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.
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 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 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
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. 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