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Dr. Shawn Thistle (RRS Education) Online Courses 8-Hour Bundle #12

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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 #12 ($139.99)

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COURSE 1 – Lumbosacral Radiculopathy

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Sciatic Nerve Excursion During Nerve Mobilization Exercises +MP3 (2016)
  2. Adding Forward Head Posture Corrective Exercises to the Management of Lumbosacral Radiculopathy – RCT +MP3 (2016)
  3. Early Multimodal Rehab Following Lumbar Disc Surgery: RCT Comparing Two Exercise Programs +MP3 (2015)
  4. Importance of Pain Localization with Dejarine’s Triad when Assessing Nerve Root Compression +MP3 (2016)
  5. MRI Findings as Effect Modifiers for LBP or Sciatica Patients – Systematic Review +MP3 (2017)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify how the sciatic nerve and adjacent nervous structures respond to tensioning and sliding techniques
  2. Appraise the potential benefit of adding forward head posture corrective exercises to the management of lumbosacral radiculopathy
  3. Compare clinical and muscle function outcomes of patients randomized to one of two early multimodal rehabilitation programs following single-level lumbar discectomy
  4. Assess whether the diagnostic accuracy of Dejarine’s triad (coughing, sneezing and straining) depends on how patient responses are categorized
  5. Determine whether the presence of certain MRI findings at baseline identify patients with low back pain or sciatica who respond better to specific interventions


COURSE 2 – Pregnancy & Pediatrics 102

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Best Practices for Chiropractic Care of Children +MP3 (2016)
  2. Chiropractic and Other Manual Therapies for Infants and Children: Adverse Events Literature Review +MP3 (2015)
  3. Effects of Exercise & Kinesiotaping on Abdominal Recovery in Women after Caesarian Section +MP3 (2016)
  4. Effect of SMT on Pelvic Floor Function in Pregnant & Non-Pregnant Women +MP3 (2016)
  5. Exercise Level Before Pregnancy & the Risk of Pelvic Girdle Pain +MP3 (2016)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize consensus-based recommendations regarding best practices for the chiropractic care of children
  2. Examine all reported cases of serious adverse events in infants and children receiving manual therapies from chiropractors as well as practitioners from other disciplines
  3. Compare the effectiveness of Kinesio taping combined with exercise on abdominal recovery in women post-caesarean section compared with exercise alone
  4. Assess alterations in pelvic floor function in pregnant women secondary to spinal manipulation
  5. Explore the association between exercise levels and types pre-pregnancy and pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy in nulliparous women


COURSE 3 – Low Back Pain: Important Papers 101

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Chiropractic Care for Low Back Pain: Clinical Practice Guideline +MP3 (2016)
  2. Prevention of Low Back Pain – Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis +MP3 (2016)
  3. Clinical Benefits of SMT for Acute Low Back Pain – Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis +MP3 (2017)
  4. Effect of Sitting on Stability Balls on Low Back Pain & Disability +MP3 (2017)
  5. Relationship Between Low Back Pain & Health-Related Quality of Life at 6 Months +MP3 (2015)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review a current Clinical Practice Guideline pertaining to chiropractic case for low back pain
  2. Investigate the effectiveness of interventions aimed at preventing low back pain
  3. Estimate the effectiveness and harms associated with spinal manipulation compared with non-manipulative therapies for adults with acute low back pain
  4. Investigate whether sitting on a stability ball affects core endurance, nonspecific low back pain (LBP), and/or disability from LBP
  5. Analyze the impact of low back pain on health-related quality of life while controlling for confounding factors


COURSE 4 – Clinical Care for Older Patients 102

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Best Practices for Chiropractic Care for Older Adults – Systematic Review & Consensus Update +MP3 (2017)
  2. Effectiveness of Chiropractic Care to Improve Sensorimotor Function Associated with Falls Risk in Older People – RCT +MP3 (2016)
  3. Effects of Nonpharmacological Interventions for Dizziness in Older Patients – Systematic Review +MP3 (2016)
  4. Diagnosis & Management of Vertebral Compression Fractures +MP3 (2016)
  5. Use of Chiropractic & Costs of Care for Older Medicare Patients with CLBP & Multiple Comorbidities +MP3 (2017)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review evidence-based recommendations regarding best practices for chiropractic care of older adults
  2. Assess the impact of chiropractic care on measures of sensorimotor function associated with the risk of falls in older adults
  3. Examine the effectiveness of nonpharmacological therapies for dizziness in older people
  4. Summarize the current state of knowledge pertaining to the diagnosis and management of vertebral compression fractures
  5. Explore the cost impact of utilizing chiropractic in older patients with chronic low back pain and multiple comorbidities


COURSE 5 – Contemporary Pain Research 102

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Recognition & Treatment of Central Sensitization in Chronic Pain Patients +MP3 (2017)
  2. Clinical Biopsychosocial Assessment of Patients with Chronic Pain +MP3 (2017)
  3. Neuropathic Pain – Pathophysiology & Clinical Factors +MP3 (2017)
  4. Role of Spinal Manipulation in Modifying Central Sensitization +MP3 (2016)
  5. Reduced Temporal Summation as a Mechanism of Pain Relief with Spinal Manipulation +MP3 (2017)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the mechanisms underpinning the presentation of central sensitization and define how clinicians can clinically recognize and treat it
  2. Summarize the practical assessment of chronic pain using a biopsychosocial framework
  3. Outline relevant factors pertaining to clinical presentation, pathophysiology and treatment of chronic neuropathic pain
  4. Examine the potential role played by spinal manipulative therapy in the management of central sensitization
  5. Investigate the hypoalgesic effect of thoracic spinal manipulation on pain induced by temporal summation


COURSE 6 – OPTIMa Systematic Reviews

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Non-Invasive Management of Low Back Pain – OPTIMa Systematic Review +MP3 (2017)
  2. Management of Whiplash- or Neck-Associated Disorders – OPTIMa Systematic Review +MP3 (2017)
  3. Exercise for Soft Tissue Injuries of the Lower Limb – OPTIMa Systematic Review (2016)
  4. Soft-Tissue Therapy for Musculoskeletal Disorders & Injuries of the Extremities – OPTIMa Systematic Review +MP3 (2016)
  5. Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Conditions Related to Traffic Collisions – OPTIMa Systematic Review +MP3 (2015)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify, via systematic review, effective conservative interventions for the management of acute and chronic low back pain
  2. Update findings from the Neck Pain Task Force regarding the effectiveness of manual therapies, passive physical modalities, and acupuncture for the management of whiplash and neck pain
  3. Assess the efficacy of exercise interventions for lateral ankle sprains, Achilles tendinopathy and plantar fasciitis
  4. Evaluate the effectiveness of soft-tissue therapy compared to other interventions in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries in the upper and lower extremities
  5. Critically appraise and synthesize recommendations of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the management of common conditions related to traffic collisions


COURSE 7 – LBP Diagnostics & Assessment 101

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Clinical Decision Rule for Patients with Acute LBP at Risk of Developing Chronic Pain +MP3 (2016)
  2. Classification of Low Back Pain – Best-Evidence Diagnostic Rules +MP3 (2017)
  3. Clinical Tests to Diagnose Lumbar Spondylolysis & Spondylolisthesis – Systematic Review +MP3 (2016)
  4. Clinical Tests for Lumbar Instability – Validity & Applicability +MP3 (2016)
  5. Prediction of Outcome in Patients with LBP – STarT Back Tool +MP3 (2017)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Critique the development of a screening tool to help clinicians identify acute low back pain patients more likely to progress to chronic pain
  2. Develop multi-faceted Clinical Diagnostic Rules (CDRs) for the lumbar spine using individual diagnostic accuracy scores based on best evidence for use in primary care clinical practice and research
  3. Systematically review the diagnostic accuracy of clinical tests for spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis compared to imaging modalities
  4. Assess the most commonly utilized clinical tests for lumbar instability
  5. Examine how clinician expectations, patient characteristics and the STarT Back Tool relate to patient outcomes in low back pain


COURSE 8 – Acupuncture 102: Clinical Miscellaneous

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Acupoints – Narrative Literature Review +MP3 (2016)
  2. Acupuncture & Pain-Related Functional Connectivity of the Central Nervous System +MP3 (2016)
  3. Acupuncture for Neck Disorders – Cochrane Review +MP3 (2016)
  4. Effectiveness of Acupuncture for Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Extremities – Systematic Review +MP3 (2017)
  5. Long-term Effect of Acupuncture for Migraine Prophylaxis – RCT +MP3 (2017)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Outline the nature and function of acupoints from different perspectives to help clarify the potential mechanisms of acupuncture treatment
  2. Evaluate existing evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture in influencing the functional connectivity of the central nervous system in patients with musculoskeletal pain
  3. Summarize the most current scientific evidence on the effectiveness of acupuncture on acute, subacute and chronic neck pain
  4. Assess the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture therapies for the management of upper and lower extremity musculoskeletal disorders
  5. Determine if true acupuncture is more effective than sham acupuncture for prevention of migraine attacks


Instructor: Dr. Shawn Thistle

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USERS: Completing Courses & Getting Your Certificates

  1. Log In and go to the E-Learning Menu tab and choose ‘MY COURSES’ under that tab.
  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.
  6. Certificates can be downloaded after Quiz completion. NOTE: The system takes up to 5 min. to process the certificate for download so it may not generate immediately with a completion date on it. You can also go to the MY CERTIFICATES link in the top menu of the course-ware workspace and download it at any time.
  7. NOTE: Use the navigation system at the bottom of each page to proceed through the course and Quiz.


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