Theodossis attends diplomate class

Jan 25, 2013
Photo by: Donated photo Christine Theodossis

Canton upper cervical doctor Christine Theodossis attended the inaugural class of the International Chiropractors Association Diplomate in Chiropractic Upper Cervical Procedures in Chicago, Illinois.  Theodossis was joined by 30 other upper cervical doctors from around the world, representing Japan, Korea, Canada and the United States. This program, sponsored thru the ICA Council on Upper Cervical Care has been in the works for nearly three years, and Theodossis has desired to complete it since it was first conceived in October of 2010. The three-year/306-hour program will entail review of the latest science, discoveries, and an in-depth look at the primary upper cervical procedures.

The ICA Council on Upper Cervical Care offers a unique service for the chiropractic profession and for individual doctors of chiropractic involved in the practice of and advancement of upper cervical specific protocols for patient care.

There has been an explosion of information and interest in upper cervical approaches in chiropractic in recent years. Advances in the basic science understanding and substantiation of these approaches have contributed to enhanced clinical application and a growing research record.

This specialty postgraduate council offers the profession’s only diplomate in upper cervical care that includes different upper cervical procedures in its curriculum. The Council also provides different upper cervical organizations and practitioners an opportunity to network and share their resources and research for better patient outcomes.

Upper cervical care is a form of chiropractic that focuses on the top two bones in the neck.  The brain stem passes through these bones and is responsible for transmitting the nerve impulses from the brain to every part of the body.  If one of the top two bones gets misaligned, even slightly, it can affect the nerve transmission to any one or multiple parts of the body.  That can cause that part of the body to work incorrectly causing a variety of conditions.

Common conditions that have responded well to upper cervical care include fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, Meniere’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, lower back pain, neck pain, autoimmune diseases, visual and hearing disturbances, arm and leg pain, sleeping disorders and others.

Theodossis feels that this program and the dedication of those in this program to publish research will change the way we view health and make upper cervical care known.

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