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