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Oola: Finding Balance in an Unbalanced World

Troy Amdahl, DC and Dr. Dave Braun, DC

At times, we all feel the weight of having too many demands and too little time. However, it is possible to find a life that is balanced and growing. Co-authors of the internationally best-selling book, Oola: Find Balance in an Unbalanced World, Dr. Dave Braun and Dr. Troy Amdahl, will personally walk you through the 3 simple steps to balance and grow your life in the 7 key areas (The 7 F’s of Oola). Discover what blocks you from the life you dream of and deserve and what can get you there faster. 

The Role of History and Evaluation in the Care of the Pediatric Patient

David Jackson, DC

Childhood conditions such as autism, sensory processing disorder and ADHD are on the rise. It is critical for today’s doctor of chiropractic, seeking to serve children, to have an advanced understanding of discovering the underlying events leading to a child’s diagnosis and the specific evaluation to determine effectiveness of care. We will explore the 3 T’s and the 5 D’s and give you a model to increase your level of certainty to serve children and improve outcomes.

Movement and Motor Control Evaluation of the Low Back, Hip and Knee

Kevin Kerchansky, DC, DACRB

Learn aspects of evaluating patient movement in order to successfully diagnose patients and rehabilitate injuries. Although range of motion is commonly observed by practitioners, there is a failure to understand motor control and movement patterns which provide a much clearer picture of a patient’s presentation. Properly evaluating these elements allows you to implement more appropriate strategies for injury rehabilitation and create patient-specific programs.

Healthy Aging

Dan Murphy, DC

The aging of the brain and brain neurodegenerative disorders are the biggest health problem facing the United States and other developed countries. The number of afflicted individuals is staggering and the associated healthcare costs threaten to bankrupt our nation. The objective for this class is to understand the basic pathophysiology and common drivers of brain neurodegenerative disorders, and to review the proven life-long preventative strategies for reducing the risks of developing such disorders. (1 nutrition hour) 

Movement and Motor Control Evaluation of the Low Back, Hip and Knee Hands-on Lab

Kevin Kerchansky, DC, DACBR

Learn a variety of movement evaluations related to the low back, hip and knee. Understand how to differentiate motor control deficits from range of motion deficits related to the lumbar spine, hip and core. You will be shown how to diagnose flaws in movement patterns and begin the process of successfully rehabilitating injuries by correcting dysfunctional movement. You will evaluate others in the class and get hands-on training. (Limited to 60 people.)

Nutritional Support for the Musculoskeletal System

Jay R. Robbins, DC, DACBN, CCN

Pretty much everything we do as chiropractic physicians directly affects the musculoskeletal system. Learn the various aspects of functional medicine, particularly as they relate to calcium and other minerals. We discuss the epidemic of sports injuries and soft tissue trauma, and the role that nutrition can play in helping to support our patients. (2 nutrition hours)

Concussion Management: The Manual Therapy Approach

Craig Couillard, DC, CMT, CCSP, ICCSP, CSCS, CES, PES

Learn why there is the lack of information in the literature about concussion, manipulation and how it relates to the current return to play considerations. Understand the studies related to cerviocogenic headaches, neck pain, dizziness and vertigo and how it supports the high success rates that chiropractic manual therapy offers the concussed individual. (Limited to 60 people.)

Radiology 4x30: A Two-Hour Radiology Relay Race

Anita Manne, DC, DACBR, Timothy Mick, DC, DACBR, Jeffrey Rich, DC, DACBR and Christopher Major, DC, DACBR

Four fine radiologists will fill their individual 30-minute time slots with an assortment of interesting cases gleaned from their practices and will include some refresher content about specific areas such as pediatric trauma.  Hold on tight because the pace will be brisk and you'll barely be able to catch your breath! Help yourselves to current course notes which will be available prior to race time. (3 X-ray hours)

Sequelae of Trauma to the Neck: Anatomy, Rehab and X-ray

Renée DeVries, DC, DACBR, Timothy Stark, MPhil, DC, DACBSP, ICCSP, CSCS, FICC and Kim Swineheart, DC

Trauma is often very painful. It can lead to instability and eventually arthritis. We will review exams, including X-ray, view involved anatomy and suggest rehab that can improve recovery to help our patients live a pain-free life. (includes 1 X-ray hour)

Preventing Boundary Crossing Pitfalls

Todd Crabtree, DC, JD, MBA

Dr. Crabtree will share common pitfalls he has seen that led to violations and provide practical suggestions on implementing protective measures in your clinic. (1 professional boundaries hour)

Disruptive Patient Communications

William Esteb

If your primary form of patient communication is the spoken word, patients probably nod, but often ignore your recommendations. Learn arresting ways to maximize your patient influence and inspire healthier decisions.  Take home simple ways to create deeper connections as you set boundaries, manage patient expectations, stimulate critical thinking and produce better patient outcomes.

Diagnosis, Documentation, Compliance, Medicare and ICD Coding

Kenneth S. J. Murkowski, DC, CCT, FICA, FMCC, DAACA, FAACA, MPC-DC/CA Coach, PAL

Dr. Murkowski was ACA-ICA Chairman ICD-10 to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations. He wrote ICD-10 codes and testified for chiropractic for 5 years. He will review the new rules and regulations under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) for diagnosis, documentation, compliance, Medicare, ICD codes and the new CMS 1500 with 12 diagnostic slots. 

Cervical Spine Rehabilitation Hands-on Workshop

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

You will apply functional assessments and rehabilitation interventions in this hands-on workshop. You'll definately leave with tools you can use on Monday.  (Limited to 60 people.)

Clinical Tools to Help Your EHR System Work for You

Timothy S. Wakefield, DC, DACBSP, CSCS, CCST

With the arrival of electronic health record (EHR) into the chiropractic profession, it is easier than ever to apply documentation rules and regulations to your advantage. We will be discussing who makes the rules, what they are and how we can use these rules to provide the best patient care and to prove medical necessity, quickly and efficiently.

Treating Tendinopathies of the Shoulder, Elbows and Achilles: Overview and Demonstration of Acupuncture, Gua Sha and Cupping

Thuy Katzenberger, DC, MAc, LAc

Learn how to treat different layers of soft tissue above and within the tendon to effectively treat common tendinopathies of the shoulder, elbow and Achilles. Cupping, Gua Sha, several acupuncture techniques and simple rehabilitation exercises will be demonstrated for each area. These approaches will provide long-term results for your patients.

NEW! Non-credit Business Track

Listed in chronological order.

Super Success in this New Era of Chiropractic

Tory Robson, DC

We are heading into the best time ever to practice. The changing insurance landscape is an opportunity to be more successful than ever - but only if you know what to do. This workshop will lay it out for you.

The ABCs of Building a Pediatric Practice

David Jackson, DC

Whether you want to serve a few more children or you have a goal of 60% pediatrics, mastering the ABCs of pediatric marketing are a must. When applied to a proven 6 Pillar model of care, your office will be (literally) crawling with children. Dr. Jackson will take you through the proven steps and strategies he used to create a 60% pediatric cash practice. You’ll leave inspired and more importantly-equipped with the knowledge you need to succeed.

A.C.E.S. - An Evolution

Lona Cook, DC

Learn the process to see where you are now and create change for growth.

Communication in Your Practice

Lona Cook, DC

Learn verbal and nonverbal aspects for communicating your chiropractic message and getting people to engage and refer.

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