CCEP IV:Introduction to Foot, Gait, and Orthotics (Hearon, Dec 1-2)

Hayward, CA US
December 1, 2018 to December 2, 2018


Spinal stability depends upon the feet. This hands-on module of the Extremities Practitioner series addresses how the feet control motions into the knees, pelvis and lumbar spine. This course covers the mechanical chain of events in the lower extremities, and how joint subluxations affect posture and gait.  Know what foot orthotic options are available, too.

CCEP - Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner

The CCEP series offer practical, objective-based solutions for treating the extremities. It includes 105 hours of instruction in seven live seminars.
The courses are offered through Life West.  The CCEP credential is provided by the Council on Extremity Adjusting
Courses will be held on the Life West campus September 2018 - March 2019.
See About CCEP for more information.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this seminar, participants will be better able to:

  • know the kinetic chain of motion and how it is impacted by dysfunctions of the foot;
  • understand technical definitions; and
  • prescribe shoes and/or orthotics to improve patient gait and/or enhance their postural chain.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 11.00 CA Chiro Board, Category B
    CA Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Cat B
  • 4.00 CA Chiropractic Board, Category A Exam/Adjust/Billing
    California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Category A Exam/Adjust/Billing
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
12/01/2018 - 8:00am PST
Event ends: 
12/02/2018 - 2:00pm PST

Day 1

08:00 - 09:00Overview of gait, primary shock-absorber, and secondary shock-absorber
09:00 - 10:00Discussions: Basic anatomy; Bones of the Foot; Anatomical landmarks; and Major Muscles
10:00 - 11:00Discussions: Basic bio-mechanics; Pronation & supination; Medial & lateral foot; and Patho-mechanical neutral position
11:00 - 12:00Discussions: Structural deformities; Leg length discrepancies; Coxa vera; Coxa valga; Forefoot varus; Forefoot valgus; and Functional hallucis limitus
12:00 - 01:00Lunch 
01:00 - 02:00Discussions: Overall mechanics of bone movement in the lower extremities and pelvis; Subtalar pronation; and Subtalar supination
02:00 - 03:00Discussions: Effects of lower-limb abnormalities on foot function; Talus motion; and Intrinsic foot deformities
03:00 - 04:00Discussions: Shoe definitions; Functional orthotics; Accommodative orthotics; and Kinetic wedge modification
04:00 - 05:00Patient history, past & present; >Examination: Weight bearing and Non-weight bearing
05:00 - 06:00

Techniques to adjust the: Talus; Calcaneus; Cuboid; Navicular; Cuneiforms; Metatarsals; and Phalanges

Day 2

08:00 - 09:00Foot casting: standing & sitting, generic or neutral position
09:00 - 10:00Ordering or prescribing orthotics form the lab
10:00 - 11:00Product distribution, purpose of items, video of protocol
11:00 - 12:00Hands-on application: Making in-house foot orthotics
12:00 - 01:00Reviewing modifications to orthotics for varied anomalies
01:00 - 02:00Review the session and clear-up any outstanding issues
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. 

Kevin Hearon, DC, CCEP, CCSP 

 Dr. Hearon is the President of the Council on Extremity Adjusting, an education organization dedicated to teaching chiropractors extremity adjusting. With over 35 years of experience treating the spine and   extremities, including collegiate, Olympic and professional athletes, Dr. Hearon helped pioneer the extremity adjusting movement in chiropractic. 

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, 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.

All applications are PENDING at this time.

Available Credit Hours

  • 11.00 CA Chiro Board, Category B
    CA Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Cat B
  • 4.00 CA Chiropractic Board, Category A Exam/Adjust/Billing
    California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Category A Exam/Adjust/Billing


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