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MIGRAINE HEADACHES – Credit Hours: 2Clinical
This course will review the basic principles of the etiology of Migraine Headaches. We will also focus on the evaluation and treatment of patients suffering with this condition.
BASIC CASE MANAGEMENT – Credit Hours: 1Risk Management
This course will provide you with the basic principles of case management. It will include discussion on evaluation, diagnosis, setting goals and treatments. As part of this course you will also be introduced to the use of outcome assessments.
BASIC MRI PART 2 – Credit Hours: 1Clinical
The second part to this series will begin with a discussion regarding the multiplanar images of MRI, the shades of gray and the differences between T1 and T2 weighted images. We will then explore the special MRI studies that have been created to help identify different pathologies. This will include discussions on Fat Suppression, Contrast Enhanced and Functional MRI studies.
OSHA STANDARDS FOR COMMUNICABLE DISEASES – Credit Hours: 1Risk Management
This one hour course is designed to introduce doctors to the OSHA Standards and guidelines regarding bloodborne pathogens. This course falls under the topic of communicable diseases.
CHIROPRACTIC ETHICS – Credit Hours: 2Risk Management
This course will discuss personal, business, and professional ethics as they relate to chiropractic. We will review the ACA and ICA Code of Ethics. The course will also discuss, in detail the Informed Consent Doctrine and the difference between an independent contractor and an employee.
CERVICOGENIC HEADACHES – Credit Hours: 2Clinical
This course reviews the clinical presentation of cervicogenic headache, proposed diagnostic criteria, pathophysiologic mechanisms, and methods of diagnostic evaluation. Guidelines for developing a successful multidisciplinary pain management program using medication, physical therapy, osteopathic manipulative treatment, other non pharmacologic modes of treatment, and anesthetic interventions are also presented.
CONDITIONS OF THE DISC PART 1 – Credit Hours: 1Clinical
This course will begin with a detailed discussion on the functional anatomy of the disc. This will include disc innervation, disc nutrition and structural composition. The course will continue with a discussion on the basic interpretation of MRI.
CONDITIONS OF THE DISC PART 2 – Credit Hours: 1Clinical
This course will begin with a short review of the basic aspects of MRI. The discussion will then continue with a detailed analysis of disc herniations and normal disc aging.
CONDITIONS OF THE DISC PART 3 – Credit Hours: 1Clinical
This is the last installment of a three part series. It will include a review of normal disc aging, a discussion on the differences between normal disc aging and degenerative disc disease, internal disc disruptions, and nerve in growth.
AN INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICABLE DISEASES – Credit Hours: 2Risk Management
This 2-hour course is designed to provide doctors with basic information regarding the transmission of Hepatitis B and HIV. In addition, the course will provide the chiropractor with vital information regarding procedures to prevent the transmission of these diseases.
DOCUMENTATION – Credit Hours: 2Risk Management
This course will provide you with the basic principles of documentation to establish medical necessity for the treatments you provide for your patients. In today’s healthcare environment more and more chiropractors are experiencing post payment audits. If an audit reveals that the medical necessity for the treatment was not supported in the notes, then the provider is required to refund the insurance company. This course will give you all the necessary forms and concepts to protect you from these audits.
FUNCTION BASED CARE PART 1 – Credit Hours: 1Clinical
This course is designed to instruct physicians on the basic principles of function based care. It will include a discussion on how to demonstrate medical necessity for function based care, how to perform physical capacity tests, and how to prescribe specific exercises related to the patient’s ability to perform those tests.
FUNCTION BASED CARE PART 2 – Credit Hours: 1Clinical
Part 2 of Function Based Care picks up with Neuromuscular Re-education. In this course we will discuss the theory of this treatment as well as how to demonstrate medical necessity for these exercises. This course will also discuss stretching exercises and postural correction exercises.
HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE – Credit Hours: 2Risk Management
This course will introduce you to the concept of Healthcare Compliance. We will begin with a discussion on implementing a healthcare compliance program in your office including the seven basic elements of a compliance program. The course will then provide a detailed summary of the HIPAA Privacy Rule formulating all the components to help you formulate your own HIPAA compliance program for your office.
INSURANCE CODING – Credit Hours: 2Risk Management
This is a 2-hour course designed to provide chiropractors with basic vital coding information for compliant billing. This course will focus on coding and documentation of Evaluation/Management, Chiropractic Manipulative Technique, Modalities, and Therapeutic procedures.
PROFESSIONAL BOUNDARIES – Credit Hours: 1Risk ManagementThis 1-hour course is designed to meet the “Professional Boundaries” continuing education requirements for State Board license renewal.
PASSIVE CARE MODALITIES PART 1 – Credit Hours: 1Clinical
Passive Care Modalities Part 1 will provide you with detailed instruction on symptom based care. This will include a discussion regarding thermal therapies and electric stimulation and TENS unit integration as an effective pain management tool.
PASSIVE CARE MODALITIES PART 2 – Credit Hours: 1Clinical
Passive Care Modalities Part 2 will provide you with detailed instruction on Ultrasound, Trigger Point Therapy and Spinal Traction.
POST TRAUMATIC HEADACHES – Credit Hours: 2Clinical
This course will review the basic principles of the etiology of Post Traumatic Headaches. We will also focus on the evaluation and treatment of patients suffering with this condition.
RADICULOPATHY: PATIENT ASSESSMENT – Credit Hours: 1Clinical
This course is designed to provide you with the necessary tools to effectively evaluate radiculopathies. It will include a discussion on neuropathic pain syndromes, orthopedic evaluation, neurological work up and MRI.
SPINAL DECOMPRESSION – Credit Hours: 1Clinical
This course will expose many of the lies and exaggerations that many of the decompression table manufacturers have been telling us. During this hour we will examine spinal decompression therapy through and objective review of the medical and chiropractic literature regarding its efficacy.
THE NEUROLOGY OF PAIN – Credit Hours: 1Clinical
This course will examine the neurological and physiological aspects of pain transmission and pain perception. Included in this discussion is an in depth analysis of the innate pain modulation systems that, when activated, will reduce a patient’s perception of pain without medication.
TRIGGER POINT THERAPY – Credit Hours: 2Clinical
This course will review the basic principles of trigger point therapy. We will focus on the theory and application of these procedures for myofascial release. Specific muscle referred pain patterns will be demonstrated as well as treatment procedures and adjunctive stretches
TENSION TYPE HEADACHES – Credit Hours: 2Clinical
This course will review the basic principles of the etiology of tension type headaches. We will also focus on the evaluation and treatment of patients suffering with this condition.
UNDERSTANDING WHIPLASH PART 1 – Credit Hours: 2Clinical
This course will detail the biomechanics of low speed rear impact collisions. This includes discussions on the S shaped curve of the spine, general magnitudes of force, factors associated with increased risk of injury and the types of injuries that result from these collisions.
UNDERSTANDING WHIPLASH PART 2 – Credit Hours: 2Clinical
Part 2 of this series will focus on specific conditions and symptoms related to whiplash type injuries. Some of the conditions we will discuss include: the etiology of neck pain and headache, radiculopathy, TOS, myofascial pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, post-concussive syndrome, and TMJ
BASIC MRI PART 1 – Credit Hours: 1Clinical
Although a detailed understanding of nuclear physics is not necessary to interpret MRI studies, chiropractors should have a solid understanding of the basic principles involved in producing MRI images. This course describes the basic fundamental principles shared by all MRI scanners.
BASIC MRI PART 3 – Credit Hours: 1Clinical
In the third part of this series we will discuss the Contraindications to MRI, how to read an MRI report, the MRI appearance of DDD, Ligamentum Flavum Hypertrophy, Disc Herniations, Annular Tears and Post-disc Surgical cases.