Parker University Celebrates 100th Birthday of its Founder, Dr. Jim Parker

In remembrance of its founder, the late Dr. Jim Parker, Parker University is proud to recognize and celebrate his 100th birthday on September 12. Because of Dr. Parker’s commitment to success and his willingness to make a difference in others’ lives through chiropractic, Parker University is what it is today – the fourth-fastest growing college in Texas, with more than 1,800 students and 34 academic programs. 

Born in Snyder, Texas, on September 12, 1920, Dr. Parker suffered from various chronic illnesses throughout his young life. In 1942, in an Austin newspaper, Dr. Parker read about a man with similar illnesses who was helped by chiropractic treatments. Within months of starting chiropractic treatments himself, Dr. Parker’s ailments improved. Impressive results ultimately led Dr. Parker to become a Doctor of Chiropractic. 

While a student at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, Dr. Parker established two chiropractic clinics in Illinois. He moved to Fort Worth in 1947 and opened 18 clinics in Texas, including cities like Fort Worth, Houston, Beaumont, Baytown, and Austin.

In 1951, Dr. Parker began the Parker Chiropractic Resource Foundation (PCRF), with seminars worldwide taught through his Parker School for Professional Success (PSPS). In 1971, he created Share International, the world’s largest supplier of chiropractic products. 

From 1963 to 1970, Dr. Parker traveled the world conducting his seminars. Throughout his prestigious career, Dr. Parker taught more than 500,000 Doctors of Chiropractic globally. 

In 1978, Dr. Parker led a march in Washington, D.C., to petition the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare to grant the same rights and privileges to Doctors of Chiropractic as it did to medical doctors. He also played a vital role in convincing Louisiana legislators to license chiropractors.

In September 1982, Dr. Parker opened Parker College of Chiropractic in Irving. The college began as an extension of his Parker Seminars program, and he served as president of the college until 1996.

When serving as president of Parker College of Chiropractic, on the Parker Chiropractic Resource Foundation, and through Share International, Dr. Parker developed a reputation as a respected speaker and visionary in chiropractic. Honorary degrees and citizens’ awards were bestowed upon Dr. Parker. He received commendations from state chiropractic associations and chiropractic groups worldwide, including the American Chiropractic Association and the International Chiropractic Association.

For five decades, Dr. Parker’s passion was dedicated to chiropractic, up to his passing in 1997. Even today, Parker University’s philosophy of service to others is rooted in the principles and beliefs Dr. Parker felt so strongly about establishing. 

Parker University President Dr. Bill Morgan says, “Parker University owes the legacy of James W. Parker our deepest gratitude. His vision, energy, and unstoppable drive created a university worthy to bear his name. We, at Parker, strive to honor his memory through excellence, loving service, and dedication to the healing arts.”

It is an honor to celebrate the remarkable life and impressive career of Dr. Parker. The chiropractic industry is what it is today because of his commitment to serving others and his putting innovative chiropractic care above all else. Happy birthday, Dr. Parker!

About Parker University

Parker University, the fourth-fastest growing college in Texas and the fastest-growing college in Dallas, was founded in 1982 by Dr. James William Parker (formerly Parker College of Chiropractic). Today, Parker University has more than 1,800 students and 34 academic programs, including its famed chiropractic program, as well as master’s degrees in neuroscience, clinical neuroscience, strength and human performance, and functional nutrition. Currently, Parker University’s chiropractic cohort is the second largest of any campus in the world. 

Genesis Chiropractic Software and Billing Network Announces New Integrated HIPAA Compliant Telehealth Integration

Genesis Chiropractic Software and Billing Network, the leading cloud-based business management solution for chiropractors, announced today the launch of its integrated, HIPAA compliant, telehealth solution, available to US-based clients immediately. With Genesis telehealth, healthcare professionals can start running their virtual practice in under 90 seconds.

According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, there’s been a dramatic increase in the utilization of telehealth services for primary care delivery in Fee-for-Service (FFS) Medicare since the early days of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

“Covid-19 has changed the way in which doctors are interacting with their patients for the better,” said Brian Capra, DC Founder and President of Genesis Chiropractic Software. “The new healthcare landscape has forced doctors to pivot in order to achieve proper patient care, which is why HIPAA-compliant, video conferencing is more important now than ever.”

According to Capra, doctors face several challenges, “for some doctors, they simply aren’t tech savvy and do not know where to begin, for others, using video conferencing tools that aren’t integrated with their current daily workflow and practice management technology is not intuitive or convenient.”

The Genesis telehealth platform helps solve these issues because it integrates with a practice’s current patient appointment book. This allows doctors to easily send secure links directly to their patients prior to the virtual appointment. “This is a game changer because insurance companies are starting to pay for virtual doctor visits,” adds Capra.

Additionally, both doctors and their patients benefit from the new platform because appointment reminder emails and SMS are now in one place and the doctor is no longer using two different systems.

About Genesis Chiropractic Software (GCS)
GCS from Billing Precision, LLC was designed by chiropractic business owners with both patient experience and practice profitability in mind. It provides a complete chiropractic practice management system in the cloud that supports every role in a busy chiropractic practice, from the owner and practitioners to the front desk and back office. It automates the vast majority of standard tasks, including patient relationship management, revenue cycle management, compliance and office management. Visit https://genesischiropracticsoftware.com/ to learn more.

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FOOT LEVELERS ANNOUNCES MAJOR ENHANCEMENTS TO INMOTION®, THE WORLD’S NO.1-PROVIDED CUSTOM ORTHOTIC

The InMotion is Foot Levelers’ most popular orthotic

Roanoke, VA – Firefighters have one of the most physically-demanding jobs. That’s why Foot Levelers partnered with a local fire department when developing enhancements to the world’s No. 1-provided custom orthotic, the InMotion®. The InMotion, just like all of Foot Levelers custom orthotics, offers maximum comfort and support to help reduce pain throughout the body.

 

Foot Levelers custom orthotics are the only ones to include the patented Gait Cycle System, which provides support for the heel while walking, a boost during toe-off, and support for all three arches of the foot while standing. Each Foot Levelers custom orthotic, including the InMotion, comes with a 1-year, 100% money-back guarantee. 

 

 

Released in 2011, InMotion is popular with everyone from firefighters and athletes to those who just like to stay active. That’s because they can wear these versatile orthotics throughout their day, in virtually any type of shoe, from sports to leisure activities. There’s also a version that is made to fit perfectly for dress shoes.

The process of enhancing Foot Levelers’ InMotion custom orthotic was years in the making. Foot Levelers partnered with the Roanoke (Va.) City Fire Department, a group who works in the most extreme conditions and are constantly on their feet, to test the strength and durability of the InMotion orthotic. Based on their feedback, the new and improved InMotion was developed.

 

Some of the benefits of Foot Levelers’ newly-enhanced InMotion orthotic include:

 

  • Top cover that helps regulate temperature1 and minimizes moisture retention

  • Special materials to control odor

  • Design that enhances oxygen levels and blood flow2

  • Upgraded grip for better stability during athletic activity

  • Lightweight, flexible and comfortable to wear

 

Jamie Greenawalt, Foot Levelers Senior Vice President of Business Development, says:

“We’re pleased to introduce these exciting enhancements to the world’s most popular orthotic, the InMotion. Patients have made InMotion the No. 1 custom orthotic because it helps them achieve their goals without pain holding them back. They’re doing things they never thought they could do, and returning to activities they never thought they’d do again. Foot Levelers is committed to giving patients the best support by always incorporating the latest technology and best materials into our products.”

 

Custom orthotics like InMotion help to stabilize the foot by supporting the arches and restoring proper balance and alignment. When used along with Chiropractic care, custom orthotics contribute to better patient results and help adjustments hold better. Wearing them not only helps to increase energy and performance, but can also lessen pain. For example, Foot Levelers custom orthotics have been proven to reduce Low Back Pain (LBP), a potentially debilitating condition, by 34.5 percent3

 

Foot Levelers custom orthotics can also help provide relief for foot pain, knee pain, shin splints, hip pain, and many more conditions. 

 

For more information or to get started with Foot Levelers, call 800.553.4860 or visit FootLevelers.com.

 

References
1 – Worobets J, Skolnik E, Stefanyshyn D. https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/RJTA-19-03-2015-B007/full/html
2 – Anderson D., Fessler J, Pooley M, Seidel S, Hamblin M, Beckham H, Brennan, J. Infrared radiative properties and thermal modeling of ceramic-embedded textile fabrics. Biomed Opt Expres. 2017 Mar 1; 8(3): 1698–1711.
3 – Shoe Orthotics for the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Jerrilyn A. Cambron, DC, MPH, PhD,a Jennifer M. Dexheimer, BS, LMT, aManuel Duarte, DC, MSAc, DABCO, DACBSP, bSally Freels, MS, PhD From the aDepartment of Research, National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL; bDepartment of Clinical Practice, National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL; and cSchool of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL.

 

Foot Levelers, Inc.

Foot Levelers, Inc., the world’s premiere provider of custom orthotics and other therapeutic products, has been serving healthcare professionals for nearly 70 years. Foot Levelers supports every step patients take to enjoy fuller and happier lives at work, home, or play. Visit FootLevelers.com, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter (@FootLevelers) and Instagram (@FootLevelers) to learn more about Foot Levelers.

 

Chiropractors Lead the Way in the Clinical Use of LED Light Therapy with TrueLight by TrueDark

LED light therapy is a healthy, cost-effective alternative to drugs and surgery for healing the body.

SEATTLE, December 20, 2019 – As research continues to validate the science and beneficial effects of light-emitting diode (LED) therapy on the human body, chiropractic offices all over the globe are leveraging the power of LED light therapy (also known as photobiomodulation) to help their patients reduce chronic pain and inflammation. Many chiropractors are also selling TrueLight light therapy devices to their patients for cost-effective, at-home use in between office visits and long-term therapy needs.

LED light therapy is defined as a painless, non-invasive form of treatment that uses specific wavelengths of light to help heal the body. Over 3,000 peer-reviewed scientific studies to date have shown that photobiomodulation can have many positive biological effects, including but not limited to:

  • Accelerated muscle recovery
  • Faster would/injury healing
  • Pain relief
  • Improved blood and oxygen circulation
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Fat loss
  • Anti-aging (reduced wrinkles and fine lines)
  • Increase in strength and endurance
  • Improved hormonal health
  • Improved energy levels and mood
  • Improved cognitive function
  • Reduce skin irritation, UV damage, and redness (e.g. rosacea)

While LED technology is not a literal “magic” pill, it is highly favored because of its far-reaching abilities without pain or the use of drugs. Exposure to the diffused light essentially triggers the mitochondria in the body’s cells and results in the production of additional ATP (energy). So, it’s fair to say that the human body isn’t just fueled by food, but also light.

NASA initially developed this technology to protect astronauts’ health – more specifically, to promote the growth and generation of healthy cells, prevent bone and muscle loss, and speed up wound healing — which can be greatly impacted by a lack of gravity. In the world of chiropractic treatments, which focus on muscle, joint and/or bone pain, photobiomodulation can be a very effective, complimentary tool for muscle recovery, tissue regeneration, and pain management.

TrueLight light therapy devices emit a patent-pending combination of light wavelengths to heal the body from the surface of the skin all the way down to the bone. This combination includes deep red (660nm), red (630nm), near-infrared (NIR) (850nm), and yellow light (580nm). Red and NIR have deep penetration levels, allowing the dispersed light to reach into cells, tissues, blood, nerves, and bones. When the light reaches the cells, it also promotes the release of nitric oxide (NO) from the mitochondria. This is especially important for chiropractors and their patients to know because the release of NO helps dilate blood vessels and stimulate ATP production, which in turn can accelerate healing, muscle recovery, and tissue strengthening. Yellow light has a much shallower penetration level and is ideal for creating primary cellular movement at the top layer of skin. (Think reducing skin irritation and redness.)

Truelight photobiomodulation devices are also unique in that they have two different light modes: steady and pulsed light. It has been discovered that when LED lights are pulsed, they stimulate the cells and enable them to produce more protein and ATP, which can help cells heal faster. Alternatively, a steady beam of light can remove/dull pain, reduce inflammation, and allows muscle tissue to relax.

More and more chiropractors are recommending TrueLight products to patients who are looking for relief – from sports injuries, post-surgery conditions, sprains and strains, plantar fasciitis, and various other conditions ailments that often result in pain and inflammation. These devices can also be used to treat skin conditions, accelerate wound healing, and reduce scar tissue. Since TrueLight products offer both targeted and full-body solutions, chiropractors are also recommending that patients invest in their health by consistently using these devices in the comfort of their own homes for deeper, faster healing.

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About TrueDark
TrueDark® is a wellness technology brand that empowers people to leverage healthy light for healthier living. While TrueDark eyewear blocks specific wavelengths of “junk”, the TrueLight product line consists of patent-pending light therapy devices that promote faster recovery and deeper rejuvenation. Founded in 2016 by Dave Asprey, the creator of Bulletproof Coffee and the Bulletproof diet, TrueDark has quickly grown from a small startup to an established brand that is on a mission to help people optimize and leverage the light in their environment so that they can sleep, feel, and live better every day.

Parker University Receives The John W. Nason Award for Board Leadership

DALLAS, TX (March 10, 2020) — Parker University is the fastest-growing college in the Dallas-Fort Worth region, reports the American City Business Journal. Not only that, but Parker is also the fourth fastest growing college in the state of Texas. At a time when the average five-year growth rate for colleges in Texas was 9 percent for the 68 colleges compared, Parker University grew by 46 percent.

 

To fuel this growth, Parker has expanded upon its initial offering of a Doctor of Chiropractic degree to include new degrees such as neuroscience, functional nutrition, anatomy, strength and human performance, and more. With a mission to help communities achieve a higher level of health, Parker’s growing academic programs have clearly resonated with potential university students. 

 

In February of this year, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB), the premier organization representing higher education governing boards nationwide, announced that Parker University Board of Trustees was one of six boards which had been selected to receive the 2019-2020 John W. Nason Award for Board Leadership.  Parker’s board has demonstrated outstanding leadership, which has enabled the school to thrive.

 

When the university experienced severe damage following a tornado that hit Dallas in October of 2019, the Parker University Board of Trustees immediately deployed resources to restore operations. Because of their swift and decisive work, the school successfully devised a plan that met at the crossroads of restoration and growth. The immediate action taken by the trustees demonstrated their commitment to the students. This inspirational show of leadership resulted in minimized downtime, enabling students to resume their course of study without serious interruption.

 

President of Parker University, Dr. William E. Morgan, DC, said this about the board’s response after the tornado, “To some who viewed the destruction of the tornado, it seemed as though our instruction was finished.  But the board of trustees who possess a spirit of courage and perseverance saw the possibilities and a vision for a renewed Parker University.”

 

Additionally, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) stated, “Prior to this, the board had already shown decisive leadership in enabling the transition from a small single program college to a fully comprehensive university. The board overcame internal challenges to become more focused and successfully developed a new strategic plan that inspired a spirit of adventure and exploration at the university.” 

 

With a commitment to providing an outstanding chiropractic education and a mission to create highly qualified and respected professionals in science, business, education, and health-related disciplines, Parker University continues to move forward in the pursuit of higher health. 

 

About Parker University: 

 

Parker University (Parker.edu) was founded in 1982 by Dr. James W. Parker, DC, originally as Parker College of Chiropractic. In 2011, the name was changed as its curriculum expanded. Today, Parker University has 1,600 students and 29 academic programs, including its famed chiropractic program along with master’s degrees in neuroscience, clinical neuroscience, and functional nutrition. Currently, Parker University’s chiropractic cohort is the second largest of any campus in the world. 

 

About the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB):

 

The AGB is the premier membership organization that strengthens higher education governing boards and the strategic roles they serve within their organizations. Through their vast library of resources, educational events, and consulting services, and with nearly 100 years of experience, AGB empowers 40,000 AGB members from more than 2,000 institutions and foundations to navigate complex issues, implement leading practices, streamline operations, and govern with confidence. AGB is the trusted resource for board members, chief executives, and key administrators on higher education governance and leadership.

 

JAMIE GREENAWALT NAMED FOOT LEVELERS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

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ROANOKE, Virginia— Foot Levelers is excited to announce Jamie Greenawalt as the company’s new Senior Vice President of Business Development. 

 

Greenawalt will oversee Foot Levelers customer support, technology, sales, and educational departments. Her priorities include expanding the company’s domestic and global footprint, with a large emphasis on technology development and innovation.

 

“My goal is to expand Foot Levelers reach to help more people live a pain free and stabilized life at a low cost and high satisfaction. Healthcare providers and their patients are our number one priority, and it’s our responsibility to ensure their expectations are not only being met but exceeded. There has been so much growth within Foot Levelers the past few years and I am elated to continue building on that momentum,” Greenawalt said.

 

Greenawalt has vast experience in business development. She was in charge of the Foot Levelers International Business division from 2009 to 2012 where she oversaw unprecedented growth by building partnerships with international organizations and strengthening relationships with international healthcare providers. She also led the company’s Education and Research Departments. 

 

“Foot Levelers has been providing custom orthotics for 68 years because of our partnerships with doctors. Foot Levelers can be a major part of a paradigm shift within the mainstream healthcare community where the first course of treatment includes Chiropractic care as a preventative, drug-free, and natural option. In this new future we are building together, I’m excited to grow these partnerships to create a healthier, happier patient who better understands the value of conservative care.”

 

Living and promoting a healthy lifestyle is at Greenawalt’s core. She worked at the World Bank in Washington D.C. for their food and nutrition security agriculture program, and also with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) in Rome. Her responsibilities took her across the world, including Europe, the Middle East, and South and Southeast Asia. In those areas Greenawalt worked alongside governmental and private sector entities on implementing strategies to grow healthy and sustainable food. Her duties also included empowering and educating female business owners on securing credit and financial stability. 

 

While working across the globe, Greenawalt knew all along she eventually wanted to return to Foot Levelers. Greenawalt is the granddaughter of Chiropractor and Foot Levelers founder Dr. Monte H. Greenawalt. She is looking forward to finding new avenues to promote the benefits of Chiropractic care. 

 

“My professional experience has focused on empowering people to live a healthy lifestyle and building a strong infrastructure, both at the country and individual level,” Greenawalt said. “Foot Levelers is positioned well to increase awareness of safe, first-line treatment options for such conditions as low back pain, knee pain, and plantar fasciitis. And as we know, Chiropractic care is essential in treating these ailments, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and so much more.”

 

Greenawalt is a graduate of The University of the South (Sewanee) where she earned a degree in Global Studies and Environmental Science. In 2017, Sewanee named Greenawalt a Distinguished Young Alumni. Greenawalt received her Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Missouri.

 

“Jamie has proven herself across the globe. Everywhere she has been, she has had success. She has an innate ability to connect with people at all levels. Jamie’s skills will help strengthen our relationships with doctors and partners across the healthcare spectrum,” said Kent Greenawalt, Foot Levelers President and CEO.

 

 

Foot Levelers, Inc.

Foot Levelers, Inc., the world’s premiere provider of custom orthotics and other therapeutic products, has been serving healthcare professionals for nearly 70 years. Foot Levelers supports every step patients take to enjoy fuller and happier lives at work, home, or play. Visit FootLevelers.com, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter (@FootLevelers) and Instagram (@FootLevelers) to learn more about Foot Levelers.



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ROANOKE, Virginia— Foot Levelers is excited to announce Jamie Greenawalt as the company’s new Senior Vice President of Business Development. 

 

Greenawalt will oversee Foot Levelers customer support, technology, sales, and educational departments. Her priorities include expanding the company’s domestic and global footprint, with a large emphasis on technology development and innovation.

 

“My goal is to expand Foot Levelers reach to help more people live a pain free and stabilized life at a low cost and high satisfaction. Healthcare providers and their patients are our number one priority, and it’s our responsibility to ensure their expectations are not only being met but exceeded. There has been so much growth within Foot Levelers the past few years and I am elated to continue building on that momentum,” Greenawalt said.

 

Greenawalt has vast experience in business development. She was in charge of the Foot Levelers International Business division from 2009 to 2012 where she oversaw unprecedented growth by building partnerships with international organizations and strengthening relationships with international healthcare providers. She also led the company’s Education and Research Departments. 

 

“Foot Levelers has been providing custom orthotics for 68 years because of our partnerships with doctors. Foot Levelers can be a major part of a paradigm shift within the mainstream healthcare community where the first course of treatment includes Chiropractic care as a preventative, drug-free, and natural option. In this new future we are building together, I’m excited to grow these partnerships to create a healthier, happier patient who better understands the value of conservative care.”

 

Living and promoting a healthy lifestyle is at Greenawalt’s core. She worked at the World Bank in Washington D.C. for their food and nutrition security agriculture program, and also with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) in Rome. Her responsibilities took her across the world, including Europe, the Middle East, and South and Southeast Asia. In those areas Greenawalt worked alongside governmental and private sector entities on implementing strategies to grow healthy and sustainable food. Her duties also included empowering and educating female business owners on securing credit and financial stability. 

 

While working across the globe, Greenawalt knew all along she eventually wanted to return to Foot Levelers. Greenawalt is the granddaughter of Chiropractor and Foot Levelers founder Dr. Monte H. Greenawalt. She is looking forward to finding new avenues to promote the benefits of Chiropractic care. 

 

“My professional experience has focused on empowering people to live a healthy lifestyle and building a strong infrastructure, both at the country and individual level,” Greenawalt said. “Foot Levelers is positioned well to increase awareness of safe, first-line treatment options for such conditions as low back pain, knee pain, and plantar fasciitis. And as we know, Chiropractic care is essential in treating these ailments, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and so much more.”

 

Greenawalt is a graduate of The University of the South (Sewanee) where she earned a degree in Global Studies and Environmental Science. In 2017, Sewanee named Greenawalt a Distinguished Young Alumni. Greenawalt received her Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Missouri.

 

“Jamie has proven herself across the globe. Everywhere she has been, she has had success. She has an innate ability to connect with people at all levels. Jamie’s skills will help strengthen our relationships with doctors and partners across the healthcare spectrum,” said Kent Greenawalt, Foot Levelers President and CEO.

 

 

Foot Levelers, Inc.

Foot Levelers, Inc., the world’s premiere provider of custom orthotics and other therapeutic products, has been serving healthcare professionals for nearly 70 years. Foot Levelers supports every step patients take to enjoy fuller and happier lives at work, home, or play. Visit FootLevelers.com, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter (@FootLevelers) and Instagram (@FootLevelers) to learn more about Foot Levelers.

Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research leads $7 million study to address chronic low-back pain in U.S. veterans

Palmer College of Chiropractic(Davenport, Iowa) – U.S. veterans suffering from chronic low-back pain will be the focus of a $7 million study that will examine the role of chiropractic care in addressing pain without the use of pharmaceuticals. The Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research (PCCR), the largest chiropractic research institution in the nation, will execute the study in collaboration with the Yale Center for Medical Informatics, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, and the University of Iowa.  The study, called VERDICT, is funded by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health and the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health (NIH: UH3AT009761).  VERDICT is part of an $81 million federally funded NIH-DoD-VA Pain Management Collaboratory which is an initiative designed to support large-scale pragmatic clinical trials focused on the use of non-drug pain management approaches among active-duty and veteran populations. VERDICT is one of only 11 studies being conducted through the Collaboratory.  “As opioid dependency continues to rise in the U.S., so does the need for effective, non-pharmacological care options to address chronic pain. Our outstanding multidisciplinary team has been laying the groundwork for this important study for several years and is excited to begin recruiting patients,” said Cynthia Long, Ph.D., dean of research, Palmer College of Chiropractic.  “Pragmatic studies such as VERDICT allow us to answer real-world questions about optimal chiropractic care for our nation’s Veterans and beyond. I look forward to seeing this work influence future health-care policy that impacts both doctors of chiropractic and the patients we serve,” added Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D., who is joining Duke University’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as professor and the director of system development and coordination for Spine Health on Oct. 1. The four-year study will be carried out within four Veteran Administration clinics across the country: VA Connecticut Healthcare System; Iowa City VA Health Care System; Minneapolis VA Health Care System; and VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.  The study plans to recruit 766 veteran patients, including a minimum of 20% women, to answer two questions: “Does the number of chiropractic visits have an impact on pain management?”; and “What impact does ongoing care have on pain management?”  Veterans experience higher rates of low-back pain, which negatively impacts quality of life and increases risk of opioid addiction. In 2017, the American College of Physicians announced that non-pharmacological therapies should be the first line of defense for patients with chronic low-back pain.  An estimated 20 percent of U.S. adults suffer from low-back-pain, and 23% of low-back pain patients report high-intensity pain that leads to disability. Inadequately managed chronic pain results in loss of productivity, high medical expenses and costly out-of-pocket patient expenses.  The Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research is a part of Palmer College of Chiropractic, the first and largest college in the chiropractic profession. Palmer College of Chiropractic has campuses in Davenport, Iowa; San Jose, Calif.; and Port Orange, Fla. Contact: Jillian McCleary Director of Communication Palmer College of Chiropractic; 563-884-5726; [email protected] www.palmer.edu    

Genesis Chiropractic Software Shown to Increase Practice Growth by More Than 62% Utilizing Artificial Intelligence

Genesis Chiropractic Software

The business management tool for chiropractors increases patient retention by 26%, compliance by 32% and free time by 33%. As a proven cloud-based solution for the past 15 years, Genesis is the only solution for chiropractors that leverages AI and automation to improve itself based on user feedback.

Genesis Chiropractic Software, the leading provider of technology solutions and chiropractic billing service systems, today announced its use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has shown in numerous case studies to provide chiropractors with several benefits not available from other solutions. The system, cloud-based for the past 15 years, features a neural network that has evolved with 40+ million AI rules based on real-user feedback. As a business management tool for chiropractors, it lets users gain access from anywhere, provides better security, real-time updates, has a lower maintenance cost and features the fastest, most compliant documentation and claim submission.

“Genesis allows chiropractic offices to automate all tasks utilizing AI and provides them with extraordinary results,” said Brian Capra, DC and President of Genesis Chiropractic Software. “Over the past 15 years our insurance collections service has beat the national average by more than 225% on a consistent basis. The results are even better for many clients. We have the highest-rated support and onboarding client satisfaction rating in the industry. I am confident this would not be possible without AI and consistent attention to improving AI rules and automation. More automation means real-time claim submission, EOB posting, secondary submission, patient balance reconciliation and claim follow-up automation. What makes Genesis most unique is our Single Point Management that provides unparalleled management control and accountability.”

The Single Point Management, an alternative to the traditional Report Management system, provides the following benefits:

  • all tasks are automated and completed each day
  • increases revenue, compliance and patient retention
  • eliminates wasted time and lost income
  • provides a proactive method to manage a practice rather than reactive business management
  • controls and coordinates everyone on staff and all processes in the office
  • eliminates the need for dozens of reports for simplified business management

Visit http://www.genesischiropracticsoftware.com for more information.

About Genesis Chiropractic Software
Genesis Chiropractic Software from Billing Precision, LLC was designed by chiropractic business owners with both patient experience and practice profitability in mind. It provides a complete chiropractic practice management system in the cloud that supports every role in a busy chiropractic practice, from the owner and practitioners to the front desk and back office. It automates the vast majority of standard tasks, including patient relationship management, revenue cycle management, compliance and office management. Its exclusive workflow functionality continuously improves productivity, control and predictability, fostering teamwork and time savings, which leads to greater profitability and practice growth.

Palmer College of Chiropractic receives $1 million gift to transform student union

Palmer College of Chiropractic

Davenport, Iowa – The student union at Palmer College of Chiropractic, a central hub for student activity and interaction, will soon be reimagined thanks to a $1 million gift from Bruce C. Hagen, D.C. and his wife Bethel M. Hagen. The future Hagen Student Union will be a welcoming, modern space where students, faculty, staff and alumni will gather for years to come.

In honor of their generosity, Palmer College is naming the student union the Bruce and Bethel Hagen Student Union. A dedication ceremony will be held on Thursday, Aug. 8 at 11:30 a.m., outside the Campus Center, during Palmer’s Homecoming weekend in Davenport, Iowa. 

Dr. Hagen, a 1953 graduate of Palmer’s main campus, made the decision to become a chiropractor to serve others, as he had done with the United States Air Force during World War II. Originally from Wisconsin, Dr. and Mrs. Hagen made their home in Sioux Falls, S.D. after graduation. There they raised two daughters and four sons while maintaining a successful practice. Three of their sons went on to become Palmer-graduate chiropractors and their grandson is currently attending Palmer’s main campus.   

“We’re grateful to Dr. Hagen and his wife for this incredibly generous gift that will help Palmer continue to deliver a leading educational experience for future chiropractors,” said Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D., chancellor and CEO, Palmer College of Chiropractic. “This gift will play a vital role in plans to enhance and modernize our campus.” 

“The sign on the east side of B.J. Palmer Hall at the main campus says, ‘Enter to learn how’ and as you exit it says, ‘go forth to serve’ and I’ve never forgotten that,” said Dr. Hagen. “I hope this will encourage others to give to the College, because we ought to do something above and beyond to make it possible for students to have a better education.” 

Palmer is focused on student success and has additional capital improvement projects planned over the next five years that will help ensure Palmer graduates continue to change lives as successful chiropractors all over the world.

More than 900 students are enrolled at Palmer’s main campus, and with planned campus enhancement projects the College estimates that enrollment will increase to 1,200 students in the coming years.

 

Serola Biomechanics, Inc. Wins Governor’s Award for Continued Excellence in Exporting

6/26/2019 - The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity hosted the State's 2019 Governor's Export Awards Reception at the Union League Club of Chicago. Presenters included DCEO Acting Director Erin Guthrie and Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton.
6/26/2019 – The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity hosted the State’s 2019 Governor’s Export Awards Reception at the Union League Club of Chicago. Presenters included DCEO Acting Director Erin Guthrie and Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton.

(Loves Park, IL) – A local manufacturer of orthopedic medical devices, Serola Biomechanics, Inc. (Serola) received an award for Continuing Excellence in Exporting during the 2019 Governor’s Export Award ceremony held at the Union League of Chicago on June 26. Serola’s Founder & Co-CEO, Dr. Rick Serola was present to accept the award from Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton and Erin Guthrie, Acting Director of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO). The Governor’s Export Awards are the State’s highest recognition of export achievement. 

“It was truly an honor to receive this award that acknowledges our ongoing initiative of providing affordable pain management solutions worldwide,” said Serola. “It’s even more gratifying to be given this award as we celebrate our 30th year in business. We are looking forward to continued growth both domestically and internationally.” 

A total of 12 Illinois companies were recognized and the judging criteria was based upon the following: export sales as a ratio of total sales, export sales growth, number of jobs created and retained by exports, factors indicating progressive international marketing strategies, multi-lingual and cultural efforts, progression in ratio of exports sales to total sales and number of suppliers based in Illinois. 

“Thanks to the hard work of our exporters and the organizations that support them, Illinois is one of the top exporters in the entire country. Exports are an integral part of our economy, employing thousands of men and women across the state and contributing millions of dollars to the state’s economy,” said Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton. “We are proud to recognize the businesses and groups who excelled in exports over the past year and look forward to continuing to support and grow the industry.”

Serola began exporting in the mid-90’s to its first international distributor who is based in the United Kingdom and remains an instrumental partner. To date, Serola has partnered with 59 international distributors, exports into over 40 countries and holds over 50 domestic and international patents. This year, with the support of Illinois’ State Trade and Export Promotion (ISTEP) program, Serola has focused on expanding into the Southeast Asian Market and has established relationships with two distributors in South Korea, another in Japan and is currently in negotiations with additional prospective partners in both Japan and Malaysia. The company will exhibit at an international trade show, Medical Fair Thailand, later this year with the intent of gaining several more distributors. 

“Exporting has been invaluable to the growth of the Serola brand and the overall sustainability of the company,” said President of Serola Biomechanics, Inc., Thomas Person. “We are a small company that likes to do big things and this award is one more step that direction.”

 

About Serola Biomechanics, Inc. 

Serola Biomechanics, Inc, is the result of research done by Dr. Rick Serola, a chiropractor. In 1988, after noticing that muscle strength increased throughout the body after sacroiliac stabilization, he began research into the underlying biomechanics. As a result, he found the need for products that were not in the marketplace, so he developed them himself. Now, the Serola Sacroiliac Belt and Serola Gel Arc Elbow brace are being used to provide pain relief and help prevent injury to thousands of new people every day throughout the world. For more information, please visit www.Serola.net

 

About the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO)

DCEO’s Office of Trade and Investment, through a network of six regional foreign offices and staff in both Chicago and Springfield, provides support to Illinois companies ready to enter or expand into foreign markets. For more information on Illinois trade opportunities, visit exports.illinois.gov.