The National - Women's Health Panel - Part 1

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

Course Description: Women in the US make approximately 80% of the health care decisions for their families, yet often go without health care coverage themselves. Simultaneously many chiropractors are uncomfortable adjusting female concerns outside of headaches, low back or extremity pain. With females having such a large influence on healthcare choices for their families, we need to make sure chiropractors are comfortable in discussing, diagnosing, and adjusting issues related to only females. This lecture is designed to provide new and innovative techniques to handle thoracic pain in females, pelvic constipation, PMS, and pelvic disorder. Having top-of-mind access to different ways of treatments will help avoid risk and provide confidence in the best way to naturally heal.

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.

Sabrina Atkins, DC

Dr. Sabrina Atkins studied for her Bachelor of Science, Masters of Sports Injury Management, and Doctorate of Chiropractic Care at Life University in Marietta, Georgia. She graduated in 2001 from Life University with honors.

Dr. Atkins has extensive experience working with athletes and athletic organizations offering years of expertise in the field of sports injury management and performance enhancement.

She serves as Official chiropractic physician for: Orlando Ballet since 2005 and NBA’s Orlando Magic since 2009

Her experience and credentials include Coach Tom Shaw’s NFL Training Camp at Disney’s Wide World of Sports (2007-2016)

Orlando’s Major Indoor Soccer League team; the Orlando Sharks (2007-2008)

Orlando’s Indoor Professional Lacrosse Team of the NLL; the Orlando Titans (2010)

Orlando’s first MLS team, Orlando City Soccer (2015, 2016)

Her involvement in team sports began with the women’s basketball team at Life University, with whom she traveled, during her internship for her Masters of Sports Injury Management. She was the first student to initiate travel for treatment during athletic events, through Life University. This pivotal milestone assisted in the development of a program, launched for
current students, to travel alongside with teams, allowing them to provide treatment during athletic events; assisting in the advancement of their hands-on experience, as well as providing invaluable on-site chiropractic care for competing athletes at all levels.

Her involvement also includes associations with several other sports venues and events, including DEW Action Sports Tour, USA Taekwondo, USA Judo, Disney Marathon, International Softball Federation, ProSport and Professional Rodeo Association.

Dr. Atkins served as the Medical Director for the Sunshine State Games, Florida’s largest amateur sport competitions for 4 years. The Sunshine State Games is a recurring Olympic style State Championship held annually in Florida.

She is the founding CEO of her private practice, Orlando Sports Chiropractic, in the southwest area of Orlando; Dr. Phillips. Orlando Sports Chiropractic is the premier center for maintaining optimal health and performance. Within the scope of her practice, Dr. Sabrina has an array of clients ranging from professional athletes to families and children. She is a member of Florida Chiropractic Association.

Dr. Atkins is former President of the FCA Sports Council; has served as Vice President of Florida Sports Council; and received Doctor of the year award from the Southeastern Circuit of ProSport. She was recognized as a notable nominee for Orlando Sports Council Chiropractic

Physician of the Year award, four years in a row, and has been honored with the Tender Care award from the Orlando Ballet.

She was honored locally by the Orlando Business Journal as a recipient of one of the 40 Under 40 awards where business professionals, and entrepreneurs under 40 are recognized for their achievements. Most recently, Dr. Atkins was recognized for her involvement with Professional Sports Teams in the Florida Chiropractic Association Journal issue: WOMEN IN SPORTS

Dr. Sabrina was an athlete herself. She played softball and tennis; was a track sprinter and high-jumper; was the first female on the varsity wrestling team at her high school (another trail she blazed, paving the way for other female wrestlers and encouraging the development of female wrestling teams. She now enjoys running, yoga and acro-yoga and she is an avid hiker and camper. She became a new mommy in the Fall of 2011 and is enjoying every minute of the hardest most rewarding thing she has ever done; being a mommy to her little girl, Bella.

Dee Hartman, PT, DPT

Practicing physical therapy for over 40 years, Dee is an internationally recognized author, teacher, and speaker on the treatment of chronic vulvar pain. For over 27 years she devoted the majority of her private practice to the treatment of women with chronic vulvar pain, sexual dysfunction, chronic pelvic pain, and bowel and bladder disorders. As an active member of the APTA’s Section on Women’s Health, she was the originating chairman of the Task Force responsible for the creation of the Certificate of Achievement for Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP) and served on the Vulvar Pain Task Force. She is a fellow and past member of the
Executive Counsel of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD) and is a past President and counselor for the North American Chapter of the ISSVD; a current member and past board member of the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS); a current member and past board member of the National Vulvodynia Association (NVA); and is a member of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH). In 2017, she and Elizabeth Wood, MSW, CSSE, BC, co-founded VulvaLove and the Center for Genital Health and Education. Their focus is normalizing vulvar diversity and reframing the conversation around desire, arousal, pain, and pleasure. In July 2021, she and Elizabeth published, “The Pleasure Prescription: A Surprising Approach to Healing Sexual Pain”. Dee is happily married to the love of her life, is the mother of 5 wonderful, grown children, and Gramma to 8 glorious grandchildren.


Available Credit

  • 2.00 Certified Chiropractic Physicians Assistant (CCPA) CE
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