Online Continuing Education – Technique

8 Hour Distance Learning

Syllabus/ Course Schedule

Board Approval # CA-A-1709 14099

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to review the basic principles of adjusting which have enabled the chiropractic profession to endure for the past century. It will provide useful information to the practicing chiropractor on the critical importance of refining and mastering a chiropractic technique by gaining an expertise in the fundamentals of physically adjusting vertebral segments.

Tim O’Shea DC,
Author and Instructor



Short list of chiropractic techniques
Criteria for adjustment
Motion palpation
X-ray indicators
A look at some advanced methods of delivering the fluid nontraumatic vertebral adjustment
Refining adjusting skills

Here are the topics of the 8 one-hour videos:

Hour 1
Rationale for adjusting vs. not adjusting. Subluxation as a tradition and a science. Short list of techniques: comparison and contrast. Segmental approaches vs. meningeal. Dural attachments and restrictions: C2 to S2. Osseous vs. tonal.

Hour 2
Traditional adjusting techniques vs. more recent additions.
The decision: yes or no. Diversified adjusting principles of the cervical spine. Determining fixation, pre-stress, line of correction.

Hour 3
The art of adjusting. Set-up and pre-stress for both osseous and meningeal. Timing. Intention. Matching set-up tension to existing muscle guarding. Review of spinal muscle architecture. Muscle / bone relationship. Advanced details.

Hour 4
Acromial /clavicular subluxation correction. Inferior humerus subluxation correction.
Diversified TMJ adjustment. Four steps analysis, four steps of correction.

Hour 5
Discussion and comparison of various traditional and modern chiropractic adjusting techniques – philosophy, art, and science.

Hour 6
Demonstration of pre-stress, cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. Distinguishing theory from practice.
Looking for the perfect set of the vertebra.

Hour 7
Demonstration of cervical line of correction, thrust, plane line of disc. Overcoming guarding of cervical extensors and lateral flexors; timing. Breathing: doctor and patient.

Hour 8
Summary of all aspects of chiropractic adjusting. Answering common questions. Exercises for practicing quickness and specificity. Quick tips for better extremity adjusting.


Teaching methods: one-hour videos, with suggested reading and testing for certificate of credit..

Receive the videos sequentially. After watching each video, you will take a short test. When you pass a test, we’ll email you a link to the next video. After you pass the test for the final video, your Continuing Education certificate of credit for hours completed will be generated and emailed to you immediately.

You can do either all 8 hours of the seminar, or else just half of it.

8 hours ( Hours 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 ) – ONLINE/CE Approved

4 hours ( Hours 1, 2, 3 and 4 ) – ONLINE/CE Approved

4 hours ( Hours 5, 6, 7 and 8 ) – ONLINE/CE Approved

APPROVAL CODE: CA-A-14-03-8767

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