Mike Mason DC
529 East Main St., Bridgeport, WV, 26330
Phone: 304-842-4202
Cell: 304-838-4392
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SELECTED OCCUPATIONAL HISTORY

Clinic Director, Chiropractor, The Chiropractic Care Center of Bridgeport, Bridgeport WV, 2002-Present

Clinic Director, Chiropractor, The Chiropractic Care Center of Morgantown, Morgantown WV, 2008-2010

Chiropractic Technician, Uniontown Chiropractic Center, Uniontown, PA, 2002

Chiropractic Technician, West Cobb Chiropractic, Marietta, GA, 2000-2001

EDUCATION and LICENSURE

Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of West Virginia, License #777, 2002-Present

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

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology, West Virginia University, Morgantown,WV, 1998

National Board of Examiners, Part I, 1999

National Board of Examiners, Part II, 2000

National Board of Examiners, Part III, 2001

National Board of Examiners, Part IV, 2002

National Board of Examiners, Physiotherapy, 2002

 

POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION

Primary Spine Care Symposium 3 – Interprofessional Spine Care, Clinical analysis of anatomic versus biomechanical spine pain and clinical triage protocols. Relating current research trends in the Whole Spine Model of patient including normal versus abnormal sagittal curvature in the adolescent and adult spine, pelvic incidence as a parameter for sagittal balance in the human spine and current methods of assessment. Patient centered approach to Evidenced Based Spine care with a focus on diagnosis, prognosis and triage of the spine pain patient, Texas Chiropractic College Post-Doctoral Division, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Melville NY 2017

Primary Spine Care Symposium 3 – Epidemiology of Spine Pain, Review of the current Centers for Disease Control [CDC} data on the frequency of musculoskeletal pain in the United States population with emphasis on pain of spinal origin. CDC guidelines on opioid medication were discussed and correlated to persistent pain syndromes. Research was reviewed showing the importance of managing the spine pain patient properly from the entry point of care with a concentration on maintenance of spinal biomechanics, Texas Chiropractic College Post-Doctoral Division, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Melville NY 2017

Primary Spine Care Symposium 3- Connective Tissue and Spinal Disc Pathology, The morphology and pathology of connective tissue, inclusive of spinal disc disorders and prognosticating wound repair with permanency implications. Disc bulge, herniation, protrusion and extrusion classifications based upon contemporary literature and how to age-date disc pathology, Texas Chiropractic College Post-Doctoral Division, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Melville NY 2017

Primary Spine Care Symposium 3- Physiology and Anatomy of Spinal Manual Adjusting, Understanding the role of mechanoreceptors, proprioceptors and nociceptors with facets, ligaments, tendons and muscles in aberrant spinal biomechanics. MRI and imaging studies of decompressing via a chiropractic spinal adjustment of the bio-neuro-mechanical lesion and its effects on the central nervous system both reflexively and supratentorally, Texas Chiropractic College Post-Doctoral Division, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Melville NY 2017

Primary Spine Care Symposium 3- Medical-Legal Documentation, The contemporary documentation required in a medical-legal environment that is evidenced based and meets the standards of the courts and academia. Utilizing the scientific data to support a diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan while meeting the admissibility standards based upon a professional's credentials. Texas Chiropractic College Post-Doctoral Division, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Melville NY 2017

Rules, Regulations and Statutory Update Including X-ray Rules and Regulations. The understanding and implementation of current states regulations and guidelines governing Chiropractic care in West Virginia. West Virginia Chiropractic Society, Mrs. Angel Moore, ESQ, Charleston, WV, 2016.

X-ray Protocol Requirement for Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. Proper utilization guidelines for Radiology in the Chiropractic Office. West Virginia Chiropractic Society, Mr. Eric Halstead, BS, RT (R) (QM), Charleston, WV, 2016.

X-ray Protocol Requirement for Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. Proper X-ray Techniques as demonstrated in the Chiropractic Office. West Virginia Chiropractic Society, Dr. Eugene Lewis, DC, MPH, Charleston, WV, 2016.

Longevity and Chiropractic Nutrition. Nutritional options for the Chiropractic patient and the proper supplementation of various conditions treated in the Chiropractic office. West Virginia Chiropractic Society/Nutriwest, Dan Murphy, DC, Charleston, WV, 2016.

Legal Safeguards In and Out of the Office/ Courtroom Cirumstances. Understanding and Implementing safeguards to protect yourself, your office and your patients. West Virginia Chiropractic Society, Judge Phil Stowers, ESQ; Caleb Knight, ESQ, and Dr. Manual Duarte, D.C., Charleston, WV, 2016.

HIPPA and HITECH: Health Care Privacy and Security in West Virginia. Understanding the Affordable Care Act and the proper implementation of ICD-10. West Virginia Chiropractic Society, Dr. Brad Hayes, Morgantown, WV, 2015.

Documentation, Coding & Compliance 2013. The understanding and implementation of documentation, coding & compliance standards for the Chiropractic Physician per the current federal and state guidelines. West Virginia Chiropractic Society, Dr. Mario Fucinari, Charleston, WV, 2013

The Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and Electronic Health Records, Proper Implementation of Affordable Care Act procedures and Mandated Electronic Health Record changes in 2014. West Virginia Chiropractic Society, Mike Riley, Charles Bailey, Perry Bryant, Gloria Lewis & Candace Vance, Charleston, WV, 2013

Spinal Biomechanical Engineering, Differential diagnosis of pathobiomechancs in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine as sequellae to micro and macro trauma and chronic biomechanical instabilities. Understanding the clinical implications of long term biomechanical failure in resultant disc pathology, ligament pathology and osseous pathology. Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Boca Raton, FL 2013

MRI Spine Interpretation, Bulge, herniated, protruded, extruded, sequestered discs, differential diagnoses and clinical triage implications. MRI physics and slice protocols. Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Boca Raton, FL, 2013

X-Ray Protocol. Competence in production and interpretation of x-rays, producing x-rays of diagnostic quality, patient exposure to radiation based on clinical necessity, radiographic ethics and forensics and patient preparation and positioning in order to comply with state and federal regulations. West Virginia Chiropractic Society, Charleston, WV, 2012

Rehabilitation and Stabilization of the Lumbar Spine. The proper rationale, technique and implementation of rehabilitation and stabilization programs for low back injuries, West Virginia Chiropractic Society, Dr. Manuel Duarte, Charleston, WV, 2012.

Extremity Adjusting, Biomechanics, Spinal Adjusting Techniques, Current clinical protocols for addressing both spinal and extremity injuries/dysfunction in order to maximize functional improvement. West Virginia Chiropractic Society, Inc., Roanoke, WV, 2011

Administrative Discounting, The proper appication of insurance rules and regulations regarding the payment structure in the Chiropractic profession. Navigating Medicare, state and federal reimbursement programs, along with proper self-pay protocols. West Virginia Chiropractic Society, Inc., Roanoke, WV, 2011

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. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Magdy Shady MD, Neurosurgeon, Long Island, NY, 2010

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, Long Island, NY, 2010

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. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Robert Peyster MD, Neuroradiologist, Long Island, NY, 2010

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. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Robert Peyster MD, Neuroradiologist, Long Island, NY, 2010

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. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Robert Peyster MD, Neuroradiologist, Long Island, NY, 2010

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. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2010

Biomechanics, Imaging and the High School Athlete, Understanding spondylolisthesis and identifying biomechanical abnormalities in high school athletes. West Virginia Chiropractic Society, White Sulphur Springs, WV, 2011

Evidence Based Outcomes 201 & 202, Asking the right questions and searching for evidence in an evidence-based practice. University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, location, 2010

Evidence Based Outcomes 203, NCQA Back Pain Recognition Program, Demonstrating how to use the evidence based information to better treat back pain patients and differentiating the clinical measures and structural standards used by the NCQA Program. University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, location, 2010

Acute and Chronic Pain Management, Making nutrition part of your practice. West Virginia Chiropractic Society, Charleston, WV, 2010

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, NY, 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, NY, 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-Electronystagmosgraphy (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, NY, 2009

MRI, Bone Scan & X-Ray Protocols 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, NY, 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, NY, 2009

Diagnostics, Risk Factors, Clinical Presentation and Triaging the Trauma Patient, An extensive understanding of the injured with clinically coordinationg 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, NY, 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, NY, 2009

Chiropractic Coding, Billing and Documentation, How to properly correlate coding, billing and documentation to comply with current standards of Chiropractic care. Cross Country Education, Pittsburg, PA, 2009

Documentation and the Medical Necessity Game-Plan, Setting proper objective goals based on initial clinical finding with the use of outcome assessments. West Virginia Chiropractic Society, Inc., Charleston, WV, 2009

Evaluation and Intervention for Musculoskeletal Injuries: A Biomechanical Approach, Proper assessment of musculoskeletal injuries in athletes using posture and biomechanical analysis. Cross Country Education, Charleston, WV, 2007

Advanced Decompression Therapy, Clinical guidelines for axial mechanical traction and advanced decompression for patients with discopathy. Pennsylvania State Chiropractic Board, Pittsburgh, PA, 2006

PBI/Myovision, Clinical correlation of patient symptoms and treatment to surface electromyography testing. PBI/Myovision, Bridgeport, WV, 2005

Neuromechanical Innovations: 21st Century Chiropractic Training, Clinical research validating the need and efficacy of Chiropractic care with objective outcomes. Effectiveness of mechinal instrumentation in Chiropractic treatment. New York Chiropractic College, Levittown, NY, 2005

Cervical/ TMJ Symposium, Proper assessment, differentiation and treatment of cervical and TMJ pain patterns.. West Virginia Chiropractic Society, Inc., Morgantown, WV, 2004

Chiropractic Coding, Billing, and Documentation, Clinical excellence in properly documenting objective findings, treatment goals and functional improvement. Cross Country University, Nashville, TN, 2003

International Conference on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and other Cumulative Disorders and Breakthrough Coaching, Testing and treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome and other extremity ailments with the use of Chiropractic and rehabilitation.. West Virginia Chiropractic Society, Inc., Roanoke, WV, 2003

Law and Regulation of the Chiropractic Practice in West Virginia, Clarifying the guidelines set forth in the West Virginia laws pertaining to all aspects of treatment of the Chiropractic patient and the scope and excellence required to maintain Chiropractic licensure. West Virginia Chiropractic Society, Inc., Roanoke, WV, 2003

 

SELECTED MEMBERSHIPS

Academy of Chiropractic, Member, 2010-Present

West Virginia Chiropractic Society, Member, 2002-Present

 

SELECTED HONORS & AWARDS

USA Wrestling Hall of Fame: Outstanding American from West Virginia, Oklahoma City, OK, 2014

Eastern Wrestling League Hall of Fame, Morgantown, WV, 2008

Five Star Service Award, Integrity Management Corporation, Columbus, OH, 2007

Mike Mason Day, City of Williamstown, 1998

Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Life University, 2002

Academic All American, West Virginia University, 1997-1998

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

WV Junior College- Lectures and Health Screenings 2014-2017

Veterans Hospital Recreational Therapy Program Fundraiser- 2016

Harrison County Lions Club Block Parties- Health Screenings, 2015-2016

Summit Park Baptist Church Fundraiser and Health Screenings- 2015, 2016

American Cancer Society- Relay for Life Fundraiser- 2014-2016

American Heart Association Fundraiser- 2014-2016

Bombardier- Health Screenings, 2014-2016

Derek Hotsinpiller Fallen Stars 5K- Health Screenings, 2014-2016

Fairmont Federal Credit Union- Lectures and Health Screenings 2014-2016

Harrison County YMCA- Health Screenings and Fundraisers 2014-2016

Highland Hospital- Fundraisers, Screenings and Lectures -2014- 2016

Rotary Clubs of Clarksburg, Bridgeport and Harrison County- Lectures and Health Screenings 2014-2016

Heritage Christian School Fundraiser and Health Screenings, 2014-2016

Alzheimer's Association- Walk to End ALZ Fundraiser-2016

Bridgeport Cheerleaders, Health Screenings- 2015

Lincoln High School Band/ Cheerleader Fundraiser- 2015

PBHS Band Fundraiser- 2015

East Fairmont Soccer Fundraiser- 2015

Adamston Lions Club- Lecture and Health Screening, 2015

Susan G. Komen Foundation Fundraiser- 2015

Grafton High School Athletics Health Screenings- 2014, 2015

WI Middle School Dance Team Fundraiser- 2014, 2015

The Connecting Link (non-profit social service agency) Fundraisers and Health Screenings- 2014, 2015

WV State Police Fundraiser- 2014, 2015

Author of Unstoppable Success, Bridgeport, WV, 2011

NASA, Lecturer on general health and Chiropractic education, Fairmont, WV, 2011

Dominion Transmission, Lecturer on ergonomics and avoiding injuries in the workplace, Clarksburg, WV, 2011

March of Dimes, Fundraiser, The Chiropractic Care Center, 2010

Bridgeport Jr. Women's Club, Health Screenings and Lectures, Benedum Civic Center, 2010

Lecturer for Integrity Management to hundreds of Chiropractors, Columbus, OH, 2008

FBI Center, Health Screenings and Lectures, Bridgeport, WV, 2008

Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children, Fundraiser, The Chiropractic Care Center, 2007-2010

Make-A-Wish Foundation, Fundraiser, The Chiropractic Care Center, 2006

Dominion, Health Screenings and Lectures, Clarksburg, WV, 2005

American Cancer Society, Fundraiser, The Chiropractic Care Center, 2005-2011

American Heart Association, Fundraiser, The Chiropractic Care Center, 2005-2008

Bridgeport Women's Club, Health Screenings and Lectures, Bridgeport, WV, 2005