not only by your attention to proper biomechanics, but by the
fact that you even consider the individual body mass index in
making your recommendations.
Equally important are your guidelines of contraindications. We
all have had patients who have had negative response to rehab
exercise. These guidelines go a long way toward helping the
doctor prevent unintended exacerbations.
DEED: There are multiple benefits to putting patients on a
spinal rehabilitation program. They speed up the corrective
process and relief of pain. When we engage the patient in
the corrective process it leads to improved compliance. Also,
insurance companies like it when they see that the Doctor has
recommended at home rehab. It is indicative of thoroughness
and a sincere interest in expediting the patient’s results. It is
a win – win situation.
Koch: Tell us about the CBP seminar programs.
DEED: The basic CBP certification program consists of 6
weekend seminars followed by a proficiency test. We also
have an advanced certification program which consists of 6
seminars covering the more advanced procedures. That is also
followed by a proficiency exam. To date, about 550 doctors
have achieved a CBP proficiency rating.
Koch: Deed, I would like to compliment you on your stand on
behalf of the continued right of chiropractors to use X-ray in their
practices. X-ray is one of our most important analytical tools.
The chiropractors who were behind the effort to eliminate or limit
our use of X-ray are simply wrong and they’re doing our profession and patients a grave disservice. If they are so concerned
with patient safety they should attack the medical profession’s
indiscriminate use of CAT scans which commonly subject the
patient to many hundreds of times the radiation exposure of a
set of chiropractic films. Our entire profession owes you a debt
of gratitude for your work in this matter. I appreciate your work
and dedication to furthering the scientific basis of chiropractic,
but don’t forget to allow time to take care of yourself. You owe
that to yourself and your family.
Dr. Deed will be presenting a comprehensive, contemporary review of this topic at the upcoming 32nd CBP
Annual Conference on Sept. 24-26th, in Scottsdale, AZ.
Deed E. Harrison, D.C. is President CBP Seminars,
Inc., Vice President CBP® Non-Profit, Inc., Chair PCCRP
Dr. Bill Koch is a 1967 Cum Laude graduate of Palmer.
After 30 years of practice in The Hamptons, NY, he retired
and moved to Abaco, Bahamas, where he and his wife
Kiana travel by boat to provide Chiropractic care to the
residents of the remote out islands. Dr. Koch, author of
Chiropractic the Superior Alternative, writes, a blog:
Mentoring Young Chiropractors http://DrWilliamHKoch.com and is
working on two new books, ChiroPractice Made Perfect and The Out
Island Chiropractor. He may be contacted at email@example.com .