Exercise isn’t a DIY project

Many chiropractors incorporate exercise training or rehab into their practice, but too often patients feel they can make exercise a “do-it-yourself” project without supervision by a trained wellness professional. If you come across patients like that, be sure to share this information with them. Flexcin International, the makers of Flexcin with CM8 joint nutrition supplement, […]

Reminder: be sure to send reminders

A recent literature review published in the Cochrane database centered on how medical doctors could persuade more of their patients to get their annual flu shots, but the results may prove valuable to chiropractors as well. The researchers focused in on three studies where participants received a letter, postcard or phone call personalized to his […]

The ethics of giving people incentives to take personal responsibility for their health

One of the major problems the health care field faces is the unwillingness of many people to take personal responsibility for their own health. They make unwise behavioral decisions, prefer to look for “magic pills” to address health issues, and choose only those health care approaches that are paid for by insurance companies or other […]

Integrated doesn’t mean equal

In recent years, the “integrated practice” has been a hot topic. The idea of having medical doctors work side by side with chiropractors, acupuncturists, nutritionists, or other alternative health and wellness professionals is alluring. The problem, however, is that these integrated practices end up being dominated by the MDs, who reluctantly (if ever) dole out […]

Chiropractors in perfect position to help with ‘laptop-itis’

For years, chiropractors have been in the forefront of posture-related health care and have led the campaign to raise awareness of heavy backpacks that can distort the young student’s posture. Now, they’re seeing an increase in the number of young people with neck, shoulder, and back problems caused by hunching over a laptop computer. “More […]

Blogging for patients

Right now, Technorati is tracking some 200 million active blogs on the ‘net (up from a mere 112 million in 2007). Some say the number worldwide is really closer to 400 million. There’s no way to tell how many of these are being run by chiropractors and other natural health care practitioners, but Googling Chiropractor […]