• This course will introduce goal-setting that is consistent with governing values developed from the previous term. Public speaking in relation to addressing common questions in chiropractic practice will be explored with in-class speaking presentations.
  • The first half of the course will focus on specific ways to
    enhance day-to-day professional communication skills.
    The second half is designed to take students to the next
    level in managing their business and practice through a
    detailed understanding of the different TEAM positions.
    TEAM building combined with clarity of vision, motivation
    in leadership and personal accountability will help build
    a successful practice.
  • This course will focus on reimbursement for services. CPT and ICD-9 coding will be reviewed with respect to proper submission to third-party payers for reimbursement. Rules regarding Medicare, Health Savings Accounts and cash payments plans will be discussed.
  • Students develop an understanding of normal growth and
    development of the child, as well as recognition of common
    childhood conditions. An emphasis is placed on lifestyles
    and behaviors that support health maintenance and prevent
    common disorders or diseases of childhood.
  • This technique laboratory course combines instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization with a targeted exercise program to address connective tissue dysfunction. The technique uses Graston patented stainless steel instruments that are designed to adapt to the various tissue/shapes/curves of the body to precisely examine and treat a variety of neuromusculoskeletal conditions. Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization is soft tissue mobilization that allows the clinician to detect and treat soft tissue dysfunction that produces pain, weakness and functional limitation for the patient. The instruments are designed to provide an adjunct to a clinician's hands. Developing good manual skills is crucial to the effectiveness of this technique. Hands on application using the instruments will be stressed as part of an overall treatment.
  • Overview of the legal environment of chiropractic service. Topics include malpractice; the chiropractic report; contracts; legal entities; direct and cross examination; chiropractic statutes; scope of practice; and ethics. Material covers the statutes and ethics that govern chiropractic practice, how to legally begin business, how to prepare a legal case report and how to obtain malpractice insurance.
  • Students will study the presentation, diagnosis and treatment
    of common disorders and complaints of the peripheral and
    central nervous systems.
  • The scientific tenets that guide the philosophy of chiropractic health care are discussed, with emphasis on the concepts that alterations of body structure can influence neurological function, which in turn, can impact body physiology and homeostatic balance.
  • Presentation of key ethical issues encountered in the professional setting. Emphasis is on those issues commonly occurring in the chiropractic patient-care environment.