“Williams Healthcare Systems received recognition at the Davenport Centennial with the unveiling of their new Advanced Chiropractic System, the Zenith¨ ACS. Its smaller footprint and sleek, futuristic styling combines with time saving functions and features to maximize patient comfort.
During the Zenith ACS design phase, Williams engineers succeeded in providing a comfortable fit for patients from 4’8′ to 6’6′ in height, accommodating about 99% of the world adult population.
Unlike hydraulic tables, the Zenith ACS incorporates computer-driven electronics for smooth, simultaneous tilt/elevation & positioning to pre-set treatment heights, all in one fluid motion. It also offers extended vertical travel from 18-38′.
Famous for Thompson LoForce¨ Terminal Point¨ drops, Williams’ years of experience brought the new table’s 4 point drops to reality. Each drop is self-contained, activated on command and unrivaled in stability.
Style, comfort and durability inspired the new cushion design. Each cushion is made from a seamless, supple foundation that is durable and easy to clean. For more information about the Zenith¨ ACS, contact your local authorized dealer or Williams Healthcare Systems at 158 N. Edison Ave., Elgin, IL 60123, 800-441-4967, fax 800-626-9595.
Cervical Extension Traction Products
Matlin Manufacturing of Hartselle, Alabama is now making its’ cervical extensive traction products available to the profession. Matlin’s safe and simple extension tractioning system makes better cervical corrections possible for doctors of all techniques. The CET-1 home traction system provides a simple and effective method for patients to participate in their correction program. The harness is of soft polypropylene webbing and the adjustable headband fits patients of all sizes. Tractioning weight is provided by lead shot triple sealed into a soft cloth bag. Individual units cost $14.50 each with a suggested retail price of $35.00. Volume discounts are available. Matlin is offering kits with everything needed to start making better corrections. Kits include six traction units, lead shot, scales for measuring lead shot, an assortment of foam neck fulcrums, patient literature and a complete manual and protocol to instruct doctors and staff. The introductory price is $119.50 plus shipping and handling. Call 205-773-1591 to order or you may request a free catalog and report entitled ‘Correcting the Cervical Lordosis’.
Chattanooga Group Revolutionizes Electro Therapy
Chattanooga Group introduces the Forte CPC Series¨, six unparalleled units that are setting new standards of quality in multiwaveform stimulation and combination therapy. With over 150 Clinical Protocols¨, each system offers the combined knowledge of consulting electrotherapy experts. Simply select a pathological condition, set the intensity, press start.
The Forte CPS¨ Ultrasound is also the only battery-capable, full-featured, clinical ultrasound in the world. Additional firsts offered by the Forte CPS Series¨ include upgradeability from two to four-channel operation, and you can add ultrasound to your system when you need it.
For more information contact Chattanooga Group at 800-592-7329.
Obusforme ..Now Available in U.S.!
A huge obstacle is keeping many people from speeding along the information superhighway and it has nothing to do with the ability to use computers, modems or fax machines. With most people spending hours each day in front of their monitors trips down the infobahn screech to a halt when back pain strikes.
Frank Roberts, an industrial designer, created Obusforme, a portable orthopedically designed back support. The patented 32-once backrest, which attaches easily to any chair or car seat, is designed to conform to the natural contours of the spine. It helps guide the spine into an anatomically correct position and gives the lower back the added support it needs for prolonged sitting. Obusforme has been used by many firms to affordably minimize Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI). Obusforme, the only backrest with the exclusive endorsement of the American Chiropractic Association, As Mr. Roberts says, “”It’s not a cure-all, but there’s nothing better for the symptomatic relief of back pain.”” For more information about Obusforme, please call 800-361-1378.
New Mettler Ultrasound!
Mettler Electronics is pleased to announce their newest and most advanced Sonicator (portable ultrasound, the Sonicator 730. With its multi-frequency, multi-transducer capabilities, the Sonicator 730 is designed to appeal to clinicians everywhere. The Sonicator 730 operates with 5 cm (and 10 cm2 1 MHz applicators, and 1 cm2 and 5 cm2 3.3 MHz applicators. The four applicators are interchangeable and feature a detachable, universal cable for easy onsite replacement.
The Sonicator 730 is one of the easiest multi-frequency ultrasounds for clinicians to use. Its self-tuning circuitry automatically senses the correct transducer size, frequency and characteristics, with no user adjustment required. The control unit is backed by a two-year limited warranty, with one-year coverage on the applicators. Additionally, the Sonicator 730 is built to meet all international safety standards, making it a true world-class performer. Mettler Electronics is the world leader in portable ultrasound. To receive a free color brochure describing the Sonicator 730, contact Jennifer Rohl at 800-854-9305.
Build Your Practice With Telemarketing
DRG Telemarket-ing, Inc. is proud to introduce it’s new and improved Chi-ropractic telemarketing program. Since 1989, DRG has been helping hundreds of D.C.’s nationwide to build their practices through the use of high quality telemarketing campaigns. They are the only major telemarketing agency whose main focus is the chiropractic profession. Instead of using “”strong-arm”” or “”hard-sell”” tactics, DRG puts an emphasis on quality. Appointments are scheduled, confirmation letters are mailed on your letterhead, and confirmation follow-up calls are made just prior to the appointment date.
Synergy’s Turning Heads
Synergy Therapeutic Systems completes its line of user friendly rehabilitation products with their NEW Cervical Device! The Cervical Device combines comfort with function, allowing patients to exercise with effective results! Now Synergy’s Patent-ed CERVICAL DEVICE fits securely and comfortably allowing FULL rotation & lateral flexion without slipping! Patients accomplish maximum strengthening benefits and complete range of motion can easily be achieved.
Neck Trainer¨ a personal neck exerciser by Rockett Exercise Con-cepts, Inc.was designed specifically for conditioning, strengthening and rehabilitation of the neck. It was created to provide a safe, convenient, and simple to use home exercise program, promoting neck muscle conditioning. Neck Trainer¨ en-hances proper alignment. It provides a comfortable custom fit utilizing an inflatable air-soft design. Neck Trainer¨ is totally portable, easy to use and recommended by Physicians (D.C., D.O.,M.D.), therapists (physical) and satisfied patients.
Neck Trainer¨ major advantage is the ability to provide dynamic resistance in all directions, through the complete range of motion. The neck muscles can also be worked statically with Neck Trainer¨. Latex tubing is used as the source of resistance and several different strengths are supplied with each unit. The resistive cords come in six levels of strength which are color-coordinated. This provides a graduated resistive program, extending from those requiring little resistance (early in rehabilitation) to those wanting heavy resistance for strength training. The Neck Trainer¨ is available for immediate shipment, and an instructional booklet is included. For more information or to order: 800-906-NECK.
Comprehensive Buyer/Seller Manual
What is believed to be the most authoritative manual for doctors seeking to buy or sell a healthcare practice, has just been published by HPSC Financial Services, a Boston based provider of healthcare equipment leasing and practice acquisition financing services. The manual features photographs of a range of specialists’ offices; the recent selling prices of 86 healthcare practices across the United States; and tax considerations for buyer and seller.
* The core of HPSC’s manual comprises 80 questions for buyers and sellers to ask in considering the purchase or sale of a practice. Typical “”Buyer”” questions:
* Does the practice have potential for growth, or is it declining?
* Will you purchase the accounts receivable?
* How much of the Seller’s practice relies upon capitation programs, PPO’s, HMO’s, Medicare or Medicaid? Typical “”Seller”” questions:
* If the prospect already owns, or has owned a practice, what is its reputation?
* Does the Buyer have the desired professional image?
HPSC Financial Services, 60 State Street, Boston, MA 02109. 800-225-2488, FAX 800-526-0259.
The Palm For Accurate Measurement
OPTP presents The Palm (Palpation Meter), a new product from the makers of the CROM and BROM. The PALM enhances the skeletal alignment evaluation by accurately and objectively measuring both the distance and angle between the clinician’s fingers (palpation Points).
Use the PALM to quickly evaluate height discrepancies at landmarks such as: medical malleoli, fibular heads, gluteal folds, ASISs, PSISs, iliac crests, interior scapula angles, AC joints, and mastoid processes. The PALM also allows you to compare the structure and rotation of the pelvis by measuring between the ASIS and PSIS on each side. Since you obtain results while you palpate, the measurements are more accurate, objective and your assessment is faster and the PALM eliminates the need for x-rays. The PALM includes three different types of palpation tip sets, instructions, and a sturdy case. For a complete catalog or to place an order, contact OPTP toll-free at 800-367-7393 or write PO Box 47009, Minneapolis, MN 55447.
Introducing TC Transport Carts
This extraordinary line of transport carts is designed to make transport and storage of supplies such as standard and oversized x-ray jackets, instruments, equipment, files, binders, and just about anything else you need on a daily basis easier, safer and more manageable than ever before. Each cart, constructed of durable steel, is expertly welded and reinforced. Heavy duty casters are standard, for unsurpassed maneuverability. A variety of part upgrades are available. For decorating and department designation convenience, all carts are available in three designer colors (tan, light gray and hospital white) and 29 additional colors!
New Chiropractic Strength Flex-All 454
Ari-Med Pharmaceuticals announces an addition to the popular consumer brand Flex-all 454¨ and it is aimed exclusively at the chiropractic market. Chiropractic Strength Flex-all 454¨ is a special blend of the original formulation and will be sold only to the chiropractic market.
Chiropractic Strength Flex-all 454 is a unique aloe vera pain relieving gel containing menthol (10%) as its active ingredient. That makes Chiropractic Strength Flex-all 454 over 40% stronger than Regular Strength Flex-all 454 and nearly 300% more powerful than the leading chiropractic topical analgesic brand.
Use Chiropractic Strength Flex-all 454 in conjunction with soft tissue massage, between TENS treatments, and with ice and breathable wraps and used as an adjunct to ultrasound therapy. Patients will love how Chiropractic Strength Flex-all 454 provides cool, penetrating relief from pain and stiffness in muscles and joints, including arthritis pain. It is competitively priced to allow for favorable mark-ups, without competition in the retail stores. Chiropractic Strength Flex-all 454 will be available in 4 oz. and 16 oz.sizes. For a sample and product information, call Ari-Med Pharmaceuticals at 800-527-4923.
Feel Better By Design? Enduro Chair
Finally, look no further for a true ergonomic task chair. This ingenious chair line was designed by Kelly Sheehan, D.C. of Minnetonka, Minn-esota. The basic concept of an Enduro Chair is to continuously support the client/ patient’s thoracal/lumbar spine in the working posture.
The average “”ergonomic”” chair is fine with the worker sitting in a neutral posture, however most worker’s sit at the edge of their chair while working. The Enduro Chair allows the user to totally shift their center of gravity toward the work station while posture is supported. The patent pending functional mechanism, located under the seat, is built to allow the patient’s weight to shift forward over the patient’s work station, backward into the resting position, or anywhere in between. This body repositioning is done with virtually no muscle effort. The Enduro Chair is fully adjustable to accommodate users of various shapes and sizes. The seat height can be adjusted up and down. Arms move up and down, in and out. The backrest also moves up and down, backward and forward. For more information, please call Northland Seating @ 800-791-9154.
Stay-Put Neck Stabilizer
Professionals find that tension, stress, pain, and fatigue in our daily lives are limiting factors in the body’s ability to heal. Relief from these negative forces is extremely important for good health. The patented travel Stay-Put Neck Stabilizer¨ cushion al-lows for the neck to be firmly supported and aligned in a natural, comfortable, yet stabilized position without any restrictions. These benefits can promote full body well-being.
Its patented design “”The way it looks, feels, and works,”” with its instant rear fasten Velcro feature allows for a cushion fit for any size patient. This distinctive feature makes the patented travel Stay-Put Neck Stabilize¨cushion attach virtually to anything, anywhere, securely and instantly.
It is endorsed and prescribed by the general practitioner, orthopedic, physical therapist and chiropractor. Finally, there is a device that aids in the reduction of stress, pain, tension, and fatigue at an affordable price of $24.95. Order now! And have it readily available in your office for your next patient. Specify one of three colors. To order or for more information contact: Pushin Kushions, Inc., PO Box 1455, Southhampton, PA 18966. Phone – 800-538-6733 Fax – 215-953-9390
Nature’s Pure Body Program!
Patient education is of vital importance and why Brad J. McNulty, D.C. is proud to introduce the latest in patient education charts.
Dr. McNulty had searched the market for chiropractic charts to assist him in doing lay lectures. He was unable to find any that he felt explained the vital principles of chiropractic while projecting a professional image. That is when started the development of Lifeline Chiropractic Charts.
These charts are now available to chiropractors for use as flip charts during lay lectures or can be framed and displayed individually in the office. Each chart serves the chiropractor and the patient by explaining the principles of chiropractic in a clear, professional manner, using graphic color illustrations.
Patients will stick to their care plan and refer family and friends only when they understand why they should. Lifeline Chiropractic Charts make it easy for your patients to understand. A helpful hints guide is included to help you develop or improve your personal lay lecture. A full set includes 11 full-size color laminated flip charts. For a free brochure call 800-500-0318.