Evidence-Based Chiropractic Blog
Do you ever perform orthopedic tests to RULE OUT a diagnosis? Most orthopedic and functional testing RULE IN a specific diagnosis. However, today’s blog will uncover the secret to orthopedic testing that will save you time and your patient’s frustration.
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Reading time: 5 minutes If a patient presents with plantar heel pain that surges when they step out of bed in the morning or start to walk, most evidence-based chiropractors think plantar fasciitis. But what if that’s not the diagnosis. There are several frequently...
Reading time: 5 minutes Effective and efficient chiropractors ask the right questions; allowing them to perform the most sensitive orthopedic testing to identify damaged tissue. Did you know that “approximately 80% of patients experience at least one unnoticed...
Fact 1: In 2017, the American College of Physicians Clinical Practice Guideline for LBP advised PCPs to recommend what you and I offer (spinal manipulation, heat, massage, acupuncture). (1)
Fact 2: For the past three years, the majority of PCP’s have ignored those recommendations. (2)
Check out this week’s video blog to learn a straightforward strategy that can dramatically increase your PCP referrals with minimal effort.
Cervicogenic Headaches, Migraines, and Vertigo respond to spinal manipulation and SNAG mobilizations. How do you incorporate these two treatment methods for every patient who needs them? At the end of the blog, download my go-to condition report for every patient with Cervicogenic Vertigo in my office!
Reading time: 3 minutes“Gluteal tendinopathy is one of the most common lower limb tendinopathies presenting to general practice, affecting approximately 10%–25% of the population.” BMJ Open April 2021A recent BMJ study (59) compared three different gluteal...
Reading time: 3 minutes There is a knowledge gap between the abundance of research versus patient beliefs concerning low back pain (LBP). Our profession is in a unique position within healthcare to solve this problem—one patient at a time. Evidence-based chiropractors...
Did you know that less than one in five practicing chiropractors have an effective plan for this question? Unfortunately, that leaves the remaining contingent of DC’s struggling to solve this challenge. This week’s blog details our top four strategies for attracting and keeping new patients. Check it out for potent samples and straightforward implementation steps to help fill your schedule now!
A 34-year-old female patient presents to your office with a dull achy sensation in her buttock and thigh. Symptom severity and frequency have progressively increased over the last month. She has seen other chiropractors. Unfortunately, they have been unsuccessful with spinal manipulation as their primary treatment. Her buttock and thigh pain is worse with sitting; however, walking alleviates symptoms quickly. There are no red flags. Orthopedic evaluation reveals a positive SLR at 70 degrees.
In our latest blog, we will enhance the traditional SLR test with a new twist to differentiate the etiology of this patient’s symptoms more accurately. Do you want to learn a valuable new orthopedic examination today?
Pelvic floor dysfunction significantly impacts the quality of life in up to 1 in 4 women. Problems range from stress incontinence to inadequate core stability and chronic back pain. Unfortunately, many chiropractors have a limited skillset for this ubiquitous problem. ChiroUp’s newest protocol summarizes the current best-practice management for this condition, including expert advice from more than a dozen providers who treat and teach pelvic floor dysfunction.
The goal of every chiropractor should be to treat every patient for LIFE—just not for the same diagnosis! Every patient should feel safe and confident in your care to solve any problems as they arise throughout their lifetime. Some diagnoses require in-office care, while others may respond to the right self-directed changes at home or work. Check out this week’s blog on how to incorporate a “Self-Care Only” option into your next treatment plan.