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Mechanical Traction & Decompression Seminar

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Integration of Mechanical Spinal Distraction and Low Level Laser into Clinical Practice to Improve Outcomes and Patient Retention
Instructor: Dr. Christopher Proulx, DC, MS, ATC, CSCS

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation of appropriate mechanical spinal distraction and low level laser therapy, techniques based on current rationale. The scope is inclusive of approaches applicable to common conditions treated with modalities in the chiropractic clinic. This workshop/lecture course will also provide the participant with an overview of the effects of the modalities on specific conditions. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss treatment protocols and obtain practical experience in the implementation of the protocols.

COURSE OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the basics in emission of laser and light
  • Describe the characteristics of laser
  • Describe the biochemical and physiologic effects of laser
  • Describe the indication of laser therapy
  • Use the application of laser therapy
  • Describe the contraindication of laser therapy
  • Describe the indication of mechanical spinal distraction
  • Describe the appropriate patient
  • Describe the basic biomechanical and physiological aspects to mechanical spinal distraction treatment of specific spinal conditions with mechanical spinal distraction
  • Describe the progression in spinal rehabilitation and therapeutic modalities
  • Describe the contraindications of therapeutic modalities.

WHEN:
April 17, 2014
8:00 AM-5:00 PM

WHERE:
Springhill Suites
3055 Scott Futrell Drive
Charlotte NC. 28208
704.405.6061

CEU accredited applied for in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia.
Certificates will be issued to eligible participants upon completion of the course.

REGISTRATION:
To register for the seminar, contact John Halsey – jhalsey@scripco.com.

To download, or print, the seminar information in PDF format, click here.

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ScripHessco Teams up with the Professional Football Chiropractic Society

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

February 11, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ScripHessco Teams up with the Professional Football Chiropractic Society

 

(February 11, Bolingbrook,IL) –ScripHessco announced today its partnership with the Professional Football Chiropractic Society (PFCS) as the 2014-2015 title sponsor.  Scrip Hessco will also be the official distribution partner and table supplier to the PFCS.

In addition, ScripHessco and the PFCS will collaborate during the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis in February to fulfill a need within the industry.  Together, they will launch a new networking event called the “Chiropractic Combine” in which chiropractic students and doctors meet in a social setting to discuss trends in sports chiropractic, open chiropractic positions in sports and professional football, and available associate positions within the field.

“We hear from very qualified students seeking jobs and from top doctors in need of new associates as well as sports chiropractors looking to better use their skills,” stated Kyle Prusso, President of the PFCS  and team chiropractor for the Oakland Raiders NFL football team.  “The idea originated with one of our members, Alan Sokoloff of the Baltimore Ravens.  The PFCS board and I all agreed that ScripHessco was a natural to join our team in bringing quality graduates and hiring doctors together during our PFCS Continuing Education Seminar because of their long history of supporting and giving back to the chiropractic community.”

“ScripHessco has quietly served the industry through foundations and associations for years,” added Frank Brady, Chairman of the PFCS and team chiropractor for the Philadelphia Eagles NFL football team.  “We feel it’s important to partner with an industry leader that supports the cause of chiropractic, and ScripHessco is clearly the player we want on our team.”

“Through their work with world class athletes, NFL players, and educational seminars, the PFCS has made significant contributions to advance awareness of the importance and healing nature of chiropractic,” stated Kray Kibler, CEO of Scrip Companies, parent of ScripHessco. “We look forward to working together as a team and building relationships in support of this industry.”

Registrations are being taken now for the Continuing Education Seminar February 21-22 in Indianapolis, IN and for the Chiropractic Combine on Friday, February 21 at 6:00 pm at www.ProFootballChiros.com.

About ScripHessco:

ScripHessco, www.scriphessco.com, is the leading supplier to the chiropractic profession, offering an unparalleled selection of supplies and equipment for a one-stop shopping experience. ScripHessco has a long history of providing support to the chiropractic community through its contributions to the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, various industry foundations and associations, and now through the Professional Football Chiropractic Society.

About the Professional Football Chiropractic Society:

Professional Football Chiropractic Society (PFCS), www.ProFootballChiros.com is an organization of chiropractors who provide the highest quality Chiropractic health care to the elite athletes of Professional Football. Our mission is to communicate and provide education. To initiate and continue a better understanding of Chiropractic for athletes, coaches, administrative and healthcare staff of our respective teams. It is our goal to enhance the health and performance of each and every individual athlete, so they may express their optimal health potential.

Contact: 

Julie Lohmeier, ScripHessco

jlohmeier@scripco.com

630-771-7408

www.scriphessco.com

 

Dr. Kyle Prusso

docprusso@yahoo.com
925-766-8275

Dr. Frank Brady

prodoc@comcast.net

Parker Seminars in Las Vegas

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Join us at the Parker Seminars in Las Vegas – January 2014.  If you are there stop by our booth 309 to hear about our new chiropractic supplies and equipment.

 

Parker Seminars in Las Vegas – January 2014

The World’s LARGEST Chiropractic Seminar is Heading to Las Vegas!

If there was ever a time to experience Parker Seminars, the world’s top chiropractic seminar series, that time is January 9-11 in Las Vegas, where practicing chiropractors, speakers, and coaches from around the world are meeting for our flagship event. It’s PARKER SEMINARS LAS VEGAS 2014, and it’s set to be our biggest, most extraordinary seminar yet!

 

 

At Scriphessco.com, chiropractors can find the products that they require, easily, conveniently, and affordably.  Scrip Hessco’s massive inventory allows chiropractors to search for specific items, or browse for new and exciting options.  The most successful chiropractors are the ones that are constantly evolving and taking necessary steps to keep business fresh and interesting for the patients, as well as for themselves.

For more than 40 years, Scrip Hessco has been the leading full-service distributor of supplies and equipment to the chiropractic industry.  Rely on Scrip Hessco to help you serve your patients and grow your business with popular resale items.

Deluxe Full-Spine Posture Pump Model 4100

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Deluxe Full-Spine Posture Pump Model 4100 – Tried & true favorites with tried & true savings!

Customer review

Patients that previously experienced failure with expensive computerized traction are finding relief with this simple device. by Dr. G


Models 1000 & 2000 combined!

  • Model 1000 Posture Pump Cervical Spine Trainer: Patented breakthrough in corrective-home-care. Expands, shapes and molds from within the lordotic concavity. Employs EED (Expanding Ellipsoidal Decompression) and pressure-over-time.
  • Model 2000 Posture Pump Elliptical Back Rocker: Dual vectored cells separate thoraco-lumbar/lumbo-sacral joints into their natural elliptical configuration. Rocking creates motion decompression. This patented corrective-home-care appliance attacks joint-locking with EED and pressure-over-time.

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Marketing for Chiropractors

Monday, November 4th, 2013

It is no secret that competition is fierce these days in many professional fields.  Although many chiropractic patients may come only when they are experiencing some sort of pain, it is important to remind your patients that regular chiropractic care has numerous health benefits.

Suggesting that they make a follow-up appointment can be a good way to keep patients coming back on a regular basis, but sometimes that just isn’t enough.  It is important to know how to market your business properly, so that people do not forget to come back.  With some basic marketing techniques, you can ensure that your practice is not forgotten, without being overbearing.

The internet is, of course, one of the best marketing tools for any kind of business.  Being able to reach out to people and have them also be able to contact you whenever needed is an incredibly valuable tool.  Social media websites such as Facebook or Linked In allow you to give friendly reminders about the benefits of chiropractic care, as well as other health information that you may wish to share.  Social media also allows patients to contact you with any questions or concerns.  Sending out weekly or monthly health email newsletters is another great way to keep in touch with patients.

Although the internet is certainly a free and effective way to market yourself, it is important to use a variety of communication channels.  Sending out monthly newsletters or flyers with health information (and some fun stuff too) is a nice gesture that will help to keep you top of mind in patient’s lives.  Sending out birthday cards is also a friendly way to keep a solid rapport with each and every valued patient.

A great way to drum up some business is to have a “patient appreciation day” where people can get discounted treatments, gift certificates, and other fun prizes.  Although discounted adjustments may not be ideal, it is highly likely that you will earn that money back in repeat business.  Patients respond quite well to being shown that they are valued, and you can be sure that at least a small percentage of those people will return again and again.

The most important marketing tool is the way that you run your business.  Keep your office completely clean, nicely decorated, and stocked with the latest and best products.  Working with quality equipment will help you to do your best, and your patients will be able to tell that you are truly committed to providing them with the highest quality care and service.

At Scriphessco.com, chiropractors can find the products that they require, easily, conveniently, and affordably.  Scrip Hessco’s massive inventory allows chiropractors to search for specific items, or browse for new and exciting options.  The most successful chiropractors are the ones that are constantly evolving and taking necessary steps to keep business fresh and interesting for the patients, as well as for themselves.

For more than 40 years, Scrip Hessco has been the leading full-service distributor of supplies and equipment to the chiropractic industry.  Rely on Scrip Hessco to help you serve your patients and grow your business with popular resale items.

Sleep and Feel Better with a Cervical Pillow

Monday, July 29th, 2013

One of the most commonly overlooked aspects of health maintenance is slumber.  The average person spends approximately 100,000 hours of their life asleep1, so it is absolutely essential that steps are taken to make sure that those hours are used right.  Sleeping habits can play a major role in determining a person’s waking habits as well as overall health.

Poor sleeping habits can lead to a number of health issues.  A person who sleeps on a mattress or pillows that does not provide adequate back and neck support may experience a large variety of different health problems that stem directly from this common issue.    For instance, sleeping on a non-supportive pillow every night can cause the spine to slowly move, which can pinch a nerve, possibly causing severe chronic pain later in life.

Many chiropractors offer cervical therapeutic pillows, which are specifically designed to help people to get the best, healthiest sleep possible.  These pillows are contoured to make sure that the spine is straight and that the neck has the support that is essential for maintaining healthy sleeping habits.2

Everyone has different needs, so some people have the most success ordering a custom cervical pillow.  Visiting a chiropractor and speaking to them about the available options is an excellent step that can lead to years of better sleeping and healthier living.  These may cost a little bit more than most pillows, but the results are worth it.  Remember that most people spend at least a third of their lives lying down in bed, so why not make that significant amount of time as pleasant as possible?

These cervical pillows have other benefits as well.  Many people struggle with snoring or breathing problems while they sleep.  Cervical pillows do not just align the spine; they also keep the airways straight.  This can help people to sleep more soundly, receive necessary amounts of oxygen, and even help reduce snoring!3

It can be difficult to achieve a natural and neutral sleeping position without the right supplies.  Cervical chiropractic pillows are an investment in many years of comfortable and healthy sleeping, which will inevitably help the user to feel better in many ways.

Chiropractors buy chiropractic supplies such as cervical pillows for their patients from Scriphessco.com because they know that they will receive pro-quality products without paying premium prices.

For more than 40 years, Scrip Hessco has been the leading full-service distributor of supplies and equipment to the chiropractic industry.  Rely on Scrip Hessco to help you serve your patients and grow your business with popular resale items such as cervical pillows.

(1) – http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_much_time_do_people_spend_sleeping

(2) – http://www.creechchiropractic.com/2012/05/the-benefits-of-a-cervical-pillow/

(3) – http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-cervical-pillow.htm

Three Ideas for Adding Retail to a Chiropractic Office

Monday, June 17th, 2013

In any business situation, it is important to grow and progress to keep up with modern demands.  These days, the most successful businesses are the ones who offer unique products and services that can’t be found elsewhere. The same is true for chiropractors.

In order to bring in extra revenue, many chiropractors try to offer other products in addition to their adjustments.  Becoming a source of unique products or services is a simple and effective way to attract new clients in the area and also keep loyal customers interested.  Carrying natural products that will benefit patients will also prove that the chiropractor is dedicated to the pursuit of healthy living.

Plenty of products are available today that can be incorporated in the chiropractor’s office.  Part of a chiropractor’s job is staying on top of the latest health advancements and sharing that information with their patients.  People expect their chiropractor to be committed to wellness and offering some of these excellent products is a great way to go above and beyond for each valued customer.

1.  Topical Analgesics.  Chiropractors are known for promoting non-pharmaceutical pain reducing options, and topical analgesics are an ideal product to offer.  These gels and creams are a  healthy way to reduce chronic pain from home.  Offering cooling or warming properties when applied, these help to reduce swelling and inflammation, while offering the user substantial relief from pain.  A tube of Biofreeze, for example, will last for quite some time, and can alleviate pain at home, at work, in the car, or anywhere else where icing may not be convenient.

2.  Cervical Pillows.  It is quite common for poor sleeping habits to cause neck and back problems. Many pillows and mattresses don’t provide the support that the average person requires, which means that they are putting undue pressure on their spine and neck as they sleep. (1)  Cervical pillows provide a better option than standard pillows and are ergonomically designed to keep the spine and neck as straight as possible.  This will provide a better night’s sleep and reduce tension on the body.

3.  Nutritional Supplements.  The goal of chiropractic is to live a  healthy lifestyle, and vitamins, supplemental cleansing teas, and foods, shakes, and sport drinks all go hand in hand with the basic wellness principles generally adhered to by chiropractors.  Teas like Chiro-Klenz may help to make a chiropractic adjustment more effective by cleansing the body of toxins beforehand.

These three products are a wonderful addition to any Chiropractor’s office.  A chiropractor can help his or her patients learn about new products and ideas that can directly benefit their lives, while bringing in some additional revenue in the process.  At Scriphessco.com there are plenty of quality options that will make adding a retail aspect to a chiropractic office simple.

For more than 40 years, Scrip Hessco has been the leading full-service distributor of supplies and equipment to the chiropractic industry.  Rely on Scrip Hessco to help you serve your patients and grow your business with popular resale items.

(1) – http://coonrapidschiropractic.com/18/back-pain/decrease-neck-back-pain-by-improving-sleep-habits/

Choosing an Chiropractic Adjusting Table

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Choosing an Adjusting Table

By Steve Keller

Choosing the right chiropractic equipment for your office can be very confusing.  What brands do I consider?  What features do I need?  Do certain options make sense?  Should I buy new or used?  The list can be endless.

An adjusting chiropractic table is the most important piece of equipment you will have in your office. It will be the main platform for the treatment of your patients. There are plenty of very good manufacturers of adjusting chiropractic tables on the market. Most make tables that fit a variety of techniques. Lloyd Table Company, Pivotal Health Solutions, Williams Healthcare, Hill Labs and Elite tables are a few of the major brands that currently make adjusting tables in a variety of models.  So how do you choose what you need?

Step 1. Make a list of the features you want on the Chiropractic table.

A lot of this will be determined by the techniques you currently practice and would like to learn in the future. Some features to consider are: 

  • Hylo – this feature takes a patient from a standing position to a flat position.
  • Elevation, which will electrically vary the height of the table in order to perform different techniques on the same table or enable to doctors of different heights to effectively use one table.
  • Drops (manual or automatic) – a section of the table that can be cocked and dropped when a thrust is applied to aid or enhance the adjustment.
  • Flexion/distraction (manual or automatic) for treatment of the low back. This feature allows the pelvic section of the table to flex downward and extend outward to aid or enhance the adjustment and to help stretch out the low back
  • Chest breakaway—the chest piece breaks away in order to help facilitate the treatment of pregnant or obese patients.  

One feature that I always suggest is the elevation feature. First, the cost of this feature is currently diminished because you can take advantage of the Section 44 handicapped access tax credit. This allows for a 50 percent tax credit to be taken off the purchase price of the table that includes this option. In many cases, this makes the final cost of the table less than the same table in a stationary format would cost.  Second, the elevation feature also allows for much flexibility. It allows for one table to be used by a variety of doctors. For example, a 5’ 10” doctor can treat a patient followed by a 6’ 4” doctor treating another patient by simply raising the height of the table to adjust to differing height of the doctor. In addition, you can perform a drop technique at the proper height, normally a lower height, and then increase the height to a higher height to perform a low-force technique or soft-tissue work. Elevation may be added or purchased on a variety of adjusting table models. It can be included on a drop table, a low-force technique table, a flexion/distraction table and so on.

Step 2. Consider different tables depending on your budget, experience, recommendations.

 A lot of this may be determined by your experience and suggestions from others—what tables you are used to using in clinic, the tables your teachers suggest, or the tables your associates like.

A major factor will also be budget. Adjusting tables will vary greatly in price—from a flat stationary table for under $500 to a Lloyd Ultimate table with virtually every possible feature available for more than $20,000.

Work on as many different tables as possible to find the features that best fit you. For example, drops will vary in speed and mechanics; some people will only want manual flexion and others will want the automatic feature.

The main thing to remember is that just because it works best for one doctor does not mean it will work best for you. Try not to purchase a table without working on it. Just because it has a look that you like does not mean it will operate in a manner that suits you. In addition, utilize the knowledge of the people you trust who have purchased and used the tables.  

Step 3. Consider new versus used Chiropractic tables. 

To buy a new or used Chiropractic table is probably the most asked question when shopping for a table. Again, this comes down to budget.  If you are running a successful practice, have the funds or could use the tax write-offs, then new table is definitely the preference. If you are starting up a new practice, used is an option.

The problem when purchasing used table is you don’t ever really know how much time is left for practical use of the table. Tables have many different mechanical features, such as electric motors, hydraulics, mechanical mechanisms like drops. All of these things break and wear out, and they can be very expensive to fix, so many times the old adage “If it looks too good to be true, it probably is” often applies.

The best alternative when purchasing a used table is to purchase a refurbished table from a reputable dealer. A reputable dealer will purchase the used tables, strip them down and then rebuild them to your specifications; replace and update mechanics, electrical and hydraulics; and then paint, re-foam and recover in your desired materials. You will also receive some warranty on these tables. You can usually save 40 to 60 percent on a refurbished table over the purchase of a similar new table.

Choosing a Chiropractic Table Checklist

When choosing a table, follow a few easy guidelines:

  • Make a list of techniques you want to use and features you want on your table.
  • Work on as many different tables as possible and talk to doctors that practice similar techniques to get their opinions on likes and dislikes of tables and what features they deem important.
  • Do not purchase a type of table that you have never worked on or the table that has not been recommended by an associate you trust.
  • When buying a used table, be careful. Remember the old adage: “If it looks too good to be true, then it probably is.”
  • A refurbished table is a good alternative and can save you 40 to 60 percent over a similar new table.
  • Buy from a reputable dealer.

  

Chirotrac Cervical Traction Collar by Chiroflow®

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Chirotrac Cervical Traction Collar  

by Chiroflow® 

The ChiroTrac Cervical Traction collar provides gentle, adjustable traction and instant pain relief for certain types of acute or chronic neck pain. Reduce your use of medication and treat the pain with safe, effective therapy. 

Chirotrac Inflatable Neck Traction Collar by Chiroflow

Chirotrac Cervical Traction Collar

• Portable and lightweight traction collar inflates to gently stretch and straighten spine for proper alignment.  

• Engineered for comfortable, effective daily treatment.  

• For professional and home use.  

• Does not require assembly or batteries.  

• Soft touch cover is durable and comfortable.  

• Max inflate is 7.5 inches.  

• Includes storage case  

• Provides gentle, adjustable traction to stretch and relax muscles  

• May provide relief for certain types of acute or chronic neck pain  

• Portable for use in home, office or travel  

• Ideal for pinched nerves, neck pain, tension headaches and straightening of the neck  

• Augments professional treatment  

• Deluxe storage case  

• Full 1-year manufacturer’s warranty covers defects  

ChiroTrac Collars a Great New Product by One of the Most Trusted Names in Chiropractic Chiroflow®

CorFit Advantage Support

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Achieve superior truncal compression with less effort!

The New CorFit Advantage utilizes the PowerWrap lacing system to provide superior compression with less effort. The lacing system creates a mechanical advantage, reducing the amount of force required to properly tension the support. Two independent pulls provide focused compression on the lumbar region, sacral region, or both. The CorFit Advantage allows increased spinal flexion when the top portion of the support is tensioned more than the bottom portion as well as increased spinal extension when these tensions are reversed.

“The lacing system on the CorFit Advantage allows very weak or injured patients to easily tighten or adjust this support without overextension.” – Philip Mattison, CEO, Core Products International, Inc.

Fitting your patient with a Corfit Advantage support

Before placing the support on your patient’s waist, you first want to loosen the support by reattaching the side pulls to the edges of the hook and loop closure on the body of the belt. Then, to ensure the support is placed properly, align the back panel’s bottom edge with the distal sacrum. Once the support is in place, tighten it using the PowerWrap lacing system pulls. The top pull will increase compression to the lumbar region and the bottom pull will increase compression to the sacral region. For a better fit, re-tension the support while the patient is lying on the back with their feet on the floor. This adjustment allows the trunk to decompress without downward pressure from internal organs.

Sizing

All CorFit supports are designed to be proportional in height and width. Taller supports are designed to fit larger patients and shorter supports are designed for petites and children. The proportional sizing helps reduce inventory in clinics while maintaining the versatility needed to fit most patients.

Size Support Height Fits Hips
Small 6” 27” – 35”
Regular 8” 32” – 43”
X-Large 9” 40” – 52”
XX-Large 10” 56” – 58”
 
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