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Module 3

Certification in Patient-Specific Chiropractic
"Where There Are Processes, But No Protocols"



Overview: To provide updated, researched, and clinically oriented discussion and demonstration of the relationship between the spine and upper extremity. To understand how anatomy, physiology, and neurology are to direct patient-specific care in this region working Top-Down-Inside-Out via the chiropractic adjustment. Specifically, to know how and when to address the joint, affect neuroplastic change, and remove tissue dysfunction consequence. To understand functional progression of your healthcare beginning with the restoration of quantity/quality of movement and neurological integrity within the spine and upper extremity while later addressing functional exam failures that both patient and doctor readily observe. Slide show presentation, case studies, interactive assessments and class practice time will be used.

What You Can Expect to Learn: 

  1. Review of overall treatment principles and processes that apply to every phase of patient care. Review of how to ensure all neurological connections are intact with care progressions that work Top-Down-Inside-Out. 
  2. General anatomy and neurology review of the upper extremity itself and its connection to the cervical and thoracic spine. Looking at what you already know (or did know) in a NEW, clinical, and concise way. What contemporary science is telling us about the neurological consequence of subluxation on the upper extremity and understand scientifically WHY and HOW you can get better patient outcomes. 
  3. Normal kinematics of the shoulder, elbow, and wrist with specific clinical understanding of how to regain proper movement patterns at each area. The abnormal kinematics that lead to chronic ‘conditions’ that commonly come in to the office. Identifying the dysfunction that lead to the patient’s ‘diagnoses’ so that function can be restored according to each patient’s specific presentation. 
  4. Restoring neuroplasticity (Active Motor Control) in the upper extremity retraining/strengthening the neural reflex arc with afferent stimulation that restores both quantity and quality of movement and abnormal postural findings that you and the patient can SEE. 
  5. Specific and concise Movement Screen of the upper extremity as a hallmark of clinical investigation and patient education on function, utilized visit to visit and at re-eval’s. 
  6. Functional Neurology Screen (FNS) application to the upper extremity according to postural analysis and other data as the second hallmark of clinical investigation and patient education on function, utilized visit to visit and at re-evals.

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