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Founder:
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Vert Mooney
Dr. Vert Mooney , M.D.
Chair, Board of Directors


2008 ISSLS - Lifetime Achievement Award Recepient

(1931-2009)

 

Research:

Current Research Abstracts:

Age and gender normative data for lift capacity.

Firefighters

Research and Scholarly Activities: 2000-2012

Effects of Pelvic Stabilization on Lumbar Muscle Activity During Dynamic Exercise.

A preliminary report on the effect of measured strength training in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

Back extension endurance and strength: Effect of variable angle roman chair exercise training.

The Contribution of aerobic fitness and back strength to lift capacity.

Electromyographic (EMG) activity of the lumbar extensor muscles: Effect of angle and hand position during roman chair exercise.

Electromyographic activity of the trunk extensor muscles: Effect of varying hip position and lumbar posture during roman chair exercise.

Restorative exercise for clinical low back pain: A prospective 2-center study with 1-year follow-up.

MTAP Studies | MTAP Systems Website

Research Grants and Contracts

Verna JL (PI), Mooney V, Mayer J, et al.; Development of a variable angle Roman chair; US Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (1R43AR046342-01); 1999-2000.

Mayer JM (PI), Mooney V; Effect of postural training on musculoskeletal pain and disability; Life Mechanics Institute Inc (gift-in-kind equipment); 2001.

Mooney V and Eek B (PIs), O'Neill C, Mayer J; Injection of disc restorative solution combined with nucleoplasty: Effect on discogenic low back pain and disability; ArthroCare Inc; 2001-2003.

Mayer JM and Mooney V (PIs); Reliability and validity of a non-radiographic method to evaluate sagittal alignment of the spine; Aditus Inc (gift-in-kind equipment); 2002.

Mayer JM (PI), Mooney V, Verna JL, et al; Continuous low level heat wrap therapy alone and combined with active exercise for acute low back pain: effect on functional ability; The Procter & Gamble Company; 2003-2004.

Mayer JM (PI), Mooney V, Verna JL, et al; Continuous low level heat wrap therapy for the prevention and treatment of exercise-induced delayed onset muscle soreness of the low back muscles; The Procter & Gamble Company; 2003-2004.

Parker R (PI), Mayer J, Verna JL, Mooney V (in cooperation with City of San Diego); San Diego Fire-Rescue Wellness-Fitness Program; U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Assistance to Firefighters Grants 2003; 2004-2005.

Eek B and Mooney V(PIs), Mayer J, Dagenais S, Derby R, et al; Physiological effects of disc restorative solution on rodent spinal discs; Eek B; Skoll Foundation; 2005-2008.

Mayer JM (PI - recipient of award; Mentors: Mooney V, Matheson L); Medical rehabilitation research - Development of precise and efficient strategies to measure functional outcomes; US Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program Grant (2L30HD051358-02); 2005-2009.

Mayer JM(PI), Verna JL, Mooney V; Surface electromyographic analysis of the trunk muscles during dynamic exercise on a new medical device for home low back exercise; MedX Corp; 2006-2007.

Mayer JM (PI), Quillen WS, Verna JL, et al; Low back injury prevention in firefighters. US Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Fire Prevention and Safety Grants (EMW-2009-FP-00418); April 30, 2010 - April 29, 2012.

Books

  1. Mooney V: Unguarded Moment: Vantage Press, 2007.
  2. Vleeming A, Mooney V, Stoeckart R: Movement, Stability & Low Back Pain; Churchill Livingstone, 2007.

Book Chapters

  1. Mooney, V: Nonoperative Treatment for Postacute Spinal and Extremity Disorders; Occupational Musculoskeletal Disorders, edited by T.G. Mayer, R.J. Gatchel, and P.B. Polatin. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 409-430, 2000.
  2. Mooney, V: Chapter 13; Rationale For Preoperative and Postoperative Therapeutic Exercise; The Practice of Minimally Invasive Spinal Technique, edited by M.H. Savitz, J.C. Chiu, & A.T. Yeung.  AAMISMS Education, Inc., Lima, Ohio, 123-132, 2000.
  3. Mooney V: Isolated Lumbar Extensors Dysfunction Associated with Chronic Back Pain. First Interdisciplinary World Congress on Spinal Surgery and Related Disciplines; edited by M. Brock, W. Schwarz, C. Willie.  Monduzzi Editore S.p.A., via Ferrarese, Bologna, Italy, 505-510, 2000.
  4. Mooney V: Is Strength Training Rational Treatment for Adolescent scoliosis? First Interdisciplinary World Congress on Spinal Surgery and Related Disciplines; edited by M. Brock, W. Schwarz, C. Willie.  Monduzzi Editore S.p.A., via Ferrarese, Bologna, Italy, 499-504, 2000.
  5. Graves JE, Mayer JM, Dreisinger T, Mooney V. Chapter 19: Resistance training for low back pain and dysfunction. in Resistance Training for Health, Disease Prevention, and Rehabilitation. editors: Graves JE, Franklin B. Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL, 2001.
  6. Mooney V, Verna J, Morris CE. Clinical Management of Chronic, Disabling Low Back Syndromes (Chapter 35), in Low Back Syndromes, Morris CE (editor), McGraw-Hill, 2006.
  7. Matheson L, Mooney V: Rehabilitation of the Spine (Chapter 13) Employment Screening and Functional Capacity Evaluation to Determine Safe Return to Work; Edited by Craig Liebenson 276-292, 2006.
  8. Vleeming A, Mooney V, Stoeckart R: Movement, Stability & Lumbopelvic Pain (Chapter 38) Effective rehabilitation of lumbar and pelvic girdle pain; 573-588, 2007.
  9. Mayer JM, Mooney V, Dagenais S. Lumbar extensor strengthening exercises. in Evidence-Based Management of Low Back Pain. editors: Dagenais S, Haldeman S, Elsevier, St. Louis. 2011.

Articles (refereed)

  1. Mayer JM, Graves JE, Verna JL, Pierra EA, Robertson VL, Ploutz-Snyder LL. Electromyographic activity of the lumbar extensor muscles: effect of angle and hand position during Roman chair exercise. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1999;80:751-5.
  2. Mooney V: Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: Developmental or Acquired. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 82(2)307-308, March 2000.
  3. Mooney V, Gulick J, Pozos R: A Preliminary Report on the Effect of Measured Strength Training in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis, J of Spinal Disorders, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 102-107, 2000.
  4. Mooney V, Pozos R, Vleeming A, Gulick J, Swenski D: Exercise Treatment for Sacroiliac Pain. Orthopaedics, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 29-32, January 2001.
  5. Mooney V: Surgery Versus Conservative Medical and Adult Isthmic Spondylolisthesis. Spine. 26(5)594-5, Mar 2001.
  6. Mooney V: Point of View. Spine. 26(9)1002-8, May 2001.
  7. Mooney V: Is There Room For Another Point of View? Editorial. Spine Journal 1. Pg 235-238, 2001.
  8. Mooney V: Point of View. Spine 26(23)2532-2533, 2001.
  9. Mooney V: Measuring Pain With Pictures. J Minim Invasive Spinal Tech, Vol 1, p38-40, Inaugural 2001.
  10. Matheson LN, Leggett S, Mooney V, Schneider K, Mayer JM. The contribution of aerobic fitness and back strength to lift capacity. Spine, 2002;27(11):1208-12.
  11. Verna JL, Mayer JM, Mooney V, Pierra EA, Robertson VL, Graves JE. Back extension endurance and strength: effect of variable angle Roman chair exercise training. Spine, 2002;27(16):1797-1801.
  12. Mayer JM, Verna JL, Manini T, Mooney V, Graves JE. Electromyographic activity of the trunk extensor muscles: effect of varying hip position and lumbar posture during Roman chair exercise. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2002;83(11):1543-6.
  13. Singh BB, Liu X, Trapp L, Zarow F, Pierra EA, Pathak V, Verna JL. The effect of lumbar extension exercise using a variable angle Roman chair on low back pain. Top Clin Chiro, December 2002.
  14. Mooney V, Brigham A: The Role of Measured Resistance Exercises in Adolescent Scoliosis. The Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Journal 13, pp. 82-87, 2002.
  15. Mooney V:  Functional Capacity Evaluation. Orthopedics 25(10)1094-1101, 2002.
  16. Mooney V: The Role of Measured Resistance Exercises in Adolescent Scoliosis.  Orthopedics 26(2) 167-171, 2003.
  17. Mooney V: When is Surgery Appropriate for Patients with Low Back Pain?  The Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine.  March 2003.
  18. Klein R, Eek V, O’Neill C, Elin C, Mooney V, Derby R:  Biochemical injection treatment for discogenic low back pain:  a pilot study.  The Spine Journal May/June 2003;3:220-226.
  19. Mooney V: Surgery for patients with low back pain: Degenerative disorders and failed previous surgery.  J of Musculoskeletal Medicine 2003; 20:217-233.
  20. Mooney V: Prolotherapy at the fringe of medical care, or is it the frontier?  The Spine Journal July/August 2003:253-254.
  21. Mayer JM, Ploutz-Snyder LL, Graves JE, Udermann BE, Verna JL, Miller J, Druger M. Exercise therapy for low back pain: chiropractors’ patterns of use and perceptions of educational quality. Journal of Chiropractic Education, 2003;17(2).
  22. Simmons J, Mooney V, Thacker I: Pseudarthrosis After Lumbar Spine Fusion:  Nonoperative Salvage With Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields.  The American Journal of Orthopedics 33(1) 27-30, January 2004.
  23. San Juan JG, Yaggie JA, Levy S, Mooney V, Udermann BE, Mayer JM. Effects of pelvic stabilization on lumbar muscle activity during dynamic exercise. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 2005;19(4):903-7.
  24. Mayer JM, Mooney V, Matheson LN, Leggett S, Verna JL, Balourdas G, DeFilippo G. The reliability and validity of a new computerized pictorial activity and task sort. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 2005;15(2):185-95.
  25. Mayer JM, Ralph L, Look M, Erasala GN, Verna JL, Matheson LN, Mooney V. Treating acute low back pain with continuous low-level heat wrap therapy and/or exercise: a randomized controlled trial. The Spine Journal 2005;5(4):395-403.
  26. Mayer JM, Mooney V, Matheson LN, Erasala GN, Verna JL, Udermann BE, Leggett S. Continuous low-level heat wrap therapy for the prevention and early phase treatment of delayed onset muscle soreness of the low back: a randomized controlled trial. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2006;87(10):1310-7.
  27. Mooney V, Mayer JM, Woodbridge D. Exercise for managing adolescent scoliosis. Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine, 2007;24(3):107-15.
  28. Mooney V, Mayer JM, Woodbridge D. Adolescent scoliosis: exercise therapy may help correct the condition. Consultant for Pediatricians, 2007;6(9):509-11.
  29. Mayer JM, Mooney V, Dagenais S. Evidence informed management of chronic low back pain with lumbar extensor strengthening exercises. The Spine Journal, 2008;8:96-113.
  30. Matheson L, Mayer JM, Mooney V, Sarkin A, Dreisinger T, Verna J, Leggett S. A method to provide a more efficient and reliable measure of self-report physical work capacity for patients with spinal pain. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 2008;18(1):46-57.
  31. Mooney V, Matheson L, Verna J, Leggett S, Dreisinger T, Mayer J. Performance-integrated self-report measurement of physical ability. The Spine Journal 2010;10(5):433-40.
  32. Matheson LN, Verna JL, Dreisinger T, Leggett S, Mayer JM. Age and gender normative data for lift capacity. Work. 2014 Jan 1;49(2):257-69.
  33. Verna JL, Matheson LN, Gables S, Hause R, Mayer JM. Development and reliability testing of a Spanish language version of the Multidimensional Task Ability Profile. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
    2013 Jun;23(2):220-7.
  34. Mayer JM, Quillen WS, Verna JL, Chen R, Lunseth P, Dagenais S. Impact of a Supervised Worksite Exercise Program on Back and Core Muscular Endurance in Firefighters. Am J Health Promot.
    2014 Feb 13

Articles (non-refereed)

  1. Casuga N, Shahidi B, Mayer JM, Lohman EB. Trunk and lower extremity muscle activity in multiple planes of motion using surface electromyography. Doctor of Physical Therapy Research Reports 2003, Loma Linda University, School of Allied Health Professions, 2003:37-53.
  2. Mayer JM. Low level heat wrap therapy can minimize back pain from exercise. www.Spine-Health.com, March 2007.
  3. Mayer JM. Improving the health and safety of fire fighters through wellness-fitness initiatives. Florida Chiropractic Association Journal, 2008;summer:32-3.
  4. Mayer JM. Research sidebar: Focused exercise may help correct strength asymmetry and spinal alignment in idiopathic scoliosis. Florida Chiropractic Association Journal, 2008;fall.
  5. Verna J, Mooney V, Stowell C, Parker R, Mayer JM. Back muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility characteristics of firefighters. Proceedings of the 7th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back & Pelvic Pain; 2010.
  6. Verna J, Stowell S, Parker R, Duran A, Mayer J. Firefighters and back injuries: the new study. Published by Firefighter Magazine online November 3, 2010 at: http://my.firefighternation.com/profiles/blogs/firefighters-amp-back-injuries.

Technical Reports

  1. Mayer JM, Hollingsworth H, Leggett S, Logan S, Matheson L, Stiles B, Verna J, Mooney V. Continuous low level heat wrap therapy for the prevention and treatment of exercise-induced delayed onset muscle soreness of the low back muscles; submitted to sponsor (The Procter & Gamble Company) on June 23, 2004.
  2. Mayer JM, Hollingsworth H, Leggett S, Logan S, Look M, Matheson L, Ralph R, Verna J, Mooney V. Continuous low level heat wrap therapy alone and combined with active exercise for acute low back pain: effect on functional ability; submitted to sponsor (The Procter & Gamble Company) on September 17, 2004.
  3. Mayer JM, Verna JL, Harris D, Mooney V. San Diego Firefighter’s Regional Wellness Center (FEMA award) - Year 1 Summary Report 2005; submitted to City of San Diego in May 2006.
  4. Mayer JM, Mooney V, Verna JL. Surface electromyographic analysis of the trunk muscles during dynamic exercise on a new medical device for home low back exercise; submitted to sponsor (MedX Corp) on December 11, 2006.
  5. Mayer JM, Eek BJ, Mooney V, Derby R, Dagenais S, Wheeler P. Injection of disc restorative solution for discogenic headache - a retrospective case series; submitted to sponsor (US Spine & Sport Foundation) on November 26, 2008.

Software

  1. Matheson LN, Mayer JM, Mooney V, Verna JL, Leggett S, Dreisinger T. The Multidimensional Task Ability Profile (MTAP) - software versions 1.1-2.1: computerized patient-reported outcome instruments (pictorial activity and task sorts) to assess physical functioning. Copyright 2003-2012; Vert Mooney Research Foundation, San Diego CA.

Presentations: Plenary/Platform (invited)

  1. Mooney V, Mayer JM. The Multidimensional Task Ability Profile. Disability and Impairments Committee, International Association of Industrial Accidents Boards and Commissions Annual Convention, Detroit, MI, September 2002.
  2. Mayer JM. Non-radiographic postural assessment. Spine & Sport Annual Symposium, La Jolla, CA, October 2002.
  3. Mayer JM. Assessment of perceived functional ability. American Kinesiotherapy Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, July 2003.
  4. Mooney V, Mayer JM. Can true function and disability be measured by a single test? American Academy of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery and Medicine Fourth Global Congress, Thousand Oaks, CA, November 2003.
  5. Mayer JM. Measuring core stability, strength, and endurance with dynamometric and non-dynamometric means. in mini-symposium: Quantifying core stability (Liehmohn W - symposium director). American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, June 2004.
  6. Mayer JM. Firefighter wellness and fitness: current understanding and future directions. Annual Firefighter Health and Safety Conference, Orlando, FL, December 2008.

Presentations: Plenary/Platform (refereed - with concurrent published abstract)

  1. Verna JL, Graves JE, Mayer JM, Mooney V. Effects of hip and torso position on trunk on lumbar extensor muscle activity. Interdisciplinary World Congress on Spinal Surgery and Related Disciplines, Berlin, Germany, August 2000.
  2. Mooney V, Matheson LN, Mayer JM. Can disability be objectively measured without physical testing? American Orthopaedic Association Annual Convention, Charleston, SC, June 2003.
  3. Mayer JM, Mooney V, Verna JL, Logan S, Stiles B, Matheson LN. Continuous low-level heat wrap therapy for the prevention and treatment of delayed onset muscle soreness of the low back muscles. World Congress of Family Doctors, Orlando, FL, October 2004.
  4. Mooney V, Mayer JM, Verna JL, Matheson LN. Improvements in self-reported functional ability following a restorative exercise program for spinal disorders. North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, October 2005.
  5. Mayer JM, Mooney V. Treating acute low back pain with continuous low-level heat wrap therapy and/or exercise: a randomized controlled trial. Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back & Pelvic Pain. Barcelona, Spain, November 2007.
  6. Mooney V, Mayer JM, Akbarnia B, Bagheri R. How and when do you measure clinical benefit after lumbar fusion surgery? Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back & Pelvic Pain. Barcelona, Spain, November 2007.
  7. Mooney V, Mayer JM. The role of exercise equipment in the treatment of chronic spinal problems. Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back & Pelvic Pain. Barcelona, Spain, November 2007.
  8. Gay R, Mayer JM, Haldeman S, Dagenais S, Mooney V, et al. Evidence-informed management of chronic low back pain without surgery. American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly, San Diego, CA, November 2008.
  9. Mooney V, Dreisinger T, Raiszadeh K, Verna J, Mayer J. Can exercise-only, protocol-driven spinal care be as effective as standard physical therapy? International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine Annual Conference, Miami, FL, May 2009.
  10. Quillen WS, Mayer J, Haldeman S, Dagenais S, Mooney V. Evidence-informed management of low back pain. Combined Sections Meeting - American Physical Therapy Association. San Diego, CA, February 2010.
  11. Verna J, Mooney V, Stowell C, Parker R, Mayer JM. Back muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility characteristics of firefighters. Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back & Pelvic Pain. Los Angeles, CA, November 2010.

Presentations: Poster (refereed - with concurrent published abstract)

  • Mayer JM, Mooney V, Verna JL, Matheson LN. Reliability and validity of the Multidimensional Task Ability Profile. International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada, May 2003.
  • Mayer JM, Mooney V. Measurement-guided postural exercise for spinal disorders. Second Interdisciplinary Congress on Spine Care: World Spine II, Chicago IL, August 2003.
  • Mayer JM, Mooney V, Delar-Higgins D. Development of a computerized measure of perceived ability. North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, October 2003.
  • Mooney V, Mayer JM. Can exercise be made more effective with passive modalities? International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine Annual Conference, New York, NY, May 2005.
  • Mayer JM, Mooney V. Assessing functional outcomes with a new self-report measure: The Multidimensional Task Ability Profile. International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine Annual Conference, New York, NY, May 2005.
  • Mayer JM, Udermann BE, San Juan J, Logan S, Delar-Higgins D, Verna JL, Mooney V. Improvements in self-reported functional ability of patients with musculoskeletal complaints following a restorative exercise program. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, June 2005.
  • Mayer JM, Mooney V, Verna JL, Ralph L, Look M, Matheson LN. Combining continuous low-level heat wrap therapy with directional preference-based exercise for the treatment of acute low back pain: A randomized controlled study. McKenzie International Annual Conference, Crete, June 2005.
  • Mayer JM, Ahlf C, Mooney V, Verna JL, Levy S, Yaggie J, Udermann BE. Factor structure of a self-report measure of functional ability. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, June 2006.
  • Mayer JM, Mooney V, Verna JL, Matheson LN. How do you know when a patient is better? North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, September 2006.
  • Mayer JM, Verna JL, Mooney V, Udermann BE. Wellness and fitness characteristics of firefighters. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, June 2007.
  • Eek B, Derby R, Mayer J, Mooney V, Wheeler P. A novel treatment for cervicogenic headache. International Spine Intervention Society Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, July 2007.
  • Akbarnia B, Mayer J, Bagheri R, Mooney V, Kostial P, Chen T, Hsu V. A novel instrument to assess outcomes of spinal fusion surgery. Scoliosis Research Society, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques, Bahamas, July 2007.
  • Matheson L, Sarkin A, Mayer J, Mooney V, Verna J, Leggett S. Calibration of the difficulty of work activities and activities of daily living for patients with spinal pain. North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, October 2007.
  • Mayer JM, Mooney V, Verna J, Udermann BE. Lumbar paraspinal muscle activation during back extension exercise on a new home exercise device. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, May 2008.
  • Mooney V, Woodbridge D, Mayer JM. Exercise correction of strength asymmetry and alignment in idiopathic scoliosis. North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, October 2008.
  • Mooney V, Dreisinger T, Raiszadeh K, Verna J, Mayer J. Can exercise-only, protocol-driven spinal care be as effective as standard physical therapy? North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 2009.
  • Mooney V, Dreisinger T, Raiszadeh K, Mayer J. Effective spinal rehabilitation - an uncomplicated exercise approach. International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine Annual Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, April 2010.
  • Matheson L, Mooney V, Verna J, Leggett S, Dreisinger T, Mayer J. A bi-dimensional approach to measurement of physical function and abilities. International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine Annual Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, April 2010.
  • Mayer J, Dreisinger T, Raiszadeh K, Mooney V. Successful spine care - minimalist approach. American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, June 2010.
  • Mayer J, Chen R, Nuzzo JL, Dagenais S, Verna JL, Quillen WS. Relationship of back muscular endurance with anthropometric measures in firefighters. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA, June 2012.

Presentations: Poster (other)

  • Pierra EA, Verna JL, Mayer JM. Development of lumbar extensor endurance following variable angle Roman chair exercise training. American Back Society Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada, December 2000.

Presentations - Vert Mooney - Other (2000 - 2009)

  • Speaker: COHM San Jose Training Program Seminar; “Technology/Research Update and Clinical Applications for Microdisc Procedure”, San Jose, California January 13, 2000.
  • Presenter: California applicant Attorneys Association (CAAA) Convention Mock Presentation; “What is Pain? Musculoskeletal Considerations in Rehabilitation”, La Jolla, CA, January 20-23, 2000.
  • Presenter/Moderator: American Academy 67th Annual Meeting: Rational Physical Treatment for Spinal Pain; “Bloodless Orthopaedic Care for Fun and Fame – Measurement Driven Physical Treatment”, Orlando, FL, March 15-19, 2000.
  • Expert Panel: CPS QME Expert’s Panel, Sacramento, CA, February 16, 2000.
  • Speaker: 3rd International Congress Meeting of the Society for Medical Strengthening Therapy; “Justification for Specific Spinal Training” & Outlook: Perspective and Importance in the Future of Strength Training in the Field of Rehabilitation and Prevention”, Cologne, Germany, March 25-26, 2000.
  • Speaker: Risk Management Seminar; “Do You Just Want to Feel Better or Get Better?” & “Post-Surgical Rehabilitation Protocols for the Thoraco-Lumbar Spine”, Long Beach, CA April 3-5, 2000.
  • Speaker: Los Angeles College of Chiropractic QME Renewal; “Disc Herniations”, Whittier, CA, April 30, 2000.
  • Speaker: The Pacific Spine Institute at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center: Spine 2000 Symposium; “Spinal Rehabilitation: Non-Operative & Post-Operative Techniques”, & “Spine 2000-Where Do We Go From Here?”, Newport Beach, CA, April 28-29, 2000.
  • Session Moderator: International Intradiscal Therapy Society, Inc. (IITS) 13th Annual Meeting; “Treatment of Intervertebral Disc Pathology Using Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy”, Williamsburg, Virginia, June 8-10, 2000.
  • Speaker: Los Angeles Chiropractic College Visiting Professor; “Do You Just Want to Feel Better or Get Better?” Los Angeles, CA, June 13, 2000.
  • Speaker: McKenzie North American Conference; “Do You Want to Just Feel or Get Better,” Orlando, FL, June 2-4, 2000.
  • Panel: IEA 2000/HFES 2000 Congress Meeting; “Return to Work,” San Diego, CA, August 2, 2000.
  • Poster Presenter: First Interdisciplinary World Congress on Spine Surgery; “Isolated Lumbar Extensors Dysfunction Associated With Chronic Back Pain”, Is Strength Training Rational Treatment for Adolescent Scoliosis?”, & Effects of Hip Position on Trunk Extensor Muscles Documented by EMG”, Berlin, Germany, August 27-September 1, 2000.
  • Speaker: 2nd Annual Spine Surgery Review Course; “Degeneration”, Orthopaedic Evaluation and Diagnosis”, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Physical Therapy, Exercise, Tens and others”, Thoracic and Lumbar Pain”, & Sacroiliac Dysfunction”, San Antonio, Texas, September 7-10, 2000.

 

 

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