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Deed E. Harrison, DC
President/CEO Chiropractic BioPhysics®

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Graduated from Life-West Chiropractic College in 1996. He is a world renown chiropractic researcher, educator, and clinician. Dr. Harrison has developed and researched original spinal rehabilitation procedures and has lectured to thousands of Chiropractors and other Physicians in over 400 educational conferences around the world. He has authored approximately 100 peer-reviewed spine related publications, 4 spine textbooks, and presented at numerous peer-reviewed conference proceedings. He is a highly respected chiropractor, researcher, and educator in today’s profession.

Dr. Harrison is or has been a manuscript reviewer for several peer-reviewed Spine journals including: Spine, Clinical Biomechanics, Clinical Anatomy, Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the European Spine Journal, BMC Complimentary Alternative Medicine, and BMC Musculo-Skeletal Disorders.

Additionally, Dr. Harrison is a member to the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS), is a former International Chiropractors Association’s (ICA) Nevada State Assembly Representative member, and he formerly held a position on the Chiropractic Physicians Board of Nevada.

Dr. Harrison the acting Chair of the PCCRP Chiropractic Radiography Guidelines, and is a panel contributing member to two Chiropractic treatment guidelines (ICA Best Practices and ICAC Whiplash Guidelines). He is the President / CEO of Chiropractic BioPhysics® (CBP®)Technique & Seminars, is the President of CBP NonProfit, Inc.–a spinal research foundation, and is the Editor-In-Chief of the American Journal of Clinical Chiropractic.

Dr. Harrison is the supervising / senior Chiropractor at the ‘Ideal Spine Health Center’ in Eagle, Idaho.


Shirlene S. Harrison, DC

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Graduated from Life Chiropractic College West in 1996. Dr. Shirlene did her pre-Chiropractic under-graduate course work at the University of San Francisco. Prior to pursing Chiropractic, she completed a 750 hour Massage Therapy program at the McKinnon Institute. From 1997-2011, she owned and operated Ruby Mtn. Chiropractic Clinic in Elko, NV with her husband. Currently a dedicated instructor in all aspects of CBP Technique.

Dr. Shirlene is an Advanced Certified CBP Chiropractor, a CBP Certified Instructor, and co-owner of CBP Technique and Seminars. She assists in CBP Technique hands on trainings worldwide. She is the mother of two rambunctious boys (Aden (9 yrs.) and Damien (4 yrs.)).

Currently, Dr. Shirlene is the managing Chiropractic Clinician at the ‘Ideal Spine Health Center’ in Eagle, Idaho.


Joe Ferrantelli, DC
CTO Chiropractic BioPhysics®

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Dr. Joe Ferrantelli is the Chief Technology Officer for Chiropractic BioPhysics Technique and CEO of PostureCo; a company that develops proprietary technology-software for radiographic and postural analysis. Dr. Ferrantelli is a Certified Instructor for CBP® Seminars and has co-authored manuscripts published in numerous journals. He is contributing author and executive committee member for the ICA Best Practices and Practice Guidelines, and the Practicing Chiropractors’ Committee on Radiology Protocols document.


Robert Berry, DC, B.S, B.S.

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Robert Berry graduated with a B.S. in Medical technology and a B.S. in Biology from State University of New York at Fredonia and in 1996 he graduated from NYCC. Dr. Berry started Berry Translations in 1999 and holds a patent on the Berry Lateral Translation Traction unit; used in CBP offices around the world.

Dr. Berry was the past adjunct professor at NYCC from 2000-2002 where he taught the CBP Technique elective course. In 2001, Dr. Berry was named “Chiropractic Biophysics Doctor of the Year” for his contributions to the field of Chiropractic Biophysics. In 2006 he was awarded Chiropractic Biophysic’s Outstanding Achievement Award for his efforts and contributions in the field of chiropractic education. He has been published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation and was one of the first doctors in the world to be advanced certified in Chiropractic BioPhysics. He is an instructor for CBP as well.

Dr. Berry has been a member of the International Chiropractor’s Association since 2001 and has owned and operated a full time private Chiropractic practice for 15 years where one of his main treatment focuses is providing high quality CBP Technique procedures to presenting patient populations.


Joe Betz, DC

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In addition to practicing full-time, Dr. Betz is active in chiropractic politics as a member of the board of directors for the International Chiropractors Association (ICA) and the Foundation for the Advancement of Chiropractic Tenets and Science (FACTS). He is also the current Vice President of both the Idaho Association of Chiropractic Physicians (IACP) and Chiropractic BioPhysics® Non-Profit.

He has co-authored many papers in the peer-reviewed literature in journals such as The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, European Spine Journal, The Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development and The Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research. He is Chairman of the ICA’s Guidelines Committee and is one of the principal investigators for the PCCRP X-Ray Guidelines, the ICA Best Practice Guidelines and the ICA of California Whiplash Guidelines. He also co-authored several chapters for a chiropractic textbook on “Structural Rehabilitation” of the lumbar spine.

Dr. Joe Betz has received many awards including Researcher of the Year for CBP NonProfit and Chiropractor of the Year for both CBP NonProfit as well as the Idaho Association of Chiropractic Physicians.


Cindy Boyd, DC

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Originally from Boonton, NJ, Dr. Boyd has called the city of Alameda, CA home for several years. Prior to her post-graduate studies at Life Chiropractic College West, Dr. Boyd was a 2001 graduate of Bloomfield College, from which she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a focus on Pre-Chiropractic studies.

Dr. Cynthia Boyd is the owner and founder of Symmetry Spine & Wellness Center. She is at the forefront of Chiropractic BioPhysics as the faculty instructor for CBP Technique classes at Life West. She is one of the only CBP® practitioners in the East Bay Area, CA.

Dr. Boyd was honored for her contributions in CBP® with the prestigious Chiropractic BioPhysics® Chiropractor of the Year Award, 2009, at the 31st Annual CBP® Convention. Now for the second time, Symmetry Chiropractic was recognized in Alameda Magazine’s “Best of Alameda” issue, September/October, 2009. Her commitment to ongoing education in her field keeps her on the leading edge of chiropractic care in the Bay Area.


Jennifer Brandon, DC

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Jennifer Brandon, D.C., has practiced in Vermont for over 20 years. She is the author of two chiropractic textbooks and many peer reviewed chiropractic pediatric articles. Brandon has lectured to thousands of Chiropractors on pediatric adjusting technique and related practice management. She is regarded as an expert in pediatric and prenatal adjusting and has taught extensively for the past 15 years. She formerly held the position of Associate clinic director of Life Chiropractic College and presently is the Vice President of her State Association.

Dr. Brandon has received many speaking awards and is respected as a teacher, author, researcher and was the recipient of the Alumni of the Year award 1991, Life Chiropractic College. Additionally, Dr. Brandon is the CEO of The Baby Adjusters TM, which is a company dedicated to supplying chiropractors with educational materials to educate parents about the necessity of chiropractic care from birth.

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Karri Cardinal, DC

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Since 1999, Dr. Karri Cardinal has practiced chiropractic in downtown San Francisco. With experience and an open mind, she is committed to promoting the health and well being of all her patients.

Dr. Cardinal graduated magma cum lade from Life Chiropractic College West in 1998. While a student at Life West, she was the first female president of the CBP club. As the club president, she taught other chiropractic students the theory and application of CBP. She earned the “Commitment to Excellence Award” in 1997 for this achievement. After graduation, Dr. Cardinal taught CBP and Advanced CBP at Life Chiropractic College West (2006 to present) and Palmer Chiropractic College West (2003 to 2005). For this she was awarded the “Chiropractic Biophysics Outstanding Achievement Award” in 2006.

Believing that prevention is elemental in maintaining youthfulness and vitality, Dr. Cardinal strives to educate people on health and wellness. In addition to weekly workshops in her office, she has taught at companies such as United Airlines, Whole Foods, Kaiser Hospital, Wells Fargo, W Hotel, UC Berkeley, and Prometheus Real Estate Group.


Jean-Guy Daigneault, BS, DC

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Dr. Jean-Guy, a native of Montreal Quebec, Canada, is a Doctor of Chiropractic today due to the phenomenal care he received during his fifteen year Hockey career finishing at the Quebec Major Junior level. Dr. Jean-Guy’s first studies were in Physical Education at McGill University and includes a Bachelors in Nutrition and Doctor of Chiropractic, graduating second in his class from Life University.

He is a Certified Instructor for Chiropractic BioPhysics and is the CBP Technique elective instructor at University of Quebec at Three Rivers. Jean-Guy is holds an Advanced Clinical Training Certificate in Nutritional Response Testing.


Curtis Fedorchuk, DC

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Dr. Fedorchuk graduated from Life University in 2002 and is an Advanced Distinguished Fellow of CBP and a Certified CBP Instructor. He was honored with the prestigious Chiropractic BioPhysics® Researcher of the Year Award in 2009 at the 31st Annual CBP® Convention and also in that same year the 2009 CLA Researcher of the year.

In his 10 years of practice Dr. Fedorchuk has published several CBP Case studies in peer reviewed journals and presented numerous platform and poster research presentations at various chiropractic conferences. In addition to other ongoing research projects he also is on two editorial boards and does peer review for three different journals.

He currently maintains a busy wellness practice and is also the faculty instructor for CBP Technique classes at Life East.


Sandy Haas, DC

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Dr. Sandra Valdes Haas, co-owner of the Windsor Spine Center, has a BA in Psychology with a minor in Biology from the prestigious Rollins College in Central Florida.

She was President of the CBP® Club and graduated Summa Cum Lauda from Life University in 2002. She has over 20 years experience in healthcare and fitness training as well as over 8 years experience in the treatment of spinal disorders. Dr. Sandy was awarded Chiropractor of the Year for 2005 and she and Dr. Jason are the only two state of Colorado Advanced Certified Distinguished Fellows of CBP®, a fellowship of the best chiropractic physicians in the country.

Dr. Sandy has a passion for fitness and nutrition and teaches on both topics. Dr. Sandy is an instructor for CBP Non-Profit and also develops software. She is an exceptional leader in her field and has tremendous respect amongst her colleagues. Dr. Sandy has two beautiful children. She enjoys running outdoors and is an exceptional athlete. She loves spending time with her family and has fallen in love with Colorado’s weather.


Jason Haas, DC

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Dr. Haas is a Greeley, CO native and co-owner of Windsor Spine Center has 15 years experience in the research and treatment of spinal disorders. He is a graduate of Life Chiropractic West.

In addition to their extensive undergraduate and doctoral education, Dr. Jason and Dr. Sandy received specialized training in CBP though an intensive series of post graduate seminars. Dr. Jason also possesses an extensive knowledge of nutrition and teaches on the topic weekly. Dr. Jason is a CBP® Non-Profit clinical researcher and, spinal research institute Board Member. He was awarded CBP® Chiropractor and Chiropractic Researcher of the Year.

Dr. Haas has coauthored three textbooks publications on spinal rehabilitation and spinal biomechanics (CBP Structural Rehabilitation of the Cervical Spine, Spinal Biomechanics for Clinicians, Vol. 1, and CBP Structural Rehabilitation of the Lumbar Spine. ), and has had 16 index-medicus articles published in prestigious journals such as Spine™ the Journal of Rehabilitation Research, Development and European Spine Journal and others.Dr. Jason enjoys time with his two children, Dylan and Sierra and goes fishing when he gets the chance. He is a lifelong musician and submits blogs to this website several times per week.


Jason Jaeger, DC

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Dr. Jaeger has practiced since 1999 and has been chiropractor in Las Vegas since 2001 where he has brought his passion for health and wellness to the community that he and his family have called home since the late 1940’s.

Dr. Jaeger attended UNLV during his undergraduate program and graduate school at Southern California University of Health Sciences. As class representative and Student American Chiropractic Association Vice President SCUHS chapter, he successfully lobbied in Washington DC for such issues as Medicare and HMO reform.

Dr. Jaeger participated in a rotation through Cal State Northridge’s prestigious Physical Therapy program where he successfully integrated neuro-musculoskelatal therapies on paralysis and stroke victims. He is a Certified Fellow and Instructor in the technique of Chiropractic Biophysics and developer of the Universal Tractioning System.

Dr. Jaeger served as the Southern Nevada Representative to the Nevada Chiropractic Association 2008-2009 where he successfully lobbied for Nevada’s acceptance the PCCRP (Practicing Chiropractors Committee on Radiology Protocols). He has served as the Nevada State Delegate to the ICA (International Chiropractic Association) since 2010. Dr. Jaeger spoke at the 2011 European Chiropractic Union Annual Conference in Zurich on, “Cooperative Methods between Neuro-Surgeons and Chiropractors”.

Dr. Jaeger is licensed to practice Chiropractic in Nevada, Arizona and California and is proud to bring his experience and enthusiasm to the Southern Nevada community. He is a proudly married to his wife Carrie and has two boys, Aden and Sebastian. Dr. Jaeger proudly enjoys an excellent working relationship with many of Southern Nevada’s premier medical surgeons and physicians.


Evan Katz, DC

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Dr. Katz practices CBP in Boulder, CO with his wife Seana. He has published studies in Spine journal, journal of pain physician and others. He has been on many health care boards including his state chiropractic board. He has testified in court for patients injured in MVC and has presented CBP in court on many occasions.


Peter Lope, DC

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Peter Lope, DC, graduated from Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic Magnum Cum Laude in 1981. He has been practicing CBP since 1984 and teaching CBP training stations. In 1992, Dr. Lope was named “CBP Chiropractor of the Year.“ Dr. Lope is a certified CBP instructor, a board member of CBP Non- Profit, and manages the CBP Case Consultation on call service for Chiropractors needing case management advice. Dr. Lope maintains a private practice in Manalapan, NJ.


Jeb McAviney, DC

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Dr. McAviney received his Masters of Chiropractic at Macquarie University and is one of few chiropractors to complete the Masters of Pain Medicine at Newcastle University. He is an Advanced Certified CBP practitioner and Instructor. Dr McAviney is the founding director of the London Scoliosis Clinic in the UK, a multidisciplinary clinic with a conservative approach to scoliosis treatment. He is formerly the Research and Development Manager and international instructor for The Spine Corporation in the UK, the manufactures of the SpineCor Scoliosis brace.

Dr. McAviney has recently moved back to Australia and now provides conservative scoliosis treatment at the Sydney Scoliosis Centre. Currently, Dr. McAviney is the only CBP Certified Instructor in Australia.


Don Meyer, DC

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Dr. Donald W. Meyer graduated with honors from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1981 and maintains a full-time CBP practice. In 1986, he founded Circular Traction Supply, Inc. to create, produce and provide extension traction-oriented products to the chiropractic profession.

In 1998, he developed the first wearable posture corrective cervical traction brace. He has also introduced a wearable thoraco-lumbo-pelvic corrective brace as well as developing new designs and protocols for posture corrective body-weighting. He has combined the use of these devices and protocols into a new rehabilitative therapy entitled, “Ambulatory Postural Remodeling”.

Dr. Meyer is a certified CBP instructor and has created FDA approved motorized intermittent lumbar/cervical extension traction devices as well as a full-spine vibratory traction unit. He is a contributing author to the PCCRP Chiropractic Radiography Guidelines and the CBP Lumbar Textbook.


Jason Miller, DC

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Dr. Jason Miller, the co-founder of both PostureWorks and its sister health center NutraWorks, is a well-respected chiropractic clinician, a certified Chiropractic BioPhysics practitioner and instructor, a nutritional counselor, and an educator.

As a wellness and prevention based doctor, he is dedicated to being both a teacher and a student for the rest of his professional life. Dr. Miller takes a proactive stance towards health and believes the most important aspect of treating patients is educating them about the natural and effective methods of preventing disease before it begins.

His passion for teaching others has lead him to accept a part time faculty position at Life Chiropractic College West, one of the worlds top chiropractic institutions, and he is regularly asked to lecture for the UCSF Medical Center and Medical School’s Wellness Committee. Though teaching other healthcare providers about Wellness and Prevention continues to be a fulfilling aspect of Dr. Miller’s professional life, his most important work lies within educating the public and empowering his community with the knowledge and tools to allow an individual to be his or her own resource for health and vitality.


Dan Murphy, DC

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Dan Murphy, DC graduated magna cum laude from Western States Chiropractic College in 1978, and has more than 26 years of practice experience. He received his Diplomat in Chiropractic Orthopedics in 1986. He serves as part time undergraduate faculty at Life Chiropractic College West and is on the postgraduate faculty of several Chiropractic Colleges. His continuing education conferences include: “Whiplash and Spinal Trauma,” “Neuroimmunology,” “Pediatrics,” “Phospholipid Neurobiology,” “The Neurophysiology of Therapeutic Lasers,” and “Nutrition.”

He is the coordinator of a year-long certification program through the ICA in “Chiropractic Spinal Trauma.” He has taught more than 1,000 post-graduate seminars worldwide. He has several chapters to his name in several highly rated chiropractic texts and is a contributing author to several trade journals each year. Dr. Murphy has been a CBP Certified Instructor for many years.


Paul A. Oakley, MSc., DC

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Paul Oakley received his B.Sc. (Hons) in kinesiology from Laurentian University (Sudbury, Ontario) in 1997, his M.Sc. in Biomechanics from Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario) in 2000, and his D.C. degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic (Davenport, Iowa) in 2003. He has served eight years for the Canadian Forces Reserves, has been an ergonomic consultant, as well as held research assistant positions as a student.

Dr. Oakley has presented numerous platform and poster research presentations at various biomechanics and chiropractic scientific conferences and continues to be involved with research projects related to biomechanics, posture, radiation exposure, and ergonomics. He is in private practice in Newmarket, Ontario.


Brian Paris, DC, PES, FMS, HLC1

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Graduated from Life University in 2000 and has owned and operated Advanced Spine & Wellness Center, Rockville, MD since 2002. Dr. Paris is an Advanced Distinguished Fellow of CBP and a Certified CBP Instructor.

Dr. Paris received a B.S. in Kinesiological Sciences from University of Maryland and continued his interests in human movement sciences through his practice. He has continued learning in the fields of physical therapy, strength and conditioning, as well as, nutrition. He is certified as a Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Functional Movement Screen through Functional Movement Systems and Holistic Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach-Level 1 through the C.H.E.K. Institute.

Dr. Paris consults several local strength and conditioning coaches and fitness professionals in pain management, biomechanics, performance and nutrition. He has successfully integrated CBP, pain management, movement and manual therapies in his facility empowering people to live more active and healthy lifestyles.