Practice Central In spite of the thousands of dollars tied up in your adjustment tables, computers, other devices, and your property, good employees can be the most important assets you have in your practice. They can take your practice to the next level with smiling faces, positive attitudes, and patient relationships, or drag it down with lousy attitudes, low motivation, lacking the vision you want for your practice. Your team can either help or hinder, and the type of team you put together is up to you.
Research Results Chiropractors see a lot of running injuries. Shin splints are among the most common and persistent types of injury among them. A recent study found that medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) can sideline a new runner for 70 days or more. The diagnosis is usually uncomplicated, but chiropractors should also rule out other causes. Occasionally, a painful shinbone may be a sign of a more serious problem. “Shin splints, stress fractures, and anterior compartment syndrome can look alike,” says Jason Hare, DC, who owns Pure Chiropractic in Nanaimo, BC, Canada. “All three injuries are easily confused.”
Clinical Concerns One healing practice that deserves to be brought onboard any chiropractic practice is deep abdominal breathing (AB). People everywhere take the respiratory system for granted and indulge in shallow and even paradoxical breathing (PB), where the diaphragm moves opposite to the normal direction. But faulty and abnormal breathing are likely to hamper health and detract from therapeutic gains. Clinical evidence abounds regarding the benefits of good breathing in wellness modalities such as Ayurvedic and Siddha medicine, yoga, and tai chi.
Technique Speak Originally, after I had created Koren Publications, I thought that lecturing to chiropractic groups, writing for journals, and working in private practice would be my ultimate professional accomplishments. But life had something else in store for me. Years ago, my family was moving, and boxes and furniture were all over the place. I didn’t notice the large, heavy, sharp-edged laminate piece balanced on its edge behind the door I closed. It fell on me. It was a bad accident, and as a result I had no strength and suffered 10 years of intense pain and paresthesia.
Feature While the Fountain of Youth has yet to be found, it is known that the human body holds clues to a person’s longevity. Components at the cellular level play roles, including telomeres, methylation, and mitochondria. Telomeres are repeating sequences found at the ends of chromosomes, which protect them from deterioration. Without telomeres, DNA would be susceptible to extensive damage, says Adam Killpartrick, DC, CNS. “Think of telomeres as the plastic tips on the ends of shoelaces that prevent them from fraying,” says James Antos, DC, DABCO.