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2018 NMCA Convention Info

This year looks to be very Chiropractic with a lot of hands on learning. Below are some
comments about the various courses we will have for this year’s convention.
Here’s a bit about Dr. Terry Elder DC from the Motion Palpation Institute, this will be a course offered at this year’s convention.

This hands-on seminar will deal specifically with the palpation and adjustment set-ups
required for cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacroiliac areas

We will need many portable tables at the convention, so if you have a portable table, please bring it.

Dr. Terry Elder

I have learned so much through my experience with MPI (Motion Palpation Institute). I can honestly say it was the best thing I could have become involved with in chiropractic college. Evidence based care. May patients benefit everyday that I am in practice because of it. I still enjoy attending the seminars as a new doctor. You will always learn something new and can apply that knowledge the next day in practice.
~Julie Kulig, DC, Pennsylvania

MPI taught me time efficient palpation techniques and helped me enhance my adjusting skills relentlessly. Beyond this, MPI gave me academic strength in conjunction with Chiropractic care.
~Chistian Olom, DC, Norway

The Motion Palpation Institute model is the cornerstone that my career has been built upon. The courses provided me with the necessary adjusting and critical thinking skills required to be successful in a modern chiropractic practice. I will always be grateful for the knowledge and experiences that I have gained through MPI.
~Jess Brower, DC, Indiana

Kathy Mills Chang will be back with a wealth of information about compliance and office
procedure. KMC University is your go-to resource for reimbursement and compliance expertise, as well as for all the many pieces like patient finances, cash profit centers, and staff training. These components make up the business side of your practice. Under KMC University the average collections are increased by 27% if they stay 3 months.

Mathy Mills Chang

You have access to training webinars, and multitude of document templates for Medicare, coding and documentation, and a complete Patient Financial System.
~Maria Elena Wilson, Tri-Lakes Chiropratic

Your help, patience, and knowledge really allowed us to learn a lot! We both feel much more confident that we are handling things correctly. Woo hoo! Now it’s time to grow.
~Jennifer Veerkamp & Dr. Kent Hardenbrook, LifeCare Chiropractic

I highly recommend Kathy Mills Chang programs to our peers! The format and content of the program has ease of use and is highly informative. I look forward to continue to learn and implement the KMC program
~Kristena Conlin, MBA, 40th Street Chiropractic

John LaVolpa will be back teaching CPR to our members. If it’s been 2 years you can get recertified at the convention.  
John LaVolpa

Best CPR (re)certification I have taken in my 30 years as a P.T. Thank you.

I have taken CPR classes for many, many years. The way John presented the information, the high
level of review, and the comprehensive practice will stand me in good stead for a secure level of
competency in the future, perhaps more than any other CPR/BLS class I’ve taken.

~R. J. 6/16/16

Disc Herniation is something we all see in our practices. James Demetrious is one of the most well-respected Chiropractic Orthopedist in the United States. Dr. Demetrious teaches postgraduate continuing education, including MRI interpretation, advanced diagnosis and treatment protocols. He also writes scientific peer reviewed journal articles that have received international recognition. He will share his years of wisdom that he has gathered concerning disc herniation. How to diagnose it and treat it. Certainly, the knowledge gained from this course will help every Chiropractor be a better clinician. Dr. Demetrious serves as an editor and consultant to the Journal of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists. He reviews manuscripts for such medical journals as; Spine, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Clinical Anatomy   Dr. James Demetrios

Keith Pendleton JD will be coming back to New Mexico for our convention. His company PI Back Office is a unique management and practice development group specializing in ethical, personal injury cases. He has worked with healthcare practitioners located in just about every state. The focus of his company is to help practitioners navigate more effectively the complexities of personal injury claims, while helping them grow in a safe, steady, and ethical manner. Our core commitment
is to set the proprietary BEST PRACTICES STANDARDS – standards which we maintain and hold ourselves, and our practitioners too. If growing in a steady, safe, and ethical manner appeals to you, this course is for you.

Keith Pendleton JD

I hired Julianne Garcia in April 2017. Not only did she immediately start recovering on accounts that I thought were uncollectable, since then, she has totally liberated me from the hassels of managing my PI accounts. As a result of her work, I am now able to accommodate both represented and unrepresented cases. Based on years of experience, she has played a powerful role in helping me market and grow my practice…with immediate results and success!
~Clinton Garda, DC, Cincinnati, OH

What I appreciate about Julianne is the very special and unique way she works with our patients,
adjusters, and attorneys – priceless!

~Amber Lehmann, Mesquite, TX

This year we will have a course on PT (Physiological Therapeutics). Dr. Ken Thomas DC from Parker will explain the differences between various types of therapies, when to use them, and how they work. He will go over traction/decompression, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and laser. If you need a refresher course on how and when to apply these therapies, this course will provide you with those answers.

Dr. Ken Thomas

Knowing how and why a particular therapy works gives me the knowledge of knowing when to apply it for certain patients. I have confidence knowing exactly what the physiological effects
are because of the application of the specific modality. I like details and Dr. Thomas gives you those details.

~Dr. Coats DC, Dallas, TX

Please join us for another fabulous annual convention where you can get ALL your CEU’s through
some great education, have access to some wonderful exhibitors, visit with colleagues, and have a
great time!!!

See you at the 2018 Convention!!!

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town
800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, NM87104
800-237-2133 or 505-843-6300

A block of rooms has been reserved by the NMCA until April 11, 2018—so,
make your reservations early to be sure to have a room! Rooms will be $139 per
night. Be sure to mention that you are part of the NMCA event!!!
Contact the NMCA for additional details at 505-280-0689 or email Dr. Alan
Dunaway DC-APC, NMCA Executive Director, at


Click HERE for the schedule of events


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