‘Checkup from the Neck up’ e-Seminar

‘Checkup from the Neck up’ e-Seminar

Where: E-Seminar (ACA members are entitled to a discount code for this event)


RRS Education’s first on-demand E-Seminar presented by Dr Shawn Thistle

In conjunction with the WFC, the ACA is proud to have secured an amazing discount on a new, on-demand, video-based E-Seminar with one of chiropractic’s most sought-after speakers, Dr Shawn Thistle. Enjoy evidence-based, clinically applicable continuing-education form the comfort of your home or office with RRS Education.

Chiropractors are optimally positioned to assess, diagnose and manage many conditions that affect patients ‘from the neck up’. Neck pain, headache and dizziness are ubiquitous, but not all cases are simple and predictable. Add recent or prior concussion to the mix and things can get complicated! Multimorbid or complex cases are challenging – no matter the patient’s age – and deserve a carefully-crafted clinical approach, from relevant history taking to contextual examination and successful, safe management.

In this NEW e-Seminar, Dr Thistle will help you integrate recent evidence and best practices into your patient care with his entertaining, clinically applicable style of speaking.


Program Outline

Section 1 – Differential Diagnosis and Assessment of Common Headaches & Dizziness

Headaches and dizziness are common, ranging from a daily nuisance to disabling and life-changing for our patients. Chiropractors can skillfully triage, assess and manage these conditions for most patients – but arriving at the correct diagnosis is paramount in formulating effective treatment strategies! This section will focus on differential diagnosis and relevant clinical testing procedures for your patients with headache, dizziness or vertigo.

Section 2 – Concussion: An Evidence-Based Primer for Chiropractors

Concussion in sporting environments is common, but this injury can also occur in occupational settings, motor vehicle collisions, falls, and so on. Chiropractors may see acute injuries as sideline clinicians, but also frequently encounter patients with a history of concussion. Evidence in this area is evolving rapidly, in terms of best practices that all chiropractors should be aware of.

Section 3 – The Dissection Connection: Is this patient having a stroke?

Finally, a contemporary discussion about this controversial topic based on evidence and practice realities. Protect your patients and insulate yourself and your practice from legal issues by reviewing and implementing best practices throughout the clinical encounter!

Section 4 – Treatment Considerations From ‘the neck up’

In this final section, we will explore the literature pertaining to the complex interplay between cervical spine function, headaches, dizziness and post-concussion symptoms, emphasizing clinical decision making and summarizing the day’s information via case examples and discussion.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

  • Review common differential diagnoses and assessment strategies for common headaches and dizziness
  • Summarize contemporary knowledge on concussion, with emphasis on clinical considerations for chiropractors
  • Integrate best practices into your clinical approach for ruling out emergent stroke in neck pain and headache patients
  • Explore the literature pertaining to the complex interplay between cervical spine function and dizziness, persistent post-concussion symptoms, neck pain and headache
  • Review the evidence on the appropriateness and efficacy of manual therapy for concussion, headache and cervicogenic dizziness


Dr Shawn Thistle

Dr Shawn Thistle is a practicing chiropractor, educator, international speaker, knowledge-transfer leader, evidence-based health care advocate, entrepreneur and medicolegal consultant. He founded RRS Education in 2006 and currently acts as the company’s CEO.

In addition to running the company and seeing patients, Shawn also provides expert medicolegal reporting in chiropractic malpractice cases and lectures part-time at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (in Toronto, Canada) in the Orthopedics Department.

Get your Discount Code

To secure your ACA member discount you will need to provide the WFC/ACA discount code.

To receive your ACA member discount code email here. You will need to add your discount code at Step 5 – Payment Method.

Once you have received your discount code purchase e-Seminar here.

e-Seminar Cost

ACA Members:  Only $299* (USD)   (*Regularly $399 USD)

Purchase the e-Seminar here.