Choosing a Chiropractic Table for Older Patients

Posted by PHS Chiropractic on Monday, March 13, 2017


The United States Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging (AoA) reports that the number of people who are 65 years old or older will more than double between the years 2000 and 2030. This will increase their population from just over 12 percent to 19 percent, or just over 72 million in the year 2030, which means that you’re likely to see more individuals in this age range at your chiropractic office due not only to their growth in the U.S. in general, but also because this generation tends to experience some common geriatric issues.1

Cash-Based Practice: Is it for You & Your Practice?

Posted by PHS Chiropractic on Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Cash-based practices are becoming the foundation of your ability to communicate value to your patients. Whether you currently run a cash-based practice, partial cash-based practice, or still an insurance based practice, looking into how a cash-based practice can benefit you is worth this read. Pivotal Health Solutions Chiropractic inquired some of our clinical doctors about how they run their practice and how to make yours succeed- cash-based or not. 


Table Talk

Posted by Nathan Unruh, DC on Thursday, August 25, 2016

First impressions are made within the first few seconds of meeting a new person or being in a new environment, and patients, whether new, prospective, or current, form an impression of your office based on a thousand small details that together set the tone of your clinic environment.  

Improve Your Body Structure & Health with Chiropractor Visits

Posted by PHS Chiropractic on Monday, July 11, 2016

Your body is designed to work well and take care of itself, as long as you take care of it. In part, this means eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and getting the right amount of sleep. But sometimes you do need outside help to keep your body working at peak efficiency. Chiropractic care serves as an excellent example. Your chiropractic visits do more than crack your back. Your treatment sessions can help improve your overall body structure and health.

Five Myths About Chiropractic Care for Children

Posted by PHS Chiropractic on Thursday, June 30, 2016
Chiropractors who provide care for children – and families – can attest to the many benefits of a healthy spine to a growing child. However, this relatively new area of focus for chiropractic is susceptible to many misconceptions, among the public and the health-care community.
Many of the public perceptions about chiropractic care for children, however, are far from the truth. We explore these misconceptions and spoke to the experts to get the real facts about this thriving chiropractic focus area. 

Cranial Release Technique for Stress and Overall Wellness

Posted by PHS Chiropractic on Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Chiropractors are finding that one simple technique can have a major impact on their patients' well-being and overall bodily health. The Cranial Release Technique takes only about a minute, gently stretching muscles at the base of the skull to realign bones in the head. Patients have reported benefits to a wide range of bodily conditions, from improvements in joint paint and headaches to allergies and even digestive problems.

Oregon Prioritizes Chiropractic, Complementary Therapies Over Painkillers and Surgery

Posted by PHS Chiropractic on Friday, August 21, 2015

Oregon's state health plan has made a bold move to place a priority on chiropractic and other complementary therapies that could lead the way for other states to do the same. 

Patients with back pain will be able to move from invasive (and potentially addictive) therapies such as painkillers and surgery as first-line therapies in favor of more conservative and potentially more effective therapies such as chiropractic, which works to treat the underlying condition causing back pain. 

Chiropractors & Employee Health

Posted by PHS Chiropractic on Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Chiropractors can play an important role in employee health, according to a new position paper by the nonprofit Foundation for Chiropractic Congress.

Back pain and other neuromuscular conditions are common in today's deskbound and smartphone-centric workplaces, but case studies presented in the paper demonstrate the value of having chiropractors working side by side with medical doctors at corporate health clinics, both in decreasing health care costs and improving patient satisfaction.

Chiropractic care such as adjustment offers a drug-free and non-invasive option for the care of common work-associated conditions like lower back pain. According to the paper, chiropractic care helped reduce the costs of radiology, outpatient, emergency and physical therapy services; improved neuromuscular function; demonstrated more improvement and higher satisfaction when compared to family medicine; had better outcomes, fewer surgeries and less opiod use. 

Corporate health clinics are expected to grow at a rate of 15 to 20 percent per year, according to the paper.

Re-engaging & Resetting Your Posterior Oblique Subsystem

Posted by PHS Chiropractic on Wednesday, January 01, 2014

How do you walk? How do you run? Thanks to a subsystem of the body known as the posterior oblique subsystem, we are allowed to do the basic functions that are taken for granted. When these muscles are imbalanced, that’s when movement suffers. Treatment techniques, including laser therapy and soft-tissue mobilization, can bring movement back. Perry Nickelston, DC, FMS, SFMA, Dynamic Chiropractic, offers practical advice on how to reset the posterior oblique movement chain.