2014 Printable Event Schedule. (Adobe Acrobat required).
Sessions that have been submitted as D.C. credit hours are shaded gold on the schedule.

 

Thursday, Aug. 8

8-10 a.m.
The Upper Complex, Anatomical and Bio Mechanical Implications for Care
Todd Hubbard, D.C.
This is a lecture looking at the details of the upper cervical spine as it applies to the chiropractor. We will take a detailed look at the how the joints, ligaments, muscles and neurology play a role in clinical examination of the cervical spine. 

Using Evidence-Based Orthopedic Exams in Practice
Ron Boesch, D.C., Christopher Roecker, D.C., Mike Tunning, D.C., ATC
This program will present information related to the usefulness of various orthopedic physical exams, specific to use within a clinical practice setting. Information gained during this seminar is intended to save clinicians time and assist with clinical decision-making. This program will introduce practicing doctors of chiropractic to concepts related to diagnostic accuracy and will review various orthopedic exam procedures. A variety of clinical scenarios will also be used to demonstrate how clinicians can integrate this information into a clinical practice.

Neuroimmunomodulation
Lou Freedman, D.C. and Dan Weinert, D.C., Ph.D.
The nervous system plays a primary role in maintaining homeostasis within the body. Yet, our understanding of communication between the nervous and immune systems has been lacking. In this session, Drs. Freedman and Weinert will discuss new evidence on neuroimmunomodulation. Specifically, the presenters will explain how the nervous system regulates inflammation with an “anti-inflammatory reflex.” The discussion includes new information about white bloods cells and their ability to receive information from the nervous system.

100 Years of Fellowship and Education
Alana Callender, Ph.D. and Roger Hynes, D.C.
For a century, Palmer graduates have been returning each summer to Davenport, Iowa. The event was originally called Lyceum, named after the peripatetic school of Aristotle, and was based on the adult educational Chautauqua movement of the early 20th century. The original week-long event was social and educational. It brought together chiropractors and their families back together to renew friendships and re-gird their loins against the early battles they faced as pioneers in a new health science. As chiropractic became more integrated into health practice, the educational seminars that were always a part of the event took on more prominence. Education was reviewed and reinforced and advancements in practice and management were introduced. This year, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of coming home.  

 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Opening Session: Chancellor Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D.  

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Cox Flexion Distraction Spinal Manipulation: Biomechanics and Clinical Outcomes
James Cox, D.C.
In this session, we will present information related to changes in intradiscal pressure and the foraminal area, along with discussions related to facet joint motion, disc changes under distraction manipulation, and the biomechanics of the intervertebral disc and spine. Video depictions of the spine during spinal manipulation will be shown. Clinical research related to the use of long-axis distraction of the spine will be presented, and there will be demonstrations of manipulation to various regions of the spine. Demonstration of spinal manipulation of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine and pelvis will be on this program.

Connecting your Financial Future
Cody Allen, David Beck, Franklin Mitvalsky, J.D., Steven Powell and Marlin “Hap” Volz
Sponsored by Palmer Development Office
Your financial future is not just dependent upon you, but on a group of advisors to help you navigate the legal, financial, risk, investment and tax issues that will impact you and your family today and into the future. The panel discussion will focus on issues within the practice, including practice structure, management, employee and owner benefits and personal wealth management. There also will be dialogue involving financial ramifications for yourself and your practice in today’s economic environment. Panel speakers include a CPA - Certified Public Accountant, Attorney, CLU - Chartered Life Underwriter, a Trust Officer and a Financial Planner.

“Meditations on Philosophy”
Michelle Barber, D.C., MSW
This session will explore some of the core epigrams, quotes, and philosophy in a discussion format. We will explore these ideas from the following perspective:
A) What did they say exactly?
B) What were they trying to say/what was the underlying message?
C) How does this message fit with any new information we currently possess and/or have gained over the years?
D) How do we merge the old ideas with a modern knowledge base so that it can make sense?
At the end of the session, participants will walk away with a sense of the importance of context, an appreciation for the value of change, and the ability to critically think about the quotes of our founding fathers and the current day application of these pearls of wisdom.

Motion Palpation
Brett Winchester, D.C. 

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Tiny Tune - Ups, Evaluation and Adjusting: Strategies for the Neonate
Lora Tanis, D.C., DICCP
The lecture will include appropriate exams to be performed on the neonate prior to adjusting. Dr. Tanis will facilitate discussion of spinal structure that makes this group unique. Finally, adjusting demonstration and helpful hints to assist in caring for these newbies will be reviewed. A few case presentations too!

Nutritional Support for Athletic Performance: "The Game of Calcium”
Jay Robbins, D.C., DABCN
Sponsored by Standard Process Inc.
Understanding the calcium pathways and ensuring that they function correctly is crucial to athletic performance and endurance. This session will help explain many of the important metabolic pathways in the "Game of Calcium" that are often overlooked or not understood.

“Two Barbers, No Waiting: Bringing Customer Service to the Forefront of the Doctor-Patient Interaction, Building Interpersonal Relationships, and Enhancing Patient Outcomes”
Michelle Barber, D.C., MSW and Virginia Barber, D.C.
This skills session will go beyond the Chiropractic Adjustment and explore the abilities necessary to build patient relationships. What are the little things that we can do in our offices every day to create an environment of radical customer service? What are the gestures that communicate that we care? How do we find the time to go above and beyond for our patients? How can we cultivate and develop the best relationships to enhance patient oriented outcomes? At the end of the session, doctors will have an arsenal of ideas to take back to the office Monday morning.

Introduction to Sacro Occipital Technique - Incorporating an Evidence-Based Chiropractic System of Analysis and Treatment
Charles Blum, D.C.
What is Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT)? How it developed and what is its rational approach for patient assessment and treatment? How does SOT incorporate whole body principles and expand a chiropractor’s vision of how they can help patient care from acute to chronic to preventative? I will review some clinical related research that has been presented at research conferences and in the literature as it pertains to this introductory presentation of SOT.
 

Friday, Aug. 8

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Validating our Traditional Chiropractic Philosophy with Contemporary Science
Christopher J. Colloca, D.C.
Deep seeded in our roots and central to the chiropractic profession has been the concept of vertebral subluxation. Although controversy exists over the various definitions of exist, our history has provided numerous vertebral subluxation models that science has begun to investigate. In this session, we will explore some of the contemporary models of vertebral subluxation and research into the neuromechanical advances in biomechanics and neurophysiology of chiropractic adjustments. Dr. Colloca will present an overview of his award-winning in vivo research conducted in both humans and large animal models to form a basis to begin to explore our traditional chiropractic philosophy with contemporary science. 

9:45-10:45 a.m.

Chiropractic Quality, Cost and Risks: What the Evidence Says and Why You Should Care
Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D.
Never has the saying “in God we trust, all others bring data” been truer. As the US healthcare system continues to evolve towards the “Triple Aim” of improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction), improving the health of populations and reducing the per capita cost, it becomes increasingly critical that the chiropractic profession is able to talk the evidence-based talk. Learn what you can and cannot say to your patients, payers, other clinicians and policy makers based on the data. Presentation highlights include the latest information on:
• the outcomes of chiropractic care for low back pain, neck pain and other conditions,
• the costs of chiropractic care delivery, and
• the relative risks associated with spinal manipulation. 

11 a.m.-Noon

“Being the Best at What Matters the Most”
Frank Sovinsky, D.C.
Champions in practice aren't the ones who do the most things. Champions are the ones who do the most important things. In this session Dr. Frank Sovinsky, the co-author of “The E-Myth Chiropractor, Why Most Chiropractic Practices Don’t Work and What to Do about It” will show you how to leverage our core values to impact more people. 

1:30-3:30 p.m.

The Spine as the Foundation for Health and Disease: A Contemporary Chiropractic BioPhysics® (CBP®) Technique Presentation
Deed Harrison, D.C
Chiropractic is changing. Research, patient management, objective clinical results, treatment techniques, philosophies, and principles all advance over time. The mission of CBP Technique is to provide a research based response to these changing times that is clinically, technically, and philosophically sound. Understanding the relationship of upright human posture and spinal displacements to various pain, functional, and health disturbances is a key concept of this presentation. Secondly, the attendee will gain an appreciation of and for CBP's chiropractic corrective care procedures for structural rehabilitation of the spine and posture using mirror image® adjusting, exercise, and spinal remodeling procedures.

Primary Spine Care: A Real-World Approach to Chiropractic Practice in the Evolving Health Care System
Brian Justice, D.C.
Many chiropractors identify themselves as primary spine care providers. Dr. Brian Justice, a pioneer and advocate of this practice approach, will describe the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for developing such a practice and discuss the large future potential that exists for D.C.s in this role. He will give examples of programs and opportunities available in primary spine care from the perspective of his current position as an Associate Medical Director at Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

Chiropractic Rationales in Clinical Decision Making
Randy McCall, D.C., Wes Mullen, D.C. and Jack VanDervort, D.C.
This session is a discussion of the theoretical and clinical constructs of chiropractic relating to outcomes in healthcare. Retaining the larger impetus of chiropractic while being compliant in the evidence based model. Identifying “neurological clarity” and “adaptability as goals within the modern clinical setting

Digital Marketing Basics
Join Dr. Mary Frost for an overview of how to bring your practice into the digital age. Simple and effective marketing options will be discussed. Expect to interact and critique options in this practical session.

Radiographic Positioning and View Selection
Tracey Littrell, D.C., DACBR
This two-hour course will emphasize skills in obtaining outstanding radiographic images for chiropractic practice. The attendee will learn proper patient positioning and appropriate view selection for spine and extremity imaging. 

4:30-6:30 p.m.

The Third Era of Healthcare
Deborah Sesker, D.C. and Cheryl Child, D.O.
”The Third Era of Health Care” will address the progression of the health care delivery system into the current day model from a shared view of the chiropractic and medical perspectives. As the health care system becomes more complex and difficult to access, patient and provider concerns are rapidly escalating. Many healthcare providers are now taking part in a major paradigm shift, which is radically evolving the medical model into the third era of medicine, one which no longer reacts to disease, but empowers patients to become creators of their own health. Chiropractic, due to its foundational philosophy, is positioned to take a pivotal leadership position in this new model for health care.

Interdisciplinary Care Models: Working Together to Benefit the Patient
Nate Hinkeldey, D.C., Michael Olson, Michael Petrie, D.C., Ph.D. and Michael Tunning, D.C., ATC 
This session will highlight the value of interprofessional communication on patient care; and how chiropractors can participate in multidisciplinary care teams. A panel of experts will discuss the development of professional relationships with non-chiropractic clinicians, the value of working as a team for improved patient outcomes, and the challenges and advantages of working in an interprofessional setting.  

Professional Boundaries
Anna Allen, R.N.
Sponsored by NCMIC Group, Inc.
This course will enlighten the doctor about the laws pertaining to professional boundaries and appropriate patient contact. The class encourages participation and discussion surrounding both the doctor-patient relationship and the patients’ relationship with staff. Legalities are discussed including board of examiner reviews and documentation tips to decrease the doctor’s risk.

Recognizing Food Allergies: Challenges and Opportunities?
Lia Nightingale, Ph.D.
Food allergies are a major health concern in developed countries, causing serious physical, social & financial burden. The epidemiology and pathogenesis of food allergies will be reviewed, while clinical diagnosis, prevention strategies, and treatment will be discussed in detail.

Imaging of Upper and Lower Extremity Sports Injuries
Tracey Littrell, D.C., DACBR
This course will detail the most common injuries that athletes encounter in the upper and lower extremities, such as epicondylitis, stress fractures, rotator cuff tears, meniscal tears, hip pointers, and avulsion fractures. The mechanisms of the injuries, the appropriate imaging studies, and the imaging findings, including plain films and magnetic resonance images, will be discussed.  

Saturday, Aug. 9

8:30 – 10 a.m.

A Vision of Chiropractic in Today’s Healthcare
Mr. Bharon Hoag
Mr. Hoag will share a different view of where chiropractic fits in the future in relation to where healthcare is going. This session is designed to help practitioners to understand what they can do specifically in their communities or places of influence to position themselves as a solution to the problems they face. 

10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Extreme Extremities Part I
Mark Charrette, D.C.
Sponsored by Foot Levelers, Inc.
This 2-hour presentation explains the concept of the “Noisy Joint”. A simple explanations with references is presented to show why adjusting on indicators as opposed to symptoms may be a valuable way to approach extremity adjusting.

An overview of movement development, injury, and recovery
Ron Boesch, D.C., Dave Juehring, D.C., Michael Petrie and Michael Tunning, D.C., ATC
This session will provide the participant with an overview of the common development milestones, discussion of injury from an anatomical and physiological view, red flags screening, and retraining motor control following injury.   

Risk Management/Record Keeping in the Chiropractic Office Part I
Steve Savoie, D.C.
Sponsored by NCMIC Group, Inc.
This class will address the issues of risk management and proper record keeping in the chiropractic office. Upon completion of this program doctors will:
1. Understand the warning signs of poor documentation
2. Understand the rationale for and the development of a Chiropractic Care/Treatment Plan and how you can create one in under three minutes using a worksheet
3. Understand the components of daily record keeping (SOAP) and how to use standard
abbreviations efficiently to create an accurate and complete SOAP note in less than one minute
4. Understand the concept of Medical Necessity.

Chiropractors in Cancer Hospitals, Part I
Jeff Sklar, D.C.
This course will provide indications and contra-indications for administering chiropractic care to cancer patient. Dr. Sklar will discuss understanding side effects of cancer treatment on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems and understanding the role of chiropractic in quality of life at any stage of the disease, as well as, the criteria of patient centered care. 

1:15-3:15 p.m.

Extreme Extremities Part II
Mark Charrette, D.C.
Sponsored by Foot Levelers, Inc.
This 2-hour presentation explains the basics of Deliberate Practice and then applies it to the workshop of the pronation protocol for the foot. Basic stabilization and rehab exercises for the foot will also be briefly covered.]

Radiography for Chiropractors – A Case Based Approach
Ian McLean D.C., DACBR
This two hour course will review chiropractic radiology procedures including imaging techniques. This will be a case-based presentation emphasizing imaging techniques that can enhance or obscure pathology. The course is suitable for both radiographers and clinicians.

When, What and Where of Testing … Patient Management
Ronald Boesch, D.C.
The class uses a cased based approach with common injuries and conditions that present to the office. Using clinical decision rules and best evidence to evaluate and manage these problems effectively, efficiently with patient values.

Risk Management/Record Keeping in the Chiropractic Office Part II
Steve Savoie, D.C.
Sponsored by NCMIC Group, Inc.
A continuation of part I.

Chiropractors in Cancer Hospitals, Part II
Jeff Sklar, D.C.
This course will provide indications and contra-indications for administering chiropractic care to cancer patient. Dr. Sklar will discuss understanding side effects of cancer treatment on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems and understanding the role of chiropractic in quality of life at any stage of the disease, as well as, the criteria of patient centered care.

Chiropractic Imaging Practicum: The Annual Roentgen Roulette
Ian McLean, D.C., DACBR
After the participants view a series of diagnostic imaging "unknowns" their answers are submitted to the instructor before the beginning of the lecture. The presentation will be a comprehensive review of the unknown cases designed to give the chiropractor practical information usable in clinical practice. Plain film and specialized imaging studies critical to the practicing chiropractor will be presented. The diagnostic imaging studies will be correlated with the patients' clinical presentation. 

3:30-5 p.m.

Closing Session: Gerry Clum, D.C. 

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The following presentations are confirmed at this time for Palmer Homecoming, West Campus 2014. Please watch for more details.

Friday, May 2

9-10 a.m.

Connecting our Palmer Community and Profession
Chancellor Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D.

Chiropractic is certainly in the midst of interesting times. Several important current forces have the potential to advance the national recognition and demand for the profession’s conservative, patient-centered services. These include a greater public value of non-medical and non-surgical management, inclusion of chiropractic services by the Department of Defense and Veteran’s Administration, increased respect and availability for federal funds to support research, existing research to support clinical and cost effectiveness, and a growing wave of consumer empowerment that may increase consumers exploring non-medical approaches. But not all recent developments are positive. Health care in this country remains in state of crisis. There are continued divisions in our profession relating to scope of practice, accreditation, licensure, etc. Further, strengthened competition from other professions, continued pressures from managed care reimbursements, and other developments will undoubtedly continue to challenge our profession. As the largest chiropractic college, Palmer College will certainly experience repercussions of these positive and negative impacts on the profession. To ensure the best chance of capitalizing on opportunities and mitigating negatives, all constituents must commit to working together to connect and strengthen our Palmer Community. This session will explore the current factors that have a major impact on the chiropractic profession. You will learn how to more closely connect to the College and why the strength of our collaboration may be the most important factor that guides our shared success into the future.

10:15-11:15 a.m.

Using Scientific Data When Talking Chiropractic to Policy Makers – What to Say, What Not to Say and Why
Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D.

This presentation will summarize the current scientific evidence regarding both cost and outcomes of chiropractic care. Information will be presented in the context of how to discuss research results with policy makers and other stakeholders within the health care professions.  

The Reality of Being a Chiropractor in the VA: Opportunities, Pitfalls and Challenges
Ed Le Cara, D.C., Ph.D., ATC, CSCS, NASM-CES

Dr. Le Cara will discuss his three plus years as a chiropractor in the VA. Along with tremendous opportunity for the profession, each VA position brings its own challenges and stresses as well as high points. Those individuals thinking about working in an integrated environment will want to know what it’s really like so they can judge the potential fit for themselves. Dr. Le Cara will make recommendations about how to approach this evolving opportunity for chiropractic practice.

How to Maximize the Potential of Chiropractic in Patient-Centered Medical Homes
Scott Munsterman, D.C.

Dr. Scott Munsterman, an acknowledged expert on this evolving model of health care delivery, will bring the audience up to date on the potential for chiropractic services to be integrated into community based primary care systems that are projected to serve millions of patients. Learn how to prepare yourself and your practice to become a part of this movement, and learn about the policies and procedures required by the credentialing process.

Diagnostic Imaging of Sports Injuries
Matthew Richardson, D.C., DACBR

The famous (and not so famous) “faces” of X-ray diagnosed sports-related injuries. This hour will focus on the most common/famously named X-ray diagnosed sports-related injuries and their presentation on conventional radiographic imaging.

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Chiropractic Care in Olympic Sports Medicine
William Moreau, D.C., DACBSP®

In this session, Dr. Moreau will identify the prerequisite skill sets for doctors of chiropractic in Olympic or Elite Sports Medicine. He also will identify the methods of integrating doctors of chiropractic into multiple disciplinary sports medicine settings.

1:15-3:15 p.m.

Value of Chiropractic in Corporate Health Clinics
William Updyke, D.C.

We will discuss how a chiropractor functions in an integrated onsite clinic as a member of a coordinated care team and the skills and traits required to thrive in this environment. Also reviewed will be the employer’s perspective on running an onsite clinic, their needs, and the metrics they use to measure its performance as well as the benefits of having a chiropractor in an onsite clinic.

Durability: The Athletes’ Injury Management Achilles Heel
Craig Liebenson, D.C.

Apparently healthy athletes may have injury risk factors that can be minimized, but only if you know what to look for. In this presentation, the audience will learn how to identify correctable injury risk factors and understand the transition from screens to counter-measures. Find out why a results-driven process can free up the rehab/S&C team to look broadly for solutions to common sports injuries. Learn how the sports medicine and athletic development teams can work together to change the culture and enhance performance.

Diagnostic Imaging of Sports Injuries to the Upper Extremities
Matthew Richardson, D.C., DACBR

This two-hour section of the lecture series will deal with sports injuries in the upper extremities. A more in-depth study of the mechanisms of injury, diagnostic imaging workup (including advanced imaging) and related findings, and natural history and associated treatment for each discussed entity will be presented.  

3:30-5:30 p.m.

Primary Spine Care: A Real-World Approach to Chiropractic Practice in the Evolving Health Care System
Brian Justice, D.C.

Many chiropractors identify themselves as primary spine care providers. Dr. Brian Justice, a pioneer and advocate of this practice approach, will describe the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for developing such a practice and discuss the large future potential that exists for D.C.s in this role. He will give examples of programs and opportunities available in primary spine care from the perspective of his current position as an Associate Medical Director at a Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

Upright Endurance-Based Multiplanar Control Skills Rehab & Training Approaches for the Trunk and Core
Austin McMillin, D.C.

The course will provide an overview of upright strategies for the trunk and body core, with a central focus on multiplanar control and endurance. Basic background rationale will be provided with an overview of supportive research. A criteria list for training progression will be provided, along with the progressive flow. Protocols will be reviewed, including transition from traditional non-vertical approaches, to basic upright and advanced skills training.

Diagnostic Imaging of Sports Injuries to the Lower Extremities
Matthew Richardson, D.C., DACBR

This two-hour section of the lecture series will deal with sports injuries in the lower extremities. A more in-depth study of the mechanisms of injury, diagnostic imaging workup (including advanced imaging) and related findings, and natural history and associated treatment for each discussed entity will be presented.  

Saturday, May 3

7:30-9:30 a.m.

Athletic TIPS Certification Program, Part I (limited to 40pp, must be members of F4CP) 
Concussion Prevention and Recognition
This section of the program will first define concussion and note the importance of observation by coaches, athletes and parents. It will describe actions to take if concussion is suspected and will define the issues needed to be examined for return to work and play. Preventive measures will be stressed and the global impact of concussion described. This area of study is of increasing importance in sports management and an issue under study by the National Football League, among others.
 

8-9:30 a.m.

The Impact of Sports Chiropractic: Experiences and Lessons Learned
Moderated by William Meeker, D.C., M.P.H. featuring Molica Anderson, D.C., Kyle Knox, D.C., CCSP®, Steve Capobianco, D.C, CSCS, DACRB, C.C.S.P.®, Daniel Lord, D.C., CCSP® and Michael Lord, D.C., CCSP®

This panel discussion features four alumni from Palmer’s San Jose Campus who were Sports Council members and who have made a difference for chiropractic in the athletic community. Each has an exciting story to tell and lessons to impart that will inform and motivate the audience. As a group, these doctors have a wide range of extraordinary practice experiences that demonstrate the power of chiropractic in sports. 

9:45-11:15 a.m.
Nutritional Support for Athletic Performance: "The Game of Calcium”
Jay Robbins, D.C., DABCN
Understanding the calcium pathways and ensuring that they function correctly is crucial to athletic performance and endurance. This session will help explain many of the important metabolic pathways in the "Game of Calcium" that are often overlooked or not understood.   
 
Simple Marketing Techniques to Enhance Practice Performance
Mary Frost, D.C. 
During this session, Dr. Mary Frost will discuss choices for ethical marketing strategies ranging from community involvement to creating a digital practice presence.  

9:45-11:45 a.m.
Shoulder Instability: Identification and Management
Ed Feinberg, D.C., DACBSP®
Managing shoulder disorders can be challenging. Identifying shoulder instability is an important aspect of effective shoulder management. Identifying shoulder instability is also a vital factor when determining the safety and value of shoulder adjustments. It is the most unstable joint in the body. More dislocations occur at this joint than all other joints in the body combined. Dislocation is the most dramatic presentation of instability, but other more mild presentations also exist. In this session you will learn how to identify both the common and uncommon types of shoulder dislocations. You will learn how to treat the acute dislocation safely. You will also learn how to identify less severe instability and how to rehabilitate the shoulder back to health. We will additionally discuss the importance of including the full kinetic chain in managing shoulder instability. 

Athletic TIPS Certifcation Program, Part II (limited to 40pp, must be members of F4CP)  
Preventing Dehydration and Heat-Related Conditions
This program will define heat-related conditions, including heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Common misconceptions related to heat conditions will be explored. The program then looks at dehydration, its causes and effects. Those at higher risk of developing heat-related problems are described and special issues related to heat problems in children are noted. Different strategies to reduce the risk of heat-related problems are provided to the attendee.  

11:15 a.m.-1:45 p.m. 

Meet and Greet with NFL Legend, Jerry Rice, Library (boxed lunch will be served)      

 
1:15-3:15 p.m.

Soft Tissue Update
Thomas Hyde, D.C., DACBSP®

This session will provide an update on the latest fascial research and discuss the growing body of evidence for providing treatment in the eccentrically loaded position. It will also cover what we know about how our treatments with manual and IASTM methods work.

Thoracic Spine Dysfunction: Implications to the Shoulder, Cervical Spine and TMJ
Michael Tunning, D.C., ATC
Sponsored by Performance Health/Biofreeze/Theraband

This two-hour session will explore the importance of the thoracic spine and its influence on the shoulder, cervical spine and TMJ. Current research will be employed to illustrate and review functional anatomy, evaluation through movement screen and interventions. Come prepared to work hands-on as procedures will be discussed and performed.

Developing a Healthy Practice: Tips, Tricks and Traps
Wayne Whalen, D.C.

In this session, Dr. Whalen will discuss the factors that make up a health practice, including trends and forecasts for the future. He will also review what gets doctors into trouble and how to avoid it. Also, how to use evidence and social trends to grow and sustain your practice will be discussed.

1:15-3:15 p.m.

Athletic TIPS Certification Program, Part III (limited to 40pp, must be members of F4CP) 
Nutrition in Sports Management
In this program, the needs of the body are defined, including its caloric needs, its need for carbohydrates, protein and fat, and its water needs. The nutritional preparation for sports activity is described in detail, and there is an emphasis on pre- and post-game nutrition, as well as long-term preparation for activity.

 

3:30-5:30 p.m. 

The 4 “Knows” of Being a Sports Chiropractor
Alan Sokoloff, D.C., DACBSP®

This two-hour course will put you in the KNOW of Sports Chiropractic. It will cover the basics from your education (and what you need to know) to technique skills for success. It will include communication skills that will allow you to work in a new or established sports medical environment, or just be a better practitioner in your own office. We will discuss processes and procedures that you can take from your office to the field, but know once you leave your office, “you are not in Kansas anymore” (Wizard of Oz reference). Risk management at each level is addressed to obtain positive outcomes.  

Clinical Decision Making for Injuries
Ron Boesch, D.C.

Dr. Boesch’s session will cover common injuries in practice. He will be using a case-based approach to cover clinical decision making for physical exam through diagnostic testing. It will look at how these approaches can influence your choice selection and management of the case.

Ethics, Laws and Regulations for Doctors of Chiropractic
Brian Porteous, D.C.

In this session, Dr. Porteous will give a review of the ethics, laws and regulations related to the practice of chiropractic in the state of California.

3:30-5:30 p.m.

Athletic TIPS Certification Program, Part III (limited to 40pp, must be members of F4CP) 
Recognizing, Managing and Preventing Musculoskeletal Injuries
This program first investigates the many possible causes for musculoskeletal injuries in athletes, from age and gender-related factors, to environmental ones and to sports-specific factors. Strategies for identifying those at risk prior to injury are stressed and preventive interventions are provided. This session ends with a discussion related to sports performance enhancement.

Sunday, May 4 

8 a.m.-noon

2014 Workers’ Compensation Update – for QMEs and Treating Doctors
Ed Cremata, D.C.

In this session, Dr. Cremata will review changes in workers’ compensation and current report writing protocols. He also will discuss RBRVS code changes for treatment and reporting as well as report writing updates incorporating new case laws. Dr. Cremata will give a summary of IMR and IBR processes and explain rating by analogy and apportionment. Further discussion will take place in part two of this series.

Integrated Chiropractic Technique: The Low-Tech Anatomic Short Leg Screen and Clinical Implications
Robert Cooperstein, D.C.

This chiropractic technique seminar presents an evidence-informed approach to assessing leg length inequality, both anatomical and functional. It also describes provocative leg checks, included the Derifield leg check and reactive leg checks (such as used in Activator Methods technique). It describes various technologies for visually estimating leg length inequality, as well as instrumented means. The seminar also presents considerations for managing cases that involve leg length inequality.

12:30-2:30 p.m.
2014 Workers’ Compensation Update Part II – for QMEs and Treating Doctors
Ed Cremata, D.C.
In this final section of the series on workers’ compensation, Dr. Cremata will cover the most current QME regulations and the effect on QMEs, as well as, review proper billing, complexity factor documentations, lease agreements, reporting, and related topics to avoid DWC complaints.  

Fascial Movement Taping – Taping Movement, not Muscles
Steve Capobianco, D.C., CSCS, DACRB, CCSP®

This session introduces attendees to the concept of “taping movement, not muscles” by elaborating on the idea of “Fascial Movement Taping.” Evolving research and clinical experience indicates that fascia is as important as muscle tissue when it comes to understanding how the body moves. Understanding movement and the underlying kinetic chains are the keys to obtaining successful clinical outcomes and enhanced performance. Attendees will come away with a stronger approach to locomotor performance challenges that can be appropriately customized for each patient.

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Attend a minimum of eight hours of NCMIC sponsored qualifying seminars and receive a five-percent discount for three years on the renewal of your NCMIC malpractice premiums.

Friday, February 28

8-10 a.m.

Medicare Compliance, Part I
Albert Luce, D.C.
The purpose of this course is to briefly explain the long-standing Medicare compliance issues the chiropractic profession is facing. The course will highlight the main issues causing the compliance problem. Evidence-based methods will then be discussed for addressing the issues. The methods will address the patient history and examinations that lead to a diagnosis. These methods will not only help in gaining an understanding of the problems but will offer solutions. This approach provides a faster and more precise process for arriving at a diagnosis. The importance of a correct diagnosis is its relevance to applying the best treatment strategies.

Nerve Mobilization for the Chiropractor
Michael, Tunning, D.C., ATC
Sponsored by Performance Health/Biofreeze/Theraband
This two hour course will focus on the role nerve tension may play in common patient presentations. Participants will learn evaluation and mobilization techniques for the upper and lower extremity.

Navigating Menopause: It’s All In The Preparation
Ronda Nelson, Ph.D., N.D., M.H.
Sponsored by Standard Process Inc.
Session notes
Female hormones are very dynamic throughout a woman’s reproductive life, and when ovulation ceases to occur, the abrupt withdrawal of these hormones can cause a myriad of unwanted and unpleasant symptoms. Depression, anxiety, weight gain, insomnia and vasomotor symptoms are common subjective complaints. In this fun and interactive workshop, Dr. Nelson discusses five simple strategies designed to help your patients make a hormone-free transition into menopause easily and gracefully.

10:30 a.m.-Noon

Connecting our Palmer Community and Profession
Chancellor Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D.
Chiropractic is certainly in the midst of interesting times. Several important current forces have the potential to advance the national recognition and demand for the profession’s conservative, patient-centered services. These include a greater public value of non-medical and non-surgical management, inclusion of chiropractic services by the Department of Defense and Veteran’s Administration, increased respect and availability for federal funds to support research, existing research to support clinical and cost effectiveness, and a growing wave of consumer empowerment that may increase consumers exploring non-medical approaches. But not all recent developments are positive. Health care in this country remains in state of crisis. There are continued divisions in our profession relating to scope of practice, accreditation, licensure, etc. Further, strengthened competition from other professions, continued pressures from managed care reimbursements, and other developments will undoubtedly continue to challenge our profession. As the largest chiropractic college, Palmer College will certainly experience repercussions of these positive and negative impacts on the profession. To ensure the best chance of capitalizing on opportunities and mitigating negatives, all constituents must commit to working together to connect and strengthen our Palmer Community. Whether you are an employee of the College, or a past, present or future student, all stakeholders are dependent on the success of the College. This session will explore the current factors that have a major impact on the chiropractic profession, and by extension, affect Palmer College. You will learn how to more closely connect to the College and why the strength of our collaboration may be the most important factor that guides our shared success into the future.

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Medicare Compliance Part II
Albert Luce, D.C.
The purpose of this course is to briefly explain the long-standing Medicare compliance issues the chiropractic profession is facing. The second part of this course will discuss further the quality of documentation and more specifically what should be documented. Dr. Luce will review how to choose the right tests to predict a diagnosis as well as documenting acute vs. chronic subluxation as defined by Medicare regulations.

Crying Babies, Beyond Colic
Lora Tanis, D.C., DICCP
Crying infants are commonly seen in the chiropractic office. Discover the many reasons why babies cry. Learn how to differentiate the sound of the cry from hunger to distress to neurological. Case discussion, video and adjustment protocols will be explained. Learn how to help families survive during these trying times.

Orthopedic Assessment: What’s the Current Evidence?
Tracey Littrell, D.C. DACBR, DACO, CCSP®
This presentation will detail orthopedic assessment procedures for the neck, back, and extremities. Emphasis will be given to clinical presentations prompting orthopedic examinations, sensitivity and specificity of examinations, and imaging correlation.

4-6 p.m.

Medicare Compliance Part III
Albert Luce, D.C.
The purpose of this course is to briefly explain the long-standing Medicare compliance issues the chiropractic profession is facing. The final part of this six hour course will review documenting screening for Medicare’s Absolute and Relative Contraindications and what the requirements are for a positive finding of this. He will also cover how to support the “treatment parameters” set by Medicare regulations and how to document treatment goals in accordance with these regulations. He will close with documentations requirements for subsequent visits.

Upright (Weight-Bearing) and Recumbent MRI
Matthew Richardson, D.C., DACBR
Session notes
This two-hour seminar is designed to give the chiropractic physician an understanding of the functionality of MRI in the chiropractic practice with emphasis on utilization of upright (weight-bearing) and recumbent MRI imaging. Review of MRI fundamentals, including MRI terminology and basic physics, will be followed by case-based learning sessions with focus on the different applications of upright and recumbent MRI scans in imaging of the spine. The course utilizes PowerPoint lecture and review of cases designed to give the chiropractor practical information usable in clinical practice.

Pediatric Sports Injuries: Conditions We See
Tracey Littrell, D.C. DACBR, DACO, CCSP®
This presentation will detail commonly seen pediatric sports injuries, including sprains, strains, avulsions, and concussions. Emphasis will be given to risk factors and clinical and imaging evaluation of common pediatric sports injuries.

Saturday, March 1

8-10 a.m.

Risk Management for the Chiropractic Office
Anna Allen, R.N., M.S.N., C.L.N.C.
Sponsored by NCMIC Group, Inc.
This three-hour program will review the warning signs of poor documentation, how to avoid or correct these concerns and those sections of Florida law pertaining to the practice of chiropractic. The elements of good records will be discussed with particular attention to conducting a good case history and performing the necessary level of examination. Additionally, Ms. Allen will discuss how to use the case history and initial examination as a patient education tool. Daily record keeping (SOAP notes) will be presented with the approach that a good note can be completed in 30 to 40 seconds using only lined paper and a pen. Equally as useful will be how to complete a care/treatment plan in less than three to five minutes. Ms. Allen will help to make record keeping less of a necessary evil and more of an asset to patient education and management.

Myofascial Pain: Current Research and Implications to Functional Movements
Nate Hinkeldey, D.C.
Sponsored by Performance Health/Theraband/Biofreeze
Myofascial pain is becoming a hot amongst manual therapist as a result of the current literature. It is important that as physicians within the manual therapy realm, we are able to identify the dysfunction and understand the physiology of resolving the dysfunction. Many treat myofascial issues; however, this 2 hour session will examine some of the current literature and explain how to integrate myofascial release into your functional movement screens.

How to Incorporate Low Tech Rehab and Active Care into the Chiropractic Office
John Lockenour, D.C., D.A.B.C.O.
This course will contain lecture time describing why rehab should be part of every chiropractic office. Different types and purposes of each exercise will be discussed. Proper documentation for medical necessity and CPT coding for third-party payers will be given. Each session will include a hands-on session that will cover how to utilize specific procedures in your office. Topics to be demonstrated: acute care, neurological crossover, physiological overflow, proprioception, breathing mechanics and more. Don't miss this opportunity to be on the cutting edge for treatment of whiplash injuries by implementing these procedures on Monday morning.

10:30 a.m.-Noon

Chronicles of the Elite
Howard Wasdin, D.C.
Session notes
Dr. Wasdin gives a rare behind-the-scenes account of his action-packed experiences as a member of America’s elite military force. He shares an insider’s perspective of the fascinating world of the Navy SEALS from the grueling selection and training processes to the deadly missions, including the Battle of Mogadishu. Dr. Wasdin will discuss his journey from SEAL Team Six sniper to chiropractor. Care from a chiropractor enabled him to regain a quality of life after his injuries in the Battle of Mogadishu left him in constant pain and unable to sleep. He cherishes the professional fulfillment he has found, in this session, he also discusses his experiences as a chiropractor, and his approach to managing conditions such as migraine headache. 

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Ethical Issues in the Chiropractic Practice
Anna Allen, R.N., M.S.N., C.L.N.C.
Sponsored by NCMIC Group, Inc.
This two-hour course explores a range of topics existing under the umbrella term “ethical practices” as it applies to the practice of chiropractic. We will look at questions and concerns related to ethics and the lawful practice of chiropractic in a number of areas, including: documentation, professionalism, and culture differences in care, ethical implications, and the definition of professional boundaries.

Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic Procedures
Roy Sweat, D.C.
Session notes
Session notes
In this two hour session, Dr. Sweat will review pre and post abnormal sagittal curves. He will also discuss which curves will improve and which will not. Finally, Dr. Sweat will review the sagittal cervical curve, stress chart and Atlas Orthogonal technique.

Chiropractic Lower Extremities Part I
Mark Charrette, D.C.
Sponsored by Foot Levelers, Inc.
Learn about extremity adjusting from one of chiropractic’s most dynamic speakers. Dr. Charrette will teach you how to adjust the most common subluxation patterns found in the lower extremities. His incredibly effective adjusting protocols are so easy to duplicate that you can start using them on Monday morning. Dr. Charrette’s specially developed protocols will help you achieve better results for your patients.

4-6 p.m.

Laws and Rules Pertaining to the Practice of Chiropractic in the State of Florida
Steve Savoie, D.C., FACO
Sponsored by NCMIC Group, Inc.
This session will discuss those sections of Florida law pertaining to the practice of chiropractic. Dr. Savoie will include a discussion of those rules more commonly violated and how to prevent violations. This session will meet the requirement for re-licensure of Florida licensed chiropractic physicians.

Thoracic Spine Dysfunction: Implications to the Shoulder, Cervical Spine and TMJ
Nate Hinkeldey, D.C. and Michael Tunning, D.C., ATC
Sponsored by Performance Health/Biofreeze/Theraband
This two-hour session will explore the importance of the thoracic spine and its influence on the shoulder, cervical spine and TMJ. Current research will be employed to illustrate and review functional anatomy, evaluation through movement screen, and interventions. Come prepared to work hands-on as procedures will be discussed and performed.

Chiropractic Lower Extremities Part II
Mark Charrette, D.C.
Sponsored by Foot Levelers, Inc.
Learn about extremity adjusting from one of chiropractic’s most dynamic speakers. Dr. Charrette will teach you how to adjust the most common subluxation patterns found in the lower extremities. His incredibly effective adjusting protocols are so easy to duplicate that you can start using them on Monday morning. Dr. Charrette’s specially developed protocols will help you achieve better results for your patients.

Sunday, March 2

8-10 a.m.

Prevention of Medical Errors
Steve Savoie, D.C., FACO
Sponsored by NCMIC Group, Inc.
The following topics will be presented during this session mandatory for Florida-licensed chiropractic physicians: the doctor-patient relationship and the roles it plays in risk management; avoiding errors and understanding the absolute and relative contraindications to chiropractic care and what tools are available to determine if they are present; the level of record keeping sufficient to provide a reasonable defense if malpractice is alleged; and how to ensure that care initiates with informed consent.

Functional Movement: A New Spin on Chiropractic Wellness
Thomas Young, D.C., DACBSP®
Session notes
Dr. Young will explore the use of Functional Movement Assessments to identify and correct subtle abnormalities in patients who perceive themselves as well, but wish to live or perform at a higher level. Doctors also will learn how to use the abnormal movement patterns to better identify which categories of rehabilitative exercise (Therapeutic Exercise vs. NMR) are appropriate in which cases while enhancing the levels of evidence in documentation.

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

HIV/AIDS: Education Update and Immune Support
David Hogsed, D.O.M.
Sponsored by Standard Process Inc.
Session notes
In this session the core principles of the immune system, chronic immune conditions, HIV, and their relevance to your practice will be reviewed. The dynamic presentation explains current epidemiology, prevention and safety measures. In addition, cutting-edge research, including herbal and nutritional support for your daily patients as well as to chronic immune challenged patients, will be presented. A complimentary approach to orthodox care and adjunctive nutritional and herbal support will be presented.

ICD – 10: Are You Prepared?
Larry Swank, D.C., D.A.B.C.O.
Session notes
This presentation is an introduction to the understanding, planning, communication and awareness, assessment, implementation, testing and transition of the upcoming ICD – 10 codes going into effect October 1, 2014. ICD – 10 will affect diagnosis for everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), not just those who submit Medicare or Medicaid claims. Problem solving will be addressed during this three-hour presentation.

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