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Meet your Instructor

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.


Get access to 70 Classes with more coming

    Basic Science

  1. BS1.01 The Many Models of the Chiropractic Subluxation
  2. BS1.02 The Brain Model of the Chiropractic Subluxation
  3. BS1.03 Your first visit to a Chiropractor
  4. BS1.04 Your first adjustment
  5. BS1.05 How Stress Affects your Health
  6. BS1.07 Spinal Function affects Brain Function
  7. BS1.08 Adjustments Improve Strength
  8. BS1.09 The Prefrontal Cortex and Cerebellum
  9. BS1.10 How to Explain Pain
  10. BS1.11 Chiropractic and Pain
  11. BS2.01 Introduction to the Neuroplasticity Model
  12. BS2.02 Two Models of the Vertebral Subluxation
  13. BS2.03 The Neurophysiology of the Subluxation
  14. BS2.04 Chiropractic Adjustments affect the Prefrontal Cortex
  15. BS2.05 The Impact of Stress on the Brain and Health
  16. BS2.06 Communicating Chiropractic’s impact on the Brain
  17. BS2.07 Pain is created in the Brain
  18. BS2.08 Understanding Chronic Pain
  19. BS2.09 Connection between Stress, Pain, Sleep and Mental Health
  20. BS2.10 The Brain, Pain and the Neuroplastic Effects of Chiropractic Care
  21. BS2.11 The Somatosensory Neuroplastic effects of Chiropractic Care
  22. BS2.12 The Motor Control effects of Chiropractic Care
  23. Clinical Science

  24. CS1.01 Communicating Chiropractic Science
  25. CS1.02 The Safety of Chiropractic Care
  26. CS1.04 Lower Back Pain and Neck Pain
  27. CS1.05 Headaches and Migraines
  28. CS1.06 The Benefits of Chiropractic Care
  29. CS2.01 Chiropractic Care and Lower Back Pain
  30. CS2.02 Chiropractic Care and Neck Pain
  31. CS2.03 Chiropractic Care for Headaches and Migraines
  32. CS2.04 The Safety of Chiropractic Care
  33. CS2.05 Safety of Chiropractic Care for Kids and Babies
  34. CS2.06 The Opioid Crisis
  35. CS2.07 Chiropractic Care and Stroke Risk
  36. CS2.08 Clinical indicators of vertebral subluxations
  37. CS2.09 How Often Should You See Your Patients
  38. CS2.11 Chiropractic Care and Colic
  39. CS2.12 Chiropractic Care and Enuresis
  40. Neuroscience

  41. NS1.01 Neurobiology of the Neuron
  42. NS1.02 Neurobiology of the Glial Cells
  43. Research Methods

  44. RM1.01 Introduction to Research Methodology
  45. RM1.02 Ethics in Research
  46. RM1.03 Evidence-Based Chiropractic
  47. RM1.04 Key Research Terminology
  48. RM1.05 Introduction to Different Research Designs
  49. RM1.06 Patient-Reported Outcome Measures
  50. RM1.07 Introduction to Experimental Designs
  51. RM1.08 How to do a Literature Search
  52. RM1.09 Introduction to Critical Evaluation
  53. RM1.11 How many participants you need for your study
  54. RM2.01 Science and Research for the Profession
  55. RM2.02 A Closer look at Critical Evaluation
  56. RM2.03 Writing for Academic Purposes
  57. RM2.04 A Closer look at evidence-based Chiropractic
  58. RM2.05 Gathering Scientific Evidence for a Report of Findings
  59. RM2.06 Observational Study Design
  60. RM2.08 Cross-sectional Studies
  61. RM2.12 How to write a Case Study
  62. RM3.01 A Closer Look at Experimental Designs
  63. RM3.02 Introduction to Randomized Control Trials
  64. RM3.03 A Closer Look at Randomized Controlled Trials
  65. RM3.04 Systematic Reviews
  66. RM3.05 Meta-analysis
  67. RM3.06 Narrative Reviews
  68. RM3.09 Working with your Supervisor on your Research Project
  69. RM3.10 Writing a Literature Review
  70. RM3.11 Writing a Research Proposal
  71. RM3.12 Writing and Presenting a Research Project
  72. Statistics

  73. SC1.01 Introduction to Biostatistics
  74. SC1.02 Basic Descriptive Analysis

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.

Level THREE

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.

CLASS OUTLINE

  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)

“It was interesting to know how the stress can impact on our brain. Also the example of hand, wrist, fingers to explain the brain parts with its function was really helpful for making the patients understand easily.”

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.

Level THREE

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)

“As a stand-alone course, I feel empowered to have meaningful conversations regarding chiropractic’s role in a salutogenic health care model. As an introduction to the clinical science series, I’m absolutely thrilled about the future lessons.”

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.

Level THREE

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.

“Found this very helpful on how to refine my search and find the articles I need! Thanks 🙂”

Neuroscience

Online classes – 2

Each class covers a range of neuroscience topics to enable chiropractors to understand the latest basic science research about how and why chiropractic care works.

Level ONE

Major advances in neuroscience knowledge have come about over the past several decades, so maintaining an up-to-date knowledge base is essential.

Level TWO

Level two builds on the knowledge learned with the Level one classes and is vitally important for any chiropractor who wants to understand the contemporary view of the subluxation and mechanisms of adjustments.

Level THREE

Level three builds upon knowledge learning during Levels one and two and is for those wanting to communicate the neuroscience of chiropractic effectively with others.

Class outline
  • NS1.01 Neurobiology of the Neuron
  • NS1.02 Neurobiology of the Glial Cells
  • Nerve cell membranes and membrane potential (Coming Soon)
  • The Action Potential (Coming Soon)
  • The Synapse and Synaptic transmission (Coming Soon)
  • Cortical Anatomy and Intro to Functional systems (Coming Soon)
  • The Sensory Nervous System (Coming Soon)
  • Learning, Memory, and Neural Plasticity (Coming Soon)
  • Pain and central sensitization (Coming Soon)
  • The Prefrontal Cortex (Coming Soon)
  • The Limbic System (Coming Soon)
  • The Neurobiology of Stress and Trauma (Coming Soon)
Class outline
  • The Autonomic Nervous System (Coming Soon)
  • Neurotransmitters (Coming Soon)
  • The Gut-Brain connection (Coming Soon)
  • The Cerebellum (Coming Soon)
  • The Brainstem (Coming Soon)
  • The Diencephalon (Coming Soon)
  • The Cranial nerves (Coming Soon)
  • The Spinal Cord and ascending and descending pathways (Coming Soon)
  • A closer look at Interoception (Coming Soon)
  • The Somatosensory System (Coming Soon)
  • Proprioception (Coming Soon)
  • The NeuroImmune connection (Coming Soon)
Class outline
  • The Corticomotor System and motor pathways (Coming Soon)
  • The Neuromuscular Junction (Coming Soon)
  • Motor Control (Coming Soon)
  • The Basal Ganglia (Coming Soon)
  • The Meninges of the brain and spinal cord (Coming Soon)
  • The ventricular system (Coming Soon)
  • The blood-brain barrier (Coming Soon)
  • Vascular Neuroanatomy (Coming Soon)
  • Chiropractic and the Stroke Link (Coming Soon)
  • The Vestibular system (Coming Soon)
  • The Neurobiology of Balance (Coming Soon)
  • The Neurobiology of Sleep (Coming Soon)

“Some helpful tips to help with data analysis for my case studies. Thanks”

Statistics

Online classes – 2

This statistics course is for anyone who would like to understand the basics of biostatistics. It does not expect you to have any background in statistics.

Each class covers aspects of how to gain, view, and interpret data. By knowing what statistical tests are appropriate for which kinds of data, you can conduct your own research project.

Course Outline

  • SC1.01 Introduction to Biostatistics
  • SC1.02 Basic Descriptive Analysis
  • SC1.03 Analysis tool and basic plots (Coming Soon)
  • SC1.04 Normality of data and its impact on the choice of statistics (Coming Soon)
  • SC1.05 Proportional reasoning (Coming Soon)
  • SC1.06 Confidence Intervals (Coming Soon)
  • SC1.07 Fundamental approach to hypothesis testing (Coming Soon)
  • SC1.08 Data analysis of numeric variables (Coming Soon)
  • SC1.09 Data analysis of Categorical Variables (Coming Soon)
  • SC1.010 Diagnostic accuracy data analysis (Coming Soon)

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