Session Descriptions - 2018 Chiropractic Homecoming and Winter Gathering

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Acupuncture for Chronic Conditions (2 Acupuncture hours)

Deborah Genrick, DC, LA.c.

Why do our patients relapse, not improve completely or ever get their muscle strength back? Conditions will be discussed that can be helped with acupuncture theory and treatment.  As well as looking specifically at why low back pain and shoulder pain may fall into this category.

Animal Chiropractic: From How To . . . To Case Reviews (2 Animal Chiropractic hours)

Stacy Heim, DC, CVSMT

Interested in animal chiropractic? There is more to it than just two extra legs.  Learn the current laws regarding animal chiropractic practice in the state of Minnesota, as well as where to start if you’re considering adding this modality to your practice. Using real case reviews, explore commonly observed injuries and conditions in a small animal practice.  

 At Issue: Chiropractic Practice Models and the Effects on Patient Care (1 Risk Management)

Melissa Kolb, DC, Thuy Katzenberger, DC, LAc, Jim Fritzgerald, DC and TBD

As the delivery of healthcare becomes more diverse, the chiropractic profession faces many questions.  Patient access, quality of care, corporate expense, reimbursement rates and shifting regulatory requirements all influence the patient experience. This panel discussion will review and discuss the keys to successful care delivery across contrasting practice models.

Chiropractic: A Key to America’s Opioid Exit Strategy

Sherry McAllister, DC, M.Ed, Executive VP for Foundation of Chiropractic Progress

Understanding the scope of the opioid situation, the elements that have contributed to it and the research showing the efficacy of chiropractic care. Learn how “Opioids” and the prescription painkillers can impact our health and the biochemical targets associated with abuse/misuse and use.

Communicating About Health Topics Using Digital and Social Media (1 Professional Boundaries hour)

Barbara Coward, MBA; Ryan Pena, social media manager; and Christian Jovanovic, M.Om, B.S., L.Ac

Are you using social media to create deeper and more meaningful patient engagement? This presentation will provide an overview of social media best practices to assist the busy clinician in creating a deeper connection with their current and future patients across multiple social media platforms.

Ethics and Social Media (1 Professional Boundaries hour)

Glori Hinck, RD, MS, DC, MET, Ed.D

Social media can be an important communication and marketing tool and can support patient care, patient education and public health.  However, it is important to leverage social media appropriately to avoid ethical breaches or compromise of the doctor-patient relationship. This presentation will offer definitions and examples of social media, outline ways in which social media can be used to ethically and professionally support the chiropractic practice, and will point out some of the dangers of inappropriate social media use.

Functional Fitness: A New Paradigm for Chiropractic


Functional fitness focuses on exercises that mimic everyday-life. Movement patterns that improve daily activities. It challenges both balance and coordination while improving strength and range of motion. Understand how functional fitness training strengthens your body in a way that makes your patients less prone to injury and more efficient in their daily lives.

Functional Anatomy, Evaluation and Rehabilitation of the Shoulder

Kim Swineheart, DC and Andrew Klein, DC, MS, DACBSP

Enhance your clinical examination and rehabilitation techniques for the shoulder.  Presentation includes live anatomic dissection of the shoulder along with lecture and video.

Getting Social with Patient Messaging – Psychosocial Workshop #1 and #2 (limited to 16 people)

Ryan Pena

Social media is a space where the public, patients and healthcare professionals communicate about health issues, wellness solutions, and possibly improve health outcomes. As the healthcare industry begins to embrace social media, the legal and risks of non-compliance with rules and regulations have never been higher. Learn how to leverage social media in healthcare to reach the audience that matters while navigating the complex compliant space.

Impacting Care with Imaging: Case Study Approach (1.5 X-ray hours)

Jeffrey Rich, DC, DACBR

Often the impact of a simple X-ray taken at the right time is underestimated in the chiropractic practice.  Come work on your skills detecting, describing, diagnosing and discerning how X-rays can impact your patient care.

MACRA, MIPS and Chiropractic: Medicare’s New Quality Payment System

Scott Munsterman, DC

Learn how you can participate in the new Quality Payment Program as defined by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act 2015 (MACRA) Law: The Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and the Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM). The MACRA law outlines the requirements and timeline regarding Medicare payment system changes. The course gives an overview of this law and will offer information about performance standards and how to achieve these standards for reimbursements in the future. 

Mobilize Your Social Media to Engage Prospective Patients (Limited to 28 people - No CE Hours)

Barbara Coward, MBA

How can you grow your client base? How can you educate and answer patient questions outside of office hours? There are some large healthcare organizations have entire digital marketing teams dedicated to developing and executing content 'round the clock. But you don't need the budget of the Mayo Clinic to achieve your business objectives. This workshop will provide you with cost-effective and easy-to-implement social media strategies that will engage prospective and existing patients - and stretch your digital marketing presence. 

The New Medicare Chiropractic Documentation Collaborative Model

Steven Conway, JD, DC and Michael Jacklitch, DC

Drs. Steven Conway and Michael Jacklitch have spent three years working one on one with all of the Medicare MACs to create a universal document outlining the interpretations of what documentation is required to establish medical necessity. This course will provide you with the specific playbook of knowledge related to the information and interpretation that the MAC clinical reviewers will be using to determine medical necessity of chiropractic records. By applying the very simple and understandable procedures outlined in this course, you will have greater success in managing Medicare cases.

New Paradigms in Chronic Care and Pain: A Whole Food Nutrition Role

Sara LeBrun-Blaska and Bill Hemmer, DC

The opioid crisis across America has led to serious complications and challenges in the management of pain and inflammation, so much so that an increasing need for more natural treatment approaches are required. The combined treatment regimen of chiropractic care and nutrition therapy can provide an effective clinical solution, which is prescription free and results in improved patient outcomes. Learn the important health advantages and advances in chiropractic care the use of this impactful approach can provide.

Obesity: A Primary Care Approach (2 Nutrition hours)

Maria Boosalis, PhD

In order to curtail the current epidemic of overweight and obesity in our population, all members of the health care team must work together. Towards that end, this two-hour presentation provides up-to date practical information for the primary care health team member to use in the identification, treatment, management and, ideally, prevention of overweight/obesity in their patient population.  

Regenerative Medicine: Accelerating and Enhancing the Healing Cascade (2 X-ray hours)

Hollis M. Fritz, MD

Regenerative Medicine is a service at Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI) that enables the body to speed up its natural healing process by renewing tissues with help from its own cells. These non-surgical treatments treat various degenerative conditions and orthopedic injuries, including tendon, joint, osteoarthritic conditions, spine injuries and other soft tissue or spinal injuries. This minimally invasive approach is ideal for patients with damaged joints who are not ready for a joint replacement.

The Rise of Chiropractic Care in Worksite Health Centers

Daniel Lord, DC

There is an exciting new trend in the chiropractic profession with our inclusion in worksite health centers. This new movement has caused a major shift in practice from insurance-based and fee for service to value-based care. Companies across the country are working hard to decrease their healthcare costs as well as improve their overall health strategy. Chiropractors are well positioned to take advantage of this opportunity and help solve one of the most expensive challenges for all employers: musculoskeletal injuries.

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