Currently Teaching (2014-2015)
My interests lie in the area of clinical chiropractic orthopedics, particularly in trauma and lumbar spine disorders. I focused my practice in this area for 35 years. I teach elective courses in the College of Chiropractic. In the classroom, I share with students the many cases that I have managed in my private practice.
I began teaching post-graduate classes in 1980 on topics which included: orthopedic exam for the traumatically injured patient, impairment examinations, elements of the personal injury examination, and Grand Rounds at Noran Neurological Clinic.
I have been the executive director of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists since 2004. Additionally, I serve as the examination coordinator for the chiropractic orthopedic diplomate examination process. I was also the president of the Minnesota Chiropractic Orthopedic Society and editor of the “Orthopedic Corner” for the Minnesota Chiropractic Association Journal.
I attended the University of Minnesota, St. Thomas University and graduated with a bachelor of science in biology from Upper Iowa University. I received my diplomate in chiropractic orthopedics in 1984 and became a Fellow of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists the same year. I have published articles and case studies for “Ortho Briefs” and for the Journal of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists, the Academy’s online journal. Topics include vertebroplasty, Wilkensons Sign, and resorption of lumbar disc extrusion.
I have advanced clinical training in acupuncture, flexion distraction technique, casting and taping, and am certified in Active Release Technique.