Best Practices for Managing Lower Back PainContains 4 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered
This practical presentation will begin with a discussion of the current evidence-based evaluation and management of common lumbar structural pathology. The discussion will progress to review the most commonly overlooked “functional” problems that delay NMS recovery. In one way or another, these functional diagnoses contribute to many, if not all, of the lumbar structural diagnoses that chiropractors treat. Attendees will leave with immediately applicable, practical information for enhancing clinical outcomes.
Choosing Wisely: Spine Imaging- What are the Facts?Contains 2 Component(s)
In the next installment of our Choosing Wisely series, Dr. Andre Bussieres will focus in on ethical use of X-Rays in Chiropractic. The presentation will: • review the reasons why some clinicians use radiography routinely for patients with spine disorders, • discuss when diagnostic imaging is recommended and when it is not, • highlight potential adverse effects associated with routine diagnostic imaging.
Choosing Wisely: Beyond the MythContains 1 Component(s)
This Webinar will provide an overview of the ACA’s Choosing Wisely program, including how the program was developed, the rationale for each of the items on the ACA’s list, an explanation of what Choosing Wisely is and is not, and the significance of this program for the chiropractic profession.
Safety of Chiropractic Research Awareness, Exam and Treatment Procedures; and How to Safeguard Your PracticeContains 1 Component(s)
Are you familiar with the latest research on chiropractic safety? Ronald Farabaugh, DC, offers a refresher on the topic: "Safety of Chiropractic: Research Awareness/Exam and Treatment Procedures." The webinar will review the latest literature on spinal manipulation safety as well as the mechanics of a proper examination and the informed consent process. Information on the association between manipulation and stroke will also be discussed.
Ethical and Professional Practice PromotionContains 1 Component(s)
Join Dr. Heidi Henson as she discusses how to market and promote your Chiropractic business in an ethical and professional way. Dr. Henson will highlight the many dos and don'ts of practice promotion, while offering the advice on how to best fine tune your marketing towards your potential patients. This presentation is part of ACA's "New Doctor Toolkit", designed to help give those doctors beginning their practices the best chance to succeed.
Theory-Driven and Evidence-Informed Chiropractic: A 6-Hour SurveyContains 13 Component(s), 6.00 credits offered
This work provides a brief introduction to the science of chiropractic for the busy clinician or student, explaining in simple terms how theory and evidence may inform and even drive modern clinical practice. The course focuses on five promising theories for evidence-informed practice, including: inflammation, segmental dysfunction, neuroplasticity, immobilization degeneration, and wellness/psychosocial. An overarching goal of the course is for the busy clinician to understand possible scientific explanations for chiropractic and how the research has informed practice guidelines, discuss ways to communicate these topics with patients and other healthcare partners, and incorporate them into the practice behaviors.
Provider Non-discrimination ToolkitContains 5 Component(s)
ACA has received numerous questions as to the applicability of Section 2706 in many different scenarios. While it has not yet been determined specifically how this provision will be enforced in regard to certain specific payer policies and practices, ACA is steadfastly working to ensure that all the strength originally intended to be held by this provision remains, and that it will remain a bulwark of protection for doctors of chiropractic for years to come. The information below is intended to add as much clarity as possible and to help providers and their staff to become more familiar with Section 2706.
Functional EvaluationContains 1 Component(s)
The webinar will cover the basics of functional evaluation, beginning with how to establish a functional baseline. Topics include: interpreting functional analysis, the importance of identifying dysfunctional movement patterns, the adverse effect of pain provocation on motor control, and assessing function in loaded and unloaded positions. Participants will learn how to put it all together to design a functional intervention.
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