Vincent M. Simokovich DC
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SELECTED OCCUPATIONAL HISTORY 

Associate Doctor, Chiropractor, Clow Chiropractic, Palm Bay, Florida, 1991 – 1993

Clinic Director, Chiropractor, Procare Chiropractic, N. Royalton, Ohio, 1993 – 2012

Clinic Director, Chiropractor, Strongsville Chiropractic Neurology, Strongsville, Ohio, 2013 – present

 

EDUCATION and LICENSURE

Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of Ohio, License #1763, 1991 - present

Doctorate of Chiropractic, Life University, Atlanta, Georgia, 1987-1991

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part I, 1991

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part II, 1991

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part III, 1991

Undergraduate Studies in Pre-Med, Oakland Community College, Royal Oak, Michigan, 1982 – 1985

  

SELECTED POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION and CERTIFICATIONS

Certification in Electrodiagnosis, University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic, Cleveland, Ohio, 1996

Certification in Functional Medicine, Functional Medicine University and Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, California, 2014

Neurodiagnostics, Imaging Protocols and Pathology of the Trauma Patient, An in-depth understanding of the protocols in triaging and reporting the clinical findings of the trauma patient. Maintaining ethical relationships with the medical-legal community. [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], Academy of Chiropractc Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2016

Diagnostics, Risk Factors, Clinical Presentation and Triaging the Trauma Patient, An extensive understanding of the injured with clinically coordinating the history, physical findings and when to integrate neurodiagnostics. An understanding on how to utilize emergency room records in creating an accurate diagnosis and the significance of “risk factors” in spinal injury. [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2016

Crash Dynamics and Its Relationship to Causality, An extensive understanding of the physics involved in the transference of energy from the bullet car to the target car. This includes G's of force, newtons, gravity, energy, skid marks, crumple zones, spring factors, event data recorder and the graphing of the movement of the vehicle before, during and after the crash. Determining the clinical correlation of forces and bodily injury. [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recongized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards]Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2016

MRI, Bone Scan and X-Ray Protocols, Physiology and Indications for the Trauma Patient, MRI interpretation, physiology, history and clinical indications, bone scan interpretation, physiology and clinical indications, x-ray clinical indications for the trauma patient. [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2016

Neurodiagnostic Testing Protocols, Physiology and Indications for the Trauma Patient,Electromyography (EMG), Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV), Somato Sensory Evoked Potential (SSEP), Visual Evoked Potential (VEP), Brain Stem Auditory Evoked Potential (BAER) and Visual-Electronystagmosgraphy (V-ENG) interpretation, protocols and clinical indications for the trauma patient. [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2016

Documentation and Reporting for the Trauma Victim, Understanding the necessity for accurate documentation and diagnosis utilizing the ICD-9 and the CPT to accurately describe the injury through diagnosis. Understanding and utilizing state regulations on reimbursement issues pertaining to healthcare. [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2016

Documenting Clinically Correlated Bodily Injury to Causality, Understanding the necessity for accurate documentation, diagnosis and clinical correlation to the injury when reporting injuries in the medical-legal community. Documenting the kinesiopathology, myopathology, neuropathology, and pathophysiology in both a functional and structural paradigm. [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2016

Electrodiagnosis in Diseases of Nerve and Muscle,Detailed review of the anatomy and physiology of the muscular system and the peripheral nervous system including cranial nerves, the brachial plexus, the lumbosacral plexus, and the pudendal plexus.  An understanding of diseases in nerves, muscles, and the neuromuscular junction, and their electrodiagnostic properties.  Characteristics of upper motor neuron versus lower motor neuron lesions.  Principles and techniques of electromyography and nerve conduction testing, practicums and case studies,University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic, Cleveland, Ohio, 1996

MRI History and Physics, Magnetic fields, T1 and T2 relaxations, nuclear spins, phase encoding, spin echo, T1 and T2 contrast, magnetic properties of metals and the historical perspective of the creation of NMR and MRI. [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016

MRI Spinal Anatomy and Protocols, Normal anatomy of axial and sagittal views utilizing T1, T2, 3D gradient and STIR sequences of imaging. Standardized and desired protocols in views and sequencing of MRI examination to create an accurate diagnosis in MRI. [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016

MRI Disc Pathology and Spinal Stenosis, MRI interpretation of bulged, herniated, protruded, extruded, sequestered and fragmented disc pathologies in etiology and neurological sequelae in relationship to the spinal cord and spinal nerve roots. [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016

MRI Spinal Pathology, MRI interpretation of bone, intradural, extradural, cord and neural sleeve lesions. Tuberculosis, drop lesions, metastasis, ependymoma, schwanoma and numerous other spinal related tumors and lesions. [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016

MRI Methodology of Analysis, MRI interpretation sequencing of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine inclusive of T1, T2, STIR and 3D gradient studies to ensure the accurate diagnosis of the region visualized. New York Chiropractic Council, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016

MRI Clinical Application, The clinical application of the results of space occupying lesions. Disc and tumor pathologies and the clinical indications of manual and adjustive therapies in the patient with spinal nerve root and spinal cord insult as sequelae. [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016

MRI Protocols Clinical Necessity, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR axial, stacking, FFE, FSE and sagittal images. Clinical indication for the utilization of MRI and pathologies of disc in both trauma and non-trauma sequellae, including bulge, herniation, protrusion, extrusion and sequestration.[Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016

MRI Interpretation of Lumbar Degeneration/Bulges, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR axial, stacking, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of lumbar degeneration. With the co-morbidities and complications of stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, Schmorl's nodes and herniations. Central canal and cauda equina compromise interpretation with management. [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016

MRI Interpretation of Lumbar Herniations, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR axial, stacking, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of lumbar herniations. With the co-morbities and complications of stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, Schmorl's nodes and herniations. Morphology of lumbar disc pathologies of central and lateral herniations, protrusions, extrusions, sequestration, focal and broad based herniations are defined and illustrated. Central canal and cauda equina compromise interpretation with management. [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Reconized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016

MRI Interpretation of Cervical Degeneration/Bulges, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR axial, stacking, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of cervical degeneration. With the co-morbidities and complications of stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, Schmorl's nodes and herniations. Spinal cord and canal compromise interpretation with management. [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016 

MRI Interpretation of Cervical Herniations, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR Axial, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of lumbar herniations. With the co-morbidities and complications of stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, Schmorl's nodes and herniations. morphology of lumbar disc pathologies of central and lateral herniations, protrusions, extrusions, sequestration, focal and broad based herniations are defined and illustrated. Spinal cord and canal compromise interpretation with management.  [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016

MRI Interpretation of Degenerative Spine and Disc Disease with Overlapping Traumatic Insult to Both Spine and Disc, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR Axial, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of degenerative spondylolesthesis, spinal canal stenosis, Modic type 3 changes, central herniations, extrusions, compressions, nerve root compressions, advanced spurring and thecal sac involvement from an orthopedic, emergency room, chiropractic, neurological, neurosurgical, physical medicine perspective.  [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016

Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Cartesian System,The Cartesian Coordinate System from the history to the application in the human body. Explanation of the x, y and z axes in both translation and rotations (thetas) and how they are applicable to human biomechanics.[Texas Chiropractic Collegeor PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016

Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Cervical Pathobiomechanics,Spinal biomechanical engineering of the cervical and upper thoracic spine. This includes the normal and pathobiomechanical movement of both the anterior and posterior motor units and normal function and relationship of the intrinsic musculature to those motor units. Nomenclature in reporting normal and pathobiomechanical findings of the spine.[Texas Chiropractic Collegeor PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016 

Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Lumbar Pathobiomechanics,Spinal biomechanical engineering of the lumbar spine. This includes the normal and pathobiomechanical movement of both the anterior and posterior motor units and normal function and relationship of the intrinsic musculature to those motor units. Nomenclature in reporting normal and pathobiomechanical findings of the spine.[Texas Chiropractic Collegeor PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016 

Spinal Biomechanics in Trauma,To utilize whiplash associated disorders in various vectors of impact and whiplash mechanisms in determining pathobiomechanics. To clinically correlate annular tears, disc herniations, fractures, ligament pathology and spinal segmental instability as sequellae to pathobiomechanics from trauma. The utilization of digital motion x-ray in diagnoising normal versus abnormal facet motion along with case studies to understand the clinical application.[Texas Chiropractic Collegeor PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016 

Spinal Biomechanical Engineering & Organizational Analysis,Integrating spinal biomechanics and pathobiomechanics through digitized analysis.The comparison of organized versus disorganized compensation with regional and global compensation. Correlation of the vestibular, occular and proprioceptive neurological integration in the righting reflex as evidenced in imaging. Digital and numerical algorithm in analyzing a spine.[Texas Chiropractic Collegeor PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016 

Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Cervical Digital Analysis, Digitizing and analyzing the cervical spine in neutral, flexion and extension views to diagnose pathobiomechanics. This includes alteration of motion segment integrity (AMOSI) in both angular and translational movement. Ligament instability/failure/pathology are identified all using numerical values and models. Review of case studies to analyze pathobiomechanics using a computerized/numerical algorithm.[Texas Chiropractic Collegeor PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016 

Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Lumbar Digital Analysis,Digitalizing and analyzing the lumbar spine images to diagnose pathobiomechanics. This includes anterior and posterior vertebral body elements in rotatioal analysis with neutral, left and right lateral bending in conjunction with gate analysis. Ligament instability/failure/pathology is identified all using numerical values and models.  Review of case studies for analysis of pathobiomechanics using a computerized/numerical algorithm along with corrective guidelines.[Texas Chiropractic Collegeor PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016

Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Full Spine Digital Analysis,Digitalizing and analyzing the full spine images to diagnose pathobiomechanics as sequellae to trauma in relation to ligamentous failure and disc and vertebral pathology as sequellae. This includes anterior and posterior vertebral body elements in rotatioal analysis with neutral, left and right lateral bending in conjunction with gate analysis. Ligament instability/failure/pathology is identified all using numerical values and models. Review of case studies for analysis of pathobiomechanics using a computerized/numerical algorithm along with corrective guidelines.[Texas Chiropractic Collegeor PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016 

Spinal Trauma Pathology, Triage and Connective Tissue Injuries and Wound Repair,Triaging the injured and differentially diagnosing both the primary and secondary complaints. Connective tissue injuries and wound repair morphology focusing on the aberrant tissue replacement and permanency prognosis potential. [Texas Chiropractic College, PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards] ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016

Spinal Trauma Pathology: Ligament Anatomy and Injury Research and Spinal Kinematics,Spinal ligamentous anatomy and research focusing on wound repair, future negative sequelae of abnormal tissue replacement and the resultant aberrant kinematics and spinal biomechanics of the spine.[Texas Chiropractic College, PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards,] ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016

Spinal Trauma Pathology: Spinal Biomechanics, Central Nervous System and Spinal Disc Nomenclature,The application of spinal biomechanical engineering models in trauma and the negative sequelae it has on the central nervous system inclusive of the lateral horn, periaqueductal gray matter, thalamus and cortices involvement. [Texas Chiropractic College, PACE Recognized The by Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards,] ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post -Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016

Spinal Trauma Pathology: Biomechanics of Traumatic Disc Bulge and Age Dating Herniated Disc Pathology,The biomechanics of traumatic disc bulges as sequella from trauma and the comorbidity of ligamentous pathology. Age-dating spinal disc pathology in accordance with Wolff’s Law. [Texas Chiropractic College, PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards,] ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016

Spinal Trauma Pathology: Clinical Grand Rounds, The review of case histories of mechanical spine pathology and biomechanical failures inclusive of case histories, clinical findings and x-ray and advanced imaging studies. Assessing comorbidities in the triage and prognosis of the injured. [Texas Chiropractic College, PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards,] ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016

Spinal Trauma Pathology: Research Perspectives,The review of current literature standards in spinal trauma pathology and documentation review of biomechanical failure, ligamentous failure and age-dating disc pathology.[Texas Chiropractic College, PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards,] ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016

Accident Reconstruction: Terms, Concepts and Definitions, The forces in physics that prevail in accidents to cause bodily injury. Quantifying the force coefficients of vehicle mass and force vectors that can be translated to the occupant and subsequently cause serious injury. [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2016

Accident Reconstruction: Causality, Bodily Injury, Negative Acceleration Forces, Crumple Zones and Critical Documentation, Factors that cause negative acceleration to zero and the subsequent forces created for the vehicle that get translated to the occupant. Understanding critical documentation of hospitals, ambulance reports, doctors and the legal profession in reconstructing an accident. [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards}, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2016

Accident Reconstruction: Skid Marks, Time, Distance, Velocity, Speed Formulas and Road Surfaces, The mathematical calculations necessary utilizing time, distance, speed, coefficients of friction and acceleration in reconstructing an accident. The application of the critical documentation acquired from an accident site. [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2016

Accident Reconstruction: Research, Causality and Bodily Injury, Delta V issues correlated to injury and mortality, side impact crashes and severity of injuries, event data recorder reports correlated to injury, frontal impact kinematics, crash injury metrics with many variables and inquiries related to head restraints. [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2016

Head Trauma, Brain Injury and Concussion, Brain and head physiology, brain mapping and pathology as a sequella to trauma. Traumatic brain injury, mild traumatic brain injury, axonalshearing, diffuse axonal injury and concussion are detailed in etiology and clinically. Clinical presentation, advanced diagnostic imaging and electrodiagnostics are detailed in analysis to create a differential diagnosis. Balance disorders that often occur as a result of trauma are also explored from clinical presentation to advanced imaging and differential diagnosis [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensiing Boards], Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2016

Patient Intake, History and Physical Examination, Determining the etiology of the patient's complaints in a traumatic or non-traumatic scenario. Analyzing the patient's past history and review of systems along with the performance of a completeorthopedic, neurological and clinical examination to correlate both past, current and causality issues to formulate an accurate diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan. There is an emphasis on triaging both the trauma and non-trauma patients.  [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2016

Orthopedic Testing: Principles, Clinical Application and Triage, Integration of orthopedic testing in the clinical setting to develop a differential diagnosis. Utilizing radiographic and advanced imaging inclusive of MRI and CAT scan findings to verify tissue pathology suspected by orthopedic testing conclusions and developing a treatment plan as sequelae. [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016

Orthopedic Testing: Cervical Spine, Integration of cervical orthopedic testing in the clinical setting to develop a differential diagnosis. Utilizing radiographic and advanced imaging inclusive of MRI and CAT scan findings to verify tissue pathology suspected by orthopedic testing conclusions and developing a treatment plan as sequelae. [Texas Chiropractic College orPACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016 

Orthopedic Testing: Cervical Spine, Integration of cervical orthopedic testing in the clinical setting to develop a differential diagnosis. Utilizing radiographic and advanced imaging inclusive of MRI and CAT scan findings to verify tissue pathology suspected by orthopedic testing conclusions and developing a treatment plan as sequelae. [Texas Chiropractic College orPACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016

Orthopedic Testing: Lumbar Spine, Integration of lumbar orthopedic testing in the clinical setting to develop a differential diagnosis. Utilizing radiographic and advanced imaging inclusive of MRI and CAT scan findings to verify tissue pathology suspected by orthopedic testing conclusions and developing a treatment plan as sequelae. [Texas Chiropractic College orPACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016

Orthopedic Testing: Clinical Grand Rounds, Integration of orthopedic testing in the clinical setting utilizing both simple and complex patient scenarios. It includes potential stroke, or vertebrobasilar insufficient patients and understanding the nuances in a clinical evaluation with orthopedic testing as a critical part of the evaluation and screening process. How to integrate orthopedic testing in the clinical setting utilizing both simple and complex patient scenarios. It includes potential stroke, or vertebrobasilar insufficient patients and understanding the nuances in a clinical evaluation with orthopedic testing as a critical part of the evaluation and screening process. [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by The  Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards],ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016

Neuron Theory & Receptor Activation,Review of the advanced components of neuronal structure and activity, with emphasis on the relationship between environmental potentials and their effects on the central nervous system, and their clinical applications.  Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 2010

Neuromuscular Applications,Emphasis on the structure and function of the motor system in relationship to receptor activation, exploration of the relationship between brain/muscle spindle sensitivity/gain and muscle tone, and the methodology concerning brain based activation of the neuromuscular system.  Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 2010

Peripheral Nervous System,Review of structure and function of the peripheral nervous system with emphasis on the clinical syndromes most commonly associated with lesions in the system, the central consequences of such lesions in relationship to neuronal function, and the methodologies of diagnosis and treatment.  Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 2011

Spinal Cord,Review of the structure and function of the spinal cord, with emphasis on clinical syndromes, the methodology to differentiate between various clinical syndromes directly and or indirectly involving the spinal cord, and clinical applications in the treatment of the spinal cord injured patient. Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 2011

Reflexogenic Systems,Review of the structure and function of spinal cord reflexes, from monosynaptic to cross cord reflexes, and the clinical applications of modalities in the treatment of central and peripheral based disorders of muscle tone. Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 2011

Autonomic Nervous System,Emphasis on the structure and function of the Autonomic Nervous System in relationship to respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary function and pathology, review of autonomic concomitants associated with central and peripheral lesions, and the clinical methodology involving diagnosis and treatment of neurological dysfunction of the Autonomic Nervous System.  Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 2011

Cerebellum, Exploration of the major afferent and efferent projections of the cerebellum, and the central and peripheral consequences of cerebellar pathology. Review of the relationship between labyrinthine and cerebellar integration to occular movement with emphasis on its clinical application.  Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 2011

The Brain & Its Environment,Review of the internal and supportive structures of the brain with emphasis placed on the major afferent and efferent projections associated with brain activity. Discussion of the lesions of the supportive structures of brain and the clinical methodology used in determining brain vascular integrity, and applications specific to brain based treatments.  Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 2011

Cranial Nerves,Complete review of the structure and function of the cranial nerves with emphasis on their clinical syndromes, and the applications and procedures specific to this area of the nervous system.  Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 2011

Lobes of the Brain,Review the basic functions and structures associated with the frontal, parietal, temporal and occipital lobes, and the methodology involving the use of optokinetic stimulations and other brain based diagnostics and therapeutics.  Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, St. Louis, Missouri, 2011

Neurological Diagnosis,Presentation of a structured format in approaching the neurological examination, with emphasis on reviewing the most common syndromes encountered during the exam.  Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 2012

Sensory Systems,Discussion of the major sensory pathways specific to their structure and function.  Review of the processing of sensory information in relationship to thalamic and cortical integration, the methodology used to differentiate central from peripheral origins, and the applications specific to the treatment of the sensory system.  Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, St. Louis, Missouri, 2011

Pain,Emphasis on pain generating mechanisms from the receptor to central processing, the central mechanisms for pain inhibition and facilitation, and review of the clinical syndromes associated with pain integration and methodology specific to chiropractic modalities.  Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 2012

Head & Face Pain,Presentation of the most common syndromes involving head pain from migraines to trigeminal neuralgia, the afferent pain pathways from the face in regards to their structure and function, and the applications specific to facial pain.  Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, St. Louis, Missouri, 2011

Motor Systems,Discussion of the structure and function of the major volitional and non-volitional motor pathways, the function of the basal ganglia, cerebral cortex, cerebellum, brainstem and spinal cord in relationship to the human motor system, and the applications specific to the diagnosis and treatment of both central and peripheral pathology.  Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, St. Louis, Missouri, 2011

Peripheral Nerve Disorders and Neurophysiologic Testing,Review of the injuries, entrapment, and diseases associated with peripheral nerve dysfunction, the neurophysiologic testing of peripheral nerves including nerve conduction velocity, late responses, and needle electromyography, and case studies that correlate neurophysiologic testing with nerve dysfunction.  Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 2012

Clinical Applications I,Discussion of the integration of the vestibular system, differential diagnosis of vestibular pathologies, and application of rehabilitation protocol for vestibular function based upon practicums and patient based paradigms.   Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, St. Louis, Missouri, 2011

Clinical Applications II,Presentation of the pathophysiological mechanisms associated with movement disorders, their differential diagnosis, and the application of chiropractic modalities in the treatment of movement disorders based upon practicums and patient based paradigms.  Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 2012

Clinical Applications III,Review of heart anatomy and physiology, the regulatory mechanisms, and applications specific to disorders of the human nervous system.Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 2013

Clinical Applications IV, Review of the anatomy and physiology of the autonomic nervous system pertaining specifically to respiratory and gut function, with emphasis on examination and various pathologies in these systems as they relate to the hemispheric model of brain function. Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, St. Louis, Missouri, 2013

Clinical Applications V,Applications specific to disorders of the human nervous system, advanced applications specific to all areas of the nervous system, practicums and patient based paradigms utilizedCarrick Institute for Graduate Studies, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 2013

ADHD -Diagnosis and Treatment of Neurobehavioral Disorders Of Childhood, Advanced neurological review and clinical evaluation and treatment covering the breadth, depth and applications central to the disorder,Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, Atlanta, Georgia, 2012

Autistic Spectrum Disorders -Diagnosis and Treatment of Neurobehavioral Disorders Of Childhood, Advanced neurological review and clinical evaluation and treatment covering the breadth, depth and applications central to the disorder,Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, Atlanta, Georgia, 2012

Developmental Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities -Diagnosis and Treatment of Neurobehavioral Disorders Of Childhood, Advanced neurological review and clinical evaluation and treatment covering the breadth, depth and applications central to the disorder,Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, Atlanta, Georgia, 2012

Nutritional, Dietary, Endocrine, and Immunological Considerations in Childhood Neurobehavioral Disorders -Diagnosis and Treatment of Neurobehavioral Disorders Of Childhood, Advanced neurological review and clinical evaluation and treatment covering the breadth, depth and applications central to the disorder, Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, Atlanta, Georgia, 2012

Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis,Understanding blood chemistry principles, pathological versus functional ranges, comparison of laboratory and functional ranges, metabolic assessment, blood chemistry markers including dysglycemia, adrenal, thyroid, lipid, cardiovascular, digestive, liver and gall bladder. Individual biomarkers, special tests, tumor markers, blood chemistry patterns in health and disease, case studies, clinical applications and treatment protocols, Postgraduate Department at the University of Bridgeport and Apex Energetics, New York, New York, 2009

Neurotransmitters and the Brain,Review of physiological interactions between neurotransmitters, the immune system and hormones. Clinical applications regarding questionnaire forms, laboratory tests and nutritional supplements are emphasized,  Postgraduate Department at the University of Bridgeport and Apex Energetics, Columbus, Ohio, 2011

Gastrointestinal Disorders,Analysis of the etiology and pathophysiology of GI disorders and the resulting systemic conditions, with emphasis on the brain and the immune system.  Review of history, examination techniques and procedures, laboratory assessment and interpretation, case studies, clinical applications and treatment protocols,  Functional Medicine University and Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, California, 2014

Auto-Immune Conditions,Discussion of autoimmune disorders and the role of the GI tract, viral agents, and food sensitivity and intolerance.  Review of history, examination techniques and procedures, laboratory assessment and interpretation, case studies, clinical applications and treatment protocols,Functional Medicine University and Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, California, 2014

Physical Exam,Standard physical examination techniques and procedures for abdominal, cardiovascular, respiratory, ophthalmic, and genitourinary systems.  Review of equipment for appropriate examination techniques and procedures, case studies and clinical applications, Functional Medicine University and Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, California, 2014

Blood Sugar Dysregulation,Presentation of disorders of blood sugar dysregulation and its causes, including oxidative stress.  Review of history, examination techniques and procedures, laboratory assessment and interpretation, case studies, clinical applications and treatment protocols  Functional Medicine University and Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, California, 2014

Inflammation, The Cardiovascular System and Autoimmunity,Review of the physiologic triggers of the inflammatory process, reducing toxic burden, optimizing GI health, essential fatty acids, vitamin D, structural integrity, natural analgesics, proteolytic enzymes, optimal physiologic restoration of function, evaluation, assessment, laboratory interpretation, case studies, clinical applications and treatment protocols, Medicine University and Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, California, 2014

Heavy Metal Detoxification,Discussion of the methods of detoxification support for heavy metals, xenobiotics, and toxic chemicals, medical and functional testing, nutrient/nutraceutical use, chelation therapy for heavy metal toxicity including aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury, nickel, copper, trace metals and other toxic elements, far infrared therapy, case studies, clinical applications and treatment protocols, Functional Medicine University and Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, California, 2014

The Endocrine System: Physiology and Biochemistry of Sex Hormones,Physiology and biology of female and male endocrine system, steroidal hormone pathways, effects of hormones on physiology, imbalances in hormone levels, menopause and andropause, menstrual cycle, pregnancy, case studies, clinical applications and treatment protocols, Functional Medicine University and Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, California, 2014

Physiology of Stress,The stress response, catecholamines, cortisol, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, homeostasis, common sources of stress, clinical laboratory assessments, thinking process, case studies, clinical applications and treatment protocols, Functional Medicine University and Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, California, 2014

Neuromusculoskeletal Disorders,Epidemic of NMS disorders, etiology, pathophysiology, history, examination techniques and procedures, laboratory assessment and interpretation, case studies, clinical applications and treatment protocols, Functional Medicine University and Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, California, 2014

Chronic Cervical Spine Pain,Etiology, pathophysiology, history, examination techniques and procedures, laboratory assessment and interpretation, case studies, clinical applications and treatment protocols, Functional Medicine University and Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, California, 2014

Low Back Pain,Etiology, pathophysiology, history, examination techniques and procedures, laboratory assessment and interpretation, case studies, clinical applications and treatment protocols, Functional Medicine University and Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, California, 2014

Adhesive Capsulitis,Etiology, pathophysiology, history, examination techniques and procedures, laboratory assessment and interpretation, case studies, clinical applications and treatment protocols,Functional Medicine University and Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, California, 2014

Plantar Heel Pain,Etiology, pathophysiology, history, examination techniques and procedures, laboratory assessment and interpretation, case studies, clinical applications and treatment protocols,Functional Medicine University and Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, California, 2014

The Parathyroids and Calcium Regulation,Anatomy and physiology of the parathyroids, nervous system control, calcium regulation, assessing dysfunction, neuro-lingual testing, tissue mineral assessment, advanced functional diagnostic medicine testing, interpretation, case studies, clinical applications and treatment protocols, Functional Medicine University and Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, California, 2014

Treating Thyroid Dysfunction,Conventional and functional diagnostic medicine approaches to thyroid disorder treatment, including hyper and hypofunction, autoimmune and hormonal regulation/control issues, case studies, clinical applications and treatment protocols, Functional Medicine University and Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, California, 2014

Adrenal Stress Testing: Cortisol and DHEA, Adrenal stress index interpretation,Cortisol/DHEA review, pregnenolone steal, salivary hormone testing, functional adrenal stress profile, phases of adaptation, adrenal exhaustion, case studies, clinical applications, and treatment protocols, Functional Medicine University and Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, California, 2014

Physiology of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal-Thyroid-Gonadal Axis,Components of the endocrine system, the neuroendocrine system, surface receptors, second messenger systems, neurohypophysis function, clinical applications and evaluation procedures, Functional Medicine University and Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, California, 2014

Cardiovascular Disease,Statin drugs, cholesterol and heart disease, myth versus reality, risk factors for cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular disease and inflammation, cardiovascular risk assessment, lipoproteins, inflammatory markers, clinical risk factors, testing, interpretation, case studies, clinical applications and treatment, Functional Medicine University and Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, California, 2014

Pain and Inflammation,Physiologic triggers, reducing toxic burden, optimizing GI health, essential fatty acids, vitamin D, structural integrity, natural analgesics, proteolytic enzymes, optimal physiologic restoration of function, evaluation, assessment, laboratory interpretation, case studies, clinical applications and treatment protocols, Functional Medicine University and Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, California, 2014

Physiology and Biology of Detoxification and the Liver,Detoxification, endogenous and exogenous toxicity, effects of toxicity on the body, major organs of detoxification, phases of detoxification, case studies, clinical applications and treatment protocols, Functional Medicine University and Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, California, 2014

Inflammation and Cytokine Testing,Functional diagnostic medicine approach to inflammation, evaluation and testing procedures, case studies, treatment, and clinical applications, Functional Medicine University and Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, California, 2014

Advanced Functional Diagnostic Medicine Testing:Essential Fatty Acid Testing, The role of essential fatty acids in health and disease, fatty acid analysis, interpretation of testing results, clinical applications and case management, Functional Medicine University and Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, California, 2014

Oxidative Stress,Interpretation and treatment, assessing for oxidative stress, free radicals, advanced testing procedures, clinical treatment protocols, case studies and clinical applications, Functional Medicine University and Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, California, 2014

Stool Analysis,Interpretation and Treatment, Predominant bacteria, opportunistic bacteria, beneficial short-chain fatty acids, gut inflammation markers, gut immunology, metabolic markers, digestion markers, pancreatic markers, absorption, adiposity index, case studies and clinical applications,Functional Medicine University and Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, California, 2014

Upper Cervical Syndrome,Review of the anatomy and function of the upper cervical spine, and the syndromes associated with joint dysfunction and it’s affect on the brain stem and spinal cord,University of Western States – College of Chiropractic, Cleveland, Ohio, 2015

Foundational Laboratory Analysis,An in depth look at the function of body systems and lab analysis as it relates to nutrition and health through blood, hair, stool and urine, case studies and clinical applications,Texas Chiropractic College, Cleveland, Ohio, 2014

Do Opioids Effectively Treat Low Back Pain? The utilization of opioids, bed rest and other pharmaceutical agents for the treatment of chronic low back pain in outcome studies, Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) in cooperation with Medscape, 2016 

Medical Errors Slated as Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S.,Medical errors leading to mortality on the United States and possible solutions to reverse the trend of iatrogenic deaths, Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) in cooperation with Medscape, 2016

CASE REPORT: The Standard of Care for Assessment of Traumatic Cervical Spine Injury and Utilization of Advanced Imaging in a Chiropractic Office.

 

SELECTED MEMBERSHIPS

Academy of Chiropractic, Member, 2016 – Present

Strongsville Rotary, 2014 - Present