The Vizniak Physical Assessment Manual is designed as a quick reference guide for healthcare students, Chiropractors, Medical doctors & instructors, and as a companion book for the Clinical Consultant Conditions Manual.
This book contains concise, easily accessible information on topics including
In addition, this text is a valuable study guide for students preparing for National Board Exams, State/Province Board Exams, Clinical Skills Examinations and many other standardized licensure examinations.
Into every single Chiropractic Clinic, every single day, arrives a patient for whom the doctor must assess: Is this patient having a heart attack, or does s/he have a very treatable (with Chiropractic) Tietze's syndrome? Do these headaches stem from her neck or his TMJ joint? Or other? Should I be adjusting the sacrum or the ilium? It's clear and concise books like those of Dr Vizniak that enable us to improve our percentages, and help the patient more of the time. And make an ass of ourselves less of the time!
Many insurance companies now only pay for physical therapists to provide a chiropractic adjustment; that's in the face of powerful research proving that inclusion of DCs to perform their own technique would save them a good deal of money. One has to conclude that political medicine has gone off on another tack to contain our profession.
It's being successful with some doctors of chiropractic quitting. Others become involved in some dodgy practices, like demanding that patients sign up for a whole year of treatment in advance, in order to stay in business.
In recessionary times, the going is tough when the insurance won't pay.
Is the day approaching for a new Wilk versus the AMA and the insurance companies?
The chiropractic profession has tried hard to stay on the moral high ground; those who stoop to unscrupulous practices need to be exposed and disciplined if we are not to stoop to the low blows that medicine has often resorted to contain and eliminate us.