This combined Parts I/II Course offers 32 CE hours in 3 1/2 days.
Part 1 – What Is Cox® Technic? The Basis – 12 hours
This dynamic, fast-paced 12 hours weekend is the first step to incorporating the System of Cox® Technic into your spine pain management practice. It is based on the biomechanical and anatomical published spinal literature as well as the experimental laboratory studies’ findings on Cox® Technic itself. The System of Cox® Technic uses this biomechanical and anatomical understanding as a bridge to the interpretation of the clinical examination and imaging findings to come up with a clear diagnosis of the patient’s spine pain source and condition. From this, a clear treatment plan is set forth, a treatment plan based on evidence and science.
The conditions focused on at Part I on the non-discogenic conditions like facet syndrome, spondylolisthesis, tropism, short leg and the like with some sharing of care for scoliosis, lumbago, thoracic spine tightness, and spinal stenosis.
Hands-on protocols are introduced, demonstrated, and practiced for lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine in small groups while videotaped actual clinical patients’ examination, treatment, even education, from Dr. Cox’s office are viewed separately.
Cervical spine biomechanics, diagnosis and treatment are introduced at Part I as well with an update of the most recent research project findings on biomechanics and clinical outcomes.
Part II – How Is Cox® Technic Applied and Integrated into a Clinical Practice – 18 CE hrs
Part I introduced the academics of Cox® Technic more for the non-discogenic spinal pain conditions as well as the hands-on protocols. Part II makes sure that the hands-on application is proper with hands-on training emphasis. Small groups lead by teaching assistants focus on the application of the protocols. The certification examination is offered optionally. Dr. Cox and instructors lead both lumbar and cervical hands-on sessions.
Part II continues the didactic discussion of spine pain conditions with a focus on disc-related conditions and spinal stenosis. Dr. Ram Gudavalli, principal investigator with federally funded research projects, gives the latest updates and shares the pressure transducer with everyone. This is the objective tool that really finetunes the application of the protocols while teaching the pressure to apply to the spine during the adjustment. Part II highlights the evidence-based protocols based on research-documented biomechanical effects and clinical outcomes. For nearly 50 years, Dr. James Cox, developer of flexion distraction, documented the effects and clinical outcomes from a clinician’s perspective, but starting in 1991 when the US government started funding chiropractic research and Dr. Ram Gudavalli joined Dr. Cox, the research abilities really started to be interdisciplinary and more complex. You will see and experience how. This course is a mix of the research and clinical application for attendee implementation.