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Rehab Journal ® – 2017 Winter

Journal of the North American Rehab Specialist

Mar 5, 2016

Journal Mission Statement / Purpose

The Journal of the North American Rehab Specialist is published by the Council on Chiropractic Physiological Therapeutics and Rehabilitation.

The purposes of The Journal are to:

  1. Provide information and resources that will assist doctors of all types and therapist to better care for their patients.
  2. Provide a venue for the publication and dissemination of rehab related educational articles and case studies.

President's Message

“Rehab and Sports; A Winning Combination”

That’s the theme for our 18th Annual Rehab Symposium scheduled to take place on March 31st – April 2nd, 2017 at the Wyndham Disney Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista. The speakers are all under contract, the Wyndham is booked and our Rehab Council website is now ready to accept registrations at: It’s time for all of us to make plans to attend. The Spring weather is delightful in Orlando and we’re working with the local Central Florida weatherman to assure plenty of sunshine.

Here’s the rundown. We will be offering 18 CEUs of (pending) credit through Palmer College of Chiropractic. And there is a possibility that we might even add two more CEUs of credit during a 2 hour breakout session on Sunday. The Symposium starts on Friday, March 31st, at 1:00 pm with Dr. David Seaman giving a 3 hour presentation on “How Low-grade Inflammation can disrupt Rehab”. After a half hour vendor break Drs. Alf Garbutt and Jerrold Simon will follow up at 4:30 pm with “Rehab of Military, MVA and Sports Concussions” which ends at 7:30 pm. The evening’s festivities are capped by a vendor and member social hour in Salon 1-2 at the Wyndham Hotel.

Saturday, April 1st, features four different speakers all speaking for 2 hours each and covering everything from postural restoration to low-level laser therapy. It all begins at 8:00 with Stephen Perle, DC, MS teaching “Spinal Rehabilitation Exercise Therapy”. At 10:30 am Dr. Skip George will instruct on how to utilize “Postural Restoration for Rehab and Performance.” After the Rehab and ACRB Board Meetings lunch will be served and will feature a luncheon speaker who will be named in the next few months. Just before lunch the 2017 Rehab Chiropractor of the Year will be announced. Any ideas who it may be? The afternoon will conclude with Jerome True, DC FIACN explaining the effectiveness of “Laser Therapy Treatment for Radiculopathy” followed by Perry Nickelston, DC, NKT demonstrating “Kinesiology Taping for Rehab and Sports.” As you can already tell, the Symposium is peppered with Rehab and Sports related subject matter.

Now don’t forget Sunday, April 2nd. Starting at 8:00 am, Ted Forcum, DACBSP will demonstrate the “Use of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization” and then Jonathan Puleio, M.Sc., CPE will conclude our Symposium at 10:30 am – 12:30 pm with the “Fundamentals of Office Ergonomics” for DCs. In addition, there will be vendor door prizes be given out during the 10:00 am vendor break. During all of our vendor breaks, snacks such as granola bars & fruit as well as juices, water and coffee with be available for any registered attendees who care to indulge.

Remember, registration is just a click away. Please log on to: Looking forward to seeing everyone in Lake Buena Vista this coming Spring 2017.

Best regards,

Jerrold Simon, DC, DACRB
President, ACA Rehab Council

Why You Should Attend the Friday Symposium Lectures

  1. If your practice treats patients that are involved in motor vehicle collisions, sports or falls then it is essential that you get the data that will be covered in the Friday section on traumatic brain injury (TBI) / concussions. The leading cause of TBI in America is motor vehicle collisions. The second most common cause is football followed by women’s soccer.
    Most Medical Doctors and Chiropractors have not been adequately educated on this subject and many cases are not being diagnosed and treated.This lecture will cover key data on the mechanisms, patho-physiology, testing and documenting of the traumatic brain injury along with treatment protocols.There will be a significant section on anti-inflammatory nutritional substances that science has recognized as beneficial to the brain, TBI cases and other neurodegenerative disorders. Your patients, family, friends and yourself need you to learn about this to minimize long term neurodegeneration.
  2. If you need to leave early on Sunday from the Symposium you will not receive credit for those hours missed. The Council has worked it out so that the hours available on Friday and Saturday will fulfill your recertification requirement. The extra $50 fee is to cover Palmer University’s fee for the CE credits on Friday.

I hope to see all of you there. I promise there will be valuable data covered.



The American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board is please to announce that the following doctors have passed the requirements for and have received their DACRB:

  • Luis Felipe Vilches
  • Joe Piwoskin
  • Spiro Comis
  • Alex Earl
  • Jess Brower
  • Daniel Holland
  • James Pedreiro
  • Erin Ducat
  • Jason Weber
  • Mathew DiMond
  • Frederick Barks
  • Joseph Spaulding
  • Grant Packard
  • David Paris
  • Harry Ho

Editor's Book Recommendations

“Why Isn’t My Brain Working” by Datis Kharrazian, DHSc, DC, MS
This is a must for all doctors to help yourself, your family and patients have better brain function as we age.

“Invisible Scars: How to Treat Combat Stress and PTSD without Medication” by Bart P. Billings, PhD
If you see or know any recent Veterans, this is of value.

“The Emperor’s New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth” by Dr. Irving Kirsch

Articles Recommended by the Rehab Journal Assistant Editor, Scott Michael Schreiber, DC, DACRB, DCBCN

Educational Video

Rehab Seminars

2-Day Practical Training on Neuromuscular Stabilization prior to Symposium

Peer Reviewed Articles

Chiropractic Rehabilitative Management of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Secondary to Lumbar Intervertebral Disc Herniation

Peer Reviewed by the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board By Dr. Jess T. Brower, DCIntroduction This case study will provide information regarding the assessment, diagnosis, multi-disciplinary co- management, and successful treatment of a significant lumbar intervertebral disc herniation leading to radiculopathy accompanied by foot drop and secondary Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) involving the lower extremity. […] Read more


Crosstalk between Vitamins A, B12, D, K, C, and E Status and Arterial Stiffness

Mozos I1, Stoian D2, Luca CT3 1Department of Functional Sciences, Discipline of Pathophysiology, “Victor Babes” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania. 22nd Department of Internal Medicine, “Victor Babes” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania. 3Department of Cardiology, “Victor Babes” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania. Abstract Arterial stiffness is associated with cardiovascular […] Read more

Vitamin B12, Homocysteine and Carotid Plaque in the Era of Folic Acid Fortification of Enriched Cereal Grain Products

Robertson J1, Iemolo F, Stabler SP, Allen RH, Spence JD. Abstract BACKGROUND: Carotid plaque area is a strong predictor of cardiovascular events. High homocysteine levels, which are associated with plaque formation, can result from inadequate intake of folate and vitamin B12. Now that folic acid fortification is widespread in North America, vitamin B12 has become […] Read more

Anyone interested in submitting a Case Study to be peer reviewed and published in the Journal of the North American Rehab Specialist should follow the format instructions at the following link: and submit the Study to the Editor, Dr. Garbutt, at, with “Journal Case Study” in the subject line. Please have someone qualified proofread the grammar before submitting.

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