12th Annual Professional Football Chiropractic Continuing Education Seminar March 2018

/12th Annual Professional Football Chiropractic Continuing Education Seminar March 2018
12th Annual Professional Football Chiropractic Continuing Education Seminar March 2018 2018-03-11T17:04:38+00:00

12th Annual PFCS Continuing Educational Seminar

Indianapolis, Indiana – March 2-3, 2018

12 Continuing Education Hours and 12 C.E.U.’s Applied For

THE FUTURE STARS OF THE NFL ARE HERE…

Each year in February/March, over three hundred of the very best college football players will be invited to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana. Top Executives, Coaching Staffs, Player Personnel Departments and Medical Personnel from all 32 NFL teams will be on hand to evaluate the nation’s top college football players eligible for the upcoming NFL Draft. This intense, four day job interview is an exciting time for the athletes and vital step in achieving their dreams of playing in the NFL.

The NFL Scouting Combine is not open to the public but Indianapolis will be alive with everyone in town for this big event. It is something you will want to be a part of. Join us for an exciting weekend!

Students/Faculty Early Bird Special

$199
  • Price good through Feb 15, 2018
  • Regular Price – $249
  • At The Door – $299

DC's Early Bird Special

$395
  • Price good through Feb 15, 2018
  • Regular Price – $445
  • At The Door – $495

Speakers and Topics

Dan Murphy, DC
Food Chain Toxicity, Organic Eating, and GMO

Dr. Dan Murphy

Football is a sport that involves player-to-player and player-ground contact, creating a high risk of injury. Much of injury management is centered around improved recovery rates.

In contrast, this presentation is designed to optimize the athlete’s musculoskeletal, neurological (including the brain), and gastrointestinal systems for the purpose of minimizing the risk of injury and reducing the severity of injury.

You will leave with an integrated approach for minimizing the risk of injury and reducing the severity of injury for elite athletes. The approach includes an integration of chiropractic, diet, supplements, and more.


Dr. Dan Murphy has had more than 34 years of practice experience. He received his Diplomat in Chiropractic Orthopedics in 1986. Since 1982, he has served as part-time undergraduate faculty at Life Chiropractic College West, where he is currently teaching classes to seniors in the Management of Spinal Disorders. His academic rank at the college is that of Professor. Dr. Murphy is on the post-graduate faculty of several chiropractic colleges. He has taught more than 1,400 post-graduate continuing education seminars worldwide.

Dan Murphy is a contributing author to several books and has written a quarterly column in the American Journal of Clinical Chiropractic, with more than 80 columns appearing to date. In 1987, 1991 and 1995 Dan Murphy received the “Post-Graduate Educator of the Year” award, given by the International Chiropractic Association.  In 2003, Dr. Murphy was awarded “Chiropractor of the Year” by Chiropractic Biophysics. This award is most prestigious because Chiropractic Biophysics has more chiropractic research studies published in the scientific literature than any other chiropractic group. From 2003-2009 Dan Murphy was the Vice President of the International Chiropractic Association. He was honored to be chosen as “Chiropractor of the Year” for the International Chiropractic Association, May 2009 -2010.

Susan  Falsone PT, MS, SCS, ATC, L-AT, CSCS, COMT, RYT
Interventions for Recovery, Regeneration and Pain Relief

Sue Falsone

Sue Falsone will present, discuss and demonstrate the use of several manual therapy modalities that will assist in pain reduction and recovery of the human body during off-season football.

After the presentation, the participant will be able to discuss techniques that can be used in off season football for recovery, regeneration and pain relief and describe the mechanisms of actions and orthopedic basic science by which these interventions may work.


Susan Falsone is currently the owner of Structure and Function Education and Falsone Consulting. She worked as the Head of Athletic Training and Sport Performance with US Soccer’s Men’s National Team. Sue worked at Athletes’ Performance for 13 years, last serving as the Vice President of Performance Physical Therapy and Team Sport. She worked with the Los Angeles Dodgers for 6 years, last serving as head athletic trainer and physical therapist. She holds the distinction of being the first female head athletic trainer in any of the four major sports in the United States (MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA). She’s a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy (SCS), a certified athletic trainer (ATC), certified orthopedic manual therapist for the spine (COMT) and a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Jay Greenstein, DC, CCSP, CGFI-L1, CKTP, FMS
The Evidence Based Playbook for the Sports Chiropractor

Dr. Jay Greenstein

Dr. Greenstein will show you how to use of the latest sports and chiropractic research evidence to communicate medical necessity, ensure coordinated care with healthcare providers, and improve safety and patient compliance.


Dr. Jay Greenstein is the CEO of the Sport and Spine Companies (www.ssrehab.com) – Sport and Spine Rehab, a multi-location, multi-disciplinary, evidenced-based practice in the Washington DC Metro region; Sport and Spine Athletics, a state-of-the-art health and fitness facility; the Sport and Spine Rehab Clinical Research Foundation, a 501-c3 dedicated to high quality, clinical research; and Kaizenovation® Consulting which coaches businesses on Six Sigma, human capital management and the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS).

Dr. Greenstein has professional board positions at the state level as the President of the East Coast Associations’ Independent Physician Network, the national level as Vice Chair for the Council for Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP) and Government Relations Chairman for the Chiropractic Summit, and has served at the International level on the research and finance commissions for the Federation of International Chiropractic Sport (FICS). He was also selected to the state of Maryland’s Governor’s Office of Health Care Reform to serve on the Essential Health Benefits Committee.

Dr. Greenstein was Chiropractor of the Year for the Maryland (2007 and 2010) and Virginia Chiropractic Associations (2010). In 2012, he won the Smart CEO Volt Award for Technology Implementer for the small business category. In 2013, he was honored as CCGPP’s Person of the Year. His company has made the Inc. 5000 fastest growing privately-held company list multiple times. Dr. Greenstein is also a principal partner in POWERPlay in Sports (www.powerplayinsports.com), a national educational company teaching healthcare providers to provide community workshops on concussion, sports injury prevention, dehydration, and sports nutrition. Dr. Greenstein sits on multiple community and business advisory boards in healthcare and information technology. He is a highly regarded and sought after public speaker, lecturing and teaching within the healthcare community, business community, and public at large.

Jim Kurtz, DC, DACRB, DACBSP, CSCS, CES, PES
Functional Assessments in Athletes

Dr. Jim Kurtz

This course will introduce attendees to the use of and research behind functional assessments.  It will introduce 7 of the most common and important functional assessments and explain how to perform them and what information to look for.  It will cover how the information gleaned from the assessments can be used in designing a comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation program for athletes.  You will also look at the latest research regarding the use of the Nord Board for evaluating eccentric hamstring strength and its role as a possible predictor of future hamstring injury.


Dr Kurtz is the clinic director of NW Sports Rehab in Federal Way and Seattle Washington.  He is in his 8th season as the team chiropractor for the Seattle Seahawks.  He is a former team chiropractor for the Seattle Sounders and a former member of the Sports Medicine staff of the PGA TOUR.

Dr Kurtz also holds the distinction of being the first chiropractor ever selected by the US Olympic Committee to an international Paralympic event.  He was Team USA’s chiropractor to the Parapan American Games in Rio in 2007 and the Paralympic Games in Beijing in 2008.  He has served on multiple sports chiropractic staffs for professional track and field, Olympic Trials, swimming, triathlon, cycling and rodeo over the years.  Dr Kurtz was named 2014 & 2015 Sports Chiropractor of the Year by the ACA Sports Council and the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians. He received the 2015 UWS Alumnus of the Year award.  He is also an instructor for Active Release Techniques.

Dan McClure, DC, CCSP, CCEP
Managing Post Season Injuries

Dr. Dan McClure

Dr. McClure will focus on chronic residuals that occurred secondary to injuries sustained in the season.

He will demonstrate, in detail, treatments to the bony structures and associated soft tissue.

The entire class will then work shop each technique. The areas of the body to be covered will be the Fingers and Hands, the Elbow and Shoulder, the Knees, and the Ankle and Feet.

You will be able to apply the learned knowledge immediately to your patients’ and expect to be able to reproduce the techniques and results.


Dr. Dan McClure combines a life-long love of athletics with his chosen profession for a natural specialization in chiropractic sports medicine. He is a former high school and college athlete who first became interested in chiropractic when it offered him great relief for a low back injury sustained during college football.

Following his graduation from Palmer College of Chiropractic he began volunteering as a team physician for local high school football, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, track, and baseball. The valuable experience gained in working with these athletes, plus completion of his C.C.S.P. degree, led to his selection for the interdisciplinary sports medicine team at the US Olympic Training Center in 1989. His USOC association continued through the 1990 Olympic Sports Festival and the 1991 Pan American Games.

Due to his successful treatment of divers’ wrist injuries at those USOC events, he was invited to join the Sports Medicine staff of US Diving in 1991. Since then, he has worked with elite divers at training camps, Indoor and Outdoor National Championships, Olympic Trials, and the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.
Dr. McClure is a nationally and internationally renowned expert and lecturer on extremity injuries and manipulation. His extremity experience ranges over 25 years. Dr. McClure’s state of the art techniques are constantly being refined, so you will learn time proven techniques as well as cutting edge techniques in the process of development. This level of commitment and experience, along with his passion for excellence in applying chiropractic extremity techniques is what makes him the best in his field.

Landon Christy. DC, CCSP
Functional Evaluation and Assessment of the Shoulder Regarding Soft Tissue Injuries

Dr. Landon Christy

Dr. Christy will cover sports injuries related to altered biomechanics of the upper extremity.  At the completion of the presentation, you will better understand the biomechanics of the upper extremity and how it contributes to sports injuries.


Dr. Landon Christy is a founding doctor of Airrosti Rehab Centers where he began his chiropractic career in 2006. A graduate of Parker College, he also went on to become a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner in 2011. Dr. Christy has been on the sideline in some capacity since 1995, serving his high school, college and currently as a Team Chiropractor for Denton Guyer HS, The University of North Texas, Texas Women’s University, and the Dallas Cowboys.

Doug Johnson, ATC  &  John Bruno, ATC
LEAP Ahead: The use of Light to Enhance Athletic Performance in Post and Pre-Season

Professional athletes need to be at their best at all times.  Athletes work hard, on and off the field; this can take a serious catabolic effect on the body.  To be better, faster or stronger, athletes push to improve the game and achieve a new elite level of performance.   While laser therapy has been introduced to the training room to accelerate injury recovery, a new paradigm of use has emerged for this novel modality.  The innovative use of light to improve athletic performance has now been shown to improve strength by 30%, reducing fatigue by 35% and improving recovery as much at 300% with just one single application!!  LEAP is an alternative, PED-free, safe, method of improving field performance, increasing strength and endurance, and reducing fatigue and injury risk.

This presentation explores the scientific and clinical applications as of Light Enhanced Athletic Performance (LEAP) as it relates to the pre- and post-season.  ONLY Evidence based research is presented to support the use of this modality.  Additionally, practical and clinically relevant treatment techniques and protocols for improving strength, enhancing endurance and accelerating recovery will be presented and demonstrated to allow Health Care Providers to be confident and capable of safely and effectively incorporating LEAP into the off-season recovery and training program.


Dr. Doug Johnson

Douglas Johnson is a certified athletic trainer with over 20 years of clinical/industrial experience.  He attended Wayne State University and The University of Detroit-Mercy where he earned a Summa Cum Laude Bachelors of Science degree in Sports Medicine in 1994.  He is the Senior Vice President, Clinical and Scientific Affairs at Multi Radiance Medical and is involved in numerous research studies on the effects of super-pulsed laser in sports performance and recovery, neuromuscular conditions, ophthalmology, and veterinary science.  He is the clinical adviser to Laser Therapy U and elected to the Board of Directors of the North American Association for Light Therapy (NAALT).  He the author of Phototherapy 101 and has 5 peer-reviewed publications to date on photobiomodulation and authored a text on the subject.

John Bruno

John C. Bruno is a certified athletic trainer  who possesses extensive clinical and practical experience rehabilitating many orthopedic and sports medicine conditions and injuries. His professional experience includes working as an athletic trainer at the college, professional and clinic levels.  He worked as an assistant athletic trainer with the New Jersey Nets, in addition to his full time duties at the Fitness Institute.  John was head athletic trainer for the NY Cosmos, and provided rehabilitation to the NY Giants during NFL lockout in 1982

John is the Clinical Director, Sports Medicine, Rehab, Government, and Military for Multi Radiance Medical.  His responsibilities include training and lecturing on the science, and clinical application of Super Pulsed Laser technology to rehabilitation professionals.  His experiences and education make him uniquely qualified to speak about integrating therapeutic laser into a comprehensive rehabilitation program.

Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
One South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317.632.1234

Room Rates:
$199.00 a night

* Ask For The Professional Football Chiropractic Society Room Block When Calling

Book Your Room Online With The PFCS Room Block

Schedule

Friday, March 2nd – 6 hours CE
8:00 am – 8:45 am Registration/Visit with Vendors
8:45 am – 9:00 am Introductions
9:00 am – 11:00 am Dan Murphy, DC
11:00 am – 11:15 am Visit with Vendors
11:15 am – 1:15 pm Breakouts (This is a rotation breakout.  You will see all three breakouts)

Dan McClure,DC, CCSP, CCEP
Landon Christy, DC, CCSP
Doug Johnson, ATC and John Bruno, ATC

1:15 pm – 1:30 pm Visit with Vendors
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Lunch on your own
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Sue Falsone, PT, ATC
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Visit with Vendors
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm 2018 Hall of Fame Induction
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm 5th Annual Chiropractic Combine Party
Saturday, March 3rd  – 6 hours CE
8:00 am – 9:00 am Registration/Visit with Vendors
8:30 am – 9:00 am Panel Discussion with Doctors of Chiropractic from the NFL
9:00 am – 11:00 am Breakouts

Dan McClure,DC, CCSP, CCEP
Landon Christy, DC, CCSP
Doug Johnson, ATC and John Bruno, ATC

11:00 am – 11:15 am Visit with Vendors
11:15 am – 12:15 pm Lunch on Your Own
12:15 pm – 2:15 pm Breakouts

Dan McClure,DC, CCSP, CCEP
Landon Christy, DC, CCSP
Doug Johnson, ATC and John Bruno, ATC

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm Visit with Vendors
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Jay Greenstein, DC, CCSP, CGFI-L1, CKTP, FMS
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Jim Kurtz, DC
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Visit with Vendors