Chiropractic Adjustment, CA
 Chiropractic Adjustment Approach to Patients
Spinal Adjustment Techniques
Lato Sensu Ad Modum Palmer
Scientific Study Hours: 500 Hours
Clinical Training Hours: 150 Lessons (à 45 min.) during 20 days

About the Course

Chiropractic Adjustment
Foundation Course Theory & Practice


Lato Senso Course comprising Academic Lectures, practical sessions, scientific study course work, and clinical literature review plus directed & guided home-study. The Course is based on the Original Teachings of Chiropractic Method of Adjustments.


Development of the knowledge & transferable skills required to begin applying the Philosophy, Principles & Concepts of Chiropractic Adjustment in practice; and to stimulate further future academic and practical interest in studies relating to the Anatomical and Physiological functioning of the Physical, Mental and Spiritual bodies (how to same interact one with each other) and its relations to the Creator.

Assessment Criteria

Fulfilment of the learning outcomes relating to each module; and meeting the attendance expectation of 100%. Students who for any given reason who miss the certain class will have to take those missed classes before a Diploma is awarded.

Please note: Those students who miss classes and do not take at a later date those missed classes will be awarded a Certification of Attendance to the Course stating the total of Hours attendance and which modules where attended.

Assessment Methods

Written course work, review presentation, case-history presentation, practical examination by viva.


Set texts & references in relation to each module; guided literature review. Reading Required: Selected Chiropractic books & selected recommended Anatomy Books.

Course Material

Course Materials in respect to the Teachings of Chiropractic Adjustments, this are given free of charge, which are a fundamental part of the Teaching Materials. Video teaching aids materials are provided for private use only and self study.

Prerequisite Qualifications

Students applying to this Course need to have Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology either as a Course or part of another course.
Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology classroom hours should be no less than 150 hours.
Students should have already attended Osteopathic Manipulation Course.
Students should have a total of at least 2 years of previous study in health care.

Diploma on Completion of Course

Diploma in Chiropractic Adjustment, Foundation Course Theory & Practice

Students per Course

1 to 8 maximum (This course is very technical thus its not suitable for larger numbers in clinical training)

Course Fees:  £3,000

Price includes: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


     Chiropractic Adjustment, CA

Course Syllabus

Clinical Training

1 - General Manipulations
2 - Cervical I
3 - Thoracic
4 - Lombar
5 - Pelvic
6 - Cervical II
7 - TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Articulation)
8 - Lower Limbs
9 - Upper Limbs
10 - Shoulder Girdle / Pectoral Girdle


History, Philosophy, Science & Art of Chiropractic

Part I

Global Adjustment Techniques
Upper cervical ligament anatomy
Vertebral artery testing
Red flags and counterfeit clinical presentations
Patient Approach
Postural Assessment
Patient Assessment
Biopsychosocial Model
3 joint complex and subluxation
Motion Palpation
Examination & Adjustment Techniques Sacro-Iliac
Examination & Lumbar Spine adjustment techniques
Examination & Adjustment techniques of lower extremities (ankle, knee and hip)
Examination & Techniques of upper extremities Adjustments (Hand-wrist, elbow and scapular girdle)
Examination & Adjustment techniques of Thoracic spine and transverse cost
Cervical Spine Examination and Adjustment Techniques
Examination and
TMJ tuning techniques

Part II

Chiropractic Specific Exams
Motion Palpation test
Herniated Disc and Chiropractic Approaches

Part III

Specific Differential Orthopedic Examinations:
Diagnostic Accuracy test
Laseg Test
Impact Femoral test
Palm up test

Part IV

Manual Therapy of TMJ (Temporomandibular joint Articulation)

Part V

Vertebral artery testing
Manipulation and the Cervical Spine
Assessment: Motion palpation
Common Clinical presentations: Vascular integrity

Thoracic Spine
Common Clinical presentations: Biomechanics

Lumbar spine and pelvis
Common Clinical Presentations: Biomechanics

Differential Diagnosis
Treatment Techniques

Lumbar spine
Pelvis Technique

Part VI

Children Procedures & Cautions
Elderly Procedures & Cautions

Course Fees:  £3,000
Price includes: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel Accommodation: £600 (for 20 days). Hotel rooms are single or double occupancy (price for accommodation in South America & Caribbean.
Course Material: The School holds the Original Course Materials in respect to the Teachings of Chiropractic Adjustment, this are given free of charge and are part of the Teaching Materials, some video materials are provided for private use only and self study.
Students per Course: 1 to 8 maximum (This course is very technical thus its not suitable for larger numbers in clinical training)

Chiropractic Adjustment, CA Course
Clinical Training
Total Hours:   Chiropractic Adjustment, CA

Europe: England

September / October

- South America: Belo Horizonte, Recife Brazil & Concepcion, Chile
- Caribbean: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

January / February

Course Fees:  £3,000

1. Scientific Study Hours:         500 Hours
2. Clinical Training Hours:          150 Lessons (à 45 min.) during 20 days

Time Table
The course runs 5 days with 1 day off, for each 5 days of training:

5 Days Training, 1 Day Off
5 Days Training, 1 Day Off
5 Days Training, 1 Day Off
5 Days Training, End of Course


     Core competencies


  1.     History of Chiropractic Adjustment



Daniel David Palmer, Founder of Chiropractic Adjustment.


Leroy Baker (1896)


In 1897 Daniel David Palmer, opened the Palmer School of Chiropractic in Davenport and started teaching Chiropractic Adjustment Techniques.

C.H. Collier (1897) is D.D. Palmer first student.


Andrew Paxton Davis, MD, DO (1898) is D.D. Palmer second student.

Other students follow:
W.A. Crawford (1898?)
B.O. Morse (1898)
L.W. Roberts, DO (1898?)
W. Ambrose Seeley, MD (1898)


Left to right Dr Oakley G. Smith (class 1899), Dr DD Palmer, Dr Thomas H. Storey (class 1901), standing left to right Dr E. E. Sutton (class 1901), Dr Bartlett Joshua Palmer (class 1902), Dr O. B. Jones (class 1901), Dr Solon Langworthy (class 1901), Photo published in The Chiropractor 1905.


Dr Bartlett Joshua Palmer, DC son of Dr Daniel David Palmer, DC assumed responsibility of the Palmer School of Chiropractic in 1904.
During his life time Dr Bartlett Joshua Palmer, DC becomes the "de facto" Developer of Chiropractic.


DD Palmer with students of the Class of 1905



The Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College is established on the 18th of September 1945, welcoming a large class of veterans returning from World War II. It was founded as a Canadian institution that could represent a focal point for chiropractic in Canada. The “memorial” in “Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College name is in honour of Daniel David Palmer, the Canadian who founded Chiropractic.


Dr. Leonard John Faye, DC, graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1960, and became a world-renowned pioneer to the practice of Chiropractic, Post Graduate and Under Graduate lecturer and technique instructor for many chiropractic colleges and associations in the USA, Canada, Europe and Australasia since 1967. In 1967 he would have a great impact in Matheus de Souza by the manner and style of his Teaching and Adjustment Techniques. 


In 1964 Matheus de Souza graduates from the first course in Brazil held in cooperation between the University of Parana (Brazil) and the Palmer College of Chiropractic (USA).


Matheus de Souza in 1967 after studying in North America Chiropractic Adjustment Techniques with Dr. Leonard John Faye, DC, becomes greatly influenced by his teachings, and upon his return to Brazil he incorporates Dr. Leonard John Faye, DC teaching material as the basis of his teaching method.


Dr Matheus de Souza, DC is arrested for 8 days and charged to practice medicine illegality in Brazil.


A legal decision by a Court of Law in Brazil gives Matheus de Souza the legal right to practice Chiropractic and he becomes the first Brazilian to practice Chiropractic legally in Brazil.


Dr Matheus de Souza, DC established the Brazilian Institute of Chiropractic, IBRAQUI - (Instituto Brasileiro de Quiropraxia)


Dr Matheus de Souza, DC establishes the National Chiropractic Association, ANQ - (Associação Nacional de Quiropraxia)


Dr Matheus de Souza, DC was founding member and the first Secretary General of the Brazilian Chiropractic Association, ABQ - (Associação Brasileira de Quiropraxia)


Dr Matheus de Souza, DC participated in the first Chiropractic Technical Qualification Course in Brazil organized by the Institution SENAC - Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem Comercial.


Professor Carmen Prada de Freitas with Professor Rui Alexandre Gabirro, Hydropath, KHTP®, GCH®, LMT®, DBR®, OM®, CA® in Sao Paulo Brazil in 2018



Professor Ingrid Betancourt, Hydropath, Phy.Ed., KHTP®, GCH®, LMT®, OM®, CA® in Sao Paulo, Brazil 2018


Adjustment: the act, process, or an instance of manipulating especially a body part by manual examination and treatment; especially: adjustment of faulty structural relationships by manual means (as in the reduction of fractures or dislocations or the breaking down of adhesions).

Adjustment is the cornerstone of Chiropractic.

Chiropractic Adjustment is the treatment of the body using hands-on manoeuvrers that move, stretch, drain, realign or massage any problematic or dysfunctional areas of the body.

Chiropractic Adjustment is used to treat and prevent illness or injury affecting the skeleton muscle which may have an impact in the normal functioning of the circulation system or affecting the nervous system.

Removing any impediment to circulation, removing any impediments to the normal functioning of the Emunctories by releasing and correcting the normal physiology, working with the body, not against the body, thus aiding the natural recovery of the body.

Chiropractic Adjustment is clinical health system based on the diagnosis and manipulative treatment of misalignments of the joints, especially those of the spinal column, which are held to cause other disorders by affecting the nerves, muscles, and organs.

Contraindications for Chiropractic Adjustment

Joint articulation techniques that involve considerable movements should be avoided, as they may:

Exceed the natural motion barrier

Stress the tissues excessively

Force the tissues to undergo the plastic deformation

Who is this course suitable for?

Student of Health Care who have taken previously the Osteopathic Manipulation Course.

The course qualifies you in Classical Techniques of Chiropractic Adjustments.

Please Note

Training in Clinical Techniques of Chiropractic Adjustments, does not, nor it is intended, nor qualify the delegate as a "Doctor in Chiropractic".
The Course is for Health Care Professionals or Health Care Students who wish to complement their practice with Chiropractic Adjustment Techniques, and who have already training in Osteopathic Manipulation.

Common Law

In England Since 14 June 2001 the title of "chiropractor" has been protected by law and it is a criminal offence for anyone to describe themselves as any sort of Chiropractor without being registered with the General Chiropractic Council in England.

Qualified Students after the successful completion of the course in  Chiropractic Adjustment, when describing themselves, either in written or verbal form, must state that they are trained, certified or qualified in Chiropractic Adjustment.


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