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Speakers at The WAVE to highlight research behind chiropractic

Some of the biggest names in chiropractic will be speaking at The WAVE, Life Chiropractic College West’s annual conference, this summer in Oakland, and many of them are driving forces behind the science that supports chiropractic care. The WAVE offers a chance to gain insight into revolutionary research, as well as network with some of the top minds in chiropractic.

The scientific research and evidence behind vitalistic chiropractic care is a hot topic these days. “You see all these things happening right now in Canada and Australia, with not being able to take care of children anymore,” Life Chiropractic College President Ron Oberstein, DC, said in a recent interview. There has been a push in those two countries to limit care or limit the way chiropractors talk about the care that they provide. “All these things are rooted in the science, but are we rooted in science?” Dr. Oberstein asked. “Do you, in your practice every day, understand the mechanisms of how people get well?”

Discussing the science behind chiropractic care is at the top of the list for the following speakers at The WAVE.

Heidi Haavik

Among the speakers that will be taking the stage is Heidi Haavik, DC, who holds a doctorate degree in human neurophysiology. Dr. Haavik’s research shows that adjusting the cervical spine affects the brain’s frontal cortex.

Other science-focused speakers at The WAVE include the following:

  • Ted Carrick, DC, who, for four decades, has provided care for high-profile professionals, Olympians and collegiate athletes from around the globe who have suffered a brain injury.
  • Dan Murphy, DC, a two-time winner of the Chiropractor of the Year award and a teacher of more than 1,400 post-graduate seminars.
  • Ankur Tayal, DC, the chair of the Life West philosophy department and an expert on the relationship between philosophy and chiropractic science.
  • Scott Rosa, DC, a pioneer in X-ray and MRI imaging and a former Upper Cervical Research Chiropractor of the Year.
  • Brad Glowaki, DC, the 2012 Parker Seminars Chiropractor of the Year and a speaker with more than 10,000 hours of experience.
  • Annette Schippel, DC, a health expert with a deep background in functional nutrition and phytotherapy.
  • Ryan Lazarus, DC, the clinical director at Lazarus Chiropractic & Wellness in the Napa Valley and Diablo Valley.

Those attending speeches at The WAVE are eligible to earn CE hours in categories such as technique, nutrition and basic science.

“You’ll be able to understand the mechanisms and pathways and walk out knowing, ‘Man, that’s what I do,’” Dr. Oberstein said.

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 which cause disease. The three-day event features speakers devoted to the science, philosophy and art of chiropractic.

The conference will take place from August 16-18 at the Downtown Marriott in Oakland, California. Tickets are on sale now, and you can register for the conference here.

More than 20 speakers from across the chiropractic industry have been confirmed for the conference. For more on the speakers and what they’ll bring to the Bay Area this summer, make sure you follow The WAVE on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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