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: INSTRUMENT ASSISTED SOFT-TISSUE MOBILIZATION (GRASTON)
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.
: INTRODUCTION TO SPORTS INJURIES - PART 1
Introductory course for the identification, treatment and management of 8 frequently encountered sports injuries.
: INTRODUCTION TO SPORTS INJURIES - PART 2
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.
: CREATIVE CHIROPRACTIC
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.
: SPORT MED - CONCUSSION-BASELINE TESTING, DIAGNOSIS & MANAGEMENT
This is a NWHSU Certificate Course in which the student will learn to recognize a Traumatic Brain Injury, understand the physiology of the injury and the recovery phases. The student will know what can and cannot be prescribed or recommended during each phase of recovery. The student will demonstrate competency in performing Baseline and followup concussion testing. The student will be able to demonstrate the steps to documenting full recovery from the concussion and a return to play challenge. The student will be able to demonstrate onsite recognition and care for a Traumatic Brain Injury.
: SPORT MED - INTRODUCTION TO SPORTS TAPING
Introductory course for the identification, treatment and management of frequently occurring sports related injuries using Athletic Tape, Kinesio Tape and Elastic Tape. This course will provide a basic understanding of the mechanism of injury, the evaluation, treatment and management. Conditions covered will be: Turf Toe (hyperextension of metatarsophalangeal). Ankle Sprain/Strain (Inversion, eversion & High), Knee Sprain/Strain (collateral ligaments, ACL & PCL ligaments), Quadriceps Bruising (contusion), Thumb and Wrist Sprain/Strain, AC Joint Sprain Strain, Plantar Fasciitis, Shoulder Dislocaton & Sprain Strain, and Elbow Sprain Strain.
: SPORT MED - PRE-PARTICIPATION SPORT PHYSICALS
This is a NWHSU Certificate Course that will provide a basic understanding of what the roles of a Sports Chiropractor are, the
importance of the Pre-Participation Physical and the components of a high quality sports Physical. The student will be able to
demonstrate competence is assessing for cardiac anomalies, respiratory anomalies, skin infections, and levels of maturation,
body composition, joint stability, muscle imbalance, predisposing conditions, special considerations for sport participation, the
female athlete and timing of the exams. They will be able to provide proper documentation of the exam and appropriate
recommendations to the organization and parents of the athlete.