Palmer Main Campus Homecoming Sept. 19-21, 2024

Registration is now open! Stay tuned for more event details.

 

Thursday, Sept. 19

8-9:50 a.m.

Glucose: Regulation, Screening & Nutritional Management
Lia Nightingale, Ph.D.

In this course, we will review the signals involved with regulating blood glucose concentrations, including insulin, glucagon, and GLP-1. Clinical screening procedures, nutritional management of glucose via carbohydrate counting, and side effects and nutrients depletions caused by glucose-regulating medications will be discussed.

Medicare Documentation
Steve Conway, D.C., J.D., DABCOH, Esq.

The “just show me what to do” seminar for understanding required Medicare documentation, rules, and regulations for proper compliance.

Giving Innate Something to Do: The Calisthenic Dynamic 
Eric Russell, D.C., DPhCS, M.B.A. 

This breakout session will provide a contemporary look at the Calisthenic Dynamic. In addition, this session will combine the modern science of evolutionary science with the classical Palmer chiropractic philosophy. Attendees will deepen their understanding of chiropractic philosophy while focusing on the clinical relevancy of adaptation. 

Ethics and Professional Boundaries for the Chiropractor
Mary Frost, D.C., M.B.A.

Please join Dr. Mary Frost for this session on ethics in chiropractic practice. She will reference various state laws regarding chiropractic, ethics, sexual misconduct, professional boundaries and fraud.

Radiography in the Chiropractic Office Part I
Ian McLean, D.C., DACBR

This six-hour course will emphasize skills and knowledge for obtaining outstanding images for chiropractic practice. The attendees will be presented with the following topics: 

Hours 1 & 2:

  • Managing imaging in chiropractic radiology 
  • Imaging Physics and Digital Radiology 
  • Case Studies emphasizing image quality impact on image interpretation 

Rock This Way: A Foot, Gait, and Chronic Injury Discussion
Jenifer Perez, D.C.

Bunions, Hammertoes, Plantar Fasciosis, Oh My! It’s time to demystify these illusive and chronic diagnoses. In this discussion, we’ll review foot and lower leg anatomy, break down the rockers of the foot in the gait cycle, and understand how reducing chronic overload can be the key to unlocking improved outcomes for your patients.

2 Hour Spinal Anatomy Part I (special add-on package with additional fee)
Megan Beveridge, B.S., M.S., and Emily Speer, D.C.

Review of the axial skeleton including myology, osteology, and arthrology. Identification of muscles and ligaments along the vertebral column and cranio-cervical junction including action and innervation with an emphasis of clinically significant structures. Review osseous features along the vertebral column, thoracic cage, and cranium.

  • Hour 1: Vertebral column and cranio-cervical junction
  • Hour 2: Osteology and vertebra, thoracic cage, cranium

10:15-11:15 a.m.

Opening Session – State of the College
Chancellor and CEO Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D.

Join Dr. Marchiori as he opens Homecoming 2024 by offering an insider’s view on the State of the College. In the tradition of the last several years, he will share our latest measures of success, on-going challenges, and strategies to advance Palmer’s mission. Facilities updates, curriculum improvement, and new opportunities will be addressed. As the largest and most successful chiropractic program in the world, Palmer College’s future depends on the continued support and engagement of our full college community. This session will celebrate who we are and lay out the path forward as The Trusted Leader in Chiropractic Education®.

12: 30-1:30 p.m.

General Session: My Unexpected Chiropractic Journey
Alessandra Colón, D.C.

Through every challenge in her life, Dr. Colón brought a positive attitude and willingness to work hard. In this session, Dr. Colón will tell her unusual story and how she landed her own chiropractic T.V. show, Crack Addicts.

2-3:50 p.m.

HIPAA Security for Small Practices
Jim Mountain, M.S.

Discover what chiropractors should be doing to protect patient data and their businesses. Learn how improved cyber security can safeguard your practice and fuel its growth.

Palmer Package Session I: Palmer Package Protocols and Procedures for the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine
Roger Hynes, D.C., DPhCS, FICA and Rachelle Hynes, D.C.

A review of the Palmer Package protocols and adjusting procedures for the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine including patient assessment and clinical decision making.

Diagnosis and Rehabilitation of the Most Common Shoulder Injuries in the “Desk Athlete”
Casey Crisp, D.C., C.C.S.T., M.S., ACP, CHCQM, CICE

This course reviews the anatomy, clinical examination, and rehabilitation of the most common issues with the neck and shoulder, lower back, and extremities.

Clinical Management of Concussions
Casey Buns, D.C., CCSP®, CSCS

Concussion continues to be a highly publicized topic. It is important for health professionals, athletes, coaches, and administrative groups to stay up to date with current consensus for concussion management. This course provides updates to defining, recognizing, evaluating, treatment, and rehabilitation possibilities for patients to recover from concussion injuries.

Pediatric Case Assessment: Developmental Disorders & Milestone Markers
Aaron Hildreth, D.C.

In this comprehensive two-hour lecture, we will explore the critical aspects of pediatric case assessment, focusing on developmental disorders and milestone markers. This specialized course is designed to equip practitioners with the knowledge and skills necessary to assess and address developmental challenges in children effectively.

4-5:50 p.m.

Functional Assessment of the Back, Hip, and Knee – Simple Steps to Fix People Fast
Casey Crisp, D.C., C.C.S.T., M.S., ACP, CHCQM, CICE

A review of the anatomy, clinical examination, and rehabilitation of the most common issues with the neck and shoulder, lower back, and lower extremities.

Medicare Compliance
Steve Conway, D.C., J.D., DABCOH, Esq.

The “just show me what to do” seminar for understanding required Medicare documentation, rules, and regulations for proper compliance.

The Sunshine Vitamin: Let’s Spill the tea on Vit D
Amberly Ferguson, D.C. and Karmen Hopkins, D.C.

In this two-hour talk, we will be discussing everything vitamin D: its chemical nature, the role it plays in the body, the sources, and the clinical importance of vitamin D at all stages of life to prevent vitamin D-related pathologies.

Sacro Occipital Technique: Technique Take-Home Tips
Chad Hagen, D.C., CSP

This session will cover a brief history on Dr. M.B. DeJarnette and his development of the Sacro Occipital Technique. We will explain certain diagnostic and treatment protocols used in SOT®. Whether you are an SOT® practitioner or not, this class will give you some clinical pearls to take home to your practice.

  • Hour 1: Introduction to Dr. M.B. DeJarnette; the development of the Sacro Occipital Technique, and Basic Categorization (Category I; Category II; Category III).
  • Hour 2: Assessment protocols; treatment protocols; introduction into Chiropractic Manipulative Reflex Techniques.

Radiography in the Chiropractic Office Part II
Ian McLean, D.C., DACBR

This six-hour course will emphasize skills and knowledge for obtaining outstanding images for chiropractic practice. The attendee will be presented with the following topics:

Hours 3 & 4:

  • Impact of Patient Anatomy and Clinical Conditions on Radiography 

2 Hour Gross Anatomy Part II (special add-on package with additional fee)
Megan Beveridge, B.S., M.S., and Emily Speer, D.C.

Review of the appendicular skeleton including myology, osteology, and arthrology. Identification of muscles, vessels, and nerves in the upper and lower extremities with an emphasis on clinically significant structures. Review of action and innervation of the upper and lower extremity.

  • Hour 1: Upper extremity
  • Hour 2: Lower extremity

6-6:50 p.m.

The Hypermobile Patient: Screening and Management Strategies to Provide the Best Care
John Crouse, D.C.

Review of the appendicular skeleton including myology, osteology, and arthrology. Identification of muscles, vessels, and nerves in the upper and lower extremities with an emphasis on clinically significant structures. Review of action and innervation of the upper and lower extremity.

Pitching Mechanics for the Chiropractic Clinician
Mike Tunning, D.C., MS, ATC

Recent trends have shown an increase in arm injuries related to baseball pitching. This one-hour course will review the phases of the typical pitching sequence, training programs for building arm strength, exercises for arm care, and discuss the potential mechanisms for the uptick in arm injuries.

A Guide to Understanding Mind-Body Therapies and Their Impact on Health and Well-being
Heather Meeks, D.C., M.S.

The use of mind-body therapies continues to be studied in scientific literature to improve health and well-being. This course aims to review the types of mind-body therapies and describe their value for chiropractic patients.

Person-Centered Care: An Ideal Worth Pursuing
Rob Vining, D.C., DHSc

Person-centeredness is a fundamental concept underlying best practice in chiropractic care. Person-centeredness, a term broader than patient-centeredness, recognizes the responsibility of providers to acknowledge, respect, and care for the whole person beyond their role as a patient. Though the concept of person-centered care may appear straightforward, application can be challenging. This session will address key dimensions of person-centered care by reviewing definitions, models, and recent research on the topic. Major characteristics of providers who deliver person-centered care will also be discussed.

The Squat: Best Practices for Maximum Results
Amy Ashmore, Ph.D.

Learn the latest on how to execute and program squat workouts for maximum benefit. Explore different squat variations and programming methods for different populations and goals. This course includes sample routines and progression strategies.

The At-Risk Patient: Clinical Awareness and Red Flag Indicators
Scott Munsterman, D.C., FICC, CPCO

What does the “at-risk” patient look like? How can we screen for them to avoid an adverse outcome occurring within our practice? This risk management course covers red and yellow flags to identify patients who may be at risk, informed consent, radiographic indications, and evidence-informed practices. Case management, referral tracking, closing the loop on referrals, and care coordination along with co-management scenarios are discussed.

Friday, Sept. 20

7-8:50 a.m.

Preventing Clinical Errors in Practice
Scott Munsterman, D.C., FICC, CPCO

Please join Dr. Scott Munsterman for his course addressing the prevention of clinical errors in chiropractic practice. In hour one of the presentation, Dr. Munsterman identifies the most common clinical errors and causes. He systematically takes the learner through the patient visit to help the practicing D.C. understand what could go wrong, and why. Finally, in hour two, he will discuss strategies to limit risk, misdiagnosis, and safety incidents in a chiropractic practice.

Radiography in the Chiropractic Office Part III
Ian McLean, D.C., DACBR

This six-hour course will emphasize skills and knowledge for obtaining outstanding images for chiropractic practice. The attendee will be presented with the following topics:

Hours 5 & 6:

  • Managing imaging in chiropractic radiology
  • Imaging Physics and Digital Radiology 
  • Case Studies emphasizing image quality impact on image interpretation

Differential Diagnoses in Radiology
Matthew Richardson, D.C., DACBR

This two-hour lecture will explore utilizing diagnoses in chiropractic practice with specific attention given to applications in diagnostic imaging.

Degenerative Disc Disease: The Lumbar Spine
Kevin Percuoco, D.C., Cert. MDT

Join Dr. Percuoco as he discusses degenerative disc disease (DDD) of the lumbar spine. In this talk, he will discuss the pathophysiology of DDD, causes and correlations, imaging implications, and management options. In the second hour, he will emphasize communicating this information to a patient with attention to word selection and context. He will utilize a clinical case report to emphasize the consequences of a misinformed patient.

Development of an Integrated Clinical Practice Chiropractic Residency Program in the Private Sector and the Residency Experience (student-focused session)
Eric Kirk, D.C., B.S., DACO

The mission of the integrated clinical practice residency program is to provide advanced clinical training and educational experiences to enhance the knowledge, skills, and behaviors of chiropractic clinicians. This training focuses on patient-centered, evidence-based diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular cases and clinical practice in an academic health care clinic and affiliated clinics and facilities. Graduates of this program will be exceptionally well prepared to practice in fully integrated health care systems or to pursue careers in clinical education.

9:30-10:20 a.m.

General Session 
Dan Weinert, D.C., Ph.D.

10:30-11:20 a.m.

General Session: From Purpose to Passion: My Chiropractic Journey
Erica Boland, D.C.

Join us as Dr. Boland, CPM shares valuable insights along her pursuit of holistic wellness, shares the transformative experiences of her chiropractic and midwifery journeys, and explores the possibilities of collaborative care across professions.

1-2:50 p.m.

Enhancing Clinical Outcomes and Practice Efficiency: A Data Literacy Guide for Chiropractors
Brian Anderson, D.C., M.P.H., M.S., Ph.D.

This course will equip chiropractors with foundational data literacy skills to optimize patient outcomes, thereby improving practice efficiency. Participants will learn how to effectively collect, analyze and interpret data relevant to their practices. Ethical concerns and sources of bias will also be covered. Practical application of these skills will be highlighted through live demonstrations.

Case Studies in Diagnostic Radiology
Ian McLean, D.C., DACBR

A two-hour presentation of clinically diverse cases encountered in a chiropractic radiology practice. Embedded in the presentation will be discussions on the changing imaging environment pertinent to chiropractic practice inclusive of CT, MRI, and MSK diagnostic ultrasonography. The course will be interactive with Kahoot!

Differential Diagnoses in Radiology (encore presentation)
Matthew Richardson, D.C., DACBR

This two-hour lecture will explore utilizing diagnoses in chiropractic practice with specific attention given to applications in diagnostic imaging.

Prediabetes & Type 2 Diabetes: What is it, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment: A Common Health Concern Facing Patients Today
Morgan Mullican, D.C., DACBN, CCN, DCBCN

This session will provide access to lifestyle intervention programs and educate patients about evidence-based treatments for prediabetes and how to effectively discuss treatment options with patients that may improve outcomes and engagement in diabetes prevention.

Bone Calcium: Secrets of Optimal Bone & Joint Health
Jeff Lavell, D.C.

Many people think bone health is simply a calcium of vitamin D issue, while providers know it’s more complex. Understanding bone and joint physiology is essential for the clinician and paramount to helping patients. Chiropractors know it’s important to keep patients not only surviving but thriving! Strategies to improve bone health at any age combined with protocols to increase joint health and function throughout the body will be discussed.

2 Hour Gross Anatomy Part III (special add-on package with additional fee)
Megan Beveridge, B.S., M.S., and Emily Speer, D.C.

Review of the visceral structures of the health, neck, thorax, abdomen, and pelvic cavity. Identification of muscles, organs, vessels, nerves, and glands with an emphasis on clinically significant structures.

  • Hour 1: Head, neck, thorax
  • Hour 2: Abdomen, genitourinary

3-4:50 p.m.

Scanning the Room: Engaging Patients in Radiology
Siri Leech, D.C., DACBR

Patients increasingly access and utilize radiology findings which can be heavily technical and confusing. High quality patient-centered communication is a distinct need as part of patient experience and doctor-patient relationships. This session aims to structure the radiology report in a way that prioritizes clear communication of findings, patient understanding, and support for further discussion and decision-making.

Tackling Common Youth Sports Injuries
Lisa Goodman, D.C., CCSP, ICCSP, CCCP, TPI, CF-L1, CF-Kids

In this lecture, you will become familiar with common youth sports injuries presented to chiropractors. Most chiropractors are not certified in pediatrics, and many are not certified in sports. Despite that fact, youth athletes will present to your clinic for care! This lecture will take you through diagnosis, treatment and management of common injuries that occur during soccer, lacrosse, skiing, baseball, swimming, golf, and more. Overarching themes for rehab, life hacks and injury prevention will be included.

Techniques covered include adjustments, soft tissue therapies, laser treatment, taping, rehab, life hacks, and return to play. Upon course completion, you will be able to utilize techniques learned immediately to manage and care for these youth sports injuries.

Boney and Ligamentous Considerations when Assessing the Upper Craino/Cervical Junction
Dennis Fiorini, D.C.

The attendee will be shown what structures to look for while accessing the cervical cranial junction. They will learn what necessitates more imaging/investigation and/or whether they should attempt to adjust this very sensitive area of the spine.

Stepping Into Wellness: Exploring the Foundations of the Feet and Ankles
Kevin Wong, B.S., D.C.

This course is designed to teach chiropractors evaluation and adjusting techniques for the lower extremities, lumbar spine, thoracic spine, shoulders, ribs, cervical spine and temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Anatomy, common clinical conditions, and discernable patterns of subluxation in the appropriate areas will be discussed.

Starting at the feet, the class works its way up through the lower extremity, the pelvis, the spine, the shoulders, and ribs to the TMJ. The importance of the feet for whole-body stability and the lower and upper kinetic chain relationships are covered. When the arches of the feet have problems being too flat or too high, the body undergoes stress patterns, and a multitude of clinical ailments throughout the body may result.

This class teaches the student how to analyze the patient, look for subluxation patterns, treat them, and help their patients with home and lifestyle care. It involves hands-on examination/evaluation, modeling adjusting techniques, usage of physiotherapy modalities (i.e. cold laser, etc.), elastic taping protocols, and exercise procedures for all appropriate regions of the body. We also cover the usage of ancillary products (custom orthotics, pillows, etc.) that are helpful for our patients and our practice.

Shoulder Solutions: Mastering Rotator Cuff Syndrome
Jesse Hodges, Jr., D.C., M.S.

“Shoulder Solutions: Mastering Rotator Cuff Syndrome” is an advanced continuing education course designed specifically for chiropractors seeking to enhance their expertise in diagnosing and treatment of rotator cuff injuries. This comprehensive program delves into the intricate anatomy of the shoulder, explores various treatment modalities, and equips chiropractors with practical strategies to effectively rehabilitate patients with rotator cuff syndrome. From soft tissue techniques to targeted stretches and exercises, participants will gain valuable insights and hands-on skills to optimize patient outcomes and elevate their practice to the next level.

5-6:50 p.m.

Beyond the Adjustment: Supporting Pediatric Reflex Integration and Developmental Milestones Across the First Year
Erica Boland, D.C.

Join for an in-depth exploration into the cranial role of pediatric reflex integration and developmental milestones in the first year of life. You will gain valuable insights and practical strategies to effectively support infants and young children. These takeaways will help simplify your pediatric practice and make it easier for parents to apply this work at home.

Mobility vs Stability: What’s the Main Cause of Knee Pain & Ankle Injuries?
Jesse Hodges, Jr., D.C., M.S.

“Mobility vs. Stability: What’s the Main Cause of Knee Pain & Ankle Injuries?” is an engaging continuing education course tailored for chiropractors seeking to deepen their understanding of lower extremity biomechanics and enhance their treatment approach for knee pain and ankle injuries. This course delves into the delicate balance between mobility and stability in the lower limbs and explores how imbalances can contribute to common musculoskeletal complaints. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical applications, participants will gain valuable insights into the anatomy of the lower extremity, effective treatment strategies, and targeted rehabilitative exercises to optimize patient outcomes.

Clinical Application of Chiropractic Philosophy
Brad Poock, D.C., LCP, DPhCS and Robert Sinnott, D.C., LCP, DPhCS, FPhC, FICA (hon)

While being able to deliver a great and specific adjustment is vital to practicing chiropractic, the level of understanding delivered to your patient is just as crucial. Bringing complex concepts of health and healing from your graduate-level education into explanations that your patients can absorb is a very difficult task.

This program is designed to streamline and accelerate your patient educational processes. Through use of real-life examples from 35 years of practice, we will illustrate the important concepts that are required for your patients to have optimal clinical outcomes.

Postural Neurology: A Neurological Approach to Postural Correction for Chiropractic Practice
Krista Burns, D.C.

Postural Neurology is an evidence-based and neurologic approach to postural correction. Recent research from the American Journal of Epidemiology and Public Health (2021) shows that more than 70% of school-aged children present with moderate to severe forward head posture. The purpose of this session is to demonstrate the public health need for postural correction, and to show chiropractors practical solutions for postural correction that are neurologic and evidence-based.

Participants will learn the neurology of the posture system including the role of the visual system for head posture and orientation, the role of vestibular system for postural stability, and the role of the sensory and motor cortex for sensorimotor integration. Participants will discover a comprehensive research review of how postural distortion patterns impact neurologic function. For clinical application, they will learn brain-based posture assessments and correction protocols to detect, analyze, and correct postural distortion patterns.

Core Connections: Unveiling the Harmony of Hips, Pelvis, and Lumbar Spine
Kevin Wong, B.S., D.C.

This course is designed to teach chiropractors evaluation and adjusting techniques for the lower extremities, lumbar spine, thoracic spine, shoulders, ribs, cervical spine, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Anatomy, common clinical conditions, and discernable patterns of subluxation in the appropriate areas will be discussed.

Starting at the feet, the class works its way up through the lower extremity, the pelvis, the spine, the shoulders, and ribs to the TMJ. The importance of the feet for whole-body stability and the lower and upper kinetic chain relationships are covered. When the arches of the feet have problems being too flat or too high, the body undergoes stress patterns, and a multitude of clinical ailments throughout the body may result.

This class teaches the student how to analyze the patient, look for subluxation patterns, treat them, and help their patients with home and lifestyle care. It involves hands-on examination/evaluation, modeling adjusting techniques, usage of physiotherapy modalities (i.e. cold laser, etc.), elastic taping protocols, and exercise procedures for all appropriate regions of the body. We also cover the usage of ancillary products (custom orthotics, pillows, etc.) that are helpful for our patients and our practice.

Degenerative Disc Disease: The Lumbar Spine (encore presentation)
Kevin Percuoco, D.C., Cert. MDT

Join Dr. Percuoco as he discusses degenerative disc disease (DDD) of the lumbar spine. In this talk, he will discuss the pathophysiology of DDD, causes and correlations, imaging implications, and management options. In the second hour, he will emphasize communicating this information to a patient with attention to word selection and context. He will utilize a clinical case report to emphasize the consequences of a misinformed patient.

Saturday, Sept. 21

8-9:50 a.m.

The Three Keys to Better Side Posture Adjusting
Dan Lyons, D.C., LCP (Hon)

In this two-hour session, Dr. Lyons will review the protocols for Gonstead side posture adjusting. He will discuss clinical findings, listings and give tips in order to help the practicing D.C. care for patients.

Palmer Package Session II: Protocols and Procedures for the Pelvic, Sacrum, and Coccyx
Steve Cuono, D.C., CCEP, FIAMA

This class reviews the Palmer Package protocols and adjusting procedures for the pelvis, sacrum, and coccyx including palpation, spinography, leg checks, and technique procedures.

Shoulder to Shoulder: Navigating the Rhythm of the Shoulders, Ribs, and Thoracic Spine
Kevin Wong, B.S., D.C.

This course is designed to teach chiropractors evaluation and adjusting techniques for the lower extremities, lumbar spine, thoracic spine, shoulders, ribs, cervical spine and temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Anatomy, common clinical conditions, and discernable patterns of subluxation in the appropriate areas will be discussed.

Starting at the feet, the class works its way up through the lower extremity, the pelvis, the spine, the shoulders, and ribs to the TMJ. The importance of the feet for whole-body stability and the lower and upper kinetic chain relationships are covered. When the arches of the feet have problems being too flat or too high, the body undergoes stress patterns, and a multitude of clinical ailments throughout the body may result.

This class teaches the student how to analyze the patient, look for subluxation patterns, treat them, and help their patients with home and lifestyle care. It involves hands-on examination/evaluation, modeling adjusting techniques, usage of physiotherapy modalities (i.e. cold laser, etc.), elastic taping protocols, and exercise procedures for all appropriate regions of the body. We also cover the usage of ancillary products (custom orthotics, pillows, etc.) that are helpful for our patients and our practice.

Women in Chiropractic: Now and Into the Future
Women’s Panel: Sherry McAllister, D.C.; Alessandra Colón, D.C.; Tracey Littrell, D.C., DACBR, DIANM; Erica Boland, D.C.; Heather Bowyer, D.C.
Moderated by Mary Frost, D.C., M.B.A.

This panel presentation brings together women chiropractors from many different practicing experiences. The panel will discuss milestones for the chiropractic profession and what they envision the future holds for women in chiropractic.

Choosing Diagnostic Tests for Your Practice
Robert (Bob) Rowell, D.C.

This course will examine the Evidence-Based Practice characteristics of commonly used diagnostic tests. We will examine the trend toward clusters of tests for more diagnostic accuracy.

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Hynes Sight: A Historical Account of How We Got Here
Roger Hynes, D.C., DPhCS, FICA

Davenport, Iowa provided fertile grounds for the development of the chiropractic profession. That alone did not guarantee success. The tenacity of our progenitors and a series of significant events gave us the profession we have today. Can we continue to grow it? This presentation will explore factors that supported the development of chiropractic, key figures in the early years of the profession and their impact, and the series of events including the 1907 Morikubo and Wilk vs the AMA trials that put the chiropractic profession on a solid path for the future.

1-2:50 p.m.

Navigating Spinal Injuries: Insights for Minor Athletes
Heather Bowyer, D.C.

This lecture will review the important anatomy of our youngest athletes and discuss weak points predisposing the athlete to injury. We will review the cervical, thoracic, and lumbopelvic regions in addition to discussing congenital anomalies, traumatic injuries, imaging considerations and management options. We will also briefly discuss concussion evaluation and treatment updates. 

Unexpected Encounters: A Year of Surprising Clinical and Radiological Findings
Tracey Littrell, D.C., DACBR, DIANM

In this lecture, we will investigate the clinical presentations and examination results leading to both expected and unexpected radiological findings; identify the imaging examination method most appropriate for evaluation of several spinal, extremity, chest, and abdomen conditions; recognize the imaging findings of numerous spinal, extremity, and abdomen conditions; and discuss multiple differential diagnoses for various clinical presentations first seen in outpatient clinic settings.

Integrative Care: Multidisciplinary Treatment Options
Mike McQueen, D.C.

Chiropractic can be but a facet in a patient’s treatment plan, for a patient to receive further benefit they may need additional care. This talk is meant to cover common specialties and the procedures they perform. As a provider, you will see these patients after they have had some of these procedures and other times you might be looking to see if your patient can benefit from them.

Pillars of Progress: Enhancing Patient Outcomes Leveraging the Latest Research
Sherry McAllister, D.C.

This course will offer current, relative information on clinical topics to maximize the value of chiropractic care. The speaker for this presentation will cover the latest research impacting your clinic, clinical decision making, and the chiropractor’s role in maximizing outcomes locally and globally.

Jaw-Dropping Insights: Exploring the TMJ-Cervical Spine Connection
Kevin Wong, B.S., D.C.

This course is designed to teach chiropractors evaluation and adjusting techniques for the lower extremities, lumbar spine, thoracic spine, shoulders, ribs, cervical spine, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Anatomy, common clinical conditions, and discernable patterns of subluxation in the appropriate areas will be discussed.

Starting at the feet, the class works its way up through the lower extremity, the pelvis, the spine, the shoulders, and ribs to the TMJ. The importance of the feet for whole-body stability and the lower and upper kinetic chain relationships are covered. When the arches of the feet have problems being too flat or too high, the body undergoes stress patterns, and a multitude of clinical ailments throughout the body may result.

This class teaches the student how to analyze the patient, look for subluxation patterns, treat them, and help their patients with home and lifestyle care. It involves hands-on examination/evaluation, modeling adjusting techniques, usage of physiotherapy modalities (i.e. cold laser, etc.), elastic taping protocols, and exercise procedures for all appropriate regions of the body. We also cover the usage of ancillary products (custom orthotics, pillows, etc.) that are helpful for our patients and our practice.