CF 073: w/ Tim Bertelsman – Chiropractic Standards, Chiropractic Specialists, Importance of State Associations
Today we’re going to be talking with Dr. Tim Bertlesman about all kinds of things. Kind of like a discussion amongst friends where anything is really on the table but we’ll hone in a little on chiropractic standardization, chiropractic specialities, and our experiences working on the state levels for our respective state associations.
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Let’s talk a bit about the DACO program. Well, our guest today is intimately involved with the DACO here in America and, in fact, is the one that unknowingly got me into this whole thing.
I finished it. It’s all done. I’m just going ot start studying for the exams now. The first one will be on July 20th. If I come back from that one with my dobber in the dirt, then it didn’t go so well but we don’t plan on that happening.
Since our guest is a big part of it all, we’re going to leave the DACO talk there and meet him.
Our guest graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in 1991. He then went on to get his CCSP there at Logan as well finishing those up in 1994.
In addition to the CCSP, he is a DACO, a Diplomate of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists and is an instructor for their live hours. So he gets to travel around getting unsusepcting and impressionable docs involved in the DACO.
He is not only a member of the ACA and the Illinois Chiropractic Society, but is also a former President of the Illinois Chiropractic Society.
He is also, and maybe most-importantly, the co-founder of ChiroUp which has to be seen to be believed quite honestly. You can do that by going to ChiroUp.com. I’m a member and you probably will want to be as well.
Let’s get it started here. Welcome to the show Dr. Tim Bertlesman. Thank you for joining me today.
- 300 hours later – I want to thank you for getting me into this mess called the DACO. I’m blaming it all on you and Bill Lawson.
- Tell me about your journey into chiropractic
- From your CV, I see that you did the CCSP right out of school. What all have you done through that specific certification?
- Can you tell us the most striking difference between the two other than one is more geared toward sports?
- Tell me about your practice, what does it look like, who do you see mostly?
- Tell me about your journey into the DACO and what benefits you have personally realized from it.
- You and your business partner, Dr. Brandon Steele, do a great job at staying on top of the most current research. How do you do that? What are your sources?
- I want to hear a little about this friendly rivalry between you and Dr. Steele.
- Did you realize that when I put your name into a Google search to learn a little more about you that Bertlesman Chiropractic pulled up with Dr. Steele’s picture on it? I think his evil plan is beginning to come to fruition.
- When I had Dr. Steele on the show, we talked a bit about Standardization…as in making expectations more uniform for patients visiting chiropractic offices….. and we talked about Specialization such as through the DACO or the CCSP or CSCS. Can you share your thoughts on those two topics for us?
- Tell me about your involvement with your state association and what it has meant to you both personally and professionally
- What have you been able to accomplish or have you tried to accomplish legislatively? What struggles are the Illinois and Missouri chiropractors in the middle of these days?
- Tell me about chocolate cookies and sushi
- I noticed a couple of things from your ‘About Me’ page on your website that I’d love to hear more about.
- The Clinical Internship – Community Health Center
- Hospital externship at Deaconess Medical Center
- If people want to get more of Tim Bertelsman, what should they do? Where do they need to go to get their ‘fix’? I know you’ll be at ChiroTexpo in downtown Dallas again this year June 7-9. What else?
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When compared to the traditional medical model, research and clinical experience show that many patients get good or excellent results through chiropractic for headaches, neck pain, back pain, joint pain, to name just a few.
Chiropractic care is safe and cost-effective. It can decrease instances of surgery & disability. Chiropractors normally do this through conservative, non-surgical means with minimal time requirements or hassle to the patient.
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