Instructor: Katie BurnsRyan
Biography: Katie BurnsRyan is a 2002 alumnus of Northwestern Health Sciences University (NWHSU) and first became interested in chiropractic as a middle school soccer player who experienced a sports related knee injury. Her parents took her to see their local chiropractor who not only examined her knees, but looked above and below the area of complaint, involved her as part of the care planning, collaborated with a local PT and advised on anti-inflammatory diet. Within a few short weeks she was back on the soccer field, but more importantly, the care provided by her chiropractor deeply resonated with her and ultimately led to NWHSU and a career in chiropractic.
She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and enrolled at NWHSU just two weeks later. Upon graduating she worked as an associate in Austin, MN. During this time, she began teaching anatomy and physiology laboratory at Rochester Community and Technical College and developed a passion for education that rivaled her passion for chiropractic. When a position because available at NWHSU she jumped at the opportunity to teach and provide care with an institution that held the same core values of person-centered, evidence informed and integrative care that she first experienced as a middle school soccer player.
Sine that time, she has held a variety of positions within the University ranging from teaching several courses, providing clinical care in two of the clinics, chairing the department of clinical sciences, chief of staff for the Bloomington and DeRusha clinics, quality assurance committee chair, and director of clinical services.
Her current role as Dean for the College of Chiropractic is an ideal position that blends her passion for chiropractic and education. Her philosophy of chiropractic education centers on facilitating student learning and "helping students to recognize the big picture, flesh out accurate information and then develop their thought process from basic knowledge synthesis. As the Dean of the chiropractic program my goal is to help prepare competent and confidant doctors that can critically think and provide high quality chiropractic care to their future patients."
Classes by this instructor
Risk Management/Ethics, Record Keeping, Documentation and Coding for the Musculoskeletal Provider
Join us for a 6-hour session that will cover topics including record keeping, documentation, coding, professional boundaries, risk management and ethics of healthcare in the chiropractic and ambulatory care setting 6 CE Hours (includes Record Keeping, Professional Boundaries, Risk Mgmt/Ethics), Eden Prairie, MN, April 18, 2023, Tues, 8:30am-3pm.