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Polyvagal-Informed Pediatric Chiropractic: Enhancing your Pediatric Practice with Brain-Based Empowerment Tools

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Polyvagal-Informed Pediatric Chiropractic: Enhancing your Pediatric Practice with Brain-Based Empowerment Tools

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Cost: $





Drew Rubin, DC, DACCP

Stephen W. Porges, Ph.D

Course Overview

Want to enhance your practice with brain-based empowerment tools? Learn more about how the Polyvagal Theory can be incorporated into Chiropractic. Children are presenting with increasingly challenging issues. The goal in this 4-hour recorded webinar is to get the practitioner polyvagal-ready. Take this class and become better prepared in the detection of the appropriate polyvagal stage a child is in during each visit, including understanding the neurological patterns associated with more challenging pediatric cases as well as how to approach adjustments. Many facets of neuroplasticity will be covered, incorporating the latest research in the Polyvagal Theory to help you look at practice members in a new light. You will learn how to better assess and work with neurodiverse children/adults at various ages and stages. This course will focus on paradigm shifting concepts presented by a board-certified pediatric Chiropractor, International Chiropractic Pediatric Association speaker, adjunct faculty at Life University, and published researcher, with 32+ years of family-based practice. Come join Dr. Rubin and Dr. Porges on an amazing journey to help children and adults in your practice from a new perspective. Optional one hour live broader student community discussions: • Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 2 pm Eastern Time with Deb Dana, LCSW • Thursday, January 11, 2024 at 11 am Eastern Time with Stephen Porges, PhD Students will have access to the course for 180 days from the date of purchase.


2 videos 2 articles 1 handout Live broader student community discussions with Stephen Porges, PhD or Deb Dana, LCSW



Recommended Audience

pediatric chiropractors

CE's and/or Certificate of Completion Available

Certificate of Completion upon course completion.
I took Dr. Rubin's class on polyvagal chiropractic care with Dr. Porges, it was great. In that class Dr. Rubin sent out the polyvagal profile. I have been using it with every peds exam since. I thought you would like to know that it has been very helpful overall. I thought you'd enjoy this little case story. I have a little girl in the practice (just turned 3) who had an incredibly traumatic birth, lifelong constipation, altered posture, and significant language delays among other things. Upon coming in her polyvagal profile was 13/20. At her re-exam last week (12 visits) she was at 18/20! This tool is really helpful as it's really hard to objectify things like this with kids, especially those that are more complex cases. Thank you for bringing it to our profession.
-- Sara J. Mays, DC CACCP


Drew Rubin, DC, DACCP

Dr. Drew Rubin graduated from Life University in 1989 and has been practicing with his main focus on pediatrics and pregnancy. He practices in Marietta, Georgia and is 1 of 5 Board-Certified Diplomates in Pediatric Chiropractic in the state of Georgia (DACCP). He is a speaker for the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and has presented across the US, Canada and internationally about pediatric care for neurodiverse children. Dr. Rubin is an adjunct faculty at Life University's College of Chiropractic since 2001, teaching 4 pediatric classes. He is also Melillo Certified for Childhood Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Webster Certified, Activator Advanced Proficiency Rated, and is a Certified Sports Chiropractor (CCSP). His podcast Chirocast has had close to 400,000 listeners since its inception in 2015. Chiropractors from around the US and Canada send their difficult cases to Dr. Rubin for intensives which may include evaluations, consultations and Chiropractic care He has published 10+ articles in peer reviewed journals, has a chapter in the Pediatric Chiropractic textbook (edited by Anrig and Plaugher), and was the first chiropractor with a published article regarding Polyvagal Theory and Chiropractic
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Drew Rubin, DC, DACCP

Stephen W. Porges, Ph.D

Stephen W. Porges, Ph.D

Stephen W. Porges, Ph.D. is a Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University where he is the founding director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium in the Kinsey Institute. He is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, and Professor Emeritus at both the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Maryland. He served as president of the Society for Psychophysiological Research and the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences and is a former recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Development Award. He is the originator of the Polyvagal Theory, a theory that emphasizes the importance of physiological state in the expression of behavioral, mental, and health problems related to traumatic experiences. He is the creator of a music-based intervention, the Safe and Sound Protocol ™ , which currently is used by approximately 3,000 therapists to improve spontaneous social engagement, to reduce hearing sensitivities, and to improve language processing, state regulation, and spontaneous social engagement. Dr. Porges is a founder of the Polyvagal Institute.


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