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Note: This is not a certification course and does not hold any legal weight of any kind. In most states only a licensed veterinarian can legally adjust animals. Please check your state laws.
What You Will Learn At My Seminar
I won't waste any of your time. You came to learn the techniques and evaluations and that's exactly what I'll cover from start to finish. I'll actually show you how to do something--not just tell you how great it is. I will go over about 36 different horse adjusting techniques, step-by-step, plus the evaluations. All of the horse techniques are done by hand. Full spine and extremities are covered. I will also go over the pre-race adjusting sequence for horses which can shave fractions off the time by making the horse more efficient.
I know there are practitioners who use instruments like the C.A.T. (Chiropractic Adjusting Tool) to adjust horses. While I think those instruments are great for adjusting dogs and cats, they are worthless on horses. In fact just about any mechanical or electrical adjusting instrument is useless on horses. Mallets are the worst. I don't trust any practitioner who insists on using instruments or brute force to adjust a horse. Using an adjusting instrument on a horse is just for show and they do nothing--with the exception of possibly hurting the horse.
I will also cover cold laser therapy for no more than 15 minutes. Cold laser packages will also be available at the seminar at a discounted price for each paid registrant.
For just about all the techniques I teach, you must first take the joint to end play, which means taking all the slack out of the joint. This is also known as 'taking the joint to tension'. Some call this 'loading the joint'. Without first loading the joint you cannot possibly restore motion to that joint. Instruments cannot load a joint.
A Few Adjusting Myths
Many people think the act of the horse licking and chewing after an adjustment somehow means a good adjustment was performed and the goal of restoring normal joint function was accomplished. Hogwash. No more than if a horse does the "Hula" after abdominal surgery. Licking and chewing is not the mark of a good adjustment. It's more likely to mean the horse has something in his mouth or someone brushed up against his jaw. The proof is how the horse moves afterwards. Side note: Be wary if the chiropractor himself starts licking and chewing after the adjustment.
Another myth is the rib that's always 'out'. Out where? A rib cannot misalign. A rib can break, but it cannot misalign. There is no joint to adjust. You cannot grab a rib near the flank, or anywhere else and magically manipulate it in place. Total B.S. I would not trust any practitioner who says "your horse has a rib out." There can be sore muscles surrounding the ribs, but the rib itself stays put and never leaves the station.
How about this next one: "You should stall rest your horse for a few days after the adjustment." Really? How hard did the practitioner clock that horse that he warrants a few days to recover? Normally a vet will recommend stall rest if the horse suffered an injury, has a foot problem, or is recovering from surgery. The chiropractic adjustment is not suppose to be brutal. They are quick, non-threatening manuevers. Yes, a licensed veterinarian should first evaluate any and all horses before any sort of treatment, including chiropractic, is administered. And if the vet says your horse needs stall rest, then do so. I've never seen an otherwise sound horse need to be rested more than an hour or so after the adjustment. In fact, most barrel racers who adjust their own horses will adjust, then immediately ride. Note: All of the above and everything else on this website is just general information, and not specific for any particular horse, dog, or any other animal. I offer no treatment or diagnostic advice.
One of the most ridiculous statements I've ever heard about me teaching horse owners how to adjust horses is "I'm horrified! What's next, teaching horse owners how to peform brain surgery?" I've heard this, or something similar,several times. I can't even imagine a more absurd statement. It doesn't even rise to the level of shock value. It's just plain stupid. I hear this mostly from insecure, territorial practitioners who are afraid a horse owner won't need their services if they can do it themselves. Adjusting is not invasive. No body cavity is opened. It does take experience and skill, but so does shoeing, injecting and suturing, which many horse owners do.
One other thing: I like eccentric people, you know the type of person, who, as a kid, brought their own saddle to grocery store when they rode the mechanical horse. If you're one of them, and decide to register for one of my seminars, please stand in the front row for our group picture.
I have no room to talk. I've been a long suffering Cubs fan my whole like, so it's difficult to insult me. All Cub fans are at least 85% scar tissue. The last time the Cubs won the World Series was in 1908. It was still possible to buy homeowners insurance that covered Indian raids.
Trivia: Miniature horses have a problem full-size horses don't have: When it starts to rain, they're the last to know. Also, if they're condo is on the 20th floor of a high rise, and they're on the elevator, they have to push "10" twice.
Stay tuned for more ranting and observations. It's my new hobby as I enter my declining years.