Life West’s

The WAVE 2019

The Science, Philosophy and Art of Chiropractic

August 16-18, 2019

The WAVE 2019

Join us at The WAVE, Life Chiropractic College West’s annual event for the chiropractic community! This is the conference to attend if you want to enhance your skills, expand your knowledge, and make new connections.

See world-class speakers and learn from the experts during this three-day conference in Northern California’s beautiful Bay Area. Life West welcomes visitors from around the globe as we will delve into the Science, Philosophy, and Art of Chiropractic with an examination of the Salutogenic Model in 2019. 

Let’s evolve our vision for chiropractic health and wellness together!

The Science, Art and
Philosophy of Chiropractic


Learn about salutogenesis, which literally means “that which gives birth to health.” The Salutogenic Model guides the way Life West presents its curriculum, providing a place to develop and exercise expertise in a chiropractic philosophy that embraces the mind-body connection, while offering the resources to achieve greater wellness.

Get Your CE at The WAVE

Earn up to 20 CE credits*. California attendees will earn all annual required CE categories.
Friday and Saturday: 12 CE hours*, including 4 hours California mandatory topics. 
Sunday: 5 X-Ray hours
Online: 3 hours* via exclusive Life West online seminars, including 2 hours Ethics. 

*The number of hours eligible for CE varies according to State Board regulations

The WAVE Community Events

Connect with friends and colleagues, old and new, in an interactive learning environment. Hear from your peers about their issues and their solutions as you think about ways to grow your own business and philosophy.

See the 2018 Community Events
Highlight video to the left!

Pricing &  Registration

Add CE for just $50* 

* Up to 20 CE hours including 6 hours on Friday, 6 hours on Saturday, 5 X-ray hours on Sunday, and 3 hours online.

Featured Speakers

The WAVE features world-class speakers who bring their knowledge, research and expertise in chiropractic and health and wellness.  

Heidi Haavik, DC

Dr. Heidi Haavik is the Director of Research at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic. She is a chiropractor and has a PhD in human neurophysiology…

Del Bigtree

Del Bigtree, an Emmy Award-winning producer on the daytime talk show The Doctors, is also a filmmaker and an investigative medical journalist. He is best known for…

Dan Murphy, DC

Dan Murphy graduated magna cum laude from Western States Chiropractic College in 1978, and has more than 34 years of practice experience. He has a Diplomat…

Ron Oberstein, DC

Dr. Ron Oberstein graduated from Life Chiropractic College (now Life University) in 1981. Prior to becoming the president of Life West, Dr. Oberstein…

Hear from Life West President Ron Oberstein

“Life West is so proud to host The WAVE: one of our profession’s most premiere chiropractic events.  The college prides itself at being thought-leaders who are at the forefront of important topics in chiropractic. Come to The WAVE and get immersed in the science, philosophy and art of chiropractic, to attend informative sessions, to hear from world-class speakers and to spend time with like-minded chiropractors.

Dr. Ron Oberstein

Attendee Testimonials

“It’s great to come out to California to get some philosophically sound continuing education. I’m happy to be here and look forward to next year!

“The WAVE is fantastic! It’s a WAVE of energy and excitement. I highly recommend it for anyone considering chiropractic. Every year, Life West rocks it!”

“I love The WAVE! It’s always a great seminar—meeting up with old friends and catching up and being able to learn and get re-inspired.”

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Come to The WAVE for inspiration and a comprehensive approach to the art, science, philosophy, and future of chiropractic.

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