CCEP I: Advanced Principles of T.M.J., Ribs & Shoulder Girdle Adjusting w/ K. Hearon, DC (Sep 15-16, 15hrs)

Examine types of TMJ & rib subluxations, causes and treatments of shoulder girdle instability. Certificate enrollment not required. 15 hrs


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


September 15, 2018 - 8:00 am


September 16, 2018 - 2:00 pm


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

Stand out from the crowd – Treat complex extremity cases!

We are proud to partner with the Council on Extremity Adjusting (CEA) as
the West coast location for the Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP) seminar series.
DCs may register for individual seminars or the full CCEP series.

Advanced Principles of T.M.J., Ribs & Shoulder Girdle Adjusting – Certified Chiropractic Extremities Practitioner

Diagnosis and treatment is made simple through understanding the biomechanical functions of each joint. Clinical findings are discussed and demonstrated in this intensive hands-on seminar. Many mysterious pains in the shoulder and thorax are discovered in class and fixed before your eyes with procedures you can perform on your patients. Learn how taking a deep breath can be made easy. Take away breast pains that are plaguing your patients. Discover how to actually fix anterior dorsal. Get rid of false angina pains. Learn why chronic cervical subluxations may be a result of T.M.J. or rib subluxations.


To simplify protocols for the progression of analysis and treatment of T.M.J., ribs and shoulder girdle for chiropractors.

Seminar Schedule

Saturday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

15 hours unless otherwise indicated

Chiropractic Continuing Education (CE)

State CE Available/Approval #
California PENDING
Colorado No application required*
Connecticut No application required*
Delaware No application required*
District of Columbia No application required**
Idaho No application required*
Illinois No application required*
(60 minute hours)
Indiana No application required*
(60 minute hours)
Iowa No application required*
Maryland No application required*
Massachusetts No application required*
Michigan No application required*
Montana No application required*
Nebraska No application required*
Ohio No application required*
Oregon No application required*
Rhode Island No application required*
South Carolina No application required*
(60 minute hours)
Utah No application required*
Vermont No application required*
Virginia No application required*
Washington No application required*
Wyoming No application required*

*Some licensing boards do not require an application when a program is sponsored by an institution accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education.  Life Chiropractic College West cannot warrant that any session of this offering will be accepted by these licensing board(s).  Life West urges licensees to familiarize themselves with the laws governing continuing education in the jurisdictions where they hold licensure.

DISCLAIMER FOR THE STATE OF MISSOURI: Approval of this course is not acknowledgment or ruling by the Board that the methods taught in this course are recognized and approved by the Board as the appropriate practice of chiropractic as defined in Section 331.010, RSMo.

Time Category Content
08:00 – 09:00 Exam Procedures / Diagnosis Introduction: Temporal-Mandibular Joint (T.M.J.), along with ribs and the upper extremity will tie together how each affects the other and how to look beyond the location of pain for the problem.
09:00 – 10:00 Exam Procedures / Diagnosis Temporal-Mandibular Joint (TMJ):

  • Cardinal R.O.M. with muscle tests,
  • 12 major signs and symptoms of T.M.J.
10:00 – 11:00 Adjustive Technique Instructor Demonstration:

  • Biomechanics of Bilaminar Disc / Meniscus,
  • T.M.J. Superior-Lateral,
  • T.M.J. Anterior
11:00 – 12:00 Exam Procedures / Diagnosis CD of dental analysis of disc mechanics and surgical procedures used for different T.M.J. pathologies.
12:00 – 01:00 Lunch
01:00 – 02:00 Adjustive Technique Adjustive Technique for T.M.J. Subluxations.
02:00 – 03:00 Adjustive Technique Exercises and stabilization for T.M.J. dysfunction, Denture protocol
03:00 – 04:00 Adjustive Technique The Seven Phases of Rib Injuries:

  • Costo-Sternal,
  • Chondro-Sternal,
  • Costal Angle
04:00 – 05:00 Adjustive Technique Adjustive Techniques for:

  • Costo Sternal,
  • Chondro Sternal,
  • Costal Angle
05:00 – 06:00 Adjustive Technique Discussion: Costo Transverse, Costo Vertebral, Anterior Rib Heads T 12-4.
Time Category Content
08:00 – 09:00 Adjustive Technique Adjustive Technique for:

  • Costo Transverse,
  • Costo Vertebral, and
  • Anterior Rib Heads T 12-4.
09:00 – 10:00 Adjustive Technique Discussion: Anterior Rib Heads T 3-1, anterior serratus function in relation to rib heads and anterior dorsal vertebrae
10:00 – 11:00 Adjustive Technique Adjustive Technique of Anterior Rib Heads T 3-1, and Anterior serratus function in relation to rib heads and anterior dorsal vertebrae.
11:00 – 12:00 Exam Procedures / Diagnosis Discussion:

  • Shoulder Girdle,
  • Sternoclavicular Separation, and
  • cromioclavicular Separation
12:00 – 01:00 Adjustive Technique Adjustive Technique of the:

  • Shoulder Girdle,
  • Sternoclavicular Separation, and
  • Acromioclavicular Separation
01:00 – 02:00 Adjustive Technique Review the course and clear-up specific issues

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-LCCW students must provide verification of current enrollment at a CCE-accredited college prior to the course’s start date.
  • LCCW Students: LCCW students who would like to attend the CCEP Series may schedule a payment plan with the CE office. Visit office 137 between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm to sign up.


There will be an hour break for lunch Saturday, however lunch is not provided. There is no lunch break Sunday between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm, when the course concludes.

Coffee will be provided both days.

CCEP Series Schedule

DCs may register for individual seminars or the full CCEP series.  See Life West CCEP for details.

Advanced Principles of TMJ, Ribs & Shoulder Girdle September 15-16, 2018
Advanced Principles of Upper Extremity Adjusting October 13-14, 2018
Advanced Principles of Lower Extremity Adjusting November 17-18, 2018
Advanced Principle of Foot, Gait and Orthotics December 1, 2018
Soft Tissue Methods for the Spine & Extremities January 12, 2019
Advanced Principles of Extremity Rehabilitation February 9, 2019
Global Assessment of the Extremities March 9, 2019



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