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Chiropractic Assistant Training Course

Instructors: William J. Moreau, DC, DACBSP
Karen Moreau, CA

Course Description:

This 40+ hour course designed to train the chiropractic assistant. Upon completion the student will receive a certificate suitable for framing from a CCE approved Chiropractic College. The class has several modules that are all included for the $395 tuition price. The modules and featured topics are listed below.

There are specific courses designed for some states. If your state is not listed select the "General" CA course. This course is available at the DConline Training campus, look for this option upon registration. There are special courses for AL/AZ/IA/SD requirements.

Course Objectives / Outcomes:

In this course the learner will:
  • Discover what is meant by a "chiropractic philosophy" of care.

  • Learn about a Doctor of Chiropractic's education and look at the history of chiropractic.

  • Learn about basic spinal anatomy.

  • Investigate the musculoskeletal and nervous system anatomy.

  • Identify what is meant by the term "subluxation complex".

  • Broaden the understanding of the chiropractic profession as a whole.

  • Learn the common vocabulary terms related to chiropractic.

  • Learn about the duties of a chiropractic assistant.

  • Learn about medical records and the skills related to great medical records note taking

  • Identify some of the keys to working with worker's compensation and motor vehicle collision cases.

  • Discover what "informed consent" is and how to apply this to chiropractic care.

  • Get an overview of how to use good office etiquette to keep the office a friendly work environment.

  • Develop an understanding of what types of emergencies can present to a chiropractic office and what you can do to provide the correct care.

  • Learn about blood borne pathogens and how to correctly clean up spills.

  • Learn about working with patients from different cultures.

  • Develop skills related to time management.

  • Learn about the presenting signs and symptoms of common cardiovascular emergencies that you may or may not ever see in chiropractic practice.

  • Learn about biohazard waste procedure.

  • Identify methods of controlling bleeding or hemorrhage.

  • Learn about common techniques of good listening skills.

  • Learn why listening skills are so important to the CA.

  • Discover the importance of reviewing all correspondence.

  • Interpretation some common body language signs.

  • Learn what vital signs are and how to obtain them.

  • Learn the key components of a good history.

  • Know what "red flags" are for chiropractic.

  • Assist the CA in understanding what "professional boundaries" are and how these boundaries apply to their job duties and working environment.

  • Learn about patient's rights.

  • Discuss many of the conditions that a Doctor of Chiropractic will encounter in daily practice.

  • Learn about legal issues associated with physiotherapy.

  • Learn about the different forms of physiotherapy and how to safely apply.

  • Investigate the concepts of exercise and rehabilitation.

  • Learn about the basic terminology of radiology and radiographic   guidelines that are used in chiropractic.

  • Understand how to protect the patient during radiographic examinations.

Course Outline:


Chiropractic philosophy, spinal anatomy, subluxation complex, and spinal pain
2. CA Duties
Responsibilities of the Chiropractic Assistant, medical records, patient communications, SOAP notes, and confidentiality
3. Emergency Procedures
Chiropractic Office Emergencies, red flags to care,  includes blood borne pathogens, recognition of emergency situations, performing the primary and secondary survey
4. Communications 
Patient communication skills, CA to patient relationships, office etiquette, letters and report construction
5. Technical Skills 
Obtaining a history, vital signs, record keeping skills,  consents to transfer records
6. Law and Ethics
Confidentiality, respondent superior, sources of malpractice,
professional boundaries; definitions, prevention, sexual harassment, and developing professional relationships
7. Human Body in Health and Disease
Discusses 20 commonly encounter diseases and disorders seen in chiropractic practice.
8. Physiotherapy 
The physiology of wound repair, applications, indications and contraindications of heat, diathermy, electrotherapy, cryotherapy, traction, and construction of exercise programs
9. Radiographic Protection
Basics of x-ray physics, gonad shielding, and x-ray processing.

Evaluation Methods: The learnerís time spent studying course materials is tracked electronically.  A formal multiple-choice examination is administered at the termination of the course materials for those seeking certification (where appropriate).

Tuition: $395
This is a DConline Training Course
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Registration: There are a few options available for you to register for this course.

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