ADDRESS

6908 N.W. Barry Road
Kansas City, MO. 64153

PHONE

816-584-0444

About Us

Our office is unique in that Dr. Tomlinson has  advanced training in the treatment of whiplash injuries and brain injury traumatology as a graduate of the Spinal Research Institute of San Diego.  He also has years of advanced training in acupuncture under Dr. Richard Yennie – a pioneer in the field of acupuncture in the United states.

Dr. Tomlinson is fellowship trained and also a diplomate in acupuncture with the Acupuncture Society of America.  We practice individualized patient centered care and realize that each injury is unique – there is no one size fits all “cookie cutter approach”.

The focus of our office  is to document your injuries,diagnose and treat those injuries with a focus on the the underlying cause of your pain and not just cover up the symptoms. We also believe in a multi-disciplinary approach to care and work with your medical doctor along with pain management doctors and orthopedic physicians and neurologists as the individual case may warrant.

Dr. Tomlinson’s Qualifications Include:

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Michael Tomlinson, DC, FASA
6908 NW Barry Road, Kansas City MO 64153
816-584-0444
816-584-0149 fax
met(at)tomlinsonchiro(dot)com

SELECTED OCCUPATIONAL HISTORY: Private practice:  Clinic Director Tomlinson Chiropractic and Acupuncture, Kansas City MO, 2003-Present

Internship: Yennie Chiropractic and Acupuncture, Kansas City MO, 2001-2003

EDUCATION and LICENSURE: Graduate Cleveland Chiropractic College ( 2000), Under Graduate Degree University of Arizona- Bachelor of Arts ( Economics Major with Minor in Finance/Communication), National Board of Chiropractic Examiners I, National Board of Chiropractic Examiners II ,  National Board of Chiropractic Examiners III, National Board of Chiropractic Examiners  IV

 

Licenses and Certifications:

 

Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in State of Missouri, License # 2001026344, 2001 to Present

Fellowship Acupuncture Society of America F.A.S.A.

Acupuncture Society of America (Fellowship)

Learning 3 levels of treatment: pain control, formula, and traditional acupuncture. 12 main meridians: Lung, Large Intestine, Stomach, Spleen, Heart, Small Intestine, Bladder, Kidney, Circulation Sex, Triple Warmer, Gall Bladder, Liver. 2 Extra vessels; Conception Vessel, Governing Vessel. 12 kinds of points; tonification, sedation, source, alarm, associated, connecting, entry, exit, accumulation, Horary, antique, and intersection. Methods for stimulation: Japanese needles, Chinese needles, electrical stimulation, teishin, finger pressure, heat, cold, moxibustion, laser, Qi Gong, cupping, stapling.

 

Diplomate Certification and Advanced Acupuncture Techniques

Acupuncture Society of America (Diplomate)

The premise of Acupuncture. Introduction into microsystems: Auriculo-therapy, Face, Scalp, Hand therapy. Five element theory, eight extraordinary points and their use and Ghost points. Commonly used points. Advanced needling techniques. Use of the eight confluent points. Discussion and workshop on acupuncture points for structural correction, sprain/strain, fibromyalgia, joint disorders, traumatic arthritis, gout, whiplash, TMJ, and rib subluxation. Diagnosis and treatment by Akabane points. Graphing, graph interpretation, and preparing an effective treatment plan. Forbidden point review. Intra-Dermal needling. The use of Scalp Acupuncture, 12 Divergent Channels, 15 Connecting Channels, Summary of research concerning channels and points. Eight miscellaneous channels. Thermal Reflex areas to diagnose excess or deficiency.

 

SELECTED POST GRADUATE EDUCATION:

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. [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2018

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 or PACE Recognized by the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2018

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, newton’s, 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 or PACE Recognized by the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards]Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2018

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 or PACE Recognized by the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2018

Neurodiagnostics 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-Electronystagmography (V-ENG) interpretation, protocols and clinical indications for the trauma patient. [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2018

Documentation and Reporting for the Trauma Victim,

Understanding the necessity for accurate documentation and diagnosis utilizing the ICD-10 and the CPT to accurately describe the injury through diagnosis. Understanding and utilizing state regulations on reimbursement issues pertaining to healthcare. [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2018

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. [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2018

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 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

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 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

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 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

MRI Spinal Pathology,

 MRI interpretation of bone, intradural, extradural, cord and neural sleeve lesions. Tuberculosis, drop lesions, metastasis, ependymoma, schwannoma and numerous other spinal related tumors and lesions. [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

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, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, [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

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 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

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 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

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 herniation’s. Central canal and cauda equina compromise interpretation with management. [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

MRI Interpretation of Lumbar Herniation’s,

MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR axial, stacking, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of lumbar herniation’s, with the co-morbities and complications of stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, Schmorl’s nodes and herniation’s. Morphology of lumbar disc pathologies of central and lateral herniations, protrusions, extrusions, sequestration, focal and broad based herniation’s are defined and illustrated. Central canal and cauda equina compromise interpretation with management. [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

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 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

MRI Interpretation of Cervical Herniation’s,

 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 herniation’s. Morphology of lumbar disc pathologies of central and lateral herniations, protrusions, extrusions, sequestration, focal and broad based herniation’s are defined and illustrated. Spinal cord and canal compromise interpretation with management.  [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

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 herniation’s, 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 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

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, dislocations 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

Head Trauma, Brain Injury and Concussion,

 Brain and head physiology, brain mapping and pathology as a sequellae to trauma. Traumatic brain injury, mild traumatic brain injury, axonal shearing, diffuse axonal injury and concussion are detailed in etiology and clinically. Clinical presentation, advanced diagnostic imaging and electro diagnostics are detailed in analysis to create a differential diagnosis. Balance disorders that often occur as a result of trauma are also explored from clinical presentation to advanced imaging and differential diagnosis [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2018

Patient Intake, History and Physical Examination,

Determining the etiology of the patient’s complaints in a traumatic or non-traumatic scenario. Analyzing the patient’s past history and review of systems along with the performance of a complete orthopedic, neurological and clinical examination to correlate both past, current and causality issues to formulate an accurate diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan. There is an emphasis on triaging both the trauma and non-trauma patients.  [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2018

Stroke

Module 1- Stroke Anatomy and Physiology Part 1

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, 2018

Module 2- Stroke Anatomy and Physiology Part 2

Stroke Anatomy and Physiology: Stroke Types and Blood Flow, Various types of stroke identifying ischemia, hypo perfusion, 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, 2018

Module 3- Stroke Principles of Treatment an Overview for the Primary Care Provider 

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, 2018

Module 4- Clinical Evaluation & Protocols for Identifying Stroke Risk

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, 2018

Medical-Legal-Insurance DocumentationAccurate 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. Texas Chiropractic College, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2018

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. Texas Chiropractic College, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, 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, dislocation and functional loss are also detailed in relation to impairment ratings. Texas Chiropractic College, 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

 Personal Injury

Module #1: Personal injury 101: Triaging and reporting while maintaining ethical medical-legal relationships
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. PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards’, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2018

Module #2: Physical Examination & Documentation for the Trauma Patient
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. PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards’, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2018

Module #3: Crash Dynamics and Its Relationship to Causality
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, newton’s, 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. PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards’, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2018

Module #4: MRI, Bone Scan and X-Ray Protocols, Physiology and Indications for the Trauma Patient
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. PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards’, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2018

Module #5: Neurodiagnostics Testing: EMG/NCV, VEP, BAER, V-ENG and SSEP, Clinical Indications and Interpretation
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-Electronystagmography (V-ENG) interpretation, protocols and clinical indications for the trauma patient. PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards’, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2018

Module #6: Documentation and Working within Your State Laws to Ensure Compliant Paperwork and Reimbursement
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. PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards’, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2018

Module #7: Strategic Plan
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. PACE recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards’, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2018


Spinal Biomechanical Engineering

Part 1-Module #1: Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Cartesian Co-ordinate system    

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. Texas Chiropractic College, 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

Part 1-Module #2: Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Cervical Pathobiomechanics

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. Texas Chiropractic College, 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

 Part 1-Module #3: Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Lumbar Pathobiomechanics

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. Texas Chiropractic College, 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

Part 1-Module #4: Spinal Biomechanics in Trauma

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

 Part 2-Module #1: Spinal Biomechanical Engineering & Organizational Analysis   

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, ocular and proprioceptive neurological integration in the righting reflex as evidenced in imaging. Digital and numerical algorithm in analyzing a spine. Texas Chiropractic College, 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

 Part 2-Module #2: Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Cervical Digital Analysis

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. Texas Chiropractic College, 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

 Part 2-Module #3: Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Lumbar Digital Analysis

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. Texas Chiropractic College, 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

 Part 2-Module #4: Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Full Spine Digital Analysis

Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Full Spine Digital Analysis, Digitalizing and analyzing the full spine images to diagnose pathobiomechanics as sequellae to trauma in relation to ligamentous failure and disc and vertebral pathology as sequellae. This includes anterior and posterior vertebral body elements in 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. Texas Chiropractic College, 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

Accident Reconstruction

Accident Reconstruction: Terms, Concepts and DefinitionsThe 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. Diplomate, Academy of Chiropractic Post -Doctoral Division, 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

Accident Reconstruction: Causality, Bodily Injury, Negative Acceleration Forces, Crumple Zones and Critical DocumentationFactors 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. Diplomate, Academy of Chiropractic Post -Doctoral Division, 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

Accident Reconstruction: Skid Marks, Time, Distance, Velocity, Speed Formulas and Road SurfacesThe 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. Diplomate, Academy of Chiropractic Post -Doctoral Division, 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

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. Diplomate, Academy of Chiropractic Post -Doctoral Division, 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

Module 1: The Basics of Orthopedic Testing

Orthopedic Testing: Principles, Clinical Application and Triage, Integration of orthopedic testing in the clinical setting to develop a differential diagnosis. Utilizing radiographic and advanced imaging inclusive of MRI and CAT scan findings to verify tissue pathology suspected by orthopedic testing conclusions and developing a treatment plan as sequelae. Texas Chiropractic College, 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

Module 2: Cervical Spine Orthopedic Testing

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. Texas Chiropractic College, 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

Module 3: Cervical Spine Part 2

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. Texas Chiropractic College, 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

Module 4: Lumbar Spine

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. Texas Chiropractic College, 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

Module 5: Clinical Grand Rounds

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. Texas Chiropractic College, 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 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. Diplomate, Academy of Chiropractic Post -Doctoral Division, Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Buffalo, NY, 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. Diplomate, Academy of Chiropractic Post -Doctoral Division, 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, 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. Diplomate, Academy of Chiropractic Post -Doctoral Division, 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, 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. Diplomate, Academy of Chiropractic Post -Doctoral Division, 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, Buffalo, NY, 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. Diplomate, Academy of Chiropractic Post -Doctoral Division, 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, Buffalo, NY, 2018

Conventional Radiology and Advanced Imaging Interpretation:

Speaker Dr. Doran Nicholson DC,

DACBR, Kansas City, MO 2017

 The Role of the Cervical Spine in Post-Concussion Syndrome

Based on previously established tissue injury thresholds, acceleration/deceleration of the head–neck complex of sufficient magnitude to cause mild TBI is also likely to cause concurrent injury to the joints and soft tissues of the cervical spine. It has also been well established that injury and/or dysfunction of the cervical spine can result in numerous signs and symptoms synonymous with concussion, including head-aches, dizziness, as well as cognitive and visual dysfunction; making diagnosis difficult. Speaker Dr. Steve Gould DC, DACBR, FICC Overland Park, Ks 2016

Imaging Review of Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries:

Speaker Dr. Ben Stiles DC, DACBR, Kansas City, MO 2015

The Whiplash Injury Biomechanics & Traumatology with Dr. Croft (2013)

Croft Module 1: Whiplash Advanced Topics: The Fundamental Science

Requisite and comprehensive biomechanics knowledge for forensic experts, the minimal property damage myth exposed. A cutting-edge analysis of brain, neck, and other soft tissue injuries that occur secondary to cervical acceleration deceleration syndrome and whiplash associated disorder. Risk assessment: the fundamental key to modern forensic practice.

Certification in Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology, Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Kansas City, Missouri 2013.

Croft Module 2: Advanced Diagnostics, Treatment and Auto Crash Reconstruction; Management Principles in Personal Injury

Auto crash reconstruction in low speed crashes: critical knowledge for today’s forensic practitioners. Comprehensive physical examination of whiplash and traumatic brain injury cases and the correct way to document these injuries. The latest radiographic examination methods and analysis techniques. CT and MRI examination of brain and soft tissue injuries. How and when to use special diagnostic imaging modalities (SPECT, PET, functional MRI, VF, etc.) How and when to use electro diagnostics (EMG, sEMG, SSEP, VEP, etc.) Special considerations for the proper management of personal injury cases. Certification in Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology, Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Kansas City, Missouri 2013.

Croft Module 3: Narrative Report Writing and Practice Development; Principles of Impairment Rating and Forensic Documentation

Reporting Critical documentation from day 1; what every personal injury and forensic expert needs to know. Incorporating outcomes assessment and disability instruments into your reports (SCL-90-R, Oswestry, Roland-Morris, Rivermead PCS, and more). The application of AMA guidelines in personal injury and forensic practice. Critical rebuttal methods and strategies in today’s modern forensic practice. Certification in Whiplash and Brain Traumatology, Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Kansas City, Missouri 2013.

Croft Module 4: Medicolegal Issues; Fundamentals for Practitioners and Forensic Experts 

Essentials of documentation and record keeping in medicolegal cases. When and how to incorporate medical photography. Preparing for depositions arbitrations, cross-examination and testifying in court. Critical differences between chiropractic and medical approaches that make or break a case. Using evidence effectively; models, charts, diagrams, photos, movies, and more. Daubert and Frey rules; how they affect your testimony and how they can exclude opposing experts. Disabusing the MIST myth; Colossus. Learned treatises and reliable authorities; other federal rules of evidence experts should know. Certification in Whiplash and Brain Traumatology, Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Kansas City, Missouri 2013.

 Whiplash: Injury Biomechanics, Diagnosis & Management

(Dr. Nordhoff) Overland Park, KS 2010

SELECTED MEDICAL TEACHING/LECTURING/CONSULTING:

Lectured on Acupuncture and Qi Gong for Acupuncture Society of America (2002-2003)

Memberships:

Academy of Chiropractic, Active Trauma Team Member 2018-present

Academy of Chiropractic, Member

Acupuncture Society of America-Fellowship and Diplomate