The Maryland Chiropractic Association (MCA) is a professional organization dedicated to elevating the chiropractic profession by educating the public and advancing chiropractic care for the citizens of Maryland.
Founded in 1928, members of MCA are dedicated to excellence in chiropractic techniques and procedures. Because of our emphasis on continued education and training, our members are leaders in chiropractic procedures.
The MCA also serves as chiropractic's liaison with state and federal agencies, as well as with other state and national chiropractic associations.
Save the Date
October 17-19, 2014
2014 Fall Convention & CE Forum
Turf Valley Resort
2700 Turf Valley Road
Ellicott City, Maryland 21042
MAJOR REVISIONS TO ADMINISTRATION OF CA PROGRAM
As of May 15, 2013, the Board of Chiropractic Examiners and Massage Therapy Examiners will implement major Revisions to the administration of the CA Program.
Please click here to read and print out the revisions.
This information is critical to supervising chiropractors.
Update: East Coast Associations' Independent Providers Network
Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling Training Seminars
Taught by David Fishkin, D.C., MPH
Rockville MD, October 25-26, 2014
Rockville MD, November 15-16, 2014
Rockville MD, December 13-14, 2014
Rockville MD (Update and Review Only, 6 CEUs), September 20, 2014
Would you like to learn an evidence-based treatment protocol that can transform your practice? Then it’s the perfect time to try something new! Master the therapeutic and diagnostic technique of Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling. This technique is one of the most effective tools for the management of soft tissue sources of pain and dysfunction. MFTrPDN is critically important for high performance athletes, trauma, and biomechanical distortion. Choose a weekend and sign up now so you can learn a skill that will reduce the physical stress on your body and deliver remarkable results. This intensive training is approved for 12 CEU’s through University of Western State Post Graduate Division. Course book, lunch on Saturday, and startup kit are included. Class size is limited -- please register early. In just one weekend, you will be competent, confident and certified to deliver this service. For details and registration call 301-444-4890, or visit www.dryneedlinginstitute.com.
This two-day workshop is a training program with immediate clinical applicability. Its purpose is to prepare health care professionals to utilize dry needling as a diagnostic and treatment modality. Participants will learn how dry needling theory is based on the same anatomic, neurologic and biomechanical principles they already use in their day-to-day practice. They will learn how to apply their kinesthetic training and other skills to a technique that is increasingly recognized as effective for diagnosing the source of myofascial pain syndromes, and for treating both acute and chronic pain. Participants will learn how to perform dry needling using fine, thin, solid filament needles and will practice what they learn on each other, in the workshop, under the direction of the instructor. Finally, participants will leave the workshop with a start-up supply of needles that they can use in their offices with their own patients.
Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:
-Identify patients for whom dry needling might be an appropriate diagnostic or treatment modality
-Obtain proper patient consent prior to dry needling
-Utilize dry needling to diagnose the source of myofascial pain syndromes
-Utilize dry needling to treat both acute and chronic pain
-Document performance of dry needling services
-Receive 12 hours’ worth of Continuing Education Units as approved by appropriate licensing boards.
….“Wonderful seminar! Very well run. I can’t wait to use the technique on Monday! Dr. Fishkin did a fantastic job.”….. Denise Ross, D.C.
….“ I would encourage any medical professional wanting to expand their practice to add this tool to their repertoire. Take this course with Dr. Fishkin; you won’t be sorry you did.” …..Bibhu Misra, D.C.
….”You will literally go back to the office on Monday after the training and work your magic. I had nothing but great feedback from the patients that I used it on during the week after my training...and a few of those patients had truly amazing breakthrough experiences.”….. Milan Lassiter, D.C.
Visit www.dryneedlinginstitute.com for details and registration, or call 301-444-4890.
Chiropractic Assistant Online Course
Course Pricing (Online and Hands-On)
Staff of MCA Members: $249.00
Staff of Non-Members: $599.00
(DCs, join MCA now, Pay $38/month)
For more information please click here.
Course Includes 76-hours of Online Training and 24-hours of Hands On Training
Hands-On Training (24 hours required)
ALL sessions will be at the Conte Lubrano building 130 Lubrano Drive, Annapolis Md. from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Important Notice: CAs are required to be registered as a "CA Applicant" as soon as they are hired. There are stiff penalties if a CA is found working without first being registered with the board so please do not delay registering any new CAs. CA applicants must complete all requirements within 11 months of registration so their application and documentation can be submitted and they can complete their examination within a one-year period of hire. Dates of examination can be found in the "Upcoming Events" section of the Board of Examiners Website (link to http://www.mdchiro.org/) . CAs must complete their online and hands on training, show a certificate of "Provider Level" Red Cross or American Heart Association CPR training, and submit them with documentation of 480 hours in office training 30 days prior to the date of examination. It is the Supervising chiropractor's duty to document 480 hours of in service training. They are also required to complete 3-hours of Jurisprudence and Risk Management training however those hours will be provided by the Board on the day of the examination. Any questions regarding the duties of a supervising chiropractor or the CA application process should be made directly to the Board of Examiners at (410) 767-6500.
Scope of Practice of Maryland Licensed Chiropractors
RE: Physical Therapy Privileges
This letter is available to all Maryland licensed chiropractors in the event your status to perform and bill for physical therapy services is questioned or challenged by insurance carriers.