Executive Directors Message Oct 2017
Written by Andrea Howard   
Friday, September 29, 2017 02:37 PM

Executive Director’s Message

October 2017 is Texas Chiropractic Health Month. That’s right … Gov. Greg Abbott signed a proclamation recognizing Texas chiropractors and the unparalleled care you provide to your patients. It shows the respect that our state’s top leader has for our profession and he acknowledges that chiropractic is a solution to the nation’s healthcare crisis.

It’s our job as a community to spread the word. So, I encourage you to do the following:

1) Like and follow the Texas Chiropractic Association Facebook page, and follow @TexasChiroAssn on Twitter. Both are open forums and TCA members, non-members and fans of chiropractic are invited to join.

2) Find the Texas Chiropractic Health Month post and be sure to “like” it and share it on your Facebook page and retweet it on Twitter!

3) Look for positive PR from TCA on social media and on our website. It’s yours to use.

Fortunately, Gov. Abbott isn’t our only friend in Austin. TCA made some very good ones at the State Capitol during the 85th Legislative Session. Together, we paved the way for four-chiropractic bills to be signed into law. Clearly, our collaborative efforts to educate our elected officials is working, but we still have a long way to go. The battle for chiropractic in the Lone Star State is ongoing and we can’t let our guard down for a second.

Please continue to support TCA’s efforts. If you listened to the recent TCA Live Tele Town Hall, you know that TCA is appealing the decision in the Texas Medical Association (TMA) vs. the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE) lawsuit in the Third Court of Appeals. I’ve heard from a few doctors who aren’t taking this seriously, but your right to treat nerves and subluxation complex are very much at the mercy of the courts. It’s not a joke! You can do your part by contributing to the Chiropractic Development Initiative (CDI), either a one-time donation or monthly autodraft.

TCA will continue to keep an open line of communications to all chiropractors, whether you are a TCA member or not. We’re excited to bring back the TCA Tour of Texas, where you’ll get the latest chiropractic updates. We’ll also try to raise money for CDI and, in preparation for the next election cycle, launch a fundraising push for the TCA Political Action Committee (TCA PAC).

Speaking of friends, we want to thank our close friend Kent Greenwalt and his company, Foot Levelers. We recently recognized Foot Levelers, a TCA Gold Sponsor, with the TCA Friend of Chiropractic Award for its ongoing contributions to advance chiropractic in Texas. In fact, Foot Levelers hosted an extremities seminar for TCA in San Antonio and handed your state association a $25,000 check for legal defense. Foot Levelers, thank you four generosity! Texas chiropractors, let’s pay it back. Support companies that support your profession by giving them your business!

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact us at TCA headquarters at (512) 477-9292 or email us at info@chirotexas.org. TCA is here for all Texas chiropractors.  

We’ll talk soon!

Jeff Jenkins
TCA Executive Director