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The Texas Chiropractic eSource is your connection to Texas Chiropractic news, updates and events and is emailed to members on a bi-weekly basis.

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ACA's NCLC Becomes "ACA Engage"
Written by Editor   
Friday, December 14, 2018 12:12 PM

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has announced plans to rename its annual meeting “ACA Engage” beginning in 2020. The new name is part of the association’s ongoing efforts to position members for success by bringing them cutting-edge education, networking and leadership-development opportunities, and the chance to lobby Congress on behalf of their patients and the profession. 

The National Chiropractic Leadership Conference (NCLC) has long been known for bringing together industry leaders from all over the country to meet with members of Congress on Capitol Hill, and engaging legislators will always be a priority. Over the past several years, however, the program has expanded considerably to include a wide variety of education offerings (with CE credit available), speeches from respected thought leaders and panel discussions that delve into some of the profession’s most compelling and important topics. The new name better reflects the expanded focus of the conference.

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TCA Motion for Reconsideration Filed in VONT Case
Written by Editor   
Thursday, December 13, 2018 10:15 AM

On Wednesday, December 12, TCA filed a motion for reconsideration with the Third Court of Appeals in Austin in the TMA vs. TBCE/TCA (VONT) appeal. In its decision, the Court struck down the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners’ definition of the subluxation complex, faulting TBCE for calling it “a neuromusculoskeletal condition.” However, TCA believes the Court did not analyze whether “subluxation complex” – a freestanding part of the Texas Chiropractic Act – might include some element of nerves. TCA also contends that TBCE’s definition is the only correct definition of the subluxation complex and that it accurately reflects the core concept of chiropractic. TCA believes the Court should have separately analyzed the term “subluxation complex” instead of lumping it together with “musculoskeletal system” and that the subluxation complex—even with a role for nerves—is not the practice of neurology.

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Attacking Running Pain, You Begin at the body’s foundation.
Written by Tim Maggs, DC   
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 01:25 PM

Running coach Eric Orton said, “The health of our feet truly dictates the health of our running ability.” Many running injuries stem from weak foot muscles or imbalances in the feet that are invisible to the naked eye. Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendinitis, iliotibial band syndrome, patellofemoral pain syndrome, medial tibial stress syndrome, and metatarsalgia are injuries runners suffer from. Some estimates put the number of runners who are sidelined by these injuries annually at 90 percent. 

A 2015 study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that runners who avoid injury land lightest on their feet, reducing the force of impact. Researchers suggest that runners consciously think about landing more softly and adjust their stride to land closer to the midfoot. This is easier said than done. Most runners are heel-strikers, and there are some indications that runners with excessive pronation or high arches, who attempt to transition to a forefoot strike pattern, might be more susceptible to injury.  

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Chiropractic Integration into Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation: A Descriptive Study
Written by Editor   
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 07:04 PM

Individuals rehabilitating from complex neurological injury require a multidisciplinary approach, which typically does not include chiropractic care. This study describes inpatients receiving multidisciplinary rehabilitation including chiropractic care for brain injury, spinal cord injury (SCI), stroke, and other complex neurological conditions.

Chiropractic services were integrated into a 62-bed subacute multidisciplinary rehabilitation, skilled nursing facility through this project. Patient characteristics and chiropractic care data were collected to describe those receiving care and the interventions during the first 15 months when chiropractic services were available.

Brain injury was the most common admitting condition caused by trauma, hemorrhage, infarction, and general anoxia. Three patients were admitted for cervical SCI, one for ankylosing spondylitis, one for traumatic polyarthropathy, and two for respiratory failure with encephalopathy. 

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