founded by association leaders and practicing chiropractors with a mission to “elevate” their profession.

Inspired by Change

The changing healthcare market is re-defining success into one word: Outcomes. Several years ago, the group recognized that chiropractors would need to be equipped with current “best practices” in order to achieve the best clinical outcomes.

Collecting "Best Practices"

They connected clinical leaders and diplomates from nearly every chiropractic specialty to synthesize more than 5000 journals and texts into evidence-based synopses for 85 of most common musculoskeletal conditions.

Disseminating Knowlege

Now, the most pertinent topics of this project have been condensed into practical CME presentations that provide your conference attendees with real-world “best practices” to use on Monday morning- thereby improving clinical outcomes (and the health of our profession).

Presentations

Presentations may be combined or tailored to meet your needs.
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Mastering the Rotator Cuff: A Hands-on workshop for evaluation and management (4hrs)

Rotator cuff injuries account for 4.5 million physician office visits per year. Management of this problem can range from frustrating to rewarding depending on the depth of training. This practical, 4-hour workshop outlines everything attendees need to know about successfully treating rotator cuff pathology. This hands-on workshop will review the current “best practices” for evaluation, treatment and home rehab. Attendees will leave this class with greater understanding and confidence about how to manage the most common problem to affect the shoulder.

Exceptional Outcomes! Resolving 7 Hidden Musculoskeletal Problems that Delay Recovery (4hrs)

This “essential skills” workshop reviews 7 commonly overlooked problems that delay recovery. In one way or another, these 7 “functional” diagnoses contribute to many, if not all, of the “structural” diagnoses that chiropractors treat. The discussion will cover the identification and successful management of: Upper Crossed Syndrome, Scapular Dyskinesis, Lower Crossed Syndrome, Hip Abductor Weakness, Paradoxical Breathing, Spinal Instability, and Foot Hyperpronation. Attendees will leave this class with practical, evidence-based skills for quickly resolving musculoskeletal pain from head to toe.

“Best Practice” Evidence for Managing LBP (4hrs)

This practical and entertaining 4-hour presentation will review the most clinically relevant biomechanics, assessment and treatment for the conditions responsible for LBP. Attendees will learn how to direct treatment based upon a specific diagnosis and classification to improve their outcomes dramatically. Attendees will leave this class with practical, evidence-based skills for managing the “Continuum of Low Back Pain”.

Become the Provider of Choice in your Medical Community (5-7 hrs)

This presentation combines two very popular topics and details essential clinical and business skills for garnering abundant patient and MD referrals. This practical and entertaining presentation begins with a review of 7 commonly overlooked problems that delay recovery. Part 2 of this presentation is packed with ideas to help you communicate with the medical community. You will acquire the knowledge needed to implement a proven system to generate medical referrals- therein becoming the provider of choice within your community.

Evaluation & Management of the Most Common Extremity Disorders (5-12hrs)

Chiropractors generally demonstrate exceptional clinical confidence when managing spinal complaints. However, management of non-spinal conditions can range from frustrating to rewarding depending on the depth of the providers training. This class is a practical workshop demonstrating the essential skills for successfully treating the most common extremity complaints. This workshop will review current “best practices” for evaluating, treating, and directing simple in-office or home-based rehab. Attendees will leave this class with greater understanding and confidence about how to manage the most common problems outside of the spine. Part I covers upper extremity complaints, while Part II reviews the lower extremity. Each part is 5-6 hours and can easily be combined for a 10-12 hour weekend.

University of Bridgeport Orthopedic Diplomate Class (10hrs)

Dr’s Bertelsman & Steele are instructors for the University of Bridgeport Orthopedic Diplomate Program. Their 10-hour classes on the “Lumbar Spine” and “Shoulder” will each count toward the 50 in-person class hours required to sit for the DACO exam. This is a very popular option for associations looking to provide high-quality CE and increase revenue.

Upcoming Presentations

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Knowledgeable and Respected Speakers

Tim Bertelsman
DC, CCSP, DACO
Dr. Tim Bertelsman graduated with honors from Logan College of Chiropractic and has been practicing in Belleville, IL since 1992. He has lectured nationally on various clinical and business topics and has been published extensively. He has served in several leadership positions within the Illinois Chiropractic Society and currently serves as President of the executive board.
Dr. Brandon Steele
DC, DACO
Dr. Steele began his career at The Central Institute for Human Performance. Dr. Steele has trained with experts including Pavel Kolar, Stuart McGill, Brett Winchester, and Clayton Skaggs. He has been certified in Motion Palpation, DNS, ART, and McKenzie Therapy. Dr. Steele lectures extensively on clinical excellence and evidence-based musculoskeletal management. He currently practices in Swansea, IL and serves on the executive board of the ICS.
Dr. David Flatt
DC, DABCO
Dr. David Flatt graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in 1992 and became board certified in chiropractic orthopedics in 1999. In private practice from 1992-2011, Dr. Flatt became a senior partner with Greater Valley Medicine integrating chiropractic orthopedics with internal medicine. In 2012, Dr. Flatt became the first employed physician with Cadence Physician Group, now Northwestern Medicine. Dr. Flatt has served his alma mater by teaching orthopedics in the Masters of Sports Science and Rehabilitation curriculum. Dr. Flatt additionally serves the profession as a former president of the Illinois Chiropractic Society executive board, and remains active on the board today. In 2015, he was named the Illinois Chiropractic Society’s Chiropractic Physician of the Year.
Dr. Jess Brower
DC, DACRB
Dr. Jess Brower is a 2009 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic. He has extensive post-graduate training with certifications in Fascial Movement Taping (FMT), Graston Technique, and Active Release Technique (ART). He is a Motion Palpation Institute (MPI) certified practitioner. Dr. Brower currently practices in Washington, Indiana.

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