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: PRINCIPLES AND PHILOSOPHY 4
Discussion of current scientific literature regarding chiropractic principles and philosophy of the subluxation model. Neuromusculoskeletal and visceral conditions are discussed with the subluxation model of facilitation and adaptation in mind. Particular emphasis is placed on evidence related to the reciprocal influence between dysfunction of the neuromusculoskeletal system and related dysfunction in other systems. The influences of subluxation and the effects of chiropractic care and the adjustment on the health of the entire body are also stressed.
: PRINCIPLES AND PHILOSOPHY 5
Presentation of key ethical issues encountered in the professional setting. Emphasis is on those issues commonly occurring in the chiropractic patient-care environment.
: PT1: MODALITIES
Theories and application of heat, cold, traction, electrical modalities, vibration and light as adjuncts to patient management. Discussion of indications, contraindications and modifications of physiological therapeutics based on various conditions and situations.
: PT2: SOFT TISSUE TECHNIQUES
Students will study the therapeutic management of soft tissue dysfunction of the axial and appendicular skeleton.
: PT3: EXERCISE & REHABILITATION
Discussion of the role of exercise in the comprehensive conservative management of commonly encountered conditions. Principles of exercise therapy and exercise psychology. Concepts and skills relative to exercise techniques and emphasis on spinal stabilization. Specific protocols regarding the prescription of exercise.
: PUBLIC & PREVENTIVE HEALTH
This course is an introduction to public health and the role of the chiropractor as a primary care provider within the public health system. Discussion topics include the individual, community and systems approach to prevention, Healthy People 2020, epidemiology, social, behavioral, biomedical and environmental sciences, health policy and management. This hybrid course consists of online and in class assessments, and face to face weekly lectures.
: RADIATION PHYSICS AND SAFETY
Introduction to the safe production of quality radiographs. Students discuss the physics of X-ray production; the principles of radiobiology and radiation protection; and regulations regarding the use of ionizing radiation equipment as typified by those of the Minnesota Department of Health.
: RADIOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY AND POSITIONING
Learn and practice the skills necessary to produce diagnostic radiographs of skeletal and related body components, including measurement, positioning, radiation protection, technique factor calculation, and equipment set-up and operation. Emphasis is on the projections commonly used in chiropractic practice.