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MONTHLY PROGRESS UPDATE

How Veterans Can Benefit from Chiropractic Care

November 11 was declared Veterans Day after the signing of the armistice that ended the First World War. Now over a century later, we proudly continue this tradition by having November focus after the same: Veterans.

Nearly half of all veterans report some form of chronic or continual pain. With our country’s military at around two million servicemen and women, a better solution to managing pain is of utmost importance.

Chiropractic care offers a drug-free pain management option.

Released by the US Department of Defense in 2009, it was found that amongst the branches of the military, all branches reported high satisfaction rates:

  • 94.3 percent satisfaction in the Army
  • Twelve of 19 Air Force bases reported 100 percent satisfaction rates, with the remaining seven sites reporting ratings higher than 90 percent
  • Navy reported satisfaction ratings from 86 to 100 percent

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We honor our nation’s veterans and will continue to build awareness regarding the benefits of chiropractic care to improve the health care model for our nation’s finest.

Chiropractic Care Gains Momentum in Integrative, Alaskan-Care Facility

The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress highlights the work of Angela Michaud DC, CSCS and the integrative care program at the Southcentral Foundation (SCF) in Anchorage, Alaska. SCF is an Alaska Native-run primary care facility attached to the Alaska Native Medical Center and takes a unique and powerful approach to modern healthcare. SCF’s Nuka System of Care is a relationship-based, customer-owned approach to transforming health care, improving outcomes and reducing costs.

The primary care center boasts multi-disciplinary teams consisting of an RN case manager, CMA, CMS, primary care provider, pharmacist, behavioral specialist, and nutritionist all working alongside each other. There are multiple provider teams that are further broken into six smaller integrative clinics to provide a smaller clinic feel.

Customer-owners (SCF’s term for patient) suffering from musculoskeletal pain or injury can be referred to the Complementary Medicine Clinic (CMC), consisting of chiropractic, massage and acupuncture, or to the Physical Therapy and Exercise Clinic as a part of the integrative care approach. The clinics are housed in the same location.

This integrative care model including chiropractic is shared nationwide through the SCF Learning and Development Center by reaching out to communities with the good news of chiropractic care, and building strong support for a safer approach to opioids.

Dr. Michaud has been with the Southcentral Foundation for nine years and served as the clinical director of CMC for five of those years. Recently, she has begun focusing on developing a Tribal Doctor Training Program for energy and body therapy for the Traditional Healing Clinic.

Dr. Michaud is a fourth generation chiropractor and graduated from the Palmer College of Chiropractic. She is the senior director of Executive and Tribal Services and the clinical director of the Traditional Healing Clinic at Southcentral Foundation in Anchorage, Alaska. Dr. Michaud has been actively practicing chiropractic for more than nine years and is pursuing her MBA at Alaska Pacific University.

Doctor Spotlight of the Month: David Paris, DC

This month, F4CP spotlights David Paris, DC, as the doctor member of the month.

With over 17 years of experience with many organizations and practices, as well currently serving on the Veterans Affairs Field Advisory Committee, and Clinical Compass (CCGPP) board, Dr. Paris is an expert in the field and a dedicated supporter of the California Chiropractic Association.

Since 2010, Dr. Paris has donated $1,111.00 to the Foundation in its ever expanding goals of promoting chiropractic care as a first-line method for managing pain.

We are thankful to Dr. Paris for his generous contributions and support of Foundation efforts.

Contributor Spotlight of the Month: Cash Practice

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So much of the Foundation’s success can be attributed to its generous contributors. This month, the F4CP is proud to highlight Cash Practice’s support of our mission – positive press for chiropractic.

Cash Practice donated $10,000 to the F4CP in July 2017 to help further our goals of expanding chiropractic visibility. This donation will continue to promote the profession as a first-line, drug-free pain management approach.

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We are proud to highlight Cash Practice’s achievements and charity this month.

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