The National - Headaches: To Adjust or Not to Adjust...That is the Question

This will be a live virtual event offered during The National - Virtual Event

Course Description: Although 15% of Americans are currently under care of a chiropractor, most Americans know Chiropractic care for reducing pain with a non-pharmacological approach in 2 major areas: low back pain and headaches. Did you know that more people suffer from migraine headaches than diabetes + asthma combined in this country? This class takes a hands-on approach for chiropractic attendees to widen their consideration of diagnosis when this very common symptom is presented. Attendees will be able to better avoid medical treatment errors when they are looking for red flags that this multifaceted approach considers.

Learning Objectives:

• Differentiate a musculoskeletal headache and head pain caused from other areas of imbalance

• Recognize red flags alerting a chiropractor NOT to adjust, but instead: refer out, or order other imaging

• Introduce treatment options other than manipulation

• Garner further knowledge of current research supporting headaches

Target Audience

Doctor of Chiropractic
Certified Chiropractic Physician's Assistant

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 Certified Chiropractic Physicians Assistant (CCPA) CE
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Dr. Cindy M. Howard earned her Doctorate in Chiropractic from National University of Health Sciences and is in private practice in Orland Park, Illinois, just south of Chicago. She is a Board Certified Chiropractic Internist and Board Certified Nutritionist and holds a Fellowship in Acupuncture from the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture and is currently working on her diplomate in Chiropractic Neurology.

Dr. Howard is the Director of Functional Nutrition for Neurosport Elite. She teaches for the DABCI (diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Internists) on male and female pelvic disorders, pediatrics, Immunology, GI disorders, Endocrinology and Nutritional Blood Analysis/ Interpretation. Other current positions include: Northern Illinois Delegate for the American Chiropractic Association and recipient of the Flynn/Lynch Award 2015 for outstanding service, Executive Board Member and instructor for POWERPlay in Sports, Medial Advisory Board for Integrative Therapeutics and the Functional Medicine University.

Locally she serves as a Board member for the Frankfort Falcons Youth Football organization, and team Chiropractic Physician for Dreamz Elite competitive Cheerleaders. She maintains her private practice and travels all over the country lecturing for various companies.

Mark N. Charrette, DC

Dr. Mark N. Charrette is a 1980 summa cum laude graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He is a frequent guest speaker at nine chiropractic colleges and has taught over 1000 seminars worldwide on extremity adjusting, biomechanics, and spinal adjusting techniques. His seminars emphasize a practical, hands-on approach.

Dr. Charrette is a former All-American swimmer, who has authored a book on extremity adjusting. Having developed successful practices in California, Nevada, and Iowa, Dr. Charrette currently resides in Dallas, TX.




Kristine Tohtz, DC, LAC

Dr. Tohtz graduated magna cum laude from the National University of Health Sciences in April 2001. While attending chiropractic school, she also began working toward a diplomate in Acupuncture and in August 2009 received her Diplomate in Acupuncture from the American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Chiropractic Acupuncture (CCA) of which she sat on the board over 8 years in various positions and now helps coordinate educational efforts for the group as President Emeritus.  After attending two supervised medical internships in Beijing and Hangzhou, China, she found advanced studies to be warranted and and obtained her Masters of Science in Acupuncture (MsAc) through the National University of Health Sciences graduating summa cum laude in August 2014.

In April 2009, Dr. Tohtz also completed an advanced certification in Pregnancy and Pediatric care through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. She is a certified placenta encapuslator though Placenta Benefits, certified in Mercier Therapy (visceral manipulation for pelvic pain, trauma, and fertility enhancement), and is a trained post- partum doula. She teaches not only to physicians for continuing education on the topics of acupuncture, pregnancy, and pediatric care, but she also teaches to various organizations and disciplines within the United States.  Dr. Tohtz has been featured on WGN radio discussing health issues and is an international lecturer for the Global Women.Co.

As a Certified Yoga Instructor through the Temple of Kriya Yoga, Dr. Tohtz uses yoga and meditation as a part of her treatment options for patients.  She is also a certified hypnotherapist through the National Guild of Hypnotherapy and uses those skills and Heartmath to assist with such issues as IBS, stress reduction, fear and phobia treatment and smoking cessation.

The combination of all these healing arts is paired in a unique way for each patient for their optimal treatment, rehabilitation and general stress management. So that she may offer the most cutting-edge treatment options for her patients, Dr. Tohtz attends numerous continuing education courses in rehabilitation, yoga, nutritional therapies, comprehensive evaluation of blood work, acupuncture, cranial sacral therapy and visceral manipulation, Chinese medicine and body work in various forms to name a few.  She is currently completed her certification through the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFMCP) in May 2021.

Dr. Tohtz served as an instructor in the department of Chiropractic Practice and as a staff clinician at the National University of Health Sciences for 4 years after she graduated. She continued to teach Pregnancy and Pediatric care as well as Acupuncture through the University’s Post Graduate Education Department until 2019. For three years she served as an Assistant Professor and Director of the School of Emerging Education at Oak Point (formerly Resurrection) University where she not only founded and ran the department, but she also lectured on various topics within the school – including functional medicine, nutrition, dry needling, acupuncture, integrative pregnancy and pediatric care.

Presently Dr. Tohtz has relocated to southern Florida to be closer to her family and has taken a position as an Assistant Professor in the Chiropractic Medicine Program at Keiser University in West Palm Beach, Florida. She also continues to lecture in various postgraduate departments and state associations while maintaining her private practice

Jeffery Tucker, DC

Dr. Jeffrey Tucker is an expert on non-invasive musculoskeletal interventions particularly for sports medicine and chronic pain patient care. He uses the available science and technology for performance enhancement, pre-emptive strategies for injury prevention and healthy aging. Dr. Tucker is well known for designing exercise programs for spinal and extremity injuries. He has been in continuous private practice for over 40 years in Los Angeles. Dr. Tucker is a board-certified Diplomate in Rehabilitation. He completed post-graduate training in nutrition and soft tissue therapies. He is the author of over 100 articles printed in Dynamic ChiropracticChiropractic Economics and The American Chiropractor magazines. 



Nathan Schilaty, DC, PhD

Nathan Schilaty, DC, PhD, is the Lincoln Endowed Chair of Chiropractic & Biomechanics Research and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery & Brain Repair at the University of South Florida. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Parker University January 2007 and practiced for five years in Loveland, CO. During that time, he continuously was asking questions about how the treatments worked on a neuromusculoskeletal level. Consequently, he enrolled in a Neuroscience program and received his PhD degree in 2014. Thereafter, he received postdoctoral research training at the Ohio State University and Mayo Clinic with emphases on sports medicine, biomechanics, and neuromechanics. While at Mayo Clinic, he became an Assistant Professor and his research included NIH-funded and mentored training via T32, LRP, and K12 mechanisms. He continues his innovative research of human motion and neural control at the University of South Florida with funded research by the NIH, industry, and foundations. His interests primarily focus on injury prevention and improved rehabilitation of concussion, neck, lower back, and knee-related issues. He is passionate about research and increasing the research footprint of chiropractic worldwide.

Bill Storm

Bill Storm is a Corporate Trainer, National Speaker and Peak Performance Strategist for the Tony Robbins companies.


Bill will quickly become your company’s favorite keynote speaker with his ability to educate, motivate and inspire your team to greatness!


Fun facts about Bill…

  1. Has been training in the martial arts for nearly 40 years- Holds the rank of black belt in Karate and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  2. Is an expert in creative real estate finance
  3. Ran two marathons
  4. Got a hole in one playing golf for his high school team
  5. Eagle Scout
  6. Loves to cook
  7. Author: Slaying the 7 Dragons-The Entrepreneurial Guide to Conquering The Online World Of Business
  8. Married to the same beautiful lady for the past 27 years
  9. Has two grown children Samantha and Billy
  10. He and his Golden Retriever Charlie are attached at the hip


Available Credit

  • 2.00 Certified Chiropractic Physicians Assistant (CCPA) CE
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