James M. Cox, DC, DACBR, FICC, Hon.D.Litt., FACO(H), the developer of the Cox® Technic, a type of spinal manipulation that is used around the world, will host a seminar teaching the technique Oct. 2 at National University.
Cox® Technic protocols deliver spine manipulation and mobilization for spine conditions not best treated with high velocity manipulation. Dr. Cox said chiropractors who have patients that require vectored, gentle spine manipulation should attend.
“This technic can add a new dimension to clinical practice,” Dr. Cox said. “Patients are often not tolerant of high velocity thrust manipulation, especially those suffering from degenerative spondylotic spine stenosis, degenerative scoliosis, post-surgical continued pain patients, etc.”
Three NUHS alum, George Joachim, DC, DABCR, and Ralph Kruse DC, FIANM, and Kurt Olding, DC, FICC, FIANM, will join Dr. Cox in teaching the 8-hour seminar. Each uses the Cox® Technic in clinical practice and will present their research studies. They will also present patient cases that use the technique for spine stenosis caused by disc herniation, degenerative spondylosis, myelopathic differentiation, and other common and less common spine diseases.
For decades, the NUHS postgraduate department has provided continuing education for Cox ® Technic Seminars all over the country.
“I have seen their certification courses transform practices by improving their ability to provide an even greater range of non-surgical care to the spine care of their patient going beyond just the manipulation. This technique helps hone diagnostic and mobilization skills,” said Jenna Glenn, DC, ND, MS, Dean of Lincoln College of Postprofessional, Graduate and Continuing Education.
Dr. Cox (NUHS ’63) developed the technique after years of research in osteopathic and chiropractic principles of the mechanism, diagnosis, and treatment of spine and radicular pain. He was also influenced by mentors such as Joseph Janse, DC, his National clinician, Floyd Blackmore, DC, DO, and his step-father John C. Rodman DC, DO.
“I began the integration of these osteopathic principles with my excellent training at National which resulted in the development of a manipulation instrument, the Cox® Table,” Dr. Cox said. “This was followed by other chiropractors studying with me, and a new chapter in my professional life began. “
Dr. Cox first started teaching for the NUHS post-graduate department in 1973. In addition to the postgraduate course that he teaches today, certification courses on his technique are also taught in Europe, Australia, Switzerland, Korea and other countries. Ralph E. Gay, MD, DC, in particular, uses the technique at Mayo Clinic and has performed studies on the technique as well.
Dr. Cox encourages chiropractors who feel any desire or need for improving clinical spine manipulation and mobilization skills to attend the seminar. The technique can be especially useful to the high rate of patients who experience back pain today.
“Realizing that chiropractic treats more patients with spine manipulation and mobilization than any other branch of medicine and back pain is the third cause of physician visitation, coupled with the fact that 1-2% of spine patients go to surgery and many of them with inadequate clinical outcomes, our profession stands prepared to meet this epidemic challenge,” he said.
All four presenters are generously donating their time to make the seminar possible with all proceeds remaining at NUHS.
“I do not think the term ‘grateful’ can truly express my fortune of being able to work with Dr. Cox and his team over the years,” Dr. Glenn said. “To Drs. Cox, Joachim, Kruse and Olding, thank you for contributing your time and expertise to enrich our postgrad and student community!”
Registration for the Cox® Technic seminar can be found here.