Continuing Education Instruction for Chiropractors
About Our CEU ClassesEach CEU class covers a general topic (6 hours) on health, nutrition and human behavior as it applies to social well-being. Additionally Techniques (4 hours), and Ethics & Law (2 hours), will be covered. We never cancel classes. If you feel the need to verify that a class is taking place please feel free to call or text , Dr. Algee, at 805-256-0701. Our address in Ventura is: 5725 Ralston Street #219, Ventura, CA 93003. In SLO, at the Sands Inn & Suites 1930 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. All classes starts at 8 AM. For those of you who take my class, I look forward to enjoying our time together. With Warm Regards, -Dr. Mark Algee
The current class being taught is:The Link between Food, the Environment & Chronic Pain CA-A-19-01-11040 This class demonstrates the links between the environment, food supply, chronic inflammation, chronic pain, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, depression, autoimmunity and fatigue. In this class we will be discussing how you live in a toxic world and how that world is negatively affecting your health, your genes, your DNA, and your offspring. This class is to teach you how to protect yourself.
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24 Units ($225)
12 Units ($149)
6 Units ($75)
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Reasons to Attend
1) Informative and practical to your practice/life
2) Taught in a jovial and relaxed manner
3) Reasonable rates ($149 for 12 Units)
4) Our office is close to Star Bucks, Noah’s Bagel, Mexican Food, Sushi, Pizza, Hamburgers and other amenities within walking distance
5) Free Parking
6) Easy access off the 101 and 126 Freeways
We offer 6 separate 12 hour classes each month. One on Sunday, Thursday and Saturday. Classes ARE NOT SEQUENTIAL. All classes are State Board Approved, 12 hours and include the required 4 Hours of Technique and 2 hours of Ethics & Law.
Registration begins at 7:55 AM. Classes start at 8:00 AM. Classes go for the required length of hours you need.
If you have a question call us.
Balance Improvement TechniqueThis portion of our class fulfills the State Board’s Mandatory requirement of 4 hours of continuing education performing technique. Balance Improvement Technique is a technique that focuses on enabling people to recover, maintain or prevent the loss of mobility brought on by age, injuries, disease or degenerative conditions. It is used to help manage recovery from soft tissue injuries and disorders, increasing your patients functional range of motion, muscular strength, improving posture, body mechanics and restoring balance. The restoration of balance, and its importance in all activities of daily living, cannot be over stated especially in our older populations. In this class we will explore the concepts of neurology, neuroplasticity, cerebellar and balance testing, brain stimulation, brain rehabilitation, massage, trigger point therapy, manual muscle testing, rehabilitation, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, traction, transcutaneous nerve stimulation, moist heat and joint mobilization techniques. We will briefly discuss diets influence on global chronic inflammation, stimulation of the immune system, activation of auto-immune disorders including myasthenia gravis. The role of chronic inflammation impact upon joints, muscles, depression, neurotransmitter secretion, the neuromusclar junction, its impediment to the patient’s general health and physical rehabilitation will also be discussed. While this portion of the class is structured, each class will be vary slightly in different directions of conversation depending on class participant’s interest. The goals of the class are to improve the skills in: • Musculoskeletal Patient Management • Management of Proprioception Dysfunction • Enhancing balance and coordination • Improving motor skills • Reducing pain and swelling • Increasing range of motion • Increasing flexibility • Recovering mobility • Building strength • Speeding post-operative recovery Lastly, developing a treatment plan for the patient that utilizes exercise, rehabilitation and diet modification to reducing inflammation, are necessary for long-term success of the patient’s care.
Ethics and LawThis course educates practitioners in the legal requirement as put forth by the State Board of California Chiropractic Examiners. Discussed will be policies and procedures as set forth by the Board, the legal and moral obligations of the doctor, the new continuing education requirements, scope of practice, what a duly licensed chiropractor may treat, informed consent, unprofessional conduct, filing of addresses, discipline by another state, display of license, change of name, use of title by unlicensed persons, illegal practice, ownership of practice upon the death or Incapacity of a licensee, ownership of a chiropractic practice and responsibility for conduct on premises.
Conflict & Stress
This course educates practitioners in the damaging effects of stress on all major systems of the body. We have both positive and negative stressors. There are three major types of stressors, Physical, Mental, and Chemical. Each type of stress affects other types of stressors within the body. Students will be shown a few examples such as; if an individual has a neck injury, which represents the physical portion of stress, the area becomes inflamed which creates pain chemicals. This can lead to a lack of sleep which negatively affects a person’s mental health.
We will discuss how body language in correlation with movement can show a person in distress. Happy people vs depressed persons show differences in body movement. Doctors will watch videos and through personal examples study movements and its correlation with happy vs depressed states. Doctors will learn how our mental thoughts have impacts upon brain chemistry and movement.
We will also discuss how and where do individuals experience stress. A hostile work environment, chronic pain, or the loss of a loved one has huge impacts upon our minds and bodies. Doctors will examine how visual images of stress through news programs, reality T.V. and our inability, or unwillingness, to disconnect from our modern devices have massive, negative, long term chronic stressful impacts on our nervous systems and body’s health.
Doctors will study how the new understanding of mirror neurons and the unconscious body language, which we give off, impacts their nervous systems. Dis-stressed people influence the chemical responses of people next to them. This includes people who have no knowledge of the stressful event that just transpired. Studies show that just the act of watching others have conflict increases out blood pressure, cortisol, and causes the viewer to go into a flight or fight response. Doctors will learn that they mirror the emotional state of people around them.
Human Perception of Chiropractic Techniques
As Human-beings, we believe in a lot of strange & unusual things. You can easily observe this in group discussions.
Is there anything you believe that can be perceived as unconventional?
To ourselves, we are not always consciously aware that what we believe in is indeed bizarre. In fact, what we believe in our own mind’s perception is actually quite real.
The history of Health Care, Medicine, Chiropractic, Pharmacology and Religion are riddled with outdated concepts that human-beings once believed to be real that are no longer seen as accurate.
We will discuss how human-beings, that is you and I, are deceived, willingly by leadership and ourselves. Primarily we will discuss how emotions and the limbic system disengage our frontal lobes analytical abilities and how group think encourages emotional thinking vs analytical thinking. Group think is a part of our evolutionary development. If group think deceives us, and group think is a part of evolution, then evolution itself participates in our deception.
We will also discuss the American Conversation Style which ‘moves the reference point’, changes subjects, uses anger to influence anothers decisions, performs character assassination on others so that we can believe in our false belief systems so we can ‘win’. This need to ‘win’ deceives us and is used by leadership to their benefit and the group’s detriment. Then this will be applied to human behavior, healing modalities, political systems and techniques.
This class will be encompassing historical, political and cultural events, which demonstrate how leaders teach and influence the groups understanding of reality. i.e. how did the leaders of the past influence current thinking about chiropractic. From there the class will spring board into, mirror neurons, blind spots and group dynamics.
In this class will we will be discussing:
• The Accuracy of Human Thought
• Current & Past Political and Historical events
• Frontal Lobe Logic
• Limbic Systems Emotional Attachments
• The inconsistency of human thinking
• Group Dynamics
• Group Structures
• The American Psyche
• Cults- News Cults, Political Cults, Computer Cults, Self-Help Cults, & (my favorite) Chiropractic Cults
• Climate Change
• Human Deception
Each topic will be discussed by using past and present examples to demonstrate real world examples of each concept. The class presentation will examine chiropractic belief systems and the mutation of thought over time. Once upon a time, chiropractic was believed to be a technique based on pressure on nerves to one based on proprioceptive inputs.
Finally, a portion of the class is dedicated to perceiving ‘Group Think’. Group think is where the group has come to a consensus about a particular idea and no new ideas are allowed to enter into the group’s collective conscious.