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Thursday, March 25, 2010

32 NFL Teams- Chiropractic 

The Professional Football Chiropractic Society takes pride in announcing that all 32teams in the National Football League offer their players and personnel chiropractic services. The need for chiropractic is driven by the structural stress during the games and the need for peak physical conditioning. According to Saints wide receiver Marques Colston, who had seven catches for 83 yards in Super Bowl XLIV, " I always see Dr. Rob (his chiropractor) for chiropractic care on game day to get my body balanced, flexible and ready for action. I see him several times a week for rehab and to recover faster from the last game. " Professional Football Chiropractic (PFC) is an organization of chiropractors who provide the highest quality chiropractic health care to the elite athletes of professional football.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Foundation for Chiropractic Progress 

The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress has elicited the help of high profile individuals like ESPN anchorwoman Linda Cohn, NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Rice and retired Brigadier General Becky Halstead to promote chiropractic care. These and many other celebrities are advocates of chiropractic care.

Over the years, we have had various performers and athletes who have benefited from our care. Dr. Jay says " This is not just pain care or my back hurts but care for the well being of the spine and overall well being " He mentions, " Too many people have a poverty mentality when it comes to taking care of their bodies and wait until they have a problem and then expect the doctor to fix it "

This type of well care is absolutely vital to have a fully actualized existence.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Dr. Jay's Mentor Pasquale Cerasoli Passes on at 98 

Pasquale Cerasoli passed away 03/01/10 at 9:11pm at home with friends.

He taught many including Dr. Yuhas the art of chiropractic.

Here is a little about him from a bio done when he was 97.

You will be missed.

For 33 years he practiced seven days a week in Brooklyn, New York. He only took three vacations during that time and saw well over 150 patients per day. In 1980, he took down his shingle "so the young ones could have the limelight and the so-called mature people can sit back a bit."

Now Dr. Pasquale Cerasoli teaches post graduate courses once a week in the auditorium that used to serve as the lecture hall for his lay lectures. "I teach the philosophy of chiropractic and adjusting to D.C.s, but lay people like to come down and learn about chiropractic philosophy so they sit in too," he said.

His colleagues said that, at one time, there would be 60 or more patients in his reception area who would wait sometimes two hours to receive "chiropractic services." According to his colleagues, he saw 361 patients on his busiest day. Dr. Pat, as his patients called him, adjusted children for free. He charged $2.00 an adjustment when he began practicing in 1947 and was charging $3.00 when he retired in 1980.

He is as dedicated to chiropractic today as he was in 1940 when he first found out about chiropractic at 29 years of age. He would drive two hours one way, three days a week to receive an adjustment from William H. Werner, D.C., whose office was located in Queens on Woodhaven Blvd. But, according to Dr. Pat, it was well worth the trip and he had made a vow that if he ever found a cure for what ailed him, he would spend his life making sure as many people found out about it as possible.

"When I was three years old, I was vaccinated for polio and I received post vaccinal encephalitis from the vaccine. For three months doctors at that time said I would not live," Dr. Pat explained. "Well, I made it but I was always sick and I tried everything. Finally, many years later, someone told me about chiropractic and I got well through chiropractic."

Dr. Pat attended Eastern Chiropractic Institute, which was located in Manhattan and became a part of National College of Chiropractic.

His patients were as dedicated to him as he is to chiropractic.

"My own receptionist was one of my first patients. She was a very, very sick woman. No one could make any diagnosis. She was only about 80 pounds when I got her. She was so desperate, she went all over, to spiritualists and so forth and so on," Dr. Pat said. "So, when I came back from the service I opened up (my practice) and her husband heard about me and after about eight months of adjusting, she began to feel better.

"After I set up this building in 1950, I asked her if she would like to be my receptionist and she said she would and she stayed with me right up until 1980," he continued.

When Dr. Pat refers to his "building," he refers to the structure he built 57 years ago which served as his office, his living quarters and an auditorium for his lay lectures. His office was on the first floor, his living quarters on the top floor and the auditorium, which seats 100, is in the basement.

Dr. Pat's most memorable and rewarding experience still gives him "goose pimples." He tells the story like this. "This woman came in with her young child, about eight or nine months old, and the child was something like a rag doll. She couldn't see, couldn't hear, couldn't talk and the child got this way because she had a middle ear infection which hit the brain and this child went into a coma and remained that way. So, the woman was told to institutionalize the child because no one would be able to restore her," he explained.

"She heard of chiropractic and she came into the office and I told her I didn't know what could be done but at least give the child that much of a chance. So, three times a week I adjusted her and after four months, we seemed to have no response at all. This child didn't seem to respond a bit. But at the end of four, the child was on the adjusting table and, my receptionist used to assist me while I adjusted, and this child, for the first time, started to move her eyes from side to side. Prior to that, she stared. And then she looked over and she saw her mother and she said, 'Ma Ma.' Of course, the mother started crying, my receptionist started crying and I got the goose pimples," he continued.

Dr. Pat said today his patient is somewhere in her 40s, is completely healed and has a job as a bank teller. He said, "I've had a lot (of experiences) but I just keep thinking of when that child was on the table and she just moved her eyes from side to side and uttered her first words. That's enough to get you."

His advice to the young doctors to whom he has turned over the "limelight" is to believe in what they are doing. "They've got to feel that the profession, that chiropractic, is something unique. Of course we need an education, but that unique feeling, that courage of one's conviction can only be had through himself or herself.

"We've got to stop trying to make ourselves bigger than chiropractic. I believe what the good Lord has blessed me with is that chiropractic manifests through me but I do nothing without that manifestation," he continued. "I think they've gone into too many fields. You can only be a master of one field and you can't be a master of too many fields. When I had patients, if I thought they needed some other help, I would tell them so because it's a lifelong study, chiropractic is. I'm still learning. I don't care how old I get. I'm past 97 now but I'm not old, I'm just mature."

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Olympics and Chiropractic! 

For the first time in the history of the Olympic Games, the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada, will include chiropractic care inside the Olympic Village Polyclinic, a multi-disciplinary facility that offers comprehensive health care and medical services. While doctors of chiropractic (D.C.s) have historically been included on the Olympic medical staff, the upcoming events mark the first time that D.C.’s from the host country will be treating athletes and officials from around the world directly inside the Polyclinic.

“This is an historic event not only for the chiropractic profession, but also the athletes who will now have access to the care that will help them prepare their bodies for competition”

“This is an historic event not only for the chiropractic profession, but also the athletes who will now have access to the care that will help them prepare their bodies for competition,” states Michael Reed, D.C., MS, DACBSP, and Team USA Medical Director (USOC). “These athletes train hard and endure significant physical demands. Sports-focused D.C.s, along with other members of the sports medicine team, are specially skilled to assist them in reaching peak performance.”

Throughout the years, chiropractic has become a mainstay in the care of world-class athletes, leading to a growing number of D.C.s included in the Olympic Games. Countless athletes attribute the care they receive from their chiropractors -- working along-side other health care professionals – as a key to properly preparing their bodies to perform optimally.

Chiropractic care has experienced several major moments in Olympic history, dating back to Leroy Perry, D.C., who provided chiropractic care to athletes representing Antigua during the 1976 Games in Montreal, Canada. During the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, NY, George Goodheart, D.C., became the first official chiropractor appointed to the U.S. team. With each subsequent Olympic Games and Pan American Games, the U.S. teams -- along with a growing number of other national teams -- have included at least one doctor of chiropractic on their medical staff, culminating with the 2010 Winter Games incorporation of chiropractic care inside the Polyclinic.

“Inclusion inside the Polyclinic is another major milestone for the chiropractic profession, and we are grateful to the Host City of Vancouver, the head of Medical Services at the Polyclinic, Jack Taunton, M.D., and to Robert Armitage, D.C., who helped make this possible,” concludes recently promoted USOC Director of Sports Medicine Clinics, Bill Moreau, D.C., DACBSP.

About the Olympic Polyclinic:

The polyclinic is a 10,000-square-foot multi-disciplinary facility that includes comprehensive health care and medical services including emergency medicine (available 24 hours); primary care and sports medicine; a full range of therapy services; dentistry; an eye clinic; imaging; a diagnostic laboratory; and a full spectrum of consultant specialists. Essentially, most health-care needs for athletes or officials residing at the village will be provided at the polyclinic. For life/limb-threatening conditions, Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) is a short distance away.

About F4CP

A not-for-profit organization, the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP) embraces a singular mission to promote positive press for the profession in national, regional and local media. Through effective and ongoing initiatives, the Foundation’s goal is to raise awareness to the many benefits provided by doctors of chiropractic. The F4CP relies upon strategic marketing campaigns that span prominent spokespersons, monthly press releases, public service announcements, and advertisements in high-profile media outlets. To learn more about the Foundation, please visit us on the web at www.foundation4cp.com or call 866-901-f4cp

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Daytona 500 winner fan of chiropractic! 

Congratulations to Jamie McMurray on his Daytona 500 win. Race car drivers experience up to 7Gs of force which can be quite tough on the cervical and lumbar spine. Dr. Michael Smith of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida is his chiropractor. He mentioned that the physical strain and the complexity of the sport are not always realized.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Chiropractic cost effective? 

Esteemed authors Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School and Arnold Milstein, MD, Mercer Health and Benefits, San Francisco, CA, developed this authoritative report which reviews the existing peer reviewed literature and arrives at the following conclusions:

Chiropractic care is widely used with almost half of all patients with persistent back pain seeking out this form of treatment.
Chiropractic care for the treatment "for low back and neck pain is highly cost effective, represents a good value in comparison to medical physician case and to widely accepted cost effectiveness thresholds."
"The addition of chiropractic coverage for the treatment of low back and neck pain...will likely increase value-for-dollar by improving clinical outcomes..."
" …we project that insurance coverage for chiropractic physician care...is likely to drive improved cost effectiveness of US care."
"…our findings support the value of health insurance coverage of chiropractic care for low back and neck pain at average fees currently payable by US commercial insurers."

Friday, September 11, 2009

A Unique Approach 

I thought it would be a good time about our unique approach to chiropractic care. The word chiropractic comes from the two words, chiro and praxis, which means hand practice. Dr. Jay Yuhas believes in this traditional approach. Many chiropractors are touting all types of gadgets and machines. Dr. Yuhas feels that there is not a machine that can pick up the nuances of the human hand. It is his feeling that chiropractic is an art form and he practices it as such. If you would like to contact Dr. Yuhas about this unique approach, he can be reached through contact information on the home site, www.yuhaschiro.com

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