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Pathway to Wellness – Understanding the Body as a Functioning Unit

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Fri November 10, 2023 - 12:00 PM EST — Sat November 11, 2023 - 12:15 PM EST

Location: Orlando, FL

Orlando World Center Marriott
8701 World Center Dr.
Orlando, FL 32821
(407) 239-4200

Speaker: Daniel Murphy, DC, DABCO
Satya Sardonicus, DC, CACCP

CEU: 12

Price: $0.00$75.00

About the Seminar

This NEW comprehensive 12-Hour course is designed to provide a deep understanding of the body as a functional unit and its impact on overall well-being. Led by renowned experts Dr. Dan Murphy, DC, DABCO and Dr. Satya Sardonicus, DC, the course covers various aspects of clinical physiology, chiropractic philosophy, and physical therapy/physiological therapeutics. Participants will gain insights into integrating concepts such as infection, immunity, inflammation, blood flow, mitochondria, and DNA into their practice. The sessions delve into topics like the Biotensegrity Model, sympathetic dominance, and the adverse mechanical tension on the central nervous system. Practical applications, including neurofascial integration, examination procedures, diagnosis techniques, and therapeutic modalities like laser therapy and fascial manual therapy, are explored. Additionally, nutrition, exercise, and the use of low-level lasers are discussed as crucial components of promoting wellness. By the end of the course, participants will have a comprehensive toolkit to enhance patient care and optimize their pathway to wellness.

Seminar Dates and Times:
Registration: 11:30am
Friday, November 10th  12:00pm - 8:45pm EST
Saturday, November 11th  8:00am - 12:15pm EST

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Seminar Topics

  • Clinical Physiology
  • The Biotensegrity Model and Sympathetic Dominance
  • Chiropractic for All
  • Clinical Application of NeuroFascial Integration
  • Healthy Diet for All
  • Highlighted Condition: Cerebellar Tonsillar Ectopia
  • Exercise for All
  • NeuroFascial Exercise for Sympathetic Dominance
  • Laser Physiology
  • Laser Therapy for Sympathetic Dominance
  • Low-Level Lasers For All
  • Fascial Manual Therapy, Laser Therapy, and Chiropractic Adjustments for DFKC Tension

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About the Speaker

Dan Murphy, DC, DABCO

P. O. Box 7044
Auburn, CA 95604


  • Undergraduate three years at the University of California, San Diego
  • 1978, graduated from Western States Chiropractic College, magna cum laude
  • 1986, Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedics
  • Have accumulated approximately the following post-graduate continuing education hours: Biomechanics: 460 hours; Orthopedics: 910 hours; X-ray: 430 hours; Neurology: 880 hours; Nutrition 310 hours.

Clinical Experience:

  • Continuous clinical practice 1978 - 2003.
  • Part-time clinical practice 2003 through present.

Undergraduate Teaching Experience:

1982 to present and continuing, part-time undergraduate faculty at Life Chiropractic College West, in Hayward, CA. Current class is Management of Spinal Disorders; Rank, full professor.

Postgraduate Teaching Experience:

Has taught approximately 1,450 twelve hour postgraduate continuing education classes.

Class topics include: biomechanics of vehicular collisions; biomechanics of spine trauma; biomechanics of pediatric vehicular collisions; soft tissue injury and repair; pain and proprioceptive neurology; the management of spine and spinal related disorders; clinical nutrition.

Has taught postgraduate classes for Life Chiropractic College West, Los Angeles Chiropractic College, Life University (Chiropractic), Logan Chiropractic College, Palmer Chiropractic College, Cleveland Chiropractic College of Kansas City, University of Western States, and Northwestern Health Science University.


  • 1989: Chapter V in Spinal Manipulation: "Posture, Tissues, Neurology and Health", published by Chiropractic Biophysics, Inc.
  • 1990-2013: Quarterly Column in the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic.
  • 1996: Contributing author: Motor Vehicle Collision Injuries, Aspen Publication.
  • 1998: Contributing author: Pediatric Chiropractic, Williams & Wilkins.
  • 2005: Contributing author: Motor Vehicle Collision Injuries, 2nd edition, Jones and Bartlett.
  • 2011: Contributing author: Pediatric Chiropractic, 2nd edition, Wolters Kluwer, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Special Awards:

  • 1987, 1991 and 1995: Post-graduate Educator of the Year, given by the International Chiropractic Association.
  • 1997: The Carl S. Cleveland, Jr., Educator of the year, given by the International Chiropractic Association of California.
  • 2001: Dr. Murphy was honored by the readers of Dynamic Chiropractic as the top vote receiver for the “Our Virtual Chiropractic Association.”
  • In 2001, Dr. Murphy was chosen “Chiropractor of the Year” by the International Chiropractic Association of California.
  • 2003-2009, Vice President of the International Chiropractic Association.
  • 2009-2010, “Chiropractor of the Year” from the International Chiropractic

Satya Sardonicus, DC

365 Avebury Ct
Ossipee, NH  03864
PH:  (603) 957-0029
Website:  www.resilienceartist.com

Dr. Satya Sardonicus is a strategic healing consultant and founder of Fascial Flow Method, a groundbreaking body-based approach to unwind stored tension and become more resilient to life’s unavoidable stressors. Dr. Satya brings a unique perspective of the healing process; her deeply personal experience with trauma and chronic illness inspired her to innovate treatment strategies that accelerate healing by activating the body’s self-healing function. A second-generation chiropractor in a family full of holistic providers, Dr. Sardonicus is actively informed by a passion for neuroscience, biotensegrity + fascia, and a vitalistic philosophy. Her multidisciplinary framework to facilitate therapeutic change, NeuroFascial Integration, is a “unified field theory for healing” to provide sustainable, transformative, trauma-informed care that is easier and more effective for both provider and patient.

A second-generation chiropractor in a family full of holistic providers, Dr. Sardonicus is actively informed by a passion for neuroscience, biotensegrity + fascia, dance therapy, holistic nutrition, and a vitalistic philosophy. She is the creator of Fascial Flow Method™, a groundbreaking body-based approach to unwind old trauma and tension patterns and become more resilient to physical, mental, and emotional stressors.

Above all, Dr. Sardonicus is an innovative thinker, healer, and champion of human potential.


Academy of Family Practice Council on Pediatrics | 2014

Certification by the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics (CACCP)

Life Chiropractic College West | 2010 Doctorate of Chiropractic

University of Massachusetts: Amherst | 2007 Bachelors of Science: Psychoneuroimmunology


Reiki Levels 1 & 2 | 2002 Carol Wallace, Reiki Master

Raw Foods Chef & Instructor | 2003 Living Light Culinary Arts Institute

Center for Hope and Healing | 2010-11 Chagrin Falls OH (functional medicine clinic)

Insight Learning & Wellness Center | 2011-11 Cleveland OH (specializing in neurosensory integration)

Chrysalis Studio PDX | 2018-2020

Portland OR (therapeutic movement studio + clinic)

Inspira Center for Foundational Health (founder) | 2012-14 Dover NH (multidisciplinary women’s + children’s health ctr)

Little Adjustments | 2014-2018

Portland OR (prenatal, pediatric, and family care)

Resilience Artist | current

Alpharetta GA (strategic healing consultant)

resilienceartist.com | drsatya@resilienceartist.com


International Chiropractic Pediatric Association: Pediatric Certification International Chiropractic Pediatric Association: Webster Certification Applied Kinesiology

Sacro-Occipital Technique CranioSacral Therapy

Neuro-Emotional Technique Structural Integration NeuroSensory Integration HIO Toggle



Adjunct Faculty | Guest Lecturer in Pediatrics + Clinical Neurology | Preceptorship Advisor. University of Western States. Portland, Oregon. 2014-2020.

Teaching Assistant: Biochemistry + Clinical Nutrition (Dale Johnson PhD). Life Chiropractic College West. Hayward, California. 2008-2010.

Elementary Enrichment Science Teacher.

Mad Science of Western New England. Northampton, Massachusetts. 2006-2007.

Research Lead | Department of Animal Sciences. University of New Hampshire. 2005-2006.

Chef Teacher Training Instructor | Clinical Nutrition.

Living Light Culinary Arts Institute. Fort Bragg, California. 2002.

Functional Movement Instructor.

Dance, Art + Soul. Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. 1999-2001.


Holistic Pediatric Alliance | 2009-present

International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association | 2005-present New Hampshire State Chiropractic Society

Vice President | 2012-2014, current consultant to Executive Board

International Chiropractors Association

Public Policy Intern to Executive Director | 2004-2005


Interaction between muscles and fascia in the mystacial pad of whisking rodents | The role of fascia in muscular effort translation. Research directed and performed in conjunction with the Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Science Institute. J Anatomical Record. May 2020.

Reduction of headache frequency in adult women when addressing the Dural Fascial Kinetic Chain (DFKC). Canadian Journal of Pain. April 2019.

Changes in respiratory excursion and standard quality of life measures following physical training focused on proprioception and fluid fascial movement. Brain, Body, Cognition. Vol 9, No 1. 2019.

Building Resilience in a Fight-or-Flight World. Pathways to Family Wellness. Issue 58. June 2018. On Connection. Pathways to Family Wellness. Issue 45. March 2015.


NeuroFascial Exercise for Chronic Stress and Trauma. World Fascia Congress. Brasília Brazil. 2021.

NeuroFascial Integration: the Elegant Science of Trauma, Chronic Stress, and Resilience. Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon Annual Conference. Portland, OR. 2020.

Considerations for Integrated Fascial Manual Therapy: Panel Round Table. World Fascia Congress. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 2020.

How to Use Simple Body-Based Brain-Hacking Strategies to Overcome Chronic Stress and Boost Productivity. Superwoman Summit. Portland, OR. 2019.

Clinical research presentation: Fascial Flow Method™ as an effective modulator of chronic stress and breathing capacity. International Conference on Movement and Cognition. Tel Aviv University, Israel. 2019.

Fascia, Proprioception, and Chronic Stress.

Weizmann Science Institute, Brain Research Department. Rehovot, Israel. 2019.

Changes in Spine + Pelvic Mechanics During Pregnancy and the Impact on Labor and Delivery. Oregon Midwifery Council Annual Conference. Portland, OR. 2019.

The Neuroscience of Chronic Stress + Resilience. Transcending Trauma Conference. Canby, OR. 2019.

The Neuroscience of Trauma, Fascia, and Resilience. Women in Chiropractic Annual Congress. Orlando, FL. 2018.

Chronic Stress and Chiropractic Care: Updating Advances for Better Outcomes. Life Chiropractic College West Continuing Education. Hayward, CA. 2018.

Healer Heal Thyself: Strategies for Long-Lasting Resilience. Pathways to Family Wellness Summit. Washington, DC. 2018.

Women in Chiropractic Panel.

University of Western States. Portland, Oregon. 2017.

Chronic Stress and the Science of Subluxations.

Portland Alliance of Movement + Manual Therapists. Portland, Oregon. 2017.

Applications of Applied Kinesiology in a Pediatric Practice. University of Western States. Portland Oregon. 2017.

Integrative Biotensegrity Levels I-III. Vitality Group. Melbourne, Australia. 2016.

Dynamic Growth Congress. Brisbane, Australia. 2016. The Evolution of Chiropractic Care.

Exam Procedures for Clinical Certainty.

NeuroSensory Integration Challenges + Chiropractic. University of Western States. Portland, Oregon. 2016.

Integrative Biotensegrity Level I.

Australian Spinal Research Foundation. Perth, Australia. 2015.

Resonant Structural + Tonal Palpation.

MoveIt Murdoch School of Chiropractic Association. Perth, Australia. 2015.

Dynamic Growth Experience WA. Perth, Australia.

multiple sessions: Biotensegrity Illuminated | Headache or Brain Herniation? | Exam Procedures for Clinical Certainty. 2015.

Cranial, Dural, and Fascial Considerations to Optimize CNS Function. Biotensegrity Global. Portland, Oregon. 2015.

Diagnosis + Management of Brain Herniation: The Cutting Edge of Clinical Excellence. The Source Chiropractic. Oakland, California. 2015.

Cross-Crawl Pattern Imbalances + Chiropractic. University of Western States. Portland, Oregon. 2015.

Diagnosis + Management of Cerebellar Tonsillar Ectopia.

New Hampshire State Chiropractic Society. Madbury, New Hampshire. 2015.

Chiropractic Care + Breastfeeding.

La Leche League New England Parenting Conference. Portsmouth, NH. 2013.

Honoring All Children as Sensory Motor Learners. Little Tree Education. Dover, New Hampshire. 2012.


NeuroFascial Integration: The Elegant Science of Trauma, Chronic Stress, and Resilience (Optimizing Therapeutic Change for Consistently Powerful Outcomes)

How to Overcome Chronic Stress, Free Your Body From Stored Tension, and Boost Productivity … in Less Than 8 Minutes a Day Diagnosis + Management of Cerebellar Tonsillar Ectopia | Headache or Brain Herniation? The Common Dx You’re Missing Resonant Chiropractic Analysis: Finding Primary Patterns of Interference

Honoring All Children As Sensory Motor Learners

Communication for a Thriving Practice: Patients, Parents, and Other Providers


2014        NHSCS: “for outstanding service and dedication to the principle and practice of chiropractic”


Georgia (CHIR010618; active) New Hampshire (886; active) Oregon (inactive)

Montana (inactive) Ohio (inactive)


12 CEs Applied NWHSU

DC States Applied for: FL, GA, AL, SC

*Northwestern Health Sciences University (NWHSU) applies for CE Hours to the chiropractic state licensing boards in states surrounding the seminar location. If you need hours for other states, please contact NWHSU before the seminar at 952-885-5446. Certain restrictions apply.  *$75 extra for CEs (if needed).  Transcripts are sent out by email approximately 2 months after seminar completion.  If you need a copy sooner, please contact NWHSU directly at (952) 885-5446.  Please visit NWHSU’s FAQs for your CE Questions.