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NM,Advanced Practice Chiropractic
Straight Chiropractic Owner Joins the New Mexico Chiropractic Board
The New Mexico Board of Chiropractic Examiners has a new member. Dr. Brad Fackrell was just appointed to the Chiropractic Board by the Governor Susana Martinez. Dr, Fackrell, a graduate of Cleveland Chiropractic College has practiced in Rio Rancho for 17 years and is the owner of Straight Chiropractic (really, that is the name of his practice). Six members have a seat on the New Mexico Board of Chiropractic Examiners, four chiropractors and public members. Dr. Fackrell’s appointment should add some spice to this southwestern board. Two of the board members are listed as holding Advanced Practice certification in the state. In 2014 Dr. Fackrell, along with a handful other DCs from across New Mexico, presented to a house committee their rationale on why New Mexico should not expand the formulary for advanced practice practicing chiropractors. In 2012 New Mexico passed legislation creating a new designation for Chiropractors in the state, Advanced Practice. After post graduate training and passing an exam DCs in New Mexico could apply for this designation expanding their scope to include a formulary of prescriptive products. In 2013 and 2014 legislation was proposed to expand the formulary beyond over the counter medications, homeopathy vitamins and minerals. None of the bills were successful. As the battleground over Chiropractic practice scope expands in the west, New Mexico should be a place to watch. This piece required a bit of editorial content, which we try to avoid. CE Cruncher holds no opinion on the scope of practice for Chiropractors. We just wish all Chiropractors could get along and focus on improving the profession.
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Chiropractic Continuing Education,FL
Need Florida Chiropractic CEs? Check Out These Options Beyond the Classroom
Renewal is around the corner (March 31st, 2016) and CE Cruncher wants to make sure that you have all of your Chiropractic CEs completed before the biennium is up.You can always find courses at CE Cruncher certified for Florida DC CEs, but did you know the other options for obtaining credits according to the Florida Board of Chiropractic Medicine? No, we don't have the option of online courses yet. (CE Cruncher is working on that.) If you dig through the Florida State statutes deep enough alternatives do exist, so we did it for you.Rule 64B2-13.004 of the Florida Administrative Code (you have to open a word doc to read them) offers other options for Chiropractic Continuing Education in Florida than sitting in a classroom for 40 hours. Florida Chiropractic Continuing Education Requirements:Chiropractic Physician’s license renewal needs to include 40 hours of state approved courses:27 hours of general education6 hours of record keeping/documentation and coding2 hours of in ethics and boundaries2 hours of Florid laws and rules2 hours of medical errors1 hour of risk management If you are a Chiropractor that has an acupuncture certification then you will also need:2 hours of safety and risk management in acupuncture 2 hours of acupuncture technique The 4 hours can be obtained as part of 40 required Chiropractic hours Alternatives to classroom CE hours:We listed the options below, in our opinion, in the order of plausibility. If you are a member of the Florida Board of Chiropractic Medicine or teach at a Chiropractic College then many of these options are feasible, but for the average Chiropractor only the first one applies. Board Meeting - If you register and an attend a Florida Board of Chiropractic meeting you will receive 5 hours of risk management. Caveats: you must be there for the entire meeting or 8 hours, sign out at the end and not be present to appear in front of the board for disciplinary or presentation reasons. Upcoming dates Teach a Seminar - Once a biennium you can receive credit for being an instructor of a board approved continuing education program. You only qualify for credit for the hours that you taught, of the program. Volunteer to Help the Poor – Earn up to 8 hours of cont ed for each hour worked helping the poor and indigent under Chapter 766 of the Florida Statutes. Basically volunteer at the health department or a non profit with out receiving compensation from the organization or billing any of your services. Volunteer at a Public School - If you work 80 hours a year for each school year during the biennial license period with out compensation you can earn 10 hours of Chiropractic continuing education and the State of Florida will waive your biennial license renewal fee. This program falls under the Public school volunteer health care practitioner program. NBCE Grader/Examiner- Receive 7 Florida Chiropractic CE Hours per National Board of Chiropractic Examiners exam and up to 14 per biennium for helping administer the test. Expert Witness – If you volunteer as an expert witness for case reviews for the Florida Board of Chiropractic Medicine under the Chiropractic Statute Chapter 460, you can obtain 5 hours of risk management and up to 10 hours per biennium. The board expects a literature survey with the board reviewed cases. Test Consultant - If the Florida Chiropractic Board uses you as a consultant for the laws and rules portion of the state test you will qualify for 2 hours of laws and rules during that biennium Former Board Member- If you are no longer a board member but are willing to serve on the Probable Cause Panel Board you can receive all of the 13 required FL Chiropractic CE hours. Florida Board of Chiropractic Medicine Member – After a nomination and appointment from the governor, serving on the Florida Board of Chiropractic Medicine counts for the 13 required CE Hours. Always check with the Florida Board of Chiropractic Medicine with questions or up to date information on requirement for Chiropractic continuing education in Florida. Don't forget that now all Florida CE Hours must appear in your CE Broker account to renew your license. Still need CE classroom hours? You can always check on CE Cruncher for CE hours in Florida and the entire US.
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Canada,Chiropractic Product Review
Innate Coffee Mug - A Travel Necessity for the Principled Chiropractor
Editorial: My mind is always abuzz with Chiropractic and CE Cruncher, even on vacation I am writing about a unique find during my travels.Today’s find is only for the principled Chiropractors, anyone that loved philosophy class in Chiropractic College, or any DC with Green Books on their selves.Chiropractic Product Review: Innate Gear Travel Mug – How does a thermal mug pertain to daily Chiropractic Practice? It doesn’t, unless you find carrying around a product stamped with INNATE sparks your interest. The stainless steel mugs offer from Innate insulation of hot or cold beverages and a chance to start a conversation about the body’s unique ability to heal. After a 10 minute discussion of innate intelligence and the basis in Chiropractic philosophy with the friend who’s cup I had absconded I decided that I should probably share my find with other Chiropractors. The mug offers a attractive travel design fitting many cup holders, a silicon lid and a great cup of tea for hours. It also offers the chance to share one of the principles of Chiropractic with anyone that notices your mug. After I discovered an Innate coffee mug in a friend’s cupboard while traveling in Ontario Canada I had to know more about the company. Based in Vancouver BC, Innate offers a full line of travel mugs, water & food storage, travel umbrellas, travel cases and RFID protected cases. The company stands behind their philosophy of ‘Leaner, Cleaner, Greener’, striving to make products with a positive global and environmental impact. All of their raw materials are designed to ensure there is no endocrine activity disrupting phthalates including Bisphenol-A (BPA). Plus Chiropractors will love that every product comes brandished with the innate logo. Ready to travel with an Innate mug or case? They can be purchased in Canada at Mountain Equipment Co-op, in the US at REI, or on Amazon. Amy Tirpak, DC CE Cruncher's Founder and Lead Chiropractor * Disclaimer: CE Cruncher supports the entire spectrum of Chiropractic. Upper Cervical, Straight, Principled, Mixer, Evidence Based, Functional Medicine and Advanced Practice Chiropractic Physicians are welcome and encouraged to find Chiropractic Continuing Education, new and humor on this site. As soon as we find evidence based or advanced practice mugs be sure we will share them.
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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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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