The Biomechanics of Gait

By: Jeffrey D. Olsen, DC The biomechanics of gait affect not only the lower extremities, but also the rhythmic movements of the entire body. To appreciate this obvious relationship, picture running with your arms folded across your chest or with your chin tucked. Just like restricting these key components of a balanced gait feels awkward, 

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Low Back Pain Improves with A-S-R

By: William M. Austin, DC, CCSP, CCRD During standing, walking, and running the lumbar spine and pelvis balance on the lower extremities. As shown in Fig. 1, leg or foot asymmetries send abnormal forces along the closed Kinetic/Kinematic Chain, interfering with spinal function.1 And interfering with spinal function can result in a number of bodily malfunctions. 

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Q-Angle and Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Before you read… Watch Our Video on the Q-Angle by Tim Maggs, DC. ___ This paper targets one specific knee condition (patellofemoral pain syndrome), offers a possible indicator for predicting patients at risk (Q-angle measurement) and suggests adjunctive treatment options (rehab exercises and flexible custom orthotics). Knee pain, in its most generalized definition, is experienced 

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A-S-R: An Effective Program for Long-Term Patient Wellness

Foot Levelers’ A-S-R program is more than just a catch phrase; it is a system of total body care for your patients. You determine the appropriate adjustments for your patients’ conditions, and Foot Levelers provides you with the tools you need to improve their overall health and well-being. A-S-R stands for “Adjust – Support – 

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Making Documentation Simple Yet Effective

By: Gerald T. Lalla, DC and Diane Lalla, CW, CA Plan Your Work—Work Your Plan Regardless of the type of practice you pursue, every practitioner should be well aware of the need for proper documentation of all aspects of patient care. Not only do regulatory licensing boards and agencies require proper record keeping, but other 

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Q-Angle of the Knee

By: Tim Maggs, DC This video targets one specific knee condition (patellofemoral pain syndrome), offers a possible indicator for predicting patients at risk (Q angle measurement) and suggests adjunctive treatment options (rehab exercises and flexible custom orthotics): Watch the Video Here Knee pain, in its most generalized definition, is experienced by millions of people of 

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Keeping Patients on Track

By: Kathy Mills Chang As I’m so fond of saying, a Chiropractic Assistant (CA) is by far a doctor’s most valuable asset. Besides the ongoing support the CA gives on a daily basis, perhaps even more important is the role that he or she plays in reinforcing the doctor’s instructions to the patient. Although there 

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5 Tips for “Shaping Up” a Sports-Focused Practice

By: Kathy Mills Chang As more Chiropractors begin specializing in specific areas of practice, such as focusing on sports Chiropractic, new challenges arise for practice team members. While these are exciting challenges, they do push us to understand new areas of focus, increase our need for additional knowledge in the area, and encourage our ongoing 

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