Chiropractic Symposium Brings Top Chiropractors Together

 The top chiropractors from across the United States will join together in the “Expanding Your Practice Symposium” on November 9-11 in Orlando, Florida. The purpose of the conference is to bring together chiropractors and their staff members in a setting that allows them to share their experience and expertise in serving as a drug-free, safe, and cost-effective alternative to pharmaceuticals in helping to combat the opioid crisis.

For 123 years, the chiropractic profession has provided an alternative to pharmaceutical intervention for the relief of acute and chronic pain. According to a 2017 Gallup-Palmer Annual Report ( 78% of Americans prefer to try other ways to address their physical pain before they take pain medication prescribed by a doctor. 63% agree that most chiropractors have their patient’s best interest in mind. Doctors of Chiropractic collaborate with other healthcare providers to determine the best course of therapy for their patients.

According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, of the 21.5 million Americans age 12 or older that had a substance use disorder in 2014, 1.9 million had a substance abuse disorder involving prescription pain relievers. Overdose deaths, involving prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999, as have sales of these prescription drugs. From 1999 to 2014, more than 165,000 people—three times the U.S. military deaths during the Vietnam War—have died in the U.S. from overdoses related to prescription opioids. An important non-pharmacologic approach in helping to solve this crisis is chiropractic care.

Dr. Mark Sanna, president of Breakthrough Coaching and co-founder of the Symposium, comments, “We encourage chiropractors and medical professionals to join together at the Symposium.” Breakthrough Coaching ( is a consulting firm that for twenty years has assisted chiropractors and medical doctors in applying evidence-based, outcome-oriented tools and systems to improve patient outcomes. “As a second-generation chiropractor,” remarks Dr. Sanna, “I have seen the remarkable rise in acceptance of chiropractic care by the public. The opioid crisis is a significant reason for chiropractors to further collaborate with their medical counterparts to provide non-drug alternatives for pain relief.”

Symposium co-founder, Geoffrey Miscoe, CEO of KDT Decompression Systems and Technique® and Mir-Com Products, LLC (, states “We are proud to be associated with the Symposium and look forward to reminding chiropractors of the importance of their history as the primary drug-free alternative for pain relief. Through an appreciation of the efforts of the generations of chiropractors who helped the profession achieve mainstream acceptance, can the current generation of chiropractors fully appreciate their central and unique role in health care.” The KDT Technique® has developed, tested, and taught what has proven to be highly effective and easy to learn decompression traction technique. This technique has been taught to over 3000 chiropractors and physical therapists throughout the United States, Canada, and many other countries since 2001.

According to John Crunick, another of the trio of co-founders and CEO of Sigma Methods™ (, “The Symposium was formed to provide a source of the most current information in pain management research and techniques. We sought out and brought together the leaders of the most respected and recognized chiropractic organizations in the profession to create an event that would inspire chiropractors to be their very best and to help them achieve greater certainty in their ability to provide the highest quality care to their patients.” Unique to chiropractic treatment and technique approaches, SIGMA Instrument Methods™ makes use of an advanced technical instrument for both spinal analysis and spinal adjustment. The system is driven by a sophisticated software package, designed to help the practitioner in locating and treating spinal segmental dysfunction and/or fixations.

The Symposium will provide attendees with a full schedule of educational opportunities and workshops including Jennifer Illes, DC, National University of Health and Sciences faculty member and Foot Levelers Instructor (, who will provide instruction in the assessment and treatment of the Kinetic Chain. Serving healthcare professionals and their patients for over six decades, Foot Levelers provides products that are designed to help reduce pain in the feet, legs, hips, back, and neck, so patients can enjoy a fuller and happier life at work, home or play.

Robert D. Jackson, DC, president of the Thompson Technique Foundation and owner of Back Talk Systems (, will instruct doctors in the Thompson Chiropractic Technique. The Thompson Technique is one of the most popular methods of spinal manipulation, first introduced by Dr. J. Clay Thompson and patented in 1955. The Thompson Technique utilizes a specially-designed “segmental drop table” that augments the force being imparted to the joint or segment being adjusted.

Louis D’Amico, DC, practicing chiropractor, a former pharmacist and Certified KDT Decompression Instructor, will teach the KDT Technique® of analysis and treatment. Dr. D’Amico will share his fifteen years of clinical expertise in this Certification course. Upon completion of the course and ten segments of online learning, attendees will qualify to take a practical examination, and upon passing will earn the designation “KDT Certified Practitioner.”

Steven Arculeo, DC, practicing chiropractor and Sigma Methods™ Instructor, will present the Science and Technology of Instrument Adjusting. The trend toward Instrument-based adjusting continues to grow within the Chiropractic Profession, to the point where it is now one of the most commonly used technique approaches in Chiropractic practice, second only to Diversified –type manual spinal manipulation.

Jeff Danielson, DC, CEO of Big Fish Enterprises (, will focus on the key factors that will help protect, inspire, and grow the chiropractic profession. This high-powered presentation and workshop will inspire doctors and staff alike to identify and refine their purpose in life.  This workshop refocuses chiropractors and their staff members on their mission to change the lives of others.

Breakthrough Coaching has been the chiropractic profession’s most trusted source for patient and practice management advice for over two decades. Senior Coaches Morgan Mullican, DC and Wendy Lee, CA, will teach chiropractors and their staff members turn-key, proven methods to increase patient compliance and retention. Attendees will learn how to implement systems to improve the day-to-day operation of their practices with less stress and better work-life balance.

A highlight of the Symposium is its Exhibitor Hall, featuring over twenty vendor displays, providing chiropractors with the opportunity to discover the finest services and products available to improve their practices. The Exhibition Hall will celebrate the theme of “Fun in Florida” providing attendees with a place for respite and reflection in between educational courses. Food, fun, and refreshments, including a gourmet lunch, will be enjoyed by all.

The Expanding Your Practice Symposium will be held at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld from November 9th-11th and is expected to be one of the most highly-rated events of the Chiropractic Calendar.  “While the Symposium will focus on teaching chiropractors the latest techniques in patient care and management,” states Dr. Sanna, “Our goal is to create a community of like-minded Doctors of Chiropractic who are inspired to make a significant impact on the opioid crisis. There has never been a better time for chiropractors to engage with each other, the public, and other healthcare providers to impact the current broken model of pain management.”

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