Course curriculum

  • 1

    Things to know prior adjusting the upper cervical spine

    • 1. Anatomical review of the cervical

    • anatomy C1-C2 for AOT

    • Quiz 1 R

    • Manual Palpation of the neck

    • Palpation CO 1 final2

    • X-Rays use in the SMT of the upper cervical spine

    • Cerebro-vascular injury: the most published risk of SMT in the neck

    • Quiz 2 R

    • Simple answers to common questions about the adjustment

    • Differences between SMT with tensioning and SMT without tensioning

    • Adjusting with tension versus without tension

    • Movements that could be used in the setup of a specific vertebral manipulation in the neck.

    • cervical traction with low back flexion

    • Traction supine with towel

    • C2 automatic rotation

    • Quiz 3 R

    • The biomechanical approach of the HVLA adjustment of the upper cervical

    • Segmental extension 2

    • 020 Segmental Lateral Flexion2 (1)

    • amplitude of ROM on X motions

    • Tensioning experiment for the upper cervical adjustment

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    • C5 supine adjustment

    • Treatment of the atlanto-occipital joint C(0-C1) according to the technique family

    • naming a technic (1)

    • Family technique english

    • tech flash card good sound

    • Meningeal tension (1)

    • biomechanic of occipital lift

    • Quiz 4 R

    • Occipital lift

    • neck rot and lat bending

  • 2

    Treatment of the occiput-atlas using 90-degree pre-set head rotation

    • Common factors of all cranial lift (seated, prone or supine):

    • Cranial lift, patient seated

    • Prone Cranial lift (Occipital lift) using a 90-degree head rotation and chin grip)

    • Prone Cranial lift (separation) with chin grab

    • Prone occipital separation with pisciform contact

    • Occiput-C1 patient supine with a chin grab and a calcaneal contact

    • Cranial lift prone (using a 90-degree head rotation and pisiform contact)

    • Occiput-C1 supine with a scooping motion

    • Occiput-C1 prone with a calcaneal push

    • Occiput-C1 on knee-chest table with drop and 90-degree preset head rotation

    • Quiz 5

  • 3

    Adjustment Occiput-Atlas with no, or very minimal, head rotation:

    • Lateral atlas, patient seated

    • Lateral occiput, patient seated (Gonstead-like)

    • Occiput-C1 Using a towel for traction

    • Quiz 6

  • 4

    Supine Adjustment Occiput-Atlas O-C1 with head rotation and thrust rotation

    • Generalities and differences of adjustment between C0-1 and C1-2

    • Occiput, patient supine, pisiform contact, and traction

    • Occiput-C1, patient supine, with a thumb, index, web contact; no traction

    • Occiput-C1 supine with occiput-2nd finger contact and head traction

    • Occiput-C1 Patient supine with spread hand

    • Occiput-C1 Supine with a chin grab and index contact

    • quiz 7

  • 5

    Upper cervical adjustment with instrumentation

    • Toggle drop

    • Toggle drop with thumb contact

  • 6

    The different features in chiropractic tables and their use.

    • How to choose a table

    • List of the different features

    • Features encountered when selecting a table (download)

  • 7

    Documentation of the chiropractic adjustment for duplication by a peer

    • History of documentation of hands-on techniques

    • The simplified “DuBarry System” of Classification of Hands-on technique (7 variables)

    • The full “DuBarry System” of classification of hands-on techniques (using 14 variables).