post, but it’s time to run the beach and then get ready to serve in the office. Additional photo posts to come later in the week. Please respect my photography copyrights.
DALLAS, TX — Parker University was recognized as one of the Healthiest Employers in North Texas by the Dallas Business Journal (DBJ). Each year, the Dallas Business Journal recognizes companies that proactively shape the health of their employees. Parker was honored as an organization that’s committed to creating a healthy workplace.
“Parker prides itself on being a health and wellness leader and advocate so it’s only fitting that we encourage employees to participate in activities that result in healthier lifestyles,” said Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, president of Parker University. “We’re committed to improving people’s overall health and quality of life including our employees’ health.”
The Healthiest Employers awards program evaluates organizations based on criteria including culture and leadership commitment, foundational components, strategic planning, communication and marketing, programming and interventions, and reporting and analysis. With more than 250 employees, Parker was awarded in the midsize company category, along with six others companies.
Parker actively promotes a healthy work environment for employees and encourages them to make positive lifestyle choices. Parker implements a variety of wellness programs including Simply Well, which is an online tool used to motivate employees to manage and increase healthy behaviors. The customized program enables employees to identify their possible health risks and empowers them to improve their health with the help of individualized action plans and support tools. Employees who participate in the program and achieve predetermined point requirements are rewarded with a $40-per-month discount on health insurance premiums. Employees can even be reimbursed for their gym memberships. If they attend a gym of their choice at least 10 times per-month, they receive $35 on the following month’s pay. If employees participate in both programs, they gain $900 a year.
Employees receive Simply Well points for participating in events such as self-defense classes, weekend walks, and workouts on campus like yoga or P90X.
Parker also provides free chiropractic care, health and wellness counseling, and discounted health and wellness products, including supplements, back and neck supportive pillows, and massagers.
In addition, the Human Resources Department collaborates with the Parker Wellness Committee, which plans healthy events and programs throughout the year.
“We’re proud of the numerous programs and support systems we have that encourage and assist in employees’ health,” said Sandra McLean, chief human resources officer of Parker University. “Our wellness committee provides extensive support for employees. They’re great about coming up with fun ways to get people moving and inspired about being active and eating healthy.”
Parker also has a gym on campus that has free weights, treadmills, ellipticals, a basketball court, and a yoga area that’s free to employees and their spouses.
The DBJ featured Parker University in a special article about the award.
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.