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Knuckling Cracking Research – Not a Popping Bubble, But Gas Cavity Creation
New research partially funded by the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation (CCRF) documents with MRI images the source of the audible portion of cracking a knuckle.Throw away your idea of an existing bubble popping and replace it with a new gas cavity being formed, called tribonucleation. Tribonucleation occurs when opposing surfaces resist separation until a critical point where they separate quickly creating a sustained gas cavity. The journal PLoS ONE in January published Real-Time Visualization of Joint Cavitation which details how the gas cavity forms in the synovial fluid.Chiropractors love joint noises, so it seems very fitting that three of the researchers hold a Doctorate of Chiropractic. Greg Kawchuk, DC, BSc, MSc, PhD, currently holds the position of Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta and Chair of the Research Council for the World Federation of Chiropractic. He explains in interviews that knuckle cracking does not harm the joints and hope this research fosters the development of a greater understanding of osteoarthritis and other degenerative joint diseases. Dr. Jerome Fryer spends most days as a Chiropractor in Nanaimo British Columbia when not conducting research. He not only helped in the creation of the joint cavitation study, but also served as the test subject. Dr. Fryer has probably heard his share of pull my finger jokes as he was positioned prone in the MRI with a string attached to his fingers and had to convey when his joints popped for the study. It is his MCPs in the pictures. Most Chiropractors should recognize the third Chiropractic researcher on the study, also a Chiropractic radiology legend, Lindsay Rowe, DC, MD, DACBR. He is the co-author of Essentials of Skeletal Radiology (Yochum & Rowe). Dr. Rowe currently serves as Associate Professor of Diagnostic Radiology for the University of Newcastle in Newcastle, Australia and Adjunct Professor for the School of Chiropractic at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia. This rest of the academically diverse research team of professors from the University of Albert included: an MD/PhD radiologist, a material science and biomedical engineer. The video created for the experiment has almost gone viral with almost 900,000 views. Kawchuk GN, Fryer J, Jaremko JL, Zeng H, Rowe L, et al. (2015) Real-Time Visualization of Joint Cavitation. PLoS ONE 10(4): e0119470. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0119470
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Chiropractic Continuing Education
Historic Day for Chiropractic Unity
All of the Chiropractic Colleges and Chiropractic Associations have signed an agreement to work together to promote the Chiropractic Profession. Happy April Fools! Sorry to get your Chiropractic hopes up. Maybe someday we will have a unified profession that strives to educate the world about the benefits of chiropractic treatment without undermining and lobbying against their fellow DC.
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Canada,Big Brother Canada
Is Big Brother Canada Ready for a Chiropractor in the House?
Doctor of Chiropractic Naeha Sareen joins the reality show cast of 16 for Big Brother Canada season 3. Big Brother TV series displays a voyeuristic view of a group of random contestants, called houseguests, over a 3 month period, isolated in a house under constant video surveillance. The house guests are given activates, games to play for rewards, punishments, and a weekly vote for a leader and to evict someone from the house. The show’s name comes from and is loosely based on the concept of George Orwell's1949 novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Originally a Dutch television show, it has aired in France and to much success in the US. The grand prize winner this eason collects a $100,000 check, a $25,000 gift card from The Brick, and a $10,000 vacation. Big Brother Canada Season 3 media descriptions for 29 year old Dr. Naeha Sareen have included: spunky Chiropractor, entrepreneur, very successful, intellectual threat, and confident. In BBC3 interviews she claims to have a strong personality and appears confident in her ability to navigate through Big Brother 3 to the end. Showmances, reality show romances, are out of the question for her and she believes Canada needs to see a strong woman player. Before her reality fame Dr. Sareen graduated from the University of Waterloo and Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. She practices Chiropractic and acupuncture at the multidisciplinary practice A Healing Place in Brampton Ontario. Beside life as a Canadian Chiropractor Naeha Sareen, DC owns Indulgence Truffles an online specialty truffle shop that specializes in wedding and holiday gifts. Watch Dr. Naeha Sareen on Canadian Big Brother Season 3 on Global TV Monday nights at 8pm starting March 23, 2015 Good Luck Dr. Naeha Sareen, make the Chiropractic profession proud.
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Chiropractic Poses Less Risk Than Primary Visit - New Research
The February 2015 issue of Spine contains a research study from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice by James M. Whedon, MS DC, Reed Phillips, DC, PhD and colleges comparing the risk of injury in Medicare patients following chiropractic spinal manipulation versus primary care visits.The study evaluated Medicare data for 2007 tracking patients with a neuromusculoskeletal complaint that visited a chiropractor or primary care physician for the condition. Within seven days of treatment the researchers measured the risk of injury of patients treated by chiropractors with spinal manipulation versus patients assessed by a primary care physician.Their results demonstrated a lower risk of injury in the population that was treated by chiropractors. The cumulative probability of injury in the chiropractic group was over three times less likely than the primary doctor group. 40 injury incidents per 100,000 subjects for the Doctors of Chiropractic group compared with 153 incidents per 100,000 subjects in the primary medical recipients.The abstract and full study can be viewed in Spine.Whedon, James M., Mackenzie, Todd A., Phillips, Reed B., Lurie, Jon D.(2015) Risk of Traumatic Injury Associated With Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation in Medicare Part B Beneficiaries Aged 66 to 99 Years. Spine, 4Risk of Traumatic Injury Associated With Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation in Medicare Part B Beneficiaries Aged 66 to 99 Years. Spine, 40(4):264-270James Whedon, DC MS holds a Doctor of Chiropractic from Logan College of Chiropractic in 1989 and a M.S in Health Services Research from Dartmouth College in 2012. He currently serves as an instructor in the Dartmouth Institute; health care research analyst, accountable care organization support, and trauma registrar at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Whedon has published extensively on topics in Medicare and chiropractic, spine trauma and integrative medicine.Dr. Reed Phillips, DC, PhD Received his Doctor of Chiropractic from the National College of Chiropractic in 1973 and a Diplomate from the American Board of Chiropractic Radiology in 1976. He also obtained an MSc in Community Medicine and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Utah School of Medicine. During his professional career he has served as Director of Research at the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research and President of Los Angeles College of Chiropractic from 1990 – 2008. Dr. Phillips writings include over 60 book chapters and numerous articles in peer-reviewed publications.
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Move Over Orlando and Las Vegas, Tampa is the New Hot Spot for Chiropractic CEs
Many Chiropractors turn their need for continuing education and advancing their professional knowledge into a chance to travel. Every year dozens of Chiropractic seminars and conventions have taken up residence for a few days in Las Vegas and even more in theme park USA Orlando offering a chance for Chiropractors to learn while on vacation.What happens in Vegas at Parker, Prosport, Gratson and Dr. PGA stays in Vegas. Mickey, Minnie Universal, FCA National Convention, FCS, Kinesio Tape and Body Zone can all be found in Orlando this year. In 2015 look out, Tampa Florida is hosting enough Chiropractic Seminars in three months to feed all of your vacation and Chiropractic educational needs.The FCPA Thunder in Tampa Bay Convention starts the CE season hosted by the Florida Chiropractic Physicians Association on February 21st to 22nd. An amazing 20 hours of chiro credits in more than 30 states will be offered over 2 days with 3-4 classes to choose from at a time. This advanced practice event will also include dozens of chiropractic vendors and an after party to socialize with other Chiropractic Physicians. This will be the FCPA’s first event in Tampa with previous seminars in Orlando and South Florida, not to mention Las Vegas next year. Keep an eye out for CE Cruncher’s booth #31 at the FCPA’s Tampa Convention near the enterance. Stop by and meet our CEO Amy Tirpak, DC and receive a personalized Facebook post for your chiropractic practice. Also check out FCPA's vendor Soleve's, noninvasive targeted neurostimulation, offer of a free exam/treatment table to the first five units sold at the convention, a $2500 value.Standard Process on April 25th 2015 offers Trekking the Hormone Jungle in Tampa at the Westshore Marriott. An interesting look at nutrition and hormone imbalances in a one day 8 hour seminar with credits applied for DACBNs. Dr. Michael Greer will cover cortisol, thyroid dysfunction, testosterone and men’s health along with understanding cholesterol. Presented by Standard Process of Central Florida with expectations that the event will sell out early. The list continues with the politically independent Florida Chiropractic Conferences Tampa Bay event Feb 28th to March 1st and Nutri-West of Florida’s Muscle Response Testing March 7th to 8th 2015.Need more reasons to travel to Tampa for your Chiropractic Continuing Education? Average day-time temperatures: 70s to 80s. After a quick search of flights to Tampa, CE Cruncher found fares under $200 round trip from:Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Dallas, Cleveland, Chicago, DC, Detroit, and New Jersey. Tampa offers renowned museums, a vibrant zoo, Busch Gardens, exciting nightlife, a local food and micro brew scene, and the longest continuous sidewalk in the US (a great place for a run or stroll along the water) Our bragging about Tampa comes honestly, CE Cruncher’s headquarters are located in the city.Planning on a trip to Tampa for Chiropractic Continuing Education? Email us for our exclusive Places to See in Tampa list compiled by our fun and eclectic staff.
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Colleges > University of Bridgeport Chiropractic College
The University of Bridgeport was founded in 1927 as the Junior College of Connecticut – the first junior college chartered by any legislature in the northeastern states. In the words of its founders, the college’s purpose was to develop in students “a point of view and a habit of mind that promotes clear thinking and sound judgment in later professional and business experience.” Although UB has changed in many ways since then, its commitment to student preparation and community service remains central to its mission.
The Junior College of Connecticut became the University of Bridgeport in 1947, when the governor of Connecticut chartered the institution as a four-year university with authority to grant the baccalaureate degree. By that time, the former estate of famed circus owner P.T. Barnum at Bridgeport’s picturesque Seaside Park had been purchased. Growth in students, faculty, programs and buildings was rapid. Strong growth continued throughout the 1960s and ’70s.
To find out more, go to the website: Bridgeport.edu or call 1-800-EXCEL-UB (392-3582).
75 Linden Ave
Bridgeport, CT, 06601