The Future Unfolds

Palmer Main Campus, Davenport, Iowa

September 14 to 16, 2023

Join us in Davenport, Iowa as we bring in accomplished chiropractors from around the country to the Fountainhead to deliver live continuing-education courses.

Saturday, Sept. 16

10:30 am to 11:30 am

The Contemporary Model of the Vertebral Subluxation

Dr. Heidi Haavik, a chiropractor and Ph.D.-trained neurophysiologist, is one of the most popular chiropractic speakers in the world today. Vice President of Research at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic, Dr. Haavik is best known for her groundbreaking research on the impact of chiropractic adjustments of vertebral subluxations on the brain and central nervous system. What is becoming clear from scientific studies is that spinal dysfunction negatively impacts brain function. Dr. Haavik will explain the contemporary model of vertebral subluxation, according to published research articles. She has a gift for explaining this complex neuroscience research in easy-to-understand language. She will share with you a summary of where we are today with the neurophysiological understanding of the impact of spinal function on brain function and will discuss what future implications this has for us as a profession.

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

The Contemporary Understanding of The Neurophysiological Effects of The High-Velocity, Low-Amplitude Chiropractic Adjustment

Dr. Heidi Haavik is an award-winning chiropractor and Ph.D.-trained neurophysiologist who will cover, in a fun and entertaining way, the latest scientific understanding about how chiropractic HVLA adjustments can reverse maladaptive plastic brain changes that occur with spinal dysfunction. One particular part of the brain that we now know we impact when we adjust the spine is the prefrontal cortex. This is the chiropractor’s dream because the prefrontal cortex is vital for one’s intelligence, movement control, pain processing, mental health, immune system and inflammation (thus most chronic diseases)! Dr. Haavik will explain the contemporary understanding of the neurophysiological consequences of HVLA adjustments of subluxations. The complex neurophysiology will be presented in an easy to understand and clinically practical manner for students and D.C.s.

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