Month: June 2012

Chiropractic Superstars Deliver Ultimate Seminar Experience

Life Chiropractic College West News

Hayward, California — Drs. Guy Riekeman, Joe Mercola, Dan Murphy, Don Epstein, James Sigafoose, Claudia Anrig, Billy DeMoss, Bill Esteb, Patrick Gentempo, Matt Hubbard, Dave Jackson, Eric Plasker, Bruce Lipton, Gerry Clum, Corey Rodnick, Brian Kelly, Martha Nessler, Barry Rushton, Janice Hughes, Liam Schubel, Fred Schofield, Frank Sovinsky, Jason Deitch, John Hoffman, as well as, New York Times best-selling author and documentary filmmaker of “The Drugging of our Children”, Dr. Gary Null, and author of the award-winning book, “Confessions of an Rx Drug Pusher”, Gwen Olsen, NFL Star, Foundation for Chiropractic Progress Spokesperson, Jerry Rice and many other great presenters will speak at ‘The WAVE’. With over 30 presentations from today’s Who’s Who in Chiropractic, the event offers three tracks including a full-day chiropractic assistant program on Friday, and a day-long series of short, bold presentations on Saturday.

Life Chiropractic College West Wave

Join us in welcoming Jerry Rice, spokesperson for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, as one of our many special guest speakers at The Wave 2012!

Location: Hyatt Regency, San Francisco Airport – 1333 Bayshore Highway – Burlingame, CA 94010 – Phone: (650) 347-1234

Special rates apply. Please mention “Life West Wave” when securing accommodations.

The WAVE‘ is Life Chiropractic College West’s homecoming event to be held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, Burlingame, California, USA on Friday and Saturday, August 3 and 4, 2012. Other highlights of this event include the national speaking competition, Talk the ‘Tic, and an exciting masquerade party where attendees enjoy live entertainment and music from two of America’s leading bands, Gypsy Tribe and Stompy Jones. Life West will also honor all reunion groups and announce its 2012 Alumnus of the Year. Come and hear from many of the greatest minds in the world of chiropractic today and enjoy the beauty of the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, please visit www.lifewestwave.com or call (510) 780-4508.

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

planetc1.com-news @ 12:14 pm | Article ID: 1340900067

Typical Scammer Email Sequence

If you’ve ever posted a classified advertisement online for an item for sale, chances are you’ve received e-mails from faraway places, from individuals that are planning to defraud you of your items and/or money. That’s not to say that fraud doesn’t also occur locally, it does, but there are typical patterns that take place in common overseas scams. US sellers are typically the targets of such scams, and unfortunately they are often times quite effective, since enough people fail the “if it sounds too good to be true” test, to make the scam worth the effort.

The most common target for chiropractic classifieds in these sorts of scams are chiropractor selling items like equipment, chiropractic tables, x-ray machines, and things of that nature. The scammers don’t care what the items are, they just want your money and/or your equipment. Unknowing sellers on other classified ad websites have been conned into shipping numerous items overseas. Items as large as motorcycles. The community effort on Planet Chiropractic has been terrific in helping to quickly identify scammers which helps us to block their activities. Scammers are a reality of buying and selling online, and I find the best thing people can do to combat being taken by a fraudster, is to stay educated on recognizing potential scams.

Here’s a sequence of e-mails from just yesterday involving someone in Africa sending e-mails to a seller of chiropractic items in the United States. Take a look…

Hi, (from the scammer)

How are you doing? Am writing you in regards to your posting on here and i’m interested in buying the item for one of my cousins.I want to know if the item is still available,if yes,Pls do get back to me with the detail and the last price of the item.Hope to read from you and have a wonderful and productive day.

Thanks
rickson.

rickson
[email protected]

Hi, (The unknowing seller replies)

I still have the item. It is $550 + any packaging/shipping/transaction fees to get it to you. If you give me an address I can find out the final cost. I ship via UPS.

Seller

Hi, (The scammer follow up)

Thanks for the response to my introductory email..I am pretty cool with the price and condition and i am buying this for my cousin but my mode of payment will be the Most acceptable,safer and reliable means of payment which is United state certified money order/cashier check…Also,i am going to add $40 to the price for you to withdraw the advert from site.Please do get back to me with your name and address along with your phone number so that payment can be sent to you as early as possible and i will have my shipper come to pick up the item once you receive and clear the payment….And if you have a picture of the item,kindly attached with your response so that i can send it to my cousin.

Kindest Regards,

rickson
[email protected]

After reading the above paragraph most sellers come to the conclusion that someone is attempting to scam and defraud them. If sellers would pay closer attention, they would potentially notice the signs of a scam in the first e-mail. It has the following makings of an e-mail from a scammer

  • poor grammar (many e-mails include poor grammar, so not the perfect individual identifier)
  • item requested for third-party (in this case a cousin)
  • nonspecific (meaning there’s no actual specific mention of the item)

When selling items online, you pretty much have to expect that a certain amount of e-mails you receive are going to be from people attempting to defraud you of your money and/or your items, take the necessary steps to know who you’re dealing with before you ship items or money anywhere.

Council on Chiropractic Guidelines & Practice Parameters

CCGPP News

Important Clarification Regarding CCGPP’s Development of Clinical Guidelines and Algorithms

It has come to my attention that yet another small group of individuals in our profession is hard at work spreading misinformation amongst their colleagues, this time in regards to CCGPP’s formulation of acute and chronic care guidelines and treatment algorithms. Since these previously published guidelines were developed for the sole reason of successfully helping the profession and its individual doctors, I would like to explain how these guidelines and subsequent algorithms came about.

Guideline Development: The Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP), was formed in 1995 at the behest of the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations (COCSA) and with assistance from the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), the Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC), the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB), the Foundation for the Advancement of Chiropractic Sciences (FACS), the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research (FCER), the International Chiropractors Association (ICA), the National Association of Chiropractic Attorneys (NACA) and the National Institute for Chiropractic Research (NICR).

The CCGPP’s mission is to provide consistent and widely adopted chiropractic practice information, to perpetually distribute and update this data, as is necessary, so that doctors, consumers and others have reliable information on which to base informed health care decisions. CCGPP was also delegated to examine all existing guidelines, parameters, protocols and best practices in the United States and other nations with a chiropractic lens. Participation and process has been as transparent as possible and a major goal is to represent a diverse cross-section of the profession on the projects that CCGPP has been involved in.
While CCGPP initially had no interest in guidelines, a request was made by the state of California (where one out of 6 DCs in the USA reside) to develop an acute care guideline, since existing guidelines, and guidelines being considered by the state’s workers’ compensation system were developed primarily by medical physicians and were overly restrictive towards care rendered by chiropractic physicians. Clearly, there was a need for a guideline developed with a chiropractic lens and honest evaluation of the literature versus biased medical-driven interpretations of the literature.

As a result, Delphi panels were formed to develop initial acute care and later chronic care guidelines which included widespread representation from all corners of our profession. It was an inclusive and very transparent process. In the end, our profession did something very historic. We reached over 80% consensus on both guidelines and greatly expanded the recommendations compared to virtually all other guidelines currently in use by most payors in the United States (which were developed with little, if any, chiropractic input and were very medically-biased).

CCGPP’s acute care guideline recommends approximately 25% more care than the widely used ODG (Occupational Disability Guidelines). ODG actually incorporated CCGPP’s acute and chronic care recommendations in the “current research” section of their guideline. CCGPP’s chronic care guideline recommends up to 1-4 visits per month to help “control” those patients suffering chronic pain. Again, this recommendation is far better than any other guideline of which we are aware. CCGPP’s acute and chronic care guidelines provide clear direction on how to document complicating factors, response to care, etc. to help explain why care may extend beyond the initial recommendations proposed. CCGPP spends a great deal of time reminding payors, consultants, and other interested parties on the “proper” use of guidelines and reminds everyone that guidelines are just that, “guidelines”, not cookbooks for care.

The Delphi Process: The purpose of the Delphi process is to elicit information and judgments from participants to facilitate problem-solving, planning, and decision-making. It does so without physically assembling the participants. Instead, information is exchanged via mail, FAX, or email. It is structured to capitalize on the merits of group problem-solving and minimize the liabilities of group problem-solving. The Delphi technique requires a facilitator/director to organize and conduct the process, manage the information, and ensure that procedures are followed correctly. Dr. Cheryl Hawk served in this position.

Representation of all stakeholders is essential, and the group should represent both topic-specific academic/research expertise and a cross-section of the profession. Multidisciplinary input is also sought from our affected stakeholders. CCGPP sought nominations from COCSA and also sent a request to an extensive list of chiropractic organizations, including ACA, ICA and WCA, as well as their business partners and associates, to ensure adequate representation.

In making nominations, the organizations were asked to take the following factors into account in order to form a group that provides clinical expertise and represents the profession accurately and with diversity: geographic location (state/region), urban/suburban/rural location, chiropractic college of graduation, high volume/low volume practice, technique, manual only/manual plus modalities, scope of practice (broad/focused), experience in reading and evaluating the literature (demonstrated by advanced degree, post-grad work, publications, teaching), at least 5 years of experience in full-time clinical practice, currently licensed and practicing in the USA.

Panelists were first provided with background documents, including summaries of current guidelines in common use and recent relevant articles from the scientific literature. Three Delphi rounds were conducted, with the seed document revised as per the panelists’ responses between each round.

In analyzing the responses, the median response was calculated for each item. Medians, unlike means, take extreme responses into consideration and so will better ensure that each participant’s response will have an impact on the total. Agreement was present only with 80%+ consensus.

Algorithm Development: Despite how well-written the acute and chronic care guidelines are, we realize that a great many doctors simply have not taken the time to read them and, consequently, we are currently embarked on an initiative to simplify the contents for the average field doctor via the creation of visual “algorithms”. Unfortunately, an individual inappropriately released the DRAFTS of these documents, without any accurate explanation as to the clear benefits, intent, or use of the algorithms and has inappropriately been discussing and voicing concerns regarding these. Please be aware that the algorithms being developed contain NO NEW information, but are merely visual treatment algorithms based entirely on papers that were already published. Our goal is simply to help doctors in their cognitive flow regarding clinical decision making and treatment of patients in their offices for acute conditions and for chronic conditions. We are NOT setting standards for the profession. Anyone who read the acute and chronic care guidelines already realizes the difference between benchmarks for care, proper use of guidelines and standards.

The individuals who are spreading misinformation are claiming that these algorithms were never reviewed by the profession, even though one of their own board members was on both Delphi Panels and thus part of the process of developing the guidelines. They confusingly also claim that the algorithms are restrictive, should not contain numbers, and should not have been disseminated, despite the fact that they were already published in a peer-reviewed journal after an extensive and transparent Delphi process. Doctors across the profession recommend treatment plans to their patients that are based on numbers of visits per week, followed by re-evaluations. Many insurance companies and managed care companies use their own visit frequency and duration guidelines that are often very restrictive, because they do not use quality literature or use very biased medical interpretations of the literature. Often guidelines are based on uncomplicated case, versus the reality of what we deal with in our offices every day.

The bottom line is that, either our profession develops guidelines for ourselves or others outside the profession, who have no interest in the care of patients, will develop or have already developed them for us. The recommendations in our documents merely provide benchmarks for care in order measure the response to treatment, but are not prescriptive and do NOT represent limits for care. They take into consideration complicated and chronic cases and even cases that will never fully resolve. It is important to understand that these algorithms are for spine-related pain conditions only. They are not designed for other clinical objectives such as subluxation-focused care, postural care, wellness care, etc. and the introductory paper makes this clear.

Please keep in mind that the original published guidelines and the subsequent pictorial description of the guidelines in algorithm form are based on the current level of scientific evidence. That is not to say that other forms of care may not work. CCGPP is only reporting on what we know, based on the highest level of scientific evidence to date. As more clinical research becomes available, CCGPP will update the guidelines and algorithms to support the most current knowledge base.

CCGPP is anxious to get these algorithms out to the profession and into the hands of as many organizations, schools, student doctors and field practitioners as possible. Before we do that, however, we intend to subject the algorithms to the same rigorous Delphi process and then publish the outcome. Once that is done, these guidelines will no longer be our property.

There has been some concern that CCGPP’s primary objective is to make money. CCGPP does not personally own the copyright of our published products. CCGPP funds the work through donations, sponsors and membership dues. CCGPP only recently agreed to give its board chairman a small stipend to compensate for the extraordinary amount of time it takes to fill this position. No one else on CCGPP’s board receives any compensation; in fact our board members pay dues to the organization, so these dedicated and hard-working doctors are paying to do all this work for free. Ironically, the members of the organization that is leveling this criticism are paid to sit on their board.

So, why is there a need for guidelines to be produced by our own profession? As previously stated, if we do not produce these, someone else will. In fact, a number of insurance companies have already done this. Would you prefer to be held to the recommendations / guidelines of ASHN, Optum Health, ACOEM, Milliman and Roberts or ODG? At least with CCGPP’s evidence-based guidelines, which do stand up to scientific scrutiny, doctors of chiropractic have a fighting chance to defend their care, to fight back against unjust denials, and to fight back against bad consultants.

CCGPP is responsive to any requests we receive for support and information through our Rapid Response Team and we have a group of the profession’s top scientific minds at our disposal to help research and answer many of these questions. The fact is, CCGPP has always been and will continue to be here to help you as a doctor or to help your association or other chiropractic organizations. CCGPP is not here to restrict you, to express any strong biased statements or sentiments or to team up with the insurers against doctors. CCGPP exists for the following reasons: to help every chiropractic doctor make evidence-based clinical decisions and to be able to confidently and successfully defend his or her care, as well as ultimately improving patient outcomes.

Conclusions: 1) Please go back and read the papers CCGPP published in JMPT. These should be close at hand on every doctor’s shelf, 2) Please go to our website at www.CCGPP.org (this is undergoing a dramatic restructure that will make it much more useful and user-friendly) and get copies of the Acute and Chronic care guidelines. Read these and become familiar with the guidelines, 3) Keep your eyes open for the Treatment Algorithm tools and get these as soon as they become available, 4) Now you know the facts. If one of the individuals spreading the misinformation about CCGPP, the guidelines and the algorithms approaches you, you are now armed with the truth. It is every DC’s responsibility and every chiropractic organization’s responsibility to be accurate about the intent and actions of CCGPP for the benefit of the profession. Please ensure the message that is being delivered is accurate and if it is not, please do your part to correct the perpetrator of any misinformation.

CCGPP will continue to work hard to help the chiropractic profession.

Sincerely,

Thomas J. Augat, DC, MS, CCSP, FASA
Chairman, CCGPP – The Clinical Compass

planetc1.com-news @ 7:54 pm | Article ID: 1340322866

League of Chiropractic Women Inaugural Event

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

The League of Chiropractic Women (LCW) inaugural event is taking place on July 27-28, 2012 in Atlanta, GA at the Atlanta Marriott. The LCW is a voice for all women in chiropractic — DCs, CAs, spouses, students, administrators, teachers and more. The focus is to empower women in chiropractic, and to develop leaders in the profession.

I received notification of the event via email and converted for a post, here are the details.

Dear Woman in Chiropractic,

Sometimes feel like a stranger in a strange land at chiropractic seminars? Not with this one! Join us for a historical moment in chiropractic history as we gather together for the first League of Chiropractic Women’s event in Atlanta GA.

woman chiropractor adjustingInvest your time with women who share your values, vision and lifestyle. Interact with and learn from presenters who support and understand what it means to be a woman in Chiropractic. We will address your concerns, provide solutions, and ultimately elevate and inspire you with topics customized and tailored to your individual needs.

Our unique format of roundtables, co-creative workshops, speed coaching and informative inspiring sessions allows interaction among participants and presenters. You will leave with focused energy, new skills and knowledge to be more effective in your life and in the chiropractic profession. Built into this event is time to network and develop new relationships and a connection to women who will support you beyond the weekend.

Regardless of your stage of practice, life or relationship, our goal is to empower you to be more fulfilled, happy, successful and connected. We hope you will be a part of this exciting event. Register Now for the seminar!

Some of our featured speakers include: Barbara Loe Fischer (Consumer Advocate Extraordinaire), Betty Siegel (Ethical Leadership), Sharon Gorman (Why we ALL need the LCW!) as well as Shawn Powers, Leslie Hewitt, Jeannne Ohm, Pat Gayman, Patti Guiliano, Dena Churchill, Kim Gambino, Martha Nessler, Patty Ribley, Kathi Handt, Marilyn Shore, Mary Flannery, Kim Goreham, Rose Lepien, Edie Roark Hoffman, Selina Sigafoose-Jackson, and more!

Join Us at the LCW Inaugural Event – July 27-28, 2012 in Atlanta, GA. This is a rock star cast and red hot event! The Planet Chiropractic Seminar Pages has League of Chiropractic Women Inaugural Event of 2012 details and visit the LCW Site directly for information on registration and becoming a supporting member.

planetc1.com-news @ 1:17 pm | Article ID: 1340299042

Parker University Receives Oklahaven Golden Heart Award

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

DALLAS — Oklahaven Children’s Chiropractic Center, a non-profit organization that treats sick and disabled children through chiropractic care, recently honored Parker University with the Golden Heart Award as the chiropractic institution that raised the most funds during Oklahaven’s 2012 Have-a-Heart Campaign. Each year, hundreds of chiropractic offices, chiropractic institutions, and many other advocacy groups around the world join in the Have-A-Heart Campaign to raise funds to heal children through chiropractic at Oklahaven.

Oklahaven Parker Chiropractic Golden Heart Award

“Parker’s faculty, staff, and student body have exemplified the true meaning of the golden heart,” said Dr. Bobby Doscher, president of Oklahaven Children’s Chiropractic Center. “I appreciate your devotion to raising the greater level of consciousness to return our children to health through chiropractic and a natural drug free life style they deserve.”

Oklahaven, located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has been specializing in the treatment of neurologically disorganized children since 1962 due to the generosity of people who believe in a natural, drug-free lifestyle for children. The center is privately financed and has never received state, federal, or United Way funds.

Oklahaven specializes in the treatment of nursing difficulties, colic, ear aches, failure to thrive, developmental delays, asthma, arthritis, ADD, ADHD through the autistic spectrum, and cerebral palsy, which are just a few conditions that have been successfully treated. Many parents come to the center as their last hope.

“There are so many families that are searching for a solution to better health for their children,” said Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, president of Parker University. “Oklahaven provides chiropractic care that deeply impacts and improves the lives of the children they treat. We’re honored to support their mission and assist in creating awareness of the power of chiropractic.”

To learn more about Oklahaven Children’s Chiropractic Center and the difference that participating in the Have-A-Heart Campaign can make in children’s lives, visit www.chiropractic4kids.com.

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.

Source: Parker University

planetc1.com-news @ 5:27 am | Article ID: 1339838879

Sherman College of Chiropractic Prepares for Presidential Search

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

The Board of Trustees at Sherman College of Chiropractic has begun a search for the college’s next president, says Chairman Peter Kevorkian, D.C. The board is looking for a new leader to take the college to its next level of growth.

Sherman College of Chiropractic LogoSherman’s fourth president, Jon C. Schwartzbauer, D.C., announced May 24 that he is stepping down; Schwartzbauer will oversee day-to-day operations and serve the college as needed while the Board of Trustees conducts its search. Schwartzbauer has served as the college’s president since 2007, leading the college through reaffirmation of both institutional and programmatic accreditation, improving student learning and patient care, and implementing a comprehensive chiropractic curriculum.

Kevorkian says the board is seeking nominations and applications for a proven and dynamic leader to serve as the organization’s president. “The successful candidate will have a strong track record in inspiring, motivating and leading a senior management team and will take on the significant leadership role of representing Sherman College’s vision in the chiropractic profession,” he shares.

The college president will report to the Board of Trustees and should have a distinguished record of leadership, management and service in his/her field (D.C. preferred) including higher education, business and/or government experience and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Nominations and applications should be addressed to the college, to the attention of the Presidential Search Committee, and should be submitted by July 31, 2012. Details are provided at www.sherman.edu/presidentsearch.

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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.

Source: Sherman College of Chiropractic

planetc1.com-news @ 1:00 pm | Article ID: 1339693218

Receive Attendance Credit For Chiropractic Sessions You Attend

For Chiropractors, getting continuing education (CE) credits should be an easy process, but many (myself included) have had times when they’ve jumped through quite a few hoops while at a CE seminar. Doctors want to be sure they get properly credited for CE hours attended. A large part of getting credited is knowing in advance what states are covered, what classes are covered, and how many hours are available.

At the recent Parker – CCA Seminar in San Diego, I was pleased to see how smoothly the continuing education process went. I saved notes from the event and am sharing as a way for others to get ideas as to what works. I’ll include comments afterwards.

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CE Instructions – MUST READ – It is very important that you follow the process below to receive attendance credit for the chiropractic sessions you attend.

AR, HI, MA, NC, NY, OK, PA, TN, WI, WY and Canada license holders – View the Exception List for specific information relating to the CE classes and your Board.

Specialty categories submitted are:

  • Ethics: Ethics in the Chiropractic Office, Anna Allen, RN (1.5 hours) NOTE: TX did NOT approve this class for the mandatory Ethics hours.
  • Risk Management: Informed Consent and the Chiropractor, Gerald Clum, DC (1.5 hours)
  • Technique: Low Back, Leg Length Part I & II, Mitch Mally, DC; The “Noisy Joint” and Adjusting the Typical Foot, Wrist, Elbow, and Shoulder, Mark Charrelte, DC (8 hours)
  • Diagnostic Imaging: Things DC’s Get Confused About Regarding X-Ray, James Carter, DC, DACBR (5 hours)
  1. Complete the information requested on the Attendance form. Please do so legibly as this is the information we will use to process and mail your continuing education verification to you.
  2. Attend the classes marked CE on the program (avoiding any your board may have denied or do not fit within your state rules and regulations).
  3. We are using manual stamps to track attendance. You MUST have your Attendance Form stamped as you enter and exit from the CE class period for your attendance to be recorded. Not doing so will negate hours.
  4. At the conclusion of the last CE class, once it is stamped, leave your Attendance Form with the CE Attendance Monitor.
  5. Once the seminar is over, the Parker University CE department will process your hours based on the attendance data marked for all states other than California. You will receive a copy of your attendance verification via mail following the seminar. The CCA will process verification for all California licensed doctors.

CE STATE BOARD APPROVAL STATUS SHEET
Note regarding states that do not require an application: Because of Parker’s accreditation status, some state boards do not require Parker to submit their CE programs for pre-approval. Therefore, Parker cannot guarantee that the classes we offer will automatically be approved by your board. We strongly recommend doctors from these states to be aware of your state rules and regulations regarding continuing education requirements. Specific questions should always be directed to your state board.

The above information was included in the attendee packets for chiropractors. It also included a detailed list of continuing education status for all US States as well as Providences in Canada. I really appreciated how thorough Parker Seminars and the CCA both were in relationship to providing continuing education hours for chiropractors.

Working for Planet Chiropractic I’ve traveled throughout the US and Canada to more seminars than I can remember. There’s been times I’ve been in states such as Florida or New Jersey, and discovered the classes I was sitting in on, would not be applicable towards continuing education in my state of California. Since I practice in Los Angeles, getting CE hours in my case (and others that practice in LA) is typically easiest done within the state of California. There’s quite a few chiropractic seminars in Nevada, Arizona, and other nearby states, that I like to attend. My advice is to always find out advance the following…

  • Does your seminar provide continuing education hours for my state of practice?
  • How many hours of continuing education are available for my state of practice?
  • Do you mail a certificate of completion of continuing education hours after the seminar?

In the case of CCA and Parker Seminars, I’ve never had an issue, and I’ve gotten continuing ed from both several times during the past decade. I recently received my CE completion certification letter which prompted me to post this information. It may seem like a lot of trouble to have gone through, but trust me, if you’ve ever traveled and discovered the classroom hours you attended could not be applied towards your states CE requirements, you’ll pay closer attention the next time. You may also find yourself sitting in on a one-day seminar just before your birthday when you should be out celebrating.

Cheers!

Fundamentals of Chiropractic

I don’t know the source of the material I’m sharing here today but I certainly thought it was worth sharing (it was worth me re-reading it as well – Guilty). I was in the garage cleaning out some old textbooks and notes from my days in chiropractic school and I came across this on two sheets of paper. It was amongst boxes of historical chiropractic information gathered over the years. I have a suspicion who the author is but I am verifying the information first.

Chiropractic is not the treatment of symptoms, nor is it the treatment of disease.

Chiropractic is not the treatment of symptoms, nor is it the treatment of disease. It is the correction of subluxations, which in turn is the separation of the spirit of man from flesh. It is the interference to the conductor of information which is being delivered to the tissue cell in the form of motion to be received as information. Physical therapy is not chiropractic, nor is acupuncture, massage, vitamin therapy, muscle manipulation, hypnosis or any other nosis.

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When we begin to diagnose and treat conditions, we are into the practice of medicine, when we adjust the spine to correct nerve interference, thus allowing innate to do the minute setting of the vertebra, and allowing innate to do the healing, we are then practicing chiropractic at its fundamental best.

When the adjustment is made in the right place, with the right intent, though it takes less than a minute, we can depart, realizing it is now between that person and innate, or their personal God.

It may take more time than we wish or the recipient planned on, but time it will take. There must be time for replication, time for nerves to heal, time for the person to accept the changes that may go on as a result of the adjustment.

Far too many gurus are teaching the use of therapy, and the practice of psuedo medicine. There are far too many teaching: work fewer hours, use more modalities, and charge more money. They predicate that patient education and service aren’t as important. Yakking about everything but the value of the adjustment…. Saying oooh that was a good one… or, it’s loose now… or, doesn’t that feel better, doesn’t that feel good.

Sell the principle NOT the adjustment or some assumed garbage that appeared to be happening.

Banter, which has no place between the person and the chiropractor. Sell the principle NOT the adjustment or some assumed garbage that appeared to be happening. Let’s get real about what we do and why and share that with as many people as is possible. If some or many reject the idea, so what? The  more you attempt to be rejected the less it will happen. Some will, some won’t so what, whose next?

Make a difference. Help change a sick and sorry society. Teach the Chiropractic principle.