The New York Times reports that three out of every four people in the United States can expect to experience some level of foot pain at least once, if not more. The College of Podiatry further shares that some of the most common foot problems experienced by individuals nationwide. Not only can chiropractic help with these types of painful lower limb conditions, but many DCs indicate that using instruments during their patient’s treatment sessions can oftentimes make them more effective.
French writer Milan Kundera once said, “Business has only two functions: marketing and innovation.” In other words, if you’re not in the process of creating a new product, technique, or service that could potentially revolutionize the chiropractic world, then you probably want to be actively selling the goods and services you do currently offer. In the chiropractic world, one of these is instrument adjusting services. As a DC, you already know the value that instruments stand to offer your patients.
If you stop and think about it, rapid changes in computer and telecommunications technology have revolutionized how we work and connect with each other. Not only can we now quickly and easily manipulate complex data that would have previously taken days to accomplish, we can also now instantly share it with millions of people all around the world. In fact, more than 4 billion people around the world will send almost 19 billion text messages in just one day. Furthermore, almost 4 billion people will send out 269 billion emails every single day.
The knee joint is unique in any number of aspects. Not only is it the largest joint structure in the human body, but it is also the most complex and the only one that must bear loads that can be up to four times the body’s actual weight.1 Of course, the time when your patients will become the most aware of just how vital the knee is for proper mobility and stability will be when they have suffered a knee injury or have chronic, debilitating knee pain. Unfortunately, your patient with knee pain is not alone in discovering just how much of their day to day activities are curtailed.
You are no doubt well aware that issues of bone loss are quite common among your elderly patients. It can increase their risk for fractures, back pain, and a host of other musculoskeletal issues. However, you may not know that a therapy that was originally devised to help astronauts recover from the debilitating physiological effects of long-duration space flight was the genesis for an exciting area of research to combat bone loss. What is the actual science behind vibration therapy, and how can it slow the progression of bone loss among your elderly patients?