Research Reviews - Chiropractic Doctor

Research Reviews 118
Muscle Activity & Spine Load During Push/Pull Exercises, Core Stability

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  • Analyze muscle activation and quantify spinal loading during common pushing exercises utilizing both stable and labile surfaces
  • Analyze muscle activation and quantify spinal loading during common pulling exercises utilizing both stable and labile surfaces
  • Outline the association between core stability and sports-related performance measures
  • Differentiate the health parameter effects of a High Intensity Training (HIT) intervention with prolonged moderate intensity training and strength training
  • Appraise the current evidence from randomized clinical trials (RCTs) to determine if eccentric training results in significant increases in lower limb flexibility

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Research Reviews 117
Research Reviews Involving Exercise and Rehab of the Lower Extremities II

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  • Explain the pathophysiological mechanisms behind patellofemoral instability and how these relate to recommended treatment approaches
  • Describe how dysfunction or weakness of hip musculature can contribute to patellofemoral pain
  • Demonstrate the benefit of a targeted hip exercise program for improving knee mechanics
  • Critique the evidence on running shoe prescription
  • Predict which patients with inversion ankle sprains may respond favorably to ankle thrust manipulation

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Research Reviews 116
Research Reviews Involving Exercise and Rehab of the Lower Extremities

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  • Critique traditional approaches to anterior cruciate ligament post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Summarize the literature on our current understanding of eccentric exercises in rehabilitation programs
  • Select targeted rehabilitation exercises for the gluteal musculature based on current evidence
  • Justify the inclusion of eccentric training into off-season programs to prevent hamstring injuries in soccer players
  • Integrate clinical factors, injury location, and mechanism of injury to better manage hamstring strain injuries

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Research Reviews 115
Research Reviews Involving Various Modalties III

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  • Apply cryotherapy (ice) in an evidence-informed manner
  • Explain the effects of icing on superficial and deep tissues based on current scientific understanding
  • Compare practice patterns between Diversified and Activator practitioners using data from a recent study
  • Describe the basic science principles behind the development and application of Platelet-Rich Plasma
  • Identify patients who may potentially benefit from Platelet-Rich Plasma based on the state of the current literature

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Research Reviews 114
Reserach Review of the Thoracic Spine II

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  • Define the components of the Beighton Score and understand how this score is included in the Brighton criteria as they apply to generalized hypermobility
  • Update your knowledge on the prognosis of vertebral compression fractures
  • Critique the use of thoracic taping to improve kyphosis in older patients
  • Summarize the current state of knowledge on Scheuermann’s Kyphosis
  • Appraise the clinical utility and potential drawbacks of static spinal palpation

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Research Reviews 113
Research Reviews of the Shoulder

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  • Apply glenohumeral joint mobilizations for adhesive capsulitis in an evidence-informed manner
  • Contrast the use of acupuncture and ultrasound for shoulder impingement
  • Describe internal impingement as a distinct condition in the glenohumeral joint
  • List the clinical syndromes that can affect the long head of the biceps tendon
  • Critique the utility of commonly used clinical tests for subacromial impingement.

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Research Reviews 112
Research Reviews Involving Various Modalties II

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  • Critique the use of Doppler Velocimeter imaging for pre-manipulation screening of the vertebral artery
  • Recognize the potential role of ultrasound for reducing trigger point sensitivity and pain, even when applied segmentally
  • Combine low level laser therapy and eccentric exercise when treating Achilles tendinopathy
  • Compose a specifically timed treatment approach for Greater Trochanter Pain Syndrome based on recent literature
  • Select an appropriate modality that may assist in recalcitrant cases of Plantar Fasciitis

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Research Reviews 111
Research Reviews Involving Various Modalities

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  • Draw on the findings of a recent study when discussing pillow choices with neck pain patients
  • Summarize the literature on the efficacy of various modalities for treating chronic low back pain
  • Recognize the potential value of instrument assisted cross fiber massage for assisting healing of ligament injuries
  • Generate an evidence-informed opinion on the use of Kinesiotape for whiplash patients
  • Critique the literature on interventions for knee osteoarthritis
  • Update your general knowledge on musculoskeletal injections

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Research Reviews 110
Research Reviews Involving the Knee

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  • Contrast open versus closed chain rehabilitation of anterior cruciate knee ligament injuries
  • Relay to your patients the results of a recently published study on the role of arthroscopic surgery in the management of knee osteoarthritis
  • Critique the use of functional knee braces in the rehabilitation of ACL injuries
  • Illustrate the contribution of hip function to the genesis of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome in female patients
  • Summarize the current state of knowledge surrounding iliotibial band syndrome
  • Recognize the role of balance exercise in the general management of knee osteoarthritis

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Research Reviews 109
Research Reviews Involving the SI Joint and Pelvis

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  • Integrate the Posterior Pelvic Pain Provocation test into your assessment of patients with pelvic pain, particularly those who are pregnant
  • Illustrate the potential effectiveness of combining acupuncture and stabilizing exercise in patients with pelvic girdle pain
  • Describe the clinical characteristics and classification of sacral insufficiency fractures
  • Summarize the state of the literature regarding the anatomy, biomechanics and clinical factors pertaining to the sacroiliac joint
  • Critique your use of common orthopedic tests for sacroiliac joint disease based on existing literature

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Research Reviews 108
Research Reviews Involving Exercise and Rehab of the Upper Extremities

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  • Outline a prudent treatment and rehabilitation strategy for adhesive capsulitis
  • Explain specific muscle activity deficits that can occur in anterior glenohumeral instability
  • Summarize the S.I.C.K. scapula syndrome including subtypes
  • Apply appropriate rehabilitation strategies in those with scapular movement deficiencies
  • Integrate the Scapular Reposition Test into your assessment of those with shoulder impingement symptoms

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Research Reviews 107
Spinal Exercise and Rehab

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  • Summarize a recent study on the Alexander Technique as a treatment for chronic low back pain
  • Recognize the relationship between altered breathing patterns and low back pain
  • Describe how back muscle dysfunction may relate to recurrence in low back pain
  • Prescribe both strength and endurance exercises for mechanical neck pain syndromes
  • Compare the exercise prescription patterns of MDs, PTs and chiropractors for neck and back pain patients

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Research Reviews 106
Thoracic Spine Reviews

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  • Discuss a recent study on chiropractic care for adult dyspepsia
  • Explain heart rate variability as a physiological construct, including the potential effect thoracic manipulation may have on it
  • Modify your approach to shoulder conditions by potentially adding thoracic spine manipulation
  • Relate recent data regarding the safety of chiropractic care for pediatric patients
  • Outline the potential role of manual therapy in improving respiratory function in healthy subjects
  • Summarize our current understanding of how force is transmitted to thoracic vertebrae during thoracic manipulation

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Research Reviews 105
Ankle/Foot

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  • Defend an early functional rehabilitation approach in patients with Achilles tendon ruptures
  • Apply single leg stability training in the prevention of non-contact inversion ankle sprains
  • List effective balance exercises that have been employed in research settings to help prevent ankle sprains
  • Explain the pathophysiology of a “high ankle sprain”/syndesmotic sprain
  • Interpret the literature on how foot posture, footwear and orthotics can influence muscle activity in the lower limb
  • Recognize the potential benefit of night splints and custom orthotics in the management of plantar fasciitis

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Research Reviews 104
Cervical Manipulation/Mobilization

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  • Explain how the central nervous system can be affected by cervical joint mobilization
  • Recognize the potential benefit of spinal mobilization or manipulation applied to the thoracic or cervical spine in patients with shoulder pain and impingement
  • Describe the state of the literature on chiropractic care for non-musculoskeletal conditions
  • Discuss the role of chiropractic care in patients with acute mechanical neck pain
  • Summarize our knowledge of chiropractic maintenance care and how it is best employed in practice based on existing literature

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Research Reviews 103
Headaches

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  • Summarize the current findings and recommendations from a major international conference on concussion in sport
  • Critique the role acupuncture can play in the management of headaches syndromes
  • Discuss the diagnostic and practical application for the Cervical Flexion-Rotation Test
  • Extrapolate the use of laser acupuncture in the treatment of headaches

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Research Reviews 102
Neurological Conditions

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  • Explain the pathological process of cervical (spondylotic) myelopathy
  • Discuss literature surrounding the use of cervical collars for acute cervical radiculopathy, and shortcomings of the literature on this topic
  • Approach clinical testing of cervical radiculopathy in a critical, evidence-informed manner
  • Identify the potential for cervical radiculopathy to be the origin of scapular region pain
  • Integrate forearm pronation into their examination methods for C6-7 radiculopathy
  • Discuss current knowledge on sensorimotor deficits as they relate to neck pain

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Research Reviews 101 - 112
Course Group includes all Research Reviews Courses numbered 101 thru 112

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  • This contains all courses with their educational objectives listed from Research Reviews 101 to Research Reviews 112 

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Research Reviews 101
Traction

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  • Comprehend how Clinical Prediction Rules are developed, their research challenges, and how such a model may apply to mechanical traction
  • Discuss the proposed mechanisms of action for mechanical traction
  • Become familiar with the state of the literature on the clinical effectiveness of mechanical traction compared to other interventions
  • Evaluate the shortcomings of the literature on mechanical traction and how it should influence clinical decision-making

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