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WCA has moved to paperless notes for all but a few courses, such as CT Certification and Nutrition. Convention Class Notes are posted below for you to download and/or print ahead of time. Look for information and links at the end of each seminar description below. If you have questions, or trouble downloading notes, contact Andrea at 608-256-7023.


Thursday - Sunday

Chiropractic Nutrition Modules 1 & 2 • 48 CE DC, 48 Nutrition Hours

Tricia Paulson, ND

This 48-Hour course fulfills requirements to receive Nutrition Counseling Certification in Wisconsin. Each module in this 4-module series provides essential diet and nutritional information to facilitate nutritional knowledge and confidence in creating effective personalized eating plans and targeted nutrition for patients to expedite their return to health and accomplish disease/dysfunction resolution. 

 

Module 1 12 CE DC, 12 Nutrition
Thursday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm & Friday 8:00 am – Noon. Exam Friday Noon – 2:00 pm.Topics include Vitamin and mineral food sources, recommended daily allowances, signs and symptoms of deficiencies, toxic doses and interactions with medications or nutrients  •  Heavy metals and micro-elements in the human body - Deficiencies, toxicities, and their impact on health  • Accessory nutrients, deficiencies and toxicities  •  Macronutrients (carbohydrate, protein, fat), macronutrient balancing for optimal body composition, deficiencies and toxicity • Fiber requirements, benefits and individualized prescription and use of various types of fibers for various patient concerns.
Nutrition notes are provided in class.

 

Module 2 12 CE DC, 12 Nutrition
Saturday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm & Sunday 8:00 am – Noon. Exam Sunday Noon -2:00 pm.
Topics include Nutrition interview, diet history taking and nutrition physical examination • Motivational interviewing  •  Laboratory testing options, analysis and clinical significance of results •  Codex Alimentarius Commission  •  Dietary supplement health and education act of 1994 and related regulations •  The efficacy, safety, risks and benefits of glandular products, chelation therapy and therapeutic enzymes • Food, drug, and nutraceutical interactions  •  Safety and efficacy, risk and benefits of nutritional supplements.
Nutrition notes are provided in class.

  • Modules 3 & 4 take place at the Radisson Hotel, 517 Grand Canyon Drive, Madison.

  • Module 3: November 10-11  •  Module 4: December 1-2 • See wichiro.org for more information.


Thursday

 

Musculoskeletal Nutrition: Proven Protocols for Clinical Success • 8 CE DC, 4 Nutrition
Robert G. Silverman, DC, DACBN, DCBCN, MS, CCN, CNS, CSCS, CIISN, CKTP, CES, HKC, FAKTR
Thursday 8:00 am - Noon & 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Lunch on your own.
This seminar is ideal for any practitioner that addresses soft-tissue, joint and/or chronic pain syndromes.  Join Dr. Robert Silverman as he explores the relationship between nutrition and the manifestation of joint pain.  In this exciting seminar, he will discuss the process of acute and chronic inflammation and share the impact that specific nutrients can have on the management of the discomfort arising from the inflammatory process.
>>Notes-Silverman-Musculoskeletal Nutrition<<


The 3 R's of Chiropractic: Reduce, Restore and Rehab • 8 CE DC FULL
Jeffrey McKinley, DC, CCSP, CKTP, CPEP, FICC
Thursday 8:00 am - Noon & 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Lunch on your own.

Dr. McKinley’s seminar demonstrates the powerful correlation of orthopedic, biomechanic, x-ray, and posture exams. Explore ways to review and apply biomechanical assessment to x-ray examination and pedal examination. Learn to develop a plan of care based upon examination findings and apply corrective rehab exercises to improve biomechanics and posture. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of the treatment of musculoskeletal pain in America, including methods to improve and systematize orthopedic and neurological examinations.

 

>>McKinley-3Rs-Notes-Rev<<

CT Renewal: Exercise as it Relates to the Musculoskeletal System • 6 CE CT
Kay Miller, DC
Thursday 10:00 am - Noon & 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Lunch on your own.
This hands-on seminar includes in-depth exploration of how specific exercises positively impact the functional quality of given muscles and muscle groups. This is an active seminar! We recommend you wear clothes suitable for exercise.
Notes provided in class.
*Please bring a watch, blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, yoga mat, and foam roller if you are able.


Friday 

Medicare and OIG Compliance Series • 8 CE DC/CT 
Mario Fucinari DC, CCSP, DAAPM, MCS-P

Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Compliance and Ethics Audits in Managed Care • 2 CE DC/CT
Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Learn how an OIG Compliance Manual may be just what you need to avoid fines and potential legal issues. Dr. Mario Fucinari, a Certified Professional Compliance Officer and a Certified Medical Compliance Specialist, will show you the significance of a compliance program and the steps to achieve practice protection.
>>Notes-Fucinari-Compliance Ethics Audits<<

 

Meeting the “Medicare Episode of Care” Requirement • 2 CE DC/CT
Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Learn what Medicare defines as an “episode of care” and how to incorporate their guidelines without giving up your chiropractic roots.
>>Notes-Fucinari-Medicare Episode of Care<<

 

Optimal Medicare Insurance Billing and Documentation Concepts • 2 CE DC/CT
Friday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Documentation is not just for reimbursement. Medical record documentation is required to record facts, findings, and observations about the patient. Learn what constitutes meaningful use of documentation. We will explore requirements for Medicare, personal injury, commercial insurance, the cash patient, and a veteran’s health history including past and present illnesses, examinations, tests, treatments, and outcomes.
>>Notes-Fucinari-Insurance Billing Documentation<<

 

Proper Utilization of ICD-10 Coding in the Chiropractic Office • 2 CE DC/CT
Friday 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The ICD-10 guidelines and implementation have changed again! Learn the rules and regulations of coding and documentation pertaining to the diagnosis. Documentation has moved beyond lumbago and cervicalgia. Don’t be left in the past! We will examine how to effectively diagnose your patients, look for the red flags in coding, to better utilize the coding guidelines, and ways to check your progress in proper coding.  
>>Notes-Fucinari-IDC 10 Coding<<


Breakthroughs in the Treatment of Concussion • 4 CE DC, 4 Nutrition Hours
Robert G. Silverman, DC, DACBN, DCBCN, MS, CCN, CNS, CSCS, CIISN, CKTP, CES, HKC, FAKTR
Friday 8:00 am - Noon
Research surrounding concussions has experienced significant growth recently in the areas of incidence, assessment, and recovery.  However, the jury is still out as far as the most effective protocols go. Join Dr. Silverman for a 4-hour presentation that teaches breakthroughs in concussion treatments, including assessment, exercise/cognitive rehab, nutrition protocols, and laser therapy for enhanced clinical outcome. >>Notes-Silverman-Concussion<<


Sideline to Office: Tape Application & Uses • 8 CE DC
Melissa E. MacDonald DC CCSP,  ICCSP NR-EMT
Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
In this course, Dr. Melissa MacDonald will discuss taping methods to better understand how taping can help in the management of a variety of conditions. This course provides a thorough understanding of the background research, theoretical concepts and practical application guidelines for rigid athletic taping, with discussion of how to combine with kinesiology and dynamic tape. The course consists of lecture and discussion, demonstration of methodology, hands-on practice for practical application that can be easily implemented in clinic for the most common complaints presented by patients. >>Notes-MacDonald-Tape Application<<


A General Review of Lower Extremity Patient Presentation (From Kids to the Weekend Warrior Review and Part 2) • 4 CE DC
J. Alan Lovejoy, DC, LCP, FICA
Friday 8:00 am - Noon
This course presents a philosophy and biomechanical approach to the evaluation and adjustment of the lower extra-vertebral articulations of the body. Patient history, evaluation and analysis will focus on general patient presentations in a Chiropractic office. New information will include shoe fit and selection for our walking and running patients, sensory motor training ideas and a basic hands-on review of adjusting the knee and ankle.
>>Notes-Lovejoy-Lower Extremity<<


Metabolic Conditions • 4 CE DC, 4 Nutrition Hours
David R. Seaman, DC, MS, DABCN
Friday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Metabolic syndrome underlies the expression of most chronic conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, atherosclerosis, and low testosterone. Patients with metabolic syndrome are also more likely to express musculoskeletal pains.Lifestyle management including diet, exercise, and supplements will be described.
>>Notes-Seaman-Metabolic<<

 


Friday & Saturday

 

Clinical Posture Assessment - Rehabilitation & Motor Control Exercise • 12 CE DC/CT*
Steven Weiniger, DC, CPEP
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm & Saturday 8:00 am - Noon
Step-by-step protocols and strategies for pain relief, performance & active aging. From promoting posture awareness to teaching individualized posture exercise programs, you’ll learn to position yourself in an evidence congruent, posture-centric framework. Tools like digital photos set an objective benchmark to observe the disparity between how people believe themselves to be standing, and the truth told by a picture. In conjunction with chiropractic care, the StrongPosture® rehab exercises systematically retrain sensory-motor error towards accurate symmetry of control. This is an active seminar! We recommend you wear clothes suitable for exercise.

New! *This course is approved for 12 hours CE for DCs and CTs. CTs MUST be certified in Exercise Rehab prior to taking Clinical Posture Assessment.


An Advanced Look at Musculoskeletal Radiology • 12 CE DC/CRT
Jennifer Pedley, DC, MS, CCSP, DACBR
Friday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm & Saturday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Radiology is a core chiropractic principle and is vital in proper diagnosis and treatment protocols. Dr. Jennifer Pedley offers a fresh perspective on radiology fundamentals, including:


Chiropractic Technician Certification • 12 CE CT FULL
Brenda Holland, DC, DICCP
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm & Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
This CT Certification Course will provide students with an overall understanding of chiropractic and basic anatomy, while providing the necessary training to satisfy the State of Wisconsin licensing requirements for certification as a Chiropractic Technician. Topics covered include Chiropractic scope of practice •  Basic musculoskeletal anatomy • The basis of current physiological therapeutics utilized within an office setting including indications and contraindications Ÿ Skills associated with obtaining patient history and baseline data regarding a patient •  Skills associated with obtaining vital signs. A final assessment is given at the end of the course.

Printed notes provided in class. Attendees should bring the following if they have them available: Patient Intake Form, History/Exam Form, Daily Note Form, Update Form, Blood pressure cuff, Stethoscope.


Saturday

Front Desk Fall Clean Up •  6 CE DC/CT
Christopher R. Anderson DC, MCS-P and Tammy McKeown, CT
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Your front office can be your greatest source of efficiency, or a constant bottleneck. Increasing the productivity of this area without sacrificing the quality of patient interaction can be a little tricky. However, with some focused effort and intention, your front desk can WOW your patients AND keep your practice running smoothly. This course is designed for doctors, staff and billing personnel.
>>Notes-Anderson-Fall CleanUp<<


Autism - Maternal Inflammation and Infant Neuroinflammation •  4 CE DC, 4 Nutrition hours
David R. Seaman, DC, MS, DABCN
Saturday 8:00 am - Noon
Current research suggests that autism is an autoimmune-type of condition. It appears that genetics predispose a child to autism, which is pushed into expression by environmental and pro-inflammatory lifestyle factors. Autism expression is most associated with maternal inflammation and infant neuroinflammation, which are the focus of this 4-hour seminar. 
>>Notes-Seaman-Autism<<

Neurology and Spine Pain • 4 CE DC 
David R. Seaman, DC, MS, DABCN
Saturday 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Back pain is the most common condition that patients report to physicians. Avoiding the transformation of acute pain into a chronic debilitating pain is a key concern, as it leads to disability and substantial health care costs. This session will outline spinal pain mechanisms, differential diagnosis, and how to address perpetuating factors.
>>Notes-Seaman-Spine Pain<<


Treatment Options in an Era of Opioid Abuse • 4 CE DC
Jeremy Scarlett, MD and Atit Shah, MD
Saturday 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
We will discuss innovative treatment options available to our mutual pain management patients, including medications, therapy, and interventional techniques. Notes available soon. Please check back.



Saturday & Sunday

 

Chiropractic Technician Modality Training* • Up to 11 CE for CT FULL
Brenda Holland, DC, DICCP
Saturday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm & Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Chiropractic Technicians are required to take the specific modalities they plan to perform in the office, but are encouraged to complete all modules in order to better understand the full scope of CT Delegation. Modules will consist of a review of each of the therapies, followed by complete instruction in the performance of the given therapy along with hands-on practice. Each module includes a final exam.
Printed notes provided in class. 

*Prerequisite: Completion of 12-hour Chiropractic Technician Certification Course OR CT Licensure prior to July 1, 2018.

CT Thermotherapy and Cryotherapy • 1 CE CT
Saturday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

CT Ultrasound • 3 CE CT
Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

CT Electrotherapy • 3 CE CT
Sunday 8:00 am - 11:00 am

CT Mechanical Therapy and Decompression (not including manual traction or manipulation) • 4 CE CT
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Please note: Cold Laser & Light Therapy for CTs and DCs is offered separately. See the CE Calendar at www.wichiro.org.


ORTHOPEDIC DIPLOMATE: Mastering the Assessment & Management of Shoulder & Upper Extremity• 10 CE DC
Brandon Steele, BA, BS, DC, DACO
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm & Sunday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Rotator cuff injuries alone account for 4.5 million physician office visits per year. Management of this problem can range from frustrating to rewarding, depending on the depth of your training. This class is a practical 10-hour workshop outlining everything participants need to know about successfully treating shoulder and elbow problems. This class will review the current “best practices” for evaluation, treatment and home rehab. You’ll leave with greater understanding and confidence about how to manage the most common problems that affect the shoulder and upper extremity. This is the third 10-hour course in our Orthopedic Diplomate series, presented in partnership with University of Bridgeport.
>>Notes-Steele-Shoulder<<