Adaptability Research Symposium

September 28 – September 29, 2018

The essence of CHIROPRACTIC is the concept of Adaptability.

Over the course of centuries there have been cycles of theoretical dominance in science’s views of health.

Contrary to many of these historical trends, Chiropractic has stood firmly upon the position that optimizing the coordinative control of adaptation in the body should take precedence over waiting for the progression to materialize into disease states.

While this view we have was not previously a focus shared by scientific research, a massive shift is currently taking place. Science is publishing tremendous amounts of data in recent years that is in agreement with Chiropractic views of health.

Hundreds of studies have been published in just the past few years that show the damage done earlier in life has huge implications upon a person’s life. In a great number of cases, decades pass between the departure from health due to loss of nerve system coordination to the predictable multi-organ failure found in emergency and critical care units. This is not simply a matter of opinion; this is documented by critical care researchers across the globe to be the sad reality.

Over a century since these concepts were laid out to form our Chiropractic philosophy, there has never been a more opportune time for our profession to show our true value in tune with what cutting-edge science is seeking.

Reserving your seat at the 2018 Adaptability Research Symposium will give you the understanding and tools you need to be successful into the future. This event will be sold out and no more tickets will be available. Your community needs you to be a master of this science and application in your office. Get your seat reserved now!

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Dates and Time of the 2018 Adaptability Research Symposium

Friday, September 28, 2018
9 am – 6 pm

Saturday, September 29,2018
8 am – 6 pm

Alexander Riftine, PhD.

Alexander Riftine, PhD.

. Riftine was hired by the US government to find a way to measure adaptability. This was to meet the need of the Navy for objective testing of the general health and special fitness conditions of their pilots, underwater divers, navy seals and other specialized personnel. Having done research in heart rate variability beginning in 1975, Dr. Riftine's expertise is second to none. What he developed was a method of determining the exact level of adaptability an individual possessed at any given time.

Bruce Friedman, PhD and Lance Lorefeld, DC, FPhC.

Bruce Friedman, PhD and Lance Lorfeld, DC, FPhC.

Taking this work of adaptability to an unprecedented level, our keynote speaker - Dr. Bruce Friedman - has devoted his life's work to linking the loss of proper regulation of the nerve system to diminished health that presents in every facet of the human experience. Dr. Friedman is the Director of the Mind Body Lab at Virgina Tech. This lab serves as the hub for researching the consequences of the loss of adaptability. Friedman has found, "Across many physiological systems, health is marked by complex temporal variability reflected in various measures of non-linear dynamics. In contrast, pathology is often characterized by high predictability and rigid periodicity." What he is saying is that health is based upon the ability to constantly adapt.

Dr. Lance Lorefeld

Dr. Lance Lorfeld, President of the Center for Chiropractic Progress

Dr. Lorfeld has begun a research project to offer concrete measurable data on the effects of Chiropractic care on medically-diagnosed PTSD.

Craig Becker, PhD.

Craig Becker, PhD.

The leading mind in the field of salutogenesis, the study of the cause of health, not disease. Dr. Becker has created a new survey, the Salutogenic Wellness Promotion Scale (SWPS).

Dan Lyons, DC, DPhCS

Dan Lyons, DC, DPhCS

In private practice in Green Bay, WI, Dr. Lyons is engaged in similar research to Dr. Lorfeld. He seeks to show the current lack of understanding surrounding the autonomic global changes outside the vagal input.

John Hart, MHS, DC

John Hart, MHS, DC

Dr. Hart is a long-time Chiropractic Researcher from Sherman College of Chiropractic. He has been performing studies on Chiropractic and Adaptability for many years.

"Adaptability is what can move us from living to thriving. The 2014 Adaptability Symposium opened my eyes to new concepts and the research of respected scientists in both our and other fields. It was a seminar where just about everything I heard was new and applicable to the model of chiropractic. I'll totally be on board for another and I'd recommend this to any DC whether new the profession or to those more seasoned."

Dr Liz Anderson-Peacock BSc, D.C. Ontario, Canada

"The Adaptability Symposium put all the pieces together, it validated the effect that the subluxation does to our ability to adapt. It finally presented research material based upon our founding low back pain studies here, just pure unadulterated Chiropractic Science, Art and Philosophy!"

Tim Bessette, DC, President IPSCA

"Very few Chiropractic seminars stoke the fire for my passion for Chiropractic like what the Adaptability Symposium did. It was a real life applicable seminar that put everything together to show why Chiropractic works by tying in the latest research to the philosophy of Chiropractic and how it is applied through the art. This seminar is perfect for anyone that is passionate about Chiropractic and wants to be a master at their life's work. It didn't matter if you were newly into the profession, as a student, or if you celebrated your 50th year as a Chiropractor, you're able to apply the information the very next day in your life. The bonus for the weekend was getting to meet the current day legends of Chiropractic."

Jason Louie, DC, SCP, DPhCS, Minnesota