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Oregon Naturopathic Physician Continuing Education

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Oregon Naturopathic Physician Continuing Education Requirements: 32 hours annually by December 31
Oregon Accepts all required hours by Online Naturopathic Physician Continuing Education Courses

 

Please click here for a listing of online continuing education courses specifically approved for Oregon Naturopathic Physician

 

Special Requirements:
A least 10 hours must be in pharmacology
At least 2 hours must be in medical ethics, suicide prevention or cultural competency
NDs with a Natural childbirth certificate must obtain at least 14 hours in OB

 

Cultural Competence Training - The State of Oregon recommends Cultural Competence continuing education training. Cultural Competency 201 has been approved by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) for such training.

 

Courses are facilitated by the University of Bridgeport, Health Sciences Postgraduate Education Department which includes the College of Naturopathic Medicine. Scroll down to view courses and their approval codes.

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State of Oregon Naturopathic Physician Continuing Education Requirements

Oregon Naturopathic Physician Continuing Education requirements posted on this page are based upon the most up to date information available. Oregon Naturopathic Physician continuing education requirements are subject to change and therefore, Oregon Naturopathic Physician licensee's are ultimately responsible for being up to date with the Oregon Naturopathic Physician continuing education requirements.

 

Continuing education courses offered on OnlineCE.com provide Online CEU for Oregon Naturopathic Physicians. The online courses increase the knowledge bases of the Naturopathic Physician to enhance their clinical therapy practice. Free 1 hour approved online continuing education course for new Oregon Naturopathic Physicians who register with www.OnlineCE.com

 
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  • Accredited Training for the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners 301 - 304
    12.0

    $349.00 USD

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    Hour 1:

    • Identify the requirements to become a National Registry Certified Medical Examiner
    • Report Completed CDL Exams to the National Registry
    • Obtain a CLIA Certificate of Waiver
    • Specify Commercial Driving Licenses, vehicles, commerce, standards and medical guidance requirements and definitions

     

    Hour 2:

    • Summarize the Medical Examiner Role and Responsibilities
    • Assist Drivers in filling out the driver portions of the Medical Exam Report Form
    • Complete and review the Medical Exam Report Form
    • Issue a Medical Examiner’s Certificate

     

    Hour 3:

    • Review medication use by drivers
    • Assess driver general health and wellness factors and medical condition health risk
    • Perform the physical examination of a driver of commercial vehicles
    • Evaluate Vision disorders related to driving a commercial vehicle

     

    Hour 4:

    • Calculate ANSI, ISO, and Whisper hearing testing values
    • Perform external and otoscopic evaluation related to driving requirements
    • Appraise driver ear disorders that affect safe driving
    • Evaluate drivers with hypertension for driving a commercial vehicle

     

    Hour 5

    • Perform the cardiovascular examination for drivers
    • Assess cardiovascular disease in drivers of commercial vehicles
    • Determine acceptable cardiovascular safe driving risk for drivers
    • Assign medical certificate duration for drivers with cardiovascular disease

     

    Hour 6:

    • Evaluate drivers with Cardiac Arrhythmias, pacemakers, implanted defibrillators
    • Recall driving requirements for arrhythmias, syncope, transplants
    • Distinguish cardiovascular medication effects that are a risk to safe driving
    • Determine driving status and duration for safe driving

     

    Hour 7:

    • Apply Respiratory guidance for drivers with respiratory disease
    • Conduct the respiratory and sleep apnea exam and evaluation
    • Determine which drives must be tested and treated for OSA
    • Assess Obstructive Sleep Apnea safety risk in drivers

     

    Hour 8:

    • Assess the drivers neurological history
    • Determine neurological driving safety risk according to FMCSA guidance
    • Explain severity’s affect on driving status from cerebrovascular, head trauma and spinal cord injuries on driving status
    • Assess driver eligibility for a Federal Seizure disorder exemption.

     

    Hour 9:

    • Appraise diabetes in drivers of commercial vehicles
    • Determine driving status and duration according to FMCSA guidance for drivers with diabetes
    • Evaluate risk to safe driving for drivers with other endocrine disorders and other diseases without specific FMCSA guidelines in drivers
    • Recall classifications of hypoglycemic medications and their impact on safe driving

     

    Hour 10:

    • Differentiate between psychological disorders affecting drivers
    • Identify medical treatment and therapy for psychological disorders
    • Recall disqualifying psychological disorders for drivers of commercial vehicles
    • Appraise medications for psychological disorders for safe driving risk

     

    Hour 11:

    • Discuss the FMCSA musculoskeletal standard and guidelines
    • Determine those drivers eligible for a Special Performance Examination
    • Apply the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol testing to drivers and motor carriers
    • Asses drivers to refer for substance abuse professional evaluation

     

    Hour 12:

    • Review FMCSA provided practice scenarios
    • Derive FMCSA evaluation procedure as provided in practice scenarios
    • Apply FMCSA evaluation concepts to drivers as contained in FMCSA practice scenarios
    • Prepare for the FMCSA Certification Test


    Michael Megehee, DC

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    This course allows one to take the federal examination to become a Certified Medical Examiner (if state licensing allows)
    Expires: 2020-11-08

    Cultural Competency 201

    Developing An Appreciation, Sensitivity, Knowledge and Skills in Caring for Those From Other Races, Cultures, Ages, etc.


    1.0

    $20.00 USD

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    • Develop an appreciation of the impact of culture group, minority group and racial group on the health care relationship
    • Increase sensitivity, knowledge and skills to promote effective intercultural interactions
    • Identify the professional's own cultural identity/judgments /biases and their impact on their behavior and how they are perceived by clients and patients
    • Recognize cultural variables that appear in verbal and non-verbal communication
    • Examine the influence of culture in our patient population
    • Differentiate the provider's culture

    Angelica Redleaf, DC

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    Expires: 2021-09-30

    Ethics and Aging 201
    Challenges to the Received View

    2.0

    $40.00 USD

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    Hour 1
    • Summarize the history of ethics and aging
    • Define the “Four Principles” approach to bioethics
    • Describe how the focus on autonomy influences medical care for the aging
    • Explain why a singular emphasis on autonomy undermines self-respect and self-identity
    Hour 2
    • Define “Relational” autonomy
    • Explain how a feminist ethic informs the concept of autonomy
    • Summarize the use of the narrative framework in the development of an individual morality
    • Describe communicative ethics

    Richard Saporito, DC

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    Expires: 2020-11-27

    Ethics and Aging 202

    Aging and the Aged Body


    2.0

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    Hour 1
    • Explain the role society plays in creating the physical self-image as one ages
    • Describe how physical self-image shapes and is shaped by the older individual’s autonomy competency
    • Compare and contrast the strong social constructionist view of aging with the biological view
    • List ways culture influences how aging women view themselves

    Hour 2

    • Define the term, “Third Age”
    • Describe the circumstances unique to. “getting old”
    • Explain the role of privilege in the modern concepts of aging
    • List the ways communities of meaning and shared discourse can be identity confirming for the aging individual

    Richard Saporito, DC

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    Ethics and Aging 203

    Anti-aging Medicine and Aging and Public Policy


    2.0

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    Hour 1
    • Define anti-aging medicine
    • Compare and contrast the differing opinions on anti-aging medicine
    • List the moral questions associate with the anti-aging movement
    • Describe how the anti-aging movement is viewed from a feminist perspective
    Hour 2
    • Describe how ethics informs policy
    • List impediments to creating a bridge between ethics and public policy
    • Explain the neo-liberal approach to health care policy for the aged
    • Describe how current health care policy towards the aged in the United States can create generational conflict
    • Compare the feminist ethic of care to the neo-liberal approach

    Richard Saporito, DC

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    18-528
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    Expires: 2020-11-27

    Ethics and Aging 204
    Care and Justice - Older People at Home

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    • Describe the moral questions concerning home care for the elderly
    • Identify the relationship between the cared for and the care giver
    • Explain the focus of governmental programs for dependent elderly care
    • List the values necessary to support elder care at home

    Richard Saporito, DC

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    18-528
    Category: Ethics
    Expires: 2020-11-27

    Ethics and Aging 205

    The Nursing Home - Beyond Medicalization


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    • Outline the history of the nursing home
    • Describe the evolution of bioethical thought on nursing home care
    • List strategies for creating a more ethical nursing home environment
    • Ways nursing homes can aid residents in addressing end-of-life concerns

    Richard Saporito, DC

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    18-528
    Category: Ethics
    Expires: 2020-11-27

    Ethics and Aging 206
    Working With Clients and Patients

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    • Give examples of the roots of an ageist attitude in the United States
    • Describe the dynamics of the power relationship between care giver and cared for
    • Explain the issues involved in setting boundaries in the institutional environment
    • Describe the difference between independent and relational autonomy

    Richard Saporito, DC

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    Ethics and Aging 207

    What Do We Do Now? Abuse, Neglect, and Self-Neglect


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    • Define elder abuse, neglect and self-neglect
    • Describe the “expressive – collaborative” model of approaching ethics
    • Compare and contrast the classical definition of autonomy with “actual autonomy”
    • Explain how remaining in an abusive / neglectful environment may constitute the best alternative for an individual

    Richard Saporito, DC

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    Ethics and Aging 208
    Alzheimer's Disease and an Ethics of Solidarity

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    • Cite the historical perspective on senility
    • Describe how the pervasive bioethical viewpoint affects the experience of people with dementia
    • Explain the concepts of dignity
    • Compare and contrast various definitions of dignity relative to those with dementia

    Richard Saporito, DC

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    Ethics and Aging 209

    Beyond Rational Control: Caring at the End of Life


    1.0

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    • List the foundational assumptions that define advance care planning in the United States
    • Differentiate hospice care from palliative care
    • Describe the issues that arise when individual choice is the main focus of advance care planning
    • Explain how the modern culture of medicine influences end – of – life care
    • Compare and contrast the current approach towards end – of – life care with the authors. “bottom up,” approach

    Richard Saporito, DC

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    Ethics and Aging 210
    Aging and Disasters - Facing Natural and Other Disasters

    1.0

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    • Cite examples of how the elderly have been marginalized during disasters
    • Define what is meant by the “axes of susceptibility”
    • Identify the ethical obligation to the elderly during major disasters
    • Describe how planning, communication and coordination is an ethical imperative in disasters
    • Explain the concept of “place holding,” and how it fits into disaster planning

    Richard Saporito, DC

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    Expires: 2020-11-27

    Nutrition 101
    Resistance Exercise and Lipoprotein, and the Effects of Boswelia and Green Tea

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    • Identify the correlation of resistance exercise and lipoprotein Patterns
    • Discuss the effect of boswelia on arthritis
    • Review the effect of green tea on weight loss
    • Establish the relationship of exercise and water replacement
    • Identify the relationship of red wine and the cardiovascular system

    Gary Italia, DC, PhD

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    Expires: 2022-02-11

    Nutrition 103

    Antioxidants, Vitamin E, Silymarin, Magnesium and Whole Grains


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    • Review aspects of antioxidants and free radicals
    • Discuss how silymarin can improve an alcohol-damaged liver
    • Describe the connection/mechanism between atherosclerosis and vitamin E
    • Identify research evidence between whole grains and disease
    • Delineate the relationship of magnesium and hypertension

    Gary Italia, DC, PhD

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    Nutrition 104

    Nutritional Treatment for Cardiovascular Disease


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    • Identify risk factors of cardiovascular disease
    • Construct a list of appropriate food and food groups associated with cardiovascular disease prevention
    • Evaluate various supplements that are beneficial in prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease
    • Differentiate various diets in regard to cardiovascular disease

    Gary Italia, DC, PhD

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    Nutrition 105

    Nutritional Treatment for Hypertension, Peripheral Vascular Disease and Other CV Conditions


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    • Discuss various diet and lifestyle factors involving hypertension
    • Recognize the relationship between various minerals and hypertension
    • Distinguish the nutritional aspects of various related cardiovascular conditions
    • Identify the relationship between various herbs and peripheral vascular diseases

    Gary Italia, DC, PhD

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    Nutrition 106

    Herbal Therapies I


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    • Discuss the basics of herbal medicine
    • Identify the conditions treated with herbs
    • List the effects, indications and dosages for Tea Tree, Bilberry, Black Cohosh, Boswellia, Bromelain, Calendula, Cascara Sagrada, and Cayenne

    Gary Italia, DC, PhD

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    Nutrition 107

    Herbal Therapies II


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    • Identify the conditions treated with specific herbs
    • List the effects, indications and dosages for Chamomile, Echinacea, Ephedra, Feverfew, Garlic, Ginger, Ginkgo Biloba, Ginseng, Goldenseal, Gugulipid, Gymnena sylvestre, Horse Chestnut, Licorice, Milk Thistle, Nettle, and Passionflower

    Gary Italia, DC, PhD

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    Nutrition 108

    Herbal Therapies III


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    • Discuss the mechanism and effects of Psyllium, Pygeum, Senna, Shiitake, St. Johns Wort, Saw Palmetto, Tumeric, Valerian Root, and White Willow
    • Formulate the Herbal management of Arthritis, Depression, Diabetes, Headaches, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure and Osteoporosis

    Gary Italia, DC, PhD

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    Nutrition 109

    Nutrition and the Elderly


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    • Identify changes in vitamin needs and status that occurs with aging and in the elderly
    • List changes in mineral needs and status that occurs with aging and in the elderly
    • Demonstrate an understanding of protein, fiber and water needs of the elderly
    • Identify important antioxidants in the elderly and the interactions that exist between them
    • Create a list of nutritional deficiencies and how they can lead to disease and illness in the elderly

    Gary Italia, DC, PhD

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    Nutrition 110

    Female Nutrition - Osteoporosis, Pregnancy and Lactation


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    • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of calcium and other minerals in osteoporosis
    • Design a treatment protocol for the osteoporotic patient
    • Create nutritional guidelines for the pregnant female
    • Identify changes in vitamin and mineral requirements in pregnancy
    • Review the nutritional changes that occur with lactation

    Gary Italia, DC, PhD

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    Nutrition 111

    Childhood Nutrition - Vitamins, Minerals, Fiber, Growth and Obesity


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    • Understand proper growth rates and weight gain in early childhood
    • Identify specific minerals involved in childhood nutrition
    • Explain the stages of obesity development in childhood
    • Review the importance and problems associated with childhood obesity
    • Evaluate the role of fiber in childhood

    Gary Italia, DC, PhD

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    Nutrition 112

    Obesity - Calculations, Body Composition, Diet, and Exercise


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    • Identify the link between obesity and disease
    • Understand body composition and assessment methods
    • Design a practical weight loss diet program
    • Perform obesity related calculations quick and easily in the office
    • Recognize the role of exercise and other lifestyle factors that can influence obesity.

    Gary Italia, DC, PhD

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    Nutrition 113

    Case Studies in Nutritional and Functional Medicine - Chronic GI Disorders and Fatigue


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    • Identify the challenges inherent in the diagnosis and management of patients with complex and chronic multi-factorial problems
    • Associate a multitude of common symptomatic complaints with foundational metabolic disorders such as elevated total toxic load and "leaky gut"
    • Apply a systematic approach to functional laboratory diagnostics and associate the findings with the need for specific therapeutic strategies using nutrients, botanical medicines, and nutraceutical compounds
    • Demonstrate an ability to institute life-style modifications, such as dietary changes, stress management techniques, and exercise in the management of patients with complex chronic illness
    • Measure your ability to assess, diagnose, and treat patients with fatigue-related disorders, vague gastrointestinal complaints, cognitive dysfunction, thyroid-adrenal problems, food intolerance, and more

    David Brady, DC, ND, CCN, DACBN

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    Nutrition 114

    Case Studies in Nutritional and Functional Medicine - Hypertension and Food Allergy


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    • Identify the challenges inherent in the diagnosis and management of patients with complex and chronic multi-factorial problems
    • Associate findings such systemic skin problems with foundational metabolic disorders
    • Apply a systematic approach to functional laboratory diagnostics and associate the findings with the need for specific therapeutic strategies
    • Discuss the modification of your approach to case management based on outcome-assessment
    • Assess, diagnose, and treat patients with serious food allergy and sensitivity, dermatologic disorders, immune dysfunction, and persistent serious hypertension

    David Brady, DC, ND, CCN, DACBN

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    Nutrition 115

    Clinical Detoxification: Part 1


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    • Identify the sources of toxic exposure in modern industrial society, the prevalence of exposure, and the health ramifications of elevated total toxic body burden
    • Associate a multitude of common symptomatic complaints (ie: fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, skin problems, global pain, etc.) with foundational metabolic disorders related to issues such as elevated total toxic load and "leaky gut"
    • Discover the specific biochemical methodology utilized by human metabolism to render toxins harmless and excrete them from the body
    • Explain the inherent complications within the normal detoxification process related to the formation of toxic intermediates and the increase in oxidative stress
    • Explore the effect of elevated oxidative stress on mitochondrial function and cellular energy production

    David Brady, DC, ND, CCN, DACBN

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    Expires: 2022-02-11

    Nutrition 116

    Clinical Detoxification: Part 2


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    • Identify various pathologies associated with increased toxicity and total oxidative stress
    • Outline specific strategies of patient assessment to determine toxic load and individual hepatic detoxification capacity
    • Discriminate between the various pathways of hepatic detoxification biochemistry and objectively assess each pathway
    • Explain the use of specific nutrients, nutraceutical compounds, botanical medicines, and foods to lower oxidative stress
    • Explore the benefits and complications of adjunctive therapies in the management of patients with elevated toxic load and poor detoxification capacity

    David Brady, DC, ND, CCN, DACBN

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    Nutrition 117

    Drug, Herb and Nutrient Interactions and Toxicity


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    • Identify common drug and nutrient interactions
    • Identify herbal interactions
    • Identify nutrient and nutrient interactions
    • Recognize different toxicity levels for various nutrients
    • To formulate treatment recommendations based a patient's medication intake.

    Gary Italia, DC, PhD

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    Nutrition 118

    Co Q10: Functions, Use in Performance, Parkinson Disease and Migraines


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    • Identify some of the functions of Co Q10
    • Use Co Q10 for as appropriate as a supplement
    • List the issues of performance changes with Co Q10
    • Discuss the reasons for, and application of, Co Q10 for patients with Parkinson Disease and migraines

    Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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    Nutrition 119

    Natural Analgesic and Anti-Inflammatory Agents


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    • Identify how free radicals are formed and what parts of the body are affected.
    • Determine the relationship between antioxidants and cardiovascular disease and cancer
    • Discuss the role that vitamins, amino acids and herbs have in pain control.
    • Examine inflammation and the pro-inflammatory state.
    • Construct an anti-inflammatory diet
    • Determine which vitamins, minerals and herbs are useful as natural anti-inflammatories.
    • Identify the role of Proteolytic enzymes and inflammation and review sources of fatty acids.

    Gary Italia, DC, PhD

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    Nutrition 120

    Management of Functional GI Disorders


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    • Frame the problem and basic epidemiology of chronic G.I. disorders
    • Present evidence of linkage between chronic G.I. disorders with other common medical conditions
    • Discuss the current hypothesis of associations between intestinal hyperpermeability and systemic illnesses
    • Review cutting edge assessment tools and tests for G.I. disorders
    • Outline and suggest rational and efficacious cutting-edge non-drug treatment interventions for functional G.I. disorders.

    David Brady, DC, ND, CCN, DACBN

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    Nutrition 121

    Nutrition and Exercise, Muscle Physiology, Training Methods, Weight Training


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    • Understand how muscle contraction occurs
    • Review practical muscle physiology
    • Determine how the body responds to exercise
    • Discuss the role of hormones in regards to muscle
    • Identify the components of proper assessment for physical fitness
    • Review the main components of a weight training exercise program
    • Identify various exercise training methods
    • Discuss the practical aspects of body composition
    • Review basic nutrition and how it relates to sport and exercise
    • Determine the energy needs and energy balance of the athlete

    Gary Italia, DC, PhD

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    Nutrition 122

    Nutritional Support for Alzheimer's Disease


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    • Discuss the causes and genetics of Alzheimer's Disease
    • Review the diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease, including symptoms, incidence, course, and risk factors
    • Understand conventional lab tests for Alzheimer's Disease
    • Review the conventional treatment options for Alzheimer's disease, including drug therapies
    • Understand new drug research and innovative drug strategies for Alzheimer's disease
    • Utilize nutritional strategies for Alzheimer's disease, including vitamin, mineral and herbal therapies
    • Discuss and define drug-vitamin-herb interactions for nutritional supplements recommended for Alzheimer's disease

    Ron Steriti, ND, PhD

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    Nutrition 123

    Nutritional Support for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)


    3.0

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    • Define the common signs and symptoms leading to the diagnosis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
    • Utilize conventional and alternative lab test for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
    • Learn about the conventional treatment options for ALS, including drug therapies and new drug research
    • Utilize nutritional support strategies for ALS, including diet, and nutritional supplements
    • Coordinate care with the Medical Profession for innovative drug strategies for ALS

    Ron Steriti, ND, PhD

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    Nutrition 123 - 125
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    • NOTE: Approved for 7 hours Category A in Ontario
    • Define the common signs and symptoms leading to the diagnosis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
    • Utilize conventional and alternative lab test for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
    • Learn about the conventional treatment options for ALS, including drug therapies and new drug research
    • Utilize nutritional support strategies for ALS, including diet, and nutritional supplements
    • Coordinate care with the Medical Profession for innovative drug strategies for ALS
    • Review Age-Associated Mental Decline, including its symptoms, causes and innovative drug therapies
    • Discuss and define nutritional support strategies for Age-Associated Mental Decline, including vitamins, hormones and antioxidants
    • Outline innovative drug strategies for cognitive enhancement
    • Apply nutritional support strategies for cognitive enhancement
    • Discuss the interactions between nutritional supplements and diuretics, statins and anticoagulant drugs
    • Discuss the interactions between nutritional supplements and antidepressants, antidiabetic medications, and antibiotics
    • Discuss the interactions between drugs and the B vitamins, fat soluble vitamins
    • Discuss the interactions between drugs and vitamin C, folic acid, PABA, progesterone, tyrosine, phenylalanine, and therapeutic oils

    Ron Steriti, ND, PhD

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    Nutrition 124
    Nutritional Support for Cognitive Enhancement and Mental Decline

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    • Review Age-Associated Mental Decline, including its symptoms, causes and innovative drug therapies
    • Discuss and define nutritional support strategies for Age-Associated Mental Decline, including vitamins, hormones and antioxidants
    • Outline innovative drug strategies for cognitive enhancement
    • Apply nutritional support strategies for cognitive enhancement

    Ron Steriti, ND, PhD

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    Nutrition 125

    Drug-Vitamin-Herb Interactions


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    • Discuss the interactions between nutritional supplements and diuretics, statins and anticoagulant drugs
    • Discuss the interactions between nutritional supplements and antidepressants, antidiabetic medications, and antibiotics
    • Discuss the interactions between drugs and the B vitamins, fat soluble vitamins
    • Discuss the interactions between drugs and vitamin C, folic acid, PABA, progesterone, tyrosine, phenylalanine, and therapeutic oils

    Ron Steriti, ND, PhD

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    Nutrition 128

    Nutritional Support for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


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    • Define the criteria for diagnosing chronic fatigue syndrome
    • Outline the causes of chronic fatigue syndrome
    • Summarize the relationship between chronic fatigue syndrome and the endocrine system
    • Discuss natural therapies that may be helpful for CFS patients
    • Describe the relationship between neurotransmitters and chronic fatigue syndrome

    Ron Steriti, ND, PhD

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    Nutrition 129

    Nutritional Support for Obesity and Weight Loss - Part 1


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    • Define obesity, including its symptoms, epidemiology and effects on health and wellness.
    • Review conventional treatments for obesity
    • Discuss popular diets for obesity and weight loss, and the macronutrients: carbohydrates, protein, and fats
    • Review nutritional support strategies for weight loss.

    Ron Steriti, ND, PhD

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    Nutrition 130

    Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment and Management: A Functional and Nutritional Perspective


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    • Adequately frame the problem and basic epidemiology of cardiovascular disorders (CVD)
    • Present evidence of the relationship between obesity, insulin resistance, inflammation, stress and CVD
    • Summarize the standard medical and laboratory evaluation techniques and why they may only screen for approximately 50% of people at significant risk for CVD
    • Appraise the latest laboratory evaluations, including Lp (a), Apo A1, Apo B, hs-CRP, homocysteine, fibrinogen, AA/EPA, LDL-subclass and others to determine CVD risk
    • Critique the current dietary, lifestyle, nutritional supplement, nutraceutical, and herbal strategies as therapeutic management options to reduce CVD risk and for the treatment of those who already have cardiovascular issues, including: high cholesterol and dyslipidemia, genetic susceptibilities, chronic inflammation, coagulation abnormalities, and insulin resistance-related risk factors

    David Brady, DC, ND, CCN, DACBN

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    Nutrition 131

    Gluten Sensitivity


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    • Generate a list of disorders associated with gluten sensitivity
    • Describe to patients where gluten is likely to be found and which foods are generally safe for a gluten sensitive patient
    • Interpret journal articles or general publication articles in the light of the history of gluten sensitivity diagnosis
    • Critique articles and authors who claim that celiac disease is the only proven form of gluten reaction
    • Detect and differentiate chronic gluten reactions in patients from other causes of inflammation and disease

    Dan Schlenger, DC

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    Nutrition 132

    Celiac Disease Mechanisms and Related Topics


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    • Describe the historical context of celiac understanding
    • Document reasons why celiac disease is nearly always misdiagnosed
    • Present valid arguments from cited literature how celiac disease is an autoimmune condition
    • Defend recent scientific advances for the leaky gut syndrome
    • Discuss reasons why celiac disease is a global concern, not just an American issue.

    Dan Schlenger, DC

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    Nutrition 133

    When to Begin a Gluten Free Diet


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    • Defend the implementation of a gluten free diet in celiac and non-celiac gluten sensitive patients based on sound evidence from current literature
    • Document reasons why a first-degree relative of a known celiac should be gluten-free
    • Summarize the current rate of celiac diagnosis in the US
    • Contrast the expected findings of a celiac patient and non-celiac gluten intolerant patient
    • Recognize that neurological signs can result from gluten intolerance

    Dan Schlenger, DC

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    Nutrition 134

    Supplements for Exercise and Sport, Vitamins, Minerals, Fluids, Sport Drinks and Antioxidants - Part 1


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    • Identify which supplements are commonly used in exercise and sport
    • Determine the benefits and risks of individual ergogenic aids
    • Discuss the role that individual vitamins have in exercise and sport
    • Examine the role that individual minerals have in exercise and sport
    • Investigate the value of sport drinks
    • Ascertain when fluids are most beneficial in sport
    • Apply how exercise effects the immune system
    • Review the positive and negative effects of exercise
    • Identify the role of antioxidants in sport and exercise

    Gary Italia, DC, PhD

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    Nutrition 136

    Nutrition and the Gastrointestinal System, IBS, Constipation, IBD


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    • Summarize the bowel protective mechanisms and their role in health and disease
    • Outline a treatment strategy for imbalanced gut flora/leaky gut
    • Identify common food allergies and determine appropriate nutritional therapy
    • Examine the role of fiber in gastrointestinal health
    • Create a treatment plan for common GI complaints of constipation and diarrhea
    • Determine appropriate nutritional treatments for ulcers
    • Theorize how diet can affect Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Understand how to successfully use nutrition to treat a variety of gastrointestinal disorders
    • Comprehend a rationale treatment protocol for Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Determine correct doses of supplements used for various gastrointestinal disorders
    • Ascertain the safety and risks associated with commonly prescribed gastrointestinal supplements

    Gary Italia, DC, PhD

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    Nutrition 137

    Vitamin D


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    • Recognize health conditions that will benefit from optimal Vitamin D measurement
    • Assess Vitamin D blood work results
    • Diagnose Vitamin D deficiency
    • Support nutritional supplementation dose recommendations in your office
    • Interpret major research outcomes on several conditions common to a private health practice
    • Analyze further conditions and clinical applications by utilizing resources provided
    • Integrate new information into your patients education

    Kristen Halland, DC, DABCA

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    Nutrition 138

    Nutrition for Exercise and Sport, Carnitine, Glutamine, DHEA, Caffeine and Ribose - Part 2


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    • Identify which supplements are commonly used in exercise and sport
    • Ascertain the rationale of using specific individual sport supplements
    • Differentiate between fact and fiction of the supplement in relation to sport and exercise
    • Determine the practical use in sport for individual supplements
    • Determine the benefits of individual ergogenic supplements
    • Examine the risks associated with individual supplements
    • Investigate the value of specific supplements via studies
    • Define contraindications and interactions with the supplement
    • Recommend the correct dose of the supplement for sport and exercise

    Gary Italia, DC, PhD

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    Nutrition 139

    Nutrition for Exercise and Sport, Bioenergetics, Fat/Carb/Protein Metabolism and Meal Timing - Part 3


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    • Identify various energy systems of the body and how they relate to exercise and sport
    • Theorize which energy system is used for a specific sport event/activity
    • Summarize the physiology of fat, protein and carbohydrate metabolism and utilization in exercise and sport
    • Understand the relationship between the energy systems and various exercise parameters
    • Create a diet protocol for the athlete prior to their sport or exercise activity
    • Determine and understand the timing of meals in exercise and sport
    • Outline a useful program for a person to maximize carbohydrate stores
    • Theorize how glycemic index can affect exercise and sport activity
    • Ascertain differences between food variables and how they affect exercise and sport performance

    Gary Italia, DC, PhD

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    Nutrition 140

    Nutritional Support for Obesity and Weight Loss - Part 2


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    • Review nutritional supplements useful for weight loss.
    • Discuss the research for conjugated linoleic acid for weight loss.
    • Outline the associations between thyroid function and weight loss.
    • Summarize dietary supplements that increase thermogenesis.

    • NOTE: Recommend but not required to first take Nutritional Support for Obesity and Weight Loss - Part 1, Nutrition 129

    Ron Steriti, ND, PhD

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    Nutrition 141

    Nutrition and Fitness Assessment, Body Fat, BMI and Fitness Tests


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    • Differentiate various nutrition assessment techniques.
    • Determine which body fat/composition technique is most appropriate for the individual.
    • Calculate essential measurements for weight loss patients.

    Gary Italia, DC, PhD

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    Nutrition 142
    Chronic Pain, Intermittent Fasting, Low Back Pain and Exercise Considerations

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    • Examine the effects of various foods on immune cells and chronic pain
    • Summarize the best available human evidence on intermittent fasting and its proposed health benefits
    • Determine, clinically and biologically, whether glucosamine supplementation can help with low back pain, intervertebral and arthritic lumbar spine problems
    • Discuss the nutritional regulation and maximization of muscle protein synthesis when combined with resistance training
    • Investigate increasing energy intake as a potential compensatory response to exercise which may inhibit weight loss

    Shawn Thistle, DC

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    Nutrition 143

    IBS/SIBO


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    • Appraise the reviewed research studies for salient elements of bias.
    • Describe the sensitivity and specificity of common food sensitivity tests.
    • Identify the effect of common natural interventions for IBS.
    • Compare results of the low FODMAP diet to conventional dietary approach for IBS.
    • Differentiate between clinical and statistical significance in natural medicine interventions for IBS
    • Grade the magnitude of effect size for natural medicine interventions.
    • Interpret the effect size of an intervention as it relates to the numbers needed to treat for benefit.
    • Identify the risk of bias level for studies included in a systematic review on yoga for IBS.

    Joshua Goldenberg, ND

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    Nutrition 144

    Clinical Considerations to Measure and Enhance the Aging Process: Telomeres, Inflamm-aging, and Natural Strategies


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    • Understand current theories, physiology, and statistics associated with aging
    • Identify predisposing lifestyle factors that can cause poor or early aging
    • Utilize the gold standard biomarker to assess aging (in addition to other related options)
    • Assess which natural anti-aging strategies may be effective for your patients
    • Apply new ideas and strategies in contemporary anti-aging science

    Kristen Halland, DC, DABCA

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    Nutrition 145

    Nutritional Health for Chronic Diseases


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    • Discuss the role of diet in causing and preventing various diseases, particularly chronic diseases.
    • Describe methods used to assess nutrition status.
    • Explain how dietary recommendations are formulated.
    • Incorporate nutritional information into clinical practice and advise patients about eating for optimum health as well as using dietary change as a therapeutic intervention
    • Evaluate the benefits and risks of nutritional recommendations for specific health conditions through an analysis of the existing scientific and clinical evidence

    Jennifer Illes, DC

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    Nutrition 146

    Basic Clinical Concepts of Nutrition Therapy


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    • Investigate the importance of nutrient deficiencies
    • Review the role of essential nutrients in human health
    • Analyze the interaction between nutrients and various illnesses
    • Ascertain the role herbs have in health and disease
    • Understand drug and nutrient interactions

    Gary Italia, DC, PhD

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    Nutrition 147

    Basic Nutrition Assessment


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    • Recognize key nutrition risk factors related to chronic disease
    • Collect anthropometric measurements 
    • Integrate symptom based questionnaires into nutrition assessment
    • Demonstrate a nutrition-focused physical exam
    • Perform and Interpret uses of body composition testing
    • Interpret basic lab markers relative to nutritional status

    Kristen Halland, DC, DABCA

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    Pain 104

    Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Pain Management


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    • Extrapolate the use of Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAMS) for Pain Management as it pertains to prevalence of use, safety and cost
    • Discuss the Epidemiology of Pain
    • Assess pain in patients
    • Classify pain by extrapolating the physiology and biochemistry of pain
    • Compare the sensation, attention and behavioral aspects of pain
    • Recognize the anthroposophic concepts of pain
    • Summarize concepts of pain in spiritual healing, homeopathy, naturopathy, osteopathy and traditional Chinese medicine


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    Pain 105

    Cancer: Pathology, Physical Activity, Nutrition, Massage Therapy and Acupuncture


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    • Outline the nature of and hallmarks of cancer
    • Summarize the relationship between physical activity and cancer
    • Summarize the relationship between nutrition and cancer
    • Summarize the relationship between massage therapy and cancer
    • Summarize the relationship between acupuncture and cancer
    • Summarize the relationship between manual therapy and cancer


    Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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    Pain 106

    Pain, Inflammation, Back Pain, Fibromyalgia and Peripheral Neuropathy


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    • Summarize the assessment and diagnosis of pain
    • List and describe 5 common causes of back pain and how to prevent injury
    • Outline the causes of fibromyalgia
    • Illustrate the mechanisms of inflammation and pain
    • Discuss the pain of peripheral neuropathy


    Ron Steriti, ND, PhD

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    Pain 107

    Central Sensitization, Plasticity, Myofascial Pain


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    • Explain the concept of central sensitization and appreciate its relevance in clinical practice
    • Summarize the mechanisms of neural plasticity pertaining to pain perception in the central nervous system
    • Outline how proper training can positively influence neural plasticity in the motor cortex in low back pain patients
    • Highlight key components of motor-skill training that provide the greatest potential in rehabilitation
    • Describe the state of the literature on our knowledge about Myofascial Pain Syndrome

    Shawn Thistle, DC

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    Pain 108
    Pain Diagrams, Neuropathic Pain and Neuroplasticity, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

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    • Evaluate the test-retest, intra- and inter-examiner reliability of the body pain diagram for determining pain distribution and location for musculoskeletal conditions
    • Summarize the current state of knowledge on neuropathic pain, with focus on how it differs from nociception
    • Review of the current literature regarding the epidemiology, diagnosis and management of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
    • Explore central nervous system neuroplastic adaptations that may contribute to the pathophysiology of chronic conditions
    • Differentiate symptoms and signs of central sensitization, peripheral neuropathic pain and nociceptive pain in patients with low back pain (with or without leg pain)

    Shawn Thistle, DC

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    Pain 109

    Pain Management


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    • Gain insight into the different types of pain
    • Differentiate different sources of spinal pain
    • Summarize the societal and clinical challenges of the pain patient
    • Describe the difference between acute and chronic pain
    • Provide an initial appreciation of alternative treatment options
    • Understand the importance of chiropractic principles with the pain patient

    David Taylor, DC, DABCN, FIACN

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    Pharmacology 201
    Endocrine System Disorders

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    • Describing hormones and their functions.
    • Explaining how hormones secreted by anterior and posterior pituitary glands affect diseases and their treatment.
    • Describing the role of the thyroid gland and its replacements and antagonistic medications.
    • Discussing forms of steroids and corticosteroids and their role in treating disorders.
    • Describing the role of antidiabetic agents and adjunctive agents in treating diabetes mellitus (DM).
    • Describing role of glucose and glycogen in maintaining homeostasis.
    • Providing patient education for compliance with medications used to treat diseases and conditions of the endocrine system.

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    Pharmacology 202
    Eye and Ear Disorders

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    • Explaining the difference between ophthalmic and otic preparations.
    • Recognizing ophthalmic and otic medications and their uses.
    • Describing drugs used in the treatment of ototoxicity and vertigo.
    • Describing how to store ophthalmic and otic preparations to prevent their being inadvertently interchanged.
    • Providing patient education for compliance with medications used to treat diseases and conditions of the eye and ear.

    Ron Steriti, ND, PhD

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    Pharmacology 203
    Drugs for Skin Conditions

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    • Describing how topical medications are absorbed into skin.
    • Explaining why some topical medications may have systemic effects.
    • Discussing various classes of medications used to treat dermatologic conditions.
    • Describing general properties of dermatologic preparations, both legend and over-the-counter (OTC), and their  indications.
    • Defining and naming typical topical keratolytics, acne preparations, ectoparasiticidal agents, and agents for alopecia.
    • Providing patient education for compliance with medications used to treat diseases and conditions of the skin.

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    Pharmacology 204

    Musculoskeletal System Disorders


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    • Describing causes and symptoms of joint and muscle pain.
    • Discussing therapy for osteoporosis.
    • Explaining classes of medications used to treat musculoskeletal conditions.
    • Describing how muscle relaxants affect the body and appropriate patient education needed for patient safety.
    • Identifying medications used for arthritis.
    • Providing patient education for compliance with medications used to treat diseases and conditions of the musculoskeletal system.

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    Pharmacology 205

    Gastrointestinal System Disorders


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    • Describing how medications move through the gastrointestinal (GI) tract to be absorbed for the body’s use.
    • Discussing medications used for prophylaxis in mouth and tooth disorders and as therapeutics for mouth diseases.
    • Explaining actions of medications used for stomach and gallbladder conditions.
    • Describing agents used for treatment of hepatitis B and C.
    • Describing actions of pancreatic enzymes, antifatulents, antidiarrheals, carminatives, cathartics, and laxatives.
    • Describing how anti-inflammatory agents are used with large bowel conditions.
    • Discussing preparations used for anorectal disorders.
    • Explaining proper choice and use of medications for intestinal parasites, including the needed prophylaxis to prevent recurrence.
    • Discussing drugs used for appetite suppression and their side effects.
    • Providing patient education for compliance with medications used to treat diseases and conditions of the gastrointestinal system.

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    Pharmacology 206

    Respiratory System Disorders


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    • Briefly discussing the respiratory tract as a source for internal and external respirations.
    • Describing the effects of antihistamines and decongestants and the use of nasal preparations with respiratory conditions.
    • Briefly explaining the need for corticosteroids in acute and chronic respiratory tract diseases and associated side effects of long-term therapy.
    • Discussing mucolytics, expectorants, and antitussives and their effects on respiratory secretions.
    • Explaining medicinal inhibition of influenza.
    • Describing medications for respiratory syncytial virus.
    • Providing patient education for compliance with medications used to treat diseases and conditions of the respiratory system.

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    Pharmacology 207

    Urinary System Disorders


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    • Discussing specific electrolytes needed to achieve homeostasis and to balance extracellular and intracellular fluids.
    • Describing how and what antiinfectives and antiseptics are used for urinary tract infections.
    • Explaining the role of urinary tract analgesics and antispasmodics in treatment of urinary tract conditions.
    • Discussing enuresis and medications used for treatment.
    • Discussing medications used for treating an overactive bladder (OAB).
    • Providing patient education for compliance with medications used to treat diseases and conditions of the urinary system.

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    Physical Diagnosis 101

    Osteoporosis, Fatigue, SLR, Exercise and Fibromyalgia


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    • Establish risk factors and treatment for Osteoporosis
    • Construct differential diagnoses for Fatigue
    • Identify the use of the Active Straight Leg Raise Test
    • Establish risk factors for stroke
    • Diagnose and Treat Fibromyalgia

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    Physical Diagnosis 102
    Joint Diagnosis

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    • Construct examination/radiographic criteria for Osteochondritis Dissecans
    • Dissect the elbow as it relates to lateral epicondylitis
    • Develop a diagnostic and treatment approach for adhesive capsulitis
    • Review possible causes of Intervertebral Disc Degeneration
    • Create a list of differential diagnoses of foot pain

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Physical Diagnosis 103
    Shoulder Pathology

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    • Develop an understanding of shoulder anatomy and motion as they pertain to diagnosis and treatment of the injured shoulder
    • Review examination techniques relative to diagnosis of injury in the overhead athlete
    • Review the characteristics and diagnosis of shoulder injuries common to overhead athletes
    • Understand the functional anatomy of joint and the classification of traumatic injuries of the acromioclavicular joint
    • Develop understanding of the mechanisms, examination, diagnosis, radiography and treatment of common acromioclavicular joint injuries

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Physical Diagnosis 105

    Children, Adolescents and Rare Conditions


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    • Construct a list of signs and symptoms relating to Pediatric Meningitis
    • Identify pediatric injuries associated with strollers
    • Review a pediatric case involving a herniated nucleus pulposis
    • Discuss the principles of evaluating common versus rare diagnoses
    • Evaluate pediatric otitis media and possible herbal remedies

    Brett Kinsler, DC

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    Physical Diagnosis 106

    Patellofemoral Syndrome


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    • Identify common causes of patellofemoral syndrome
    • Understand knee mechanics relative to patellofemoral syndrome
    • Differentially diagnose patellofemoral syndrome from other knee conditions
    • Define an appropriate treatment program for patellofemoral syndrome

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Physical Diagnosis 107

    Shoulder Impingement Syndrome


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    • Identify common causes of shoulder syndrome
    • Understand functional mechanics of the shoulder relative to impingement syndrome
    • Differentially diagnose shoulder impingement from other shoulder conditions
    • Define an appropriate treatment program for impingement syndrome.

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Physical Diagnosis 108

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


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    • Identify common risk factors and causes for CTS
    • Define tests and examination procedures to diagnose CTS
    • List the common conditions important in the differential diagnosis of CTS
    • Develop a chiropractic treatment plan for CTS

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Physical Diagnosis 109

    Case Studies in Physical Diagnosis I


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    • Apply clinical diagnostic skills to evaluate patients with low back pain
    • Differentially diagnose low back pain in patients with intervertebral disc protrusions, carcinoma of the pancreas, seropositive inflammatory neuropathy, sacroiliac joint dysfunction and resorption of disc material
    • Order appropriate diagnostic testing in the differential diagnosis of low back pain

    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    Physical Diagnosis 110

    Case Studies in Physical Diagnosis II


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    • Develop improved clinical skills in evaluating patients with low back pain by evaluating case studies
    • Differentially diagnose low back pain in patients with ewings sarcoma, abdominal aneurysms, disc herniations, spinal stenosis and internal disc derangements
    • Order appropriate diagnostic testing in the differential diagnosis of low back pain

    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    Physical Diagnosis 111

    Case Studies in Physical Diagnosis III


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    • Develop improved clinical skills in evaluating patients by evaluating case studies
    • Discuss cases where causes of low back pain originated from a fracture and another with cauda equina syndrome
    • Identify key components of tethered cord syndrome

    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    Physical Diagnosis 112

    Case Studies in Physical Diagnosis IV


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    • Develop improved clinical skills in evaluating patients by evaluating case studies
    • Identify aspects of adult tethered cord syndrome
    • Differentiate how a benign neural tumor can mimic spinal mechanical dysfunction
    • Discuss cases of failed spinal surgery
    • Diagnose a patient where headaches are due to an irritation of the sympathetic nervous plexus on the vertebral artery

    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    Physical Diagnosis 113

    Case Studies in Physical Diagnosis V


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    • Develop improved clinical skills in evaluating patients by evaluating case studies
    • Discuss symptoms associated with irritation of the paraspinal sympathetic chain
    • Diagnose patients using functional lateral bending xrays
    • Use weight bearing xrays to analyze leg length deficiencies
    • Use functional cervical xrays to evaluate cervical trauma

    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    Physical Diagnosis 114

    Case Studies in Physical Diagnosis VI


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    • Develop improved clinical skills in evaluating patients by evaluating case studies
    • Discuss a case involving vertebral artery dissection following an automobile accident
    • Utilize functional lateral bending xrays to evaluate the cervical spine for signs of injury and instability
    • Evaluate the issue of surgical errors causing spinal pain

    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    Physical Diagnosis 115

    Case Studies in Physical Diagnosis VII


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    • Develop improved clinical skills in evaluating patients by evaluating case studies
    • Discuss the case presentation of cervical myelopathy
    • Evaluate a patient misdiagnosed as a malingerer
    • Explain how visceral referred pain must be considered when joint pain cannot be reproduced

    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    Physical Diagnosis 119

    Rheumatoid Arthritis: Current Literature in Diagnostic Imaging and C.A.M. Treatments


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    • Understand the use of plain film and advanced imaging for patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Identify conservative treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Discuss supplements relative to alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms as well as other treatment additions to the patient's drug regimen
    • Provide an overview of the rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis and traditional treatments

    Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

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    Physical Diagnosis 121

    Congestive Heart Failure


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    • Understand the general features of congestive heart failure, a condition which currently affects 4.9 million Americans
    • Determine physical examination and diagnostic imaging findings in patients with congestive heart failure
    • Discuss treatment, including conservative management, for congestive heart failure patients
    • Discuss conditions commonly associated with congestive heart failure

    Melanie Osterhouse, DC, DACBR

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    Physical Diagnosis 123

    Breast Cancer: Risk Factors, Screening, Assessment and Treatment


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    • Define the classifications of Breast cancer and compare the stage
    • List some of the major risk factors for Breast Cancer
    • List some of the screening techniques for the detection of Breast Cancer
    • Discuss some main options in evaluating breast cancer
    • List some of the treatment options that are available for women with a genetic predisposition for Breast Cancer

    Virginia Norris-Schafer, DC, MD

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    Physical Diagnosis 124
    Low Back Injuries and Complaints in the Work Place: Diagnosis and Treatment

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    • List some of the risk factors for low back injuries in the work place
    • List the classes of low back etiologies and describe some of the spinal diseases that may cause low back syndrome exacerbation
    • List some of the protocols for documenting and managing repetitive stress type injuries and low back pain and describe some of the factors to consider when documenting
    • List some of the clinical manifestations of pain
    • Describe some of the orthopedic tests that may be utilized in the examination for low back pain
    • List some treatment options for Low back injuries

    Virginia Norris-Schafer, DC, MD

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    Physical Diagnosis 128

    Cases in Endocrinology and Metabolic Disease


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    • Relate relatively common but sometimes challenging patient cases
    • Explain diagnostic and therapeutic considerations in thyroid disease
    • Give examples of diagnostic and therapeutic considerations in drug toxicity
    • Describe diagnostic and therapeutic considerations in diabetic neuropathy
    • Demonstrate diagnostic and therapeutic considerations in vitamin deficiency

    • NOTE: This course contains the same content as Neurology 212e

    Joseph Ferezy, DC, DACAN, FIACN

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    Physical Diagnosis 129

    Womens Health


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    • Summarize premenstrual syndrome, its diagnosis, causes and natural therapies
    • Understand premenstrual dysphoric disorder, its diagnosis, causes and natural therapies
    • Outline polycystic ovarian syndrome, its diagnosis, causes and natural therapies
    • Illustrate menopause, its diagnosis, causes and natural therapies
    • Discuss nutritional support for womens health

    Ron Steriti, ND, PhD

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    Physical Diagnosis 130

    Natural Treatments and Diagnosis of Common Female Disorders


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    • Differentiate between premenstrual disorder, menopause and perimenopause
    • Identify the causes of Estrogen Dominance in the typical patient for patient education
    • Assess hormone levels and diagnosis with saliva and blood spot testing with reputable labs listed
    • Observe recorded changes in actual patient histories with treatments and results
    • Apply products listed by Brand Names to use for treatments, with suggested dosages

    Robin Mayfield, DC

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    Physical Diagnosis 131

    Fibromyalgia: Myths and Realities


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    • Diagnose Fibromyalgia and Discuss the modern research that contradicts older ideas about the syndrome, separating myth from fact
    • Obtain an accurate diagnosis and differentiate from other syndromes
    • Recognize prescription medication side effects
    • Apply appropriate movement and exercise therapy
    • Select the best alternative and holistic treatments and design a treatment plan
    • Treat using integrated care, including physical, emotional and spiritual support as needed

    Robin Mayfield, DC

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    Physical Diagnosis 132
    Keeping up with Inflammation

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    • Detect Intracellular inflammation and its effects on the entire body
    • Define Oxidation and illustrate the importance of quality anti-oxidants
    • Discover affordable tests you can easily run in your office to determine levels of oxidative stress
    • Recall what causes free radicals and discover what resolves the problem
    • Summarize environmental toxins and their realistic effects on the health of your patients, your family and you
    • Show that Insulin resistance is yesterday’s news, now it’s Hormonal resistance Analyze weight loss resistance and how to correct it
    • Analyze lifestyle choices that "pull the trigger" for epigenetics and how to reverse it
    • Describe the new catch-all term: Mitochondrial diseases. Formerly known as “no known cause, no known cure”
    • Summarize Methylation, Methyl donors, and its depletion
    • Examine cell membrane impermeability and its effect on your paradigm of health
    • Determine the role of antioxidants, fatty acids, and vitamin D: what you should use in your clinic now to get people well

    Robin Mayfield, DC

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    Physical Diagnosis 133
    10 Tests You Can Use In Your Clinic Tomorrow

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    • Utilize Salivary pH readings to determine the need for Fatty Acid Supplementation and dietary modification
    • Discuss Candidiasis with your patient and interpret the results of their home self-test
    • Determine if your patient is best served with a vegetarian lifestyle, and if not, measures you can take to improve their health
    • Interpret the Zinc Tally test for your patient and prescribe a treatment plan that can greatly improve the overall health and longevity of your patient
    • Measure specific blood pressure readings to demonstrate adrenal hypofunction
    • Formulate your treatment plan based upon your results Discover an affordable and simple test for Sick Building Syndrome, Toxic Mold and other toxic loads
    • Rate a patient’s need for calcium and mineral supplementation with the easily-performed Tissue Calcium Test
    • Identify important underlying factors in weight loss or gain with Barne’s Thyroid Test
    • Diagnosis an underlying deficiency that contributes to immune dysfunction, metabolic dysfunction, weight gain, skin rashes and more
    • Quickly determine a definitive need for hydrochloric acid supplementation in every patient with gastric upset

    Robin Mayfield, DC

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    Physical Diagnosis 134

    Human Genetics: Testing in the Physicians Office


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    • Define Genetic Testing and name some of the components in the gene that are being examined.
    • List some laboratory techniques used in genetic testing.
    • Name some types of genetic tests and explain the purpose of the tests. 
    • Describe some of the methods of obtaining gene samples for laboratory analysis
    • List some of the limitations and risks for genetic testing
    • Discuss some of the ethical issues in genetic testing

    Virginia Norris-Schafer, DC, MD

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    Physical Diagnosis 135

    Fibromyalgia - Myths and Realities


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    • Define Fibromyalgia from an allopathic perspective
    • Review historical treatment by traditional medical community
    • Examine current allopathic theories and treatments
    • Review signs and symptoms, demographics and presentation of the fibromyalgia patient
    • Obtain an accurate diagnosis through labwork and history as it pertains to the fibromyalgia patient.
    • Differentially Diagnosis adrenal fatigue, perimenopause, myofascial pain syndrome, chronic fatigue
    • Determine the Labwork needed to evaluate a fibromyalgia patient
    • Discuss the fibromyalgia patient’s point of view of symptoms and treatments
    • Contrast the varying possible diagnoses from the alternative healer viewpoint
    • Explain the Fibromyalgia “personality type”
    • Create a team approach with other practitioners in the treatment of the fibromyalgia patient
    • Determine the appropriate organic treatments that may be needed to treat the fibromyalgia patient including Gluten intolerance, Food allergies, and Supplementation
    • Discuss Musculoskeletal treatments for fibromyalgia patients including Adjustments, Massage, and Prolo therapy
    • Integrate appropriate exercise and home remedies for the fibromyalgia patient including 5 Tibetan Rites, Yoga, Walking, and swimming

    Robin Mayfield, DC

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    Physical Diagnosis 136

    Neurotransmitter Testing and Treatment


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    • Describe reasons for including neurotransmitter evaluation in a clinical practice
    • Recognize that common symptom patterns that can occur from neurotransmitter imbalance
    • Defend the use of urinary neurotransmitter evaluation as valid biomarkers
    • Document reasons for neurotransmitter depletion
    • Summarize methods of neuropharmacology intervention
    • Select the appropriate test for symptom pattern Interpret neurotransmitter patterns from test results

    Dan Schlenger, DC

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    Physical Diagnosis 137
    Migraine Headaches, Cluster Headaches and More: Differential Diagnosis

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    • Discuss the effects of spinal manipulation on headache
    • Refer for alternative remedies for headaches
    • Evaluate the emotional and mind-body connections as it relates to headaches
    • List 14 different categories of foods that can trigger a Migraine
    • Discover the eastern diagnosis of underlying conditions for headaches, including emotional and spiritual blockages
    • Create a treatment plan for addressing the headache and potential underlying conditions
    • Differentially diagnose underlying conditions related to headache
    • Educate your patients on home remedies for their headaches
    • Examine the economic impact of headaches
    • Discriminate between headache pains and locations
    • Recognize migraine headaches, even when head pain is not present
    • Specify musculoskeletal treatments to reduce or eliminate headache symptoms

    Robin Mayfield, DC

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    Physical Diagnosis 138

    Headaches


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    • Apply exercise strategies in the management of cervicogenic headache
    • Appraise the state of the literature on manual therapy interventions for migraine headache
    • Defend the use of manual treatment of chronic tension-type headaches
    • Recognize potential mechanisms explaining the relationship between stress and tension type headaches
    • Outline clinical considerations for evaluating tension headaches in children

    Shawn Thistle, DC

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    Physical Diagnosis 139
    Complete Orthopedic and Neurological Examination of the Low back for the Busy Clinician

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    • Recognize the signs and symptoms of a low back disorder
    • List the differential diagnosis of low back disorders
    • Outline the different elements of a low back examination
    • Identify “red flags” in the examination and evaluation of low back patients
    • Summarize additional low back tests that can be performed and the reasons why to use them

    Marc Lawson, DC

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    Physical Diagnosis 140

    Non-Coronary Chest Pain, Thoracic Motion Palpation, Hyperkyphosis, TOS


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    • Recognize the potential benefit of chiropractic care for non-coronary acute chest pain
    • Explain a best-evidence approach to managing osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures
    • Justify a new proposed way of evaluating the interexaminer reliability of motion palpation
    • Summarize the state of knowledge on thoracic hyperkyphosis
    • Discuss diagnostic and anatomical considerations regarding Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

    Shawn Thistle, DC

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    Physical Diagnosis 141
    Upper Extremities

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    • Describe coracoid impingement as a mechanism for causing shoulder pain and dysfunction
    • Examine for scapular dyskinesis and correlate your findings with common shoulder pathologies
    • Give examples of biological factors in the pathogenesis of rotator cuff tears
    • Synthesize our current state of knowledge regarding calcific tendinopathy in the rotator cuff
    • Differentiate intrinsic and extrinsic factors that contribute to rotator cuff tendinopathy/impingement

    Shawn Thistle, DC

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    Physical Diagnosis 142

    Lumbar Radiculopathy and Stenosis


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    • Outline the diagnostic accuracy of the clinical examination for identifying the level of lumbar disc herniation
    • Assess the effects of bias due to prior knowledge of lumbar spine MRI findings on perceived diagnostic accuracy of the physical examination for lumbar radiculopathy
    • Update your awareness of the state of the literature on treatment of lumbar disc herniation with associated radiculopathy
    • Summarize current diagnostic processes and management strategies for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
    • Recognize the state of the literature on conservative treatment for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

    Shawn Thistle, DC

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    Physical Diagnosis 146
    Ankle and Foot Diagnosis

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    • Compare knee joint biomechanics during running and cutting tasks performed with and without ankle taping
    • Review common and unusual causes of lateral ankle pain
    • Examine the effects of foot orthotics on overpronation and gait
    • Relate the current state of knowledge about the pathogenesis of hallux valgus
    • Apply contemporary knowledge to the assessment, management and prevention of ankle sprains
    • Appraise the relationship between posterior lower limb muscle tightness and plantar fasciitis

    Shawn Thistle, DC

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    Physical Diagnosis 149

    Chiropractic, Orthopedic, and Neurological Examination of the Elbow for the Busy Clinician


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    • Recognize the signs and symptoms of an elbow disorder
    • List appropriate exam procedures for differential diagnosis of elbow disorders
    • Outline the different elements of a elbow exam
    • Discuss the importance of “red flags” in the exam and evaluation of elbow complaints
    • Summarize additional elbow tests that can be performed and under what conditions to use them

    Marc Lawson, DC

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    Physical Diagnosis 150
    Complete Orthopedic and Neurological Examination of the Hip for the Busy Clinician

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    • Identify and describe the signs and symptoms hip disorders
    • Synthesize differential diagnosis of hip disorders
    • Outline and analyze the different elements of a hip exam
    • Comprehend the nature of spinal cord and cauda equina injuries and determine their importance in hip disorders
    • Apply knowledge of available hip assessments and evaluate how each can best be utilized

    Marc Lawson, DC

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    Physical Diagnosis 151

    Chiropractic, Orthopedic, and Neurological Examination of the Neck for the Busy Clinician


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    • Recognize the signs and symptoms of a neck disorder
    • Differentially diagnose neck disorders
    • Perform the different elements of a neck exam
    • Comprehend the importance of "red flags" in the exam and evaluation of neck complainants
    • Summarize additional neck tests that can be performed and under what conditions to use them

    Marc Lawson, DC

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    Physical Diagnosis 152
    Chiropractic, Orthopedic, and Neurological Examination of the Shoulder for the Busy Clinician

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    • Recognize the signs and symptoms of a shoulder disorder
    • Be able to list differential diagnosis of shoulder disorders
    • Outline the different elements of a shoulder exam
    • Understand the importance of “red flags” in the exam and evaluation of shoulder complainants
    • Be able to summarize additional shoulder tests that can be performed and under what conditions to use them

    Marc Lawson, DC

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    Physical Diagnosis 153

    Adult Lung Examination from Inspection to Auscultation: For Health Care Practitioners


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    • Identify important chest and thorax landmarks in order to perform a lung examination.
    • Summarize the various musculature associated with adult breathing mechanics.
    • Demonstrate the differences between consolidation and effusion lung pathologies.
    • Diagnose common adult lung pathologies with use of a medical history and full physical examination.

    Jennifer Illes, DC

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    Physical Diagnosis 154

    Temporomandibular Disorders and Headache - Clinical Aspects


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    • Develop a rational clinical approach to evaluating and diagnosing disorders affecting the temporomandibular joint
    • Outline conservative treatment options for temporomandibular joint conditions
    • Appraise and critique the rationale and supporting evidence for utilizing manual therapy in the management of cervicogenic and tension-type headaches
    • Explain the relationship between temporomandibular joint pain and the trigeminal and limbic systems
    • Summarize the current evidence surrounding alternative therapies used in the treatment of primary headache syndromes of childhood

    Shawn Thistle, DC

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    Physical Diagnosis 155

    The Eye Exam


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    • Define the differences between visual fields and pathways.
    • Recognize the three most common eye conditions and diseases affecting the cranial nerves seen within the chiropractic practice.
    • Diagnose common eye diseases and conditions from a funduscopic examination.
    • Propose management and co-management options for specific common eye conditions.

    Jennifer Illes, DC

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    Physical Diagnosis 156

    School Enrollment and Sports Pre-participation Physicals


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    • Explain jurisdictional authority over school enrollment and pre-participation physical examinations
    • List the common items required on a school enrollment and pre-participation physical examinations
    • Outline the key components of the health history
    • Identify normal values for vision and hearing acuity
    • Calculate BMI and determine age appropriate percentile ranking
    • Classify physical maturity using the Tanner Scale
    • Assess immunization records for statutory compliance
    • Indicate the difference in the level of detail required in the pre-participation exam versus the school enrollment physical
    • Recognize the classifications of sports based on exertion required and level of contact
    • Describe the process of clearing an athlete to resume training and competition
    • Recognize the risk factors to sudden cardiac death syndrome
    • Determine the association between risk factors and specific sports

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    Physical Diagnosis 157

    The Heart Exam: Made Simple


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    • Recognize the elements and significance of the jugular venous pulse
    • Know the physiology and sound of S1 and S2
    • Know the physiology and sound of S3 and S4
    • Identify systole and diastole by palpation and listening
    • Describe heart murmurs
    •  Hear and understand the mechanism of two common systolic murmurs

    Jennifer Illes, DC

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    Physical Diagnosis 158

    Test for Spinal Dysfunction, Neck Injury and Future Neck Pain, Cervical ROM and Strength


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    • Outline tests of high diagnostic utility for spinal disorders
    • Examine the association between work-related neck injury and future neck pain
    • Breakdown the proposed relationship between neck muscle strength, cervical range of motion and neck pain
    • Summarize recent Clinical Practice Guidelines on the chiropractic treatment of adults with neck pain

    Shawn Thistle, DC

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    Physical Diagnosis 159

    Recurrent Ankle Sprain, Plantarfascitis, Foot Orthoses, Ankle Evaluation


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    • Justify the addition of manipulative therapy to rehabilitation in the management of recurrent ankle sprain with functional instability
    • Compare the effectiveness of plantar fascia-specific stretching to high-load strength training in patients with plantar fasciitis
    • Examine the biomechanical mechanisms that may be involved in the foot-to-low back relationship, and how foot orthoses might be used to manage low back pain
    • Outline the state of current clinical evidence regarding the use of manual therapies in the treatment of lateral ankle sprains
    • Summarize relevant concepts for the diagnosis and management of ankle syndesmosis injuries

    Shawn Thistle, DC

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    Physical Diagnosis 160

    DD of Low Back Pain and Prostate Patholgies with Case Studies


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    • Differentially diagnose prostate pathologies in individuals who present to your office with musculoskeletal pain,
    • Differentiate various types of common prostate pathologies
    • Expand understanding of prostate pathophysiology, including hormonal and biochemical implications
    • Identify prostate pathology risk factors
    • Identify the common pre-disposing factors for prostate pathologies that can ultimately mimic musculoskeletal complaints
    • Interpret conventional prostate diagnostic procedures and identify protocols to evaluate and monitor prostate health and/or pathology
    • Hone diagnostic skills by reviewing and analyzing patient case studies, inclusive of history, exam findings, lab test results for patients presenting with musculoskeletal complaints that may have underlying prostate pathologies

    Richard Powers, DC

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    Physical Diagnosis 161
    Chiropractic, Orthopedic, and Neurological Examination of the Wrist and Hand for the Busy Clinician

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    • Recognize the signs and symptoms of a wrist and hand disorder
    • Be able to list appropriate exam procedures for a differential diagnosis of wrist and hand disorders
    • Outline the different elements of a wrist and hand exam
    • Discuss the importance of “red flags” in the exam and evaluation of wrist and hand complaints
    • Be able to summarize additional wrist and hand tests that can be performed and under what conditions to use them

    Marc Lawson, DC

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    Physical Diagnosis 162

    Shoulder - Adhesive Capsulitis and Cervical Spine Considerations


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    • Outline the current state of the literature on the etiology, diagnosis and management of frozen shoulder
    • Clarify the influence of the spine on shoulder range of motion in middle-aged and elderly patients
    • Assess the utility of three clinical tests evaluating subscapularis muscle function
    • Utilize and integrate a simple clinical test to assist in distinguishing neck from shoulder pain
    • Summarize the recent Clinical Practice Guideline (APTA) regarding the treatment of adhesive capsulitis

    Shawn Thistle, DC

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    Physical Diagnosis 163

    Pharmaceutical Pitfalls Considerations for Differential Diagnosis


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    • Quantify the levels of intensity for manual techniques using the Tolerance, Incremental, Light or Energy Method categories when considering the patient’s medications to determine the proper treatment application. 
    • Differentiate the three types of precautions/contraindications (Permanent, Ongoing and Temporary) when categorizing the patient’s current and past medications to assist the clinician in diagnosis and treatment planning.
    • Contrast the permanent nature of corticosteroids, depending upon dosage and delivery method, and how this alters the clinician’s differential diagnosis options and future treatment plans.
    • Compare and contrast the short and long-term effects of non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, aspirin and acetaminophen, including specific discussion about the alteration of the patient’s musculoskeletal symptomatology during examination.
    • Discuss the alteration in the clinician’s palpation when the patient is under the influence of muscle relaxants, their half-life, and the necessary changes in treatment while influenced.
    • Interpret the symptomatology of the presenting patient with musculoskeletal symptoms when under the influence of bisphosphonates (and similar), as medications used to treat osteoporosis and osteopenia have significant side effects including hypocalcemia and severe musculoskeletal pain.
    • Determine the necessary pharmaceutical precautions when considering the side effects of medications used to control cholesterol (including statins and PCSK9 inhibitors), specifically those those that may mimic musculoskeletal symptoms during patient examination.
    • Recognize the potential side effects of the 7 most common cardiovascular medication classes that are important to consider in the differential diagnosis of the patient presenting symptoms.
    • Explain the pharmacodynamics of various types of blood pressure medications and detail which require limiting or avoiding the prone position to avoid complications with the clinician’s therapy.
    • Detail the procedure of BoNT injections for musculoskeletal conditions, and clarify the side effects and precautions that are significant to the clinician when determining diagnosis and treatment protocols.

    Bryan Born, DC

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    Physical Diagnosis 164
    Complete Orthopedic and Neurological Examination of the Mid-Back for the Busy Clinician

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    • Recognize the signs and symptoms of a mid-back disorder
    • Be able to list differential diagnosis of mid-back disorders
    • Outline the different elements of a mid-back exam
    • Understand the importance of “red flags” in the exam and evaluation of mid-back complainants
    • Be able to summarize additional mid-back tests that can be performed and the reasons why to use them

    Marc Lawson, DC

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    Physical Diagnosis 165

    Genomic Medicine


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    • Understand basic genetic and how this new field of medicine may impact your practice
    • Learn and key common genomic medicine study type.
    • Critically evaluate genomic medicine studies by identifying bias, evaluating effect size, and applying it to your patient.
    • Understand the cardiovascular disease association between the SNPs ApoE, Kif6, and MTHFR.
    • Consider how polymorphisms may impact the placebo effect.

    Joshua Goldenberg, ND

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    Soft Tissue Injuries 101

    Soft Tissue Injury: The Neglected Cause of Musculoskeletal Disorders


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    • Explain the anatomy and functionality of healthy soft tissue components
    • Explain the effects of injury on soft tissue
    • Define effects of injured soft tissue on functionality of the spine and extremities
    • Discuss patterns of musculoskeletal relationships of recruiting other structures after injury and their effects on functionality
    • Describe various methods of treatment for dysfunctional soft tissue
    • Explain relationship of injured tissue to its surrounding structures, its effects and treatment
    • Explain compensation and recruitment of healthy tissue to the broader scope of complications and the effective treatment of primary and now secondary effects of injury
    • Describe rehabilitation exercises in relation to proprioception

    Linda Simon, DC

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    Soft Tissue Injuries 101 - 104
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    Soft Tissue Injuries 103

    Comprehensive Introduction to Soft tissue Injury and Treatment


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    • Explain the types of soft tissue
    • Demonstrate and discuss diagnostic evaluation of soft tissue injury
    • Explain pain patterns of neurological injury for differential diagnosis
    • Discuss types of soft tissue injuries
    • Evaluate soft tissue changes associated with pain
    • Discuss the mechanisms of healing soft tissue injuries
    • Describe diagnostic tools in determining soft tissue injuries
    • Explain the use of ice and heat in soft tissue injuries
    • Demonstrate and discuss stretching; passive, active and postfacilitation
    • Demonstrate and discuss somatic technique
    • Demonstrate and discuss strain/counterstrain
    • Demonstrate and discuss friction massage
    • Demonstrate and discuss Postisometric relaxation
    • Demonstrate and discuss electrical muscle stimulation and ultrasound
    • Demonstrate and discuss triggerpoint ultrasound in treatment
    • Discuss massage therapy
    • Demonstrate and discuss myofascial release
    • Demonstrate and discuss active release
    • Demonstrate and discuss Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)
    • Discuss cold laser therapy
    • Demonstrate and discuss exercise rehabilitation and muscle strengthening
    • Discuss mobilization and manipulation

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    Soft Tissue Injuries 104

    The Shoulder: Biomechanics, Pathology and Soft Tissue Treatment


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    • Explain the structural anatomy of the shoulder and its soft tissue
    • Explain the functional anatomy of the shoulder and its soft tissue.
    • Demonstrate the active and passive examination of the shoulder and soft tissue.
    • Describe pathological conditions of the bony structures, joints, ligaments, tendons, bursa and muscles of the shoulder
    • Describe sports injures to the shoulder.
    • Describe injuries to the nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the shoulder.
    • Demonstrate soft tissue treatments for pathological conditions of the bony structures, joints, ligaments, tendons, bursa and muscles of the shoulder.
    • Demonstrate soft tissue treatments for the nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the shoulder.
    • Define functional relationships of the shoulder with associated regions

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    Soft Tissue Injuries 105

    Elbow, Wrist and Hand: Biomechanics, Pathology and Soft Tissue Treatment


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    • Explain the structural anatomy of the elbow, wrist, and hand and associated soft tissue
    • Explain the functional anatomy of the elbow, wrist, and hand and associated soft tissue
    • Demonstrate the passive examination of the elbow, wrist, and hand and associated soft tissue
    • Demonstrate the active examination of the elbow, wrist, and hand and associated soft tissue
    • Describe pathological conditions of the bony structures, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, fascia, bursa and nerves of the elbow, wrist, and hand
    • Demonstrate soft tissue treatments for pathological conditions of the bony structures of the elbow, wrist and hand
    • Demonstrate soft tissue treatments for the joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, fascia, bursa and nerves of the elbow, wrist and hand
    • Define functional relationships between the elbow, wrist and hand and with other regions

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    Soft Tissue Injuries 105 - 107
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    Soft Tissue Injuries 106

    The Cervical Spine: Biomechanics, Pathology and Soft Tissue Treatment


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    • Explain the structural anatomy of the bones and joints of the cervical spine, ligaments and muscles of the cervical spine and the nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the cervical spine
    • Explain the functional anatomy of the bones and joints of the cervical spine, the ligaments and muscles of the cervical spine and the nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the cervical spine
    • Demonstrate the passive examination of the bones and joints of the cervical spine, the ligaments and muscles of the cervical spine and the nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the cervical spine
    • Demonstrate the active examination of the bones and joints of the cervical spine, the ligaments and muscles of the cervical spine and the nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the cervical spine
    • Discuss imaging of the cervical spine
    • Discuss advanced testing of the soft tissue of the cervical spine
    • Describe pathological conditions of the bony structures, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the cervical spine
    • Explain the mechanism of acceleration/deceleration impact
    • Explain the effects on the cervical spine from acceleration/deceleration injury, and specifically the effects on the soft tissues structures
    • Explain the grading system for acceleration/deceleration injury
    • Demonstrate soft tissue treatments for the pathological conditions of the bony structures, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, blood vessels, nerves and fascia of the cervical spine
    • Demonstrate soft tissue treatments for the sequela of acceleration/deceleration injury
    • Define relationships of the cervical spine with other regions

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    Soft Tissue Injuries 107

    The TMJ: Biomechanics, Pathology and Soft Tissue Treatment


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    • Explain the structural anatomy of the TMJ and its soft tissue
    • Explain the functional anatomy of the TMJ and its soft tissue
    • Demonstrate the passive examination of the TMJ and soft tissue
    • Demonstrate the active examination of the TMJ and soft tissue
    • Describe pathological conditions of the bony structures of the TMJ
    • Describe pathological conditions of the joints of the TMJ
    • Describe pathological conditions of the ligaments of the TMJ
    • Describe pathological conditions of the muscles of the TMJ
    • Describe injuries to the nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the TMJ
    • Describe injuries from acceleration/deceleration impact to the TMJ
    • Demonstrate soft tissue treatments for the joints of the TMJ
    • Demonstrate soft tissue treatments for the ligaments of the TMJ
    • Demonstrate soft tissue treatments for the muscles of the TMJ
    • Demonstrate soft tissue treatments for the nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the TMJ
    • Demonstrate soft tissue treatments for acceleration/deceleration injury to the TMJ
    • Define functional relationships of the TMJ with associated regions

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    Soft Tissue Injuries 108

    Thoracic Spine and Rib Cage: Biomechanics, Pathology and Soft Tissue Treatment


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    • Explain the structural anatomy of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the thoracic spine and rib cage
    • Explain the functional anatomy of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the thoracic spine and rib cage
    • Demonstrate the passive examination of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the thoracic spine and rib cage
    • Demonstrate the active examination of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the thoracic spine and rib cage
    • Discuss imaging of the thoracic spine and rib cage
    • Describe pathological conditions of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the thoracic spine and rib cage
    • Demonstrate soft tissue treatments for the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the thoracic spine and rib cage
    • Discuss relationships of the thoracic spine and ribs with other regions

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    Soft Tissue Injuries 109

    Lumbopelvic Spine: Biomechanics, Pathology and Soft Tissue Treatment


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    • Explain the structural anatomy of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, bursa, nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the lumbopelvic spine
    • Explain the functional anatomy of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, bursa, nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the lumbopelvic spine
    • Explain biomechanics of the lumbopelvic spine
    • Demonstrate the passive examination of bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, bursa, nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the lumbopelvic spine
    • Demonstrate the active examination of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, bursa, nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the lumbopelvic spine
    • Discuss radiographic imaging of the lumbopelvic spine
    • Discuss advanced testing of the soft tissue of the lumbopelvic spine
    • Describe pathological conditions of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, bursa, nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the lumbopelvic spine
    • Demonstrate soft tissue treatments for the pathological conditions of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, bursa, nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the lumbopelvic spine
    • Define relationships of the lumbopelvic spine with other regions

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    Soft Tissue Injuries 110

    Hip and Knee: Biomechanics, Pathology and Soft Tissue Treatment


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    • Explain the structural anatomy of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, bursa, nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the hip and knee
    • Explain the functional anatomy of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, bursa, nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the hip and knee
    • Explain biomechanics of the hip and knee
    • Demonstrate the passive examination of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, bursa, nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the hip and knee.
    • Demonstrate the active examination of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, bursa, nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the hip and knee
    • Discuss radiographic imaging of the hip and knee
    • Discuss advanced testing of the soft tissue of the hip and knee
    • Describe pathological conditions of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, bursa, nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the hip and knee
    • Demonstrate soft tissue treatments for the pathological conditions of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, bursa, nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the hip and knee
    • Define relationships of the hip and knee with other regions

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    Soft Tissue Injuries 111
    Ankle and Foot: Biomechanics, Pathology and Soft Tissue Treatment

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    • Explain the structural anatomy of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, bursa, nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the ankle and foot
    • Explain the functional anatomy of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, bursa, nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the ankle and foot
    • Explain biomechanics of the ankle and foot
    • Demonstrate the passive examination of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, bursa, nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the ankle and foot
    • Demonstrate the active examination of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, bursa, nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the ankle and foot
    • Discuss radiographic imaging of the ankle and foot
    • Discuss advanced testing of the soft tissue of the ankle and foot
    • Describe pathological conditions of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, bursa, nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the ankle and foot
    • Demonstrate soft tissue treatments for the pathological conditions of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, bursa, nerves, blood vessels and fascia of the ankle and foot
    • Define relationships of the ankle and foot with other regions.

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    Soft Tissue Injuries 112

    Strain/Counterstrain: Theory, Technique and Treatment


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    • Discuss the development of strain/counterstrain
    • Describe the theory of strain/counterstrain
    • Describe the physiology of neuromuscular function
    • Describe the diagnosis of tenderpoints and treatment  prioritization
    • Discuss the technique of strain/counterstrain
    • Explain tenderpoints
    • Discuss method to locate tenderpoints
    • Describe conditions that respond to strain/counterstrain
    • Discuss treatment for the spine, TMJ and extremities
    • Discuss treatment for craniosacral dysfunctions

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    Soft Tissue Injuries 113
    Therapeutic Stretching and Exercise Rehabilitation

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    • Discuss the benefits and protocols of stretching
    • Discuss the theory and protocols of exercise rehabilitation
    • Discuss the evaluation of posture
    • Demonstrate postural corrections for the whole body
    • Discuss proprioception in relation to core stability
    • Demonstrate stretching and strengthening for the core
    • Demonstrate balance work in relation to core strength
    • Demonstrate stretching and strengthening for the foot, ankle, anterior compartment,  hamstrings, quadratus femoris, tensor fascia lata, adductor group, gluteal group, and iliopsoas, lumbar spine, thoracic spine, ribs, chest, cervical spine, TMG, shoulder, arm, forearm, wrist and hand
    • Describe Yoga and Pilates for the whole body

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    Soft Tissue Injuries 114

    Deep Tissue Muscle and Fascial Release: Evaluation and Treatment


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    • Explain the function of soft tissues
    • Describe the development of scar tissue and adhesions in fascia, connective tissue, muscles, tendons, ligaments and joint capsules
    • Discuss the benefits of deep tissue muscle and fascial release
    • Define friction massage
    • Describe friction massage for the upper extremity, lower extremity, spine and TMJ
    • Define myofascial release
    • Describe myofascial release for the upper extremity, lower extremity, spine and TMJ
    • Define active release
    • Describe active release for the upper extremity, lower extremity, spine and TMJ
    • Define trigger point ultrasound
    • Describe trigger point ultrasound for the upper extremity, lower extremity, spine and TMJ

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    Soft Tissue Injuries 115
    Active Myofascial Rehabilitation

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    • Educate patients on the function of soft tissues and the benefits of deep tissue muscle and fascial release.
    • Describe the development of scar tissue and adhesions in fascia, connective tissue, muscles, tendons, ligaments and joint capsules.
    • Perform postfacilitation stretch to the upper extremity, lower extremity and spine
    • Perform somatic technique for the upper extremity, lower extremity and spine
    • Utilize active release with your patient population
    • Perform postisometric relaxation for the upper extremity, lower extremity and spine
    • Apply therapeutic exercise and rehabilitative stretching with patients

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    Soft Tissue Injuries 116

    Understanding Acceleration/Deceleration Impact: Crash Reconstruction, Research, Injury and Treatment


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    • Describe the kinematics of acceleration/deceleration impact.
    • Comprehend the history and development of acceleration/deceleration research.
    • Defend injury manifestation using Whiplash guidelines and models.
    • Apply current model theories to better understand injury from acceleration/deceleration impact.
    • Explain to the patient the effects on the body during front, rear and side collisions.
    • Educate the patient on variables such as vehicle size and direction and the effects on the human frame during acceleration/deceleration impact.
    • Apply the variables of patient age, gender, size, etc during acceleration/deceleration impact.
    • Express an understanding of incidence, prevalence, injury and risk factors associated with acceleration/deceleration impact.
    • Describe the normal biomechanics of the cervical spine.
    • Discuss cervical spinal anatomy vulnerable to injury.
    • Define the nature of soft tissue structures; joints, ligaments, muscles, bursa, nerves, blood vessels and fascia.
    • Inform your patients of the symptoms and changes to soft tissue structures after acceleration/deceleration impact.
    • Explain the differences between scleratomal, dermatomal and myofascial pain.
    • Discuss prognosis after acceleration/deceleration impact.
    • Describe the normal biomechanics of the TMJ and associated soft tissue structures.
    • Discuss injury to the TMJ and associated soft tissue structures.
    • Explain the effects of trauma to the soft tissue of the spine, structures of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle and foot after acceleration/deceleration impact.
    • Describe the normal biomechanics of the thoracic spine and rib cage.
    • Describe the normal biomechanics of the lumbopelvic spine.
    • Educate the patient on complicating factors for treatment after acceleration/deceleration impact.
    • Determine the necessity and value of imaging and advanced diagnostic imaging after acceleration/deceleration impact.
    • Perform complete examination of the soft tissue structures of the cervical spine, TMJ, thoracic spine, rib cage, lumbopelvic spine, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle and foot after acceleration/deceleration impact.
    • Utilize treatment protocols for soft tissue damage after acceleration/deceleration impact.
    • Perform soft tissue treatments such as strain/counterstrain, postisometric relaxation, postfacilitation stretch, somatic technique, active and myofascial release, exercise and stretch, mobilization, manipulation and modalities.
    • Utilize above mentioned soft tissue techniques to treat the cervical spine, TMJ, thoracic spine, rib cage, lumbopelvic spine, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle and foot after acceleration/deceleration impact.
    • Communicate to your patients the late effects of soft tissue injury after acceleration/deceleration impact.

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    Soft Tissue Injuries 117
    Functional Kinesiology and Movement; Biomechanics, Pathology and Treatment

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    • Describe biomechanics of movement of the joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, bursa, nerves and fascia of the lower extremity, pelvis and spine, TMJ and upper extremity.
    • Explain weight distribution and movement of ligaments, muscle and fascia in relation to the feet as foundation.
    • Discuss soft tissue movement during standing, walking, running, twisting, bending, reaching and grasping.
    • Relate movement interactions and stresses on soft tissues from one body region to another.
    • Demonstrate to your patients, correct posture from the feet as foundation to the cervical spine.
    • Educate and demonstrate the correct use of the core in posture.
    • Show patients how to relax their shoulders using the thoracic spine as a lever.
    • Describe and demonstrate appropriate gait in relation to correct posture.
    • Explain to your patient how the soft tissue adapts to an unstable scoliosis.
    • Apply understanding of injury dynamics in individual soft tissue structures (ligament, musculotendon, bursa, nerve, fascia).
    • Interrelate soft tissue contractures from one region of the body to another.
    • Learn passive and active examination techniques for all soft tissue structures of the soft tissue structures mentioned in Educational Objective 1.
    • Review Applied Kinesiology as a tool for muscle isolation and clinical testing.
    • Differentiate muscle strength testing from the proprioception evaluation of Applied Kinesiology.
    • Integrate Applied Kinesiology examination and treatment into soft tissue evaluation and case management.
    • Clinical examination of soft tissue structures of the soft tissue structures mentioned in Educational Objective 1.
    • Apply examination findings into differentially diagnosing soft tissue fibrosis, scar tissue and adhesions, trigger points and pain radiation patterns.
    • Inter-relate different regions of the body with local soft tissue findings.
    • Discern appropriate clinical application for advanced imaging studies and soft tissue.
    • Apply treatment protocols for ice, heat, stretching, Somatic Technique, Strain/counterstrain, friction massage, post-isometric relaxation, modalities, massage techniques, myofascial release, active release, Neuromuscular therapy, cold laser, exercise rehabilitations, mobilization and manipulation.
    • Apply techniques mentioned in Educational Objective (above) as well as Applied Kinesiology to all joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, bursa, nerves and fascia of the lower extremity, pelvis and spine, TMJ, and upper extremity.
    • Relate treatments to improved movement locally, regionally and other affected regions and educate your patient to reasonable goals.
    • View the soft tissue structures of the body as a whole with recognizable patterns of dysfunction and treat these soft tissues for greater flexibility and function.

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    Soft Tissue Injuries 118

    Soft Tissue Injury Examination


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    Hour 1

    • Discuss the soft tissues of the body for examination protocol and differential diagnosis.
    • Correlate soft tissue pain radiation patterns and history to focus examination to appropriate soft tissues.
    • Explain to your patient the types of soft tissue pain and injuries related to their condition.
    • Identify soft tissue dysfunction consistent with injury.
    • Utilize passive examination techniques to accurately record the effects of soft tissue injury to local and regional soft tissues.

    Hour 2

    • Utilize active examination techniques to accurately record the effects of soft tissue injury to local and regional soft tissues.
    • Discern between neurological muscle strength testing, proprioceptive muscle strength testing using Applied Kinesiology and actual muscle fiber strength.
    • Apply biomechanics of the upper and lower extremities, spine and TMJ to soft tissue examination protocol.
    • Relate the biomechanical movement of the soft tissues of the foot and ankle to associated soft tissues during evaluation.
    • Perform examination of the soft tissue structures of the foot and ankle as the biomechanical foundation of the body.

    Hour 3

    • Apply biomechanics of the entire lower extremity to soft tissue examination protocol.
    • Relate the biomechanical movement of the soft tissues of the knee to associated soft tissues for evaluation.
    • Perform examination of the soft tissue structures of the knee.
    • Relate the biomechanical movement of the soft tissues of the hip to associated soft tissues during evaluation.

    Hour 4

    • Perform examination of the soft tissue structures of the hip.
    • Relate the biomechanical movement of the soft tissues of the lumbopelvic spine to associated soft tissues for evaluation.
    • Describe the movement of the soft tissues of the lumbar spine and sacroiliac joints for better patient compliance.
    • Perform passive examination of the soft tissue structures of the lumbopelvic spine.

    Hour 5

    • Perform active examination of the soft tissue structures of the lumbopelvic spine.
    • Relate the biomechanical movement of the soft tissues of the thoracic spine and rib cage to associated soft tissues for evaluation.
    • Describe the movement of the soft tissues of the thoracic spine and rib cage for better patient compliance.
    • Perform passive and active examination of the soft tissue structures of the thoracic spine and rib cage.

    Hour 6

    • Summarize biomechanics of the soft tissues of the cervical spine in their relation to the cranium.
    • Relate the biomechanical movement of the soft tissues of the cervical sp8ine to associated soft tissues for evaluation.
    • Perform soft tissue passive and active examination of the cervical spine.
    • Determine cervical soft tissue dysfunction and its effects on the trunk, upper extremity and TMJ.

    Hour 7

    • Explain to patients the biomechanics of the TMJ in relation to their pain; and jaw and cervical spine dysfunction.
    • Relate TMJ dysfunction in relation to biomechanical disturbances to the soft tissue of the cervical spine.
    • Perform examination of the soft tissues of the TMJ with objective measurements to determine, record and track dysfunction and improvement.
    • Describe the biomechanical movements of the shoulder.
    • Relate the biomechanical movements of the shoulder to associated soft tissue structures of the cervical spine and thoracic spine and rib cage.

    Hour 8

    • Summarize biomechanics of the soft tissues of the elbow, wrist and hand for the purposes of examination.
    • Relate the rotational movement of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand to determine soft tissue injury and dysfunction to associated soft tissue structures.
    • Perform examination of the soft tissues of the elbow, wrist and hand to determine injury and dysfunction.
    • Utilize appropriate advanced imaging methods for particular soft tissue structures.

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    Soft Tissue Injuries 119
    Treatments for Soft Tissues of the Musculoskeletal Frame

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    Hour 1:

    • Comprehend the human frame as interrelated biomechanical systems.
    • Relate the functional anatomy of soft tissue structures to the movement of the human frame.
    • Discern the six types of soft tissue end feel for evaluation of injury.
    • Perform passive and active examination according to protocol developed by James Cyriax, MD.
    • Distinguish between the types of injury and their effects on the soft tissues.

    Hour 2:

    • Identify soft tissue changes associated with injury.
    • Discern which phase of healing is associated with the current presentation of injury.
    • Apply mechanisms of healing to treatment protocol.
    • Discuss diagnostic tools used to identify soft tissue injury.
    • Utilize appropriate ice, heat and stretch protocols in the treatment of soft tissue injury.

    Hour 3:

    • Explain and perform Somatic Technique and Strain/Counterstrain.
    • Understand friction anesthesia and palpatory methods for identifying trigger points.
    • Differentiate between Postisometric Relaxation and Postfacilitation Stretch.
    • Apply specific modalities for particular soft tissue injury patterns.
    • Perform soft tissue restriction release methods.

    Hour 4:

    • Discern between mobilization and manipulation.
    • Apply biomechanics of foot arch function to injury.
    • Explain dynamic changes of foot during weight bearing, and walking on even and uneven surfaces.
    • Utilize treatment protocols for common ankle sprains.
    • Perform osseous manipulation to the bones of the foot and ankle.

    Hour 5:

    • Perform Strain/Counterstrain on the foot and ankle as an effective tool to release spasm and fixations.
    • Discern and treat various pathological conditions related to the knee.
    • Utilize myofascial release techniques to treat entrapment syndromes of the lower extremity.
    • Explain functional movement of the hip.
    • Apply functional kinesiology to the evaluation and treatment of the muscles associated with the hip.

    Hour 6:

    • Utilize treatment methods for contracted soft tissues of the lateral hip.
    • Perform treatment protocols for the hamstrings/quadratus femoris.
    • Explain the dynamics of correct posture.
    • Recognize normal versus abnormal gait in patient observation.
    • Describe nutation and counternutation of the pelvis.

    Hour 7:

    • Understand the various movements and fixations patterns in the Sacroiliac joints.
    • Perform Strain/Counterstrain for the pelvis.
    • Utilize a disc pump correction for mild to moderate disc lesions.
    • Demonstrate James Cyriax MD protocol from manipulation of the low back.
    • Devise a treatment protocol for sprain of the iliolumbar ligament.

    Hour 8:

    • Apply movement dynamics of the lumbopelvic spine to soft tissue injury.
    • Utilize chest movement dynamics to help determine injury to the thoracic spine and rib cage.
    • Provide affective treatment of the rib cage specific to rib articulations.
    • Perform somatic Technique to the trapezius muscle for muscle awareness.
    • Apply treatments to soft tissues of the rib cage without using electric modalities.

    Hour 9:

    • Discuss cervical spine mechanics as it applies to soft tissue injury.
    • Create muscle awareness of the cervical extensor group with Somatic Technique.
    • Reduce pain and spasm in an acute cervical spine injury using Strain/Counterstrain.
    • Apply myofascial release to the soft tissues of the posterior cervico-thoracic spine.
    • Educate the patient on corrective scoliosis exercises.

    Hour 10:

    • Relate the functional anatomy of the TMJ to soft tissue injury.
    • Discern between Acute Closed lock and Acute Open Lock of the TMJ.
    • Apply soft tissue treatments to the muscles of the TMJ.
    • Use movement dynamics of the shoulder to better evaluate injury.
    • Utilize a variety of soft tissue treatment in the treatment of adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder.

    Hour 11:

    • Differentially diagnose acromioclavicular joint injury and apply treatment to grades 1-3.
    • Use soft tissue methods to treat the muscles of the rotator cuff.
    • Discern and treat soft tissue structures related to the scapula.
    • Perform a scapula mobilization technique to free up the functional scapulo-thoracic joint.
    • Apply mechanisms of throwing to soft tissue injury and treatment.

    Hour 12:

    • Describe various soft tissue treatments for the elbow, wrist and hand and related functional dynamics of injury.
    • Osseously manipulate the joints of the elbow, wrist and hand.
    • Perform soft tissue treatment methods for injury to the myofascia associated with the upper extremity.
    • Discern and treat all injured tendon sheath components of the wrist using soft tissue treatment methods.
    • Differentially diagnose and treat nerve entrapment syndromes for the upper extremity.

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    Soft Tissue Injuries 120
    Modalities: Theories, Application and Treatment

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    • Explain the structural components of soft tissue.
    • Relate impact forces to functional movements of soft tissue and the development of scar tissue and adhesions.
    • Demonstrate diagnostic evaluation of soft tissue injury.
    • Differentially diagnose types of soft tissue injury.
    • Discuss the patterns of healing of soft tissue injuries.
    • Describe the diagnostic tools in determining soft tissue injuries.
    • Relate stress responses of soft tissues to development of structural and functional changes to injured tissues and their associated regions.
    • Perform diagnostic tests and order imaging to best determine injury to soft tissue.
    • Instruct the patient on correct application of ice and wet heat for soft tissue injury.
    • Perform and explain proper stretching; passive, active and postfacilitation of soft tissues.
    • Learn which therapy machines are best suited for your practice.
    • Utilize infrared and electrical muscle stimulation in soft tissue injury.
    • Apply appropriate contraindications of electric modalities to the individual patient’s care.
    • Discern between the various EMS options for each soft tissue and injury (Interferentail current, galvanic, microcurrent, sine wave, Russian stimulation).
    • Determine the most effective type of ultrasound for treatment of particular soft tissue injuries.
    • Learn the benefits and applications of cold laser therapy.
    • Understand the variety of massage therapy protocols and their applications.
    • Discuss the benefits of each form of modality with your patient.
    • Demonstrate and discuss exercise rehabilitation and muscle strengthening.
    • Apply a combination of modalities for specific conditions of the upper and lower extremities and the spine.

    Linda Simon, DC

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    19-377
    Category: General
    Expires: 2021-12-12