Dr. Carl Rafey, DC

Doctor of Chiropractic

Fort Myers Whiplash Injury

Dr. Rafey graduated from the Logan College of Chiropractic in Missouri, where he received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree and a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Dr. Rafey decided to become a chiropractor after his first experience as a chiropractic patient. While suffering from a painful condition called "plantar fasciitis", he tried many treatments, including medications. Nothing seemed to work, and he was worried that he would have to give up his running routine and possibly face surgery. That's when his wife (who was attending chiropractic school at the time) suggested he give chiropractic care a try. It was a success, and Dr. Rafey decided to become a chiropractor as a result.

Chiropractic care made a tremendous difference in Dr. Rafey's life... and it can do the same for you!

My goal is to help as many patients as possible achieve a better quality of life. That's why I became a chiropractor, and that's why we have such a wonderful, compassionate staff. We are genuinely concerned with your well-being as a patient, and we've seen many patients enjoy pain relief when other methods didn't work. The care you'll receive in my office is high-quality and affordable... let us show you how much better you can feel TODAY!

Dr. Carl Rafey, DC

Education & Licensure

Licensed Chiropractor in the State of Ohio, License # 3075
  - 2000-Present
Logan College of Chiropractic, St. Louis, Missouri
  - Doctor Of Chiropractic | 2000
Internship, American Health Chiropractic, Milford, Ohio
  - 2000 - 2000
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part I - Part IV
  - 1998 - 1999
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Physiotherapy
  - 2000
Logan College of Chiropractic, St. Louis, Missouri
  - Bachelor in Human Biology | 1998

Selected Honors & Awards

Who's Who Among American College Students
  - 2000

Selected Teaching / Instruction / Lecturing / Consulting

Lecturer, Back Pain, Mercy Hospital Mt. Airy Campus
  - 2005
Lecturer, Appropriate Chiropractic Referrals, Clinton Memorial Hospital Medical Resident Program
  - 2003

Selected Memberships

American Academy of Medical Legal Professionals (AAMLP)
  - 2009 - Present
Ohio State Chiropractic Association (OSCA)
  - 2001 - Present
American Chiropractic Association (ACA)
  - 2001 - Present

Selected Community Service

Schofield Chiropractic Training, Lecturer, "How to Increase Your Internet Presence on Social Media Networking"
  - 2009
Mercy Hospital, Lecturer, Geriatric Seminar
  - 2006
Colerain Community Center, Lecturer, "Spinal Pain Treatment Options"
  - 2006 | See More Here

Selected Post-Graduate Education, Certifications, and Diplomates

Emphasizing the biomechanics of injury mechanisms, occupant kinematics, automobile crash reconstruction methods, our most current knowledge of soft tissue, endocrinological, bony, and nervous system disorders, advanced imaging techniques, and the comprehensive case managment of whiplash and related disorders.
Each year hundreds of new papers relating to whiplash trauma appear in the world scientific and engineering literature. Dr. Croft carefully synthesizes this body of work and presents it at our Annual Advanced Program. Open to graduates of the four-module program only, it leads to certification in Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology and listing on the Spine Research Institute of San Diego website. This is the most comprehensive training offered worldwide and graduates make up the elite of the cognoscenti.
Spinal anatomy of all MRI views utilizing T1, T2, 3D gradient, stacking and STIR sequences of imaging. Advanced protocols of MRI examination with multiple sequences to create concurrent diagnostic findings. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Robert Peyster MD, DABR-NR, Neuroradiologist, Ronkonkoma, NY.
MRI interpretation of spinal disc pathologies as a result of trauma and degenerative factors and resultant neurological compromise. Spinal cord and spinal canal pathologies and space occupying lesion interpretation. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Robert Peyster MD, DABR-NR, Neuroradiologist, Ronkonkoma, NY.
Understanding the forces involved in crashes and the transference of those forces from the bullet car to the target car. Quantifying those forces to determine bodily injury and calculating speed, distance, time, and drag factors in determining causality and direction of forces. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Ronkonkoma, NY.
The clinical application of the results of space occupying lesions. Disc and tumor pathologies and the clinical indications of manual and adjustive therapies in the patient with spinal nerve root and spinal cord insult as sequellae. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Magdy Shady MD, Neurosurgeon, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, NY.
MRI interpretation sequencing of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine inclusive of T1, T2, STIR, and 3D gradient studies to ensure the accurate diagnosis of the region visualized. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Robert Peyster MD, Neuroradiologist, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, NY.
MRI interpretation of bone, intradural, extradural, cord and neural sleeve lesions. Tuberculosis, drop lesions, metasasis, ependymoma, schwanoma and numerous other spinal related tumors and lesions. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Robert Peyster MD, Neuroradiologist, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, NY.
MRI interpretation of bulged, herniated, protruded, extruded, sequestered, and fragmented disc pathologies in etiology and neurological sequellae in relationship to the spinal cord and spinal nerve roots. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Robert Peyster MD, Neuroradiologist, State University of New Yort at Stony Brook, Long Island, NY.
Normal anatomy of axial and sagittal views utilizing T1, T2, 3D Gradient and STIR sequences of imaging. Standardized and desired protocols in views and sequencing of MRI examination to create an accurate diagnosis in MRI. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Robert Peyster MD, Neuroradiologist, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, NY.
Magnetic fields, T1 and T2 relaxations, nuclear spins, phase encoding, spin echo, T1 and T2 contrast, magnetic properties of metals and the historical perspective of the creation of NMR and MRI. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Terry Button, PhD, Medical Physicist, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, NY.
Foundations for successful outcome in medicologal Cases. Preparing for depositions, arbitration, and court. Use of demonstrative evidence. Learn the common pitfalls and how to avoid them. Learn how to take advantage of your opponent's weaknesses. Gain total confidence in all medicolegal proceedings.
Comprehensive and compelling narrative report construction. Learn how to avoid common mistakes and pitfalls. Learn the latest cutting edge techniques and rebuttal strategies. Learn today's critical forensic documentation skills and impairment requirements. How to expand your PI practice. Arthur C. Croft, DC, MSc, MPH, FACO.
Critical history taking and physical examinations skills. Radiographic and advanced imaging, including CT, MRI, scintigraphy, PET, SPECT, and others. Eclectrodiagnostic testing and their applications in whiplash. Therapeutic approaches to successful management of whiplash and mild traumatic brain injuries. Risk analysis II. Arthur C. Croft, DC, MSc, MPH, FACO.
In depth review of our current state of knowledge of the whiplash phenomenon, including all factors affecting injury risk and outcome. In-depth biomechanics, traumatology, epidemiology, review of outcome studies, and common sequelae of whiplash, including brain injuries, pain syndromes, thoracic outlet syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, and chronic pain disorders. Arthur C. Croft, DC, MSc, MPH, FACO.
MRI interpretation of herniated, protruded, extruded, bulged and sequestered discs & spinal stenosis as sequelae of ligamentous hypertrophy, congenital malformation, spinal cord pathology. Clinical necessity and contraindications, Robert Peyster MD, DABR, CAQ-NR, Neuroradiologist, CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, New York.
Clinically coordinating spinal pathology with neurological and functional sequelae 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.
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 MD, Neurosurgeon, Neuro-Trauma Surgery, CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, New York.
An extensive understanding of the injured with clinically coordinating the history, physical findings and when to integrate neurodiagnostics. An understanding on how to utilize emergency room records in creating an accurate diagnosis and the significance of "risk factors" in spinal injury, CMCS Management Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department Board for Chiropractic, Long Island NY.
MRI interpretation, physiology, history and clinical indications, Bone Scan interpretation, physiology and clincal indications, x-ray clinical indications for the trauma patient, CMCS Management Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department Board for Chiropractic, Long Island NY.
Electromyography (EMG,) Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV,) Somato Sensory Evoked Potential (SSEP,) Visual Evoked Potential (VEP,) Brain Stem Auditory Evoked Potential (BAER) and Visual-Electronystagmosgraphy (V-ENG) interpretation, protcols and clinical indications for the trauma patient, CMCS Management Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island NY.
Understanding the necessity for accurate documentation and diagnosis utilizing the ICD-9 and the CPT to accurately describe the injury through diagnosis. Understanding and utilizing state regulations on reimbursement issues pertaining to healthcare, CMCS Management Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island NY.
Understanding the necessity for accurate documentation, diagnosis and clinical correlation to the injury when reporting injuries in the medical-legal community. Documenting the kinesiopathology, myopathology, neuropathology, pathophysiology in both a functional and structural paradigm, CMCS Management Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island NY.
Understanding the necessity for accurate documentation, diagnosis and clinical correlation to the injury when reporting injuries in the medical-legal community. Documenting the kinesiopathology, myopathology, neuropathology, pathophysiology in both a functional and structural paradigm, CMCS Management Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island NY.
An extensive understanding of the physcis involved in the transferrence of energy from the bullet car to the target car. This includes G's of force, Newtons, gravity, energy, skid marks, crumple zones, spring factors, event data recorder and the graphing of the movement of the vehicle before, during and after the crash. Determining the clinical correlation of forces and bodily injury. CMCS Management Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department Board for Chiropractic, Long Island NY.
An in-depth understanding of the protocols in triaging and reporting the clinical findings of the trauma patient. Maintaining ethical relationships with the medical-legal community, CMCS Management Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education Board for Chiropractic, Long Island NY.
  • Certification in CPR, May 2007
  • Meridian Response Technique Nutritional Seminar, September 2007
  • Celebrating the Diversity, Innovation of Chiropractic Practice, December 2006
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider, February 2004 to February 2006
  • Personal Injury Case Management, December 2005
  • Spinal Pain Syndromes, October 2003
  • Manipulation Under Anesthesia, 2003
    - Medicine-assisted manipulation (MAM), which is spinal manipulation after any type of medicine or anesthesia administered by assistance and control of licensed anesthesiologist
  • Nutrition Healing, 2001

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