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2018 Annual Convention Presentations

Teachable Safety Skills for Medical Professionals (Professional Boundaries)

Alison Feigh
Lecture, discussion by participants, and real life scenarios will be used to further the education of participants around the topics of child abuse prevention. Our agency is committed to using what we learn in our 25+ years of case management of missing and exploited children to empower our audiences to walk around smart and not scared. The workshop uses current research to help the audiences move past many of the myths that are repeated in this sound bite topic and into actual facts.

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Clinical Significance (or not) of Common Congenital Anomalies and Other Case Studies

Dr. Chris Major
This radiology review will present x-ray cases of congenital anomalies of the spine and extremities, which are commonly seen in the chiropractic practice. Additional cases will be presented to represent trauma, arthritis, tumors, and other disorders. Short case studies will be used in order to cover a wide variety of cases and engage the audience.

Create Better Documentation with Speech Recognition

Judy Barnes
Creating top notch patient documentation that will please any insurance company or attorney can be challenging. “Telling the story” of a patient encounter can be difficult and awkward with a software system that only allows clicking boxes. Speech recognition is the gold standard for chiropractic documentation. There are different types of speech recognition available, but it can be used in any EHR. This presentation will cover how to use Dragon speech recognition software, as well as alternatives like Siri, Google speech and Microsoft Speech. HIPAA considerations will be addressed.

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Dr. Michele Renee
We have strategies for treating pain with acupuncture, but what about the many conditions that accompany pain? In our time together, we will explore how we can use acupuncture to calm the spirit, or the shen, to help balance the body and related conditions.

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Scoliosis – The Chiropractic Alternative to Bracing and Surgery

Dr. Josh Woggon
Scoliosis is the most common spinal deformity in children, and its prevalence increases with age. It is inevitable that every chiropractor will encounter cases of scoliosis in their clinic. Attending this presentation will empower you with the important facts that every DC needs to know about scoliosis, and introduce you to the latest research & treatment techniques that chiropractors around the world are using to reduce & stabilize scoliosis, without bracing or surgery.

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Kids (0-5) Neurology & Nutrition

Dr. Angie Graper
You may notice that more and more kids in your practice are getting diagnosed with ADHD, dyslexia and autism. As doctors of chiropractic, our main focus is in the nervous system. By digging deeper through a comprehensive neurological exam, we can make treatment for these kids more specific to help balance out the brain and improve connectivity. Nutrient dense food options are also an important puzzle piece for optimal brain performance.

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The Functional Pathophysiology and Structural Similarities between Concussion/mTBI and Post-Auto Whiplash

Dr. Erik Reis
This lecture is intended to bring up-to-date literature and research into the clinical setting to provide practitioners the ability to understand the similarities and differences between these two conditions, along with provide education and clinical skillset to diagnose, assess, and treat these complex conditions.

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Returning the Injured Worker to the Workplace

Dr. Joe Sweere
Following care for workplace injuries, the decision as to when it is safe and appropriate for the worker to return to his or her original duties can be challenging. Dr. Sweere will discuss and demonstrate a series of simple but effective orthopedic and neurological tests that have shown to be helpful in arriving at this decision. The same evaluation procedures can also be utilized in determining when an athlete may return to active practice or competitive play.

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Strapping Options for the Acute Low Back Patient (Hands-on Session)

Dr. Tim Stark
Looking for another intervention, to compliment your chiropractic adjustment, for that acute low back patient? This seminar will cover three common means of strapping the low back. We will discuss and apply kinesiology tape, Dynamic Tape, and rigid taping methods. Additionally this opportunity will allow you to practice and feel the differences of the three techniques.

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No-Fault/Croft Guidelines

Dr. Doug Broman
A review of the current community standard in Outcome Based and Evidence Based Guidelines for the treatment of Whiplash Associated Disorders.

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Underlying Causes of Inflammation

Dr. Scott Bergman
While acute inflammation is our body’s natural response to protect and repair, chronic inflammation has no therapeutic benefit and creates a cascade of metabolic dysfunctions and disease. It is an epidemic, causing millions to suffer and costing our society billions of dollars. Explore the diagnostics, strategies and protocols with Dr. Bergman for next day implementation to help your patients achieve their health goals.

Movement, Methylation and the Mind!

Dr. Monika Buerger
In this captivating and inspiring lecture, Dr. Buerger will discuss the importance that movement and milestones early in life have on both physical and psychological development. She will also incorporate key neuronutritional aspects affecting methylation biochemistry and how they relate to neurodevelopment and mental health. Through current science and the understanding of neurobiology and neurophysiology, she will help connect the dots as to how chiropractic care has such a profound effect on the brain. Walk away with key pearls to take back to your practice on Monday morning!

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Hormone Balance in Cardiovascular, Diabetes, & Chronic Disease Support

Carol Brinkman
Join Carol in learning the ins and outs of our endocrine system and how we can help our patients achieve maximum health through diet, lifestyle and nutritional supplementation as well as bioidentical hormones.

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