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More CCA Convention Chiropractic Photos from San Diego

Friday, June 7th, 2013

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

OK California Chiropractors, I promised more photos from the 2013 CCA convention in San Diego and here they are. I posted a brief recap of the conference the day I returned home, posted news about joining the CCA evolution of chiropractic in California on Tuesday, and posted more photos from the event on Wednesday. It’s been a busy week.

California Chiropractor Brian StenzlerCalifornia Chiropractor Brian Stenzler in San Diego

Dr. Brian Stenzler has been extremely active in the state of California, both as a chiropractor, and in a leadership role at the CCA. He is a past president of the CCA San Diego and currently sits on the executive board for the California Chiropractic Association. Dr. Brian is a 1998 graduate of Life University in Marietta Georgia. He currently practices in Del Mar and Pacific Beach California.

Chiropractor Patrick GentempoChiropractor Patrick Gentempo

Dr. Patrick Gentempo was one of the chiropractors I had been listening to during my daily commute to chiropractic school in the 1990s. Sitting in traffic an hour each way provided an opportunity to listen to Dr. Patrick and Dr. Christopher Kent talk to me about chiropractic (via way of audio cassettes). Just yesterday I posted a photograph of Dr. Kent and how he would have likely looked at Palmer in 1973. I am incredibly grateful for the chiropractors I’ve had in my life since the very beginning of my journey.

California Chiropractor Grace SynCalifornia Chiropractor Grace Syn with goodies for vendors

The annual CCA convention features free continuing education for chiropractors that are members of the organization. As everyone knows, continuing education isn’t actually free, it is subsidized by the vendors who sponsor the conference. In the above photo Dr. Grace Syn is carting out a whole bunch of goodies to be shared with conference vendors. I myself purchased two cases of protein bars while at the event, that were sent second day air to my office, great to have in our refrigerator so I can not be hungry and focus on adjusting patients.

North Hollywood Chiropractor Michael BlumNorth Hollywood Chiropractor Michael Blum

I was really glad to see North Hollywood chiropractor Dr. Michael Blum was in attendance. I had heard that a former employee of another chiropractor had recently started going to Dr. Blum’s office and she was raving about the care and attention she was receiving. Nice to share that with your colleagues when you see them. I feel confident Dr. Blum will provide great chiropractic care if there is anyone you want to send his way.

California Chiropractor Leslie HewittCalifornia Chiropractor Leslie Hewitt speaking at CCA

Danville chiropractor Leslie Hewitt has also been very active with the California Chiropractic Association. She’s the current leadership behind the CCA Conventions & Seminars Department, and she’s already at work planning the extravaganza for 2014 in San Diego. I’ve been really impressed with the continual improvement of CCA events during the past few years. Thanks to the chiropractors that have committed much time and energy to the mission, chiropractic in California is on the move.

Michael McLean of International Chiropractors AssociationMichael McLean – President of the International Chiropractors Association

For those of us that have been involved in the International Chiropractors Association in the state of California (I was a SICA president during my days at Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles), it’s terrific to see ICA leadership attending a CCA event. That is huge for the state of California and says a lot about the direction we are moving in. Congratulations to Dr. Michael Mclean on his recent nomination to the position of president of the ICA.

Time to get back to the office and rock this Friday afternoon. Wherever you are, hope you’re having a fantastic day. I plan to see you at a chiropractic conference sometime soon.

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1970s Themed Banquet Party at Sherman Chiropractic Lyceum

Friday, June 7th, 2013

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

After the presidential investiture of Dr. Edwin Cordero was over, and after Sherman Lyceum 2013 was complete, it was time for people to let down their hair and celebrate. In honor of the founding decade of Sherman College of Chiropractic, on Saturday night a 1970s themed banquet was held at the downtown Spartanburg Marriott on Church Street. Here’s a set of photos I took while at that event.

Peter Kevorkian - Tom Gelardi - Liam SchubelDrs. Peter Kevorkian – Tom Gelardi – Liam Schubel

From left to right we have Drs. Peter Kevorkian, Tom Gelardi, and Liam Schubel. Dr. Tom Gelardi is the founder of Sherman Chiropractic College, and Drs. Peter Kevorkian and Liam Schubel are on the Board of Trustees. These are visionary chiropractors, and it’s great to see they can have some fun.

Debbie and Dr. Ed CorderoCool Cats – Debbie and Dr. Ed Cordero

Speaking of having some fun, this photo features the coolest cats on the planet (especially on Planet Chiropractic), Debbie Cordero and Sherman President Dr. Ed Cordero. These two have amazing energy and they are a blast to hang out with, I’m already looking forward to Lyceum 2014.

Susan Schofield - Fred Schofield - Irene Gold

Here’s three people that have had a profound impact on my life. From left to right we have Susan Schofield, Dr. Fred Schofield, and Irene Gold. This photo pretty much sums up success in chiropractic. Irene Gold can teach you everything there is to know about passing national boards (she’s helped thousands of chiropractors). Susan Schofield can teach you about running a successful high volume love-centered chiropractic office (she’s also helped thousands of chiropractors). Dr. Fred can teach you to calm that monkey mind of yours and remain focused on serving patients (he has helped thousands of chiropractors do so).

1973 version of Christopher Kent1973 version of Christopher Kent

When I was a chiropractic student sitting in Los Angeles traffic in the 1990s, I used to listen to cassette tapes (remember those?) of Dr. Christopher Kent and Dr. Patrick Gentempo doing interviews with chiropractors from around the world. I remember Dr. Kent once talking about how he had long hair when he attended Palmer College of Chiropractic and that he was quite the rebel. After taking this photo I thought this is probably what Dr. Kent looked like when he went to chiropractic college. Groovy!

chiropractors having fun at partyChiropractors having fun at 1970s Lyceum Party

I don’t know how popular Viking horns were in the 1970s, but along with the large black wigs (must have been a sale in downtown Spartenburg), I saw them several times at the party. In case you are wondering, people really had a lot of fun (that should be obvious from the pics). Having attended many chiropractic conferences throughout the years I have found events like this are great for freeing the mind and letting go into the future.

Drs. Patti Giuliano and Peter KevorkianDrs. Patti Giuliano and Peter Kevorkian

Drs. Patti Giuliano and Peter Kevorkian are two amazing people. I believe I first met them at a New Beginnings in New Jersey many years ago. They are full of life and always a pleasure to be around. Their energy is magnetic. I took a photo earlier in the day of Patti during the Lunch on the Lawn event, along with a group of women that gathered for the League of Chiropractic Women (LCW). Fun wasn’t only had at the banquet, it was 4 days of fun during my time in South Carolina.

3 Divas3 Divas

I didn’t get the names of these 3 ladies but they looked fabulous. Such great enthusiasm from students, faculty, administrators, board members, and the president. I’m thankful I was invited to attend.

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Photos from California Chiropractic Association Expo 2013

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

As I typically do when attending chiropractic conferences, I shot plenty of photography during the 2013 California Chiropractic Association Convention & Expo, I’ll be sharing several photos from that event in this post. Expect to see more images in a follow-up CCA conference post.

I also posted news today on Planet Chiropractic regarding Joining the CCA Evolution of Chiropractic in California, so check that out if you haven’t done so already. As I’ve mentioned many times in other posts, I really enjoy attending continuing education events in my own state, and I am thankful the CCA has stepped it up and began providing subluxation-centered chiropractic education in the state of California. Check out these photos from the conference.

2013 CCA California ChiropractorsCCA California Chiropractors

This was one of the first photographs I took on Saturday morning (day two) at the CCA convention. From left to right we have chiropractors Bart Conn, Brian Stenzler, Matt Hubbard, Leslie Hewitt, Grace Syn, and Leo Meltvedt. Notice all the chiropractors are smiling and it’s only eight o’clock in the morning on a Saturday. My guess is they are all enthusiastic about what’s taking place with chiropractic in the state of California.

Dr. Matt Hubbard, with Kent Greenawalt, and Dr. Leslie HewittDr. Matt Hubbard, with Kent Greenawalt, and Dr. Leslie Hewitt on stage during the CCA Expo

Dr. Matt Hubbard (photographed on the left) is the current president of the California Chiropractic Association, he and I would both agree that it’s time you join the CCA. Kent Greenawalt is the president and CEO of Foot Levelers, a company that has made a significant impact in the chiropractic profession. He has received numerous awards from various chiropractic colleges and organizations. Foot Levelers sponsorship is one of the reasons chiropractor CCA members in California can get free continuing education at the annual CCA Expo. Dr. Leslie Hewitt is a California chiropractor and current Chair of CCA Conventions, we are both looking forward to your attendance (don’t forget to bring a friend) at the 2014 CCA convention in San Diego.

California Chiropractor Edward RodgersCalifornia Chiropractor Edward Rodgers

Here’s a photograph of longtime CCA member and California chiropractor Dr. Edward Rodgers. His son Aaron Rodgers plays football in the NFL, perhaps you’ve heard of him? He plays for the Green Bay Packers, and was 2010 Super Bowl MVP (most valuable player), for leading the Green Bay Packers to a winning Super Bowl XLV. If you were in attendance you could have shaken the hand of the chiropractor (and father) of the kid from Chico California that went on to win the Super Bowl.

Chiropractic Neurologist Dr. Ted CarrickChiropractic Neurologist Dr. Ted Carrick speaking at the CCA Annual Convention

Speaking of football, here’s a photograph of chiropractic neurologist, Dr. Ted Carrick, he was one of the speakers teaching continuing education on Saturday. During his two-part session on chiropractic neurology, Dr. Carrick shared numerous videos of pro athletes (for example hockey players) utilizing exercises he taught them while under his care. Up until just recently, Dr. Carrick worked at the Functional Neurology Center at Life University.

Chiropractor Gilles LamarcheGilles LaMarche, DC

Here’s a photo of chiropractor Gilles LaMarche taken during lunch on Saturday. I am thankful chiropractors pause during their conversations to allow me to take photographs, not everybody is used to having the chiropractic paparazzi following them around at seminars. Dr. LaMarche spoke on Friday, covering a 1 1/2 hour presentation on Evolution in Chiropractic, he has great energy.

Dr. Dan Gambino and Kim GambinoDr. Dan Gambino and Kim Gambino

I love seeing chiropractic friends at conferences. I’ve known Dr. Dan Gambino and Kim Gambino for several years now, but I’m used to seeing them on the East Coast at New Beginnings, even though I’ve seen them a few times now on the West Coast. Once practicing chiropractic in West Virginia, Dr. Dan Gambino now practices in San Diego, California. He is one of several chiropractors that has volunteered to help keep Santa Claus subluxation free during the Christmas holiday season. Fortunately for Dr. Gambino, Santa Claus always makes a stop in San Diego, but I don’t know if that’s before or after he visits Los Angeles. Either way, we have Santa’s back.

OK folks, more photos coming in another post.

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CCA San Diego Parker Seminars Chiropractic Photos

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

The 2012 CCA Annual Chiropractic Convention in conjunction with Parker Seminars San Diego turned out to be a terrific success. Not only did chiropractors have the opportunity to get Continuing Education credits for relicensing, they also got great sunny weather, and three days of motivational talks by high energy chiropractors and chiropractic assistants.

Chiropractic Continuing Education San DiegoContinuing Education Was Available for Numerous States

Fresh off of posting photos from an Internet Marketing conference in Los Angeles, I changed gears and made my way down the coast to the Paradise Point Resort and Spa in San Diego California. It’s an older style hotel property but it’s a terrific venue for a chiropractic event like the California Chiropractic Association conferences. I loved that you could park your car directly outside your room, beer cooler for the win!

Jeff Spencer with Dennis Buckley and Eric PlaskerChiropractors Jeff Spencer, Dennis Buckley and Eric Plasker

Dr. Jeff Spencer (world renowned sports chiropractor) conducted a presentation on sports injuries and protocols to achieve maximum patient results. In Dr. Spencer’s presentation, he talked about controlling acute pain and inflammation by following an anti-inflammatory diet. He also talked about fibroblastic repair and remodeling, it was a great presentation.

Dr. Dennis Buckley (the former marathon running chiropractor in the center) practices in Pasadena California and is host to monthly chiropractic CORE events.

Dr. Eric Plasker (pictured on the right) presented on becoming the big idea. He is a motivating spirit and creator of the 100 Year Lifestyle, he has provided numerous 100 Year Lifestyle education programs for California Chiropractors.

Brian Wikoff Family ChiropracticBrian Wikoff Family Chiropractic

It’s terrific to catch up with local chiropractors when attending conferences. It’s also great to see chiropractors bring their family and staff to events like Parker Seminars. One chiropractor that brought his family and staff to the event was Dr. Brian Wikoff of Santa Ana, California. Brian and his wife Stacey have always been smiling and positive when I’ve seen them at events, I imagine their chiropractic office is loaded with nurturing energy.

Derrell Pratt BlackburnDerrell Pratt Blackburn talks the TIC

Attendees on Friday were presented with a patient education talk by award-winning talk the tic finalist Derrell Pratt Blackburn titled Stuck in Traffic. His youthful enthusiasm for chiropractic reminded me of my days as a chiropractic student in Los Angeles, and the chiropractic minded friends I was surrounded by in those days.

Fabrizio Mancini and Gilles LamarcheFabrizio Mancini and Gilles Lamarche of Parker University and Seminars

The last time I had the opportunity to photograph these two gentlemen they were featured in a Las Vegas fashion show during a Parker Las Vegas event. Chiropractors Fabrizio Mancini and Gilles Lamarche make all attendees feel welcome at Parker events, and it’s much appreciated, as the feeling of hospitality keeps chiropractors returning. Dr. Mancini has a new book out titled The Power of Self-Healing and I hear he remained an additional day in San Diego to go on Fox television to talk more about his book.

Brandi MacDonaldBrandi MacDonald Chiropractic Assistant Extraordinaire

Chiropractic assistant Brandi MacDonald (2010 chiropractic assistant of the year) did a presentation on the secrets of removing quality interference from the front desk and increasing your healing consciousness. She spoke about removing subluxation and interference from the perspective of a chiropractic assistant. Her talk is a must attend for chiropractic doctors and staff. Next time you are attending a Parker Seminar, don’t miss her presentations.

I have many more photos to post, but it’s time to run the beach and then get ready to serve in the office. Additional photo posts to come later in the week. Please respect my photography copyrights.

Chiropractic Christmas Office Decorations

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

by Michael Dorausch, DC

It’s that time of year again (2011 went by lightening fast) to get your chiropractic office decorated for the December holiday season. Having been practicing at the same location in Los Angeles for nearly 10 years now, we’ve accumulated quite a bunch of Christmas decorations (more get added each year). Each year it is tradition in our office to put up Christmas decorations the weekend after Thanksgiving.

chiropractic patient Christmas cardsChristmas Cards from Chiropractic Patients

An easy way to fill the office with joy is by saving the Christmas cards patients send to your office each year. For the past few years, we have put holiday cards up behind the front desk, which adds a decorative touch to the file cabinets and walls. We read through all of the cards while putting them up, stimulating memories of all the people we’ve served, and joyful anticipation that we’ll get to see many of them again this holiday season.

chiropractic-family-affair-ChristmasChiropractic Front Office Decorations

Red and green stockings get hung along the front counter with care, and our clients know, that gifts will soon be there. We’ve filled stockings with ice packs, chocolate and other candy (not all chiropractors like that idea), gift cards, hand massagers, and various items that are typically under $10 each.

Chiropractic Posters and Christmas LightsChiropractic Posters in Christmas Lights

Last year we decorated the office with white lights on the tree and pretty much throughout the entire office. This year we decided to go with colors, and we strung up about 300 feet of lights, not including the tree which is all decorated in white light. Lights can get hot so expect that the temperature in the office may be warmer than normal, but most chiropractors are working in colder climates during the month of December anyway. The additional warmth shouldn’t be too bothersome.

Santa Claus Nervous SystemSanta Claus Stocking Chiropractic Poster

Last year one smart kid that came in the office asked how it was possible that Santa Claus had filled the stockings at ADIO Chiropractic when he’s supposed to be delivering gifts on Christmas Eve. I had to explain to the lad that Santa gets adjusted so that he can travel around the world subluxation free, and that it was more convenient for him to fill stockings when coming in for his chiropractic adjustments.

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas and a great holiday!

Brian Kelly Presidential Inauguration Event Photos

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

By Michael Dorausch, DC

OK gang, I’m back from Oakland, California (AirBart FTW!) and I still have loads of photos to sort through from the Life West weekend event. Not surprisingly, things cranked in my LA chiropractic office today, as a humorous reminder of how our head space effects volume and flow. I’ll get some Luau photos posted before the weekend, but here’s some more from the Friday night inaugural event.

Brian Kelly Cutting CakeLife West President Brian Kelly Cutting Cake With His Daughters Help

Newly inaugurated President of Life Chiropractic College West, Dr. Brian Kelly, cut the cake with help from one of his kids. I mentioned in an earlier post that the event was fantastic (the entire weekend was) and Dr. Kelly not only cut us cake (it was yummy), he blew us all away with his trombone performance.

Brian Kelly Playing TromboneChiropractor Brian Kelly Playing Trombone

I wasn’t expecting an incoming chiropractic president that had such musical talent, and I think it gave those in attendance an opportunity to see another side of the new captain at LCCW. I’m looking forward to see what else we’re going to see from the bay area chiropractic school.

All Smiling ChiropractorsAttendees are all smiles

The crowd was all smiles as chiropractors celebrated, ate cake, and listened to jazz. Earlier in the day, chiropractors received continuing education hours, and got to listen to some terrific presentations from top educators in the field. Friday night was the inauguration and celebration, with more events (and a Luau) on Saturday.

John Donofrio Kim Gorman Keith FrettyDr. John Donofrio, Kim Goreham, and Dr. Keith Fretty

Nearly every chiropractor that has done national board review for x-ray related studies in the past 20 years, recognizes the face of 1983 magna cum laude PA Chiropractic College graduate, Dr John Donofrio DC, DACNB. Looking snappy in his classy bow tie, Donofrio was joined by the beautiful Kim Gorman and San Francisco Chiropractor, Dr. Keith Fretty.

NorCal ChiropractorMilpitas Chiropractor, Dr. Jon Nichols and his wife

I was so impressed with the number of chiropractors that turned out for the event, and I had a great time catching up with chiropractors on their whereabouts and activities. Colleagues had new offices open, had moved to new cities, had kids going to chiropractic school, and I had to get all the latest. If you don’t know, I love what I do. Great to see so many friends enjoying their lives so fully.

Guy Riekeman Mary Jane Bill DeMoss Scott SawyerLife President Guy Riekeman with Mary Jane, Bill DeMoss, and Scott Sawyer

Attendees and presenters included Life Chiropractic College President Dr. Guy Riekeman, everyone’s favorite SoCal Chiropractic Rock Goddess Mary Jane, Dr. Billy DeMoss, and Dr. Scott Sawyer (in above photo from left to right). While I have great times traveling to New Jersey for New Beginnings and Atlanta for LifeForce, I’m rather excited about having more principled chiropractic events to attend in California.

Chiropractor Brian Kelly Plays TromboneChiropractor Brian Kelly Plays Trombone

Here’s one more view of Dr. Kelly playing trombone with the band. Photos from the weekend will continue to be posted throughout this week and we’ll have some news on awards and accolades as well. Thanks to everyone who helped make this weekend a success.

Life West Presidential Inauguration Photos

Monday, August 8th, 2011

By Michael Dorausch, DC

This was a historic event in chiropractic and I wasn’t going to miss it. On Friday, August 5th, 2011, the Presidential Inauguration of Dr. Brian Kelly (as the 2nd president in history of Life Chiropractic College West) took place.

inauguration dr brian kelly life westInauguration of Dr. Brian Kelly – Life Chiropractic College West

It was a gala event, with chiropractic presidents, organization presidents, chiropractors, students, staff, and other dignitaries, all dressed to the nines. It’s not everyday I get to photograph chiropractors dressed formally, so my camera was flashing like a paparazzi’s. It brought back memories of when I photographed the dedication of the Life West Campus more than 11 years ago.

Frank Sovinsky Cathy Sovinsky Gilles LamarcheFrank Sovinsky, Cathy Sovinsky, and Gilles Lamarche

Always looking sharp, I snapped a shot of Frank and Cathy Sovinsky (photo from earlier in the day) with equally well dressed Gilles Lamarche, of Parker Seminars.

Bill DeMoss Mary Jane Matt HubbardSoCal Chiropractic Represents

I wasn’t the only SoCal Chiropractor visiting the bay area on this occasion, as I saw Drs. Darrell Crain, Phil Yamamoto, Howard Fleischer, and others, as I made my way towards being seating for the grand event. Mary Jane and Dr. Bill DeMoss (from DCS in Orange County) were in fine fashion for the evening, but Billy didn’t wear his top hat. Also looking sharp, San Diego Chiropractor, Matt Hubbard, did a great job as MC during the weekend events.

Brian Kelly Inauguration Chiropractic PresidentChiropractor Brian Kelly Presidential Inuaguration

The event proved to be a great experience for chiropractors gathering in fellowship and celebrating the welcoming of Dr. Kelly as new president at Life Chiropractic College West. In the above photo, Dr. Gerry Clum can be seen to the right (in gray), with Dr. Guy Riekeman (president at Life University in Marietta, Georgia). That’s Dr. Brian Kelly (delivering his inaugural address) at the podium.

Chiropractors Eric Plasker Life WestChiropractors Post Ceremony

After the inauguration, chiropractors gathered on the 2nd floor at the Oakland Marriott for food, drink and more celebration. Dr. Eric Plasker (center) visits California regularly as his 100 Year Lifestyle program is closely associated with continuing education programs put on by CCA.

Ruth Ribley Chuck Ribley John HofmannRuth Ribley (Sunshine Ruth) and Chiropractors Chuck Ribley and John Hofmann

For me, one of the highlights of attending events like these is getting to spend quality time with your mentors. Pictured above are 3 amazing chiropractic individuals, Ruth (Sunshine) Ribley, Chuck (River) Ribley, and John Hofmann. Dr. Hofmann was one of the first chiropractors I’d ever here speak. He left a lasting impression.

The words Service, Giving, Loving (and other feel goods) were spoken throughout the weekend, not only from podiums, but while at lunch and other meetings. I recall hearing Dr. Jay Handt at three times using the phrase “You cannot out give the giver.” It’s no coincidental accident that that’s been the foundation of Planet Chiropractic since it launched in the 1990s.

Jay Handt Liam Schubel Kathi HandtChiropractors Jay Handt and Liam Schubel, with Kathi Handt

More on mentors and amazing people, Kathi Handt is an amazing individual, and I had a great time seeing her and Jay (the Luau was fun, thank you) while in Oakland. And Jay, I was at New Beginnings in October 2010, so not a year yet (but almost).

Dr. Liam got to experience the Planet Chiropractic paparazzi as well, as he ended up in lots of photographs from the weekend, but not as many as for the Sharon Gorman fan club.

well dressed chiropractorsWell Dressed Chiropractors

I’m about to board a flight to Los Angeles (blogging in the OAK Airport), so I’ll update names and details on this post when I’m back online, I another set or 3 coming later in the week as well.

Presidents from other chiropractic colleges attended the event, and like I said earlier, it was great to have so many mentors and positive influentials in one place.

More to come.

Life West Wave Photos 2011

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

By Michael Dorausch, DC

I ran around all day with my camera (and had fun doing it) taking photos at the 2011 Life West Wave event which was held at the Oakland Marriott hotel in historic downtown Oakland (love the local architecture). Here’s a quick set of photos from yesterday, plenty more to come.

Life West Wave Science TrackLife Wave West Science Track

The day began with continuing education from Chiropractic Science Master Dr. Dan Murphy. The room was packed. Dr. Murphy speaks across the globe on the science of chiropractic and he is a presenter not to be missed. Always loaded with energy and highly recommended for chiropractors (and other health care professionals) seeking advanced knowledge of the human nervous system.

Dan Murphy Packed BallroomDr. Dan Murphy Chiropractic Science Track

It was early Friday morning in August and Dr. Dan Murphy was speaking to a full house gathered for a weekend of chiropractic education and fellowship. Seeing so many excited people so early in the day I knew it would be a terrific weekend. Day one did not disappoint.

Chiropractors Sharon Gorman and Jay HandtChiropractors Sharon Gorman and Jay Handt

Two of my favorite chiropractors, doctors Sharon Gorman and Jay Handt, found me following them around most of the day like chiropractic paparazzi (they are worthy). Sharon Gorman has written many articles for Planet Chiropractic and the two of us use to put on Chiropractic Seminars in the early 2000′s. Sharon still hosts Focus Chiropractic events in both Atlanta and Pennsylvania. She currently practices in the state of Georgia and she is very active promoting Life Chiropractic University in Marietta, GA.

Dr. Jay Handt practices in New York City (Central Park West) and he loves referring his celebrity chiropractic clients to me when they visit Los Angeles (thanks Jay!). Dr. Handt is amazing, he’s got a great practice, great family, rock solid philosophy and superior business skills. He’s very passionate about his role in life and chiropractic.

Dr. Handt is also very active promoting Life University and he is a board member of the New Beginnings Chiropractic Movement in New Jersey. Every chiropractor should attend New Beginnings at least one time, there is little in the profession that even comes close to the experience, love, and energy found at NB.

Pediatric ChiropracticPediatric Chiropractic by Drs. Claudia Anrig and Gregory Plaugher

I love seeing chiropractors publishing books and Pediatric Chiropractic by chiropractors Claudia Anrig and Gregory Plaugher looks like a great read. I am a huge supporter of chiropractic care for children of all ages and I do feel every chiropractor (myself included) would benefit from continuing our education on the subject. Kids need chiropractic too (and so do adults, and parents, and grandparents, and pregnant moms, and even my yellow labradors).

Patti Giuliani Matt Hubbard Jeanne OhmChiropractors Patti Giuliani, Matt Hubbard and Jeanne Ohm

Three more great chiropractors. Dr. Patti Giuliani is a regular speaker at New Beginnings in New Jersey. Dr. Matt Hubbard serves patients at Convoy Chiropractic in Kearny Mesa (San Diego), California. Here’s a video of him at work in the office. Jeanne Ohm is a chiropractor near and dear to my heart. Like Sharon, her energy is enormous, and along with an amazing team at the ICPA, she gets an incredible amount of work done for the profession and future of chiropractic. Jeanne Ohm has also contributed a number of articles to Planet Chiropractic over the years.

Cathy Sovinsky and Frank Sovinsky

I want to be more like Dr. Frank Sovinsky when I grow up. Frank is one of a kind and is always inspirational. He has authored two books that I know of, Life, the Manual and The E-Myth Chiropractor (I’ve got to get an autographed copy). Both books are available via Amazon (I do not get referral commission, just get them both). Dr. Sovinsky is also an advanced Activator Methods practitioner, guest lecturer, and coach of chiropractors and people that want to better their lives. An amazing human spirit. Cathy is just lovely, undoubtedly an inspirational source of Franks awesomeness.

Chiropractors Brian Kelly and Timothy GayChiropractors Brian Kelly and Timothy Gay

Two powerhouse chiropractors in the state of California. Dr. Brian Kelly is the man of the hour, as yesterday was his official Life Chiropractic College West Presidential Inauguration (which was a spectacular event highlighted by Dr. Kelly surprising us with a jazz trombone performance). Dr. Gay is a Chiropractor in Solana Beach, CA and he is very active in the state. Dr. Gay is on the Life West Board of Regents and he’s also active with the California Chiropractic Association (CCA).

OK gang, more photos to come!

Photos Increase Classified Ad Views

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

By Michael Dorausch, DC

Did you know that photographs placed in classified advertising posts results in far greater views of those posts? Imagine shopping for a preowned car on a classified ad site, and not getting to see any photos, those advertisements don’t get much action. The same goes for major auction sites. I can’t even recall the last time I visited an auction site that didn’t include at least one photograph related to the item being sold.

The same rule applies for chiropractic classified ads, if you include photographs, you’re going to increase significantly the amount of viewers looking at what you are selling. Let me show you some examples, starting with this Elite Chiropractic Table recently listed for sale in Boise Idaho.

elite chiropractic tableThis Elite Chiropractic Table gets more views than similar adjusting tables listed that do not include a photo. The picture you see above is a screenshot from the actual ad. When a user browses the ad page, they get a thumbnail of the image that they can click on. The expanded size image appears directly over the advertisement without taking the user off the page. That’s a new feature recently added.

Not only did the seller of the above chiropractic table include a good quality photograph (you can tell it’s Burgundy by looking at the picture), they provided a fairly good description of the table being sold. We’re told it has manual flexion, electric traction, and both lumbar and cervical drops.

Lets take a look at this Tytron C-3000 scanner being sold. What I like is that the individual selling this unit is showing a picture of it in what appears to be the chiropractic office.

Tytron C-3000 ScannerThis tytron scanner is located in Vista California (always include the location) and the seller explains that the item includes manuals, software, a carrying case, and instructional DVDs. I am unclear as to whether that laptop is included, which brings me to the reminder that if you’re going to list items for sale, include as much detail as possible.

It may seem silly, but we see it in commercials on television and in print, oftentimes we’re told about things that are not included. In the case of this advertisement, I’d state clearly “laptop not included” or “laptop included” just to be safe. If the laptop were included, there should be a lot more detail in the post.

Let’s take a look at this 16 x 18″ x-ray viewbox, it’s a great example of something people may not think to take the time to take a photo of. Personally, I appreciate it.

16x18 viewboxThis 16×18 inch x-ray viewbox was listed for sale by a chiropractor in Canada. Even though that is mentioned in the location, I would clearly mention in the advertisement that the viewbox is in Canada. It’s a good idea to mention a location more than once within the post.

I like that the chiropractor selling this viewbox took the time to unplug it and take a photo. I would go one step further by neatly rolling up the power cord so that it can be seen in the photograph. If I was buying a viewbox for my office, I’d actually like to know how long that cord is, since some of my power outlets are quite a ways from each other.

I’m not certain if this was made of metal or wood or a combination of both. If it’s wood framed, be sure to mention it. If it’s white aluminum framed, tell us. Basically, share a little bit more detail, and you’ll likely increase the odds someone’s going to purchase your item for sale.

Including photographs of items for sale probably makes sense to you, but in my opinion it’s critically important when selling practices as well. As an example let’s take a look at this just advertised chiropractic practice for sale in Utah.

Utah all-cash practice for saleThis Utah all cash practice for sale (listed here) has a photograph included in the advertisement. First off, the ad is terrific, as it includes great detail about the practice being sold. You may even notice that he formatted his e-mail address so that it wouldn’t be stripped. Read my thoughts on that.

What I really like is that the photo shows pretty much what to expect from this chiropractic office. I can see the plate glass window and traffic right out on the street. I can see that chiropractic poster peeling off the wall too. That happens in my office, especially when it gets hot, so we use a blue sticky substance to keep posters firmly mounted.

My point is that if you’re selling a chiropractic practice, I’d strongly advise you include a photo (of either the outside or the inside) so we can get a good visual.

What about hiring associates? That is a category where you may not think a photograph would be important. Personally, I think it would be a great idea to include a photo from inside the office, so that your potential new hires could see what kind of chiropractic practice they’d be working in.

If the chiropractic seminars I’ve been to during the past year are any indication, I’d say it’s pretty clear nearly every chiropractor I know, owns either an iPhone, a Blackberry, or an Android phone. It’s quite easy to use those devices to get good quality photos of items you’re selling, or of your practice environment. You don’t need to hire a professional photographer for classified advertising.

If you’ve got any thoughts or suggestions please let me know.

Mexican University New Library Photos

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

by Michael Dorausch, DC

Planet Chiropractic News today had an article about Parker College of Chiropractic president Fabrizio Mancini and a university library in Mexico opening and being dedicated in his honor. I was sent 3 photos related to the news but only included one in the article so I wanted to share all 3 here.

dedication ceremony UNEVE bibliotecaPhoto 1: Biblioteca Dr. Fabrizio Mancini. The outside of the building looks great, very cool to see Dr. Fabrizio Mancini on the outside wall in large golden lettering.

Fabrizio Mancini Jose Angel Fernandez GarciaPhoto 2: Dr. Fabrizio Mancini unveils UNEVE’s new library plaque as UNEVE’s rector, Jose Angel Fernandez Garcia observes. Again, Dr. Fabs name is on the wall, and he’s smiling in his traditional fashion.

UNEVE library chiropractic studentsPhoto 3: Dr. Fabrizio Mancini speaks about the library with some of UNEVE’s chiropractic students. Great looking place and I LOVE those Quiropractica shirts. Good excuse as any to make a trip to Mexico and visit.

Grouse Grind Hike at Grouse Mountain Vancouver

Friday, March 25th, 2011

A 2.9 km (1.8 miles) trail length with a 933 m (2800 feet) vertical rise makes Grouse Grind in Vancouver BC a perfect one hour (ish) cardio workout.

When mentioning to a client, that I was traveling to Vancouver for Canada Day and some hiking, he said “you’ve gotta do the Grouse Grind hike at Grouse Mountain.” I’m glad I listened to him as it was the perfect start to my Vancouver hiking weekend. Hop on bus 236 to Grouse Mountain and join me…

Grouse Mountain Bus Route236 Grouse Mountain Bus to Grouse Grind from downtown Vancouver was a good choice. I opted to use the Metro transit system (Translink <- site has lots of maps) while staying in Vancouver, versus renting a car. I’m glad I did. The transportation system in Metro Vancouver was spectacular for getting to all my destinations. To hike Grouse Mountain, I boarded an early morning bus near the Marriott Hotel in the Coal Harbor area, with the 236 dropping me off within a few hundred yards of the Grouse Grind trailhead.

Grouse Grind Trail Baden Powell TrailThe Baden Powell Trail and Grouse Grind trail signs are nearby the trailhead. Once you’ve reached the Grouse Mountain parking lot, it’s easy to locate the Grouse Grind Trailhead, since lots of people seem to be heading in that direction. If you don’t see it at first glance just ask around or visit guest services.

Grouse Grind Trail Posted SignsAttention Hikers – New closing and opening times for the Grouse Grind trail will be posted and take effect (see photo). I am sharing the above photo because I discovered (unfortunately later) it’s really important to pause before heading up on the trail and go over your hiking plans (especially when traveling as a group).

I am an avid and active hiker, and living in Los Angeles, I most frequently hike Mojave/Colorado desert (like hiking to the rock of faith) and mountain terrain over long distances. Don’t let the seemingly short distance of the Grouse Grind fool you, it can be extremely dangerous, if proper preparations are not made and precautions not taken.

Hiker Responsibility Code Grouse MountainFollow the Hiker Responsibility Code and know your limits. On the day that I hiked, the weather on the mountain had changed dramatically for the worse (and it was July!). By the time I had reached my return to the parking lot, there were several paramedic vehicles at the trailhead, with emergency teams racing up to make rescues. Stay safe and have a plan.

Notice to Hikers Grouse MountainThe Notice to Hikers regarding exclusion of liability and assumption of risk appears at the main fence and along the trail (once that I noticed). This sign alone should be enough reminder for people to review their safety essentials and hiking plans and to take the climb seriously. I put my camera away at this point, and didn’t take it back out, until I reached the top.

Downhill Travel Prohibited Grouse GrindDownhill Travel Prohibited was the first thing I saw when I reached the top and that was where my disappointment set in. My intention was to return the way I came, but that apparently wasn’t permitted (although I saw people doing so), so I decided to explore the Grouse Mountain area (it was raining) before returning to the parking lot on the sky tram.

Grouse Mountain Grouse Grind SkyrideThe Grouse Mountain Grouse Grind Skyride will return you back to the parking lot, but there is a fee, I believe it’s $10 one-way. I encountered numerous people at the top of the trail that didn’t know downhill travel was not permitted and also didn’t know there would be a fee to use transportation back down the mountain. I don’t mind that there is a fee, but hopefully there is now some sort of sign clearly posted, near the beginning of the trail.

Grizzly Bear British ColumbiaWatch out for grizzly bears on Grouse Mountain. You won’t see any grizzly bears along the trail (at least I don’t think you will) but if you have the time while up on the mountain you can take a walk over to the grizzly bear habitat (it’s fenced in). There is also a lumberjack show in the summer time, which is nearby the grizzly bear area.

Grind Timer Program Grouse MountainThe Grind Timer Program on a Grouse Mountain TV screen was a very cool sighting for us techies. I noticed a marker at the trailhead where it looked like people were activating timer chips. When I got to the top and saw this display I discovered what the purpose was for. What an excellent way to measure one’s performance for hiking the Grouse Grind. Notice the posted times are from about 43 minutes to 52 minutes. Depending on your endurance and your pace (and the amount of people ahead of you) you could finish in under 30 minutes (extremely fit) or take more than an hour and a half to complete the near two-mile all uphill hike.

Canadian Flag Grouse MountainCanadian Flag at Grouse Mountain underneath where the aerial tram boards to take you back down to the parking area. Look for the huge flag on your exit and take the tramway back down (don’t forget anybody from your party up on the mountain).

Hope you enjoyed the trip. In my next hiking post (it may be a while) we will visit Lynn Headwaters Regional Park and a trip through a Vancouver rainforest to Norvan Falls.

Vancouver Canada Travels

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

By Michael Dorausch, DC

Back in July of last year, I was in Vancouver for Canada Day, along with a few days of hiking and visiting chiropractors. One of the photos from the trip appeared in my 2010 iPhone review photos and a few appeared on my Michael Dorausch blog related to beer drinking (some great microbreweries in Vancouver). I found a bunch recently still on my phone.

4wd mitsubishi delica4WD Mitsubishi Delica

I’m posting this photo of a Mitsubishi Delica four-wheel drive vehicle since I think they’re really cool. I saw a few in the Vancouver area and I only recall ever seeing one in the US. Not a common vehicle here, I guess they’re a lot more popular in Canada, and in Asia.

No idea why we don’t have these in the US market but they appeared to be a perfect camping vehicle to me. The crystal lite roof on top was a bonus. Only thing I can think of in the US that comes close to these are modified conversions of Ford vans (think they’re referred to as Sportsmobiles). I imagine they’re way more expensive than getting one of these imported four-wheel-drive camping vans. For now, I’ll stick to 4×4 adventures in my Jeep.

Granville Bridge Plaque VancouverGranville Bridge Plaque – City of Vancouver

The Granville Bridge Plaque is showing signs of weather, but the views from this point are pretty magnificent, it’s worth visiting the area on foot. We put in about 30 miles of walking around the city of Vancouver, and it was a really enjoyable experience, especially since there were so many great places to eat and drink at.

The names on the plaque are showing quite a bit of wear from the weather (especially the names in smaller fonts at the bottom) but I love finding signs like these when traveling. Thousands of cars cross that bridge daily but few people probably know who designed and supervised its construction. Bridges are just cool in general (bridges in New York City are among my favorites).

custom foot orthotics signCustom Foot Orthotics sign

I forgot the name of the district where I saw this custom foot orthotics sign in a chiropractor’s window. It was really close to where the torches were for the Olympics in Vancouver and I was in the neighborhood on Canada Day so the office was closed. I can’t recall seeing an office in the US advertising foot orthotics in the window, but I don’t doubt their existence.

Other than those two signs (I noticed later that chiropractor sign is separate) I don’t think there was anything else on the windows as far as advertising went. Looked like a clean office in a business district. I would definitely go back to visit since pretty much everything we experienced in Vancouver was lots of fun. Oh, I just remembered the neighborhood, it’s Coal Harbor. Go visit the chiropractor there before you go walking all over the city.


LA Marathon Photos 2011

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

By Michael Dorausch, DC

Everybody loves a marathon (except maybe preachers and priests because people can’t get to Sunday church service) and the city of Los Angeles is a perfect place to run one.

road closed la marathonRoad Closed LA Marathon

The LA Marathon (as well as other city marathons) often results in massive road closures. It takes huge effort and coordination to organize an event like this. Congratulations to Marathon organizers and volunteers for their dedication to putting on this annual event.

Honda LA Marathon 2011 finish lineHonda LA Marathon 2011 Finish Line

It was a huddled mass of medics, TV crews, media personnel, and marathon volunteers waiting for the first runner to cross the finish line. My camera was getting soaked, and I hadn’t brought along any towels or plastic to cover it, so I feared my photography would be done before the first runner broke the tape. In the city of sunshine, the rain was pouring down hard.

Markos Geneti Finish Line LA MarathonMarkos Geneti crosses the Finish Line at LA Marathon

I was watching the big digital clock, while I love LA played through the loudspeakers in the downpour, and at two minutes and 6 seconds the huddled mass broke from the shelter of the photo bridge, to get a closer look at runner number one coming down Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica.

It was two minutes earlier than I had expected to see someone and it wasn’t Wesley Korir. By the time I wiped my rainsoaked lens with a Starbucks napkin (not recommended), Markos Geneti was blazing through the finish line tape.

Markos GenetiMarkos Geneti Wins LA Marathon

26-year-old Markos Geneti of Ethiopia set a new course record by crossing the finish line with a time of 2:06:35. It was the fastest marathon time ever run in California and it was his first marathon. Geneti won $125,000 plus a 2011 Honda Insight EX Sedan. His fastest mile recorded was a 4:44 for mile 23.

Nicholas KamakyaNicholas Kamakya of Kenya (photo left) had crossed the finish line by the time I had turned my attention from Geneti. With his right hand to the asphalt of Ocean Avenue, Nicholas Kamakya paused for several moments.

Kamakya (also age 26) completed the LA Marathon with a time of 2:09:26. It was a fast marathon time, but nearly 3 minutes shy of the record-setting time of Markos Geneti.

In planet chiropractic’s LA Marathon Guide it was mentioned that runners should be prepared for wet weather. With rain already falling in the early hours, few seem prepared (including myself) for the mass downpour and driving winds that persisted throughout the day.

It was as if the elite runners were racing against the storm, with weather and winds increasingly growing stronger, as each of the elites crossed the finish line. The worst of the rain and wind came for those not making the two hour and 30 minute mark.

With a time of 2:29:59, 29-year-old Los Angeles resident Brian Whitehead, made it with a second to spare (the LA resident finished 20th overall). Then the sky opened wide, unleashing rain and heavy winds, forcing hundreds of runners into hyperthermia, while they battled on to the finish. 23,542 runners had registered for the 2011 race, making it the 6th largest total in LA Marathon history.

Several of California’s top runners train in Mammoth Lakes. Taking second place in the women’s division, 27-year-old Amy Hastings finished her first marathon with a time of 2:27:03.

Amy Hastings LA MarathonAmy Hastings of Mammoth Lakes at LA Marathon

Hastings marathon debut has qualified her for the 2012 US Olympics Trials Marathon. She finished 31 seconds after the women’s division runner, Buzunesh Deba, who passed her on mile 21. Twenty three year old Buzunesh Deba finished with a time of 2:26:34, also winning cash, and a Honda sedan.

2011 LA Marathon results for all runners should be available via this link. Congratulations to all the finishers, organizers, and volunteers!

9 Tattoo Designs on Women

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

By Michael Dorausch, DC

Tattoo designs for women? What? On this blog? Hold on a minute, yes, and let me explain why.

I was looking through some searches the other day and noticed lots of visitors were looking at the sacral spine tattoo in this post. Apparently, there’s quite an interest and I was kinda surprised I hadn’t posted more tattoo related photos, but guess I never got around to it. I had some time over the weekend, so I gathered up a selection. If tattoos on women turn you off, you way want to not bother scrolling down. For the rest of you, hope you enjoy them.

tattoo designsI started going through my photo archives and noticed I have dozens of photos I’ve taken (mostly at Expos) of girls and their tattoos. Remember (I know you don’t) that I often do photography on weekends so I have a massive photo archive I’ve not even posted online. I’m posting this set for those seeking women’s tattoo designs. Hope you enjoy them.

bowtie tattoo girls legsThis girls bowtie tattoos went down her entire thighs to her ankles. I cropped the image so it would fit for this set. I would imagine back of the thigh tattoos would be painful, especially going down the back of the knees.

dragon tattoo girlLook at that, it’s the girl with the dragon tattoo, literally. This girls entire back was tattooed with flower art and writing (you can see a peak under her bikini strap). Stunningly beautiful woman too.

lower leg tattoo flowersWhen it comes to tattoos for girls, this one is kind of classy. She was posing for photos hence the red shoes and lace, it didn’t just happen that way. I’d call this an ankle tattoo but it’s a bit too high for that technically. Lower leg tattoo?

tattoo flowers stars tattooThis girls flowers and stars tattoo goes right across her external obliques. Great color but I imagine this would be a painful spot for getting a tattoo. Popular though on both men and women. I live in Venice Beach California and nearly everyone here under 30 has several tattoos.

tattoo designs womans heartThis womans tattoo of a flaming heart is right over her heart. She had quite a few others but they wouldn’t work for showing in this set. I may do another one, likely on my personal blog though. I like the colors, it’s a big tattoo but doesn’t stand out (imo).

so it goes tattooDo you know who’s celebrity tattoo this is? I’m not telling but she has several of them. She posed for a few different shots but I took this one from the side since I wanted a good view of the “So it Goes” tattoo on her left shoulder.

flower tattoos womenI think the above tattoo was on the same girl, fairly certain but I cropped images a ways back and would have to check originals. Love the colors on this one, especially the deep yellows. Speaking of color…

tattoo designs female chest shoulderThis is the same as the first image but it’s a close up photo. Quite intricate artwork, with hearts, and clouds, and what looks to be rays of light. Wonder if she customized her wardrobe to highlight her skin art?

girls belly tattoo flowersOne closeup on the tattoo of flowers on this girls belly. Star tattoos appear to be in fashion but I like these starred shaped flowers, and the mini stars surrounding them.

expo press passMy expo press pass. Not certain that all of these came from the same expo (I doubt they did) since I’ve been to many over the years. I don’t make a habit of taking tattoo related pictures but I did find quite a bunch besides these. If there’s interest, I may post another set.

Funny thing about tattoos and being a chiropractor is that I see them often. I suppose much of that has to do with the fact that I’m in LA, which seems to be a popular area for tattoos. I did ask some patients and they said other cities are even more known for their tattoo galleries than Los Angeles is. Learning something new each day.

Photo iPhone Review 2010 Chiropractic Edition

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

By Michael Dorausch, DC

It’s been raining in Los Angeles, which has kept me indoors, so I’ve been reviewing photos taken throughout 2010. I have three different cameras I typically travel with, and after looking at photographs in December, I discovered I shot around 2000 images with my iPhone alone. I guess it’s true, chiropractors love their iPhones. Most photographs taken with a mobile device like an iPhone include location data when the image is saved as a JPEG file. I’ve talked about this quite a bit at chiropractic conferences, Internet conferences, and search engine optimization conferences. More so in 2010 than ever before. There’s nothing particularly special about the photos in this set, except they were all taken with my iPhone, and somehow related to chiropractic. Here we go…

VZ Navigator: taken in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 9, 2010 using an Apple iPhone 3GS.

Location is more important now than ever. On the weekend of January 9, I was in Las Vegas for a conference, where I was doing social media and photography for internet marketing friends. I was back the following weekend for Las Vegas Parker Seminars and an affiliate convention at the Rio. The above photo was a shot from my iPhone navigation search on a Verizon LG Voyager, while in Vegas. The phrase “find businesses near me” was entered into the phone by default. I had fun seeking out local chiropractors, using the device, something I recommend all chiropractors try when they’re traveling (discover who comes up and why).

Dunkin Donuts: Taken on January 21, 2010 in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, GA

What does Dunkin’ Donuts have to do with chiropractic? Nothing, except there are no Dunkin’ Donuts that I know of in California, so when I visit Life Chiropractic College, my first stop in the airport is at my favorite donut place. Notice the information below the photograph. According to geo-data, it was taken at the airport in Atlanta (I was in Marietta for LifeForce 2010), that information is accurate. I talked about the use of photographs like this in detail when speaking at New Beginnings in Long Branch New Jersey.

Super Bowl XLV Tickets: taken on February 7, 2010 in Aventura, Miami, FL

What does Super Bowl XLIV (or any other Super Bowl) have to do with chiropractic? Quite a bit. First, and perhaps most important for me personally, is that my chiropractic lifestyle has provided me opportunities like traveling to the Super Bowl. So many students and potential chiropractors ask about chiropractic salaries, but lifestyle is often not considered. Many of us make our own hours, we can travel when we want to, with an opportunity to live life to its fullest. When it comes to health and performance, nearly every chiropractor could share a story about pro athletes like players in the NFL. Emmitt Smith, John Stockton, Jerry Rice, Lance Armstrong, and many other professional sports figures come to mind.

Jtech Activator Device: taken on February 23, 2010 in Venice, CA, using an Apple iPhone 3GS.

In my home neighborhood of Venice California, this chiropractic related photograph was taken on February 23, 2010. When it comes to adjusting, there are as many different methods as there are chiropractors. Some people ask whether chiropractic technique matters, others swear that hands-on is the only way to go, with some saying only upper cervical adjustments matter, and then there’s those that prefer instrument-based adjusting. This line of thinking isn’t limited to chiropractors. Those who seek chiropractic care, also have their preferences, with some preferring hands-on, others preferring instrument only, still others preferring a combination, and those that really want to here their bones move.

Movie Filming: taken on May 1, 2010 in Culver West, Los Angeles, CA.

May 1 was a Saturday in 2010. A film crew was visiting ADIO Chiropractic Los Angeles creating footage for part of an online web series. The series is real popular, and the film crew takes their work seriously, with several getting adjusted regularly to maintain their good health. Like New York City, LA provides unique opportunities for chiropractic offices, however with growing popularity of user created video, chiropractors anywhere could have their offices featured in photo shoots, movies, web series, TV shows, commercials, and other projects.

BarCamp T-Shirt: taken on May 5, 2010 in Los Angeles, CA

Look at all the tech companies advertised on that T-shirt? Over the years, we have supported the local tech community in Los Angeles, San Diego, and other nearby cities. Geek activities are things I’m fond of, so support comes as a no-brainer, but we’ve developed some great relationships with tech folks throughout Southern California as a result. Not only does our brand continue to appear on T-shirts, we made lots of friends that have become patients, and we’ve received valuable advice from our friends in local social media and SEO communities.

Las Vegas Phonebook: taken on May 8, 2010 in South Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV.

When traveling and staying in hotels, chiropractors should always check local phone books to see what kind of advertisements are being placed. By the time I’m posting this image, it’s likely a lot more hotel establishments are not putting phonebooks in their guestrooms, but if they are, you should be taking a look. Since this photograph was taken in Las Vegas, it was expected the largest advertisements would be for personal-injury clinics.

Custom Foot Orthotics Sign: taken on July 1, 2010 in Coal Harbor, Vancouver, BC.

While visiting Vancouver Canada, I came across a chiropractic office in Coal Harbor that had this custom orthotics sign in their window. I like taking photos of chiropractic offices when traveling, and having a phone that save geographic data makes the task easier. You can get lots of ideas from visiting others chiropractic offices, and I recommend every chiropractic practitioner, and chiropractic student make it part of their regular travel plans. Discover how chiropractic is being practiced in other parts the world, you may even make new friends in the process.