Electives

E7207 : ADAPTING CHIROPRACTIC TECHNIQUE FOR THE GERIATRIC POPULATION
0.75 credits: This course offers students the ability to research topics pertaining to the geriatric patient as they relate to chiropractic care and conservative management. Students will research a chosen topic that pertains to this specialty population, and then will provide a presentation to their peers, followed by open discussion.
E7301 : CHALLENGING CASES IN A CHIROPRACTIC PRACTICE
0.75 credits: This elective is taught by a certified chiropractic orthopedic specialist and includes guided discussions of challenging clinical cases. The cases include complex cases which may have serious sequelae, such as: spinal stenosis, acute cervical spine trauma, disc herniation, acute knee pain and torticollis, among others.
E7205 : CHIROPRACTIC INSTRUMENT ADJUSTING/ACTIVATOR METHODS
0.75 credits: The purpose of this course is to introduce and provide the students with knowledge of the most commonly used adjusting instruments. In addition, theoretical and practical aspects of the "Special Tests" category of PARTS model of subluxation assessment will be presented. These include such tests as relative leg length inequality, and patterns painful that have been associated with patients with common NMS complaints. The student will enter the course with the ability to evaluate the commonly encountered spinal joint problems and selected articulations of the extremities. During the course of the trimester, the student will become proficient in applying instrument adjusting. Completion of this course satisfies one step towards obtaining an Activator proficiency rating.
E7101 : CRITICAL ISSUES IN SOCIAL BIOLOGY
0.75 credits: This course is offered completely via discussion. It will cover selected biological issues that affect society. The issues may be controversial without clear-cut answers. As health care professionals in the community, chiropractors may be called upon to give knowledge, opinions, advice, etc. In addition to instructor chosen topics, the students will write a short paper on a topic of their choice.
E7206 : FLEXION DISTRACTION
0.75 credits: This course introductions the students to two mechanically assisted adjustive techniques for the cervical, thoracic, lumbar and pelvic regions. Mechanically assisted extremity techniques will be briefly discussed. Flexion Distraction will be based on the work of Dr. James Cox with a focus on the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of facet Syndrome, intervertebral disc herniation, and Spondylolisthesis. In addition, the use of stationary flexion or extension pre-stress will be introduced for the adjusting of the cervical and thoracic regions and molding as a treatment for Scoliosis. Drop piece use will be based on the work of Dr. J. Clay Thompson with a focus on sacral subluxation (prone and supine), ilium subluxation (prone and supine), facet syndrome, cervical, thoracic and extremity subluxations.
E7304 : HIGH SCHOOL PRE-PARTICIPATION PHYSICAL & FITNESS CHALLENGE
0.75 credits: This introductory course will provide a basic understanding of the flow of a combined pre-participation physical with a fitness challenge. The design is to identify sport readiness, physical strength, flexibility, aerobic fitness and agility.
E7201 : INSTRUMENT ASSISTED SOFT-TISSUE MOBILIZATION (GRASTON)
0.75 credits: This technique laboratory course combines instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization with a targeted exercise program to address connective tissue dysfunction. The technique uses Graston patented stainless steel instruments that are designed to adapt to the various tissue/shapes/curves of the body to precisely examine and treat a variety of neuromusculoskeletal conditions. Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization is soft tissue mobilization that allows the clinician to detect and treat soft tissue dysfunction that produces pain, weakness and functional limitation for the patient. The instruments are designed to provide an adjunct to a clinician's hands. Developing good manual skills is crucial to the effectiveness of this technique. Hands on application using the instruments will be stressed as part of an overall treatment.
E7302 : INTRODUCTION TO SPORTS INJURIES - PART 1
0.75 credits: Introductory course for the identification, treatment and management of 8 frequently encountered sports injuries.
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