The field of chiropractic care, and the dedicated professionals who work in it, have been making headlines in the recent year. Some of the top stories in which chiropractic care has been featured are outlined below.
VA to Pursue Chiropractic Residency Program
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs has recently announced its proposal to establish chiropractic residency programs at its VA medical centers. These programs are expected to support a maximum of six residencies for chiropractors at VA centers across the country, and it will provide a great partnership between local chiropractic schools and VA medical centers.
Office Workers Encouraged to Engage in Physical Activity
In 2013, the ACA began a nationwide campaign to promote the importance of exercise and physical activity as a way to prevent pain in joints. The theme for 2013 was “Get Vertical”, and it focused on getting office workers up out of their desk chair to stand and move around each day. The ACA offered the following tips to sedentary workers in order to get up and to get pain-:
- Take frequent stretch breaks
- Stand up and stretch out your legs every half hour
- Eat a healthy diet to reduce joint pain and inflammation
- Ensure that you are getting 30 minutes of exercise 3-5 days per week
Get more information on how chiropractic care can improve your health from our previous article.
Dr. Anthony Hamm is Re-Elected
Dr. Anthony Hamm, Vice President of the ACA, was recently re-elected to continue his role as co-chair on the RUC HCPAC Review Board. This review board works to create recommendations based on relative values for revised and new CPT codes. Dr. Hamm’s term will last two years, and it began in October 2013. He is also noted as being the first chiropractor to serve as a HCPAC co-chair, and the ACA strongly supported his nomination to the position so that the field of chiropractic would have a voice in national health care discussions.
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