Gonstead: Mastering Cervical Chair (Currie, May 18, 2019)
Adjusting shouldn’t hurt – You or the Patient! Adjusting the cervical spine in the seated position, as developed by Dr. Clarence Gonstead, allows the flexibility to correct spinal mechanical dysfunctions in all three planes: extension, lateral bending and rotation. Dispel the myths of adjusting a patient in “tension” and learn to adjust when both the doctor and patient are relaxed and balanced so your adjustments feel like a “warm knife in butter.” We’ll be introducing an innovative way to learn adjusting beyond set-ups, thru dynamic “exercises” that make adjusting fun!
Upon successful completion of this seminar, participants will be better able to:
- understand principles of effortless adjusting, that can be universally applied to their current adjusting technique,
- practice, via take-home exercises, speed, balance, and leverage in their adjusting, and
- adjust the cervical spine P-A, in the seated position, with minimal force using speed and leverage.
Overview of Gonstead cervical chair adjusting.
Review of protocol for evaluating patients with acute and chronic cervical-thoracic spine problems, including brachial neuralgia, hyper-flexion/extension injuries, and degenerative joint disease. Review motion palpation of the cervical and thoracic spine.
|Hour 2||Fundamentals of cervical chair adjusting: patient placement, doctor position, and basic set-up.|
|Hour 3||Completion of the basic set-up.|
Exercises to develop speed, stabilization, and depth of thrust.
|Hour 4||Adjusting the upper cervical spine, including atlas and occiput.|
|Hour 5||Special circumstances: CAD (cervical acceleration/deceleration) injuries, torticollis, special populations including pregnant, pediatric and geriatric patients, and post-surgical cases.|
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.
J. DAVID CURRIE, DC
Dr. Currie is on the faculty of Life Chiropractic College West, specializing in Gonstead technique. Dr. Currie influences Gonstead practice across the U.S. and around the world. He is on the board of directors of the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society and has taught Gonstead most recently in Malaysia. He is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic and has run a private practice in the Bay Area for over thirty years.
See below for a list of credits available for this seminar. Contact Life West CE to add your state to the list.
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.
Available Credit Hours
- 5.00 CA Chiropractic Board, Category A Exam/Adjust/BillingCalifornia Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Category A Exam/Adjust/Billing
- 5.00 CO Chiropractic BoardColorado Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 5.00 CT Chiropractic BoardConnecticut Board of Chiropractic Examiner
- 5.00 DE Chiropractic BoardDelaware Board of Chiropractic
- 5.00 DC Chiropractic BoardDistrict of Columbia Board of Chiropractic
- 5.00 ID Chiropractic BoardIdaho Board of Chiropractic Physicians
- 5.00 IL Chiropractic BoardIllinois Medical Licensing Board
- 5.00 IN Chiropractic BoardIndiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 5.00 IA Chiropractic BoardIowa Board of Chiropractic
- 5.00 MD Chiropractic BoardMaryland Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 5.00 MA Chiropractic BoardMassachusetts Board of Registration of Chiropractors
- 5.00 MI Chiropractic BoardMichigan Board of Chiropractic
- 5.00 MS Chiropractic BoardMississippi Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 5.00 MT Chiropractic BoardMontana Board of Chiropractors
- 5.00 NE Chiropractic BoardNebraska Board of Chiropractic
- 5.00 OH Chiropractic BoardOhio Chiropractic Board
- 5.00 OR Chiropractic BoardOregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 5.00 RI Chiropractic BoardRhode Island Board of Examiners in Chiropractic
- 5.00 SC Chiropractic BoardSouth Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 5.00 UT Chiropractic BoardUtah Chiropractic Physicians Licensing Board
- 5.00 VT Chiropractic BoardVermont Board of Chiropractic
- 5.00 VA Board of MedicineVirginia Board of Medicine
- 5.00 WA Chiropractic CommWashington Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission
- 5.00 WY Chiropractic BoardWyoming Board of Chiropractic Examiners
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