As many chiropractors can attest, some of the most serious damage that occurs to people’s bodies comes from sitting for long periods of time with poor posture or spending all day looking down at phones and tablets. For many people, daily life has become sedentary and it is doing far more damage than most people know. Choosing ergonomic furniture for both the doctor and patient helps to ensure that the spine has the support and positioning needed to work in comfort and with better posture during the day.
This blog was curated from an article entitled, "Laser Treatment for Treating Plantar Fasciitis" published on October 29, 2019 by Tina Beychok in Chiropractic Economics.
Heel pain is one of the most common complaints heard from patients between the ages of 40 – 60, and the culprit is often plantar fasciitis. It involves the inflammation of a thick band of tissue called the plantar fascia that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes, and most often affects women, military personnel, athletes, obese individuals, and people who spend a great deal of their workday on their feet.
Choosing the right equipment for your practice can often be complicated. What features do I need? Which tables will fit my budget? Does elevation make sense? The list can seem endless. There are plenty of manufacturers of adjusting treatment tables on the market and most create tables that fit a variety of techniques. So how do you choose what you need?
Our ErgoStyle Story began in 2009 when PHS Chiropractic purchased The Ergostyle Adjusting Table line from the Chattanooga Group, Inc., who engineered a revolutionary line of chiropractic tables. The result took chiropractic adjustment one step further by featuring our patented ErgoStyle drop. Our revolutionary drops elevate across the entire cushion, rather than just a single pin providing improved accuracy and a smoother adjustment with less force resulting in both patient and doctor satisfaction.
The importance of infection prevention and control has never been more critical when it comes to protecting you, your staff and your patients. How will chiropractors and the health care industry evolve and reform, and how can practitioners provide the best services for patients while maintaining a safe environment?
The acronym R.I.C.E. stands for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation and it was coined by Gabe Mirkin, M.D. in 1978 as a way to address inflammation due to injury. Ever since, this modality has been a staple to treat sports injuries and muscle soreness issues. However, just because R.I.C.E. has been the standard, it may not always be the best way to treat injuries or to promote recovery.
"My back hurts, Doc." This is one of the most common complaints heard by family doctors. Approximately 25–60% of patients who experience low-back pain (LBP) will report recurrence of pain, many within as little as one year.¹ LBP is the most common cause of work disability in the US.² Many patients on disability for in excess of six months will not return to work, and that number decreases to near zero after two years.³ LBP is also the most expensive reason for work disability in the US.² It has been estimated that 2% of the work force in the US will be compensated for back injuries yearly.³
First impressions matter. Clients pay attention to details, and upon first glance they will notice if your upholstery looks clean and well cared for, or if it appears tattered, stained or in disrepair. Since you have made an investment in purchasing a quality chiropractic table, it is important to keep it clean and in good repair for many years of use, and satisfied customers.