The Wave logo - Annual Chiropractic Conference hosted by Life West

The Science, Philosophy & Art of Chiropractic

The Chiropractic Event of the Year

Celebrating 125 Years and the vision of chiropractic

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Life West Presents —

The Wave 2020

Join us at The WAVE, Life Chiropractic College West’s annual event for the chiropractic community! This is the conference to attend if you want to enhance your skills, expand your knowledge, and make new connections.

See world-class speakers and learn from the experts during this three-day conference in Northern California’s beautiful Bay Area. Life West welcomes visitors from around the globe as we will delve into the Science, Philosophy, and Art of Chiropractic.

August 21st – 23rd, 2020

Life Chiropractic College West Campus – Hayward, CA

Pricing & Registration

Doctors of Chiropractic --

DC Registration

*All CE Credit is Included



Chiropractic Assitants --

CA Registration




Students & Public --

General Admission




The Speakers —

Knowledge.  Research.  Expertise.

The WAVE features world-class speakers who bring their knowledge, research and expertise in chiropractic and health and wellness.

“I love The WAVE! It’s always a great seminar—meeting up with old friends and catching up and being able to learn and get re-inspired.”

2020 Speakers Will Be Announced Soon

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Dr. Ron Oberstein - President at Life Chiropractic College West
President - Life Chiropractic College West

Ron Oberstein, DC


Dr. Ron Oberstein graduated from Life Chiropractic College (now Life University) in 1981. Prior to becoming the president of Life West, Dr. Oberstein was a member of the Life Chiropractic College West Board of Regents from 1991 to 2016, including two years as the Chairman of the Board.

As an active member of the chiropractic community, Dr. Oberstein has served in instructional and leadership roles in numerous organizations. He has taught chiropractic technique, philosophy and principles in multiple chiropractic colleges and throughout the world. Dr. Oberstein strongly conveys chiropractic vitalism with a deep understanding of the salutogenic health model and its incredible value for patient care.

Dr. Oberstein and his wife of 30 years, Dr. Mary Oberstein, have practiced together since 1986, serving multitudes of patients and mentoring new graduates. They travel the world spreading the chiropractic message, and they started a nonprofit organization delivering chiropractic care globally to children and adults in need with a focus in Tijuana, Mexico. They have three daughters, Drs. Lauren, Morgan and Sydney, all of whom are chiropractors.

Chiropractic: Global Health Improvement and Local Health Outcomes

Improve the research-based foundation of your chiropractic technique and better understand the global health context in which chiropractic operates. With this class, participants will:

Identify sources of qualitative and quantitative research data to continually update their understanding of chiropractic technique and effectiveness
Integrate evidence-informed technique into their practice
Understand the effects of chiropractic employed throughout the world, especially in underserved areas

Dan Murphy - Speaker at The Wave Chiropractic Conference
Speaking on The Science of Chiropractic

Dan Murphy, DC


Dan Murphy graduated magna cum laude from Western States Chiropractic College in 1978, and has more than 34 years of practice experience. He has a Diplomat in Chiropractic Orthopedics. For 30 years he has served as part-time faculty at Life Chiropractic College West, where his academic rank is that of Professor. He has taught more than 1,400 post-graduate continuing education seminars. Dan Murphy is a contributing author to the books Motor Vehicle Collision Injuries, and Pediatric Chiropractic. From 2003-2009 Dan Murphy was the Vice President of the International Chiropractic Association, and was honored to be chosen as “Chiropractor of the Year” 2009 -2010.

The Chiropractic Adjustment and the Innate Basis of the Subluxation

The audience will gain a working knowledge of the biological evolutionary reason for the existence of the subluxation and the use of chiropractic adjustment.

An understanding of human evolution explains the biological basis of the chiropractic subluxation
A hypothesis is presented that logically argues as to why all humans should be checked for subluxations and adjusted as needed
A hypothesis is presented and supported in the scientific literature as to why subluxation correction through chiropractic adjustment and other means should be maintained throughout life

Dr. Mindy Pelz - Speaker at The Wave Chiropractic Conference
Speaking on The Philosophy of Chiropractic

Dr. Mindy Pelz

Dr. Mindy Pelz, is dedicated to giving professionals cutting edge, science-based, proven tools to reset their health.

For the past 20 years, she has been in the health trenches with busy Silicon Valley executives. Her specialty is customizing health plans that are unique to you. Her focus is to help you create a health plan that works with your overscheduled days and gives you limitless energy, incredible mental clarity, helps you release weight, and puts a vibrancy back into your body.

Dr Selina Sigafoose - Speaker at The Wave Chiropractic Conference
Speaking on The Philosophy of Chiropractic

Dr. Selina Sigafoose

Dr. Don MacDonald - Speaker at The Wave Chiropractic Conference
Speaking on The Art of Chiropractic

Dr. Don & Brandi MacDonald

Dr. Deed Harrison - Speaker at The Wave Chiropractic Conference
Speaking on The Science of Chiropractic

Dr. Deed Harrison

Deed E. Harrison, D.C., graduated from Life-West Chiropractic College in 1996. Dr. Harrison has developed and researched original spinal rehabilitation procedures and has lectured to thousands of Chiropractors in over 300 educational conferences around the world. He has authored approximately 100 peer-reviewed spine related publications, 4 spine textbooks, and numerous conference proceedings. He is a highly respected chiropractic researcher and authority in today’s profession.

Dr. Harrison is a manuscript reviewer for several peer-reviewed Spine journals including: Spine, Clinical Biomechanics, Clinical Anatomy, Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the European Spine Journal, BMC Complimentary Alternative Medicine, and BMC Musculo-Skeletal Disorders.

Additionally, Dr. Harrison is a member to the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS), is a former International Chiropractors Association’s (ICA) Nevada State Assembly Representative member, and is the acting Chair of the PCCRP Chiropractic Radiography Guidelines. He formerly held a position on the Chiropractic Physicians Board of Nevada. Currently, Dr. Harrison is the President / CEO of Chiropractic BioPhysics® (CBP®)Technique & Seminars and is the President of CBP NonProfit, Inc. – a spinal research foundation.

Continuing Education —

Up to 20 Hours of CE Credit

California attendees will earn all annual required CE categories. Friday and Saturday: 12 CE hours*, including 4 hours California mandatory topics. Sunday: 5 X-Ray hours. Online: 3 hours* via exclusive Life West online seminars, including 2 hours Ethics.

*The number of hours eligible for CE varies according to State Board regulations

Networking —

Community Events

Connect with friends and colleagues, old and new, in an interactive learning environment. Hear from your peers about their issues and their solutions as you think about ways to grow your own business and philosophy.

2020 event details to be announced soon

Industry-Leading —

Sponsors & exhibitors

Get the latest research, product updates & in-the-field tips from the chiropractic world’s leading companies.

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