"The real purpose of the scientific method is to make sure Nature hasn't misled you into thinking you know something you actually don't." - Robert Pirzig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

SelfCare First’s Education Programs

SelfCare First carries out its educational mission using an assortment of unique instructive tools and services customized to fit a variety of learning styles and needs:

Consulting for Health Plans & Employers
Every patient with an undiscovered rapidly reversible disorder is costing health plans and employers dearly. Dr. Donelson has played important roles in bringing substantial documented savings to large self-insured employers.
Click here to learn how to access the expertise to create substantial savings in spine care.

Online webinars
SelfCare First and Dr. Donelson offer webinars targeting the unique circumstances and educational needs of primary care providers of all types. These webinars have been approved for Prescribed educational credits from the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Canadian sister organization.  Click here to learn more.

Dr. Donelson also plans to lead webinars for individuals who are themselves struggling with painful low back, neck and extremity disorders. Check back here for more information.

Guest Speaking
Dr. Donelson is a world-renowned expert clinician and researcher in the non-operative care of painful spinal disorders. He has presented at conferences, spine societies, and taught courses in over fifteen countries. His many published research studies include being the Principle Investigator for a recent study showing more than a 40% savings in the claims data of a self-insured Fortune 500 company for the care of low back pain.  He has written two books (see below). Click here to inquire about inviting Dr. Donelson to speak.

Book Publishing
SelfCare First and Dr. Donelson have published two books:

Rapidly Reversible Low Back Pain: An Evidence-Based Pathway to Widespread Recoveries and Savings” is written for clinicians, payers, and researchers but many patients have benefited from reading it as well. Click here to read reviews from a wide assortment of spine care stakeholders. Click here to learn more about this book.

Solving the Mystery: The Key to Rapid Recoveries for Most Back and Neck Pain” is written specifically for patients struggling with low back or neck pain. Clinicians have found it useful to give to patients. Click here to learn more about this book.