Course Information


 

Doctors Boundaries, Ethics & Jurisprudence

This 6-hour Board-approved course covers risk management, sexual/professional boundaries, and TN statutory and regulatory chiropractic jurisprudence. This course is designed to help newly-licensed chiropractors more clearly understand all issues surrounding the profession of chiropractic in TN.

Instructors:  Dr. Mary Babian & Dr. Don Cole


 

Pain Management Procedures & Protocols

This course emphasizes the importance of nutritional recommendations for inflammation and regenerative medicine for injuries and wellness. While still recommending a qualitative history intake, clinical examination, radiology and demonstrations, Dr. Mally demonstrates pain management criteria and techniques for several of the most common pain complaints. Cold laser therapy is discussed as well as several key ingredients and nutrients required for healing of inflamed and injured soft tissues.

Speaker Sponsored by: Health Secrets USA
Instructor:  Dr. Mitch Mally


 

Complete Chiropractic Protocol for Fibromyalgia, Muscular Spasm & Neuropathy

Muscle pain and fibromyalgia are debilitating disorders characterized by a wide array of symptoms.  From the hallmark musculoskeletal pain to the unbearable fatigue and lack of energy, fibromyalgia is swiftly coming to control the lives of many men, women and even children. Chiropractic has a place at the forefront of the movement against these debilitating disorders.  Learn all-natural supplemental protocols designed to provide relief without the addictive nature of prescriptions used for chronic pain that do nothing to address the root of the problem.  Dr. Tai will discuss simple and easy methods of assessment and testing that, along with supplementation and chiropractic adjustment, may help release nearly 4 million people from the acute and chronic pain symptoms of fibromyalgia.

Speaker Sponsored by: Health Secrets USA
Instructor:  Dr. Paul Ling Tai


 

CORE Back Specific

This course is open to CTAs with 3 or more years of licensure, LMTs or DCs.  Class size is limited to the first 50 qualified registrants.  Please plan to bring a portable massage table, if possible.

Back Specific is a detailed session strategy that addresses the primary myofascial tissues of the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, scapular and iliofemoral regions of the body. These techniques and protocols improve structural alignment, increase flexibility and range-of-motion, improve movement patterns, and decrease chronic pain. Back Specific can be included in full-body sessions, or can be effectively utilized in region-specific therapies that target the back, neck, shoulders and hips. Back Specific is taught in the CORE Institute certification programs of Structural Integration, Myofascial Therapy, and Sports & Performance Bodywork. Back Specific is currently utilized in clinical services for collegiate, professional and Olympic athletes, and in many chiropractic and physical therapy clinics throughout the US, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

Instructor:  George Kousaleos, LMT


 

3-D Manipulation of Difficult Spinal Conditions

As a profession, we believe that a person’s health is a determinate of their spine’s ability to segmentally function at their highest levels of performance.  Data continues to validate thrust manipulation as healthy, but thrusting can be painful and could facilitate a lower social media rating.  New technology exists to help chiropractors use their gift of segmental discernment and correct these dysfunctions without “risky” consequence.  Dr. Nelson will teach how this new technology can move bones, improve clinical outcomes using 3-dimensional distractive level arms.  This course will give the chiropractor a method to recruit post-surgical mechanical back and neck pain patients as a new revenue stream.  It will also show how to manage complicated comorbid pathologies easily, without elevating professional risk. Finally, new off-loaded rehabilitation concepts will be introduced to augment these at-risk populations.

Speaker Sponsored by: Protec Spine North America
Instructor:  Dr. Laney Nelson


 

Knee/Hip/Pelvis Conditions, Injuries & Syndromes 

(BREAKOUT OPTION)
This course focuses on normal vs abnormal knee/hip/pelvis mechanics and common conditions, injuries and syndromes such as: knee sprain/strain, tibial torsion syndrome, Osgood Schlatter’s, runner’s knee, femoral anteversion, piriformis syndrome, entrapment neuropathies, and more. Attendees will learn gait mechanics, plus hands-on technique demonstration(s).

Speaker Sponsored by: Health Secrets USA
Instructor:  Dr. Mitch Mally


 

New Patient Procedures that Educate & Inspire

(BREAKOUT OPTION)
We all have heard it: “You only get one chance to make a good impression.” This is true on a first date, at a job interview, and when welcoming a new patient to the practice. Setting a strong foundation from your very first encounter with a patient is an essential step in inspiring patients to stay, pay and refer. A POSITIVE first impression will make a new patient feel comfortable; more willing to provide accurate and honest information and more willing to follow through with care. In this presentation, you’ll learn the unskippable steps to help you deliver a world-class consultation and examination time after time. You’ll also learn how to correctly code for your examination procedures and structure your diagnosis correctly. We’ll help you and your practice team get it right from day one!
This course will also be offered on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 3:30-5:30pm.

Speaker Sponsored by: Breakthrough Coaching
Instructor:  Dr. Morgan Mullican


 

The New Science of Metaboloic X Syndrome & Obesity

(BREAKOUT OPTION)
Dr. Tai will dive in to the new published evidence-based approach to diagnosis of Metabolic X Syndrome and Obesity.  Using proper documentation and testing recommendations and explanations to avoid common errors made in the testing procedures of genetics, bloodspot and saliva testing, he will provide clear explanations of the pharmacodynamics of up-regulation enzymatic breakdown of fat cells and elimination from the body, as well as step by step algorithm of leptin hormone, a master hormone, its functions in thyroid, adrenal and sexual endocrine glands.

Speaker Sponsored by: Health Secrets USA
Instructor:  Dr. Paul Ling Tai


 

Kids, Chiropractic Philosophy and the Next Generation

(BREAKOUT OPTION)
In this 2-hour session, Dr. Lieberman will review the history, philosophy and principles of chiropractic; as well as the future of philosophy in chiropractic. Participants will sharpen their skills on communicating chiropractic to their patients and communities, as we prepare for the next generation to follow.

Instructor:  Dr. Brian Lieberman


 

Finding Success in the Insurance Sandbox/ Promoting your Practice: What Works…and What Doesn’t

(BREAKOUT OPTION)
Dr. Massey will discuss the global and capped fee arrangements that are impacting chiropractic physicians.  Knowing what can be billed and collected-for can make the difference between surviving and thriving. He will also offer clarification on what other complementary services or revenue streams may be available outside a bundled or global payment system.

Websites, social media, print ads, events, satisfied patient word-of-mouth… Dr. Shannon Bone will take you through some of the best approaches for promoting and growing your practice, as well as some of the least effective. Leave with strategies to make best use of your marketing investments of time and money.

Instructors:  Dr. Michael Massey and Dr. Shannon Bone


 

CTA/CXT Boundaries, Ethics & Jurisprudence

The Tennessee Board of Chiropractic Examiners requires all licensed Chiropractic Therapy Assistants (CTAs) and Chiropractic Therapy Technicians (CXTs) to attend a one-time, two-hour course.  This course will cover sexual boundaries, risk management, and jurisprudence.  This seminar is designed to help newly-licensed and established CTAs and CXTs define all issues surrounding those boundaries.

Instructor:  Tiffany Stevens, ED, CTA, CXT


 

Systematic Assessment & Advanced Treatment Principles

This is the first 2 hours of a 6-hour course which will continue as a breakout option immediately following the morning break and will conclude on Saturday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.

The purpose of this course is to explore how crucial a functional and systematic approach to patient assessment and treatment is to the modern chiropractor.  Applying a systematic approach to care helps make the clinically difficult cases like tendinopathy simple.  Clinical osteokinematics will be reviewed along with a systematic approach to determining mobility vs. motor control limitations and how they influence the pain experience.  This will include interactive labs demonstrating the advantages of a systematic approach to assessment and rehabilitation including the appropriate action steps to implement rehabilitation for tough cases.

Instructors:  Dr. Jason Hulme & Dr. Josh Satterlee


Fall Prediction, Prevention & Rehab:  A Chiropractic Strategy for Risk Assessment, Protection & Injury Mitigation

(BREAKOUT OPTION)
“I’ve fallen down and I can’t get up”. It’s not a joke, it’s a life-threatening crisis; and as the leading edge of the Baby Boomer generation enter their 60s and 70s the demand for fall prevention solutions will grow.  A large factor in falls (as well as chronic low back pain) is degeneration of postural control and stabilization. Sensori-motor errors of position and control sets the stage for incorrect weight shifting and falls, a major cause of falls, and the reason why the controlled motion of Tai-Chi has received so much attention for fall prevention.

StrongPosture® balance and clinical rehab exercise protocols use systematic, progressive cueing to find and retrain “‘lost” motion to keep balance control strong, one element of keeping people moving well as they age.  Posture and balance are two sides of the same functional coin. Integrating focused motion StrongPosture® retraining with SMT is an unrecognized opportunity to uniquely strengthen balance to reduce fall risk and promote successful aging.

Speaker Sponsored by: Performance Health/Posture Practice
Instructor:  Dr. Steven Weiniger


 

Differential Diagnosis of Neuromusculoskeletal Conditions

This is part 1 of a 3 part 10-hour course.  Part 2 begins as a breakout option Saturday afternoon from 1:30-5:30p.m. The final 4 hours will take place as a concurrent breakout option on Sunday from 8a.m. to 12p.m.

Registrants participating in the Orthopedic Diplomate program must complete all 3 parts to complete the 1st of 5 TN live classroom sessions.

Dr. Demetrious will present relevant learning opportunities by utilizing actual clinical case presentations, including a careful review of current evidence-based practices and appropriateness criteria with clinically intuitive rationales.  This course will contain interactive discussion that includes salient historic assessments, vetted examination procedures, clinical reasoning, laboratory and imaging appropriateness criteria, differential diagnosis and therapeutic decision-making. Emphasis will be placed upon risk management and improving clinical outcomes.

Speaker Sponsored by: NCMIC
Instructor:  Dr. James Demetrious


 

Chiropractic 2.0: The Technology Adjustment

We are living in an unprecedented time of massive change – certainly in the world at large and most definitely in healthcare. While the last decade has focused on the value-based care proposition, triple aim (really quadruple when you include providers), new delivery models, and new payer models, simmering underneath all of those changes is a growing undercurrent with far greater reach. This soon to be tidal wave has the potential for both positive and negative impact.  Rapidly evolving technologies are already beginning to have large scale impact which empower patients to create improved lifestyle behaviors, improve patient outcomes, lower costs to the patient and the system, provide more secure networks and environments, disrupt third party intermediaries, and a LOT, LOT more; all to create change on a scale that we have never before seen in our lifetime.

This session will discuss the overview of technologies, it’s implication to the chiropractic profession and the patients we serve, and lay out a recommended action plan for our future. Disruption is the present, and prosperity is in our collective future, as long as we apply these emerging technologies in the most efficient and effective ways to drive even greater value and impact.

Speaker Sponsored by: ChiroHealth USA
Instructor:  Dr. Jay Greenstein


 

Media and Communication Strategies: Building High Trust in a Low Trust World

(BREAKOUT OPTION)
It’s a known fact that social media is now on of the most powerful ways to reach and engage target audiences.  How can your TEAM best use the platforms available to both influence those who know the benefits of chiropractic, as well as promote the profession you know and love?  Train your TEAM to develop social media practices that complement your education efforts and, in turn, facilitate practice growth.

Trust matters.  While it takes time to build credibility and to establish trust, it can be lost in a flash – which can jeopardize your practice reputation, financial stability and sustainability.  Stay current on how to build trust in an ever-changing healthcare environment in which trust has been declining.  Review business practices that have been shown to strengthen a culture of trust and note pitfalls to avoid that can destroy it.

Instructors:  Tiffany Stevens, ED, CTA, CXT & Amy Owsley


 

Digital Lifestyle Syndromes: Addressing Tech-Neck, Computer Back and Other Kinks in the Kinetic Chain

Technology is changing our lives…and our bodies. From “sitting is the new smoking” to “tech-neck”, people are talking about the health consequences of living folded over a desk, computer or smartphone.  The problem is more than inactivity, over time the postural kinks in the kinetic chain have a profound effect on function.

We can address the consequences of digital life by engaging patients with posture awareness. Then, in addition to restoring segmental motion with spinal manipulation, incorporating posture strengthening protocols to systematically retrain granular motion of compensatory and adaptive patterns. Retraining subtle postural patterns is an often neglected factor in many NMS practices, and is a rehab care bridge connecting acute pain with wellness life habits.

Speaker Sponsored by: Performance Health/Posture Practice
Instructor:  Dr. Steven Weiniger


 

Progress in Neuroscience: A Chiropractor's Dream

The latest scientific studies are revealing a new understanding about how chiropractic spinal adjustments work. Heidi Haavik, a chiropractor and PhD trained neurophysiologist has spent the past 20 years studying the changes that occur in the brain when chiropractors adjust chiropractic subluxations. The original theories were based on the idea that dysfunctional spinal segments were ‘out of place’, or misaligned, and that this put pressure on the nerves exiting the spine. We now know that this theory is not really the best way to describe what a chiropractic subluxation is. The original theories were based on the idea that an adjustment relieved pressure off the squashed nerves. We now also know this is not the best way to describe the neurophysiological effects of an adjustment. Today, over a hundred years on from that ‘first’ chiropractic adjustment, we know much more about how the brain and the rest of the central nervous system functions.

Instructor:  Dr. Heidi Haavik


 

Differential Diagnosis of Neuromusculoskeletal Conditions

(BREAKOUT OPTION)

This is part 3 of a 3 part 10-hour course which will take place as a concurrent breakout option on Sunday.

Registrants participating in the Orthopedic Diplomate program must complete all 3 parts to complete the 1st of 5 TN live classroom sessions.

Dr. Demetrious will present relevant learning opportunities by utilizing actual clinical case presentations, including a careful review of current evidence-based practices and appropriateness criteria with clinically intuitive rationales.  This course will contain interactive discussion that includes salient historic assessments, vetted examination procedures, clinical reasoning, laboratory and imaging appropriateness criteria, differential diagnosis and therapeutic decision-making. Emphasis will be placed upon risk management and improving clinical outcomes.

Speaker Sponsored by: NCMIC
Instructor:  Dr. James Demetrious

The Eight Extraordinary Meridians of Acupuncture: Exploring the Clinical Uses of the Deepest Energies in the Body

Please refer to the TN Board of Chiropractic Examiners rules and regulations 0260-02-.02 SCOPE OF PRACTICE and 0260-02-.12 CONTINUING EDUCATION, for requirements and eligibility for this CE seminar.

The Eight Extraordinary Meridians form a framework for understanding and treating individuals at the level of their Jing or constitution.  There are 360 acupuncture points with 63 being considered the superior points for treating most common disorders.  The Eight Extraordinary Meridians treat areas of the body and psyche in regions beyond the reach of the superior points.  These seemingly simple meridians have the capacity to effectively treat painful conditions, internal disorders, women’s health, and psychological concerns.  This course explores a number of practical and easy to recall options for employing these special meridians in practice.

Instructor:  Dr. Jim Ventresca


 

What Could be Walking Through Your Door?

(BREAKOUT OPTION)
This course is also the first 2 hours of the CXT 6-hour CE session.

This is a case-based lecture pulling from cases read for chiropractors across the nation.  We will review a wide range of pathology from sports injury, arthritis, infection and neoplasm, all of which have been seen by chiropractic practices.  Proper utilization of imaging will be covered, and will serve as a reminder that arthritis is not the only pathology that could come through chiropractors’ doors.

Speaker Sponsored by: Foot Levelers, Inc.
Instructor:  Dr. Alicia Yochum


 

Updated Imaging & Biomechanics of Disc Lesions

This course is the final 4 hours of the CXT 6-hour CE session.

This course will increase the chiropractor’s ability to interpret radiology reports on their patients and integrate this information into their treatment plans. We will talk about how posture can predispose someone to a disc lesion and the biomechanics as it relates to the disc. It will also enhance their ability to look at the images and have a better understanding of the anatomy as it pertains to disc lesions. We will look at full MRI scans and walk through the anatomy and disc nomenclature so you can correlate what you see clinically to what is found on the images.

Speaker Sponsored by: Foot Levelers, Inc.
Instructor:  Dr. Alicia Yochum