Access Workshop



The Essential Assessment



Old Beliefs / New Options


 Belief #1:  Only a small percent of  ‘sensitive’ individuals can develop elite

 perception/assessment skills.



More than 99%  of all sensory information is discarded by the brain as irrelevant and unimportant.   Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology 10th ed  p513



The fact is that the human nervous system is exquisitely sensitive. It continuously detects much more information than a person is consciously aware of. Accordingly, the average practitioner has the innate sensitivity/potential to develop elite perception skills.




Belief #2:  A person can develop elite perception skills simply by cultivating  awareness of conventional '5-sense'/sensory responses.


Sensory responses are just one category of responses that the nervous can produce when it detects a stimulus. The nervous system can also produce: motor responses; autonomic responses; affective responses; central arousal responses; motivational responses, etc.


Different types of responses provide unique insights about a stimulus. Elite perception/assessment skills are developed by cultivating awareness of diverse responses.




Belief #3: It takes a lot of time and effort to develop elite perception skills.


It often requires a lot of time and effort to develop elite perception skills, but, that's not because the skills themselves are inherently hard to develop. The fact is, most practitioners are able to quickly develop basic elite perception skills - once they know how to properly go about doing it.


The main problem has been that no road map was available to help individuals develop this skill. Consequently, each practitioner had to try and figure out how to develop it on their own. In most cases, practitioners fell short simply because they were trying to use inappropriate methods to develop this skill-set.


Fortunately, neuroscience now has a much better understanding of how the nervous system innately processes extremely weak, significant stimuli. As a result, practitioners no longer have to try and ‘reinvent the wheel’. They now have the option/opportunity to bypass the guesswork.    Most practitioners can learn a reliable strategy for expediently developing elite perception skills from a weekend workshop.



Helen Bergstrom, D.C.


Taking the Access Workshop was like coming home.

Somewhere in my being I knew that sometimes I just knew where to go and that to get results

didn't require a massive input. Rick put that into perspective and gave us the science behind it.

It is not a technique class. It is about using your technique with more certainty, confidence

and better results. Thank-you Dr. Wiegand.








Brycen A. Hudock, D.C.


Taking the Access Workshop with Dr. Rick Wiegand was a pivotal moment in my chiropractic

career.  It is, in my opinion, a must for any chiropractor concerned with the detection and

correction of subluxation.  Access is primarily a means of assessment that works in conjunction

with any technique.  Regardless of the methods you currently use, you will gain a heightened awareness and certainty in your work.


 My first Access seminar was nearly ten years ago and I remember being amazed at the simplicity

and how quickly I gained the skills necessary for increased awareness.  I was blown away at how quickly and accurately I could find the subluxation and know when it was corrected.  What’s more, everyone in the room was in total agreement.  I’ve never seen that level of inter-examiner reliability!


 I remember the original explanation at the time of how the developers of this technique, being intrigued by the ability of some of the great doctors in our profession who could enter a room and know in a fraction of a second what level needed to be adjusted, sought to find the answers of this heightened awareness.  As they interviewed these doctors, some said it was something they were

born with; while others said it was a learned awareness, but something that took many years to become that proficient.


 Access allows you to develop that same awareness, often in a few hours time!

Wherever you are in your career, I highly recommend attending the next Access Workshop

and take your skill to the highest level.  It’s all about certainty!  Thank you Dr. Rick!