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Parkinson's Disease

Supporting Your Patients

Nearly one million people in the U.S. are living with Parkinson's Disease. As a chiropractor, how can you help patients who have been diagnosed? What should you do if a patient shows symptoms, but hasn't been diagnosed? What do you need to know about treating someone who is experiencing tremors?

Dr. Mike Powell addressed a number of questions that can help DCs support patients in their practice, including:

  • What are some of the things you might see when a person is progressing but not diagnosed yet?
  • Is there anything that can be done for the patient that is exhibiting signs that they may have but not yet qualified for diagnosis?
  • What is the role of chiropractic adjustment with Parkinson's?
  • The role of exercise and nutrition in managing Parkinson’s. 

Parkinson's Disease and Chiropractic Care Webinar Transcript (PDF)

About the Speaker

Mike Powell, DC, DACNB

Dr. Powell has been teaching nationally and abroad for over 20 years. His presentations make understanding the applications of brain function and chiropractic care easy, fun to learn and practical to implement. Each session combines patient case video and hand's on learning. Information presented is linked to evidence from current research. The goal is always to make the doctor better able to serve their patients at the highest level.

Dr. Powell is a second generation chiropractor, Logan College of Chiropractic graduate and has been practicing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa since 1996. He has taught functional neurology extensively as faculty with the Carrick Institute The majority of his patients either have well established neurological diagnoses or complex conditions that have not improved despite extensive care. He has a passion for sharing what he's learned from research, other doctors and his patients to help as many chiropractors as possible serve at a higher level.

Dr. Powell has served as a board member for the Iowa Board of Chiropractic, Iowa Chiropractic Society and Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa. He has been involved with the NBCE, FCLB, IAFNR, ACNB and ACA Councils. Over the years he has presented at chiropractic and medical colleges, state association and multi-disciplinary events. Dr. Powell is an author of "The Potential Impact of Various Physiological Mechanisms on Outcomes in TBI, mTBI, Concussion and PPCS" Journal of Functional Neurology, Rehabilitation and Ergonomics, 2013.

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