Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news: We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Kinematic analysis for shoulder and pelvis coordination
  • And Finally, a Story about the US Senate Passing a Bill to Expand Chiropractic Services at Major VA Medical Centers

For HealthBeat, Wishing everyone a Safe, Happy and Healthy Holiday season … This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #534 recorded December 25, 2015.

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Kinematic analysis for shoulder and pelvis coordination

The purpose of a study published in the journal Gait Posture, was to compare the kinematics of the shoulder and pelvis based on range of motion (ROM), angular velocity, and relative phase (RP) values during trunk axial rotation.

All participants were asked to perform axial trunk rotation activities at a self-selected speed to the end of maximum range in a standing position. The outcome measures included ROM, angular velocity, and relative phase on the shoulder and pelvis in the transverse plane and were analyzed based on the demographic characteristics between groups.

The results of this study indicated that there was a difference in pelvic rotation in the transverse plane between groups during axial trunk rotation.

It would be important to coordinate postural stability between the shoulder and pelvic girdles during ambulation; however, the pattern of trunk movement decreased with age due to possible pelvic stiffness in subjects with recurrent LBP.

Therefore, improved pelvic flexibility for coordinated trunk movement patterns would help subjects with recurrent LBP.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.gaitposture.com/article/S0966-6362%2814%2900601-8/abstract



US Senate Passes Bill to Expand Chiropractic Services at Major VA Medical Centers

The U.S. Senate has approved legislation that will improve the delivery of benefits to America’s veterans, bringing them one step closer to gaining further access to the essential services provided by doctors of chiropractic (DCs) at major Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers. S. 1203, the 21st Century Veterans Benefits Delivery Act, passed under unanimous consent and has been referred to the U.S. House of Representatives, where it awaits action.

Section 102 of the Act, titled “Expansion of Provision of Chiropractic Care and Services to Veterans,” calls for the chiropractic benefit to be carried out at a minimum of two additional medical centers or clinics per Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) no later than two years after enactment of the bill, with the program being implemented at no less than 50 percent of all medical centers in each VISN within three years of enactment. There are nearly 160 VA treatment facilities nationwide. Currently, DCs serve at 66 treatment facilities across the country.

Especially important to note in the bill is the further integration of chiropractic services available to veterans, which was broadened to include services provided by DCs under the Preventive Health Services and Medical categories in addition to the existing coverage area of Rehabilitative Services, placing DCs in service categories previously closed to them.

Surf to our Show Notes for the full ACA Press Release – http://www.acatoday.org/level2_css.cfm?T1ID=14&T2ID=36


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