The university’s president, Dr. James Winterstein, and Mr. Tom Schonauer, chairman of the university’s board of trustees, were on hand at a recent grand opening celebration on Friday, November 9th. Dr. Joseph Stiefel, dean of the College of Professional Studies for National University’s Florida campus, had the honor of cutting the ribbon.
Dr Bruce F Walker, Murdoch University, Australia
Dr Melainie Cameron, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
Dr Simon French, University of Melbourne, Australia
Prof Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde, Spinecenter of Southern Denmark, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Dr Stephen M Perle, University of Bridgeport, United States of America
Dr Sidney Rubinstein, EMGO-Institute for Health and Care Research, Netherlands
Chiropractic & Manual Therapies is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal that aims to provide doctors of chiropractic with clinically relevant, evidence-based information. The journal is published by BioMed Central, the publisher of 220 science, technology and medicine open access, online, peer-reviewed journals.
Chiropractic & Manual Therapies is a continuation of the title Chiropractic & Osteopathy (C&O). C&O was formerly known as Australasian Chiropractic & Osteopathy (AC0), previously published by the Chiropractic & Osteopathic College of Australasia (COCA). Free text versions of ACO articles are available at http://www.coca.com.au/index.php?ID=115.
Chiropractic & Manual Therapies serves as a critical resource in chiropractic, and as an open access publication, is more readily available to practitioners, researchers and clinicians worldwide.
All articles published by Chiropractic & Manual Therapies are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers.
Authors of articles published in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies are the copyright holders of their articles and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate the article, according to the BioMed Central copyright and license agreement.
In open access publishing the publisher charges the authors for publication only after they have passed through a rigorous peer-review process. The publication costs for Chiropractic & Manual Therapies are covered by Chiropractic & Osteopathic College of Australasia (COCA) and the European Academy of Chiropractic (EAC), so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.
Following publication in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, the full-text of each article is deposited immediately and permanently archived in PubMed Central, the US National Library of Medicine’s full-text repository of life science literature. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies is included in PubMed and all major bibliographic databases.
Publication and peer review process
Chiropractic & Manual Therapies publishes the following types of papers:
Research: reports of data from original research.
Reviews: comprehensive, authoritative, descriptions of any subject within the scope of the journal. These articles are usually written by opinion leaders that have been invited by the Editorial Board.
Case reports: reports of clinical cases that can be educational, describe a diagnostic or therapeutic dilemma, suggest an association, or present an important adverse reaction. It is important to note that case reports highlighting preventive or therapeutic intervention will, as a rule, not be published, because establishing the clinical merits of either requires stronger evidence.
Commentaries: short, focused and opinionated articles on any subject within the scope of the journal. These articles are usually related to a contemporary issue, such as recent research findings, and are often written by opinion leaders.
Database articles: describe a new database or a substantial improvement of an existing database.
Debate articles: present an argument that is not essentially based on practical research. Debate articles can report on all aspects of the subject including sociological and ethical aspects.
Hypotheses: short articles presenting an untested original hypothesis backed solely by previously published results rather than any new evidence.
Methodology articles: present a new experimental method, test or procedure. The method described may either be completely new, or may offer a better version of an existing method.
Short reports: brief reports of data from original research.
Study protocols: describe proposed or ongoing research, providing a detailed account of the hypothesis, rationale, and methodology of the study.
Systematic reviews: should be prepared in accordance with the PRISMA guidelines for systematic reviews. An additional file, linked from the Methods section, should reproduce all details concerning the search strategy. For an example of how a search strategy should be presented, see the Cochrane Reviewers’ Handbook.
The Editors of Chiropractic & Manual Therapies have produced some guidelines on good scientific writing to assist authors when preparing a manuscript for submission to the journal.
Peer review in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies is designed to ensure that published articles are scientifically sound. The submitted manuscripts are sent to two external experts for evaluation of scientific significance and validity.
Peer reviewers have three possible options for each manuscript: accept, accept with revision, and reject. Peer reviewers are asked to justify their decision.
Based on the critiques of the reviewers, the authors may choose to revise their manuscript and resubmit it for an additional review. Chiropractic w& Manual Therapies allows authors a maximum of two revisions of a manuscript.
Authors are able to check the progress of their manuscript through the submission system at any time by logging into the journal’s web site.
We encourage the readers of The American Chiropractor to visit our web site: WWW.chiromt.com One can sign up to receive free email alerts when new papers are published by the journal.
According to NSF International® (the independent, not-for-profit organization that provides standards, development and product certification for public health and the environment), professional athletes and supplements are under increasing scrutiny due to accidental doping from contaminated supplements. Available exclusively from qualified healthcare professionals, coaches and trainers, Klean Athlete combines the expertise of doctors and athletes to create a line of nutritional supplements that support peak athletic performance while guaranteeing a clean product. Manufactured by Douglas Laboratories—the trusted choice of healthcare professionals for superior quality, science-based nutritional supplements for over 50 years and an Emerson Quality Program℠ (EQP) Gold Partner—the Klean Athlete line contains seven nutritional supplements: Klean Multivitamin™, Klean Antioxidant™, Klean Cognitive™, Klean Probiotic™, Klean Isolate™, Klean Electrolytes™ and Klean Endurance™.
Emerson Ecologics is a one-stop shop for practitioners and their patients offering the most comprehensive range of high-quality dietary supplements, with thousands of products from over 275 of the world’s top brands. The full Klean Athlete line is available to qualified healthcare practitioners and their patients at www.emersonecologics.com or by calling 800.654.4432.
Each and every batch of Klean Athlete product is NSF Certified for Sport®, ensuring that they are free of more than 170 prohibited substances on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s list as well as NFL, MLB and NCAA prohibited substances list, including stimulants, narcotics, diuretics and masking agents. Also free of yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, corn, sugar and starch, with no artificial color, flavor or preservatives, the label and ingredient composition of each Klean Athlete product is verified before receiving certification.
“Whether a patient is simply athletic or an athlete, an amateur or professional competitor,” remarked Emerson Ecologics’ practitioner on-staff Chris Oswald, DC, “Klean Athlete provides professional formulations that support optimal health while giving patients the peace of mind that all their hard work won’t be unknowingly sabotaged by contaminated supplements. Athletes today just can’t afford to take that risk.”
“It was our goal to develop a group of products that support—rather than enhance—the peak health and performance of athletes,” says Timothy Monk, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Douglas Laboratories. “We’re excited that Emerson Ecologics appreciates the importance of this and we are thrilled to have them as our exclusive distributor partner servicing the healthcare practitioner market.”
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About Emerson Ecologics
Emerson Ecologics, LLC is the leading provider of products and services to the professional integrative healthcare community servicing Naturopathic, Chiropractic and Medical Doctors, Licensed Acupuncturists, Dieticians, Nurses, and more. The company distributes over 20,000 products from hundreds of industry-leading manufacturers. As a result of their broad product offering, e‐commerce capabilities, and commitment to the industry’s focus on safety and quality, Emerson Ecologics serves as the one‐stop source of products, services and educational solutions for the integrative healthcare practitioner. Emerson Ecologics is GMP registered by NSF. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.emersonecologics.com.
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ChiroTouch to Host “Documentation—What Do They Want????????” Webinar with Bharon Hoag
San Diego, CA – October 25th, 2012 – ChiroTouch™, the nation’s leader in chiropractic software, and Bharon Hoag are pleased to announce “Documentation—What Do They Want????????” webinar, which is scheduled to air live for one hour on November 1st, 2012, at 11:00am PST.
“It can be daunting for any chiropractor to navigate how claims are submitted and paid,” said Robert Moberg, President of ChiroTouch. “Mr. Hoag’s webinar will provide the attendees with invaluable information that will help make the process much more clear and much easier to navigate.”
Join Bharon Hoag, executive director of The Ohio State Chiropractic Association. Over the last decade the claims payment systems have changed dramatically. We went from a system of you did it, they paid for it, to a you did it, but forced us to pay you. I hear you!
You might be wondering:
* How do providers spending time treating patients find time to understand what games are being played around them?
* How are providers supposed to function in an environment that is ever-changing and never includes them in the updates? Honestly, they are not. The only way to stay alive in this environment is to not play the game.
This one-hour webinar will help you understand why the environment is what it is today and how chiropractors can not only survive but begin to take control of their own world. You create a model where they need to conform to your method of communicating. Believe it or not, you as the provider hold more of the keys than you think you do.
Chiropractic software designed from the ground up to maximize efficiencies for virtually every process, including patient self check-in, scheduling, SOAP notes, billing, interoffice communication and more, ChiroTouch has developed its HIPAA-compliant system to drastically reduce the time it takes to perform tasks that chiropractors are already doing. That gives chiropractors more time to see more patients—resulting in increased referrals, improved efficiencies, and a direct, measurable impact on practice profitability.
Other recent webinar topics include ‘Art of the Close,’ ‘Building Value in Your Practice and Equity in Your Business,’ and ‘HITECH Stimulus Act Updates.’ The ChiroTouch webinar programs and the attendees have benefited from speakers such as Dr. Patrick Gentempo, Dr. Bob Hoffman, Dr. Eric Plasker, Dr. Ron Oberstein, Dr. Mark Ott, Stanley Greenfield, and many more. This cross-section of the most influential and recognized coaches and speakers has made for a very robust and popular series of webinars.
To join Mr. Hoag, visit https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/149977570
ChiroTouch, by Integrated Practice Solutions Inc., is the premier provider of fully-certified innovative chiropractic software technology solutions for the chiropractic industry. Fusing advanced software systems with superior support services, we partner with chiropractors across the country to help them automate operations, improve patient care, and increase profitability. Visit www.chirotouch.com.
Dr. Goodman’s leadership resulted in significant accomplishments
(ST. LOUIS) – Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs President George Goodman, D.C. announced today that he will retire as President by March 31, 2013. Dr. Goodman has led Logan for two decades and is responsible for growing enrollment, expanding programs and establishing an endowment and investment base of more than $25 million.
“I am honored to have been a part of Logan during such a dynamic period in this institution’s history,” said Dr. Goodman. “When we started two decades ago, the institution had significant debt and operating challenges. I was able to work with many talented people to deal with those issues, developing and growing Logan in ways that benefit our students, faculty and the surrounding community.”
Two years ago Dr. Goodman agreed to extend his stay as President from 2012 until 2014 in large part because a reaccreditation review was scheduled to occur in late 2014. It was important to both Dr. Goodman and Logan’s Board of Trustees to have an established leadership team in place when that evaluation and site visit took place. Recently, the reaccreditation process site visit was delayed until 2015. Because of that delay, Dr. Goodman shifted his retirement date to 2013. This transition plan ensures that a new President will be in place well before the reaccreditation process begins.
“President Goodman’s leadership has been invaluable to Logan, and his passion and commitment to our mission have been steadfast,” said Steven Roberts, Chair of the Board of Trustees. “On behalf of the board and Logan, I want to express our deep gratitude for his service and outstanding leadership. Logan and the field of chiropractic are better off because of Dr. Goodman.”
Under Dr. Goodman’s guidance as President since 1993, Logan College has achieved several significant milestones, including reaching debt-free status; enrolling 1,000 students for the first time in the school’s history; and winning federal grants for infrastructure, technology and research.
Before being appointed President, Dr. Goodman served for 10 years as Logan’s Vice President of Chiropractic Affairs and also held the posts of Clinic Director and Dean of the School of Postgraduate Education at Logan. A tenured professor, Dr. Goodman has been a member of the Logan faculty for 44 years and spent 20 years in private chiropractic practice.
Logan College President George Goodman to Retire in 2013/Add One/October 18, 2012
The Board of Trustees will appoint a committee to conduct a nationwide search for the next President of Logan. That search will be focused on identifying candidates who will help Logan continue as a leader in the field of chiropractic education and related graduate level programs.
About Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs
Since 1935, Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs has been preparing students to enter the health care marketplace to become successful Doctors of Chiropractic. To fulfill individual professional goals, Logan also offers its students, graduates and other professionals a choice of two academic master’s programs – a Master of Science in Sports Science and Rehabilitation, and an online and on-campus Master of Science in Nutrition and Human Performance. Other program offerings include an Accelerated Science Program to help students complete their basic science coursework at an accelerated pace and two undergraduate programs – A Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Biology and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Life Science.
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September 12, 2012
For Immediate Release:
New York Chiropractic College’s Web site is now available on all mobile devices. The recent launch culminates a year-long project that enables the College to optimize customer service and allow prospective students to request information, connect with an admissions counselor and apply on-line. Additionally, applicants can now check the status of their admissions or financial aid files in real time.
Changes not only benefit applicants, however. Current students can now check their grades, communicate with faculty and review their course schedules. Alumni can access continuing education information, update contact information, and register for the annual Homecoming event. Michael Lynch, Director of Admissions said of the new application, “With the new mobile site, we can communicate with people in an environment where they spend most of their time. Things are moving so quickly – even e-mail is becoming out dated!” Active for less than a month, the site has already logged 1,000 unique visitors.
NYCC’s new mobile site can be accessed at http://m.nycc.edu through a mobile device or by scanning the QR reader on NYCC print ads. The NYCC Web site www.nycc.edu on mobile devices also automatically redirects to the mobile Web site.
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Contact: Tracy Litsey,
October 1, 2012
New Blood Tests Provide Detailed Cardiac Risk Profile
Lombard – National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) is now partnering with Cleveland HeartLab to offer important tests that can assess a patient’s risk for a heart attack or heart disease. “These new tests give detailed information that an everyday cholesterol test won’t show,” says Fraser Smith, ND, head of the naturopathic medicine program at NUHS. “Half of all people who have a heart attack have ‘normal’ cholesterol levels at the time. It takes them by surprise. But now we can go deeper and assess the actual condition of the arteries that feed the heart with a series of blood tests developed by Cleveland HeartLab.”
Five simple blood tests can inform NUHS physicians on the level of inflammation in the arteries, as well as plaque formation (arteriosclerosis). This gives NUHS clinicians a more complete picture of each patient’s risk for heart attack. “Inflammation and plaque formation are silent killers,” says Dr. Smith. “However, these new tests allow our clinic to measure their effect on a patient’s cardiovascular system.”
“Whether patients are in their twenties or forties we can give them a reliable report on their risk profile — whether a heart attack is likely in the next year, or whether healthy patients might be able to make small lifestyle changes to avoid a heart attack twenty years from now, we can find out exactly where on the continuum of heart health they are right now.”
The tests determine the level of inflammation and plaque development in coronary arteries, and whether that plaque is growing and at risk for developing into an obstruction or infarction, causing a heart attack. In fact, one of the five tests can determine whether you are in a high risk category with a strong chance of having a heart attack within the next one or two years.
The advanced lipid evaluation in the new tests doesn’t just measure LDL and HDL, it can tell how “sticky” your LDL is. If your LDL is “sticky” you may have a higher chance of plaque formation and arterial damage, even if your overall cholesterol and LDL/HDL levels are normal. Or your HDL, the “good cholesterol,” can be rendered nonfunctional. It could be unable to do its job to protect you. “These tests tell us about the ‘quality’ of your cholesterol, rather than just the quantity, and that’s what gives us an in-depth picture of your heart health and heart attack risk,” says Dr. Smith.
“If somebody’s at imminent risk of a heart attack, we can prescribe aggressive intervention from a cardiologist in addition to dramatic lifestyle and diet changes. If the person has only a slight to moderate risk, we can start him or her on a program of diet, exercise and other lifestyle modifications with follow up testing to see if the changes are working,” says Dr. Smith.
“It’s as if we have a road map,” he explains. “We can point and say ‘you’re right here and we can reverse this,’ or ‘it’s good you came in, because your high risk shows we need to take action right away.”
“The students in the doctor of naturopathic medicine degree program are learning about the interpretation and clinical application of this advanced cardiac testing,” Smith goes on to say, “and these panels from the Cleveland Heart Lab are a prime example of how we train students to combine a solid grounding in whole health preventive medicine with the very best that new advances in medical science can offer.”
“Since heart disease is still America’s number one cause of death, it’s great that our Lombard and Naperville clinics can offer cutting edge lab tests at an affordable cost. Because our clinics offer integrative medical care, including chiropractic, allopathic, naturopathic and oriental medicine, we can follow up with patients after their test to offer effective natural solutions to improve their cardiac wellness,” says Dr. David Parish, dean of clinics for NUHS.
To make an appointment for testing, call 1-630-629-9664 and ask for the Cleveland HeartLab cardiac wellness program at National University’s Whole Health Center.
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Future health & foot levelers announce partnership
DES MOINES, Iowa (Sept. 25, 2012)—Future Health Software and Foot Levelers announced today a partnership that will provide integrated services and enhanced efficiencies to Doctors of Chiropractic.
Advanced technology benefits DCs
“Foot Levelers is extremely excited at the opportunity to partner with Future Health,” Chuck Carver, Vice President of Sales & Marketing.
“We’ve been working toward this partnership with Future Health … looking to provide Foot Levelers doctors with integrated solutions that increase their efficiency while benefiting their patients with orthotics. Future Health provides a great vehicle to do so, with their advanced technology and cloud data storage.”
Carver went on to say that Foot Levelers doctors using Future Health benefit immediately from: proper coding, integrated alerts and reminders, patient education and suggested medical necessity letters.
Future Health proud to be chosen as key partner
“The Future Health team is excited about helping Foot Levelers doctors attain their goals,” said Future Health Founder & CEO Steven Kraus, DC, DIBCN, CCSP, FASA, FICC. “We look forward to finding even more ways to increase efficiencies through further functionality.”
About Foot Levelers
Foot Levelers, world’s leading provider of custom-made orthotics, has been serving the chiropractic profession for 60 years. Foot Levelers specializes in products that are designed to improve the quality of life. The company’s goal is to focus on whole body wellness from the ground up. Sixty years ago, Dr. Monte Greenawalt invented orthotics to balance the body by balancing the feet, thereby enhancing his patients’ structural integrity. Stabilizing Orthotics provide structural support, yet allow the feet to retain a full range of motion.
Throughout its history of ever-increasing success, the company has had a positive influence on nearly every facet of chiropractic: patient wellness and instruction; public awareness of the benefits of chiropractic care; philanthropic donations to numerous chiropractic colleges and research foundations; and substantial financial support to local, state, and national chiropractic associations. Now, in its sixth decade of commitment, support, and results, Foot Levelers is a living testament to the faith, vision, hard work, and generosity of its founder, Monte H. Greenawalt, DC, DABCO, and his son and current CEO, Kent S. Greenawalt.
To learn more contact Foot Levelers at 1-800-553-4860, or visit FootLevelers.com.
About Future Health Software
Future Health is the leading provider of chiropractic-specific practice management software, including eConnect, Virtual Office Suite and Certified Virtual Office Suite. Future Health software has been chosen as the sole EHR solution in the student and public clinics of New York Chiropractic College, Logan College of Chiropractic, Palmer College of Chiropractic (Davenport, West and Florida campuses), Life University and Texas Chiropractic College.
The company was founded in 1991 by Steven J. Kraus, DC, DIBCN, CCSP, FASA, FICC. More than 23 years in practice management―and having owned 18 clinics including a large multi-disciplinary practice―allow Dr. Kraus a unique perspective into what it takes to make a clinic operate efficiently. Kraus—an acknowledged expert in Health IT, including EHR (electronic health records) and the up-to-$44,000 ARRA incentive program to implement EHR—has served and continues to serve on numerous committees and boards.
Thousands of clinics use Future Health software in all 50 states.
For more information about Future Health and to sign up for a no-obligation demo to view the Complete EHR Certified product, visit www.FHeConnect.com/1067 or call Toll Free 1-888-919-9919, ext. 667.
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