Continuing Education Seminars attended by Dr. Makani Lew, DC

(from 2000 to present) (updated May 31, 2015)


October 21-22, 2000 Chiropractic Technique- Dr. Robert Cooperstein, MA, DC


2000-2001 Certified chiropractic sports Practitioner (C.C.S.P) at Palmer College of Chiropractic West Campus


April 21, 2002 Thompson Technique- Terence Brady, DC


March 8. 2003 Technique Compendium


April 26, 2003 Extremity Evaluation and Management- Dr. Jeremy Rodgers, DC


April 3, 2004 Low Back Correlations- Dr. Dennis Marchiori, DC, DACBR


June 4-5, 2004 Spinal Adjustive Technique & X-ray Review- Dr. Robert Cooperstein, DC, Mr. Russ Wilson, RT


October 9, 2004 Palmer College of Chiropractic West Homecoming

Chiropractic Technique- Dr. Robert Cooperstein, MA, DC

Chiropractic Radiology- Dr. Ian McLean, DC, DACBR


February 26, 2005 Pediatrics in Practice- Dr. Peter Fysh, DC, Dr. Matthew Eurich


April 2, 2005 Pain Management- Dr. James Von Wagoner, DC


August 11-13, 2005 Palmer College of Chiropractic Davenport Campus Homecoming

The Harmony of the Techniques- A Chiropractic Dialogue- Dr. Lisa Killinger, DC

Lower Extremity Adjusting- Dr. Mark Charrette, DC

Introduction to the Pettibon System- Dr. Burl Pettibon, DC

Upper Extremity Adjusting- Dr. Mark Charrette, DC

Atlas Orthogonality- Dr. Roy Sweat, DC

Your First 100 New Patients- Dr. Brian Porteus, DC


August 20-21, 2005 Graston Technique Module 1- Dr. Thomas Hyde, DC


October 7-8, 2005 Palmer College West Campus Homecoming

Pediatric Adjustive Technique

Workers Compensation

Integrated Adjustive Technique- Dr. Robert Cooperstein, MA, DC

Chiropractic X-ray


February 25, 2006 Pregnancy, Pediatrics, & X-ray- Dr. Matthew Eurich, DC, DACBR, Dr. Christine Anderson, DC, DICCP


March 16, 2006 Discoveries in Clinical Research


April 8, 2006 Concepts of the Cervical Spine- Dr. Steve Savoie, DC, FACO, Dr. Matthew Eurich, DC, DACBR


April 26-27, 2006 Extremity Adjusting- Dr. Mark Charrette, DC


July 22, 2006 Warren Hammer Seminar- Soft Tissue Evaluation and Treatment- Dr. Warren Hammer, DC


October 6-7, 2006 Palmer College West Campus Homecoming

Nutritional Updates – David Seaman, DC

Multiple Methods of Managing Soft Tissue – Ed Feinberg, DC, DACBSP

Current Chiropractic Literature, What’s New? - Thomas Souza, DC, DACBSP

Concepts in Running Gait Analysis – Jeremy Rodgers, DC


December 2, 2006 All in One Seminar – Imaging in Chiropractic


March 15-18 2007 ACC-RAC Phoenix, AZ

            Ethical Considerations in Clinical Practice

            An Innovative Framework for Curriculum Assessment

            Plenary I

            Investigations into the Neuromusculoskeletal System

            How to Conduct Systematic Reviews of Evidence

            State of Best Practices Development in Chiropractic

            Teaching and Learning in Chiropractic Education


October 12-13, 2007 Palmer College West Campus Homecoming

Neuroimmunology - Dan Murphy, DC

Graston Technique – Tom Hyde, DC, DACBSP, CKTP, FCCSS (Hon)

Adjusting the Newborn Spine – Peter Fysh

Chiropractic Imaging Practicum: The Annual Roentgen Roulette – Ian McClean, DC, DACBR

            A Year in Diagnostic Imaging


December 1-2, 2007 Lower Extremity Adjusting- Mark Charrette, DC


December 13, 2007 Upper Extremity Adjustive Technique – Ed Feinberg, DC, DACBSP


February 16-17, 2008 California Associate for the Gifted Education Conference – Identification of the Gifted Student Tract


February 23, 2008 Pediatric Care with Imaging- Sharon Vallone, D.C., FICCP, Matthew Eurich, D.C., DACBR.


March 13-15, 2008 ACC-RAC Washington, DC

Chiropractic Care Specific to the Runner

Advances in Clinical Studies

Spine and Neurological Research-Biomechanics

Developing Cultural Authority for the Chiropractic Profession

Management of Chronic Low Back Pain without Surgery

Investigations into the Neuromusculoskeletal System


April 19, 2008 All in One: Extremity Evaluation with Imaging – Mark Charrette, DC and Gary Bustin, DC, DACBR


March 7, 2009 Graston FKTP-PM- Tom Hyde, DC, DACBSP, CKTP, FCCSS (Hon)


May 30, 2009 Diagnostic Imaging for the Chiropractor- Dr. Tracey Littrell, DC


August 13, 2009 Drug Nutrient Interactions – Susan St. Claire, DC


January 30-31, 2010 Common Conditions in Radiology - Dennis Marchiori


March 5-6, 2010 California Associate for the Gifted Education Conference – Technology Tract: using technology in the classroom


March 19-20, 2010 ACC-RAC Las Vegas, NV

Backbone: Personal, social and policy consequences of low back pain-Nortin Hadler

Improving Population Health: A New Challenge for Health Professionals – Georges Benjamin

Cervical Manipulation and Stroke in the Post-Cassidy, et al World: Turning challenge into opportunity - Scott Haldeman

Strategies for Teaching and Assessing Clinical Reasoning

Chiropractic Technique

Chiropractic Educational Research I

Chiropractic Educational Research II

Evidence Based Practice: Transforming the Way We Teach and Practice


April 24-25, 2010 Principles of a Rehab Specialist: Functional Movement Tests & Exercise Therapy - Jeffrey Tucker, DC, DACRB


October 15-17, 2010 Palmer West Homecoming

Radiology of Trauma- Tracey Littrel, DC, DACBR

Advancing Chiropractic Care in the Military- Brigidier General (ret) Becky Halstead

Chiropractic Technique: The Cerviothoracic Region- Dr. Robert Cooperstein, MA, DC


March 18-19, 2011 ACC-RAC Las Vegas, NV

Integration of Chiropractic and Health Care

Working as a team, the importance of the integration of chiropractic services into VA and DoD healthcare facilities- Brigidier General (ret) Becky Halstead

Successful integration of chiropractic services: Examples from the field- Lisi, A, et al

Workshop- Applied Evidence Based Practice Teaching and Using EBP- Sullvan B, Boesch R, LeFebvre R, Peterson D, Stites J

Chiropractic Research I- moderator Ed Owens

Chiropractic Research I- moderator Gregory Cramer

Clinical Research II- moderator Simon Degenais

Educational Research IV- moderator Michelle Maiers

Clinical Workshop- ACC Task Force- Primary Care Definition: Building Chiropractic’s Future


January 16-17, 2012 Extremity Adjusting- Mark Charrette, DC


March 15-17, 2012 ACC-RAC Las Vegas, NV

Diversity of the Chiropractic Workforce, Planning for 2020

Preparing for Our Changing World: Diversity and the Future of Healthcare- Mark Zeigler, Richard Brassard, David O'Bryon

Topics in Diagnostic Imaging- moderator Ken Young

Research Workshop: How to Use Databases and Search Engines to find Scholarly Literature- Tepe R, Tepe C, Perle S

Topics in Educational Methods- moderator Vince DeBono


March 30- April 1, 2012 ACA Rehab Symposium and Thera-band Active Care Faculty Summit

Chain Reactions, the Basis for Human Movement- Janda Approach- Phil Page, PhD, PT, ATC, DSCS, FACSM

Chiropractic Rehabilitation Diplomate Program, the Basics- Jeffrey Tucker, DC, DACRB

            Golf Injuries, Brachial Plexopathies and Rehab- Jerrold Simon, DC, DACRB

          Functional Movement, Lee Burton, PhD, ATC, CSCS

The Stability – Power Continuum- Craig Liebenson


May 17-19, 2012 Palmer College of Chiropractic West Campus Homecoming

·         A View Toward 2020: Palmer College over the Next Ten Years, Dennis Marchiori, DC, PhD

·         Ethics, Laws & Regulations for Doctors of Chiropractic, Brian Porteous, DC

·         Assessment & Management of Concussion in the Pediatric & Adolescent Population, Bill Moreau,DC, DACBSP, CSCS, FICC

·         Subluxation Neurology & Health, Dan Murphy, DC

·         Evidence-Based Wellness and Prevention: The Foundation of Healthcare by 2020, James Chestnut, DC

·         Muscle Pain and Dysfunction, Michael Schneider, DC

·         Functional & Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation, Provocation & Motion, Tom Hyde, DC

1.    A Narrative Review of Literature on Modern Taping Techniques, Greg Doerr, DC
          Radiology of Sports Injuries: Head to Toe Part I, Jennifer Pedley, DC
          Fascial Approach to Core Stabilization, Steve Capobianco, DC


August 10 – Sun, August 12, 2012 Perform Better Functional Training Series, Long Beach

·         Gray Cook

·         Lee Burton

·         Charlie Weingroff

·         Mike Boyle

·         Todd Durkin

·         Alwyn Cosgrove

·         Craig Liebenson

·         and more!



October 13, 2012 California Chiropractic Association Re-licensure Series

            Fascial Movement Taping (FMT), Alyson Evans, DC (RockTape)

            Functional Movement Systems (FMS), Robert George, DC


Spine Seminar Series for Diplomate in Chiropractic Rehabilitation with Jeff Tucker

DACRB (Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board).

1.    January 5, 2013 Course 1: Key assessments & exercises taught in the Rehab Diplomate program.

2.    February 9 2013 Lumbopelvic Hip Complex Assessments, Rehab Exercises & Clinical Applications.

3.    March 2, 2013 Cervical Spine Assessment, Rehab Exercises & Clinical Applications.

4.    April 6, 2013 Thoracic Spine & Shoulder Assessments, Rehab Exercises & Clinical Applications.

5.    May 11, 2013 Integration of functional movements and corrective exercises.



May 3-5, 2013 Palmer College of Chiropractic West Homecoming 2013

·         Research! It's Not Just for Scientists Anymore, Christine Goertz, DC, PhD

·         Chiropractic Identity and Practice in the Era of Evidence Based Healthcare, Scott Haldeman, MD, DC, PhD

·         Back Pain in Children: Identification of Causes & Protocols for Care, Peter Fysh, DC

·         Making Research Relevant: Foundations of Evidence-Based Clinical Practice, Tammi Clark, DC, Greg Snow, DC, John Stites, DC

·         Chronicles of the Elite, Howard Wasdin, DC

·         Advanced Muscle Integration Technique (A.M.I.T) Integrative Clinical Approaches for the Most Effective Mgmt of the Chronically Injured, Craig Buhler, DC

·         Reclaiming the Chiropractic Dream, Frank Sovinsky, DC

·         Approaches in Clinical Imaging, Part I, Ian McLean, DC

·         Approaches in Clinical Imaging, Part II, Ian McLean, DC



August 9-11, 2013 Perform Better Functional Training Series, Long Beach

Lecture and Hands-On

·         Gray Cook, Lee Burton, Alwyn Cosgrove Key Functional Exercises You Should Know

·         Thomas Plummer- The Business of Training

·         Mike Boyle- Functional Coaching

·         Stuart McGill- Mechanisms and Training Techniques used for Elite Performance

·         Alwyn Cosgrove- Training the Executive Athlete

·         Mark Verstegen- Barefoot Training: Benefits, Pitfalls and Programming

·         Johnny Parker

·         Stuart McGill- Painful Backs: Cause, Corrective Exercises and Progressions to Performance

·         Todd Durkin-  Secrets to Success in Training Pro Athletes

·         Kelly Starrett- The Dysfunctional Shoulder: Pain, Performance and Solutions

·         Brandon Marcello- Breathing: Is it that Impactful to Performance or Just a Bunch of Hot Air

·         Michol Dalcourt- Submaximal Loaded Movement Training

·         Lenny Parracino- Assessment and Problem Solving for the Hip Complex

·         Robert Dos Remedios- Building Better Athletes


Extremity Seminar Series for Diplomate in Chiropractic Rehabilitation with Jeff Tucker

DACRB (Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board).

1.    July 13, 2013 Hip Application of diagnosis, assessment, and rehabilitation principles

2.    August 3, 2013Knee & OA

3.    September 7, 2013 Ankle-Feet, plyometrics & balance.

4.    October 5, 2013 Shoulder Functional/Movement Analysis and Management

5.    November 9, 2013 Post op rehab, Chronic pain.

December 19, 2013 McKenzie Institute online course- An Overview: The McKenzie Method


March 1-2, 2014 15th Annual ACA Rehab Council Educational Symposium, Las Vegas, NV

·         Stuart McGill, PhD- Training Maximum Performance: Mechanisms and Training Techniques

·         Gray Cook MSPT and Lee Burton,PhD- The 4 x 4 Matrix


June 26-29, 2014 Perform Better Functional Training Series, Chicago, IL

·         Gray Cook, Lee Burton & Dan John: Essentials of Coaching & Training Functional Continuums

·         Gray Cook The Best Functional Exercises in the World

·         Mark Verstegen Every Day is Game Day

·         Al Vermeil Move It or Lose It

·         Lee Burton- Functional Exercise Progressions: Mobility, Motor Control & Strength

·         Bill Knowles Reconditioning: A Performance Based Model for Injured Athletes

·         Gray Cook The Best Functional Exercises in the World

·         Craig Liebenson Beyond Correctives: To Athletic Development and Performance

·         John Blievernicht Training the Functional Foot

·         Todd Durkin Extraordinary Self

·         Mike Boyle Training Groups & Teams - Better Than Bootcamps

·         Eric Cressey Scapular Control: Implications for Health & High Performance

·         Martin Rooney The Art and Science of Small Group Training

·         Sue Falsone AP, DNS, IDN, NV, PRI, XYZ, LMNOP - Organizing Your Tool Box

·         Robert Dos Remedios Chaos Sport-Speed Training: Applications for the General Population

·         Alwyn Cosgrove The Next Fitness Blueprint: New Programming and Operation Strategies

·         Evan Osar The Thoracic Link to Improving Hip Function


March 20-22, 2015 16th Annual ACA Rehab Council Educational Symposium, Lake Buena Vista, FL

·         Greg Rose, DC/Engineer (Titleist Performance Institute Co-Founder) – The Body-Swing Connection & Rehab

·         Jon Mulholland, DC, CCSP, CSCS – A Systematic Method to Assess & Treat Lower Extremity Injuries

·         Sue Falsone, PT, MS, ATC (Past Trainer for the LA Dodgers). Assessment & Rehab of the Athletic Shoulder

Luis Vera, DC, DIBE, DIBCN – Electrodiagnosis 

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