If you’re a chiropractic assistant and looking to sharpen your skills and deepen your understanding, or you need to fulfill X-ray CE requirements, The WAVE has what you need! Life Chiropractic College West’s annual chiropractic conference, held in August in Oakland, provides two tracks that will take care of all your CE requirements for the year in the state of California.
The Life West WAVE CA track for chiropractic assistants empowers chiropractic teams with content that will send them back to the office with both inspiring and practical answers. The CA track on Friday, Aug. 16, allows members of the team to meet their CE credits and then join the chiropractors in the crowd for the powerful speakers on the main stage at The WAVE during the rest of the weekend. Speakers slated for the morning track are:
- 8 am: Brad Glowaki, DC
Dr. Glowaki, who will speak to the science credits for the CA track, hosts educational forums and works with corporations to institute wellness programs in the workplace. He was named the 2012 Parker Seminars “Chiropractor of the Year,” Doctor of the Year in 2008 by the California Chiropractic Association (CCA), and the 2010 Chiropractic Leadership Alliance (CLA) International Ambassador of the Year for his global seminars.
- 9 am: Monika Buerger, DC
Dr. Buerger, who is speaking to the art credits for the CA track, is a contributing author to the textbook Pediatric Chiropractic, Volume I and Volume II. She wrote chapters on Pediatric History and Physical Exam, Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Sensory Processing Disorder, and she will talk at The WAVE about the effect of chiropractic technique on vertebral subluxations. She is a Life West graduate.
- 10 am: Ankur Tayal, DC
Dr. Tayal is the chair of the philosophy department at Life West and will present on chiropractic philosophy for The WAVE’s CA track. He practiced in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada after graduating from Life West, and came back to the Bay Area in 2017. He’ll talk about how critical thinking, logic and evidence apply to the principles of chiropractic.
The WAVE will end the weekend with five hours of X- ray CE on Sunday morning, Aug. 18. Join these classes not only to meet your required hours, but to explore useful concepts and review the normal and abnormal anatomy of the spine in radiographic images. Speakers are Life West faculty members:
Dr. Gatterman has been on the faculty at Life West since 1983. His area of expertise includes chiropractic X-ray interpretation, magnetic resonance imaging, digital motion X-ray and musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound.
Dr. Motley graduated from Life West in 2009 and now teaches, reads imaging studies and inspires students at Life West. She was the first African-American chiropractic radiologist in the world in 2012, when she started a private practice, and she continues to strive for excellence.
This year, The WAVE centers around the concept of Salutogenesis, a model of health care that focuses on factors supporting human health and well-being, rather than factors that cause disease. The three-day event features speakers devoted to the science, philosophy and art of the Salutogenic model.
The conference will take place from Aug. 16-18 at the Oakland Marriott City Center in Oakland, California. Register for the conference at lifewestwave.com.