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Adjusting shouldn’t hurt – You or the Patient! Adjusting the cervical spine in the seated position, as developed by Dr. Clarence Gonstead, allows the flexibility to correct spinal mechanical dysfunctions in all three planes: extension, lateral bending and rotation. Dispel the myths of adjusting a patient in “tension” and learn to adjust when both the doctor and patient are relaxed and balanced so your adjustments feel like a “warm knife in butter.” We’ll be introducing an innovative way to learn adjusting beyond set-ups, thru dynamic “exercises” that make adjusting fun!
Upon successful completion of this seminar, participants will be better able to:
- understand principles of effortless adjusting, that can be universally applied to their current adjusting technique
- practice, via take-home exercises, speed, balance, and leverage in their adjusting
- adjust the cervical spine P-A, in the seated position, with minimal force using speed and leverage
6 hours unless otherwise indicated.
|State||CE Available/Approval #|
|California||PENDING 6 Category A (mandatory) adjusting hours|
|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 State boards do not require an application when a program is sponsored by a college accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), which is an accreditor of Life Chiropractic College West.
Life Chiropractic College West cannot guarantee 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.
|1||Overview of Gonstead cervical chair adjusting.
Principles of effortless adjusting:
Review of protocol for evaluating patients with acute and chronic cervical-thoracic spine problems, including brachial neuralgia, hyper-flexion/extension injuries, and degenerative joint disease. Review motion palpation of the cervical and thoracic spine.
|2||Fundamentals of cervical chair adjusting: patient placement, doctor position, and basic set-up.|
|3||Completion of the basic set-up.
Exercises to develop speed, stabilization, and depth of thrust.
|4||Adjusting the upper cervical spine, including atlas and occiput.|
|5||Special circumstances: CAD (cervical acceleration/deceleration) injuries, torticollis, special populations including pregnant, pediatric and geriatric patients, and post-surgical cases.|