Month: April 2013

2013 Tong & Associates Continuing Education Seminars

Seeking continuing education credits in the state of California or Nevada? I’ve done Tong & Associates Continuing Education Seminars a few times in past years and found the program to be worthwhile. Sharing what I received in the mail recently for chiropractors that may have not heard of this series before.

Tong Seminar Dates & Locations2013 Tong & Associates Continuing Education Seminars
Southern CA | Northern CA | Central CA | Nevada
Co-Sponsor: Cleveland Chiropractic College

Seminar Dates, Series & Locations

4/13 Saturday A Monterrey
4/18 Thursday A Woodland Hills
4/25 Thursday A Buena Park
5/04 Saturday A Reno, NV
5/09 Thursday A Fresno, CA
5/11 Saturday B San Diego
5/18 Saturday A Ontario
5/23 Thursday B San Jose
5/30 Thursday B Burbank
6/01 Saturday A Hacienda Hts
6/06 Thursday A Santa Ana
6/08 Saturday A Pleasant Hill
6/15 Saturday B Camarillo
6/27 Thursday A Las Vegas
7/11 Thursday A Torrance
7/18 Thursday A San Rafael
7/20 Saturday B Stockton

7/25 Thursday B Moreno Valley
7/27 Saturday B Woodland Hills
8/03 Saturday A Monrovia
8/08 Thursday B Monterey
8/10 Saturday B San Luis Obisbo
8/15 Thursday B Garden Grove
8/22 Thursday A San Jose
8/24 Saturday B Roseville
9/07 Saturday A Burbank
9/14 Saturday A Oxnard
9/19 Thursday B Buena Park
9/21 Saturday B Ontario
9/28 Saturday A Oakland
10/5 Saturday C San Diego
10/10 Thursday C Fresno, CA
10/12 Saturday C Palm Desert
10/19 Saturday B Hollywood

Seminar Topics available: On-site/On-line
Radiologic Diagnosis/Advance Imaging: 5 CE
Victor Tong, DC, DACBR

Ethics & Law: 3 CE
Shawn Steel, ESQ, Albert Abkorion, ESQ; Victor Tong, DC

Technique: 4 CE
Leonard Faye, DC; Robert Coopeisti in, DC
James Brantingham, DC; Rick Morris, DC

Nutrition: 3 CE
G Doug Andersen, DC, CCSP; Jay Robbins, DC
Susan St Clair, DC, DACBN

Documentation, Billing & Coding: 4 CE
Thomas Freedland, DC; Michael Burke, DC

 Tong CE Chiropractor Seminars 2013

Two Seminar Series (approved by multiple states)
Registration: Call 626-383-5754 2-weeks in advance
Series A / new Series C 5 hr Radiologic Diagnosis + 3 hr Ethics & Law + 4 hr Technique
Series B 5 hr Advance Imaging + 3 hr Nutrition + 4 hr Documentation, Billing & Coding
Either A or B WILL satisfy 100% requirement when renewed before June (tech, ethics not required yet)
Package of 24 hr CE /yr at $250 if purchase two weeks in advance. Choice of all on-site or 1/2 on line.

Life University as a Spearhead of Chiropractic Leadership in 2025

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Marietta, Georgia — In March, the Institute of Alternative Futures (IAF) released its third in a series of futures reports titled Chiropractic 2025: Divergent Futures. The reports forecast potential scenarios in the chiropractic profession in the year 2025. As a part of their findings, the IAF recognized that if the profession of Chiropractic is to thrive by 2025, LIFE will be a chief contributor to the cause through their research, conferences, alumni programs and overall stance for the principles of Chiropractic.

Life University LogoThe reports primarily point to LIFE’s annual Octagon conference as a model for the profession in thought leadership and research, saying that it “seeks to reconnect Chiropractic with the larger field of vitalism.” As a matter of fact, LIFE is hosting its fifth annual Octagon conference this week from April 18-20.

One of the principal goals of the Octagon conference is to promote research of vitalism, the belief that the human body has the innate ability to be self-organizing, self-developing, self-maintaining and self-healing; however, its overarching mission is to lead the vital health care revolution by transitioning to a true health care system integrated with chiropractic care from the “sick care” system we have today. By becoming a global think-tank for the world leaders of Chiropractic, the Octagon is forecasted to be the center of research and development for Chiropractic both now and in the future.

The IAF report also noted LIFE’s strong alumni relations programs that, in one of their forecasted scenarios, are projected to increase enrollment in chiropractic colleges/universities over the next 12 years. With programs such as LIFEforce 1000, the University is taking proactive measures to spread the message of principled Chiropractic and take the profession to new heights.

LIFEforce 1000 is a program that is recruiting 1,000 chiropractors to serve the profession by recruiting at least five prospective chiropractors to attend Life University within the next five years, hosting student recruitment events in their hometowns and serving as advocates for Chiropractic and Life University.

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.

Source: Life University – The Institute of Alternative Futures (IAF) Shows Life University as a Spearhead of Chiropractic Leadership in 2025 @ 1:57 pm | Article ID: 1366307851

Study: Low Back Pain Military Patients Receiving Chiropractic Care

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Davenport, Iowa — Patients with acute low back pain receiving a combination of chiropractic manipulative therapy and standard medical care experienced a statistically and clinically significant reduction in their back pain and improved physical functioning when compared to those receiving standard medical care alone, reports an article in the April 15 issue of Spine.

The pragmatic, patient-centered, two-arm randomized controlled trial pilot study was funded by a grant from Samueli Institute, Alexandria, Virginia, and conducted from February 2008 to June 2009 at William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC), Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas. Participants were 91 active-duty military personnel between the ages of 18 and 35 years old.

“While a number of studies have shown spinal manipulation to be effective in treating low back pain in research settings, the appropriate role of chiropractic care in treating low back pain within the health care delivery system, including the military, has not been clearly established,” said study Principal Investigator Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D., vice chancellor for research and health policy for Palmer College of Chiropractic. “We know very little about the impact of chiropractic manipulative therapy on diverse populations in real-world settings. This study is the first step in filling that gap in our knowledge.”

“It is critical that we explore drug-less approaches to reduce pain,” said Wayne B. Jonas, M.D., President and CEO of Samueli Institute. “Chiropractic manipulation is an important option to consider for musculoskeletal disorders, which is the most prevalent pain complaint in the military.”

Palmer College of Chiropractic

Study published in Spine demonstrates significant improvement in low back pain for active-duty military patients receiving chiropractic care.

Study highlights included:
Adjusted mean Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire scores were significantly better in the standard medical care plus chiropractic manipulative therapy group than in the standard medical care group at both week two (8.9 vs. 12.9; p = <0.001) and week four (8.0 vs. 12.0; p = 0.004),
Mean Numerical Pain Rating Scale (0-10) scores were significantly improved in the group that received chiropractic manipulative therapy when compared to standard medical care alone at both week two (3.9 vs. 6.1; p = <0.001) and week four (3.9 vs. 5.2; p = < 0.02),
Seventy-three percent of participants in the standard medical care plus chiropractic manipulative therapy group rated their global improvement as pain completely gone, much better or moderately better, compared to 17 percent in the standard medical care group.

Col. Richard Petri is the Chief of the Interdisciplinary Pain Management Center (IPMC) at WBAMC. “This is a significant step for recognizing the value of chiropractic care in the military,” he said. “Continued research in this area will ultimately result in better healthcare delivery systems as well as the improved health of our beneficiaries.”

“While these findings are exciting, they need to be confirmed with additional research that replicates this study on a larger scale,” Dr. Goertz added. “Palmer College, the RAND Corporation and Samueli Institute received a $7.4 million, four-year grant from the Department of Defense last year to conduct a similar multi-site clinical trial, this time with a sample size of 750 active-duty military personnel.”

Additional study authors are:

  • Cynthia R. Long, Ph.D., Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research
  • Maria A. Hondras, D.C., M.P.H., Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research
  • Richard Petri, M.D., Physical Medicine and Integrative Care Services, Ft. Bliss, Texas
  • Roxana Delgado, M.S., Samueli Institute
  • Dana J. Lawrence, D.C., M.Med.Ed., M.A., Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • Edward F. Owens, Jr., M.S., D.C., TriMax Direct, St. Paul, Minn.
  • William C. Meeker, D.C., M.P.H., Palmer College of Chiropractic, West Campus

    The Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, headquartered on the Palmer College of Chiropractic campus in Davenport, Iowa, is the largest institutional chiropractic research effort in the world, promoting excellence and leadership in scientific research. The PCCR has the largest budget for research in a chiropractic college, receiving grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, and now the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program. Since 2000, these grant awards have totaled more than $35 million.

    Palmer College of Chiropractic consists of three campuses – the main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and branch campuses in San Jose, California, and Port Orange, Florida. The College was founded in Davenport, Iowa, by the discoverer of chiropractic, D.D. Palmer, in 1897. Today Palmer College of Chiropractic has more than 2,100 students attending its three campuses and more than 26,000 alumni practicing worldwide.

    Samueli Institute is a non-profit research organization supporting the scientific investigation of healing processes and their role in medicine and health care.

    The project was funded by Samueli Institute, out of grant #MDA905-03-C-0003 received from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. The views, opinions and/or findings contained in this report are those of the author(s) and should not be construed as an official Department of the Army position, policy or decision unless so designated by other documentation.

    Source: Palmer Chiropractic @ 12:09 pm | Article ID: 1366128547