CCEP Extremities Adjusting Series, 2018-2019

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Kevin Hearon, DC, CCEP, CCSP
Kevin Hearon, DC, CCEP, CCSP, President, Council on Extremity Adjusting


September 15, 2018 - 8:00 am


March 10, 2019 - 2:00 pm


LifeWest Campus: 25001 Industrial Blvd, Hayward, CA, 94545   View map

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Learn to treat complex  cases, improve patient outcomes, treat sports and soft tissue injuries of the extremities, and prepare for CCEP (Certified Chiropractic Extremities Practitioner) Certification

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We are proud to partner with the Council on Extremity Adjusting (CEA) as the only West Coast location for the Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP) series.

This is an important series for every practitioner seeing complex cases. Each course will provide detailed notes or textbooks, accompanied with hands-on instruction. You’ll be able to implement new methods the next day.

105 hours of training, over seven months.

Payment plan available.  Contact for details.

Seven weekends

Develop your skills over time

Texts included

Four courses include supporting textbooks: a $150 value

Earn CE credits

Earn 15 CE credit hours each weekend, including California mandatory hours in Adjustive Technique


Complete the 7 course prerequisites to becoming a Certified Chiropractic Extremities Practitioner (CCEP)

Being an expert in extremity adjusting may not be for everyone, but being knowledgeable about extremities can enhance all doctors’ understanding of how easily spinal problems can result from poorly functioning extremities. This makes it much easier to help patients with difficult or non-responsive conditions, instead of referring those patients to other doctors.

All doctors of chiropractic are encouraged to attend, and current students of any CCE-accredited college qualify for the student rate.


Module I: TMJ, Rib, and Shoulder Girdle (September 15-16, 2018)

Dates & Times

Saturday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Purpose: To simplify protocols for the progression of analysis and treatment these areas.

Objective: Cover the diagnostic and treatment issues involving the T.M.J., Ribs and Shoulder Girdle adjusting for a chiropractic audience.

In this 15 hour, hands-on Continuing Education course, you will learn:

  • the two main types of Temporal-Mandibular Joint (T.M.J.) subluxations,
  • the seven types of rib subluxations, and
  • causes of shoulder girdle instability and their treatments.

Module II: Advanced Principles of Upper Extremity Adjusting (October 13-14, 2018)

Dates & Times

Saturday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday,  8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Purpose: To teach an efficient diagnostic protocol & analysis of upper extremities, and their treatments via chiropractic.

Objective: Improve learners’ abilities to diagnose and treat subluxations of the:

  • shoulder girdle,
  • shoulder,
  • elbow,
  • wrist, and
  • hand.

Module III: Advanced Principles of Lower Extremity Adjusting (November 17-18, 2018)

Dates & Times

Saturday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm


This hands-on course covers the mechanical chain of events in the lower extremities, and how joint subluxations affect posture and gait.


  • Improve the learners’ ability to diagnose lower extremity subluxations encountered in practice; and
  • Improve the learners’ ability to treat lower extremity subluxations encountered in practice.

Module IV: Advanced Principles of Foot, Gait, & Orthotics (December 1-2, 2018)

Dates & Times

Saturday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm


This hands-on course covers the mechanical chain of events in the lower extremities, and how joint subluxations affect posture and gait.

Spinal stability depends upon the feet. Module VI of the Extremities Practitioner series addresses how the feet control motions into the knees, pelvis and lumbar spine. Know what foot orthotic options are available.


As a result of participating in this activity, learners will improve their

  • knowledge of the kinetic chain of motion and how it is impacted by dysfunctions of the foot;
  • understanding of technical definitions; and
  • ability to prescribe shoes and/or orthotics to improve patient gait and/or enhance their postural chain.

Module V: Extremity Soft Tissue Diagnosis & Treatment by Manual Methods (January 12-13, 2019)

Dates & Times

Saturday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm


  • Improve hands-on methods for the evaluation & treatment of:
    • myofascial syndromes;
    • peripheral and secular entrapments; and
    • muscle, tendon and ligamentous restrictions.
  • Relieve pain and & prevent recidivism of chiropractic subluxation complexes through proper diagnosis and treatment of extremity soft tissue injuries.

Areas beyond the articulations must be evaluated and may need adjustment for complete healing to occur. You will learn that the articulations and soft tissues of the body are directly related and continuous throughout the body. Attendees will learn hands-on methods for the evaluation and treatment of these conditions.

The course is 50% lecture and 50% hands-on, adjusting & technique workshop.

Module VI: Rehabilitation of the Extremities (February 9-10, 2019)

Dates & Times

Saturday,  8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday,  8:00 am – 2:30 pm


Improve the chiropractor’s ability to better evaluate, diagnose, and treat conditions  of the extremities and craft active care plans for their patients.


  • Improve chiropractic rehabilitation of the extremities (shoulder, elbow, wrist,  fingers, hip, knee, ankle, and foot).
  • Increase learners’ knowledge of:
    • the etiology of the injury;
    • to the phases of healing;
    • anatomy of the extremities; and
    • strengthening & stabilizing injured extremities.

Chiropractic adjustments hold longer with the aid of proper exercises.

Attendees will gain a thorough understanding of extremity injuries, and learn an easy-to-implement exercise program to stabilize and strengthen injured extremities.

Learners will be introduced to multiple low back exercise equipment and gain hands-on experience.

Module VII: Global Assessment of the Extremities (March 9-10)

Dates & Times

Saturday, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Sunday,  8:00 am – 2:00 pm


Integrate information about the spine & extremities for patient management as a whole rather than limiting care to the chief complaint. Learn to evaluate & consider the local, regional, and global effects of extremity dysfunction along with the spine, and their neurological implications.


This course will illustrate, demonstrate, integrate, and provide opportunities for learners to practice the concepts of the six other modules from a global perspective.

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Recommended Attire

The ideal clothing for any extremity class is shorts and a t-shirt/tank top under warm-ups for ease of access to work on different areas.

This is a hands-on series with small groups practicing setups under the direction and supervision of qualified instructors.

Discounted Registrations

  • CCEPs: Current CCEPs quality for discounted registration until two (2) weeks before the event. CCEP registrations will be sent to CEA in advance of the course. Any CCEP registrants not in good standing with CEA will be charged the difference of their registration total on site, prior to the start of the seminar.
  • Students: Students are encourage to register at the steeply discounted rate for individual courses or the entire series. Non-Life West students must provide verification of current enrollment at a CCE-accredited college prior to the course’s start date.
  • Life West Students: Life West students who would like to attend the CCEP Series may schedule a payment plan with the CE office. See CCEP Life West Student Payment Plan or visit Office 137 between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm to sign up.


There will be an hour long break each Saturday for lunch.  Bring your own lunch or travel to nearby restaurants during the break.  There is no lunch break on Sunday.

Coffee and snacks will be provided both days.

Certification Information

Each module concludes with a test requiring a passing score of 75% or greater.

Successful completion of the classes and exams will allow you to sit for the CCEP Practical Exam.

For information on the Practical Exam, visit  Price of exam is not included.



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