Michael Francis DC , CSCS, CCEP, DAAMLP
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EDUCATION AND LICENSURE
Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of Delaware, License # 715, 2008-Present
Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of Pennsylvania, License # 10024, 2008-Present
Doctorate of Chiropractic, Palmer College of Chiropractic, Port Orange, Florida, 2008
Internship, Palmer Chiropractic Outpatient Clinic, Port Orange, Florida, 2008 - 2007
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part II, 2007
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part III, 2007
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part IV, 2007
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Physiotherapy, 2007
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2002

SELECTED POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND DIPLOMATES

Advanced Extremity Adjusting, a review of the adjusting protocols to address the most common subluxation patterns in the feet, knees, hips, wrists, elbows, and shoulders, in addition to expanding on the basic extremity adjusting protocols and techniques for the ribs and TMJ Palmer College of Chiropractic, Newark, New Jersey, 2013
MRI Protocols Clinical Necessity, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR axial, stacking, FFE, FSE and sagittal images. Clinical indication for the utilization of MRI and pathologies of disc in both trauma and non-trauma sequellae, including bulge, herniation, protrusion, extrusion and sequestration ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Long Island, New York, 2013
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-morbities and complications of stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, Schmorl's nodes and herniations. Central canal and cauda equina compromise interpretation with management ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Long Island, New York, 2013
MRI Interpretation of Lumbar Herniations, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR axial, stacking, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of lumbar herniations. With the co-morbities and complications of stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, Schmorl's nodes and herniations. Morphology of lumbar disc pathologies of central and lateral herniations, protrusions, extrusions, sequestration, focal and broad based herniations are defined and illustrated. Central canal and cauda equina compromise interpretation with management ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, New York, 2013
Admissibility Standards of the Medical Expert in Trauma, Documentation requirements of the courts in a medical-legal case including causality, bodily injury and persistent functional losses, ethically reporting of functional loss as it pertains to the integrity of the joint and activities of daily living and implications of chronicity, reporting of normal findings, maximum medical improvement and the release of the patient in the medical-legal arena American Academy of Medical-Legal Professionals, Hollywood, Florida, 2012
Electrodiagnostics Interpretation, EMG/NCV, Somato-Sensory Evoked Potentials, Brain Stem Auditory Evoked Potential and Visual Evoked Potential Utilization, Physiology and interpretation, electrodiagnostic testing as a clinical component in part of the neurological work-up of the traumatically injured patient in both the peripheral and central nervous system. Inductions and contraindications to electrodiagnostic procedures . The utilization of electrodiagnostics in concluding radiculopathy, myelopathy and plexopathy and determining recent trauma or chronic pathology American Academy of Medical-Legal Professionals, Hollywood, Florida, 2012
MRI Spine Interpretation of Disc Bulge and Herniation, Spinal MRI findings related to degenerative changes vs. traumatic changes of the intervertebral disc by using definitions provided by the American Society of Neuroradiology. Anatomy of the intervertebral disc, spinal cord, nerve roots and spinal ligaments correlated to T1, T2, STIR sagittal, stacking and axial images. Anatomical MRI differentiation of normal, degenerative and traumatic changes American Academy of Medical-Legal Professionals, Hollywood, Florida, 2012
Biomechanics of Spinal Trauma and its Relationship to Pre-Existing Injuries and Degenerative Changes, Whiplash Associated Disorders and the biomechanics of side impact vs. rear impact with emphasis on traumatic forces and body position, the mechanism of whiplash injury phases with their relationships to physiologic tolerance to trauma, specific diagnosis of disc pathology and annular tear, disc herniation, fracture, ligamentous injury and instability. Details of spinal nerve root stretching injury and dimensions of the spinal canal during whiplash was outlined particular to significant spinal injury resulting from low level accelerations including pediatric spinal trauma and physiological normals. Spinal surgical intervention techniques including ordering diagnostic studies using MRI, CT and digital motion x-ray American Academy of Medical-Legal Professionals, Hollywood, Florida, 2012
Medical-Legal Research and the Documentation of Causal Relationship, Prognosis and Treatment of the Traumatically Injured, Review of current research published in peer reviewed medically indexed journals focusing on traumatic injuries and how current literature affects the diagnostic conclusion and how to formulate treatment plans American Academy of Medical-Legal Professionals, Hollywood, Florida, 2012
Documentation and Triage in Trauma, ICD-9 and CPT requirements in coding for the traumatically injured including integrating electronic health records including informed consent, evaluation and management, testing orders. The utilization of research in medical reports for both the trauma and non-trauma patients. Clinical coordination of care and reporting to healthcare and legal providers American Academy of Medical-Legal Professionals, Hollywood, Florida, 2012
Chiropractic Sports Physician Session 1: Lower Extremity Injuries, Sports Chiropractic management of commonly encountered lower extremity conditions including injury to the hip, knee, ankle, feet, and toes. Certification in Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (CCSP), American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2011
Chiropractic Sports Physician Session 2: The Sports Medicine Team, Common Athletic Spinal Conditions and Concussions, Understanding the duties of a team physician for high school, college, and professional athletics, and learning to spot commonly encountered spinal conditions as they pertain to athletes Certification in Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (CCSP), American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2011
Chiropractic Sports Physician Session 3: Exercise Physiology, Discussion of exercise physiology with a focus on the practical application of these recognizable aspects of athletic training and treatment. Certification in Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (CCSP), American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2011
Chiropractic Sports Physician Session 4: Sports Rehabilitation, Exploring the foundational principles of evaluating an athlete’s candidacy for functional training and how to tailor exercise programs that are specific for individual athletes Certification in Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (CCSP), American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2011
Chiropractic Sports Physician Session 5: Special Considerations and Sports Radiology, Learning the role of radiological findings when treating sports-related injuries, and how to manage athletes with special considerations Certification in Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (CCSP), American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2011
Chiropractic Sports Physician Session 6: Upper Extremity Injuries, Sports Chiropractic management of commonly encountered upper extremity conditions including injury to the collar bone, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hands, and fingers Certification in Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (CCSP), American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2011
Chiropractic Sports Physician Session 7: Practical Application of Case Studies, Reviewing actual case scenarios which demonstrate the practical application of the physical examination for different situations leading to the correct diagnosis and treatment. Certification in Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (CCSP), American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2011
Chiropractic Sports Physician Session 8: Athletic and Kinesiology Taping, Improving the sports physician’s ability to manage acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries with enhanced taping techniques Certification in Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (CCSP), American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2011
Chiropractic Sports Physician Session 9: Extremity Adjusting and Therapeutic Muscle Stretching, Diagnostic and treatment strategies for helping athletes with repetitive and traumatic sports injuries to both upper and lower extremities Certification in Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (CCSP), American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2011
Chiropractic Sports Physician Session 10: Emergency Procedures, Specific emergency procedures encountered by chiropractors on the field, which includes learning to rapidly assess an injury situation, how to deal with airway and breathing problems, bleeding controls and shock, and effectively handling soft tissue and extremity injuries Certification in Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (CCSP), American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2011
Certification in Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (CCSP), American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2011
Whiplash Injury Biomechanics & Traumatology Module 3: Narrative Report Writing and Practice Development, Principles of impairment rating and forensic documentation discussed, including how to avoid common pitfalls while using the latest cutting edge techniques and rebuttal strategies. Certification in Whiplash Injury Biomechanics & Traumatology, Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Atlanta, Georgia, 2010
Whiplash Injury Biomechanics & Traumatology Module 1: Advanced Topics, , Advanced Topics, An in depth review of our current state of knowledge of the whiplash phenomenon, including all factors affecting injury risk and outcome. Detailed biomechanics, traumatology, epidemiology, review of outcome studies, and common sequelae of whiplash, including brain injuries, pain syndromes, thoracic outlet syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, and chronic pain disorders. Certification in Whiplash Injury Biomechanics & Traumatology , Spine Research Institute of San Diego, . Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Atlanta, Georgia, 2010
Whiplash Injury Biomechanics & Traumatology Module 4: Medicolegal issues, Foundations for successful outcome in medicolegal cases, including preparation for depositions, arbitration, and court. In addition, using demonstrative evidence to take advantage of your opponent’s weaknesses. Certification in Whiplash Injury Biomechanics & Traumatology, Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Atlanta, Georgia, 2010
Whiplash Injury Biomechanics & Traumatology Module 2: Advanced Diagnostics, Treatment, and Auto Crash Reconstruction, Review of critical history taking and physical examination skills. Discussion of radiographic and advanced imaging, including CT, MRI, scintigraphy, PET, and SPECT, as well as electrodiagnostic testing and their applications in whiplash Certification in Whiplash Injury Biomechanics & Traumatology, Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Atlanta, Georgia, 2010
Certification in Whiplash Injury Biomechanics & Traumatology, Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Atlanta, Georgia, 2010
Active Release Technique: Peripheral Long Tract Nerve Releases, This course focuses on understanding and locating the position and motion of peripheral nerves in relation to the joints that they cross, in order to diagnose and treat peripheral nerve entrapments from soft tissue injuries. Certification in Active Release Technique: Peripheral Long Tract Nerve Releases, New York Chiropractic College, New York Chiropractic College, Wall, New Jersey, 2010
Diplomate, Diplomate of the American Academy of Medical Legal Professionals, 2009
Head Trauma, Brain Injury, and Concussion, Brain and head physiology, brain mapping and pathology as a sequella 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 electrodiagnostics are detailed in analysis to create a differential diagnosis. Balance disorders that are often as a result of trauma are also explored from clinical presentation to advanced imaging and differential diagnosis. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education Board for Chiropractic , Long Island, New York, 2009
Impairment Rating Certification, The understanding and utilization of the protocols and parameters of the AMA Guide to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 6th Edition. Spine, neurological sequella, 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 CMCS Post Doctoral Education Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, Long Island, New York, 2009
Accident Reconstruction and Ensuing Bodily Injury, Understanding the forces involved in crashes and the transference of those forces from the bullet car to the target car. Quantifying those forces to determine bodily injury and calculating speed, distance, time and drag factors in determining causality and direction of forces CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Ronkonkoma, New York, 2009
Neurodiagnostics, Imaging Protocols and Pathology of the Trauma Patient, , An in-depth understanding of the protocols in triaging and reporting the clinical findings of the trauma patient. Maintaining ethical relationships with the medical-legal community CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, New York, 2009
Diagnostics, Risk Factors, Clinical Presentation and Triaging the Trauma Patient, An extensive understanding of the injured with clinically coordinating the history, physical findings and when to integrate neurodiagnostics. An understanding on how to utilize emergency room records in creating an accurate diagnosis and the significance of “risk factors” in spinal injury CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, New York, 2009
Crash Dynamics & Its Relationship to Causality, An extensive understanding of the physics involved in the transference of energy from the bullet car to the target car. This includes G's of force, Newtons, gravity, energy, skid marks, crumple zones, spring factors, event data recorder and the graphing of the movement of the vehicle before, during and after the crash. Determining the clinical correlation of forces and bodily injury CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, New York, 2009
MRI, Bone Scan & X-Ray Protocols, Physiology and Indications for the Trauma Patient, MRI interpretation, physiology, history and clinical indications, Bone Scan interpretation, physiology and clinical indications, x-ray clinical indications for the trauma patient CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, New York, 2009
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 CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, New York, 2009
Documentation and Reporting for the Trauma Victim, Understanding the necessity for accurate documentation and diagnosis utilizing the ICD-9 and the CPT to accurately describe the injury through diagnosis. Understanding and utilizing state regulations on reimbursement issues pertaining to healthcare CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, New York, 2009
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, pathophysiology in both a functional and structural paradigm CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, New York, 2009
MRI Spine Interpretation, 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 sequella New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, AACME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and CMCS Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, New York, 2009
MRI Physics and History, 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 CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Terry Button, PhD, Medical Physicist, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, New York, 2009
MRI Anatomy & History, 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 CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Robert Peyster MD, Neuroradiologist, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, New York, 2009
MRI Disc Pathology & Spinal Stenosis, MRI interpretation of bulged, herniated, protruded, extruded sequestered and fragmented disc pathologies in etiology and neurological sequella in relationship to the spinal cord and spinal nerve roots CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Robert Peyster MD, Neuroradiologist, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island , New York, 2009
MRI Spine 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 CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Robert Peyster MD, Neuroradiologist, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, New York, 2009
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 CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Robert Peyster MD, Neuroradiologist, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, New York, 2009
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 sequella CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Magdy Shady MD, Neurosurgeon, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, New York, 2009
MRI Normal Anatomy & Protocols, Spinal anatomy of all MRI views utilizing T1, T2, 3D gradient, stacking and STIR sequences of imaging. Advanced protocols of MRI examination with multiple sequences to create concurrent diagnostic findings CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Robert Peyster MD, DABR-NR, Neuroradiologist, Ronkonkoma, New York, 2009
MRI Disc & Spinal Cord and Spinal Canal Pathology, MRI interpretation of spinal disc pathologies as a result of trauma and degenerative factors and resultant neurological compromise. Spinal cord and spinal canal pathologies and space occupying lesion interpretation CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Robert Peyster MD, DABR-NR, Neuroradiologist, Ronkonkoma, New York, 2009
Certification in Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner, Council on Extremity Adjusting, Davenport, Iowa, 2009
Advanced Principles of Foot, Gait, and Orthotics, Understanding structural deformities such as leg length, rear foot and forefoot varus/valgus, functional hallucis limitus (FHL), and equinus. Orthotics for common foot disorders and posture problems is also discussed and demonstrated Council on Extremity Adjusting, Davenport, Iowa, 2009
Certification in Certified Graston Technique Practitioner, Palmer College of Chiropractic, Orlando, Florida, 2009
Graston Technique Module 2: Advanced Soft Tissue Training, Demonstrates the clinical applications of Graston Technique with movement for musculoskeletal dysfunction and mechanical pain, and implementing the most efficient and effective GT interventions while restoring function and alleviating pain Palmer College of Chiropractic, Port Orange, Florida, 2009
Certification in Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner, National University of Health Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2009
Kinesio Taping Part 3: Certification Course, A combination of KT1 and KT2 principles covering specific conditions including: upper crossed syndrome, lower crossed syndrome, sprains/strains, tendonitis, bursitis, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and shoulder impingement National University of Health Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2009
Kinesio Taping Part 2: Advanced Concepts and Corrective Techniques, A continuation of KT principles covering orthopedic and neurological conditions, and the six major corrective techniques involving the following areas-- mechanical, functional, space, fascia, ligament/tendon, and lymphatic system National University of Health Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2009
Kinesio Taping Part 1: Fundamental Concepts, An introduction to the KT method covering overuse syndromes, weak muscle facilitation, pain and swelling management, and the physiological effects of skin, muscle, joint, and circulatory/lymphatic system National University of Health Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2009
Active Release Techniques Re-certification Course, A review of protocols from all previous courses, with more emphasis on peripheral nerve entrapments and fine tuning the hands-on component New York Chiropractic College, Fort Lee, New Jersey, 2008
Certification in Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association, , Orlando, Florida, 2007
Advanced Principles of TMJ, Ribs, and Shoulder Girdle, Understanding biomechanical functions of the TMJ, ribs, and shoulder girdle and demonstrating hands-on protocols to successfully diagnose and treat these joints Council on Extremity Adjusting, Port Orange, Florida, 2007
Advanced Principles of Upper Extremity Adjusting, Understanding nerve entrapments, subluxations, and injuries of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand, and demonstrating hands-on protocols to successfully diagnose and treat these conditions Council on Extremity Adjusting, Port Orange, Florida, 2007
Advanced Principles of Lower Extremity Adjusting, Understanding nerve entrapments, subluxations, and injuries of the hip, knee, ankle, and foot, and demonstrating hands-on protocols to successfully diagnose and treat these conditions. Also, learning basic concepts of involuntary mechanics of the gait pattern Council on Extremity Adjusting, Port Orange, Florida, 2007
Advanced Principles of Extremity Rehabilitation, Consists of the etiology of soft tissue injuries, the general mechanism of soft tissue healing, and how to apply these principles to initiate and carry out musculoskeletal rehabilitation programs Council on Extremity Adjusting, Port Orange, Florida, 2007
Soft Tissue Methods for the Spine and Extremities, Discusses the relationship of soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascial system) to the function and dysfunction of the spine and extremities. Also, this course introduces hands-on methods to treat peripheral neural and vascular entrapments, fascial, muscle, tendon and ligament restrictions Council on Extremity Adjusting, Port Orange, Florida, 2007
Global Assessment of the Extremities, Introduces a global approach to the evaluation, analysis, and management of extremity and spinal conditions in a 'whole body' management format to solidify the practical application of the principles teamed in all prior modules Council on Extremity Adjusting, Port Orange, Florida, 2007
Certification in Certified Cox Flexion-Distraction and Decompression Adjusting and Manipulation Practitioner, National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, Illinois, 2007
Cox Flexion-Distraction and Decompression Adjusting and Manipulation Part 2, Further review of the extensive research behind the Cox technique and discusses the advanced protocols for many spinal conditions including disc herniation, stenosis, disc degeneration, facet syndrome, and whiplash injuries. Also, involves hands-on practice for both the lumbar and cervical spine as both the patient and the doctor National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, Illinois, 2007
Graston Technique Module 1: Basic Soft Tissue Training, Demonstrates the knowledge of the instruments and methods for diagnostic applications, and recognizes implications of stages of tissue healing and reactivity on the treatment process. Also, it integrates the use of the Graston Technique with concepts of evaluation, modalities, the kinetic chain, and exercise Palmer College of Chiropractic, Port Orange, Florida, 2007
Active Release Techniques Upper Extremity Course, Consists of 106 protocols to treat peripheral nerve entrapments, strains/sprains, repetitive traumas, and other soft tissue injuries of the upper extremities New York Chiropractic College, Orlando, Florida, 2007
Active Release Techniques Lower Extremity Course, Consists of 96 protocols to treat peripheral nerve entrapments, strains/sprains, repetitive traumas, and other soft tissue injuries of the lower extremities New York Chiropractic College, Orlando, Florida, 2007
Certification in Certified Full Body Active Release Technique Practitioner, New York Chiropractic College, Orlando, Florida, 2007
Certification in Certified Applied Kinesiology Practitioner, International College of Applied Kinesiology, Daytona Beach, Florida, 2007
Applied Kinesiology Part I, Topics include pelvic imbalance, inflammatory cascade, adrenal stress, and hands-on muscle testing associated with these topics International College of Applied Kinesiology, Daytona Beach, Florida, 2007
Applied Kinesiology Part II, Topics include treatment for strains/sprains, lumbar disorders, ankle/foot problems, and hands-on muscle testing associated with these topics International College of Applied Kinesiology, Daytona Beach, Florida, 2007
Applied Kinesiology Part III, Topics include knee/hip fixations, liver detoxification, and hands-on muscle testing associated with these topics International College of Applied Kinesiology, Daytona Beach, Florida, 2007
Applied Kinesiology Part IV, Topics include injuries and subluxations of the cervical spine, shoulder girdle rehabilitation, and hands-on muscle testing associated with these topics International College of Applied Kinesiology, Daytona Beach, Florida, 2007
Applied Kinesiology Part V, Topics include cranial examination and treatment, right/left brain imbalance, and hands-on muscle testing associated with these topics International College of Applied Kinesiology, Daytona Beach, Florida, 2007
Applied Kinesiology Part VI, Topics include TMJ syndrome, upper extremity, meridian therapy, and hands-on muscle testing associated with these topics International College of Applied Kinesiology, Daytona Beach, Florida, 2007
Applied Kinesiology Part VII, Topics include gait imbalance, scoliosis, visceral manipulation, and hands-on muscle testing associated with these topics International College of Applied Kinesiology, Daytona Beach, Florida, 2007
Active Release Techniques Spine Course, Consists of 82 protocols to treat peripheral nerve entrapments, strains/sprains, repetitive traumas, and other soft tissue injuries of the cervical, lumbar, and thoracic spine New York Chiropractic College, Orlando, Florida, 2006
Cox Flexion-Distraction and Decompression Adjusting and Manipulation Part 1, Reviews extensive research behind the Cox technique and discusses the biomechanics of the spine during treatment. Also, involves hands-on practice for the lumbar spine as both the patient and the doctor National University of Health Sciences, Orlando, Florida, 2006
Certification in Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Certification in Certified Personal Trainer, National Strength and Conditioning Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2002
Certification in CPR and First Aid Certification, American Heart Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2002

SELECTED MEMBERSHIPS

American Academy of Medical Legal Professionals, Member, 2009 - Present
New Castle County Chamber of Commerce, Member, 2008 - Present
Delaware Chiropractic Society, Member, 2008 - Present
Active Release Technique Elite Providers Network, Member, 2008 - Present
National Academy of Sports Medicine, Member, 2003 - Present
National Strength and Conditioning Association, Member, 2002 - Present

SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS

Summa Cum Laude Graduate, Palmer College of Chiropractic, 2008
Presidential Scholar Award, Palmer College of Chiropractic, 2008