Dan Murphy 2018
Academy of Missouri Chiropractors April 2018 Dan Murphy, DC Outline Whiplash and Spinal Trauma 4 Hours Hour# 1: Using standard measurement outcomes to document injury, clinical status, and medical necessary. Daily charting, re-evaluations, and establishing maximum improvement. Hour# 2: A. Overview relating whiplash trauma, neurological function, and chiropractic healthcare. B. Discuss cell membrane trauma and arachidonic cascade to prostaglandin E2. Hour# 3: A. Discuss specific aspects of the “S” shaped cervical spine configuration during whiplash trauma, and the resulting injury to the disc and facet joint capsules. B. Discuss the significance of other factors that affect patient injury, including awareness, head/neck rotational, and pre-accident degenerative joint disease. C. Review the concepts on patient injury at occurring at low speed collisions. D. Review studies on whiplash injury prognosis. E. Review a studies on chiropractic management of late whiplash syndrome. Hour# 4: A. Discuss the Gate Theory of Pain. B. Review the acute pain pathway from receptor to cortex. C. Review the mechanical pathway from receptor to cortex, and its relationship to pain inhibition. Brain Injury and Neurodegeneration 4 Hours Hour#1: Cover the diagnosis of traumatic brain injury Cover the pathophysiology of traumatic brain injury: Inflammation, free radicals, and excitotoxicity Hour#2: Discuss a brain injury management protocol Discuss brain injury nutrition Hour#3: Discuss the pathology of post-traumatic neurodegenerative brain disorders (Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, etc.) Medium chain saturated fats and ketones Hour#4: Discuss general dietary and supplement science and application. Discuss the management of brain trauma and brain neurodegeneration: Inflammation Prolonging The Healthspan 4 Hours Hour#1: Glycosylation: learn what it is and what it does to the aging process, including disc degeneration. Learn the key factors in preventing glycosylation. Hour#2: Hormesis: Learn what it is and how it applies to lifestyle choices and longevity. Hour#3: Telomeres: Understand what they are, causes of shortening, strategies for lengthening Hour#4: Inflammation: Understand the “Theory of Everything” related to innate health, what it is, what are its causes how to measure it, and how to manage it.