This project began over two years ago when Dr. Gerard Clum issued a call to various upper cervical leaders. Out of this meeting was formed the Council on Upper Cervical Care of the International Chiropractors Association. Dr. Gary Walsemann named the initial members of the Board and the Council was formed.
The work of the Board has consisted of two main initiatives. The first is the Diplomat course outline and the second is Upper Cervical Fusion. Now that you are here at Upper Cervical Fusion and that initiative has come to fruition, let us present to you the course outline for the Diplomat program.
2. Anatomy II
3. Neurology I
4. Neurology II
5. History / Philosophy / Rationale
6. Biomechanics I
7. Biomechanics II
8. Subluxation Theories
9. Research Methods
10. X-ray Rationale / Overview
11. Case Management
12. Review of Literature
13. Risk Management
14. Objective Criterion for Subluxation Analysis
15. Overview of Articular Model I
16. Overview of Articular Model II
17. Blair I
18. Blair II
19. Knee Chest Upper Cervical Specific I
20. Knee Chest Upper Cervical Specific II
21. Orthogonal Upper Cervical Model I
22. Orthogonal Upper Cervical Model II
23. Advanced Orthogonal I
24. Advanced Orthogonal II
25. NUCCA I
26. NUCCA II
27. Orthospinology I
28. Orthospinology II
29. Special Considerations – Pediatrics
30. Special Considerations – Geriatrics and Special Populations
Now that the Board has finalized the program, we are in the process of finalizing the course outlines. The next step will see the presentation of the course materials to the chiropractic colleges for their acceptance and offering. Any college that decides to offer the program will then assemble their teaching faculty and begin accepting applications.
Upon completion of the 300 hours the candidate will be eligible to sit for the Diplomat Exam, administered by the International Chiropractors Association.
We hope that you are as excited as we are about these advancements and appreciate your continued support.