This site uses cookies

RRS Education Online Courses 8-Hour Bundle #4

Course Date

Start: 1st June 2020
End: 1st June 2023

Course Location

n/a, n/a, n/a, Canada


Course Description

BUNDLE #4 ($139.95)

Further information can be found at


COURSE 1 – Headaches 101

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Neck Exercises for Cervicogenic Headache +MP3 (2011)
  2. Manual Therapy for Migraine: Systematic Review +MP3 (2011)
  3. Manual Therapy for Chronic Tension-Type Headaches: Systematic Review +MP3 (2011)
  4. Stress & Tension-Type Headache +MP3 (2011)
  5. Tension-Type Headache in Children +MP3 (2011)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Apply exercise strategies in the management of cervicogenic headache
  2. Appraise the state of the literature on manual therapy interventions for migraine headache
  3. Defend manual treatment of chronic tension-type headaches
  4. Recognize potential mechanisms explaining the relationship between stress and tension type headaches
  5. Outline clinical considerations for evaluating tension headaches in children


COURSE 2 – Spinal Manipulation for Neck Pain Treatment 101

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. RCT: Preventive SMT +/- Exercise for Chronic Neck Pain +MP3 (2011)
  2. Spinal Manipulation vs. Medication vs. Home Exercise for Neck Pain – RCT +MP3 (2012)
  3. Spinal Manipulation vs. Mobilization for Recent Onset Neck Pain +MP3 (2010)
  4. Upper Cervical & Upper Thoracic Thrust Manipulation vs. Nonthrust Mobilization for Mechanical Neck Pain: RCT +MP3 (2012)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Outline the limitations of a recent trial on preventive treatments including spinal manipulation for neck pain and how they contribute to our interpretation of the results of the study
  2. Interpret results of an important trial on spinal manipulation and exercise for neck pain
  3. Discuss recent evidence comparing spinal manipulation to mobilization for recent onset neck pain
  4. Use recent evidence to justify manipulating various spinal regions for patients with neck pain


COURSE 3 – Nutrition 101

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Effect of n-3 Fatty Acids on Oxidative Stress After Exercise +MP3 (2011)
  2. Health Effects of Dietary Supplements +MP3 (2012)
  3. Nutrition Guidelines for Strength-Power Athletes +MP3 (2011)
  4. Protein & Dairy to Support Bone Health During Weight Loss in Premenopausal Overweight Women +MP3 (2012)
  5. Dietary Sodium Intake & Cardiovascular Mortality: Controversy? +MP3 (2012)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Outline the potential relationship between n-3 fatty acid supplementation and oxidative stress from exercise
  2. Describe the state of the literature regarding the health effects of dietary supplements
  3. Breakdown current nutritional recommendations for strength-power athletes
  4. Defend the concurrent intake of protein and dairy products in women wishing to maintain bone mineral density while losing weight
  5. Discuss the controversy surrounding the relationship between sodium intake and hypertension


COURSE 4 – Shoulder 103 – Adhesive Capsulitis and Subacromial Impingement

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Treatment of Adhesive Capsulitis +MP3 (2011)
  2. Adhesive Capsulitis – Review & Rehabilitation Model (2009)
  3. Specific Exercises for Primary Subacromial Impingement +MP3 (2012)
  4. Exercise & Low-Level Laser Therapy for Subacromial Impingement +MP3 (2011)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the state of the literature on common treatment options for adhesive capsulitis
  2. Outline a rehabilitation strategy for adhesive capsulitis
  3. Apply an effective and streamlined exercise program in the management of subacromial impingement
  4. Appraise the potential value of adding low-level laser therapy to other interventions for subacromial impingement


COURSE 5 – Rehabilitation 101 – Chronic Disease

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Energetics & Biomechanics of Treadmill Walking in Obese Subjects +MP3 (2011)
  2. Exercise & Type 2 Diabetes – ACSM Position Statement +MP3 (2011)
  3. Interval Training for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease: Systematic Review +MP3 (2011)
  4. Resistance Training & Lean Body Mass in Older Adults +MP3 (2011)
  5. Resistance vs. Aerobic Training for Metabolic Syndrome +MP3 (2011)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Compare slower walking on a moderate incline to faster walking with no incline for moderately obese adults patients
  2. Summarize the current state of the literature on exercise interventions for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
  3. Explain the utility of interval training for patients with coronary artery disease
  4. Support the inclusion of resistance training in exercise programs for aging patients based on existing scientific research
  5. Appraise various types of exercise for patients with metabolic syndrome


COURSE 6 Lumbar Spine 101 – Spinal Stenosis and Disc Herniation

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Accuracy of Physical Examination for Identifying Level of Lumbar Disc Herniation +MP3 (2011)
  2. Bias in Physical Examination of Patients with Lumbar Radiculopathy +MP3 (2011)
  3. Conservative Treatment for Lumbar Disc Herniation with Radiculopathy +MP3 (2011)
  4. Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Diagnosis & Management +MP3 (2011)
  5. Non-Operative Treatment of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Systematic Review +MP3 (2012)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Outline the diagnostic accuracy of the clinical examination for identifying the level of lumbar disc herniation
  2. Assess the effects of bias due to prior knowledge of lumbar spine MRI findings on perceived diagnostic accuracy of the physical examination for lumbar radiculopathy
  3. Update your awareness of the state of the literature on treatment of lumbar disc herniation with associated radiculopathy
  4. Summarize current diagnostic processes and management strategies for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  5. Recognize the state of the literature on conservative treatment for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis


COURSE 7 – Strength and Conditioning 101

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. Neuroendocrine & Immune Responses to Exercise +MP3 (2011)
  2. Sprint Interval vs. Endurance Training +MP3 (2011)
  3. Agonist-Antagonist Paired Set Resistance Training +MP3 (2011)
  4. Clinical Signs of Dehydration in Endurance Athletes +MP3 (2011)
  5. Developing Maximal Neuromuscular Power – Training Considerations +MP3 (2012)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Outline the neuroendocrine-immune interactions and communication pertaining to exercise
  2. Contrast sprint training with endurance training regarding performance adaptations and cardiac output
  3. Identify the benefits and underlying mechanisms of agonist-antagonist paired set training for improving strength and power
  4. Summarize the validity of dehydration signs, compared with body weight change, in marathon runners
  5. Describe methods for developing maximal neuromuscular power


COURSE 8 – Spinal Manipulation 103 – Low Back Pain Clinical Trials

Review Titles (year posted):

  1. H.I.R.O. Study: RCT on Clinical Guideline use in Acute LBP +MP3 (2011)
  2. Supervised Exercise vs. SMT vs. Home Exercise for Chronic LBP +MP3 (2012)
  3. McKenzie Method vs. Manipulation for LBP +/- Peripheralization – RCT +MP3 (2012)
  4. Predictors of Improvement in Patients with Acute & Chronic LBP Undergoing Chiropractic Care +MP3 (2012)
  5. Evidence-Based vs. Usual Care for Acute Non-Specific LBP +MP3 (2012)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Contrast Clinical Guideline-based care with usual medical care for acute low back pain
  2. Recognize the potential benefit of adding exercise prescription to spinal manipulation for low back pain
  3. Compare the effectiveness of spinal manipulation to McKenzie Method interventions for persistent low back pain
  4. Outline factors that may help predict improvement in patients seeking chiropractic care for low back pain
  5. Explain the benefits of evidence-based care for low back pain


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.


Course Credits


Course Contact Name

Dr. Shawn Thistle

Course Contact Email