Electives

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.
E7501 : INTRODUCTION TO OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH 1
0.75 credits: This course provides advanced trimester students with a broad overview of the role of chiropractic in the specialty field of occupational health. The training will induce a brief history of intervention strategies involved in the presentation and clinical case management of workplace injuries and disorders, governmental regulations and the professional services provided by appropriately trained doctors of chiropractic.
E7302 : INTRODUCTION TO SPORTS INJURIES - PART 1
0.75 credits: Introductory course for the identification, treatment and management of 8 frequently encountered sports injuries.
E7303 : INTRODUCTION TO SPORTS INJURIES - PART 2
0.75 credits: This course will provide a basic understanding of the mechanism of injury, the evaluation, treatment and management. Conditions covered will be: Knee Sprain/Strain (ACL & PCL ligaments), Shoulder Dislocation & Sprain/Strain, Elbow Sprain/Strain, High Ankle Sprain/Strain. The Pre-participation Sports Physical will be introduced based on the MN State High School Association and will be familiar with the ACSM and the ABCSP recommendations.
E7202 : SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHIROPRACTIC DIVERSIFIED TECHNIQUE
0.75 credits: This course is designed to give the chiropractic student options and variations in their adjusting protocols including: SOT type pelvic balancing protocol, sacral pump/ 2 cranial techniques, lumbar side posture with axial distraction, CT junction, TL options, SI drop piece use, post isometric manipulation, Device Assisted Pelvic Pattern, seated adjustments, nose to toes style manual adjusting, and cervical and lumbar exam flows. This class offers a lot of hands on lab time and individual attention.
E7505 : STRESS REDUCTION TECHNIQUES - THE SPIRIT COMPONENT
0.75 credits: The purpose of this course is to explore the relation of spirit to the mind and body leading to the need to regularly exercise all three for promoting health. The focus is to learn and apply stress reduction techniques including meditation and chi gong exercises. Meditation has been practiced since ancient times and is now catching on worldwide as a means to reduce stress or to help with pain caused by various illnesses. Students will engage in both experiential and intellectual learning. They will practice and apply stress-reduction techniques through "mindfulness" - the steady, intentional gathering of nonjudgmental awareness into the present moment in various activities. Techniques will be discussed and demonstrated leading to individual development and presentation with the purpose of being able to use them with patients. In addition, students will be able to use effective mindfulness techniques to enhance clinical skills and become more mindful in both personal and professional situations. The physiology of belief will be presented and the influence of some pioneers of the spirit connection from within and outside of the chiropractic profession will be discussed.
E7203 : STRUCTURAL APPROACH 1 - AXIAL SPINAL
0.75 credits: This class provides chiropractic students with an easily understood, highly reliable structural approach to clinical assessment and the application of specific manual adjustive care for the human pelvis and spine. The full-spine theories expressed and the methods taught are based largely on the mechanical engineering concepts and specific adjustive procedures as developed and practiced by chiropractic pioneer Dr. Clarence Gonstead. The class will be primarily a hands-on laboratory experience, which will include appropriate explanation, discussion, and observation of the fundamentals involved that form the rationale for this approach to chiropractic care.
E7204 : STRUCTURAL APPROACH 2 - EXTREMITIES
0.75 credits: This class provides chiropractic students with an easily understood, highly reliable structural approach to clinical assessment and the application of specific manual adjustive care for the clinical afflictions of the upper and lower extremities. The class will be primarily a hands-on laboratory experience, which will include appropriate explanation, discussion, and observation of the fundamentals involved that form the rationale for this approach to chiropractic extremity care. A variety of specific manual and soft tissue extremity techniques will be discussed, demonstrated and practiced by class participants.
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