(From a USF Health news release by Sarah A. Worth) USF spine expert John Mayer, D.C., Ph.D., will be helping NASA gain a better understanding of musculoskeletal injuries of the spine, an issue of concern for astronauts when they return to Earth.
Dr. Mayer, the Lincoln College Endowed Chair in Biomechanical and Chiropractic Research and associate professor in the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, was asked to join two dozen experts from within NASA and from across the country to study the full effect spaceflight has on injury risk at the Spinal Deconditioning Injury Risk Summit, to be held in June.
Any Certified Chiropractic Physician's Assistant (CCPA) certified under this section to perform services may perform those services only:
(a) In the office of the chiropractic physician to whom the CCPA has been assigned, in which office such physician maintains his/her primary practice;
(b) Under indirect supervision of the chiropractic physician to whom she/he is assigned as defined by rule of the board;
(c) In a hospital in which the chiropractic physician to whom she/he is assigned is a member of the staff; or
(d) On calls outside of the office of the chiropractic physician to whom she/he is assigned, on the direct order of the chiropractic physician to whom she/he is assigned.
As used in this section, "registered chiropractic assistant" means a professional, multiskilled person dedicated to assisting in all aspects of chiropractic medical practice under the direct supervision and responsibility of a chiropractic physician or certified chiropractic physician's assistant. A registered chiropractic assistant assists with patient care management, executes administrative and clinical procedures, and often performs managerial and supervisory functions.
(Thursday, February 16, 2012, Tallahassee) – The sixth week of the Legislature’s annual nine-week session was a busy one for a wide variety of controversial issues – from budget-cutting concerns to prison privatization – but little happened in the area of no-fault/PIP auto insurance reform. Though sources in the House suggested early in the week that the bad House bill, CS/HB119 by Rep. Jim Boyd (R-Bradenton), might make its final committee appearance late this week, that never materialized. Meanwhile, the Senate likewise chose to remain quiet on the issue this week.