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October CE offers classes on trapped nerves, adjusting extremities

Continuing Education

October provides plenty of opportunities for doctors of chiropractic to earn CE hours at Life Chiropractic College West –  up to 39 hours through five classes offered throughout the month.

The slate includes a pair of two-day classes, as well as a 12-hour CE Saturday. The two-day classes focus on long nerve entrapment and advanced principles of TMJ, ribs and shoulder girdle.

Pali Cooper, DC, ART

ART Long Nerve Entrapment with Gross Anatomy

  • Saturday, Oct. 5 (10 am – 7 pm) and Sunday, Oct. 6 (8 am – 12 pm)
  • Pali Cooper, DC, ART
  • 12 CE hours general

This is a 12-hour course that will contain a laboratory discussion section and a hands-on Active Release Techniques (ART ) practice section. Prosected cadavers will be used for the purpose of instruction with participants. The focus of the anatomy portion will be on peripheral nervous system pathway and relationships to surrounding structures. The hands-on ART practice section will allow participants to apply what was discussed in the anatomy section to the treatment of nerve entrapment syndromes.

Kevin Hearon, DC, CCEP

CCEP Module 1: Advanced Principles of TMJ, Ribs and Shoulder Girdle

  • Saturday, Oct. 12 (8 am – 6 pm) and Sunday, Oct. 13 (8 am – 2 pm)
  • Kevin Hearon, DC, CCEP
  • 15 CE hours, including 4+ hours Category A Exam/Technique

The Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP) seminar series presents practical, objective-based solutions for treating the extremities. The seminar series teaches how diagnosis and treatment is made simple through understanding the biomechanical functions of each joint. This simplified process utilizes muscle tests as indicators for adjusting, providing instant feedback for patients when their strength returns immediately.

The CCEP consists of seven 15 hour seminars plus an exam. Doctors are welcome to sit any section of the program for their continuing education hours without sitting for an examination. Being an expert in extremity adjusting may not be for everyone, but being knowledgeable about extremities can enhance all doctors’ understanding of how easily spinal problems can be a result of poorly functioning extremities.

CE Saturday

Life West will hold a 12-hour CE Saturday on Oct. 26. Taking all three classes will allow a participant to meet annual live CE requirements.

Lisa Bilodeau, CA

Billing, Coding, and Documentation

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 8 am-12:50 pm
  • Lisa Bilodeau, CA
  • 5 CE hours in Category A Billing

The seminar will be taught by Lisa Bilodeau, who is the president and founder of Chiropractic Success Systems, which provides chiropractic consulting and teaching services that improve office systems.

She possesses more than 35 years of chiropractic office experience and is a frequent speaker at colleges and conventions across the country.

Michelle Massa, DC

Ethics, Law and Preventing HIPAA Audits in a Social Media World

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 1-2:50 pm
  • Michelle Massa, DC
  • 2 CE hours in Category A Ethics

The second seminar will teach attendees California Ethics and Laws pertaining to chiropractic and how to exercise proper judgment with regard to doctor-patient relationships. It will also discuss HIPAA laws and best practices for complying with federal and state guidelines.

The class will be taught by Dr. Massa, who is in private practice in nearby Danville, California. Dr. Massa is a 2007 Life West graduate and has previously served as a compliance officer on the Life West campus. As part of her duties, she was responsible for maintaining, reviewing and enhancing policies related to HIPAA.

Geraldine Mulhall-Wright, DC

Toddler Adjusting for the Practicing Chiropractor

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 3-7:50 pm
  • Geraldine Mulhall-Wright, DC
  • 5 CE hours Category A Technique

The final seminar of the program will teach chiropractors to make toddlers part of their practice with confidence. Dr. Mulhall-Wright, an adjunct professor at Life West, will provide opportunities for new and experienced chiropractors alike to learn something pertaining to pediatric adjustments. Attendees will have chances to practice on dolls and discuss what they are learning.

About Life West CE

Continuing education is a critical part of any practicing chiropractor’s career. The California Board of Chiropractic Examiners requires 24 hours of continuing education to retain an active license, 12 of which must be completed via in-person training. Life West offers exceptional continuing education classes for chiropractors, offering convenient CE Saturdays, which allow busy clinicians to fulfill a large chunk of their live hours in one day. Stay current with mandated licensing requirements as you hone existing skills and learn about new and developing methodologies.

Visit the CE website for more information on all of Life West’s CE offerings.

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