Month: February 2008

Continuing Education Seminars February and March 2008

February 2008 is nearly complete but chiropractic events and conferences are continuing throughout the month, with many upcoming seminars in the month of March, April, and May. Whether you seeking chiropractic seminars in the sun, state relicensing information, or a conference that will help you get your continuing education credits for technique and even x-ray, there’s a chiropractic program that’s got your back.

Bar Camp LA 5 at AOL in Beverly Hills March 1-2, 2008

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

BarCampLA-5 is scheduled for next week, March 1 and 2, 2008, at the AOL Beverly Hills Campus in Los Angeles, California.

I’m looking forward to attending my second Los Angeles based Barcamp (see Barcamp LA 4) and getting reconnected with other tech minded folks in the LA area.

AOL developer Yahoo search marketing photo

The March BarCamp 5 is being partially sponsored by Planet Chiropractic, and I’ll be attending the event both days. If I manage to get my post-it note up on the board early enough, I plan to be speaking on blended search and potentials there are for local businesses.

You may be wondering why would a Chiropractic Company be sponsoring a technology-based event. The first obvious reason (obvious for me) is that everyone should have access to a good chiropractor, regardless of where you live. The other reason (the one most of my tech friends know about) is that Planet Chiropractic was built on the philosophy that drives events like BarCamp.

Since our beginnings in the 1990s, we’ve been big supporters of open source, and even bigger beneficiaries. The first server that hosted the early Planet Chiropractic website ran on FreeBSD. We now use a combination of Red Hat Linux servers (for Web applications), Fedora servers (our LA staging server), and Ubuntu desktops (in my office, home office and laptop). I’m also a big advocate of WordPress and other open-source platforms and applications.

So BarCamp is a great place for me to get my geek on and hang out with other like-minded friends. I’ve invited a number of technically minded people to next weekend’s event, and I’m hoping they can all attend. If you’re in the Los Angeles area (even if you have to drive a couple of hundred miles) it’s a trip well worth it.

Here are more details…

Saturday and Sunday, March 1-2, 2008
AOL Beverly Hills Campus
331 N. Maple Dr., Los Angeles, California 90210

Late Night Wednesday Chiropractic Ads for February 20, 2008

Whether you are seeking Chiropractic Supplies and Equipment for Sale (like a Digital Dual Inclinometer) or Job Opportunities and Practices for Sale, this post is a weekly round up of the most recent advertisements placed in the Classifieds section on Planet Chiropractic. Featured are selected ads that were placed before midweek of February 20, 2008.

Little Steps and Going Local

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Note: I had to kill the JavaScript that was auto loading this video as it was driving me crazy. I figure everyone else coming to visit this page was probably equally being annoyed by the automatically playing audio. That stuff just drives me nuts and I didn’t wanna put anyone else through it.

Funny how things happen, I shot video of this kid and posted an article about it yesterday at 9:15pm. Less than 24 hours later she is on the local evening news in Bakersfield, being interviewed about the video.

Check out the NBC affiliate coverage on the story…

screenshot of NBC news video

Gotta love it! I don’t know how long the news story will remain on the NBC affiliate KGET web site, so it may be gone by the time you get a chance to check it out.

I’d really like you to be able to watch the video that’s available on the news website. If the page is still active, you should see it in the upper right hand corner of the news page. It features daughter of Dr. Jim Ryan, a Bakersfield chiropractor, being interviewed by the local news channel.

No idea how long the story will remain on the site, so no promises. Do check it out.

Bakersfield Chiropractor Scores with Kid Video

There’s something about excited and likable kids that gets our attention in advertising. They come across so innocent and often times just tell it like it is. I know one Bakersfield father that’s pretty impressed with the results of an online video, which features one of his three daughters talking about the benefits of chiropractic care, and how her dad is the greatest.

Price Listed in Online Contextual Ads

Knowing the cost of a first chiropractic visit is certainly something a consumer may like to have information of, especially when not relying on health insurance for reimbursement. Beyond that first visit, consumers often times want to know the fees associated with follow-up visits for chiropractic care and any potentially related services. You may think chiropractors would be quick to post prices in their online ads but I discovered that was rarely the case. A review was performed of various contextual ads that included price information for chiropractor offices in different parts of the United States.

14 Sunday Ads for the Week of February 17, 2008

Whether you are seeking Chiropractic Supplies and Equipment for Sale (like a Subluxation Station) or Job Opportunities (like an Associate position in PA) and Practices for Sale, this post is a weekly round up of the most recent advertisements placed in the Classifieds section on Planet Chiropractic. Featured are selected ads that were placed for the week of February 17, 2008.

ICA to hold National Conference on Chiropractic in Medicare

A national conference focusing on the future of chiropractic in the federal Medicare program will be hosted by the International Chiropractors Association (ICA) in Washington, DC on Thursday, April 24, 2008, with all organizations within the chiropractic profession invited to participate. The objectives of this day-long, Medicare forum will be to focus the attention of the chiropractic profession on this struggling but vital program, and foster a positive dialogue on how chiropractic’s vital role in Medicare can be strengthened.

Mixed Valentine’s Day Messages

Start looking for love on this chiropractic website, and you’re bound to find many topics. Earlier last week, the staff, and I were going through Valentine’s Day posts from previous years, and doing some searches for topics related to a love for chiropractic, and/or love for life. Many heartwarming messages were discovered amongst the millions of 0s and 1s of data stashed away in our news archives. Here’s a brief collection of articles from years past that touch on these topics.