Sunday, February 8, 2009

Numerous Chiropractic Organizations Support Chiropractic Position at World Health Organization

The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) along with the National Chiropractic Mutual Insurance Company and other chiropractic organizations, including the World Federation of Chiropractic are helping to sponsor a position for a chiropractor at the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland.

This is the first established chiropractic care appointment at the WHO. The position has been offered to Molly Meri Robinson, DC. She will be appointed as a mid-level technical officer, which is a non-treating physician position at the WHO. Dr. Robinson was the first chiropractic intern to serve at the WHO and it was her service that resulted in the development of a permanent chiropractic position with that organization.

Dr. Robinson is a graduate of Northwestern Chiropractic College in Minnesota. She previously served as National Legislative Chair for the Students of the American Chiropractic Association. She was also a regional representative of the World Congress of Chiropractic Students.

According to the WHO website, "The WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends."

Fibromyalgia and Chiropractic Care

A new study, published in the January 2009 issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, the official scientific journal of the American Chiropractic Association, lends some interesting light on the subject of conservative care and fibromyalgia.

The study, authored by Michael Schneider, DC, PhD and others, suggests that certain conservative care measures, often used and prescribed by chiropractors my be helpful in the treatment of fibromyalgia. The study was overseen and administered by the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters.

Fibromyalgia is a chronic disease that causes muscle and connective tissue pain along with pain from what would typically be non-painful to an unaffected person. The disease affects women primarily and is seen most often in people in the 30-50 year age range.

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Jerry Rice, NFL Great, Speaks about Chiropractic Care

Jerry Rice Shares Personal Successes With Chiropractic Care on the Football Field and the Dance Floor

Jerry Rice Tackles Chiropractic Care CARMICHAEL, CA--(Marketwire - January 22, 2009) - The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, a not for profit organization dedicated to increasing public awareness of chiropractic, announced today that future NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Rice has agreed to serve as its spokesperson. Rice, a 13-time Pro Bowl football player who owns 38 career records and three Super Bowl rings, will share his positive experiences with chiropractic care.

"Chiropractic care has been instrumental in my life, both on and off the field, and I am excited to share this with the American public," says Rice. "I have been blessed with a long and healthy career as a professional athlete, and as I move forward into the next stage of my life, chiropractic care will continue to be an important part of my game plan."

Throughout 2009, Rice will relate how chiropractic helped him to become the most durable and feared wide receiver in the history of football. He will also articulate the value of chiropractic during his retirement and ways in which it impacted his ability to become a finalist in a physically demanding and widely popular television show "Dancing with the Stars."

A graduate of Mississippi Valley State College, Rice was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 1985 where he won three Super Bowl Championships during his 16-year career there. He enjoyed three seasons with the Oakland Raiders, including a Super Bowl appearance and one season with the Seattle Seahawks before retiring in 2005. At his retirement, Rice held career records for receptions (1547), receiving yards (22,895), touchdowns (208) and receiving touchdowns (197) during the regular season; and post-season records for receiving yards (1,848) and receiving touchdowns (22). Rice was rookie of the year for the 1985 season, most valuable player for 1987, Super Bowl most valuable player in 1989, and NFL Player of the Year for 1990 and 1997. He helped the 49ers win three Super Bowls (1989-90,1995).

"Jerry Rice understands what it takes to maintain a healthy body," says Kent S. Greenawalt, president of the Foundation. "His personal message of how chiropractic played an important role in his ability to maintain a long and successful carrier in football will be well received by the American public, and remains an important part of his game plan for a healthy life."

About the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress

The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress is a 501c6 corporation that represents a cross section of the chiropractic and vendor communities with the goal of increasing the public's awareness of the benefits of chiropractic.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Dispelling Myths About Neck Pain

On Tuesday, April 8, 2008 a webinar was held where Dr. Scott Haldeman discussed the myths and misconceptions about neck pain. A number of media outlets attended the webinar and expressed interest. The presentation is approximately 40 minutes in length.

A project begun in 2000 at the start of the decade, the findings of the Bone and Joint Decade Task Force (BJD) on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders were published in the journal Spine (1.18.08) and are already impacting the manner in which neck pain is perceived, treated and studied around the world.

Listent to the Webinar

Friday, April 4, 2008

Welcome Aboard


Sponsored by the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress.

The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, a 501 (c) 6 organizations welcomes you to the chiropractic blog. The Foundation has one mission to increase the public's understanding regarding the benefits of chiropractic care. Since June 2006 it has been placing full page advertisements in prominent national publications including Newsweek, Health, Martha Stewart Living, The New York Times just to name a few. It has retained a prominent public relations firm, CPR Communications, which on a monthly basis, issues press releases, advertorials and public service announcements.

We have identified that in 2007 alone, these efforts have generated over 250 million positive messages regarding the profession(or the equivalent of $3.5 million in advertising costs). Our advertorial on backpack safety was carried by over 776 newspapers in the country with a circulation of 40 million, and was recognized by a national agency as circulating an advertorial that was carried by the most newspapers than any other issued in 2007.

This coming Tuesday, April 8th, the Foundation is sponsoring a Webinar with the media regarding the most extensive study on neck pain to date. The study was sponsored by the Bone and Joint Decade Neck Pain Task Force and will be presented by the Task Force president, Dr Scott Haldeman. Look to this blog for additional information regarding this study and for other issues involving the chiropractic profession.