Course Overview

Healthcare for Children: Should it Include Chiropractors?

This presentation will discuss what is known now and what is currently being done to find out more about chiropractic care for children as a healthcare option.
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2021 Annual Conference

October 29-31, 2021

Required Lessons

1 lesson with video, quiz, and evaluation

Time to Complete

45 minutes

Non-CME Eligible*

CME Expired
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Course Info
Course Faculty

What you will learn

 Course Summary

Chiropractic care for children has been a polarizing and controversial topic around the world. Understandable choosing safe and effective healthcare options is complex that is increased when it's regarding the most vulnerable among us, such as our children. When the evidence surrounding healthcare options are scant or unclear, as it is for chiropractic care for children, the choices stirs up empathy and impassioned responses. These emotions must not only be acknowledged, they must also help healthcare professionals to rise above them and allow them to point us toward what may be the source of such emotions: the need for clarity. By sharing confidently and clearly the state of our literature and by having a plan to fill these gaps, healthcare professionals can dissipate the fog and increase the trust between everyone who has a stake in the safe and effective choices involving the healthcare of children. This presentation will describe what is known now and what is currently being done to find out more. The goal of presentation is to give confidence to share the state of our evidence with clarity, as well as provide attendees with the resources to stay informed and to participate in the advancement of this topic.

 Course Objectives

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
  • Discuss the current state of safety and effectiveness literature for chiropractic care in children.
  • Identify the must know manuscripts for anyone providing care for children should know.
  • Describe a plan to collect the needed information to add more clarity to when / how chiropractors should be involved with the care of children.
See course outline below for additional information.

This course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • Speaker handout(s)
  • 1 Quiz
  • 1 Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion

Course Faculty

Katherine Pohlman, DC, MS, PhD


Katherine Pohlman, D.C., M.S. Ph.D. is Director of Research at Parker University and a senior fellow of the Chiropractic Academy of Research and Leadership (CARL) program. She received Researcher of the Year in 2020 from the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), has served as the Vice President of the ACA’s Council on Women’s Health and the ACA’s Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics. Dr. Pohlman received her Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree and M.S. in Clinical Research from Palmer College of Chiropractic and her Ph.D. in Pediatrics from the University of Alberta.  

Dr. Pohlman joined Parker University in 2015 with nine years of prior experience as a research manager and scientist, including the first project manager for Palmer Center of Chiropractic Research. In that position, she managed several federally-funded research studies, including the largest randomized controlled trial in the military for chiropractic, which was awarded from the Department of Defense. As lead study coordinator, Dr. Pohlman also has directed the world’s largest study evaluating patient safety among spinal manipulation therapy providers, which comprised a series of projects funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Her research interests have focused not only on study methodology, but also on the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic care in special populations including individuals suffering from chronic pain, children, and pregnant/post-partum women.


No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.

Accreditation and CME

The CME for this course has expired, however you will continue to have access to your purchased content. 

The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and/or the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.

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This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity. All required course activities must be completed to earn any eligible continuing education credit(s) and obtain a certificate of completion for this course.