Dr.’s Curriculum Vitae

Ralph Latyschow, D.C.
577 Cranbury Road
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
doclatyschow@gmail.com
office: (732)-238-1224

OCCUPATIONAL HISTORY

 

Chiropractor and Clinic Director, East Brunswick Spine and Trauma Center, East Brunswick, NJ, 1984 – Present

 

EDUCATION and LICENSURE

 

Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of New Jersey, License # 38MC00256500, 1984 – Present

 

Northwestern College of Chiropractic, Doctorate of Chiropractic, Bloomington, Minnesota, 1983

 

Internship, Northwestern College of Chiropractic Outpatient Facility, St. Paul, MN, 1982-1983

 

Rutgers University, Bachelor of Science, Biology, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1979

 

Diplomate, National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, 1983

 

SELECTED POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION and CERTIFICATIONS

 

Primary Spine Care with Interdisciplinary Collaborative Care, Triage of patients based upon MRI findings of disc herniation, disc bulge, protrusion, extrusion or sequestrations and spinal cord or nerve root negative sequellae, clinical findings of neuro-compressive pathologies and neurodiagnostic findings of EMG-NCV, SSEP, VEP, BAER and V-ENG findings. Texas Chiropractic College, New York State Department of Education Board for Chiropractic, Academy of Chiropractic, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Islandia NY 2015

 

Primary Spine Care, Neurophysiological central and peripheral nervous systems mechanisms of pain with integrated higher cortical functions of the thalamus, cingulate, amygdala, pre-frontal, motor and sensory cortexes. Trauma and chronic pain care effecting mechanoreceptors, nociceptors and proprioceptors through adjustive therapy base upon evidenced based care and current literature verification, Texas Chiropractic New York State Department of Education Board for Chiropractic, Academy of Chiropractic, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Islandia NY 2015

 

Neuroradiology Mini-Fellowship, MRI Spine Interpretation, Robert Peyster MD, Neuroradiologist, Professor of Radiology and Neurology, Chief Division of Neuroradiology, State University of New York at Stony Brook, School of Medicine, PACE accepted for the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Stony Brook NY, 2014 (currently enrolled)

 

Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Full spine analysis, Digitizing 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 rotational analysis with neutral, left and right lateral bending in conjunction with gait analysis. Ligament instability/failure/pathology is identified all using numerical values and models. Review of case studies for analysis of pathobiomechanics using computerized/numerical algorithm along with corrective guidelines. 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, 2014.

 

Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Lumbar Digital Analysis, Digitizing and analyzing the lumbar spine images to diagnose pathobiomechanics. This includes anterior and posterior vertebral body elements in rotational analysis with neutral, left and right lateral bending in conjunction with gait 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. 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, 2014.

 

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 analyse pathobiomechanics using a computerized/numerical algorithm. 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, 2014.

 

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, ocular and proprioceptive neurological integration in the righting reflex as evidenced in imaging. Digital and numerical algorithm in analyzing a spine. 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, 2014.

 

Spinal Biomechanics in Trauma, 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 diagnosing normal versus abnormal facet motion along with case studies to understand the clinical application. 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 pathobiomechanical movement of both the anterior and posterior motor units. Nomenclature in reporting normal and pathobiomechanical findings of the spine. ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the Stet 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 I reporting normal and pathobiomechanical findings of the spine. 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: 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. 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 Spine and Disc Pathology, MRI interpretation of bulged, herniated, protruded, extruded and sequestered disc pathologies in etiology and neurological sequellae in relationship to the spinal cord and spinal nerve roots. Utilization of MRI sequencing to maximize visualization of pathology in the trauma and non-trauma patient, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, New Jersey Office of Attorney General, Division of Consumers Affairs, State Board of Chiropractic, Woodbridge, NJ, 2013.

 

Clinical Application of Cold Laser, Mechanism of action of cold laser therapy, laser protocols, and the application of use with cervical, lumbar, shoulder, hip, wrist and knee conditions, American Institute of Medical Laser Applications, New York College of Chiropractic, Monroe, NJ, 2012.

 

Headaches: Diagnosis and Management, Differential diagnosis of headaches, and its management including lifestyle changes, exercises, nutritional counselling and chiropractic care, ANJC, Dr. Charles Hemsey, New York College of Chiropractic, East Brunswick, NJ, 2012.

 

Head Trauma, Brain Injury and Concussion, Brain and head physiology, brain mapping and pathology as a sequellae to trauma. Traumatic brain injury, mild traumatic brain injury, axonal shearing, diffuse axonal shearing and concussion are detailed in etiology and clinically. Clinical presentation, advance diagnostic imaging and electrodiagnostics are detailed in analysis to create a differential diagnosis. Balance disorders that often occur as a result of trauma are also explored from clinical presentation to advance imaging and differential diagnosis. Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2012.

 

MRI of the Cervical and Lumbar Spine, Clinically correlating physical examinations in the chronic and trauma patient and determining the necessity for advanced imaging in determining accurate diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan. MRI spine protocols, physics, necessity for utilization and interpretation, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, New Jersey State Board for Chiropractic, Rahway, NJ 2011.

 

Managing the No-fault Practice Under 2010 Laws and Regulations, Review of current issues with regard to PIP/AICRA regulations as it regards to coding, fee schedule, decision point review, ability to order, read and interpret MRI findings. Association of New Jersey Chiropractors, New York Chiropractic College, East Brunswick, NJ, 2010.

 

Legal Issues Associated with New Scope of Practice, Review of current issues with regard to new scope laws, including the ability to provide dietary/nutritional counselling, prescribe/dispense nutritional supplements, utilize modalities/therapies without adjusting, treat extremities, and order additional diagnostic test/studies. Association of New Jersey Chiropractors, New York Chiropractic College, East Brunswick, NJ, 2010.

 

Accident Reconstruction: Terms, Concepts and Definitions, The forces in physics that prevail in accidents to cause bodily injury. Quantifying the force coefficients of vehicle mass and force vectors that can be translated to the occupant and subsequently cause serious injury. CMCS Post-Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2010

 

Accident Reconstruction: Causality, Bodily Injury, Negative Acceleration Forces, Crumple Zones and Critical Documentation, Factors that cause negative acceleration to zero and the subsequent forces created for the vehicle that get translated to the occupant. Understanding critical documentation of hospitals, ambulance reports, doctors and the legal profession in reconstructing an accident. CMCS Post-Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2010

 

Accident Reconstruction: Skid Marks, Time, Distance, Velocity, Speed Formulas and Road Surfaces, The mathematical calculations necessary utilizing time, distance, speed, coefficients of friction and acceleration in reconstructing an accident. The application of the critical documentation acquired from an accident site. CMCS Post-Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2010

 

Accident Reconstruction: Research, Causality and Bodily Injury, Delta V issues correlated to injury and mortality, side impact crashes and severity of injuries, Event Data Recorder reports correlated to injury, frontal impact kinematics, crash injury metrics with many variables and inquiries related to head restraints. CMCS Post-Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2010

 

MRI Interpretation of Spinal Cord, Spinal Disc and Spinal Canal Disorders, MRI interpretation of herniated, protruded, extruded, bulged and sequestered discs & spinal stenosis as sequellae of ligamentous hypertrophy, congenital malformation, spinal cord pathology. Clinical necessity and contraindications, Robert Peyster, M.D., D.A.B.R., C.A.Q.-N.R., Neuroradiologist, CMCS Post-Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, New York, 2009

 

AMA Guides of the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 6th Edition, Clinically coordinating spinal pathology with neurological and functional sequellae 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, New York, 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, M.D., Neurosurgeon, Neuro-Trauma Surgery, CMCS Post-Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, New York, 2009

 

Radiographic Training Interpreting Spinal Trauma MRI’s, Interpretation and protocols for the use of an MRI in the spine. New York College of Chiropractic, Bloomington, NJ, 2007

 

Whiplash and Brain Traumatology: Whiplash – An Overview, The effects and dynamics of a whiplash injury on the brain, spinal structures, and surrounding soft tissues in an acceleration – deceleration traumatic occurrence, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, Newark, NJ, 2002

 

Whiplash and Brain Traumatology: Diagnosis, Differential diagnosis of spinal trauma, the use of radiographs and other advanced imaging, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, Newark, NJ, 2002

 

Whiplash and Brain Traumatology: Narrative Reports and Accident Reconstruction, Documentation and report writing for insurance carriers and court testimony, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, Newark, NJ, 2002

 

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Cumulative Trauma Disorders, The causality, effects, and treatment of repetitious use disorders affecting the upper and lower extremities, National College of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Education, Lombard, IL, 2000

 

Outcome Assessment of Vertebral Subluxations in the Personal Injury File, The effects of trauma on the vertebral spinal column and its prognosis, Western States Chiropractic, Newark, NJ, 2000

 

Medical Impairment Examination, The evaluation of the spine and extremities and the functional losses in their personal, social and work environment through an impairment rating system, Medical Management Consultants, Frank E. Liberti, D.C. 1998

 

Low Back Pain, Diagnosis and Treatment, Differential diagnosis and treatment of lower back conditions, including MRI and CT studies, James M. Cox, D.C., D.A.B.C.O., 1998

 

Headaches, Chiropractic Evaluation and Management, Differential diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with headaches, Newark, NJ, New York Chiropractic College, 1997

 

Arthritic, Metabolic, Endocrine and Nutritional Disorders of the Spine, Differential diagnosis of various disorders of the spine, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, Newark, NJ, 1996

 

Central Nervous System: Infections and Tumors, Differential diagnosis of spinal conditions that require medical intervention, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, Newark, NJ, 1995

 

Chiropractic Orthopedics – Cervical Disc, Trauma, and Cervicobrachial Syndrome, Diagnosis and treatment of patients presenting with injuries to the cervical spine, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, Newark, NJ, 1990

 

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

 

            Academy of Chiropractic, Member, 2008 – presently

 

Association of New Jersey Chiropractors, 2006 – presently

 

New Jersey Chiropractic Society, 1984-2006

 

American Chiropractic Association, 1984-1995

 

SELECTED COMMUNITY SERVICE

 

            Rotary Club of South River – East Brunswick, 1984 – presently

 

Co-Chairman of fund raising for the Autism Program, Rotary Club of South River – East Brunswick, 2014.

 

Co-Chairman of “Gift of Life”, providing children from third world countries lifesaving heart surgery, Rotary Club of South River – East Brunswick, 2008

 

Paul Harris Fellow Recipient, Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, Rotary Club of South River – East Brunswick, 1992

 

President of the Rotary Club of South River – East Brunswick, 1989-1990

 

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