January 24, 2011 — The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) announced that The Vitality Depot — a supplier of innovative products to chiropractic clinics across the U.S. and Canada — along with Revelar, the free radical testing company, and GreensFirst, the super-nutrient supplementation supplier, are co-sponsoring two of the association’s upcoming educational sessions promoting wellness.
The first session, “Chiropractic Wellness – Health Promotion and Disease Prevention,” will be held on Sunday, Feb. 13 in Washington, D.C. This event will take place the day before the 2011 National Chiropractic Legislative Conference (NCLC) with the Chiropractic Summit.
The other session will be a part of ACA’s Certified Chiropractic Wellness Specialist program. The session will begin on March 5 in Raleigh, N.C.
Last year, ACA partnered with the National Wellness Institute (NWI) to create a wellness certification program for chiropractic physicians. After completing the program, participants can become Certified Chiropractic Wellness Specialists. ACA and NWI have created an evidence-based program, consisting of four 10-hour modules, to give chiropractic physicians the information and tools necessary to act as wellness coaches to their patients.
The upcoming session’s first module, “Principles of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention,” will be taught in March. The session’s remaining modules will be taught one at a time, one weekend each month between April and June. All of the modules will be taught at the North Carolina Chiropractic Association’s offices in Raleigh.
“Many factors contribute to enhancing a person’s overall wellness, and receiving chiropractic care, along with diet, exercise and lifestyle recommendations from a chiropractic physician is a good place to start,” said ACA President Rick McMichael, DC. “What the patient does at home, day-to-day with these recommendations is key. Wellness is very much about healthy habits. The Vitality Depot, Revelar, and GreensFirst provide supplies for doctors and patients to enhance overall wellness both in the clinic and at home, and ACA is pleased to have them sponsor our upcoming wellness sessions.”
“The American Chiropractic Association’s new program to train and certify chiropractic physicians in wellness will eventually be viewed as one of the major inflection points for our profession,” said Mark Mandell, DC, MBA, president of The Vitality Depot. “The Vitality Depot supports this new initiative and encourages all chiropractic physicians to attend one or all of the ACA’s wellness programs and become a part of this fast-growing health care movement.”
To register for the wellness session in Washington, D.C., click here.
To register for the upcoming Certified Chiropractic Wellness Specialist session in Raleigh, click here.
Source: American Chiropractic Association, www.acatoday.org