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, November 2, 2015

HyperIce Vyper ~ Foam roller, vibration massage, and myofascial release tool are combined into one.

Recommended and used by many of the top athletes from around the world!

HyperIce Vyper ~ Foam roller, vibration massage, and myofascial release tool are combined into one. 
~ A revolutionary fitness and recovery tool that uses pressure and vibration to target muscles and enhance healing and performance.
~ The deep ridges on the outside allow for deeper pressure and for deeper penetration of the vibration.
~ 3 settings allow you to choose the level you need to recover and get back in the game, back to work, or just allowing you to be more active.

  • Relieve tired and sore muscles
  • Improve your range of motion
  • Increase muscle flexibility
  • Increase Circulation
A rechargeable lithium ion battery gives you over 2 hours of use per charge.

 HyperIce Vyper Features
  • Innovative ridged foam roller with internal motor delivers pressure and vibration for myofascial release.
  • Motor provides intense, high frequency vibrations while in use.
  • Enhances user range of motion and flexibility.
  • Provides muscular relief from knots, soreness and stiffness.
  • Can be used pre- or post-workout.
  • 3 speed settings.
  • Rechargeable lithium ion batteries.
  • Up to 2 hours of use available at a time.
  •  Outer shell is eco-friendly.

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Monday, February 9, 2015

How do my patients benefit from the Pilot Diode Laser?

9W Pilot Laser
From chiropractic to physical therapy, lasers are now the most widely used chiropractic tool in many practices.
How do my patients benefit from the Pilot Diode Laser?

For many rehabilitation procedures, the Pilot Diode Laser is a versatile tool. Its technology gently
increases cellular energy that accelerates the body’s self-healing capabilities, allowing your patients to heal
safely and quickly. Laser light is organized (coherent) and uniform, and as such is able to penetrate deeper
into the tissue than from other sources. Thus deeper tissues benefit from the direct generation of heat
from the laser light, rather than relying on transmission of heat through the surface tissues
down to the deep tissue.

  • Faster procedures
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Improved healing
  • Less pain
How can the Pilot Diode Laser expand my Chiropractic services?

Every rehabilitation practice can quickly and easily benefit from using the Pilot Diode Laser. The Pilot
Diode Laser allows you to offer a wide range of procedures and is simple to use everyday. With improved
Chiropractic care for your patients, you will be able to increase your services and your profits.
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Chronic Pain Syndromes (neck, back, knee, etc)
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains/Strains
  • Tendonitis
  • And so many more...
How does the Pilot Diode Laser differ from other lasers?

Even at low wattages, you can use the Pilot Diode Laser for rehabilitation procedures to promote healing
as well as reduce pain and inflammation. By simply running the interchangeable handpieces over the
desired area you will increase the blood flow to stimulate the natural healing process.

Is the Pilot Diode Laser affordable?

YES! With our new patented* technology we are able to significantly reduce the cost of our World
Leading Class 4 Laser System. At an MSRP of $9,999 and a suggested introductory retail price of
$6,499, the Pilot Diode Laser is the MOST economical and best option for your practice.

· Industry leader in cost and quality
· Easy to operate intuitive program
· Color coded screen and operating buttons
· Ergonomic handpieces for maximum comfort
· Wireless pedal for highest safety measures
· Lightweight
· Compact
· Illumination of target area
· Emergency shutoff
· Warranty
· Patented Technology
· Designed & Developed in the USA
· Assembled in USA
· Reduces pain and soreness
· Reduced recovery time
· Doesn’t mask symptoms
· Directly treats muscle related problems
· Saves money

Features & Benefits
Lasers have quickly become a vital tool in countless clinical procedures.
From therapeutic to chiropractic, lasers are used in practices around the world.
Lasers for therapeutic use such as pain management are rapidly growing
in recognition, application and demand.

The Pilot Diode Laser increases blood  circulation to muscles, joints and other areas of the body to allow patients to  heal safely and more quickly with less pain and inflammation. 
Device Type: Diode Laser
Laser System: Class IV
Indicated Use (FDA): Therapeutic
Laser Power: 9 Watts (9000mW)
Power Range: 100mW 0 9,000mW (9W)
Power Requirements: 110-120 VAC @ 60 Hertz / 220-240 VAC @ 50 Hertz
Amperage: 1.5 Amps @ 110-115 VAC / 0.75 Amps @ 210-230 VAC
Fixed Fiber: 400 micron silica filament
Weight: 5.5 lb
Dimensions: 5.5” x 6.25” x 8.75” (H x W x L)
Laser Wavelength: 810nm ± 20nm
Aiming Beam Wavelength: 630nm-660nm ± 15nm
Aiming Beam Power: 3mW (selectable)
Beam Divergence: 13 degrees ± 1 degree
Estimated Hour Usage: Up to 10,000 hours
Emission Modes: Continuous Wave and Pulse
Hertz in Pulsed Mode – Fixed: 10.0 Hz
Pulse Duration – Fixed: 0.05 seconds
Duty Cycle: Pulsed Mode: 50% / Continuous Wave: 100%
Operating Temperature: 20°C - 30°C (68°F - 86°F)
Storage Temperature: -20°C - +40°C (-4°F - 104°F)
Cooling: Forced Air
Notification: Audible: Yes / Visual: Yes
Handpiece Construction: Aluminum 6061-T6
Handpiece Finish: Clear Anodize
Wireless Foot Pedal: 2.4 GHz
Foot Pedal Battery: 9 Volt Lithium
Battery life Lithium: >100 hours / Alkaline: <35 hours

Most Common Applications
Every chiropractic practice can quickly and easily benefit from using the Pilot Diode Laser.
The Pilot Diode Laser allows you to offer a wide range of procedures and is simple to use
every day. With improved chiropractic care for your patients, you will be able to increase your
services and your profits. Here is just a brief sample of the procedures that your practice
can use the Pilot Diode Laser for....

• Herniated Discs
• Stress Fractures
• Runners Knee
• Tennis Elbow
• Plantar Fasciitis
• Rotator Cuff
• And so many more…

Generating Revenue

Increase revenue through new clientele
Patients are looking for providers who offer new services with superior equipment for
improved pain management and chiropractic treatments. Patients will spend an average
of about $35 - $110** per Chiropractic visit. If you have repeat clients of around 20 per
week*, your revenue annually would be in the range of $34,000 - $106,000**. If you grow
your client base by adding only 3 new customers per week you will be adding a total of
156 new clients each year. The Pilot® Diode Laser represents a “marketable service” to
differentiate the clinic and attract new customers. Clients who come to a clinic for a specific
laser treatment will then return to the clinic for their regular routine services. Each new client
represents a range of $1,700 - $5,300 additional revenue per year. Using the laser to attract
3 new clients per week will result in increased ongoing annual revenue of $5,000 - $16,000**
per year.

*Assuming you work 48 weeks year and take four weeks off for vacations and holidays.
** Depending on the region you live in and your typical charges and services
Increase revenue through new services
The Pilot Diode Laser offers a new modality for providing treatment for many chiropractic
conditions. The Pilot Diode Laser represents a modality of treatment that allows the clinician
to provide additional services and keep patient revenue that might otherwise be referred to
another facility.
Increase revenue through increased fees
Standard Chiropractic fees for treatment range from $50 to $150. The national average for
laser assisted procedures is $75. In addition, a three week treatment package averages $250.
Clinics that add and standardize laser assisted chiropractic offerings can easily add $1,000
in additional revenue each month without increasing or changing their clientele or services.
This increased revenue is attributable entirely by providing improved methods of treatment
on the existing clientele.
Increase revenue by utilizing trained staff to provide services
Every practice struggles with the challenge of generating revenue with technician provided
services. Many chiropractic treatments are all clinician provided services. Clinician provided
services allow the practice to increase revenue while allowing the doctors to attend to the
patients that require the doctor’s attention.

I had Bilateral Knee Surgery on September 29th, 2014. I have been
facilitating my knee recovery and my rehabilitation with a Pilot Diode
Laser, which has cut my recuperation by 50%. For me, being an athlete,
the Pilot Laser is an awesome tool for rehabilitating a major surgery or
any other ailments that need attention. Thank you CAO Group.

Patricia Astin
Professional Athlete
• 2006 U.S. Veteran Water Ski Team member and Gold Medal Winner
• 1998 U.S. National Slalom Champion – Class: Women II

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Best Tips for a Healthy Immune System

Best Tips for a Healthy Immune System

WellnessThe immune system is one of the most important systems in the body. It is what keeps us healthy and protects us from bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi and other foreign invaders that lead to illness and disease.

If your immune system is not up to par, you may find that you get sick frequently or you may experience chronic diseases that your body might otherwise have been able to ward off. That’s why we’ve compiled our best tips for a healthy immune system below. But first, let’s gain a basic understanding of the immune system…

How the Immune System Works

The immune system is present throughout your body and many organs, tissues and cells are involved. The skin is the initial line of defense, acting as a barrier against bacteria and pathogens. Tears in your eyes, mucus in your nose and lungs and acid in your stomach further break down bacteria and parasites.
The next line of defense happens in your bloodstream, tissues and cells. When you are exposed to a pathogen, millions of cells communicate and respond by secreting chemicals that knock out the invaders. The thymus, spleen, lymph nodes, bone marrow, white blood cells, antibodies and certain hormones all play their part in fighting off infection.

When you are exposed to illnesses, your body creates antibodies that can fight future invaders of the same type. In this way, exposing yourself to sickness can actually make you stronger, as long as your immune system is strong to begin with.

Best Tips for a Healthy Immune System

We need to support our immune system so that it can do its job for us in an efficient and effective way. We can do that by making certain healthy lifestyle choices and avoiding those habits that hinder the immune system. Here are our best tips for a healthy immune system:

Eat foods that support a healthy immune system and avoid those that don’t.
Malnutrition is the leading cause of immunodeficiency in the world.[1] Providing your body with the important nutrients it needs to function properly is a key to immune health. Eating more whole foods and home cooked meals while reducing the amount of processed foods and refined sugars you eat will have a dramatic effect on your immunity. Eat more fresh vegetables and fruits, lean meats and healthy fats, such as olive oil, nuts and avocados. Foods that are rich in antioxidants are especially good for the immune system, such as herbs and spices, organic tea, leafy greens and berries.

Take quality herbal supplements that support the immune system.
These days, we simply can’t get enough nutrition out of our food. Most of us don’t eat healthy enough. Even if we do, our crops are simply not what they used to be because our farming techniques do not allow the soil to produce enough nutrients to turn out nutrient-rich foods. That’s why it is important to supplement your diet with high quality herbal supplements that help strengthen the immune system.

Get consistent exercise throughout the day, every day.
Exercise is critical for the body for so many reasons, one of which is that it boosts the immune system into action. When we are stationary, our bodies begin to shut down, and our systems get sluggish and less responsive. When we are active, however, our blood is circulated throughout our bodies and the immune system is on higher alert. Exercise also helps infectious invaders to be removed through sweat and urine, and it helps reduce the release of cortisol, which in turn helps avoid infection.

Find a way to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night.
Most of us think it is impossible to get that much sleep each night. Even if we could find the time, we deal with insomnia, sleep apnea or other sleep disorders that keep us from feeling well rested. The importance of sleep, however, cannot be denied. When we are sleeping, our immune system is busy repairing the body. 
Best Sleep Supplement

Reduce stress.

Make no mistake about it, the more stressed you are, the less efficiently your immune system is functioning. Anything you can do to reduce your cortisol levels will serve your immune system well. Exercising, meditating, and doing something fun can all help. Natural Stress supplements 

[1] American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1997 Aug;66(2):460S-463S.