Gary L. Olaveson D.C.

Idaho Falls Chiropractor – Gary L. Olaveson D.C.

dr olaveson idaho fallsDr. Olaveson is the Advanced Health Chiropractic and Massage Center clinic director. He has been in practice since 1998 and has been an Idaho Falls Chiropractor for his entire career.

Selected Occupational History

Clinic Director, Chiropractor, Advanced Health Pain Relief Center, Idaho Falls, ID, 2005-present
Clinic Director, Chiropractor, Olaveson Chiropractic, Idaho Falls, ID, 1998-2005

Education and Licensure

Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of Idaho, License #CHIA 871-A, 1998-present
Doctorate of Chiropractic, Life West Chiropractic College, Hayward, CA, 1998
Internship, Life West Chiropractic College Outpatient Facility, Hayward, CA, 1997-1998
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part I, 1998
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part II, 1998
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part III, 1999
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part IV, 1999
Undergraduate Studies in Chiropractic Prerequisites, Utah State, Logan, UT, 1992-1994
Undergraduate Studies in Chiropractic Prerequisites, Ricks College, Rexburg, ID, 1991-1992

Selected Post-Graduate Education and Certifications

Auto Collision Differential Assessment, Whiplash trauma, post concussion syndrome, headaches, sinus infection, skull fracture, menigeal nerve damage, cervical nerve stimulating spinal nucleus of cranial nerve 5, greater occipital nerve compression, post trauma migraine, temporal mandibular joint dysfunction, sub occipital headaches, facet joint pain as a referring source, brain and brain stem related symptoms, concussive memory loss, lobe of brain disorders, vertebral artery trauma, carotid artery trauma. Daniel P. Dock., D.A.C.A.N., D.A.B.C.O., F.A.C.O., Boise, ID, 2012

Documentation and Triage in Trauma, ICD-9 and CPT requirements in coding for the traumatically injured including integrating electronic health records including informed consent, evaluation and management, testing orders. The utilization of research in medical reports for both the trauma and non-trauma patients. Clinical coordination of care and reporting to healthcare and legal providers. Federation of Chiropractic Licensure Boards, Academy of Chiropractic, American Academy of Medical-Legal Professionals, Hollywood, FL, 2012

Medical-Legal Research and the Documentation of Causal Relationship, Prognosis and Treatment of the Traumatically Injured, Review of current research published in peer reviewed medically indexed journals focusing on traumatic injuries and how current literature affects the diagnostic conclusion and how to formulate treatment plans. Federation of Chiropractic Licensure Boards, Academy of Chiropractic, American Academy of Medical-Legal Professionals, Hollywood, FL, 2012

Biomechanics of Spinal Trauma and its Relationship to Pre-Existing Injuries and Degenerative Changes, Whiplash Associated Disorders and the biomechanics of side impact vs. rear impact with emphasis on traumatic forces and body position, the mechanism of whiplash injury phases with their relationships to physiologic tolerance to trauma, specific diagnosis of disc pathology and annular tear, disc herniation, fracture, ligamentous injury and instability. Details of spinal nerve root stretching injury and dimensions of the spinal canal during whiplash was outlined particular to significant spinal injury resulting from low level accelerations including pediatric spinal trauma and physiological normals. Spinal surgical intervention techniques including ordering diagnostic studies using MRI, CT and digital motion x-ray. Federation of Chiropractic Licensure Boards, Academy of Chiropractic, American Academy of Medical-Legal Professionals, Hollywood, FL, 2012

MRI Spine Interpretation of Disc Bulge and Herniation, Spinal MRI findings related to degenerative changes vs. traumatic changes of the intervertebral disc by using definitions provided by the American Society of Neuroradiology. Anatomy of the intervertebral disc, spinal cord, nerve roots and spinal ligaments correlated to T1, T2, STIR sagittal, stacking and axial images. Anatomical MRI differentiation of normal, degenerative and traumatic changes. Federation of Chiropractic Licensure Boards, Academy of Chiropractic, American Academy of Medical-Legal Professionals, Hollywood, FL, 2012

Electrodiagnostics Interpretation, EMG/NCV, Somato-sensory evoked potentials, brain stem auditory evoked potential and visual evoked potential utilization, physiology and interpretation, electrodiagnostic testing as a clinical component in part of the neurological work-up of the traumatically injured patient in both the peripheral and central nervous system. Indications and contraindications to electrodiagnostic procedures . The utilization of electrodiagnostics in concluding radiculopathy, myelopathy and plexopathy and determining recent trauma or chronic pathology. Federation of Chiropractic Licensure Boards, Academy of Chiropractic, American Academy of Medical-Legal Professionals, Hollywood, FL, 2012

Admissibility Standards of the Medical Expert in Trauma, Documentation requirements of the courts in a medical-legal case including causality, bodily injury and persistent functional losses, ethically reporting of functional loss as it pertains to the integrity of the joint and activities of daily living and implications of chronicity, reporting of normal findings, maximum medical improvement and the release of the patient in the medical- legal arena. Federation of Chiropractic Licensure Boards, Academy of Chiropractic, American Academy of Medical-Legal Professionals, Hollywood, FL, 2012

MRI Clinical Application, 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 sequelae. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Magdy Shady MD, Neurosurgeon, Long Island, NY, 2011

MRI Methodology of Analysis, 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, Long Island, NY, 2011

MRI Spinal Pathology, MRI interpretation of bone, intradural, extradural, cord and neural sleeve lesions. Tuberculosis, drop lesions, metastasis, 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, Long Island, NY, 2011

MRI Disc Pathology and Spinal Stenosis, MRI interpretation of bulged, herniated, protruded, extruded, sequestered and fragmented disc pathologies in etiology and neurological sequelae 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, Long Island, NY, 2011 MRI Spinal Anatomy and Protocols, 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 StateDepartment of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Robert Peyster MD, Neuroradiologist, Long Island, NY, 2011

MRI History and Physics, 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, Long Island, NY, 2011

Neurodiagnostics, Imaging Protocols and Pathology of the Trauma Patient, 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 Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2009

Diagnostics, Risk Factors, Clinical Presentation and Triaging the Trauma Patient, 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 Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2009

Crash Dynamics and Its Relationship to Causality, An extensive understanding of the physics involved in the transference 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 Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2009

MRI, Bone Scan and X-Ray Protocols, Physiology and Indications for the Trauma Patient, MRI interpretation, physiology, history and clinical indications, bone scan interpretation, physiology and clinical indications, x-ray clinical indications for the trauma patient. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2009

Neurodiagnostic Testing Protocols, Physiology and Indications for the Trauma Patient, 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 Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2009

Documentation and Reporting for the Trauma Victim, 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 Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2009

Documenting Clinically Correlated Bodily Injury to Causality, 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 Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2009

Documentation and Personal Injury / Work Comp. Management, Accurate documentation, diagnosis and clinical correlation to the injury when reporting injuries in the medical-legal community. Western States Chiropractic College Post Doctoral Division, Salt Lake City, UT, 2008

Certification in the Activator Methods Technique, Advanced Proficiency, Activator Methods Inc., Phoenix, AZ, 2001

Selected Honors & Awards

Clinical Excellence Award, Life Chiropractic College Outpatient Facility, 1998

Selected Memberships

International Chiropractors Association, Member, 1999-present

Selected Community Service

Boy Scouts of America, Charter Organization Representative, Menan, ID, 2011-present
Boy Scouts of America, Assistant Varsity Coach, Menan, ID, 2010-2011
Boy Scouts of America, Assistant Venturing Crew, Menan, ID, 2008-2010
Boy Scouts of America, Assistant Scout Master. Menan, ID, 2001-2002
Boy Scouts of America, Assistant Varsity Coach, Menan, ID, 2000-2001
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Missionary Service, Tempe, AZ, 1989-1991