Michael Weir DC
12727 Northup Way, Ste. 20, BELLEVUE, WA, 98005
Phone: 425-635-0495
Fax: 425-289-0140
backinactionchiropractic@gmail.com
http://www.bellevuewhiplash.com
2001
SELECTED OCCUPATIONAL HISTORY
Clinic Director/Doctor of Chiropractic, Back in Action Injury Chiropractic and Massage, Bellevue, WA, 2008 - Present
Doctor of Chiropractic, Cascades Chiropractic, Covington, WA, 2005 - 2008
EDUCATION AND LICENSURE
Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of Washington, License # CH00034462, 2005-Present
Doctorate of Chiropractic, Life Chiropractic College West, Hayward, Ca, 2004
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part I, 2003
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part II, 2003
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part III, 2003
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part IV, 2004
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Physiotherapy, 2004
Undergraduate Studies in Pre Med Studies, Columbia College, Columbia, CA, 1999 - 2001
Internship in Life Chiropractic College West Outpatient Facility, Hayward , CA, 2002 - 2004

SELECTED POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND DIPLOMATES

Journal Article - A 67-year-old woman with bilateral hand numbness, A journal review of a patient that presented with bilateral numbness in both of her hands. Readers will recognize the many signs, symptoms, and causes of hypocalcemia. The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education, Bellevue, WA, 2018
TIA Identification and Management, During this review of TIA learners will review the definition of transient ischemic attack (TIA). They will be able to identify the most common causes and mimics of TIA and recognize the importance of rapid diagnosis of TIA. Lastly they will be able to describe the basic workup for patients presenting with TIA symptoms and discuss available management options for TIA. The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education, Bellevue, Washington, 2018
Triage and Management of the Trauma and Non-Trauma Patient, Differentially diagnosing spinal issues in the trauma and non-trauma patient inclusive of spinal disc pathology utilizing x-ray, MRI, CAT Scan and clinical evaluations. Collaborative triaging protocols with neurologists, neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, pain management and primary medical care providers with both mechanical and anatomical spinal pathologies. Academy of Chiropractic, Cleveland University - Kansas City Chiropractic and Health Sciences, Bellevue, Washington, 2018
Introduction to Food and Health, At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to, describe the fundamental principles of nutrition, conduct a motivational interview and nutritional assessment in a primary care setting. Stanford School of Medicine, Bellevue, WA, 2018
Musculoskeletal Medicine Primer for the Non-Orthopedist, At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to: Evaluate a patient for basic musculoskeletal conditions associated with posture, ergonomics and biomechanics, reduce prescription of narcotic pain medications while enhancing utilization of physical modalities (physical therapy, acupuncture, myofascial or active release techniques) through integration of biomechanical- and trigger-point-based diagnostic approaches, differentiate between common musculoskeletal conditions, based on patient history and mechanism of injury to target the root cause of pain and dysfunction, manage musculoskeletal injuries through employing imaging studies as tools to guide treatment and referrals, and educate patients regarding performance of independent home exercises, additionally gaining an online stretching source for patient referral. Stanford School of Medicine, Bellevue, WA, 2018
Personal Injury 101 Triaging and reporting while maintaining ethical medical-legal relationships, 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, 2018
Physical Examination & Documentation for the Trauma Patient, 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 Chiropractc Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2018
Crash Dynamics and Its Relationship to Causality, 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 Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], Academy of Chiropractc Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2018
MRI, Bone Scan and X-Ray Protocols, Physiology and Indications for the Trauma Patient, 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 Chiropractc Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2018
Neurodiagnostics Testing: EMG/NCV, VEP, BAER, V-ENG and SSEP, Clinical Indications and Interpretation, 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 Chiropractc Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2018
Documentation and Working within Your State Laws to Ensure Compliant Paperwork and Reimbursement, 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 Chiropractc Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2018
Personal Injury Strategic Plan, 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 Chiropractc Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2018
Documenting Trauma and Non-Trauma Cases & Triaging Disc Pathology, Triage, care and collaboration for herniated, bulged, protruded, extruded and fragmented spinal discs. Compliant documentation of evaluation and management of new and established patients inclusive of chief complaint, history of present illness, review of systems, past-family-social histories with case management protocols and the required elements. Clinically coordinating treatment with subjective complaints, clinical findings and diagnosis for each encounter. Cleveland University-Kansas City Chiropractic and Health Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY,, Bellevue, WA, 2018
MRI History and Physics, 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. Diplomate, Back in Action Chiropractic, 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 Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2017, BELLEVUE, Washington, 2018
MRI Spinal Anatomy and Protocols , 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. Diplomate, Back in Action Chiropractic, 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 Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2017, BELLEVUE, Washington, 2018
MRI Disc Pathology and Spinal Stenosis, 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. Diplomate, Back in Action Chiropractic, 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 Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2017, BELLEVUE, Washington, 2018
MRI Spinal Pathology, 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 Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2017, BELLEVUE, Washington, 2018
MRI Methodology of Analysis, 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 Jacobs, School of Medicine and , BELLEVUE, Washington, 2018
MRI Clinical Application, 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 Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2017, BELLEVUE, Washington, 2018
MRI Disc Overview & Imaging Protocols, 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 Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2017, BELLEVUE, Washington, 2018
MRI Interpretation of Lumbar Bulges/Degenerative Disc Disease, 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 Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2017, BELLEVUE, Washington, 2018
MRI Interpretation of Lumbar Herniated Discs, 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 Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2017, BELLEVUE, Washington, 2018
MRI Interpretation of Cervical Bulges/Degenerative Disc Disease , 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 Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2017, BELLEVUE, Washington, 2018
MRI Interpretation of Cervical Herniated Discs, 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 Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2017, BELLEVUE, Washington, 2018
MRI Virtual Grand Rounds, 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 Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2017, BELLEVUE, Washington, 2018
Advances in the Clinical Management and Treatment of Concussion, Conceptualize concussion as heterogeneous entiy. Recognize assessment finding that help establish targeted clinical profiles for concussion. Recognize how clinical management, treatment and rehabilitative directives are dictated by these clinical profiles The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Bellevue, Washington, 2018
Emerging Frontiers in Concussion: Targeted Evaluation and Active Treatment and Rehabilitation Approaches for Concussion - Part 1, Identify and use conservative behavioral strategies for concussion management. Identify and understand presentation of post traumatic headaches. Descriptions of the vestibular system and its relationship to recovery following mTBI. Discussion of common vestibular system abnormalities following mTBI Identification methods for screening for vestibular and ocular motor dysfunction following mTBI The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Bellevue, Washington, 2018
Emerging Frontiers in Concussion: Emerging Research in Concussion, Implementation of early treatment and management strategies for patients who continue to play with concussion, which will result in improved recovery outcomes. Education on how to education patients and youth sport stakeholders on the consequences of continuing to play through a concussion, which will improve recovery outcomes in youth sport athletes. There was also discussion around the importance of removal from play as a contributing risk factor for prolonged recovery with patients, which will encourage patients not to continue to play with concussion and seek medical treatment immediately following injury. There was description into the role that preexisting sleep problems play in outcomes following concussion Identify family history as a risk factor for migraine post concussion. Discussion around neurocognitive impairments and recovery outcomes in patients with convergence insufficiency following concussion Describe the role of risk factors and profiles in conceptualizing concussion clinical research. We explore the emerging evidence for risk factors and clinical profiles in relation to patient care. Examination of new evidence that rest may not be the best treatment strategy for all patients. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Bellevue, Washington, 2018
Science of Concussion Fall 2016, Deep description as to the pathophysiology of concussion was discussed. Comparison of the six clinical profiles of concussion was done. Discussion of the primary and secondary factors for concussion outcomes was discussed as well. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Bellevue, Washington , 2018
Human Brain-Computer Interfaces for Sensorimotor Science and Rehabilitation, Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: Recognize human brain-computer interface control Recognize sensory feedback through a brain-computer interface The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Bellevue, Washington, 2018
Impairment Rating, Impairment Rating, The understanding and utilization of the protocols and parameters of the AMA Guide to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 6th Edition. Spine, neurological sequelae, migraine, sexual dysfunction, sleep and arousal disorders, station and gait disorders and consciousness are detailed for impairment rating. Herniated discs, radiculopathy, fracture, dislocationa and functional loss are also detailed in relation to impairment ratings. 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 Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, Bellevue, WA, 2018
Spinal Trauma- How To Best Manage The Spinal Trauma Patient, Management of spinal trauma patients as it relates to proper diagnostics through xray and examination, and what to do with specific case types. Bellevue, WA, 2017
Spinal Trauma- Spinal Trauma Essencials, Study of the proper diagnostic procedures as it relates to spinal trauma. Most notably learners will learn the essential diagnostics for ligament injury and pathology. Bellevue, WA, 2017
MVC Trauma - Advanced Med-Legal Seminar for Todays Inegrated Healthcare Provider, Advanced concepts around the complexities of motor vehicle collision related trauma including radigraphic training, up to date concepts in the treatment of MVC trauma and an advanced look at med-legal concepts as a healthcare provider. Life Chiropractic College West, Bellevue, Wa, 2016
Suicide Intervention and Prevention for Washington State Therapists, Training on the signs of symptoms of someone at risk for suicide and the steps to take to intervene and prevent a suicide patient from following through on a plan. American Occupational Therapy Association, Bellevue, Wa, 2016
Rating Spine Impairment Pars 3a and 3b Lumbar, A training on how to create a spinal impairment rating for a workers compensation patient. The primary focus of this course was the lumbar spine. Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Bellevue, Wa, 2015
Rating Spine Impairment Parts 4a and 4b Cervical, A training on how to create a spinal impairment rating for a workers compensation patient. The primary focus of this course was the cervical spine. Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Bellevue, Wa, 2015
Sleeq Spinal Therapy System Product Training and Certification Program, Certification in Certified Fitting Specialist, Bellevue, Washington, 2014
Documentation 155, This course is designed to define the Problem Oriented Medical Record (POMR), demonstrate taking a complete patient history, define the Evaluation and Management examination for the musculoskeletal system, define Outcome Assessment, illustrate the P.A.R.T. format of documentation, define proper assessment for SOAP notes, show proper documentation of treatment performed on each visit, and discuss proper documentation of treatment plans. University of Bridgeport, Health Sciences Postgraduate Education Department , Bellevue, WA, 2014
Biomechanics 209- A Focus on the Hip, A systematic review of the pertinent anatomy of the hip, the kinematics and kinetics of hip function during the gait cycle. Also a thorogh review of prediction pathomechanics that will arise from the gait abnormalities presented University of Bridgeport, Health Sciences Postgraduate Education Department , Bellevue, WA, 2014
Values Based Health Care, A brief look at the concept of values based health care and treating the patient based on outcomes and motivation, instead of fear and shaming. Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education, BELLEVUE, Washington, 2014
Quality and Patient Safety: Creating Value, An overview of some of the current concepts around creating a safe and outcome based medical model. Learners will leave with a model that they should be able to implement right away around creating an ideal patient centric model of care. Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education, BELLEVUE, WA, 2014
Managing Patients with Chronic Non Terminal Pain, A brief overview of the ever growing population of patient with chronic pain and what some of the current research is saying about helping these patients. , University of Michigan Medical School, BELLEVUE, Washington, 2014
Low Back Pain, Participants in this CME activity will understand and be able to implement evidence-based cost-effective clinical strategies for providing care for low back pain in adults. University of Michigan Medical School, BELLEVUE, Washington, 2014
Biomechanics 202- Foot Function and the Effects on the Core and Body Dynamics, Review of how the motor and sensory homunculus relate to the foot and are integral to training and rehabilitation, as well as discussion of the 3 rockers of the foot. Also an explanation of the concept of pelvis neutrality and its effect on training University of Bridgeport, Health Sciences Postgraduate Education Department , Bellevue, WA, 2013
Fascial Movement Taping, : Introduction into the concept of movement therapy and enhancement via functional kinesio taping methods. It includes a review of the current literature supporting the theory of kinesiology taping for the purposes of rehabilitation, edema/swelling management, neuropathic pain, scar mobility and postural management. Certification in Level One Certification in Fascial Movement Taping, Seattle, WA, 2012
Nutritional Pillars for Health and Longevity, An in depth review of the current research and understanding around what it takes to get and stay healthy in regard to proper nutrition. Learners should have a good grasp on foundational nutrition plans and what areas may need supplementation in a patients diet. Standard Process NW, Bellevue, WA, 2011
Auto Injury Related Spine Syndromes, Module 4, In the fourth installment of this four part series, learners will be introduced to the latest in research around treatment protocols to get auto injury related spine injuries better. Washington Chiropractic Trust, Renton, WA, 2011
Auto Injury Related Spine Syndromes, Module 3, In this third installment of a four part series on auto injury related spine syndromes learners will be introduced to the research around long term outcomes of auto related injuries. Renton, WA, 2010
Auto Injury Related Spine Syndromes, Module 2, In this 2nd installment of the four part series, learners will be taken through a full work up and triage of a auto injury patient. Orthopedic, neurological, chiropractic testing will be covered with each of the positive and negative outcomes for each test. Renton, WA, 2010
Whiplash, Spinal Trauma, and the Personal Injury Case, In this in depth review of auto related trauma, learners will grasp a thorough understanding of whiplash related radiography standards, common pitfalls in working with auto related injuries and what to do about it, as well as a thorough review of documentation standards in personal injury cases. Bellevue, Washington, 2010
Effectively Managing Your Personal Injury Cases, A look at the dynamic of narratives, proper CPT coding, proper notes and files and how they all relate to proper billing patterns. Learners will also cover the most current lien laws in the state of Washington. Bellevue, WA, 2010
Reducing Your Practice Headaches: Industrial Medicine Tips for Treating Doctors, An in-depth overview of managing a patient with a work and industrial injury. Concepts in case management include common pitfalls in Labor and Industry cases, proper filing of paper work, and how to navigate problem cases. Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Renton, WA, 2010
Healing Concepts, Spinal Adjusting, Rehabilitation, and Case Management, An overview of the most current research in chiropractic today and how it relates to patient care. Adjusting techniques to manage various conditions will be taught as they relate to injury and chronic pain cases. Olympia, WA, 2010
Advanced Billing, Coding, and Documentation Strategies for the Chiropractor, Advanced concepts in billing, coding, and documentation. Learners will have a thorough understanding of the laws and structure around billing and coding, and the latest in what is expected of documentation standards. Renton, WA, 2009
Insurance, L&I, and Medicare Compliance , Managment of insurance, L&I and medicare patients as it relates to billing and navigating what each of these entities require. Special emphasis will be made to billing and E&M compliance and managing a compliant patient file. Washington State Chiropractic Association, Renton, WA, 2009
Spine Imaging: Usual and Unusual Findings to Make the Diagnosis, An updated case study of spinal imaging cases to provide an understanding of what practitioners should be looking for and when to refer out. Bellevue, WA, 2009
Pain 101, An in depth study into the origin of pain, including neuro anatomy as it relates to pain (both peripheral and central nervous systems), nerve conduction, and velocity as they relate to pain sensation. University of Bridgeport, Health Sciences Postgraduate Education Department , Bellevue, WA, 2009
Pain 102, As a follow up to PAIN 101 we will take the concepts learned and apply them to ways to decrease pain patterns and ways to keep the patient out of pain. University of Bridgeport, Health Sciences Postgraduate Education Department , Bellevue, WA, 2009
Evidence Based Outcomes- Outcomes assessment in Chiropractic practice - reviewing the current literature, An extensive review to assess the current literature on outcomes assessment in chiropractic practice, describe the psychometric properties outcome measures, summarize the utility of patient related outcome measures, outline the various domains of outcome assessments, describe the clinical significance of common patient reported outcome measures and discuss the strength of evidence supporting them along with their clinical significance and utility University of Bridgeport, Health Sciences Postgraduate Education Department , Bellevue, WA, 2009
Pro Adjuster Manipulative Technique – Basic Training, Certification in ProAdjuster Level One Certification, Logan College of Chiropractic Postgraduate Department, The National Association For The Advancement of Scientific Chiropractic, Cannonsburg, PA, 2008
Chiropractic Research: The Year in Review, This and last years most intriguing research in and around the chiropractic field. Special emphasis is applied to studies that can be used to help accentuate patient care today. Seattle, WA, 2008
Chiropractic Coding, Billing and Documentation, Billing, coding and documentation basics. Management of patient documentation, and how it applies to coding for both E&M and treatment and how to bill properly in accordance with insurance and state law. Seattle, WA, 2008
Neurological Practical Review in Clinical Neurology, : An indepth hand on practical discusion of all material (Modules 801/901-822/922) as in pertains to the human nervous system, practical diagnosis, and treatment protocols . American Chiropractic Neurology Board , San Mateo, CA, 2004
Neurological Review in Clinical Neurology, An indepth review of all material (Modules 801/901-822/922) as in pertains to the human nervous system, diagnosis, and treatment American Chiropractic Neurology Board, San Mateo, CA, 2004
Clinical Applications V (Neurological Rehabilitation) Module 822/922 Clinical Neurology, An in-depth review of the aspects of muscle physiology as it pertains to neuromusclular rehabilitation, with emphasis place on the intergration from other related systems of the cerebellum as well as the cortex American Chiropractic Neurology Board, San Mateo, CA, 2004
Clinical Applications IV (Gut and Sexual/Reproductive Function) Module 821/921 Clinical Neurology, The objective of this module was to review the clinical application of the anatomy and physiology of the autonomic nervous system pertaining specifically to respiratory and gut integration American Chiropractic Neurology Board, San Mateo, CA, 2004
Clinical Applications III (Cardiac Function) Module 820/920 Clinical Neurology, An extensive review of the neurological controlling influences of the cardiovascular system as it relates to the brain hemispheric model of integration, with emphasis on the use of common chiropractic modalities as vehicles to evoke change in the cardiovascular system based on our current day understanding of cardiovascular neurological integration American Chiropractic Neurology Board, San Mateo, CA, 2004
Clinical Applications II (Movement Disorders) Module 819/919 Clinical Neurology, Presentation on the breadth and depth of information pertaining to the pathophysiological mechanisms associated with movement disorders in such a way as to facilitate the diagnosis and treatment of various movement disorders by the practicing chiropractor American Chiropractic Neurology Board, San Mateo, CA, 2004
Clinical Applications I (Advanced Neurological Diagnosis) Module 818/918 Clinical Neurology, An in-depth integration of current understandings of neurological function in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the human nervous system American Chiropractic Neurology Board, San Mateo, CA, 2004
Head and Face Pain Module 814/914 Clinical Neurology, Review and expansion on the clinical anatomy and neurophysiology of the peripheral and central pain pathways responsible for cranial pain perception and chiropractic applications specific to cranial pain American Chiropractic Neurology Board, San Mateo, CA, 2004
Pain Module 813/913 Clinical Neurology, An extensive understanding in the clinical anatomy and neurophysiology associated with pain perception, pain generating mechanisms, central mechanisms for pain inhibition and facilitation and methodology specific to chiropractic modalities in the treatment of pain will be reviewed American Chiropractic Neurology Board, San Mateo, CA, 2004
Chiropractic Adjusting Techniques for Chiropractors Module 824/924 Clinical Neurology, Discussion and practical application of the use of chiropractic adjusting techniques as they apply to the human nervous system San Mateo, CA, 2003
Sensory Systems Module 812/912 Clinical Neurology, Review of the aspects of sensory informational processing in human kind with emphasis on the applicableness of this information in the clinical chiropractic practice American Chiropractic Neurology Board, San Mateo, CA, 2003
Neurological Diagnosis Module 811/911 Clinical Neurology, : An in-depth look into the integration of current understanding of neurological function in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the human nervous system. Emphasis was placed on neurological influences of multiple organ systems as it relates to neurological disease, and the interpretation of information obtained from the physical examination was reviewed as to ascertain the longitudinal level of the lesion as well as to provide the examiner with information for the application of treatment modalities specific to the individuals neurological dysfunction. American Chiropractic Neurology Board accredited. Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, San Mateo, CA, 2003
Lobes of the Brain Module 810/910 Clinical Neurology, Review of the clinical anatomy and neurophysiology of the lobes of the brain with emphasis on description of the localized function of each particular lobe and the clinical syndromes secondary to various lesion mechanisms. American Chiropractic Neurology Board accredited. Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, San Mateo, CA, 2003
Cerebellar Cortices Module 807/907 Clinical Neurology, Review of the clinical anatomy and physiology of the cerebellum as it pertains to the pathogenesis of various cerebellar based movement and postural alterations. American Chiropractic Neurology Board accredited. Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, San Mateo, CA, 2003
Autonomic Nervous System Module 806/906 Clinical Neurology, Review of clinical anatomy and neurophysiological sturctures of the autonomic nervous system was presented with the emphasis on the central brain influences on autonomic function as it relates to disease states affecting the autonomic nervous system. Further emphasis was placed on structure and function of the ANS in relationship to respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and genitourinary function and pathology. American Chiropractic Neurology Board accredited. Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, San Mateo, CA, 2003
Spinal Cord, Module 804/904 Clinical Neurology, Review of the functional organization of the spinal cord as to facilitate the diagnosis and treatment of various spinal cord lesions. Structured methodology was presented to aid each practitioner in differentiating various clinical syndromes directly or indirectly involving the spinal cord. American Chiropractic Neurology Board accredited. Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, San Mateo, CA, 2003
Peripheral Nervous System, Module 803/903 Clinical Neurology, Review of the anatomical and neurophysiological structure of the peripheral nervous system and its clinical implications. San Mateo, CA, 2003
Neuromuscular Applications, Module 802/902 Clinical Neurology, Discussion and development towards a proficient understanding of the relationship between brain activity and muscle tone. Emphasis is placed on the structure and function of the motor system in relationship to receptor activation. Exploration into the relationship between brain/muscle spindle sensitivity/gain and muscle tone. Lastly, presentation on methodology concerning brain based activation of the neuromuscular system American Chiropractic Neurology Board accredited. Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, San Mateo, CA, 2003
Neuron Theory & Receptor Action, Module 801/901 Clinical Neurology, An indepth education into the importance of the study of neurology as it pertains to the practice of chiropractic, as well as to understand the clinical application of neuron theory as it relates to environmental potentials and their effects on the central nervous system. American Chiropractic Neurology Board accredited. Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, San Mateo, CA, 2003

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Academy of Chiropractic, 2018 - Present