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

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/08/2019

    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

    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 Recorded On: 09/10/2019

    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. 

  • Documentation and Coding to Improve Patient Outcomes: 6-Part Series

    Contains 13 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This 6-part course series from Dr. Kevin Sharp will provide the fundamental knowledge necessary to appropriately document patient examinations, what payers need to see in the documentation, how to handle audits, appropriate coding, billing policies, and other relevant compliance-related concepts. While the focus of the training will be to prepare Doctors of Chiropractic to run a compliant office, it will also show the value of tracking patient outcomes, illustrating improvement, and the positive impact that these tactics can make on both your practice and your patient’s success.

    This 6-part course series from Dr. Kevin Sharp will provide the fundamental knowledge necessary to appropriately document patient examinations, what payers need to see in the documentation, how to handle audits, appropriate coding, billing policies, and other relevant compliance-related concepts.  While the focus of the training will be to prepare Doctors of Chiropractic to run a compliant office, it will also show the value of tracking patient outcomes, illustrating improvement, and the positive impact that these tactics can make on both your practice and your patient’s success.  

    Each course in the six-part bundle is worth 1 CE credit for a total of 6 CE credits.  Purchase courses individually or save 10% by purchasing the bundle, which provides access to all 6 webinars in the series.  You may register for the courses you choose to take individually at the links below:


    Part 1 - Building the Foundation for Clinically Supportive Documentation

    Part 2 - Documenting and Tracking Treatment Progress

    Part 3 - Establishing Medical Necessity and Transitioning to Maintenance Care 

    Part 4 - Critical Components of Quality Documentation and Using it to Make Good Clinical Decisions

    Part 5 - Assigning Appropriate Codes for Patient Conditions and Services Provided 

    Part 6 - Understanding the Payer Perspective on Quality Documentation Practices 

    Kevin Sharp, DC

    Sharp Chiropractic

    Bio

    Dr. Sharp has over 30 years of experience as a chiropractic physician and has been a member of the ACA for over 20 years.  Dr. Sharp runs a successful practice in Winston Salem, NC (Sharp Chiropractic) and is a recognized expert in the area of coding, documentation and compliance.  He previously served as North Carolina Chiropractic Association president and currently serves as a member of the ACA Coding Advisory Board.  He has spoken at several ACA conferences and offered training at various state chiropractic events throughout the nation on the topics of coding and documentation. 

    Kevin Sharp, DC

    Sharp Chiropractic

    Bio

    Dr. Sharp has over 30 years of experience as a chiropractic physician and has been a member of the ACA for over 20 years.  Dr. Sharp runs a successful practice in Winston Salem, NC (Sharp Chiropractic) and is a recognized expert in the area of coding, documentation and compliance.  He previously served as North Carolina Chiropractic Association president and currently serves as a member of the ACA Coding Advisory Board.  He has spoken at several ACA conferences and offered training at various state chiropractic events throughout the nation on the topics of coding and documentation. 

  • Documentation and Coding to Improve Patient Outcomes, Part 2: Documenting and Tracking Treatment Progress

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Part 2 of this 6-part webinar series by Dr. Kevin Sharp will build upon the basics learned in Part 1, and demonstrate how to apply them to treatment of a patient. The importance and value of outcome assessments will be discussed, as will SOAP notes and appropriate coding for selected modalities. Finally, Dr. Sharp will provide coding examples as demonstrations of proper chiropractic coding and documentation technique, and explore the true value of the re-examination.

    Part 2 of this 6-part webinar series by Dr. Kevin Sharp will build upon the basics learned in Part 1, and demonstrate how to apply them to treatment of a patient.  The importance and value of outcome assessments will be discussed, as will SOAP notes and appropriate coding for selected modalities.  Finally, Dr. Sharp will provide coding examples as demonstrations of proper chiropractic coding and documentation technique and explore the true value of the re-examination.

    After completing module 2, the participant will be able to:
    1. Develop and establish a proper treatment plan that sets realistic goals to assess the patient’s improvement.  
    2. Utilize the SOAP note-taking method to document the patient’s condition and progress subsequent to the initial visit.  
    3. Select the appropriate modalities to treat the patient’s condition for the patient’s plan of care. 

    To register for another part of this series, or the All Parts bundle, visit the All Parts page here.

  • LGBT Health Equity in Chiropractic Practice

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Join Dr. William Foshee for a webinar that will explore healthcare disparities for LGBT persons and provide learners with training on base level terminology related to gender identity and sexual orientation with a focus on patient self-identity. Learners will be presented with sample intake forms reflective of inclusive practices, strategies to better serve gender variant individuals, and applicable measure for doctors of chiropractic to play a role in decreasing barriers to care for LGBT individuals.

    Join Dr. William Foshee for a webinar that will explore healthcare disparities for LGBT persons and provide learners with training on base level terminology related to gender identity and sexual orientation with a focus on patient self-identity. Learners will be presented with sample intake forms reflective of inclusive practices, strategies to better serve gender variant individuals, and applicable measure for doctors of chiropractic to play a role in decreasing barriers to care for LGBT individuals. 


    Learning Objectives

    After viewing this webinar, registrants will be able to:

    - Identify challenges to care access for LGBT persons

    - Increase cultural competence in patient interviewing and history taking

    - Encourage inclusive intake procedures and forms 

    - Empower learners to better serve the health of LGBT identified individuals

    William Foshee, DC

    Chair, ACA Commission on Diversity

    Dr. William Foshee serves as the chair of the ACA Commission on Diversity and a member of the Next Gen ACA committee. Dr. Foshee is an April 2017 graduate of the Northwestern Health Sciences University. There he was honored as a Diversity Leadership Scholar for his commitment to underserved population health. He was also named a Philanthropy Fund Foundation Scholar in recognition of his leadership and service to the LGBTQIA community.

  • The Role of the Primary Spine Provider in Health Care

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    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), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/11/2019

    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.