The Global Assessment is a quick, non-invasive assessment method that embodies a global language and logic, for clinical management and performance optimization of your patients and athletes.
Dr. John Downes is considered to be an industry leader within chiropractic profession specializing in the treatment of extremity complains of athletes. He is currently the longest-serving member of the FICS Executive Committee and is Second Vice-President. Formerly he represented the US Sports Chiropractic Federation on the Executive Committee, presently he is a member at large. Dr. Downes will be teaching this course and will incorporate a combination of assessments in the lab, clinic and gym, along with manual techniques and appropriate treatment progressions. Clarification and reinforcement of course objectives will be provided through lecture material and discussion as well as visual aids (pictures & videos), case examples, demonstrations, lab work and hands-on learn by doing sessions.
Dr. John Downes has been teaching Global Assessment of the Extremities for the Council on Extremity Adjusting, where he also sits on the board. He has blended his years of clinical practice and teaching into a practical program of learning that challenges participants to thoroughly enjoy a season of discovery. His clinical experience with high-level athletes throughout the world (from youth, college, professional and Olympic programs) has provided amazing opportunities to apply these principles and study the practicality of management protocols. Dr. Downes has over 35 years of sports chiropractic practice experience. Since 1996 he has served the Costa Rican Olympic Team at the national, Central American Games and Olympic levels.
Through lecture and dialogue, the role of extremities and how their function impacts spinal stability is reviewed in examination, assessment and management paradigms. Doctor Downes has taught the CCEP (Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner) material since 1993 and serves on the Board for the Council on Extremity Adjusting. As a 1986 graduate of Life College, he is currently the Director of the Sport Science Institute at Life University.