Early Bird Registration for April 6th & 7th Spring Seminar

Beyond The Spine: Navigating Traumatic Injuries and Promoting Healthy Aging and Longevity In Your Practice


with Eric Reis, DC, DACNB, CBIS


April 6 & 7, 2024


at the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown


12 hours of instruction


This event is sponsored by Erchonia Lasers.


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Lecture Overview

This seminar is a comprehensive 2-day event that will explore the multifaceted aspects of managing traumatic injuries and fostering healthy aging and longevity in clinical practice. This seminar will provide an in-depth look into the latest advancements and methodologies for addressing traumatic injuries, with a special focus on metabolic, cognitive, and neurological health. We will explore innovative approaches and therapies that go beyond traditional methods, highlighting the importance of holistic and integrative approaches in patient care.

The curriculum will integrate the principles of rehabilitation, pain management, and preventative strategies, emphasizing the role of nutrition, lifestyle, and cutting-edge therapeutic techniques like low-level laser in promoting recovery and long-term well-being. This workshop aims to bridge the gap between conventional medical approaches and integrative therapies, offering participants a comprehensive understanding of how to enhance patient outcomes in both acute and chronic scenarios.

Participants will gain a thorough understanding of the complexities surrounding traumatic injuries, the importance of nutrition and metabolic health, and the latest strategies for promoting longevity and healthy aging. The course will feature interactive sessions, case studies, and practical demonstrations, ensuring that attendees leave with actionable knowledge and skills to apply in their own practices.

About Dr. Reis

Dr. Erik Reis is a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine and Board-Certified Chiropractic Neurologist at The Neural Connection. He received his Doctorate in Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences University, graduating with magna cum laude honors, and graduated from the University of Minnesota with his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology/Exercise Science, with an emphasis in human motor performance in both athletic and therapeutic settings.

Dr. Reis currently holds a diplomate in functional neurology from the American Chiropractic Neurology Board and has completed thousands of hours of additional post-graduate coursework utilizing clinical applications and therapeutic interventions in the neurological and nutritional rehabilitation of traumatic brain injuries, concussions, and vestibular disorders through the Carrick Institute of Clinical Neuroscience.

At The Neural Connection, his practice primarily focuses on treating complex neurological disorders that range from traumatic brain injuries (TBI’s), dysautonomia, sport-related concussions, vestibular-related disorders (Vertigo/Dizziness), complex regional pain syndromes (CRPS), headaches/migraines, and chronic pain syndromes. His treatments focus on individualized neurological rehabilitation protocols focused on increasing function through sensorimotor training and neuro-orthopedic exercises.

He manages pain and dysfunctional movement by utilizing corrective exercises, gait-retaining protocols and individualized neuromuscular training programs fit for the specific needs of his patients. He also utilizes comprehensive nutritional and metabolic testing to address potentially limiting dysfunctions of the immune, endocrine, and nervous systems.

Join us for our 2023 Fall Seminar with Dr. Brian Jensen!

We hope you’ll join us in Manchester on October 28th for our 2023 Fall Seminar with Dr. Brian Jensen!


About the Event:

With a greater understanding of how the nervous system works and responds to our environment, we can now improve patient outcomes by making predictable changes to pain, postural integrity, balance and functional movement.

Dr. Jensen will cover neuroplasticity and its application to chiropractic, the adaptive nervous system, and the physiology of stress. He will also address neuro biomechanical efficiency including gait and foot assessment, posture evaluation, functional movement assessment, movement disorders, and soft tissue treatment.


About Dr. Jensen:

Dr Brian Jensen was introduced to Chiropractic at age 15 when he received treatment for sports injuries. Based on the success of that treatment, he chose to attend Palmer Chiropractic College where he graduated in 1987. Dr Jensen’s personal experience with Chiropractic care has led him over the past 30 years to develop strategies for staying healthy, not merely addressing temporary aches and pains. “Staying healthy is a proactive process, doing the right things as part of a healthy life style. ” With that in mind, Dr Jensen has incorporated a combination of the latest technological advances with simple, common sense tools that assist patients in achieving and maintaining their health goals.

Dr. Jensen served as the Associate Director of Education and Research at Foot Levelers Inc., between 2006 and 2010 and is currently in full time practice in Roanoke VA. He has shared his experience in continuing education seminars over the past 15 years in the US and abroad.


Questions? Email info@nhchiropractic.org.

Help us fight for better insurance coverage of chiropractic!

We hear from chiropractors often that they have patients who, due to insurance limitations, are unable to continue receiving the care that helps their chronic pain or must ration visits at the cost of their health. HB 303 would require insurers to cover a minimum of 20 chiropractic visits per year, along with other nonpharmacological pain management services like physical therapy, massage therapy, and acupuncture. On Wednesday, NHCA Board members Dr. Daniel Parent and Dr. James Pamplin provided verbal testimony to the House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee in support of this legislation. We want to thank all of the New Hampshire DCs who have taken the time to submit written testimony!

If you have not had a chance to show your support yet, there is still time to contact the committee before its members vote to decide whether this bill will move forward. To send your testimony to the full committee, email HouseCommerceCommittee@leg.state.nh.us. You can use
our template to help you write your testimony.


December 2022 Featured Chiropractor: Meet Dr. Matthew Hotz, a presenter at our fall conference!

At our October seminar on Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, we were thrilled when a New Hampshire Chiropractor offered to present about his own experience treating local patients with this heritable connective tissue disorder. This month, our feature is Dr. Matthew Hotz.

Matthew Hotz, DC is a graduate of Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minnesota. He has offices in Lee and Kingston, New Hampshire and has been in practice for 26 years. Dr. Hotz uses diversified adjusting along with Nimmo trigger point therapy, using both instrument and manual adjusting. He is especially passionate about the treatment of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and pregnancy and postpartum care, as well as working with runners to maximize athletic performance. He empowers patients to take responsibility for their care by teaching proper exercise technique and at home care to get better faster.

Dr. Hotz’s mother-in-law was a  teacher with the Boston Ballet, and through spending time with their chiropractor, he developed an interest in helping dancers with the particular stress that comes with their art. It was through correlating patterns found among dancers and gymnasts that led to an interest in helping those with EDS.

In his seminar presentation, Dr. Hotz expressed the importance of listening to patients who present with a variety of health complaints, as is often the case with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Seemingly unconnected symptoms that present a diagnostic challenge may actually be the result of a connective tissue disorder.

In his work with EDS patients, Dr. Hotz has found it helpful to focus on carefully building strength and training proprioception. He also recommends the Zebra Club app, which is an app specifically designed to guide people with hypermobility-related chronic pain through safe exercise and rehabilitation.

September 2022 Featured Member: Dr. Eric O’Connell at Progressive Spine & Rehab Center

Meet Dr. Eric O’Connell! We are proud to have Dr. O’Connell as a member of our NHCA Board of Directors.

Eric O’Connell, DC, CCSP, ICCSP, CSCS is the owner and sports chiropractor at Progressive Spine & Rehab Center in Manchester, NH. There, he specializes in non-surgical spinal care and rehabilitation for athletes, as well as everyday people. His emphasis is on evaluating an injury and related structures for the source of discomfort, along with deficiencies which may have led to the injury taking place. His approach is focused not only on rapid relief, but also educating patients so they can fully return to daily activities without future incident.

Dr. O’Connell grew up in “Downstate” New York, an area about 70 miles north of NYC. There he participated in soccer, golf, hockey, and various action sports including skateboarding, BMX biking, mountain biking, skiing, and snowboarding. This variety of sports gave Dr. O’Connell an appreciation of what it takes to recover from and prevent all types of injuries.

Dr. O’Connell attended Springfield College, earning a BS in Applied Exercise Science in 2006. During his undergraduate, he earned the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) distinction from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He then worked as a health and wellness coordinator in the corporate wellness field. There he helped employees of an employees maintain and gain better health through diet and exercise training.  It was during this time Dr. O’Connell knew he could do more to help people and decided to attend chiropractic school at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange Florida. He graduated in 2011 as the Clinical Excellence award winner of his class.  During grad school he was president of the Sports Council for 2 years, where he helped to establish relationships for the club (and school) with the purpose of providing chiropractic care at local athletic events. His efforts resulted in relationships with the LPGA International golf course, and Daytona Motor Speedway among other smaller events and organizations. Additionally, during grad school, Dr O’Connell participated in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu earning 3-stripe purple bent and used his CSCS to train professional and amateur MMA fighters in preparation of fights and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitions. Dr. O’Connell’s residency was at the Rhode Island Spine Center with Dr. Donald Murphy, a founding member of the PSP certification and developer of the now know CRIPS Protocols. The residency exposed Dr. O’Connell to evidence guided, multi-disciplinary approach to spine care, a model he still practices today.

Since graduating Dr. O’Connell participated in a yearlong course earning his Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) distinction and International CCSP. He has used his advanced certifications to provide sports chiropractic care for a wide array of sporting events including many local 5k and other endurance races. He was the team chiropractor for the NH Charge Football team for 3 seasons and most recently volunteered as physio staff at the Nitro Circus Tour stop here in Manchester in 2019 and 2022. Dr. O’Connell sits as a general board member for the New Hampshire Chiropractic Association and is an ethics committee member for the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians.

During his free time Dr. O’Connell enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He is often found enjoying NH outdoors with hiking, biking, swimming and generally exploring all that NH has to offer.  Dr. O’Connell has rediscovered his joy for rock climbing, climbing mostly indoors at Vertical Dreams in Manchester. 


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