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Each hour will provide discussion and demonstration of diagnostic and adjustive techniques.
Adjustive techniques will include:
- manual manipulation;
- drop assist; and
- spring loaded impact tools
|Hour 1||Muscle testing|
|Hour 3||Lumbodorsal Transition|
|Hour 4||Thoracic & Cervical Spine|
|Hour 5||Cervical Spine|
|Hour 1||Muscle Testing
All techniques try to improve the function and integration of the nervous system. The easiest way to evaluate function and integration of the kinematic chains of the body is by muscle testing. Muscles are organized in functional lines that run superficially and deeply along the body. The muscles are also wrapped in fascial “tubes” that generate vast amounts of afferent nerve information to the brain regarding motion and position sensation. Scanning the body with muscle testing along these functional lines one can find the most functionally impaired areas that many times are old and asymptomatic.Muscle testing: practice techniques and protocols.
Discuss the 9 joints and articulations of the pelvis (2 Sacroiliac, 2 Sacral Facet, 2 coxofemoral, L-5 Disc, Coccyx and pubic symphysis) and list options of therapeutic techniques. Adjustments: Simple “Category 1” assessment and blocking, Pubic Symphysis superior/Inferior and anterior/posterior joint position error, “Fake PI”: Ilium up-slip with posterior inferior sacrum and a few more adjustments, time permitting.
|Hour 3||Lumbodorsal Transition
Palpation and Adjusting techniques in the Prone, Supine, Seated, and Side Posture positions.
|Hour 4||Thoracic Spine
Adjusting to recover rotation and lateral flexion of the thoracic spine. White and Panjabi suggest that the thoracic spine rotates on average four times more and side bends three times more than thoracic flexion and extension. If this is true, adjusting the spine in only the sagittal plane is insufficient to recover full mobility.Adjusting techniques are modifications of standard, diversified techniques to emphasize recovery of regional fixations and specific rotational and lateral bending subluxation.
Adjusting: Diversified adjustments to the facet and uncovertebral joints.
Palpation and Diversified adjusting of Occiput/C-1, C-1/C-2, C-2/C-3.Adjusting in Prone, supine and seated positions. Adjusting Anterior atlas
5 mandatory (Chiropractic Adjustive or Manipulation Techniques) California category A CE credit
5 hours unless otherwise indicated
|State||CE Available/Approval #|
(Category A mandatory hours)
|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*|
|Michigan||No application required*|
|Montana||No application required*|
|Nebraska||No application required*|
|New Mexico||Not Available|
|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.