Course Information

Friday - August 25

Achieving Biological Stability Through Chiropractic Care

We achieve balance by strengthening focused care and patient education around essential functions related to the spine, stabilizing the role of the Chiropractor through a review of our science and our unique perspective. With this foundation our patients can learn how to live with greater spine and brain awareness.  The basis for care lies within our most advanced neurological models as well as from emerging observations from neuroscience.  A review of these models supports not only our care of the spine but helps prioritize how we can best support spinal adjustments towards better brain health.

Instructor:  Dr. Anish Bajaj
speaker sponsored by Foot Levelers
Classroom:  General Session – Mirabella EF


Advanced Techniques in Kinesiology Taping

In this hands-on lecture, you will learn the history and purpose of kinesiology tape and
applications within the pediatric and adult populations including pregnancy. Upon course
completion you will be able to utilize techniques learned immediately. Topics covered include the five main reasons kinesiology tape is effective, 20+ condition-specific full spine, extremity, developmental and postural taping applications, typical treatment plans, contraindications and red flags associated with taping.

Instructor:  Dr. Lisa Goodman
speaker sponsored by Parker University
Classroom:  Mirabella IJ
(CTA Adv./LMT/DC session)
CTAs must have 3 years licensure or LMT license.
As there is limited seating for this course, please help us be prepared by making sure to select this specific session during registration.


Doctors' Boundaries, Ethics & Jurisprudence

The Tennessee Board of Chiropractic Examiners requires all newly-licensed Tennessee chiropractors to complete a one-time six (6) hour board-approved course in risk management, sexual/professional boundaries, and Tennessee statutory and regulatory chiropractic jurisprudence. This course is designed to help the newly-licensed chiropractor more clearly understand all issues surrounding the profession of chiropractic in Tennessee.

*this is a state-required course
Instructors:  Tiffany Stevens, ED, CTA, CXT & Dr. Don Cole
Classroom:  Cambridge


Trending Topics for the Chiropractic Profession: From the Front Line

John Floyd Sr. and John Jr. have been representing chiropractic physicians for a combined 40 plus years.  They routinely try chiropractic malpractice cases to verdict.  During the course of their careers they have represented chiropractors before the state licensing board and in various audits before the Office of Inspector General and third party payors.  This presentation will focus on utilization of records for the defense of malpractice cases, the state board and various audits, including discussion on tricks and traps for those chiropractors who are asked to testify on behalf of their patients in personal injury cases.  Lastly, there will be an update on the defense of arterial artery dissections and strokes and the rules and regulations that govern the chiropractic profession.  There will be sufficient time for those in attendance to ask questions and discuss any specific topics that are of interest to the audience.

Instructor:  John Floyd, Sr., Esq./John Floyd, Jr., Esq.
Classroom:  General Session – Mirabella EF
Due to the unpredictable nature of court schedules, the presenter for this session could be either of the above attorneys.



Functional Neurology for Chiropractors

Many people and healthcare providers believe the role of the brain is to be able to perform complex math, to contemplate the meaning of life, or even to appreciate a funny joke. While those are all functions of the human brain, that is not WHY we have a brain. The true reason that we have a brain is uncovered by studying neuroarcheology, or neuro-evolution. The brain truly exists for one purpose: to allow us to purposefully interact with our environment for survival. This requires an ability to perceive, interpret, and respond to our surroundings.

Our brain perceives information from our internal and external environment through receptors. Each of these receptors turns some form of energy (chemical, mechanical, photic, or electrical) into an electrical stimulus, called an action potential, which is conducted up a peripheral nerve, and spinal cord. The cascading response from the stimulation of a receptor then allows our brain to perceive our environment.

Once the environmental stimulus reaches the brain, it then integrates through numerous systems to emulate reality, in order to create a response to the environment. The integrity of the brain dictates if the response will be appropriate or not. So in terms of health, an individual that properly interact with their environment will express the highest degree of health.

Over the past two decades, through the use of neuro-imaging and special testing, scientists have mapped much of the human connectome. This connectome is a map of all brain connections that exist in the human brain and provide us with an understanding of how to directly target various areas of dysfunction, or to increase performance in the human brain.

A thorough understanding and ability to assess the brain should be a goal for all healthcare providers, however, assessing the brain is only half of what it takes to provide health to humanity. Healthcare providers need to a better understanding of how functional neurology modalities can restore integrity to networks of the brain. That is the goal of this 2-hour introductory workshop.

Instructor:  Dr. Matthew Antonucci
Classroom:  General Session – Mirabella EF


CTA/CXT Boundaries, Ethics & Jurisprudence

The Tennessee Board of Chiropractic Examiners requires all newly-licensed Tennessee Chiropractic Therapy Assistants (CTAs) and Chiropractic X-Ray Technologists (CXTs) to complete a one-time, two (2) hour board-approved course in risk management, sexual/professional boundaries, and jurisprudence. This course is designed to help newly-licensed and established CTAs and CXTs define all issues surrounding those boundaries.

*this is a state-required course
Instructor:  Tiffany Stevens, ED, CTA, CXT 
Classroom:  Broadlands


Saturday, August 26

Cervicogenic Dizziness - Current Updates & Clinical Considerations for the Chiropractor

Dizziness is a very common symptom presentation to the practicing chiropractor. Positional, syncopal, visual causes must all be considered. This presentation will review some of the more current concepts in causation and management. There will be particular emphasis on the cervical spine and the proprioceptive system.

Instructor:  Dr. Michael Hall
Classroom:  General Session – Mirabella EF


Using Exercise to Maximize Patient Outcomes in the Chiropractic Office

This six-hour course will walk chiropractic therapy assistants and clinicians through the utilization of exercise and appropriate coaching strategies within the chiropractic office. With an emphasis on verbal cueing to promote skill acquisition and improve patient outcomes, this course will teach the attendee how to coach exercise utilizing a patient-centered approach. With a mixture of lecture and small group workshops, we will go through common exercises that can be utilized in the office, simplifying the biomechanics of the exercises, and modifications of those exercises that reach the same goal to improve the patients’ limited activities of daily living.

Instructor:  Dr. Cody Dimak
Classroom:  CTA Session – Mirabella GH
DCs may attend this session as space allows.


Hidden Secrets for the Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

This course features x-rays, evaluations, and “key” differential diagnoses to provide clinicians accuracy in treatment of CTS. For example, there are 25 entrapments in the upper extremities, 17 of which are located in the forearm to wrist/hand. During this “live” interactive lecture, attendees will witness prudent “hidden secrets” during history intake, exams, featuring treatment accuracy for patients that have CTS and/or failed surgery. This class highlights hands-on technique with demonstrations and case studies.

Instructor:  Dr. Mitch Mally
Classroom:  General Session – Mirabella EF


From Pain to Performance: The Posture Connection

Posture is one of the most overlooked aspects of good health and longevity. Without good posture attaining and maintaining good health is impossible. Tech neck has become epidemic and “sitting disease” become its own category of illness. Proper posture is the manifestation of physical, mental and emotional balance. Maintaining correct posture through core stabilization may be one of the best kept secrets to obtaining a longer, healthier and more enjoyable life. You’ll learn how to perform dynamic postural assessments and the top ten unskippable steps to transform your active care procedures and help your patients develop and maintain better posture and quality of life.

Instructor:  Dr. Mark Sanna
speaker sponsored by Breakthrough Coaching
Classroom:  General Session – Mirabella EF


Balancing the Scales of Dizziness

This is a practical breakout session to have a hands-on approach to addressing the dizzy patient. We will address the head tilt, visual convergence weakness along with gait dynamics and the proprioceptive system. This will be a fun and engaging breakout with lots of clinical pearls to take home, educate patients, and improve outcomes.

Instructor:  Dr. Michael Hall
Classroom:  Breakout Session – Broadlands


Patient Outcomes & Leveraging Technology...Keeping Things Ethical

Chiropractors deal with many challenges on a daily basis outside of actually treating the patient: business methodologies, data privacy and security, understanding emerging tech to drive improved outcomes, educating patients, and social determinants of health. This course is designed to address these issues, bringing awareness to the ethical standards that drive better results for patients and provider alike.

Instructors:  Dr. Jay Greenstein & Brad Cost
speakers sponsored by ChiroHealth USA & Infinedi
Classroom:  General Session – Mirabella EF


17 Lower Extremity Entrapment Neuropathies

Attendees are exposed to some of the most common entrapments in the lower extremities and its profound effect on the spine.  This topic is often confusing to most health care providers, thereby creating a battlefield for practitioners and a field of agony for patients, both physically and financially.  Dr. Mally overviews anatomy and biomechanics of most common lower extremity entrapment neuropathies. In this fast-paced, highly informative, evidence-based lecture, a review of salient differential diagnoses affords practitioners a more accurate ability to substantiate or discern the condition, yielding a greater potential for best treatment outcomes.

Instructor:  Dr. Mitch Mally
Classroom:  Breakout Session – Broadlands


Radiographic Peculiarities - Lumbosacral Spine to Symphysis

This course will be a compilation of must-know and curious radiographic topics of the caudal axial spine from the L5 level to the coccyx, with the additional of consideration of the symphysis pubis. Normal anatomy of each region will be reviewed for contrast with radiographic findings of common region-specific disorders.  Select normal radiographic variants and quasi-variants will be presented from each region. The most commonly seen regional pathology in the chiropractic office will be briefly reviewed for the lumbosacral spine, sacroiliac joints, sacrococcygeal joint and symphysis pubis, with the presentation of not so common but helpful radiographic diagnostic tips that will assist attendees in rethinking and improving not only how they perform these exams but also how they review these images for pathology. Considerations in radiographic exam selection and special supplemental views will be discussed as they relate to the pathology presented. Where appropriate, further advanced imaging evaluation will be briefly discussed for each pathology presented.

Basic and specialized/supplemental radiographic positioning technique of the lumbosacral region will be fully reviewed for the caudal axial spine. The utilization, positioning, and technical evaluation of each of the supplemental radiographs will be presented for the pathologies previously noted. Students will have the opportunity to evaluate examples of radiographic exams of the region for proper positioning and technique.  The course will conclude with an interactive, round table quiz session where students will test what they have learned and their knowledge of regional anatomy, radiographic technique, and related pathology on actual x-ray cases encountered in the chiropractic office.

This 2.5 hr. course and .5 hrs. of the next will be the CXT session and will be in the general session classroom.

Instructor:  Dr. Brook Gajeski
Classroom: General Session – Mirabella EF


Confidently Treating Pregnancy Concerns with Acupuncture

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the safety considerations, common pregnancy symptoms, and acupuncture treatment approaches for the pregnant population; including Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) concepts related to stress and anxiety, as well as techniques used in pregnancy care.

Dr. Keller will take a more in depth look at issues frequently encountered in the pregnant population such as sleep disorders, musculoskeletal complaints, as well as gastrointestinal, genitourinary and more.

Instructor:  Dr. Lauren Keller
Speaker sponsored by Midwest Rehabilitation Institute
Classroom:  Acupuncture Session – Cambridge


Proactive Risk Mitigation: Top 10 Ways to Decrease Legal Risk in Your Practice/Expert Panel: Talking Through Timely Topics

Healthcare is ever-changing and providers are regularly impacted in significant ways by updated research, technology and policy changes. End the day with this discussion featuring our expert panelists sharing their knowledge covering a broad array of topics in a powerful fast-paced format. Panelists will share quick tidbits, best practices and more, including audience Q&A.

One harsh reality of healthcare practice is the constant exposure to the risk of litigation.  Exercising due diligence in recognizing and the possible sources and exposure points can offer some insulation against the possibility of a lawsuit and offer some peace of mind and confidence in navigating daily practice operations with a prevention mindset.  While the number of possible strategies is virtually limitless, Dr. Massey has boiled down a top-10 list that will both reinforce existing habits and promote proactive practice procedures.


Instructors:  Tiffany Stevens, ED/Dr. Michael Massey
Classroom:  General Session – Mirabella EF


Unraveling Complexity with Red Flags and Clinical Practice Guidelines in Case Management

Join us for an engaging and informative case-based presentation that will elevate your chiropractic expertise! Discover how to navigate complicated conditions, identify red-flag indicators of dangerous processes, and learn robust guidelines for delivering world-class care.

Expand your knowledge, sharpen your skills, and stay ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving field of healthcare. This event promises to provide invaluable insights and practical strategies that will enhance your practice and help make informed decisions.

Instructors:  Dr. Brad Cole & Dr. Jason Hulme
Classroom:  General Session – Mirabella EF

Medical Errors

Dr. Friedman will discuss the ways in which documentation oversights can lead to issues and what chiropractors can do to minimize these errors. Real world case studies will be referenced regarding how to successfully navigate through the various documentation procedures.

Instructor:  Dr. Gregg Friedman
Speaker sponsored by ChiroHealth USA
Classroom:  General Session – Mirabella EF