The mother-daughter team of Arlene and Amanda Quille are the first two people to receive licenses from the state through the new LCA program and have jumped right in to help Dr. Gregory Quille at Integrated Wellness, P.A., in Lawrenceville. “Being the sole doctor here, it was really crazy. He was stretched so thin,” said Arlene, Dr. Quille’s wife and office manager, who registered for the LCA program the day it officially became available a year ago in July. “Now he is able to slow down and provide better care for the patients, and they appreciate it.” “It definitely gives us a smoother dynamic in the office,” added Amanda, who started the program in early December after earning her Bachelor’s in culinary nutrition from Johnson & Wales University last year. “I saw there was definitely a need in my dad’s practice for extra help and hands.” Both received their state licenses in June. Amanda returns to school in the fall to pursue a Master’s in nutrition and become a licensed dietician. Her mother said that at some point, Dr. Quille hopes to train a few more LCAs. Integrated Wellness includes a full gym, which many patients use as much as three times a week. Many of them need E-Stim therapy on those visits, and the new license allows Arlene and Amanda to oversee the rehab exercises and also administer E-Stim, freeing up Dr. Quille to treat other patients. “Unless you’re a one-man band with one treatment room, you just can’t survive without help,” said Arlene. “It actually helps with the communication with the patients, too.” The ANJC helped bring the LCA program to fruition last year after years in the making. Designed to be a 12- to 18-month course, the LCA curriculum provides the specialized training needed to pursue LCA licensure and become vital members of the chiropractic healthcare team. The course satisfies the 120-hour instructional component of the 500-hour LCA program. The remaining 380 hours are clinical training supervised by an approved LCA clinical trainer. Some of the benefits of having LCAs on staff are: •  LCAs will be able to apply thermal, sound, light, mechanical, electrical modalities and hydrotherapy, allowing you to increase billable services •  LCAs will be able to instruct and monitor prescribed rehabilitative activities •  LCAs will be allowed to perform manual muscle tests, general orthopedic and neurologic tests, and functionality and outcome assessment tests Having licensed chiropractic assistants helps chiropractic physicians save time, improve services to patients, and increase the bottom line of their practice. The ANJC is proud to announce that they will be launching their very own LCA Program this fall! Stay tuned for more information! 1-800-LAW-2000 New Jersey and New York Injury Lawyers Meet New Jersey’s First Licensed Chiropractic Assistants! NEW JERSEY PUBLICATION OF THE ASSOCIATION OF NEW JERSEY CHIROPRACTORS SUMMER 2019 I VOL. 15 I NO. 3 p r a c t i c e s t r a t e g i e s