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Research Trends 119
Sacroiliac Joint & Pelvic Pain

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  • Summarize a recent systematic review regarding the use of sacroiliac joint mobility tests
  • Determine the prevalence of musculoskeletal dysfunction in patients with chronic pelvic pain
  • Explore our current clinical understanding of, and challenges pertaining to, the diagnosis and management of pain in the sacroiliac region
  • Evaluate the role of sacroiliac (SI) joint degeneration in mechanical low back pain Investigate and compare typical lumbopelvic movement differences between people with and without low back pain

Shawn Thistle, DC

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Journal Article Review
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$20.00 USD

Research Trends 118

Statins - Current Reserach, Alternatives and Side Effects


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  • Outline the effect of statins on cardiovascular and mortality outcomes in primary prevention.
  • Critique bias in the literature and understand how it plays out in the statin evidence base.
  • Differentiate statin benefits based on baseline risk and level of prevention.
  • Explain the benefits of statin alternatives in statin intolerant populations.
  • Assess the strength of association between statin medications and commonly ascribed side effects.

Joshua Goldenberg, ND

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$20.00 USD

Research Trends 117

Adverse Events Involving Manual Therapy Providers, Role of the Cervical Spine with PCS, Effects of Chiropractic Treatment of GI Disorders


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  • Review the literature for cases of adverse events in infants and children treated by chiropractors or other manual therapists
  • Analyze provider specialties in the treatment of patients with back and joint problems
  • Review the role of the cervical spine in post-concussion syndrome
  • Assess whether the availability of chiropractic care affects use of primary care physician (PCP) services
  • Describe the effect of chiropractic treatment on gastrointestinal (GI) disorders

Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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$20.00 USD

Research Trends 116

Current Research on SMT


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  • Assess whether low back pain (LBP) patients who respond to spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) differ biomechanically from non-responders and untreated asymptomatic controls
  • Describe the comparative effectiveness of manipulation versus usual medical care for acute and subacute low back pain
  • Determine the effectiveness of adding upper cervical manipulation to a multimodal program for patients with fibromyalgia
  • Discuss the effects of forward head posture correction in patients with chronic discogenic lumbosacral radiculopathy
  • Summarize US chiropractors' attitudes, skills and use of evidence-based practice

Dean Smith, DC, PhD

AudioVisual Course

$20.00 USD

Research Trends 115

Effect of Facet Fixation and Thrust on Muscle Spindal Activity, Contact Site for SMT and Sensory Input to CNS


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  • Describe the effect of intervertebral facet joint fixation and segmental thrust level on paraspinal muscle spindle activity
  • Determine how contact site for high velocity, low amplitude spinal manipulation affects sensory input to the central nervous system
  • Assess the association between low-tech clinical tests commonly used in adult patients with acute, recurrent or chronic LBP and short- and long-term outcome
  • Discuss the role for neck manipulation in elderly falls prevention
  • Summarize North American chiropractic students’ opinions concerning professional identity, role and future

Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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$20.00 USD

Research Trends 114

Muscle Activity Patterns with Pain, Myofascial Pain Syndrome and Trigger Points


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  • Describe muscle activity patterns in pain development and alleviation
  • Discuss the role of anti-inflammatory interventions and their effect on skeletal muscle injury as they pertain to chiropractic examination/treatment
  • Assess whether the construct of myofascial pain syndrome caused by trigger points is conjecture
  • Review recent fascia research as it pertains to anatomy and biomechanics
  • Summarize anatomical and biomechanical properties of fascial tissue with a special focus on fascial dysfunctions and resulting clinical manifestations

Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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$20.00 USD

Research Trends 113

Spinal Manipulation - Neural Plastic Changes, Effect on Heart Rate and SEP's


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  • Discuss how spinal manipulation can lead to neural plastic changes involving cortical drive and the H-reflex pathway
  • Assess the impact of cervical spinal manipulation on heart rate variability
  • Assess how somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) can be used to elucidate differences in cortical activity associated with a spinal manipulation (SM) intervention
  • Describe alterations in cortical and cerebellar motor processing in subclinical neck pain patients following spinal manipulation
  • Apply the effect of spinal manipulation on somato-sympathetic reflexes

Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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$20.00 USD

Research Trends 112

Where to Manipulate, Back Pain and Decision Rules


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  • Review methods used by chiropractors to determine the site for applying manipulation
  • Review clinical decision rules, spinal pain classification and prediction of treatment outcome in rehabilitation literature
  • Describe the trajectories and life course of low back pain
  • Discuss the evidence for multisite musculoskeletal pain being common among people suffering from low back pain
  • Discuss the relative effectiveness of manipulative therapy vs sham manipulation

Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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$20.00 USD

Research Trends 111

Update on Back Pain, CAD, Whiplash


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  • Discuss recent research on Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy for patients with 'Acute Low Back Pain'
  • Discuss recent research on Spinal High-Velocity Low Amplitude Manipulation in Acute Nonspecific Low Back Pain
  • Review The Quality of Reports on Cervical Arterial Dissection following Cervical Spinal Manipulation
  • Describe the Various Mechanisms of Injury in Whiplash Associated Disorders
  • Review the Mechanisms of Chronic Pain from Whiplash Injury

Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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$20.00 USD

Research Trends 110

Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation for Pregnancy Related Low Back Pain and Post-Partum Pain


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  • Review articles addressing the latest information concerning chiropractic and/or spinal manipulation for pregnancy related low back pain and/or post-partum pain
  • Review the published evidence regarding chiropractic care, including spinal manipulation, for pregnancy-related low back pain (LBP)
  • Describe the clinical outcomes of patients with pregnancy-related lumbopelvic pain (PRLP) treated according to a diagnosis-based clinical decision rule
  • Assess osteopathic manipulative treatment of back pain and related symptoms during the third trimester of pregnancy
  • Describe the development a clinical prediction rule (CPR) for identifying postpartum women with low back pain (LBP) and/or pelvic girdle pain (PGP) whose functional disability scores improve with a high-velocity thrust technique (HVTT)

Dean Smith, DC, PhD

AudioVisual Course

$20.00 USD

Research Trends 109

Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation for Acute and Chronic Low Back Pain


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  • Review articles addressing the latest information concerning chiropractic and/or spinal manipulation of the lower back
  • Assess the current scientific literature related to manipulation for acute low back pain
  • Assess the current scientific literature related to manipulation for chronic low back pain
  • Compare the clinical efficacy of spinal manipulation against microdiskectomy in patients with sciatica secondary to lumbar disk herniation (LDH)
  • Review the Chiropractic Hospital-based Interventions Research Outcomes (CHIRO) study
  • Assess maintenance spinal manipulation therapy for chronic non-specific low back pain

Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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$20.00 USD

Research Trends 108

Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation for Neck Pain and Headaches


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  • Review articles addressing the latest information concerning chiropractic and/or spinal manipulation for neck pain and/or headaches
  • Provide evidence-informed practice recommendations for the chiropractic treatment of headache in adults
  • Determine the short-term effect of chiropractic joint manipulation therapy (CMT) and low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on pain and range of motion in the management of cervical facet dysfunction
  • Assess whether adjusting dysfunctional cervical segments in people with subclinical neck pain can improve their upper limb joint position sense accuracy
  • Investigate the efficacy of preventive spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) compared to a no treatment group in non-specific neck pain patients
  • Assess the effectiveness of thoracic manipulation (TM) on patients with chronic neck pain
  • Describe a randomized controlled trial comparing manipulation with mobilization for recent onset neck pain

Dean Smith, DC, PhD

AudioVisual Course

$20.00 USD

Research Trends 107

Health Behavior Change: Principles, Theories, Clinical Techniques


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  • Describe the principles of health behavior change
  • Detail the factors that promote positive lifestyle changes
  • Discuss current theories and models of behavior change
  • Discuss techniques and processes of how to change health behavior

Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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$20.00 USD

Research Trends 106

Chiropractic Care: Maintenance Care, Comparing Individuals with and Without Chiropractic Coverage, Predictors for Successful Outcome with Low Back Pain


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  • Determine the effects of maintenance chiropractic care on chronic low back pain
  • Delineate the demographic and clinic-related predictors for successful outcome of chiropractic patients with low back pain
  • Compare individuals with and without chiropractic coverage
  • Summarize the efficacy of medication, acupuncture, and spinal manipulation for chronic mechanical spinal pain syndromes
  • Determine the effects of simulated spinal manipulation on facet joint strains

Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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$20.00 USD

Research Trends 105

Spinal Manipulation: Dose-Response, Muscle Relaxers Vs. Manipulation for LBP, Relationship (or Lack Thereof) with Disc Herniations


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  • Summarize the dose-response relationship between chiropractic and LBP
  • Discuss the differences between chiropractic adjustments and muscle relaxants for LBP
  • Assess the relationship between osteopathic manipulation and prenatal outcomes
  • Describe the association (or lack thereof) between spinal manipulation and lumbar disk herniations
  • Analyze the results of a study on active care vs. manual therapy with active care

Dean Smith, DC, PhD

AudioVisual Course

$20.00 USD

Research Trends 104

Spinal Manipulation: Neural Plasticity and Low Back Pain, Whole Spine Manipulation in Primary Care


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  • Summarize the relation between neural plasticity, LBP and spinal manipulation
  • Discuss the concept of intervertebral dysfunction with respect to paraspinal muscle
  • Assess the correlation between back pain, disability and quality of life
  • Describe a study implementing whole spine manipulation in primary care

Dean Smith, DC, PhD

AudioVisual Course

$20.00 USD

Research Trends 103

Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders: Epidemiology, Costs, Injury, Inflammatory Process


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  • Discuss the epidemiologic evidence and debate about work-related musculoskeletal disorders
  • Discuss the costs and financial burden associated with musculoskeletal disorders
  • Discuss the factors involved in strain-induced injury of skeletal muscles
  • Discuss the inflammatory process as related to musculoskeletal disorders

Dean Smith, DC, PhD

AudioVisual Course

$20.00 USD

Research Trends 102

Spinal Manipulation: Neurophysiology, Fixation and Degeneration, Chronic Pain, Neck Pain


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  • Delineate the effects of spinal fixation on degeneration in relation to the chiropractic model of degeneration
  • Determine the benefits of 3 common treatments thought to aid chronic spine pain including chiropractic
  • Outline and categorize the neurophysiology of spinal manipulation
  • Determine the effects of spinal manipulation and exercise on neck pain

Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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$20.00 USD