Techniques
In part 1, the author discussed the importance of conducting a thorough consultation and examination prior to non-surgical spinal decompression therapy (SDT) in order to select the most suitable patients and to deselect those who should not receive the therapy.
The Feldenkrais Method of somatic education is an approach to learning that can improve function in people of varying ages and abilities.
A mother and father bring their 11-month-old daughter to the clinic. The parents inform the doctor that the child is a happy and healthy child. However, they are concerned that since the child has been trying to stand and walk more and more, she has been having frequent falls onto her buttocks.
Our profession has a wonderful track record for helping Canadians reach a higher level of health, and maintain it naturally. But there is a certain group of patients who do not respond to traditional chiropractic care as well as we’d like them to.
A 35-year-old male golfer presents to the clinic with right posterior shoulder pain. The patient informs the doctor that the problem began following a hard drive off of the tee, two months ago. The patient also complains of shooting pain into the entire shoulder, which began three weeks ago and has been getting progressively worse.
March 22, Melbourne, AU - Well Adjusted Babies, by Jennifer Barham-Floreani, is a best-selling, unique and comprehensive guide for holistic parenting from pregnancy through to early childhood. It is now available, revised and edited, to practitioners and parents alike.
It has been four years since the introduction of radial shockwave therapy (SWT) by Storz into the Canadian market and to CMCC, otherwise known as extracorporeal pulse activated treatment (EPAT) in the United States.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the production of the first working laser by Theodore Mainman.
A 55-year-old investment banker presents to the chiropractic clinic after being referred by his medical doctor.
A 35-year-old soccer player presents with right posterior pelvic pain. She mentions that the pain has been intermittent for the past two years and is aggravated with activity. Physical examination reveals pain and tenderness palpated along the right sacro-iliac (SI) joint. Static and motion palpation reveal that the ilium has subluxated posterior-inferior (PI).
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive imaging technique that does not involve exposure to ionizing radiation. MRI uses a powerful magnetic field, radiofrequency pulses and a computer to generate high-quality images of any part of the body.
A 40-year-old female office worker presents with jaw pain. The patient notifies the doctor that she underwent a root canal last week, during which her mouth remained open for several hours while the dentist performed the procedure.
In view of the increasing emphasis on evidence-based medicine, the identification and elimination of examination and therapeutic measures that research demonstrates as unnecessary should represent a high priority for manual practitioners.
Continuing education, research, and the constant pursuit of improving oneself is a concept that I live by. In my opinion, the best way that we, as chiropractors, can progress is to enroll in courses that will increase our knowledge base and consistently improve our skill.
July 27, 2009 – One of the biggest displays of trust that a patient can demonstrate to her chiropractor is to entrust that doctor with the care of her child.

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