Parting Thoughts from the 2018-2019 VA Chiropractic Residency Bloggers

July 16, 2019

For the past year, Drs. Vivian Ly, Danielle Aslan and Jamie Zeman (pictured, top to bottom) have shared insights and experiences from their chiropractic residencies in the Veterans Administration (VA) healthcare system. This summer, all three are moving on to the next chapter...

My VA Experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain

May 14, 2019

By Jamie Zeman, DC “As our understanding of pain within the biopsychosocial model has increased, behavioral interventions for chronic [low back pain] have become commonplace. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has accumulated a sufficient evidence base to justify a “Strong for”...

Frequently Asked Questions About the VA Chiropractic Residency

February 11, 2019

By Vivian Ly I often receive questions about the VA chiropractic residency. Here are the most frequently asked questions and answers based on my experience as a resident at VA Connecticut Healthcare System, six months into the program. Can you...

Know Thyself: Questions for Those Considering a VA Residency

January 16, 2019

By Jamie Zeman, DC I am often asked by other providers and veterans why I chose to continue my clinical and professional chiropractic education within the Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system. As the largest healthcare system in the U.S., opportunities...

Battlefield Acupuncture: A Non-pharmaceutical Pain Reduction Option

November 20, 2018

By Vivian Ly, DC As a part of my chiropractic residency, I have been exposed to different treatment options for veterans with acute and chronic pain. These include, but are not limited to, cognitive behavioral therapy, pharmaceutical drugs, interventional pain...

A New Cohort Joins the VA Chiropractic Residency Program

September 24, 2018

A new cohort of residents has joined the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system’s Chiropractic Residency Program this year. Three chiropractors participating in the program – Vivian Ly, DC, Danielle Aslan, DC, and Dr. Jamie Zeman, DC – will...

Communicating Chiropractic: An Algorithm to Answer Difficult Questions

July 19, 2018

Although the culture of health care is shifting and complementary and alternative options are being implemented in hospital and primary care settings, many allopathic practitioners are not necessarily familiar with the common conditions chiropractors treat or the mechanism behind manipulation....