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Prerequisites and Course Descriptions

Students who are actively enrolled in a course of study leading to a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree may take the entire course. However, one of the seven courses must be taken after they have earned their Doctorate of Chiropractic degree. A copy of your doctorate degree from an accredited chiropractic college must be provided to the senior instructor at the practical exam. 

The Certified Chiropractic Extremities Adjusting program consists of seven modules.


Click on one of the course headings below to read its description.

• ADVANCED PRINCIPLES OF TMJ, RIBS & SHOULDER GIRDLE
• ADVANCED PRINCIPLES OF UPPER EXTREMITY ADJUSTING
ADVANCED PRINCIPLES OF LOWER EXTREMITY ADJUSTING
ADVANCED PRINCIPLES OF EXTREMITY REHABILITATION
ADVANCED PRINCIPLES OF FOOT, GAIT AND ORTHOTICS
SOFT TISSUE METHODS FOR THE SPINE AND EXTREMITIES
GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF THE EXTREMITIES


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ADVANCED PRINCIPLES OF T.M.J., RIB AND SHOULDER GIRDLE ADJUSTING

Diagnosis and treatment is made simple through understanding the biomechanical functions of each joint. Clinical findings are discussed and demonstrated in this intensive hands-on seminar. Many mysterious pains in the shoulder and thorax are discovered in class and fixed before your eyes with procedures you can perform on your patients. Learn how taking a deep breath can be made easy. Take away breast pains that are plaguing your patients. Discover how to actually fix anterior dorsal. Get rid of false angina pains. Learn why chronic cervical subluxations may be a result of T.M.J. or rib subluxations.

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ADVANCED PRINCIPLES OF UPPER EXTREMITY ADJUSTING

Learn a whole new approach to diagnosing shoulder, arm and hand subluxations, entrapments and thoracic outlet syndromes. Truly learn how to find and fix these maladies utilizing time tested doctor techniques. Save patients from surgery and learn when it is needed. Say good-bye to carpal tunnel syndrome and learn why other doctors fail at treating it. Understand why the hand is one of the three most muscularly imbalanced areas of the body. Understand how to quit hurting yourself when you adjust your patients and enjoy practice. Discover the measurements used on x-ray to lock in your diagnosis and take it to court.

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ADVANCED PRINCIPLES OF LOWER EXTREMITY ADJUSTING

Know the kinetic chain of the lower extremity like you have never learned it before. Understand the involuntary mechanics of your gait pattern. Why false short legs can occur at other places than the spine and pelvis. Know what combinations of problems puts you on an express lane to hip D.J.D. and why. Discover how easy it is to treat knee injuries and get rid of Bakers cyst. Learn the anatomical landmarks of the feet and how to thoroughly examine them. Acquire adjusting procedures that realign the feet and restore function. Know when to prescribe a foot orthotic.

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ADVANCED PRINCIPLES OF EXTREMITY REHABILITATION

In this session, you'll learn the etiology of soft tissue injuries, the general mechanism of soft tissue healing, and how to apply these principles to initiate and carry out musculoskeletal rehabilitation programs. Review the most common extremity injuries encountered in your practice, the modes of injury, exam findings, diagnosis, and the most important facets of rehabilitating these injuries.

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ADVANCED PRINCIPLES OF FOOT, GAIT AND ORTHOTICS

Posture, both static and kinetic, is discussed and demonstrated. Primary and secondary shock absorbers of gait are related to their major muscle and nerve root. Neutral position of the foot is defined and demonstrated when it is pathomechanical and truly neutral. Structural deformities such as leg length, rear foot and forefoot varus/valgus, functional hallucis limitus (FHL), equinus, and others will be covered. Orthotics for common foot disorders and posture problems will be demonstrated. Learn how to cast a foot in true neutral position non-weight bearing. Learn why the foundation of the spine truly starts at the ground. Learn the difference between functional and accommodative foot orthoses, and learn to make functional orthoses (Students will be making functional orthoses in this class for themselves).

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SOFT TISSUE METHODS FOR THE SPINE AND EXTREMTIES

To understand that treatment of the human structure requires an approach that encompasses the total structure. Areas beyond the articulation must be evaluated and altered for complete healing to occur. This course expresses the relationship of soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments and especially the fascial system) to the function and dysfunction of the spine and extremities. It develops the concept that the articulations and soft tissues of the body are directly related and continuous throughout the body. Soft Tissue Methods introduces hands-on methods to treat peripheral neural and vascular entrapments, fascial, muscle, tendon and ligamentus restrictions. Relieve pain and help prevent recidivism of the chiropractic subluxation.

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GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF EXTREMTIES

Global Assessment of Extremities recognizes the interrelationship and the necessary intimacy of the spine to the extremities. Extremity dysfunction can and does affect the overall performance of the neuromusculoskeletal system. Thus, a “global” method of evaluation, analysis, and management is necessary. Understanding the signs, symptoms, and syndromes in a 'whole body' management format will solidify the practical application of the principles teamed in all prior modules. The most challenging patients are those that improve, but never completely resolve their complaints. Learn basic algorithms that will aid in establishing or reinforcing practical proficiency in management protocols.

This module will be based upon combining the general principles of all prior modules and the specifics of  rehabilitation, extremity adjusting, orthotics and stabilization based upon the Council on Extremity Adjusting.

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