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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, 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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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.
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 c 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
Take a natural approach to tackling head discomfort with the launch of Bio-Kult Migréa, the first scientifically developed, advanced multi-action formulation to target both the digestive tract and the head.
Common, disabling, recurrent, neurovascular head discomfort affects 1 in 7 people globally,1 with the majority of sufferers experiencing at least one attack a month, often causing severe impairment and compromising their quality of life, both personally and professionally.
Despite this high prevalence, more than 50% of sufferers are not satisfied with their current treatment, choosing to self-medicate using non-prescription drugs,2 thus increasing the risk of medication overuse side effects.3
Backed by a new published clinical trial,4 this latest addition to the renowned Bio-Kult range offers real hope to sufferers looking for a long term and natural solution. Containing 14 probiotic strains to support gut health and overall wellbeing, Bio-Kult Migréa also includes magnesium and vitamin B₆, both of which contribute to the normal functioning of the nervous system and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.5 Research suggests that the inclusion of magnesium may also help increase resilience to stress6 which is often a trigger for attacks. The addition of vitamin B₆ contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system,5 and to the regulation of hormonal activity5 with research suggesting an association between higher B₆ intakes and protection against inflammation.7
Previous evidence has demonstrated that gut bacteria plays a key role in the gut-brain axis and disturbances or imbalances of the delicate gut flora may be associated with neurological discomfort.8 The association between neurovascular and gastro intestinal issues could be linked to increased intestinal permeability, which allows leakage of undigested food particles and endotoxins into the bloodstream, triggering inflammation9 and possible attacks. Beneficial strains of gut bacteria play a crucial role in supporting the health of the gut lining, maintaining and improving gut barrier function, thereby modulating immune responses and reducing inflammation,10 which research suggests may be of benefit.
Bio-Kult Migréa retails for $29.50 for 60 capsules and is available from Amazon.com or Bio-Kult.com
Notes to Editors:
ADM Protexin manufactures Bio-Kult, a scientifically developed, advanced multi-strain formulation containing 14 live bacterial cultures which are proven to survive the high acidity of the stomach. Bio-Kult does not need to be refrigerated and is suitable to be taken alongside antibiotics, by babies, toddlers and children, when traveling, by vegetarians, as part of a healthy diet and when pregnant. The bacteria in Bio-Kult helps to re-establish and re-balance the gut microflora.
Also in the range is Bio-Kult Candéa, an advanced multi-action formulation with garlic and grapefruit extract, Bio-Kult Pro-Cyan, an advanced triple action formulation with 2 probiotic strains, cranberry extract and vitamin A to help maintain the immune system, Bio-Kult Infantis, an advanced multi-strain formulation for infants with omega 3, vitamin D3, pre-plex, and probiotics and the most recent addition, Bio-Kult Migréa, an advanced multi-action formulation with 14 probiotic strains, vitamin B6 and magnesium both of which contribute to the normal functioning of the nervous system.
The Bio-Kult range, can be swallowed whole or pulled apart and mixed with food or in a drink and does not need to be refrigerated. Bio-Kult Infantis comes in a handy sachet to make it easier to give to an infant.
Bio-Kult is available in: 30 capsules (MSRP $14.85), 60 capsules (MSRP $25.50), 120 capsules (MSRP $49.95). Bio-Kult Candéa is available in 60 capsules (MSRP $25.50), Bio-Kult Pro-Cyan is available in 45 capsules (MSRP $25.50), Bio-Kult Infantis is available in 16 sachets (MSRP $19.95) Bio-Kult Migréa is available in 60 capsules (MSRP $29.50).
The Bio-Kult range is available in independent health food stores and pharmacies, and online on Walmart.com, Amazon.com and other online retailers.
Brand Manager – Bio-Kult