BS1.01 The Many Models of the Chiropractic Subluxation

This introductory class touches on many different exciting topics about the chiropractic subluxation. To set the scene, you will learn a bit about what science and research is and does, as well as being introduced to the exciting topic of neuroscience, otherwise known as brain science. This class will also introduce you to patient-focused, evidence-informed chiropractic care, and the research team at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic, whose work over the past twenty years has provided a lot of basic science research evidence. We will discuss the difference between basic science and clinical science, as this is essential for you to know to be able to practice in an evidence-informed manner.

What is becoming clear from scientific studies is that spinal dysfunction negatively impacts brain function and that chiropractic adjustments can reverse this. This class covers the latest basic science research evidence that has been done over the past two decades that has looked at what a vertebral subluxation is. It also looks at what evidence we have for one of the old theories about the chiropractic subluxation (the squashed nerve theory) and covers how the latest science can easily be communicated with the public.

The new science is showing us that the subluxation is almost as DD Palmer originally described it, just with a subtle new twist. 

About Instructor

Dr Heidi Haavik

Dr Heidi Haavik, PhD, is the founder of Haavik Research, a chiropractor and a neurophysiologist who has worked in the area of human neurophysiology since the early 2000s. She is a sought-after international speaker about the science of chiropractic care.

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Class Includes

  • 8 Lessons
  • 8 Quizzes
  • Class Certificate

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Pilar Reynolds
Posted 1 month ago
brain maps

How reality is subjective to each individual, defined not only by afferent inputs but also past experience and prediction of the future and how spinal movement and subluxations can actually alter these maps both internal and external

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Mitchel
Posted 2 months ago
Very informative!

As someone who has worked at multiple offices as a CA and is now applying for chiropractic school, understanding the science around subluxations and past theories has been important to me!

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Bonnie
Posted 2 months ago
Highly Informative

I have been a chiropractic patient in Vancouver, Canada for 8 years, adjusted by a subluxation-based chiropractor. As a agency founder, I feel that being educated helps me better serve the chiropractic niche. I am a visual learner and watching videos help me retain information more easily.

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Ben
Posted 5 months ago
Great course

Great course on chiro and research 101, even for a clinician a few years out

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Jessica
Posted 6 months ago
Very Good

Fantastic course, definitely recommend

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Jack
Posted 9 months ago
Great, simple explanation

Provided a great, simple explanation of how chiropractic works

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Benjamin
Posted 10 months ago
Heidi Haavik translation service

Heidi is a master of giving the field practitioners confidence to practice chiropractic with a contemporary scientific mindset. ADIO

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Scott
Posted 11 months ago
It is time I change my narrative when describing what I do as a chiropractor.

The analogies, animations and scripting make this format an excellent learning experience. Really like the fact that you can sign-up for and pay for one module at a time. No large financial investment all at once.

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