What you are going to learn:
The understanding of how chiropractic medicine in theory is used in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and the overall improvement of health.
The evaluation of the spine and identifying specific problem areas as well as knowing what to test, what to look for, and how to test.
The ability to explain the comprehensive nature of the treatment plan to the patient.
Development of the biomechanics for the adjustment of the lumbar, thoracic, and cervical regions of the spine.
Help the patient to understand chiropractic medicine through effective communication which in turn increases treatment compliance and outcomes.
Follow the two practice development resources that are recommended.
A firm chiropractic bench is needed. These adjustments are not to be tried on anything else.
A quiet and comfortable room is required to practice the various adjustments.
We recommend that you obtain an experienced chiropractor to assist you with learning the adjustments are as serious injury can be caused to someone if they are done incorrectly.
Have you always been interested in learning chiropractic medicine? If so, this is the perfect course for you!
Once you have completed this course you will have a full working theory behind chiropractic, the ability to assess the spinal column with an understanding of what bones to adjust, how to formulate a correct chiropractic treatment plan, the ability to adjust the neck, mid and lower back, as well as as tips for managing new patients.
This course has been designed for chiropractic students who were new or experienced as well as those who are interested in starting a chiropractic career. In addition, individuals who work with manual therapy and fitness such as massage therapists, athletic trainers, physical therapists, kinesiologists, and physiatrists can benefit from this course as they already have knowledge of improving the human body for the use of their hands.
The course has been laid out with a progressive sequence:
This video is going to summarize the entirety of the course. This video is going to explain how this course will not replace a formal chiropractic education, however it does condense the overall practice of chiropractic and its core elements. It has been designed to paint an overall picture of the profession for those individuals who have shown interest in pursuing a career in chiropractic or incorporated its treatment into their practice.
The course will touch upon various theory, techniques, adjustments or spinal manipulation techniques as well as the basics of handling and new patient, all aspects that a chiropractor must deal with on a daily basis in practice.
Section 1 : Principles Of Chiropractic
This video will take you on the journey of chiropractic theory and how it offers a unique approach to healthcare. Once you have completed this video you have a much better understanding of the rationale that is behind chiropractic adjustments: why adjustments are done to the spinal cord; the results of a correction to an abnormally aligned vertebral segment as well as the various health benefits due to chiropractic care.
This video is quite visual and it is going to make chiropractic concepts much easier to grasp. Once you understand all of these concepts you will have a heightened sense of clinical skills and the ability to diagnose conditions much better. Consider this the ability to connect the dots as the patient informs you of their ailments.
Section 2: Spinal Evaluation
This video is going to teach you how to develop a chiropractic eye, which allows you to notice postural deviations. An individual’s posture reveals their spines alignment on the inside, which is why it is absolutely essential that a chiropractor checks this immediately on a patient. Once you have completed this video lecture, you’ll be able to determine the areas of a person’s spine that are not aligned with a brief examination of their posture.
Static Palpation: palpation is known as the diagnostic skill of assessing the body through touch. In reference to chiropractic medicine, static palpation is designed to feel for abnormal joint movement as the individual spine remains in a static, neutral position. The information that is gained through static palpation is combined with the patient’s complaints and symptoms as well as any other tests that are designed to find the specific problem area.
Static palpation is used to find specific body landmarks in individual vertebra for adjustment, assess tone of the muscle, feel for tenderness and edema, as well as any other abnormalities that may be felt through touch. Palpation is typically the second procedure that will be done during a chiropractic spinal exam.
Motion palpation is a technique that involves the examination of spinal joints while they are in motion(extension, flexion, rotation, or side bending) in order to understand any restrictions in any plane which then indicates a vertebral misalignment. This is the third procedure that is done during the typical chiropractic spinal exam.
Orthopedic And Neurological Testing: this video will discuss several of the standard orthopedic and neurological tests that are available. Chiropractors will use various orthopedic and nerve testing to help narrow down the location, nature and extent of a patient’s medical condition.
Section 3: Treatment Fundamentals
When you are able to identify a spinal problem, your next decision is what you will recommend to the patient, this includes what type of treatment to prescribe, how long before they feel an improvement, as well as what modalities are appropriate.
This video is going to define the logic behind the vast majority of chiropractic treatment plans which allows you to explain it with more confidence to the patient thus improving compliance.
Section 4: Six Skills Of Adjusting
Before you can begin adjusting patients with confidence, you need to understand the six important fundamentals. Chiropractic adjustment is a combination of biomechanically adjusted force and motor dexterity. When the procedure is done correctly it is actually comfortable, however, when done incorrectly it can be rather painful to the patient.
While the wrong adjustments can cause pain and injury to your patient, they can also shorten your career as a chiropractor. It is important to understand that a chiropractic career is a highly physical career. You need to understand how your body moves and how to move it while you are adjusting your patients.
Section 5: Spinal Adjusting
This video will cover the finer details of spinal adjustment, so students fully understand it.
It is impossible for an individual to learn how to adjust the spine by simply watching a chiropractic adjustment. While it may look like a simple procedure, it is impossible to see the force that the chiropractor uses as well as the angles and amplitudes that are needed to move the vertebrae as well as the subtle things that a chiropractor will do to help stabilize the spine before the thrust is delivered.
Due to this, in order to learn how to do adjustments, the procedure needs done in individual sections. This video will explain the specific steps of this essential technique at the moment they occur, with those moments being frozen and explained as well as screen annotations to help you understand this essential technique. Missing one step of this essential technique is going to make you ineffective as a chiropractor.
The three videos are comprised of:
Adjusting The Cervical Spine: this video will demonstrate how to adjust the C1 and C for fixation as well as an occiput fixation.
Adjusting The Thoracic Spine: this video will demonstrate the adjustment of the thoracic segment for the use of three specific techniques.
Adjusting The Lumbar Spine: in this video specific techniques are shown on the adjustment of the lower and upper lumbar segments.
Section 6: Tips For Managing New Patients
One of the most important aspects of becoming a successful chiropractor is understanding what to say and what not to say. These are often critical aspects that are never taught in the typical classroom.
This video will talk you through the mindset that is needed while you’re talking with a new patient. It is essential that your patient feels confident with you so that they comply with the overall treatment in order to get the best results. The best way to accomplish this is true effective communication. However, many chiropractors simply say the wrong things and scare the patient away before treatment has ever begun. In this video I’ll reveal what you need to say and what you should not say to get the best results for your patient and your business.
Section 7: Chiropractic Resources
This video is going to offer you key resources to help you start your practice. In addition I will reveal to individuals who are the best of the best in getting chiropractic practices established and going.
Who is the target audience?
This course is designed for anybody who has considered a career in chiropractic, as well as as students and established chiropractors and those they would like to advance their health care career by learning chiropractic techniques.