Although manual therapies for pain and disability have been around for millennia, the first modern chiropractic adjustment was delivered 123 years ago on this date by D. D. Palmer in Davenport, Iowa.
In the last 123 years, countless lives have been touched for the better by the legacy of this first chiropractic adjustment, including my own, first as a patient and also now as a doctor.
I can only imagine how proud D. D. Palmer would be today if he were still here, 123 years later.
How fantastic is chiropractic, you say? Well, it's easy as (here comes the pun I've been setting up for the last three paragraphs...), well, it's easy as 1-2-3. One, it's drug-free... two, it's gentle... three, it's proven effective for most people, both by decades of research and by patient testimonials.
Happy Founder's Day!
As we approach the Fourth of July here in Peoria, it's important to note that Johnson Family Chiropractic of Peoria will be closed to observe the holiday.
However, we will be open on Monday, July 3, as well as Wednesday, July 5.
Please refer to our normal operating hours for availability on those days. Thank you, and have a wonderful Fourth!
From the American Chiropractic Association:
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has launched a major grassroots campaign to enact federal legislation that would achieve full physician status for doctors of chiropractic in Medicare. The ACA invites all chiropractors and chiropractic patients to consider signing the following petition:
"Petition to White House and Members of Congress
Give Seniors the Medicare Coverage They Need and Deserve: Full Access to and Reimbursement for Services Provided by Doctors of Chiropractic
Studies have shown that essential services provided by doctors of chiropractic (DCs) can help aging Americans live healthier and happier lives, yet every day our nation's seniors are being unjustly denied full access to Medicare covered services by doctors of chiropractic that could improve their quality of life.
Why? Because the federal government continues to rely on an antiquated statute that discriminates against Medicare’s chiropractic patients by not covering medically necessary and mandated services delivered by DCs.
This needs to stop. Our aging population deserves the best health care this nation has to offer. And research has shown that safe and effective services provided by DCs are a part of the solution.
I urge you to pass legislation to correct this inequity in Medicare."
To sign this petition, please visit the Chiropractic in Medicare petition webpage.
The winter storm that has blanketed Peoria with snow is being followed by bitterly cold arctic air. The current forecasts for Wednesday are projecting a high of -1 degree Fehrenheit with a dangerously low wind chill. Be safe!
The Red Cross of Central Illinois has compiled a list of warming centers in Peoria for anyone who needs a place to stay warm:
• Salvation Army Sylvia Fites Family Service Building, 414 NE Jefferson Ave. Open during the day, 8:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m.
• YWCA Day Center, 826 SW Adams St. Open seven days a week, until 9 pm.
• YWCA Emergency Cot Program, 714 Hamilton.
• Department of Human Services, 2301 NE Adams St.
There is also a site in Pekin:
• Department of Human Services, 200 S. 2nd St, Pekin
Other locations can be found at the Red Cross of Central Illinois website.
Happy healthy holidays and a merry Christmas to all of Peoria!
As we celebrate the holidays, our business hours will be affected this week and next week. The office will be closed from Christmas Eve, opening again on Monday, December 29, then closed again on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
Johnson Family Chiropractic of Peoria will continue to be open during our normal business hours on the other regular business days in these two weeks. The schedule will be completely back to normal the week of January 5.
In addition, we will be open on Monday, January 19, which is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.
Whether you are having a busy season with family or a quiet relaxing time, we wish you well!
Unless otherwise attributed, all content is written by Kyle Johnson, DC, of Johnson Family Chiropractic of Peoria.
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Although every effort has been made to provide an accurate description of our chiropractic care and its benefits, the information given on this website and blog is not intended to be, nor should it be interpreted as, medical advice for any condition.
If you have any questions regarding your condition, you should seek the help of Dr. Johnson in person, so that he may properly assess your condition.
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