Getting Started with the CEA on Extremity Adjusting
The new year is here, 2015. Make this the year you become a better Doctor than you were last year. In school, we focus most of our time on the spine and correcting vertebral subluxations. However, most of our patients have extremity complaints and we need to know how to correct those issues. That way our patients can get the most out of our adjustments. We want them to return to the sport that we call life.
The CEA (Council on Extremity Adjusting) has been the leading organization in extremity adjusting. The CEA was established in 1995 by Dr. Kevin Hearon and his Board of like minded doctors. With the founding of the CEA, the development of the CCEP (Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner) designate was brought to our profession. It is the only extremity designate in the Chiropractic profession. The CEA was brought together with the goal in mind to fill a void that 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 CEA provides the educational tools to develop the clinical knowledge of Extremity Case Management. The education is provided through 7 modules that cover all the extremity joints. Click on any of the links below to learn more about each class. The seven modules are:
These classes can be offered individually or in a series. When you attend all 7 modules you have completes all the CCEP courses. In order to get the CCEP designate there is a practical examination that must be completed following the 7th CEA module. The schedule of seminars is constantly being updated. To register you would need to go to the Seminar Schedule.
Seminar Registration changes depending on location. Seminars that are held at a school, typically host there own registration through their continuing education department. If it is a seminar that is being held in a private clinic registration is done through the website or by contacting the CEA office.