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7 Steps to Improve Exercise Compliance

7 Steps to Improve Exercise Compliance

Have you been doing your home exercises?

That routine question yields various amusing responses, most of which could be summed up with a simple “no.”

Somewhere between 1/3 and 2/3 of all home exercise recommendations are not implemented by patients. (1-4) Many well-developed plans end up sitting in a drawer because the patient did not understand the importance of rehab or was not sufficiently motivated. Here are seven proven ways to improve patient adherence to your exercise prescription.

NEW Shoulder Exam: D.I.M.E.

NEW Shoulder Exam: D.I.M.E.

There is one orthopedic test you must add to your physical exam this month. It’s called the Dynamic Isokinetic Manipulation Evaluation (DIME) of the shoulder.

Today’s blog will cover how to perform the test, how the DIME can be a valuable addition to your shoulder exam, and provide direction into how evidence-based chiropractors are using this test to confidently rule out the need for an MRI or surgical referral.

Top 10 Conservative Tools for Migraines

Top 10 Conservative Tools for Migraines

Emerging best practice research never fails to teach us something new. And ChiroUp uses that data to keep each of your 100 management protocols up-to-date.

In fact, in the past 24 months, your ChiroUp protocol for Migraine Headache has been updated 21 times with game-changing research!

This blog highlights several current evidence-based conservative tools to help you manage migraine headaches more successfully.

Top 10 Conservative Tools for Migraines

Top 10 Conservative Tools for Migraines

Original Post February 2017 | UPDATED JULY 26, 2020 Emerging best practice research never fails to teach us something new. And ChiroUp uses that data to keep each of your 100 management protocols up-to-date. In fact, in the past 24 months, your ChiroUp protocol for...
Chiropractic Excellence: How To Create Life-Long Patients

Chiropractic Excellence: How To Create Life-Long Patients

Educated patients are compliant patients. This blog will detail three proven concepts to generate life-long promoters of your chiropractic practice. For thirty years, research has challenged the assumption that persistent pain reflects unhealthy bodily tissue.  To...
Cervicogenic Headache: Lasting Benefits of MSK Care

Cervicogenic Headache: Lasting Benefits of MSK Care

On July 4, 2020, the European Journal of Pain published a study that would pique the interest of most evidence-based chiropractors – Spinal manipulation for the management of cervicogenic headache: a systematic review and meta-analysis. While this review highlighted the utility of SMT, the paper’s conclusion was slightly disparaging:

For cervicogenic headache, SMT provides superior short-term benefits for pain intensity, frequency and disability…The long-term impact is not significant. (25)

“Not significant” ???

For patients, payors, and non-DC healthcare providers, the take-away is not ideal: SMT is a relatively costly analgesic when used in isolation. Not so exciting anymore, huh?

Fortunately, we can change that message. This week’s blog and video will detail three tools that evidence-based chiropractors can employ, in addition to SMT, to provide lasting benefit for cervicogenic headache patients.

Cervicogenic Headache: Lasting Benefits of MSK Care

Cervicogenic Headache: Lasting Benefits of MSK Care

On July 4, 2020, the European Journal of Pain published a study that would pique the interest of most evidence-based chiropractors – Spinal manipulation for the management of cervicogenic headache: a systematic review and meta-analysis. While this review...
5 Facts About Cervical Steroid Injections (ESI)

5 Facts About Cervical Steroid Injections (ESI)

Despite the criticism and decline in utilization, there is an extensive and growing list of research demonstrating the clinical and cost-utility of epidural procedures in managing spinal pain.

Literature in the form of randomized controlled trials (RCTs), systematic reviews, and third party cost-effectiveness studies show that injections may be useful for diagnostic purposes and pain relief. While injections fall out of our scope as chiropractors, that doesn’t mean we can deny the science and possible positive results from these procedures.

Check out this week’s blog for 5 important considerations when discussing cervical epidural steroid injections (ESI) with your patients.

5 Facts About Cervical Steroid Injections (ESI)

5 Facts About Cervical Steroid Injections (ESI)

Despite the criticism and decline in utilization, there is an extensive and growing list of research demonstrating the clinical and cost-utility of epidural procedures in managing spinal pain. Literature in the form of randomized controlled trials (RCTs), systematic...
Raising The Bar | Guest Blog with Dr. Jay Greenstein

Raising The Bar | Guest Blog with Dr. Jay Greenstein

2020 has spit out more business challenges that most any other period in recent history. The upside is that leaders who have accepted and survived those challenges are not merely returning to “normal.” Instead, they have been forced to evolve and are better equipped to survive & thrive in the future.

The best leaders continually prepare for transformation. They embrace uncertainty and see the opportunities hiding behind challenges. Influential leaders exhibit “buck naked” vulnerability. They take responsibility for problems and deflect credit to their teams. They advocate for their employees and place quality relationships above anything else- through good times and bad.

ChiroUp recently connected with one of our profession’s most recognized leaders, Dr. Jay Greenstein. Jay’s experience in evidence-based practice is lengthy, including being the Vice Chairman of the CCGPP and running a large system of successful practices near Washington DC.

In this week’s blog, we wanted to give our community the opportunity to hear what Jay has to say about leadership and scaling a successful practice.

Raising The Bar | Guest Blog with Dr. Jay Greenstein

Raising The Bar | Guest Blog with Dr. Jay Greenstein

2020 has spit out more business challenges that most any other period in recent history. The upside is that leaders who have accepted and survived those challenges are not merely returning to “normal.” Instead, they have been forced to evolve and are better equipped...
6 Solutions For Peripheral Pain

6 Solutions For Peripheral Pain

Chronic pain is an outward manifestation of inner adaptations to pain processing. The brain is responsible for pain perception and remembering pain patterns. However, in addition to the brain, the dorsal horn of the spinal cord and peripheral tissue can also LEARN to be in pain.

Learning is a physiologic process and not an intellectual feat, and it doesn’t happen only in the brain. Each site adapts physiologically in response to constant stimulation. Today’s blog will highlight six evidence-based treatment concepts to help stop peripheral nociception- the instigator of chronic pain.

6 Solutions For Peripheral Pain

6 Solutions For Peripheral Pain

Chronic pain is an outward manifestation of inner adaptations to pain processing. The brain is responsible for pain perception and remembering pain patterns. However, in addition to the brain, the dorsal horn of the spinal cord and peripheral tissue can also LEARN to be in pain.

Learning is a physiologic process and not an intellectual feat, and it doesn’t happen only in the brain. Each site adapts physiologically in response to constant stimulation. Today’s blog will highlight six evidence-based treatment concepts to help stop peripheral nociception- the instigator of chronic pain.

June Research Update

June Research Update

This blog covers 12 practical research studies from the past few weeks. We reviewed hundreds and highlighted only those papers that can enrich our practice. We changed up this week’s blog to include both the research, as well as the associated ChiroUp resource. 

Review the latest news:

✔  Water and Melatonin for Migraines
✔  Cutaneous Clues to Carpal Tunnel
✔  Top Test to Rule Out FAI
✔  Throwing Injuries May Start at the Hip
✔  Obesity Increases Tendinopathy Risk

Read more (and learn how to incorporate this research into your care automatically).

June Research Update

June Research Update

This blog covers 12 practical research studies from the past few weeks. We reviewed hundreds and highlighted only those papers that can enrich our practice. We changed up this week’s blog to include both the research, as well as the associated ChiroUp resource. ...