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Perspectives of Upper Cervical Chiropractic: A Primer on Chiropractic Craniocervical Junction Procedures

Course Date

Start: 15th February 2020 @ 09:00am
End: 16th February 2020 @ 12:00pm

Course Location

Treviso, Italy
Treviso, Italy - hosted by Peter Lawrence, DC, Treviso, Italy, Italy


Course Description

This course will provide an opportunity for participants to integrate, apply and expand upon information presented during Chiropractic study specifically relating to the clinical application of chiropractic interventions to the craniocervical junction.

The instructor will utilise adult learning principles where participants are expected to come prepared to engage and contribute toward learning. In addition to materials presented, there will be focused on self-directed knowledge building strategies using a combination of self-directed study assignments, case studies, and question-and-answer sessions.


  • Enhanced understanding of Craniocervical Junction Anatomy & Biomechanics
  • Explore patient intake considerations
  • Provide considerations for imaging the CCJ – XRAY, CBCT, MR (including a review of ionizing radiation exposure considerations)
  • Overview of chiropractic listing analysis considerations – integrating various established UC systems
  • Case reviews and group discussion will be used to evaluate special, difficult & interesting cases
  • Introduce concepts of ascending and descending considerations for interdisciplinary care


Instructor – Dr. Jeff Scholten, DC, DCCJP, FCCJP, BSc, PgCPain

After earning a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 1996 from the University of Calgary, Jeff continued his studies at Palmer College of Chiropractic graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2001. Wanting to know as much as possible about the upper neck, he completed his post-graduate advanced training in Chiropractic Craniocervical Junction Procedures in 2015’s inaugural class earning his DCCJP. In 2016, he was the first diplomate to complete a fellowship in Chiropractic Craniocervical Junction Procedures earning his FCCJP. Jeff then went on to a post-baccalaureate graduate level certificate program in Pain Management in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta, graduating in 2018. 


Course Credits


Course Contact Name

Stephanie Becker

Course Contact Email