Session Descriptions - 2019 Chiropractic Homecoming and Winter Gathering

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**Keynote Presentation**

Why the Future is EPIC

Richard Brown DC, LL.M, FRCC, FBCA, FEAC, Secretary General of the WFC

The World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) is the global voice of the chiropractic profession and has national association members in over 90 countries across 7 regions worldwide. Recognizing that the practice of chiropractic varies across jurisdictions, national borders and in different cultures and societies, the WFC’s strategic pillars focus on support, empowerment, promotion and advancement of the chiropractic profession.

With 25 years’ practice experience as a clinician and since 2015 working in a diplomatic and ambassadorial role with the WFC, Richard will describe the importance of the four key EPIC components: evidence-based practice; patient-centered care; interprofessional frameworks; and collaborative working, as being fundamental to chiropractic’s future success.

In his presentation, he will describe how these elements are relevant across the chiropractic spectrum and will dispel some of the myths around their relevance and applicability in today’s healthcare world. Specifically, Richard will explore the significance of how chiropractors have unprecedented opportunities in an era of health system transformation.

(All others are listed in alphabetical order)

Adjusting the Typical Pronated Foot Workshop

Mark Charrette, DC

This two-hour presentation will cover the basic neurology, indicators and adjustments for the typical pronated foot. Learn adjustments for the navicular, cuboid, cuneiforms, metatarsal heads, talus, calcaneus and fibular head. A workshop/hands-on format that briefly covers stabilization procedures.

You will leave with effective adjustments for the pronated foot that you can use on Monday morning that will increase your positive outcomes with your patients.

Adjusting the Typical Pronated Foot

Mark Charrette, DC

This two-hour presentation will cover the basic neurology of extremity adjusting with emphasis on visual indicators. Discuss the seven adjustments of the pronated foot in detail and see how-to videos. You will see a simple taping technique along with a rehab exercise.

Check Your Fear at the Door: Understanding Compliance without the Drama

Steve Conway, DC, JD

Using a vignette-type format, this session will define and compose proper compliance procedures without the usual fear associated with compliance programs. You will be able to relate the vignette to your chiropractic practice to fully understand and integrate correct compliance procedures.  

Chiropractors Who Care Too Much

Bill Esteb

This program combines philosophy and professional boundaries by addressing an almost universal practice challenge: burnout. This session reveals why the chiropractic worldview demands a different relationship from that of allopathic providers in favor of patient partnerships guided by clear boundaries. Attendees will learn three types of caring, 10 signs they may be caring too much, and specific action steps they can apply on Monday morning to escape and prevent the crippling effects of professional burnout in themselves and their team.

Chronic Pain and Depression: The Nutrition Connection

David Seaman, DC

Many chiropractic patients respond very well to manual care. This class is about non-responders with chronic pain and depression who need additional management strategies, particularly related to nutrition and lifestyle. Non-responders are typically inflamed and unhealthy and suffer from various chronic conditions such as depression, chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, and hypertension. Highlights include nutritional management and proper documentation during the course of care.

Cutting Edge Imaging of Sports Injuries

Alicia Yochum, DC, DACBR, NCMIC

Technology continues to make advancements daily, and these advancements apply to diagnostic imaging as well. This course will focus on evaluating sports injures to tendons, ligaments and joints with today's state-of-the-art technology. This will include MRI and compare those findings to what can be seen utilizing diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound. 

Following the Science of Subluxation: 1918 to Today

Dan Murphy, DC

Exploring our history can help us define our future. We will follow the science of subluxation from the early years (1918-21), through the middle years (1970s) to today’s modern era. We will then review how the published evidence from each period defines the science of our work.

Gut, Mouth, Brain Connection


Attendees will learn:

  • The relationship between the gut, brain, and mouth connection in illness and health
  • How to test and treat for associated infection and inflammatory conditions in the gut, brain and mouth
  • The relationship of traumatic brain injury (focusing either on athletes or general population) in these conditions
  • Treatment protocols to use Monday morning in your practice

Intervention in Workers Compensation Cases:  Doing It Right

Hon. Adam Wolkoff, Deputy Chief Judge

Minnesota law allows chiropractors who treat injured workers to intervene in the workers' compensation litigation to seek payment of treatment expenses. Learn how to perfect your intervention interest, and properly navigate OAH's new electronic court case management system.

Lessons from Neuroscience: From Medullary Stroke to Ear Pain

Mary M. Tuchscherer, DC, PhD

Many students have come back to school after they’ve been out for a while, and say: I wish I could sit in on one of those “neuro classes.” It would make so much more sense now.

So, here is your chance! You will be challenged by various questions related to common (and not so common but important) conditions and learn, once again, why the signs and symptoms match the neuroanatomy deficit. Included will be: the findings that differentiate spinal nerve injuries from peripheral nerve injuries; what differentiates lateral medullary stroke from pontocerebellar tumors; why does subluxation present with inflammatory findings? And more. We will briefly review the normal neuroanatomy by audience participation and possibly an impromptu contest between alumni years.

Quick Pain Relief with Acupuncture

Deborah Zurcher, DC, LAc

Using single points, ear protocols, and some extraordinary vessel opening and closing points, learn to either accentuate your treatments or use some of these exclusively to help your patients get out of pain quickly. This class will include demonstrations on pain relief protocols and needling techniques to cover a wide range of symptoms. Symptoms include low back, upper back, and neck pain, ROM restrictions in the shoulder, stomach pain, and cramps, to name a few. These protocols will be easy to understand, remember and use on Monday morning in your practice.

Resources for Finding Evidence for the Professional Chiropractor
(Non CE – Thurs. 1:30 – 2:00 p.m. RSVP required)

Krista Jacobson

Have you ever wanted to discover evidence on a particular topic or read the latest research article but weren’t sure where to begin? Join NWHSU’s Public Services Librarian to discover what is available to the non-student chiropractic professional. During this session, you will learn:

  • Which databases are freely available to the public
  • How to create alerts in PubMed
  • Which apps/extensions find copyright-compliant full-text uploads
  • How to leverage your local public library’s services to find full-text of articles at little to no cost to you
  • And more

Spondylolisthesis and Contact Sports: When Is it Safe?

Terry Yochum, DC, DACBR

This course on spondylolisthesis and contact sports will enhance your ability to better understand what patients can compete in high-level contact sports with spondylolisthesis in the lower lumbar spine. Review the concept of active versus inactive spondylolisthesis and pending spondylolysis and/or spondylolisthesis. The clinical signs and symptoms as well as imaging findings of patients presenting with this condition are reviewed in detail.

Using the Evidence to Influence Public Policy: An Update on Current State and National Issues

Trevor Foshang, DC and Chuck Sawyer, DC 

With the recent publication of several research studies and policy reports, chiropractic doctors now have additional information they can use in grass-roots advocacy efforts at the state and national levels. In this session, we will discuss the importance of that information, its relevance in clinical practice and advice regarding how it can be used to influence public policy.

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