Advocacy Day In Review: Highlights from Engage 2020Contains 2 Component(s)
Join Meghan O'Brien, ACA's Associate Director of Federal Government Relations, for a webinar which will update members on the work of the Government Relations team following ACA Engage 2020. This will include an outline on the success of ACA's "Hill Day" on January 30th, 2020, some other highlights from Engage 2020, and the next steps our members can take to help to continue the momentum into the future. This course is not eligible for CE credit.
The Chiropractic Physician's Role in Return to WorkContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits
Our patients spend about 1/3 of their lives at work. Their most valuable asset is their income. When an injury or illness interferes with this facet of their lives, there is severe disruption in their lifestyle and ability to function normally. Since work is such a valuable part of most of their lives, your role in assisting them in the return to work is one of the most important components of their lives at that time. The goal of this presentation by Dr. Mark Williams is to help you to understand the therapeutic value of work, how you can navigate the disability and workers' compensation worlds and best assist your patient return to the highest level of function possible.
MRI Essentials for the Practicing ChiropractorContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits
This course by Dr. Jeffrey Langmaid, DC will give dynamic and interactive direction to the DC on how to incorporate a practical approach to MRI image review with patients to help them better understand their pathology as well as the rationale for chiropractic care and/or referral. Far too many chiropractors rely only on the MRI reports when interpreting the results of advanced imaging. This course is designed to boost the confidence, enhance the knowledge base, and refine the clinical decision making of the chiropractors in attendance.
Mastering The Disc: Mechanical Assessment of the SpineContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits
Join Dr. Jonathan Michael Lesch, DC for a webinar which will examine the mechanical properties of spinal discs and how they are the predominant cause of pain in back and neck conditions. Dr. Lesch will discuss how to definitively diagnose the source of back and neck problems through various tests and evidence-based guidelines. He will then explore research which will help registrants better understand the mechanical functions and characteristics of a disc, including discussing issues like disc bulging, directional preference, obstruction to extension, and more. Finally, Dr. Lesch will then identify specific treatment plans which can both assist chiropractors in their treatment and education of their patients, and aid in patient self-treatment.
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.
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