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Practical Neurology of the VSC & Advanced Drop Technique

(12 Hours) This course was previously titled "Neurology of the VSC & Thompson Technique 2"

This session will develop a practical understanding of the potential causes of the Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC) and the negative effects it has on the body. The VSC’s proposed aberrant effects on proprioception, nociception and the stress response will be discussed in great detail. Dr. Minardi will consult and guide each doctor on how to apply this information to better educate the parents in your practice.

Furthermore, Dr. John will mentor our doctors in Minardi Integrated Systems, an incorporation of Thompson Technique and advanced drop piece analyses, procedures and corrections. This hands-on portion will be practiced during the session. The effects of each adjustment will be tied back to the neurology of the VSC to ensure your ability to explain how chiropractic improves a child’s health and wellbeing.

Course Goal

For attendees to be able to educate the parents in their practice on the neurological implications that Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC) has on their child’s overall health. In addition, to apply a working understanding of Thompson Technique and Minardi Integrated Systems into practice.

What to Bring: Please bring a portable table, a headpiece (if available) and a baby doll. Any type of baby doll, other than a Barbie (too small) or Cabbage Patch Kid (no neck), is acceptable. The recommendation is "Mon Bébé".

Prefer to take this course online from home? Check our LIVE Virtual schedule

Upcoming Dates


  • 09/29/2021 - Format Change: Dr. Minardi’s November 6-7 seminar for this series will be delivered as a LIVE Virtual online class.
  • 09/29/2021 - Format Change: Dr. Minardi’s November 20-21 seminar for this series will be delivered as a LIVE Virtual online class.
  • 03/17/2021 - Date Change: Dr. Minardi’s seminar in Portland is rescheduled for February 5-6, 2022.
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"This is a must know subject if you are a chiropractor.

The understanding of what occurs when your patients have a subluxation not only builds certainty behind what you're delivering but allows you to be able to explain to other professionals what we do."

— Travis Elsass, DC, CACCP