Douglas DeSalvo DC , BCIN, DAAMLP
7595 Redwood Blvd. Ste. 108, Novato, CA, 94945
Phone: 415-898-6888
drdougdc@comcast.net
http://www.DeSalvoChiropractic.com
EDUCATION AND LICENSURE
Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of California, License # 18221, 1987-
Doctorate of Chiropractic, Palmer College of Chiropractic-West, San Jose, California, 1986
Internship, Palmer College of Chiropractic-West, San Jose, California, 1986 - 1985
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part I, 1986
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part II, 1986
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part III, 1986
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Physiotherapy, 1986
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part II, 1986
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part III, 1986
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Physiotherapy, 1986

SELECTED POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND DIPLOMATES

Evaluation/Management/Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, A review and update of best coding practices relative to evaluation, management, physical medicine and rehabilitation of the patient. California Chiropractic Association, Santa Rosa, CA, 2019
Trauma Documentation: Review of documentation procedures for the automobile crash trauma case. , Best practices for documentation and coding of the automobile crash trauma case. A review of case history taking, proper diagnostic coding, compliance and assessment of trauma related cases. California Chiropractic Association, Santa Rosa, CA, 2019
Advanced Personal Injury , Proper case management of trauma related cases including history, examination, diagnostic testing, treatment plan protocols and follow up. California Chiropractic Association, Oakland, CA, 2019
Whiplash Injury Biomechanics & Traumatolgy, Whiplash Injury Biomechanics & Traumatology 2018 – Modules 1-4 – Biomechanics, Injury Mechanisms, Epidemiology:. Instructor: Arthur Croft DC, Ph. D, M.Sc., M.P.H., F.A.C.O. Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Seattle , Washington, 2018
AMA Impairment Rating, Certification course in AMA Impairment Rating relative to the spine and extremities. Certification in AMA Impairment Rating, Provider Compliance Solutions, 2018
Triage and Management of the Trauma and Non-Trauma Patient, 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, Distance Learning, CA, 2018
Certified Posture Expert Program, A comprehensive certification program on the most up to date posture awareness and correction protocols to meet the modern physical demands of current patient postural distortion patterns. Certification in American Posture Institute Posture Expert, American Posture Institute , American Posture Institute, Distance Learning, California, 2018
How G-Forces Relate to the Diagnosis of Accident Related Trauma Injuries of the Head and Neck, The physics of the auto accident, including G forces and the effects of impact.  A review of the variables in the mechanisms of  the; side, rear, front and oblique impacts and the forces that can be transferred to the occupants of the vehicle causing damage to the occupants.  Parker College of Chiropractic Ligament Injury Institute, Tampa, Florida, 2018
Significance of Spinal Anatomy and Tissue Damage to the Delicate Structures in Accident Related Trauma Injuries of the Head and Neck, The anatomy of the cervical spine, including the role of mechanoreceptors, proprioceptors andNocieceptors in the function of the spine. How the ligaments, tendons, facets and discs respond to the impact and the damages that are caused.  Parker College of Chiropractic-Dallas Tx Ligament Injury Institute, Tampa, Florida, 2018
Diagnosing Concomitant Injuries in the Presence of Accident Related Trauma Injuries of the Head and Neck, The injuries that accompany the CAD that cause permanent impairment to the spine.  The concomitant injuries include: AOMSI,Uncinate Process Fractures, MTBI, Posterior Cervical Sympathetic Syndrome and Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency.  An overview of the diagnostic testing required for diagnosis and evaluation.   Ligament Injury Institute, Tampa, Florida, 2018
Understanding AMA Guides in the Diagnosis of Accident Related Trauma Injuries of the Head and Neck, Tthe AMA Guidelines for the diagnosis of AOMSI (Alteration Of Motion Segment Integrity). In-depth analysis of the ligamentous structures of the cervical spine, traumatically induced, with focus on the 4 main ligaments that are damaged in  a cervical- acceleration –deceleration injury of the head and neck. Employing the the exact requirements for the AMA Guides for Permanent Impairment Ratings. Ligament Injury Institute, Tampa, Florida, 2018
MRI & Radiographic Review of the Cervical and Lumbar Spine, Review of x-ray positioning; radiographic signs , clinical impact, need for additional studies, advanced imaging along with case studies, advanced imaging terminology and clinical application. California Chiropractic Association, Santa Rosa, California, 2018
MRI & Radiographic Review of the Cervical and Lumbar Spine, MRI of the cervical & lumbar spine with review of x-ray positioning. Radiographic signs, clinical impact, need for additional studies and advanced imaging. Case study review. CCA Continuing Education, Santa Rosa, CA, 2018
Management Principles in Personal Injury and Forensic Documentation, In-depth training on all aspects of management of trauma, from beginning to end; a comprehensive primer on crash reconstruction. Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Seattle, WA, 2018
Principles of Impairment Rating and Forensic Reporting , Documentation standards and reporting for accurate portrayal of patient complaints, status, treatment plan and possible impairment. A review of scientific writing incorporating outcomes assessment and disability instruments. Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Seattle, WA, 2018
Medicolegal Fundamentals for Practitioner and Forensic Experts, Essentials of documentation and records keeping; medical photography; how to prepare for legal testimony, Colossus and more. Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Seattle, WA, 2018
Radiology Review: Spine pathology. Principles of Ordering Diagnostic Radiology, CT and MRI, A review of standard practice parameters for ordering diagnostic Radiology, CT and MRI. Further review of spine pathology CCA Continuing Education, Santa Rosa, CA, 2018
Board Certification in Neuropathy, A comprehensive course for medical and chiropractic doctors covering advanced training in neurology, causes of intractable pain and neuropathy, examination and advanced treatment methods. Certification in Treatment of Intractable Pain and Neuropathy, American College of Physical Medicine, NOVATO, CA, 2018
Ethics & Law-SOAP Notes , A review of California Board of Chiropractic Examiners Rules & Regulations Section 312 relative to SOAP note requirements and standards fo practice. Diplomate, Douglas DeSalvo Chiropractic, Inc., Back to Chiropractic CE Seminars, Novato, California, 2018
Whiplash Biomechanics & Injury Traumatology, Advanced Certification, Dr. DeSalvo has been certified by the Spine Research Institute of San Diego as an expert in this very specialized area of science, which requires insight into the physics of the actual crash mechanics and the occupant kinematics—or motions resulting from the crash—as well as all of the latest diagnostic methods and treatments approaches. For the past 15 years, the institute has been conferring this highest level of certification to only 100 physicians each year. Certification in Whiplash Biomechanics & Injury, Diplomate, 1960, San Diego Spine Research Institute, San Diego Spine Research Institute, San Diego, CA, 2018
Radiology Imaging & Back Pain, Disc Nomenclature-Standardized Language, MRI review, Disc Classification, Modic Changes, Steroid Injections, Herniations, Low Back Pain & MRI Diplomate, DeSalvo Chiropractic, California Chiropractic Association, Santa Rosa , CA - California, 2017
Principles of Practice, Fundamentals of practice, case management and compliance standards. DC TRAININGS, SANTA CLARA, CA - California, 2017
ETHICS, LAW & TECNIQUE, PRINCIPLES OF ETHICS, LAW AND CHIROPRACTIC TECHNIQUE Back to Chiropractic Seminars, San Rafael, CA, 2017
Radiology Guidelines, Review the pros and cons of evidence based guidelines. Discuss the implementation of evidence based guidelines throughout the health care delivery system. To recognize how to identify indicators for spinal X-ray to be able to meet the standard of care. California Chiropractic Association, NOVATO, CA, 2017
Radiology Review: Soft Tissue, Provide multiple clinical case studies to review radiographic search pattern of the spine, with specific focus on the soft tissues. Emphasis will be placed on interpretation of signs and search pattern, appropriate referral, case management implications and advanced imaging. California Chiropractic Association, NOVATO, CA, 2017
ETHICS, LAW & TECNIQUE, Review of ethics, law, state board rules and chiropractic technique. California Chiropractic Association, San Rafael, CA, 2017
Imaging & Back Pain, Back Pain Statistics; Categories & Origins of Pain; Ortho/Neuro Tests; Radiographic Indications; CT vs. MRI. California Chiropractic Association, Santa Rosa , California, 2016
Imaging and Back Pain Part 2, MRI Physics reviewed. Low Back Pain and MRI: Reviewing Current Research; History of MRI, Physics Overview, Nomenclature; Imaging and Back Pain Correlation; Stress Injuries of the Pars; Annular Tears; Multifidus Fatty Muscle Infiltration California Chiropractic Association, Santa Rosa , California, 2016
Chiropractic Manual and Instrument Assisted Treatment , Chiropractic Manual and Instrument Assisted Treatment: A review of spinal mechanical back pain and muscular imbalance conditions. Treatment protocols consisting of manual and instrument procedures reviewed. California Chiropractic Association, San Rafael , California, 2016
The Dizzy Patient, Clinical Neurophysiology of the Vestibular System: Diagnosis & Management of the Dizzy Patient California Chiropractic Association, San Rafael , California, 2016
Biocognitive Healing, Bio-Cognitive Healing (BCH) is a healing method that combines science and healing. It includes elements of and a level beyond hypnotherapy, guided meditation, guided visualization and energy therapies. BCH reformats "Healing Consciousness." It then aligns "The Five Essential Components For Healing" within the body, mind, spirit connection. Then, with unique knowledge and understanding of one's condition, and through entanglement, specifically guides the energy of thoughts in triggering glands, systems, organs and cells in activating activates specific, natural processes of the body to improve the health of oneself and others. Robin Futoran DC, Petaluma, California, 2016
DynaROM Technical Training, Dr. DeSalvo has obtained certification as a tech in the MyoVision DynaROM™. This test simultaneously measures muscle activity and Range of Motion - so we can finally see graphically, not only the "quality of motion" but if muscle guarding, a critical measure of patient's level of pain, occurs. This patented device allows us to objectively document a patient's response to soft tissue injury. Certification in DynaROM Technologist, MyoVision, Myovision, Novato, California, 2016
Ethics and Law Update, Ethics and Law Update Back to Chiropractic Continuing Education, Novato, California, 2016
Neurology Update, Postgrad continuing education in neurology. 6 Hours Back to Chiropractic Continuing Education, Novato, CA, 2016
Tumors of the Axial Skeleton and Extremities, A review of common tumor of the extremities and axial skeleton as visualized in radiology. Topics include benign vs. malignant qualities and pathophysiology. Instructor: Alex Weibel DC, DACBR California Chiropractic Association, Santa Rosa, California, 2015
Radiology-The Spectrum of Bone Disorders, Overview of Osteochondroma & Hemangioma; Osteochondrosis, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Osteoporosis and other conditions. Overview of Primary Bone Tumors of the Axial & Appendicular Skeleton California Chiropractic Association, Santa Rosa, California, 2015
Medicare Procedure, Review: Definitions of Manual Manipulations and Subluxations. Discussion on physical examination, x-ray procedure and medical necessity. Diagnostic coding guidelines and billing review topics covered. California Chiropractic Association, Santa Rosa , California, 2015
Lower Extremity Adjusting Procedures, Review of functional evaluation and manual therapy adjustive technique of the upper and lower extremities. California Chiropractic Association, Santa Rosa , California, 2015
Documentation and Coding Updates, Review of documentation and coding protocols: Diagnosis/ICD-10, medical necessity and outcome assessment healthcare updates. California Chiropractic Association, Santa Rosa , California, 2015
Chiropractic and Personal Injury Care, A review of standards in Ethics, Documentation and Proving Patient Progress. A review of the Doctor's Direct Involvement in Litigation. California Chiropractic Association, Santa Rosa , California, 2015
Updates on Coding and Documentation , Diagnosis and ICD-10 Update. How diagnosis determines the initiation of medical necessity. Covered CA Plans, Medicare documentation and diagnosis guidelines California Chiropractic Association, Santa Rosa , California, 2015
Ethics and Law Seminar, Discussion on standard of care and ethics in practice. California Chiropractic Association, Santa Rosa , California, 2015
The Need for Detoxification, A review of the causes of internal bodily toxicity and the reasons for addressing this issue that causes chronic pain and inflammation. Tim O'Shea DC, Online-Distance Learning, California, 2015
The Food Enzyme Concept, A review of food enzymes and their affect during deficiency on cellular and metabolic processes. Tim O'Shea DC, Online-Distance Learning, California, 2015
X-ray-The Spectrum of Arthritic Disorders, Review of osteoarthritis of the spine. Specific instruction on Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis and Ossified Posterior Longitudinal Ligament. California Chiropractic Association, Santa Rosa, California, 2014
Wellness Care & Patient Education, Factors of Wellness and Patient Expectations. Measuring Wellness in the Clinical Setting California Chiropractic Association, Santa Rosa, California, 2014
Chiropractic Technique & Ethics, Review/instruction on somato-visceral manipulation and chiropractic law/ethics. California Chiropractic Association, San Francisco, California, 2014
Upper Extremity Radiology Review, Review of upper extremity pathology in radiology. California Chiropractic Association, Distance Learning, California, 2014
The Lumbar MRI in Clinical Practice, The Lumbar MRI in Clinical Practice Palmer College of Chiropractic, Internet Based Learning, California, 2014
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 Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, California, 2013
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 Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards,, California, 2013
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 Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, California, 2013
Spinal Biomechanical Engineering Principles and Application, Integrating spinal biomechanics and pathobiomechanics through digitized analysis. , The comparison of organized versus disorganized compensation with regional and global compensation. Advanced analysis and integration of pathobiomechanics as sequella to trauma in clinical practice and documentation. PACE Recognized by the Federation of Chiropractic Licensure Boards, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2013
Evidenced Based Practice, Integrating indexed peer reviewed research as evidence into clinical practice related to trauma and the creation of a diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan PACE Recognized by the Federation of Chiropractic Licensure Boards, Las Vegas, California, 2013
Integrating Clinical Findings in Admissible Documentation, Combining clinical, radiographic, electrodiagnostic and MRI findings to conclude a diagnosis and reporting accurately through admissible documentation. Diagnosis includes head, spine and disc pathology as sequella to trauma PACE Recognized by the Federation of Chiropractic Licensure Boards, Las Vegas, California, 2013
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 Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, California, 2013
Stretching for Healthy Joints & Total Body Fitness, Stretching techniques taught using flexible poles to create or more enhanced stretch and movement routine. Instruction in fascia and muscle patterns to emphasize the purpose of the routines. California Chiropractic Association, San Rafael, California, 2013
Practical Neurology, Hemisphericity Concepts & Applications in Clinical Practice. Spinal coupled motions reviewed on X-ray and Fluoroscopy. Diagnosis and treatment of BPPV. California Chiropractic Association, Santa Rosa , California, 2013
Radiology Review, Cervical, Thoracic & Lumbar Spine anatomy and pathology review. California Chiropractic Association, Santa Rosa, California, 2013
Radiology Review , Overview of physics and positioning principles.. Overview of common arthropathies, trauma, tumors of the axial skeleton and implications on patient care. California Chiropractic Association, Santa Rosa, California, 2013
Radiology-Arthritis Review, Review of pathologic radiographic disorders and disease specifically related to trauma. Advanced analysis and integration of pathobiomechanics as sequella to trauma in clinical practice and documentation. Back to Chiropractic CE Seminars, Fort Bragg, California, 2012
Radiology-X-ray Review and Interpretation, Radiology review of spinal biomechanics, anomalies, arthritis , spinal fractures, common spinal diseases, extremity fractures and malignancy. Back to Chiropractic CE Seminars, Fort Bragg, California, 2012
Chiropractic Ethics and Law, Complying with Chiropractic Law; Unprofessional conduct; History, Competence, Avoiding Negligence & Fraud Diplomate, California Chiropractic Association, California Chiropractic Association, California Chiropractic Association, Santa Rosa, California, 2012
Impairment Rating Certification, Impairment Rating Review/Certification AMA Guides, 6th Edition Certification in AMA Impairment Rating, Academy of Chiropractic, Academy of Chiropractic, Distance Learning, California, 2012
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 CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, New York, 20112011
Diplomate, American Academy of Medical Legal Professionals, 2011 ,
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 CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, New York, Present2011
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 CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, New York, Present2011
Board Certified: American Chiropractic College of Infrared Imaging (CACBII) 2003. , A 100-hour postgraduate program in the study and utilization of high-resolution infrared imaging procedures in a pain management setting. Certification in ACCBI, 2003
Certification toward Independent Disability Evaluator, IDE certification course: The course includes eight hours of Basic Workers' Compensation, 36 hours of IDE (including the 12-hour Report Writing component) and an optional four hours of adjustive technique credit. CCA's IDE program is the most experienced program available in the market. Certification in Independent Disability Evaluator, California Chiropractic Association, Sacramento, California, Present1994
Qualified Medical Evaluator, The Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) is an appointed position through the State of California. The organization that regulated QMEs is the DWC. Doctors interested in appointment as a QME must pass the QME Competency Examination. Certification in Qualified Medical Evaluator, State of California, 20041992
Certified Dynamic Spinal Stretching and Rehabilitation Instructor, Course instruction designed to teach new motor skills with attention placed on balanced postures and alignment training, using sticks for physical support and leverage. Emphasis is placed on range of motion exercises for the spine, rib cage, and extremities, with the aid of Stick Technology. Certification in Dynamic Spinal Stick Stretching, California Chiropractic Association: Arthur Faygenholz, DC, Los Altos, California, 20112010
Credentials and Clinically Correlating Causality, The significance documentation and credentials in the personal injury field with a focus on clinically correlating causality, bodily injury and persistent functional loss as sequellae. Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2011
Yale University, Biomechanics and Orthopedics, Frontiers in Biomedical Engineering. Understanding the material properties of elasticity and viscosity. Dr. Mark Saltzman
Guidelines for Digital Radiography X-ray , 2009
Bones and Joints in Radiography X-ray , 2011
Impairment Rating AMA Guides 5th Edition and CPT coding, Understanding AMA Guides for disability rating and impairment. Kaplan Serminars, California Chiropractic Association 2004, California, 2003
Whiplash Injury Review , A course in the understanding of crash dynamics, injury physiology, pathogenesis, treatment methods and prognosis. Presentation by Dan Murphy DC, DABCO California Chiropractic Association, Hayward, California,
Orthopedic Treatment in Industrial Care, A course instruction in common back injuries in the industrial setting and how to evaluate/rate short and long term disability. Instruction by Henry Eddington Medical Group. California Chiropractic Association, Oakland, California, 1999
Chiropractic Orthopedics 160 Hours , A course instruction on conservative orthopedics for common spine and extremity disorders. Topics included: Neck and Lower back Injuries, Rheumatology, Fractures, Impairment rating, execise and extremity supports, immobilization/bracing, Jurisprudence & Reporting Western States Chiropractic College, Oakland, California, 19891988
Low Impact Automobile Collisions, Course instruction on the crash dynamics of low impact vehicle collision, common injuries and treatment protocol. California Chiropractic Association, Oakland, California, 1996
Low Impact Automobile Collision Physics , Course instructed by Ted Kobayashi M.S Biomechanical Engineer 1996 California Chiropractic Association, Oakland, California, 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. New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, AACME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and CMCS Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2011
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. New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, AACME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and CMCS Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2011
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. New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, AACME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and CMCS Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2011
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. New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, AACME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and CMCS Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2011
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, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, AACME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and CMCS Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2011
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. New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, AACME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and CMCS Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2011
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 CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, New York, 2011
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 CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, New York, 2011
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 CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, New York, 2011
Documentation and Triage in Trauma, ICD-9 and CPT requirements in coding for the traumatically injured including integrating electronic health records including informed consent, evaluation and management, testing orders. The utilization of research in medical reports for both the trauma and non-trauma patients. Clinical coordination of care and reporting to healthcare and legal providers Federation of Chiropractic Licensure Boards, Academy of Chiropractic, American Academy of Medical-Legal Professionals, Hollywood , Florida, 2012
Medical-Legal Research and the Documentation of Causal Relationship, Prognosis and Treatment of the Traumatically Injured, Review of current research published in peer reviewed medically indexed journals focusing on traumatic injuries and how current literature affects the diagnostic conclusion and how to formulate treatment plans. Federation of Chiropractic Licensure Boards, Academy of Chiropractic, American Academy of Medical-Legal Professionals, Hollywood, Florida, 2012
Biomechanics of Spinal Trauma and its Relationship to Pre-Existing Injuries and Degenerative Changes, Whiplash Associated Disorders and the biomechanics of side impact vs. rear impact with emphasis on traumatic forces and body position, the mechanism of whiplash injury phases with their relationships to physiologic tolerance to trauma, specific diagnosis of disc pathology and annular tear, disc herniation, fracture, ligamentous injury and instability. Details of spinal nerve root stretching injury and dimensions of the spinal canal during whiplash was outlined particular to significant spinal injury resulting from low level accelerations including pediatric spinal trauma and physiological normals. Spinal surgical intervention techniques including ordering diagnostic studies using MRI, CT and digital motion x-ray Federation of Chiropractic Licensure Boards, Academy of Chiropractic, American Academy of Medical-Legal Professionals, Hollywood, Florida, 2012
MRI Spine Interpretation of Disc Bulge and Herniation, Spinal MRI findings related to degenerative changes vs. traumatic changes of the intervertebral disc by using definitions provided by the American Society of Neuroradiology. Anatomy of the intervertebral disc, spinal cord, nerve roots and spinal ligaments correlated to T1, T2, STIR sagittal, stacking and axial images. Anatomical MRI differentiation of normal, degenerative and traumatic changes Federation of Chiropractic Licensure Boards, Academy of Chiropractic, American Academy of Medical-Legal Professionals, Hollywood, Florida, 2012
Introduction to Forensic Science: Historical Perspectives, An overview of forensic science through a historical perspective, how it is incorporated into the chiropractic profession and identifies the rationale for obtaining the knowledge (education), training, skill sets and experience which must be acquired to meet current qualifications as a Forensic Examiner and litigative consultant. University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic & College of Forensic Sciences, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 2012
Radiology , Overview of physics and positioning principles. Overview of common arthropathies, trauma and tumors of the axial and appendicular skeleton and implications on patient care. Review of cervical spine, lumbar spine and extremity pathology. California Chiropractic Association, San Francisco, California, 2013

SELECTED TEACHING/INSTRUCTING/LECTURING/CONSULTING

CME Instructor to Medical Physicians, Clinical Application of Advanced Imaging, University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Marin County, California, 2013- Present
Instructor, Dynamic Stick Stretching/Strengthening Instructor, Outpatient setting, 2010- Present
Industrial Safety Consultant, BackSafe/SittingSafe, California, 1996- 2002

SELECTED MEMBERSHIPS

American Academy of Spine Physicians, Member, 2019 - Present
Marin County Bar Association, Member, 2018 - Present
Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, Member, 2015 - Present
American Academy of Medical Legal Professionals, Member, 2011 - Present
California Chiropractic Association, Member, 2011 - Present

SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS

Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International, 2007
Cum Laude Graduate , Palmer College of Chiropractic , 1986