X-Ray, Posture, and Spine (Module 1)

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Lesson Plan

Attention! For this course each attendee needs to purchase a protractor! Please have a pencil ready as well.

In order to receive full CBP® accreditation for this course please complete the quiz at the end of the course. When you finish the last lesson the quiz will be available. Thank you!

This course provides an integrated education for the Doctor of Chiropractic reviewing the literature on frequency and duration topics for establishing a logical treatment plan for Chiropractic patients. This course will define two types of structural based models for chiropractic assessment, interventions and outcomes. The first is a set of average and ideal alignment values for the upright spinal column and the second is an optimum static equilibrium upright postural model; detailed literature will be presented. Using the models as a starting position, six biomechanical types of subluxation will be delineated. Emphasis will be placed on abnormal posture and segmental spinal coupling patterns as rotations and translations in 3-D as well as alterations of the sagittal plane curvatures. The validity, reliability, projection geometry of CBP analysis methods will be presented. The CBP® method of postural examination and with practical technique training stations will be taught. Some basic definitions and theorems from mechanical engineering governing rigid body motion will be reviewed and applied to the spine and posture.


  • Review models for chiropractic assessment, intervention, and outcome
  • Recognize alignment value for the upright spinal column
  • Identify, categorize, quantify, and correct the structural component of the vertebral subluxation complex
  • Define a patient specific, evidence based CBP Rehabilitative Program of care terms of frequency and duration of care
  • Review literature and documentation

Attention! For this course each attendee needs to purchase a protractor! Please have a pencil ready as well.

You can start and stop the course at any time. The course is available in your account for 6 months 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 can be stopped and started at any time

Content Outline9.5 hours Lesson 1 – 2 hours 43 minutes Overview of CBP Technique, CBP Mirror Image Procedures

  • Rationale for Care, Acute versus Chronic Care
  • Define Chiropractic & Subluxation, 3-D Postural Analysis
  • Postural displacements and vertebral kinematics
  • Mechanical engineering principles: 3-D listing system for spine and posture displacements

Lesson  2 – 2 hours 9 minutes CBP Technique Care Plans: Rehabilitative vs. Supportive and Maintenance Care:

  • Initial Report of findings and Structuring a CBP Rehabilitative Program of care for patients based on examination findings: What does the literature say in terms of frequency and duration of care?
  • Re-Report of findings, Explanation of patient outcome measures, and Structuring a 2nd CBP Rehabilitative Program of care: What does the literature say regarding frequency and duration of care?
  • Maintenance vs. Supportive care plans for patients: What does the literature say?
  • Introduction to A system Analysis of 2-D CBP Procedures & Views, Equipment Alignment

A System of 2-D Analysis:

  • Modified Riser-Ferguson
  • Posterior Tangents
  • CBP peer-reviewed published reliability studies

Lesson 3 – 2 hours 7 minutes Practical Technique Station Demonstrations

  • Postural analysis as rotations and translations
  • Mirror image drop table adjusting for postural displacements
  • Mirror image instrument adjusting for postural displacements
  • Mirror image exercise for strength, flexibility, posture correction

Health Disorders that May Positively Respond to Chiropractic Intervention and Management of Sagittal Plane Deformities:

  • ICA Best Practices—Research evidence indicates that over 330 health conditions have been reported to respond to Chiropractic.
  • Indications and contraindications for the use of home orthotics: Denneroll, Compression extension traction wedge, and others.

Lesson 4 – 2 hours 29 minutes Harrison Spinal Model as Goal of Care

  • Cervical Spine—Spine 1996 and 2004
  • Thoracic Spine—J Spinal Disorders 2002 and Spine 2003
  • Lumbar Spine—J Spinal Disorders 1997 and J Orthopedic Res 1998. 2-D Projection Physics & Image Distortion
  • 2-D Projection Physics of 3-D Human Posture (JMPT 1998, Chiropractic Technique 1996)

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

Doctor of Chiropractic course approval: (see approval information below) Alaska, California( 4.85 Hours CA-A-22-06-05061 Adj Technique, 2.5 hours CA-A-22-06-05062 Principles of Practice, 2.15 Cat B Rehabilitation CA-A-22-06-05063 approval valid until 5/31/2023), Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia (approval 2023-863 ), Florida (approval 20-717809), Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri approved until 2/28/2023 approval all lessons principles, technique and/or adjunctive procedures. approval numbers issued per lesson. Missouri: Approval of this course is not acknowledgement or ruling by the board that the methods taught in this course are recognized and approved by the board as the appropriate practice of chiropractic as defined in section 331.010, RSMo. Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York approval NYSCB 3155 valid until 5/23/2023, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming.

PACE approval: 9.5 hours 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 Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, 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 9.5 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.