Brent McGillis: 10/01/2017 - 11/01/2017

Monday, October 23, 2017

Chiropractic care vs. The Alberta WCB Byzantine Empire

 Anybody who has been reading my blog will have read my comments about the last remaining vestiges of the Byzantine Empire that we here in Alberta have come to know as the AB WCB. It has occurred to me that in order to completely frustrate any claimant who had become injured at work by no fault of his own, it was necessary for Guy Kerr and his long politically dead crony Dr. John Cowell to create an alliance with the Explain Pain mind control book people. 
John Cowell as you remember from my previous posts was the proverbial "Hatchet Man" of his day, back when King Ralph appointed him to oversee the dismantling of the WCB
  What Dr. Cowell did in the mid nineties would amount to what the State Republicans fondly refer to as "Workers Comp Reform" today. WCB Reform was and continues to be an effective tool of the rich corporations to bastardize WCB franchises across North America. This is an obvious objective of the AASCIF organization
Fake Whitney hopes you don't need help 

because it is necessary for the American Association of State Compensation Insurance Funds to embed this programming into the collective psyche of not only the Seriously Injured workers, but into the minds of the WCB employees as well. Luring the employees on-board to their corporate mind control double-speak is not that hard of an effort for this mega corporation because they are utilizing one of the oldest corporate tricks in the world to achieve this goal. I spent the first 10 years of my working life working for the largest industrial supplier in Canada and their objective in management training was that a company did NOT have to pay their employees the highest rates in the land, as long as the Corporation was committed to treating their employees well with a constant stream of activities and awards to keep them happy they would be able to maintain a constant stream of Corporate Lifers. In fact their data showed that the ideal candidates for these management positions were not young single talent, but rather staff who were married and committed, thus tapping the biggest pool of dedicated lifers who were likely to stay with the company for many years. This is the corporate way because the corporation knows that new young staff will question methods and the moral objectives of their decisions, that kind of brash new thinking will only spoil what has  become the biggest corporate cash scam operation in the western hemisphere.
 It is and has become my opinion based on psychologists responses to one of the authors of the Explain Pain, that this book is much more pure propaganda than true medical science.

Dr. Phil likes to sell the public on the idea of Neuralplasticity in his quack Television Healthcare broadcasts,

the very fact that Dr. Phil thinks this stuff is real is enough to set off all of the available alarm bells that my mamma passed on to me in my DNA.
 Here is a link to psychologist's take on the idea of neuroplasticity It is a good read, all clinical practitioners should have the open mind to read a critical opinion of this unproven quacko medicine.
 It is not my intention now or in the past to initiate any kind of friction between the WCB and myself, as I know all too well how that turns out. It is my intention not to walk straight into one of the WCB carefully designed ambushes though, because at the very moment they have convinced you that you are no longer experiencing pain is the day they will cut you off. I have already had that experience on too many occasions, the 1 single thing that the WCB of Alberta is consistent at is, backstabbing you and then back-dooring you right out any kind of benefits.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Neuroplastix: The WCB Millard need to reprogram the Injured Worker mind

 I am writing about the efforts of the WCB across all medical platforms in their facility to constantly hammer home the idea that the reason you are experiencing pain is because you as the injured worker are according to them suffering from some kind of mental deficiency. To me, I see these efforts in every one of their group meetings, their (WCB) need to reprogram you to see that in fact the problem with your recovery is your fault, because you were not born with the necessary mental tools to properly understand you injury. They seem to have an intense need to make you "feel good" in their group psychological get togethers. Their feel good campaign seems all well and good, until you go home and try to sleep at night.
 It has occurred to me that the majority of the floor space with the Millard Center is dedicated to offices. Yup, offices and not rehabilitation facilities that one would normally associate with a facility that is supposed to be dedicated to rehabilitation treatments for injured workers.
 How odd don't you think that this facility does NOT have a nice cushioned walking and running track for injured workers to rehab on.
 How odd that the "Rehab Pool" has been off limits on the premise that it is undergoing maintenance. Myself, I don't actually believe that there is any maintenance issues with the pool, but rather I would think it is more likely that the Millard is defecient in their ability to man the pool with a real life lifeguard that would be required to be on duty every day in the event of a mishap in the pool and that if there pool was in fact operating that it would require money to properly maintain and service the pool with real life pool maintenance contractors. If the pool was shut down for maintenance, one would think you would see contractors coming and going performing the necessary work to bring the pool back online would be my observation. The pool would have a sign on the door indicating that it is out of service and in the process of being serviced, but no such signage exists.
 Do you think that Cops and Firemen who need REAL rehab have the time to hang out at the Millard where there are no proper training facilities for walking or a proper pool manned with a team trained in the hydrotherapy arts? No, they go to real rehab facilities like the Glenrose rehabilitation hospital and other high quality facilities in Calgary. They don't have time for the Millard, Millard is for redneck blue collar workers from Northern Alberta who don't know any better and have never seen the inside of a real rehab facility.
 These are just my observations, to me the Millard is just one big giant cheap out facility. The equipment is subpar and old and worn out, the treatment beds are from another era, the chairs in this facility are old and worn out. In the last 12 years since my injury, I have not come across another facility that houses such a collection of crappy chairs in my life.
 Like where does the cheap bean counting bastard who does the purchasing for this facility source his chairs from, Woolco surplus that has been stored in a warehouse on the outskirts of Winnepeg? Like honestly, who does the buying for this cheap-out outfit.
 Let us review: here is a facility that claims to be doing rehabilitation for seriously injured workers; yet you actually have to send out a "Search Party of Millard employees" to find a decent and proper chair to sit in for a man who has broken his back. That is an embarassment to the people who carry around degrees, and are forced to tell injured workers that this is all that they have. I call them on it every day, any Millard employees that have been exposed to me will tell you this is true, I am relentless in my critique of this dump. Part of the facility is dedicated exercise space that is strictly for the WCB staff and is off limits to injured workers, this to me is a giant warning flag about the true premise of this facility. I believed that this is a dedicated punishment center for injured workers that the WCB has labelled as being in need of intensive rehabilitation methodology. I am not talking about just the area I am in, but the facility as a whole is for the workers that the WCB wants to dedicate to an agressive form of rehabilitation.
 I am not trying to say that the entire facility is fake, just that it is not the high quality modern facility utilizing the most up to date treatments, because that would be impossible given that the Millard is largely designed to be a retirement home for some of the oldest and most dedicated Conservative Cronies from the Ralph Kline era of medicine would be my guess. I have been to the largest multi-disciplinary medical facility in the continental United States, it is called the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. It is the largest medical facility in North America and it looks nothing like The Millard. It is a modern day miracle center, it is open, accessible; so nothing like The WCB Millard health center. 

The Millard is an ancient outdated facility that is based on the idea of shutting people out of treatment, and isolating them from the outside world, a prison of sorts with strict rules that demand to be adhered to. This facility is discriminatory towards seriously injured workers because it denies them to open access to proper, timely and relevant treatment facilities that have the capacity to treat their injuries. The WCB had literally made it a crime not to adhere to their strict time schedules, a crime punishable by banishment from their tired old half effort at a real rehab facility. The WCB Millard was outdated on the day it opened its doors, it should be bulldozed and pass into history as a forgotten mistake.
 This is what I said to another injured worker the other day, we are told that we live in the richest province in Canada, but there is no evidence of this wealth. For a corporation that weilds BILLIONS of dollars made on the backs of hard working Albertans, there is no physical evidence of all of this wealth. Without question there is a lot of old deadwood that is occupying offices within the WCB organization that are just sucking the working man and woman penniless because their positions are crony jobs from a bygone era of Progressive Conservatives nepotism. Jason Kenney wants to bring back "The old days" of vast nepotism wealth built on the backs of real Albertans. I still say it is time to clean out the old dead wood in the AB Govt, it is now or never is my opinion.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

WCB puts Cart before Horse in Byzantine Alberta rehab scheme

 To this day, after 11 years and 7 months, the WCB of Alberta and my claims manager continues to refuse to refer me to an Orthopedic Spinal Surgeon.

Houston we have a problem: The WCB Millard cannot overcome their drunken addiction to the nefarious Hocus Pocus propaganda that they are selling as Neuroplastix. The severe danger of selling Hocus Pocus as real medicine in that; This practice of giving the clinicians their #1 priority of selling NeuroSpaztix is dangerous because it denies the injured worker ACCESS to proper, timely and relevant medical care, treatments and medications.
 This naturally feeds into the WCB narrative of convincing the seriously injured worker that the pain from their injury is a product of YOUR improperly wired brain, and that if you READ enough of their propaganda your pain will magically vanish. This switch and bait technique feeds into their own need to put the CART (Physical Rehab) before the proverbial horse (Medical Specialist).

 The WCB of Alberta has not changed 1 iota in 27 years, they insist on physically torturing a patient who is suffering from REAL pain from a REAL injury and needs an expert opinion on his condition, and to find out if there are any further available surgeries or treatments of his condition BEFORE advancing his physiotherapy.
 They did the SAME thing back in 1990 for my original back injury, and told me they were going to subject me to 8 hrs per day of intense physical therapy BEFORE even bothering to treat my severe back strain. Nothing has changed in 27 years, yup folks it really still is 1959 in Hellberta. Nothing ever changes in this province, govt's come and go but the WCB Mantra remains......unchanged since Mr. Slate owned the rock quarry in Bedrock.
 The WCB refuses to refer me to a REAL Orthopedic Spinal Surgeon because they do not want me to EVER receive a real legitimate diagnosis and long term prognosis. But more importantly for the WCB they know that any potential treatments will cost money, they are simply cheaping out. It really is that cut and dried simple, this is an abuse of process because it denies me access to relevant specialists and treatment.

 It is clear to me in my mind that now I am have to drive to Calgary to get my referral forwarded since the Neuroplastix programming of WCB employees is so complete. People in Edmonton are so far up the Bayou, that people in N. AB don't even know we live in a bayou. This is the end of the road, do you thing the best medical minds in North America want to live in the Bayou? No, you are correct, they don't and that is why we get such second rate medical care here, and the system is free. The men and women who populate the Salt Mines get what they pay for, Free Medical Care is precisely what it sounds like CHEAP!

 The WCB of Alberta in their typical Byzantine Empire behavior have managed to refer me to a whole list of OTHER specialists, but refuse to refer me to a real living Orthopedic Spinal Specialist. That is not an accident, this is deliberate medical abuse and an abuse of process because they are denying me access to get a proper diagnosis from the ONLY medical specialist that is qualified to write a legitimate medical opinion on my condition.
 This includes not only a diagnosis, but a long term prognosis for treatments and the side effects that I can expect to suffer from for the rest of my life. Without this long term prognosis, any kind of long term treatment planned by the WCB of Alberta is nothing more than something that was dreamt up out of their own Byzantine medical Fantasy, and not a legitimate medical opinion based on fact or medical expertise.

And so it goes in this Byzantine Fantasy world that the Flintstones (PC Party of AB) created for rednecks to overdose on.
 If you still do not believe me that Fred Flintstone is having wet dreams about his desire to be the next bobble-head for the Byzantine Empire, all you need to do is check the anotomical dimensions of their next hero Jason. You will find he has the very same collar size as Fred Flintstone, the only thing missing is his sidekick Barney Rubble. Man that Barney Rubble should could act, huh? (Sic)

 Worse than that, is that an Orthopedic Spinal Surgeon is likely the only person who can refer me to further spinal treatments that could potentially be beneficial to help reduce my suffering.

 The Byzantine Empire was most famous for the creation of the most complex government institutions in Roman times, the Byzantine Empire just like the rule of the PC govt in Alberta lasted for centuries. Just like the Alberta Govt created by the conservatives, the Byzantine govt relied on creating omnipotent puppet administrators that were appointed not for their amazing administrative skills but rather for their crony abilities to exercise the will of the Emperor. Sound familiar, remember Alison Redford and her Palace in the sky?
 Here is an excerpt from Wikipedia about government during the Byzantine Empire:

Officials were arranged in strict order around the emperor, and depended upon the imperial will for their ranks. There were also actual administrative jobs, but authority could be vested in individuals rather than offices.
 Wow, does that sound like Guy Kerr and how he runs the WCB? Sure does. His panel of CEO's are nothing more than appointees (cronies of the PC Govt) who do not want to actually get their hands dirty in the actual work of creating a REAL Workers Compensation Board that helps injured workers. That is WHY nothing concrete has ever came out of the WCB Board of executives, they are too busy on the golf course, shopping, relaxing on the beach in a foreign country, shopping for an Asian bride etc., to be bothered with the nuances of serving the hard working people of Alberta.

 The WCB as an retirement villa for PC Cronies, is a grotesque emancipation of any legal responsibility to injured workers, and what happens to government when the tired old cronies of a corrupt Conservative government are left to metastasize themselves into a modern day version of the Byzantine Empire.

The biggest problem with the Byzantine Empire the PC's created with Guy Kerr at the helm of the WCB is that the WCB was bastardized into an organization that is 99% dedicated to insulating employers from the actual cost of seriously injured workers, and only 1% dedicated to injured workers. This is no longer a problem, but rather a crisis that began back in the 90's when Ralph Teed and Frank Pagnotta were abused by the WCB. Frank and Ralphy know more about the bastardization of this organization than just about anybody alive. Anthony Hughes is probably the most knowledgeable about this Byzantine abortion come to life, sadly he is in poor health these days.

 Frank and Ralph were the proverbial "Canaries in a coal mine", and were the first sign of the dangers of letting a government like the PC's hold onto power long enough to become their own little Tito's of our modern day politics in Alberta. When Frank and Ralphy started their protest outside of the WCB offices in downtown Edmonton back in the late 90's, they were the very first to actively RESIST the corporate fascism doctrine of the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party. They were among the first of the injured Albertans to recognize that something was severely amiss within the WCB of Alberta and within the larger context of the Alberta Govt.
 I felt it was necessary to recognize Ralph Teed and Frank Pagnotta for their tireless resistance and efforts to expose the corrupt PC Govt for what they did to injured workers for decades here in Alberta. Their sacrifices and early resistance have inspired hundreds of Albertans for the need to RESIST the fascism of corporatism that has dominated the AB politics for decades now, and their resistance of Govt abuses over the years; and thus I felt it was important to recognize the contributions the early pioneers of the Injured Workers Resistance have made so that others may benefit from their struggle over the years. Anthony Hughes is another man who deserves recognition for his struggle against the evils of corporatism abuse in Alberta in recent decades.
 It all makes sense now, as the Byzantine Empire now feels threatened by the current government, it is no accident that Fred Flinstone comes riding into town in a pickup truck with the back seat full of Timmies donuts to keep him company. Flintstone sees the need to showcase what he sees as the shining star of the technological achievements of the Luddites in what he believes is a new invention, The Internal Combustion Engine. Jason who is always up for a challenge working in Mr. Slates mine is trying to sell the next generation on the LAST generations technology of pollution barfing machines. But more importantly the CPC's newest Luddite is here to protect the Byzantine Empire and their chokehold on useless lay-about do-nothing crony appointments running the various corporations and boards of the AB Govt. That is why he is really here, Guy Kerr cannot let go of his Million dollar pay-day bonuses for championing the deaths of over 100 workers every year for decades now!
 The Canadian Federation of Independant Business (CFIB) is the number one supporter of Flinstone and his policies because the CFIB is his biggest supporter. Remember
Danielle Smith of the Wildrose Party? Yeah, well she used to be the El Presidente of the Alberta chapter of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. The CFIB is nothing more than a fundraising mechanism of the CPC and should be properly identified as an official LOBBY GROUP and not as a non-profit organization is my opinion because their #1 identifiable occupation is LOBBYING the govt in an all out assault on the working man (and women) of Canada. Jason Kenney is just one more opportunist in a long line of opportunistic Conservatives that want to return to the "Old days of Ralph De-Kline-ism", his Fred Flintsone philosophy is the greatest threat to our democracy and he is the greatest threat to hard working young people across this province is my opinion. He is an opportunist populist just like his hero Trump, and his desire to keep Alberta squarely in the middle of "Backwardsville Alberta", is truly an insult to higher education and any Canadians desire to leave our children a legacy of respect for the critical need for building open communities and not erecting barriers to keep the "Unwashed non-believers out."
 It takes a community to raise a child, and it takes the very same community to heal that child when they become ill or become mentally broken. Most people will be born, grow up work and die in the very same town they were born in, we are all just grown up versions of who we were when we were children, there is no escaping that reality. The United Party vs. Colored (UPC) people is the greatest danger to working people in Western Canada right now, because they seek to grasp the wave of populism sweeping the globe and once they have duped voters into their false flag populism, they will roll back this province straight into the dark ages of Ralph Kline and his brand of De-Kline-ism.
 The reason it is important to point this out is because that very same brand of politics is what launched Kline into the Premiers chair, and what followed was decades of an all out attack on the working man and woman in this province. That very same populism led to the appointment of Dr. John Cowell who dismantled the WCB in 1 year as the #1 Crony of the Ralph Kline Agenda, and afterwards he left his post as the CEO of the Workers Compensation Board and he was then followed by Guy Kerr who has been the #1 Champion AGAINST seriously injured workers here in Alberta for DECADES now. Fred Flinstone and his gang of CFIB gerrymanderers will throw Alberta backwards into the 1970's if given the chance. So please, on election day, please vote ABC.
 Thankyou and good night.

Chronic Pain has come to visit........more to come.