Nutritional Case Studies of Youth AthletesContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits
In this one-hour webinar, Dr. Cindy Howard will discuss the youth athlete and challenge in nutrition and internal medicine. Precaution of a concussed athlete, GI infection and anorexia will be discussed and treatment protocols given. After viewing this webinar, registrants will be able to discuss athlete's nutritional needs, explain how care along with MSK treatment can help performance, and discuss clinical benefits in nutrition for athletes.
Practice-based Research Network: The Influence of Chiropractic Distraction Spinal Manipulation on Balance in Patients with Lumbar Spinal StenosisContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits
In a study on practice-based research networks (PBRNs) in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, they concluded, "Ensuring the successful development and conduct of clinical trials in PBRNs requires a highly collaborative approach between academic research and PBRN teams." Join Dr. Kurt Olding, DC for this session which will outline the process of developing and implementing a study using a PBRN. A step by step approach will be outlined, emphasizing the balance between the researcher's needs and the practicality of implementing the protocols into an office setting. Points will be discussed, utilizing examples from a present ongoing study being developed on the chiropractic treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis and its effects on balance and fall risk.
Best Practices for Evidence-Based Management of Neck PainContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits
In this course, Dr. Bill Lauretti will summarize the latest evidence-based management methods for patients with neck pain, drawing from the results of the recent consensus-based recommendations produced by the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters. After completing this course, participants will be able to identify red flags that suggest neck pain is a symptom of a potential serious condition and learn to take appropriate action, and discuss the specific treatments that are widely accepted for chiropractic treatment of neck pain, and will learn the consensus for suitable treatment plans, including guidance on frequency, duration, and evaluation of treatment effectiveness.
How to Host a Payer ConferenceContains 2 Component(s)
Join Dr. Marcus Nynas to hear firsthand about his experience leading the Montana Chiropractic Association’s (MCA) effort to host a payer conference in August of 2019. Walking you through this case study, Dr. Nynas will explain the drivers behind the event, how MCA accomplished the project from soup to nuts, and how the content was developed to facilitate a productive conversation between providers and payers. Attendees will walk away with tools for creating their own interactive payer forums, as well as critical components of the information to present and educational resources that should be provided to payers in order to ensure a meaningful exchange of ideas for improving patient access to cost-saving care. This course is targeted towards those in state or regional leadership positions or those who have positions in which they are able to advocate for the cost effective nature of chiropractic care within insurance companies. Based on Dr. Nynas and MCA’s experience, hosting a payer conference offers an opportunity to create a dialogue with payers about the upcoming changes to health insurance plans and how to ensure better coverage for patients. Attend to gain valuable insights into how this approach can work in your state. This webinar is not for CE credit.
Chiropractic Inclusion in Public Health Service ProgramsContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits
Join Dr. Dana Madigan for a webinar that will discuss public health service programs, specifically the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and National Health Service Corps. The mission, included health professionals, and history of inclusion of those health professionals will be discussed to add context for how chiropractors may also contribute to public health service programs. Specific outcomes, barriers, and additional public health service opportunities will be discussed. This information is directly related to legislation regularly introduced by the ACA in support of the inclusion of chiropractors in public health service programs.
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury & Concussion: An Invisible and Confusing ConditionContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits
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.
Informatics, the Electronic Health Record, and the Chiropractic ProfessionContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits
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.
Building a Bulletproof Shoulder & Neck Rehab Program Into Your PracticeContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits
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!
The Pre-participation Physical and Sports Concussion ManagementContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits
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.
Realistic Active Care Plans for Chronic LBP: Leveraging Design Thinking and Behavioral EconomicsContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits
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.
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