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Keynote Speaker:

Richard Branson, DC, graduated from the University of Western States in 1991.  Since January of 2014, he has served as the first staff chiropractor at the Minneapolis Veterans Health Care System.  Before that he was the first Director of Chiropractic Services at Fairview Health Systems, Minnesota’s second largest private hospital system for 15 years. In this role Dr. Branson had a clinical practice as well as overseeing all chiropractic related issues.

New Opportunities:

Chad Henriksen, DC, DABCOH, and a graduate of Northwestern Chiropractic College, has focused his career in the area of occupational health by consulting with corporate clients and providing on-site health and wellness services.  He has a Post-Graduate Diplomat degree in Occupational Health and Applied Ergonomics and is currently Coordinator of the Ergonomics Division at the HC Sweere Center for Clinical Biomechanics and Applied Ergonomics.  In this role he develops and oversees on-site programs that reduce cost for employers and increase the health and well-being of employees.

Hands-on Technique Options:

Concussion Testing Workshop (limited to 60 people)

Timothy Stark, MPhil, DC, DACBSP, ICCSP, CSCS, FICC

You will experience (practice) the unique questioning of a patient with a suspected head injury.  Additionally, the subsequent testing, also mostly unique to such an injury, will be introduced and practiced.  Thurs, 3:30-5:30 pm or Fri, 8:00 – 10:00 am

Strengthening Postural Balance for Fall Prevention and Protection (limited to 40 people)

Paul Osterbauer, DC and Steven Weiniger, DC

A large factor in falls (as well as chronic low back pain) is degeneration of postural control and stabilization.  You will learn how StrongPosture® balance and clinical rehab exercise protocols use systematic, progressive cueing to find and retrain “‘lost” motion.  Fri, 8:00-10:00 a.m.

Physical Exam and Functional Analysis of the Foot and Ankle (Limited to 40 people)

Andrew Klein, DC, MS, DACBSP

In a hands-on workshop setting, improve how you look at common joint dysfunction and diagnoses of the foot and ankle. Extremity adjustments and myofascial release will be reviewed, as well as basic exercises for rehabilitation. Sat., 8:00-10:00 a.m. or 1:00-3:00 p.m.


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