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Dr. Shawn Thistle (RRS Education) Online Courses 8-Hour Bundle #14

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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 #14 ($139.99) 

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Spinal Manipulation 106: Interesting Trials

Reviews Included:

Effect of Upper Cervical Toggle Recoil Spinal Manipulation on Blood Pressure – Pilot Sham-Controlled Trial +MP3 (2016)

Changes in Biochemical Markers Following Spinal Manipulation +MP3 (2018)

Effect of SMT on Reaction Time in Military Personnel – RCT +MP3 (2019)

Elevated Production of Nociceptive Blood Markers in LBP and the Effects of Spinal Manipulation +MP3 (2017)

Intervertebral Kinematics of the Cervical Spine Before, During and After HVLA SMT +MP3 (2019)

Learning Objectives:

Evaluate the treatment effect and safety of toggle recoil SMT to the C1-C2 vertebrae in the management of blood pressure

Examine the effects of spinal manipulation on biochemical markers in humans

Determine whether chiropractic manipulation can lead to improved reaction and response time in combat-ready special operations military personnel with little or no pain

Assess the impact of spinal manipulation on nociceptive chemokines in patients with acute and chronic low back pain

Characterize the intervertebral kinematics (i.e. facet joint gapping) and manual forces at play in the cervical spine during spinal manipulation



Neck Pain 102: Guidelines, Associated Headaches & Trauma

Reviews Included:

Treatment of Neck Pain-Associated Disorders & Whiplash-Associated Disorders – Clinical Practice Guideline +MP3 (2017)

Non-Invasive Interventions for Headaches Associated with Neck Pain – OPTIMa Systematic Review +MP3 (2018)

Non-Pharmacological Management of Persistent Headaches Associated with Neck Pain – OPTIMa Systematic Review +MP3 (2019)

Range of Motion Differences in Patients with Neck Pain vs. Whiplash & Pain-Free Subjects +MP3 (2018)

Reliability & Validity of Clinical Prediction Rules for Screening Low-Risk Cervical Blunt Trauma – CADRE Systematic Review +MP3 (2018)

Learning Objectives:

Determine which treatments or combinations of treatments are most effective for the management of neck pain- (NAD) and whiplash-associated disorders (WAD)

Update the findings of the Neck Pain Task Force (NPTF) and examine the effectiveness of interventions for the management of headache in patients with neck pain

Summarize new, up-to-date clinical guidelines for non-pharmacological management of persistent headaches associated with neck pain

Compare active cervical range of motion in patients with neck pain to those with whiplash or no neck pain

Extend the findings of the Neck Pain Task Force on the validity and reliability of clinical prediction rules used to screen for cervical spine injury in alert, low-risk patients aged 16 and older with blunt trauma to the neck



Lumbar Disc Herniation 102

Reviews Included:

Chiropractic Care & Risk for Acute Lumbar Disc Herniation +MP3 (2018)

Cauda Equina Syndrome – Overview +MP3 (2019)

Outcomes in MRI-Confirmed Lumbar Disc Herniation Patients Treated with SMT – Effect of Modic Changes & Herniation Location +MP3 (2017)

Diagnostic Accuracy of Gluteal Trigger Points to Differentiate Radicular from Non-Radicular LBP +MP3 (2018)

Spinal Mobilization vs. Conventional Physiotherapy for Discogenic Chronic LBP – RCT +MP3 (2017)

Learning Objectives:

Contrast the associations between chiropractic and primary physician care in relation to acute lumbar disc herniation with early surgery

Summarize contemporary knowledge pertaining to cauda equina syndrome

Examine the effect of modic changes and herniation location on outcomes in lumbar disc herniation patients treated with spinal manipulative therapy

Evaluate whether the presence of gluteal trigger points can help differentiate between radicular and non-radicular low back pain

Compare the efficacy of spinal mobilization to conventional physiotherapy and sham treatment in chronic LBP patients with varying degrees of disc degeneration



Diagnosis 101: Clinical Miscellaneous

Reviews Included:

Diagnosis of Long Head of Biceps Pathology +MP3 (2018)

Extra-Articular Hip Impingement – Narrative Literature Review +MP3 (2017)

Hip Pain of Musculoskeletal Origin – Clinical Overview +MP3 (2017)

Ankylosing Spondylitis & Axial Spondyloarthritis +MP3 (2017)

Dorsal Scapular Nerve Neuropathy – Clinical Overview +MP3 (2018)

Learning Objectives:

Optimize clinical assessment and diagnosis for the long head of biceps complex

Review the most common clinical presentations and assessment of extra-articular hip impingement

Summarize the various musculoskeletal diagnostic considerations for posterior, lateral and anterior hip pain in adult patients, as well as which imaging modalities may be necessary to confirm a diagnosis

Enhance understanding of axial spondyloarthritis and ankylosing spondylitis, and the relationship between the two, to facilitate prompt and accurate diagnosis and treatment

Outline the clinical implications of Dorsal Scapular Nerve injury or neuropathy



Headache 103

Reviews Included:

Spinal Manipulation for Cervicogenic Headache – Dose-Response & Efficacy RCT +MP3 (2019)

Physical Examination Tests for Diagnosis of Cervicogenic Headache – Systematic Review +MP3 (2016)

Impact of Spinal Manipulation on Migraine Pain & Disability – Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis +MP3 (2019)

Effect of Aerobic Exercise on Migraine – Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis +MP3 (2019)

Manual Therapy for Headache Disorders – Critical Review +MP3 (2017)

Learning Objectives:

Relate the results of a well-conducted randomized trial on the efficacy and optimal dose of spinal manipulation for cervicogenic headaches

Evaluate existing evidence regarding the reliability and diagnostic accuracy of physical examination tests used for diagnosing cervicogenic headache (CGH)

Assess the impact of spinal manipulation on pain and disability associated with migraine headache

Summarize the available literature and assess the effect of aerobic exercise on the number of headache days, duration and pain intensity in patients with migraine headache

Critically review the prevalence and patient-related factors associated with the use of manual therapy for treatment of chronic recurrent headaches



Important Papers for Chiropractors 104

Reviews Included:

Chiropractic Maintenance Care for Recurrent and Persistent Low Back Pain +MP3 (2018)

Effect of Chiropractic Treatment on Primary or Early Secondary Prevention – Systematic Review +MP3 (2018)

Primary Prevention in Chiropractic Practice – Systematic Review +MP3 (2017)

Association Between Utilization of Chiropractic Services for Treatment of Low Back Pain & Risk of Adverse Drug Events +MP3 (2019)

Functional Neurology – Review of Theories & Evidence +MP3 (2018)

Learning Objectives:

Compare chiropractic maintenance care to symptom-guided care for patients with persistent or recurrent low back pain

Examine and critique the existing literature pertaining to the effect or benefit of chiropractic treatment on preventing disease

Summarize the research literature pertaining to chiropractors’ interest in and use of primary prevention strategies in clinical practice

Evaluate the association between utilization of chiropractic services and risk of adverse drug events (ADEs) in a population of patients suffering from low back pain

Critique the existing scientific evidence regarding the theories and practice of Functional Neurology



Low Back Pain: Red Flags, Advice, Walking & Taping

Reviews Included:

Red Flag Screening for Low Back Pain +MP3 (2018)

Advice for Acute Low Back Pain – Comparing Guideline Recommendations with Supporting Research +MP3 (2018)

Walking vs. Other Exercise for Chronic Low Back Pain – Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis +MP3 (2018)

Effect of Taping on Spinal Pain & Disability – Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis +MP3 (2015)

Chiropractic & Usual Medical Care for US Service Members with LBP – Comparative Effectiveness Trial +MP3 (2018)

Learning Objectives:

Critique the process and effectiveness of screening for red flags in low back pain patients

Assess the research on advice interventions for acute low back pain, including concordance with recommendations contained in clinical practice guidelines

Evaluate the effectiveness of walking compared to other forms of physical exercise on pain, disability, quality of life, and fear-avoidance in patients with chronic low back pain

Determine the effectiveness of various taping methods for decreasing spinal pain and disability

Investigate whether adding chiropractic care to usual medical care improves outcomes for military personnel suffering from low back pain



Sports Medicine 107

Reviews Included:

Screening Tests to Predict Injuries – Critical Review +MP3 (2016)

Platelet-Rich Plasma in the Treatment of Tendinopathy +MP3 (2016)

Core Stability as a Risk Factor for Lower Extremity Injury +MP3 (2018)

Manual Physical Therapy for Plantar Heel Pain – Systematic Review +MP3 (2018)

Joint Mobilization & Manipulation for Ankle Sprains – Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis +MP3 (2018)

Learning Objectives:

Evaluate the utility of screening tests for predicting injury risk in athletes

Identify the potential benefits of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for tendinopathy

Summarize the literature that assesses core stability as a risk factor for lower extremity injury in athletic populations

Explore the evidence on the effects of manual therapy for the treatment of plantar heel pain

Outline the state of the evidence pertaining to the clinical effects of joint mobilization on grades I and II ankle sprains

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.
  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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