Designed specifically for practicing chiropractors, the Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Post-Graduate Program will give you the credentials necessary to become a valuable member of a primary healthcare team. Major changes in the chiropractic field are happening right now due to the Affordable Care Act, with new doors opening for chiropractors as a result.
Don’t miss the opportunity to be among the pioneers of this revolutionary change in delivering holistic healthcare.
The initial 50 hours of seminar training will be offered in Columbus, Ohio. These classes will all take place at the Staybridge Suites Columbus Polaris, 9090 Lyra Dr, Columbus, OH 43240. Five chiropractic experts, each of them Fellows of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists, will cover relevant topics for the chiropractic specialist. Each class will offer evidence-based and patient-centered, advanced clinical training, which will stimulate your desire to learn and add value to your evaluation and management skills:
The dates for these classes are as follows:
- August 4-5: Whiplash Associated Disorders: The Pathway from Acute to Chronic Pain (10 hours). James J. Lehman, DC, MBA, FACO
- September 15-16: Lumbopelvic Pathology and Related Neuromusculoskeletal Functional Deficits. (10 hours). Tim Bertelsman DC, CCSP, FACO
- October 6-7: Differential Diagnosis of Neuromusculoskeletal Conditions. (10 hours). James Demetrious, DC, FACO
- November 3-4: Practical Assessment of the Chiropractic Patient: Efficiency in Orthopedic and Neurological Testing (10 hours). Jeffrey K. Miller, DC, MBA, FACO
- December 1-2: Mastering the Assessment and Management of Shoulder and Upper Extremity Problems (10 hours) Brandon Steele DC, FACO
Price: Members: $30/hour or $1500 total
Non-members: $35/hour or $1750 total
**Please note that if 15 or more DCs sign up, every doc (member and non-member) will receive $250 off this price!
As third-party reimbursements continue to shrink, health care reform calls for a new payment system based upon value rather than the number of procedures. A chiropractic physician’s value improves with enhanced diagnostic skills, which lead to appropriate, high-quality care of patients suffering with acute and chronic pain due to neuromusculoskeletal conditions. The OSCA with the University of Bridgeport offers this post-doctoral program, a Diplomate in Chiropractic Orthopedics in order to augment your differential diagnostic skills and provide a higher level of credentialing. The University of Bridgeport’s Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine course is designed to reduce your opportunity costs while augmenting your clinical skills.
This program also has 250 hours of specialist clinical education is offered online via one of the most advanced and innovative online training programs in the world for chiropractors. Harnessing the convenience of on-demand learning, this program dramatically reduces your time away from home or office, and your travel expenses. With over 10,000 hours and 2.5 million dollars of development, the Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Online Training Program (NMSM Online) now sets a new standard in online clinical education. As a doctor, learn through clinical experience. Your day is not topic-based, it’s problem-based. A diagnosis doesn’t walk through your door, a problem to be solved does. Your day doesn’t run to a syllabus, it’s what ‘comes through your door next’. So, this is exactly how we’ve designed the NMSM online. It is 250 hours of simulated clinical practice that covers the types of presentations that you must confidently diagnose and manage as a neuromusculoskeletal specialist. Learning is most effective when new information is immediately applied in the context of solving a patient’s problem.
There are several ways to generate new revenue with advanced clinical training and board certification or a Diplomate in Chiropractic Orthopedics. First and most importantly is the provision of high-quality, evaluation and management of patients in pain. Once you complete the course and the Diplomate examinations, you will be a board-certified chiropractic specialist, which is appreciated by medical organizations including Federally Qualified Health Centers, medical and chiropractic schools, hospitals and coordinated care organizations interest in providing non-pharmacological therapeutics for patients in pain. Finally, many of you may want to pursue medical/legal work as a chiropractic expert. In addition to the Diplomate in Chiropractic Orthopedics, you might want to pursue a sub-specialty of Chiropractic Forensics.
Most of the chiropractic specialists that I have taught have expressed the number one reason they are taking this post-doctoral training is to improve their clinical skills. A former colleague and chiropractic orthopedic instructor, Dr. Richard Ackerman advised hundreds of his chiropractic orthopedic learners that “Diagnosis is the key to successful treatment.” I completely agree with Dr. Ackerman’s statement. In addition, it is my opinion that the ability to provide a differential diagnosis and provide high-quality, non-pharmacological chiropractic care is the key to a successful practice.
The healthcare environment is rapidly changing because of health care reform and the need to reduce costs, medical errors and cost of care. This program may secure your future as a chiropractic specialist within your current practice situation or possibly within a coordinated care organization. My chiropractic specialty training and board certification as a chiropractic orthopedist enabled me to integrate the Lovelace Medical Center, Lovelace Health Care System, the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and a Federally Qualified Health Center in Connecticut. As a chiropractic orthopedist, I was granted a faculty position at the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic. I never expected my post-doctoral training would provide me with so many opportunities. Join me as a chiropractic specialist. Millions of people in pain need you.
To book your hotel room, please call Juliann Beatty at the Staybridge Suites Columbus Polaris at 614-880-9080 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and mention that you are with the Ohio State Chiropractic Association. The room rate will be $129.00/night for each weekend. You must reserve your room more than 30 days in advance to receive the special rate. We look forward to seeing you!
For more information on the Online Learning System, CLICK HERE.
For more information on the Diplomate Test, CLICK HERE.