Frank J. Nicchi School of Continuing Education offers a wide variety of seminars designed to enable healthcare professionals to keep abreast of current clinical concepts, new techniques, and other advances relevant to their profession.
District of Columbia
Each paid Registration Fee covers 2 individuals.
Additional individuals beyond the initial Registration Fee can register for an additional payment of $149 per person, by calling the Company directly - 877-782-7736.
Up to 14 hours of CEU's are available for the weekend
Laser Therapy Certification Training for Chiropractors
This Laser Therapy Workshop for chiropractors provides scientific, safe, and hands-on clinical training to ensure 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
Valerie Krossin, RN, Clinical Director
Friday, February 18: (2 CEU Hours)
4:30 - 5:00 PM
Registration Desk Opens
5:00 - 6:00 PM
Dr. Mark Sanna: From Pain to Performance: The Posture Connection Part I
How do you determine the length of a patient’s care? Basing care on when the patient’s pain disappears, or even worse when their insurance coverage disappears, is a recipe for disaster. Your plan of care should have an objectively identifiable beginning, middle, and end. Dr. Sanna teaches you the evidence-based science behind the healing process and how to use it to set a practical, easily communicated baseline to objectively set goals for care and measure your patients’ progress toward and the achievement of maximum improvement. You’ll learn how to communicate chiropractic to your patients in a clear simple way that ensures that they really get it!
6:15 - 7:15 PM
Dr. Mark Sanna: From Pain to Performance: The Posture Connection Part 2
Posture is one of the most overlooked aspects of good health and longevity. Without good posture attaining and maintaining good health is impossible. Tech neck has become epidemic and “sitting disease” become its own category of illness. Proper posture is the manifestation of physical, mental, and emotional balance. Maintaining correct posture through core stabilization may be one of the best-kept secrets to obtaining a longer, healthier, and more enjoyable life. You’ll learn how to perform dynamic postural assessments and the top ten unskippable steps to transform your active care procedures and help your patients develop and maintain better posture and quality of life.
Saturday, February 19 (8 CEU Hours)
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
Laser Therapy/Photoblomudulation Certification Course: Be the Expert on Therapeutic Laser Application in your Community
Acronym LASER, History of Laser and Phototherapy, Definitions, Laser Terminology, Language, Laser Safety Classifications, Retinal Damage, Goggles, Nominal Hazard Zone, Safety, Burns.
Types of Lasers, Components of a Laser, Physics, Biophysics, Engineering Principles of a Laser, Gases, Semiconductors, GaAlAs, GaAs.
Laser Penetration Charts, Laser Absorption Charts, Near-Infrared Window, Hemoglobin, Water, Two Key Principles, Near-Infrared Window, First Law of Photochemistry, Second Law of Photochemistry, Laser Penetration, Peak and Average Power, Depth of Penetration of each Wavelength, Inverse Square Relationship, Penetration Through Clothes, Caution with Power Density, Energy Density, Power Density, Reflection, Refraction, Absorption, Spread, and Transmission.
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Biological Effects of Laser Light/ Methods of Treatment/ Healing of All Tissue
Three Methods of Treatment, Wrong Techniques, Optimum Laser Therapy, Effective Dosage, Treatment Times, Minimum Activation Time, Time to Make a Joule, WALT Dosage, Arndt Shulz Law, Tiina Karu, Ph.D and Response Curve.
Photochemical Mechanisms, Biological Effects, Wound Healing, Acceleration of Inflammation, Pain Reduction, Speckles, Revascularization, Cell Regeneration, Cell Permeability, Cell Growth, Laser Therapy Physiology, Electron Transport System, Kreb’s Cycle, Cytochrome-C, ATP, Laser Biophysics, Absorption in Mitochondria, Photosynthesis in Plants
Treating Acute Inflammation, Treating Chronic Inflammation, Myofascial Adhesions, Tissue Regeneration, Toenail Fungus Treatment with Videos, Wart Removal, TMJ, Stellate Ganglion, TMJ, Orthodontic Treatment with Laser, Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Response and Tissue Interaction with Laser Therapy, Photomechanical Effect.
The danger with Lasers, Contraindications, Risk Management, Tattoos, Burns, Cleaning Chemicals
Treatment Indications, Treatment Locations, Oshiro’s Principle, Treatment Outcomes, Technical Procedures, Improvement Assessment, Dosage Principles, Effective Dosage, Queen of Hearts, Calculation of Area, Treatment Reactions, Causes of Treatment Reactions, Treatment Time Calculation, Mathesie’s 50% Rule, Treatment Dosage Recipes, Treatment Dosage in Research.
Evidence-Based Medicine Guidelines, Properties of 650nm, 810nm, 910nm, 980nm, 1064nm, Conditions and Dosage, Other Conditions and Clinical Effects, Stimulated Pulsing of Conditions, Diabetic Ulcers, Tinnitus, Sinus, Dermatitis, Acne, Psoriasis, Surgical Wounds, Skin Grafts, Nail Trauma, Toe Fracture, Lymphedema, Principles for Results, Photo Bioactivation, Bell’s Palsy, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Dental Applications, Herpes, Chancre Sores, Cobalt Burns, Bacteria Counts, Acupoint Treatment.
2:45 - 4:00 PM
Hands-on Laser Training
Michael W. Mathesie, DC, DACRB, DABFP, and Valerie Krossin, RN will separate the class into two groups and will show and describe clinical pearls as well as tailored techniques for treating conditions of the head, neck, and cervical spine using lasers available in the classroom. Participants will have the opportunity to apply lasers to themselves or to other volunteers in the classroom. Dr. Mathesie’s 32 years of clinical practice experience with 17 years of utilizing lasers in his Florida practice will be shared with all participants. During this Hands-On Application you will learn proper treatment protocols for Bell’s Palsy, Headaches, Face, Neck and Cervical Spine Conditions.
4:15 - 5:15 PM
Optimal Therapy Laser Treatment, FDA, Fake News, Research Anatomy of the Upper Extremity, Torso, and Clinical Presentations for Expert Diagnosing and Application of Laser Therapy
Photos of Before and After, Facial Hematoma, Knee Contusion, Toe Fracture, Nail Bed Injury, Road Rash, Post-Surgical Edematous Cyst, Textbooks, Quotes from Tuner and Hode, American Chiropractor Article of Laser Replacing Adjustment, FDA 510K Clearance, Weight Loss and Laser Therapy Fallacy Video, Research Articles.
Department of Health Form, Laser Safety Officer, Slides and pictures of the past 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.
Insurance Issues, Infrared Light, Documentation of Medical Records, Research Reporting, My Poster, My Paper, Acupoint Treatment Review, Review of Head and Neck Conditions and Injuries, Review of Head and Neck Anatomy, Cervical Video.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Vascular vs. Neurological, Shoulder and Elbow Conditions, Localizing Shoulder Points, Shoulder Joint Anatomy, Muscles of the Shoulder and Arm, Localizing Elbow Points, Forearm Muscles and Tendons, Epicondylitis, Pronator Teres, Lymphatics, Research, Wrist Anatomy, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Video.
Hands-on Clinical Workshop; Lumbar Spine and Lower Extremities
Lumbar Spine and Lower Extremity; Full Anatomy Review of the Nerve, Muscle, and Joint System to Locate Specific Conditions on the Human and to Treat these Injuries and Ailments with the Proper Wavelength and Dosage.
Clinical Pearls, Treatment of the Spine, Pelvis, Hips, Knees, Ankles, Feet.
Michael W. Mathesie, DC, DACRB, DABFP, and Valerie Krossin, RN will separate the class into two groups and will show and describe clinical pearls as well as tailored techniques for treating conditions of the lumbar spine, disc conditions, facet syndromes, sciatica, knee sprains, ankle sprains, plantar fasciitis and others using lasers available in the classroom. Participants will have the opportunity to apply lasers to themselves or to other volunteers in the classroom. Dr. Mathesie’s 32 years of clinical practice experience with 17 years of utilizing lasers in his Florida practice will be shared with all participants.
9:45 - 11:00 AM
Hands-on Clinical Review of All Application Regions; Question & Answer Session & Final Examination Begins 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 the certificate. A certificate from Aspen University (non-accredited web-based learning portal) can be applied for upon passing the exam. Calculators may be utilized for determining dosage, joules production, the 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 with Grading