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Journal of Performance Health Research
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Thursday, October 05, 2017 06:43 PM

Performance Health is pleased to announce the availability of the Journal of Performance Health Research (JPHR), the official research journal of Performance Health Academy. JPHR is a bi-annual, peer-reviewed, open-access research journal sponsored by Performance Health. 

This inaugural journal presents eight original research projects with findings ranging from sports performance to exercise prescription to neck and knee pain treatments. The Journal of Performance Health Research can be viewed at

Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research Commits $1.9 million
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Thursday, October 05, 2017 06:36 PM

The Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research announces a commitment of $1.9 million to the Yale Center for Medical Informatics to support a partnership to form an Inter-Institutional Network for Chiropractic Research. The Network is a five-year multidisciplinary effort designed to facilitate chiropractic research across multiple institutions and disciplines.

This partnership is a collaborative effort between the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research and the Yale Center for Medical Informatics. The first action step will be to convene a steering committee of renowned experts to develop a chiropractic research agenda and establish teams of interdisciplinary researchers. These scientists will conduct projects aimed at improving the quality of chiropractic patient care. They also will collaborate on future grant applications to funding agencies such as the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

National Clinical Guidelines for Non-surgical Treatment of Low Back Pain or Lumbar Radiculopathy
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Monday, October 02, 2017 02:52 PM

Two multidisciplinary working groups formulated recommendations to summarize recommendations about 20 non-surgical interventions for recent onset (<12 weeks) non-specific low back pain (LBP) and lumbar radiculopathy (LR) based on two guidelines from the Danish Health Authority.

Sixteen recommendations were based on evidence, and four on consensus. Management of LBP and LR should include information about prognosis, warning signs, and advise to remain active. If treatment is needed, the guidelines suggest using patient education, different types of supervised exercise, and manual therapy. The guidelines recommend against acupuncture, routine use of imaging, targeted treatment, extraforaminal glucocorticoid injection, paracetamol, NSAIDs, and opioids.

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.

Foot Levelers Presented TCA Friend of Chiropractic
Written by Andrea Howard   
Friday, September 29, 2017 12:52 PM


The Texas Chiropractic Association (TCA) recently recognized Foot Levelers, Inc., with the prestigious TCA Friend of Chiropractic Award. TCA presented the award last month at the Foot Levelers Extremity Seminar Benefiting the Fight for Chiropractic in Texas in San Antonio.

The TCA Friend of Chiropractic Award is given to individuals and companies who consistently support TCA and have shown a commitment to advance the chiropractic profession in Texas. Previous winners include Parker University and Texas Chiropractic College.

“The Texas Chiropractic Association is thrilled to honor Foot Levelers with the prestigious Friend of Chiropractic Award,” said TCA President Max Vige, DC, of League City, who owns and operates a practice in Dickinson. “For decades, the chiropractic profession has been under assault in Texas, with legislative and legal threats designed to limit what chiropractors can do and restrict access to chiropractic care for all Texans. Foot Levelers is a true partner and is dedicated to keeping chiropractic strong and viable in the Lone Star State. While chiropractic picked up several key victories during the 2017 Texas Legislative Session, there is still much work to do, but it helps to have friends like Foot Levelers.”

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