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Now Available - Chiropractic Tools for the Trimesters - Caring for your Pregnancy Patient - 6 Online CE hours

Total Credits: 6 Online CE Hours

Topic Areas:
Clinical |  Pediatrics |  KBCE Approved |  PACE Approved
Pediatrics  |  Clinical |  Pregnancy
Tracy Barnes, DC, DICCP, CKTI |  Rachael Kuperus, DC, DICCP
6 CE hours
Audio and Video


This course is now available.

This course is available 10/1/2021-10/1/2022. You hours must be completed prior to 10/1/2022.



A 6-hour CE course helping the chiropractor identify and address specific needs and conditions that may arise when treating the pregnant patient. The course will also cover modifications of care and red flags for the pregnant patient.



Learning Objectives

1.         Learn and identify at least 3 unique anatomical changes that occur during pregnancy.

2.         Learn and identify at least 3 ways to modify Chiropractic techniques during pregnancy.

3.         Expand Chiropractic clinical knowledge of caring for abdominal concerns of the pregnant woman including round ligament pain, hiatal hernia and diastasis recti.

4.         Learn to identify common red flags that could affect the pregnant woman and how to modify chiropractic care accordingly.

5.         Understand how to identify and care for pregnant women who present with a breech presentation.

6.         Learn how to care for multiple non-musculoskeletal conditions associated with pregnancy.


Course Outline

Session 1 outline - 180 Minutes

  • Anatomy of pregnancy with postural considerations - 30 min
  • Modifying your adjustment - 25 min
  • Musculoskeletal Fascial Considerations - 30 min
  • Developing a Birth Plan and Birth Resources - 20 min
  • Diet and Exercise in Pregnancy - 25 min
  • Non musculoskeletal conditions and Red Flags - 50 min


Session 2 outline - 180 Minutes

  • Breech presentation and assistance - 40 min
  • Chiropractic Treatment of Pregnancy - 40 min
  • Adjunct Treatment Techniques - 50 min
  • Special Musculoskeletal conditions of pregnancy and “adjusting” your treatment plan accordingly - 50 min



This course is approved by the KBCE.

The 6-hour online course is KBCE and PACE approved

PACE course #: 59993

KBCE Approval #: KBCE210



Tracy Barnes, DC, DICCP, CKTI's Profile

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Dr. Barnes is a chiropractor with a private practice in Louisville, KY. She received her doctorate degree (DC) in Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic - West in 1992 and an advanced degree in clinical chiropractic pediatrics (DICCP) in 1996. She has worked in a variety of settings from a full-time position at the Kentuckiana Children's Center for children with special needs to a multi-disciplinary practice to solo private practice.


She combines a variety of therapeutic techniques in her work including functional kinesiology, myofascial release, KinesioTaping, Activator methods and craniosacral therapy. She has been the anatomy and physiology instructor at Advanced Massage Therapeutics School since 1999 and also teaches nationally and internationally on a variety of pediatric topics.


In 2004, she became a Certified KinesioTaping Instructor (CKTI) and has taught the KinesioTaping method all over the US as well as England, France, Israel, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. She has published multiple articles on pediatric care of special needs children in peer-reviewed and professional journals.

Dr. Barnes is on the board of the River City Paddle Sports and is an inaugural member of the Ohio River Recreation Trail committee. She has plans to join others in completing a second 250-mile paddle down the Ohio River in 30ft Voyageur canoes this fall.

Rachael Kuperus, DC, DICCP's Profile

Rachael Kuperus, DC, DICCP Related seminars and products

Dr. Rachael graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic – Davenport, IA in 2009. She is Board certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and the Kentucky Board of Chiropractic Examiners. She holds a Diplomate in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics (DICCP) through the International Chiropractic Association and Palmer College. Dr. Rachael originally practiced in NJ before moving to Louisville in 2010 to accept a position at a local non-profit specializing in pediatric chiropractic care. She has experience working with many special needs pediatric cases, incorporating chiropractic, cranial sacral therapy, clinical nutrition and supplementation into care plans. She is a published author in the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics, and regularly lectures to other chiropractors on topics of pediatrics and maternal care. Dr. Rachael opened Kuperus Family Chiropractic in 2012 with a mission to provide chiropractic care for all members of the family. She has adjusted babies a few hours old, those in their 90s, pregnant women and everyone in between. She has additional training in Webster and Bagnell techniques. Dr. Rachael is a member of the International Chiropractic Association (ICA), the ICA Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics and Kentuckiana Integrative Medical Association. In her spare time she enjoys biking, eating out with her husband Matt and snuggling her Great Dane.



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