Pinto Chiropractic Center
8501 A East Arapahoe Rd
Greenwood Village, CO 80112
Phone: 720-485-6894
Fax: 720-485-6897

EDUCATION AND LICENSURE

Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of Colorado, License #2763, 1987- Present

Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of California, Inactive, 1987

Doctorate of Chiropractic – Cleveland Chiropractic College, Los Angeles, CA 1986

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part I-IV 1983-1986

Pre-Medical (B.S. Natural Sciences) Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA 1979

SELECTED POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND DIPLOMATES

Renaissance International- Los Angeles. 1983

Gonstead Technique- Los Angeles. Oct/Dec 1984

Insurance Procedures- Pasadena, CA.Dec. 1984

Sacro-Occipital Techniques- Pasadena, CA. Dec. 1984

Parker Seminars- Las Vegas, NV. Jan. 1985

Low Back Pain: Diagnosis and Treatment- San Francisco, CA. Feb. 1985

Parker Seminar-Anaheim, CA. July.1985

Gonstead Advanced Technique-Palm Springs, CA.Oct. 1985

Gonstead Case Management I- Long Beach, CA.Nov.1985

Gonstead Case Management II- Los Angeles, CA.Feb.1986

Practice Management Seminar- Los Angeles, CA.Feb, May, Aug, Nov. 1986

Gonstead Technique0Case Management III-Mt. Horeb, WI.Feb.1987

Advanced Insurance Procedures-Dr. Walter-Denver, Co.May.1987

Traumatic Injuries of the Spine Part III-Denver, CO.July.1988

Re-Entry Vocational Management-Denver, CO. Aug.1988

Traumatic Injuries of the Spine Part VII- Denver, CO.Nov.1988

Advanced Nutritional Analysis and Counseling- Denver, CO.Feb.1990

Acupuncture Certification, John Amaro, DC, FIACA- Denver, CO. Jan-April.1

Parker Seminars- Activator Technique, Advanced Pain Management, Cox Flexion-Distraction Tech.Post traumatic Injury Rehabilitation, Scoliosis: Treatment and Prevention, Soft Tissue Rehabilitation, Treatment of Traumatic Whiplash Injuries. Las Vegas, NV. 1992-1999

Department of Labor & Employment- Workers Compensation Level I accreditation. Denver, CO. Nov. 1997

Treatment of Acute Low Back pain in traumatic injuries-Data Trace Publishing. Aurora, CO June. 2001

Molecules of Behavior-Drs. Billica and Wilmer-Designs for Health-Denver, CO. June. 2005

Immune System Modulation-Drs. Gary and Rain Klepper-Denver, CO. Mar. 2006

Chiropractic Leadership Alliance-Patient and Case Management & Surface EMG applications. Colorado Springs, CO. Dec. 2006

Activator Technique- Denver, CO. April. 2007

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. 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…  2009

MRI, Bone Scan and X-Ray Protocols, Physiology and Indications for the Trauma Patient, MRIinterpretation, physiology, history and clinical indications, bone scan interpretation, physiology and clinical indications, x-ray clinical indications for the trauma patient. 2009

Neurodiagnostics Testing Protocols, Physiology and Indications for the Trauma Patient,Electromyography (EMG), Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV), Somatic 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, 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. 2009

Rule 22 Documentation Seminar: Full Seminar, Documentation guidelines and requirements for the Chiropractic Manipulative Treatment (CMT) CPT codes used on the routine chiropractic visit. Proper documentation requirements for every aspect of the possible services that could be rendered in a routine visit and explain the use of all forms required for outstanding documentation of encounter specific medical necessity. Colorado Chiropractic Association, Denver, Colorado, 2009

MRI Spinal Anatomy and Protocols, Normal anatomy of axial and sagital views utilizing T1, T2, 3D gradient and STIR sequences of imaging. Standardized and desired protocols in views and sequencing of MRI examination to create and accurate diagnosis in MRI. 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. 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. 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. 2010

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. 2010

Radiology, Diagnosis and Case Management, ABC’s of Lumbar Spine, Spondylolisthesis; Active versus Inactive, Disc Pathology and Protocols, Systematic Approach to Bone Disease.. Logan Chiropractic College Post Doctoral Division, Terry R. Yochum, DC, DACBR, Denver, Colorado, 2010

Head Trauma, Brain Injury and Concussion, Brain and head physiology, brain mapping and pathology as sequelae 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 electro diagnostics are detailed in analysis to create a differential diagnosis. Balance disorders that often occur as a result of trauma are also explored from clinical presentation to advanced imaging and differential diagnosis. 2010

Mindset and States of Being and Interaction, Transform your thinking so that you understand and are able to treat patients with the ultimate care. Understanding the psychology of how patients and people think of healing while they are in pain… Colorado Chiropractic Association, Greenwood Village, Colorado, 2011

Knee Injury and Treatment, Common knee injuries in sports and the specific chiropractic treatments used to care for them. Biomechanics of the knee, clinical examination of the knee, radiographic examination, diagnostic imaging of the knee, treatment approaches and rehabilitation strategies…Colorado Chiropractic Association, Greenwood Village, Colorado, 2011

Orthopedic and Neurologic Evaluation, Physical examination techniques and findings, Orthopedic testing procedures and findings, neurological testing procedures ad findings, techniques to develop an accurate diagnostic impression, neuromuscular pathologies.. Texas Chiropractic College, Greenwood Village, Colorado, 2011

100 Year Lifestyle Certification-Colorado Chiropractic Association. Denver, CO. Mar. 2011

Clinical Documentation and CPR training-Colorado Chiropractic Association. July 2011, 2013

2013

Mar 16, 17      Curtis Langer, DC       1          SOT: Spinal

April 13, 14     Linda Mullin, DC        2          The Challenged Child

May 18, 19      Monika Buerger, DC  3          Neurofunctional Development

June 8, 9         Martin Rosen, DC      4          SOT Pediatric Cranial Adjusting

Examination, assessment and spinal and cranial adjusting for the child using specialized meningeal and structural techniques founded on Sacro Occipital Technique principles.  Demonstrates spinal and cranial adjusting techniques that can be implemented into your current practice paradigm to expand your effectiveness and  capabilities with your pediatric patients.  Hands on workshop.

July 13, 14       Anthony Carrino, DC 5          Crisis Care to Optimal Function

Creating the paradigm shift from symptom care to functional based healthcare with considerations for family lifestyle changes. Evaluation and management of the common symptoms and cases in a pediatric practice. Co-management with medical providers. Documentation. Risk management. Family lifestyle nutritional considerations.

August 17, 18 John Minardi, DC       6          VSC Neurology, Thompson Technique

The five component model of the Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC) broken down. Potential causes of the VSC, and it’s proposed neurological implications on the human body are described in a clear and concise manner, giving the doctor a practical understanding of the material. The neurological model presented will outline the VSC’s proposed aberrant effect on proprioception, nociception, immunity and the ANS. The neurological effects will be detailed at the site of subluxation, as well as the potential global effects on the human body.

In addition to the neurology, an in depth consultation and demonstration on Advanced Thompson Analysis for children, will implement a very large practical component to this weekend. Full spine analysis, detection and adjustments will be practiced within the seminar, providing a hands-on learning environment. The effects of each adjustment will be tied back to the neurology of the VSC, ensuring practical understanding of all topics covered.

Sept 20,21       Tony Ebel, DC              XTRA    Perfect Storm (Chicago), MC2

Unraveling the underlying causes of pediatric neurobehavioral syndromes taking into account maternal and pediatric history, birth and associated traumas, diagnosing underlying imbalances including autonomic dysfunction. Categorizing the 3T-4D model.

Sept 28,29      Ron Castelucci, DC     7          Full Spine Segmental

This class covers full spine muscle and motion palpation for the infant and child with the application of short lever adjusting adapted from the Gonstead and diversified models. There is an emphasis on upper cervical, including toggle. There is comprehensive review of spinal anatomy and physiology with extensive hands on application. Attendees are required to bring dolls and adjusting tables.

Oct 12,13        Jeanne Ohm, DC        8          Webster Technique(San Fran)

Techniques, case management and evidence based practice for the perinatal period. Hands on demonstrations and application of specific adjusting techniques in pregnancy with biomechanics of the female pelvis. Common disorders in pregnancy and the chiropractic co-management with other birth care providers. Safety, effectiveness and contraindications. Informed based practice relating to perinatal care and birth outcome for the mother. Causes of dystocia: physiological/ neuro-biomechanical, emotional and medical/ technological and the chiropractic solution to these causes.

Nov 9                David Fletcher, DC   XTRA   Insight Training (Dallas)

Detailed analysis and application using the Insight Subluxation station for initial diagnostics, plus case management, and imbalance resolution with transition to wellness care.

Dec 7,8            Peter Kevorkian, DC    10        Bringing it together

Summation and synopsis of the ICPA pediatric program along with case management of family wellness care.

SELECTED MEMBERSHIPS

Colorado Chiropractic Association, 1987- Present

American Chiropractic Association 1989-2001