Anthony Calantoni DC, CCEP, DAAMLP
2644 Lefevre Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19137
Phone: 215-743-5330
dranthonycalantoni1@yahoo.com

Anthony P Calantoni, DC, CCEP, DAAMLP

2644 Lefevre Street, Philadelphia, PA 19137
Phone:  215-743-5330
Fax:   215-941-6441
dranthony@bridesburgspine.com
http://www.bridesburgspine.com



SELECTED OCCUPATIONAL HISTORY


Chiropractor,   Bridesburg Spine and Injury Clinic, LLC,  Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania,  2007 - Present 

Chiropractor,   Sanicam Ambulatorio, S.P.A. ,  Catania, Italy,  2004 - 2007 

Chiropractor,   Calantoni Chiropractic, P.C.,  Brooklyn,  New York,  2003 

Chiropractor,   Webster Ave. Medical Center, P.C.,  Bronx,  New York,  2003 

Chiropractor,   Avenue J Medical Center,  Brooklyn,  New York,  2002 - 2003 

EDUCATION AND LICENSURE


Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of  Pennsylvania,  License #DC009115,  2003- Present 

Doctorate of Chiropractic, Life University, Marietta, Georgia, 2002 

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part I,  2001 

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part II,  2001 

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part III,  2002 

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part IV,  2002 



Bachelor of Science  in  Liberal Arts,  Excelsior College,  Albany,  New York,  2001 

Undergraduate Studies  in  Pre-Medicine,  Kings College,  Wilkes-Barre,  Pennsylvania,  1996 - 1998 

SELECTED POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND DIPLOMATES

Medical-Legal-Insurance Documentation, 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. Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Long Island, New York, 2014

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.Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division,  Long Island,  New York,  2014 

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. Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division,  Long Island,  New York,  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. Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division,  Long Island,  New York,  2014 

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. Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division,  Long Island,  New York,  2014 

Spinal Biomechanical Engineering, Triage and Documentation, Utilizing principles and algorithms of spinal biomechanical engineering to analyze chronic and trauma patients in creating diagnostic, prognostic and treatment protocols. Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Elmhurst, New York, 2014

 MRI Spine Interpretation, Triage and Documentation, Interpreting MRI pathology as sequella to trauma to determine herniation, bulge, protrusion and extrusion in order to create diagnostic, prognostic and treatment protocols. Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Elmhurst, New York, 2014

Evidence Based Practice, Triage and Documentation, Understanding and applying scientific literature in trauma patients to create diagnostic, prognostic and treatment protocols. Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Elmhurst, New York, 2014

Utilization of Research in the Clinical setting, Utilizing peer reviewed scientific literature in creating a diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan for the chronic and acute patient. How to implement and stay current on techniques and technology in healthcare.Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2013

Certification in MRI Interpretation, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Buffalo, NY, 2013

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. Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Board for Chiropractic,  ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2013

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 comorbidities 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. Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Board for Chiropractic, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2013

MRI Interpretation of Cervical 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. Spinal cord and canal compromise interpretation with management. Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Board for Chiropractic, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2013

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. Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Board for Chiropractic, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2013

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. Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Board for Chiropractic,  ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2013

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. Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Board for Chiropractic, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2013

 

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. Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Board for Chiropractic, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2013

 

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, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2013

 

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. Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2013

 

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. Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Board for Chiropractic, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2013

 

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. Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2013

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. 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, NY, 2013

Diplomate, American Academy of Medical Legal Professionals, 2013

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 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.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, NY, 2013

 

Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Lumbar Digital Analysis,Digitalizing and analyzing the lumbar spine images to diagnose pathobiomechanics. This includes anterior and posterior vertebral body elements in rotatioal analysis with neutral, left and right lateral bending in conjunction with gate analysis. Ligament instability/failure/pathology is identified all using numerical values and models.  Review of case studies for analysis of pathobiomechanics using a computerized/numerical algorithm along with corrective guidelines.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, NY, 2013

 

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.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, NY, 2013

 

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.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, NY, 2013

 

 

Spinal Biomechanics in Trauma,Toutilize whiplash associated disorders in various vectors of impact and whiplash mechanisms in determining pathobiomechanics. To clinically correlate annular tears, disc herniations, fractures, ligament pathology and spinal segmental instability as sequellae to pathobiomechanics from trauma. The utilization of digital motion x-ray in diagnoising normal versus abnormal facet motion along with case studies to understand the clinical application.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, NY, 2013

 

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.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, NY, 2013

 

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.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, NY, 2013

Impairment Rating Certification,The understanding and utilization of the protocols and parameters of the AMA Guide to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment6thEdition. Spine, neurological sequelae, migraine, sexual dysfunction, sleep and arousal disorders, station and gait disorders and consciousness are detailed forimpairmentrating. Herniateddiscs,radiculopathy, fracture, dislocationand functional loss are also detailed in relation to impairment ratings.Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards,Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division,Long Island, NY, 2013

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.  Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division,  Long Island,  New York,  2013 

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.  Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division,  Long Island,  New York,  2013 

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.  Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division,  Long Island,  New York,  2013 

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.  Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division,  Long Island,  New York,  2013 

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.  Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division,  Long Island,  New York,  2013 

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.  Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division,  Long Island,  New York,  2013 

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.  Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division,  Long Island,  New York,  2013 

Certification in Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner, The Council on Extremity Adjusting,  Boise,  Idaho,  2004 

Chiropractic Biophysics Certification, Completed the prescribed course of study and comprehensive examination in spinal biomechanics and Chiropractic Biophysics Technique, Doctor Designated as a Distinguished Fellow of CBP, CBP Seminars, Inc., Eagle, Idaho,  2001

SELECTED MEMBERSHIPS

Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association, Member, 2012 – Present

American Academy of Medical Legal Professionals, 2013- Present