The Pettibon System 5-part Series (Currently online)

The Pettibon System is a complete system of spinal posture correction.  It incorporates many standard and Pettibon specific tools/methods for analyzing patient conditions to determine need.  The patient needs determine the next steps leading up to treatment and after treatment.  To maximize the effectiveness of treatment simple analysis is performed throughout a patient visit which determines their body’s ability to heal itself.  The series teaches doctors how to incorporate simple autonomic and motor tests as they learn The Pettibon System pre-treatment, treatment and post-treatment to know what patients are ready for and when.  The series concludes with case management, proper documentation and billing.  This series walks you through the entire process from the time you first meet the patient through identifying the best approaches with your complex patient and receiving payment for your care. Content listing & educational objectives

Patient Analysis (Exam & X-ray) (Class 1 of 5)

This class will be going over the initial evaluation procedures and re-evaluation procedures for each patient.  Each patient is individually different for which we have designed a great first step evaluation to cover most of the differences.  These procedures are a great foundation.  Some patients may need further testing outside of these procedures; however, these procedures are initially designed to guide you into the proper diagnosis or guide you into further advanced testing.

This class is a class for doctors to refresh, revitalize and renew their sense of importance for the evaluation of a patient.  Documentation of the evaluation, what is seen, preformed and tested, is an important key that one cannot miss.  One cannot prove, disprove or improve that which he cannot measure.  By reviewing the measurements and connections of each test, how each test interrelates and what other tests might be needed we can properly arrive at the precise problem(s).  We use patient’s objective measures through our testing to understand each patient’s condition completely and comprehensively in order to properly diagnose.  From the diagnosis we can then start formulating a plan on whether we can help this patient or not.  The communication to each patient during the testing, in regards to their health problem(s), is crucial and can make the patient want your services or reject your services; therefore we will describe the concepts during each step.  Our primary goal is for each attendee to master the science and the art of the exam! Content listing & educational objectives

Pre-Treatment Rehab (Class 2 of 5)

This class will be going over the initial normal nerve, muscle and disc/ligament functions.  Each patient’s body responds to stress factors differently from the external environment and the internal body environment, so we cover the abnormalities in each area of the: nerves, muscles and discs/ligaments. This information is a great foundation for knowing if a part of the body is functioning normally or abnormally.  We then take these concepts and principles and apply the appropriate rehabilitation procedures to help each step of the healing process.  This will increase the healing process and decrease healing time. 

This class is a class for doctors and staff to learn, re-learn and apply the important principles of soft tissue rehabilitation.  We use patient’s objective measures through our testing to understand each patient’s condition completely and comprehensively in order to properly apply each rehabilitation procedure.  The communication to each patient during the rehabilitation, in regards to their health problem(s), is crucial and can motivate or de-motivate the patient; therefore we will describe these concepts during each procedure.  Our primary goal is for each attendee to master the first step in the restoration of normal form and function after injury or illness; in addition to the restoration of an ill or injured patient to self-sufficiency or to gainful employment at their highest attainable skill in the shortest period of time. Content listing & educational objectives

Analysis & Treatment (Class 3 of 5)

A brief review of normal and abnormal nerve function is needed to set the stage for the remainder of the class.  In addition, each patient is individually different for which we have designed simple and brief pre/post treatment testing procedures for each patient treatment visit.  A foundational understanding of normal spinal form and function will be discussed in detail.  This understanding is paramount and sequential in the doctors decision as to who, what, when, where and why to treat a specific patient a specific way.  Some patients may need further treatments outside of these treatments procedures; however, these procedures are initially designed to guide you in the first steps needed and then help to guide you into answering the question: Do we need to do anything else with this patient for treatment or post treatment?

This class is a class for doctors to further appreciate their treatments (adjustments).  To fully gain a sense of importance for knowing what happens when they deliver a treatment.  When they deliver treatment we want them to be able to assess if what they did is helpful, harmful or negated.  Being able to objectively see what is happening pre and post treatment is a great way for doctors to gain confidence and take great pride in the treatment that they are delivering.  Documentation of the treatment visit, what is observed, tested and treated, is an important key that one cannot miss.  Our primary goal is for each attendee to master why the sequence is important to the science, philosophy and art of the initial treatments! Content listing & educational objectives

Post-Treatment Rehab (Class 4 of 5)

This class will be briefly going over the initial normal nerve function and normal structure function.  Post treatment it is vital that the patient does strengthening to insure long lasting results for your nerve corrections, for your muscle corrections and for your structural corrections.  This strengthening is THE foundation for the Pettibon System of long lasting results.  We then take the foundational concepts and principles and apply the appropriate rehabilitation procedures to help each step of the strengthening process.  The patented weighting system is presented and fully reviewed for clarity and precision.  This will increase the probability of patients gaining lasting results from the treatment as whole.  The concepts in the office are important for the doctors and staff and the home management section is a major determining factor as to ‘IF’ the patient is wants results that last a lifetime.

This class is a class for doctors and staff to learn, re-learn and apply the important principles of soft tissue rehabilitation.  We use patient’s objective measures through our testing to understand each patient’s condition completely and comprehensively in order to properly apply each rehabilitation procedure.  The communication to each patient during the rehabilitation, in regards to their health problem(s), is crucial and can motivate or de-motivate the patient; therefore we will describe these concepts during each procedure.  Our primary goal is for each attendee to master the long lasting procedures in the restoration of normal form and function after injury or illness; in addition to the restoration of an ill or injured patient to self-sufficiency or to gainful employment at their highest attainable skill in the shortest period of time. Content listing & educational objectives

Case Management, Diagnosis & Billing Basics (Class 5 of 5)

This class will be going over how to appropriately diagnose each patient after the first examination and how the diagnosis should and will change and be updated.  As it is being updated how we make sure to point our diagnosis to each service appropriately.  Each patient is individually different for which we have designed a process of diagnosing to cover most of the differences and to enhance our understanding of the diagnosis and where we go from here.  This understanding can be gleaned from a review of the healing and repair cycles.  Once we have evaluated the patient and we have diagnosed the patient; it is now time to set up a reasonable plan with proper treatment objectives.  All guidelines are set from a federal standpoint and a state-to-state stand point which lends us to make sure we understand our state and federal guidelines.  After knowing where to find out state and federal guidelines we can then apply that info to which services we can provide, bill and collect for.  Each of the procedures taught throughout the Pettibon System will be analyzed for which codes to use and for which instance.

This class is a class for doctors to clean up their billing and to understand the importance of proper coding and billing not only to better ‘tell the patient’s story’ but also to make for certain they are operating within the proper coding and billing parameters.  Documentation of each step in the Pettibon System is an important key that one cannot miss.  Documentation provides the foundation of coding and billing.  We use patient’s objective measures through our testing to understand each patient’s condition completely and comprehensively in order to properly diagnose, treat and bill.  From the diagnosis we can then start formulating a plan on whether we can help this patient or not.  In our plan we need to make sure it tells the entire story of what we have done and what we found and what we want to do.  The communication to each patient to go over the plan, in regards to how you will help with their health problem(s), is crucial and can make the patient comfortable or uncomfortable; therefore we will describe the concepts during the treatment plan section.  Our primary goal is for each attendee to master the science and the art of coding and billing! Content listing & educational objectives

 

CEU: 12 hours/Part

This program is co-sponsored by Palmer College of Chiropractic and Life University. CE credits have been applied for in select states. For the remaining states, application has been made with PACE. A note on course content and format: some subjects and formats (such as online courses) may not be eligible for credit in certain jurisdictions. Please check with your licensing board to determine specific criteria.

Instructor

Dr. Shan Hager, DC, CCCN, CPP.

2012 Course Series Dates & Locations

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