Tensegrity and Structural Support: The Relationship of Gait Style to Chronic Postural Pain

The late cardiologist George Sheehan, MD, wrote extensively about the importance of exercise many years before it was recognized as beneficial. Not only did he identify its physical benefits, but also the wellness connection. Dr. Sheehan wrote that if a person has a problem, thinking about it will only cause further stress – but going for a walk and pondering …

Are you seeing patients without a PTAN?

QUESTION: Can chiropractors treat Medicare patients without a Medicare Provider Transaction Access Number (PTAN)? ANSWER: Absolutely not! Chiropractors must obtain a PTAN in order to treat Medicare patients. You are required by Federal Law to submit claims to Medicare for spinal manipulation – this goes for active treatment AND wellness/maintenance care. Claims must be submitted for “covered” services. Compliance to …

Dr Marty Kotlar Chiropractor Target Coding

Dr. Marty Kotlar

DC, CPCO, CBCS

Better Patient Education = Better Outcomes

Better patient education can help improve engagement and compliance because it can help turn extrinsic into intrinsic motivation. When your patients understand the why, they’re more likely to stick with the program. But how much do patients really remember? The article “Patients’ Memory for Medical Information” by Roy P.C. Kessels, PhD, reviews various studies on patients’ obstacles to remember critical …

Dr Dave Cruz Chiropractor WebExercises

Dr. Dave Cruz

Doctor of Chiropractic, CSCS, CES, PES, founder of WebExercises

Oxidative Phosphorylation: How to Assess, Address and Re-Test, Part 1

Any discussion of cellular health and chronic inflammation support MUST include a mention of oxidative phosphorylation. No, I’m not making up words, and no, you don’t have to remember the name of the process – but it is important in terms of core concept, and the gist is this – if you’re not healthy at the cellular level, you’re not …

Matt Kraft

Matt Kraft

Nutritional Consultation Specialist for MeyerDC

Do you PLAY to your strengths?

Here’s a great article by Sonya Tinsley-Hook, founder of All Our Strengths  Sonya Tinsley-Hook is a coach with a passion for helping people “know, grow, and show” their own strengths. As the founder of the All Our Strengths project, Sonya’s mission is to teach people how to become strengths champions in their own schools, families, neighborhoods, and community organizations so …

Dr. Scott Bautch

Dr. Scott Bautch

D.C., DACBOH, CCST, CCSP, original CEO of Allied Health Chiropractic Centers, Co-Author of 2 books

Functional Neurology – Review of Theories & Evidence

Study Title: Unravelling functional neurology: a scoping review of theories and clinical applications in a context of chiropractic manual therapy Authors: Meyer A-L, Meyer A, Etherington S & Lebeouf-Yde C Publication Information: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017; 25: 19. (open access to full text: HERE) Comment from Dr. Shawn Thistle: Functional Neurology has become a recent chiropractic “flavor of the …

Dr. Shawn Thistle

DC, Founder and CEO of RRS Education

Updates on Pre-Payment Audits, CPT codes and ICD-10 codes

New CPT Codes The AMA CPT code committee will be reviewing the possibility of adding many new procedure codes. Three of them can part of a chiropractic practice in many states. Dry needling, trigger point acupuncture and low level laser therapy. Stay tuned. New ICD-10 Codes New ICD-10 codes become effective on October 1, 2018. Many codes were added, some …

Dr Marty Kotlar Chiropractor Target Coding

Dr. Marty Kotlar

DC, CPCO, CBCS

Psychological Measures for Return to Play Following ACLR- Part 6

Over the last couple posts we’ve been discussing kinesiophobia (fear of movement) and how – if high levels of this are present on return to play – athletes are at greater risk for re-injury. We also discussed some movement patterns that we see in our athletes that are also highly associated with kinesiophobia. Specifically, those with a lateral shift and increased frontal …

Dr Trent Nessler PT

Dr. Trent Nessler

MPT, DPT, Founder/Developer the Athletic Movement Index™ and Developer TheraBand CLX ACL Kit

FDA Approved, At-Home, Finger-Stick Blood Test for Chiropractors to Track Inflammation, Part 2

In Part 1 of this two-part discussion we talked about the chronic inflammation epidemic, as well as testing and treatment options. Here in Part 2, we’ll continue the conversation by discussing: How do I use the lab results to improve patient outcomes? 6 Steps to implementation Research supporting testing for Omega-3 Deficiency and Chronic Inflammation Additional benefits in offering Chronic …

Dr. Donald L. Hayes

DC and President of Wellness Watchers Global, LLC, Ceautamed Worldwide, LLC & GreensFirst.com

It’s time to start thinking about Section 179 and ADA tax credits

Want to learn more about write-offs for qualifying equipment? Section 179 Section 179 of the IRS tax code allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and/or software purchased or financed during the tax year. That means that if you buy (or lease) a piece of qualifying equipment, you can deduct the FULL PURCHASE PRICE from your …

Dr John Pecora Chiropractor

Dr. John Pecora

Doctor of Chiropractic, MeyerDC Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education