CCEP VII: Global Assessment of the Extremities w/ J. Downes, DC (Mar 9-10, 15hrs)

Integrate, review, and practice concepts from the six other CCEP modules from a global perspective. Certificate enrollment not required. 15 hrs, including 5 hrs Category A (mandatory) Exam


John W. Downes, DC, CCEP
John Downes, DC, CCEP, Executive Director of International Affairs, Life University Sport Science Institute


March 9, 2019 - 8:00 am


March 10, 2019 - 2:00 pm


Life Chiropractic College West, 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.

Global Assessment of the Extremities – Certified Chiropractic Extremities Practitioner

The final module of the Extremity Practitioner series summarizes the CCEP series with practical management tools that benefit chiropractors & their patients.

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


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

Seminar Schedule

Saturday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

15 hours unless otherwise indicated

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 Category Content
09:00 – 10:00 Instruction in Basic Sciences Introduction: Terms used in the course, goals, plans, and scope of practice
10:00 – 11:00 Instruction in Basic Sciences Review of practical proprioceptive behavior and the mechanisms of operation; introduce the concept of proprioceptive deficit
11:00 – 12:00 Instruction in Basic Sciences Properties of tissue, viscoelastic effect, set, creep; relationship of the mechanism of injury to these terms
12:00 – 01:00 Instruction in Basic Sciences Review spinal principles of stability, rigidity, plasticity, and the presentation of the patient
01:00 – 02:00 Lunch
02:00 – 03:00 Exam Procedures / Diagnosis Practical, hands-on lab for assessing the presence of proprioceptive deficit, and its affect upon the somatosensory system
03:00 – 04:00 Exam Procedures / Diagnosis Review of lower extremity principles: foot, gait, orthotics, and integration of lower extremities into global assessments
04:00 – 05:00 Instruction in Basic Sciences Practical, hands-on lab for evaluating the affect of lower extremity dysfunction on the biomechanics, neurology, and soft tissue
05:00 – 06:00 Exam Procedures / Diagnosis Introduction of the “X” theory / reciprocal limb syndromes in patients with or without complaints in the lower extremity. Case studies of traditional paradigms vs. global extremity assessment.
06:00 – 07:00 Instruction in Basic Sciences Review of upper extremity principles: biomehcanics, neurology, and soft tissue
Time Category Content
08:00 – 09:00 Exam Procedures / Diagnosis Practical, hands-on lab for evaluating the local, regional, and global components of upper extremity dysfunction
09:00 – 10:00 Instruction in Basic Sciences Introduction of TMJ dysfunction from a perspective of global extremity assessment
10:00 – 11:00 Exam Procedures / Diagnosis Practical, hands-on lab for evaluating TMJ from a global perspective
11:00 – 12:00 Instruction in Basic Sciences Global management principles of proper sequencing for maximum positive response
12:00 – 01:00 Rehabilitation Review general theories of rehabilitation with respect to the findings of a global assessment
01:00 – 02:00 Instruction in Basic Sciences Review, Q&A, written test and follow-up questions

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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