At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
• Understand the indications and contra-indications of spinal and extremity manipulation/adjustment of joints.
• Utilize techniques that are specific to the doctor’s individual body type.
• Utilize techniques that are specific to the patient’s individual body type and neurological status.
• Utilize neurological diagnostic skills in the choice of manipulative/adjustive therapy applications.
• Understand neurological signs that would dictate the areas of manipulation/adjustment and be able to measure the consequences of these therapies.
• Understand the integration of head and eye movements and their role in manipulation/adjustment of the spine.
• Learn and perform coupled manipulations/adjustments to the cervical spine, thoracic spine, lumbar spine and sacro-iliac joints.
• Learn and perform manipulations/adjustments to the temporomandibular joint, sternocostal, costovertebral and costotransvers rib joints, shoulder joints, clavicles, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, and foot.
This program of study is central to the hands-on manipulation/adjusting of joints without the use of instrumentation or anesthesia. Our program is designed to promote maximum skill acquisition in high-velocity low-amplitude (HVLA) manipulation/adjusting techniques by the practicing clinician. The participant will be immersed in practical application learning scenarios based upon a neurological model of health care.