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Dr. Shawn Thistle (RRS Education) Online Courses 8-Hour Bundle #13

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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 #13 ($139.99)

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Spinal Manipulation & Stroke 102: Research Updates

Reviews Included:

Risk-Benefit Assessment Strategy to Exclude Cervical Artery Dissection in Spinal Manipulative Therapy +MP3 (2019)

Risk of Carotid Stroke after Chiropractic Care: Population-Based Case-Crossover Study +MP3 (2017)

Cervical Arterial Dissection in Manipulative Therapy Practice +MP3 (2016)

Chiropractic Care & Cervical Artery Dissection: No Evidence for Causation +MP3 (2016)

Diagnosis of Acute Vestibular Syndrome +MP3 (2012)

Learning Objectives:

Summarize our current state of knowledge pertaining to screening patients for potential cervical artery dissection before providing cervical spinal manipulation

Investigate the association between chiropractic care and carotid artery-related stroke and compare that to the association with primary care exposures

Describe cervical artery dissection and how it impacts the practice of cervical spinal manipulation

Cite the strength of evidence about whether chiropractic neck manipulation causes cervical artery dissection based on a systematic review, meta-analysis, and evaluation of the body of evidence as a whole

Outline the bedside diagnosis and management of an acute vestibular syndrome, with the suspicion for stroke



Low Back Pain: Lancet Series & Recent Guidelines

Reviews Included:

Lancet Low Back Pain Series – Part 1 – Evidence-Based Call to Action +MP3 (2018)

Lancet Low Back Pain Series – Part 2 – Prevention & Treatment +MP3 (2018)

Noninvasive Treatments for Low Back Pain – Clinical Practice Guideline from the American College of Physicians +MP3 (2017)

SMT & Conservative Treatments for Low Back Pain – CCGI Clinical Guideline +MP3 (2018)

Non-Surgical Treatment of Recent Onset Low Back Pain or Lumbar Radiculopathy – Danish Clinical Guidelines +MP3 (2018)

Learning Objectives:

Identify and describe, using contemporary evidence, the worldwide calamity surrounding low back pain and the emerging opportunity for chiropractors and other manual and rehabilitative clinicians

Summarize the multitude of low back pain practice guidelines, specifically pertaining to the evidence for prevention and treatment

Outline evidence-based treatment guidelines for acute, subacute and chronic low back pain (with or without radiculopathy) in primary care

Synthesize the best available evidence on the diagnosis and treatment of low back pain using SMT alone or in combination with other conservative treatments

Summarize two Danish clinical guidelines regarding non-surgical management of recent onset low back pain or lumbar radiculopathy



Cervical Somatosensory Integration 101

Reviews Included:

Dizziness, Visual Disturbances & Sensorimotor Control in Traumatic Neck Pain +MP3 (2018)

Sensorimotor Control in Idiopathic Neck Pain & Healthy Subjects – Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis +MP3 (2017)

Cervico-Ocular Reflex in Non-Specific Neck Pain +MP3 (2016)

Altered Multisensory Integration in Subclinical Neck Pain Patients +MP3 (2018)

The Cervical Myodural Bridge – Review & Clinical Implications +MP3 (2016)

Learning Objectives:

Summarize the evidence pertaining to sensorimotor disturbance in the context of neck pain

Evaluate the literature pertaining to clinical tests of cervical sensorimotor control in patients with idiopathic neck pain

Measure the cervico-ocular and vestibulo-ocular reflexes in patients with non-specific neck pain

Analyze differences in multisensory integration via sensory response times in patients with subclinical neck pain over a 4-week interval

Examine the clinical relevance of the cervical myodural bridge



Nutrition 103

Reviews Included:

Dietary Influence on Pain via the Immune System +MP3 (2015)

Targeted Alteration of Dietary Fatty Acids for the Treatment of Chronic Headache – RCT +MP3 (2016)

Health Effects of Intermittent Fasting – Systematic Review +MP3 (2016)

Low Back Pain & Poor Blood Flow: Exploring the Connection between Disc Degeneration & Atherosclerosis +MP3 (2015)

Glucosamine Supplementation: Low Back Pain Updates +MP3 (2013)

Learning Objectives:

Examine the effects of various foods on immune cells and chronic pain

Explore the association between dietary omega fatty acid consumption and the frequency and severity of chronic headaches in an adult population

Summarize the best available human evidence on intermittent fasting and its proposed health benefits

Outline the potential associations between atherosclerosis and disc degeneration featuring low back pain

Determine, clinically and biologically, whether glucosamine supplementation can help with low back pain, intervertebral and arthritic lumbar spine problems



Biopsychosocial Aspects of Chiropractic 101

Reviews Included:

Chiropractic & the Biopsychosocial Model +MP3 (2018)

Contemporary Biopsychosocial Exercise Prescription for Chronic Low Back Pain +MP3 (2017)

Biopsychosocial Risk Factors & Co-Morbidities for Common Spinal Disorders +MP3 (2019)

Barriers & Facilitators to Screening & Management of Psychosocial Factors for LBP Patients +MP3 (2018)

Association Between Psychological & Social Factors & Spinal Pain in Adolescents +MP3 (2019)

Learning Objectives:

Discuss the biopsychosocial model from a chiropractic perspective

Explore the effectiveness of commonly prescribed exercise treatments for chronic low back pain from a biopsychosocial perspective

Summarize the biopsychosocial risk factors, prognostic factors and comorbidities associated with the most common spinal disorders

Identify barriers and facilitators chiropractors report when screening for and managing psychosocial factors in low back pain patients

Determine if psychological and social factors are associated with spinal pain in adolescents like they are in adults



Cervical Radiculopathy & Disc Herniation 102

Reviews Included:

Value of Physical Examination Tests for Diagnosing Cervical Radiculopathy – Systematic Review +MP3 (2018)

Reliability & Validity of Clinical Tests of the Cervical Spine in Adults with Neck Pain and its Associated Disorders – CADRE Systematic Review +MP3 (2017)

Cervical Nerve Root Displacement and Strain during Upper Limb Tension Testing +MP3 (2015)

Sensory Impairments Associated with C6 & C7 Radiculopathies +MP3 (2016)

Observed Patterns of Cervical Radiculopathy vs. Standard ‘Netter-Diagram’ Distributions +MP3 (2019)

Learning Objectives:

Summarize existing evidence on the utility of diagnostic tests for evaluating patients with cervical radiculopathy

Update the findings of the Neck Pain Task Force (NPTF) regarding the reliability and validity of clinical tests used to assess the anatomical integrity of the cervical spine in adults with Neck Pain and Associated Disorders (NAD)

Evaluate the amount of cervical nerve root displacement and strain during upper limb nerve tension testing

Determine the value of sensory testing for differentiating between C6 and C7 radiculopathies

Compare observed patterns of cervical radiculopathy in surgical patients with standard ‘Netter-diagram’ distributions



Thoracic Spine 105: Clinical Miscellaneous

Reviews Included:

Immediate Effects of Thoracic Spine Thrust Manipulation on Neurodynamic Mobility +MP3 (2019)

Cost-effectiveness of Chiropractic vs. Self-Management for Non-Coronary Acute Chest Pain +MP3 (2017)

Efficiency of Corrective Exercise Interventions on Thoracic Hyper-Kyphosis Angle +MP3 (2015)

Cerebral Hemodynamic Responses to Pain Following Thoracic Manipulation in Subjects with Neck Pain – RCT +MP3 (2018)

Peripheral Response to Cervical or Thoracic Spinal Manual Therapy +MP3 (2015)

Learning Objectives:

Compare the immediate effects of thoracic spinal manipulation and mobilization on the upper and lower limb neurodynamic mobility impairments

Examine the cost-effectiveness of chiropractic care for patients with non-coronary, musculoskeletal chest pain

Appraise the efficacy of corrective exercise interventions for reducing thoracic hyper-kyphosis

Evaluate activation in cortical areas associated with the pain experience in response to noxious stimuli in individuals with non-traumatic neck pain receiving thoracic thrust manipulation compared to those receiving sham manipulation

Assess existing evidence regarding sympathetic nervous system responses following manipulation of the cervical or thoracic spine



Pregnancy 102

Reviews Included:

Exercise & Pregnancy in Recreational & Elite Athletes – IOC Summary – Part 1 +MP3 (2018)

Exercise & Pregnancy in Recreational & Elite Athletes – IOC Summary – Part 2 +MP3 (2018)

Predicting Bothersome Pelvic Pain from Mid-Pregnancy to Birth +MP3 (2018)

Musculoskeletal Dysfunctions in Patients with Chronic Pelvic Pain – Preliminary Descriptive Survey +MP3 (2017)

Learning Objectives:

Summarize existing evidence pertaining to exercise and pregnancy in recreational and elite athletes

Assess the utility of two commonly-used clinical tests for predicting bothersome pelvic pain from mid-pregnancy to birth

Determine the prevalence of musculoskeletal dysfunction in patients with chronic pelvic pain

Instructor: Dr. Shawn Thistle


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  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
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