A graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic-West, Dr. Kirk Manson has been in practice for more than 25 years. Additionally, he is an Advanced Practice Chiropractic Physician. This certification is a post-doctoral degree that allows physicians who continued their education to perform advanced procedures such as trigger point injections, prolotherapy and IV nutritional therapies. It also permits specific formulary and prescriptive authority for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes, which enhances their ability to treat patients.
Dr. Manson specializes in pathophysiology of myofascial pain as well as differential diagnosis and treatment of myofascial pain syndromes. Myofascial pain syndromes, and their accompanying joint dysfunction, are the leading causes of chronic pain. It is diagnosed by applying pressure to the myofascial connective tissue or trigger point resulting in a referral pattern of pain unique to that muscle.
Dr. Manson’s treatment protocol involves a combination of myofascial release, trigger point injections and chiropractic manipulation to increase range of motion, improve flexibility and reduces pain.
Dr. Manson had the privilege of working with Dr. Lucy Whyte-Ferguson for seven years. Dr. Whyte-Ferguson worked with Janet Travell, MD, who coined the term myofascial release as a treatment for treating myofascial pain and co-authored textbook, Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual, Vol. 1 - Upper Half of Body (Nov 1, 1998 by David G. Simons and Janet G. Travell). Because of his experience working with Dr. Whyte-Ferguson and his specialized knowledge of myofascial pain, Dr. Manson has helped teach introductory and advanced course seminars on Myofascial Pain Syndrome Trigger Point Diagnosis Treatment at the University of New Mexico Medical School.
Beyond his Advanced Practice certification and specialization in the treatment of myofascial pain, Dr. Manson is currently enrolled in the Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Internist (DABCI) program. In September 2016, Dr. Manson competed 100 hours-Certificate of Completion towards [A1] a total of 300 hours of classroom instructions on the inner workings of the human body and the processes that keep it functioning at it optimal level. Chiropractic DABCI Diplomates use laboratory testing and specific diagnostic skills to diagnose and treat a variety of internal disorders.
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