80 FCA members, including a student contingent of 12 from Palmer Florida, gathered Tuesday morning to meet with Florida legislators about issues of importance to chiropractic. They met with the FCA lobby team for a breakfast update on current issues and boarded a bus to the Capitol for individual meetings with their constituent legislators throughout the day. A lunch on the 22nd floor of the Capitol featured greetings from legislators and more legislators greeted DCs and students in an afternoon meeting, held in the Senate chamber.
October is Chiropractic Health Month: Educate Your Patients and Your Community
(From the ACA Connects of July 29, 2015) ACA's newest infographic features the results of a 2015 Spine study, led by Dr. Michael Schneider, demonstrating that manual-thrust manipulation led to greater short-term reductions in pain and disability than medical care. The study found that 94 percent of low back pain sufferers had a 30 percent reduction in pain at week 4 when using manual-thrust manipulation, performed by chiropractic physicians, while only 56 percent of those using medical care (OTCs, NSAIDs & physical activity) had a 30 percent reduction in pain at week 4.
DC’s registered for National Convention 2015 have access to attend a 12-hour module of the Chiropractic Internist Diplomate Program (DABCI) being offered on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with no additional fee. What a great way to learn more about the diplomate program, earn a few credits toward a DABCI, and polish your diagnostic skills, by attending this module on “Introduction to Chiropractic Internal Disorders & Functional Medicine.” To take advantage of this option, check the box indicating your planned attendance of the DABCI module on your printed pre-registration form or in the online pre-registration process. While DC’s registered for the convention can attend individual classes, pre-registration selection of this DABCI option is recommended if you plan to attend the 12-hour module, as class seating is limited to 200.
CARMICHAEL, Calif. – May 26, 2015 – The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the value of chiropractic care, announces the release of its landmark position paper, “The Growing Role of Doctors of Chiropractic in Corporate On-Site Clinics,” which reviews current industry trends, and articulates the role of chiropractic care to optimize clinical and financial management of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions among workforce populations. The paper was authored by industry luminaries Laura Carabello, principal, CPR Strategic Marketing Communications, Gerard Clum, DC, president emeritus, Life Chiropractic College West and director, The Octagon, Life University, and William Updyke, DC, leader, Physical and Complementary Medicine, LifeConnections Health Center, Cisco.
From: Tony Hamm
Re: Scope policy and College of Pharmacology and Toxicology
During our annual HOD meeting in February we passed resolutions supporting key elements in scopes of practice and the creation of the ACA College of Pharmacology and Toxicology. From membership responses, these policy resolutions have proven quite positive. To no one`s surprise however, other organizations and special interest groups have associated these policies to “incorporating drugs into the scope of chiropractic practice and promoting the term chiropractic medicine.”