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SEMINARS

CHIROPRACTIC NUTRITION MODULE 3 - 12 CE DC, 12 NUTRITION 

Thu Mar 21, 8am-5pm &
Fri Mar 22, 8am-12pm. Exam 12pm.

Understand how to apply the information learned in modules 1 and 2 to the most common health conditions you will see in clinic, including multiple ways to address inflammation and chronic pain. This seminar is protocol-rich and covers a great deal of clinically useful information.
Chad Oler, ND
Sponsored by NutriDyn


PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS OF MCKENZIE METHOD® OF MECHANICAL DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY®

Fri Mar 22, 8am-12pm

This lecture provides an introduction to McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT), a system of assessment, classification, treatment & prevention of musculoskeletal disorders that is safe, reliable, valid, predictive and evidence based. The assessment incorporates repeated test movements in various planes and static positions to determine the direction in which a patient needs to move and with how much force to begin (based on centralization of symptoms and changes to obstructed movement). This can be especially important to a chiropractor as it not only helps improve safety but it can also help validate the direction of the adjustment. By determining a directional preference, there is a greater likelihood that a patient’s pain will reduce in a short time period. This can allow a chiropractor to introduce active care rehabilitation earlier in the patient’s treatment, which can demonstrate even further value to third party payers.

With patients that are in too much pain or have contraindications to being adjusted, McKenzie Method offers safe and effective treatment protocols. There is also far less physical stress to a chiropractor incorporating McKenzie Method in comparison to other spinal or extremity techniques. This helps to protect a chiropractor’s shoulders, low back, wrists and thumbs. McKenzie is the largest spine care referral network in the world, of which there are now 135 chiropractors included.
Jonathan R. Soltys, DC, MS, Cert.MDT


CHIROPRACTIC MANAGEMENT OF RUNNING INJURIES

Fri Mar 22, 8am–12pm

Gain valuable 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.
Zach Shiels, DC


INTRODUCTION TO DYNAMIC NEUROMUSCULAR STABILIZATION (DNS)

Fri Mar 22, 1:30pm-5:30pm

Developed by Professor Pavel Kolar of the Prague School, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization is based on developmental kinesiology and the integration of both neurophysiological and biomechanical principles. Participants will gain an understanding of the basic principles of developmental kinesiology and the relationship between development during the first year of life and dysfunction of the locomotor system in adulthood. Doctors will leave able to integrate corrective exercises based on the DNS functional tests and developmental positions in supine, prone, low kneeling, oblique sit, and quadruped global movements.
Alex Earl, DC
Sponsored by Midwest Rehab Institute


ADVANCED BIOMECHANICAL TESTING AND TREATMENT FOR THE ACTIVE PATIENT – 4 CE DC

Fri Mar 22, 1:30pm-5:30pm

Dr. Smith runs a successful practice in Jacksonville, Florida and attributes much of his success to empowering his patients through education. He is especially passionate about preventative musculoskeletal care and the role that proper foundational support plays in improving health and maintaining a pain-free lifestyle. In his seminar, Dr. Smith walks doctors through the importance of taking care of the kinetic chain through acute and non-acute protocol. In this 4-hour course, participants will delve deeper into fascia, gait analysis, gait cycle terminology, the anatomical and kinetic makeup of the body, kinetic chains, and the biomechanical and clinical significance of each of these for your patients. Leave with practical applications for your clinic, including postural evaluation, interactive gait assessments, custom orthotic assessment and intervention.
Alan C Smith, DC, FICPA
Sponsored by Foot Levelers


CLINICAL POSTURE ASSESSMENT, THERAPY AND EXERCISE - 12 CE DC/CT

Fri Mar 22, 1:30pm-5:30pm
Sat Mar 23, 8am-5pm

Approved CE for DCs and CTs. CTs must be certified in Exercise Rehab before taking this course.

"Sitting is the New Smoking”, “Tech Neck” and other postural syndromes are in the headlines.  We live in a tech-driven society suffering an epidemic of worsening neck and back pain, in a time where opioids and pain medications are in increasing disrepute. It’s time for chiropractors to stand tall as posture specialists, educating people on intelligent habits for modern life. 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.  Learn StrongPosture® rehab exercises that systematically retrain sensory-motor error towards accurate symmetry of control. Approved CE for DCs and CTs. CTs must be certified in Exercise Rehab before taking this course.  Patients are engaged with exercise protocols individualized to their ability, fostering increased posture awareness and functional motion control to optimize posture when standing and sitting, moving and competing. These are motion control exercises (MCE), and fall under the recommendations of the American College of Physicians for non-pharmacologic care of acute and chronic low back pain. The StrongPosture® MCE protocols systematically retrain Balance, Alignment and Motion (B.A.M) control towards accuracy, and along with interactive Posture Principle demonstrations communicate the bio-mechanic benefit of unlocking motion restrictions with spinal manipulation.

There’s demand for posture solutions- from MDs who want to refer for non-pharmaceutical back pain care, to fall prevention through stronger balance, to employers concerned about workplace wellness. Health care is changing rapidly, and tech-addicted millennials and boomers slumping into old age are opening the door for posture specialists to help people stand tall and move well.
Steven Weiniger, DC
Sponsored by Posture Zone


CHIROPRACTIC NUTRITION MODULE 4 - 12 CE DC, 12 NUTRITION 

Sat Mar 23, 8am-5pm & Sun Mar 24, 8am-12pm. Exam 12pm

Understand how to apply clinical nutrition to the most common health conditions you will see in your patient population over their lifetime, ranging from infancy to the elderly. In addition, we will cover the subjects of weight loss and sports nutrition in great detail.
Chad Oler, ND
Sponsored by NutriDyn


EVALUATION & MANAGEMENT OF THE MOST COMMON UPPER EXTREMITY DISORDERS - 4 CE DC Sat Mar 23, 8am–12pm 

Management of non-spinal conditions can range from frustrating to rewarding depending on the depth of the providers training. Dr. Steele will present a practical, 4-hour workshop demonstrating the essential skills for successfully treating the most common extremity complaints. This workshop will review current “best practices” for evaluating, treating, and directing simple in-office or home-based rehab for the most common problems outside of the spine.
Brandon Steele DC, FACO
Sponsored by Chiro Up

EVALUATION & MANAGEMENT OF THE MOST COMMON LOWER EXTREMITY DISORDERS - 4 CE DC
Sat Mar 23, 1pm-5pm 

This practical presentation reviews the essential skills for successfully managing the most common lower extremity complaints, presenting current “best practices” for evaluating, treating, and directing simple in-office or home-based rehab. Attendees will leave this class with greater understanding and confidence about how to manage the most common problems affecting the hip, knee, foot, and ankle.
Brandon Steele DC, FACO
Sponsored by Chiro Up


VENDORS

Fri Mar 22 and Sat Mar 23 starting at 7am

Innovative materials to support you, your patients, your staff, and resources to take your practice to the next level. Be sure to make time to visit our vendors while you are at the convention. Take advantage of the many resources all in one place


LODGING

MILWAUKEE MARRIOTT WEST, W231 N1600 Corporate Court, Waukesha, WI 53186

A block of rooms is set aside until February 28 at Milwaukee Marriott West at a rate of $104 per night for Thursday March 21 and Friday March 22. A few rooms are also set aside for Thursday and Sunday Class Participants on Wednesday March 20 and Saturday March 23. Call Marriott Reservations at 800-228-9290 to book your room and be sure to mention Wisconsin Chiropractic Association.

For online booking Milwaukee Marriott West has set up a unique link just for us. Follow the link below. 

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