OYA - Optimize Your Adjusting Skills with Force Sensing and Performance Feedback

Let's face it, patient expectations matter. Some patients prefer lower force manual adjustments and others expect more force to help their conditions. 

If there is a mismatch, it may lead to an adverse experience that needs to be addressed or they may move on to the competition.

Do you want to improve your posture, set-ups, and force to enhance your technique? Not only will you gain the ability to improve awareness of your force, but you will also calibrate and modulate it using force sensing feedback.  Force modulation can improve comfort for patients but can also decrease stresses to your body, so you can enjoy practicing for as long as you want.

Course Components

Improving your adjusting skills requires the right set of tools and guidance. Our process for evaluating your adjustments includes:

  • The Force Sensing Table Technology feedback
  • Pre-stress, Peak-Force and Speed training to improve comfort, effectiveness of HVLA and safety.
  • Individualized adjusting program tailored to your needs.

Course Features

The interventions we use to help optimize your adjusting skills include:

  • Review of adjusting mechanics
  • Musculoskeletal/biomechanical evaluation
  • Injury prevention
  • Proper warm-up techniques
  • Outline the components/phases of chiropractic adjustments.
  • Demonstrate accurate and consistent controlled force to bring a joint to its clinical end range motion.
  • Perform high velocity, low amplitude (HVLA) thrusts from the point determined to be the clinical end range motion.
  • Modulate forces across a large spectrum observed by experts in our profession.
  • Estimate and communicate with each other the forces you use on your patients when modulating forces.
  • Modify contact pressure to maximize patient comfort.
  • Modify treatment positions to control your biomechanical advantage to target both lower and higher forces while performing HVLA thrust.

 Session Detail L2310.OYA.1

Schedule: 6 CE Hours, On campus, Oct. 28, 2023, Sat, 8am-3pm (1 hr lunch on your own)
Meeting Date Start Time End Time
Saturday, October 28, 2023 08:00am 03:00pm
Meeting Date Start Time End Time
Saturday, October 28, 2023 08:00am 03:00pm

Instructors (listed in order of appearance)

Name Additional Resources
Paul Osterbauer

Facility Detail

Northwestern Health Sciences University
Room 18
2501 W 84th St
Bloomington, MN 55431
Room 18