William J. Owens, Jr. DC, DAAMLP
P.O. Box 676
West Seneca, NY 14224
Phone – 716-228-3847 Fax – 716-239-4371
william@williamjowens.com

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SELECTED OCCUPATIONAL HISTORY

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 2012 – Present

Adjunct Associate Professor – Family Practice Department, State University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, New York, 2012 – Present

Clinic Director, Chiropractor, Rochester Spine and Injury Chiropractic, Rochester NY, 2012-Present

Coordinator – Chiropractic Elective – State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences – Family Practice Residency Program, Buffalo NY, 2011-present

Co-President & Consultant, MD Affiliate Program, East Setauket NY, 2011-present

Clinic Director, Chiropractor, Greater Buffalo Accident and Injury Chiropractic, Buffalo NY, 2010-Present

Director, Medical Continuing Education Program, Academy of Chiropractic, Buffalo NY, 2010-Present

Co-Executive Director, American Academy of Medical Legal Professionals, Buffalo, NY, 2008-Present

Clinical Supervisor, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Exercise Sciences and Nutrition Science Department, 2007-Present

Clinic Director, Chiropractor, Niagara-Frontier Chiropractic, Buffalo NY, 1998-2010

Assistant Clinical Director Chiropractic Department, Chiropractor, Sheehan Memorial Hospital, Buffalo, NY, 1999-2002

Chiropractor, Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, NY, 2001

EDUCATION and LICENSURE

Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of New York, License #008853, 1998-Present

Doctorate of Chiropractic, National College of Chiropractic, Lombard, IL, 1997

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part I, 1995

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part II, 1996

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part III, 1996

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part IV, 1997

Bachelor of Science in Human Biology National College of Chiropractic, Lombard, IL, 1995

SELECTED POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

Spinal Biomechanical Engineering Principles and Application, Integrating spinal biomechanics and pathobiomechanics through digitized analysis. The comparison of organized versus disorganized compensation with regional and global compensation. Advanced analysis and integration of pathobiomechanics as sequella to trauma in clinical practice and documentation. PACE Recognized by the Federation of Chiropractic Licensure Boards, Las Vegas NV 2013

Integrating Clinical Findings in Admissible Documentation, Combining clinical, radiographic, electrodiagnostic and MRI findings to conclude a diagnosis and reporting accurately through admissible documentation. Diagnosis includes head, spine and disc pathology as sequella to trauma, PACE Recognized by the Federation of Chiropractic Licensure Boards, Las Vegas NV 2013

Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Cartesian System, The Cartesian Coordinate System from the history to the application in the human body. Explanation of the x, y and z axes in both translation and rotations (thetas) and how they are applicable to human biomechanics. New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2013

Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Cervical Pathobiomechanics, Spinal biomechanical engineering of the cervical and upper thoracic spine. This includes the normal and pathobiomechanical movement of both the anterior and posterior motor units and normal function and relationship of the intrinsic musculature to those motor units. Nomenclature in reporting normal and pathobiomechanical findings of the spine. New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2013

Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Lumbar Pathobiomechanics, Spinal biomechanical engineering of the lumbar spine. This includes the normal and pathobiomechanical movement of both the anterior and posterior motor units and normal function and relationship of the intrinsic musculature to those motor units. Nomenclature in reporting normal and pathobiomechanical findings of the spine. New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2013

Spinal Biomechanics in Trauma, To utilize whiplash associated disorders in various vectors of impact and whiplash mechanisms in determining pathobiomechanics. To clinically correlate annular tears, disc herniations, fractures, ligament pathology and spinal segmental instability as sequellae to pathobiomechanics from trauma. The utilization of digital motion x-ray in diagnoising normal versus abnormal facet motion along with case studies to understand the clinical application. New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2013

Spinal Biomechanical Engineering & Organizational Analysis, Integrating spinal biomechanics and pathobiomechanics through digitized analysis.The comparison of organized versus disorganized compensation with regional and global compensation. Correlation of the vestibular, occular and proprioceptive neurological integration in the righting reflex as evidenced in imaging. Digital and numerical algorithm in analyzing a spine. New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2013

Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Cervical Digital Analysis, Digitizing and analyzing the cervical spine in neutral, flexion and extension views to diagnose pathobiomechanics. This includes alteration of motion segment integrity (AMOSI) in both angular and translational movement. Ligament instability/failure/pathology are identified all using numerical values and models. Review of case studies to analyze pathobiomechanics using a computerized/numerical algorithm. New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2013

Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Lumbar Digital Analysis, Digitalizing and analyzing the lumbar spine images to diagnose pathobiomechanics. This includes anterior and posterior vertebral body elements in rotatioal analysis with neutral, left and right lateral bending in conjunction with gate analysis. Ligament instability/failure/pathology is identified all using numerical values and models. Review of case studies for analysis of pathobiomechanics using a computerized/numerical algorithm along with corrective guidelines. New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2013

Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Full Spine Digital Analysis, Digitalizing and analyzing the full spine images to diagnose pathobiomechanics as sequellae to trauma in relation to ligamentous failure and disc and vertebral pathology as sequellae. This includes anterior and posterior vertebral body elements in rotatioal analysis with neutral, left and right lateral bending in conjunction with gate analysis. Ligament instability/failure/pathology is identified all using numerical values and models. Review of case studies for analysis of pathobiomechanics using a computerized/numerical algorithm along with corrective guidelines. New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2013

MRI Protocols Clinical Necessity, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR axial, stacking, FFE, FSE and sagittal images. Clinical indication for the utilization of MRI and pathologies of disc in both trauma and non-trauma sequellae, including bulge, herniation, protrusion, extrusion and sequestration. New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2012

MRI Interpretation of Cervical Herniations, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR Axial, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of lumbar herniations. With the co-morbidities and complications of stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, Schmorl’s nodes and herniations. morphology of lumbar disc pathologies of central and lateral herniations, protrusions, extrusions, sequestration, focal and broad based herniations are defined and illustrated. Spinal cord and canal compromise interpretation with management. New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2012

MRI Interpretation of Lumbar Herniations, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR axial, stacking, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of lumbar herniations. With the co-morbities and complications of stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, Schmorl’s nodes and herniations. Morphology of lumbar disc pathologies of central and lateral herniations, protrusions, extrusions, sequestration, focal and broad based herniations are defined and illustrated. Central canal and cauda equina compromise interpretation with management. New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2012

MRI Interpretation of Cervical Degeneration/Bulges, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR axial, stacking, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of lumbar degeneration. With the co-morbidities and complications of stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, Schmorl’s nodes and herniations. Spinal cord and canal compromise interpretation with management. New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2012

MRI Interpretation of Degenerative Spine and Disc Disease with Overlapping Traumatic Insult to Both Spine and Disc, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR Axial, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of degenerative spondylolesthesis, spinal canal stenosis, Modic type 3 changes, central herniations, extrusions, compressions, nerve root compressions, advanced spurring and thecal sac involvement from an orthopedic, emergency room, chiropractic, neurological, neurosurgical, physical medicine perspective. New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2012

Electrodiagnostics Interpretation, EMG/NCV, Somato-sensory evoked potentials, brain stem auditory evoked potential and visual evoked potential utilization, physiology and interpretation, electrodiagnostic testing as a clinical component in part of the neurological work-up of the traumatically injured patient in both the peripheral and central nervous system. Inductions and contraindications to electrodiagnostic procedures . The utilization of electrodiagnostics in concluding radiculopathy, myelopathy and plexopathy and determining recent trauma or chronic pathology, Federation of Chiropractic Licensure Boards, Academy of Chiropractic, American Academy of Medical-Legal Professionals, Hollywood, Florida , 2012

MRI Spine Interpretation of Disc Bulge and Herniation, Spinal MRI findings related to degenerative changes vs. traumatic changes of the intervertebral disc by using definitions provided by the American Society of Neuroradiology. Anatomy of the intervertebral disc, spinal cord, nerve roots and spinal ligaments correlated to T1, T2, STIR sagittal, stacking and axial images. Anatomical MRI differentiation of normal, degenerative and traumatic changes, Federation of Chiropractic Licensure Boards, Academy of Chiropractic, American Academy of Medical-Legal Professionals, Hollywood, Florida , 2012

Biomechanics of Spinal Trauma and its Relationship to Pre-Existing Injuries and Degenerative Changes. Whiplash Associated Disorders and the biomechanics of side impact vs. rear impact with emphasis on traumatic forces and body position, the mechanism of whiplash injury phases with their relationships to physiologic tolerance to trauma, specific diagnosis of disc pathology and annular tear, disc herniation, fracture, ligamentous injury and instability. Details of spinal nerve root stretching injury and dimensions of the spinal canal during whiplash was outlined particular to significant spinal injury resulting from low level accelerations including pediatric spinal trauma and physiological normals. Spinal surgical intervention techniques including ordering diagnostic studies using MRI, CT and digital motion x-ray. Federation of Chiropractic Licensure Boards, Academy of Chiropractic, American Academy of Medical-Legal Professionals, Hollywood, Florida , 2012

Certified Professional Coder, American Academy of Professional Coders, Salt Lake City, UT, 2011-Present

Neurological Examination and Neuroplastisity in Clinical Practice – central nervous system neuroplastisity and its relationship to injury, examination and treatment protocols. CNS feedback loops and the neurological examination relating to cranial nerve evaluation, upper and lower extremity peripheral nerve evaluation including gait analysis and motor systems. Emphasis was placed on dermatomal and peripheral nerve pathway mapping. Fetterman Events, Fred Clary DC DICBN, Chiropractic Neurologist, Wauwatosa, WI University of Western States, 2011.

Clinical Neuroanatomy and Functional Neurology: Detailed anatomy and embryological development of the head, brain and spinal column. Topography and introductory physiology of the brain and correlation to the clinical neurological examination. Pathophysiologic mechanisms of vascular disease including stroke risk factors and clinical correlation to central nervous system vascular anatomy. Practical case management of neurologic conditions including integration of rehabilitation and the sensory motor feedback loop with emphasis on neuroplasticity. Emphasis on clinically correlating Central Nervous system anatomy to vascular and anatomical lesions. Fetterman Events, Fred Clary DC DICBN, Chiropractic Neurologist, Wauwatosa, WI University of Western States, 2010.

MRI Normal Anatomy & Protocols, Spinal anatomy of all MRI views utilizing T1, T2, 3D Gradient, stacking and STIR sequences of imaging. Advanced protocols of MRI examination with multiple sequences to create concurrent diagnostic findings. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Robert Peyster MD, DABR-NR, Neuroradiologist, Ronkonkoma, NY, 2009

MRI Disc & Spinal Cord and Spinal Canal Pathology, MRI interpretation of spinal disc pathologies as a result of trauma and degenerative factors and resultant neurological compromise. Spinal Cord and Spinal canal pathologies and space occupying lesion interpretation. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Robert Peyster MD, DABR-NR, Neuroradiologist, Ronkonkoma, NY, 2009

Accident Reconstruction and Ensuing Bodily Injury, Understanding the forces involved in crashed and the transference of those forces from the bullet car to the target car. Quantifying those forces to determine bodily injury and calculating speed, distance, time and drag factors in determining causality and direction of forces. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Ronkonkoma, NY, 2009

MRI Physics and History, Magnetic fields, T1 and T2 relaxations, nuclear spins, phase encoding, spin echo, T1 and T2 contrast, magnetic properties of metals and the historical perspective of the creation of NMR and MRI. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Terry Button, PhD, Medical Physicist, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, NY, 2009

MRI Anatomy & History, Normal anatomy of axial and sagittal 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. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Robert Peyster MD, Neuroradiologist, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, NY, 2009

MRI Disc Pathology & Spinal Stenosis, MRI interpretation of bulged, herniated, protruded, extruded sequestered and fragmented disc pathologies in etiology and neurological sequella in relationship to the spinal cord and spinal nerve roots. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Robert Peyster MD, Neuroradiologist, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, NY, 2009

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. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Robert Peyster MD, Neuroradiologist, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, NY, 2009

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. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Robert Peyster MD, Neuroradiologist, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, NY, 2009

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 sequella. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Magdy Shady MD, Neurosurgeon, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, NY, 2009

MRI Interpretation of Spinal Cord, Spinal Disc and Spinal Canal Disorders, MRI interpretation of herniated, protruded, extruded, bulged and sequestered discs & spinal stenosis as sequella of ligamentous hypertrophy, congenital malformation, spinal cord pathology. Clinical necessity and contraindications. Robert Peyster MD, DABR, CAQ-NR, Neuroradiologist, CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Long Island, NY, 2009

AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 6th Edition, Clinically coordinating spinal pathology with neurological and functional sequella including station & gait, migraines, sexual dysfunction, sleep & arousal disorders, paroxysmal disorders, radiculopathic disorders and central nervous system disorders, CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Long Island, NY, 2009

MRI Interpretation of Herniated Disc and Spinal Cord and Root Encroachment, MRI interpretation of herniated, protruded, extruded, bulged and sequestered discs and their relationship to the spinal cord and spinal nerve roots and the clinical correlation to spinal adjustments, manual spinal therapy and joint mobilization. Magdy Shady MD, Neurosurgeon, Neuro-Trauma Surgery, CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Long Island, NY, 2009

Diagnostic Imaging & Testing Interpretation and Protocols, MRI protocols and interpretation, CAT scan protocols and interpretation, x-ray trauma series protocols and interpretation, bone scan protocols and interpretation, EMG/NCV protocols and utilization and International Classification of Disease trauma coding. CMCS Post Doctoral Education Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, Long Island, NY, 2008

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, CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2008

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. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department Board for Chiropractic Diagnostics, Long Island, NY, 2008

Crash Dynamics and its Relationship to Causality, An extensive understanding of the physics involved in the transference of energy from the bullet car to the target car. This includes G’s of force, Newton’s, gravity, energy, skid marks, crumple zones, spring factors, event data recorder and the graphing of the movement of the vehicle before, during and after the crash. Determining the clinical correlation of forces and bodily injury. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2008

MRI, Bone Scan & X-Ray Protocols, Physiology and Indications for the Trauma Patient, MRI interpretation, physiology, history and clinical indications, Bone Scan interpretation, physiology and clinical indications, x-ray clinical indications for the trauma patient. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2008

Neurodiagnostic Testing Protocols, Physiology and Indications for the Trauma Patient, Electromyography (EMG,) Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV,) Somato Sensory Evoked Potential (SSEP,) Visual Evoked Potential (VEP,) Brain Stem Auditory Evoked Potential (BAER) and Visual-Electronystamography (V-ENG) interpretation, protocols and clinical indications for the trauma patient. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2008
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. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2008

Documenting Clinically Correlated Bodily Injury to Causality, Understanding the necessity for accurate documentation, diagnosis and clinical correlation to the injury when reporting injuries in the medical-legal community. Documenting the kinesiopatholy, myopathology, neuropathology, pathophysiology in both a functional and structural paradigm. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2008

Management of Chronic Pain in the Clinical Setting: Low Back Pain and Fibromyalgia, Description. American Academy of Pain Management, location, 2007

Relief of Pain in the Palliative Care Environment, Description. American Academy of Pain Management, location, 2007

Certification in Manipulation Under Anesthesia, National University of Health Sciences, Sheehan Memorial Hospital, Buffalo, NY, 2007

Solving Clinical Problems Through Ergonomics, Understanding Entrapment Syndromes, Description. New York College of Chiropractic, Seneca Falls, NY, 2006

Spinal Rehabilitation, Description. New York College of Chiropractic, Seneca Falls, NY, 2006

Documentation, Consent and Patient Interaction, Description. New York College of Chiropractic, Seneca Falls NY, 2006

A Matter of Ethics, Description. New York College of Chiropractic, Seneca Falls NY, 2006

Healthcare Partnerships and Compliance, Description. New York College of Chiropractic, Buffalo, 2006

Orthopedic Board Review, Description. National College of Chiropractic, Syracuse, NY, 2001

Evaluation of the Lower Extremity and Foot Part I, Orthopedic, radiographic protocols and interpretation, MRI protocols and interpretation, EMG/NCV protocols and interpretation. National College of Chiropractic, Syracuse, NY, 2000

Evaluation of the Lower Extremity and Foot Part II, Orthopedic, radiographic protocols and interpretation, MRI protocols and interpretation. EMG/NCV protocols and interpretation. National College of Chiropractic, Syracuse, NY, 2000

Evaluation of the Cervical Spine and Upper Extremity Part II, Orthopedic, radiographic protocols and interpretation, MRI protocols and interpretation, EMG/NCV protocols and interpretation, National College of Chiropractic, Syracuse, NY, 1999

Evaluation of the Thoracic Spine and Ribs, Orthopedic, radiographic protocols and interpretation, MRI protocols and interpretation, National College of Chiropractic, Syracuse, NY, 1999

Evaluation of the Lumbar Spine and Pelvis Part I, Orthopedic, radiographic protocols and interpretation, MRI protocols and interpretation, EMG/NCV protocols and interpretation, National College of Chiropractic, Syracuse, NY,1999

Evaluation of the Lumbar Spine and Pelvis Part I Orthopedic, radiographic protocols and interpretation, MRI protocols and interpretation, EMG/NCV protocols and interpretation. National College of Chiropractic, Syracuse, NY,1999

Evaluation of the Cervical Spine and Upper Extremity Part I, Orthopedic, radiographic protocols and interpretation, MRI protocols and interpretation, EMG/NCV protocols and interpretation. National College of Chiropractic, Syracuse, NY, 1998

SELECTED MEMBERSHIPS & ORGANIZATIONAL ACTIVITIES

American Academy of Family Physicians – 2013- Present

American Chiropractic Association, Governor’s Advisory Cabinet, 2011-2012

Deans Advisory Committee, University of Bridgeport Chiropractic College, Bridgeport CT, 2011-present
American Academy of Professional Coders, Member, 2011-Present

New York Chiropractic Council, member, 2011-Present

American Academy of Medical Legal Professionals, President and Co-Founder, 2008-Present

American Academy of Medical Legal Professionals, Board of Directors, 2008-Present

American Academy of Medical Legal Professionals, Clinical Research Committee, Chairman, 2008-Present

American Academy of Medical Legal Professionals, Awards Committee, Co-Chairman, 2008-Present

State University of New York at Buffalo, Exercise Science, Clinical Site Supervisor, 2007-Present

National Academy of Manipulation Under Anesthesia Physicians, Member, 2007-Present

American Academy of Pain Management, Member, 2007-Present

National Association of Disability Evaluating Professionals, Member, 2007

American Academy of Expert Medical-Legal Witnesses, Member, 2007

American Academy of Spine Physicians, Member, 2004-2006

New York State Chiropractic Association, District #17, State Delegate, 2002

New York State Chiropractic Association, District #17, Secretary, 2000-2001

New York State Chiropractic Association, District #17, Vice President, 2001-2002

New York State Chiropractic Association, Member, 1997-2002

International Association for the Study of Pain, Member, 1996-1998

American Chiropractic Association, Member, 1995-1999

SELECTED TEACHING/INSTRUCTING/LECTURING/CONSULTING

Instructor, Admissibility Standards of the Medical Expert in Trauma, Documentation requirements of the courts in a medical-legal case including causality, bodily injury and persistent functional losses, ethically reporting of functional loss as it pertains to the integrity of the joint and activities of daily living and implications of chronicity, reporting of normal findings, maximum medical improvement and the release of the patient in the medical-legal arena, Federation of Chiropractic Licensure Boards, Academy of Chiropractic, American Academy of Medical-Legal Professionals, Hollywood, Florida , 2012

Instructor, Medical-Legal Research and the Documentation of Causal Relationship, Prognosis and Treatment of the Traumatically Injured, Review of current research published in peer reviewed medically indexed journals focusing on traumatic injuries and how current literature affects the diagnostic conclusion and how to formulate treatment plans. Federation of Chiropractic Licensure Boards, Academy of Chiropractic, American Academy of Medical-Legal Professionals, Hollywood, Florida , 2012

Instructor, Documentation and Triage in Trauma, ICD-9 and CPT requirements in coding for the traumatically injured including integrating electronic health records including informed consent, evaluation and management, testing orders. The utilization of research in medical reports for both the trauma and non-trauma patients. Clinical coordination of care and reporting to healthcare and legal providers, Federation of Chiropractic Licensure Boards, Academy of Chiropractic, American Academy of Medical-Legal Professionals, Hollywood, Florida , 2012

Instructor, Advanced Imaging in Clinical Practice, Clinically correlating advanced imaging principles, ordering criteria and objective findings to physical examination, electrodiagnostic testing results. Application of clinical principles to the daily practice of family and specialty medical clinics including Attending and Resident medical providers with particular attention to traumatic etiology and subtle ominous neurological and orthopedic findings in office. Sheehan Memorial Hospital, Buffalo NY 2011.

Instructor, Advanced Imaging in Clinical Practice, Clinically correlating advanced imaging principles, ordering criteria and objective findings to physical examination, electrodiagnostic testing results. Application of clinical principles to the daily practice of family and specialty medical clinics including Attending and Resident medical providers with particular attention to traumatic etiology and subtle ominous neurological and orthopedic findings in office. UB Family Medicine, Buffalo NY 2011.

Instructor, Workplace Head and Neck Pain, Clinically correlating ergonomic and workplace conditions to history, physical examination, diagnostic testing, electrodiagnostic testing and MRI findings to the cervical spine as a source of headache pain and dysfunction. Creating self care driven plans and instruction on self identification of symptoms requiring emergency medical evaluation. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Nursing Staff, Women and Children’s Hospital, Buffalo NY, 2011.

Instructor, Acute Care Guidelines of the New York State Workers Compensation Board, Clinically correlating the causal history, examination, imaging, advanced imaging, electrodiagnostic testing, prognosis and treatment plans of the injured and implementing care within the guidelines as outlined by New York State. Creating diagnosis driven metrics of care in relation to the patholophysiology of the bodily injury, New York Chiropractic Council, East Elmhurst NY, 2010

Director, MD Lecture Program, Design, management and implementation of national medical lecture programs and coordination with State University of New York at Buffalo Continuing Medical Education Department to obtain CME approval, administrating and auditing compliance with program requirements reporting of course outcomes, testing and facilitation of AMA Cat 1 Credits to medical professional participants. Academy of Chiropractic – MD Relationship Program, NY 2010

Clinical Instructor, Accident Reconstruction; Research, Causality and Bodily Injury, CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2010

Clinical Instructor, Whiplash – Past, Present and Future, American Academy of Medical Legal Professionals (presenter), AACME Joint sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and American Academy of Medical Legal Professionals, Buffalo, NY, 2009

Clinical Supervisor, University of Buffalo, Exercise Science Department, 2007-Present

Co-Presenter, Head Injury & Brain Trauma, Understanding Medical Testing Devices, Sponsoring entity, Buffalo, NY, 2008

Co-Presenter, Forensic Analysis of Medical Reports, Correlating Objective Findings to Functional Loss, Sponsoring entity, Buffalo, NY, 2008

Co-Presenter, Medical Testing Devices and Their Relationship to Bodily Injury, Sponsoring entity, Buffalo, NY, 2007

Co-presenter, Functional Loss in Trauma, Sponsoring entity, Buffalo, NY, 2007

Co-presenter, Forensic Analysis of Low Speed Rear Impact Crashes, Sponsoring entity, Buffalo, NY, 2007

Co-presenter, Forensic Analysis of Herniated Discs and Correlating Court Rulings to Medical Reports, Sponsoring entity, Buffalo, NY, 2006

Presenter, Chiropractic and the Parkinson’s Patient, Parkinson’s Association of Western New York , location, 2005

Presenter, Antioxidant Therapy and Chiropractic, Sponsoring entity, Cheektowaga, NY, 2001-2006

Presenter, Men’s Health, Nutrition and Chiropractic, Sponsoring entity, Cheektowaga, NY, 2001-2006

Presenter, Women’s Health, Nutrition and Chiropractic, Sponsoring entity, Cheektowaga, NY, 2001-2006

Presenter, Cardiovascular Health and Nutrition, Sponsoring entity, Cheektowaga, NY, 2001-2006

Presenter, Bone/ Joint Nutrition and Chiropractic, Sponsoring entity, Cheektowaga, NY, 2001-2006

Instructor, Introduction to Chiropractic, Villa Maria College, location, 2003

Instructor, Neurology I and II, New York Institute of Massage, location, 1999-2003

Instructor, Pathology I and II, New York Institute of Massage, location, 1999-2003

Instructor, Anatomy and Physiology, New York Institute of Massage, location, 1998-2003

Instructor, Myology I and II, New York Institute of Massage, location, 1998-2003

Certified Instructor, Child and Infant CPR, American Red Cross, city, Illinois, 1995-1997

Certified Instructor, First Aid, American Red Cross, city, Illinois, 1995-1997

Certified Instructor, Adult CPR, American Red Cross, city, Illinois, 1995-1997

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Owens, W.J. (2011) Practice Statistics and the MD Report of Findings, Demonstrating external vs. internal practice statistics and how to properly report chiropractic principles and findings to the medical community in a series of steps designed to build a secure and mutually respectful long term relationship with the MD, The American Chiropractor, 31 (3), 47-48.

Owens, W.J. (2010) MD Referrals – the time is now 15 years ago!, The American Chiropractor, what two common mistakes when corrected will lead to positive long term relationships with the medial community. 30(10) 13-14.

Studin, M., & Owens, W. J. (2010, July). Increased balance, movement and kinematics as a result of chiropractic care, A research conclusion that affects rehabilitation patients, athletes, balance disorders and increased production in the workplace. US Chiropractic Directory, Retrieved from http://uschirodirectory.com/ index.php/patient-information/item/243-increased-balance-movement-a-kinematics-and-chiropractic-car-a-research-conclusion-that-affects-rehabilitation-patients-athletes-balance-disorders-and-increased-production-in-the-workplace

Owens, W. J., & Studin, M. (2010, June). Work injuries, full recovery and chiropractic care, Resolving the myth that doing nothing is better. US Chiropractic Directory, Retrieved from http://uschirodirectory.com/index.php/ patient-information/item/ 241-work-injuries-full-recovery-and-chiropractic-care-resolving-the-myth-that-doing-nothing-is-better

Studin, M., & Owens, W. J. (2010, June). Chronic neck pain and chiropractic, A comparative study with massage therapy. US Chiropractic Directory, Retrieved from http://uschirodirectory.com/index.php/patient-information/item/240-chronic-neck-pain-and-chiropractic-with-a-comparative-study-with-massage-therapy

Studin, M., & Owens, W. J. (2010, June). Increased sports performance and chiropractic. US Chiropractic Directory, Retrieved from http://uschirodirectory.com/index.php/patient-information/item/239-increased-sports-performance-and-chiropractic

Studin, M., & Owens, W. J. (2010, June). Arthritis and low back pain: Chiropractic care vs. heat treatment. US Chiropractic Directory, Retrieved from http://www.uschirodirectory.com/index.php/patient-information/item/238-arthritis-and-low-back-pain-chiropractic-care-vs-heat-treatment

Studin, M., & Owens, W. J. (2010, June). Disc arthroplasty (disc replacement surgery), low back pain and the efficacy of post-surgical chiropractic care. US Chiropractic Directory, Retrieved from http://www. uschirodirectory.com/index.php/patient-information/item/237-disc-arthroplasty-replacement-surgery-low-back-pain-and-the-efficacy-of-post-surgery-chiropractic-care

Owens, W. J., & Studin, M. (2010, June). Balance, chronic pain and chiropractic. US Chiropractic Directory, Retrieved from http://www.uschirodirectory.com/index.php/patient-information/item/234-balance-chronic-pain-and-chiropractic

Owens, W. J., & Studin, M. (2010, June). Muscle pain, trigger points and chiropractic. US Chiropractic Directory, Retrieved from http://www.uschirodirectory.com/index.php/patient-information/item/216-muscle-pain-trigger-points-and-chiropractic

Owens, W. J., & Studin, M. (2010, June). Comparing the satisfaction of low back pain patients receiving medical vs. chiropractic care, Results from the UCLA back pain study. US Chiropractic Directory, Retrieved from http://www.uschirodirectory.com/index.php/patient-information/item/232-comparing-the-satisfaction-of-low-back-pain-patients-receiving-medical-vs-chiropractic-care-

Owens, W. J., & Studin, M. (2010, June). Carpal tunnel syndrome and chiropractic. US Chiropractic Directory, Retrieved from http://www.uschirodirectory.com/index.php/patient-information/item/231-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-and-chiropractic

Owens, W. J., & Studin, M. (2010, May). Recurrent low back pain and chiropractic. US Chiropractic Directory, Retrieved from http://www.uschirodirectory.com/index.php/patient-information/item/227-recurrent-low-back-pain-and-chiropractic

Owens, W. J., & Studin, M. (2010, May). Chronic back pain, prevention and chiropractic. US Chiropractic Directory, Retrieved from http://www.uschirodirectory.com/index.php/patient-information/item/223-chronic-back-pain-prevention-a-chiropractic

Owens, W. J., & Studin, M. (2010, May). Chronic or acute (non-cardiac) chest pain and chiropractic. US Chiropractic Directory, Retrieved from http://www.uschirodirectory.com/index.php/patient-information/item/228-chronic-or-acute-non-cardiac-chest-pain-and-chiropractic

Owens, W. J., & Studin, M. (2010, May). Chiropractic treatment and neck pain. US Chiropractic Directory, Retrieved from http://www.uschirodirectory.com/index.php/patient-information/item/220-chiropracxtic-treatment-and-neck-pain

Owens, W. J., & Studin, M. (2010, May). Shoulder pain, neck pain and chiropractic. US Chiropractic Directory, Retrieved from http://www.uschirodirectory.com/index.php/patient-information/item/221-shoulder-pain-neck-pain-and-chiropractic

Owens, W. J., & Studin, M. (2010, May). Disc herniations, bulges, sciatic pain and chiropractic. US Chiropractic Directory, Retrieved from http://www.uschirodirectory.com/index.php/patient-information/item/219-disc-herniations-bulges-sciatic-pain-and-chiropractic

Owens, W. J., & Studin, M. (2010, May). Muscle pain, trigger points and chiropractic. US Chiropractic Directory, Retrieved from http://www.uschirodirectory.com/index.php/patient-information/item/216-muscle-pain-trigger-points-and-chiropractic

Studin, M., & Owens, W. J. (2010, May). Chronic neck pain and chiropractic, A comparative study with massage therapy. US Chiropractic Directory, Retrieved from http://www.uschirodirectory.com/index.php/ patient-information/item/240-chronic-neck-pain-and-chiropractic-with-a-comparative-study-with-massage-therapy

Owens, W. J., & Studin, M. (2010, April). Sciatica, low back pain and chiropractic. US Chiropractic Directory, Retrieved from http://www.uschirodirectory.com/index.php/patient-information/item/181-sciatic-and-low-back-pain-and-chiropractic

Owens, W. J., & Studin, M. (2010, April). Low back pain and chiropractic. US Chiropractic Directory, Retrieved from http://www.uschirodirectory.com/index.php/patient-information/item/159-low-back-pain-and-chirorpactic

Owens, W. J., & Studin, M. (2010, April). Low back injuries and chiropractic. US Chiropractic Directory, Retrieved from http://www.uschirodirectory.com/index.php/patient-information/item/180-low-back-injuries-and-chiropractic

Owens, W. J., & Studin, M. (2010, April). Migraine headaches and chiropractic. US Chiropractic Directory, Retrieved from http://www.uschirodirectory.com/index.php/patient-information/item/179-migraine-headaches-and-chiropractic

Owens, W. J., & Studin, M. (2010, April). Chest pain, mid-back pain and chiropractic. US Chiropractic Directory, Retrieved from http://www.uschirodirectory.com/index.php/patient-information/item/178-chest-pain-mid-back-pain-a-chiropractic

Owens, W. J, & Studin, M. (2010, April). Hip, knee, ankle and foot problems. US Chiropractic Directory, Retrieved from http://www.uschirodirectory.com/index.php/patient-information/item/176-3-hip-knee-ankle-and-foot-problems

Owens, W. J., & Studin, M. (2010, April). Neck pain and headaches. US Chiropractic Directory, Retrieved from http://www.uschirodirectory.com/index.php/patient-information/item/174-neck-pain-a-headaches

Owens, W. J., & Studin, M. (2010, April). Shoulder, arm, elbow, wrist, hand and chiropractic. US Chiropractic Directory, Retrieved from http://www.uschirodirectory.com/index.php/shoulder-arm-hand-problems/item/173-3-shoulder-arm-elbow-wrist-and-hand-problems

Owens, W. J. (2009-present). Bi-monthly educational research review [Review of the most current research in the medical-legal profession provided to professionals at a national level, twice per month].

Owens, W.J. (2009). Thirty percent of disc herniations are missed on MRI. The American Chiropractor, 31(5), 8-10.

Owens, W.J. (2009). Permanency issues and ligament/tendon injuries, The biology of soft tissue injury and permanent functional impairment. The American Chiropractor, 31(4), 10-12.

Owens, W.J. (2009). Low velocity impacts cause whiplash. The American Chiropractor, 31(3), 12-14.

Owens, W.J. (2009). Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome – a new orthopedic test. The American Chiropractor, 31(2), 12-14.

Owens, W.J (2009). Pre-existing injuries increase bodily injury. The American Chiropractor, 31(1), 8-10.

Whiplash – Past, Present and Future, A comprehensive look at the history, etiology, diagnosis and socioeconomic impact of Whiplash Syndrome by reviewing major clinical
studies from peer-reviewed Medline indexed manuscripts utilizing a database starting in 1953. This 56 year history will offer a unique glimpse into this disorder and how it has evolved both clinically and academically. This is an exploratory journey through history offering the participant a review of the significant scientific literature. This course will meet the needs of anyone practicing in the primary care, medical specialty or medical-legal arena who interview, examine and treat patients who have sustained
traumatic injuries to the cervical spine. American Academy of Medical Legal Professionals (presenter), AACME Joint sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and American Academy of Medical Legal Professionals, Buffalo, NY, 2009

Owens, W.J. (2008). Increased injury to vertebrae adjacent to fused segments. The American Chiropractor, 30(12), 14-15.

Owens, W.J. (2008). Vestibular deficits after whiplash injury. The American Chiropractor, 30(11), 10-11.

Owens, W.J. (2008). Schmorl’s nodes, acute vs chronic diagnosis. The American Chiropractor, 30(9), 32-50.

Owens, W J. (2008). Spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormalities; A synopsis. The American Chiropractor, 30(10), 50-60.

SELECTED HONORS

Doctor of the Year , American Academy of Medical Legal Professionals,2012

Outstanding Service Award, New York State Chiropractic Association, 2003

Outstanding Service Award, New York State Chiropractic Association, 2002

Outstanding Instructor Award, New York Institute of Massage, 2002

Outstanding Instructor Award, New York Institute of Massage, 2001

Outstanding Instructor Award, New York Institute of Massage, 2000

SELECTED COMMUNITY SERVICE

Heritage Centers , Board Member – 2012 – Present
*An agency with 60 years of experience delivering comprehensive services to individuals with developmental disabilities (and their families).

New York State Chiropractic Association, Erie County Fair Chiropractic Information Booth, 2000-2002

Cheektowaga 24-Hour Relay, Chiropractic Provider, 2000

Lancaster-Depew Chamber of Commerce, Member, 1998-2001

Chicago AIDS Run, Chiropractic Provider, 1996