Continuing Education 
 

The Prefrontal Cortex: Implications for the Chiropractor


In this four-hour course, Dr. Heidi Haavik discusses how stress and traumatic experiences can negatively impact our brain function and health. She examines evidence showing that spinal dysfunction negatively impacts brain function, and that chiropractic adjustments can reverse it. She will also explore what future implications this might have for us as a profession.

 

   

Module 1 Oultine
  • Americans report what chiropractic has done for them
  • Known long-term adverse effects of childhood trauma
  • Prefrontal cortex introduction
  • QUIZ 
 

   

   

Module 2 Oultine 
  • Somatosensory evoked potentials 
  • SEP peaks
  • SEP after chiropractic adjustments
  • QUIZ

   

   

Module 3 Outline
  • SEP research
  • Proprioception following chiropractic care
  • QUIZ

   

   

Module 4 Outline
  • Denmark study reviewed
  • Communicating research with patients
  • Importance of prefrontal cortex function
  • QUIZ

   

   

Module 5 Outline
  • Sensorimotor integration
  • Neuroplasticity model
  • Maladaptive changes in people with chronic pain
  • QUIZ

   

   

Module 6 Outline
  • Prefrontal cortex dysfunction
  • The prefrontal cortex following chronic stress
  • The pfrefrontal cortex in healthy, non-stressful situations
  • QUIZ

   

   

Module 7 Outline
  • Fight or flight and the brain
  • Chronic stress 
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • QUIZ

   

   

Module 8 Outline
  • Traumatic experience
    • Definition
    • Examples
    • Brain changes during
    • Brain changes after
  • QUIZ

   

   

Module 9 Outline
  • What makes people vulnerable to stress?
  • Early symptoms of stress
  • Symptoms common after a long period of stress
  • Common symptoms after chronic stress
  • QUIZ

   

   

Module 10 Outline
  • Prefrontal cortex and:
    • Autonomic nervous system
    • Prefrontal cortex and immune and endocrine systems
    • Executive functions and pain processing
    • Inflammation
  • QUIZ

   

   

Release Date: Jan 1, 2022
Course Expiration Date: Dec 31, 2022

   

   

Module 12 Outline
  • Over active limbic brain
  • Prefrontal cortex and research
  • QUIZ

   

   

Module 13 Outline
  • Research summary regarding chiropractic and the prefrontal cortex
  • What can we claim?
  • Clinical scenarios for patient education
  • QUIZ

   

   

Module 14 Outline
  • What can a D.C. say about chiropractic and the prefrontal cortex?
  • Vertebral subluxation manifestation a many different clinical pictures
  • QUIZ

   

   

Module 15 Outline
  • Research, chiropractic, and the prefrontal cortex
  • HRV as a good measure of pretrontal cortex and overall patient health
  • QUIZ

   

   

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Heidi Haavik, B.Sc., Ph.D.

CE Hours

4.00
   

   

  • Each module contains a video presentation and a short quiz. You must view the video prior to taking the quiz. 
  • FOR HELP: If you have technical issues, please contact the Continuing Education Department at 1-800-452-5032 or email at continuinged@palmer.edu. 
  • DISCLAIMER: While Palmer College of Chiropractic endeavors to bring diverse topics and viewpoints for continuing education options for Doctors of Chiropractic, the opinions of presenters do not necessarily represent the views of Palmer College. 

   

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