Drs. Licari, Theodossis and York Complete Diplomates
Drs. Melissa Licari, Christine Theodossis and Craig York are recent graduates of the inaugural class of the upper cervical Diplomate program sponsored by the International Chiropractors Association. Under the direction of the Council on Upper Cervical Care, this three-year program graduated 17 Diplomates of Chiropractic Craniocervical Junction Procedures (DCCJP) and 2 Fellows of Chiropractic Craniocervical Junction Procedures. The 300-hour post-doctoral program is designed to enhance the analytical and clinical skills of the upper cervical practitioner to improve patient outcomes and advance research in this critical area of healthcare. Modules include anatomy, neurology, biomechanics, research, and imaging, in addition to instruction in all ICA recognized upper cervical procedures. Technique certification in the individual doctor's specialty is required as is the submission of two research papers to be eligible to sit the three-day oral and written exam. The recent graduates will walk at the Annual ICA meeting at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA in April, 2016. Many thanks to Drs. Julie Hunt and Roderic "Bo" Rochester for their efforts as curriculum co-chairs for this program and Molly Ragnath of the ICA for her organizational support and guidance.
The second Diplomate program is scheduled to begin March 2016. For more information and registration go to www.icauppercervical.com/Diplomate-Program.