Greetings and hello my name is Dr. Jay Kennedy. In 2001 I developed and began teaching an effective, evidenced-based decompression-traction technique based on my 12 years’ experience as an owner and operator of 2 multi-discipline MD/DC decompression clinics. I’ve since treated thousands of patients over my 28 years in practice and taught these methods to several thousand doctors and other professionals. Our technique is CE approved and has been taught in dozens of states, several colleges and numerous state conventions.
Having purchased my initial decompression systems at a staggering price I was well versed in the hyperbole and over-reach these devices and their marketing relied upon. Though their results were certainly acceptable they couldn’t live up to a near $300,000 investment….this becoming fully apparent after a year of cross-comparisons with a $10,000 device I had modified to mimic their protocols and attributes.
My research and design efforts have allowed thousands of Chiropractors to purchase a safe and cost effective alternative to prohibitively high priced decompression units. Thousands of systems (based upon my research and design) have been sold so far… with estimates of 2 million patient treatments using our protocols and methods to date.
I believe it is imperative that we put the doctor into decompression therapy, and dispel the notion that the “magic is in the machine”. This is simply marketing hyperbole…not science.
This is the major reason for offering this on-line education…to focus on doctor skill, doctor information and doctor awareness dispelling the nonsense that a machine is solely responsible for the clinical results.
Central to this is the understanding that consistent outcomes and dramatic Benefits, often not attainable with other therapies…are attainable with traction and with equipment costing well under 10,000.00 dollars.
Our goal remains the same today as it was 13 years ago…to create the best equipment and the most reasonable, evidenced based methods and protocols decompression traction can offer. We hope that we may be able to assist you in your quest to capture new patients and to enhance your knowledge and clinical expertise.
And the benefits are numerous:
- A non-traumatic treatment intervention when manipulation is dubious or even dangerous.
- A treatment amenable to virtually any age or morphology.
- The treatment of choice for disc compression syndromes…which current research suggests may contribute to 85% of patient back pain presentations.
I know that with specific, focused education emphasizing proper patient selection and patient positioning, as well as time, force and angle…a quality, lower cost traction unit can and will generate exceptional outcomes in disc compression syndromes.
In addition, we must also understand when a patient’s condition is unlikely to be helped by traction. My technique will help give you that information quickly and accurately.
I have been very fortunate to have purchased the ATM2 clinical system some 3 years ago. The ATM2 is an Active Therapeutic Motion rehab system for active relief of pain…treating both chronic and acute motion disorders in a functional and weight-bearing position.
More than any single intervention, the ATM2 has provided many answers to the questions regarding why decompression fails to give satisfactory results in some cases.
My technique focuses on creating three major patient categories…disc compression, movement disorders and a combination of the two. Each has its own specific criteria, functional examination and treatment parameters…you will become an expert on the differential diagnosis by the end of the course as well as with cervical & carpel procedures and their respective examinations.
Unlike the purchase of an adjusting table…a chiropractor typically enters the decompression/traction market with limited prior knowledge…and gaining information that has substantial clinical value and that is actually fact based, has been nearly impossible.
This on-line course will deliver detailed, clinically relevant information on not only decompression therapy but on complete and proper implementation of the ATM2 clinical system, cold laser therapy, electrotherapy, ultrasound, and proper billing with national coding expert…Michael Miscoe of Miscoe Health Law.
We have chosen to name this technique: Kennedy Decompression Technique… not as a shameless self promotion… but for several, more substantive reasons:
- I have taught over 1000’s of decompression seminars in the United States and Canada with these protocols and procedures and I’ve taught at several major chiropractic colleges. These methods simply work… and have a proven track record.
- I get dozens of calls per week requesting a concise and complete course of material on our decompression and treatment techniques.
- I also felt a ‘proper’ named technique allows a user a stronger sense that there is someone taking direct responsibility for the accuracy and value of the information…the buck stops here so to speak…
I will continue to add and refine the information… and be a sounding board for opinions…both agreeing and dissenting…and modify the information when it will be of benefit.
I take my role and my information very seriously…we have decided to launch this National, web-based course outlining the Kennedy Decompression Technique after codifying and streamlining it for nearly 8 years.
We know from over 3000 chiropractors utilizing this information that it has distinct clinical value. We of course have stood on the shoulders of genius’ and borrowed liberally from much published research…and added our own clinical insights to the information. It is simple, effective and easy to implement allowing a new or experienced doctor to quickly classify patient groups, channel them into the most appropriate intervention and use post treatment assessments to validate the procedures.
No technique or classification can be perfect nor foolproof…however when we focus on proven functional, provocative examination findings and post treatment assessments using decompression, Active movement therapy or a properly timed combination of treatments we find dramatic & consistent clinical outcomes.
I know you will come away from this course with the armament necessary to utilize decompression therapy to its’ fullest in your own clinic.
Thank you for your time.