The February 2016 Advanced Courses

Introduction to Applied Kinesiology (AK I)
Neurology for Everyone
Advanced  Module  V – Clinical Integrations

in Sittensen, Northern Germany

The IAVC has once again invited Dr. Carl DeStefano, DC., to teach the ever-popular  Introduction to Applied Kinesiology (AK I), AND two days of clinically relevant functional neurology, entitled Neurology for Everyone. We are offering the seminars “back to back to back”, with AK I on February 23rd and 24th  (Tues.-Wed.), followed by the Neurology for Everyone, on February 25th and 26th (Thurs.-Fri.). The Advanced weekend seminar, February 27th and 28th (Sat.-Sun.), has a varied and very interesting line-up of speakers for this year’s Clinical Integrations Module. The choices are yours. Pick a topic and come for just a couple of days, or make it worth the trip, and "max out" on this chiropractic learning opportunity! Either way, hope to see you in Sittensen soon!

Introduction to Applied Kinesiology (AK I)

Tuesday and Wednesday, February 23rd and 24th, 2016

The Introduction to AK (Formerly AK I) material includes an overview of applied kinesiology and its incredible usefulness as a functional neurologic testing procedure. Proper muscle testing technique is taught as a “window” to central nervous system function. Muscle spindle cell and golgi tendon organ techniques are taught as an introduction to vertebral challenge.Vertebral and extremity challenge allows the doctor to test for the presence of subluxations as well as determining the proper line of correction. Pelvic subluxation as defined in the basic certification courses, is greatly expanded to define three types of pelvic categories. Methods for their diagnosis and correction are taught. Injury recall technique is a method to erase the neurological memory of past injuries which often interfere with normal healing, allowing subluxations to return.

Neurology for Everyone

Thursday and Friday, February 25th and 26th, 2016

This is a brand new course in functional neurology for the animal chiropractor.  Dr. DeStefano teaches methods of diagnosis and treatment of common neurological conditions. Neurophysiology and neuroanatomy are taught in a context that is eminently practical so as to be easily remembered and easily applied in daily practice. Neurology for Everyone will teach neurological exam and treatment procedures that address aberrancies in frequencies of firing of central neurons. These common problems allow muscle weakness, joint instability, and anomalies in autonomic output affecting organ/gland function. This is neurology made simple and fun. The tools taught in this course are immediately clinically useful and easily implemented.

Dr. Carl J. DeStefano graduated from the National College of Chiropractic in 1984. He is certified in Animal Chiropractic from Options for Animals (USA). He has also completed all the educational requirements for the Diplomat program sponsored by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. Dr. De Stefano has taught with Options for Animals (USA), Healing Oasis (USA), as well as at Colorado State University and Tufts Veterinary School. Carl has become a very popular regularwith the International Academy of Veterinary Chiropractic Advanced Courses over the years, teaching Applied Kinesiology as well as other topics.

Carl is board certified in Chiropractic Neurology, and currently enrolled in the Masters Degree program in neurology offered by the Carrick Institute. He maintains a busy human and animal chiropractic practice near Chicago, Illinois, USA. 

Introduction to Applied Kinesiology and Neurology for Everyone are just two courses in a broad series Dr. DeStefano offers. His lectures are fun and loaded with hands onclinical relevance.

Advanced Animal Chiropractic Module V, Clinical Integrations

February 27th and 28th, 2016
Saturday (9am - 6pm) & Sunday (9am - 4pm)

The Speakers and Their Topics:

  • Diagnosing Neurological Disease in the Horse: Equine Neurological Examination and Cases
    Dr. Nadine Blum, Germany
  • Pain Management in Companion Animals
    Prof. Sabine Kästner, University of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover, Germany
  • Neurophysiology of Micturation
    Dr. Carl DeStefano, D.C, Health Pioneers, USA
  • Protecting Your Body: Common Problems and Mistakes in Hand and Body Positioning
    Dr. Donald Moffatt, DVM, IAVC, Germany
  • Mc Timmony Technique: Contrasting and Comparing
    Olivia Jones, D.C., England, D.C., England
  • Vertebral Malformations Coming into Fashion: Chiropractic Care of French Bulldogs
    Dr. Sybil Moffatt, DVM, IAVC, Germany
  • Myofacial Kinetic Lines in Horses: A new functional concept of the whole horse approach
    Dr. Vibeke S.Elbrønd, PhD, DVM University of Copenhagen Denmark
  • The Mystery of Shivering Revealed
    Kirstin Becker, DVM, Germany 

As well as: Case presentations, Laboratory Sessions:
Technique Tips, Clinical Sharing and Case Work-ups.

If you have topic suggestions, presentations, or expertise you would like to share at an Advanced Module, please let us know! 

Remember, if you are working toward Advanced Certification, you must present a case study at one of the modules.  Also, we are always looking for chiropractors and veterinarians to discuss “their” practice “style” or experience. Please contact us to schedule any of the above.This is the fifth of six modules in Advanced Animal Chiropractic series.  Although composed of six modules, these six can be attended at any time and in any order. They can be taken independently, or as part of the Advanced Animal Chiropractic Certification offered by the IAVC.  Any module can be attended at the International Academy of Veterinary Chiropractic, Germany, or Options for Animals, USA.

Advanced certification consists of attending 6 modules, a case presentation, as well as submission of a research paper.