Join us in Norfolk, VA at the ChiroSymposium

September 18-20th


10-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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$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 $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.

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Instructor/Post Graduate Faculty

Michael W. Mathesie, DC, DACRB, DABFP

Seminar Agenda

Friday, September 18th

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: Non-Surgical Diagnostic & Therapeutic Procedures for Acute and Chronic Low Back Pain Back pain can be debilitating and can significantly impact a person’s quality of life. Often back pain is temporary and can be treated quickly. A chronic condition is defined as back pain that lasts two months or longer. Chronic back pain does not necessarily result from illness or injury. Constant and reoccurring pain can indicate an issue with the brain’s pain center. Patients suffering from chronic pain should consult with a pain management specialist and learn about potential treatment options to alleviate the symptoms and suffering.

6:30 - 7:45 PM

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

Saturday, September 19th

8:00 AM 

Registration Desks Open 

8:30 - 9:00 AM

ChiroSymposium Track Partners: 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

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
  • Literature will be reviewed with emphasis on the wavelength, power, energy, power density, energy density, treatment time, and treatment
  • Highlighted excerpts from the Textbook: Laser Therapy; Clinical Practice and Scientific Background,  

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
  • Safety Factors, Wavelength Specific Goggles, Key Turn On, Laser Hazard Signs, Combination Entry, etc. 
  • FDA 510(K) Clearance
  • Scope of Practice Issues, Malpractice Considerations, Philosophical Concerns, State Board Concerns and Local State Laws and Rules
  • Proper Training of the Physician and Staff, Documentation of Records, Experimentation on Patients

5:15 - 6:15 PM 

Evening Mixer and Cocktail Hour

Sunday, September 20th

8:00 - 9:15 AM

Practical Application of Laser Devices, Hands-on Workshop 

  • Standard Safety Precautions
  • A Full Anatomy Review of the Nerve, Muscle, Joint System to Locate Specific Conditions  
  • 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
  • Treatment Demonstration of conditions of the Neuromusculoskeletal System  
  • Practical Applications and Protocols for the use of Laser in the Dental Fields including Orthodontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Endodontics, Implantology, 
  • Practical Application and Protocols for Cosmetic Enhancements using Therapeutic Laser to included acne, scars, hair loss, cellulite, wrinkles, and hair removal (discussed not performed).  

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
Click to Register
$199 for Non-Aspen Laser Practices
Click to Register

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!


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