The Council on Extremity Adjusting (CEA), headed by President and Founder Dr. Kevin Hearon, was created to provide chiropractors with the advanced extremity adjusting education they need to take their practice to the next level.
Dr. Hearon established the CEA in 1995 and developed the CCEP program (Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner) along with a few other like-minded doctors. Their goal was to fill the void the other specialties were not addressing as thoroughly as was needed; that the stability of the spine is dependent upon the stability of the extremities, and vice versa.
The concept that the neurological system must be in balance with the mechanical control system is the key approach that sets the average chiropractor apart from the exceptional chiropractor and stability for the patients. That is why so many team doctors at the collegiate and professional ranks today are CCEP’s.
The CEA recognizes that treatment of the whole body requires synchrony between the nervous system and the mechanical control system of the kinetic chain. Subluxations of any joint have both neurological and mechanical components.
Many patients suffer repetitive subluxations and nerve entrapments because the mechanical component is ignored, leaving root causes undiscovered and untreated. The goal of the CEA is to provide doctors with the tools necessary to easily diagnose and treat these injuries, incorporating both neurological and mechanical treatments.
Mechanoreceptors are embedded in the tissues surrounding joints. When these tissues get stretched by a misalignment of the joint, this activates an inhibition or weakening of the adjacent muscle. Discovery of these weak muscles and correction of the misaligned joint to restore normal strength is the specialty of the CCEP doctor.
At the CEA, we want to change the way people consume health care in the U. S. and abroad. In today’s health care environment, most of us seek to relieve pain and other symptoms instead of eliminating the root cause. This leads to reliance on prescription drugs, many of which have been proven to have serious side-effects associated with them. All while the untreated cause manifests into something more serious.
It is our goal to break this dangerous cycle of health care and replace it with all natural care plans led by the care of a whole-body, chiropractic practitioner.