Pedal Stress Fractures and Orthotic Support

By: Mark N. Charrette, DC Stress fractures are a common cause of foot pain, especially in the active population.1 Patients will report a dull, aching pain sensation in the foot that is often poorly localized (Fig. 1). The nagging pain increases during weightbearing and gait, and often remains for a while after use. It commonly subsides 

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Digital Scanning

By: Tim Maggs, DC Many Chiropractors would love to become more involved with both industry and sports teams in their area. These same Chiropractors know they could provide tremendous benefits if given the opportunity. The problem arises when they attempt to become involved, as politics and mis-education usually barricades the entry. The Medical Model Chiropractors 

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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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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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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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