The Kennedy Decompression Technique Certification consists of two portions: 5 hours of online video instruction and 12 hours of seminar instruction.
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. Your invitation and attendance is free of charge upon completion of the online portion of Kennedy Decompression Technique™. 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.
The hands on certification class has been approved for continuing education through Logan College of Chiropractic in the state where the seminar is held and consists of two parts. The first part is taken via on-line via a secure streaming web server and is approximately 5 hours. The on-line portion must be completed prior to attending the hands on 12 hour follow up session which includes a written and practical examination
The following topics are covered in greater detail
Decompression overview Facts vs. Fiction; Patient selection, anatomy, position 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 specially relate to decompression therapy; use of eletrical stimulation; use of ultrasound, and a detailed discussion of the theory and clinical considerations of laser for disc healing
Stabilizer TM discussion belting procedures, patient handling procedures, user of cervical devices use of carpal device.
Contraindications; a detailed discussion of direct and relative contraindications
Decompression and rehabilitation 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