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Convention CE Line-Up | September 14-17, 2017
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CE Line-Up for the WCA Fall Convention & Expo

Thursday, September 14 - Sunday, September 17

Kalahari Resort • Wisconsin Dells

Download the Full Brochure - coming soon! Registration opens July 14. 

Paperless Notes
In order to save costs and reduce waste, notes for some classes will be posted online prior to the convention so that you can download or print them.

Credit Match Program
Now is the time to collect your free CEs! WCA Members who have purchased 12 hours of continuing education in 2017 receive 4 free CE hours at Fall Convention. Certifications, like Chiropractic Nutrition, do not qualify for complimentary CE.

Cancellation Policy
Full refund, less a $15 administrative fee, until September 7. 50% refund from September 8-12. No refunds after September 12. 

Thursday and Friday

Chiropractic Nutrition Certification Course - Module 1 
Chad Oler, ND 
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm / Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. 12 CE (approved for 12 Nutrition Hours)

This course fulfills requirements to obtain Nutrition Counseling Certification in Wisconsin. This 12 hour seminar will establish the foundation for using nutrition in a clinical setting to improve your patients’ results. We will cover the role proteins, fats and carbohydrates play in the diet as well as how to alter them for specific conditions. Exam Sunday 1:00 - 2:00 pm.

Dr. Oler is the founder of the Natural Path Health Center, an integrated complementary health care facility that uses the scientific application of natural healing methods to help people achieve optimal health and performance.

Sponsored by Nutri-Dyn 

Integration of Functional Nutrition

Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm / Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm 12 CE (approved for 4 Nutrition Hours) 

Patients today present with complex chronic health conditions that often can be managed with therapeutic lifestyle changes. Functional Nutrition helps physicians understand the crucial role of diet and helps them guide patients to healthier lifestyles and habits, without the toxic side effects of drugs.

Dr. Silverman is an honors graduate of the University of Bridgeport College Of Chiropractic, holds an MS degree in human nutrition, and is a diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition and the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition.

Sponsored by Nutri-Dyn


A General Review of Lower Extremity - From Kids to the Weekend Warrior 

J. Alan Lovejoy, DC, LCP, FICA
Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm  4 CE

This course presents the philosophy and biomechanical approach to the evaluation and adjustment of the extra-vertebral articulations of the body, with specific focus on the lower extremities.

Dr. Lovejoy, a fourth generation graduate from Palmer Chiropractic College, is an avid sportsman and archer and lives in Cameron, Missouri with his wife of 43 wonderful years.

Sponsored by Chirotouch 

Kinesiology Taping - Redefined
Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm 4 CE

This course introduces the concept of movement therapy and enhancement via functional taping methods. It includes a review of the current literature supporting the theory of kinesiology taping for the purposes of pain mitigation, rehabilitation, edema/swelling and neurosensory input.

Dr. Solecki is board certified in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, and holds over twenty certifications in strength and conditioning, sports performance and functional and soft tissue rehabilitation. 

Sponsored by Rocktape 

Athletes at Risk: The Female Athlete Triad
Michelle Barber, MSW, DC
Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this presentation, we will review the background information necessary to understand the components of what’s known as the Female Athlete Triad: energy deficiency with or without disordered eating; menstrual disturbances; and bone loss.

Dr. Barber has received the Faculty of the Year Award from the Student Council every year since 2008. She regularly presents continuing education seminars and has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. 

Advanced MRI: Extremities

Vinton L. Albers, DC

 Friday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 4 CE

This state-of-the-art program will enhance the knowledge and skills of the chiropractor in the evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders. Topics covered include indications for MR imaging of the extremities, focusing on injuries and disorders of the hip, shoulder, rotator cuff, knee, elbow, wrist, hand, ankle and foot.

Formerly Head of Radiology at Northwestern College of Chiropractic, Dr. Albers is a diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology, a fellow of the Chiropractic College of Radiologist (Canada), and a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician.

Sponsored by Noran Neurological Clinic

Causes and Prevention of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries in Female Athletes: Theoretical Causes and Prevention
Michelle Barber, MSW, DC
Friday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

Female athletes are 3.5 times more likely than males to sustain a non-contact ACL injury. In this session we will examine the theoretical causes and risk factors for this trend, including differences in neuromuscular adaptation and biomechanics.

Kinesiology Taping For a Lifetime: Pregnancy, Pediatric, Geriatric Applications
Thomas J Solecki, Jr., DC
Friday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

This course extends the concept of movement therapy and enhancement via functional taping methods, with a focus on with populations who may require special treatment, especially pregnant, pediatric and geriatric patients.

Sponsored by Rocktape 

Saturday and Sunday

Chiropractic Nutrition Certification Course - Module 2 
Chad Oler, ND
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and Sunday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (approved for 12 Nutrition Hours) 

Module 2 provides a model on how to move your patients’ through lifestyle and dietary changes as well as how to design your office flow to maximize results and profits.

Sponsored by Nutri-Dyn

Advanced CRT 
Brenda Holland, DC, DICCP
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and Sunday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (12 CE CT/CRT/Staff)

 This 12-hour course fulfills the requirement of CRT renewal. This course will be a review of common patient positioning as well as the important anatomy contained in the view. Please bring your CRT manual and various size empty cassettes. Dress in active wear.

Dr. Holland is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic. Dr. Holland has been actively teaching courses including anatomy, x-ray positioning, nutrition and therapy modalities and is currently in active practice in Germantown.


Be Prepared: Planning and Implementing an Effective Compliance Program

Christopher Anderson, DC, CMCS and Tammy McKeown, CT
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Federal and state laws require clinics to employ an effective compliance program.  In this class, you and your staff will gain the knowledge to develop a well-executed compliance program that specifically targets and evaluates areas of weakness in your clinic, and allows you to execute a solution. 

Dr. Anderson, currently in professional practice in Reedsburg, is a certified speaker for the ChiroCode Institute and a contributing author to the Chirocode Desk books. Tammy McKeown directs the WCA HelpDesk, assisting members with a wide variety of questions on topics such as billing, coding and insurance company issues.

Sponsored by Chirocode

Lumbopelvic and Hip Dysfunction in Female Patients: A Functional Approach to Assessment and Management

Sarah Macchi, DC
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 8 CE

This predominantly hands-on course will offer the participant an integrative approach to assessing and managing lumbopelvic and hip dysfunction in female patients. Functional tests to identify key areas of dysfunction in the lumbopelvic and hip region will be demonstrated and practiced, as will Motion Palpation and movement analysis of the lumbopelvic and hip joints. 

While at NWHSU, Dr. Macchi, she was president of the Motion Palpation Club and completed her clinical externship at Mt. Lookout Chiropractic and Sports Injury Center under the direction of Dr. Mark King (MPI President). Dr. Macchi is a Certified Graston Technique® provider and DNS Certified Exercise Trainer.

The 3 Power Patterns of Healing

Brian Jensen, DC
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dr. Jensen will share many practical assessment and treatment concepts for today’s stressed out patient and will discuss a practical clinical approach to the complex challenges we face in this current environment of super stress. These topics include evaluation and treatment of the patient relative to: Adaptive Neurological Responses, Postural Integrity and Functional Movement.

Dr. Jensen is a graduate of Palmer College, and was in private practice in Omaha, Nebraska for over 17 years. Dr. Jensen specializes in Structural Biomechanics and emphasizes nutrition and wellness principles. He lives in Roanoke, Virginia with his wife and daughter.

Sponsored by Foot Levelers 


Diagnostic Imaging of the Spine and Extremities

Timothy Mick, DC and Michelle Mick, DC

Sunday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Attendees will be presented with a wide variety of diagnostic imaging case studies, including radiographs and advanced imaging, with discussion of important factors regarding imaging decision-making, technical factors/quality assurance and related topics.

Formerly the Head of Radiology and Clinical Research at the Institut Franco-Europeen de Chiropratique, Dr. Michelle Mick has lectured extensively throughout Europe and North America on all aspects of imaging. Dr. Timothy Mick served as head of radiology at Northwestern College of Chiropractic for 18 years, and is currently head of Chiropractic imaging at the Center for Diagnostic Imaging in Minneapolis.

Sponsored by CDI 

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Chiropractic Technician Delegation

Wendy Varish, DC, CCSP, CCOHC
Friday, Saturday and Sunday

This series of classes is for Staff seeking initial certification as a Chiropractic Technician (CT) and for CTs adding modalities to their current license or seeking continuing education hours.

Dr. Varish, currently in professional practice in Howards Grove, is a graduate of the National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Illinois.


8:00-9:00am Chiropractic Principles 
9:00am-1:00pm Patient History

2:00-6:00pm Musculoskeletal Anatomy



8:00-11:00am Preliminary Physical Examinations.

12:00-4:00pm Physiological Therapeutics Overview 

4:00-6:00pm Thermo- and Cryotherapy* 



8:00-10:30am Electrotherapy* 

10:30am-12:30pm Therapeutic Ultrasound*

12:30-2:00pm Traction and Mechanical Therapy* 1.5 C

*Prerequisite Physiological Therapeutics Overview