December 2013 Newsletter
Year in Review
Multi Radiance Medical Celebrates an Exceptional 2013
Multi Radiance had a banner year in 2013. We've continued our philanthropic endeavours, joined ranks with the top Equestrian Sport organization in the world, and added another industry leader to our clinical education program.
MRM capped a milestone year in December with scholarship awards to Ms. Hailey Coonrad from LIFE University and Mr. William Wood from Parker University.
These awards are a part of the almost one million dollars in cash and equipment donations, including scholarship endowments and continuing education, that Multi Radiance Medical has awarded since the company was founded.
MRM is a long-standing advocate of chiropractic advancement, as evident by our many benefactors, including the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, the International Chiropractors Association, the American Chiropractic Association Sports Council, the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS), the European Chiropractors Union, the World Federation of Chiropractic, and 80 percent of chiropractic colleges worldwide. In 2014 and beyond, we will continue our mission to support the advancement of the chiropractic profession.
United States Equestrian Federation Partnership
Over the summer, Multi Radiance Medical entered into an exclusive provisioning agreement to become a sponsor and official supplier to the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF).
Started in 1917, the USEF serves as the National Governing Body for Equestrian Sport. It trains, selects, and funds the United States Equestrian Team to compete at the highest level of international competitions. The organization also licenses equestrian competitions of all levels across the United States each year.
The USEF contributes to the greater good of horses by assisting with their protection and welfare - not only in crisis situations and natural disasters, but in daily competition as well. During equestrian competitions, attending veterinarians utilize Multi Radiance Medical’s MR4 ACTIVet Laser System to provide accelerated pain relief from a wide range of equine conditions.
Kent Allen, DVM, chair of the USEF Drugs and Medications Committee and Veterinarian Committee, states, "Science-based adjunctive treatments provide alternatives that help reduce drug-related side effects, making Multi Radiance an ideal partner for the USEF and its members."
John Long, president of the USEF, adds, "Multi Radiance technology has helped hundreds of horses to heal quickly and efficiently."
Multi Radiance Medical looks forward to continuing the USEF partnership in 2014.
Sol Cogan, Detroit Lions Chiropractor, Added to Speakers Bureau
Sol Cogan, DC, Detroit Lions Chiropractor and Immediate-Past President of the Michigan Association of Chiropractors, has joined the Multi Radiance Medical Speakers Bureau.
Dr. Cogan’s addition builds upon the expertise of the DCs, MDs, PTs, ATCs, and RNs in the Speakers Bureau who to provide leading-edge information on laser treatment and how this can impact better patient outcomes.
And Dr. Cogan has already gotten rave reviews! Commenting on a recent program, Lisa Love-Smith, Membership and Program Director of the Michigan Association of Chiropractors said, “Dr. Sol Cogan presented a riveting educational seminar for the Michigan Association of Chiropractors at our Fall 2013 Convention. The room was jam-packed with standing room only in the hallway. With the highest rating on our survey and the most talked about presentation at the convention, his entertaining and informative seminar was a phenomenal success with our doctors.”
The MRM Speakers Bureau offers organizations new and educational opportunities for their members and students. Certified instructors are available, offering 1 to 8 CEU hours. To schedule a guest speaker, contact us today at 800-373-0955 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Hurry, 2014 slots are filling up quickly!
MRM goes “Down Under” to Educate Health Professionals
Multi Radiance Medical’s Dr. Brent Ungar was teaching hands-on workshops during his 3 stop tour of Australia this past November. Dr. Ungar’s found himself in Melbourne, Adelaide, and Sydney during his week visit down under.
The workshop’s title, Cold Laser for the Health Professional, concentrated on how best to use LLLT to affect patient outcomes, and went in-depth on Biological Mechanism, Properties of Light, Depth of Penetration, Treatment Parameters, Priority Principle, Protocols, Techniques, and much more. These 6 hour workshops were sponsored in part by Synaptic Design, Multi Radiance’s Australian distributor, and offered a fast-start training portion for CA’s, if a MRM laser system was purchased prior.
Dr. Ungar graduated from the National College of Chiropractic in 1986 and is a Board Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician by the Academy of Chiropractic Sports Physicians. He is currently licensed to practice Chiropractic in Ohio and Colorado. Nice job Dr. Ungar.
New Book Available: “24/7: The First Person You Must Lead is YOU”
Friend of Multi Radiance Medical, Retired Brig. Gen. Becky Halstead, has published her Inaugural Book on Guidance and Inspiration for Effective Leadership: “24/7: The First Person You Must Lead is YOU”
Halstead, founder of STEADFAST Leadership, LLC, and the first female Commanding General in U.S. history to lead at the strategic level in combat, has spent her post-military life inspiring audiences worldwide to first learn to lead themselves in order to lead others more effectively.
“My five fundamental leadership truths and 30 principles are based on a lifetime of leadership lessons, from playing sports in high school to taking responsibility for over 20,000 soldiers and civilians in combat as a general officer in Iraq,” says Halstead.
The book, currently sold through Amazon, is available in both paperback and Kindle format. Click here to learn more about Becky Halstead.
Medical Device Tax
Starting January 1st, 2014, Multi Radiance Medical will be imposing a 2.3 percent medical device tax on the sale of our laser equipment. This tax, a component of The Affordable Care Act, applies to devices that are listed as a device with the Food and Drug Administration under section 510(j) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and 21 CFR part 807.
To learn more about the medical device tax, click here.
Section 179 Tax Advantages
Clinically, the ROI benefits of incorporating laser equipment into your practice or clinic can mean increased patient visits, decreased overhead, and increased productivity. But lately, you’ve been hearing us tout Section 179 tax advantages in our recent emails, and you may be wondering why. As a small business owner, you may be able to take advantage of these deductions when you purchase capital equipment.
This year’s Section 179 deduction allows business owners to write off up to $500,000 on overall capital purchases (up to $2 million). However, this number is subject to change on an annual basis; 2013’s write off amount was supposed to decrease to just $25,000, but was increased through the American Taxpayer Relief Act legislation.
The deduction amount is not guaranteed for next year, so act before December 31 to ensure you lock in this deduction. For more information, or to see if you qualify for Section 179 tax advantages, be sure to contact your tax professional.
SPLT: Boot Camp
Thursday, January 30th from 1-2 PM EST
Join Douglas Johnson, ATC as he presents the first of four webinars in 2014 focused expressly on understanding the clinical application of super pulsed laser and light treatment (SPLT) and how to get the best outcomes. This introductory course in the series will focus on:
*The Clinician’s Take On: HOW IT WORKS
*Dose, Dose, Dose: Stimulation vs Inhibition
*Knowing Your Equipment: LaserStim and LaserShower
*Quick Start: Getting Success from Day 1 using basic protocols
Reserve Your Spot Today!
Click Here to Register
Clinical Pearl of the Month
Systemic Treatments should always be kept under 40 minutes per day to avoid Cumulative Dose Acclimation. Keep in mind that patients with cardiovascular disease or other circulatory problems may not respond well to systemic treatments. On the other hand, athletes may respond greater to systemic treatments, due to their elevated cardiovascular levels.