DACBSP VI: Advanced Topics in Evaluation and Management of the Lower Extremities (Nabhan, Feb 9-10)

Hayward, CA US
February 9, 2019 to February 10, 2019

If you wish to earn your Diplomate, register for the DACBSP Series instead of this or any individual seminar.  The online learning portions are only accessible to series enrollees and may not be purchased separately.


This 12.5 hour course will provide Doctors of Chiropractic with current information and practical skills relating to evaluation and management of chiropractic care for the lower extremity in an athletic population. The course emphasizes and utilizes case studies and hands-on-learning techniques. A case based approach integrates the skills of medical history taking, physical examination, ordering and interpretation of diagnostic imaging and laboratory studies, and patient management for each pathology discussed.


Saturday, 8:30am - 6:00pm (1 hour lunch break)
Sunday, 8:00am - 12:00pm

DACBSP - Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians®

Life West, home of the Sports Performance Institute (SPI), is the place to advance in chiropractic sports and performance expertise. Study with excellent faculty and apply your skills on the field with Life West athletic programs alongside SPI staff.

The Diplomate American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians® (DACBSP®) program utilizes interactive experiences and dedicated hands-on sessions to prepare you to earn the prestigious DACBSP. The program consists of a combination of live weekends and online learning components totaling 216 hours of study.  There are 100 hours of coursework at Life West, 116 hours of online coursework, practice in the field, and written and practical exams. It is a rigorous, professional credentialing program that promotes professional knowledge and competency of chiropractic practitioners engaged in the specialty of chiropractic sports performance.

Once completed, you’ll be ready for the DACBSP® exam given through the ACBSP™. In addition, you’ll be prepared to sit for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS) exam given by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

CCSP ® and DACBSP® programs may be taken concurrently.

Live courses are held on the Life West campus September 2018 - April 2019. 

Learning Objectives

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

  • Recognize the pathomechanics and perform clinical examination of femoroacetabular impingement
  • Identify risk factors for anterior cruciate ligament
  • Become familiar with rehabilitation of knee ligament injury
  • Create a management plan for chronic ankle instability and high ankle sprain
  • Recognize appropriate care pathways for the spectrum of tendinopathy from tendonitis to tendinosis
  • Understand the clinical evaluation, imaging and return to play concerns for stress fracture of the lower extremity
  • Apply clinical gait analysis into the management of running injury

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.00 CA Chiro Board, Category B
    CA Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Cat B
  • 4.50 CA Chiropractic Board, Category A Exam/Adjust/Billing
    California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Category A Exam/Adjust/Billing
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/09/2019 - 8:30am PST
Event ends: 
02/10/2019 - 12:00pm PST

Hour 1: Using checklists to reduce medical error

Hour 2: The hip in sport

Hour 3: The hip in sport

Hour 4: Knee anatomy and biomechanics

Hour 5: The knee in sport

Hour 6: Knee injury prevention

Hour 7: Ankle instability

Hour 8: Return to play after ankle injury

Hour 9: Tendinopathy of the lower extremity

Hour 10: Evaluation and management of bony stress injury

Hour 11: Clinical gait analysis

Hour 12: Clinical gait analysis

Hour 13 (30 minutes): Clinical gait analysis

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. 


Dr. Dustin Nabhan is the Senior Director of Clinical Research and Multidisciplinary Care for the United States Olympic Committee. His primary job duties include direction of patient care at Olympic Training Centers and management of research and injury prevention projects for the USOC. Dustin is a Doctor of Chiropractic with specialty certification in sports medicine, strength and conditioning and musculoskeletal ultrasonography. He has worked full time at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center since 2009 and has been a member of the TEAM USA medical staff at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, 2018 Pyeonchang Winter Olympics and Medical Director for Team USA at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games.

Dr. Nabhan’s clinical and research emphasis include primary prevention of sports injury, load management for prediction of optimal performance and mitigating injury risk, and assessment and management of tendinopathy. Dr. Nabhan sits on the Board of Directors for the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, the American College of Sports Medicine Olympic Science & Medicine Committee, is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, and is the Sports Topic section editor for the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine.

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, 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

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


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Changes and Refunds

See DACBSP for special refund information for series registrants.

Every attempt is made to offer Life West CE programs as announced. However, Life West reserves the right to adjust program faculty, locations, dates, times and tuition to accommodate unanticipated occurrences and to cancel programs owing to insufficient enrollment, illness, or other factors.  Life West will notify advance registrants of any cancellation or significant program changes. Life West is not responsible for any expenses incurred by registrants due to adjustments or cancellations.

Refunds for program registration are granted if requested in writing no later than one business day before program begins. If registrants cancel within one week of program start date, a $50 processing fee will be deducted from refunds.

Less than one business day before the program begins, registration is nonrefundable but a credit voucher may be issued. Vouchers must be requested within sixty days of the program.  The credit voucher may be applied towards another Life West Postgraduate & Continuing Education program and must be redeemed within one year of the original scheduled program date or it will be forfeited. A $25 processing fee will be deducted from vouchers.