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Dr. Allen has four decades of clinical experience with both chiropractic and naturopathic medicine with an expertise in using applied kinesiology (AK) as functional neurology to treat movement and vestibular disorders, learning disabilities, the brain-organ disconnect, and to deliver pain management.
Dr. Allen is globally recognized for his two books, "What Your Brain Might Say if It Could Speak," and "Receptor Based Solutions®; Functional Neurology Every Doctor Should Know," and for having written dozens of professional papers. He has also taught thousands of doctors worldwide about the clinical techniques he uses to change the physiologic impact of failing brain function.
Dr. Allen graduated with honors from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1977. He has received Diplomates from the International Board of Applied Kinesiology (DIBAK) in 1980, and the American Academy of Pain Management (DAAPM) in 1991. Dr. Allen started his specialized post-graduate neurology training with the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies in 1991, received a Diplomate from the American Board of Chiropractic Neurology (DABCN) in 1993, and a Fellowship from the American College of Functional Neurology (FACFN) in 2009. In 2015 his studies have earned him two more Diplomates from the American Academy of Integrative Medicine (DAAIM), and the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition (DCBCN).Member of the International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK) since 1978, served two terms as the President and Vice President of its International Council, International Delegate for the US Chapter. Also a member of the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation (IAFNR), the Arizona Naturopathic Medical Association (AzNMA), and the German Medical Society for Applied Kinesiology (DAGAK, Hon.). The Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (now the Southern California University of Health Sciences) has included Dr. Allen in its Preceptor Faculty program for the past 20 years.
Primitive Reflexes and the Quadrupedal Patient; Important Tests You Should Know
- Franklin and Marshall College Lancaster Pa graduated 1976
- New York Chiropractic College, Greenvale, NY graduated 1980
- Director Coren Chiropractic Care 1980-2009
- Founded RealEyes Communications Inc /president 1997-2006
- Serving on Board of Directors Parker Chiropractic 2000-2005
- Partner Central Norwalk Complete Physical Therapy 2000-2003
- Patent approved for ePavlov training software 2003
- CEO Equalign Chiropractic Systems Inc 2006- current
- Co- founder Equalign Chiropractic Systems LLC with David N Lundquist , DC and Dustin S Coren , DVM. 2006
- Providing performance care for the performance athletes, equine and human as well as canine ranging from casual participant to recent Olympic medalists
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation Canine
AVCA Certificant Jacqueline A. Doval, MS, DC, made a promise to modern day animal chiropractic founder, Sharon Willoughby, DVM, DC, to continue practicing, defending, promoting and ensuring animal chiropractic would be a respected profession and to continue Dr. Willoughby’s legacy after she completed Willoughby’s basic and advanced animal chiropractic programs and fulfilling AVCA certification requirements. A 1992 graduate of Texas Chiropractic College, Dr. Doval has proudly served the AVCA as a certificant, member, director, secretary/treasurer, lecturer, examiner and advocate since 1997. She is active legislatively at the state level on behalf of AVCA Texas certified DCs and the profession. She is a keynote speaker for local dog clubs and associations, the National Mounted Patrol Convention, and is featured on multiple local and national media outlets.
Dr. Doval, Texas Animal Wellness Center, is very well known and respected amongst the Texas chiropractic and veterinary communities. “Doc Jackie” is the ""animal chiropractor"" to most of the agility and flyball venues including the famous Houston's World Series of Dog Shows (Agility, Flyball, Conformation, Obedience, Rally), several famous multiple Best in Show canines who have qualified for Westminster (Ripcord, Emmitt, Leo, Diamond, Glory, etc.), the equine officers of Houston Police Department Mounted Patrol, hippotherapy horses of three major therapeutic centers in the Greater Houston Area, and to professional canine athletes who have and are representing the USA in World, National and International Agility Competitions.Dr. Doval is well known for her treatment and rehabilitation protocol for canines with Wobblers and canines that have suffered paresis from intervertebral disk conditions. She is passionate about her animal chiropractic practice of over 25 years. Dr. Doval lives and shares her passion in Houston, Texas with her wife, Rachel Everson, her 17y/o son Mario and their three dogs: Addie (Borzoi), Dove (Schnauzer) and Lola (Tea Cup Chihuahua)!
The Animal Chiropractic Mentalist: How to have your clients and community market you!Yep! I'm a woman, Yep! I'm short and YES! I can adjust your horse!
Update on Veterinary Chiropractic Research
Dr. Donna L. Gigliotti DC, received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1992. In 1997, Dr. G. completed her animal chiropractic training and was certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA) to work with animals. She has since gone on to receive her advanced certification. Additionally, she has completed a 700+ hour course in advanced animal neurology. Recently, she has completed the Certified Canine Fitness Training program (CCFT) thru the University of Tennesse.
Dr. Gigliotti has been working with and in conjunction with local veterinarians since 1997. She lectures for animal groups, clubs and with trainers such as Suzanne Clothier on a wide range of topics. Dr. Gigliotti is an instructor and lectures for the AVCA.Dr. Gigliotti uses a combination of low-force gentle techniques, modalities and exercises to help your animal achieve its maximum health potential. The work she does via the nervous system impacts the functioning of the entire body including the joints, muscles and ligaments, resulting in a stronger and healthier animal.
The Two-Way Street – How proper trimming and animal chiropractic are interdependent for optimal horse health.
Form and Function of the Equine Hoof
Treating Inflammation and Degeneration Effectively and SafelyHow the Gut and Endocrine System Can Contribute to Toxins Interfering with Our Adjustments
Following veterinary school Dr. Hayek has been in private practice, opening her own busy practice in 2001 in Summerville, SC. She has been recognized as a wealth of knowledge in her field and has been asked on several occasions to testify as expert witness for the South Carolina Animal Control Department on animal care practices as well as in the Colorado House of Representatives on behalf of Animal Chiropractic. She is certified by the Xie Institute and the University of Bejing China in animal acupuncture. She is also certified by the AVCA in animal chiropractic. Dr. Hayek has completed Advanced Training in Animal Chiropractic and Functional Neurology with the Healing Oaiss.Dr. Hayek lectured and gave laboratory assistance at Parker Chiropractic College from 2010 to 2012 in the Animal Chiropractic Program. In conjunction with her partner, Dr. O, she founded and currently teaches for Animal Chiropractic Education Source, the only online course with both AVCA approval and SCAV CE approval. She has published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, along with numerous trade journals regarding animal husbandry, including the Holistic Horse, Animal Wellness, Equine Wellness, Canine Wellness and Elite Equestrian. She routinely lectures for the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association and has lectured for Equine Affair, the Hoosier Horse Fair, the Iowa Horse Fair, The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards and the Southeastern Veterinary Conference.
Dermatology and the Brain; We Got You Covered
- Doctor of Chiropractic—Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, California
- BA, Psychology (with honors)—Rutger's University, New Jersey I
- Licensed Doctor of Chiropractic — Montana Board of Chiropractors
- Certified in Animal Chiropractic — American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA)
Dr. Holl is a licensed chiropractor living in Montana, and is the staff chiropractor at the Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic in Billings, Montana. She is an extension faculty member of the Intern Preceptor Program through Palmer Chiropractic College, Davenport, lA. Her longstanding love for animals led her to become an animal chiropractor. She is certified in Animal Chiropractic by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA) Dr. Holl is also the instructor of the Animal Chiropractic courses at Southern California University of Health Sciences in Los Angeles and the newly created Bozeman Veterinary College.She is currently pursuing a Diplomate in Functional Neurology through the Carrick Institute of Functional Neurology. She lectures throughout the country on the benefits of animal chiropractic.
Chiropractic and Neurology...an Indissoluble Union
Multimodal treatment for chronic laminitis in horses
Mr. Doug Lawson has been a volunteer with the AVCA since 2007, assisting the Animal Chiropractic Certification Commission with its certification examination. He has been involved in assessing the competency of chiropractors since 1978 and was with the administrative team of the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board from 1985 to 2003. His principal responsibilities with the AVCA have included the professional practice analysis and psychometric guidance to the Commission.
Doug received a Masters of Science in Medical Science in 2003 and has over 40 publications and/or presentations. Most recently he has participated as a co-investigator in research published in the Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the Journal of Clinical and Investigative Dentistry, and the Annals of Plastic Surgery. He is an adjunct faculty member of D'Youville College in Buffalo, New York.He graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College in 1976. He was awarded a Diplomate in the Specialty of Chiropractic Radiology (Honoris Causa) in 2010, volunteer awards from The Arthritis Society in 2003 and 2009, Honourary Member of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2007, Honorary Directorship of the Canadian Federation of Chiropractic Regulatory Boards in 2003, Medal of Merit by the Canadian Chiropractic Association in 2003, Lifetime Member Certificate of Registration, the College of Chiropractors of Alberta in 1998, Chiropractor of the Year Award, College of Chiropractors of Alberta 1998, Chiropractic Centennial Award of Excellence, Canadian Chiropractic Association 1995, and Honour Member Award of the Canadian Chiropractic Association 1992.
Animal Chiropractic Research and the Professional Practice Analysis
Using Myofascial Meridians in Dogs
The Mechanics and Body Stresses of Canine Agility: or the Implications of Bar-Hopping with your Dog
Instrument Assisted NeuroSensory Modulation for the Equine
Forelimb Injury And Pain - How To Diagnose And Treat With An Integrative Approach
Rear Limb Injury And Pain - How To Diagnose And Treat With An Integrative Approach
Spinal Injury And Pain - How To Diagnose And Treat With An Integrative ApproachNPAIDSs– Non-Pharmaceutical Anti-inflammatory Devices and Techniques
- 2001 - 2016 Developer and Founder, DreamWeaving Technique & Fitness—dynamic, individualized, well-balanced integrative health lifestyle coaching and instruction Santa Fe, NM and Tiffin, IA
- 2004 - 2015 Co-owner, Chiropractor for people and animals Radiant Health, Inc. Santa Fe, NM and Chicago, IL
- 2010 - 2011 Director, Integrative Health Studies Program for Bachelor of Science Degree Northern New Mexico College Espanola, NM
- 2007 - 2011 Assistant Professor, Integrative Health Studies Program Northern New Mexico College Espanola, NM
- 2004 - 2007 Adjunct Faculty, Biology Department and College of Nursing and Health Sciences Northern New Mexico College Espanola, NM
- 2008 - 2009 Team-building Coordinator/Interim Women’s Basketball Coach Northern New Mexico College Espanola, NM
- National University of Health Sciences (1995) Doctor of Chiropractic Lombard, IL
- Northern Illinois University (1991) Bachelor of Science – Biology major; Chemistry minor DeKalb, IL
- Animal Chiropractic Program (2008) Parker Chiropractic College, Dallas, TX
- DreamWeaving Technique & Fitness Certification Course © (2009 - Present)
- Bachelor of Science Degree Curriculum, Northern New Mexico College (2004 - 2011)
- Essential Oils for Optimal Fitness Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II Human Pathophysiology I & II Introduction to Integrative Healing & (case study-based) Capstone Class Integumentary Application of Essential Oils
- Teacher of the Year Award, Northern New Mexico College (2008-2009)
- DreamWeaving Technique & Fitness (DWT/F) Video - Overview (9/2016) Denise Michel channel, YouTube
- DreamWeaving for People and Animals (3/2013) Natural Awakenings, Santa Fe, NM
Aligning Applications of Integrative Healing
Show Steer Adjusting and Safety
Canine Rehabilitation and Injury Part 1 and Part 2 (aka, he’s limping, what do I do?)Physical Rehabilitation Cases, Thinking Like a Rehabilitation Professional
Following his move to Texas he found himself in need of continuing education for the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association and sponsored a conference in Dallas, TX at Parker Chiropractic College. Soon after this endeavor he founded the Animal Chiropractic Program at Parker Chiropractic College with the sponsorship of the continuing education department.
In conjunction with his partner, Dr. Amy Hayek, he founded and currently teaches for Animal Chiropractic Education Source, the only online course with both AVCA approval and SCAV CE approval.
His speaking endeavors include the American Veterinary Medical Association, Equine Affair, the Hoosier Horse Fair, the Iowa Horse Fair, The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, the Southeastern Veterinary Conference and the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. He has published in numerous trade journals regarding animal husbandry, including the Holistic Horse, Animal Wellness, Equine Wellness, Canine Wellness and Elite Equestrian.Dr. Amy Hayek and Dr. Bill Ormston cohosted the 2010 cable television show Harmonizing Your Horses’ Health. The 26 episodes have aired on various stations within the United States, Australia, South America and Japan. Segments of the show have also been seen during the World Equestrian Games and various sporting events.
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