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California Naturopathic Physician Continuing Education

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California Naturopathic Physician Continuing Education Requirements: 60 hours of approved continuing education biennially
California Accepts 15 hours of Online Naturopathic Physician Continuing Education Courses

 

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Special Requirements:
At least 20 hours shall be in pharmacotherapeutics.
No more than 20 hours may be in any single topic.
No more than 15 hours of the continuing education requirements for the specialty certificate in Naturopathic Physician childbirth attendance shall apply to the 60 hours of continuing education requirement.

 

Special Notes:

California Naturopathic Physician can meet their continuing education requirements by taking courses that have been approved by the California State Board of Chiropractic Examiners. ChiroCredit.com is a California Board of Chiropractic Approved Continuing Education Provider.

 


State of California Naturopathic Physician Continuing Education Requirements

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

 

Continuing education courses offered on OnlineCE.com provide Online CEU for California 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 California Naturopathic Physicians who register with www.OnlineCE.com

 
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  • Biomechanics 201

    Introduction to Gait: Pedographs and Gait Analysis


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    • Explain the phases of human walking gait
    • Discuss the biomechanical events associated with stance phase of gait
    • Discuss the biomechanical events associated with swing phase of gait
    • Explain biomechanically what is happening during each phase of gait in the foot, ankle, knee and hip
    • Discuss the 3 rockers of the foot and how they apply to the gait cycle
    • Understand the calcaneocuboid locking mechanism and defend it's importance in the stance phase of gait
    • Summarize the ranges of motion of the foot, ankle, knee and hip and their importance in normal gait
    • Explain how stance phase abnormalities would impact the gait cycle
    • Demonstrate competency in obtaining a reproducible Pedograph print
    • Interpret rearfoot, midfoot and forefoot mechanics as seen on a pedograph print
    • Identify and interpret problem areas in a pedograph print
    • Identify stance phase abnormalities on a Pedograph print
    • Extrapolate pathomechanics which would occur rostrally in the kinetic chain during pathomechanics occurring in the gait cycle
    • Evaluate the impact of gait abnormalities on human locomotion

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    Biomechanics 202

    Foot Function and the Effects on the Core and Body Dynamics


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    • Describe how the motor and sensory homunculus relate to the foot and are integral to training and rehabilitation
    • Discuss the 3 rockers of the foot
    • Give examples of problems that result from a loss of the 3 rockers of the foot
    • Explain the concept of pelvis neutrality and its effect on training
    • Describe and examine the tripod of the foot
    • Breakdown most movement into 2 basic rules or tenets
    • Give examples of the problems which can arise if the 2 basic rules or tenets of movement are not followed
    • Discuss the clinical consequences of loss of the medial and lateral tripods of the foot

    Ivo Waerlop/Shawn Allen, DC

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    Biomechanics 203

    Gait Analysis: Normal and Abnormal Gait and Factors Affecting Them


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    • Discuss the normal walking gait cycle
    • Apply the biomechanics of the pelvis and lower kinetic chain during walking to clinical practice
    • Predict and discuss problems and clinical strategies that can arise from altered lower extremity biomechanics
    • Apply visual analysis skills
    • Evaluate case studies in gait analysis
    • Clinically apply solutions for gait abnormalities

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    Biomechanics 206

    A Case Study in Gait Analysis


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    • Discuss the salient points of conducting a visual gait analysis
    • Review the gait cycle and associated kinetics and kinematics
    • Discuss step length, stride length and how they are affected in a case of a person with posterior compartment weakness
    • Review the biomechanics associated with heel rise
    • Propose rehabilitation strategies for specific cases that were reviewed

    Ivo Waerlop/Shawn Allen, DC

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    Biomechanics 207

    A Case Study in Gait Analysis: Focus on Torsions and Versions


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    • Discuss the pitfall of video assessment of gait cases
    • Review the gait cycle with respect to stance phase abnormalities in a gait case
    • Differentiate between step length and stride length
    • Review heel rise and the windlass mechanism
    • Discuss the function of the long flexors of the toes in gait
    • Evaluate pelvic posturing as it relate to a gait case
    • Discuss the gait pathomechanics that result from a herniated disc

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    Biomechanics 215

    Pedograph Use and Interpretation


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    • Briefly describe the history of the pedograph
    • Compare pedographs with other technologies available for foot imprinting
    • Explain how to obtain a reproducible pedograph
    • Discuss pedograph interpretation and what it means clinically

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    Biomechanics 217
    The Problematic Crossover Gait

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    • Define the crossover gait
    • Visually identify the crossover gait
    • Explain the biomechanical elements of the crossover gait
    • Analyze the cross over gait
    • Give examples of the cross over gait
    • Integrate your knowledge of the cross over gait to formulate an appropriate treatment plan
    • Outline some common exercises for cross over gait remediation

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    Biomechanics 218

    A Closer Look at Arm Swing in Gait


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    • Examine how arm swing correlates and integrates with the gait cycle
    • Visually identify arm swing
    • Explain the biomechanical elements of arm swing
    • Analyze arm swing
    • Give examples of normal and abnormal arm swing
    • Integrate your knowledge of arm swing to formulate an appropriate treatment plan

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    Biomechanics 221

    Static Assessment and the Glass Pedograph


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    • Review static postural foot assessment as it relates to a case study
    • Describe muscular compensations that may occur as the result leg length differences
    • Compare muscular action vectors and their changes with aberrant foot mechanics
    • Discuss the concept of flexor dominance and how it relates to the long flexors of the toes

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    Biomechanics 223

    New Case Studies of Fixed Leg Length Discrepancies and the Compounding Biomechanical Compensations that Produce Pain


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    • Review the anatomical and functional causes of  leg length discrepancies
    • Review the kinematics and kinetics of leg length discrepancies during the gait cycle.
    • View and discuss several new case studies looking at anatomical leg length discrepancies and the impact of compensations to accommodate the fixed changes. 
    • Discuss examination procedures to facilitate understanding of the pathomechanics resulting from a leg length discrepancy. 
    • Propose intrinsic and extrinsic remedies for the gait abnormalities seen.

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    Breathing Essentials 201

    Mechanics of the Region: Biomechanics of the Cervical, Thoracic/Thorax and Shoulder Girdle


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    • Describe the biomechanics of rotation of a thoracic ring at the levels T1-T7.
    • Describe the biomechanics of the Cervical spine, Thoracic spine, ribs, clavicle and manubrium with elevation of the right or left shoulder.
    • Describe the biomechanics of flexion and extension at the Costotransverse joint at T9.
    • Describe the differences in motion of the mobile segments between T3 -T7 with side flexion occurring first in the Thoracic spine.


    Debra Dent, BPT, Dip Manip PT, OCS, FCAMPT

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    Breathing Essentials 201 - 207
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    • This contains all courses with the educational objectives listed from Breathing Essentials 201 through Breathing Essentials 207

    Course Group includes all Breathing Essentials Courses numbered 201 through 207

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    Breathing Essentials 202

    Function of Respiration


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    • Describe the physiology of breathing and how altered pH can affect the body.
    • Describe two functions of the diaphragm.
    • Identify limited chest expansion and Bradcliff angles and ski jumps
    • Identify limited lateral costal breathing and how to facilitate normal lateral costal breathing


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    Breathing Essentials 203

    Altered Breathing Patterns and Their Consequences


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    • Describe how altered breathing patterns can alter pH and how this can affect the body.
    • Describe the autonomic nervous system and function.
    • Name three physiological consequences of respiratory alkalosis.
    • Describe suboptimal breathing patterns and their effect on the cervical spine and chronic pain.


    Debra Dent, BPT, Dip Manip PT, OCS, FCAMPT

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    Breathing Essentials 204

    Sleep Apnea


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    • Name and describe the different types of sleep apnea.
    • Describe the three levels of Apnea-hypopnea index AHI.
    • List five symptoms of sleep apnea.
    • List two treatments for sleep apnea.


    Debra Dent, BPT, Dip Manip PT, OCS, FCAMPT

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    Breathing Essentials 205

    Athletic Performance


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    • Describe the physiological response of aerobic exercise on the respiratory system.
    • Describe the effect of running on the viscera and the diaphragm.
    • Describe the response to inspiratory muscle fatigue on the body.
    • List one device than may increase endurance of the respiratory muscles.


    Debra Dent, BPT, Dip Manip PT, OCS, FCAMPT

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    Breathing Essentials 206

    Diaphragm in Critical Care


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    • Describe the anatomical structure of the diaphragm including innervation and blood supply.
    • List four causes that may damage the innervation to the diaphragm and effect normal function.
    • Describe the factors involved in Intensive Care Unit Acquired Weakness.
    • Be able to describe the pros and cons of early mobilization in the ICU.


    Debra Dent, BPT, Dip Manip PT, OCS, FCAMPT

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    Breathing Essentials 207

    Breathing Retraining Theories


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    • List two theories of breathing retraining methods.
    • Describe the theory of Resonant Frequency Breathing.
    • Describe the theory and design of Kolar’s Neurodynamic Muscular Stabilization program.
    • Describe the concept of Linda Joy Lee’s Thoracic Ring Approach.


    Debra Dent, BPT, Dip Manip PT, OCS, FCAMPT

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    California Xray Technology Course 204
    10.0

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    Hour 1

    • Describing common conditions affecting the middle aged adult, including the following: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, disc herniations, Type 2 diabetes mellitus, and abdominal aortic aneurysms
    • Observing diagnostic imaging related to each of the above conditions and determining the best imaging modality to use for the various conditions
    • Determining appropriate prevention and ancillary treatments for the discussed conditions

    Hour 2

    • Analyzing obesity through assessment and intervention
    • Discussing breast cancer diagnostic imaging and disease management
    • Diagnosing and treating congestive heart failure
    • Evaluating diagnosis and treatment options for the osteoporosis patient

    Hour 3:

    • Review the pathophysiology of spondylolisthesis
    • Evaluate the two classifications of spondylolisthesis
    • Classify transitional segments
    • Determine necessity and efficacy of imaging of spondylolisthesis and transitional segments

    Hour 4

    • Differential diagnosis osteopenia and its relevance towards Chiropractic practice
    • Identify imaging features of osteopenia
    • Recognize ominous features of osteopenia
    • Select appropriate chiropractic treatments for the osteoporotic patient

    Hour 5

    • In plain film radiographs, identify the orthopedic hardware used to treat femur, humerus, tibia, and radius fractures.
    • Discuss special situations for fracture repair, such as osteoporosis, metastasis, pediatrics, and obesity.
    • Review various fracture risk assessment tools that can be used in clinical practice.
    • Evaluate when various hardware such as screws, nails, and plates are utilized.

    Hour 6

    • Identifying vertebral characteristic features on plain film for the following diagnoses: Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis, Neurofibromatosis-1, Multiple myeloma, Paget's disease of bone, and vertebral compression fractures.
    • Determining what advanced imaging might be warranted for each of the vertebral conditions.
    • Describing general features of each condition such as incidence, clinical presentation and treatment options.

    Hour 7

    • Determine the incidence and the characteristics of different spine pathology.
    • Demonstrate, with plain film radiographs and magnetic resonance imaging, characteristics of central nervous system tumors and metastasis, syringomyelia, disc herniation, and trauma.
    • Identify clinical features and treatment for various spine pathologies.

    Hour 8

    • Understand the general features of the inflammatory arthritides
    • Discuss the clinical presentation, radiographic features, and chiropractic treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Discuss the clinical presentation, radiographic features, and chiropractic treatments for Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Compare the two most common inflammatory arthritides – Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis – to the other diseases in this category
    • Compare the inflammatory arthritides to the most common arthritide – osteoarthritis

    Hour 9

    • Differentiate Rheumatoid Arthritis from Ankylosing Spondylitis, the two most common inflammatory arthritides.
    • Differentiate Rheumatoid Arthritis from Erosive Osteoarthritis, both hand arthritides.
    • Differentiate Degenerative from Inflammatory arthritis.
    • Differentiate Osteoarthritis from Gout, the most common arthritide and the most common metabolic arthritide respectively.

    Hour 10

    • Learn a systematic approach to feature identification of arthritis
    • Identify radiographic features of arthritis
    • Develop a differential diagnosis of arthritis
    • Apply knowledge to classify unknown cases

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    Documentation 153
    Documenting Bodily/Personal Injury Cases

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    • Develop the skills for medical documentation record-keeping for proper patient care and adherence to insurance value based parameters
    • Recognize the importance, and benefits of thorough chart documentation from the standpoint of the patient, the provider, the profession and third-party payors
    • Show how outcome assessment documentation benefits the patient, the provider, the profession, and third-party payors
    • Demonstrate physical examination procedures that are the basis for diagnosis formulation and value based data
    • Examine skills necessary to incorporate an outcomes-based, evidenced-influenced approach to patient-centered health care in bodily injuries

    Leanne Cupon and Warren Jahn, DC, DABFP

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    Documentation 154

    Risk Management Considerations for Documentation


    1.0

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    • Develop the skills for medical documentation record-keeping for proper patient care
    • Recognize the importance and benefits of documentation methodology from the standpoint of risk management
    • Identify selected documentation problems and errors
    • Summarize recommendations for improving patient care documentation

    Leanne Cupon and Warren Jahn, DC, DABFP

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    Documentation 157

    Clinical Documentation


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    • Define the Problem Oriented Medical Record (POMR).
    • Demonstrate taking a complete patient history.
    • Define the Evaluation and Management examination for the musculoskeletal system.
    • Define Outcome Assessment.
    • Illustrate the P.A.R.T. format of documentation.
    • Define proper assessment for SOAP notes.
    • Discuss proper documentation of treatment performed on each visit.
    • Discuss proper documentation of treatment plans.

    Gregg Friedman, DC

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    Documentation 158

    ICD-10


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    • Comprehend the reasons for transitioning from ICD9 to ICD10
    • Determine the critical differences with the new ICD10 codes
    • Utilize the proper alpha and numeric aspects of commonly used ICD10 codes for  Chiropractic
    • Observe the practicality of combining clinical documentation and the proper use of ICD10 codes.

    Gregg Friedman, DC

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    Documentation 164

    Compliance with Federal Guidelines for Timed Physical Medicine Procedures


    1.0

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    • Differentiate between supervised modalities, constant attendance modalities, and therapeutic procedures
    • Properly document the time and service for any physical medicine modality and procedure
    • Clearly define the rationale for these services within the patient's medical record

    Kathy Mills Chang, MCS-P, CCPC

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    Documentation 165

    Compliant Coding and Documentation for all Chiropractic Techniques


    1.0

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    • Recognize the varying specific requirements for documenting unique adjusting techniques in regards to compliant records and risk management
    • Properly document patient encounters for medical necessity
    • Discuss the Medical Review Policy insurers use in reviewing medical documentation
    • Review case studies and examples to identify documentation errors during self-auditing

    Kathy Mills Chang, MCS-P, CCPC

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    Documentation 166

    Documentation and Coding of Therapeutic Activities


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    • Cite the difference between Therapeutic Exercise and Therapeutic Activities
    • Properly document all aspects required when utilizing timed therapy services
    • Assimilate payer policy details to ensure proper code utilization
    • Discuss common errors when documenting and billing therapy services

    Kathy Mills Chang, MCS-P, CCPC

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    Documentation 169

    Triage Your Patients with Compliant Treatment


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    • Compose Complete and Accurate Treatment Plans
    • Formulate multiple Standard Treatment Protocols for better compliance and efficiency
    • Differentiate patient care plans per Patient condition severity
    • Propose recommendations based on exam findings, not third party coverage

    Kathy Mills Chang, MCS-P, CCPC

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    Documentation 170

    Medicare and the Quality Payment Program


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    • Discuss Medicare’s guidelines for documenting quality measures 
    • Discuss Medicare’s Merit-Based Incentive Program (MIPS)
    • Identify and determine the eligibility requirements for MIPS
    • Identify and discuss the 4 categories under MIPS (Quality, Cost, Promoting Interoperability (PI) and Clinical Practice Improvement Activities (CPIA)
    • Recognize how Medicare calculates MIPS to determine payment adjustments

    Paul Sherman, DC

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    Documentation 171

    Ancillary Services: Yes, You Have to Document Those Too


    1.0

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    • Know how to document exactly what’s required for initial visit treatment plans including physical medicine procedures
    • Apply sample language to include in each daily visit note that will meet documentation guidelines for these modalities and procedures, including properly recording time for timed services
    • Command the mechanics of how to authenticate documentation for services provided by auxiliary team members
    • Tie the patient’s diagnosis to the treatment plan for tissue-specific, physical medicine solutions
    • Tell a complete and coherent account of the patient’s daily visit journey, outlining the crucial language necessary to justify medical necessity for all services rendered

    Kathy Mills Chang, MCS-P, CCPC

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    Documentation 172

    In-Processing Federal Patients: Active or Maintenance


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    • Recognize and document the difference between active and maintenance care
    • Use a decision-making matrix to determine the reportability of active treatment, and to be able to help the patient understand the distinction
    • Apply the Medicare standard of recordkeeping to intake requirements to establish a baseline for episodes of care
    • Determine whether routine visits qualify as active treatment when presented with new and updated complaints

    Kathy Mills Chang, MCS-P, CCPC

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    Documentation 173

    Why Render A Prognosis? Defining the Problem


    5.0

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    • Describe the need for prognosis
    • Summarize what a prognosis is
    • Demonstrate the use of prognostic tools
    • Appraise your individual patient’s outlook for recovery.
    • Measure the progress
    • Make evidence based clinical decisions
    • Substantiate your opinion for expert testimony.
    • Illustrate the evidence for care.
    • Prescribe evidence based care plans.
    • Properly document and code complicated cases
    • Improve the patient report of findings and discharge procedures

    David Taylor, DC, DABCN, FIACN

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    Documentation 173 - 174
    6.0

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    Hour 1 - 5

    • Describe the need for prognosis
    • Summarize what a prognosis is
    • Demonstrate the use of prognostic tools
    • Appraise your individual patient’s outlook for recovery.
    • Measure the progress
    • Make evidence based clinical decisions
    • Substantiate your opinion for expert testimony.
    • Illustrate the evidence for care.
    • Prescribe evidence based care plans.
    • Increase your reimbursement for complicated cases.
    • Improve the patient report of findings and discharge

    Hour 6

    • Interpret in documentation, the difference between active, medically necessary care vs. clinically appropriate but possibly maintenance adjustments
    • Able to distinguish compensatory vs. primary subluxations and document them properly
    • Specify proper documentation techniques as a full spine adjuster
    • Demonstrate the ability to classify documentation for each chiropractic technique employed

    Course Group includes all Documentation Courses numbered 173 thru 174

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    Documentation 174

    Compliant Documentation for Adjusting Multiple Spinal Regions


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    • Interpret in documentation, the difference between active, medically necessary care vs. clinically appropriate but possibly maintenance adjustments
    • Able to distinguish compensatory vs. primary subluxations and document them properly
    • Specify proper documentation techniques as a full spine adjuster
    • Demonstrate the ability to classify documentation for each chiropractic technique employed

    Kathy Mills Chang, MCS-P, CCPC

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    Documentation 176

    Document Clinical Rationale for Active Care Rehab


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    • Perform functional testing to identify patients who will benefit from active care rehab
    • Correlate functional testing findings with a protocol-driven care plan customized to the patient’s diagnosis
    • Recognize and document preferred outcomes that result from properly executed active care techniques
    • Follow clinical algorithms to best understand the beginning, middle and end points of active care rehab
    • Properly document the clinical rationale for active care rehab by linking it to the diagnosis and treatment plan of initial visit documentation

    Kathy Mills Chang, MCS-P, CCPC

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    Documentation 177

    The Ideal Documentation for an Episode of Care


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    • Discover all the elements necessary for appropriate documentation of an episode of care, from the initial visit through the discharge from active treatment
    • Have clearer delineation of the beginning and end of episodes of patient care
    • Decide when an active episode of care should turn into maintenance care, and document the decision making appropriately
    • Identify the required components of documentation as they are outlined in state board documentation requirements, Medicare documentation requirements and other entities’ regulations

    Kathy Mills Chang, MCS-P, CCPC

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    Documentation 178

    Documenting and Coding for Unproven, Investigational or Experimental Procedures


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    • Define and recognize common procedures that may be deemed unproven, investigational or experimental
    • Determine how individual state boards and payers view these various treatments
    • Recognize guidance or rulings from state boards that dictate the need for informed consent
    • Properly document the procedures in the medical record
    • Apply correct coding to describe the procedure provided
    • Personalize a sample Consent to Treat for the procedure provided

    Kathy Mills Chang, MCS-P, CCPC

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    Documentation 179

    Documentation Nuances for All Interested Parties


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    • Awareness of the value of orderly documentation to you and others
    • Ability to duplicate key documentation components that auditors and reviewers expect
    • Steps necessary to address how poor documentation can turn a simple record review into a full audit
    • Ability to identify commonly missed links connecting documentation to treatment

    Kathy Mills Chang, MCS-P, CCPC

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    Documentation 180

    Evaluation and Management Documentation Guidelines Made Simple Part 1


    1.0

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    • Recognize and apply E/M documentation requirements for history and consultation
    • Properly execute the four sub-components of history to be documented for new and established patient documentation
    • Properly execute the appropriate documentation for chiropractic examination components necessary to meet E/M documentation requirements
    • Reproduce quality documentation components within history and examination for new and established patients
    • Distinguish necessary elements of E/M documentation guidelines necessary for various levels of coding

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    Kathy Mills Chang, MCS-P, CCPC

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    Ethics and Aging 201
    Challenges to the Received View

    2.0

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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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    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


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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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    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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    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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    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


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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

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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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    Neurology 103

    Inflammatory Neuropathy


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    • Describe axonal degeneration in inflammatory neuropathy
    • Construct criteria for diagnosis of multiple sclerosis
    • Discuss the use of antioxidant therapy in neurologic disease
    • Review the sensory innervation of the SI joint
    • Identify mechanoreceptor control of shoulder musculature

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Neurology 104

    Differential Diagnosis with Nerve Conduction and EMG


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    • Evaluate the basics of nerve conduction
    • Comment on recording action potentials
    • Review NCV/EMG recording issues
    • Identify the diagnostic usefulness of H-reflex and F-response
    • Construct differential diagnosis with Nerve Conduction

    Jeff Swift, DC, DABCN

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    Neurology 105

    Pathophysiological Mechanisms Underlying Muscular Tension and Pain


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    • Describe the application of the multifidi muscle to Chiropractic
    • Discuss proprioception in individuals with and without back pain
    • Identify the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying muscular tension and pain
    • Determine how knee range of motion affects proprioception
    • Develop the relationship of decreased cutaneous tactile sensation with the pathogenesis of peripheral entrapment syndromes

    Jeff Swift, DC, DABCN

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    Neurology 106

    Modular Theory of Headache


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    • Define the use of Co-Enzyme Q as preventive treatment for migraines
    • Discuss the modular headache theory
    • Describe the neurovascular aspects of cluster headaches
    • Identify the nutritional etiology of headache and ataxia
    • Review the relationship of migraines and menstruation

    Jeff Swift, DC, DABCN

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    Neurology 108

    Chiropractic and Motor Control, Theories, Assessment


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    • Describe the effect of chiropractic on motor control
    • Discuss theories of how movements are chosen
    • Discuss how movements are sequenced, and skills are learned
    • Develop a motor control examination for your practice
    • Distinguish components of the motor assessment

    Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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    Neurology 109

    Functional Symptoms in Neurology and Neuropathic Pain


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    • Describe an approach to the assessment and diagnosis of functional symptoms in neurology
    • Outline an approach to the management of functional symptoms in neurology
    • Discuss concepts in neuropathic pain

    Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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    Neurology 112

    Neuropathic Pain - Part 3


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    • Analyze current literature regarding spinal adjustments, and break down concepts, physiology and theories behind chiropractic treatment
    • Appraise new and existing ideas related to mechanisms involved whereby chiropractic spinal adjustments might effect the vascular and nervous system
    • Describe the anatomy and physiology of relevant components of human nervous system as it relates to chiropractic adjustments, neural plasticity, articular neurology, and mechanisms of pain
    • Explore current understanding of pain physiology and theories behind neuropathic pain, allodynia and proposed treatment using chiropractic adjustments

    Joseph Ferezy, DC, DACAN, FIACN

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    Neurology 113

    Neck Adjustments and Stroke: Just the Facts


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    • Summarize the anatomy and hemodynamics of the upper cervical spine and brain
    • Discuss the nature of the pathophysiological changes common in arterial dissection
    • Outline the various forms and limitations of the bedside examination and laboratory tests and diagnostic imaging
    • Develop criteria for necessity of evaluation procedures (physical, orthopedic, neurologic)
    • Justify the development and significance of recognition and management of vascular accidents
    • Integrate current considerations regarding risk factors and therapeutic intervention

    Joseph Ferezy, DC, DACAN, FIACN

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    Neurology 114

    Chiropractic In-Office X-ray: The Future Has Arrived


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    • Outline the categorizations for the specialty of radiology and its related subspecialties
    • Summarize typical chiropractic x-ray suite set-up
    • Classify concepts and physics of ionizing radiation
    • Compare and contrast typical analog x-ray suites with Computed Radiography (CR)
    • Compare and contrast typical analog x-ray suites with Digital radiology (DR) detection systems

    Joseph Ferezy, DC, DACAN, FIACN

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    Neurology 115

    Neuropathy Advanced Labs - Chiropractic Applications


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    • Discuss common conditions that are associated with neuropathy
    • Identify presenting signs and symptoms in patients that would lead to examination for neuropathy
    • Differentiate different conditions that can present with signs and symptoms similar to neuropathy
    • Measure and interpret blood chemistries to demine the possible cause of neuropathy in a patient
    • Prepare a comprehensive diagnostic and management strategy for patients with neuropathy
    • Comprehend and be able to assess relative to neuropathy, drug-nutrient interactions in patients
    • Breakdown possible contributions of poly-pharmacy to the development and or maintenance of the neuropathic condition in their patients
    • Appraise risk factors for complications such as neuropathy and diabetic ulcers in patients with elevated blood sugar
    • Order and interpret neuropathy screening tests for patients with symptoms of neuropathy
    • Devise a strategy to reduce risk factors of neuropathy and translate this strategy into a treatment plan for the patient
    • Choose and apply biomarker lab tests to manage patients with neuropathy
    • Provide basic interpretation of  nerve conduction and EMG findings for patients
    • Discuss the use of medications in neuropathy and explain their  mechanisms  of action
    • Advise patients on possible side effects of neuropathy medications
    • Use Tinel's Sign as a diagnostic procedure and translate these findings into optimal location for therapy in neuropathy patients

    George Kukurin, DC, DACAN

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    Neurology 118

    Pharmacognosy: Signaling Pathways in Neuropathy


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    • Discuss how insulin signaling abnormalities can directly and indirectly contribute to neuropathy
    • Utilize natural substances that modulate insulin signaling pathways
    • Differentiate the roles of Endocannabinoid receptors in pain processing versus recreation “High”
    • Create a strategy to modulation Endocannabinoids receptors with legal natural substances for pain relief
    • Understand the role of Nerve Growth Factors (NGF) in the development of symptoms of neuropathy and also the role of NGF promoting natural substances which may stimulate repair and regeneration.

    George Kukurin, DC, DACAN

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    Neurology 130
    Receptor Based Solutions for Your Edification

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    Hour 1
    • Describe the importance of the primitive reflexes
    • Explain the role of fundamental patterns
    • Summarize the generation of cortical release signs
    Hour 2
    • Diagram the muscle – brain interactions and the hypothalamus – hormonal feedback loop
    • Define deaffrentation
    • Explain spinal dyscoupling and its effect on the neuraxis

    Michael Allen, DC, NMD, DIBAK, DABCN, FACFN

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    Neurology 131

    Receptor Based Solutions for Your Patients


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    Hour 1

    • Explain how the balance system depends on symmetrical input
    • Describe the relationship between the deep tendon monosynaptic reflexes and posture control
    • Explain the importance of the tonic neck reflexes to posture and functional assessment

    Hour 2

    • Describe the flexion and extension synergistic patterns
    • Explain the function of the flexor withdrawal reflex in relation to central pattern generators
    • Outline the role of the Galant reflex in postural control

    Hour 3

    • Explain the relationship between the flexor withdrawal reflex and the crossed extensor reflex.
    • Describe the anticipated response in testing the upper Galant reflex
    • Outline the normal display of the tonic lumbar reflex

    Hour 4

    • Explain the etiology of cortical release signs
    • Describe the determinant of posture
    • Outline the test for normal stance and gait and analyze the results

    Michael Allen, DC, NMD, DIBAK, DABCN, FACFN

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    Neurology 132
    Receptor Based Solutions for Your Application

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    Hour1
    • Describe the types of muscle fibers and how they respond to deaffrentation
    • Outline the anatomy of the cerebellum
    • Explain the function of the various areas of the cerebellum

    Hour 2

    • Outline the afferent cerebellar pathways
    • Describe the efferent cerebellar pathways and their interconnections
    • Summarize the blood supply to the cerebellum and brain stem

    Hour 3

    • Describe the relationship between cerebellar output and autonomic function
    • List the signs of pathological cerebellar expression
    • Explain the concept of surround inhibition

    Hour 4

    • Recognize how variations in functional muscle testing procedure will yield different clinical information
    • Explain the difference is the influence of uniarticulate muscles versus multiarticulate muscle on stability and affrentation
    • Describe the normal responses of the primitive reflexes

    Hour 5

    • Explain the role of the pyramidal and extrapyramidal systems
    • Select appropriate procedures to test for pyramidal distribution of weakness
    • Describe exercises to address pyramidal distribution of weakness
    • Recognize the foundational concept of receptor input
    • Explain the role of the primitive reflexes as a diagnostic tool
    • Summarize how functional manual muscle testing can reveal the presence of deaffrentation

     


    Michael Allen, DC, NMD, DIBAK, DABCN, FACFN

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    Pediatrics 118
    Evidence-Based Chiropractic Care for Infants

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    Hour 1

    • Explain the necessity of evidence for infant healthcare
    • Describe what mothers want from healthcare for their newborn?
    • Outline the need for and development of the United Kingdom Infant Questionnaire
    • Cite the outcomes of infant care in chiropractic practice and the adaptability of a parent-reported outcome measure to the infant population
    Hour 2
    • Define the term inconsolable, infant irritability syndrome
    • Describe the evidence supporting chiropractic treatment for inconsolable, infant irritability
    • List the negative long-term sequelae in older children who suffered from infant colic as a baby
    • Summarize the subgroup classifications for inconsolable, irritable infants
    Hour 3
    • Summarize the evidence on the advantages of breast feeding
    • Describe common musculoskeletal problems of newborns struggling to breastfee
    • Explain standard chiropractic protocols for the sub-optimal feeding infant and the potential risks of treatment
    • List the most common reasons an infant will present to a chiropractic office
    Hour 4
    • Summarize the evidence for the use of manual therapy in infants
    • Describe the theoretical mechanisms for the effect of manual therapy in infants
    • Outline the safety of chiropractic treatment for infants
    • Identify the major safety concerns in the treatment of infants

    Joyce Miller, BSc, DC, DABCO, PhD

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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

    Richard Saporito, DC

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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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    Physical Diagnosis 166

    Differential Diagnosis - Exposing Spinal Pain Imposters


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    • List five statistical references that relate to evidence based practice.
    • List four Red flags that are pertinent in the evaluation component of treatment.
    • Identify the five categories that pertain to possible spinal pain and referred pain.
    • Describe two metabolic diseases that can affect the spine.

    Debra Dent, BPT, Dip Manip PT, OCS, FCAMPT

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    Physical Diagnosis 166 - 169
    Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy

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    • This contains all courses with the educational objectives listed from Physical Diagnosis 166 through Physical Diagnosis 169

    Course Group includes all Physical Diagnosis Courses numbered 166 through 169

    Debra Dent, BPT, Dip Manip PT, OCS, FCAMPT

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    Physical Diagnosis 167

    Cervical Spine Differential Diagnosis


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    • Recognize and list four red flags for the cervical and shoulder girdle.
    • Identify three medical conditions that may refer to the cervical spine but are non-musculoskeletal in origin and require a physician's intervention.
    • Name and describe two CPR for the Cervical Spine.
    • List two dural tests that are done for the nervous system in the Cervical region.

    Debra Dent, BPT, Dip Manip PT, OCS, FCAMPT

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    Physical Diagnosis 168

    Thoracic Spine Differential Diagnosis


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    • Identify and describe two musculoskeletal issues of the thoracic region.
    • List one dural test that is used to evaluate the thoracic region which will assist in determining normal neuromeningeal pathway mobility.
    • List two CPR of the spine in the thoracic region that have good reliability and are effective in use.
    • List and describe two vascular diagnoses which may relate to Thoracic Spine referred pain

    Debra Dent, BPT, Dip Manip PT, OCS, FCAMPT

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    Physical Diagnosis 169

    Lumbar Spine, Pelvis and Hip Differential Diagnosis


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    • Identify two serious pathologies that appear to be related to the lumbar spine but are not.
    • Describe three categories of pelvic fractures than may occur.
    • Describe the objective differences between vascular claudication and neurogenic claudication.
    • List the five screening tests for the pelvis and SI joint.

    Debra Dent, BPT, Dip Manip PT, OCS, FCAMPT

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    Physical Therapy 101
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    • Discuss the use of electrotherapy to control pain
    • Establish parameters for wobble board rehabilitation of the ankle
    • Describe how SI manipulation affects anterior knee pain
    • Discuss the use of post-fracture manipulation
    • Construct therapeutic exercises for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis

    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    Physical Therapy 102

    Physical Therapy Applications


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    • Describe ideal pad placement for interferential therapy
    • Discuss increasing muscle strength in the elderly
    • Construct screening procedures and treatment for the TMJ
    • Relate the evaluation and treatment of whiplash
    • Review rehabilitation of ankle injuries

    Robert Schwer, DC

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    Physical Therapy 103
    Ultrasound: An Underused Modality

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    • Explain that the key to increased utilization of ultrasound lies in chiropractic providers knowledge and training
    • Recognize the ultrasound procedure, its benefits, effects, proper application, and potential outcomes
    • Point out precautions and contraindications affiliated with ultrasound
    • Internalize a level of knowledge and comprehension of diathermal principles
    • Develop skill sets when rendering ultrasound (continuous or pulsed) therapy

    Leanne Cupon and Warren Jahn, DC, DABFP

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    Physical Therapy 104

    Introduction to Low Level Lasers


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    • Discuss the unique properties of lasers and their clinical applications
    • Identify indications and contraindications to cold laser therapy
    • List parameters and protocols of cold laser therapy
    • Evaluate the current body of low level laser therapy clinical research
    • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of using cold laser therapy


    Brett Kinsler, DC

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    Physical Therapy 105

    Treating Patients with Light Energy, LASERS, LEDs and UV


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    • Define laser
    • Discuss the critical properties of laser light and the categories of lasers
    • Define power density and energy density
    • Recognize the factors that effect the depth of penetration of light therapies
    • Explain why certain frequencies are employed with therapeutic lasers
    • Discuss the proposed physiological mechanisms of light therapy
    • List the contraindications and precautions for the use of low level laser therapy
    • Differentiate continuous wave and super pulsed laser therapy
    • Describe the application techniques for low level laser therapy
    • Describe light emitting diodes
    • Describe ultraviolet radiation and the difference between UVA, UVB and UVC
    • List the effects of UV light
    • Describe the dosage determination method for UV therapy, MED and E1 - E3
    • List the contraindications and precautions to the use of UV therapy

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    Physical Therapy 106

    US, Cryotherapy, E-stim, Phonophoresis and Safety


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    • Identify principles, indications and contraindications for ultrasound, heat, cold and electrical modalities with a focus on the upper extremity
    • Utilize clinical guidelines for applying ultrasound, heat, cold and electrical modalities with a focus on the upper extremity
    • Recognize and discuss the clinical efficacy and safety parameters of ultrasound, heat, cold and electrical modalities with a focus on the upper extremity

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    Physical Therapy 107

    Elastic Therapeutic Taping


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    Hour 1

    • Discuss the history of elastic taping.
    • Define the anatomy of fascial layers in the human body, and how the mechanotransduction concept relates to the use of elastic taping.
    • Recognize the most common indications and contraindications for the use of elastic tape within the manual therapist’s practice.
    • Describe the application process of elastic taping .

    Hour 2

    • Discuss the evidence providing support of the use of elastic taping
    • Outline various conservative management options for taping musculoskeletal problems
    • Construct a treatment plan for a typical patient with acute traumatic swelling
    • Apply specific taping techniques for certain biomechanical dysfunctions

    Hour 3

    • Describe and demonstrate the application of elastic taping procedures for carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Describe and demonstrate the application of elastic taping procedures for biomechanical low back pain
    • Describe and demonstrate the application of elastic taping procedures for shoulder stabilization
    • Describe and demonstrate the application of elastic taping procedures for knee osteoarthritis

    Jennifer Illes, DC

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    Physical Therapy 108

    Patellofemoral Pain and Tendinopathy


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    • Examine the relationship between hip flexibility and patellofemoral pain
    • Summarize the evidence pertaining to the efficacy of manual and physical therapies for the management of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
    • Outline the possibility of a continuum existing between patellofemoral pain and patellofemoral osteoarthritis
    • Discuss the evidence regarding prevalence, diagnosis and management of patellar tendinopathy
    • Review the most common clinical tests used to determine balance in those with knee OA a clinical setting

    Shawn Thistle, DC

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    Risk 123

    Avoiding Charges of Patient Abandonment, Terminating the Doctor/Patient Relationship Lawfully and Ethically


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    • Assess the role the doctor-patient relationship plays in allegations of Patient Abandonment
    • Identify the components to any successful Patient Abandonment charge
    • Discuss court cases evaluating whether the doctor-patient relationship had been terminated lawfully
    • Distinguish between proper and improper considerations a doctor may rely upon to either refuse to undertake, or to terminate, a doctor-patient relationship
    • Explain the role notice plays in lawfully terminating a doctor-patient relationship
    • Evaluate the role consent plays in the establishment of the doctor-patient relationship, and in subsequent treatment

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    Risk 124

    Fee Splitting


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    • Identify specific conduct and activities within the practice of healthcare that violate a host of regulatory and statutory proscriptions relating to fee splits and kickbacks
    • Explain the development of current fee-splitting laws
    • Distinguish the letter of the law regarding fee-splitting and anti-kickback legislation from unprofessional conduct and consequent harms the statutes were enacted to discourage
    • Demonstrate a working knowledge regarding the roles played by the various state and federal enforcement agencies as they related to fee splits and kickbacks
    • Assess ones working knowledge regarding the process by which anti-referral safe harbors developed and how they operate

    • NOTE: This course is based on the same information as Risk 112 in an AV Format

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    Risk 130

    Legal and Regulatory Issues Associated with Healthcare Marketing


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    • Perform professional advertising and marketing that passes state and federal legal restriction.
    • Comprehend requirements for advertising testimonials, press releases, television, radio, Internet, personal solicitation and other marketing initiatives.
    • Comprehend the limits of commercial speech (advertising) within the arena of professional healthcare marketing and dissemination of information.
    • Train staff and implement policies associated with marketing initiatives and materials vis-a-vis state rules, regulations and statutes.
    • Comprehend issues associated with signage, listings, letterhead, and other matters of ostensible agency that may lead to liability.
    • Administer professional marketing such that it neither misleads, confuses nor exploits members of the public.
    • Discuss how nutritional supplementation labeling and HIPAA affects professional healthcare marketing efforts.
    • Undertake a review of marketing materials and initiatives so as to ensure compliance with relevant state rules, regulations and statutes.
    • Administer coverage decisions, professional referrals, and communicate same in a manner that limits professional liability.

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    Risk 131

    Risk Management Considerations of Patient Financial Matters


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    • Utilize proper compliant documentation
    • Evaluate federal guidelines regarding discounting and/or hardship
    • Apply guidelines to ensure accuracy for both active and maintenance treatment

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    Risk 131 - 133
    4.0

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    Hour 1

    • Utilize proper compliant documentation
    • Evaluate federal guidelines regarding discounting and/or hardship
    • Apply guidelines to ensure accuracy for both active and maintenance treatment

    Hour 2

    • Analyze charges and documentation on a daily or per visit basis to ensure accuracy and compliance
    • Compile accurate and comprehensive responses to documentation or record requests
    • Recognize and avoid confusing HIPAA privacy issues that can cost you time and money
    • Identify key areas that lack written policies causing increased risk in the practice
    • Evaluate your current written procedures and appraise the need for additional content

    Hour 3

    • Identify various types of billing irregularities and impact on healthcare expenditures.
    • Distinguish upcoding from bundling within the context of irregular billing schemes.
    • Demonstrate how and when exceeding a state’s scope of practice becomes “the unauthorized practice of medicine.”
    • Explain the restrictions states’ scopes of practice place on healthcare providers’ authority to treat and diagnose patients.
    • Discuss how invoicing unrendered medical services impacts third-party payers.
    • Interpret chiropractic boards’ positions on testimonial advertising and how best to comply.

    Hour 4

    • Identify what constitute a false claim under the False Claims Act.
    • Discriminate a kickback from a self-referral.
    • Trace how anti-kickback legislation arose and examine its prohibitions.
    • Explain the enactment of Stark legislation arising on the heels of anti-kickback bans.
    • Assess providing nutritional counsel within the context of “the practice of medicine.”
    • Evaluate identity theft and its impact on patients, providers and the cost of healthcare.
    • Discriminate between illegal copayment waivers from proper hardship waivers.
    • Discuss court cases instancing successful prosecution of healthcare fraud.

    Course Group includes all Risk Courses numbered 131 thru 133

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    Risk 132

    Protect Your Practice with Innovative Risk Management Techniques


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    • Analyze charges and documentation on a daily or per visit basis to ensure accuracy and compliance
    • Compile accurate and comprehensive responses to documentation or record requests
    • Recognize and avoid confusing HIPAA privacy issues that can cost you time and money
    • Identify key areas that lack written policies causing increased risk in the practice
    • Evaluate your current written procedures and appraise the need for additional content

    Kathy Mills Chang, MCS-P, CCPC

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    Risk 133

    Legal Do's and Don'ts All Chiropractors Should Know


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    Hour 1

    • Identify various types of billing irregularities and impact on healthcare expenditures.
    • Distinguish upcoding from bundling within the context of irregular billing schemes.
    • Demonstrate how and when exceeding a state’s scope of practice becomes “the unauthorized practice of medicine.”
    • Explain the restrictions states’ scopes of practice place on healthcare providers’ authority to treat and diagnose patients.
    • Discuss how invoicing unrendered medical services impacts third-party payers.
    • Interpret chiropractic boards’ positions on testimonial advertising and how best to comply.

    Hour 2

    • Identify what constitute a false claim under the False Claims Act.
    • Discriminate a kickback from a self-referral.
    • Trace how anti-kickback legislation arose and examine its prohibitions.
    • Explain the enactment of Stark legislation arising on the heels of anti-kickback bans.
    • Assess providing nutritional counsel within the context of “the practice of medicine.”
    • Evaluate identity theft and its impact on patients, providers and the cost of healthcare.
    • Discriminate between illegal copayment waivers from proper hardship waivers.
    • Discuss court cases instancing successful prosecution of healthcare fraud.

    Peter Van Tyle, Esq

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    Risk 134

    Risk Management - Social Media and Cloud Computing


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    • Understand what social media really is and what it means to your practice
    • Identify the benefits and the risks of social media
    • Find out what state boards and other governing entities have to say about social media being used in healthcare facilities
    • Recognize the boundaries of social media in healthcare
    • Learn how to implement an effective and appropriate social media policy to protect the provider, the employees and the patients
    • Improve your understanding of the “cloud” along with the benefits and risks of cloud computing
    • Apply your knowledge of the cloud as you make decisions and policies for your practice and all content stored or placed onto the cloud

    Kathy Mills Chang, MCS-P, CCPC

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    Risk 135

    Record Retention and Disposal and the 18 PHI Identifiers


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    • Identify the 18 PHI Identifiers
    • Awareness of other HIPAA related documentation and the appropriate retention period
    • How to confirm retention period for healthcare records
    • Recognize required security measures and their value to practice risk management
    • Implement policy and protocol for compliant and secure disposal of records

    Kathy Mills Chang, MCS-P, CCPC

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    Risk 136

    Managing Risk Using the 2018 OIG Chiropractic Portfolio


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    • Be able to identify the definitions of Fraud, Waste and Abuse and how they may show up in day-to-day practice
    • Become aware of the source of overpayments, including not-medically necessary care, maintenance care, and active treatment
    • Apply the guidance from the OIG to your state and carrier regulations since they are a resource to these groups
    • Recognize insufficient documentation and incorrect coding before the billing takes place
    • Implement the action steps recommended by the OIG to eliminate incorrect documentation, billing and coding practices to reduce compliance risk

    Kathy Mills Chang, MCS-P, CCPC

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    Risk 137

    Minimizing Risk by Preventing Medicare Improper Payments


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    • Distinguish between fraud, waste and abuse
    • Utilize your Medicare Local Coverage Determination (LCD)
    • Describe how a “reactive” approach to compliance with these guidelines may place you risk for penalties, fines, and potential conviction
    • Follow critical compliance requirements for minimum, mandatory, annual self-audits and chart reviews
    • Detect common billing protocols that are red-flags for third-party auditors and chiropractic boards of examiners

    Kathy Mills Chang, MCS-P, CCPC

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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.

    Linda Simon, DC

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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.

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    Soft Tissue Injuries 121

    Posture; Normal Biomechanics, Pathology and Treatment for Scoliosis and Spinal Distortion Syndromes.


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    • Discuss the normal function of soft tissues for support and movement to relate soft tissue injuries to postural anomalies. 
    • Utilize the evaluation of the feet as a foundation for full body postural adaptations.
    • Relate normal biomechanics of the foot, ankle, knee, hip, pelvis, spine, TMJ and upper extremities to normal posture and movement.
    • Apply findings of injured soft tissues of the foot, ankle, knee, hip, pelvis, spine, TMJ and upper extremities to evaluation of normal and abnormal postural distortions.
    • Discuss dynamic muscle stabilizers in the pelvis and abdominal core in relation to normal movement and fixations in the hip and pelvis.
    • Relate the thoracic spine and rib cage to dynamic movement and postural adaptations in the spine, upper and lower extremities.
    • Evaluate cervical joint dynamics in relation to compensations from the thoracic spine and rib cage, upper extremity and TMJ.
    • Discern impact of TMJ function on cervical spine posture and head tilt.
    • Relate abnormal scapular, glenohumeral joint and rotator cuff function to specific spinal and upper extremity postural distortions.
    • Educate the patient in normal standing, seated, computer ergonomic, reclined, recumbent positions and normal gait to discern and recognize postural abnormalities.
    • Relate functional dynamics during Acceleration/Deceleration Impact to soft tissue injury and postural adaptations to those injuries.
    • Define causative factors for Scoliosis and relate muscle disparities of the multifidus to spinal, pelvic, rib cage and shoulder postural distortions for treatment protocol.
    • Educate on causes of shoulder rounding, shoulder elevation; and backpack, throwing, tennis, golf, swimming, overhead sports injuries and their effects on spinal posture for rehabilitation.
    • Understand and apply soft tissue treatment methods for the three posture types of Somatic Technique Theory: Red Light, Green Light and Dark Vise.
    • Use Strain/Counterstrain, Friction Massage and Postisometric Relaxation as an effective tool for soft tissue damage contributing to postural distortion.
    • Apply soft tissue treatment methods, modalities and rehabilitation to Pelvic Crossed Syndrome and Shoulder Crossed Syndrome.
    • Apply Yoga for full body and regional postural corrections.
    • Understand and explain proper postures for dance, martial arts, running, cycling, baseball, golf, tennis, standing, walking, sitting, computer ergonomics and sleeping.

    Linda Simon, DC

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