So just what is a Chiropractic Orthopedist?
Chiropractic Orthopedists are Chiropractic Physicians who can be licensed to practice in all 50 states, Canada and many other countries of the world.
They have extensive, specialized training in examination and treatment procedures emphasizing primarily the neuromusculoskeletal structures of the body including the spine and extremity joints, and related soft tissue structures. This involves conditions affecting bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and related nerve structures.
A Chiropractic Orthopedist who successfully completes a rigorous examination process by a Chiropractic Orthopedic Certifying Board is a Certifed Chiropractic Orthopedist and is then eligible to become a Fellow of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists.
As a Chiropractic Orthopedist, Dr. Waldo handles both acute health problems such as sports, occupational and other injuries, as well as more chronic conditions including arthritis, scoliosis and fibromyalgia, using advanced procedures of x-ray, MRI, CT scanning, electrodiagnostic studies (EMG, nerve conduction) and clinical lab procedures to assist his diagnostic process. During the course of treatment, Dr. Waldo applies manipulative/adjustive procedures along with treatments such as physical therapy, nutrition, joint supports, corrective devices, exercise and rehabilitative regimens, preventative care advice and home therapy programs for patient wellness.
Dr. Waldo limits his practice primarily to neuromusculoskeletal structures and stays abreast of the latest research and developments through continuing education by attending chiropractic orthopedic seminars and conventions. He keeps his certification current by completing rigorous re-certification requirements on a periodic basis, including attendance at post-graduate programs, symposia and conventions.
Chiropractic Orthopedists are often used by medical practioners for consultation, by the legal profession and insurance industry for evalaution and treatment of patients and by the courts for giving expert testimony. Patients who suffer from conditions which have not responded favorably to previous treatment may seek a doctor like Dr. Waldo who has specialized training in advanced non-surgical orthopedic procedures and diagnostic methods.