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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Morgan
Posted 1 month ago
Basis if understanding subluxations

Very helpful to get a modern breakdown of what a subluxation is

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Calder Thompson
Posted 3 months ago
Heidi is a gem.

Heidi gave our first lecture in Chiropractic Science, she's an absolute firecracker and very passionate about what she does. This makes her a very entertaining lecturer and a great educator. I look forward to learning much more from her!

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Mathieu Moreau
Posted 7 months ago
That the nervous system constantly adapts in a good or bad way. Vertebral subluxations can compromise this adaptation

I like how this is simply explained which makes it easier to understand.

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Emil Tompkins
Posted 8 months ago
Learned a bunch nice intro

Good stuff can’t wait to learn more

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Dane Jacks
Posted 10 months ago
Great

Great intro 🙂

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Gregory
Posted 1 year ago
Great information

Great information to know how to communicate the current definition of what the research shows.

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curtis
Posted 1 year ago
Great easy to understand material

Much better understanding of nerve compression vs proprioceptive sensory-motor integration

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Charlie Lazarus
Posted 1 year ago
Interactive

Content is engaging and the practice questions throughout each section help with my retention

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Andrew
Posted 1 year ago
Subluxation is a CNS issue

I like the course structure - small bite-sized topics that can be tackled individually and returned to easily when time permits.

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Pilar Reynolds
Posted 2 years 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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