Charles Zollner DC , CCEP
4380 Redwood Hwy. #B6, San Rafael, CA, 94903
Phone: 415-747-8980
Fax: 415-499-8645
drz@drzollner.com
http://www.drzollner.com
SELECTED OCCUPATIONAL HISTORY
Chiropractor, Zollner Chiropractic, San Rafael, CA, 1998 - Present
Chiropractor, Atlanta Health Service Inc., Atlanta, GA, 1997 - 1998
EDUCATION AND LICENSURE
Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of CA, License # DC25398, 1998-Present
Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of GA, License # , 1997-1998
Doctorate of Chiropractic, Life College, Marietta , Georgia, 1996
Internship, Life Chiropractic College Outpatient Facility, Marietta, Georgia, 1995 - 1996
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part I, 1996
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part II, 1996
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part III, 1996
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part IV, 1997
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Physiotherapy, 1996
Bachelor of Arts in Geology, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 1986

SELECTED POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND DIPLOMATES

Back to Basics: How to Evaluate Spinal Radiographs, Provide importance in taking standard radiographs of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine when clinically necessary. The clinician will have an understanding on radiology positioning and evaluation of the spinal x-rays. An emphasis will be on evaluating the Alignment, Bone, Cartilage, and Soft Tissues for complete search pattern on the radiographs. Examples of normal versus abnormal radiographs will be utilized for comparison. Back to Chiropractic, California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2020
Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion Overview, This section is an in-depth overview of traumatic brain injury in concussion. It discusses that all brain injuries are traumatic and dispels the myth of a “mild traumatic brain injury.” Also, this covers triage protocols and the potential sequela of patients with traumatic brain injuries. Cleveland University, Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2020
Head Trauma and Traumatic Brain Injury Part 1, This section discusses gross traumatic brain injuries from trauma and significant bleeding with both epidural and subdural hematomas. There are numerous case studies reviewed inclusive of neurosurgical intervention and postsurgical outcomes. Cleveland University, Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2020
Head Trauma and Traumatic Brain Injury Part 2, This section continues with multiple case studies of gross traumatic brain injuries from trauma requiring neurosurgical intervention and also discusses recovery sequela based upon the significance of brain trauma. This module also concludes with concussion protocols in traumatic brain injury short of demonstrable bleeding on advanced imaging. Cleveland University, Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2020
Concussion and Electroencephalogram Testing, This section covers concussion etiology and cognitive sequela where gross bleeding has not been identified on advanced imaging. It discusses the significance of electroencephalogram testing in determining brain function and pathology (if present). This module also covers the understanding of waveforms in electroencephalogram testing in both normal and abnormal scenarios. Cleveland University, Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2020
Concussion and Electroencephalogram Testing Pathological Results, This module covers amplitude, conduction and conduction delays as sequela to traumatic brain injury to diagnose concussion and traumatic brain injury in the absence of gross bleeding and advanced imaging. This section covers electroencephalograms and event-related potentials which measures the brain response that is a direct result of specific sensory or motor events. It is a stereotype electrophysiological response to a stimulus and provides a noninvasive means of evaluating brain function. In this module multiple case studies are discussed with ensuing triage protocols pending the results. Cleveland University, Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2020
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. Cleveland University – Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2020
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. Cleveland University – Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2020
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. Cleveland University – Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2020
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. Cleveland University – Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, N, 2020
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. Cleveland University – Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2020
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. Cleveland University – Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2020
Documenting Clinically Correlated Bodily Injury to Causality, 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. Cleveland University – Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2020
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. Cleveland University - Kansas City, 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, 2020
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. Cleveland University - Kansas City, 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, 2020
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. Cleveland University - Kansas City, 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, 2020
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. Cleveland University - Kansas City, 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, 2020
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. Cleveland University - Kansas City, 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, 2020
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. Cleveland University - Kansas City, 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, 2020
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 sequelae, including bulge, herniation, protrusion, extrusion and sequestration. Cleveland University - Kansas City, 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, 2020
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. Cleveland University - Kansas City, 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, 2020
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. Cleveland University - Kansas City, 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, 2020
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. Cleveland University - Kansas City, 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, 2020
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. Cleveland University - Kansas City, 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, 2020
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 spondylolisthesis, 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. Cleveland University - Kansas City, 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, 2020
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. Cleveland University Kansas City, 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, 2020
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. Cleveland University Kansas City, 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, 2020
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 Cleveland University Kansas City, 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, 2020
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. Cleveland University Kansas City, 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, 2020
Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Cervical Digital Analysis, Digitizing and analyzing the cervical spine in neutral, flexion and extension views to diagnose pathobiomechanics. This includes alteration of motion segment integrity (AMOSI) in both angular and translational movement. Ligament instability/failure/pathology are identified all using numerical values and models. Review of case studies to analyze pathobiomechanics using a computerized/numerical algorithm. Cleveland University Kansas City, 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, 2020
Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Lumbar Digital Analysis, Digitalizing and analyzing the lumbar spine images to diagnose pathobiomechanics. This includes anterior and posterior vertebral body elements in rotational 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. Cleveland University Kansas City, 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, 2020
Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Full Spine Digital Analysis, Digitalizing and analyzing the full spine images to diagnose pathobiomechanics as sequelae to trauma in relation to ligamentous failure and disc and vertebral pathology as sequelae. This includes anterior and posterior vertebral body elements in rotational 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. Cleveland University Kansas City, 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, 2020
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. Cleveland University – Kansas City, 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, 2020
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. Cleveland University – Kansas City, 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, 2020
Spinal Trauma Pathology, Spinal Biomechanics, Central Nervous System and Spinal Disc Nomenclature, The application of spinal biomechanical engineering models in trauma and the negative sequelae it has on the central nervous system inclusive of the lateral horn, periaqueductal grey matter, thalamus and cortices involvement. Cleveland University – Kansas City, 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, 2020
Spinal Trauma Pathology, Biomechanics of Traumatic Disc Bulge and Age Dating Herniated Disc Pathology, The biomechanics of traumatic disc bulges as sequelae from trauma and the comorbidity of ligamentous pathology. Age-dating spinal disc pathology in accordance with Wolff’s Law. Cleveland University – Kansas City, 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, 2020
Spinal Trauma Pathology, Clinical Grand Rounds, The review of case histories of mechanical spine pathology and biomechanical failures inclusive of case histories, clinical findings and x-ray and advanced imaging studies. Assessing comorbidities in the triage and prognosis of the injured. Cleveland University – Kansas City, 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, 2020
Spinal Trauma Pathology, Research Perspectives, The review of current literature standards in spinal trauma pathology and documentation review of biomechanical failure, ligamentous failure and age-dating disc pathology. Cleveland University – Kansas City, 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, 2020
Neurology of Ligament Pathology- Normal Morphology and Tissue Damage, Connective tissue morphology, embryology and wound repair as sequalae to trauma. Full components of strain-sprain models and permanency implications with wound repair and osseous aberration with aberrant structural integrity. Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Cleveland University-Kansas City, College of Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2020
Neurology of Ligament Pathology- Spinal Biomechanics and Disc Pathology, Disc pathology as sequela to trauma; herniation, extrusion, protrusion, sequestration and how the spinal unit as one system creates homeostasis to balance the pathology. Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Cleveland University-Kansas City, College of Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2020
Neurology of Ligament Pathology- Neurological Innervation., The peripheral and central innervation of the disc and spinal ligaments of the dorsal root ganglion, spinal thalamic tracts, periaqueductal gray areas innervating the Thalamus and multiple regions of the brain. The efferent neurological distribution to disparate areas of the spine to create homeostasis until tetanus ensues creating osseous changes under the effect of Wolff's Law. Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Cleveland University-Kansas City, College of Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2020
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. Cleveland University – Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2020
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. Cleveland University – Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2020
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. Cleveland University – Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2020
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. Cleveland University – Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2020
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, dislocation and functional loss are also detailed in relation to impairment ratings. Cleveland University - Kansas City, 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, 2020
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury/Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion, Differentially diagnosing mild traumatic brain injury vs. traumatic brain injury and the clinical and imaging protocols required to conclude an accurate diagnosis for head trauma. Cleveland University - Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctorial Division, Long Island, NY, 2020
Diagnosing and Case Management, The requirements for diagnosing based upon in an initial evaluation and management encounter ranging from a 99202 – 99205 that includes comorbidities, non-musculoskeletal, and sequelae to injury diagnosis. Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2020
Electrodiagnostics: Electromyogram/Nerve Conduction Velocity (EMG/NCV), Diagnosis & Interpretation: Anatomy and Physiology of Electrodiagnostics, An in-depth review of basic neuro-anatomy and physiology dermatomes and myotomes to both the upper and lower extremities and the neurophysiology of axons and dendrites along with the myelin and function of saltatory for conduction. The sodium and potassium pump’s function in action potentials. Cleveland University, Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2020
Electrodiagnostics: Electromyogram/Nerve Conduction Velocity (EMG/NCV), Diagnosis & Interpretation: Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) Part 1, Nerve conduction velocity testing, the equipment required and the specifics of motor and sensory testing. This section covers the motor and sensory NCV procedures and interpretation including latency, amplitude (CMAP) physiology and interpretation including the understanding of the various nuances of the wave forms. Cleveland University, Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2020
Electrodiagnostics: Electromyogram/Nerve Conduction Velocity (EMG/NCV), Diagnosis & Interpretation: Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) Part 2, Compound motor action potentials (CMAP) and sensory nerve action potentials (SNAP) testing and interpretation including the analysis and diagnosis of the wave forms. It also covers compressive neuropathies of the median, ulnar and posterior tibial nerves; known as carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel and tarsal tunnel syndromes. This section offers interpretation algorithms to help understand the neurodiagnostic conclusions. Cleveland University, Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2020
Electrodiagnostics: Electromyogram/Nerve Conduction Velocity (EMG/NCV), Diagnosis & Interpretation: Needle Electromyogram (EMG) Studies, The EMG process, inclusive of how the test is performed and the steps required in planning and electromyographic study. This covers the spontaneous activity of a motor unit action potential, positive sharp waves and fibrillations. The insertional activity (both normal and abnormal), recruitment activity in a broad polyphasic presentation and satellite potentials. This covers the diagnosing of patterns of motor unit abnormalities including neuropathic demyelinated neuropathies along with acute myopathic neuropathies. This section also covers the ruling out of false positive and false negative results. Cleveland University, Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2020
Electrodiagnostics: Electromyogram/Nerve Conduction Velocity (EMG/NCV), Diagnosis & Interpretation: Overview of EMG and NCV Procedures, Results, Diagnoses and Documentation, The clinical incorporation of electrodiagnostic studies as part of a care plan where neuropathology is suspected. It also covers how to use electrodiagnostics in a collaborative environment between the chiropractor as the primary spine care provider and the surgeon, when clinically indicated. This section covers sample cases and health conclude and accurate treatment plans based upon electro-neurodiagnostic findings when clinically indicated. Cleveland University, Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2020
Chiropractic Neurology You Can Use, First Hour, This hour covers screening tests physical examinations of neurological symptoms. The difference between constant and intermittent radiculopathy is discussed and differential diagnoses are discussed. I will teach the most important neurological screening test, the Drift test. This screens the upper and lower extremities for subtle motor weakness in the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. Doctors will be taught how to record the findings correctly in the patient’s chart and how to write a referral to a neurologist that explains the findings and the purpose of the referral. Back to Chiropractic, California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2020
Chiropractic Neurology You Can Use, Second Hour, I will focus on “When” the chiropractor is likely to see abnormal cranial nerve function (usually trauma cases), how to document the findings in the patient’s chart notes and what to write in a referral to a neurologist when enlisting help for the patient. Brain concussion is a neurological condition that presents to chiropractic offices frequently. Doctors will be taught how to assess an athlete or other trauma patient for concussion using the Acute Concussion Evaluation, the Rivermead Post-Concussion Symptoms Questionnaire and the Epworth Sleepiness Scale. Back to Chiropractic, California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2020
Chiropractic Neurology You Can Use, Third Hour, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is commonly caused by car accidents (according to the National Institutes of Mental Health.) Doctors will be taught how to consult with a PTSD patient, how to advise these patients with in-office care and home care instructions for this condition. The Folstein Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE) is used to examine brain-impaired patients (both trauma and Alzheimers) and I teach its use and clinical interpretation. Back to Chiropractic, California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2020
Chiropractic Neurology You Can Use, Fourth Hour, Once a patient with a neurological deficit is identified, the doctor must follow up with his/her own evaluations as well as make a proper referral to a specialist for co-treatment when indicated. Outcome assessment questionnaires are taught their use and function. Back to Chiropractic, California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2020
Chiropractic Neurology You Can Use, Fifth Hour, Brain function controls the pituitary gland and a large number of hormone imbalances. Brain trauma causes a roller coaster of hormone problems which the chiropractor should recognize and document properly. They will be taught the proper way to test and document in the patient’s chart the results as well as make a referral to a hormone specialist to help the patient. Back to Chiropractic, California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2020
Chiropractic Neurology You Can Use, Sixth Hour, Numerous recent studies document the sequelae of neurological trauma. I will teach doctors the importance of correctly diagnosing these neurological conditions early in the patient’s case so that help can be obtained and proper referrals can be made to benefit the patient and minimize long term permanent neurological residuals. Back to Chiropractic, California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2020
Radiology, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Radiology. DCCE, California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2020
Chiropractic Technique, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Chiropractic Technique. DCCE, California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2020
Chiropractic Philosophy, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Chiropractic Philosophy. DCCE, California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2020
Ethics and Law, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Ethics and Law. DCCE, California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2020
Patient History and Examination, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Patient History Taking and Exam Procedures. DCCE, California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2020
Stroke Anatomy and Physiology: Brain Vascular Anatomy, 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. Cleveland University – Kansas City, 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, 2020
Stroke Anatomy and Physiology: 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 instroke inclusive of diabetes, coagulopathy, acquired and hereditary deficiencies. Cleveland University – Kansas City, 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, 2020
Stroke Principles of Treatment an Overview for the Primary Care Provider, 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. Cleveland University – Kansas City, 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, 2020
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. Cleveland University – Kansas City, 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, 2020
Neurology, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Neurology. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2019
Radiology, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Radiology. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2019
Chiropractic Technique, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Chiropractic Technique. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2019
Radiology, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Radiology. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2019
Ethics and Law, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Ethics and Law. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2019
Patient History and Examination, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Patient History Taking and Exam Procedures. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2019
Chiropractic Philosophy, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Chiropractic Philosophy. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2019
Patient History and Examination, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Patient History Taking and Exam Procedures. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2018
Chiropractic Technique, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Chiropractic Technique. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2018
Radiology, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Radiology. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2018
Patient History and Examination, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Patient History Taking and Exam Procedures. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2018
Chiropractic Technique, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Chiropractic Technique. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2018
Ethics and Law, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Ethics and Law. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2018
Chiropractic Philosophy, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Chiropractic Philosophy. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2018
Chiropractic Technique, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Chiropractic Technique. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2017
Radiology, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Radiology. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2017
Patient History and Examination, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Patient History Taking and Exam Procedures. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2017
Neurology, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Neurology. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2017
Chiropractic Technique, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Chiropractic Technique. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2017
Ethics and Law, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Chiropractic Ethics and Law. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2017
Ethics and Law, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Ethics and Law. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2016
Global Assessment of the Extremities, Assessment of the Extremities for Pathology and/or Subluxation and Adjustment Techniques. Life Chiropractic College West, Hayward, California, 2016
Chiropractic Philosophy, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Chiropractic Philosophy. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2016
Chiropractic Technique, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Chiropractic Technique. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2016
Radiology, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Radiology. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2016
Patient History and Examination, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Patient History Taking and Exam Procedures. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2016
Patient History and Examination, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Patient History Taking and Exam Procedures. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2015
Radiology, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Radiology. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2015
Patient History and Examination, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Patient History Taking and Exam Procedures. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2015
Chiropractic Technique, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Chiropractic Technique. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2015
Radiology, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Radiology. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2015
Chiropractic Technique, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Chiropractic Technique. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2015
Radiology-Reading, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Radiology. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2014
X-ray Guidelines, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Radiology. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2014
Chiropractic Technique, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Chiropractic Technique. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2014
Patient History and Examination, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Patient History Taking and Exam Procedure. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2014
Radiology, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Radiology. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2014
Ethics and Law, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Ethics and Law. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2014
Chiropractic Philosophy, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Chiropractic Philosophy. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2014
Chiropractic Philosophy, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Chiropractic Philosophy. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2013
Activator Methods: Basic, Introduction to Activator Technique Instrument Adjusting. Palmer College of Chiropractic, San Jose, California, 2013
Chiropractic Technique, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Chiropractic Technique. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2013
Chiropractic Technique, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Chiropractic Technique. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2013
SFMA Certification Course, Selective Functional Movement Assessment: An Evidence-Based Clinical Model to Address Regional Interdependence. San Francisco, California, 2012
Radiology-Reading, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Radiology. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2012
Chiropractic Technique, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Chiropractic Technique. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, California, 2012
X-ray Diagnosis, Clinical Procedure & Adjustive Technique, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Chiropractic Technique, Radiology and Clinical Procedures. Cleveland Chiropractic College, San Rafael, California, 2011
Personal Injury, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Personal Injury. International Chiropractors Association of California, Milpitas, California, 2010
X-Ray Certification, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Radiology. International Chiropractors Association of California, Milpitas, California, 2010
Chiropractic Technique, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Chiropractic Technique. International Chiropractors Association of California, Milpitas, California, 2010
Radiology 501: A New Understanding of Degenerative Joint Disease through Kinematic Imaging, , Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Radiology. Life Chiropractic College West, Hayward, California, 2009
Central Nervous System Restoration and Patient Education, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Technique. Life Chiropractic College West, Santa Rosa, California, 2008
Radiology of Trauma, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Radiology. Diplomate, Life Chiropractic College West, Life Chiropractic College West, Santa Rosa, California, 2008
Radiology of Trauma Part 1, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Radiology. Life Chiropractic College West, Santa Rosa, California, 2008
X-Ray Interpretation – Read the Signs Part 1, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Radiology. Life Chiropractic College West, Hayward, CA, 2008
21st Century Technology & Systems to Elevate Chiropractic, Instrument Adjusting Technique and Patient Care and Protocols Utilizing the ProAdjuster Instrument. Logan College of Chiropractic, McMurray, Pennsylvania, 2007
All in One: Pediatrics in Practice, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Radiology. Palmer College of Chiropractic, San Jose, California, 2005
LRS-CA: FKTP-PM with Technique, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Chiropractic Technique. Palmer College of Chiropractic, San Jose, California, 2005
Workers’ Compensation Upheaval: Mandated New Treatment Paradigms for Chiropractic Doctors, Review of Relevant Issues in SB228, Introduction to Outcome Assessments, ACOEM Guidelines: their Use and Abuse, Apportionment: Legal and Medical Issues on the Apportionment of Causation. California Chiropractic Association, Burlingame, California, 2004
Technique Trio, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Chiropractic Technique. Life Chiropractic College West, Hayward, California, 2004
Ten Common Imaging Pathologies in Chiropractic Practice, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Radiology. Palmer College of Chiropractic, San Jose, California, 2003
Advances in Chiropractic Success Symposium, Instrument Adjusting Technique and Patient Care and Protocols Utilizing the ProAdjuster Instrument. Logan College of Chiropractic, Atlanta, Georgia, 2003
Practice Makes Perfect, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Chiropractic Technique. Life Chiropractic College West, Corte Madera, California, 2003
Extremity Adjusting Protocols, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Chiropractic Extremity Adjusting Technique and Radiology. Northwestern Health Sciences University, California, 2002
Dynamic Solution & Technologies for Improving Delivery of Chiropractic, Instrument Adjusting Technique and Patient Care and Protocols Utilizing the ProAdjuster Instrument. Logan College of Chiropractic, Atlanta, Georgia, 2002
Cox Distraction Manipulation Procedures for Cervical and Lumbar Spine, Patient Care Techniques Utilizing the Cox Flexion/Distraction Table, James M. Cox, DC, DACBR. California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Chiropractic Examiners, San Francisco, California, 2002
Practice Makes Perfect – Part 2, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Chiropractic Technique. Life Chiropractic College West, Hayward, California, 2001
Practice Makes Perfect, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Chiropractic Technique. Life Chiropractic College West, Corte Madera, California, 2000
Advanced Principles of Extremity Adjusting: Extremity Rehabilitation, Postgraduate and Continuing Education in Extremity Adjusting Protocols and Rehabilitation of Upper Extremity Injuries. Life Chiropractic College West, Hayward, California, 1999
ICAC Basic Work Comp, Basic Workers’ Compensation, QME Preparation Course with Technique. International Chiropractors Association of California, California, 1999

SELECTED MEMBERSHIPS

Academy of Chiropractic, Member, 2020 - Present

SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS

Trauma Qualified, Cleveland University, Kansas City, 2020
X-ray Supervisor and Operator Certification, California Department of Public Health, 1998
CCEP (Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner) Certification, Council on Extremity Adjusting, 1997
cum laude, Life Chiropractic College, 1996