April | 2018
The Lancet published a three-part series on low back pain which addresses the associated ailment, the disability caused by low back pain and provides call-to-actions to meet the challenges associated with the prevention and management of low back pain.

Read the Foundation's press release on the series here.
Employee Benefit News and Employee Benefit Adviser both published the article:“The next onsite health benefit could be chiropractic care,” authored by the Foundation's Executive Vice President, Dr. Sherry McAllister.

Employee Benefit News reaches more than 70,000 monthly readers and serves nearly 107,000 corporate benefit directors. Read the full article here.

Employee Benefit Adviser reaches more than 50,000 monthly readers and serves more than 146,000 brokers, advisers, agents, financial planners, investment advisers and consultants across all platforms. Read the full article here.
This Monthly Progress Update brought to you courtesy of the F4CP.

Thank you to our 20,000+ members and our proud Corporate Sponsors, Associations and Colleges for helping to spread positive press about chiropractic care at the ground level. 

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You Heard it Here First: DCs Talk Integrative Care
Findings published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicineconclude that chiropractic services offered at corporate health clinics, versus off-site physical therapy, may promote lower utilization of certain costly health care services, while improving neuro-musculoskeletal function. Additionally, chiropractic patients often have a more conservative, less invasive treatment profile, which can significantly reduce the overall cost of treatment.
During the month of April, the Foundation got to chat with doctors of chiropractic working in integrative, hospital and corporate settings who can provide firsthand experience regarding the value that chiropractic brings to the table in this form of setting:
"More and more employer-based health centers are integrating chiropractic care

into their primary care programs to address their extremely expensive health care

costs. Chiropractors play a key role in a new collaborative approach to spine

care that involves a variety of non-surgical therapy options including

manipulation, manual therapy, rehabilitation exercise, and injury prevention

education. Chiropractic is fast-becoming the most cost-effective option for better

long-term outcomes and avoiding unnecessary invasive treatments, imaging, and

pain medication."

- Daniel Lord, DC, CCSP
“Corporations are seeing the need in taking a more proactive approach when it comes to the musculoskeletal health of their employees. On-site chiropractic care has become the foundation of that approach.”
-      Curt Krause, DC

At the clinic, most of the other providers that I work alongside are primary care physicians (PCP), which works out great. Our team balances each other out and we have found that by putting our heads together, we are able to develop the best care plan for our patients.

In a hospital system, patient satisfaction scores matter more than most other outcome-driven data. I can say confidently that my patient satisfaction scores have been incredible. It will always be my goal as a doctor of chiropractic in an integrative health care setting to continue to create a good standard of care for chiropractic.” 

-  David W. Flatt, DC, DABCO, Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist
“I have been credentialed in five hospitals over my 33-year career, including Bethesda Naval and Walter Reed Medical Centers. During my time working in an integrated environment, I have certainly seen the value of chiropractic in drug-free treatment of a variety of clinical presentations ranging from limb salvage, to blast injury patients, amputees, behavioral health patients, chronic pain patients, and of course those with spinal ailments.

The model in which chiropractic is most revered is one in which cost savings is the goal. Chiropractic provides affordable care with a great cost-benefit ratio. However, if a hospital is more focused on high relative value units (RVUs) and increased billing, then it prefers expensive procedures like epidural injections, cardiac catheterization labs, and colonoscopies. In short, chiropractic care is inexpensive and in some hospital models, that is not desired.

If I could give advice to doctors of chiropractic looking to further their career in a hospital setting, I would say:
“Walk in the door like you belong there, because you do. Always seek to fulfill the patient’s desire (what they want) first. If they need pain relief, give them pain relief prior to recommending regular chiropractic care for wellness. If you can’t fulfill their needs first, they won’t trust you.”
– William E. Morgan, DC, DAAPM, FICC, FIM, FPAC, LLD (hc)
Ohio State Chiropractic Association Enrolls in Group Membership
The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress is thrilled to welcome Ohio State Chiropractic Association (OSCA) to Group Membership.
OSCA has been a strategic player in helping to fight the nationwide opioid epidemic with the implementation of a statewide Opioid Task Force, as well as legislative and regulatory initiatives.  
“With Ohio and several of its counties being the epicenter of the nationwide opioid epidemic it just makes sense to partner with the Foundation,” said the OSCA’s Executive Director, Nicholas Strata. “By reestablishing our relationship we are giving much needed tools to our members to combat the opioid issue.”

The Foundation has worked alongside members of OSCA to develop a brochure communicating the value of chiropractic care as a safe, effective and non-drug approach to manage pain, which is now being distributed in hospitals to patients in pain. In addition, the Foundation and members of OSCA have created another brochure about the value of chiropractic care for veterans.

Group Members are included within a premier class of support. Each month, the F4CP creates and distributes a multitude of positive press resources for Group Members to utilize, including press releases, TV and radio public service announcements, advertisements, infographics, social media content and more.

Ohio State Chiropractic Association joins the following F4CP Group Members (If you don’t see your State ask your State Association leader to consider Group Membership):

- Alaska Chiropractic Society
- Arkansas Chiropractic Association
- California Chiropractic Association
- ChiroHealthUSA
- ChiroTouch
- Florida Chiropractic Association
- Foot Levelers
- Iowa Chiropractic Society
- Chiropractic Association of Louisiana
- Maryland Chiropractic Association
- Michigan Association of Chiropractors
- Montana Chiropractic Association
- National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association
- New York State Chiropractic Association
- North Dakota Chiropractic Association
- Oregon Chiropractic Association
- Palmer Presidents Club
- Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island
- South Dakota Chiropractors Association
- Tennessee Chiropractic Association
- Texas Chiropractic Association
- Wyoming Chiropractic Association
- Utah Chiropractic Physicians Association
- Unified Virginia Chiropractic Association 
Doctor Spotlight of the Month: Dr. Brad Robinson
This month, the Foundation recognizes Brad Robinson, DC for his active role in supporting the positive press campaign.
Dr. Robinson has provided input on marketing resources that can help doctors market the value of chiropractic care at the ground level. With Dr. Robinson’s recommendations, the Foundation has recently created a one-page document, which includes a database of evidence-based research in support of the safe, effective and drug-free chiropractic approach.

Additionally, Dr. Robinson’s long-term financial contributions to the campaign continue to aid the Foundation’s ability to produce educational resources, including press releases, advertisements, infographics, white papers and more, that help doctors to inspire their patients, build their practice and advance the profession. 
Contributor Spotlight of the Month: Performance Health
This month, the Foundation spotlights Performance Health for its continued dedication and commitment to the positive press campaign.
During Parker Seminars, Performance Health sponsored one of the Foundation’s free raffle giveaways, providing lucky winners with a CLX Exercize Station and Safer Pain Relief Kit.

Performance Health enables people to feel good, perform better and live great, which directly aligns with the Foundation’s mission to support overall health and wellness through increased education and awareness about the value of chiropractic care. 

The Foundation is privileged to work alongside Performance Health and looks forward to strengthening its partnership for years to come. 
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  • Advertorials and Social Syndications
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