Join us in Dallas, TX at the ChiroSymposium

February 21-23, 2020 

Up to 12 Hours of CEU's in TX and auto approved states: CO, CT, DE, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, MD, MI, MS, MT, NE, NM, ND, OH, OR, RI, SC, UT, VT, VA, WA and WY. It is the doctor's responsibility to be aware of the rules of their individual state boards on the subject matter they will accept for license renewal. If you are unsure, check with your state board.

Pace Approved Course ID: 8180

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12-Hour Certification Course $699 Register now for Special Rate of $149 for Aspen Laser Users and $199 for Non-Aspen Laser Users Click below to register: 

$149 for Aspen Laser Practices
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Each paid Registration Fee covers 3 individuals.  

Additional individuals beyond the initial Registration Fee can register for an additional payment of $149 per person, by calling the Company directly

12 CEU Hours 

Laser Therapy Certification Training for Clinicians 

This Laser Therapy Certification Training for Clinicians provides the scientific, safety, and hands-on clinical training to ensure a high proficiency of the participant in the utilization of lasers in the clinical setting. The course will enhance the future of this healing instrument by teaching the participants the proper methods of research and treatment protocols so that the laser modality will become a common tool for all clinicians and safe for all patients. All participants, in addition to attending the 12-hour module, have the option of completing a competency examination.

Instructor/Post Graduate Faculty

Michael W. Mathesie, DC, DACRB, DABFP

Seminar Agenda

Friday, February 21st

12:45 - 4:45 PM

Wendy Lee, CPCO & Sarah Amgurgey: Eclipse Software User Conference

This special session is for practices who currently own Eclipse and would like to maximize the program, as well as for those who would like to learn more about Eclipse. You’ll learn how to quickly and easily write compliant electronic daily office notes. You’ll also learn how to protect your practice profitability by knowing which reports should be run on a daily and monthly basis to manage your billing and collections procedures. 

4:30 - 5:00 PM

Registration Desk Opens

5:00 - 6:15 PM

Dr. Michael Mathesie, Dr. Brett Dworkis, Travis Buffy, Michael Megehee, DC: Rehabilitating Common Shoulder Injuries Hands-on Lab Part I Shoulder rehabilitation can reduce pain and restore function to an injured shoulder. The shoulder moves in more directions and to greater extents than any other joint in your body. However, because it performs so many movements, the shoulder is vulnerable to stress and injury. Shoulder injuries are very common, especially among those who play sports or have jobs with overhead arm motions. In this session, you’ll learn the hands-on rehabilitation techniques to quickly and safely get your patients back into action. 

6:30 - 7:45 PM

Dr. Michael Mathesie, Dr. Brett Dworkis, Travis Buffy: Rehabilitating Common Shoulder Injuries Hands-on Lab Part II  


Saturday, February 22nd

8:00 AM 

Registration Desks Open 

8:30 - 9:00 AM

Dr. Mark Sanna: The ChiroSymposium Circle Convenes What’s so special about the ChiroSymposium attendees, presenters and exhibitors? Join us and find out why the ChiroSymposium is like no other place in chiropractic! 

9:00 - 10:15 AM

Introduction to Laser & Primary Mechanisms of Laser in the Cell 

  •  Acronym LASER, History of Laser, Definitions, Laser Language
  • Components of a Laser, Physics, Biophysics, Engineering Principles of a Laser, Gases, Semiconductors
  • Photobiomodulation, Wavelength, Frequency, Photon, Monochromatic, LED, SLED
  • Beam Types, Beam Generation Mechanisms, Continuous Wave, Pulsed (Superpulsed), Pulse Train, Flash Lamps, IPL, Modulated, Chopped, Q-switching, Characteristics of Laser, Collimated Beam, Divergent Beam, Coherence, Speckles, Non-Coherent, Polarization  
  • Properties of Light, Resonance, Interference, Color and Electromagnetic Spectrum, Absorption, Penetration of Laser, Divergence, Factors contributing to Loss of Penetration, Depth of Penetration of each Wavelength  
  • Power of Lasers, Calculation of Power Density, Joules, Dose, Energy, Loss of Energy with Depth of Target  
  • Mitochondria Function, ATP Synthesis, Free Radical Formation, Antioxidant Formation, Photochemical and Photomechanical Processes, Cytochromes
  • Biological Effects, Collagen Production, Cell Growth, Regeneration, Enzymes, DNA, Cellular Activity,  
  • Secondary Mechanisms of Laser, Inflammation, Lymphatic Drainage, Angiogenesis, Nerve Function Fibroblastic Activity, Membrane Permeability, Receptors, Pain Reduction, Soft Tissue and Bone Repair
  • Secondary Mechanisms of Laser, Inflammation, Lymphatic Drainage, Angiogenesis, Nerve Function, Fibroblastic Activity, Membrane Permeability, Receptors, Pain Reduction, Soft Tissue and Bone Repair  
  • Action Potential, Physiology, Electron Transport System, Photobioactivation, Effects on Cytokines, Immune Response  
  • Slides and pictures of the popular laser devices on the market, Comparisons of wavelengths and powers, best usage for each unit, beneficial attributes of each device, Diode life expectancy, Component Quality  

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM 

Methods of Treatment/Acute versus Chronic Conditions/The World Association for photobiomoduLation Therapy (WALT) Recommendations

  • Techniques, Superficial, Deep, Tissue Compression, Optimal Dosage, Time of Treatment, Parameters, Arndt-Shultz Law, Distribution of Laser, Reflection, Refraction, Absorption, Spread, Transmission, Indications 
  •  Determination of Treatment Location, Treatment Outcomes and Improvement Assessment  
  • Thermography, MRI, Ultrasound, Tensile Strength, Technical Procedures
  • Dosage Principles, Dosage for each Body Part including Skin, Nerve, Muscle, Bone, Organs (liver pancreas, stomach, GI, kidneys), Glands (thyroid, pituitary, pancreas, adrenals, thymus), Ligaments and Fascia, Joint complexes and biomechanical considerations  
  • Time of Treatment for each body part, Time for each laser device to generate amount of Joules needed, Comparison of HeNe, InGaAlP, GaAlAs and GaAs Laser, Skin Conditions verses Deep Structures, Age and Nutritional Considerations  
  • Acute verses Chronic Considerations, Speed of Energy Dose, Pulsing Frequencies, Meridian Therapy, Muscle Testing vs. Tissue Treatment, Dosage from clinical experience
  • Pain and Inflammation, Stop Smoking Protocols, Acupuncture points, Neurological Disorders, Case Studies, Thermographic Studies, Dislocation Studies  
  • Wound and Ulcer Studies, Hematomas, TMJ, CTS, Sprains and Strains, Fractures, Pain Syndromes, Plantar Fasciitis, Spasms, Paresthesia, Subluxation Complex, Paralysis, Bacteria, Viruses  
  • Other Uses, Blood Irradiation, Other Fields, Dentistry, Veterinarian, Acupuncture, Quotes from Tuner and Hode and Karu  

12:00 - 1:00 PM 

Lunch is provided for all Symposium Attendees - Sponsored by ProMed Billing & iMatrix

1:00 - 1:45 PM 

Speakers Spotlight: Our Team Teachers Share Insights & Inspiration We have assembled a world-class team of educators and entrepreneurs to share their insights about where chiropractic is headed in 2020. You’ll learn how to maximize the trends to expand your practice and bring chiropractic to more people than ever before!  

2:15 - 3:30 PM 

Research Trends & Literature Review

  • Introduction to the Textbook: Laser Therapy. Clinical Practice and Scientific Background, Jan Tuner and Lars Hode, with specific pages highlighted for review.
  • Literature will be reviewed with emphasis on the wavelength, power, energy, power density, energy density, treatment time, and treatment method utilized giving the result or the lack of result and formulating educated opinions as to the cause of these results or lack of result. 
  • Highlighted excerpts from the Textbook: Laser Therapy; Clinical Practice and Scientific Background, by Jan Tuner and Lars Hode will be studied.  

4:00 - 5:15 PM 

Medical & Laser Device Classifications Regulation and Safety & Laws Pertaining to the Use of Lasers

  • Medical Device Classifications (1,2,3), Laser Device Classifications (Class I, Class 1M, Class II, Class IIM, Class 3R(A) Class IIIa, Class IIIb, Class IV), Classification by Use (Therapy, Dental, Aesthetic, Ophthalmic, Surgical, Oncological), Absolute, Relative, Unproven (Caution Suggested) 
  • Contraindications to using Laser and the Mechanism for these Warnings, Minimum Reaction Dose, Treatment Reaction, Overdose, Causes of Reactions, Malignancies, Tumors, Glands, Retinal Damage, Epidermal Burns, Mild Adverse Reactions  
  • Safety Factors, Wavelength Specific Goggles, Key Turn On, Laser Hazard Signs, Combination Entry, Emergency Shut off, DNRO, Retinal Damage, Eye Injury, Thermal Damage, Protein Denaturing, Laser Safety Officer, Optical Density (OD), Nominal Hazard Zone (NHZ), Maximum Permissible Exposure (MPE) 
  • FDA 510(K) Clearance, the process within the FDA, Specific Conditions and Specific Lasers that have Clearances for the Treatment of each (i.e., neck, shoulder, acne, knee, etc.), General FDA approved claim for most lasers, Off Label Usage, Investigational Research Boards 
  • Scope of Practice Issues, Malpractice Considerations, Philosophical Concerns, State Board Concerns and Local State Laws and Rules, (one hour when applicable) for the Use of Laser, Laws pertaining Practice Act
  • Proper Training of the Physician and Staff, Documentation of Records, Experimentation on Patients, Department of Radiation Control, and Required Registration of Lasers, Billing Procedures, Insurance Issues  

5:15 - 6:15 PM 

Evening Mixer and Cocktail Hour


Sunday, February 23rd

8:00 - 9:15 AM

Practical Application of Laser Devices, Hands-on Workshop 

  • Standard Safety Precautions, Proper Goggle Usage, Power Density Caution, Absorption of energy in dark skin and tattoos, Risk Management 
  • A Full Anatomy Review of the Nerve, Muscle, Joint System to Locate Specific Conditions on the Human, Documentation of Treatment and the Course of Treatment in the Patient Records  
  • Treatment of Participant’s Conditions using Lasers on Site, Clinical Pearls, Treatment Demonstration of Most Neuromusculoskeletal Conditions of the Head, TMJ, Neck; x-rays and MRI slides of region will be studied 
  • Treatment Demonstration of conditions of the Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Hand; with x-rays and/or MRI slides  
  • Treatment Demonstration of conditions of the Spine, Ribs, Pelvis, Hips, Knees, Ankles, Feet. Physical Medicine and Sports Medicine/Chiropractic/Physical Therapy Protocols; with x-rays and/or MRI slides 
  • Treatment Demonstration of conditions of the Neuromusculoskeletal System as well as internal disorders, including Addiction Protocols, Explanation of IRB requirements  
  • Practical Applications and Protocols for the use of Laser in the Dental Fields including Orthodontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Endodontics, Implantology, Bone Density Increase, Herpes, Apico Surgery Repair, Bone Grafts and other conditions related to the Fields of Dentistry and Laser Therapy.
  • Practical Application and Protocols for Cosmetic Enhancements using Therapeutic Laser to included acne, scars, hair loss, cellulite, wrinkles, and hair removal (discussed not performed).  
  • Rotation of all devices present, pros and cons discussion of every device utilized, electronics quality discussion, and other safety issues and requirements including signage and labeling, security and others  

9:45 - 11:00 AM

Question & Answer Session & Final Examination with Proctors

  • A multiple-choice written examination will be taken with proctors at the end of this presentation. A grade of 75% is required to apply for certification. Calculators may be utilized for determining dosage, joules production, surface area of treatment, aperture size, spot size, energy delivered, power density (mW/cm²), energy density (Joules/cm²), device peak & average powers, target tissue dosage, and other clinical, technical, regulatory and safety measurements.  

11:15 AM -12:00 PM

Question & Answer Session & Final Examination with Proctors: Continues 

  • Knowledge of all classroom material and laws and rules pertaining to state, federal, FDA, Department of radiation control or others will be required.  

$149 for Aspen Laser Practices
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$199 for Non-Aspen Laser Practices
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Each paid Registration Fee covers 3 individuals Additional individuals beyond the initial Registration Fee can register for an additional payment of $99 per person, by calling the Company directly

Call 1-877-782-7736 to register by phone!

Location: 

Gaylord Texan 1501 Gaylord Trail · Grapevine, Texas 76051 Grapevine, Texas 76051 817-778-1000 - Mention ChiroSymposium for discounted room rate


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