KDT Certification Course

The Kennedy Decompression Technique consists of two portions: The online video portion and the hands-on certification class.

Each student will have three (3) months from time of payment to take the full, 10 segment Kennedy Decompression Technique™ course. This will span approximately 5 hours.

In addition to your online course study on Kennedy Decompression Technique™ we will be conducting seminars to further your education. The two day seminars will provide hands-on experience as well as a practical examination in order to complete your certification.

In order to ensure the online coursework remains relevant, each student shall have six (6) months to fulfill their two day seminar requirements and achieve their certification.

Your written Kennedy Decompression Technique™ manual will be shipped to you promptly.

Course Overview

The certification course has been approved for continuing education through Logan College of Chiropractic and consists of two parts. The first part is taken via online via a secure streaming web server and is approximately 5 hours (not approved for CE). The online portion must be completed prior to attending the hands on 12 hour follow up session which includes a written and practical examination.

Kennedy Decompression Technique

The following topics are covered in great detail

  • Decompression Overview Facts vs Fiction; Patient Selection, Anatomy, Positioning Parameters, Differential Diagnosis, Disc vs Disorder
  • Pull Patterns; Discussion of various time/force interplay of pull skeletons available for both specific patient selection classification and theory.
  • Time Considerations; Overall length of treatment and time of pull cycles
  • Force; How much, Body Weight considerations and the physics of force and decompression
  • Angle; Discussion of history of angular traction and clinical considerations of patient condition, motion sensitivity, and directional preference.
  • Cervical Decompression; Selection, classification, force and time considerations. Detailed physical examination and considerations regarding the lordosis and the effect of axial elongation
  • Adjunctive Procedures and Laser; Use of these procedures as they specifically relate to decompression therapy; use of electrical stimulation; use of ultrasound; and a detailed discussion of the theory and clinical considerations of laser for disc healing.
  • Stabilizer discussion, belting procedures, patient handling procedures, use of cervical device, use of carpal device.
  • Contraindications; a detailed discussion of direct and relative contraindications
  • Decompression and Rehabilitation coding and compliance
  • Active Therapeutic Motion Rehabilitation; A detailed discussion of the theory and clinical indications, patient selection, classification, and clinical reasoning of motion disorders and Active Therapeutic Motion treatments.
  • Marketing Considerations; ethical and compliant marketing and advertising strategies