Continuing Education 

A Practical Review of Chiropractic Research

Dr. Brian Anderson presents this 2-hour class in which he summarizes research related to chiropractic. Dr. Anderson also discusses practical application of the research for practicing Doctors of Chiropractic.



Module 1 Outline
  • Why is this class relevant?
  • Medico-legal issues in chiropractic practice
  • Why do chiropractors get sued?
  • QUIZ



Module 2 Outline
  • Screening for CV risks
    • Does a good tool/assessment exist?
    • Do current screening tests lack validity?
    • Differential diagnosis 
  • QUIZ



Module 3 Outline
  • Red Flags for potential spinal pathology  
    • Cauda Equina
    • Compression fracture
    • Traumatic fracture
    • Infection
  • Vertebral artery dissection discussion
  • QUIZ



Module 4 Outline
  • Reliability, validity, and mechanisms of spinal manipulative therapy
  • Inter-rater reliability and validity studies 



Module 5 Outline
  • Research discussing spinal manipulation:
    • Clinical effectiveness & efficacy 
    • Neurophysiological Mechanisms
    • Neuroimmune function
  • QUIZ




Module 6 Outline
  • Update on clinical practice guidelines:
    • Pediatric care
    • Opoid use
    • Sedentary lifestyle and LBP
    • Neck pain 
    • Low back pain
  • QUIZ



Module 7 Outline
  • Chiropractic Practice Research:
    • Remote consultation hesitancy
    • Attitudes toward chiropractic by family physicians
    • Chiropractic practice patterns
  • QUIZ



Module 8 Outline
  • Health services research and chiropractic:
    • Escalation of procedures
    • Claims data
    • Outcomes  
  • QUIZ



Module 9 Outline
  • Research regarding:
    • Medicare and spinal manipulation
  • Summary and takeaways for the class
  • QUIZ




Brian Anderson, D.C., M.P.H., M.S., 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.