Matthew Symons DC
1011 N State Rd 7 Suite D, Royal Palm Beach, FL, 33411
Phone: 561-333-8353
Fax: 561-333-3273
mattsymons@gmail.com
http://www.palmbeachhealthcenter.com
SELECTED OCCUPATIONAL HISTORY
Associate Doctor, Lerner Family Chiropractic, Orlando, FL, 2000 - 2001
EDUCATION AND LICENSURE
Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of FL, License # 8273, 2000-Present
Doctorate of Chiropractic, Logan College of Chiropractic, Chesterfield, MO, 1998
Internship, Carpenos Chiropractic Center, West Haven, Connecticut, 1999 - 2000
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part I, 1996
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part II, 1996
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part III, 1997
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part IV, 1998
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Physiotherapy, 1998
BS in Human Biology, SUNY Albany, Albany, NY, 1990 - 1994

SELECTED POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND DIPLOMATES

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. Certification in Spinal Biomechanical Engineering Cartesian Coordinate System , Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo , New York , 2018
Spinal Biomechanical Engineering, 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. Certification in Spinal Biomechanical Engineering & Organizational Analysis, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, Spinal Biomechanical Engineering & Organizational Analysis, Buffalo , New York , 2018
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. Certification in Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Cervical Pathobiomechanics , Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo , New York , 2018
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. Certification in Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Lumbar Pathobiomechanics, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo , New York , 2018
Spinal Biomechanical Engineering, 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 diagnosing normal versus abnormal facet motion along with case studies to understand the clinical application. Certification in Spinal Biomechanics in Trauma, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo , New York , 2018
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. Certification in Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Lumbar Digital Analysis, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo , New York , 2018
MRI Spine Credentialing, 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. Certification in MRI Disc Overview & Imaging Protocols, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo , New York , 2018
MRI Spine Credentialing, 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. Certification in MRI Spinal Anatomy and Protocols, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo , New York , 2018
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. Certification in Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Full Spine Digital Analysis , Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo , New York , 2018
MRI Spine Credentialing, 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. Certification in MRI Disc Pathology and Spinal Stenosis, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo , New York , 2018
MRI Spine Credentialing, 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. Certification in MRI Spinal Pathology, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo , New York , 2018
MRI Spine Credentialing, 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. Certification in MRI Methodology of Analysis, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo , New York , 2018
MRI Spine Credentialing, 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. Certification in MRI Clinical Application, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo , New York , 2018
MRI Spine Credentialing, 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. Certification in MRI Disc Overview & Imaging Protocols , Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo , New York , 2018
MRI Spine Credentialing, 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. Certification in MRI Interpretation of Lumbar Bulges/Degenerative Disc Disease , Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo , New York , 2018
MRI Spine Credentialing, 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. Certification in MRI Interpretation of Lumbar Herniated Discs, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo , New York , 2018
MRI Spine Credentialing, 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. Certification in MRI Interpretation of Cervical Bulges/Degenerative Disc Disease , Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo , New York , 2018
MRI Spine Credentialing, 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. Certification in MRI Interpretation of Cervical Herniated Discs, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo , New York , 2018
MRI Spine Credentialing, 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. Certification in Virtual Grand Rounds, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo , New York , 2018
Spinal Trauma Pathology, 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. Certification in Diagnostic dilemmas and connective tissue Morphology, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo , New York , 2018
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. Certification in Ligament anatomy and injury research and spinal kinematics, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo , New York , 2018
Spinal Trauma Pathology, 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. Certification in pinal Biomechanics, Central Nervous System and Spinal Disc Nomenclature, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo , New York , 2018
Spinal Trauma 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. Certification in Biomechanics of Traumatic Disc Bulge and Age Dating Herniated Disc Pathology , Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo , New York , 2018
Spinal Trauma Pathology, 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. Certification in Spinal trauma pathology, clinical grand rounds, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo , New York , 2018
Spinal Trauma Pathology, The review of current literature standards in spinal trauma pathology and documentation review of biomechanical failure, ligamentous failure, and age-dating disc pathology. Certification in Spinal trauma pathology, Research and documentation Review, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo , New York , 2018
Orthopedic Testing, 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. Certification in The Basics of Orthopedic Testing, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo , New York , 2018
Orthopedic Testing, 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. Certification in Cervical Spine Orthopedic Testing, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo , New York , 2018
Orthopedic Testing, 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. Certification in Cervical Spine Part 2, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo , New York , 2018
Orthopedic Testing, 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. Certification in Lumbar Spine, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo , New York , 2018
Orthopedic Testing, 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. Certification in Clinical Grand Rounds, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo , New York , 2018
Accident Reconstruction, 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. Certification in Terms, Concepts & Definitions, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, New York , 2018
Accident Reconstruction, 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. Certification in Causality, Bodily Injury, Crumple Zones, Force & Critical Documentation, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, New York , 2018
Accident Reconstruction, 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. Certification in Research, Causality & Bodily Injury , Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, New York , 2018
Accident Reconstruction, 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. Certification in Skid Marks, Time, Distance, Velocity & Speed Formulas, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, New York , 2018
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. Certification in Impairment Rating, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo , New York , 2018
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury/Traumatic Brain Injury Concussion, Deferentially diagnosing mild traumatic brain injury vs. traumatic brain injury and the clinical and imaging protocols required to conclude an accurate diagnosis for head trauma. Certification in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury/Traumatic Brain Injury Concussion, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Texas Chiropractic College, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, New York , 2018
Primary Spine Care 1, The credentials and knowledge-based from an academic perspective when cooperatively treating in a collaborative environment inclusive of understanding pathology and mechanical spine issues. Certification in Credentials and Knowledge Base, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Texas Chiropractic College, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, New York , 2018
Medical-Legal-Insurance Documentation: Colossus of the Courtroom, Accurate and compliant documentation of history and clinical findings inclusive of functional losses, loss of activities of daily living, duties under duress and permanent loss of enjoyment of life. Prognosing static vs. stable care, gaps in care both in the onset and in the middle of passive care with a focus on detailed diagnosing. The integration of chiropractic academia, the court system and the insurance reimburser’s requirements for complete documentation. Certification in Medical-Legal-Insurance Documentation: Colossus of the Courtroom, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Texas Chiropractic College, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, New York , 2018
Patient Intake, 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 complete orthopedic, 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. Certification in Patient Intake, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Texas Chiropractic College, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, New York , 2018
Personal Injury Bootcamp, 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. Certification in Personal Injury 101 Triaging and reporting while maintaining ethical medical-legal relationships, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Texas Chiropractic College, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, New York , 2018
Personal Injury Bootcamp, 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. Certification in Crash Dynamics and Its Relationship to Causality, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Texas Chiropractic College, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, New York , 2018
Personal Injury Bootcamp, 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 of how to utilize emergency room records in creating an accurate diagnosis and the significance of “risk factors” in spinal injury. Certification in Physical Examination & Documentation for the Trauma Patient, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Texas Chiropractic College, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, New York , 2018
Personal Injury Bootcamp, 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. Certification in MRI, Bone Scan and X-Ray Protocols, Physiology and Indications for the Trauma Patient, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Texas Chiropractic College, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, New York , 2018
Personal Injury Bootcamp, 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. Certification in Neurodiagnostics Testing: EMG/NCV, VEP, BAER, V-ENG and SSEP, Clinical Indications and Interpretation, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Texas Chiropractic College, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, New York , 2018
Personal Injury Bootcamp, 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. Certification in Documentation and Working within Your State Laws to Ensure Compliant Paperwork and Reimbursement, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Texas Chiropractic College, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, New York , 2018
Personal Injury Bootcamp, 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. Certification in Strategic Plan, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Texas Chiropractic College, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, New York , 2018
Primary Spine Care 1, Integrating Spinal Biomechanical Engineering and MRI Spine Interpretation into a primary spine care model, inclusive of necessity and acquisition protocols. A comprehensive review the latest evidence in documenting mechanical issues. Certification in Spinal Biomechanical Engineering and MRI Spine Interpretation, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Texas Chiropractic College, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, New York , 2018
Primary Spine Care 1, Understanding hospital and medical specialist's care paths for mechanical spine pathology and integrating the doctor of chiropractic in the hospital and allopathic treatment protocols. Certification in Hospital Administration, Triage, Clinical Requirements and Collaborative Relationships with Medical Specialists, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Texas Chiropractic College, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, New York , 2018
Primary Spine Care 1, Central nervous system connection and the thalamus, hypothalamus connection in both ascending and descending central pathways with neuro-endocrine implications that have the mechanisms to be a component of Schizophrenia, Dementia and Alzheimer’s with a linear relationship to the chiropractic spinal adjustment and chronic pain. Certification in Contemporary Spine Research and Documentation, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Texas Chiropractic College, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, New York , 2018
Interprofessional Hospital Based Spine Care, Trends in hospital and emergent care in the healthcare delivery system inclusive of policies, hospital staffing and current care paths for mechanical spine issues. Certification in Interprofessional Hospital Based Spine Care, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Texas Chiropractic College, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, New York , 2018
Primary Spine Care 3 - The Neurology of Chiropractic Care and Ligament Pathology from Trauma, Herniated, bulged, protruded and extruded discs, etiology, and morphology. Age-dating disc pathology inclusive of Modic changes, piezoelectric effect, Wolff’s Law and radicular clinical presentation. Certification in Connective Tissue Spinal Disc Permanent Pathology, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Texas Chiropractic College, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, New York , 2018
Primary Spine Care 3 - The Neurology of Chiropractic Care and Ligament Pathology from Trauma, Utilization in spinal models considering the opioid abuse and various spinal models in contemporary health care. Care paths for mechanical spine pain and the evidence for conservative chiropractic care. Certification in Connective Tissue Pathology and Research, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Texas Chiropractic College, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, New York , 2018
Primary Spine Care 3 - The Neurology of Chiropractic Care and Ligament Pathology from Trauma, Primary Spine Care, Mechanoreceptor, proprioceptor, nociceptor innervation and control of the spinal system with central nervous system action and interaction. The integration of the pain processing network and the HPA Axis (hypothalamus, adrenal and pituitary) with the chiropractic spinal adjustment Certification in Bio-Neuro-Mechanical Lesions and Spine Care, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Texas Chiropractic College, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, New York , 2018
Primary Spine Care 3 - The Neurology of Chiropractic Care and Ligament Pathology from Trauma, Maintaining ethical Interprofessional relationships based upon an evidenced based practice inclusive of triage, diagnostics and reporting. Creating thorough documentation that reflects your complete findings encompassing descriptive ICD-10 codes and concludes the presence or absence of pathology Certification in Ethics, Documentation and Research, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Texas Chiropractic College, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, New York , 2018
Stroke Anatomy & Evaluation for Chiropractors and Manual Medicine Specialists, The anatomy and physiology of the brain and how blood perfusion effects brain function. A detailed analysis of the blood supply to the brain and the physiology of ischemia. Certification in Brain Vascular Anatomy, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo , New York , 2018
Stroke Anatomy & Evaluation for Chiropractors and Manual Medicine Specialists, Stroke Types and Blood Flow, Various types of stroke identifying ischemia, hypoperfusion, infarct and penumbra zones and emboli. Cardiac etiologies and clinical features as precursor to stroke with associated paradoxical emboli and thrombotic etiologies. Historical and co-morbidities that have etiology in stroke inclusive of diabetes, coagulopathy, acquired and hereditary deficiencies. Certification in Stroke Types and Blood Flow, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo , New York , 2018
Stroke Anatomy & Evaluation for Chiropractors and Manual Medicine Specialists, Stroke type and treatments performed by vascular specialists. The goals of treatment with the physiology of the infarct and penumbra zones and the role of immediate triage in the primary care setting. Detailing the complications of stroke and future care in the chiropractic, primary care or manual medicine clinical setting. Certification in Stroke Principles of Treatment an Overview for the Primary Care Provider, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo , New York , 2018
Stroke Anatomy & Evaluation for Chiropractors and Manual Medicine Specialists, Clinical Evaluation and Protocols for Identifying Stroke Risk, The neurological history and examination for identifying stroke risks with a focus on supra and infratentorial regions, upper and lower motor lesions, cranial nerve signs, spinal cord pathology, motor and sensory pathology and gait abnormalities. Examining genetic and family histories along with dissection risk factors. Stroke orthopedic testing and clinical guidelines pertaining to triage for the primary care provider. Certification in Clinical Evaluation & Protocols for Identifying Stroke Risk, Diplomate, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo , New York , 2018

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS

Symons, M. (2013, April). Increasing Patient Engagement: A collaborative approach to improving patient outcomes PowerPoint presented at the Seminar, Atlanta, GA.

SELECTED TEACHING/INSTRUCTING/LECTURING/CONSULTING

Lecturer, Preach what you practice, Palmer College of Chiropractic, FL, Daytona, FL, 2009- 2009

SELECTED MEMBERSHIPS

Florida Chiropractic Association, member, 2002 - Present
Florida Chiropractic Society, member, 2002 - Present
Max Living, Leader, 2003 - 2018

SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS

Clinical Excellence, Maximized Living, 2014