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Conference Agenda

2:00 - 5:00
Exhibitor Check-in and Set-Up
All exhibits must be show ready by 6:30 pm on Thursday
7:00 - 9:00
Welcome - Hospitality - Checkin Mixer
Hor d’oeuvres and Beverage
7:15 - 6:00
Exhibit Hall Open
7:50 - 8:00
Presidents's Welcome
Wildflower Ballroom
8:00 - 8:50
Manipulation Force-Time Characteristics across Spinal Regions of Canines
David Starmer
Wildflower Ballroom
9:00 - 9:50
Current Chiropractic Research
Gary Marr
Wildflower Ballroom
Human Induced Equine Imbalances
Wendy Coren
Texas Ballroom 6-7-8
9:50 - 10:20
Break in Exhibitor Area
10:20 - 12:10
Chiropractic and the Wonderful World of Canine Agility Trials
John Faherty
Wildflower Ballroom
Methodology for Combining Instrument Assisted Neuromodulation and Kinesiotaping for the Equine
David Lundquist
Texas Ballroom 6-7-8
Starmer Workshop
Location TBA. Workshops will be scheduled throughout the day. You MUST have signed up for this workshop at the time of registration. Your workshop time will be listed on the back of your name badge.
12:10 - 1:20
Lunch on Own
1:20 - 2:20
AVCA General Membership Meeting
2:30 - 3:20
Impacts of the Chiropractic Adjustment on the Neuron, Cellular Gene Responses and Potentiation
Anna Crane
Wildflower Ballroom
3:20 - 3:50
Break in Exhibitor Area
3:50 - 5:40
How to Effectively Communicate and Grow Your Animal Chiropractic Practice
David Lundquist / Wendy Coren
Wildflower Ballroom
Motion Palpation Without Your Hands
Bill Ormston
Wildflower Ballroom

Lecture Details

David Starmer

Manipulation Force-Time Characteristics across Spinal Regions of Canines

A $10,000 grant was awarded to a team of researchers from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Parker University, and the Veterinary Chiropractic Learning Centre to perform a mechanistic study to assess the forces used during manipulation to help inform biological basis of manual therapies for canines. This work aimed to enhance the development of curriculum through defining target manipulation parameters for students and to evaluate a simulation system created for quality assurance and safety training.

This presentation will share the results of this foundational work, and discuss the potential implications it has for the animal chiropractic profession from a training, quality assurance, and future research perspective.
Gary Marr

Current Chiropractic Research

The biggest criticism of Chiropractic is that there is no research to substantiate it. That is simply not true. There is a plethora of information from peer reviewed journals that supports not only Chiropractic but Animal Chiropractic as well. This research will be presented and discussed.
Wendy Coren

Human Induced Equine Imbalances

The equestrian athlete is a team that include the hrose and the rider. The postural imbalances of each have an inter-relationship that affect performance. In this lecture the attendee will learn to evaluate and identify patters of subluxation in the horse that can relate to the rider imbalance. A horse resond to the aids othe rider is giving even if the rider is not aware of the aid. The attendee will learn how a rider postural imbalances affect the equine biomechanics. We will dicsuss ways to correct both the rider and the horse not only through chiropractic adjustments but also exercise and fascial taping.
John Faherty

Chiropractic and the Wonderful World of Canine Agility Trials

In this two-part lecture, we will discuss canine agility; the sport, the challenges to owner/handler and the canine athletes. With the aid of video clips, we will explore common injuries (micro and macro), surface challenges, chiropractic management of these conditions at the trial, recommendations for follow up care, and the interplay of the handler and the dog. We will discuss developing your expertise in working with agility dogs, options for the physical layout at an agility trial, and establishing your animal chiropractic practice at trials or in a clinic.
David Lundquist

Methodology for Combining Instrument Assisted Neuromodulation and Kinesiotaping for the Equine

Previous fascial work has been time and energy consuming and often painful form of modality. New clinical research has proven the old manual theories to be outdated and inaccurate. The fascial system of the body has been found to be vastly more complicated and more neurologically integrated into the function and support of the musculoskeletal system. New techniques are used to stimulate specific neurorecptors in the fascial to help facilitate desired structural changes working with the recently discovered fascial planes. This class will demonstrate the instrument assisted technique and fascial line work along with using kinesiotape to prolong the required affects of the fascial work to aide in facilitating the chiropractic adjustment.
Anna Crane

Impacts of the Chiropractic Adjustment on the Neuron, Cellular Gene Responses and Potentiation

The chiropractic adjustment has both immediate and long term effects at the cellular level. Stimulation of receptors at the adjustment site leads to changes in the resting membrane potential of the neuron, effecting second messengers, gene expression and protein production. The vertebral subluxation complex causes a decrease in neuronal firing, secondarily decreasing second messenger and gene expression. These changes directly effect the cellular voltage, leading to transneural degeneration. A stimulatory input, such as a chiropractic adjustment, will alter the chemical makeup of the cell, restoring resting membrane potential and moving the neuron further from degeneration.
David Lundquist Wendy Coren

How to Effectively Communicate and Grow Your Animal Chiropractic Practice

Communication of animal chiropractic is an art and a science based on philosophy. This session will teach the science of specific communication skills that allow the practitioner to reach people who run their brains and receive information in different ways. Techniques will involve the art of choosing the best skill for one on one or group discussions. In this interactive environment you will discover the AIDS that invite desired behavior in our human interactions
William Ormston

Motion Palpation Without Your Hands

This lecture will look at how an animal moves and interacts with gravity can tell us a lot about its subluxation pattern. This is important when adjusting animals that are reluctant to repetative touching.
7:30 - 6:00
Exhibit Hall Open
8:00 - 8:50
Manual Ligament Therapy: A Soft-Tissue Tool for Support of Chiropractic and Osteopathic Adjustments
Lola Michelin
Wildflower Ballroom
Using kinetic based applications of kinesiology tape to enhance clinical outcomes
Jeff Moore
Texas Ballroom 6-7-8
9:00 - 9:50
Chiropractic Care of Rabbits and Guinea Pigs
Robert Ness
Wildflower Ballroom
Using kinetic based applications of kinesiology tape to enhance clinical outcomes
Continued
9:50 - 10:20
Break in Exhibitor Area
10:20 - 11:10
Canine Orthotics, Complementing Daily Practice
Paul Brumett
Wildflower Ballroom
Introduction to Homotoxicology
John Hanover
Texas Ballroom 6-7-8
11:20 - 12:10
Here Kitty, Kitty
Gene Giggleman
Wildflower Ballroom
Treatment of the Complex Chiropractic Equine Patient Using Receptor Based Therapies and the Hemispheric Model
Anna Crane
Texas Ballroom 6-7-8
12:10 - 1:40
Lunch on Own
1:40 - 2:30
How to Create a Lasting Impression Using Fascial Techniques and Kinesiology Taping Canine
Wendy Coren
Wildflower Ballroom
How to grow your business and profits using digital marketing
Luis Saldana
Texas Ballroom 6-7-8
2:40 - 3:30
How to Create a Lasting Impression Using Fascial Techniques and Kinesiology Taping Canine
Continued
Adjustment Interference - How the Gut and Endocrine System Can Contribute to Toxins
John Hanover
Texas Ballroom 6-7-8
3:30 - 4:00
Break in Exhibitor Area
4:00 - 5:50
Find It, Fix It, Leave It Alone. How Anything can Cause Anything
Bill Ormston
Wildflower Ballroom
6:00 - 7:30
Social Hour
(Family Friendly)
Hor d'oeuvres and Beverage (Cash Bar)
Location TBA
Horse Labs (8:00am - 4:00pm)
Instructions
  • Check In at Registration Desk 1 Hour Before Lab for Instructions
  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Lab is Non-Transferable/Non-Refundable
Labs
  • Lab 1: Juan Garcia de Brigard - Soft Tissue Techniques
  • Lab 2: David Lundquist - Scrape n Tape
  • Lab 3: Jeff Moore - Kinesiotaping
  • Lab 4: William Schmidt - Technique

Lecture Details

Lola Michelin

Manual Ligament Therapy: A Soft-Tissue Tool for Support of Chiropractic and Osteopathic Adjustments

Explore the benefits of Manual Ligament Therapy as a tool to support the ease and longevity of chiropractic care. Manual Ligament Therapy is based on the early work of Dr. Hugh Logan, DC and was developed by Arik Gohl for use in chronic muscle pain in humans. The technique was adapted for use in horses and dogs by Lola Michelin and has shown to significantly reduce muscle hypertonicity resulting from articular malalignment. MLT acts to re-establish the communication between the ligaments and afferent nerve pathways for better recruitment of musculature and rebalancing of joint dynamics. Learn 5 of the most important MLT releases combined with a method of kinesiology taping for each in this lab.
Jeff Moore

Using kinetic based applications of kinesiology tape to enhance clinical outcomes

Maximizing performance in today's horses requires an integration of modalities. Both horse and rider benefit from a larger picture of spinal mobility. While we know neural feedback,re patterning and proprioception are important components of a successful treatment session, the limitation of individual sessions make effective movement repatterning unpredictable and uncertain. Introducing kinesiology tape applications that follow myofacial meridians with the intent of changing a horses movement/posture provides the practicioner an additional modality that continues to provide active benefits for days after the initial session.

Lecture and interactive case study discussions will introduce innovative, post adjustment applications of kinesiology tape that can affect and enhance movement assessment, horse/rider postural interactions and specific tape applications that are directed toward the training/rehab aspect of movement repatterning rather than actual performance event use, avoiding the band on taping applications by the FEI and USEF.
Robert Ness

Chiropractic Care of Rabbits and Guinea Pigs

Rabbits and guinea pigs are popular pets that lend themselves well to chiropractic adjustment. The general anatomy and biomechanics of these species will be discussed pertaining to chiropractic application. Basic chiropractic techniques are presented for common medical conditions encountered in pet rabbits and guinea pigs, including torticollis, spondylosis, hind limb paresis and gastrointestinal disorders. In addition, chiropractic techniques to address the consequences of scurvy in guinea pigs will be discussed. Certain precautions inherent to rabbit and guinea pig handling and restraint are also reviewed. After this presentation the chiropractic practitioner will have sufficient working knowledge of rabbit chiropractic care to integrate them into practice.
Paul Brumett

Canine Orthotics, Complementing Daily Practice

When practicing veterinary medicine and complementary therapy, many of our clients are looking for alternatives to surgery for orthopedic injuries such as Cranial cruciate ligament tears. Although surgery may be the best course in many cases, conservative therapy with bracing has its place. This presentation with go over a brief history of canine orthotics, biomechanics, recent research, appropriate use, the casting/leg impression process, and helpful tips on casting, fitting and maintenance.
John Hanover

Introduction to Homotoxicology

Toxins contribute to many of the musculoskeletal problems we are trying to correct. A large majority of these toxins come from an unhealthy gastrointestinal tract and/or endocrine dysfunctions in our equine patients. All these conditions result in similar health problems by creating a pro-inflammatory state, increasing toxins in the body, and affecting cellular health. If these conditions are not recognized and addressed, they will continuously interfere with the healing process and the resulting pathophysiology can be devastating to the health of our patients. Homotoxicology offers treatments to help remove toxins, balance the immune response, and improve cellular functions. Learn how to safely and effectively integrate Homotoxicology into treatment plans.
Gene Giggleman

Here Kitty, Kitty

Relevance to animal chiropractic: Will discuss the ins and outs of working with cats as chiropractic patients. At the end of this presentation the attendee should have a better understanding of: basic cat anatomy, unique challenges of the feline patient, basic feline behavior, feline restraint, concerns to consider when working with cats, and how to make your practice cat friendly
Anna Crane

Treatment of the Complex Chiropractic Equine Patient Using Receptor Based Therapies and the Hemispheric Model

Case presentation of an equine patient at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine that presented with a sudden difficulty in rising, and the chiropractic treatment models that led to her eventual return to work. Presentation of neuroplastic techniques aimed at stimulating brain function and regeneration, with a focus on diagnosis and treatment of cortical hemispheric dysfunction. Discussion of enhancing the effectiveness of the chiropractic adjustment with specific brain based strategies.
Wendy Coren

How to Create a Lasting Impression Using Fascial Techniques and Kinesiology Taping Canine

This presentation is designed to provide techniques to enhance and prolong the effects of the chiropractic adjustment through specific application of kinesiology tape. Receptors and their reaction to stimulation will be emphasized. Local and global application techniques will be addressed. How to assess when and when to utilize these techniques as well as contraindications will be covered. Attendees will learn how to communicate the value of this approach to colleagues and clients.
Luis Saldana

How to grow your business and profits using digital marketing

Digital marketing is easier to set up and, when done correctly, more economical than it was 10 years ago. But it's certainly not simple. You can't just slap together a WordPress site, a Facebook page or an AdWords campaign and sit back expecting clients to rush in the door. Like all things, digital marketing has numerous underlying keys components to its success, and some of these mechanisms have nothing to do with technology. This lecture will help you to understand how to build customer relationships from your website, Understand why your website is underperforming, and learn how to convert more visitors into customers.
John Hanover

Adjustment Interference - How the Gut and Endocrine System Can Contribute to Toxins

Toxins contribute to many of the musculoskeletal problems we are trying to correct. A large majority of these toxins come from an unhealthy gastrointestinal tract (Dysbiosis, Leaky Gut Syndrome, IBD, Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome, etc) and/or endocrine dysfunction (IR, Cushing's, EMS, hypothyroidism) in our patients. All of these conditions result in similar health problems by creating a pro-inflammatory state, increasing toxins in the body, and affecting cellular health. If these conditions are not recognized and addressed, they will continuously interfere with the healing process and the resulting pathophysiology can be devastating to the health of our patients.
William Ormston

Find It, Fix It, Leave It Alone. How Anything can Cause Anything

This lecture will take a look at some common subluxations and then examine the possible complications that might result from these subluxations. Dr. Ormston will use neurology, physics, biology, anatomy and gait analysis to examine some of the common pathologies plagued by our animal patients.

Lab Details

Juan Garcia de Brigard

Soft tissue techniques for the Equine Chiropractor

The musculoskeletal system of the horse is an interconnected group of organs that cannot work independently from each other. Nevertheless, most therapists will specialize in a small group of techniques that can only address said system through a narrow approach. By being proficient in other techniques, the assessment and treatment given to a horse will improve the outcomes of the therapeutic intervention. During this lab, stretching and muscle techniques will be introduced to the Equine Chiropractor.
David Lundquist

Equine Scrape and Tape Lab

Each attendee will get hands-on experience in evaluating and treating the equine using the methods described in the lecture. Participants will see and how in a short time tissue changes can be made to last.
Jeff Moore

Application basics for using kinesiology tape - Equine

This lab allows participants to learn the basics of using and applying kinesiology tape on live subjects. We demonstrate surface prep, how to prepare tape, tip to increase adherence and getting it to stick effectively to hair. We demonstrate techniques that complement adjustments, reduce edema, address primary joint and tendon pain and address movement repatterning.
William Schmidt

Technique - Equine

Visual observation, finding and correcting skeletal misalignment.
7:30 - 6:00
Exhibit Hall Open
8:00 - 9:50
Functional Neurology of the Chiropractic Adjustment
Patricia Holl
Wildflower Ballroom
9:50 - 11:20
Break in Exhibitor Area
Grand Drawing at 11:00
11:20 - 12:10
What is Chiropractic?
Bill Ormston
Wildflower Ballroom
Literature Review of the Current Research in Energy Medicine and the Integration of those Modalities into the Traditional Chiropractic Practice
Anna Crane
Texas Ballroom 6-7-8
12:20 - 1:10
Chiropractic and physiotherapy assessment of the sport horse - variations between disciplines and competition levels
Juan Carlos Garcia de Brigard
Texas Ballroom 6-7-8
Essential Oils: Safety and Use in Conjunction with Chiropractic Care
John Hanover
Texas Ballroom 6-7-8
1:20 - 2:10
Chiropractic and physiotherapy assessment of the sport horse - variations between disciplines and competition levels
Continued
The Role of Dietary Carbohydrates in the Inflammation Cascade and Impacts on the Chiropractic Patient
Anna Crane
Texas Ballroom 6-7-8
2:10 - 2:30
Turn in Attendance Sheets to AVCA
2:30 - 5:30
Exhibitors Break Down
Dog Labs (8:00am - 2:10pm)
Instructions
  • Check In at Registration Desk 1 Hour Before Lab for Instructions
  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Lab is Non-Transferable/Non-Refundable
Labs
  • Lab 1: Paul Brumett - Orthotics
  • Lab 2: Gene Giggleman - Cats
  • Lab 3: Lola Michelin – Soft Tissue Taping
  • Lab 4: Bob Ness – Rabbits, Guinea Pigs
  • Lab 5: William Schmidt - Technique

Lecture Details

Patricia Holl

Functional Neurology of the Chiropractic Adjustment

How an understanding of functional neurology will improve your skills as an animal chiropractor and provide a more comprehensive approach to treatment of your animal patients.
William Ormston

What is Chiropractic?

This lecture will attempt to help define what Animal Chiropractic is. This will help the attendees market animal chiropractic to their clients in a way that resonates with both them and their patients owners. Defining something allows one to utilize it to it fullest potential and also helps us determine its weaknesses.
Anna Crane

Literature Review of the Current Research in Energy Medicine and the Integration of those Modalities into the Traditional Chiropractic Practice

Literature review of published research regarding energy medicine and healing. Evaluate the viability of such techniques as acceptable healing modalities. Assess the years of published research into the existence of anomalous cures for patients associated with energy techniques. Learn awareness of some techniques, as well as the implications and use within the current traditional chiropractic practice.
Juan Carlos Garcia de Brigard

Chiropractic and physiotherapy assessment of the sport horse - variations between disciplines and competition levels

The breeding, upbringing and training regime of an equine athlete, along with the physical demands of each equestrian discipline,will pose significant biomechanical, physical and stress challenges on a horse. The horse's body needs to adapt and respond to said challenges; failure to do so will result in motion restriction, injury and, eventually, retirement. The role of the chiropractor, physiotherapist and veterinarian is to facilitate the horse's adaptation to all athletic demands. This lecture will analyze the specific demands of multiple equestrian disciplines on horses, along with the chiropractic and soft tissue findings that are more common for each of them.
John Hanover

Essential Oils: Safety and Use in Conjunction with Chiropractic Care

This lecture will educate the attendees on how to safely and effectively incorporate essential oils into their daily practice, improve patient response, and give them the knowledge to discuss essential oil use with clients. Many clients are already attempting to self-diagnosis and treat their animals with essential oils. This may be harmful and even fatal if the oils used are not of therapeutic quality or are used inappropriately.
Anna Crane

The Role of Dietary Carbohydrates in the Inflammation Cascade and Impacts on the Chiropractic Patient

Discussion of the direct and indirect impacts of dietary carbohydrates and implications for the animal chiropractic patient. In current medical research, carbohydrates have been shown to have direct involvement in the inflammation cascade. Diets high in carbohydrates can cause an increase in systemic inflammation, have negative effects on blood sugar levels and regulation, and alter the micro flora of the gastrointestinal system. Systemic inflammatory conditions such as laminitis, uveitis, allergies and injury prevalence, could all be tied to the amount of carbohydrates that our patients consume. This also directly effects the impact of the chiropractic treatment, and could provide a window into the limited recovery of some patients.

Lab Details

Paul Brumett

Canine Orthotics and You, Making the Perfect Impression

Veterinary Orthotics (Braces) are a valid option for many patients with stifle, carpal or hock injuries. Whether the orthotic is used as pre and post-surgical support, in place of surgery, or as a sports brace. This wet lab will give attendees the basic knowledge needed to create a casting/impression with confidence for custom orthotics.
Gene Giggleman

Here Kitty, Kitty

A wet lab on adjusting techniques and handling cats.
Lola Michelin

Manual Ligament Therapy Canine Lab

Explore the benefits of Manual Ligament Therapy as a tool to support the ease and longevity of chiropractic care. Manual Ligament Therapy is based on the early work of Dr. Hugh Logan, DC and was developed by Arik Gohl for use in chronic muscle pain in humans. The technique was adapted for use in horses and dogs by Lola Michelin and has shown to significantly reduce muscle hypertonicity resulting from articular malalignment. MLT acts to re-establish the communication between the ligaments and afferent nerve pathways for better recruitment of musculature and rebalancing of joint dynamics. Learn 5 of the most important MLT releases combined with a method of kinesiology taping for each in this lab.
Bob Ness

Chiropractic Technique in Rabbits & Guinea Pigs

This lab will involve direct handling, restraint, palpation and chiropractic manipulation of pet rabbits and guinea pigs. The general anatomy and biomechanics of these species will be demonstrated pertaining to chiropractic application and technique. Certain precautions inherent to handling and restraint of the patients are also reviewed. Attending the Chiropractic Care of Rabbits and Guinea Pigs lecture would benefit the participants of this lab. At the conclusion of this laboratory, the chiropractic practitioner will possess working knowledge of rabbit and guinea pig chiropractic care with personal hands-on experience in order to effectively integrate these pets into their practice.
William Schmidt

Technique - Canine

Visual observation, finding and correcting skeletal misalignment.