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2022 Annual General Meeting & Annual Conference

Back to Basics... and Beyond!

17-18 September 2022

Hilton Adelaide, 233 Victoria Square, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

Join the ICAKA in 2022 as we travel to stunning Adelaide to dig deep into some truly fertile ground, the Basics! We will begin with a review of some underused gems, before venturing into new territory and techniques to tie together your knowledge and streamline your clinical decision-making.

Then, kick up your heels at Anderson Hill winery on Saturday evening for our Gala dinner as we celebrate a long anticipated reunion. An all inclusive evening and bus transfers are included for all delegates in their registration.


Dr Eric Pierotti:  Shoulder Pain; diagnosis and treatment 

Shoulder motion and stability is determined by a large number of muscles, ligaments and joints which need to be accurately assessed to determine the nature of the dysfunction and pain to best provide the appropriate treatment for the best outcome. This presentation will take you step by step through the process of diagnosis and treatment options

Dr Susan Walker: Consequences of Clavicle Dysfunction 

This presentation discusses two cases of clavicle injury and the enduring effects stemming from this dysfunction. Intraosseous subluxation and Body-In-Distortion are two basic procedures relied upon to assist diagnosis and correction. 

Dr Michael Hooker: The Pulmonary Diaphragm

In applied kinesiology we refer to the pulmonary diaphragm as being part of the three-diaphragm system This presentation will cover the basic applied kinesiology assessment of the diaphragm and then explore its relationships to the pelvis and beyond. We will also briefly look at its influence on GERD. 

Dr Trent Banks: Modular and Gait Corrections quick scan  

Learn how to quickly scan your patient for PRYT, Gait, Iliolumbar ligament and Coccyx lift.These techniques are fantastic and should be utilised by every AK practitioner. Unfortunately these procedures are seldom utilised.

At the seminar we will go through a very quick and simple testing protocol.  This will identify the presence of each specific dysfunction and allow the practitioner to then quickly apply targeted treatment

Dr Victor Portelli: The Viscero-somatic reflex and the historical use of nerve tracing 

Viscerosomatic reflexes have been researched by many as it relates to visceral disease-causing referred pain. Surprisingly DD Palmer also mentioned in his books how he traced the nerves from organs to a spinal subluxation point of origin, the method he called nerve tracing. 

Dr Portelli says that in over 44 years of practice he has met only two chiropractors who performed this art of detecting viscerosomatic connection along nerves. One was Dr Marcia Cerruty who trained under BJPalmer and the other was an avid chiropractic technique historian Dr Frank Marcellino. Dr Frank Marcelllino routinely performed a body scan which I developed into a dermatome and myological scan as it relates to spinal and viscerosomatic reflex patterns. This session covers some of these patterns.

Dr Keith Maitland: Advanced Cranials; Adjusting the Sphenoid and deviated Septum

Although deep within the cranial structure knowing how to diagnose and treat the sphenoid can assist with some chronic headache, dizziness, hormonal issues and persistent structural imbalances. Learn how to diagnose and correct an inferior, superior and rotated sphenoid.

Deviated septum is a relatively popular surgical procedure it is linked to a chronically blocked nasal passage, snoring, sinusitis, headaches, nosebleeds etc. An AK correction can be the first step in avoiding surgery. Learn how diagnose and treat it.

Dr Tracey Lademan: The Iliolumbar Ligament

The iliolumbar ligament (ILL) is a major stabilizer of the pelvis and lower lumbar vertebrae.  It is commonly involved in presentations of low back/ pelvic pain or chronic unilateral low back pain. It is highly innervated nociceptive tissue and often overlooked as a source of pain.  It  is also a contributing factor to postural pelvic distortion patterns that influence multifidus activation, sacral flexion, progressive disc degeneration and discogenic pain.

We will be exploring the iliolumbar ligament, its role in back pain, pelvic categories and pelvic stability and how to assess and treat the ILL and its associated factors for restoring pelvic stability and effective pain relief in back pain cases.

This year registration will only be open to in-person attendees. Saturday night dinner, drinks and bus transfers to and from Hilton included (Tickets for friends and family can be purchased for an additional fee at checkout).

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