Month: January 2013

NFL Super Bowl Football Game New Archives

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

I was watching the Pro Bowl today and a comment by one of the announcers reminded me to search Planet Chiropractic for a football related article I wrote a few years ago. In the process of searching news archives I came across numerous Super Bowl related articles I’ve posted during the past six years or so. I’ve organized the list of almost everything I found into a single post. The information may or may not be helpful to you, but at least I’ll have a reference for Super Bowl XLVIII.

The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers are scheduled to play in Super Bowl XLVII (SuperBowl 47) on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA. I will not be at this year’s game at the Superdome but I’ve been to Super Bowls in the past (awesome experience). I’m sharing a photo (it’s not a great one) of stations set up outside the stadium (but still inside the gates so you must have Super Bowl tickets) where fans can take photographs in team uniforms.

Baltimore Ravens Experience Superbowl
Baltimore Ravens Experience at Super Bowl XLIV

If you have tickets for Super Bowl XLVIII and you see these stations be sure to stop and get your photo taken (as long as you have enough time before the game.) I didn’t get a chance to get a close-up of the Baltimore Ravens uniform or San Francisco 49ers uniform, but I had a photo taken with a Minnesota Vikings #10 uniform. There was a station for every team in the NFL, one more added bonus of attending the Super Bowl live.

Below are links to 17 posts we have featured on Planet Chiropractic that were related to Pro football or more specifically, the Super Bowl. I found NFL related posts going all the way back to 2001 but wasn’t going to list them all, mostly because I’m watching the Pro Bowl while writing this post. Posts are listed in order from the most recent (2012) to the oldest I’ve included (2001).

The first post, 2012 Super Bowl Commercials Raise Eyebrows, features models Catrinel Menghia and Adriana Lima, who both appeared in Super Bowl advertisements. Sucks that the commercials on the YouTube videos are now private (I’ll find the originals and will update post).

The second post, 2012 Super Bowl 46 – Superbowl XLVI Schedule and Guide, includes information about start times, live streaming, location, spreads, and the halftime show (which I wasn’t impressed by).

Back in January I blogged about Visiting NFL Stadiums and mentioned stadiums I’ve been to most often. I love when football stadiums have easy access (i.e. transportation) to major airports.

There was a bit of chiropractic history in the Ronald Reagan Centennial Super Bowl XLV Tribute WOC which appeared on national television before kickoff. The radio station that employed Ronald Reagan was owned by chiropractor BJ Palmer in Davenport, Iowa. Also notable chiropractic wise in that Super Bowl was Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers (his father is a chiropractor in Northern California.)

In February 2009 we had news about the 2009 Steelers Super Bowl Parade which was held in the city of Pittsburgh. The day prior, there was an article featuring the 2009 Best Super Bowl Commercials. The commercials are still available for viewing via Hulu, very cool.

In 2009 you could get a Super Bowl live stream but it took a bit of effort, the post also includes information about radio broadcasts Super Bowl 43 Live Online – Superbowl Internet Broadcast. I believe this year’s 2013 Super Bowl will stream live on

This post about Dennys Free Grand Slam Superbowl Ad Fail is still interesting today because I suspect something similar may happen to companies that are advertising during the game. Basically, millions of people try to visit the Denny’s website after their commercial aired, and the site went down. The same thing happened for Vizio, who was advertising in their first Super Bowl.

The 2009 Super Bowl 43 – Superbowl Schedule and Guide was exactly that, a guide that included information about that years game. I had even mentioned twitter search operators for following the Super Bowl, something not a lot of people were doing at the time.

A friend of mine, inventor of the Bacon Explosion Top 2009 Superbowl Recipe, ended up being invited to cook one at the game. His website temporarily suffered the same as those mentioned above, since millions of people began searching for bacon explosion recipes after a story about it was featured on numerous television networks and websites. History has shown that Super Bowl related traffic can definitely crash a Web server.

While not Super Bowl related, in December 2008 we featured news about NFL superstar Jerry Rice being named chiropractic spokesman, and he continues with that role today.

Also in 2008, my friend Jennifer Brown was featured in this post: Jenn Brown & Warren Sapp on Inside The NFL Showtime. Both Jenn Brown and Warren Sapp are doing pro and college football commentating to this day.

The chiropractor’s choice award was our way of making a list of 2008 Best Super Bowl Commercials, we had chiropractors from across the country vote for their favorites (that tradition has continued but we’ve moved the discussion to twitter @chiropractic).

For February 2008 there was a Superbowl Kickoff & 2008 Super Bowl Guide as well as a Guide to 2008 NFL Football Super Bowl XLII. The first was more about trends taking place (good information for those at the time doing search engine optimization) related to the game. The 2nd was the actual guide. Fascinating that each year people want to know things specifically like what time does the Super Bowl start? Kickoff for the game on February 3rd is at 6:30 PM Eastern time.

Way back in 2006 I posted an article titled SuperBowl ads bring on the PAIN. That post was more an opportunity to talk about dangers associated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, which had been featured in that years Super Bowl commercials.

Tucked away in the 2001 archives was Emmitt Smith Giving Good Advice to LaDainian Tomlinson, advising him to get weekly massages and find a good chiropractor. I love when I hear pro athletes saying positive things like that.

The most useful link for this year’s Super Bowl is probably the National Football League website at, enjoy the game! @ 9:57 pm | Article ID: 1359341854

Keep On Keeping On with Dynamic Essentials

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Chiropractor Sid Williams passed away on December 27, 2012, but his legacy will live on. The January February Dynamic Essentials in Atlanta Georgia is likely going to be a sellout, as chiropractors from around the globe come together to pay tribute to a man that had a profound and significant influence on the chiropractic profession. The following comes from the staff at Dynamic Essentials.

Dear DE Friends,

As most of you are aware the “Sidism” of Keep On Keeping On was one Dr. Sid’s favorites. Dr Nell feels, and we agree, that is what we must do at DE. At her request, as a tribute to the man who held his very first DE almost a half century ago, we will Keep On Keeping On with Dynamic Essentials for years and years and yes, even decades to come. It is our hope that you will be a part of DE for years to come as Dr Sid would want it no other way.

Dynamic Essentials

As the first stop of our journey into the future with DE we ask that if Dr. Sid and DE has had a positive impact on your life in any way as a chiropractor, chiropractic assistant, student or a member of the chiropractic family that you please join us at the next DE, January 31 to February 3, 2013 at Atlanta’s Embassy Suites Hotel at Centennial Olympic Park. In other words, come back home to DE. You are welcome and we’d love to have you.

The entire meeting will be a tribute to the man, Dr. Sidney Earl Williams, a man who for almost six decades has in one way or another had a profound and significant influence on our great profession. Gone but never forgotten. Our own Dr. Sid will live in the hearts and minds of hundreds, yes, even thousands of DC’s around the world.

You can count on Dr. Sid’s legacy to continue at each and every DE meeting in years ahead and it is our hope, too, that you will be a part of each and every meeting possible as his message of Lasting Purpose “to love, to serve, to give out of one’s abundance” will always be the theme. His was an innate directed life of the highest order. He was a chiropractor of principle; protector, and defender of the chiropractic principle (above, down, inside, out). When he dropped the keys, he was not only demonstrating the law of gravity but the fact that once the adjustment is made the subluxation corrected and interference of the nervous system removed, the power that made the body goes to work on healing the body not sometime but every time. Doctor do you believe it? Practice it? Teach it to your patients? If you do, congratulations. If you don’t, you need DE now.

Join us January 31 for DE’s tribute to Dr Sid. Phone 770-438-9949 to register

We love and appreciate you.
DE Staff @ 2:19 pm | Article ID: 1357672776

Contact Reflex Analysis Chiropractic Seminars with Dick Versendaal

I get postcards for seminars mailed to my chiropractic office in Los Angeles on a regular basis. Nearly all the seminars are for continuing education events in the state of California but sometimes they are for other areas as well. I recently received a postcard for a Dick Versendaal Seminar which takes place near LAX in February 2013 and I later noticed that there are several 2013 dates for his series of seminars posted to the planet chiropractic seminars pages.

From what I see posted, locations for 2013 include West Palm Beach, Los Angeles, St. Louis, West Virginia, New Jersey, Michigan, New Mexico, New York and Chicago. Here’s a copy of the postcard I received followed by some information regarding this form of analysis developed by Dr. Versendaal.

Dick Versendaal Contact AnalysisContact Reflex Analysis® (CRA®), simply stated, is an energy connection. It is a technique that utilizes a muscle response as an indicator and assessment of the energy status of each organ, gland, system, or structure. This energy assessment is accomplished by testing one or more reflexes, which are similar to acupuncture points and meridians, and monitoring the reactance of the muscle when in contact with these points. The more the body reacts when an energy imbalance is located, the weaker the muscle. In CRA the practitioner typically applies a single, downward push on the wrist of a patient’s outstretched arm while also making contact with a specific reflex point on the patient’s body. The gentle, but firm push is like a subtle “question” and the muscle reactivity response is the “answer.”

Dr. Dick Versendaal, DC, CRA, DCRC, DACBN is a master chiropractor who studied under and was mentored by BJ Palmer. He is an absolute genius of the synergy between the spine, organs, systems, and nutritional chemistry. Over the past 50 years he has researched, developed, and refined the subtle-energy technique called Contact Reflex Analysis™ through which one can determine the root cause of a health issue; emotional, nutritional, structural, or a combination of the three. Once the cause has been established, CRA can assist in determining most efficient and effective means of resolving the problem so wellness can be achieved. Dr. Dick Versendaal continues to care for and selflessly serve thousands of people worldwide. He has devoted his entire life to restoring hope to those who have none, and educating health professionals to do the same through Contact Reflex Analysis. His seminars are dynamic, engaging, and inspiring. They are offered around the country and open to all health professionals.