The quality of chiropractic care that you can receive from a chiropractor is based on several factors, such as their level of competence, overall experience, and attitude toward the profession as a whole.
By asking the right questions, before you choose to invest time and money, you can save the misery of wasting those invaluable resources on an incompetent chiropractor. Here are 5 revealing questions that you should ask a chiropractor before you choose to invest in their chiropractic care.
What Can I Expect From a Chiropractic Session?
One of the things that you need to do before you begin your treatment sessions with your chiropractor is to ask them about the techniques that they plan to utilize for your specific situation. It’s important to note that many contractors will use a general guideline for all their patients, while the more competent contractors will come up with a customized plan that suites their client’s specific situation. If you believe that the contractor’s response is too vague or general, then you may need to seek a contractor that will come up with a customized plan to satisfy your needs.
What Made You Choose The Chiropractic Profession?
It’s a well known fact that people tend to be happier when they look at a job position as a career as opposed to a way to make ends meet. Meaning, people who work doing something they love, typically tend to outperform people who hate the job position that they are in. One of the things you can do to see if your chiropractor legitimately cares about the ailments that their clients have, is to determine whether or not they view the position as a career or just a means to an end by asking them about the circumstances on why they choose to become a chiropractor.
How Long Has the Chiropractor Been In This Profession?
Regardless of the fact that a chiropractor may have received an extensive amount of education pertaining to the field, education cannot trump experience. In the end, what determines their ability to successfully deliver a highly quality of service is based on their experience of what works, what doesn’t work and the best steps to take pertaining to a specific situation. Simply said, would you feel comfortable with flying on a plane with a pilot that just started, or would you prefer flying with a seasoned vet?
What Type Of Chiropractic Tools Do You Use During The Examination Phase?
In all actuality, this is a trick question per se. Even though you may assume that all chiropractors perform an examination beforehand, in some cases they may not. So if their response is a blatant “We do not conduct on-site examinations” that’s a red flag. A true professional chiropractor will conduct examinations on site so that they can see first hand, exactly what is wrong with their patients, instead of relying on a third party diagnosis. If they say yes, some of the things you should check to see is if they utilize is an X-ray machine or infrared spinal imaging system, given your situation.
Have You Ever Faced An Ethical Situation During Your Profession?
Never trust any professional that proclaims that they never encountered a situation where they were challenged ethically. You want a professional who avoids moments that indicate a lack of professionalism and not someone who will lie and tell you exactly what you want to hear. By being honest and discussing a moment whereby by they were challenged ethically, it demonstrates trustworthiness and honesty.
This article was contributed by the Bloomington, IL chiropractic office of:
2501 E College Ave. Ste. C
Bloomington, IL 61704
Phone: (309) 661-1155
Designing your own custom tank top is now easier than ever. There are tons of online stores and resources that will allow you to pick from a variety of tank top styles and colors, in addition to guiding you or helping you create awesome custom tank tops.
Whether you have sketched a tank top design by hand, compiled one from templates made available online, or you choose to use a file you created from photoshop; your custom tank top can truly be one of a kind. Below are some ideas and tips to help you create the ultimate custom tanks that resonate with your true personality.
Determine How Many Tank Tops You Want
No longer is it necessary to pay extremely high costs or seek out a design house for the creation of hundreds of customized tank tops. For basically the same amount as a plane tank top out of your favorite store at the mall, you can design a unique tank top that perfectly represents your style or upcoming event.
Whether creating one or one hundred or ordering one or one hundred, the process does not change. Additionally, online retailers for customizable tank tops do not place a minimum requirement for order.
Find a Reputable Custom Tank Top Creator Online
Digitally designing your own custom tank top can be fun and will not extend past the limits of your budget. With modern technology, you are able to achieve store brand quality at thrift store pricings. Most of the online retailers provide several styling options and design tools such as: screen printing, embroidery and the addition of sequence. Should you desire a loose and lengthy option or one than clings more to the body and hugs your waist; you are gladly granted the option by shopping online.
One product offering that has an incredible record for customer satisfaction are the custom tank tops at The Neon South. This U.S.-based company will ensure that your unique design is executed with perfection and expedited to you pristinely. For no additional costs, they are able to provide you with expert guidance as it pertains to your design or vision.
If while you go through the design process, feel as if your vision is not coming to life; they will take over and handle the process for you. Their design process is extremely user friendly and design experts as also available by phone, should that be your preference.
Get Design Help When You Need It
Digital design companies also encourage you to shop around and most will accept designs that originated with a competitor or another source off-line. The only requirement is that you have permission to utilize the design and any imagery included in it.
Therefore, if creating a tank top that may use crests, symbols, etc. from an organization that you belong to, it is imperative that you obtain proper permissions and releases before beginning the process.
The sky is truly the limit and it is attainable easily; therefore begin designing today. Should you have a favorite saving or an adorable picture of your pet or child, you can have is incorporated into a spectacular design on a tank top. The process is as simple as choosing a color and tank style and cropping your design just as you would a photo on a social media site.
In the last few years, massage has become extremely popular in almost every part of the world. In many cities, you can easily find a day spa or massage center. It’s worth mentioning that massages have also become more affordable. Massage schools have also been popping almost everywhere.
Though this can be quite exciting, you need to know how a massage affects you. Thus, you need to ask your massage therapist some questions before you get on the table.
What Kind of Massage Does The Therapist Specialize In?
It’s important to know the kind of massage your therapist specializes in, and the style he chooses. A massage therapist can focus on more than 50 massage styles. It’s possible that a therapist focuses on deep tissue and sports massage, and you might be considering just a relaxing massage. In case you’re unsure about your therapist’s specializations, you should ask upfront. This can help you determine if the therapist is capable of providing your perfect massage.
What Kind of Certifications and Training Does The Massage Therapist Have?
The answer to this question can help you determine the quality of your massage therapist. In addition to this, you need to hire a certified therapist. A therapist should be certified from the National Certification Board established for therapeutic massages and bodywork. It’s important to understand that not every state requires certification. However, therapists who acquire certification are able to provide better services.
What Kind of Testimonials Can The Therapist Provide?
It’s necessary to find out how others evaluated your therapist. The best way to evaluate your therapist is to ask for testimonials. In case the therapist doesn’t have any testimonials on his website, you need to look for other options. When you’re hiring a therapist for a massage at your home, you should also ask for some references. This can help you check the quality of services.
How Can The Massage Therapist Help With Stress Relief?
The most important benefit of getting a massage is stress relief. You need to make sure the therapist uses certain techniques to help you relieve stress. The therapist should also know some relaxation techniques. Most importantly, the therapist should know everything about self care, and give you some tips on the subject.
How Long Has The Massage Therapist Been Practicing?
According to some reports, the average lifespan of the career as a massage therapist is about 2-3 years. In case the therapist has been working for over 3 years, it shows real commitment and dedication. Massage is an art you learn through practice and experience. Therefore, you need to make sure the massage therapist has invested a lot of time in the business. It’s also important to ask how the therapist has improved over the years. The therapist should keep taking classes to improve his skills and talent.
These simple questions can help you find a reputed, experienced and qualified therapist. Last but not the least, a therapist should enjoy and respect the art of massage. He should be willing to answer your queries and questions. In case a therapist never returns your calls promptly, you should look for someone else. A massage therapist should be professional.
This blog post was provided by the massage therapists at N8 Touch Massage in Bloomington, Illinois. You can connect with them at:
N8 Touch Massage
2501 East College Avenue
Bloomington, IL 61704
Home automation is all about making our homes better and our life more convenient. Home automation systems can provide greater comfort and safety through innovative technology. Today, home automation software and products can make you feel more secure and comfortable while notifying you about what is going on around your home when you’re away.
An intelligent investment in home automation is best made by researching and studying an overview of the different types of home automation systems available. Take into consideration all your options and the technology behind them before deciding on which system to buy.
Home automation systems are available from many sources, including home security providers, home entertainment stores, technology and home automation companies, and big box stores. You can also find them in online stores. An extensive range of systems is available for every budget. We will provide you with a reviews of the top 5 home automation systems available on the market today:
1. Total Control Home Automation System from URC
Total Control is an exciting and innovative Home Automation Solution from URC. Total Control provides homeowners with an inexpensive solution to make their home smarter and more comfortable. Its producer, URC, is a leader in advanced programmable remotes. The Total Control system is their first entry into the whole home smart systems marketplace.
Some of the capabilities of the Total Control home automation system from URC includes:
- Audio / Video Control of your home entertainment systems
- Audio Distribution through amplifiers that can distribute your favorite music simultaneously in up to 32 rooms with at CD quality with zero compression.
- Lighting & Shade Control
- Security & Surveillance
2. SY994i INSTEON
The SY994i INSTEON system comes with Dual-Band PLM and allows users to easily connect to other devices. This is a compatible automation controller device that can control more than 1,024 devices. This SY994i model uses the popular Java-based platform and can be easily accessed from any platform and anywhere in the world.
By entering the IP address into the INSTEON’s user-friendly interface, the user has the possibility to determine which devices are accessible. Once you set your home automation system, the device will send you emails to notify you of any problem. The system can be upgraded in order to control all ZigBee devices. In order to operate the home automation system no computer is required. You can access the system from any Android or Apple mobile device.
3. VeraLite Home Controller
Your home will become safer and smarter with the VeraLite Home Controller. The system comes at an affordable price and there are no contracts or monthly fees. The VeraLite Home Controller can be installed simply and the technology will work for you to control your cameras, lights, door lock alarm systems, thermostats, and more.
Among the key features of the VeraLite Home Controller are included:
- Access from any device with internet connection and control from anywhere in the world
- Convenient user interface
- Video monitoring to stream live video on your smartphone
- Advanced energy metering capabilities
4. SmartThings Control Your Home Kit
The SmartThings Control Your Home Kit can transform your smartphone into a remote control. With this home automation system you can control and monitor your house temperature, lights, locks, and more. The key features of the SmartThings Control Your Home Kit are:
- Includes 2 SmartSense Presence Sensors, 2 SmartSense Multi Sensors, the SmartThings Hub, SmartPower Outlet, SmartSense Motion Sensor, and all necessary power cord, Ethernet cable, batteries, and mounting system
- Get early warnings about smoke, leaks, and carbon monoxide
- Get notifications when cars, pets, and people come and go
- No contracts, monthly fees, or installation hassles
5. Belkin WeMo Light Switch
Belkin’s WeMo Light Switch is an application that allows homeowners to control their electronics and lights from anywhere from their iPad or Apple smartphone. The key features of the Belkin WeMo Light Switch are:
- Works with your existing Wi-Fi router and any iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, with iOS 5 or higher Works with one-way connection lights
- Easy to use
- Expandable with additional WeMo switches
Imagine the joy of being able to turn off or on the lights in your house from anywhere in the world, never stumbling around in the dark again, automatically control the temperature in your home, or monitoring a home security system at a moment’s notice. With a home automation system, all this is possible. There are many home automation systems available on the market today, and it is important to ensure that you purchase the right model for your house.
Post by Jonny Gibaub
While out in Bangkok I regularly get asked two questions whenever I meet someone and we get talking
- Why are you not wearing pants?
- How can you live out here but not have a job?
Two very important questions and I will look to answer them both within this article. Well, not so much the first question as that is simply personal preference – it is just more comfortable.
This article basically outlines the three core philosophies that I live by currently and how these philosophies allow me to live an amazing life out in Thailand without having a job.
These philosophies have allowed me to retire from a hard 40-50 hour work week and move to working less than 90 minutes a day with a substantial increase in lifestyle quality. This is one of many posts to come exploring the new lifestyle I am fortunate enough to live and how it is done.
I Have Been Lucky
I am not going to say that it’s easy and anyone can do it because it is not the case, nor is it the case that it is the lifestyle for everyone. More over, it is not that I am somewhat more talented or clever than others which has allowed me to lead it. I have been very lucky in how my life has panned out which has resulted in my having this opportunity.
However I do believe it is possible for most should they choose it.
I would like to say that what I talk about below are not new ideas and that many people have, and do, used similar principles. I have simply just summarised the three main ones that I live by. Tim Ferris and his book “The Four Hour Workweek” really kicked things off for me and countless others and so I definitely recommend reading it.
Currently how I design my life is through a philosophy I coined “Light Touch Entrepreneurship” or “Light Touch Living”, the core principles of which I will explain in this post. Further posts will follow regarding more detail about Light Touch Living and also why everyone should at least give it a go in the future.
The Light Touch Living Philosophy
Light Touch Living focuses on creating streamlined revenue streams which give financial freedom, freedom of locality and freedom of time to the entrepreneur or owner of these streams, subsequently allowing them to focus on enjoying life and helping others.
One of my good mates had another take of the philosophy which was “to sit on a beach all day and run an online business” but I have chosen to selectively ignore that comment as it is only half right. I also punched him in the arm for good measure.
Light Touch Entrepreneurship focuses on three core areas:
- Leveraging the power of currency:
- Harnessing the internet for global communication and outsourcing
- Applying The Pareto principle to all aspects of life and business
1. Leveraging the power of currency – How to make 300% interest on your money
Core to financial freedom and subsequently the freedom of locality and the freedom of time, is the ability to live within your means, and thus, it is of utmost importance to streamline and reduce personal overheads as much as possible without limiting or reducing your quality of life.
To do this Light Touch Entrepreneurship focuses on leveraging the power of currency, or in laymen’s terms, earning pounds but living on peso’s.
Pounds or Dollars can be made to be worth 4-5 times the relative amount if living in a country where currency fluctuations are favorable. Light Touch Entrepreneurs therefore focuses on living in and using the currency of any country where the entrepreneur can gain maximum value from every pound and dollar they spend.
If I told you I could get you up to 500% interest on any money you may have, I guess you would be quick to point out that I was wrong. Your current investments may be earning you 5%, 10% or maybe even 15% interest and you are happy with it. Without more risk higher interests are not possible, right?
I respectfully disagree, as 300% is easily achievable and I get it regularly on my savings.
In Bangkok for example, my savings, even at todays vastly reduced rate are still worth around an average of 3-4 times what there are in England. I have already got 4 times richer and live a lifestyle that reflects this, just by leaving the country.
The key to leveraging maximum value from currency differences is to ensure that you are earning or creating a stream of income of the more powerful currency but living on and spending the weaker currency.
It’s amazing what one British pound will get you in Bangkok.
This principle does not just apply to personal living but is also used to drastically reduce the costs involved in creating and running the revenue generating assets and businesses of the entrepreneur. By streamlining and outsourcing as much of the work as possible to countries where it is possible to gain the most currency leverage or “bang for your buck” the entrepreneur can substantially lower the start up costs and increase the net profits of their ventures.
It is easy to hire 10 guys for the price of one using websites like www.elance.com.
For any of you who doubt the quality of the work, I can say from personal experience that it is second to none. In many aspects far surpassing the more expensive options in reliability and quality.
2. Harnessing the internet for global communication and outsourcing – Hiring 10 guys for the price of 1.
The internet has revolutionised our world and has change the dynamics of business practice, social interaction and the entertainment industry, to name but a few.
Light Touch Entrepreneurship focuses on maximizing its power as an information source, communication tool and outsourcing instrument.
The world is now very small and with advances in technology individuals nowadays have access to a global market place and a global workforce, as well as access to almost limitless information. Light Touch Entrepreneurship focuses on capitalizing on these advances and using them to create their streamlined and automated cash generating assets.
The core idea for Light Touch Entrepreneurship is to create these assets, ensure they can control them from a laptop and then remove themselves from the equation as soon as possible.
The main goal of any venture is to ensure the entrepreneur becomes the least important person in that business as soon as possible, hence having a light touch in the business. Being the most important person in an organisation is great but by it’s very nature all decisions ultimately then need to be made by you and this does not give you freedom of time or generally location either.
Light Touch Entrepreneurship is not about building empires where the entrepreneur is the central figure but instead is quite the opposite, where many and various assets run automatically with minimal control from the owner.
This is the key to achieving the freedom of locality and the freedom of time.
3. Applying The Pareto principle to all aspects of life and business – Doing a small part of the baking and getting most of the cake.
You should venture over to the “5 Killer Rules For Effective Working” blog for more on the Pareto Principle.
The Pareto 80/20 Principle states that all things being equal 80% of your results/sales/income will come from 20% of your efforts/staff/business. If 20% of your effort is obtaining 80% of your rewards then this also means that 80% of your effort must be spent obtaining the last 20% of the rewards. Light Touch Entrepreneurship focuses on the 20% of effort that creates 80% of the results and happily accepts that the final 20% is not worth the 80% effort.
This principle is not just applied to business but to all aspect of the Light Touch Entrepreneur’s life, substantially reducing the time employed in any given activity while still yielding 80% of the results.
This ensures that the entrepreneur achieves all that they want out of life while substantially increasing the amount of free time they have available to them. Throughout their ventures and life, processes are evaluated and streamlined constantly using the Pareto 80/20 rule to get the most rewards from the minimal amount of effort.
Sir, Madam. Would You Like Some Real Life Proof?
This is just a summary and I wish to go into more detail on different aspects of Light Touch Living in future posts but just in case you think that this is not possible or cannot see the advantage, let me just highlight a few changes in my own life in the last few months.
- Worked a 40-50 hour week stressful Project Management job
- Had limited time for a social life and was usually very tired.
- Became housebound.
- Didn’t go out for entertainment that often because of expense.
- Had very little time and energy to pursuit my own ideas and projects.
- Work less than 6 hours a week
- Spend my mornings working on my business, the blog, swimming and reading. Spend the afternoons in cafe’s writing my two new novels. Spend the evenings running and out with friends at bars, clubs and entertainments. Spend my weekends traveling, scuba diving, elephant trekking etc.
- Have almost complete freedom.
- Spend a fraction of what I did in England doing substantially more.
It Can Be Done
I have used the above example, not to gloat, but to prove that it can be done and it really does pay. I have many more post planned explaining how I quit my job, set up the businesses that support me etc but if there is anything in particular you would like to know please leave me a comment and I’ll try and address it.
If you are interested in finding out how things are going then keep coming back to the blog or subscribe to thelifething.com feed. It would be good to have you as a reader.
And finally…I do actually wear pants.
Below if your opportunity to have your say and let others know what you think.