Christine Foss MD, DC, MSED, ATC, DACBSP, DACRB, ICSC, finds special interest in difficult cases and patients who have had little success with conventional care. At ACA Engage 2022, she will present “Outliers: Sites of Peripheral Entrapment that Mimic Nerve Root Pathology,” one of several virtual education programs available this year in addition to the annual conference’s in-person presentations.
Dr. Foss is director and lead instructor of the New York Chiropractic College Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician program and education chair for the Federation Internationale de Chiropractique du Sport. In addition to her doctorate degrees in medicine and chiropractic, she has extensive training and expertise in sports chiropractic and rehabilitation and was named the ACA Sports Council’s 2020 Chiropractor of the Year. Dr. Foss has worked the World Games in Poland and the bobsleigh World Championships. She traveled with TEAM USA Track & Field as medical staff and has collaborated with prominent surgeons in the care and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.
Below, ACA Blogs learns more about what doctors can expect from her Engage program.
How is the topic you are presenting at Engage 2022 relevant to today’s chiropractor?
Dr. Foss: We all have had those patients that have nerve root symptoms but lack the exam or imaging findings to substantiate the symptoms. This lecture will dive deeper into these cases of peripheral etiologies that mimic nerve root pathology. We will explore how to hunt down the outliers in your patients.
What makes you an expert in this field?
Dr. Foss: My passion has always been solving the mystery of the patient who has been unable to find a successful treatment plan. I have devoted many years to continuing education and patient care to really understand and conceptualize the outliers that cause symptoms that, at first glance, seem to be in the bell curve.
What practical knowledge will attendees take away from your presentation?
Dr. Foss: This lecture will walk you through examination techniques that include assessment of the more common outliers. Quality examination is the bases for an outstanding care plan. If we have a laser focus on nailing down the diagnosis of the patient accurately, then the treatment plan will be successful. Always strive to be the best healthcare practitioner that has crossed the path of the patient.
What do you enjoy about presenting educational programs?
Dr. Foss: Years ago, I felt frustrated by the lack of support expressed by our fellow chiropractors towards each other. My mission is to elevate our great profession. Together we comprise hundreds of thousands of hands touching patients each day. Let’s embrace that and be worthy and elevate each other. This is why I like teaching; my two hands become many.
Engage 2022 offers an unmatched education program, featuring 19 virtual and in-person sessions that offer high-quality, innovative presentations. A total of 21 CE credits are available. Learn more and register here.
Engage 2022 offers an unmatched education program, featuring 19 virtual and in-person sessions that offer high-quality, innovative presentations. A total of 21 CE credits are available through several of the programs. Learn more and register here.