CCEP IV: Introduction to Foot, Gait, and Orthotics w/ K. Hearon, DC (Dec 1-2, 15hrs)

Spinal stability depends upon the feet and how to correct common, but overlooked issues. Certificate enrollment not required. 15 hrs


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


December 1, 2018 - 8:00 am


December 2, 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 Foot, Gait, & Orthotics – Certified Chiropractic Extremities Practitioner

Spinal stability depends upon the feet. This hands-on module of the Extremities Practitioner series addresses how the feet control motions into the knees, pelvis and lumbar spine. This course covers the mechanical chain of events in the lower extremities, and how joint subluxations affect posture and gait.  Know what foot orthotic options are available, too.


At the end of this seminar, participants will be better able to

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

Seminar Schedule

Saturday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Free Materials for Attendees

Attendees will receive a copy of  the Council on Extremity Adjusting (CEA)’s book: Foot Gait and Orthotics, a $50 value.

Master the ‘great market differentiator’ between you and your competition. This book was written to help doctors practically apply this information in the clinic situation from start to finish while giving them options of orthotic production. Correcting the fixations in the feet to normal glide and position before scanning, casting or molding an orthotic to the normal feet is of great importance.Learn how to mold an orthotic made to your patient’s pathological form and position.

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**
Georgia 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*
New Mexico 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 Content
08:00 – 09:00 Overview of gait, primary shock-absorber, and secondary shock-absorber
09:00 – 10:00 Discussions: Basic anatomy; Bones of the Foot; Anatomical landmarks; and Major Muscles
10:00 – 11:00 Discussions: Basic bio-mechanics; Pronation & supination; Medial & lateral foot; and Patho-mechanical neutral position
11:00 – 12:00 Discussions: Structural deformities; Leg length discrepancies; Coxa vera; Coxa valga; Forefoot varus; Forefoot valgus; and Functional hallucis limitus
12:00 – 01:00 Lunch
01:00 – 02:00 Discussions: Overall mechanics of bone movement in the lower extremities and pelvis; Subtalar pronation; and Subtalar supination
02:00 – 03:00 Discussions: Effects of lower-limb abnormalities on foot function; Talus motion; and Intrinsic foot deformities
03:00 – 04:00 Discussions: Shoe definitions; Functional orthotics; Accommodative orthotics; and Kinetic wedge modification
04:00 – 05:00 Patient history, past & present; >Examination: Weight bearing and Non-weight bearing
05:00 – 06:00 Techniques to adjust the: Talus; Calcaneus; Cuboid; Navicular; Cuneiforms; Metatarsals; and Phalanges
Time Content
08:00 – 09:00 Foot casting: standing & sitting, generic or neutral position
09:00 – 10:00 Ordering or prescribing orthotics form the lab
10:00 – 11:00 Product distribution, purpose of items, video of protocol
11:00 – 12:00 Hands-on application: Making in-house foot orthotics
12:00 – 01:00 Reviewing modifications to orthotics for varied anomalies
01:00 – 02:00 Review the session and clear-up any outstanding 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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