Would You Like To Be A Team USA Chiropractor?

The U.S. Olympic Committee's Sports Medicine staff relies on many volunteers from numerous health care professions including chiropractic

Have we forgotten about the 33 Principles of Chiropractic

Should they be followed just as R.W. Stephensen wrote in his 1927 book “The Chiropractic Textbook”, or have they become cumbersome, repetitive, and contradictory to contemporary scientific knowledge?

Mediterranean Diet Reduces Risk of Major Disease

The Mediterranean diet has a reputation for being a model of healthy eating and contributing to better health and quality of life

Giant List of Celebrity and Athlete Testimonials

Chiropractic Testimonials by Athletes and Celebrities

Monday, December 29, 2014

The Best Practice Building Lesson I've Ever Learned

I've seen everything out there.

All different practice types and DCs.
All different achievements and stats.

But there's a valuable lesson so few chiropractors take to heart.
It's the difference between Achievement and Progress. 

Our profession is obsessed with achievement. 

The "How many visits do you see a week?" mentality.
I can be just as guilty of this too.

I just don't really care about # of visits per week anymore.
But back when I was a student  that's the only thing
I thought was important.

I was more curious with knowing:

"What's the most you've ever seen?"

rather than

"What's the best lessons you've learned on your way?" 


"Has your profitability increased as you've seen more patients?".
My curiosity was all about what someone had achieved. 

Not about how they grew.

No one is going to get excited
about your steady
consistent growth over the next 2, 3, 5 years.

They just want to know how many you saw this week.

Here's the problem: 

The focus on immediate achievement often comes
at the cost of more consistent growth over time.     
It's the difference between building
a practice super quickly, 

yet finding out you have to
do the same things year after year after year just to keep it.  

à Not Healthy

Achievement doesn't cause true fulfillment for people.  

Progress does. 

That's the research today.
So here are some concepts to consider moving forward:
1. Slow Increase Adds Up Really Fast

If your goal is to increase your profitability,
referrals, weekly visits,
or key referrers in your community
by just a small amount each month…
in 2 years you would have BIG change happen. 
And small amounts each month is 
doable and not intimidating

Imagine if it was just 4 more
patient visits per month, each month.

After 2 years that is about
100 more patient visits per week.

You may not even want to see
100 more visits a week!  
The point is the option is more easily available
to you when you do it slowly and with intention.

2. Slow Increase Helps You Handle Intensity Later On

If 5x the average number of NPs came in this month
you may not even handle it effectively.  
That's what happens when you go out and do
a ton of physical marketing or a Group-On deal.  
New Patients come in,
get rushed,
treated poorly
and leave.

Never to refer or return.  

Classic fast practice building example that shoots you in the foot.

3. Push, Push, Burnout vs. Slow, Slow, Never Look Back

Whether it's physical wear and tear on your body, 
loss of passion because patients always drop out, 
not seeing your family enough, 
or realizing you're sacrificing yourself for
what some other DC thinks
you should accomplish....

Burnout isn't the wise path.
Slow and steady wins the race.

More importantly, there is no race

It's the journey itself that counts

Make your journey memorable
and inspiring to you.

That’s all you’re going to remember anyway.

And when you do reach your goal, it’s actually only fulfilling for a couple days max.
So might as well make your long fought journey there the enjoyable experience.

Your intended results will then fall into place.

Dr. Josh Wagner

~Dr. Josh Wagner graduated from Life University
and created a very profitable practice
from scratch in one of the most expensive neighborhoods in
New York City with less than $5,000.

He has since created The Perfect Patient Funnel System:
An online training program for chiropractors globally
to experience practice growth with more ease in life,
regardless of technique, philosophy, or location.

Chiropractors grow their practice by marketing smarter than harder
as 3rd party reimbursement declines.
The strategies also allow DCs to be THEMselves in practice,
rather than a cookie cutter model of someone else.

Utilizing strategies not introduced thus far in Chiropractic
PPFS members see increase in their practice
with far less energy or expense.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Ultimate Guide to Thriving With Supplements

Are Supplement Standards Important?

When we purchase dietary supplements, we are doing so because we want to boost our health and wellbeing. We never purchase supplements because they taste good or because we have a craving. It’s always because we want to supplement our bodies with the nutrients needed to enjoy health and wellness. Since that’s the case, it’s clear that we want to ensure our supplements are manufactured to high standards and that what is printed on the labels are what we are actually consuming.

If we consume ingredients that are not on the label or if those ingredients are compromised with toxins or contaminants, we could end up causing health issues instead of promoting good health like we had intended. That’s why we rely on set standards to ensure we are getting the quality we are paying for. The problem, however, is that the U.S. doesn’t set standards to regulate how supplements are being manufactured and what ingredients are going into them, so there are often contaminants and unwanted ingredients in our supplements.

There are many companies that jump on the bandwagon of any new herbal supplement that Doctor Oz or any other professional promotes, and too many of them are more concerned with making a buck than they are with the safety and effectiveness of their products.

There are no requirements to demonstrate that a supplement works, or to show that it is consistent from batch-to-batch, or that the ingredients on the product label are consistent with the ingredients in the product.

In a study posted on BMC Medicine, 44 supplement products were analyzed and the findings were that only 48% were authentic, with 59% of the products containing ingredients that weren’t listed on the label (about 33% contained fillers and contaminants that weren’t on the label, and another 33% contained substituted ingredients and none of the ingredients on the label). According to Science-Based Medicine, “Some of the products were of such poor quality that harms could be expected.”

European vs. American Standards

European standards for supplements are strict. The European Commission has put many directives in place to ensure supplements are safe and effective. Here are the main differences between European and American supplement standards:

·         In Europe, supplements are regulated as foods and it is done before the product is allowed to go to market. In the US, dietary supplements are regulated differently from food and drugs. The FDA puts the responsibility on the manufacturer to follow the guidelines and regulations for safety and efficacy, and the FDA is responsible for acting after the product hits the market if complaints are filed.
·         In Europe, a list of vitamins and minerals that are safe to use in supplements is provided, and if a supplement manufacturer wants to use a vitamin or mineral that is not on that list, premarket approval must be received to ensure their safety before going to market (this process can take 2-3 years to achieve and can cost $119,999 - $372,000). In the US, anyone can sell supplements without premarket approval, and specific ingredients are not looked at.
·         Since excessive amounts of vitamins and minerals can lead to adverse effects, maximum levels have been set for each vitamin and mineral used in a supplement in Europe. The US has no such regulation on dosages.

·         GMOs are not allowed in European supplements. In the US, there is no such regulation.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

What is the Risk of Vertebrobasilar Stroke and Chiropractic Care?

A study from the European Spine Journal found no evidence of excess risk of VBA stroke associated chiropractic care compared to primary care. The study was published in April 2009 edition and found the patients most likely came to the chiropractor or primary care physician with headache or neck pain because they were already had a VBA dissection.

Here is a summary of the study from NCBI:


To investigate associations between chiropractic visits and vertebrobasilar artery (VBA) stroke and to contrast this with primary care physician (PCP) visits and VBA stroke.


Cases included eligible incident VBA strokes admitted to Ontario hospitals from April 1, 1993 to March 31, 2002. Four controls were age and gender matched to each case. Case and control exposures to chiropractors and PCPs were determined from health billing records in the year before the stroke date. In the case-crossover analysis, cases acted as their own controls.


There were 818 VBA strokes hospitalized in a population of more than 100 million person-years. In those aged less than 45 years, cases were about three times more likely to see a chiropractor or a PCP before their stroke than controls. Results were similar in the case control and case crossover analyses. There was no increased association between chiropractic visits and VBA stroke in those older than 45 years. Positive associations were found between PCP visits and VBA stroke in all age groups. Practitioner visits billed for headache and neck complaints were highly associated with subsequent VBA stroke.


VBA stroke is a very rare event in the population. The increased risks of VBA stroke associated with chiropractic and PCP visits is likely due to patients with headache and neck pain from VBA dissection seeking care before their stroke. We found no evidence of excess risk of VBA stroke associated chiropractic care compared to primary care.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Link Between Vitamin D & Dementia Risk Confirmed

Vitamin D has been heralded as a wonder vitamin for many conditions and a new study may back it up for dementia and Alzheimer's.

The Vitamin D Council suggests Vitamin D may be helpful in preventing the following

  • Can help prevent osteoporosis
  • Decrease risk of fracture in elderly
  • Activates the innate immune system
  • Treating or preventing autism
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Preventing cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Heart Disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Preventing influenza
A new study by Dr David Llewellyn of the University of Exeter Medical school found that people who had low levels of Vitamin D in their system were twice as likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer's disease.  Dr Llewellyn said: "We expected to find an association between low Vitamin D levels and the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, but the results were surprising." The study has found that blood levels of Vitamin D above 50 nmol/L are associated with good brain health.

Although a lack of Vitamin D may not cause the disease, people with high levels of Vitamin D in their body also have a lower risk of breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, heart disease, depression, weight gain, and others.

That is why prevention may be the best medicine. During the summer months, we need to get outside and get 15-20 minutes of sunshine per day without sunscreen. In the winter, especially in the northern states, the sun's rays that hit the skin and produce Vitamin D are blocked by the atmosphere. That is why in those winter's months, it is recommended that everyone take a Vitamin D supplement. Ask your local chiropractor which Vitamin D supplements are the best.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Does a Blood Test Show a Chiropractic Adjustment Heals Beyond Correcting the Subluxation?

A new article in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy April 2014 shows that spinal manipulation causes an increase in neurotensin, oxytocin, and cortisol immediately after the adjustment.  The study took 30 asymptomatic volunteers and put them into lumber, thoracic, and cervical manipulation groups. Each group had blood drawn before, immediately after, and then 2 hour after a spinal adjustment. The neurotensin and oxytocin were increased in all three groups, and the cortisol was increased with cervical manipulation.

What are the Effects of Neurotensin, Oxytocin, and Cortisol?


  • Has analgesic effects helping to reduce pain
  • Produces a spectrum of pharmacological effects resembling those of anti-psychotic drugs 
  • Modulates the activity in the small intestine
  • Blocks production of stomach acid

  • A primary neuromodulator in the brain
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Improves wound healing
  • Increases trust and reduces fear in social interactions


  • Activates anti-stress pathways
  • Activates anti-inflammatory pathways

The effects of a spinal adjustment go beyond just correcting a subluxation, restoring motion, improving function, and reducing  hypertonicity of a spinal segment and surrounding muscles and tissues. There are positive body wide effects that have immediate and long lasting health changes and benefits. The immediate and long term health benefits that a spinal adjustment provides, especially with pain relief and reducing inflammation, are amazing and truly shows the power of chiropractic.

 Plaza-Manzano, G., et al. Changes in biochemical markers of pain perception and stress response after spinal manipulation. Journal Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy 2014;44(4):231-9. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2014.4996.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Why It's Important To Spread The Chiropractic Message?

The Good & The Bad of Chiropractic In The News

A quick search of some of the most visited news websites for chiropractic articles left me wondering who is getting the chiropractic message to the general public better, the media or chiropractors?

Below is a small sample of the good and bad about chiropractic I found on these websites. Let me just say that for many it was hard to find a good article, ie.. BBC, NY Times, and Washington Post, but fairly easy to find numerous bad articles about chiropractic. Even the articles that were on the favorable side gave a caution about getting your neck adjusted by a chiropractor.

I believe that chiropractors themselves need to start getting the word out more through the media that chiropractic is safe and effective. If you have a feel good story about the power of chiropractic, write a letter to your local newspaper or TV outlet, send them an email, or call and tell them. The media prints what they hear. They love death and dying stories, but they also love triumph type stories. "Chiropractor relieves migraines from woman who suffered for 20 years." They love that kind of stuff.

The best way to spread the chiropractic message, without the drug companies money, is word of mouth. Get out there and tell the world about chiropractic, and we may finally be able to see and read more of the good stories on these news websites.

The Bad
Does Chiropractic Treatment Work? When Should It Be Used? Harmful? http://abcnews.go.com/Health/TreatingPain/story?id=4047332
The truth about chiropractors http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/04/25/truth-about-chiropractors/
How safe are the vigorous neck manipulations done by chiropractors? http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/how-safe-are-the-vigorous-neck-manipulations-done-by-chiropractors/2014/01/06/26870726-5cf7-11e3-bc56-c6ca94801fac_story.html
Spine manipulation for neck pain 'inadvisable' http://www.bbc.com/news/health-18356045
The Claim: Manipulating Your Neck Could Lead to a Stroke http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/26/health/26real.html?_r=0
Opinion: Alternative healing or quackery? http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/18/health/alternative-medicine-offit/index.html?iref=storysearch
Chiropractor accused of rape still allowed to practice http://www.cbsnews.com/news/chiropractor-accused-of-rape-still-allowed-to-practice/

The Good
For Neck Pain, Chiropractic & Exercise Are Better Than Drugs http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/03/for-neck-pain-chiropractic-and-exercise-are-better-than-drugs/?module=Search&mabReward=relbias%3Ar%2C%7B%222%22%3A%22RI%3A15%22%7D
Back pain: Will chiropractic treatment help? http://www.cnn.com/HEALTH/library/back-pain/SA00080.html?iref=allsearch
Best Ways To Prevent Back Pain http://www.cbsnews.com/news/best-ways-to-prevent-back-pain/
Could a Neck Adjustment Lower Your Blood Pressure? http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/OnCall/story?id=4520614&page=1
How can chiropractors benefit your health? http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/05/02/how-can-chiropractors-benefit-your-health/



Exclusive: Phil Elmore shares results of his experiences with both types of doctors
Published: 7/30/2014
Reposted with permission from PHIL ELMORE and WND.com

With a sudden, alarming crunch, I felt something give way in my lower back. “OK,” said Dr. Hadley. “That’s it.”

“That’s it?” I asked him.

“That’s it,” he said again.

Curiously, the pain in my lower back, which had been interfering with each step I took, was immediately lessened. While it isn’t entirely gone, it’s safe to say that something significant has changed. The reduction in pain, coupled with the fast response, would seem to justify the rather undignified 20 minutes or so that I’d spent wearing “community shorts” provided to me in the office. (“You wash the ‘community shorts,’ right?” I asked, and was reassured that of course they do.)

After a pair of X-rays and several other scans, including thermal scans of my neck, upper back and lower back, I spent a few minutes in the waiting area while Dr. Hadley went over the data. A large flat-screen television in the clean, nicely decorated, well-appointed offices was playing what I assume to be a loop of video footage. One of these was one of those bizarre computer-generated YouTube-style videos in which artificial speech synthesizers read dialogue provided. A computer-generated doctor and a computer generated patient discussed chiropractic and whether it is the purview of “quacks.”

Well, is it? I wondered. It was after my brief wait that the doctor pushed back into place whatever was out of place. This was something involving my sacroiliac joint. Medicinenet.com explains that this is “formed by the connection of the sacrum and the right and left iliac bones. The sacrum is the triangular-shaped bone in the lower portion of the spine, below the lumbar spine. … The iliac bones are the two large bones that make up the pelvis. As a result, the SI joints connect the spine to the pelvis.”

So, is chiropractic technology or quackery? In a world where medical technology is more advanced than at any point in modern history, and at a time when advances in computer tech are producing great gains in convenience and lowered cost of peripheral equipment, certainly a modern office like my new chiropractor’s firm is replete with modern technological toys. Massive flat screens connected to a central source of data projected the results of my scans and analyses, which were conducted with handheld sensors and thermal imaging equipment. A sleek, compact X-ray machine stood in one corner of the initial exam room, and the chiropractor himself took the “films” (which were, in fact, immediately projected digitally onto the monitor as he took them). Another screen (and attached computer) was used to analyze what I gather were reference points on my X-rays.

Compare and contrast this to the hour I spent waiting in a my family practice doctor’s office the night before – a visit that resulted in a requisition form for an X-ray (“We don’t do X-rays after 5 p.m.,” they told me) and a prescription for pain-killing patches to be applied to my lower back. Now, my family practice doctor has saved my life a time or two (not to mention helping me through various illnesses associated with cold and flu season, such as bronchitis and walking pneumonia) and, despite the regulatory burdens of Obamacare and the federal government’s other meddling, continues to do a superb job for me. But until this chiropractic visit, I’d never received assistance for chronic pain that was so … immediate.

Where, then, does the technology of chiropractic care exist in comparison to more traditional Western medicine? The Journal of the American Medical Association now recommends chiropractic as a first means of treating back pain. “The JAMA`s recommendation,” writes John Pertzborn, “comes on the heels of a recent study out of the medical journal Spine [in which] sufferers of lower back pain all received standard medical care (SMC), and half of the participants additionally received chiropractic care. The researchers found that in SMC plus chiropractic care patients, 73 percent reported that their pain was completely gone or much better after treatment compared to just 17 percent of the SMC group.”

The benefits of chiropractic are also felt among veterans. Cat Viglienzoni, writing for WCAX, explains that spinal injuries among American veterans are on the rise. “A 2011 study of veterans who sought chiropractic care for neck pain,” she goes on, “found 43 percent of them had less pain, and 33 percent reported improved function. [The number] of veterans seeking [chiropractic] care is [also] up. From 2005 to 2013, the number of VA chiropractic clinics has doubled from 24 to 48, and the number of veterans receiving care at those clinics has gone from less than 4,000 to more than 25,000. But in that same time frame, the number of veterans receiving non-VA chiropractic services increased from a thousand to more than 9,000.”

Other more speculative benefits of chiropractic care include improvement in blood pressure and even alleviation of some forms of hearing loss as well as enhanced athletic performance. “Chiropractic adjustments help ensure that the body functions as efficiently as possible,” asserts Dr. Wayne Fitcher, “which can maximize healing and recovery from all types of injuries. Anyone who engages in athletics can benefit from regular chiropractic checkups to ensure that their spine is balanced and free from structural stress. When the spinal column is brought into balance and alignment, the body’s nervous system and body biomechanics (posture) are maximized.”

Despite these gains and even against repeated demonstrations of real benefit to those suffering chronic pain (not to mention pain from injury), chiropractic care seems always to be the Rodney Dangerfield of medical professionals, doomed to get “no respect.” But medical technology can be and most certainly should be free of politicking and agenda-driven editorializing. What is the application of medical tech, after all, if not the use of the scientific method to measure symptoms, diagnose probable causes, and prescribe effective treatments? This is the very definition of technology’s amorality: It is neither good, nor bad – neither quackery nor hard science – unless and until it is applied honestly and objectively, with an eye toward real, reproducible results.

To repeat Dr. Hadley, “That’s it.”

Media wishing to interview Phil Elmore, please contact media@wnd.com.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/07/chiropractic-technology-or-quackery/

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Giant List of Celebrity & Athlete Chiropractic Testimonials

Chiropractic Testimonials by Athletes & Celebrities

Feel free to use any or all for your own chiropractic websites. Be sure to check out the video testimonials at the bottom.

I’ve been going to chiropractors for as long as I can remember. It’s as important to my training as practicing my swing.” -Tiger Woods 

“I have to have an adjustment before I go into the ring. I do believe in chiropractic. I found that going to a chiropractor three times a week helps my performance. The majority of boxers go to chiropractors to get that extra edge.”  -Evander Holyfield, Heavyweight Boxing Champion 

”As long as I see the chiropractor, I feel like I’m one step ahead of the game.”  –Tom Brady, New England Patriots

“I definitely try to get on a basis where I use chiropractic at least twice a week. I would say definitely that it helps me to perform at a higher level”   -Emmit Smith, Dallas Cowboys

“Bodybuilders and fitness people have been using, very extensively, chiropractors in order to stay healthy and fit. Whenever I had a little problem with my body, I always ran to one of my dear friends (Franco Columbo,D.C.). He was always right there with the adjustments. This is how I found out the best way of going is to use chiropractors, not only after injuries , but also before injury.”   -Arnold Schwarzenegger – bodybuilder, former actor and governor of California

Green Bay Packers Superbowl Winning MVP, QB Aaron Rodgers, has received regular chiropractic care from his father, Dr. Ed Rodgers throughout his athletic career. What other famous athletes depend on chiropractic to elevate their game?    Aaron Rodgers – Father Dr Ed Rodgers

“When you get to the NFL, hits are a little bit harder. That’s why I see the chiropractor because after some of those hits, you know you’ll see your bodies not inline.”
- Maurice Jones Drew, NFL Running Back, Jacksonville Jaguars

 ”Those are the guys that put me on the field when I didn’t think I had a chance to be on the field. These are professionals, and God put them in my life for a reason.” – Terrell Owens, NFL Wide Receiver

“Without chiropractic, I wouldn’t be able to play consistently throughout the season.” –Johnny Damon, MLB Center Fielder and two time World Series Champion.

“You obviously can’t compete at your fullest if you’re not in alignment. And your body can’t heal if your back is not in alignment. Every track and field athlete that I have ever met has seen a chiropractor at one time or another. In track and field, it is absolutely essential. Chiropractic care is one of the things I think that no one has denied or refuted”
- Dan O’Brian, Olympic Gold Medallist ~ Decathlon

“I’ve been seeing a Chiropractor and he’s really been helping me out a lot. Chiropractic’s been a big part of my game.” -Joe Montana Professional Football All-Star 

"Last year I found Dr. Newman (Chiropractor), and I have been seeing him ever since. I have been pain-free and feeling terrific. I swear by it. Now, it is just maintenance and keeping in line so the nerves don’t touch.” -Wade Boggs Professional Baseball All-Star

“I like to go to the chiropractor at least once a week and have for the past 20 to 25 years. I feel better when I go; I have more energy.”  ~ Lou Waters CNN Today

"Chiropractic gives me the flexibility I need to keep in the game." -Venus Williams- 5 Time Grand Slam Tennis Champion
"I got a chiropractor to come along to the [Patriot] shoot, because they can actually stick you back together within 15 minutes. He spent a week and worked on the entire crew. All the stunt guys were like, 'Oh, fix my disc.' The guy's amazing. " -Mel Gibson- Famous Actor
In 2002 a Toronto sports writer asked John what was the secret to his continued success into his 40's. John replied, "A good chiropractor". When asked to elaborate, John remarked, "I am not a good enough expert on what that (chiropractic) entails.....it's been great for me, and for my family". - John Stockton-  10x NBA All-Star
"In this game you have to take care of your body, " said wide receiver Hines Ward. "Over the course of a game your body just feels wrecked. Every Monday it hurts to get out of bed. I told my chiropractor, I want to feel good in the morning. A lot of my credit goes to him for keeping me healthy." -Hines Ward- Super Bowl XL MVP
“I don’t know how much I could improve until I started seeing a chiropractor. Since I’ve been in chiropractic, I’ve improved by leaps and bounds both mentally and physically.” -Michael Jordan (5 Time NBA MVP and 6 Time NBA Champion)
Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich said he secret for good health was 'eat sparingly, work enthusiastically in a labor of love, love generously, and get Chiropractic adjustments once a week!' . -Napoleon Hill 

Other Famous Celebrities Under Chiropractic Care

·         Richard Prior
·         Bob Hope - ”Chiropractic is a wonderful means of natural healing!”
·         Dixie Carter - ”I have a wonderful chiropractor. I believe a healthy spine is a healthy body.”
·         Andy Griffith - ”Chiropractic has advanced tremendously over the past few decades. It has grown by leaps and bounds to become a specialized and accepted science.”

Katherine Kelly Lang, Bold & Beautiful Soap Opera Star - ”I leave my chiropractor's office feeling fresh and rejuvenated and back in line the way I should be. He has also been successful at getting rid of my tension headaches. ”

·         David Cassidy - The Partridge Family TV Series
·         Mel Gibson
·         Dennis Weaver
·         Adam Arkin, Chicago Hope
·         David Duchovney
·         Sylvester Stallone
·         Robin Williams
·         David Copperfield
·         Denzel Washington
·         Whitney Houston
·         Penny Marshall
·         Kim Bassinger
·         Alec Baldwin
·         Richard Gere
·         Whoopie Goldberg
·         Ted Danson
·         Macaulay Culkin
·         Demi Moore
·         Johnathan Lipnicki
·         Tea Leoni
·         Steven Segal
·         Dianne Carroll
·         Richard Kuss
·         Johnetta Cole
·         Jim & Jan Brolin
·         Cher
·         Jerry Seinfeld
·         Doris Day
·         Burt Reynolds
·         Robin Wright
·         Meredith Baxter
·         Phyllis Diller
·         James Earl Jones
·         Alan Thicke
·         Christie Brinkley
·         Patrick Stewart
·         Clint Eastwood
·         Linda Hamilton
·         Jane Seymour
·         Dolf Lundgren
·         Michael Shurtleff
·         Heidi Kling
·         Josephine Pemice-Fales
·         Members of Cosby Family
·         David Spade
·         Shirley MacLaine
·         Liza Minnelli
·         Marcello Angelini
·         Daniella Buson

·         John Robbins, Author of Pulitzer prize-nominated international best seller, ”Diet For A New America” - ”Chiropractic works in harmony with the basic healing forces of the body, whereas the allopathic, western medical establishment doesn't have nearly as holistic a vision.”
·         Dr. Norman Vincent Peale - Author/Philosopher
·         Candace Pert, Ph.D - Author of Molecules Of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine and other great books.
·         Anthony Robbins - Author/Motivational Speaker
·         Mark Victor Hansen - Author/Motivational Speaker

Dr. Joyce Verdel - ”Chiropractic helps athletes and people working out, engaging in a sport or even just performing daily functions such as walking and sitting, to operate at their peak levels of performance without pain. I highly recommend that you pay a visit to your local chiropractor.<”/span>

Ms. Fitness USA, Sarah Harding, Speaks Out About Chiropractic
”Basically, I've always believed in chiropractic care. My parents introduced my brothers and myself to chiropractic care when we were very young and it's been an instrumental part of my life. I believe that it allowed me to do gymnastics when I was very little and allowed me to stay in sports and lead a very active lifestyle. I think it's natural to have aches and pains when you bend your body in directions it wasn't necessarily meant to [be bent in], so it makes sense to go to a chiropractor to get my body back in alignment. Ever since I can remember, I've gone to a chiropractor.

·         Van Halen
·         Air Supply's Graham Russell
·         Madonna
·         Fred Schneider and Kate Pierson - B2's
·         Rosanne Cash
·         Alabama
·         Connie Smith
·         Travis Tritt
·         Kenny Loggins
·         Victoria Williams
·         Members of Greatful Dead
Members of Extreme
·         Members of Bon Jovi
·         Members of Dwight Yoakam's Band
·         The Eagles
·         Peter Frampton
·         Roberta Flack


·         A research study conducted by Drs. Anthony Lauro and Brian Mouch, published in the journal of Chiropractic research and Clinical Investigation, 1991, indicated chiropractic care might improve athletic performance by as much as 16.7% over a two week period. The report also concluded that subluxation-free athletes react faster, coordinate better, execute fine movements with improved accuracy and precision, amounting to an overall better athlete.
·         Mindy Mylrea, World Champion - ”We put a great deal of stress on our bodies, so chiropractic is very helpful.”
·         Bernard Horn, Men's Champion - ”My chiropractor is really phenomenal. I've gotten stronger and greatly increased my flexibility.”
·         Larry & Todd Wise, World Champions
·         Jose Canseco - I've found that it's a great stress reliever to get adjusted. It takes away a lot of the tightness in the muscles"
·         Greg Mathews - Credits chiropractic with helping him get off the disabled list and overcome a career-threatening slump!
·         Ryan Sandberg - His wife Cindy explained, ”He's had some awesome games after getting an adjustment. He was frequently adjusted before games.”
·         Mark McGwire
·         John Smolz
·         Chris Sabo
·         Robby Thompson
·         Kirt Manwarning
·         Mark Portugal
·         Brett Butler
·         Wes Parker
·         Don Sutton
·         Roberto Clemente
·         Rick Monday
·         Jeff Reardon
·         Dan Schayes - ”I use chiropractic as my main source of healthcare.”
·         Gerald Wilkins - ”I didn't know how much I could improve until I started seeing a chiropractor. Since I've been in chiropractic, I've improved by leaps and bounds, both mentally and physically.”
·         Michael Jordan
·         Charles Barkley
·         Robert Parish
·         Jack Sikma
·         Scottie Pippin
·         John Stockton
·         Kenny Sousa
·         Joel Thompson
·         Brent Steiner
·         Fred Klaven
·         Lee Haney, Mr. Olympia (1984-91)
·         Clifta Coulter, Miss USA
·         John Defrendis, Mr. USA
·         Grace Lewis, World Champion Power Lifter, Record Holder
·         Kevin Levrone, National Champion
·         Rick Valente, ESPN's "Body Shaping"
·         Jack Dempsy
·         Tony Lopez
·         Michael Carbojol
·         Muhammad Ali
·         Joe Montana and 35 of his teammates received chiropractic care right before the 1990 Super Bowl Game.
·         Irving Fryar - ”I definitely believe that chiropractic care has attributed to my fitness. I don't think I could maintain my level of play without chiropractic. When I go to Dr. Napoli for an adjustment I immediately feel better.”
·         Emmit Smith - ”I go see Dr. Bill (chiropractor) when I get bent out of shape on Sundays. Playing in a football game is like being in 30-40 car accidents.”
·         Crawford Kerr - ”Dr. Bill (chiropractor) kept me on the field many times.”
·         Atlanta Falcons Team
·         San Francisco 49ers Team
·         Detroit Lions Team
·         Denver Broncos Team
·         Dallas Cowboys Team
·         Ed "Too Tall" Jones
·         Charles Haley
·         Roger Craig          
·         Sean Landeta
·         Paul Fraze
·         Ricky Bell
·         Dammone Johnson
·         Alex Karras
·         Mark May
·         Gary Clark
·         Terry Kirby
·         Keith Jackson
·         Mike Ingram
·         Mike Timson
·         Bill Fralic
·         Warren Moon
·         Dan Marino
·         Terance Mathis
·         Gary Downs
·         Byron Hanspard
·         Ruffin Hamilton
·         Craig Saur
·         Lester Archambeau
·         Ronnie Bradford
·         Tim Dwight
·         Bob Christian
·         Joe Profit
·         Lenny McGill
·         Keith Crawford
·         Coey Louchiey

·         Fred Funk, PGA Tour Professional - ”I do believe chiropractic has really benefited my game. Over the last three years, I feel I have become more exposed to, and knowledgeable about, the benefits of chiropractic for me and my game. I realize how your body can get out of balance, and chiropractic care helps.....”

·         Barbara Bunkowsky, LPGA Tour Professional - ”I have found that chiropractic keeps me flexible and pain-free so that I can perform at my highest level. The benefits of chiropractic have improved my golf swing, putting less stress and strain on my body and allowing me to be a more productive golfer. I believe it also helps prevent other associated injuries that are very common on the LPGA tour.”

·         Sandra Palmer
·         Lynn Connelly
·         Beth Daniel
·         Jan Stephenson
·         Donna White
·         Kim Baur
·         Patty Sheehan
·         Lynn Adams
·         Sally Little
·         Amy Alcott
·         Mary Lou Retton
·         Olga Korbut
·         Detroit Redwings Team
·         Wayne Gretzky
·         Brett Hull

·         George Angat Jr., US Lightweight Champion - ”The split second that can be added to my speed by my chiropractor could be crucial.”

·         Manager-Denis Doucette - ”Chiropractic care gives him that little advantage, that little extra strength and quickness and allows him his best opportunity to regain his title.”

·         Joe Greene, Long Jump - ”I know chiropractic helped me. It helped my performance and I feel better.”

·         Alberto Juantorena, 400 & 800 Meter
·         Bruce Jenner, Decathlon
·         Mac Wilkins, Discus
·         Dwight Stones, Hi-jump
·         Edwin Moses, Hurdles
·         Maria Maricich, Skiing
·         Suzy Chaffee, Skiing
·         Mary Decker, Track
·         Willie Banks, Triple Jump
·         Joseph Arvay, Wrestler
·         Nancy Ditz, Marathon

"I Have found that chiropractic keeps me flexible and pain-free so that I can perform at my highest level. The benefits of chiropractic have improved my golf swing, putting less stress and strain on my body and allowing me to be a more productive golfer. I believe it also helps prevent other associated injuries that are very common on the LPGA tour."  -Barbara Bunkowsky - LPGA Tour Professional

 Madonna at 50 years old, even brought her personal Chiropractor along with her on her most recent tour to help her de-stress and prevent injuries. Prior to the tour she is quoted as saying, "It's going to be very draining, and she needs him (her Chiropractor) around to aid in her recovery time after each show," ...an insider tells Life & Style says online gossip column In Case You Didn't Know. 

 Sara Harding- Miss Fitness USA 2006 states, "Basically, I've always believed in chiropractic care. My parents introduced my brothers and myself to chiropractic care when we were very young and it's been an instrumental part of my life. I believe that it allowed me to do gymnastics when I was very little and allowed me to stay in sports and lead a very active lifestyle. I think it's natural to have aches and pains when you bend your body in directions it wasn't necessarily meant to [be bent in], so it makes sense to go to a chiropractor to get my body back in alignment. Ever since I can remember, I've gone to a chiropractor. " 

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Should You Have a Say in Your States Chiropractic Scope of Practice Laws?

A new abstract published in JMPT, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25015008, suggested the scope of chiropractic practice across the United States showed high variability. The study looked at 97 diagnostic, evaluation, and management codes and requested information from each state licensure office about whether or not the service could be performed in their state. In Missouri, chiropractors can perform 91 out of 97, and in Texas chiropractors can only perform 30 out of 97.

Here was the their conclusion, "The scope of chiropractic practice in the United States has a high degree of variability. Scope of practice is dynamic, and gray 
areas are subject to interpretation by ever-changing board members. Although statutes may not address specific procedures, upon challenge, there may be a possibility of sanctions depending on interpretation."

 The question is, does this matter or affect the way any of us should practice chiropractic? Obviously, you cannot do anything that is illegal in your state, but why such a high degree of variability?

There has been quite a fight recently in a few states about adding prescription rights for chiropractors, with a great number of people on both sides.  Should the state boards and state legislatures be allowed to add to our scope of practice to allow chiropractors to use more diagnostic, evaluation, and management codes and then let the individual chiropractors decide what to do afterward? Or should chiropractors in the state be allowed to have a say or even a vote?

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Minnesota Governor Signs Recodification Confirming Chiropractic Scope of Practice, says MCA

ST. PAUL, Minn.May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a state troubled by the chiropractic scope controversy, a definitive victory has been scored for chiropractic with the recent signing of the recodification confirming Minnesota's Chiropractic Scope of Practice.
The scope, which has met with strong opposition at times, was designed to "recodify the existing scope of practice, and more specifically defines what chiropractors can perform," according to the Minnesota Chiropractic Association (MCA).
The chiropractic scope of practice was first enacted in 1919 with substantial changes in 1927 and 1975.  Over the years there have been advances in knowledge, technology, and education practices and requirements.  Enforcement has kept pace with these changes, however, the chiropractic scope has not.  Parts of the scope were dated, incomplete and in some cases obsolete.  The changes would modernize, centralize and strengthen the chiropractic scope of practice provisions in law and to add clarity to the current law, resulting in ensured fairness in enforcement and a better understanding of professional requirements by the public and the chiropractic profession.
The Minnesota Chiropractic Association applauds Gov. Mark Dayton's decision to sign the Scope of Practice.
"We are pleased that Gov. Dayton has signed the recodified version of the Chiropractic Scope of Practice," said Christian Kollar, DC, MCA President, in a statement. "This will allow Minnesota chiropractors to continue to provide the same level of quality care they have in the past and will allow patients accessibility and choice when selecting a provider for their health care needs.
"As the state association for the profession of chiropractic, we take great pride in the stellar reputation of Minnesota chiropractors," Dr. Kollar continued. "Their extensive chiropractic training and clinical experience benefit patients throughout the state of Minnesota and stand as an exceptional example of effective, safe and accessible quality health care discipline. We commend the governor and his staff for their diligent work to keep this standard of quality care available to all in the state of Minnesota."
Dr. Kollar went on to reassure residents of Minnesota that the governor's decision will only enhance the quality of care in the state. "Residents of Minnesota can be assured that Minnesota chiropractors are providing quality health care and are doing so with patient safety in mind," he said. "Doctors of chiropractic have had rigorous training and clinical experience to perform the procedures for which they are licensed and take great care to only perform those procedures that are within their scope of practice and expertise."
CONTACT: Rick Hueffmeier, DC, 952-698-2350
SOURCE Minnesota Chiropractic Association