Pain and how it affects everyone from wounded warriors to weekend warriors.

Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island hosts Continuing Education seminar on June 11-12 

Is there any difference to how you treat a weekend warrior/athlete as opposed to a wounded warrior/veteran? You would think so but the complexities of pain link the two far more than you might imagine. And that’s just one element to be covered at the two-day continuing education seminar presented by The Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island (CSRI) on June 11-12 at the Newport Naval Base, 690 Peary Street, Newport, RI.

The featured speaker for this 12-hour seminar will be Dr. William E. Morgan, DC, DAAPM, FICC. Dr. Morgan is one of the most visible doctors of chiropractic in the Washington, D.C. area. Not only is he credentialed at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the “President’s Hospital,” he’s also Team Chiropractor for the United States Naval Academy Football Team.

Pain is complicated. Nociception and pain are two different things,” said Dr. Michael Gottfried, CSRI president and chiropractic practitioner at Aquidneck Chiropractic in Middletown, RI. “PTSD, brain injury, phantom limb phenomenon, regional pain syndrome...all represent complex (and not fully understood) pain syndromes and Dr. Morgan’s presentation will delve into this complex area.”

The agenda for the weekend’s seminar includes: The Five Minute Patient Exam; The Dangers of Spinal Corticosteroid Injections; Treating the Weekend Warrior; and Treating the Wounded Warrior. The seminar runs from 9am to 5pm.on Saturday, June 11, with a cocktail reception afterwards. Sunday, June 12’s session runs from 9am to 1pm.

Rhode Island chiropractors can earn 12 continuing education credits via the Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island by attending this seminar. Rhode Island-based chiropractors do not have to be members of CSRI to attend and earn continuing education credits.

Chiropractors from the other New England States--Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut--are also welcome to attend but continuing education credits are not currently being offered.

This seminar is a risk management seminar that qualifies you for a 5% rebate for three consecutive years, if you have NCMIC Malpractice Insurance and are a full time doctor. This means attendees will be fully reimbursed the cost of the seminar.

The cost to attend is $99 for CSRI members; $149 for non-members—lunch is included. Registration deadline is Tuesday, May 31. You can register after May 31 but before June 7, there is a $50 late fee. Registration closes on June 7 and there will be no registration at the door. 

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