Great things happening in Upper Cervical. It is always interesting to find out what caused the patient’s most recent atlas subluxation. Last week a patient reported to me that on a very hot night with the screened window open, she started sleepwalking and walked out the window, face first onto the redwood deck. So reminded me of those Friday nights at college!!!
Last week I mentioned that Dr. Jeff Gilbert of Des Moines, IA needed a side posture table and Blair headclamps but didn’t include his contact info. Here it is: 515-971-4161 firstname.lastname@example.org
He also wrote me:
“Just got back from a great morning spent with Dr.John Hilpisch. See you next weekend.” If they went to lunch together, you’d better believe John got alligator arms once that check was placed on the table!!!
What he meant by see you next weekend is the Blair Primary Dr. Todd Hubbard Todd.Hubbard@palmer.edu and I are giving on campus this Sat. Hope you can be there and, considering the August Iowa weather, you should be able to exercise those pores rather vigorously!!!
Probably the biggest complaint we hear is, “Where it the UC research?” Here is what is happening on the Palmer Iowa campus according to Dr. Hubbard:
Palmer College is currently recruiting patients for their Blair Upper Cervical care on fibromyalgia patients. This is a feasibility study looking at the outcome of care on patients receiving Blair care verses a sham cervical adjustment.
Dr. Todd Hubbard is waiting to hear any minute if his pediatric cyclic vomiting case report is accepted for publication in The journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. This is a case report of a 7 year old female whose cyclic vomiting episodes were stopped by using the Duff Neural Canal x-ray analysis. The Blair Chiropractic Society teaches the Duff x-ray analysis for pediatric patients.
Dr. Hubbard, Dr. Casey Crisp and Brett Vowels (student) are currently writing a case report on a female epileptic patient whose seizures has have stopped since her Blair care began. Just got this 5 minutes ago:
I talked to my graduate committee today. They are going to approve the change of topics for my research. I am now going to do an:
Inter and Intra reliability study on the Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic X-ray analysis protocol.
This is huge. Basically we will reproduce the Addington study and have it go through because it is my practicum. I will get guidance on writing the manuscript which will guarantee publication. Almost too good to be true.
The support we are getting from the students for UC continues to increase. Check out what Life Blair Club prez Lauren Milman has to say about life on campus:
Another round of a Blair Advanced has just wrapped up here in Marietta! This weekend both Sherman and Life students got together for another great Blair-unifying session! We all are on FIRE and can’t WAIT for the Conference in September! We have so many students currently interested in learning Blair that Dr. Susan Hooper will need to host ANOTHER Advanced course to accommodate the need in October (exact date TBA). We wanted to let all the UC docs around the country know that the UC buzz around the Life campus is continuing to grow. The Blair Club was invited to present our technique to the student body at the first ever Life Technique Night, along with other much MUCH larger clubs on campus (I would have expected them to push us back to Weeks 2 or 3, but the first night makes me excited!!) So the word is being spread.
On behalf of both Sherman and Life Blair Clubs, we look forward to seeing everyone in September!! (at the Atlanta Blair Conference…details www.blairchiropractic.com )
Another future doc super excited about Upper Cervical is Parker student Brandon Harshe and he has some equipment for sale:
- X-ray developer/processor- $500
- Full x-ray unit- includes tilting bucky, standard headclamps (not Blair) 3 viewboxes, free-standing lead shield, x-ray chair, 2 boxes of 14×17 film, cassettes… unit overall is pretty old, but still works fine… $5,000 for everything.
- 3 resting tables, 1 of which is a spinalator- $300
- Hylo Table- needs a little work- $1,000
- Posture Constant Chair- in perfect condition- $500
- DermaThermaGraph- includes box with paper… I have a second
- DermaThermaGraph, but 1 screw has been mutilated and I haven’t been able to remove to replace the paper… if you want it, it’s yours- $150
- 2 Rock Tables- 1 needs hydraulic oil (I think), the other needs the headpiece put back together- $400
Everything is in an air-conditioned storage unit in Fort Worth, TX. This equipment belonged to Sterling Pruitt, Jr for years. His wife sold it to me back in May. Like I said, I am moving away from DFW and will not be using any of this equipment. You will have to come pick it up if you buy it. You can email me email@example.com if interested. Make sure you check out his great UC site regardless!
While on the subject of UC things for sale, the dynamic Texas UC Orthospinologist Dr. Bart Patzer, tries to keep historic UC practices moving forward to serve lifelong UC patients after the DC passes on. Here are two to think about:
Practice for Sale
San Angelo, Texas
Continue a legacy (doctor retiring) in a beautiful historic building that was built as a chiropractic clinic in 1930. Successful upper cervical practice for sale or available for associateship –to purchase in the great city of San Angelo, TX. Abundance of trees, lakes and friendly hometown environment. Great place to raise a family. Must have experience in Grostic, Nucca, Orthospinonlogy, Atlas Orthoganal, or Blair. Train with one of the top upper cervical specific teams in the world and begin living your dream. Contact BJ Patzer at (512) 619-7267 or email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Practice for Sale
Lubbock/Floydada , Texas
A legacy continues for this practice of 55 years. Most patients have been coming 30+ years and have always paid cash. The doctor has retired, but patients are still seen by 2 DC’s twice a month. This area was once home to the largest concentrated area of upper cervical doctors in the SW United States. This practice is the last one of those standing. The demand and awareness in this area is high and underserved. It’s always said “the people out here are great, and so friendly. Lubbock is has a large university and is a retail hub for the surrounding agriculture , ranching country. Must have Grostic, NUCCA, Orthospinology, Atlas Orthoganal training, or Blair. Call now for easy , immediate income and regular committed patients to BJ Patzer,DC 512.619.7267 or email at email@example.com
Dr. John Goodfellow, HIO doc from Chicago, wrote me: “I haven’t added anything to my website in a long long time, but I just uploaded a three page PDF on spinographic interpretation. www.drgoodfellow.com and click on Chiropractic Student. Perhaps this might be of some interest to your students.”
Dr. Patrick Newhouse forwarded an article which I’ve attached which is a “call to action” regarding a Federal Health Bill fundings for psych treatment. I am totally in favor of those in Washington having ANY mental health treatment available!!!
I think I’m being way to happy today, so why not a dose of reality. Dr. Roger Morrison forwarded an e-mail which I’ve attached (OUR FUTURE, OUR CHILDREN’S FUTURE) which is a summary of the proposed National Health Care program. Our family was arguing this subject last night as my son-in-law from a country which has National Health Care swears the system can work and that it will mainly be for the impoverished and uninsured with the rest of the system intact. His concern is that unless insurance companies go ‘non-profit’, they can’t be regulated and rates can be set on a whim. Thus they serve the shareholders (maximize profits) vs. the patient (cut costs, cut quality care). He quoted a Texas study which showed 9% of insurance monies actually went to “health care” while the remainder went to “administrative fees”….i.e. CEO portfolios!!!
While on the subject of National Health Care, check out the site Dr. Mike Thompson sent me www.freeourhealthcare.com and you will discover a petition signed already by almost 1 million people aimed at minimizing government takeover of your health care rights. Check it out!
Dr.Bryan Duff, of the famous UC Duff family, is in need of an associate in his Northern California office. Here are his needs: I would greatly appreciate you posting an email that I am looking for 1-2 associates to train/share office SPACE ON OFF DAYS. T/TH/SAT+. for Novato [MARIN OFFICE] STRAIGHT U.C. only of course.You can contact him at BDUFF10203@hotmail.com I listed the wrong address last time I posted this….sorry—must have been subluxated!
Dr. Drew Hall has been seeing some amazing recoveries. Here are the latest:
Had a guy who is an immigration lawyer……..6 months ago he woke up with excruciating sciatica..it got to a point where the pain was so severe they hospitalized him and gave him some narcotic I had never heard of ………It damn near killed the guy. He had a horrible reaction and at one point his family was planning the funeral….. Well he came out of it and was left with a severe head tremor, hands shaking to the point that he was unable to write legibly and still had severe sciatica to the point where he can’t work. Well innate adjusted his atlas and he came back 4 days later with 80 percent reduction in pain. His head tremor was gone and he is pretty much a happy camper!
Forgot to tell you this one also………I have been taking care of this guy for three months……he came in with severe bi lateral leg neuropathy to the point he couldn’t walk for more than 3 minutes without sitting down…. Chronic constipation, allergies, low energy , insomnia etc etc etc He has had one adjustment and has cleared 90 percent of the symptoms….but here is the great part of the story…. he was on his brand new inversion table he bought off the Internet last week at a 70 percent angle the caribeaner broke and he landed upside down on his head/shoulder. I checked him 4 times and could find nothing………. and he wasn’t someone who was off 1/4 of an inch! he was off like 5/8 when he first came in ………..go figure!
So Dr. Fred Harkins called me the other day to tell me a story about a lady who has been under care for about 3 years! I think he said three years….. She has worn bi-focals for 20 years. Well in the past week or so all of a sudden her vision normalized! From what Fred told me they have records from the optometrist and of course that doc said that it was impossible what happened…..Fortunately Innate doesn’t hold the same opinion!!!