Day One

Your Community

Hours 1-1.25:

Review of Scientific Literature

A. Developmental and Injury Mechanisms
B. In-Utero Constraint
C. Birth Trauma
D. Post Natal Development of Spinal Asymmetry
E. Childhood Injuries:
a. Motor Vehicle Injuries
b. Other Injuries
F. Childhood Stressors:
a. Physical
b. Emotional
c. Chemical
G. Implications of Pediatric Vertebral Subluxation Complex
(Research Trends)
Hour 1.25-2: Documentation
A. Consultation and History Intake for a subluxation-based practice
B. Chiropractic spinal examination
C. Re-examination documentation
D. Personal injury care for the pregnant and child patient
(Clinical Documentation and Examination Procedures)

Hours 3-4: Protocol Care for the Pregnant and Child Patient

A. Adjusting Protocols based on the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic involvement –
Gonstead system
B. Nutritional recommendations to support patient’s needs
C. Lifestyle management including contraindications
D. Common Childhood Disorders
a. Acute Nasopharyngitis
b. Allergies and Sinus
c. Asthma
d. Colic
e. Digestive Disorders
f. Enuresis
g. Febrile Convulsions
h. Foot Flare
i. Growing Pains
j. Headache and Migraines
k. Jaundice
l. Otitis Media
m. Tonsils and Adenoids
n. Torticollis
o. Reflux
(Examination Procedures/Diagnosis and Nutrition)

Hour 4-5: Chiropractic Care for the Pelvic Floor

A. Pelvic Floor Research
a. Anatomy
b. Biomechanical Dysfunction
B. Pregnancy Exercise Research
a. Benefits and Guidelines
b. Warning Signs and Contraindications
(Research Trends and Examination Procedures)

Hour 6-7: Chiropractic Care for Pregnancy – Pre-Conception and Pre/Postnatal Care

A. Preconception and prenatal recommendations
a. Clinical Review
b. Patient Recommendation Protocol: nutrition, exercise, stress management and
biomechanical considerations to prevent and reduce subluxation patterns
B. Chiropractic Spinal Examination: Gonstead
C. Adapting the Chiropractic Adjustment
D. Specific Biomechanical Considerations: Websters
(Examination Procedures and Adjustive Technique)

Hour 8: Developing the Role of Chiropractic through Community Awareness

A. Education for midwives, doulas and other professionals in the benefits of chiropractic
care for the pre/postnatal and pediatric population
B. Communicating to school-age children the profession of chiropractic, importance of
spine and nervous system function and the role of chiropractic as a healthcare
(Research Trends and Chiropractic Philosophy)