Adjust without a Thrust: Keys to Removing Subluxations through Comfort (Feldman, Feb 15-16, 2020)

Hayward, CA US
February 15, 2020 to February 16, 2020

Overview

The goal of this seminar is to address chiropractic techniques in which the doctor can add years to his or her practice while being gentle to the patient by switching off aberrant reflexes in combination with the Diversified thrust or as an alternative to the thrust.  By means of understanding the neurological reflex mechanisms of spinal somatic dysfunction as hypothesized by Irvin Korr, PhD and Lawrence Jones, DO, the practitioner can find comfortable treatment positions that quiet and even erase somatic dysfunction by placing the subluxation complex in a state of ease. How to remove aberrant alarmed, tense settings of the muscle spindle so it can restore itself to proper neutral setting a will be taught and the scientific basis understood so that the practitioner can have a choice of combining this approach with traditional techniques to correct subluxations within the body painlessly, with increased safety and ease. Corollary Diversified equivalent listings will be referenced to help the chiropractor understand and incorporate the physiological principles into his/her current armamentarium of techniques.

Three Major Problems within Our Profession

  1. It is well known that the average person on the street who has not seen a chiropractor has a hesitance, even fear, about “being cracked” or undergoing any sudden or potentially painful corrective treatment, even though they may well know by now some of chiropractic’s benefits.  
  2. What is well known to chiropractors, but little discussed is the injury rate chiropractors unfortunately see in their own bodies in the practice of their profession, and how this leads to decreased professional lifespan, loss of livelihood, early retirement and chronic pain.
  3. What is unknown in most chiropractic circles is that subluxations can be softened and even released, not by thrusting into them, but by folding the dysfunctional motor unit into itself, thereby shutting off the aberrant proprioceptive alarm reflex and resetting normal tone.

A Solution: KinEase Release Methods

KinEase Release MethodsHigh Velocity Low Amplitude adjusting has a high success rate and is efficient and efficacious in most cases.  Sometimes softer methods must be sought, or combined with high velocity low amplitude adjustments in order to safely and effectively treat the patient.  Using a variety of physiological principles such as: diminution of the muscle spindle gain via slackening the joint/muscle motor unit, utilizing reciprocal inhibition to the chiropractor’s advantage, and employing basic dural releases at the upper cervicals, sacral base and coccyx, KinEase Release Methods allows the body to unwind on its own, before the thrust. This leads to greater treatment safety, comfort, and fewer injuries to the patient and the doctor. It can lead to greater confidence on his or her part that all patients can be comfortably and safely treated, and lead to greater referrals and enhanced reputation in the community as a kind, gentle, effective and caring practitioner, all the while adding years to his or her professional life.

Schedule

Saturday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, 8:00am - 12:00pm

Learning Objectives

Gentle technique, longer career!  Upon completion of this course, you will better be able to:

  • Understand anatomy & kinesiology of the muscle joint complex
  • Enhance high velocity, low amplitude techniques by switching off aberrant reflexes before or during the adjustment
  • Resolve subluxation through a gentler adjusting approach

 

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 12.00 AK Chiropractic Board
    Alaska Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 11.00 CA Chiropractic Board, Category A Exam/Adjust/Billing
    California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Category A Exam/Adjust/Billing
  • 1.00 CA Chiro Board, Category B
    CA Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Cat B
  • 12.00 CO Chiropractic Board
    Colorado Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 CT Chiropractic Board
    Connecticut Board of Chiropractic Examiner
  • 12.00 DE Chiropractic Board
    Delaware Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 DC Chiropractic Board
    District of Columbia Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 ID Chiropractic Board
    Idaho Board of Chiropractic Physicians
  • 12.00 IL Chiropractic Board
    Illinois Medical Licensing Board
  • 12.00 IN Chiropractic Board
    Indiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 IA Chiropractic Board
    Iowa Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 KS Healing Arts Board
    Kansas Board of Healing Arts
  • 12.00 ME Chiropractic Board
    Maine Board of Chiropractic Licensure
  • 12.00 MD Chiropractic Board
    Maryland Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 MA Chiropractic Board
    Massachusetts Board of Registration of Chiropractors
  • 12.00 MI Chiropractic Board
    Michigan Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 MN Chiropractic Board
    Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 MS Chiropractic Board
    Mississippi Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 MT Chiropractic Board
    Montana Board of Chiropractors
  • 12.00 NE Chiropractic Board
    Nebraska Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 NV Chiropractic Board
    Nevada Chiropractic Physicians' Board
  • 12.00 NJ Chiropractic Board
    New Jersey Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 NC Chiropractic Board
    North Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 ND Chiropractic Board
    North Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 OH Chiropractic Board
    Ohio Chiropractic Board
  • 12.00 OR Chiropractic Board
    Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 RI Chiropractic Board
    Rhode Island Board of Examiners in Chiropractic
  • 12.00 SC Chiropractic Board
    South Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 SD Chiropractic Board
    South Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 UT Chiropractic Board
    Utah Chiropractic Physicians Licensing Board
  • 12.00 VT Chiropractic Board
    Vermont Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 VA Board of Medicine
    Virginia Board of Medicine
  • 12.00 WA Chiropractic Comm
    Washington Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission
  • 12.00 WY Chiropractic Board
    Wyoming Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 PACE
    FCLB Providers of Approved Continuing Education
Course opens: 
01/01/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2099
Event starts: 
02/15/2020 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
02/16/2020 - 12:00pm
Base cost:
$299.00

Summary

The goal of this seminar is to address chiropractic techniques in which the doctor can add years to his or her practice while being gentle to the patient by switching off aberrant reflexes in combination with the Diversified thrust or as an alternative to the thrust.  By means of understanding the neurological reflex mechanisms of spinal somatic dysfunction as hypothesized by Irvin Korr, PhD and Lawrence Jones, DO, the practitioner can find comfortable treatment positions that quiet and even erase somatic dysfunction by placing the subluxation complex in a state of ease. How to remove aberrant alarmed, tense settings of the muscle spindle so it can restore itself to proper neutral setting a will be taught and the scientific basis understood so that the practitioner can have a choice of combining this approach with traditional techniques to correct subluxations within the body painlessly, with increased safety and ease. Corollary Diversified equivalent listings will be referenced to help the chiropractor understand and incorporate the physiological principles into his/her current armamentarium of techniques.

 

Learning objectives/learning outcomes

Upon completion of this course, attendees will better be able to:

  • Understand anatomy & kinesiology of the muscle joint complex
  • Enhance high velocity, low amplitude techniques by switching off aberrant reflexes during the adjustment
  • Resolve subluxation through a gentler adjusting approach

 

Teaching method

Lecture, hands-on

 

Outline

 

 

Hour 1

Basic Science

  • Understanding the physiology of the muscle spindle and Golgi tendon organ in normal function
    The hypothesis of Irvin Korr, PhD in regards to somatic dysfunction, “the facilitated segment” or subluxation and the role of the muscle spindle and Golgi tendon organ.  The Golgi Tendon Organ and its relevance in osseous and spring loaded and drop table adjusting (Speed as a tool of ease: The role of the Golgi tendon organ in release of somatic dysfunction)

     
  • How slackening the muscle and joint works to release somatic dysfunction: The Role of the Muscle Spindle in release of somatic dysfunction

The accidental discovery and subsequent hypothesis of Lawrence Jones, DO, and the development of Strain/Counterstrain.  The development of Positional Release Technique and Strain Counterstrain and how it serves as a base for techniques addressing Subluxation.
 

Hour 2

Technique

  • Finding the Tender Point and the “Sweet Spot” or “Mobile Point” during the Adjustment

the articular position in which the Tender point ceases to be tender and the hyperactive “gamma gain” as described by Korr ceases and the muscle spindle cells and intrinsic muscles achieve normal signal and extrinsic muscles normal tonus.
Techniques of release: 90 second hold rule, or combining with reciprocal inhibition, traction, compression, torsion or HVLLA (high velocity, low, low amplitude) thrust such as Meric, toggle, spring loaded instrument or flick of the wrist).

 

Hour 3

Technique

  • Upper cervical analysis and correction: Occiput, C1 and C2
    Associated plane lines of the facets and primary ranges of motion, muscle origins, insertions, actions, and positions of release using the concept of approximation of the joints and muscles as a means of somatic dysfunction release.  Correlation with Diversified approaches to release of these segments, and associated proper ergonomics for the chiropractor's safety and efficiency.

 

Hour 4

Technique

  • Anterior cervical tender points and releases  C3-7, Anterior Longitudinal Ligament and Sternocleidomastoid analysis and correction
    Associated plane lines of the facets and primary ranges of motion, muscle origins, insertions, actions, and positions of release using the concept of approximation of the joints and muscles as a means of somatic dysfunction release.  Correlation with Diversified approaches to release of these segments, and associated proper ergonomics for the chiropractor's safety and efficiency.

Hour 5

Technique

  • Posterior Cervical tender points C3-7, Scalenes analysis and correction
    Associated plane lines of the facets and primary ranges of motion, muscle origins, insertions, actions, and positions of release using the concept of approximation of the joints and muscles as a means of somatic dysfunction release.  Correlation with Diversified approaches to release of these segments, and associated proper ergonomics for the chiropractor's safety and efficiency.

     

Hour 6

Technique

  • Anterior Thoracic tender points analysis and correction
    Associated plane lines of the facets and primary ranges of motion, muscle origins, insertions, actions, and positions of release using the concept of approximation of the joints and muscles as a means of somatic dysfunction release.  Correlation with Diversified approaches to release of these segments, and associated proper ergonomics for the chiropractor's safety and efficiency.

 

Hour 7

Technique

  • Anterior Ribs T1 - T6 and intercostal muscles 4-6 tender analysis and correction
    Associated plane lines of the facets and primary ranges of motion, muscle origins, insertions, actions, and positions of release using the concept of approximation of the joints and muscles as a means of somatic dysfunction release.  Correlation with Diversified approaches to release of these segments, and associated proper ergonomics for the chiropractor's safety and efficiency.

 

Hour 8

Technique

  • Posterior Thoracics analysis and correction
    Associated plane lines of the facets and primary ranges of motion, muscle origins, insertions, actions, and positions of release using the concept of approximation of the joints and muscles as a means of somatic dysfunction release.  Correlation with Diversified approaches to release of these segments, and associated proper ergonomics for the chiropractor's safety and efficiency.

 

Hour 9

Technique

  • Anterior lumbar tender points analysis and correction
    Associated plane lines of the facets and primary ranges of motion, muscle origins, insertions, actions, and positions of release using the concept of approximation of the joints and muscles as a means of somatic dysfunction release.  Correlation with Diversified approaches to release of these segments, and associated proper ergonomics for the chiropractor's safety and efficiency.

 

Hour 10

Technique

  • Posterior lumbar points L1-5 and Upper and Lower Pole L5 on pelvis analysis and correction
    Associated plane lines of the facets and primary ranges of motion, muscle origins, insertions, actions, and positions of release using the concept of approximation of the joints and muscles as a means of somatic dysfunction release.  Correlation with Diversified approaches to release of these segments, and associated proper ergonomics for the chiropractor's safety and efficiency.

     

Hour 11

Technique

  • Anterior Pelvic Tender Points, Diversified corollaries PI, IN, AS, and EX ilium, Sacral base anterior, posterior analysis and correction
    Associated plane lines of the facets and primary ranges of motion, muscle origins, insertions, actions, and positions of release using the concept of approximation of the joints and muscles as a means of somatic dysfunction release.  Correlation with Diversified approaches to release of these segments, and associated proper ergonomics for the chiropractor's safety and efficiency.

 

Hour 12

Technique

  • Posterior pelvis and femoroacetabular hip joints analysis and correction
    Associated plane lines of the facets and primary ranges of motion, muscle origins, insertions, actions, and positions of release using the concept of approximation of the joints and muscles as a means of somatic dysfunction release.  Correlation with Diversified approaches to release of these segments, and associated proper ergonomics for the chiropractor's safety and efficiency.

 

  • Recap and Review

 

Life Chiropractic College West
25001 Industrial Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94545
United States
+1 (510) 780-4508

Park by Student Entrance on Clawiter Road side of building, then look for signage directing you to the check-in area. 

See Campus Map for details. 

Ethan Feldman, DCETHAN FELDMAN, DC

Dr. Ethan Feldman was named by San Francisco Magazine “The Best Practitioner for Aches and Pains” in Berkeley.  He was also the chiropractor for the University of California, Berkeley performing arts venue Zellerbach Hall, where he treated dancers and other performers from top companies from around the world.  

He has been a chiropractor since 1988.  He and his wife Susan have lived in San Miguel since 2011. He continues to practice in San Miguel de Allende as well as teaching the next generation of chiropractors, physical therapists and other manual medicine practitioners.

The focus of his work is on gently unwinding chronic musculoskeletal conditions by comfortably positioning the body in such a manner that the body resets and restores to it’s proper anatomical neutral setting, much like rebooting and restoring a computer to it’s previous version before the problem began.  By finding a position in which the body no longer reports pain and restriction to the spinal cord and brain, the nerve reflexes stop firing stressful signals and the whole system returns to normal. 

 

Having been in practice for 30 years I have mastered many techniques, but currently I focus on an osteopathic form of unwinding and resetting the body which is called Jones Strain Counterstrain  (or sometimes Postural Release Technique).  The technique focuses on finding comfortable positions for the body to literally forget painful holding patterns of muscle and joint tension, spasm and pain.  Analogous to how we handle emotions, most insults and emotional stressors are processed and released in the course of a day, or two, but some seem to linger in our psyche and even amplify over time. The physical body is no different.

​I have practiced nearly all forms of chiropractic over my 30 year tenure in this field, and am happy to be in San Miguel, where I can focus almost exclusively on this osteopathic form of unwinding and resetting the body which is called Strain Counterstrain The results are rapid and usually long lasting. In my experience, Strain Counterstrain approaches chronic pain and dysfunction in a manner that is not addressed by more common chiropractic, osteopathic and physical therapy modalities.  It is my pleasure to offer this care to my patients and teach it to my students.

http://www.sanmiguelwellness.com

See below for a list of credits available for this seminar. 

Life Chiropractic College West is accredited by the CCE and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

NOTE to DCs licensed in: CO, CT, DE, DC, ID, IL, IN, IA, MD, MA, MI, MS, MT, NE, NJ, OH, OR, RI, SC, UT, VT, VA, WA, WY, BC, NB, ON, QC.  These states generally accept programs sponsored by a college that is accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE).  These states and provincial boards do not require an application from CCE colleges. While it is higly likely that credits will be accepted, Life Chiropractic College West cannot guarantee that any session of this offering will be accepted by these licensing board(s). Life West urges licensees to familiarize themselves with the laws governing continuing education in the jurisdictions where they hold licensure.

Available Credit Hours

  • 12.00 AK Chiropractic Board
    Alaska Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 11.00 CA Chiropractic Board, Category A Exam/Adjust/Billing
    California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Category A Exam/Adjust/Billing
  • 1.00 CA Chiro Board, Category B
    CA Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Cat B
  • 12.00 CO Chiropractic Board
    Colorado Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 CT Chiropractic Board
    Connecticut Board of Chiropractic Examiner
  • 12.00 DE Chiropractic Board
    Delaware Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 DC Chiropractic Board
    District of Columbia Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 ID Chiropractic Board
    Idaho Board of Chiropractic Physicians
  • 12.00 IL Chiropractic Board
    Illinois Medical Licensing Board
  • 12.00 IN Chiropractic Board
    Indiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 IA Chiropractic Board
    Iowa Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 KS Healing Arts Board
    Kansas Board of Healing Arts
  • 12.00 ME Chiropractic Board
    Maine Board of Chiropractic Licensure
  • 12.00 MD Chiropractic Board
    Maryland Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 MA Chiropractic Board
    Massachusetts Board of Registration of Chiropractors
  • 12.00 MI Chiropractic Board
    Michigan Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 MN Chiropractic Board
    Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 MS Chiropractic Board
    Mississippi Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 MT Chiropractic Board
    Montana Board of Chiropractors
  • 12.00 NE Chiropractic Board
    Nebraska Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 NV Chiropractic Board
    Nevada Chiropractic Physicians' Board
  • 12.00 NJ Chiropractic Board
    New Jersey Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 NC Chiropractic Board
    North Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 ND Chiropractic Board
    North Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 OH Chiropractic Board
    Ohio Chiropractic Board
  • 12.00 OR Chiropractic Board
    Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 RI Chiropractic Board
    Rhode Island Board of Examiners in Chiropractic
  • 12.00 SC Chiropractic Board
    South Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 SD Chiropractic Board
    South Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 UT Chiropractic Board
    Utah Chiropractic Physicians Licensing Board
  • 12.00 VT Chiropractic Board
    Vermont Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 VA Board of Medicine
    Virginia Board of Medicine
  • 12.00 WA Chiropractic Comm
    Washington Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission
  • 12.00 WY Chiropractic Board
    Wyoming Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 PACE
    FCLB Providers of Approved Continuing Education

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
01/01/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2099

Price

Base cost:
$299.00
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