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Chiropractic Nutrition Module 1

– Up to 12 CE DC/12 Nutrition
The 48-hour Chiropractic Nutrition course fulfills requirements for DCs to receive their Nutrition Counseling Certification in Wisconsin. Chiropractors who complete this course may not only sell supplements, vitamins, and herbs, they may also provide counsel, direction, guidance, advice or recommendations to their patients regarding the health effects of these substances.
Modules 1 and 2 take place at Spring Convention. Modules 3 and 4 are scheduled March 7-8 and March 21-22, respectively, location to be determined. For details see our online CE Calendar at

Module 1 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. We will also cover the therapeutic use of each vitamin and mineral as well as non-essential nutrients - including CoQ10, lipoic acid, L-carnitine, L-arginine, L-glutamine, N-acetyl cysteine and phy- tonutrients - and review how to spot deficiency and/or excess use of these nutrients. The health effects of alcohol, artificial sweeteners, digestive and systemic enzymes and glandulars will also be discussed.

  • Thursday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 1-hour break for lunch (8 CE DC/8 Nutrition)
  • Friday 10:30 am – 3:30 pm 1-hour break for lunch.
  • Exam at end of class. (4 CE DC/4 Nutrition)

Instructor: Chad Oler, ND
Sponsored by NutriDyn

Let’s Get Down to Business Series – Up to 8 CE DC/CT

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of The Inspector General (OIG) has confirmed that poor documentation and lack of policies and procedures by Doctors of Chiropractic are the leading cause for increased audits. Find out what payors are looking for! Learn about the ins and outs of Medicare, clinic policies and procedures, emergency preparedness, record keeping and documentation to better safeguard your office against audits. Dr. Chris Anderson will present updated material in a manner that is high energy, entertaining, and easy to grasp. You will take away procedures and knowledge that can be applied on Monday morning!

Thursday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 1-hour break for lunch

Chris Anderson, DC, MCS-P
Sponsored by ChiroHealthUSA

Emergency Preparedness Policies & Procedures – 2 CE DC/CT
8:00 am – 9:45 am
Outline 4 emergency medical conditions: Stroke, Heart Attack, Difficulty Breathing, Diabetic Emergencies. Recognize the causes, symptoms and signs for these emergencies. Know the "red flags" for chiropractic.

Medicare Policies and Procedures – 2 CE DC/CT
10:00 am – 11:45 am
Define the Medicare Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Illustrate the Pain Assessment and Follow-Up requirements. Illustrate the Functional Outcome Assessment and Treatment Plan requirements.

Record Keeping, Documentation & Coding – 2 CE DC/CT
1:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Learn how payors define and use "medical necessity.” Apply the concepts of SOAP and POMR. Learn how to avoid the most common errors and audit targets.

Documenting Treatment Plans – 2 CE DC/CT
3:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Learn how to set treatment goals and measure quantifiable progress. Support the frequency and duration of care using evidence-based guidelines. Understand documentation for treatment (daily) visits.

CPR/AED Course

Thursday 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Complete your CPR/AED requirement for license renewal right at Spring Convention!

OPENING GENERAL SESSION with Dr. Dennis Marchiori, Chancellor, Palmer College of Chiropractic

Increasing our Reach for a Healthier Tomorrow – 2 CE DC/CT
The chiropractic profession is underutilized. We have a greater capacity to improve the health of others than is generally recognized by the public. Limited cultural authority remains a significant barrier to the chiropractic profession playing a broader role in the healthcare system. In part, improved cultural authority and expanded access depends on the profession’s ability to communicate a clear, creditable, and authentic identity for the profession. In this presentation, Dr. Marchiori discusses the importance of our clinical and public perception re- search, educational programs, values, and professional community to inform and drive our profession’s success.

Friday 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Instructor: Dennis Marchiori, DC, PhD

Chiropractic Nutrition Module 1

Continued – 4 CE DC/4 Nutrition
Friday 10:30 am – 3:30 pm 1-hour break for lunch Exam at end of class. (4 CE DC/4 Nutrition)
Instructor: Chad Oler, ND
Sponsored by NutriDyn

Evaluation and Rehabilitation of the Low Back Pain Patient – 6 CE DC

This is a hands-on, evidence based, interactive program that covers a chiropractic patient from examination to rehabilitation. We’ll discuss key topics such as identifying red flags, consent and outcome instruments. A dialogue of muscular imbalances, their causes, identification, consequences and treatment are considered. Evaluation procedures such as the squat test; muscle length and strength testing are covered in a practical way that is compatible for use in the busy chiropractic practice. Conditions such as nonspecific low back pain, Spondylolisthesis, lumbar disc lesions, Sciatica, and sacral iliac joint dysfunction are a few of the condi- tions discussed. Before the class concludes, lumbar stabilization, evaluation and rehabilitation techniques are demonstrated. The practitioner will leave this class with the tools to implement a Low Back Stabilization program Monday morning.

Friday 10:30 am – 5:30 pm 1-hour break for lunch
Instructor: Manuel Duarte, DABCO, DCBSP, CSCS, MSAC, MS
Sponsored by Foot Levelers

Lumbar Disc Degeneration: Classification and Nomenclature – 2 CE DC

Understand the proper nomenclature and classification of the various types of lumbar
disc derangement for improved communication between healthcare providers, patients, and third party payors.

Friday 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Instructor: Steven J. Gould, DC, DACBR, FICC
Sponsored by NCMIC

Adolescent Spondylolysis – 2 CE DC

Dr. Gould presents classification systems, diagnosis, etiology, and treatment options for spondylolysis in the adolescent. There are some alarming statistics in the percentages
of athletes with this condition. Discussion will include implications of athletic training
techniques that may promote the occurrence of these overuse/physical stress related injuries.

Friday 1:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Instructor: Steven J. Gould, DC, DACBR, FICC
Sponsored by NCMIC

Lumbar Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis: Lumbar Spine Case Presentations – 2 CE DC

Dr. Gould will describe differential diagnoses between a spondylosis and the inflammatory Spondyloarthropathies. Imaging characteristics, clinical findings and laboratory investigations will be reviewed. Dr. Gould will present various
imaging cases of lower back pain that were not attributable to spon- dylolisthesis or spinal degeneration, but caused by other conditions that must be considered in differential diagnosis.

Friday 3:45 pm – 5:30 pm
Instructor: Steven J. Gould, DC, DACBR, FICC
Sponsored by NCMIC

Diagnostic Imaging Interpretation Series
Complete all 8 hours of Dr. Gould’s Diagnostic Imaging Interpretation Series (Friday afternoon & Saturday morning) and get a 5% risk management discount from NCMIC (2.5 for part-time DCs) for 3 consecutive policy years!

Current Knowledge of Head Injuries – 2 CE DC

Discuss research on the systems and conditions involved in head injuries. At the end of the presentation attendees should understand the pathophysiology, occurrence, and differential diagnosis of cranial hemorrhages, sports-related concussion, cervical, vestibulocochlear, ocular, and temporal man- dibular conditions that may occur during head injuries. Providers will understand the role of chiropractors in the management of head injuries as part of a specialized health care team.

Friday 1:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Instructor: Jordan Knowlton-Key, DC, MS
Sponsored by ImPACT

Sideline & Modified Clinical Head Injury Assessment – 2 CE DC

Using a combination of lecture and hands-on practice, Dr. Knowlton-Key will identify and teach key clinical differential diagnosis tests that providers can use to determine which systems are involved and causing signs and symptoms associated with a head injury. Attendees will learn how to conduct a VOMS screening, tests to diagnose the source of dizziness, and exercise stress testing. Providers will learn a 60-second head injury screening test and an abbreviated sideline examination.

Friday 3:45 pm – 5:30 pm

Instructor: Jordan Knowlton-Key, DC, MS
Sponsored by ImPACT

CT Jeopardy! – 6 CE CT

If you’ve ever wanted to be on the classic game show Jeopardy! now is your chance. Join your host, Dr. Chris Anderson, in a first-of-its-kind class, where answers are given first and contes- tants (attendees) supply the questions. Attendees will be divided into teams and will answer
questions in a variety of categories. Topics will include therapeutic modalities, compliance, Medicare, medical records, red flags, HIPAA, first aid, emergency action, OSHA, office policies and procedures, professional boundaries, human anatomy, medical terminology and digital imaging. Dr. Anderson will present the updated material in a manner that is high energy, entertaining, and easy to grasp.

Friday 10:30 am – 5:30 pm 1-hour break for lunch
Instructor: Chris Anderson, DC, MCS-P

Chiropractic Technician Certification (ACCELERATED) Course – Up to 23 CE CT

Become a certified Chiropractic Technician (CT) and receive endorsement in popular therapeutic modalities. Continental breakfast is included each day. Lunch is included Friday and Saturday.
*You must register for CT certification or be a previously licensed CT to register for any of the
therapeutic modality courses (Electrotherapy, Ultrasound, etc).
All handouts are provided in class.

  • Please bring the following items from your clinic if you can:
    • For CT Certification: Set of Patient Intake Forms/Patient History Forms, Blood Pressure Cuff and Stethoscope
    • For Electrotherapy: set of 4 E-stim pads/electrodes

8:00 am - 8:00 pm CT Certification – 12 CE CT
8:00 am - 11:00 am *CT Electrotherapy – 3 CE CT
11:00 am - 2:00 pm *CT Ultrasound – 3 CE CT
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm *CT Thermo-Cryotherapy – 1 CE CT
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm *CT Mechanical Therapy – 4 CE CT

Instructor: Dr. Brenda Holland, DC, DICCP
Sponsored by Turowski Health Care Products and Barge Nutrition and Supply

Utilization of Baseline Testing, Concussion Assessment Tools, & Return-To-Academics/Activities Guidelines – 2 CE DC

Current literature will be reviewed on best practices for baseline examinations and the ability of chiropractors to implement baseline testing. Providers will learn how to implement ImPACT testing, SCAT5, and additional practices in baseline examinations. Participants will learn how to utilize baselines in return- to-learn and return-to-activity procedures in patients who have sustained head injuries. This course will be a combination of lecture and hands-on practice.

Saturday 8:00 am – 9:45 am
Instructor: Jordan Knowlton-Key, DC, MS
Sponsored by ImPACT

Lumbar Instability – 2 CE DC

Review concepts of spinal instability per- taining to the lumbar spine. Methods of ra- diographic evaluation that will best disclose the level of hypermobility/instability will be discussed. Treatment considerations will be
discussed, as caution may be indicated for spinal manipulative therapy and mechanical traction devices.

Saturday 10:15 am – 12:00 pm
Instructor: Steven J. Gould, DC, DACBR, FICC
Sponsored by NCMIC

Chiropractic Nutrition Module 2 – Up to 12 CE DC/12 Nutrition

Module 2 provides a model on how to incor- porate nutrition into clinical practice. It will include strategies for moving your patients through lifestyle and dietary changes and ideas for designing your office flow to maximize results and profits.
We all need tools to get our jobs done; this seminar will outline several important testing and screening tools that can be used to help identify the underlying cause(s) that may need to be corrected in order optimize your patients’ results.
Nutritional supplements can greatly speed up the healing process when used correctly. As health care providers, we need to know the supplements we are recommending are safe and effective. To that end, we will cover important nutrient-drug-food interactions that every practitioner needs to be aware of. Once more, we will help you see through claims of ‘high quality’ supplements and show you exactly how to differentiate between good quality and poor-quality supplements. The difference could be life altering to your patients.

Saturday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 1-hour break for lunch (8 CE DC/8 Nutrition)
Sunday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. Exam at end of class. (4 CE DC/4 Nutrition)
Instructor: Chad Oler, ND
Sponsored by NutriDyn

Skeletal Anatomy and Radiographic Techniques: CRT Renewal – 12 CE CRT

This 12-hour class is designed for currently licensed CRTs looking for more advanced training. Dr. Varish will review x-ray physics for the acquisition of high-quality films, introduce the differences in digital vs. conventional x-ray, and review human anatomy and its application in positioning and x-ray examination. Recommended radiographic views and x-ray series will
be discussed for each anatomical region. Specific considerations and troubleshooting for techniques and positioning will be highlighted to build confidence and enhance skills. Class will be interactive, with a combination of lecture, practice and hands-on demonstrations during the anatomy and positioning segments.

Saturday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 1-hour break for lunch
Sunday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Instructor: Wendy Varish, DC, DACO, MCS-P, CCSP

Functional Fitness & Chiropractic – up to 8 CE DC/CT

Our patients are participating in a multitude of workouts. Due to these workouts they may be experiencing injuries or an exacerbation of in- juries. Understanding these common exercises is important for both our treatments and for
ensuring positive patient outcomes. We will go through common exercises in this two-part series with live demonstrations to evaluate and display these movements. This class is designed for health care professionals who want a more in-depth understanding of bootcamps, HIIT, CrossFit and DIY workouts. We’ll go through a variety of popular exercises, including pull up, deadlift, snatch, clean, burpee, bench press, medicine ball movements, kettle bells, squat variations and battle ropes, discuss some common injuries, and demonstrate appropriate adaptations that can help with reha- bilitation and recovery.
Attendees will have the opportunity to share case studies and request further demonstrations based on their own experience in clinic. Wear comfortable clothing to allow for movement and exercise.

  • Saturday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm - 4 CE DC/CT
    • AM session will focus on exercises using bodyweight (burpees, pull ups, sit ups, etc.)
  • Saturday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm - 4 CE DC/CT
    • PM session will focus on weightlifting exercises (kettle bells, barbells, power lifting, Olympic lifting, etc.)

Instructor: Jeffrey Sergent, DC
Sponsored by Midwest Rehab

Practical Solutions for Resolving Low Back Pain Challenges (Orthopedic Diplomate Qualified CE) – 10 CE DC

Back by popular demand! This game-changing class provides practical skills for all chiro- practors, plus the CE hours count toward the required “live” component of the Orthopedic Diplomate program.
Dr. Bertelsman’s practical and entertaining 10-hour presentation will begin with a review of the current evidence-based evaluation and management of common lumbar structural pathology. The fast-paced discussion will progress to highlight five commonly overlooked “functional” problems that delay NMS recovery. In one way or another, these functional diagnoses contribute to many, if not all, of the lumbar structural diagnoses that chiropractors treat. The presentation concludes by sharing current knowledge about “treatment classification” to help providers accurately predict and choose the most likely solutions.

Saturday 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm (5 CE DC)
Sunday 8:00 am – 1:00 pm (5 CE DC)
Instructor: Tim Bertelsman DC, CCSP, DACO
Sponsored by ChiroUp

IASTM Redefined: Basic Gentle Soft Tissue Techniques for Your Patient Care – 4 CE DC

This course sold out quickly at the Fall Convention! Space is limited to 50 attendees, register early.
The concept of movement therapy and performance enhancement via Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) will be introduced. The tools may be hard-edged, but the techniques don’t need to be aggressive to deliver superior patient outcomes.
A review of dysfunctional movement screening patterns and the utilization of soft tissue tools to improve patient outcomes is covered along with a review of anatomy, physiology and neurology of myofascial soft tissue work. IASTM intervention strategies will be combined with kinesiology taping to deliver a comprehensive approach to patient care. This hands-on workshop environment is intended for practitioners with all levels of experience with soft tissue techniques.

Saturday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Instructor: John Campione, DC, CSCS, CFSC, CAFS
Sponsored by Rocktape


Practical Solutions for Resolving Low Back Pain Challenges (Orthopedic Diplomate Qualified CE) Continued – 5 CE DC

Sunday 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Instructor: Tim Bertelsman DC, CCSP, DACO
Sponsored by ChiroUp

Chiropractic Nutrition Module 2 Continued – 4 CE DC/4 Nutrition

Sunday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. Exam at end of class.
Instructor: Chad Oler, ND
Sponsored by NutriDyn