Dr. Dennis Woggon


Dr. Woggon is the founder and director of the Clear Institute in St. Cloud Minnesota, whose mission is to: “Implement an effective chiropractic system if scoliosis care to help people worldwide through research and spinal rehabilitation.”  He is an avid researcher and a member of the Continuing Education Extension Faculty at both Parker and Life Colleges of Chiropractic. Dr. Woggon presents certification training for a  comprehensive approach to scoliosis correction, which includes instrument assisted adjusting.


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The Advanced Symposium are held twice every year at the clinics of CLEAR-certified doctors across the United States. They feature the latest research on the most innovative and cutting-edge scoliosis rehabilitation techniques being developed by CLEAR and its doctors.


Registration: The CLEAR Advanced Symposiums are open to members of the CLEAR Community Classroom and to CLEAR Certified Doctors. To register for an Advanced Symposium, please use the form below, or contact CLEAR Institute directly at care@clear-institute.org or (866) 663-7030.


Pricing: $625 ($550 if registering more than six weeks in advance)


Continuing Education Credits: CLEAR is excited to offer CE credits to licensed chiropractors for its Advanced Symposiums in 2019! Our seminars are sponsored for CE credits through Parker University College of Chiropractic in Dallas, Texas.


For the Advanced Symposiums, CE credits are available for AK, CO, CT, DC, DE, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NV, OH, OR, RI, SC, SD, UT, VT, VA, WA, WY, and PR.


CLEAR’s Advanced Symposiums are approved for 16 hours of continuing education credits, which include 2 hours of x-ray credits and 1 hour of professional boundaries credit.


Spring Symposium:

May 17 – 18, 2019 Celebration, FL; speakers: Dr. Alex Greaux; Dr. Tony Nalda; Dr. Andrew Strauss; Dr. Dennis Woggon


Fall Symposium:

October 11 – 12, 2019 Atlanta, GA; speakers TBD


Restoring the Cervical Lordosis: "Dead Man's Curve"

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Only chiropractors and chiropractic students may attend the Hands-on Workshop. These can only be taken in-person, and the DC or chiropractic student must be currently enrolled in or have completed the CLEAR Online Scoliosis Seminar to register.


The Hands-on Workshop is held at the Saint Cloud Chiropractic Clinic & CLEAR Scoliosis Center of Saint Cloud, Minnesota (the clinic of CLEAR’s Founder, Dr. Dennis Woggon).  CLEAR also offers special scheduling of basic workshops upon request; contact care@clear-institute.org for details.


CE Credits are not currently offered for the Hands-on Workshop.


It is a two-day course totaling 13 hours, focused primarily on practical application, with only a few hours of lecture. Featuring multiple instructors, small-group settings, and live training with actual scoliosis patients, the Hands-on Workshop ensures that you will have the skills and the confidence to begin applying everything you have learned in the Online Seminar.


Topics presented at the Hands-on Workshop include:


  • MIX (warm-up, pre-adjustment)
  • FIX (adjusting)
  • SET (post-adjustment rehab & exercises; sensorimotor re-integration strategies)
  • How to use the Scoliosis Traction Chair (STC)
  • X-ray Analysis
  • Advanced Patient Management Strategies
  • New Facts & Research on Scoliosis (revised & updated every seminar)


Registration: Only chiropractors and chiropractic students may attend Part 3, as this seminar focuses upon instructing participants in the real-life application of the CLEAR protocols, including chiropractic adjustments. Due to state and federal licensing laws, only chiropractors & chiropractic students are allowed to participate in this training.


Pricing: $350.00 if pre-paid more than six weeks in advance; $400 without the Early-Bird Discount.


Seminar Dates:


June 7 – 8, 2019


September 6 – 7, 2019


December 6 – 7, 2019







Standard Treatment Certification is the first level of certification in the CLEAR Scoliosis Treatment Protocols.  It certifies that a doctor has all of the necessary training and equipment to help people living with scoliosis with the CLEAR protocols.  Patients typically live within driving distance of the CLEAR Scoliosis Center.  Due to the fact that the patient lives close to the doctor and can commit to regular office visits, it is much easier for the doctor to monitor the patient’s progress, evaluate external factors that may be affecting treatment  and encourage compliance with the mandatory home exercise program.



The process for achieving Standard Treatment certification is outlined below.  While the last four steps may be accomplished in any particular order, past experience has suggested the order outlined below is the most efficient way to achieve CLEAR certification.


1- Lecture seminar (Parts 1 & 2) – may be taken online or attended in person at Parker University in Dallas, Texas (CE credits are available for both online and in-person courses in most states)

2- Qualification Exam – necessary to complete before registering for Part 3.

3- Hands-on workshop (Part 3) – must be attended in person*.

4- Spend a minimum of five (5) days training in a certified clinic.

5- Submit an Initial Case Study to CLEAR Institute.

6- Practical Hands-on Examination – must be taken in person.

Once a chiropractor has achieved Standard Treatment certification, in order to maintain their certification status they are required to attend at least one workshop every year and continually submit data to CLEAR every year.


* Only Doctors of Chiropractic and students currently enrolled at a chiropractic college are allowed to attend Part 3 (the Hands-on Workshop).  Members of all healthcare specialties are welcome to attend Parts 1 & 2 of the CLEAR Scoliosis Seminar series.  Parts 1 & 2 of the seminar are considered to be the “Lecture” portion of the seminar, and are available to attend online and in-person at Parker University in Dallas, Texas; please contact Parker University for more information.




When a doctor becomes certified in the CLEAR methods, they are granted the right to provide Standard treatment plans ONLY.  Intensive Care Treatment Plans were established to provide the maximum benefit to the patient in the shortest period of time.  It must be recognized, however, that this requires the patient to assume a much greater responsibility for follow-through after the initial phase of care than Standard Treatment plans.


Intensive Care (IC) certification requires additional training and testing.  It is more difficult and demanding to provide, and CLEAR wants to ensure that every doctor who offers Intensive Care plans can meet or exceed the expectations of their patients.



Becoming Intensive Care Certified is a much more detailed and involved process than achieving Standard Treatment Certification.  Doctors working on an intensive care basis have very little room for error. Since the doctor only works with the patient for a short period of time, any mistakes resulting in lost time can hinder the effectiveness of the treatment.  For this reason, IC Certification is rigorous, extensive, and granted only to those doctors who have demonstrated complete mastery of the CLEAR protocols.


To achieve IC Certification,

the doctor must:


1- Maintain Treatment Certification for at least one year.*

2- Submit at least two (2) valid Case Studies (beyond the first one required to achieve Treatment Certification), each showing a reduction in the total Cobb angles of 25% or greater.

3- Attend at least one (1) Advanced Workshop, study an online presentation, and pass the Advanced Written Exam.

4- Spend a minimum of five (5) days training in an IC-certified clinic.

5- After achieving IC Treatment Certification, the doctor must submit an IC Case Study on their first patient to CLEAR Institute within three (3) months, or their IC status will be revoked until this is done.


Intensive Care certified doctors are expected to adhere to the same annual certification renewal processes that apply to all certified doctors, and may be held to a higher standard in certain regards.  Any doctor that cannot maintain the expected high standards for Intensive Care certification is expected to immediately inform CLEAR Institute of this fact and return to only providing treatment to patients on a Standard treatment basis.


* The time requirement can be waived if the doctor submits three (3) additional Case Studies, for a total of six.

Five of these must demonstrate a reduction in total Cobb angles of 25% or greater.




 Dr. Woggon Interview

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