Dr. Steve Hyjek has dedicated his career to helping people get healthy. By integrating a groundbreaking systems-oriented approach to medicine known as Functional Medicine with a Physical Medicine approach focused on Chiropractic, low level laser, and corrective exercise, Dr. Steve has created a unique hybrid that utilizes the most advanced therapies available to achieve optimum wellness. He is leader in his field and through his private practice, community outreach, and public speaking he seeks to empower others to stop managing symptoms and start correcting the underlying causes of illness.
Dr. Steve always envisioned a career which would allow him to help significantly improve other people’s lives. As a young, aspiring athlete he became fascinated with nutrition and physical performance. He knew then that one day he would fulfill his dream of becoming a doctor, so he could assist people in living better and reaching higher levels of performance.
Early in his career, Dr. Steve had great success with chiropractic care helping people with neck pain, back pain, headaches and many other conditions such as digestive problems, sleep problems, and fatigue. However, there were many people who needed a more comprehensive approach in order to effectively resolve their health concerns. Most had been prescribed traditional lifestyle medications to treat their symptoms, while the source of the actual problem went untreated. Recognizing that in many cases prescription medication was simply masking symptoms while allowing the underlying source of the problem to worsen, Dr. Steve was inspired to find a better approach to healthcare in order to help people solve difficult health challenges without prescription drugs or surgery. This search led him to Functional Medicine, which has been transformational in his ability to help people with significant health challenges. Functional Medicine is a systems approach to healthcare with the goal of identifying and correcting the root cause of illness through specialized testing and personalized treatment programs. Through his work, Dr. Steve has seen Diabetes Type 2 reversed in 6 weeks; Polycystic Ovary Syndrome disappear after years of difficulty; decades of digestive problems come to an end; Autoimmune conditions turn around; while also having many cases get better within weeks even where other methods had failed entirely. Dr. Steve’s distinctive approach to total body wellness has helped men, women and children of all ages and in all stages of their careers achieve optimum health and a renewed quality of life.
The Functional Medicine Center was developed to provide personalized healthcare solutions to help individuals and families achieve better living through better health. Integrating Functional Medicine and Physical Medicine, Dr. Steve and his team utilize cutting edge solutions in their pursuit of real results. As a pioneer in the field of modern healthcare, Dr. Steve is actively sought out by discerning clientele who crave targeted, customized care.
Dr. Steve is a graduate of Northwestern College of Chiropractic, the Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice program through the Institute for Functional Medicine, as well as the Kalish Method for Functional Medicine. He has also completed numerous programs and certifications in Nutrition, Corrective Exercise, Applied Kinesiology, Whiplash Trauma, and various Chiropractic techniques.
Outside of his practice, Dr. Steve enjoys spending time with his wife Heather, pursuing the latest advances in healthcare, and daydreaming about his next scuba diving vacation.
Advanced Programs and Certifications:
Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice: Institute for Functional Medicine
• Graduate of the Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice Program
Function Movement Screen (FMS) Certified
• Completed Level 1 and Level 2 FMS Programs
The Kalish Method for Functional Medicine
• Adrenal Hormones, GI Health, Detoxification, Female Hormone Balancing, and Diet Coaching.
Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology: Spine Research Institute of San Diego
• Module 1: Whiplash: Advanced Topics – The Fundamental Science
• Module 2: Advanced Treatment, Diagnostics, and Auto Crash Reconstruction
• Module 3: Narrative Report Writing and Principles of Impairment Rating
• Module 4: Medicolegal Fundamentals for Practitioners and Forensic Experts
Clinical Nutrition Certification: Northwestern Health Sciences University
• 48 Hour Nutrition Certificate Program
Integrating Kinesiology and Functional Medicine
• 85 Hour Applied Kinesiology and Functional Medicine Program
Certified Golf Fitness Instructor: Titleist Performance Institute
• Level 1 Certified Golf Fitness Instructor
• Level 2 Certified Golf Fitness Instructor: Medical Professional
Creating Wellness Certification: Creating Wellness Alliance
• Basic Creating Wellness Certification
• Advanced Creating Wellness Certification
ProAdjuster Technique Certification: ProAdjuster Group
• ProAdjuster Technique Certification
Advanced Training Courses:
Personalized Lifestyle Medicine: The Future of Health Care
• The role of personalized lifestyle medicine in health care, the personalized lifestyle medicine assessment approach compared to common conventional medical assessments, lifestyle medicine approaches for cardiometabolic disease and autoimmune disorders, the role of nutritional recommendations in personalized lifestyle medicine, a personalized lifestyle medicine approach to cancer including nutritional therapies and metabolic detoxification, the five major triggers of autoimmune disease and the most important diagnostic tests to identify root causes, dietary and lifestyle interventions to treat autoimmune disease, emerging techniques to address altered intestinal permeability and environmental toxic burden in autoimmune disease.
Advanced Clinical Mastery of the Low Level Laser
• Laser protocols to remove the tissue and emotional memory of trauma that often stall complete recovery from injury. Laser submersion and inflammatory pocket lasering to resolve long-term chronic conditions that don’t respond to traditional care. Advanced laser techniques. Effective quick acting and long lasting techniques to resolve functional leg length differences. Using directional scar, technique stacking and multitasking protocols to get more complete clinical results in less time.
FMS Level 2 – Functional Movement Screen Corrective Exercise Seminar
• Review of the Functional Movement Screen (FMS). Corrective exercise progressions based on movement dysfunction and on improving fundamental movement patterns. How to utilize the FMS to properly prescribe and implement corrective exercise strategies and exercise progressions. Case studies on how to use the FMS to provide the foundation for improvements in overall exercise programming.
FMS Level 1 – Functional Movement Screening and Corrective Exercise
• Philosophy and background of the Functional Movement Screen. Application and scoring for each the tests involved in the Functional Movement Screen. Establishing a baseline movement screen prior to training program implementation. Identifying functional limitations and asymmetries which have been linked to increased injury risk. Provide exercises to restore proper movement and build strength in each individual.
Gastrointestinal Advanced Practice Module for the Institute for Functional Medicine: 2012
• Introduction to the Gastrointestinal Tract from a Functional Medicine Perspective. Specialized Diets for GI Healing: What are they and how do you Choose? Gastrointestinal Dysfunction, Chronic Disease, and the Functional Medicine Matrix Model. Cooking Demonstration Thinking Through the Case. Functional Assessment of Digestive Dysfunction: Using the DIGIN Model. Food Allergies, Sensitivities and Intolerances. Replace and Replenish: Treatment of Digestive Dysfunction. Gastrointestinal Dysbiosis: What it is and How to Recognize it. Dysbiosis, Prebiotics Probiotics and Synbiotics in Sickness and in Health. Fire in the Gut: Assessment of Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in Gastrointestinal Dysfunction. Case Management of GERD and IBS. Case Management of Autoimmune Diseases.
Improving Cardiovascular Health with Lifestyle Medicine: 2012
• General discussion of cardiovascular disease–statistics, role of gender, connection to chronic disease, and inflammation. Hypercholesterolemia & hyperlipidemia Assessment, symptoms, diagnosis. Hypertension Latest clinical science with assessment, symptoms, diagnosis. Endothelial Dysfunction & Atherosclerosis Latest clinical science with assessment, symptoms, diagnosis. Metabolic Syndrome & Diabetes: What is the connection to CVD? Latest clinical science with as-sessment, symptoms, diagnosis. Arrhythmia Latest clinical science with assessment, symptoms, diagnosis.
Natural, Safe, Effective Strategies for Diabetes, Obesity and Inflammation: 2012
• Classic inflammation vs. metaflammation; Drug vs. nutrient strategies. Inflamm-aging and causes; Brain; Immune, cancer and auto immune. Metabolism (cortisol, thyroid); Skin (aging); Sex (impotence); Bone (osteoporosis, arthritis); Heart (CRP). Diabetes: Impact of problem; Insulin 101; Beta cells; Perfect Storm for Diabetes; Leptin Resistance. Obesity and weight management; Health impact of excess adipose; Visceral Fat; High Blood Fat. Economics of Obesity; Weight-loss surgery; Appetite regulation; Food addiction; Calorie restriction and longevity; Importance of body composition testing. Strategies for long term success. Toxicity (GGT) including POPs and metals; Glutamate; Dairy (immune reaction); Medications; Protocols.
The Power of Food, Eating, & Phytonutrients in Chronic Disease and Aging: 2012
• The Spectrum of Food and Eating How food heals. Phytonutrients Rainbow-colored compounds to change our health. Specific Phytonutrients Connection to aging, bone, brain, cells, gut, heart, men’s & women’s health, Part I. Specific Phytonutrients: Connection to aging, bone, brain, cells, gut, heart, men’s & women’s health, Part II.
Leveraging the Past to Create the Future of Nutritional Medicine: 2012
• The impact of a toxic environment and unhealthy lifestyle on cardiometabolic disease, diabetes, autoimmunity, and dementia. Moving forward with a new model to manage cardiometabolic disease, diabetes, autoimmunity, and dementia. The War Within The immune system, gut function, inflammation, dementia and mood disorders. Discussion of complicated cases and clinical pearls.
Chronic Infections and Neurological Disease: 2012
• Identifying potential immune system-related therapeutic strategies in neurodegenerative diseases. Evaluating the potential connections between an infectious etiology, genetic propensity, and neurodegenerative disease. How vitamin D may be a key anti-infective agent in MS and ASD.
Diagnosing and Treating Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO): 2012
• Evaluate methods for assessing small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). Understand the pathophysiology and clinical consequences of dysbiosis. Utilize both pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments for SIBO.
CCST Session 8 Practical Clinical Case Management Part 2: 2012
• Optimal chiropractic management of trauma induced spinal instability and how to best recognize, assess, document and mange clinical complication. Identifying and addressing clinical repercussions and management concerns over the patho-anatomy of cranial and facial trauma. The application of endonasal adjustment to cranial bones. Identifying and addressing benign positional paroxysmal vertigo.
Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice: 2012
• Functional Medicine is 21st Century Medicine. Mapping the Territory: Using the Functional Medicine Matrix Model. The Gastrointestinal Tract and the Central Role of Barrier Integrity. Impaired Intestinal Permeability and other Gut Dysfunctions: Assessment and Treatment. Applying the Functional Medicine Matrix Model to Clinical Problems. Immune Dysfunction and Inflammation: A Primary Mechanism of Illness. Food Allergies and Intolerances: Diagnosis and Treatment. Prescribing an Elimination Diet. Key Aspects of the Nutritional Evaluation. Applying the Functional Medicine Matrix to Clinical Problems. Personalized Medicine: Creating a Healing Partnership. Genetic and Environmental Determinants: Toxins, Toxicity, and Biotransformation. Assessment of Toxic Overload and Impaired Biotransformation. Regulating Biotransformation Using Diet, Lifestyle, and Nutraceutical Strategies. Shifting a Therapeutic Encounter into an Environment of Insight. Clarifying the Blocks in Clinical Practice. Structural Imbalance, Pain and Inflammation. Hormonal Regulation: Adrenal Fatigue and Thyroid Dysfunction. Assessment and Treatment of Adrenal and Thyroid Dysfunction. A Functional Approach to the Diagnosis of Cardio-Metabolic Diseases. Treatment of Cardio-Metabolic Syndrome. Applying the Functional Medicine Matrix Model to Clinical Problems. Exploring and Facilitating the Challenges in the Journey of Change. Sex Hormones, Signaling, and the Menopausal Transition. Practical Work-up and Treatment of Women in Perimenopause/Menopause. Managing Women in Perimenopause/Menopause. Mitochondrial Therapeutics in Neurodegenerative Disease. Tying the Matrix Together: Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice.
Chiropractic Certification in Spinal Trauma Series: Session 4 – Understanding the Mechanisms of Vehicular Accident Injury: 2012
• Critical updates on the specific biomechanical effects of different directional forces including rear-end, head-on, and side-impact collisions and clinical response to chiropractic care. Recognizing how inertial injuries influence soft tissue damage, degenerative disease, and acute / chronic symptomatology in the trauma patient and how these factors affect injury intensity. Important insight on how the specific influences of road conditions, DJD, and seat belts affect injury intensity and how these relate to trauma prognosis.
Chiropractic Certification in Spinal Trauma Series: Session 3 – Insights in Clinical Trauma Management: 2012
• Specific factors that affect patient injury and healing – including adjustive technique and case management decisions in spinal trauma. Key insights from critical research findings. Case management choices and effective tools to coordinate your case management, validate clinical decisions, and defend claims.
Chiropractic Certification in Spinal Trauma Series: Session 2 – Principles in Soft Tissue Injury and Repair: 2012
• Healing mechanisms for different tissues in the body and the pathological processes impacting post-trauma recovery. Challenges for managing stages of soft tissue injury healing and addressing the issues imposed by adverse tissue fibrosis. Integration of chiropractic approaches to trauma cases and beneficial effects on post-traumatic healing.
Chiropractic Certification in Spinal Trauma Series: Session 1 – Trauma Neurology and Chiropractic: 2012
• Insights on clinical repercussions of trauma on the spine, on the human nervous system, and on body functions. Awareness of current knowledge on human nervous system anatomy, central nervous system neurology, afferent and efferent pathways, and chiropractic’s clinical effects on central and peripheral nervous system function in elements of injury and repair. Current insights on the neurology of pain and clinical impact of spinal injury on motor and sympathetic nervous system functions from a chiropractic perspective, including the neurology of mechanoreception, nociception, spinal cord reflexes and motor function affecting criteria for case management decisions. Assessment of the latest in neurology literature and research with specific applications to chiropractic care.
Perimenopause and Andropause: 2012
• The Neuroendocrine Immunology of Perimenopause: Laboratory analysis to determine how the body is being affected by Perimenopause. Conditions that develop from Menopause and Perimenopause physiology, including increased risks of cardiovascular skeletal, autoimmune, and neurological conditions. Nutritional support of the neuroendocrine-immune system during Menopause and Perimenopause.
• The Neuroendocrine Immunology of Andropause: The influence of Andropause on neurodegeneration, cardiovascular health, the intestinal barrier, blood glucose, and the immune system. Mechanisms of Andropause development. Clinical and nutritional protocols to support the primary features of these mechanisms.
Integrating Applied Kinesiology with Functional Medicine Session 5: 2011
• Precise evaluation and treatment protocols for the hip, knee, ankle, and foot as well as adjustment techniques for the extremities.
Helping Your Athletic Clients Reach Higher Breakthroughs in Performance Enhancement: 2011
• Sports injury prevention, clinical breakthroughs in the nutritional treatment of sports injuries, 3 phases of care for support of sports injury, the endurance athlete vs. the strength athlete: nutritional demands and protocols, how to prevent ACL injuries and why it occurs more in females, kettlebells 101, the functional athletic screen, anatomy and function of the core, differentiation of local and global core muscles, and leading edge spinal rehab.
Integrating Applied Kinesiology with Functional Medicine Session 4: 2011
• Soft tissue techniques including origin/insertion, muscle spindle cell and golgi tendon organ techniques, strain/counterstrain, fascial flush, and trigger –point therapy. Upper extremity evaluation and treatment for the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand.
Integrating Applied Kinesiology with Functional Medicine Session 3: 2011
• Precise evaluation of the spine, including evaluation and treatment of cervical and lumbar discs. Cranial manipulation and diagnostic methods using Applied Kinesiology to evaluate the skull and efficacy of cranial treatments.
Integrating Applied Kinesiology with Functional Medicine Session 2: 2011
• Mastering the pelvis: Protocols to create and maintain anterior, medial, lateral, and central stability. Additional muscle testing.
Clinical Breakthroughs in the Toxicity-Disease Connection: 2011
• The environmental-genome connection. Understanding xenohormesis, toxigenomics, nutritional epigenetics, and metabolic detoxification, along with clinical implications in dementia, obesity, and type 3 diabetes. Understanding the role of toxins in mitochondrial bioenergetics, oxidative stress, and inflammation. Developing the intervention program.
Nutrition Certificate Program Module 4: 2011
• Sports nutrition, endurance, body building and exercise physiology; nutrition across the life cycle adolescent, geriatric, male/female; nutrition relating to infants, pregnancy and lactation; food, drug and nutritional supplement interactions; safety and efficacy (risks and benefits) of nutritional supplementation.
Integrating Applied Kinesiology with Functional Medicine Session 1: 2011
• Using viscero-somatic reflexes to correlate musculo-skeletal imbalances to internal dysfunction. Comprehensive instruction on the art and science of manual muscle testing.
Nutrition Certificate Program Module 3: 2011
• Supplements and nutrition; therapeutic uses of botanical medicine; food compositions and foods as a vitamin source; weight management and control; case studies.
Sports Nutrition – Strategies for Elite and Amateur Athletes: 2010
• How to maximize energy production and oxygen delivery for sprint and endurance athletes, the importance of nutrient timing-before, during and after training, improving acid-alkaline balance for better performance and health, nutritional strategies to minimize inflammatory trauma associated with exercise, anti-catabolic strategies / the good side of insulin, how to optimize recovery following training sessions, and Improving the health of athletes.
Nutrition Certificate Program Module 2: 2010
• Codex Alimentarius Commission; dietary supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 PL: 103-417 and related regulations; etiology of organ system dysfunction, internal medicine diseases and conditions; efficacy, safety risks and benefits of glandular products, chelation therapy and therapeutic enzymes; contraindications, side effects and toxic effects of botanicals, nutritional supplements and diet products; fiber needs.
Research Driven Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation: 2010
• How to properly use the Cox technique of flexion/distraction and decompression for the treatment of neck pain, low back pain, as well as cervical and lumbar intervertebral disc herniations. Review of the latest research supporting the superior safety and effectiveness of chiropractic care for the treatment of cervical and lumbar intervertebral disc injuries.
Nutrition Certificate Program Module 1: 2010
• Nutrition counseling and initial screen to include nutrition physical exam; diet history taking; analysis of lab data including hair, saliva, urine and blood; symptoms of severe vitamin and nutrient deficiencies, and the toxicity of excess supplementation herbs or other nutritional supplements; protein, carbohydrates and fat macronutrient needs and symptoms of deficiencies; vitamin recommended daily allowances (RDAs) and dietary reference intakes; mineral and metal needs of the human body and the biochemistry of essential and non-essential nutritional supplements.
Breakthroughs in the Assessment and Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Injuries and Disorders: 2010
• Physiology and nutritional support for musculoskeletal Injuries including soft tissue and joint injuries, repetitive trauma injuries, and sports injuries. 3 phases of care for soft-tissue injuries. Clinical breakthroughs in the nutritional treatment of sports injuries. Key nutritional protocols for chiropractic offices including joint degeneration, osteo and rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and neuropathies. Using the functional movement assessment to identify physical imbalances.
A Trilogy on Chronic Pain: 2010
• Food-initiation of pain syndromes, mechanisms of inflammatory myopathies, arthridities, and neuro-degenerative disease. Introduction to the trilogy of autoimmune development. Epigenetics – a primary mechanism of gene activation. Environmental initiators of epigenetic initiation. Nutraceutical intervention-modulating the inflammatory cascade.
Diagnostic Imaging – Xray: 2010
• Common origins of lumbar disc pain. Orientation of lumbar facet joints. The effect of lordosis on the position of the nucleus pulposis. How injuries of the annulus fibrosis can cause nerve root changes. Identify the dynamic stenosis of the lumbar spine.
Disc herniations and degenerative disc disease: clinical findings and diagnostic imaging: 2010
• Anatomy of the disc and what causes the disc herniation. Clinical presentation and who is at risk for a disc herniation. Diagnostic imaging findings for the disc herniation patient. Treatment options for disc herniation patients
Vertebral Compression Fractures: 2010
• Clinical presentation and diagnostic imaging procedure for vertebral compression fractures. The use of plain film, CT, MRI, and DEXA. Treatments for vertebral compression fractures. Other causes of vertebral fractures. Other fractures besides vertebral fractures
Nutrition Response Testing: 2010
• Introduction to Nutrition Response Testing. Muscle testing using Applied Kinesiology. Testing for blocked Autonomic Regulation and Neurogenic Switching. Nutrition Response Testing Body Scan. Finding the priority treatment target. Specific nutritional support for specific areas. Assessing for the 5 most common barriers to healing: food allergies, immune challenges, heavy metal toxicities, chemical toxicity, and scars.
Biomarkers of Health: 2010
• Introduction to Functional Medicine, Inflammation, Acid Base Balance (physiology, hormone balance, osteoporosis, etc), Oxidation and Its Relationship to Chronic Disease, Electrolytes and Their Role in Cellular Function, Carbohydrate Metabolism in Relation to Insulin Resistance and Hypoglycemia, Protein Metabolism and Detrimental By-Products, Cellular Respiration (TCA and ATP Production), Hydration, Purity and Deficiency, Liver Toxicity, Renal Toxicity, Adrenal Stress and Catabolism Toxicity, and correlating clinical findings with appropriate nutritional protocols.
Turn it Up with Dr. Jeff Spencer (Lance Armstrong’s Chiropractor): 2009
• Coherent Light & Effects of 3LT® Laser, Phases of Healing, Inflammation Control, Upper & Lower Extremity Diagnosis and Correction, Gait Analysis & Correction, Nerve Entrapment Syndrome, Manual Adjusting Techniques, Proprioceptive Facilitation of the Locomotor System, and Segmental Neurology.
ProAdjuster Advanced Training: 2009
ProAdjuster Basic Training: 2009
Active vs. Inactive Spondylolisthesis: 2009
Chiropractic Scoliosis Correction: 2009
Digital Imaging and X-ray Digitation: 2009
The Rise of Colossus: 2009
Diagnostic Imaging: X-ray: 2008
• Radiographic aspects of flexion and extension x-rays. Evaluating motion of the spine during whiplash injuries. Cervical spine morphology during whiplash. Rehabilitative techniques for whiplash disorder. Normal and unstable cervical spines under “Motion x-ray”
Chiropractic Neurology: 2008
Advanced Creating Wellness Certification Program: 2008
Creating Wellness Certification Program: 2008
Neurologically Based Chiropractic Adjusting Technique: 2008
• Presented by the Carrick Institute of Neurology, this program of study is focused on hands on adjusting of joints without the use of instrumentation or anesthesia. The program is designed to promote maximum skill acquisition in adjusting by the Chiropractor through immersion in practical application and learning scenarios based upon a neurological model of health care.
Current Understanding of Pain Assessment and Brief Pain Inventory: 2008
Talsky Tonal Chiropractic Technique: 2008
Whiplash and Nutritional Pain Management: 2007
The Problematic Cervical Spine: Radiology: 2007
Total Solution Program: 2007
• 5 Branches of Chiropractic Philosophy, Chiropractic Science, Models of Vertebral Subluxation, Insight Millennium Subluxation Station Technical Training, Insight Millennium Subluxation Station Interpretation, Pediatrics, and A Vision of Creating Wellness.
Mastering Chiropractic with Certainty: MC2 Chiropractic Analysis and Technique: 2007
Spinal Impairment Rating: 2007
Personal Injury Law: Arbitration of a No-Fault Claim from a Chiropractic Perspective: 2007
Chiropractic Neurology: 2007
Sacroiliac Joint Pain: Sensitivity and Specificity of Four Common Symptoms: 2007
Pain Management: 2007
Chiropractic – A Glorious Future: The Science and Research that Supports the Benefits of Chiropractic: 2007
The Road to Chiropractic Greatness: 2007
Contemporary Models of Subluxation: 2007
Case Studies and Understanding the Neurospinal Functional Index: 2007
Titleist Performance Institute: Level 2 Golf Fitness for Medical Professionals: 2007
Titleist Performance Institute: Level 1 Golf Fitness Instructor: 2006
Personal Injury Law: 2006
Cervical Spine Trauma: Diagnostic and Clinical Implications: 2006
The Problematic Cervical Spine: Radiology: 2006
CPR for the Professional: 2006
Spine Research of San Diego: Module 4 – Medicolegal Fundamentals for Practitioners and Forensic Experts: 2006
• Essentials of documentation and records keeping; what you need vs. what you don’t, medical photography; when and how to use it and incorporate it, taking the pain out of depositions, arbitrations, and testifying in court, preparing for the classic cross-examination strategies, critical differences between chiropractic and medical approaches that literally make or break a case, using evidence effectively; models, charts, diagrams, photos, movies, and more, Daubert and Frye rules; how they affect your testimony and how they can exclude opposing experts, disabusing the MIST myth; Colossus, and learned treatises and reliable authorities; other federal rules of evidence experts should know
Spine Research of San Diego: Module 3 – Narrative Report Writing and Principles of Impairment Rating: 2006
• Critical documentation from day 1; What every personal injury and forensic expert needs to know, the fundamental of expository, scientific writing you were never taught; common dos and don’ts, the essential craft of narrative report preparation from A-Z; style, strategy, methods, organization, and common pitfalls, 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, modern guidelines and best practices (Presley Reed, Mercy, QTF, ACOEM, Croft); How they are commonly abused and how and when to use them correctly, critical rebuttal methods and strategies in today’s modern forensic practice, and special software applications: managing data, information, graphics.
Spine Research of San Diego: Module 2 – Advanced Treatment, Diagnostics, and Auto Crash Reconstruction: 2006
• In-depth training on all aspects of management of trauma, auto crash reconstruction in low speed crashes: critical knowledge for today’s forensic practitioners, historical documentation in personal injury and forensic medicine applications, comprehensive physical examination of whiplash and traumatic brain injury, special laboratory methods, such as the S-100 protein, the latest radiographic examination methods and analysis techniques, CT examination of brain and soft tissue injuries, MRI examination of brain and soft tissue injuries; latest techniques, special diagnostic imaging modalities (SPECT, PET, fMRI, MRA, VF, etc.); how and when to use, electrodiagnostics (EMG, sEMG, SSEP, VEP, etc…); how and when to use, rendering a diagnosis/impression in the personal injury or forensic setting; pearls and pitfalls, soft tissue healing times and implications for successful case management, the state of the injury and implications for case management, designing a treatment plan and living with guidelines, important applications of activities of daily living; optimizing outcomes, and chiropractic manipulation, deep tissue massage, and PT Modalities for best outcomes.
Spine Research of San Diego: Module 1 – Whiplash: Advanced Topics – The Fundamental Science: 2005
• Requisite and comprehensive biomechanics knowledge for forensic experts, whiplash and brain injuries: the real reasons they are on the rise, the minimal property damage = minimal injury risk myth exposed, in-depth analysis of brain, neck, and cervical spine trauma mechanisms, soft tissue injuries: a comprehensive and cutting edge analysis, All clinical syndromes and conditions resulting from whiplash (WAD/CAD), what forensic experts need to know about the various pain syndromes, and risk assessment: the fundamental key to modern forensic practice.
Auto Injuries and Permanent Post-Concussion Syndrome: 2005
MRI of the Spine: 2005
Chiropractic Science: The Neurology of the Adjustment: 2004
Functional Chiropractic Analysis: 2004
Shoulder Practicum and Intensive: 2004
Imaging the Lumbar Spine in an Adolescent with Low Back Pain: 2004
The Latest Pain Technology: 2004
Weight Bearing MRI: Literature Based Guidelines and Case Review: 2004