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The Spine: A – Z

June 1 @ 8:00 am - June 2 @ 2:00 pm

University of Western States

The Spine A-Z

with Donald S. Corenman, DC, MD, DACBO

Course Objectives:
By the end of the course, participants should be able to:
(1) Understand the anatomy, biomechanics, pathology, degenerative and traumatic injuries that occur
       in the lumbar spine
(2) Develop the ability to take a thorough, accurate history
(3) Understand how to perform a meticulous, reproducible physical examination (using videos of
      actual patients with pathological responses recorded during an examination)
(4) Develop the knowledge of what imaging studies are appropriate and how to order these studies
(5) Develop skills to interpret these imaging studies such as X-rays, MRIs, CT scans (with or without
      myelogram) and bone scans
(6) Apply analytical skills to evaluate all collected information and develop a differential diagnosis.
(7) Understand the foundations for rehabilitation therapy and use of manipulation
(8) Develop the ability to recognize thoracolumbar spinal trauma and understand conservative and
       surgical management
(9) Understand the benefits and pitfalls of neurological consultations with EMG and NCV testing
(10) Understand adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and how to manage this disorder
(11) Understand adolescent lower back disorders and how to manage these disorders
(12) Understand the role of diagnostic and therapeutic injections in treatment of spinal disorders
(13) Understand the indications for surgical intervention and what surgeries are appropriate to specific

About Dr. Corenman

Dr. Corenman started his career as a Doctor of Chiropractic in 1978 after attending California State University at Northridge then receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and graduating from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. He then completed a residency in Chiropractic Orthopaedics from the same school and was in private practice for five years. He received his Diplomate from the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopaedists during this time.

Dr. Corenman then finished medical school and earned his degree as a medical doctor at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. He completed the five-year residency program in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Detroit Medical Center. He continued his education completing a fellowship in spinal disorders and deformity at the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine. Dr. Corenman continued on at the University as an Assistant Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery teaching fellows and residents for 3 years. He was the co-chief of spinal trauma at Denver General, which is now Denver Health Medical Center.

Dr. Corenman has been in Vail Colorado for the past 20 years practicing at The Steadman Clinic, the premier sports medicine clinic for recovery of sports and spinal injuries. Dr. Corenman is affiliated with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard association and is a physician for the U.S. Ski Team. He is a member of the North American Spine Society, the Western States Orthopaedic Society, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Academy of Chiropractic Orthopaedists. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Board of Spine Surgery and the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedics. He is an associate editor for the American journal of Chiropractic Orthopedics He has conducted research in the spine for both surgery and rehabilitation and has published multiple articles. Dr. Corenman has published multiple books, many papers and lectured to his peers from Hong Kong to Paris.

Date: June 1 & 2, 2019


Saturday 8 am – 6 pm (lunch provided)

Sunday 8 am – 2 pm (lunch provided)


University of Western States
Hampton Hall Lecture Room 2
2900 NE 132nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97230

Continuing Education: 
This program will qualify for 14 hours of continuing education. While every effort to obtain credit in the following jurisdictions will be made, it is the licensees responsibility to verify that credits have been granted. UWS will update this listing with approval numbers as they are received.
  • Need coverage in a jurisdiction that is not listed below? Contact the CE office at [email protected]
  • University of Western States is accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) which provides approval of CE for Chiropractors for all CE programs. The states that approve courses offered by CCE universities are: AZ, CT, DC, DE, IA, ID, IN, MA, MS, MT, ND, NM, OR, RI, SC, UT, VA, WA, WY and BC.
  • University of Western States is an approved provider of CE for Chiropractors for the Providers of Approved Continuing Education (PACE) program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. States that accept courses that are approved by PACE include:  AK, CT, DC, ID, IN, IA, KS, ME, MD, MA, MN, MT, NV, NJ, NC, ND, OR, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VT, VA, WA, WY, Puerto Rico and Nova Scotia. UWS PACE Approval #6488.
Practitioner Regular Registration $450.00
UWS Alumni / Faculty 10% off Regular Registration $405.00
UWS Students 25% off Regular Registration $337.50 (No CE)
Early Bird Registration Ends April 30, 2019

Registration includes a copy of Dr. Corenmans’ book “The Clinician’s Guidebook to Lumbar Spine Disorders: Diagnosis & Treatment”

Click here to Register


Cancellation policy
A $35 non-refundable fee is included in the registration cost. Failure to cancel 72 hours prior to the seminar is non-refundable. Non-refundable does not mean you are not offered a credit towards another UWS continuing education course. Credit will be held up to one year of date of subject course. Every attempt is made to offer programs as announced. UWS reserves the right to adjust program faculty, location, dates, times, and/or tuition to accommodate unanticipated occurrences, to limit seating, or to cancel due to insufficient enrollment. UWS is not responsible for any expenses incurred by registrants due to program adjustments or cancellation. Only those who are pre-registered can be notified in the event of changes/cancellation.


University of Western States
2900 NE 132nd
Portland, OR 97230 United States
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