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Clinical Certainty Through Functional Assessment

(3 credits) This course will incorporate hands on and practical experience necessary to perform a thorough exam for an infant. We will cover the first encounter with the infant and parent(s), examination procedures and communication of the findings. We will discuss the importance of the primitive reflexes that are present initially from birth to one year, how they correlate to milestones, nervous system and brain development. Then, we will look at the examination for an older child with a neurodevelopmental delay. For the older child, we will look at what results when the primitive reflexes are retained, the necessity of chiropractic care to assist with their inhibition and how correcting subluxations helps to restore brain balance.

Course Goal

You will master how to perform a thorough examination and you will know how to communicate the results in a way that is meaningful to the parents. Certainty comes from having the technical skills first and then the ability to be able to communicate findings so that the parents engage their child in care.

What to Bring: Please bring a baby doll with a soft body and either a massage or adjusting table if you have one.


Upcoming Dates

Updates

  • 02/25/2019 - Philadelphia program change: Dr. Joel Alcantara's course has been changed to Dr. Linda Slak's course and has been moved to September 7-8, 2019. If you were registered for Dr. Alcantara's class you are now registered for Dr. Slak's. If you have any questions, please contact us.
  • 02/25/2019 - Overland Park program change: Dr. Joel Alcantara's course on November 23-24, 2019 has been changed to Dr. Linda Slak's course. If you were registered for Dr. Alcantara's class you are now registered for Dr. Slak's. If you have any questions, please contact us.
  • 02/25/2019 - Atlanta program change: Dr. Joel Alcantara's course on January 11-12, 2020 has been changed to Dr. Linda Slak's course. If you were registered for Dr. Alcantara's class you are now registered for Dr. Slak's. If you have any questions, please contact us.
  • 02/25/2019 - Los Angeles program change: Dr. Joel Alcantara's course has been changed to Dr. Linda Slak's course and has been moved to January 18-19, 2020. If you were registered for Dr. Alcantara's class you are now registered for Dr. Slak's. If you have any questions, please contact us.
  • 08/01/2019 - Date Change: Dr. Slak's San Francisco class has been moved to September 19-20, 2020.
Sep 7-8, 2019 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Register
Oct 12-13, 2019 Rochester, New York Register
Nov 2-3, 2019 Grand Rapids, Michigan Register
Nov 23-24, 2019 Overland Park, Kansas Register
Jan 11-12, 2020 Atlanta, Georgia Register
Jan 18-19, 2020 Los Angeles, California Register
Feb 8-9, 2020 Toronto, Ontario Register
Mar 21-22, 2020 Minneapolis, Minnesota COMING SOON
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