Craig Liebenson, D.C.
Preparedness: The Unexpected is Expected
Dr. Craig Liebenson is the Director of L.A. Sports & Spine, a pain management, rehabilitation & performance enhancement center providing one on one musculoskeletal care. He is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Chiropractic, Division of Health Sciences at Murdoch University, Perth Australia and consultant for the the Anglo-European Chiropractic College M.Sc. programs in Chiropractic Rehabilitation. The first ever chiropractic member of the McKenzie Institute (U.S.) Board of Directors he serves on the editorial boards of numerous journals including the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation; the PM&R Journal of Injury, Function and Rehabilitation; the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapy; and Journal of Manual Therapy.
Dr. Liebenson is the first health care provider in California to receive a Certification of Recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) on Achievement of Recognition for Delivery of Quality Back Pain Care. He is actively engaged in ongoing research on the spinal stabilization system as a Visiting Scholar at Pr. Stuart McGill’s Spine Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Waterloo. He began studying with both Dr. Karel Lewit and Pr Vladimir Janda beginning in 1987 and began hosting Pavel Kolar’s programs in the late 1990’s.
Dr. Liebenson publishes and has had books published into Spanish, Greek, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese. He worked as team chiropractor for the N.B.A. Los Angeles Clippers from 2005-2009, consulted with the M.L.B. Arizona Diamondbacks, N.F.L. Seattle Seahawks, and Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group.
Cindy Howard, DC, DABCI, DACBN, FIAMA, FICC
The Good, the Bad and the Why: A Look at Protein Bars, Gels and Protein Supplement Powders
Dr. Cindy Howard has been in private practice and for 20 years in Chicago, Illinois. She has also been consulting privately for the past three year. She holds a diplomat in Internal Disorders and Nutrition. Currently she is also the director for Aligned Modern Health overseeing 12 clinics and their functional medicine department. She is the delegate for Illinois for the American Chiropractic Association and the President of the College of Pharmacognosy and Toxicology. She also serves as the director of functional medicine for Neurosport Elite in Davie, Florida where she is also licensed. Dr. Howard teaches all over the country on topics including Concussion, Nutrition, GI disorders, Blood interpretation, Endocrinology, Immunology, Female and Male Pelvic Disorders, and how to increase patient compliance through better communication and improving your patient visit.
Other positions include serving on the advisory board for Functional Medicine University, the executive board of Doc:S ( Doctor’s of Chiropractic in Sports), Before the Hit and on the executive board of her local football team the Frankfort Falcons. She is the associate editor for the Original Internist and is here today as an official spokes person for Bio-botanical Research.
Michael K. Bagnell, DC, FABBIR
Visual-Vestibular Function and Sport Performance-The Athlete with The Best Brain Wins!
Dr. Michael K. Bagnell has been in clinical practice for 30 years in South Florida. He has achieved his Fellowship in Brain Injury Rehabilitation and studied extensively in Functional Medicine, QEEG Brain Mapping and Neurofeedback. He authored, Health
Detectives-Solving The Mystery of Health Through Neuroscience, Nutrigenomics, and Mechanobiology in 2016, which explores the integration of neuroscience into solving complex cases and improving athletic performance through brain and metabolic applications. He sees patients and provides doctor specialized training at the Bagnell Brain Center in Pinecrest, Florida. www.bagnellbraincenter.com
Monique Mokha, PhD, LAT, ATC, CSCS
Picking Up Speed in the Pre-season with Understanding Sprinting Biomechanics
Monique Mokha is a certified athletic trainer, professor of kinesiology and biomechanics, and sport scientist who conducts running research. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Ohio University, and a Master of Science degree in Movement Science – Biomechanics from the University of Arkansas where she worked with the Hog’s cross country, and track and field teams. After working in an orthopaedic clinic for a short while, Dr. Mokha went back to school and earned her doctorate in Biomechanics from Texas Woman’s University. She has held faculty posts at Barry University, California State Long Beach, California State Fullerton, Loyola Marymount, and Nova Southeastern University. She has published and presented nationally and internationally on the running pathomechanics of NFL hopefuls as well as track and cross -country runners. She has held posts on the Executive Board of the Biomechanics Interest Group within the American College of Sports Medicine, and the Research and Education Committee of the Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association. Dr. Mokha is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and has the Level II Functional Movement Screen credential. Currently, she is an integral member of Nova Southeastern University’s Sports Medicine Interdisciplinary Team where her primary role is to promote injury prevention through research.
Dan McClure, DC, CCSP, CCEP
Evaluation and Treatment of Preseason Extremity Injuries
Dr. Dan McClure combines a life-long love of athletics with his chosen profession for a natural specialization in chiropractic sports medicine. He is a former high school and college athlete who first became interested in chiropractic when it offered him great relief for a low back injury sustained during college football.
Following his graduation from Palmer College of Chiropractic he began volunteering as a team physician for local high school football, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, track, and baseball. The valuable experience gained in working with these athletes, plus completion of his C.C.S.P. degree, led to his selection for the interdisciplinary sports medicine team at the US Olympic Training Center in 1989. His USOC association continued through the 1990 Olympic Sports Festival and the 1991 Pan American Games.
Due to his successful treatment of divers’ wrist injuries at those USOC events, he was invited to join the Sports Medicine staff of US Diving in 1991. Since then, he has worked with elite divers at training camps, Indoor and Outdoor National Championships, Olympic Trials, and the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.
Dr. McClure is a nationally and internationally renowned expert and lecturer on extremity injuries and manipulation. His extremity experience ranges over 25 years. Dr. McClure’s state of the art techniques are constantly being refined, so you will learn time proven techniques as well as cutting edge techniques in the process of development. This level of commitment and experience, along with his passion for excellence in applying chiropractic extremity techniques is what makes him the best in his field.
Tyler Nelson, DC, MS, CSCS
Manipulating the Bodies Circulation for Performance – When to Apply Blood Flow Restriction Training
Dr. Tyler Nelson owns and operates a chiropractic sports performance clinic and strength & conditioning business out of Salt Lake City, UT. While earning his doctoral degree at Logan University he completed a dual program masters degree in exercise science. Upon completion of his internship he became certified through the NSCA as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He is the co-founder and a content creator for The Performance Climbing Coach seminar series and currently offers certification courses on blood flow restriction training. His training on the use of blood flow restriction came through working closely with James Stray-Gundersen M.D. at the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Center of Excellence in Park City, UT.