The Appendix may be more important than we thought

To be or not to be? When it comes to the appendix, that seems to be the question. The appendix has been called a vestigial organ, but that interpretation may be changing. We were taught in school that the appendix seemed to have no apparent purpose and should absolutely be removed if inflamed. This still seems to be the general …

Dr. John Pecora

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

US Chiropractic Market Expected To Grow to $17.93 Billion by 2025

According to a recent report by Grand View Research (located in San Francisco), rising cases of back, shoulder, foot, neck pain, and headaches are important drivers in the chiropractic market. This is expected to help to continue to increase revenue generation over the next five to six years. Other factors such as increasing number of chiropractors in the country would …

Dr. John Pecora

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

Hands-on Techniques for Identifying Lower Limb Pathologies – Online CE’s

Vasyli Medical Continuing Education Progressive Professional CE courses for clinicians, teaching hands-on techniques for identifying lower limb pathologies and dispensing custom fitted orthotics. NEW! ONLINE EDUCATION PROGRAM The Vasyli Medical story encompasses more than 35 years of professional dedication to understanding lower limb biomechanics and proper foot function. We are excited to introduce a new online platform that will easily and …

Billing & Coding Strategies to Improve Reimbursement

Question: “Dr. Kotlar, my recordkeeping, coding and collection systems are outdated. I’ve been documenting the same way for the last eight years even though I’ve added more services and products. I am seeing more patients, but not collecting more money. Can you share some tips to help me improve?” Answer: Yes, here are 5 ways to improve coding, compliance and …

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Dr. Marty Kotlar

DC, CPCO, CBCS

Magnesium deficiency and its potential link to Inflammation

The study below briefly discusses the importance of having the right levels of magnesium and the potential systemic health concerns of being deficient for yourself and for your patients. Also, did you know that Epsom salt is made up of magnesium sulfate? Read below . . . Dietary magnesium and C-reactive protein levels. King DE, Mainous AG 3rd, Geesey ME, Woolson RF Department …

Dr. John Pecora

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

A Case for Cupping- Randomized Controlled Trial

Effectiveness of Cupping Therapy on Relieving Chronic Neck and Shoulder Pain Below is a great RCT out of Hualien City, Taiwan, on the Effectiveness of Cupping. It was conducted in a nursing research laboratory at the Tzu Chi University of Science and Technology. Lee-Mei Chi, 1 , 2 Li-Mei Lin, 3 Chien-Lin Chen, 4 , 5 Shu-Fang Wang, 6 Hui-Ling …

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Sue Falsone

PT, MS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, COMT, first female head athletic trainer in any of the four major sports in the US

Circadian Rhythms and Your Immune System- Part 1

Circadian Rhythms and Your Immune System Why is there an increased risk of colon cancer the farther we live from the equator? (Bostick 2015, Dimitrov and White 2016) What is the connection between chronic insomnia and joint disease? Without ignoring environment (stress, diet, air quality) to account for chronic degenerative diseases, we often overlook the body’s daily rhythm of “break-clean-repair,” …

Randomized Clinical Trial: Treatment of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome- Flat Inserts vs Foot Orthoses

Foot Orthoses and Physiotherapy in the Treatment of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: Randomized Clinical Trial Natalie Collins, PhD candidate, 1; Kay Crossley, principal research fellow, 2; Elaine Beller, director, biostatistics, 3; Ross Darnell, statistician, 1; Thomas McPoil, regents professor, 4; Bill Vicenzino, head of division, physiotherapy, 1 ABSTRACT Objective To compare the clinical efficacy of foot orthoses in the management of …

Dr. McPoil

Dr. Tom McPoil

PhD, Physical Therapist Specializing in Foot & Ankle Disorders

Topical Menthol Gel versus a Placebo Gel on Post-manipulation Pain and Range of Motion in Patients with Mechanical Neck Pain

Topical Menthol Gel versus a Placebo Gel on Post-manipulation Pain and Range of Motion in Patients with Mechanical Neck Pain Robert Topp, Kara Solem, Jena Etnoyer-Slaski, and Barton Bishop Journal of Performance Health Research Volume 1, Issue 2. Pages 40–47DOI: 10.25036/jphr.2017.1.2.topp.2 © 2017 Performance Health www.performancehealthresearch.com OBSERVATIONAL COHORT Purpose: The purpose of this study is to determine whether patients with …

Foot Orthoses and Physiotherapy in the Treatment of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: Randomized Clinical Trial

Natalie Collins, PhD candidate, 1 Kay Crossley, principal research fellow, 2 Elaine Beller, director, biostatistics, 3 Ross Darnell, statistician, 1 Thomas McPoil, regents professor, 4 Bill Vicenzino, head of division, physiotherapy 1 ABSTRACT Objective To compare the clinical efficacy of foot orthoses in the management of patellofemoral pain syndrome with flat inserts or physiotherapy, and to investigate the effectiveness of …

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Dr. Tom McPoil

PhD, Physical Therapist Specializing in Foot & Ankle Disorders