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  • Mild Traumatic Brain Injury & Concussion: An Invisible and Confusing Condition

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 11/12/2019 at 1:00 PM (EST)

    Join Dr. James Lehman for a webinar which will discuss post-traumatic brain injuries with a focus on mild traumatic brain injuries & concussions, which frequently present to chiropractic physicians that care for athletes and patients injured in motor vehicle incidents. Individuals are usually not aware of their mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI) and often do not seek care. In order to enhance the discovery of patients with MTBI and the bloodless concussion, evaluation and management procedures will be presented that will enhance differential diagnosis. Online traumatic brain injury resources will be listed and strongly recommended for each of the attendees.

    Join Dr. James Lehman for a webinar which will discuss post-traumatic brain injuries with a focus on mild traumatic brain injuries & concussions, which frequently present to chiropractic physicians that care for athletes and patients injured in motor vehicle incidents. Individuals are usually not aware of their mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI) and often do not seek care.  In order to enhance the discovery of patients with MTBI and the bloodless concussion, evaluation and management procedures will be presented that will enhance differential diagnosis. Online traumatic brain injury resources will be listed and strongly recommended for each of the attendees.


    Learning Objective:

    After watching this webinar, registrants will be able to:

    - Identify the signs and symptoms of mild traumatic brain injuries and the bloodless concussion. 

    - Discuss online traumatic brain injury resources to gain knowledge and credentialing

    James J. Lehman, DC, MBA

    Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences, Health Sciences, College of Chiropractic

    Director, Community Health Clinical Education

    University of Bridgeport

    Dr. James J. Lehman is a board-certified, chiropractic orthopedist, tenured, Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences, and Director of the only 3-year, full-time neuromusculoskeletal medicine residency program leading to board certification as a chiropractic orthopedist. He has taught post-graduate chiropractic orthopedics since 1998. Dr. Lehman has been recognized as Academician of the Year by the American Chiropractic Association and Professor of the Year by the University of Bridgeport, School of Chiropractic. Currently, Dr. Lehman is the Director of the University of Bridgeport Clinics and the Community Health Clinical Education Department.  

    He provided sports medicine, clinical rotations for fourth-year chiropractic students with the Bridgeport Bluefish professional baseball team for 10 years. While practicing in New Mexico, he mentored fourth-year University of New Mexico medical students. Currently, Dr. Lehman is credentialed as a chiropractic specialist with the Community Health Center, Inc. of Middletown, Connecticut. 


  • Informatics, the Electronic Health Record, and the Chiropractic Profession

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 11/07/2019 at 1:00 PM (EST)

    In this presentation by Dr. Brian C. Coleman, DC, we seek to describe the importance of biomedical informatics as applied to the chiropractic profession, namely through the use of the electronic health record (EHR). We introduce the field of biomedical informatics, and subfields of clinical informatics and public health informatics, as they relate to the chiropractic profession. We discuss the types of data collected in the EHR, uses of these data in informatics applications, and the current state of the chiropractic profession with respect to EHR data. We identify the use and significance of informatics and EHR data as a vehicle for improving the chiropractic profession in three fields (academic training, clinical practice, and research) through health information exchange, data-driven quality improvement, and increased opportunity for interfacing and integration with other healthcare professionals.

    In this presentation by Dr. Brian C. Coleman, DC, we seek to describe the importance of biomedical informatics as applied to the chiropractic profession, namely through the use of the electronic health record (EHR).  We introduce the field of biomedical informatics, and subfields of clinical informatics and public health informatics, as they relate to the chiropractic profession.  We discuss the types of data collected in the EHR, uses of these data in informatics applications, and the current state of the chiropractic profession with respect to EHR data.  We identify the use and significance of informatics and EHR data as a vehicle for improving the chiropractic profession in three fields (academic training, clinical practice, and research) through health information exchange, data-driven quality improvement, and increased opportunity for interfacing and integration with other healthcare professionals.

    Learning Objectives:

    After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
    1. Identify introductory concepts of informatics and the electronic health record as related to clinical care and public health.
    2. Explain the current state of large-scale data in the chiropractic profession.
    3. Identify opportunities for improvement in data-driven decision making and application to clinical care and research at multiple stakeholder levels.

    Brian C. Coleman, DC

    US Department of Veterans Affairs- Pain Research, Informatics, Multimorbidities, and Education (PRIME) Center

  • Building a Bulletproof Shoulder & Neck Rehab Program Into Your Practice

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 10/17/2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Join Dr. Daniel Bockmann for a course which provides detailed instruction on how to introduce a simple, effective, evidence-informed shoulder and neck rehab program into any doctor's practice, with little to no equipment needed. This rehab protocol is easily adaptable for all patients with shoulder or neck conditions, irrespective of age, activity level or general health status. Dr. Bockmann will begin with a brief discussion of the primary causes of mechanical problems in the neck and shoulder complex, how they arise, and how they are best assessed. The course defines simple treatment tactics, employing the 5 most effective clinical tools for shoulder and neck conditions: spinal manipulation, stretches, massage/myofascial release, exercise and lifestyle modification. He will discuss how both technique problems (whether in life or sport), and systemic problems (disease, deficiency, dehydration, lack of sleep, etc.) can overlay a mechanical problem, and slow healing or prevent recovery, and much more!

    Join Dr. Daniel Bockmann for a course which provides detailed instruction on how to introduce a simple, effective, evidence-informed shoulder and neck rehab program into any doctor's practice, with little to no equipment needed. This rehab protocol is easily adaptable for all patients with shoulder or neck conditions, irrespective of age, activity level or general health status.  Because the treatment rationale is straight-forward, and patients see results quickly, patient compliance is high.  Dr. Bockmann will begin with a brief discussion of the primary causes of mechanical problems in the neck and shoulder complex, how they arise, and how they are best assessed.  The course defines simple treatment tactics, employing the 5 most effective clinical tools for shoulder and neck conditions: spinal manipulation, stretches, massage/myofascial release, exercise and lifestyle modification.  He will discuss how both technique problems (whether in life or sport), and systemic problems (disease, deficiency, dehydration, lack of sleep, etc.) can overlay a mechanical problem, and slow healing or prevent recovery. Dr. Bockmann will cover each step of the rehab protocol, including exercise progressions, stretching guidelines, massage/MFR duration & frequency, sleep/workstation/driving posture cues, and lifestyle contributors.  The course also enables the provider to craft a return-to-work/return-to-play schedule for the patient, that achieves a quick resumption of activity with minimal risk of re-injury.  Finally, Dr. Bockmann will outline key prevention and maintenance strategies that help prevent recurrences of neck or shoulder injuries, once the patient is released from care.


    Learning Objectives:

    After viewing this webinar, registrants should be able to:

    1) Apply simple treatment tactics, using 5 clinical tools: spinal manipulation, stretching, massage/myofascial release, exercise & lifestyle modification.

    2) Create and explain a return-to-work/return-to-play program for each patient that is safe, speedy and easy to understand.

    3) Educate patients in preventative and life-performance maintenance, to increase patient compliance and reduce injury recurrence.

    Daniel P. Bockmann

    DC

    Austin Spine and Sport


    Bio

    Dr. Bockmann has been in private practice for 19 years, and owns a sports medicine and rehab clinic in Austin, TX, where he provides pre-and post-surgical rehab for spine and extremity conditions. He holds both a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree, and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Human Biology. Dr. Bockmann is a member of the American Chiropractic Association Sports Council (ACASC), American Chiropractic Association (ACA), and the Texas Chiropractic Association (TCA). He has qualified as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

  • The Pre-participation Physical and Sports Concussion Management

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits 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.


  • Realistic Active Care Plans for Chronic LBP: Leveraging Design Thinking and Behavioral Economics

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

    Design thinking has been leveraged to create some of the most successful consumer products. Behavioral economics is being applied to leverage natural human behavior for creating healthier habits and better choices. The impact of design thinking and behavioral economics has been an emerging field of study specifically around the field of public health. This course by Dr. Isaac Borowiec, DC applies these cutting-edge behavioral sciences to the chiropractic practice so you can create active care plans that are sticky and work for each individual patient. In this lecture, we apply these concepts specifically to chronic lower back pain.

    Design thinking has been leveraged to create some of the most successful consumer products. Behavioral economics is being applied to leverage natural human behavior for creating healthier habits and better choices. The impact of design thinking and behavioral economics has been an emerging field of study specifically around the field of public health. This course by Dr. Isaac Borowiec, DC applies these cutting-edge behavioral sciences to the chiropractic practice so you can create active care plans that are sticky and work for each individual patient. In this lecture, we apply these concepts specifically to chronic lower back pain. 

    Learning Objectives:

    After viewing this course, registrants will be able to:

    1. Explain and understand the basics of design thinking and its applications to clinical care.
    2. Discuss and understand the basics of behavioral economics and its application to designing “sticky” or practical active care treatment plans.

    Isaac I Borowiec

    DC, DACBSP

    Dr. Borowiec studied Kinesiology at San Diego State University where he focused on rehabilitative sciences. After graduating from Palmer Chiropractic college, he continued on as an adjunct professor of anatomy and clinical instruction. Dr. Borowiec is named on a pending patent for the first non-flat ergonomic standing desk mat Topo. He currently practices full time in Manhattan for One Medical group at an integrated on-site corporate clinic. Dr. Borowiec recently graduated with a joint MBA and MS in general management and healthcare leadership from Cornell’s Johnson School of Business and the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences. During business school, Dr. Borowiec studied applied economics, design thinking, and healthcare policy; here he began the application of these disciplines to chiropractic practice. 

  • Fall Prevention: Improving Strength, Balance and Flexibility in Older Adults

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 10/08/2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Older adults are the fastest growing population in the United States. Falls are a major public health concern in older adults, and the leading cause of injury-related death in this age group. Chiropractors are well-suited by their training and expertise to assess fall risk in older adults and implement evidence-based fall prevention strategies. In this session, Dr. Lisa Killinger, DC, will examine the issue of fall prevention in older adults. She will explore why older patients fall and review evidence-based assessment tools related to fall risk. Strategies to improve several of the key causes of falls will be shared. Simple steps will be discussed to improve the balance, strength and flexibility of older adult patients, while not ignoring the role posture plays in falls as well.

    Older adults are the fastest growing population in the United States. Falls are a major public health concern in older adults, and the leading cause of injury-related death in this age group. Chiropractors are well-suited by their training and expertise to assess fall risk in older adults and implement evidence-based fall prevention strategies. In this session, Dr. Lisa Killinger, DC, will examine the issue of fall prevention in older adults. She will explore why older patients fall and review evidence-based assessment tools related to fall risk. Strategies to improve several of the key causes of falls will be shared. Simple steps will be discussed to improve the balance, strength and flexibility of older adult patients, while not ignoring the role posture plays in falls as well.


    Learning Objectives:

    After viewing this webinar, registrants will be able to:

    1. Identify the role of balance, strength and flexibility in fall prevention in older adults. 
    2. Recognize standard evidence based assessment methods for fall risk and balance deficits.
    3. List and explain simple strategies in clinical practice to decrease fall risk in older adults.

    Lisa Killinger, DC

    Professor of Diagnosis, Palmer College of Chiropractic

    Lisa Killinger, D.C., is a 1983 Palmer College Graduation and a professor of Diagnosis at Palmer College of Chiropractic. Dr. Killinger teaches Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Men’s & Women’s Health, and chiropractic technique courses for students, educators and health professionals.  She is a frequent invited speaker at international scientific conferences. She has published 9 book chapters on geriatrics and over 75 publications in the scientific literature, and has received dozens of awards for her teaching, research and civic engagement over the past two decades. 

    Dr. Killinger has directed or co-directed eight US governmental program development grants on the topic of geriatric education and interdisciplinary care. She also served as a site coordinator for the Health Resources and Services Administration funded Iowa Geriatric Education Center for over 10 years. She is currently the sole chiropractor serving as an advisor to the US Government on the topic of Developing Interdisciplinary Community Based Linkages. 

  • Chiropractic Adjusting in Elder Patients: Lowering Risk of Adverse Events

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 09/24/2019 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Older adults are the fastest growing population in most developed nations. Precious few educational resources exist to train chiropractors in the safe, effective care of older adults. Normal aging creates several important risks related to chiropractic adjusting. In this webinar by Dr. Lisa Killinger, DC, strategies will be demonstrated and discussed to enhance the safety and comfort of adjusting aging patients. Recent literature on chiropractic techniques will be woven into the discussion as a “least invasive to most invasive” approach to clinical chiropractic procedures will be offered. Finally, methods to lowering our risk of adverse events will be explored.

    Older adults are the fastest growing population in most developed nations. Precious few educational resources exist to train chiropractors in the safe, effective care of older adults. Normal aging creates several important risks related to chiropractic adjusting. In this webinar by Dr. Lisa Killinger, DC, strategies will be demonstrated and discussed to enhance the safety and comfort of adjusting aging patients. Recent literature on chiropractic techniques will be woven into the discussion as a “least invasive to most invasive” approach to clinical chiropractic procedures will be offered. Finally, methods to lowering our risk of adverse events will be explored.


    Learning Objectives

    After viewing this webinar, registrants will be able to:

    1. List safety concerns related to chiropractic adjusting in older adults
    2. Appraise and explain the relationship between normal-age related changes and risk in chiropractic adjusting.
    3. Discuss strategies to lower risk of adverse events in the chiropractic care of older adults

    Lisa Killinger, DC

    Professor of Diagnosis, Palmer College of Chiropractic

    Lisa Killinger, D.C., is a 1983 Palmer College Graduation and a professor of Diagnosis at Palmer College of Chiropractic. Dr. Killinger teaches Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Men’s & Women’s Health, and chiropractic technique courses for students, educators and health professionals.  She is a frequent invited speaker at international scientific conferences. She has published 9 book chapters on geriatrics and over 75 publications in the scientific literature, and has received dozens of awards for her teaching, research and civic engagement over the past two decades. 

    Dr. Killinger has directed or co-directed eight US governmental program development grants on the topic of geriatric education and interdisciplinary care. She also served as a site coordinator for the Health Resources and Services Administration funded Iowa Geriatric Education Center for over 10 years. She is currently the sole chiropractor serving as an advisor to the US Government on the topic of Developing Interdisciplinary Community Based Linkages. 

  • The Transgender Athlete

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits 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. 

  • Support H.R. 3654: How to Become an ACA Medicare Modernization Advocate

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    August is a critical time for all constituents to connect with their members of Congress at home. For ACA members, it is a great opportunity to establish relationships and advocate for the chiropractic profession. Join Meghan O'Brien, ACA's Associate Director of Federal Government Relations, for a live webinar on August 8th at 1:00 PM, ET to learn effective methods for communicating with policymakers and the general public. There will be ample time for Q&A, so bring your questions about ACA-backed legislation, Congressional process or government relations in general. Join us for this opportunity to learn how you can get involved with increasing patient access to Chiropractic and support H.R. 3654, The Chiropractic Medicare Coverage Modernization Act of 2019. Tune in live to ask questions!

    August is a critical time for all constituents to connect with their members of Congress at home.  For ACA members, it is a great opportunity to establish relationships and advocate for the chiropractic profession.  Join Meghan O'Brien, ACA's Associate Director of Federal Government Relations, for a live webinar on August 8th at 1:00 PM, ET to learn effective methods for communicating with policymakers and the general public. There will be ample time for Q&A, so bring your questions about ACA-backed legislation, Congressional process or government relations in general.

    Join us for this opportunity to learn how you can get involved with increasing patient access to Chiropractic and support H.R. 3654, The Chiropractic Medicare Coverage Modernization Act of 2019.  Tune in live to ask questions!

    Meghan O'Brien

    Associate Director, Federal Government Relations

    American Chiropractic Association

  • The CRISP® Protocols for Primary Spine Care

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    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.