Continuing Education 

Science Gems Part 3

This one-hour presentation is another in Dr. Heidi Haavik's “Science Gems” series. In Part 3, she reviews literature about the safety of chiropractic care, specific literature about the link between chiropractic care and stroke, and literature concerning the opioid crisis.




Module 1 Outline
  • Systematic reviews of safety of chiropractic care 
  • What is the difference between cause and association?
  • Why is there an association between chiropractic care and stroke?
  • QUIZ



Module 2 Outline
  • How common are adverse events in children/babies following chiropractic care
  • Why chiropractors should modify their technique when adjusting kids and babies
  • What large scale population data tells us about the safety of chiropractic care
  • QUIZ



Module 3 Outline
  • The difference between cause and association when it comes to safety
  • Why there is an association between chiropractic care and stroke 
  • Systematic reviews about the link between chiropractic care and CVA
  • Take home messages about for chiropractors
  • QUIZ



Module 4 Outline
  • Definition and examples of opioids
  • Drugs not included in opioid classification
  • The impact of the opioid crisis in America
  • QUIZ



Module 5 Outline
  • Research regarding the likelihood of chiropractic patients taking opioid medication
  • How to communicate to patients and other health care providers
  • Examples 
  • QUIZ




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

CE Hours



  • Each module contains a video presentation and a short quiz.  You must view the video prior to taking the quiz.
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  • 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.
  • Attribution: This course contains royalty free music from Royalty Free Music from Bensound