How to Solve Chronic Non-Specific Low Back Pain: The Wheelhouse Protocol (US Patent Pending) for Chiropractors
1.00 Contact Hours
COST: $ 29.95 - EXPIRATION DATE: 2021-12-31
Chronic low back pain has been identified as a significant problem worldwide. It has significant cost to employers and employees as a result of time lost from work (Hoy et al. 2012) as well as indirect treatment costs (Krismer and Van Tulder 2007). Nonspecific low back pain comprises 90% of low back pain cases, which have no known cause (Krismer and Van Tulder 2007). Kuchera (2008) pointed out that chronic pain often results in "anxiety, depression, and a reduction in quality of life" (p. 33). Without an apparent pain source or cause, treatment is often a challenge for clinicians, and the ambiguous nature of the condition makes it difficult for patients to endure. A new theory is proposed for the cause of this condition and a treatment protocol will be introduced, called The Wheelhouse ProtocolSM, to "cure" the patient, with presentation of emerging clinical data to support the treatment protocol/approach. With 90% of low back pain cases involving chronic non-specific low back pain, clinicians are uniquely positioned to identify the cause and implement treatment quickly to resolve the condition before it produces other maladies.
After this session, participants will:
1. be able to identify 3 causative factors of chronic non-specific low back pain (LBP)
2. be able to identify the proposed primary condition causing chronic non-specific low back pain and;
3. be able to articulate how The Wheelhouse ProtocolSM may be effective in the treatment of chronic non-specific LBP
Taking the Course
This course consists of 1 lesson and a final exam.
Lesson 1: Wheelhouse Course for Chiropractors
The lessons consist of video and optional supplemental materials. For the final exam, participants can take a maximum of 3 attempts to achieve a passing score of 80% or higher. Participants who achieve a passing score can print out a course certificate of completion. Participants who do not pass the final exam after 3 attempts will need to re-pay for and repeat the entire course to attempt to earn credit.
STUDENT REGISTRATION AND PRTI COURSE INSTRUCTIONS
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Course Completion Information:
A. 60 days to start course
B. Once course started, 60 days to complete course (*NOTE*: if you are taking this course as a pre-requisite for a live Positional Release Therapy Course, it must be completed prior to the start date of the live course)>
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Complete the Course Final Quiz. Once the quiz is passed, the course will be posted to the student Completed Courses page.
Complete the End of Course Survey on the Completed Courses Page in order to generate the course completion certificate. Certificates are always available for all completed courses on Completed Courses Page.
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About the Instructor
Dr. Timothy E. Speicher, PhD, ATC, LAT, CSCS, PRT-c®
Founder and President of the Positional Release Therapy Institute
Dr. Timothy Speicher is an Athletic Trainer (AT), Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Positional Release Therapist (PRT-c®). He completed his B.S. at Towson University in 1995 and received his graduate training from Marshall University in 1998, where he served as Clinical Supervisor and AT to the undergraduate Athletic Training Program and Strength and Conditioning Coach to the Men's Soccer team. He completed his doctoral degree in Adult Learning from the University of Connecticut.
Dr. Speicher has served as an Associate Professor and Research Fellow in the PhD/DSc Health Sciences Program at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, teaching evidence-based medicine and is currently Affiliate Faculty for the Athletic Training Programs (DAT, MSAT) at the University of Idaho, where he teaches Neuroscience. Dr. Speicher has also taught positional release therapy (PRT) within the Advanced Athletic Training Master’s Program at the University of Utah. Previously, he served the undergraduate and graduate athletic training programs at Weber State University as Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Research as well as Clinical Coordinator. Dr. Speicher also served the Neuroscience Program at Weber in the capacity of Executive Committee member and guest lecturer. Dr. Speicher was also previously employed at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut where he served as Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Human Movement and Sports Science Program for athletic training and exercise science as well as Associate Researcher and Director for the Life and Sport Analysis Clinic, a biomechanical analysis laboratory and clinic serving the general and university populations. During his first two years at Sacred Heart, he also served as the AT for Division I track and field. Dr. Speicher also served as Program Director of the Athletic Training Program at the University of Maine at Presque Isle.
Dr. Speicher has provided service to his profession as a State President, Board of Director for the National Athletic Trainers' Association Research and Education Foundation and currently serves as a journal reviewer for the Athletic Training Education Journal and Journal of Human Resource Development Review. Dr. Speicher is also an Editorial Board Member for the Athletic Training Education Journal. Locally, Dr. Speicher serves as an Expert Panel Member for Utah Running.com.
Dr. Speicher’s clinical expertise and research is in Positional Release Therapy (PRT), case-based analogical reasoning, transfer of learning, therapeutic modalities, biomechanical analysis, orthotic prescription and fabrication. Dr. Speicher’s research has been presented and published nationally and internationally. In 2013 and 2014 the Athletic Training Educator’s Journal awarded Dr. Speicher their first-place award for Outstanding Perspectives Manuscript. Dr. Speicher's recent text: Clinical Guide to Positional Release Therapy, has been published world-wide, with translations in Chinese and Korean.
Dr. Speicher's teaching assignments have included, neuroscience, evidence-based preventative measures in athletic training, problem-based learning, emergency medicine, orthopedic assessment, prevention of injury and illness, therapeutic modalities, general medicine, and rehabilitation. Dr. Speicher has worked in a variety of clinical environments with various populations and age groups. These have included the collegiate, high school, in and outpatient rehabilitation, industrial and Olympic settings. Most notably, Dr. Speicher served as a Medical Supervisor for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games for Long Track Speed Skating. He is founder and President of the Positional Release Therapy Institute, a company that provides PRT and physical medicine and rehabilitation for patients, and for clinicians; instruction, training and certification in PRT.