• The primary objective of this course is for students to learn the advancing concepts and skills necessary for a broad-based conservative care (primary health care) provider to evaluate and manage the upper extremities. Examination skills covered in the course will include, but are not limited to, inspection, joint and soft tissue palpation, range of motion, orthopedic evaluation, and neurological examinations. This course will teach multi-modal treatments applicable to the extremities, such as joint and soft tissue manipulation, strapping applications, and functional restoration. This course will build on and further integrate the basic concepts in (i) preventative medicine, (ii) biochemical and nutritional foundations of healing, (iii) soft tissue management, and (iv) joint care.
  • In the final academic term, students complete their internship by continuing to provide chiropractic care to patients in either the University Natural Care Centers or in any approved Community Based Internship. Interns carry out examinations, administer chiropractic care and deliver treatment under the direction of a supervising clinical faculty while completing their technical requirements for graduation.
  • Discussion of the presentation, diagnosis and treatment of
    dermatological conditions commonly encountered in
    chiropractic practice, including infections, tumors, allergic
    reactions, inflammatory conditions and skin injuries. The
    chiropractic role in caring for patients with skin conditions
    is discussed.
  • This course provides the student with an introduction to various and selected technique systems that exist in the chiropractic profession. A discussion and critical appraisal of each system will occur based on a model for evaluation and validation of manipulative therapy. Emphasis will be on the developer of each technique, the biomechanical principles upon which it is based, and how patients are evaluated and treated using the technique. The current research status of each technique will also be discussed. Clearly, this is not a "how to" hands on practical class. Rather it is designed to present the information known about some of the more common and not-so-common techniques used by doctors of chiropractic. Foundational information will be presented on the rationale for manipulative procedures in their various forms as well as the lesion they target.