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Dynamic Chiropractic – December 16, 2008, Vol. 26, Issue 26

News In Brief

By Editorial Staff

Bridgeport Names Vice Provost of Health Sciences

The University of Bridgeport has named Dr. David M. Brady vice provost of health sciences. Dr. Brady has served at the university for the past 11 years as an associate professor of clinical sciences and as director of the Human Nutrition Institute in the College of Chiropractic and College of Naturopathic Medicine. He was a valedictorian graduate of Texas Chiropractic College in 1991 and a graduate of Bridgeport's College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2004.

Bridgeport's Health Sciences Division consists of the College of Chiropractic, College of Naturopathic Medicine, Human Nutrition Institute, Acupuncture Institute, School of Dental Hygiene, and new programs in development including a physician assistant master's program, master's and doctorate programs in neuropsychology and vocational rehabilitation, and doctorate pharmacy program.

CCA Presents Service Award

The Colorado Chiropractic Association recently presented Kathy Mills, insurance coding expert and Foot Levelers' speaker, with the Neal Bishop Service Award for her outstanding contributions to the chiro-practic profession. Each year, the service award is given to a non-chiropractor who has made exceptional contributions to the profession in Colorado.

"Kathy Mills' accomplishments speak volumes about her dedication to chiropractic," said Dr. Brian Jensen, associate director of education and research for Foot Levelers. "We are proud to have her as a member of our speakers' bureau and look forward to her continued success as she shares her expertise with the profession."

With more than 25 years as a chiropractic professional, Mills has served as insurance director for the American Chiropractic Association and currently serves as Foot Levelers' insurance advisor.

ACA Publications Board Welcomes New Member

Michael Sackett, DC, DABCO, chief of staff of Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) has joined the publications board of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). Dr. Sackett looks forward to working with the board: "They have an outstanding reputation as does the ACA. I am honored to be selected to help bring relevant clinical and practice information to the profession."

Dr. Sacket brings 25 years experience in the chiropractic and sports medicine profession. He earned his DC degree from Cleveland Chiropractic College Los Angeles (1982) and his MS degree from the University of Bridgeport (1988).

HCMI Keeps Film/Radiography Product Line

Pivotal Health Solutions completed acquisition of the HCMI chiropractic table line and associated assets in October, as reported in the Nov. 18 issue of DC. According to HCMI, "all assets and any future warranty coverage associated with the treatment and adjusting tables" were included in the sale. However, HCMI emphasizes that manufacturing of the HCMI and Bennett film and digital radiographic products will proceed without interruption.

Hygenic Donates $125,000 to NHSU

The Hygenic Corporation recently donated $125,000 to Northwestern Health Sciences University (NHSU). The bulk of the donation will go toward the Biofreeze Theraband Rehabilitation Center, and the remainder dedicated to Northwestern student scholarships. Hygenic will also provide its products at no charge to the center and in Northwestern clinics on an ongoing basis.

The rehab center will be part of the Wolfe-Harris Center for Clinical Studies. A long-term goal for the rehab center is implementation of a fee-for-service practice-based research effort, with referrals from the Bloomington Natural Care Center and other health care clinics in the field.

"We are very excited to have Hygenic support our research efforts," said Roni Evans, DC, MS, dean of research at Northwestern. "It's going to be a great collaboration that will ultimately benefit patients."


In the Nov. 4 issue of DC, we reported on the 45th annual meeting of the ACA House of Delegates. In our article, we summarized several resolutions approved by delegates, one of which concerned the appropriateness of manipulating/adjusting a segment or segments that may not be symptomatic or located in the same spinal region as the patient's primary complaint. This was incorrectly stated in our print edition as "inappropriate," which directly contradicts the resolution.

Here is the precise explanation of the resolution, as provided to us by the ACA: "[It] is appropriate to manipulate/adjust a segment(s) that may not be symptomatic and/or located in the same spinal region as the patient's area of chief complaint. The policy notes that segments should be identified through objective measures and should have a direct therapeutic effect."

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