Special Populations in Chiropractic – The Female Patient

Tuition: $99
Hours: 6 (General / 1 hour professional boundaries)


Course Description

This six-hour distance based course will provide Doctors of Chiropractic with information necessary to enhance your understanding of the female patient. You will receive insight to the health and wellness issues and how better to help the female patients you treat. The course is designed for the general practicing Doctor of Chiropractic.


The learner’s time spent studying course materials is tracked electronically. A formal multiple-choice examination is administered at the termination of the course materials. There will be at least three questions for every hour of the class. The learner must score 75% to receive credit for the course. Learners not achieving the pass rate will be directed to additional study by the instructor and allowed to re-take the examination.



  1. Introduction
  2. Workplace Ergonomics
  3. Exercise
  4. Nutrition
  5. Professional Boundaries
  6. Unique Female Health issue


In this course, the learner will:

  1. Review the current issues regarding professional boundaries.
  2. Assess and address special postural considerations.
  3. Evaluate footwear, undergarments and accessories, which contribute to spinal problems.
  4. Examine devices, which help your patients improve their posture.
  5. Determine the correct exercises to give your patient to enable her to achieve spinal stabilization.
  6. Review current information about exercise trends.
  7. Understand the dynamics of female weight loss and learn how to analyze a diet, so you can provide nutrition information.
  8. Understand which basic supplements need to be used regularly and determining any additions to assist in the chiropractic management of a patient.
  9. Develop methods to help your female patients become more comfortable with your chiropractic office and adjustments.
  10. Identifying unique female health issues and determining other treatment options.


This syllabus is a representation of the requirements for successful completion of the course, containing the objectives, content, organization, and evaluation processes. It is the student’s responsibility to read, comprehend, and act on the syllabus’ objectives, content, and requirements. The faculty teaching this course reserves the right to reasonably alter the sequence of activities, assignment dates, and evaluation and assignment methods or styles. Every effort will be made to inform the class members in advance of such changes. Students are responsible for following the syllabus and any changes instituted by the faculty. Should there be any questions or need for reasonable interpretation of clarification of the syllabus, the student must contact the lead course instructor/syllabus author(s) to obtain answers to the above.

All opinions, viewpoints and recommendations contained in this presentation represent those of the author alone and do not represent the opinions, viewpoints or recommendations of any organization with which the author may be affiliated, including, without limitation, the USOC or/and the ACBSP.