Few things can be more frustrating for a parent – particularly a first-time parent – than an infant or toddler with an ear infection. A child who is too young to explain that their ear hurts, but continually fusses and cries because of the pain, can test the fortitude of even the most patient parent. […]
Practice Central Medicare continues to reimburse properly certified chiropractic, physical therapy, and other health care professional offices a strong net return. Often as much as $1,000 on commonly used and needed durable medical equipment (DME) lumbar braces. Not only is it possible, but hundreds of chiropractic offices are enjoying these levels of reimbursements. One category of brace for lumbar curvature (scoliosis) patients now gives about a $2,000 net return and is a lifesaver for the patient whose condition is “hopeless.”
Technique Speak The science of touch. Over several years, from high school through college, I experienced manipulation, adjustments, auriculotherapy and trigger point therapy to correct severe low-back pain with sciatica and thigh atrophy, severe breathing issues, and severe foot and shoulder damage. Injured from time to time, I was in the habit of going to MDs first [never helped], osteopaths second [helped once], chiropractors third [nearly always helped]. That’s why I decided to become a chiropractor instead of an abstract mathematician.
Integrating acupuncture into a chiropractic practice was the subject of an excellent article in the June 2017 issue of Chiropractic Economics. The article discussed two ways to integrate acupuncture into a chiropractic practice. One option would be for the doctor of chiropractic (DC) to pursue their own Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc) degree. Option two would be for the DC to hire an LAc. There is a third option, however. In many cases, a DC can add acupuncture to their practice without the services of a licensed acupuncturist.
Clinical Concerns Consider the following complaints: “I want to run a race this weekend, what do you think?” “I’ve been pretty depressed lately due to this chronic pain I’ve been in for years.” Get prepared, new doctor, because you will hear these statements over and over throughout your career. The efficacy of your treatments and the speed at which they take effect will be a crucial factor in the success of your practice.