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: LEGAL ASPECTS OF CHIROPRACTIC HEALTHCARE
Overview of the legal environment of chiropractic service. Topics include malpractice; the chiropractic report; contracts; legal entities; direct and cross examination; chiropractic statutes; scope of practice; and ethics. Material covers the statutes and ethics that govern chiropractic practice, how to legally begin business, how to prepare a legal case report and how to obtain malpractice insurance.
: MATERNAL & INFANT HEALTH
This course covers the physiologic and biomechanical changes normal to pregnancy. Those behaviors that maximize health in pregnancy for the mother and her unborn child will be addressed in depth. Health aspects of the first year of life are also discussed.
: MENTAL HEALTH 1
Examination of important psychological theories, assessment tools and conditions. Discussion of common presentations of psychological disorders, how to screen for these conditions in the chiropractic office and fundamentals of treatment. Diagnostic categories and syndromes are reviewed.
: MENTAL HEALTH 2
Discussion of the serious mental health diseases and how they may manifest in the chiropractic office. Overview of allopathic and where they exist, non-allopathic treatment of these conditions. Utilization of the DSM V.
: METHODS 1: SKILLS ANALYSIS 1
The fundamental terminology and skills used by the chiropractor during patient assessment (P.A.R.T.S.) are introduced, including patient observation and postural assessment; visual recognition and palpation of topographical landmarks; segmental motion palpation; and the physical and radiographic recognition of vertebral dysrelationships.
: METHODS 2: SKILLS ANALYSIS 2
Development and integration of skills necessary to detect various manifestations of spinal subluxation and/or dysfunction, including static and motion palpation (active, passive, end feel); radiographic marking and mensuration; and postural examination.
: METHODS 3: CERVICAL & THORACIC MANUAL THERAPIES
Introduction to applied adjustive procedures using high-velocity, low-amplitude thrusts in the cervical and thoracic regions. Methods derived from various technique systems (e.g. Gonstead, Thompson, Faye, Diversified) are practiced under direct supervision after PARTS evaluation has identified segments for which adjustments are indicated.
: METHODS 4: LUMBOPELVIC MANUAL THERAPIES
Introduction to applied adjustive procedures using high-velocity, low-amplitude thrusts to lumbar and pelvic regions; continued development of same in the cervical and thoracic regions. Methods derived from various technique systems (e.g. Gonstead, Thompson, Faye, Diversified) are practiced under direct supervision after PARTS evaluation has identified segments for which adjustments are indicated. Provide the student with an introduction to high velocity, low amplitude thrust techniques for the lumbar spine and pelvis. Emphasis is on the development of the psychomotor skills necessary to safely apply the techniques to dysfunctional joints.