Learn the Science of Chiropractic

So you can confidently communicate the proven benefits of chiropractic care!

Online courses for all levels

Learn the Science of Chiropractic that chiropractors need to know.

Evidence-based Practice

All material is based on science -perfect for the practice or future chiropractors.

The science of Chiropractic

Our PhD DC academics practice chiropractic and understand science.

Basic Science

Online classes – 16

Each Basic Science class contains the latest scientific information about mechanisms. About what things are, and how things work relevant to chiropractic care.

Level ONE

For junior chiropractic students or chiropractic assistants who have not yet gained any in-depth knowledge about anatomy, physiology, or pathology.

Learn the facts about why good spinal function is so important, what happens when we adjust the spine, the detrimental impacts of stress and trauma, the important role of brain mal-adaptations in chronic pain, and how chiropractic care can improve strength and alter the prefrontal cortex and cerebellum function.

Level TWO

Aimed at those who have gained some knowledge about anatomy, physiology, pathology, neuroscience and research methodology, and science in general.

Dive deeper into what localized areas of spinal dysfunction (also known as vertebral subluxations) are. Learn about these central segmental motor control problems that lead to ongoing maladaptive central plastic changes, making it harder for the brain to accurately perceive what is happening inside the body and around it, why they occur and how this impacts health, brain (prefrontal cortex in particular), pain and function.


Aimed at a higher cognitive level including analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of anatomy, physiology, pathology, neuroscience, and research publications.

Learn how the CNS and the immune system interact, and the role of the spine in impacting these systems. Learn about the way that chiropractic high-velocity, low-amplitude thrusts at dysfunctional spinal segments enable the brain to more efficiently produce more force. How to monitor brain health with HRV and the impact on the Cerebellum and learn about what we know about the effects of different chiropractic techniques.


  1. Effect of spinal function and dysfunction on the brain (Coming Soon)
  2. The central nervous system (CNS) and immune system (Coming Soon)
  3. CNS, Chiropractic and the Immune System (Coming Soon)
  4. Strength increases with chiropractic adjustments (Coming Soon)
  5. Heart Rate Variability I (Coming Soon)
  6. Heart Rate Variability II (Coming Soon)
  7. Chiropractic and the Cerebellum I (Coming Soon)
  8. Physiology of manual muscle testing (Coming Soon)
  9. Basic Science of Applied Physiology (Coming Soon)
  10. Basic Science of Activator (Coming Soon)

Dr Heidi Haavik

Chiropractor, Scientist, Founder

With 20+ years as a chiropractor, researcher, and neurophysiologist working in the area of human neurophysiology. 

It is my mission to enlighten the world about the science of chiropractic.

Let me help grow your knowledge through science.

Clinical Science

Online classes – 16

The latest scientific information about the efficacy and/or safety and/or cost-effectiveness of chiropractic care and other health care options for various conditions and disorders.

Level ONE

For junior chiropractic students or chiropractic assistants. This course aims to increase knowledge and comprehension to aid patient-focused, evidence informed chiropractic practice.

Learn the facts about the safety of chiropractic care, even for kids and babies. Learn the facts about the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of chiropractic care for low back pain, neck pain, headaches, and migraines. Learn what science we have for chiropractic care improving posture, golf, older adults, breastfeeding, colic, bedwetting, ear infections, growing pains, cerebral palsy, and autism amongst many other topics.

Level TWO

Level 2 classes expect you to know the facts from level 1, as we now integrate the efficacy and safety of other interventions with the efficacy and safety of chiropractic care for various conditions and disorders.

Learn how to access the information you need to make clinical decisions with your patients about what is the best approach to taking care of them. How often you should see them and for how long based on the relevant scientific information, your clinical experience, and your patients’ preferences, values, and beliefs. The value of the various clinical indicators of vertebral subluxations. Learn how to do this for low back pain, neck pain, headaches, migraines, stroke risk of spinal manipulation, the opioid crisis, older adults, colic, and bedwetting.


Continues on from level 2 classes covering different conditions and topics, and evaluating both the efficacy and safety of chiropractic care as well as the safety and efficacy of other treatment options for these conditions.

Learn how to access, evaluate and integrate relevant scientific information with your own clinical experience and how to take your patient’s wishes, preferences and beliefs into account when making care plan recommendations. Learn how to do this for sports performance, injury prevention, pregnancy, breastfeeding, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, children’s developmental milestones, cerebral palsy, otitis media, autistic spectrum disorder, somatovisceral dysfunction, psychological outcomes, sleep, and concussion amongst many others.

Class outline
Class outline
  • CS3.01 Injury Prevention and Sports Performance
    (Coming Soon)
  • CS3.02 Chiropractic care during pregnancy and breastfeeding
    (Coming Soon)
  • CS3.03 Chiropractic care for children with ADHD
    (Coming Soon)
  • CS3.04 Cerebral palsy, otitis media, and Autism
    (Coming Soon)
  • CS3.05 Chiropractic care and Somatovisceral dysfunction
    (Coming Soon)
  • CS3.06 Chiropractic and psychological outcomes
    (Coming Soon)
  • CS3.07 Chiropractic and sleep
    (Coming Soon)
  • CS3.08 Chiropractic and concussion
    (Coming Soon)
  • CS3.09 Activator Technique
    (Coming Soon)
  • CS3.10 Diversified Technique
    (Coming Soon)
  • CS3.11 Upper Cervical
    (Coming Soon)
  • CS3.12 Chiropractic care and Hypertension
    (Coming Soon)

Provides the right balance, between the complex subject matter and simplified explanation, needed in order to be the credible, effective and exciting teaching platform that you and your patients so need!

Research Methods

Online classes – 28

Each class contains information about what sciences and research is, how it is conducted, why it is done in these ways, and how this can serve chiropractors, their staff and their patients.

Level ONE

An introduction to science and research along with ethics and research and introduce students to the patient-focused, evidence-based chiropractic practice model.

Learn key research terminology and why there are different research designs to answer different types of research questions. Learn how to gather information from your patients themselves using valid and reliable patient-reported outcome measures and learn how to search the literature, what is involved in critically evaluating published research and how to determine how many participants you need for a research study.

Level TWO

Level 2 classes take a closer look at critical evaluation of the existing research literature and explore the benefits of research for the chiropractic profession.

Learn how to write for academic purposes, and how to gather relevant scientific information for a report of findings. Learn how to write a case study and take a closer look at observational research studies, diagnostic accuracy studies, polls, and surveys.


For those who wish to undertake a research project. It covers relevant topics required to identify a relevant research question, design a research project, analyze results, as well as write up and present a study.

Learn more in-depth about the experimental study design, and in particular the randomized clinical trial design. Learn about the different ways you can summarise the literature, including narrative basic science reviews, systematic clinical reviews, and meta-analyses. Learn about the value of clinical guidelines and qualitative research methods, as well as how to work with your research project supervisor, how to write a literature review and proposal for a project as well as presenting a research project.

I became aware of your ChirosAcademy yesterday. What a gift for our profession. It is absolutely fantastic! I already took the first module yesterday night. Just magnificent, well written, well presented, score 12/10… Congratulations. Your work is extraordinary, your energy and attitude absolutely remarkable.

Dr André-Marie Gonthier


Curriculum Outline

Basic Science for Chiropractors (Level 1, 2, 3, 4) (Level 1 = CA training)
Clinical Science for Chiropractors (Level 1, 2, 3, 4) (Level 1 = CA training)
Communicating the Science of Chiropractic (Level 1, for both CAs and DCs)
Neuroscience for Chiropractors (Level 1, 2, 3, 4)
Research Methodology for Chiropractors (Levels 1, 2, and 3)
Pathology for Chiropractors (Levels 1, 2, and 3)
Philosophy for Chiropractors (Levels 1, 2, and 3)
Muscle testing for Chiropractors (Levels 1, 2, and 3)