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Dr. Shawn Thistle (RRS Education) Online Courses 8-Hour Bundle #11

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Start: 19-12-2023 @

End: 01-01-2025 @

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Dr. Shawn Thistle (RRS Education) Online Courses 8-Hour Bundle #11 ($139.99)

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COURSE 1 – Neck Pain & Cervical SMT: Important Studies

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. SMT vs. Nerve Root Injection for Symptomatic, MRI-Confirmed Cervical Disc Herniation – Prospective Observational Cohort +MP3 (2016)
  2. Cervical Manipulation for Degenerative Cervical Radiculopathy – Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis +MP3 (2016)
  3. Changes in Cervical Lordosis after Spinal Manipulation – Prospective Cohort +MP3 (2016)
  4. Thoracic Thrust Manipulation vs. Non-Thrust Mobilization for Chronic Mechanical Neck Pain – RCT +MP3 (2015)
  5. Correlation of Radiographic Findings with Symptomatology in Cervical Degenerative Joint Disease +MP3 (2016)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Compare the treatment effects of cervical spinal manipulative therapy to indirect cervical nerve root injections in patients suffering from imaging-confirmed cervical disc herniation
  2. Evaluate the literature on the effectiveness and safety of cervical spinal manipulation in the treatment of degenerative cervical radiculopathy
  3. Explore the effects of cervical manipulation on cervical lordosis
  4. Examine the effects of thoracic manipulation and non-thrust mobilization on pain sensitivity and intensity in patients with chronic mechanical neck pain
  5. Critique the correlation of cervical radiographic findings of degenerative joint disease with neck pain and related symptomatology


COURSE 2 – Low Back Pain: Prognosis & Patient Beliefs

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Catastrophizing as a Prognostic Factor in Patients with LBP – Systematic Review +MP3 (2015)
  2. Patient Beliefs & Perceptions of Exercise for Chronic Low Back Pain +MP3 (2015)
  3. Psychosocial Factors Do Not Improve Predictive Models in Spinal Pain +MP3 (2016)
  4. Patient Attitudes & Beliefs Related to Low Back Pain +MP3 (2015)
  5. Clinical Examination Findings as Prognostic Factors in LBP – Systematic Review +MP3 (2015)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the existing literature on the role of catastrophizing as a prognostic factor in acute, subacute and chronic low back pain
  2. Explore low back pain patient expectations, experiences, and preferences surrounding exercise
  3. Determine whether psychological or social factors add predictive value to biomedical factors known to be associated with a better or worse outcome in spinal pain patients
  4. Analyze how beliefs and perceptions present in individuals with acute and chronic low back pain influence the perceived threat associated with their condition
  5. Examine the extent and quality of the evidence on clinical examination findings as prognostic factors for acute, recurrent, or chronic low back pain


COURSE 3 – Important Papers for Chiropractors 103

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Real-Time Visualization of Joint Cavitation +MP3 (2015)
  2. Chiropractic Care & Risk of Vertebrobasilar Stroke – Case–Control Study +MP3 (2015)
  3. Risk of Traumatic Injury Associated with Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation in Medicare Beneficiaries Ages 66 to 99 +MP3 (2015)
  4. Clinical Outcomes for Neurogenic Claudication using a Multimodal Boot Camp Program for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis +MP3 (2016)
  5. Association of Sitting or Sedentary Time with Disease Incidence & Mortality +MP3 (2015)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Clarify, utilizing modern imaging technology, what occurs when synovial joints ‘crack’
  2. Investigate the association between chiropractic manipulative treatment and vertebrobasilar artery stroke
  3. Compare the risk of injury (via Medicare data) between two cohorts of patients treated by chiropractic spinal manipulation versus treatment by a primary care physician
  4. Assess the effectiveness of the 6-week Boot Camp Program for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  5. Evaluate the association between sedentary time and health outcomes (independent of physical activity) in adults


COURSE 4 – Contemporary Pain Research 101

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Modern Neuroscience Approach to Chronic Spinal Pain +MP3 (2015)
  2. Interaction between Pain, Movement & Physical Activity +MP3 (2015)
  3. Central Nervous System Neuroplasticity & Chronic Musculoskeletal Disorders +MP3 (2015)
  4. Descending Inhibitory Pain Mechanism in Musculoskeletal Pain Following HVLA Thrust Manipulation – Literature Review + MP3 (2015)
  5. Exercise Therapy for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: Innovation by Altering Pain Memories +MP3 (2016)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe a modern neuroscientific approach to chronic spinal pain
  2. Summarize the contemporary view of the interaction among pain, movement and physical activity
  3. Identify central nervous system neuroplastic adaptations that may contribute to the pathophysiology of chronic conditions
  4. Explore the role of the descending inhibitory pain mechanism (DIPM) as a mechanism of effect for high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust manipulation
  5. Appraise the combination of pain neuroscience education and exercise or motor control training to alter ‘pain memories’ associated with chronic pain


COURSE 5 – Foot and Ankle 102: Clinical Miscellaneous

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. The Foot Core System: A Paradigm for Understanding Intrinsic Foot Muscle Function +MP3 (2015)
  2. Management of Foot Posture, Leg Length Discrepancy & Low Back Pain with Foot Orthoses +MP3 (2015)
  3. Manipulative Therapy & Rehabilitation for Recurrent Ankle Sprain with Functional Instability +MP3 (2015)
  4. Unilateral Ankle Immobilization Alters Kinematics & Kinetics of Lifting +MP3 (2015)
  5. High-Load Strength Training for Plantar Fasciitis +MP3 (2015)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the foot core subsystem and relevant assessment and rehabilitation methods
  2. Examine the biomechanical mechanisms that may be involved in the foot-to-low back relationship, and how foot orthoses might be used to manage low back pain
  3. Justify the addition of manipulative therapy to rehabilitation in the management of recurrent ankle sprain with functional instability
  4. Demonstrate the effect unilateral immobilization of the ankle joint has on low back loading while lifting
  5. Compare the effectiveness of plantar fascia-specific stretching to high-load strength training in patients with plantar fasciitis


COURSE 6 – Sports Medicine 106: Clinical Miscellaneous

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Neural Representation and the Cortical Body Matrix – Implications for Sports Medicine +MP3 (2016)
  2. Functional Movement Screen as an Injury Prediction Tool – Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis +MP3 (2016)
  3. Chronic Leg Pain in Athletes + MP3 (2015)
  4. Physiotherapy Management of Patellar Tendinopathy +MP3 (2015)
  5. Anatomic Investigation of the Ober Test +MP3 (2016)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the neural mechanisms underpinning movement execution and how to clinically audit them
  2. Evaluate the injury prediction capability of the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) in active adult populations
  3. Contrast differential diagnoses for chronic leg pain in athletes
  4. Discuss the evidence regarding prevalence, diagnosis and management of patellar tendinopathy
  5. Investigate the anatomical structures strained during the Ober and Modified Ober tests for iliotibial band concerns


COURSE 7 – Clinical Care of Older Patients 101

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Neck Manipulation for Fall Prevention in the Elderly +MP3 (2015)
  2. Impact of Spinal Alignment & Back Strength on Shoulder ROM in Middle-Aged & Elderly +MP3 (2015)
  3. Association of Early Imaging for Back Pain with Clinical Outcomes in Older Adults +MP3 (2015)
  4. Efficacy & Safety of Paracetamol (Acetaminophen) for Spinal Pain & Osteoarthritis: Systematic Review & Meta-analysis +MP3 (2015)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine the evidence supporting the relationship between dizziness and neck pain as possible causal factors for falls in the elderly
  2. Clarify the influence of the spine on shoulder range of motion in middle-aged and elderly patients
  3. Critique the early utilization of imaging in older patients with back pain
  4. Summarize the evidence on the effectiveness of Paracetamol (Acetaminophen) in patients with spinal pain and hip or knee osteoarthritis


COURSE 8 – Osteoarthritis 101

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Leg Length Discrepancy & Osteoarthritis of the Hip, Knee & Lumbar Spine +MP3 (2016)
  2. Clinical Tests of Standing Balance in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis +MP3 (2016)
  3. Association of Hip Pain with Radiographic Evidence of Hip Osteoarthritis +MP3 (2016)
  4. Prevalence of Sacroiliac Joint Degeneration in Asymptomatic Adults +MP3 (2015)
  5. Balancing ‘Hands-On’ with ‘Hands-Off’ Interventions for the Treatment of Central Sensitization Pain in Osteoarthritis +MP3 (2016)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine the methods utilized to measure leg length discrepancy (LLD) and outline the association between LLD and osteoarthritis of the joints of the lumbar spine and lower extremity
  2. Summarize the most common clinical tests used to determine balance in those with knee osteoarthritis a clinical setting
  3. Determine concordance between hip pain and radiographic evidence of osteoarthritis
  4. Evaluate the role of sacroiliac (SI) joint degeneration in mechanical low back pain
  5. Achieve equilibrium between hands-on and hands-off interventions in patients with osteoarthritis-related pain dominated by central sensitization


Instructor: Dr. Shawn Thistle

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  2. Click on the course title to enter the course-ware work space and proceed through each lesson page using the navigation at the bottom of the lesson page.
  3. Complete the Multiple Choice Quiz for the course. NOTE: A score of 100% is required to be issued with a certificate. You can repeat the quiz if necessary – there is no limit to the number of times you can take the quiz.
  4. Click on SUBMIT & FINISH. The next box shows you the quiz and at the top it shows if you achieved 100% and if not it will indicate which answers were incorrect. To redo the quiz you need to click on ‘Reattempt The Quiz’ at the bottom
  5. Do the quiz again to correct any questions and click on SUBMIT & FINISH again.
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