November 18 – 20, 2022
Naples, Florida

SW Regional Convention & Expo

Welcomes The Pro Baseball & Hockey Chiropractic Society Symposium

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400 In-Person Attendees
70 Exhibits

Naples Grande Beach Resort
475 Seagate Drive
Naples, FL 34103

20 CE Hours

  • 60+ Lecture Options
  • 12 Hour CE - PBCS/PHCS Symposium

25 speakers

  • 25 In-Person
  • PBCS/PHCS: 6 Speakers

45 CE Approved States

70 booths

View Vendor List & Expo Hall Layout

Why Attend Regional Events

Each Regional Event provides an intimate seminar setting yet carries lectures and exhibitors found at The National.

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What to Expect

Opportunities to Connect
  • Easy staff retreat locations!
  • Learn the billing, front desk and inspiring lectures alongside your staff
  • Enjoy beverages and snacks each day in the expo hall as you explore new products and services
  • Re-connect with colleagues
Expand and Develop Your Chiropractic Skills

Patient needs have changed over the years and these regional events provide a strong connection to your local society. Each event is catered to address current patient issues, local society needs, as well as introduce new chiropractic techniques and concepts to get your patients well – faster.

Professional Networking

We are coming up with more ways to connect and network each event!  Here are a few things we will have at this event:

 

  • Your local society & ChiroPAC have linked arms and are hosting a professional networking event with local supporting companies, law offices, etc. $50 entrance fee and network with a premium bar and complimentary hors d’ oeuvres.
  • Enjoy beverages and snacks throughout the expo hall each day, as well as complimentary receptions after the last lecture, providing a time to relax and enjoy both local and state supportive chiropractic vendors.
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PBCS/PHCS Symposium

PBCS/PHCS Annual Workshop

The Professional Baseball and Hockey Chiropractic Societies have teamed up this year to present their annual workshops in a combined workshop, to be held alongside the Florida Chiropractic Association’s Southwest Regional Convention and Expo. For the first time ever, the PCBS/PHCS workshops will be combined, and open to all D.C.s and chiropractic students, as well as the chiropractors that provide care for the teams in MLB and the NHL (see registration form for details).

Learn from professionals who work in professional baseball and hockey. Ask them questions in our very popular Expert Panel Discussion. Meet and visit with the chiropractors that work on these amazing athletes from MLB and the NHL. We also have appearances from some special guests you will love to hear from, who will share their personal experiences with chiropractic.

Who is the Professional Baseball or Hockey Chiropractic Society

The Professional Baseball and Hockey Chiropractic Societies (PBCS & PHCS) are organizations of highly skilled chiropractors that provide care to the players and staff of the MLB and NHL teams and their minor league affiliates. The PHCS’s mission is to provide the highest quality of chiropractic health service to the individual player and staff members of the team they serve. In addition, the PHCS serves its members by providing continuing education for the professional sports chiropractor as it relates to the profession, helping their understanding and knowledge and application of sports medicine and ancillary services.

Our primary goal is to enhance the health and performance of each and every individual athlete and staff member so that they may express their optimal health potential. Another important goal is to serve as a resource to educate those outside the professional hockey chiropractic community about the profession and the chiropractor’s integral role within the sports medicine team.

For many years professional athletes have utilized Chiropractic care to help them get through the rigors and physical demands of the season in a variety of sports. Just about every team in the NHL, MLB, the NBA, and the NFL has chiropractors on staff to provide Chiropractic care to their players each and every game. Chiropractic care has been a vital component in helping many of the biggest stars in professional sports recover faster from injuries, keep themselves healthy by preventing repetitive movement injuries, and enhance their performance throughout their long and tedious seasons. Some of the most successful players have been major supporters of chiropractic and have expressed their personal success stories in many media outlets throughout the years. These testimonials bring about a vital awareness for the public about the benefits of chiropractic care. This was one of the key reasons that these organizations were formed.

The PHCS holds annual workshops with continuing education opportunities for the chiropractors that provide care to the teams of the NHL. Experts from various medical disciplines present valuable techniques and scientific information that is designed to enhance and expand the repertoire of the chiropractor’s skill set.

General Session Panels:

Collaborative And Relevant Lectures For Required Credit.
Headaches: To Adjust or Not to Adjust…That is the Question

Although 15% of Americans are currently under care of a chiropractor, most Americans know Chiropractic care for reducing pain with a non-pharmacological approach in 2 major areas: low back pain and headaches. Did you know that more people suffer from migraine headaches than diabetes + asthma combined in this country? This class takes a hands-on approach for chiropractic attendees to widen their consideration of diagnosis when this very common symptom is presented. Attendees will be able to better avoid medical treatment errors when they are looking for red flags that this multifaceted approach considers. 

An Integrative Approach to Concussions, Played on the Field of Life

Many are familiar with concussion diagnosis when sports are involved. But few think of concussions when witnessing falls on the park, in the airport, at the grocery store, or at home. As chiropractors ARE seeing AND TREATING concussed patients, do we know the ethical boundaries in place when witnessing, diagnosing, treating these injuries? Micky Collins published this article in 2016 that looked at concussion approaches from a multidisciplinary perspective in which he referenced his 6 subtypes of concussion: 1.Migraine (+ Autonomic and Sleep), 2. Affective (Mood), 3. Cognitive, 4. Cervical, 5. Oculomotor/Vision, 6. Vestibular Attendees will learn what a concussed individual goes through from the time they get injured until they are diagnosed. As well, all chiropractors will be reminded of how each discipline looks at and has the authority to treat concussion through their scope. 

Business, Rules and Laws; Let Us Protect You

Course discussing various and frequent laws and rules impacting the chiropractic profession in Florida. Attendees will learn about the Florida chiropractic scope of practice, the basics of employment laws impacting the running of a practice, HIPAA laws used on a daily basis, the new Direct Primary Care law in Florida and how it can expand an office practice, and expanding a small office to a multidisciplinary office and the important Florida and Federal laws to be aware of that will keep you out of trouble. 

Documenting Sports Chiropractic

Every chiropractor is treating athletes from pee-wee to high school to the professionals, and many high school teams are taking a play from “The Pro’s” and beginning to include chiropractors as part of the on-site medical staff. As the popularity of the team chiropractor grows, we all need to be prepared to handle both the treatment and the documentation appropriately. When you are with an athlete on the field, at practice or in the training room, efficiency is key. This course will be held in an interview fashion with Chiropractors from Pro Baseball teams & Pro Hockey teams. These interviews will outline the differences of documentation when treating athletes in your office vs. in the training room, when to refer to other professionals on the sports medicine team, as well as how you get paid and when/where to send the bills. The Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act of 2018 allows an athlete or a team to travel and treat in other states, but how you document the coordination of care during travel might depend on the type of team or athlete you are traveling with. Whether you are considering being a chiropractor for a local or professional team, knowing the details of this class will aid your communication with the community that you treat! 

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Event Topics

Led by an international roster of chiropractic experts.


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Acupuncture
ADHD/Autism
Adjusting

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Cash vs Insurance
Chiropractic Assistant Training
Coding

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Female Patient

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Immunity

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Laws & Rules (FL)

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Medicare

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Neurology
Nutrition

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Pediatrics/Youth
Practice Growth

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Sexual Health Topics

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Technique
Technology

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Testimonials

“…one of the big benefits about coming to the National by the FCA is that you get updated on all the changes that are happening within the Chiropractic profession.”

Dr. Freddys X Garcia

Florida

“Every year, my entire staff, everyone from my therapists, from my CA’s, my doctor’s… everybody is enrolled, every year at the FCA because I want them to have the education that I’ve had the access to.”

Matthew Antonucci

DC

“ Embrace change. Elevate your game. Elevate your level of technique. Your clinical expertise. …outcomes will always generate your income.”

Dr. Mitch Mally

DC