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We’re transforming the WAVE 20 into a virtual experience!

The Wave Chiropractic event

Life West’s premier chiropractic conference, the WAVE 2020, will look a bit different than years past. In consideration of what’s best for the safety of conference attendees and Life West staff, the WAVE is being transformed into an online experience.

The setting for the WAVE, scheduled for Aug. 21-23, may be changing, but everything chiropractors love about the conference will remain the same. We are creating a virtual powerhouse of learning with some of the foremost authorities in the chiropractic profession, and attendees will have opportunities to earn up to 20 CE hours in a single weekend. Check with your state board for the latest information about online CE hours for relicensure.

Additionally, graduates of Life West will have opportunities to network and reconnect with colleagues and former classmates at special alumni events. Refer to the WAVE website for updates as the event draws closer.

The schedule features live and on-demand presentations focusing on the science, philosophy and art of chiropractic, as well as seminars focusing on X-ray and topics of interest to chiropractic assistants. Summaries of speakers and topics they’ll address are available below.


Scott Rosa, DC
The Ill Effects of Head/Neck Trauma to the Cranio-Cervical Junction, a Neuro-Radiographic Review

Malformations and misalignments in the cranio-cervical junction can cause tension along the spinal cord, compression and shear stress, resulting in displacement and deformation of intracranial and spinal canal structures.


Dan Murphy, DC
Spine Pain and the Chiropractic Adjustment

Ninety-three percent of initial chiropractic patients seek care for spinal back and neck pain complaints, and chiropractic is proven to be both safe and effective in managing these complaints. Learn about advances in orthopedics and neurology that explain why chiropractic is effective.


Dan Johnston, MD
Neuroprevention: Chiropractors Need to Lead the Way

This clinically oriented presentation explores the role of fatty acids to promote health, resilience to disease, optimize brain function, and how to use them in the management of various clinical disorders.


Deed Harrison, DC
Sagittal Plane Spine Subluxation, Altered Sensori-Motor Control, and Autonomic Nervous System Function: Does True Corrective Care Improve Outcomes?

This course provides an integrated education in the science and art of chiropractic examination and management of patients with cervical and thoracic spine subluxations and altered sensorimotor control.


Ryan Lazarus, DC
The Chiropractic Matrix

Get insight into the science of chiropractic, functional medicine, nutrition and the power of the mind as we review the current science of the new biology including Epigenetics, Nutrigenomics, Neuroplasticity and how these concepts relate to chiropractic.



Ron Oberstein, DC
125 Years: Changing the World

The chiropractic adjustment, first delivered by D.D. Palmer in 1895, has changed the world as well as the lives of millions of individuals who have benefited from chiropractic care. This talk will discuss chiropractic technique and its science of yesterday and today, and the historical and immediate public health benefits of chiropractic.


Betsy Butterick
Communication Subluxation: Adjusting Our Language for Greater Health and Connection

Learn about seven barriers to effective communication so DCs can more easily identify them when they occur and better avoid them from the outset. The subluxations addressed in this interactive session are context, tone, trust, timing, clarity, word choice, and body language.


Devin Vrana, DC
The BIG Idea

What are the core principles of chiropractic today? How have they changed or remained the same since the origin of chiropractic?



Mindy Pelz, DC
Healing Today’s Modern Body

Our patients are living in a more physically, chemically and emotionally stressful environment than ever before. As D.D. Palmer taught us years ago, disease forms from toxins, thoughts and traumas. What are we doing to support our patients in this new modern world?


Selina Sigafoose-Jackson, DC
The 33 Principles: Why We Have Them, How to Use Them

If chiropractors study and dissect the 33 Principles of Chiropractic, published by Ralph W. Stephenson, DC, and apply them in practice, they help DCs guide patient health improvements.



David Jackson, DC
Improving Patient Outcomes through Clarity in Communication

Chiropractors will learn how to refine strategies for neurophysiologic and biomechanical assessments and communication of wellness.




Kristen Giles, DC
Improving Health Outcomes in 30 Seconds

Improving patient health outcomes requires leadership and direction on the part of the doctor but also buy-in from the patients themselves. This talk will outline short conversations and dialogue that is practical at each chiropractic visit and stretches the personal growth of the chiropractor, while also moving the patient toward optimal health through personal empowerment.

Claudia Anrig, DC
Chiropractic Care of Pregnancy

Dr. Anrig’s talk will highlight preconception and prenatal recommendations, examine protocols and highlight appropriate technique.



Brad Glowaki, DC
Building a Legacy in Your Community: Chiropractic Technique and Communication for Decades to Come

See how the chiropractic adjustment and care builds and maintains health in your community. This talk will highlight research, application and strategies to improve the health of your community through chiropractic technique.

Rion Zimmerman, DC
Be a Specialist: Chiropractic Care for Professional Athletes

This presentation will address how to use chiropractic to achieve peak performance with professional and amateur athletes, including a demonstration of chiropractic specific analysis and adjustment in the training room setting.


Ryan Rieder, DC
Effectively Communicating the Value of Chiropractic

Dr. Rieder will provide a road map on how to explain why chiropractic is essential today, using effective language to communicate the value of the philosophy of chiropractic in a relevant way.


Ian Davis-Tremayne, DC
Be Objective, Change More Lives

Lean into the philosophy of chiropractic, and hear how to improve one’s mindset to better treat patients. Hear about the importance of being objective, and how that differs from being subjective.


Drew-Montez Clark, DC
The Art of Chiropractic

Dr. Clark owns and operates an upper cervical chiropractic office in Florida. He also co-founded a cloud-based software company. His goal is to help others grow personally and professionally.




Bryan Gatterman, DC, DACBR

Bryan Gatterman, DC, DACBR
Advanced Imaging in Chiropractic Practice

Chiropractors will examine common findings related to the cervical spine, lumbar spine, and thoracic spine through relevant case presentations.



Jamie Motley, DC, DACBR
Diagnostic Imaging in Chiropractic Practice

Get an overview of interesting cases handled by the team at Life West. Be better able to employ a radiographic search pattern to interpret radiographs, decide what type of radiographic findings may warrant follow-up, and recognize patterns of clinical and radiographically related findings.



Chrissy Biamonte
Purpose-Driven Communication

This presentation will outline a process of purpose discovery, communication and goal-setting that is applicable for the CA, the DC and the patient.

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