In Focus | More than 1,000 doctors and students of chiropractic gathered at the sixth annual The Wave chiropractic conference. Central to this year’s conference was the message that chiropractic has the potential to play a vital role in turning around the health of many Americans who suffer from one or more lifestyle- related diseases.
Feature | Our chiropractic survey data shows a leveling off in the industry, and looming changes stand to impact future reimbursements. But reforms that favor effective care play to the profession’s goals and strengths. It may feel at times like the healthcare market is working against you with its continual turns and changes. But as the expectations for healthcare continue to switch from quantity to quality, doctors of chiropractic are in a perfect position to shine.
Chiro Biz Quiz | Insurance reimbursement for musculoskeletal medicine is at an all-time low. Many of the most commonly performed procedures have had their reimbursement rates drastically reduced over the last three years. Every practitioner has been affected to some extent. Orthopedic surgeons, physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians, neurologists, and chiropractors alike are feeling the pain.
Clinical Concerns | In 2004 the University of Iowa published a report in Primary Psychiatry titled “The Epidemiology of Premenstrual Syndrome.” It stated that over the past two decades (1984 to 2004), significant progress had been made in the understanding of the epidemiology, diagnostic criteria, and treatment approaches for premenstrual symptoms.
Research Results | The lumbar spine and pelvis balance on the lower extremities during standing, walking, and running. If leg or foot asymmetries or misalignments exist, abnormal forces transmitted along the closed kinetic chain can interfere with spinal function.
Practice Central | When you start looking at potential locations for your practice, you’ll likely discover that buying or leasing your property isn’t a simple either-or choice. In fact, the most common reason tenants lease space instead of buying it is because of supply and demand—95 percent of all commercial space is for lease and not for sale.
Wellness Approach | It might sound off to call Bosweillia the “next” anything, considering it has been part of Ayurvedic and other traditional medical systems for millennia. But in the current environment for herbal medicine, there are definitely currents that sweep up older botanicals into the world of research and into the news at the same time.
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