Risk & Rewards of Chiropractic Care for the Geriatric Population

This will be a live virtual event offered during SW Regional - Virtual Event

It is widely known that the geriatric population (those over the age of 65 years) has increased 33% from 2006 - 2016. In the next 20 years, that amount will increase again by 59% equaling a projected 82.3 million people. As people live longer, there is an increasing emphasis being placed on their ability to function independently and the chiropractic profession is poised to provide distinct & quality care, knowing the signs/symptoms and when modification to treatment can bring the best healing. This lecture is designed to highlight common missed conceptions, missed diagnosis’, and remind practitioners to look way back when recording a history. Aiming to reduce risk to both the patient and the practitioner, this lecture will provide insight on better ways to adjust, when to x-ray, etc. to help conditions of our aging population.  The saying “we take care of our own” rings true, and we are elated to bring clarification & insight to better care of our geriatric community.

Target Audience

Doctor of Chiropractic
Certified Chiropractic Physician's Assistant

Learning Objectives

Attendees will be able to:

  • Distinguish osteoporosis & clarify when it is safe to adjust
  • Describe how falls have lasting effects on gait and balance
  • Adjust nutrition and diet to help the side effects of current RX protocol
  • Polypharmacy and thorough histories
  • When to X-Ray & how to detect ‘hidden’ fractures
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 Certified Chiropractic Physicians Assistant (CCPA) CE
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Jay Greenstein, DC, CGFI-L1, CKTP, FMS

Dr. Jay Greenstein is the CEO of the Sport and Spine Companies – Sport and Spine Rehab, a multi-location, multi-disciplinary, evidenced-based practice in the Washington DC Metro region; Sport and Spine Athletics, a state-of-the-art health and fitness facility; the Sport and Spine Rehab Clinical Research Foundation, a 501-c3 dedicated to high quality, clinical research; and Kaizenovation® Consulting which coaches businesses on Six Sigma, human capital management and the Entrepreneurial Operating System®.

Dr. Greenstein has professional board positions at the state level as the President of the East Coast Associations’ Independent Physician Network, the national level as Vice Chair for the Council for Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP) and at the International level as a member of the research and finance commissions for the Federation of International Chiropractic Sport (FICS).

Dr. Greenstein was Chiropractor of the Year for both the Maryland and Virginia Chiropractic Association’s in 2010 and won the Smart CEO Volt Award for Technology Implementer for the small business category. He was recently selected to the state of Maryland’s Governor’s Office of Health Care Reform to serve on the Essential Health Benefits Committee. Dr. Greenstein sits on multiple community and business advisory boards in healthcare, banking and information technology.

Dr. Greenstein was also selected to be the Chef de Mission for the International Sports Chiropractic Association to run the Chiropractic Sports Center at the World Olympians Association Reunion Center at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Additionally with his clinical practice Dr. Greenstein has served as a recommended provider for the National Football League Players Association for the Washington Redskins, and since 1997, has been the Official Team Chiropractor for the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders.

CJ Mertz, DC

By the age 28, Dr. CJ Mertz had already built his own Waiting List Practice. Serving a thousand patient’s visits per week, Dr. Mertz devised the most power and complete practice strategy ever known. His cash-like system was both affordable for patients and highly profitable. Dr. CJ’s patient education and communication systems inspired his patients to continue beyond corrective care plans, into proactive wellness care. Through an outpouring of peer requests worldwide, Dr. CJ Mertz founded The Waiting List Practice and Full Potential Leadership training programs. Since 1984 he has traveled almost four million miles, teaching more than 700 seminars, trained with nearly 16,000 doctors while visiting over 3600 private practices all over the globe. The award winning XLR8TM system has successfully built more practices serving greater than 400 patients per week profitably, than any other coaching program in history. Dr. Mertz is continually studying and researching business in the key areas that lead to new practice breakthroughs. “Now that these coaching tools are developed, troubleshooting to serve more people in your community has become a science for XLR8 clients around the world to reach their full potential.”

Derek Barton, DC, DACNB, FABBIR

Derek Barton, DC, DACNB, FABBIR is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology for the Carrick Institute as well as the Director of Operations and a staff clinician at Plasticity Brain Centers of Orlando.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville in 2005, and in 2010 he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic from Life University, graduating with the distinction of clinical excellence.  His post graduate education in neurology came from the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies allowing him to obtain a diplomate from the American Chiropractic Neurology Board in 2012 and a fellowship in brain injury rehabilitation from the American Board of Brain Injury Rehabilitation in 2015.  Over the past nine years he has worked as a clinician specializing in brain injury rehabilitation working with complex neurological cases.  Dr. Barton has had research presented internationally and has a passion for advancing the chiropractic profession through clinical research and technology.

Mitchell Mally, DC

Dr. Mitch Mally’s proprietary techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of extremity injuries have been praised by the chiropractic profession, often regarded as the “10th Degree Black Belt” in extremity adjusting. His diagnostic and non-surgical treatment techniques for Sports and Occupational Injuries and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, have been very well received. Dr. Mally is a noted academician, author and inventor of the X-POSER and the QUAD BASE SCALE. Dr. Mally is also a Team Teacher for Parker Seminars and lectures Internationally for State Associations, Conventions and Chiropractic Colleges. Dr. Mally is a post graduate faculty member for several Chiropractic Colleges and is a powerful, dynamic, entertaining and motivational educator with presentations armed with documented research supporting all presentations.

Lori Allen, BS, MBA

For over 20 years Lori W. Allen, founder and president of Profitable Practice Strategies, has served as consultant for an upwards of 300 clients, making a significant contribution to the financial health and patient outcome for their practices.  Lori ensures long-term sustainable growth and overall profitability for her clients through training, stressing efficiency, accountability, standardization of processes and protocols, and excellence in customer service.   Lori hosts over 100 training classes, individualized sessions, seminars, and boot camps a year, as well as three advanced administrative workshops specializing in effective management and marketing excellence.  In order to deliver personalized and consistent education, Lori compiled her experience and expertise to develop three series of specific training modules: The Efficient, Effective, and Profitable Front Desk; Patient Care Coordinator and Exceptional Customer Service; and Marketing Excellence.  Through Boot Camps, Seminars, Videos, Virtual Online Modules, Workbooks, and Accountability Exams, Lori caters to a broad spectrum of educational needs and goals.  Her success as a business leader has led to her popularity as a guest speaker.   Lori was an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year nominee and finalist.


Available Credit

  • 2.00 Certified Chiropractic Physicians Assistant (CCPA) CE


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