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Once again, WCA Spring Conventions bring you continuing education to support Chiropractic care for your active patients. Build skills related to patient care with a special emphasis on athletics. Gain the latest tools to promote health and wellness for young and not-so-young athletes. Support patient rehabilitation and recovery through movement and activity.

 

New this year, our EXPRESS Convention is short and sweet, with unique seminars never before offered in Wisconsin. Welcome to 2019, a time for new cross-disciplinary collaborations that improve outcomes for patients, drive traffic to your clinic, and forge new partnerships that benefit everyone, most of all your patients. 


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SEMINARS

 

Sat Feb 23, 8am-12pm
DOCUMENTATION WORKSHOP: AUDITING ACTUAL NOTES FROM YOUR CLINIC – 4 CE DC
Instructor: Chris Anderson, DC, MCS-P
The US Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General has confirmed that poor documentation by doctors of chiropractic is the leading cause for increased audits. This class, provided in cooperation with the WCA Help Desk, will include tips to develop bulletproof clinical documentation, and outline the critical steps necessary to achieve practice protection, minimize rejection and maximize reimbursement, using examples from right here in Wisconsin. Up to 25 Doctors will have the unique opportunity to submit documentation samples 30 days in advance of the class, to be audited by Dr. Chris. Audits presented to the class will be completely anonymous. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the “first ever” class of this kind. Further details will be provided upon registering.


Sat Feb 23, 8am-12pm & 1pm-5pm  
PEDIATRICS FOR THE DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC: MANAGEMENT OF COMMON PEDIATRIC SPORTS INJURIES AND EXTREMITY CONDITIONS – 8 CE DC
Elise G. Hewitt, DC, DICCP, FICC
Sponsored by NCMIC
Dr. Hewitt will provide a comprehensive discussion of the chiropractic management of common sports injuries and extremity conditions in the pediatric population, including details of diagnosis (appropriate anatomy, history, examination and imaging) and treatment (in-office, home care and rehabilitation). Dr. Hewitt will demonstrate extremity adjustments that are unique to the pediatric patient, utilizing video clips of treatment sessions from her office. Her goal is to enable attendees to be comfortable and effective when managing common sports injuries and extremity conditions in pediatric patients, through the acute, post-acute and rehabilitative phases of healing.

*Attend Dr. Hewitt's 8 hour seminar to receive a discount for three years on the renewal of your NCMIC malpractice insurance premium. Full time Doctors will receive a 5% discount and Part time Doctors will receive a 2.5% discount.*



Sat Feb 23, 8am–12pm
CHIROPRACTIC MANAGEMENT OF RUNNING INJURIES – 4 CE DC
Zach Shiels, DC
This course will provide the practicing chiropractor with insights into running injuries, focusing on the assessment and management of these injuries. Special attention will be given to gait biomechanics and their link to common injuries. Management options will highlight soft-tissue treatments as well as neurologic and structural techniques to create more efficient movement.

 


Sat Feb 23, 1pm–5pm
“BEST PRACTICE” EVIDENCE FOR MANAGING LOW BACK PAIN – 4 CE DC
Tim Bertelsman, DC, CCSP, DACO
Sponsored by Chiro Up
This practical and entertaining 4-hour presentation will review the most clinically relevant biomechanics, assessment and treatment for the conditions responsible for LBP. Attendees will learn how to direct treatment based upon a specific diagnosis and classification to improve their outcomes dramatically. Attendees will leave this class with practical, evidence-based skills for managing the “continuum of low back pain”.

 

 


Sat Feb 23, 1pm–5pm
INTEGRATING ATHLETIC TRAINING, PERFORMANCE, AND CHIROPRACTIC PRACTICES – 4 CE DC
Joel Luedke, BS, MS, ATC and Kyle D. Boland, BS, DC
Sponsored by Clinically Pressed
Interprofessional collaborations have the capability of providing powerful results that benefit the patient and expose clinical professionals to experiences and ideas they may not have otherwise realized.  Not common in these interprofessional collaborations are the combination of chiropractor, athletic trainer/sports performance coach. In this session Dr. Kyle Boland and Joel Luedke, ATC will present the building of their collaborative relationship for the care and performance of intercollegiate athletes.  This course will expose you to the chiropractic adjustment and its integration with soft tissue therapy, movement training, and functional screening, all based on the principles of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS). 


SUN FEB 24

Sun Feb 24, 8am–12pm
IN-OFFICE CHIROPRACTIC MANAGEMENT OF THE POST-CONCUSSIVE CHILD – 4 CE DC
Elise G. Hewitt, DC, DICCP, FICC
Sponsored by NCMIC
Dr. Hewitt will present an in-depth discussion of in-office evaluation and co-management of the post-concussive pediatric patient. Dr. Hewitt will discuss common signs and symptoms of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), and how to recognize when immediate medical attention is needed. Included will be discussions of appropriate short and long-term management, including detailed return-to-school and return-to-play guidelines. Online resources will be provided, so the practitioner can stay abreast of the latest developments in this quickly maturing field. 

 


Sun Feb 24, 8am–12pm
COMBINING DISCIPLINES IN TREATMENT AND PERFORMANCE
Joel Luedke, BS, MS, ATC and Kyle D. Boland, BS, DC
Sponsored by Clinically Pressed
Treating complex injuries while minimizing time loss is the ultimate goal of healthcare practitioners.  Combining multiple disciplines, treatment modalities, and philosophies into an integrated plan for a patient can yield high levels of success while minimizing the timeline for safe return to play.  Kyle Boland, DC and Joel Luedke, ATC will discuss treatment and rehab interventions for common athletic injuries and provide practical demonstrations. Based on DNS principles and performance training, you will gain confidence in the complete care of the athletic patient. 


Sun Feb 24, 8am–12pm
MASTERING THE ROTATOR CUFF: HANDS-ON WORKSHOP FOR EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT – 4 CE DC
Tim Bertelsman, DC, CCSP, DACO
Sponsored by Chiro Up
Rotator cuff injuries 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 training. This practical, 4-hour workshop outlines everything attendees need to know about successfully treating rotator cuff pathology. This hands-on workshop will review the current “best practices” for evaluation, treatment and home rehab. Attendees will leave this class with greater understanding and confidence about how to manage the most common problem to affect the shoulder.



 

Lodging

HILTON GARDEN INN WAUSAU, 2101 N Mountain Rd, Wausau, WI 54401
Directions

A block of rooms is set aside at Hilton Garden Inn Wausau until February 1 at a rate of $129 per night for Friday Feb 22 and Saturday Feb 23. Call Hilton Garden Inn at 715-298-5775 to book your room and be sure to mention Wisconsin Chiropractic Association.

Or use this convenient online booking link, which will automatically connect you with the WCA block: >>Book online