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GEN-C presents Paediatric Obesity

Course Date

Start: 27th January 2020
End: 27th January 2021

Course Location

online, England

Course Description

The Global Education Network for Chiropractic is a collaboration between the European Academy of Chiropractic, Chiropractic Australia, and The Royal College of Chiropractors. The GEN-C brings you online evidence-based CPD developed by leading experts in our profession. More information about the GEN-C and available CPD can be found at

Course Title: GEN-C presents Paediatric Obesity

This course aims to provide an understanding of the epidemiology, prevention, and management of obesity in the paediatric patient. In addition, provide strategies for the chiropractor to address these issues, with a focus on the special considerations in the chiropractic management of the obese child. Management includes prevention, appropriate forces for manual therapy, and motor pattern rehabilitation.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Recognize key risk factors for obesity in children.
  2. Understand the preventative factors for obesity, pertinent to chiropractic practice.
  3. Understand the anatomical, physiological and mechanical factors which differ in obese children, and apply these concepts to their management.
  4. Demonstrate manual therapy strategies, rehabilitation, and basic behavioural approaches appropriate for the case of obese children.

Following completion of the lecture, you will be directed to 10 multiple choice questions. Upon successful completion of these questions you will be emailed a CPD certificate for 1.5 hours (or 1.5 points).


The lecture is presented by: Sue Webber Hellstenius, Lise Hestbaek; Amy Miller; and Aurelie Marchand

EAC Special Interest Group for Paediatrics.


How to register for the course:

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Course Credits


Course Contact Name

Peter Werth

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