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  • The Pre-participation Physical and Sports Concussion Management

    Contains 5 Component(s), 1 credit offered Includes a Live Event on 10/15/2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Join Dr. Carlo Guadagno DC, CCSP, ICCSP, FICC for an in-depth look at how chiropractic can play a role in pre-participation physical exams and concussion management. The primary objective of this course is to familiarize registrants to with the basic aspects of conducting a pre-participation sports physical and develop a working knowledge, application, and investigation of this concentration within chiropractic medicine. This course will also cover the management of sports concussion within the chiropractic office setting; ethical and medico-legal issues, sports nutrition, and a focus on a series of evaluations, diagnoses, and treatments that are common within sports medicine.

    Join Dr. Carlo Guadagno DC, CCSP, ICCSP, FICC for an in-depth look at how chiropractic can play a role in pre-participation physical exams and concussion management. The primary objective of this course is to familiarize registrants to with the basic aspects of conducting a pre-participation sports physical and develop a working knowledge, application, and investigation of this concentration within chiropractic medicine. This course will also cover the management of sports concussion within the chiropractic office setting; ethical and medico-legal issues, sports nutrition, and a focus on a series of evaluations, diagnoses, and treatments that are common within sports medicine.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, the successful student will be able to: 

    - Evaluate and diagnose common injuries seen in sports and other activities. 

    - Identify patient-centered management strategies to treat and manage common sports injuries. 

    - Prepare clinicians to perform an appropriate pre-participation physical. 

    - Apply a practical understanding of professional, ethical, and medico-legal activities encountered in a sports medicine practice.

    Carlo Guadagno DC, CCSP, ICCSP, FICC

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences

    National University of the Health Sciences

    Bio

    Dr. Guadagno is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences at National University of the Health Sciences. He maintains a private practice at Pinellas Park Whole Health Center. While practicing in Miami, he was a member of the Sports Medicine Team at FIU (Florida International University) which included traveling with the Golden Panthers Football team and providing sideline care. In Florida he serves as the American Chiropractic Association Delegate for the State. He is also past President for the Council on Sports Injuries, Rehabilitation and Physical Fitness of the Florida Chiropractic Association (FCA). In 2016 he was named Sports Chiropractor of the year for the ACA Sports Injuries Council. He has complete five United States Olympic Training Center Medical Staff Rotations. He was one of only three American DC’s who served the athletes at the Olympic Village Polyclinic in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.


  • The Transgender Athlete

    Contains 5 Component(s), 1 credit offered Includes a Live Event on 09/10/2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Transgender athletes are a special population group that are becoming more prevalent in our practices, but they are not new to the realm of sports. Looking historically at the progression of female athletics can provide an understanding of the current rules and regulations. Providers need an understanding of the rules and regulation of play for the athletes. Along with common conditions and concerns for the transgender athlete, it is important to understand documentation and billing. In this webinar, Dr. Melissa MacDonald will examine the role that chiropractors play in the treatment of transgender athletes. After viewing this course, registrants will be able to recognize the rules of play for high school, college, and professional athletes; discuss how to verbally communicate with transgender patients; and explain common concerns and need for medical tracking in office.

    Transgender athletes are a special population group that are becoming more prevalent in our practices, but they are not new to the realm of sports. Looking historically at the progression of female athletics can provide an understanding of the current rules and regulations. Providers need an understanding of the rules and regulation of play for the athletes. Along with common conditions and concerns for the transgender athlete, it is important to understand documentation and billing. In this webinar, Dr. Melissa MacDonald will examine the role that chiropractors play in the treatment of transgender athletes.  

    Learning Objectives

    After viewing this course, registrants will be able to:

    - Recognize the rules of play for high school, college, and professional athletes;  

    - Discuss how to verbally communicate with transgender patients;

    - Explain common concerns and need for medical tracking in office.


    Dr. Melissa MacDonald

    Sport & Rehabilitation Specialist

    Anderson Chiropractic Clinics

    Bio

    Dr. Melissa MacDonald is a graduate of Northwestern Health Sciences University where she earned her Doctor of Chiropractic.  She then spent two years of specialty training in the NWHSU Human Performance Center where she focused her research and clinical skills on specific testing and treatment protocols of the female and transgender athlete. Additionally, Dr. MacDonald served as the team Clinician for the Minnesota Vixen, a professional women’s football team that won the conference championship in 2018. She recently traveled to the World Championship of Rowing to provide care for the athletes in Sarasota, FL. Now that she has relocated to Wisconsin, Dr. MacDonald is the American Chiropractic Association Sport Council coordinator for the state and is working on providing the highest level of care to all athletic events.  Dr. MacDonald has achieved both international and national certification as a chiropractic sport provider. 

  • The CRISP® Protocols for Primary Spine Care

    Contains 5 Component(s), 1 credit offered Includes a Live Event on 07/18/2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Join Dr. Donald R. Murphy, DC, FRCC for a webinar which introduces an evidence-informed, patient-centered approach to the application of the biopsychosocial model in the diagnosis and management of patients with spine-related disorders. Clinical Reasoning in Spine Pain® (CRISP®) was developed based on the vast literature in the spine filed over a period of over 20 years. We will cover the utilization of the CRISP® protocols to establish a working diagnosis, considering the various potential biological, psychological and social contributing factors, and embark on a management strategy designed to address each factor.

    The webinar introduces an evidence-informed, patient-centered approach to the application of the biopsychosocial model in the diagnosis and management of patients with spine-related disorders.  Clinical Reasoning in Spine Pain® (CRISP®) was developed based on the vast literature in the spine filed over a period of over 20 years.  We will cover the utilization of the CRISP® protocols to establish a working diagnosis, considering the various potential biological, psychological and social contributing factors, and embark on a management strategy designed to address each factor.

    Learning Objectives

    - Recognize the biopsychosocial model of spine related disorders 

    - Explain the application of the CRISP® protocols in the diagnosis and management of patients with spine related disorders. 

    - Discuss the role that CRISP® plays in primary spine care. 

    Donald R. Murphy, DC, FRCC

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine at the Alpert Medical School

    Brown University


    Bio

    Dr. Murphy is Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University.  He previously served as Medical Director of the Spine Care Program for Care New England, a multi-hospital group.  Dr. Murphy is currently involved in advancing the Primary Spine Practitioner movement through consulting work, establishing a high value spine care pathway in various environments through Spine Care Partners, LLC.  He also serves as Lead instructor in the Primary Spine Practitioner certification course at the University of Pittsburgh.  He has 30 years’ experience practicing and teaching primary spine care and has nearly 100 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and book chapters.  His recent books, Clinical Reasoning in Spine Pain, Vols I and II serve as the required texts for the PSP certification course. 

  • The Role of the Primary Spine Provider in Health Care

    Contains 5 Component(s), 1 credit offered Includes a Live Event on 06/20/2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Join Dr. John Ventura for an introduction to the role of the primary spine provider in an ever-changing health care environment. The challenges that spine pain and impairment present to society will be discussed, and the reasons that our current model of spine care has not been successful. The role of a primary spine practitioner (PSP) will be discussed as a possible solution, as well as the specific skill set necessary to function as a PSP. Data supported the benefits of utilizing PSPs will be discussed.

    Join Dr. John Ventura for an introduction to the role of the primary spine provider in an ever-changing health care environment. The challenges that spine pain and impairment present to society will be discussed, and the reasons that our current model of spine care has not been successful. The role of a primary spine practitioner (PSP) will be discussed as a possible solution, as well as the specific skill set necessary to function as a PSP.  Data supported the benefits of utilizing PSPs will be discussed.

    Learning Objectives

    1. Identify the key challenges that spine related disorders present to society 

    2. Define the role and skill set of the primary spine provider 

    3. Apply data to support the benefits of the primary spine provider in reducing the burden of spine related disorders

    John M Ventura, DC

    Consultant

    Spine Care Partners, LLC

    Bio

    Dr Ventura has over 30 years of clinical practice experience & now serves on the Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services technical expert panel, on the board of the United States Bone and Joint Initiative and is on the musculoskeletal committee of the National Quality Forum.   

  • What's the Evidence for Our Pediatric Patients?

    Contains 5 Component(s), 1 credit offered Includes a Live Event on 06/11/2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Evidence for chiropractic care in the pediatric population is on an increase, enabling chiropractors to have a vital role in children’s healthcare. This presentation by Dr. Katherine Pohlman will prepare you to share what doctors of chiropractic have to offer (now and in the future). Highlights include research findings from the largest prospective safety evaluation of chiropractic care for the pediatric population and a systematic review of manual therapy use for children.

    Evidence for chiropractic care in the pediatric population is on an increase, enabling chiropractors to have a vital role in children’s healthcare. This presentation will prepare you to share what doctors of chiropractic have to offer (now and in the future). Highlights include research findings from the largest prospective safety evaluation of chiropractic care for the pediatric population, and a systematic review of manual therapy use for children.


    Learning Objectives: 

    1. Discuss the largest prospective safety evaluation of chiropractic care for the pediatric population
    2. Discuss a systematic review of manual therapy use for pain and disability among pregnant and post-partum patients. 
    3. Explain research’s impact on the future of the chiropractic profession and the necessity for grass-root efforts to really grow these efforts profession.


    Katherine Pohlman, D.C., M.S. Ph.D.

    Director of Research

    Parker University

    Bio:

    Katherine Pohlman, D.C., M.S. Ph.D. is Director of Research at Parker University and an inaugural fellow of the Chiropractic Academy of Research and Leadership (CARL) program. She is the current Vice President of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) Council on Women’s Health and has served as Vice President of the ACA’s Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics. Dr. Pohlman received her Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree and M.S. in Clinical Research from Palmer College of Chiropractic and her Ph.D. in Pediatrics from the University of Alberta.  

    Dr. Pohlman joined Parker University in 2015 with nine years of prior experience as a research manager and scientist, including the first project manager for Palmer Center of Chiropractic Research. In that position, she managed several federally-funded research studies, including the largest randomized controlled trial in the military for chiropractic, which was awarded from the Department of Defense. As lead study coordinator, Dr. Pohlman also has directed the world’s largest study evaluating patient safety among spinal manipulation therapy providers, which comprised a series of projects funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Her research interests have focused not only on study methodology, but also on the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic care in special populations including individuals suffering from chronic pain, children, and pregnant/post-partum women.

  • Communication: The Key to Improve Patient Outcomes and Coordination of Care

    Contains 5 Component(s), 1 credit offered Recorded On: 05/16/2019

    Communication plays a vital role in clinical practice. It is fundamental to risk management and clinical management. Communication has a profound effect on patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes, in addition to driving referrals and minimizing malpractice risk. Join Dr. Shawn Neff for a presentation that will review the research pertaining to doctor to patient and doctor to doctor communication and will give you strategies you can implement Monday to improve patient compliance, outcomes and satisfaction. You will gain skills and strategies to build an interdisciplinary network to improve coordination of care and increase medical referrals for chiropractic.

    Communication plays a vital role in clinical practice.  It is fundamental to risk management and clinical management.  Communication has a profound effect on patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes, in addition to driving referrals and minimizing malpractice risk.  Join Dr. Shawn Neff for a presentation that will review the research pertaining to doctor to patient and doctor to doctor communication and will give you strategies you can implement Monday to improve patient compliance, outcomes and satisfaction.  You will gain skills and strategies to build an interdisciplinary network to improve coordination of care and increase medical referrals for chiropractic. 


    Learning Objectives

    Explain the importance of communication with patients and other providers.  

    Discuss ways to communicate effectively with patients and providers with different communicative styles. 

    Identify a network of providers.  

    Shawn Neff, DC

    Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    Bio

    Shawn M. Neff, D.C., M.A.S., FACO, earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1999, his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2003, his Master of Applied Science in musculoskeletal management degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2011, and earned a diplomate from the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists. Dr. Neff is the staff chiropractic physician at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, WV and is chair of the VA Chiropractic Field Advisory Committee.  He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists  and holds adjunct faculty appointments at several chiropractic colleges.  Dr. Neff has published articles in  the Journal of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists and the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine.  He has also presented at many professional conferences, including ACC-RAC and the New Horizons in Rehabilitation Care . Dr. Neff has lectured and facilitated extensively on clinical topics, provider communication and patient centered care.  In his free time he spends time with family, volunteers with the cub scouts, and rides his motorcycle.

  • A Call to Action: Addressing the Opioid Crisis

    Contains 5 Component(s), 1 credit offered Recorded On: 05/14/2019

    One of the biggest healthcare crisis the nation has ever seen is the battle against opioid-related deaths. This course by Dr. John Rosa will give current statistical data, risk factors, clinical effects of opioids, biochemistry of feel-good chemicals, how the crisis evolved, the path to overdose and topics related to awareness, prevention and treatment. Join Dr. Rosa will also examine Integrative Medicine’s role and specifically how Chiropractic can be the thought leader in prevention.

    One of the biggest healthcare crisis the nation has ever seen is the battle against opioid-related deaths. This course will give current statistical data, risk factors, clinical effects of opioids, biochemistry of feel-good chemicals, how the crisis evolved, the path to overdose and topics related to awareness, prevention and treatment. We will cover Integrative Medicine’s role and specifically how Chiropractic can be the thought leader in prevention.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Discuss the origin of the opioid crisis  

    2. Recognize the biochemistry of opioids and addiction 

    3. Describe the role of Chiropractic as part of the solution team

    Dr. John Rosa, DC

    Current Board Chair

    Maryland University of Integrative Health

    Founder- Overdose Free America

    Bio

    Dr. John Rosa earned his BS in Biology from Rutgers University and DC from New York Chiropractic College. Dr. John Rosa owns and supervises Accessible Beltway Clinics, which is comprised of 14 clinics in Maryland and 2 in Virginia, combining medicine, chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture and behavioral medicine to give a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to pain syndromes and musculoskeletal disorders. Active in sports medicine with consulting/treating college, professional and Olympic athletes. Creator of 24/7 RnR an FDA approved analgesic cream; a proprietary blend of the most potent materials resulting in the most effective product on the market for pain Relief and aiding Recovery. Founder of Accessible Wellness Solutions – an onsite corporate wellness program offering consulting, lectures and management of onsite clinics. 

    Leader in Chiropractic: Trustee of New York Chiropractic College for over 15 years serving final 3-year term as Chairman of the Board and given the honor or Board Emeritus post service. Awarded the highest recognitions in Chiropractic Medicine as Fellow of the American Chiropractic Colleges and Fellow of the International Chiropractic Colleges.  

    Integrative Medicine Specialist: Current Board Chair to Maryland University of Integrative Health, Reduced opioid prescriptions by 70% by integrating Chiropractic, physical therapy and behavioral medicine in a primary care setting  

    Opioid Crisis Expert: White House Surrogate/Consultant, Law Enforcement Consultant (Homeland Security, CBP, DOJ, DEA and Postal), State and National Consultant to Opioid Task Forces, Authored Chapter in “The Recipe for Success” with “Chicken Soup for the Soul” author Jack Canfield 

    Community Leadership: Founder of “Overdose Free America” a nonprofit which uses the power of celebrity and entertainment to bring the Opioid Crisis the visibility and support it deserves, Volunteer at Crossroads Freedom Center - a residential facility in Maryland to help overcome addiction

  • Chronic Pain: Becoming THE Authority in Your Town!

    Contains 5 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    This course will dive into the literature and claims data that supports ongoing chronic pain management and reveal a time-tested system to effectively transition patients to self-pay while improving compliance. Formally called “Transition from Discharge to Wellness”, this webinar has been greatly enhanced with new data and research. Dr. Ronald Farabaugh will show you how to take the stress out of practice. We will discuss: (1) how insurance views acute vs. chronic care, (2) the literature related to ongoing care, (3) a schematic describing proper evidence-based case management, (4) how to communicate clinical needs to patients, (5) getting your staff on board with the evidence-based direction of practice, and (6) Becoming recognized as THE authority in your town.

    This course will dive into the literature and claims data that supports ongoing chronic pain management and reveal a time-tested system to effectively transition patients to self-pay while improving compliance.  Formally called “Transition from Discharge to Wellness”, this webinar has been greatly enhanced with new data and research.  Dr. Ronald Farabaugh will show you how to take the stress out of practice.  We will discuss: (1) how insurance views acute vs. chronic care, (2) the literature related to ongoing care, (3) a schematic describing proper evidence-based case management, (4) how to communicate clinical needs to patients, (5) getting your staff on board with the evidence-based direction of practice, and (6) Becoming recognized as THE authority in your town.

    Learning Objectives:

    1) Identify the literature related to chronic pain management;
    2) Recognize guidelines related to chronic pain management;
    3) Propose strategies to communicate the benefits of chiropractic to your patients and to the public, business, and medical industries.

    Dr. Ronald J. Farabaugh

    Farabaugh Chiropractic Office

    Bio

    Dr. Ronald Farabaugh has been in private practice for over 36 years and now serves as the National Physical Medicine Director of Advanced Medicine Integration Group based in Highland Park Illinois. As such Dr. Farabaugh has vast experience in both clinical practice and the insurance side of healthcare offering a unique insight into a world previously closed to most DCs.  He currently serves CCE as Councilor Category 2, representing clinicians; is former Chairman of the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP) and has been published numerous times regarding guidelines and case management; is a former President of the Ohio State Chiropractic Association; former President of the Ohio Chiropractic Board; sits on the Board of Advisors of the Official Disability Guidelines; and the ACA Research Advisory Council.  He has been appointed to various positions by two Ohio Governors, Republican and Democratic. 

  • Finding the Right Fit: A Discussion on Employment Opportunities

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    One of the biggest challenges doctors of chiropractic face when seeking employment or employing a chiropractor is finding the right fit and determining success. Dr. Ray Tuck and Dr. Steven Huybrecht's presentation aims to provide both employers and potential employees the tools to aid them in this process to create positive, long-lasting relationships.

    One of the biggest challenges doctors of chiropractic face when seeking employment or employing a chiropractor is finding the right fit and determining success. Our presentation aims to provide both employers and potential employees the tools to aid them in this process to create positive, long-lasting relationships.


    Learning Objectives:

    1. Identify quality potential employment opportunities or employees 

    2Recognize “how the employment process works” 

    3. Prepare for employment or taking on an employee

    Dr. Ray Tuck

    Doctor of Chiropractic

    Tuck Chiropractic Clinic

    Bio

    Dr. Tuck is a graduate of the National University of Health Sciences and has practiced in southwest Virginia since graduating in 1997.  As a second-generation chiropractor, he is very passionate about advancing and integrating chiropractic as a part of the healthcare team through quality care delivery and patient satisfaction.  Tuck has served in multiple leadership roles over the years including past president of the Virginia Chiropractic Association, past executive director and board member of the Association for the History of Chiropractic, and on numerous local non-profit boards.  In addition, he has been the recipient of the Blacksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce small business person of the year and the VCA's Chiropractor of the year.  Currently, he serves on the ACA Board of Governors and on the Virginia Board of Medicine.  Locally, he serves on his county Economic Development Authority which helps work with local industry improving the local economy.  Tuck is president of Tuck Chiropractic Clinic, which is a group practice with eleven locations throughout southwest Virginia.

    Steven T. Huybrecht, DC

    Staff Chiropractor

    VA Palo Alto Health Care System


    Bio:

    Dr. Steven Huybrecht was raised in northern Wisconsin on the shores of Lake Superior and earned his BS in Exercise Sport Science from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He continued his education at Northwestern Health Sciences University where he earned a doctorate in chiropractic. During his time at NWHSU, Dr. Huybrecht was involved in various clubs, most notably with the Student American Chiropractic Association where he held multiple chapter roles, including president, before being elected as the National Chair for the 2013/14 term. During his last trimester at NWHSU, he moved to North Carolina and worked in physical medicine and rehabilitation at High Point Regional hospital in the inpatient rehab center under the direction of Todd Reiter, MD, DC. He’s served on the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association’s Government Affairs Committee, the American Chiropractic Association’s Membership Committee and Millennial Think Tank, along with participating in the ACA’s Leadership Apprentice and Mentor Program. Currently Dr. Huybrecht is the Integrated Clinical Practice Resident at the VA St. Louis Health Care System under program director Pamela Wakefield, DC.  He is working towards completion of the Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician program and board certification in chiropractic acupuncture. Dr. Huybrecht’s professional interests include chronic pain management for veterans, organizational leadership, and state and national advocacy. Personal interests include traveling, hiking, kayaking, cooking and exploring.

  • Pediatric Imaging 

    Contains 5 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    Join Dr. Alicia Yochum for a course which will cover utilization and indication for different imaging modalities in the pediatric population. We will discuss common pathologies that present such as hip dysplasia, slipped epiphysis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis and child abuse.

    This course will cover utilization and indication for different imaging modalities in the pediatric population. We will discuss common pathologies that present such as hip dysplasia, slipped epiphysis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis and child abuse.

    Learning Objectives

    Recognize the utilization of imaging modalities for common pediatric musculoskeletal pathology.  

    - Identify imaging features of common pediatric musculoskeletal pathology.

    Alicia Yochum RN, DC, DACBR, RMSK

    Chiropractic Radiologist

    Rocky Mountain Chiropractic Radiological Center

    Bio

    Alicia M. Yochum RN, DC, DACBR received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Point Loma Nazarene University and then worked in the ICU for one year before matriculating to Logan College of Chiropractic where she graduated Sum Cum Laude in 2011. She completed her imaging residency at Logan in 2015 and received her DACBR becoming the first second generation DACBR in the history of chiropractic. She has performed editorial review for the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine and she serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedics (JACO). Dr. Yochum has published many articles in peer reviewed journals and has lectured around the country as well as in England. Germany, Australia and New Zealand. She completed her fellowship in musculoskeletal advanced imaging at Logan University with an emphasis on musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound. Dr. Yochum is currently practicing in Denver Colorado.