The purpose of this case study was to demonstrate that Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) could be an adjunctive therapy for patients with postpartum osteitis pubis. Osteitis pubis is a painful, inflammatory condition that is difficult to handle without a comprehensive treatment method. A 26-year-old female patient with a notable condition of postpartum osteitis pubis participated in this case study. The treatment involved ESWT as a therapy for the patient’s groin and pubic pain due to osteitis pubis. Read more
US Chiropractors’ Attitudes, Skills and Use of Evidence-Based Practice: A Cross-Sectional National Survey
Evidence based practice (EBP) is being increasingly utilized by health care professionals as a means of improving the quality of health care. The introduction of EBP principles into the chiropractic profession is a relatively recent phenomenon. There is currently a lack of information about the EBP literacy level of US chiropractors and the barriers/facilitators to the use of EBP in the chiropractic profession. Read more
The Effectiveness of Exercise for the Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders and Injuries of the Elbow, Forearm, Wrist, and Hand: A Systematic Review by the Ontario Protocol for Traffic Injury Management (OPTIMa) Collaboration
The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the effectiveness of exercise compared to other interventions, placebo/sham intervention, or no intervention in improving self-rated recovery, functional recovery, clinical, and/or administrative outcomes in individuals with musculoskeletal disorders and injuries of the elbow, forearm, wrist, and hand. Read more
Functional Movement Screeen Normative Values and Validity In High School Athletes: Can the FMS™ Be Used as a Predictor of Injury?
Limited information exists regarding injury risk factors for high school athletes. The Functional Movement Screen (FMS™) has been used to identify functional movement impairments and asymmetries, making it a potential predictor of injury. Read more
An appraisal of the Functional Movement Screen™ grading criteria – Is the composite score sensitive to risky movement behavior?
To examine the relationship between the composite Functional Movement Screen (FMS) score and performers’ spine and frontal plane knee motion. Read more
There are tremendous benefits to patients doing band work. For years we have had tubing, tubing with handles, Thera-bands, loops, the Stretch strap, and now the Consecutive Loop (CLX) Theraband. In my office patients are being introduced to the CLX along with bodyweight exercises before using free weights or Kettlebells. Read more
Aquatic physical therapy is one of the fastest growing areas of physical therapy and rehabilitation. The benefits have been recognized since ancient times when whirlpools and hot springs were used to promote healing and manage medical aliments. Read more
Speaker: Michelle P. Stafford, DDS
Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
2 hours of lecture presentation given for:
ACA Pediatrics Council – ACA Rehab Council 2016 Joint Symposium
March 6, 2016
This workshop will teach the doctor of chiropractic a basic understanding of ankyloglossia (tongue tie) and upper lip tie. Information and current research will be discussed including diagnosis, treatment modalities, and benefits of frenulum revision. Utilizing various before and after photographs and videos, Dr. Stafford will demonstrate the frenectomy procedure. Emphasis will be on the diagnosis and treatment of infants to positively impact breastfeeding. Dr. Stafford will also review potential long term speech pathology, orthodontic malocclusion, and craniosacral consequences that ankyloglossia may contribute to in children, teenagers, and even into adulthood.
- Understanding the mechanics of breastfeeding
- Looking at the impact of oral frenulum (both upper lip and tongue) on breastfeeding
- Diagnosing ankyloglossia (tongue tie) and upper lip tie
- Recommending treatment for ankyloglossia and upper lip tie and finding appropriate providers along with necessary follow up care
- Mother-child dyad and the benefits of breastfeeding
- Mechanics of breastfeeding and potential physical limitations to overcome including severe ankyloglossia (tongue tie) and upper lip tie
- Define and classify oral labial and lingual frenulum
- Benefits of early treatment
- Long-term effects of untreated tongue tie
- Long-term effects of untreated upper lip tie
- Various treatment modalities, complications, and unfavorable outcomes
- Video of labial and lingual frenectomies completed utilizing soft tissue laser
- Resources for additional information
The following gives details about the Thursday (3/3/16) and Friday (3/4/16) pre-2016 ACA Rehab Council Symposium 12 hour coursework covering “Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization and the Prague School of Rehabilitation”. This 12 hour Pre-Annual Rehab Symposium Seminar is also going to held at the New York-New York Casino / Hotel in Las Vegas on the Thursday and Friday just prior to the 2016 Annual ACA Rehab Symposium.
View the complete course details here:
The doctors can also find full registration details on our website:
Thursday, March 3: 9am – 5pm (1 hour lunch break)
Friday, March 4: 9am – 5pm (1 hour lunch break)
Early Bird Registration:
|June 17, 2015 – August 19, 2015||$400.00|
|August 20, 2015 – October 28, 2015||$500.00|
|October 29, 2015 – December 30, 2015||$600.00|
|December 31, 2015 – March 2, 2016||$700.00|
|At the door:||$750.00|
Instructor: Brett Winchester, DC
Brett Winchester received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan College of Chiropractic.
Brett is currently a member of the Logan College of Chiropractic faculty, developing and instructing Logan’s advanced biomechanics course. He also lectures across the globe on various manual medicine topics, including manipulation, mobilization and rehabilitation. Brett’s lectures have been well received by chiropractors, physical therapists and osteopaths. His instruction centers on integrating manual treatment with active self-care.
Brett’s private practice, Winchester Spine and Joint Center is located outside St. Louis, Missouri, established its reputation on evidence-based care for diverse patient populations including professional athletes, occupational athletes, pediatrics and geriatrics.
DNS has played an integral role in Dr. Winchester’s practice and treatment approach.
Here is the description of the course:
PART I: 2 day course
•Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of developmental kinesiology.
•Describe the relationship between development during the first year of life and dysfunction of the locomotor system in adulthood.
•Discuss and demonstrate the basis of human movement: support, stepping forward, the biomechanics of motor function, the verticalization process & functional joint centration in postural development.
•Evaluate and correct poor respiratory patterns.
•Assess the integrated stabilizing system of the spine both visually and utilizing dynamic functional tests.
•Integrate corrective exercises based on the DNS functional tests and developmental positions in supine, prone, low kneeling, oblique sit, and quadruped global movements.
•Demonstrate how DNS corrective exercises can be integrated with other exercise strategies.
The ACA Sports Council is holding their 2015 Annual Symposium at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Denver, CO on October 23rd – 24th. Please click on the following link for more information and to register:
A recent study lead by researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital, the Department of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and several other institutions, concludes that the clinical trials for drugs approved as “treatment” for ADHD were not designed to assess adverse events or long-term safety and efficacy.
Dynamic Warm-Up In The Workplace May Increase Workplace Productivity, Safety: A Call to Research Based On Results Of Implementation In The Athletic Community
Introduction: Virtually every company is looking for ways to make their employees safer, more effective, and protected from injury. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that hundreds of thousands of non-fatal injuries involving sprains, strains, tears, and back injuries affect the American workforce annually. While a push for pre-work stretching and designing of an ergonomic workstation have helped, an even greater decrease in work-related injuries could result from replacing static stretch routines with a dynamic warm-up, involving various, tailored exercises and proprioceptive tasks for employees to perform prior to the start of their work day. Read more
Familial Predisposition in Cervicogenic Disequilibrium, as it Relates to Functional Disturbances and Somatotype – A Case Study
Abstract: Dizziness is a nonspecific term that means various things to various people. It falls under a greater category of vertigo, but for our purposes we will concentrate on the subcategory of disequilibrium. This paper will review the origins, testing procedures and common disturbances of the physiologic and neurologic systems that affect balance and contribute to disequilibrium. This study will further concentrate on the familial link between structure and function of the cervical spine and the pathogenesis of cervical disequilibrium in a mother and daughter case study. Read more
Dr. Greg Rose, co-founder of the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), is the keynote speaker for our 2015 Rehab Symposium scheduled for March 20th – 22nd, 2015 at the Disney Swan Hotel in Orlando, FL. Greg is a chiropractic physician and an engineer.
The Titleist Performance Institute (http://www.mytpi.com/about) is the world’s leading educational organization and research facility dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing.
His topic title will be “The Body-Swing Connection – making the link between the body and the swing.”
To register for our Spring 2015 Rehab Symposium, click http://www.ccptr.org/next-annual-symposium/
Part of what I am going to cover today has to do with the distal part of the upper extremity. It is common to have wrist extensor problems with musicians and typists, causing pain that radiates to the hand witch get mis-diagnosed as carpal-tunnel. Read more
Kinesiology taping is a commonly used method to treat various conditions and aid in rehabilitation. Many research studies to date analyze the effects of kinesiology taping around the ankle joint. Kinesiology taping is proposed to: normalize muscular tone1; increase range of motion2; increase endurance3; and improve functional movement4. Read more
Some of you have asked to see photos taken at our 15th Annual Rehab Symposium which was held at the Paris Casino Hotel in Las Vegas this past Spring. The Rehab Council now has an official photographer, Dr. Amanda Fisher. To view photos taken at this our last Symposium please click on the below Shutterfly link:
The 16th Annual ACA Rehab Council Educational Symposium is scheduled to take place at the Disney Swan Hotel in Orlando, Fl on Friday, March 20th, 2014 – Sunday, March 22nd, 2015. If you enjoyed our last Symposium this past Spring at the Paris Casino Hotel in Las Vegas, come prepared … for the best is yet to come in Orlando.
For starters, there will be a welcome reception for all ACA Rehab Council members and ACRB Diplomates on Friday evening, March 20th at the Disney Swan Hotel (further details to follow). Then, the 12 CEU hour educational weekend kicks off on Saturday, March 21st, and features our keynote speaker, Greg Rose, DC/Engineer, Co-Founder of the Titleist Performance Institute, who will be discussing how to evaluate and rehab golf injuries. Greg travels the globe teaching amateurs and professionals how to be a better golfers as well as teaching clinicians how to better take care of patients with golf injuries. Jon Mulholland, DC, CCSP, CSCS will follow up with a spcial two hour presentation on athletic performance enhancement with a unique focus on foot and ankle biomechanics. Jon has played an integral role in the training and rehab of multiple Olympic medal winner and professional athletes and is currently the Sports Medicine Consultant for the New Zealand Olympic Cycling Team while acting in the capacity as their Team Doctor during the 2012 London Olympic Games.
On Sunday, March 22nd, the educational excellence continues featuring Sue Falsone, PT, MS, SCS, ATC, past Trainer for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who broke barriers by becoming the first female Head Athletic Trainer in Major American Professional Sports. She will lecture on common sports injuries incurred by professional athletes, how to treat and rehab them and, even more importantly, how to train the athlete in such as way as to prevent the injury from occurring in the first place. After Sue’s presentation, there will be three 2 hour breakout sessions. Brian Bachelder, PhD, from Aline Systems, will discuss movement efficiency, functional biomechanics and rehab as well as lower body biomechanics in the athlete, especially with respect to the foot and ankle. Paul Levy, from Human Scale, will give a 2 hour presentation on how to set up an ergonomic work station at home with a primary focus on improving the health and comfort of work life. Finally, both Luis Vera, DC, DIBCN, DIBE and Walt Engle, DC will lecture one hour each on “Electrodiagnosis and Rehab” and “Manipulation and Rehab” respectively to complete our 12 hour ACA Rehab Educational Symposium.
Although our 16th Annual ACA Rehab Symposium is still 8 months away, the Rehab Council website is already set up for you to register. To register, click here. You’re only a couple of clicks away from being a part of what might be our biggest, most educational and best Symposium the ACA Rehab Council has ever presented.
See you at the Disney Swan Hotel in 2015,
Jerrold J. Simon, DC, DACRB
Dr. Luis C. Vera, Assistant Professor at Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida and President of the American College of Clinical Electrodiagnosis (ACCE) of ACA Rehab Council, has been involved in the martial arts for over 30 years. He is the recipient of 8 State Championships, 5 Regional Championships and is a former U.S. National Champion among other martial arts awards & titles.
Dr. Vera currently holds the rank of San Dan (Third Degree Black Belt) in Goju Ryu Karate and as a result of his accomplishments and contributions will be inducted into the International Martial Arts Hall of Fame this year with other well respected martial artists such as William “Superfoot” Wallace and Vic Moore.
“We are very excited to introduce the newest element of our Biofreeze sampling program,” stated Ethan Pochman, Vice President, US Clinical, Performance Health. “With this new online sampling application, we accept consumer requests for free Biofreeze samples and provide those requests to healthcare practitioner resellers in the consumer’s area. The local practitioner will mail the free Biofreeze sample to the consumer. This creates an opportunity for the consumer to be introduced to both Biofreeze and a place to purchase it.”
Consumers looking to trial Biofreeze can request a free sample at samples.biofreeze.com.
Craig Liebenson is coming to Philadelphia July 18-20th and December 5-7th for a 3 day course. 18 CE’s will be available through New York Chiropractic College for each seminar in PA, NY, NJ, DE, and MD.
He will be teaching two 3 day Workshops on “Prague School to Athletic Development”
(Mag 7 & Prague School assessments, rehabilitation exercises, pain matrix, upper quarter & lower quarter, functional training, and performance training.)
The rehabilitation world is changing and to keep up on all the changes seems impossible. Craig travels all over the world and interacts with many of the industry leaders in rehabilitation, sports, and fitness trainers. This is a great opportunity to check your skill-set and spend a 3 day weekend with like-minded clinicians. Typically, he does the west coast symposiums so for anyone who hasn’t seen him in 3-4 years he has updated his lecture courses. Check out what others have said about this course at Craig Liebenson, DC | Prague School to Athletic Development Series.
Craig wants to offer all ACRB members a special discount, ONLY to ACRB members. When you register, select the NON-CLINICIAN rate for the 36 hour series ONLY – which is the trainer/student price ($1350 versus $1800)! This only applies to early bird registration so don’t procrastinate, do it before May 7th . Please reserve your seat ASAP, there is limited enrollment.
In order for the discount to apply, you will need to become ISCRS/R2P member – www.rehab2performance.com. R2P is basically a multidisciplinary version of ACRB with trainers, PTs & DCs who are bridging the gap. Below are some of the benefits. The free Back Letter & JMBT Journal easily pays for the initial fee.
· Phil Snell’s Myrehabexercise.com
· Free JMBT & The Back Letter Subscription
· Free access to my Self-Care Exercise Library
Chad Buohl and Jason Brown are ACRB diplomates and ISCRS/R2P members, if you have any questions please contact either one of them regarding these courses. firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or rehabchiropractor.com.
Chad what you can offer which will be real sweet is any ACRB member can register at the NON-CLINICIAN rate for the 36 hour series ONLY – which is the trainer/student price! Remember they have until April 23rd.
More and more the Chiropractic profession is being targeted to assist with referring patients for pychiatric type drugging. It is vital that you have the correct data in this area. The following video and article links should be of value to your patients’ and family’s safety.
The 15th Annual ACA Rehab Council Educational Symposium is scheduled to take place at the Paris Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV on Friday, Feb. 28th, 2014 – Sunday, March 2nd, 2014.
If you are interested in a captivating weekend filled with excellent instruction on Rehab techniques, exposure to the latest in Rehab supplies and equipment, an exotic and fun filled locale, camaraderie with doctors who share your same interest in spinal and extremity rehabilitative procedures as well as receive 12 hours of license renewal credits in most states, look no further.
Featured speakers include Stuart McGill, PhD, professor of spine biomechanics at the University of Waterloo, ON, Canada, presenting his program on Training Maximum Performance which teaches the mechanism and techniques used with the fastest and strongest athletes. In addition, Lee Burton, PhD and Gray Cook, PT will be expounding on their 4 X 4 Matrix which explains the exercise strategy used by the Functional Movement Systems and Selective Functional Movement Assessment programs.
The time to register is now. Book your room at the Paris Casino Hotel by calling (877) 796-2096 and be sure to ask for the “ACA Rehab Council” rate at $159.00/night.
To register for the symposium, just click here to buy your ticket.
See you there,
Jerrold J. Simon, D.C.
Closed chain exercise that helps synchronize muscles for rehabilitation of knee and hip problems. Helps to strengthen the gluteus, hamstrings, gastocnemius and coordinating the vastus medialis oblique and vastus lateralis. Read more
The multifidus can be an overlooked factor of weakened stability in the lower back and a source of pain. Read more
Dr. James Brantingham just published a new e-book entitled Hip Osteoarthritis; Manipulative and Multimodal Therapy with Rehabilitation
Below is a statement about the eBook from the author to the ACA Rehab Council:
“I hope you saw my the recent article (in JACA) which discussed important and ground breaking research that I, and others have done – particularly on using HVLA grade 5 manipulation (& to a lesser degree mobilization) and exercise for Hip Osteoarthritis. Over 5 RCTs and many other studies have now demonstrated, that manipulative and multimodal therapy is effective in treatment of Hip Osteoarthritis.
Certainly this research could help you and other doctors who specialize in or take an Rehabilitation approach in treatment of many older patients, or younger patients (that have developed early Hip OA after trauma). This book also covers manual therapy research on Knee OA (particularly if it is co-morbid knee OA), and may help patients increase exercise or sports activity (for health or pleasure) but are seriously restricted because of lower extremity OA. Arthroscopic surgery is no longer recommended for common OA (with exceptions of course) so, this niche is not being offered and I believe we can help many of these suffering patients. I very much wish that chiropractic (my college when I was trained LACC now SCUHS) had taken rehabilitation more seriously (exercise and stretch among many other modalities are part and parcel of almost all of our lives).”
James W. Brantingham DC, PhD
The e-book can be purchased for $25.00 at Dr. Brantingham’s website: jamesbrantingham.com
OptoGait: 50% of new price – used less than 10 times. New sells for $6,895.00
The recent ACA Rehab Council membership vote on the proposed two new sub specialty Colleges and their respective Bylaws passed by a wide margin. Specifically, the American College of MUA (ACMUA) and the American College of Clinical Electrodiagnosis (ACCE) have met voter approval as specialty Colleges under the auspices of the ACA Rehab Council by its membership. The final vote and approval process now needs to be brought before the ACA HOD (House of Delegates). Thanks to the authors of the ACMUA Bylaws, namely Drs. John Cerf, Walt Engle, Alf Garbutt and Craig Morris. Thanks also to the authors of the ACCE Bylaws, namely Drs. Gary Smith, Jeff Ross, Mike Schneider and George Petruska.
At last weekend’s ACA House of Delegate’s (HOD) Meeting held in Greeley, CO the HOD approved the proposed Rehab Council’s Resolution on e-voting (see below) which means that all future elections and membership votes can proceed electronically:
PHYSIOLOGICAL THERAPEUTICS AND REHABILITATION
OF THE AMERICAN CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATION
CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS
Resolution – Electronic Transmission
ARTICLE VII VOTING
B. At the discretion of the officers of the Council, when they feel it is in the best interest of the Council, the election of the officers will be by ballot at the annual meeting or by mail ballot. If the election is by mail ballot, the ballot will be mailed to each member forty-five (45) days prior to the annual meeting, and all the ballots MUST be returned thirty (30) days prior to the meeting. All ballots returned after that date will not be counted. Only members in good standing are permitted to vote.
With respect to the Constitution and Bylaws of the American Chiropractic Association Council on Physiological Therapeutics and Rehabilitation, the use of the terms mail, written document and letter can be used interchangeably and have the same legal authority as the terms verified e-mail and electronic transmission.