Meet The Chiropractor
Dr. Pinto grew up with a love for water and snow skiing. What he didn’t know was these sports produced many small injuries that accumulated to the point where he suffered severe neck pain. This directly affected his quality of life and ability to participate in his favorite activities. Fortunately, he found relief through treatment with a local chiropractor. He realized that besides giving him relief, it made his body stronger and less prone to future injuries. It was then when he realized Chiropractic would be his calling.
Dr. Pinto completed his undergraduate studies at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He earned his Doctorate degree from the Cleveland College of Chiropractic in Los Angeles.
While practicing in and around Greenwood Village, Colorado since 1987, he has had the privilege of treating a variety of patients: from elite athletes, golf pros, NFL players, and high profile entertainers, to entire families. Regardless of the patient, the goal remains the same: to ensure their bodies function at the highest level possible, which allows for the best quality of life. Chiropractic provides them with that.
Through receiving the same type of care himself as he gives his patients, Dr. Pinto has been able to participate in an active lifestyle, which includes running, cycling, skiing, and climbing all of Colorado’s 14,000′ peaks. Keeping patients of all ages strong and healthy enough to pursue their own active lifestyle is his passion.
|Pinto Chiropractic Center|
|Address||8501 A East Arapahoe Rd|
Greenwood Village, CO 80112
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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 of 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 an 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, schwannoma 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 and 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
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, 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 a 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 a 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 the 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 the 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.
- Colorado Chiropractic Association, 1987- Present
- American Chiropractic Association 1989-2001
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