Structural Rehabilitation of the Cervical Spine (Module 4)

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This course provides an integrated education for the Doctor of Chiropractic in the science and art of cervical spine disorders. Detailed literature reviews covering the crisis of cervical disorders in patient populations, the role of spinal manipulative therapy and structural correction of sagittal cervical lordosis will be covered. Normal average and ideal values for the cervical lordosis will be reviewed. Detailed categories of head to thorax postures, spine kinematics and abnormalities of the sagittal cervical lordosis will be learned. The Chiropractor will learn appropriate application and timing of postural and functional exercises for the cervical spine designed to correct spinal subluxation and strengthen the cervical and upper thoracic spine tissues. The Chiropractor will be introduced to 16 categories of sagittal cervical traction and 3 methods of coronal cervical traction with demonstrations for structural rehabilitation of the cervical spine. Indications and contraindications to these new structural rehabilitation procedures will be reviewed. The details of case management using these structural rehabilitation methods will be covered using a variety of case studies for a comprehensive picture of clinical application of this course material. A survey of research material will be reviewed supporting the utilization and efficacy of CBP technique structural rehabilitation treatment methods across a population of patients.


  • Review literature and cervical disorders in patient populations
  • Discuss factors of abnormalities of the sagittal cervical lordosis
  • List functional exercises for the cervical spine
  • Recall indications and contraindications to new structural rehabilitation procedures
  • Describe efficacy of CBP technique structural rehabilitation treatment methods across patient populations

A test is provided at the end of the course with 31 questions, 75% score required. You have 5 attempts and 2 hours to complete the test.

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 will be available in your account, no download required. The course can be stopped and resumed.

Course Outline (11 hours 22 minutes) At the end of the course is a quiz is provided.   

Hours 1-2 Structural Rehabilitation of the Cervical Spine & Relationship to Chiropractic.

  • The difference and similarities between functional and structural cervical spine rehabilitation procedures,
  • Systematic review of spinal manipulative therapy and CBP Research for cervical spine disorders: evidence on pain improvements and frequency and duration of Chiropractic intervention,
  • Basic biomechanics of cervical spine postural displacements: disc and muscular loads leading to acceleration of cervical degeneration and disorders,
  • Review of the Literature Defining the Cervical Lordosis in Health & Disease
  1. Ideal and Average values in adults and children,
  2. Cervical lordosis & neck pain & headache syndromes,
  3. Cervical lordosis and motor vehicle crash collisions,
  4. Cervical lordosis & degeneration of the disc and vertebra,

2 Hr. CE. Lecture/ Clinical Science Hours 3-4 Understanding the Posture Spine Connection & Abnormal Cervical Configurations:

  • Cervical spinal kinematics and coupling for cervical-thoracic posture displacements:
  • Double and triple postural combinations and their associated spinal kinematic appearance,
  • Differentiating ‘simple’ postural displacement patterns of the spine versus complicated, injury related spine displacement types and subluxations.

2 Hr. CE. Principles of Practice or 2 hr X-ray  Hour 5 Body Weighting and Dynamic Head/Neck Braces for Cervical Rehabilitation

  • History of and clinical indications for use of body weighting for reducing postural/spinal subluxations of the cervical-thoracic region,
  • Clinical indications for dynamic postural/spine rehabilitation using head/neck remodeling braces,
  • Case presentations of patients with cervical spine disorders describing the details of patient management using body weighting and dynamic braces.

1 Hr. CE. Practices/Principles/NMS Diag;    Hour 6 Mirror Image Exercises of the Cervical-Thoracic Region

  • Mirror image exercise implementation and application into a chiropractic practice: equipment needs, timing, and appropriate supervision of patient populations,
  • Mirror image exercise for head and cervical postural displacements,
  • Mirror image exercise for strength and conditioning in cervical postural displacements.

1 Hr. CE. Lab-Lecture, Technique-CBP  Hours 7-9 Practical Demonstration Set-Ups of Indication vs. Contraindications for Cervical Extension Traction Methods                                                                       

  • Radiographic indications vs. contra-indications for selecting patient application for cervical extension-curve traction corrective methods
  • How to Progress the Patient into Cervical Spine Traction Procedures,
  • 6 Types of Lateral Cervical Traction Methods with 16 categories of sagittal radiographic subluxations,
  • 2-Way cervical 3-point bending traction method,
  • Compression extension cervical spine traction method,
  • Compression extension 2-way cervical spine traction method,
  • Coronal & Sagittal plane head translation traction methods,
  • Postural Traction for Coronal Plane Displacements of the cervical spine,
  • Traction Procedures for disc herniations and canal stenosis of the cervical spine/
  • Home prescription of sagittal corrective orthotics: Indications vs. contraindications
  • Case management based on radiographic, clinical, and patient perspectives CBP equipment and patient needs.

3 Hr. CE. Lab, Technique-CBP     
Mirror Image Cervical Spine Traction Publications, *Procedures and Protocols Case Management & Studies Documenting Correction of the Cervical Spine

  • 3- Non randomized clinical control trials
  • 10 randomized clinical control extension cervical traction procedures for rehabilitation of cervical lordosis in chronic neck pain.
  • Types of cervical spine disorders that have been found to respond to corrective chiropractic care: neck pain, neck disability, range of motion.
  • Sensori-motor control definition, methods, and outcomes.
  • Neuro-physiological measures and outcomes: Dermatomal somato-sensory evoked potentials (DSSEP’s) and central conduction time.
  • Frequency, duration, and clinical guidelines of care.

3 Hr. CE. Lecture / Clinical Sciences      


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Doctor of Chiropractic course approval:
Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia (approval 2023-861),  Florida (approved for 11 hours)Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York approval NYSCB 5853 expires 3/31/2026), North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming.

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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 11 CEUs (hours) in the following states: Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Michigan.


Estimated Time: 11.5


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.