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New Course Released!!

Friday, September 23, 2022

New Course: Management of Common Conditions 249 - Chiropractic Checkup from the Neck Up presented by Shawn Thistle, DC (8CE Hours)

Section 1: Differential Diagnosis & Assessment of Headache & Dizziness

Headaches and dizziness are common, ranging from a daily nuisance to disabling and life-changing for our patients. Chiropractors can skillfully triage, assess and manage these conditions for most patients – but arriving at the correct diagnosis is paramount in formulating effective treatment strategies! This section will focus on differential diagnosis and relevant clinical testing procedures for your patients with headache, dizziness, or vertigo.

Section 2: Concussion: An Evidence-Based Primer for Chiropractors

Concussion in sporting environments is common, but this injury can also occur in occupational settings, motor vehicle collisions, falls, and so on. Chiropractors may see acute injuries as sideline clinicians, but also frequently encounter patients with a history of concussion. Evidence in this area is evolving rapidly, in terms of best practices that all chiropractors should be aware of.

Section 3: The Dissection Connection - Is this patient having a stroke?

Finally, a contemporary discussion about this controversial topic based on evidence and practice realities. Protect your patients and insulate yourself and your practice from legal issues by reviewing and implementing best practices throughout the clinical encounter!

Section 4: Treatment Considerations From ‘the neck up'

In this final section, we will explore the literature pertaining to the complex interplay between cervical spine function, headaches, dizziness, and post-concussion symptoms, emphasizing clinical decision making and summarizing the day’s information via case examples and discussion.