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Dynamic Chiropractic – December 4, 1995, Vol. 13, Issue 25

The Neurology Program for You

By Keith Innes
In the October 23, 1995 edition of Dynamic Chiropractic, MPI was proud to announce its Chiropractic Neurology Diplomate program. We have since received hundreds of calls from doctors and students expressing an interest in this comprehensive program. Suffice it to say, the response has been overwhelming. I'd like to answer some of the common inquiries we've received.

Question #1: What makes this program different from all of the others, and why would I want to attend?

MPI's Chiropractic Neurology Diplomate program is not in competition with any of the other neurology diplomate programs, as we are not comparing equals. MPI's program is team taught by a hand-picked group of professionals from a number of different but interrelated fields.

Dr. Len Goodman is a PhD research exercise/cardiac physiologist with a special interest in gerontology. His emphasis will be directly correlating the fact of a burgeoning population of senior citizens with that of exercise prescription, based on the neurological model of the chiropractic dorsal horn. This will be the underlying theme of his in-depth two part lecture. No other neurology program, to the best of my knowledge, has this as a integral part of its structure.

David Gursky, PhD, a clinical psychologist practicing out of the Neuro Spinal Center in Chicago, has a practice made up of a significant number of chiropractic referrals. His knowledge of the subluxation and its component parts is very much up-to-date. D.D. Palmer stated that disease was caused only by three things: trauma, toxins, and auto suggestion. It is on this last aspect, auto suggestion, that Dr. Gursky will begin his very informative and clinically relevant course. Dr. Gursky will relate the patients psychological overlay to the limbic system and follow its descending pathway to the dorsal horn, where it has profound effects on the subluxation complex. For those doctors who have personal injury practices, this is an absolute must, as Dr. Gursky will enlighten you as to other causes of the subluxation. Once again I know of no other program who has a specialist in this field with as many years of chiropractic experience.

Elias Ilyia, PhD, is physiologist with a special interest in the biochemistry and function of the human body as it pertains to the expression that we call the subluxation complex. Dr. Ilyia has lectured throughout the world on various topics concerning the nutritional status of the body and how to interpret it and make diagnostic decisions to help our patients return to a healthy status. No other program has a speaker of this reputation and expertise. This two-module program is packed with vital information that will be of use in your office the very next day.

Henry Echiverri, MD, is no stranger to MPI. He was a featured speaker at the MPI advanced seminar in Honolulu, Hawaii last spring. Dr. Echiverri will be speaking on head injuries in children, with the emphasis on clinical findings, seizures, and head and spinal cord trauma. Dr. Echiverri, like Dr. Gursky, works in a multidisciplinary clinic that is well supplied with chiropractic patients. The experience and wealth of knowledge that Dr. Echiverri will bring to this course is achieved only by having been both a clinician and instructor at Loyola University in Chicago. Dr. Echiverri is a hands-on neurologist whose knowledge of the spinal cord and subluxation complex will benefit us all.

Mike Buehler, DC, DABCR, has been the department head at a number of chiropractic colleges and has lectured on radiology around the world. Dr. Buehler brings to this course the interpretation of imaging from a chiropractic point-of-view and will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. If you have not heard this doctor speak, you are in for a significant treat. The material is from Dr. Buehler's own vast personal collection of images, an experience in viewing that none of the profession would want to miss.

The balance of the instructors, not meaning to give less space or time to them, are from the chiropractic profession itself and have been chosen from a much larger selection pool. Each of these doctors has received their diplomate status in chiropractic neurology. Each has created a specialty within the field of chiropractic neurology and has mastered it. It was with this in mind that Drs. Seaman, Boyle, Fadella, Melillo, and Powers have have been asked to participate in this fantastic course.

The underlying theme of MPI's Chiropractic Neurology Diplomate program is to give the attending doctor or student information to take with you today that you will be able to use tomorrow. The MPI teaching faculty, doctors King, Elder, Carlson, Soltys and myself, will complete this very interesting group of extremely dedicated doctors who have worked hard to put together this program. We at MPI feel fortunate and honored to offer to the profession this caliber of instruction.

Question #2: Where will this course be taught?

The first course will be in Chicago, January 10-11, 1996 (please see the Oct. 23 issue of "DC"). The second location will be chosen on an interest basis, that is, the area with the most interest will get the next program and so on, until there are a number of programs running throughout the USA and Canada.

Question #3: Will this be an accredited course?

Yes! This course is being sponsored by Cleveland College of Chiropractic, a CCE approved college.

Question #4: Can students attend?

Student attendees may only audit the program, and will not receive credit for the attended module. This is so because the program has been designated as a postgraduate certification, and we must adhere to the rules of the accrediting body. Students who attend must be treating patients in a chiropractic college clinic (proof may have to be provided). I cannot, however, think of a better board review for those interested in chiropractic neurology.

If any doctor or student needs any special questions answered, please feel free to call MPI at (800-359-2289), or me directly at my office (800-465-3484). We will attempt to be of immediate service.

It has always been MPI's policy to bring to the profession programs of clinical excellence, and over the next few years there will be many new and exciting courses and lecturers on a wide variety of topics. Look for these in upcoming issues of "DC" on the seminar pages.

Keith Innes, DC
Scarborough, Ontario

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