CCSP II: Chiropractic Management of the Extremities (Apr 18-19, 2020)
This course will provide Doctors of Chiropractic with current information and practical skills relating to the chiropractic assessment and management of the extremities in sport. The course emphasizes utilizes hands-on learning for the physical examination and adjustive techniques for sports-related extremity conditions.
12.5 CE hours, including 7 hours Category A Exam and 5.5 hours Category B
- Identify what constitutes an injury if the extremity joints.
- Learn the domains of neuronal dysfunction related to scapular dysfunction.
- Learn the etiology of how upper extremity injuries occur in sporting activities.
- Understand the distinctions and special management requirements of upper extremity trauma management in all populations.
- Learn about tools used to assess and evaluate extremity injuries in sport.
- Learn the current best practices of managing and determining return to play decisions regarding extremity injuries.
- Identify an algorithmic approach for urgent assessment and management of on the field trauma of the extremities.
- Determine which extremity clinical presentations indicate a prompt or urgent referral to an emergency department.
- Develop the skills to implement a graded return-to-play protocol and rehabilitation plan for individuals with upper extremity injuries.
- Understand the standard of care for the management of extremity injuries in sport.
- Recognize the challenges and opportunities of working in the sporting environment.
- Understand the sport specific nuances of evaluating, recognizing and managing extremity issues in sport.
- Principles and concepts of chiropractic evaluation, management and care of sports related injuries of the extremities.
- The assessment and management of sports related shoulder injuries including glenohumeral impingement syndrome, rotator cuff pathologies, biceps tendinopathies.
- Techniques for the evaluation, management and care for the foot.
- Shoulder evaluation and manual therapy considerations (including scapulothoracic articulation)
- Sports related elbow injuries including lateral/medial epicondylalgia. Elbow evaluation and manual therapy interventions.
- Sports related hip injuries including labral tears, capsular pathology, IT band friction syndrome. Management techniques for the evaluation, management and care for the pelvis and hip.
- Correlation of ankle and hip pathology to knee pathology and manual therapy considerations using a regional approach.
- Sports related knee injuries including patella femoral pain/chondromalacia, Medial/lateral collateral sprains/strains, medial meniscus pain, ACL tears.
- Best care pathways for the knee evaluation and management of knee pathology using manual therapies.
- Sports related ankle and foot injuries including inversion/eversion sprains/strains, medial tibial stress syndrome, plantar fasciitis, talar dome injuries.
- Best care pathways for the ankle/foot complex including joint play evaluation and manual interventions.
- (30 minutes) Case studies focusing on the synthesis of course materials to develop care plans and management techniques for lower extremity injuries in sport. Case presentations that assist the learner to use higher level thinking to synthesize course presentations to arrive at correct management decision making regarding the injured athlete’s management and return to play decision making.
Park by Student Entrance on Clawiter Road side of building, then look for signage directing you to the check-in area.
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JOEL DAKANICH, DC, DACBSP
Dr. Joel Dekanich is the founder and director of Vail Integrative Medical Group. Having practiced in Vail for the past twenty years, Dr. Dekanich has established a reputation for successfully diagnosing and treating difficult sports and spine conditions. As an Ironman competitor and ultra marathoner, Dr. Dekanich treats Olympic and elite/professional athletes to weekend warriors and ‘everyday’ patients. Dr. Dekanich is a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (250 nationally) and routinely lectures and attends well over 100 hours of continuing education and symposiums each year with emphasis in physical medicine, rehabilitation and current research and literature.
Dr. Dekanich has been featured nationally on the cover of The American Chiropractor magazine for his vision and dedication in creating the VIMG multidiscipline model. Dr. Dekanich is part of the PGA medical/chiropractic staff and worked with the Olympic Committee medical staff at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO in preparation for the athlete summer games in Beijing. Dr. Dekanich lectures for a post graduate program at multiple colleges across the country including the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
Dr. Dekanich was selected to the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) track and field medical staff for the ParaPan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico in November, 2011.
- Doctorate: Doctor of Chiropractic, Palmer College, Davenport, IA (1994)
- Bachelor of Science: Palmer College, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
- Master’s Degree: Exercise science & sports rehabilitation, Logan College, St. Louis, MO (August 2013) (Graduated with distinction)
- Associate Degree in Nursing: Institute of Healthcare Professions, West Palm Beach, FL (2015)
- Certifications/Courses: Level II dry needling technique (2013), Active Release Technique (lower), 2010, (spine), (2009), Titleist Performance Institute, Certified Golf Fitness Instructor (2010), Kinesio Taping K1-K3 Certified (2010), Graston Technique (2009), PGA / PSC certified analysis & treatment for the professional golfer (2009), National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (2004), Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Certified Sports Physicians (2006), Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, National Strength & Conditioning Association (2001), Level I Accredited Workman’s Compensation Physician
- Member: American Chiropractic Association Council on Sports & Physical Fitness, Colorado Chiropractic Association, National Strength & Conditioning Association, American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, Colorado Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
Co author: The effects of Kinesiotaping on back muscle endurance among patients with low back pain: A randomized controlled crossover trial. Lindsey E. Hagen, DPT, Jeffrey J. Hebert, DC, PhD, Joel Dekanich, DC, MS, DACBSP. Journal of Orthopeadics & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT). March, 2015, Volume 45, Number 3.
An Athlete Treating Fellow Athletes
“I am dedicated to treating typical spine-related injuries however, I am also a specialist in sports and extremity pain. As an Ironman triathlete and ultra marathon runner, I remain current with the latest sports injury science and research available in post-graduate studies, under renowned experts in those fields”.
- PGA TOUR Sports Medicine and Chiropractic Staff — 2009-Present
- Sports Medicine and Emergency Medical Staff, Hawaii Ironman World Championships — Kona, Hawaii, 2004, 2008
- Partial List of Events completed: Leadville 100 Trail Run, Sivler Rush 50 mile run, Dirty Thirty 50K and Bear Chase 50K runs, Ironman Wisconsin Triathlon, Harvest Moon half-Ironman, 5430 half-Ironman, Chicago Marathon, Toronto Marathon, Marine Corps Marathon (Washington, D.C.), Cape Cod Marathon and the Steamboat Marathon, Moab and Boulder Backroads half marathon
A Community Leader
“Belief in the importance of giving something back to the community is the main reason I sponsor so many local sporting events with on-site care."
- Official sports medicine care for The Honda Session, Pro Snowboarding event, Vail Valley Foundation (2002-present)
- Official sports medicine director for the Vail International Dance Festival
- Official clinic for Pro-am Mogul mania Tour
- Official clinic for Vail Ultra 100 Endurance race
- Official on-site care for World Cup Mountain Bike Championships, Town of Vail
- Volunteer: Skiing guide for the blind, Vail Resorts
See below for a list of credits available for this seminar. If your state is not listed, contact the Life West CE office to discuss pursuing Board approval.
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, 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.
Available Credit Hours
- 12.50 AK Chiropractic BoardAlaska Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 4.00 CA Chiropractic Board, Category A Exam/Adjust/BillingCalifornia Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Category A Exam/Adjust/Billing
- 8.50 CA Chiro Board, Category BCA Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Cat B
- 12.50 CO Chiropractic BoardColorado Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 12.50 CT Chiropractic BoardConnecticut Board of Chiropractic Examiner
- 12.50 DE Chiropractic BoardDelaware Board of Chiropractic
- 12.50 DC Chiropractic BoardDistrict of Columbia Board of Chiropractic
- 12.50 ID Chiropractic BoardIdaho Board of Chiropractic Physicians
- 10.00 IL Chiropractic BoardIllinois Medical Licensing Board
- 10.00 IN Chiropractic BoardIndiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 12.50 IA Chiropractic BoardIowa Board of Chiropractic
- 12.50 KY Chiropractic BoardKentucky Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 12.50 MD Chiropractic BoardMaryland Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 12.50 MA Chiropractic BoardMassachusetts Board of Registration of Chiropractors
- 12.50 MI Chiropractic BoardMichigan Board of Chiropractic
- 10.00 MS Chiropractic BoardMississippi Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 12.50 MT Chiropractic BoardMontana Board of Chiropractors
- 12.50 NE Chiropractic BoardNebraska Board of Chiropractic
- 12.50 ND Chiropractic BoardNorth Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 12.50 OH Chiropractic BoardOhio Chiropractic Board
- 12.50 OR Chiropractic BoardOregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 12.50 RI Chiropractic BoardRhode Island Board of Examiners in Chiropractic
- 10.00 SC Chiropractic BoardSouth Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 12.50 UT Chiropractic BoardUtah Chiropractic Physicians Licensing Board
- 12.50 VT Chiropractic BoardVermont Board of Chiropractic
- 12.50 VA Board of MedicineVirginia Board of Medicine
- 12.50 WA Chiropractic CommWashington Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission
- 12.50 WY Chiropractic BoardWyoming Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 12.50 BC Chiropractic CollegeBritish Columbia College of Chiropractors
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