Josh Rickert DC , NRCME, EPN, ART, CCWP, TRAUMA QUALIFIED
15815 Franklin Trail SE, Suite 100, Prior Lake, MN - Minnesota, 55372
Phone: 9522265100
Fax: 9525165240
drrickertdc@gmail.com
http://www.priorlakespine.com
SELECTED OCCUPATIONAL HISTORY
Chiropractic Physician, Prior Lake Spine Health & Injury Center, Prior Lake, MN, 2011 - Present
Chiropractic Physician, Eagle Trace Wellness Center, Burnsville, Minnesota, 2010 - 2012
Chiropractic Physician, Advanced Injury Specialists, St. Louis Park, Minnesota, 2009 - 2010
EDUCATION AND LICENSURE
Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of Minnesota, License # 928; Acupuncture, 2012-Present
Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of Minnesota, License # 5230, 2009-Present
Doctorate of Chiropractic, Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, Minnesota, 2009
Internship, Lyn Lake Chiropractic, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2008 - 2008
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part I, 2008
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part II, 2008
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part III, 2008
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part IV, 2008
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Physiotherapy, 2008
Bachelor of Science in Sports Science, Briar Cliff University, Sioux City, IA, 2005

SELECTED POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION

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 uppe, 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
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. Cleveland University, Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic, Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2020
Neurology of Ligament Pathology - Spinal Biomechanics and Disc Pathology, Disc pathology as sequella to trauma; herniation, extrusion, protrusion, sequestration and how the spinal unit as one system creates homeostasis to balance the pathology. Cleveland University, Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic, Post Doctoral Division, 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 homeostatis until tetanus ensues creating osseous changes under the effect of Wolff's Law. 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
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
Concussion And Electroencephalogram Testing, This 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
Acupuncture for the Treatment of Pain I - Introduction to Pain Management with Classical Chinese Techniques, the differentiation of pain from the TCM perspective, an introduction to the treatment of pain using traditional physical medicine techniques including palpation, acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, & moxa, an overview with regards to point selection for treating pain using distal points, choosing between and combining local and adjacent acupuncture points with trigger points, an understanding into meridian based treatment of pain, combining meridian palpation & theory, acupuncture, trigger points, local, distal & adjacent theory and an introduction to choosing appropriate modalities and techniques to address the points and disorders Federal Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Providers of Approved Continuing Education (PACE), Wallingford, CT, 2020
Acupuncture Treatment of Pain II - Points, Meridians, & Techniques for the Treatment of Pain, Major points for treating pain from Liver, yangming, shaoyang, and taiyang meridians, review of major Yang meridian pathways, extraordinary meridian influences, and the Liver meridian’s association with treatment of pain, contralateral / bilateral and unilateral meridian use for treatment of pain, formulation of treatment strategies based on 6 division meridian designations, & ipsilateral, contralateral and alternate joint theory and needle techniques for trigger point release. Federal Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Providers of Approved Continuing Education (PACE), Wallingford, CT, 2020
Acupuncture Treatment of Pain III - Sinew Meridians and Zonal Treatment for Pain, treatment of the sinew meridians: pathways, advantages and application of Yang sinew meridians for treatment of pain, dredging meridians with Jing point treatment, zonal treatment for pain, using the 8 extraordinary meridians: overview of anterior, posterior, lateral and medial zones, and the meridians that address them, zonal treatment in practice: combining zones & points: master points, coupled points, coalescent points, Yin balancing points, trigger points and microsystems, in the treatment of pain. Federal Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Providers of Approved Continuing Education (PACE), Wallingford, CT, 2020
Acupuncture Treatment of Pain IV - Treating Pain in the Head, Neck, Trunk & Upper Extremity, differentiation of many painful disorders of the neck & head, choosing the most effective points, modalities and techniques for treatment of various painful conditions of the head & neck, differentiation of many painful disorders of the trunk & upper extremity, choosing the most effective points, modalities and techniques for treatment of various painful conditions of the upper extremity and trunk. Federal Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Providers of Approved Continuing Education (PACE), Wallingford, CT, 2020
Acupuncture Treatment of Pain V - Treating Pain in the Back & Lower Extremity, this course covers the treatment of specific painful conditions of the back and lower extremity, distinguishing between zones, sinew and main meridians, and choosing the most effective points, modalities and techniques for treatment of various painful conditions of the back and lower extremity. Federal Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Providers of Approved Continuing Education (PACE), Wallingford, CT, 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, Buffalo, NY, 2019
Functional Neurology & Trigger Point Dry Needling, Review the neurophysiological basis of dry needling, outline the pain pathway from the periphery to the central nervous system, review excitation/contraction coupling and muscle contraction theory, discuss the functions and distribution of alpha and gamma motor neurons, explain and emphasize the functions of interneurons in the spinal cord, discuss muscle spindles and golgi tendon organs anatomy, explain the role of muscle spindles and golgi tendon organs in dry needling, contrast slow versus fast stretch, introduce the concept of the “central integrated state” and emphasize the relevance of cerebellar function to dry needling Federal Chiropractic Licensing Boards , Providers of Approved Continuing Education (PACE), Wallingford, CT, 2019
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury/Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion, Differential diagnosis of 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, 2019
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. Prognosis of 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 carrier's requirements for complete documentation. Cleveland University - Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctorial Division, Long Island, NY, 2019
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-Doctorial Division, Long Island, NY, 2019
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-Doctorial Division, Long Island, NY, 2019
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-Doctorial Division, Long Island, NY, 2019
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-Doctorial Division, Long Island, NY, 2019
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, New York, 2018
Spinal Trauma Pathology: Ligament Anatomy and Injury Research and Spinal Kinematics, Spinal ligamentous anatomy and research focusing on wound repair, future negative sequelae of abnormal tissue replacement and the resultant aberrant kinematics and spinal biomechanics of the spine 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, 2018
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 gray 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, 2018
Spinal Trauma Pathology: Biomechanics of Traumatic Disc Bulge and Age Dating Herniated Disc Pathology, The biomechanics of traumatic disc bulges as sequella from trauma and the comorbidity of ligamentous pathology. Age-dating spinal disc pathology in accordance with Wolff’s Law. 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, 2018
Minnesota Integrative Concussion Summit, Comprehensive review of concussion neuro-physiology and developing a better understanding of the integrative approach to concussion management. Minnesota Chiropractic Association, St. Paul, MN, 2018
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, Buffalo, NY, 2018
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, 2018
Impairment Rating, The understanding and utilization of the protocols and parameters of the AMA Guide to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 6th Edition. Spine, neurological sequelae, migraine, sexual dysfunction, sleep and arousal disorders, station and gait disorders and consciousness are detailed for impairment rating. Herniated discs, radiculopathy, fracture, dislocationa and functional loss are also detailed in relation to impairment ratings [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards'], ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2018
Orthopedic Testing: Principles, Clinical Application and Triage, Integration of orthopedic testing in the clinical setting to develop a differential diagnosis, Utilizing radiographic and advanced imaging inclusive of MRI and CAT scan findings to verify tissue pathology suspected by orthopedic testing conclusions and developing a treatment plan as sequelae Cleveland University – Kansas City, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2018
Orthopedic Testing: Cervical Spine, Integration of cervical orthopedic testing in the clinical setting to develop a differential diagnosis, Utilizing radiographic and advanced imaging inclusive of MRI and CAT scan findings to verify tissue pathology suspected by orthopedic testing conclusions and developing a treatment plan as sequelae Cleveland University – Kansas City, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2018
Orthopedic Testing: Cervical Spine II, Integration of cervical orthopedic testing in the clinical setting to develop a differential diagnosis, Utilizing radiographic and advanced imaging inclusive of MRI and CAT scan findings to verify tissue pathology suspected by orthopedic testing conclusions and developing a treatment plan as sequelae Cleveland University – Kansas City, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2018
Orthopedic Testing: Lumbar Spine, Integration of lumbar orthopedic testing in the clinical setting to develop a differential diagnosis, Utilizing radiographic and advanced imaging inclusive of MRI and CAT scan findings to verify tissue pathology suspected by orthopedic testing conclusions and developing a treatment plan as sequelae Cleveland University – Kansas City, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2018
Orthopedic Testing: Clinical Grand Rounds, How to integrate orthopedic testing in the clinical setting utilizing both simple and complex patient scenarios. It includes potential stroke, or vertebrobasilar insufficient patients and understanding the nuances in a clinical evaluation with orthopedic testing as a critical part of the evaluation and screening process. How to integrate orthopedic testing in the clinical setting utilizing both simple and complex patient scenarios. It includes potential stroke, or vertebrobasilar insufficient patients and understanding the nuances in a clinical evaluation with orthopedic testing as a critical part of the evaluation and screening process Cleveland University – Kansas City, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2018
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, 2018
Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Cervical Pathobiomechanics, Spinal biomechanical engineering of the cervical and upper thoracic spine. This includes the normal and pathobiomechanical movement of both the anterior and posterior motor units and normal function and relationship of the intrinsic musculature to those motor units. Nomenclature in reporting normal and pathobiomechanical findings of the spine 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, 2018
Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Lumbar Pathobiomechanics, Spinal biomechanical engineering of the lumbar spine. This includes the normal and pathobiomechanical movement of both the anterior and posterior motor units and normal function and relationship of the intrinsic musculature to those motor units. Nomenclature in reporting normal and pathobiomechanical findings of the spine 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, 2018
Spinal Biomechanics in Trauma, To utilize whiplash associated disorders in various vectors of impact and whiplash mechanisms in determining pathobiomechanics. To clinically correlate annular tears, disc herniation, fractures, ligament pathology and spinal segmental instability as sequellae to pathobiomechanics from trauma. The utilization of digital motion x-ray in diagnosing normal versus abnormal facet motion along with case studies to understand the clinical application 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, 2018
Spinal Biomechanical Engineering & Organizational Analysis, Integrating spinal biomechanics and pathobiomechanics through digitized analysis.The comparison of organized versus disorganized compensation with regional and global compensation. Correlation of the vestibular, occular and proprioceptive neurological integration in the righting reflex as evidenced in imaging. Digital and numerical algorithm in analyzing a spine 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, 2018
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, 2018
Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Lumbar Digital Analysis, Digitizing 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, 2018
Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Full Spine Digital Analysis,, Digitizing and analyzing the full spine images to diagnose pathobiomechanics as sequellae to trauma in relation to ligamentous failure and disc and vertebral pathology as sequellae. This includes anterior and posterior vertebral body elements in 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, 2018
Physical Therapy 101, Using electrical stimulation to control pain Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Providers of Approved Continuing Education (PACE), Wallingford, CT, 2018
Neurology of Acupuncture, A review of the anatomy and physiology of acupuncture points. Developing a better understanding of the neurology, science and rationale behind acupuncture points and their usage Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Providers of Approved Continuing Education (PACE), Wallingford, CT, 2018
Acupuncture Protocols for Five Common Conditions, A review of protocols for some of the most common clinical presentations including neck & low back pain, sleep disturbance, skin conditions and knee pain Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Providers of Approved Continuing Education (PACE), Wallingford, CT, 2018
Points & Acupuncture Points You Should Know, This course goes through some common point categories, the points within each and their indications for clinical use, from both an Eastern and Western perspective. Pertinent anatomy and physiology is discussed, along with point location recommendations Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Providers of Approved Continuing Education (PACE), Wallingford, CT, 2018
Active Release Techniques (ART) Spine Level II, Address issues occurring at the interface between two structures occurring between the head, cervical spine and hips. This advanced course consists of 72 protocols allowing one to confidently address issues involving the lumbar, thoracic, and cervical spine. Learn to treat those difficult whiplash and chronic lower back injuries more effectively by evaluating and restoring proper relative motion between adjacent tissues. Manual techniques are utilized to move the tissues and joints while under tension. The system allows for relative motion between the tissues and articulations New York Chiropractic College (NYCC), Active Release Techniques, Colorado Springs, CO, 2018
An Integrative Approach to Chronic Low Back Pain, Patient Care and Procedural Skills, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) in cooperation with Medscape, 2017
Foundations of Evidence Informed Practice, Identify how EIP represents the art of clinical practice and the role of the clinician in using research, historical context, clinical findings and judgment, and patient preferences in clinical decision making. Northwestern Health Sciences University, Minnesota, 2017
Whiplash Advanced Topics: The Fundamental Science, Requisite and comprehensive biomechanics knowledge for forensic experts Certification in Whiplash Biomechanics & Traumatology, Southern California University of Health Sciences, Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Chicago, IL, 2017
Whiplash Advanced Topics: Management Principles in Personal Injury & Forensic Documentation, Comprehensive trauma / whiplash management including appropriate use of diagnostic tools & treatment guidelines Certification in Whiplash Biomechanics & Traumatology, Southern California University of Health Sciences, Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Chicago, IL, 2017
Whiplash Advanced Topics: Principles of Impairment Rating & Forensic Reporting, Critical documentation, outcomes assessment, guidelines & best practices Certification in Whiplash Biomechanics & Traumatology, Southern California University of Health Sciences, Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Chicago, IL, 2017
Whiplash Advanced Topics: Medicolegal Fundamentals for Practitioners & Forensic Experts, Essentials of documentation and record keeping Certification in Whiplash Biomechanics & Traumatology, Southern California University of Health Sciences, Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Chicago, IL, 2017
Annual SRISD Scientific Conference, Literature review of the entire year of scientific research and publication from the diverse fields of clinical medicine and automotive safety engineering, as well as research coming directly from SRISD and its research affiliate, the Center for Research into Automotive Safety and Health. In addition to the literature indexed by the National Library of Medicine, the conference reviews literature published in the Annual Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM) Scientific Program, the Annual Conference of the International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Impact (IRCOBI), the Annual SAE Stapp Car Crash Conference (and SAE general publications), the Annual International Traffic Medicine Association (ITMA) Conference, and the Annual International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV) Spine Research Institute of San Diego, San Diego, CA, 2017
Neurodiagnostics, Imaging Protocols and Pathology of the Trauma Patient, An in-depth understanding of the protocols in triage and reporting the clinical findings of the trauma patient. Maintaining ethical relationships with the medical-legal community. Texas Chiropractic College, Academy of Chiropractc Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2016
Diagnostics, Risk Factors, Clinical Presentation and Triaging the Trauma Patient, An extensive understanding of the injured with clinically coordinating the history, physical findings and when to integrate neurodiagnostics. An understanding on how to utilize emergency room records in creating an accurate diagnosis and the significance of “risk factors” in spinal injury Texas Chiropractic College, Academy of Chiropractc Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2016
Crash Dynamics and Its Relationship to Causality, An extensive understanding of the physics involved in the transference of energy from the bullet car to the target car. This includes G's of force, newtons, gravity, energy, skid marks, crumple zones, spring factors, event data recorder and the graphing of the movement of the vehicle before, during and after the crash. Determining the clinical correlation of forces and bodily injury Texas Chiropractic College, Academy of Chiropractc Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2016
MRI, Bone Scan and X-Ray Protocols, Physiology and Indications for the Trauma Patient, MRI interpretation, physiology, history and clinical indications, bone scan interpretation, physiology and clinical indications, x-ray clinical indications for the trauma patient Texas Chiropractic College, Academy of Chiropractc Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2016
Neurodiagnostic Testing Protocols, Physiology and Indications for the Trauma Patient, Electromyography (EMG), Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV), Somato Sensory Evoked Potential (SSEP), Visual Evoked Potential (VEP), Brain Stem Auditory Evoked Potential (BAER) and Visual-Electronystagmosgraphy (V-ENG) interpretation, protocols and clinical indications for the trauma patient Texas Chiropractic College, Academy of Chiropractc Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2016
Interprofessional Collaboration to Improve Health Care: An Introduction, Creating patient centered approaches to healthcare to improve outcomes in treatment models while concurrently reducing risk Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) in cooperation with Medscape, 2016
New Blood Biomarkers Useful for Concussion Diagnosis, The utilization of GFAP and UCH-l-1 in determining, traumatic brain injury, mild traumatic brain injury and mild-moderate traumatic brain injury as a triage tool to manage head trauma patients Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education in cooperation with Medscape, 2016
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 Texas Chiropractic College, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016
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 Texas Chiropractic College, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016
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 Texas Chiropractic College, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016
MRI Spinal Pathology, MRI interpretation of bone, intradural, extradural, cord and neural sleeve lesions. Tuberculosis, drop lesions, metastasis, ependymoma, schwanoma and numerous other spinal related tumors and lesions Texas Chiropractic College, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016
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 Texas Chiropractic College, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016
MRI Clinical Application, The clinical application of the results of space occupying lesions. Disc and tumor pathologies and the clinical indications of manual and adjustive therapies in the patient with spinal nerve root and spinal cord insult as sequelae Texas Chiropractic College, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016
MRI Protocols Clinical Necessity, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR axial, stacking, FFE, FSE and sagittal images. Clinical indication for the utilization of MRI and pathologies of disc in both trauma and non-trauma sequellae, including bulge, herniation, protrusion, extrusion and sequestration Texas Chiropractic College, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016
MRI Interpretation of Lumbar Degeneration/Bulges, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR axial, stacking, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of lumbar degeneration. With the co-morbidities and complications of stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, Schmorl's nodes and herniations. Central canal and cauda equina compromise interpretation with management Texas Chiropractic College, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016
MRI Interpretation of Lumbar Herniations, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR axial, stacking, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of lumbar herniations. With the co-morbities and complications of stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, Schmorl's nodes and herniations. Morphology of lumbar disc pathologies of central and lateral herniations, protrusions, extrusions, sequestration, focal and broad based herniations are defined and illustrated. Central canal and cauda equina compromise interpretation with management Texas Chiropractic College, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016
MRI Interpretation of Cervical Degeneration/Bulges, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR axial, stacking, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of cervical degeneration. With the co-morbidities and complications of stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, Schmorl's nodes and herniations. Spinal cord and canal compromise interpretation with management Texas Chiropractic College, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016
MRI Interpretation of Cervical Herniations, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR Axial, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of lumbar herniations. With the co-morbidities and complications of stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, Schmorl's nodes and herniations. morphology of lumbar disc pathologies of central and lateral herniations, protrusions, extrusions, sequestration, focal and broad based herniations are defined and illustrated. Spinal cord and canal compromise interpretation with management Texas Chiropractic College, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016
MRI Interpretation of Degenerative Spine and Disc Disease with Overlapping Traumatic Insult to Both Spine and Disc, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR Axial, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of degenerative spondylolesthesis, spinal canal stenosis, Modic type 3 changes, central herniations, extrusions, compressions, nerve root compressions, advanced spurring and thecal sac involvement from an orthopedic, emergency room, chiropractic, neurological, neurosurgical, physical medicine perspective Texas Chiropractic College, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016
Colossus Mastery Program, Understanding the rules and process of the colossus framework. Understanding how different types of damages lead to instability and their proper application for a direct influence on your documentation and case values Certification in Colossus, Personal Injury Institute, Dallas, TX, 2015
Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider, CPR for adults, children, and infants, AHA Chain of Survival, use of an AED, effective ventilations using a barrier device, multirescuer resuscitation and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants Certification in Basic Life Support, Northwestern Health Sciences University, American Heart Association, Bloomington, Minnesota, 2014
Rock Tape Fascial Movement Taping Level 1 & 2, Introduction to the concept of movement therapy and enhancement via functional taping methods. Included a review of the current literature supporting the theory of kinesiology taping for the purposes of rehabilitation, edema/swelling management, neuropathic pain, scar mobility and postural management. Certification in Functional Movement Taping (FMT) Levels 1 & 2, Northwestern Health Sciences University, Rock Tape, Bloomington, Minnesota, 2014
DOT Physical Exam Training for NRCME, Comprehensive overview and regulatory guidelines set forth by Department of Transportation for providers performing DOT physical examinations Certification in Medical Examination, Northwestern Health Sciences University, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME), Bloomington, Minnesota, 2014
ARTLong Tract Nerve Entrapment, ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Long Tract is a systematic approach that actually moves the nerve through the tissues proximal and distally to the maximum extent possible by moving every joint and body part that the nerve crosses. Certification in Active Release Techniques Nerve Entrapment, New York Chiropractic College, Active Release Techniques, Bloomington, Minnesota, 2014
DOT Drug Testing and Alcohol Screening, Overview of regulatory guidelines set forth by the Department of Transportation for drug and alcohol screening Certification in DOT Drug & Alcohol Screening, Northwestern Health Sciences University, Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, MN, 2014
ART Spine Course (21 Hours), ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. The ART® Spine Course consists of 82 protocols including peripheral nerve entrapment. Certification in Active Release Techniques Spine, New York Chiropractic College, Active Release Techniques, Bloomington, Minnesota, 2013
ART Upper Extremity Course (24 Hours), ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. The ART® Upper Extremity Course consists of 106 protocols including peripheral nerve entrapments. Certification in Active Release Techniques Upper Extremity, New York Chiropractic College, Active Release Techniques, Bloomington, MN, 2012
Chiropractic Wellness Lifestyle Certification Program (CCWP), Identifying structural and neurophysiological effects of VSC in adaptive (stress) physiology and illness Reviewing referenced literature, identifying scientific evidence relating chiropractic's health promotion and illness prevention benefits in relation to chiropractic adjustments and optimizing spinal motion Certification in Evidence-Based Chiropractic and Lifestyle for Recovery, Wellness and Prevention, ICA Council on Wellness Lifestyle Science, International Chiropractic Association, Chicago, IL, 2012
Chiropractic Wellness Lifestyle Certification Program (CCWP), Studying the physiological impact of the standard "Western Diet" with metabolic acidosis, insulin resistance, probiotic deficiencies, fatty acid metabolism, and other concerns. Reviewing the toxic effects of food additives, preservatives, household products, and industrial chemicals. Research findings identifying health promoting and illness preventing benefits of innately balanced and sufficient nutritional choices Certification in The Science, Paradigm, and Clinical Application of Wellness Nutritional Protocols, ICA Council on Wellness Lifestyle Science, International Chiropractic Association, Chicago, IL, 2012
Chiropractic Wellness Lifestyle Certification Program (CCWP), Understanding physiological repercussions of sedentary patterns including brain function, body composition, and immune system integrity Highlighting beneficial impacts of exercise and spinal hygiene on proprioception, neuromuscular integrity, organ function, learning and emotional health. Introducing exercise and training approaches for spinal hygiene, functional restoration and spinal health Certification in The Science, Paradigm, and Clinical Application of Wellness Movement and Physical Fitness Protocols, ICA Council on Wellness Lifestyle Science, International Chiropractic Association, Chicago, IL, 2012
Chiropractic Wellness Lifestyle Certification Program (CCWP), Understanding neurophysiological ramifications of emotional and physical stress, including adaptive physiology in the context of the multiple structural and physiological elements of subluxation complex. Identifying interactions of somato- and psycho- neuroimmunology and neurophysiology in health and illness Reviewing scientific literature highlighting health promotion and illness prevention benefits of positive mental attitude and congruent belief systems. Outlining optimal approaches and proactive applications for implementing human behavior change through transforming attitude and actions toward wellness-congruent lifestyle changes in patient case management Certification in The Science, Paradigm, and Clinical Application of Wellness Emotional, Intellectual, and Spiritual Fitness Protocols, ICA Council on Wellness Lifestyle Science, International Chiropractic Association, Chicago, IL, 2012
Acupuncture Certificate, 100 Hour Comprehensive Course In Acupuncture Certification in Acupuncture, Northwestern Health Sciences University, National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Bloomington, Minnesota, 2011
ART Lower Extremity Course (24 Hours), ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. The ART® Lower Extremity Course consists of 96 protocols including peripheral nerve entrapments. Certification in Active Release Techniques Lower Extremity, New York Chiropractic College, Active Release Techniques, Bloomington, Minnesota, 2011
Occupational Health & Applied Ergonomics, Occupational Health & Applied Ergonomics 100 Hour Certificate of Attainment Certification in Occupational Health & Applied Ergonomics, Northwestern Health Sciences University, American Chiropractic Association Council on Occupational Health, Bloomington, Minnesota, 2010

SELECTED TEACHING/INSTRUCTING/LECTURING/CONSULTING

Associate Clinical Faculty, Northwestern Health Sciences University, Prior Lake, MN, 2016- Present

SELECTED MEMBERSHIPS

American Chiropractic Association, Member, 2013 - Present
ICA Council on Lifestyle Science, Member, 2012 - Present
Minnesota Chiropractic Association, Member, 2009 - Present

SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS

Trauma Qualified, Clevland University - Kansas City, 2022
Top Chiropractor, Minnesota Monthly Magazine, 2021
Top Chiropractor, Minnesota Monthly Magazine, 2017
Top Chiropractor, Minnesota Monthly Magazine, 2016
Elite Provider Network (EPN), Active Release Techniques, 2015 - Present
Top Chiropractor, Minnesota Monthly Magazine, 2015