Biomechanics Cervical Spine Trauma: Cervical Injury and Concussion Relevance

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Lesson Plan

This course provides an integrated education for the Doctor of Chiropractic in the Science and Art of chiropractic analysis and management of patients injured in motor vehicle collisions.  Biomechanical and neuro-physiological aspects of whiplash type acceleration / deceleration injuries will be reviewed and discussed. Emphasis will be placed on cognitive and cervical spine sensori-motor control assessments, deficits, and rehabilitation procedures for injured populations. An update-to-date review of research material will be presented supporting the utilization and efficacy of a variety of Chiropractic examination/documentation procedures, and corrective rehabilitation treatment techniques.


  • Review injuries and cause of abnormal cervical spine curvature after a motor vehicle collision
  • Discuss Chiropractic BioPhysics Techniques in a patient’s rehabilitation after motor vehicle collision
  • Review research about the efficacy of a variety of procedure to treat patients after motor vehicle collision.

This course is 2 hours in length, a quiz is provided at the end of the seminar, 7 questions. 75% score required to receive a certificate.

Target Audience: Doctor of Chiropractic
Prerequisite: None
Disclosure: Dr. Deed Harrison is the President / CEO of Chiropractic BioPhysics® (CBP®)Technique & Seminars and is the President of CBP NonProfit, Inc. – a spinal research foundation.
Content disclosure: This course does not focus on any product or service.
Course Access: 6 months, course can be stopped and started at any time

Content Outline (2 hours)
Hour 1 – Biomechanical Definition of Subluxation in Whiplash Injury Patients

  • Sagittal plane models of the cervical lordosis;
  • Biomechanical cervical subluxation categories indicative of trauma;
  • Snap through buckling as a model of abnormal cervical curvatures in the sagittal plane;
  • A literature review regarding the cervical lordosis and health outcomes in whiplash injured populations. Cognitive and sensori-motor control deficits in injured populations with cervical spine subluxation.
  • 1 hour Lecture/ Research Trends

Hour 2 – Structural outcomes: Posture, alignment, pathology, anomaly,

  • Perceptive outcomes: Pain, disability, functional and health quality of life measures,
  • Functional and Physiological assessments: Range of motion, intersegmental motion, muscle strength, nerve function, stiffness, proprioceptive, etc…,
  • Mirror Image® Cervical Spine Rehabilitation Procedures and Protocols: an overview of recent randomized trials with long-term follow up applications
    1 hour/Lecture/Exam Procedures/Diagnosis/ or Technique

Continuing Education regulations may change. Please verify information with your licensure board.

This course is approved for Doctors of Chiropractic in the following states:
(see approval information below)
Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia (board approved), Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas,  Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming.

PACE approval: 
WebExercises is recognized by the PACE program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. PACE (Providers of Approved Continuing Education) is a Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB) organization. Approved providers offer the highest standards of education and abide by guidelines and standards outlined by PACE to maintain approval status. Courses need to be listed with PACE and receive an approval number. PACE approved providers are accepted by the following Chiropractic State Boards:  Alaska, Connecticut, DC,  Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming.

CCE accredited Chiropractic College:
WebExercises is sponsored by a CCE accredited Chiropractic College, Cleveland University-Kansas City. This course meets the appropriate standards for continuing education and qualifies for 2 CEUs (hours) in the following states:
Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Michigan.

Course Instructor

Deed Harrison, DC Deed Harrison, DC

Deed E. Harrison, D.C., graduated from Life-West Chiropractic College in 1996. Dr. Harrison has developed and researched original spinal rehabilitation procedures and has lectured to thousands of Chiropractors in over 700 educational conferences around the world. He has authored approximately 160 peer-reviewed spine related publications, 7 spine textbooks, and numerous conference proceedings. He is a highly respected chiropractic researcher, educator, and authority in today’s profession. Dr. Harrison is / has been a manuscript reviewer for numerous peer-reviewed Spine journals including: Spine, Clinical Biomechanics, Clinical Anatomy, Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the European Spine Journal, BMC Complimentary Alternative Medicine, and BMC Musculo-Skeletal Disorders. Dr. Harrison is a past member to the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS), is a former International Chiropractors Association’s (ICA) Nevada State Assembly Representative member; and is the acting Chair of the PCCRP Chiropractic Radiography Guidelines. He formerly held a position on the Chiropractic Physicians Board of Nevada and is a life time member of the ICA. Currently, Dr. Harrison is the President / CEO of Chiropractic BioPhysics® (CBP®) Technique & Seminars, is the President of CBP NonProfit, Inc. – a spinal research foundation, and is the Clinical Director of the Ideal Spine Health Center in Eagle, ID, USA.

Biomechanics Cervical Spine Trauma: Cervical Injury and Concussion Relevance