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The Doctor

Catherine Cummins, BS, BS, DC, Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedists, President of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists


Dr. Cummins and Dr. Baffes have both been professors at the University of Western States for over 20 years and are involved in several clinical research projects. They are available in their private practice by appointment daily and have convenient evening and weekend hours. Feel free to call the doctors to learn more about the areas they specialize in.

Dr. Cathy Cummins has several areas of focus in her practice. Since receiving her doctorate, she has taken over 6,400 classroom hours of postgraduate education. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists and is currently the president of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists. This board tests eligible candidates to receive their specialty certification in orthopedics. Cathy is also elligible for her Certification in sports medicine. And holds the CSCS, which is a specialty in sports and conditioning. Dr. Cummins' practice has a focus in: sports medicine, orthopedics, radiology, geriatrics, the temporomandibular joint, headaches, whiplash, dizziness, sinus and ear conditions, disc herniations, veterinary chiropractic and women's issues. She also lectures around the country on topics such a geriatrics, therapy ball exercise programs, neck and jaw injury treatment. Dr. Cummins has also published several articles and has contributed to several books. She has also reviewed and edited several chiropractic texts. In 2000, Dr. Cummins was awarded with the "Outstanding Faculty Member" award from Western States Chiropractic College. She is currently involved in two federally funded research projects, exploring how chiropractic care benefits the TMJ and headache patients. Cathy's interests include the martial arts, singing, art, gardening and her family, dog, cat and horse.

RESUME

Education

  • UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN STATES, Portland, OR

    Certificate program in Chiropractic Sports Medicine completed
    Diplomate program in Chiropractic Orthopedics completed
    Residency in Diagnostic Imaging
  • NATIONAL COLLEGE OF CHIROPRACTIC, Lombard, IL

    Resident in Diagnostic Imaging
    Chairman of Post Graduate Orthopedics Diplomate Series
    Doctorate of Chiropractic, April 11, 1992
    Named Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities
    Bachelors of Science in Human Biology
  • MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY, Decatur, IL

    Bachelors’ degree in Biology, May 18, 1986
    Minor in advanced ceramics and sculpture
    Delta Outstanding Student Scholarship Award
    McClelland Science Scholarship Award

Activities

  • Medical Illustrator – Mosby Publishing
  • WSCC Sports Medicine Club Sponsor
  • Women in Chiropractic Club Sponsor
  • CSPE – Cervicogenic Headache – primary author
  • Martial Arts Instructor - 5 Black Belt Ranks
  • Competitive Body Builder & Guest Poser-Lecturer
  • "HEALTHY LIFESTYLES" Lectures and Workshops
  • Newman Club President, Millikin University 1982-1986
  • Decaturian newspaper production editor, Millikin University 1982-1986
  • Research Designer and Teaching Asst., Millikin University 1982-1991

Experience

  • Assistant Professor and Clinician - University of Western States, 1994-current
    Chiropractic and biomechanics, Clinical Science and Radiology departments
    Sports Medicine Club Director, Student Health Clinic & Outpatient Clinician
    "Outstanding Faculty Award" recipient 2000
  • National University of Health Sciences and University of Western States Post-Graduate Instructor: DABCO series, 36 hour Geriatrics course, and Radiology seminars (teaching seminars nationally & internationally)
  • National College of Naturopathic Medicine, 1998-2000, Adjunct Faculty, Physical Medicine Department
  • PCC Instructor in Continuing Education Department – 1996-1999
    WSCC-PCC LP RadiologicTechnologists School – 1997-1998
    PCC Professional Education Week co-coordinator/committee – 1996-1998
  • Chiropractor:
    Community Chiropractic & Natural Medicine, Portland, OR - current
    Elmhurst Clinic, Elmhurst, IL - April 11, 1992-January, 1994
    Grand Clinic, Elmwood Park, IL - June, 1992-January, 1994
    Fullerton Chiropractic Clinic, Chicago, IL- July, 1992-January, 1994
    Oak Park Chiropractic Clinic, Oak Park, IL- 1993-January, 1994
  • Owner and Instructor in Self Defense School
    (Nationwide rape prevention seminars)
    Briar Rose Women’s Self Defense, Elmhurst, IL 1986-January, 1994
    Midwest Self Defense School, Addison & Lisle, IL 1984-1992
  • Chiropractic Assistant
    Elmhurst Chiropractic Center 1986-1987
  • Physicians Assistant - Orthopedic Surgery
    Elmhurst Hospital and Clinic 1983-1986
  • Physical Therapy Aid
    C&S Rehabilitation and Back School 1981-1985
  • Rehabilitation Therapist
    Ray Graham Specialized Living Center 1984, profoundly handicapped

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My horse Flash, singing lead in a barbershop quartet, rose gardening, judo, sculpture, photography and my family.

CURRICULUM VITAE


POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION:


Radiology Residency Training - 4,080 hours

Diagnostic Imaging Post Graduate Diplomate series

  • Physics and Technology I - 12 hours
  • Physics and Technology II - 12 hours

Radiological Society of North America - Annual Convention

  • Courses in Musculoskeletal Radiology: 104-804 - Chicago, IL- 40 hours

American College of Chiropractic Radiologists - Annual Convention

  • 10/6-9/1993 - St. Louis, MO - 40 hours
    Optimum Imaging of the Shoulder
    Skin & Bones
    Skeletal Case Studies
    Technical Factors Affecting Image Quality
    Radiology of Non-Accidental Injury
    Pediatric Disease
    Fundamentals of MRI

American College of Chiropractic Radiologists - Annual Convention

  • 10/12-15/1994 - Las Vegas, NV – 40 hours
    Altered Shape and Size of Bone
    Plain Film Diagnosis of Disease
    Special Applications of MRI
    Musculoskeletal Applications of MRI
    Comprehensive Review of Spinal Trauma
    * Resident Lecture - Calcified Thoracic Disc Herniations

NCC Orthopedics Post Graduate Diplomate Series - 282 hours total

  • Laboratory Interpretation - 12 hours
  • Physiotherapy for the Orthopedist - 12 hours
  • Bone Growth and Metabolism - 12 hours
  • Disorders of the Cervical Spine - 40 hours
  • Disability Evaluation and Physical Impairment Rating - 30 hours
  • Disorders of the Upper Extremity - 40 hours
  • Disorders of the Lower Extremity - 40 hours

WSCC Orthopedics Post Graduate Diplomate Series - 434 hours total

  • Diagnostic Imaging & Special Studies - 48 hours
  • Fractures, Immobilization & Rheumatology - 12 hours
  • Orthopedic Evaluation - 12 hours
  • Neurologic Evaluation - 12 hours
  • Physical Examination & Evaluation - 12 hours
  • Spinal Biomechanics – 12 hours
  • Adjusting and Manipulation – 12 hours
  • Rehabilitation and Exercise – 12 hours
  • Wrist and Hand – 10.5 hours
  • Thoracic Spine – 12 hours
  • Lumbar & Pelvic Strains, Sprains & Complications – 12 hours
  • Lumbar Disc & Internal Derangement – 12 hours
  • Lumbar Anomalies & Degeneration – 12 hours
  • Scoliosis & Spinal Curvatures – 12 hours
  • Impairment Rating IV – 6 hours
  • Fractures – 12 hours
  • Immobilization & Bracing – 12 hours
  • Rheumatology – 12 hours
  • Vascular Disorders – 6 hours
  • Central Nervous System I – 24 hours
  • Board Eligible for the Diplomate in Chiropractic Orthopedics

NCC Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician - Post Graduate Diplomate Series

  • Specific, Common Clinical Problems - 12 hours
  • Medications, Steroids, Drug Interactions - 12 hours

WSCC Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician - Post Graduate Diplomate Series

  • Sports Physician and Spinal Injuries – 12 hours
  • Lower Extremity: Diagnosis, Treatment and Rehabilitation – 12 hours
  • Emergency Procedures, Advanced Rescue Certification & Oxygen Administration – 12 hours
  • Exercise Physiology and Strength Training – 12 hours
  • Upper Extremity: Diagnosis, Treatment and Rehabilitation – 12 hours
  • Extremity Adjusting – 12 hours
  • Radiology & Rehabilitation – 12 hours
  • Taping Procedures – 12 hours
  • Environmental Issues & Pre-participation Examination – 12 hours
  • Case Studies in Sports – 12 hours

Certificate Eligible in Chiropractic Sports Medicine

Cox Flexion Distraction Certification

  • Cox Lumbar Spine Seminar - 36 hours
  • Cox Cervical and Lumbar Spine Seminar - 22 hours

Certified in Cox Flexion Distraction Technique

Veterinarian Orthopedic Manipulation, Small Animals and Equine Training - 120 hours

CVCP: Certified Veterinarian Chiropractic Practitioner

Shamballa Multidimensional Healing School – 2nd degree

Certified Shamballa Reiki Practitioner

Miscellaneous Seminars Attended:

  • Arthritides
  • Women in Childbearing Years - Clinical Symposium
  • Conception to Delivery - Clinical Symposium
  • MRI Fundamentals - 12 hours
  • National College of Chiropractic - 75 hours total
    Homecoming Post Graduate Educational Seminars, 1987-1993, 1996
  • Pharmacology of OTC Medications for Chiropractors and their Clinical Use - 6 hours
  • Botanicals & Herbal Remedies - 3 hours
  • WSCC Homecoming 1998 – 8 hours
    Boundary Issues – 2 hours
    Flexion Technique – 6 hours
  • Chiropractic Management of the Geriatric Patient – 8 hours
  • Rehabilitation of the Shoulder – 1.5 hours
  • MPI S2 – Cervicals and Thoracics – 12 hours
  • Validating Chiropractic 2000 – 12 hours
  • The Changing Context of Aging by OSU Gerontology – 12 hours
  • Meeting the Geriatric Imperative in the New Millennium – 44 hours
  • OGA Annual Conference – Healthy Aging: Innovations for the Future – 16 hours
  • CAM Retreat Temporomandibular Treatment, Center for Health Research
  • Training the PBL Facilitator – Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners – 16 hours
  • WSCC Clinical Symposium, March 14, 2003
  • Facial Reconstruction & TMD, - 40 hours
  • Geriatrics Conference, -18 hours,
  • NW Symposium
  • BASSLI, 15 credit hours, Univ. Washington
  • Clinical Symposium
  • The Mechanism, Diagnosis, Classification of Causes of Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Back Pain, 12 hours
  • A Tribute to Dr. Appa Anderson, 12 hours
  • Kinesio Tape Seminars: K1, K2, K3, 15 hours

Certified Kinesio Tape Practitioner

  • CONA Convention - A Return to Excellence, 12 hours, Las Vegas, NV
  • 6th Annual NW Chiropractic Symposium, 16 hours
  • SPF National Conference, 8 hours, Columbus, OH
  • WSCC/NCNM Risk Management Training II, 1.5 hours
  • Fall WSCC Faculty Symposium, 3 hours
  • Clinical Orthopedics: TMD/TOS, 10 hours, Chicago, IL
  • Neurology DABCO session, 12 hours
  • DABCO review session, 12 hours
  • Case-based Spinal/Extremity Presentations, 12 hours
  • The hidden science behind chiropractic, Kawchuck, DC, MSc, PhD, 3 hours
  • International Whiplash Trauma Congress, Portland, OR Convention Center, 13 hours
  • Advances in Soft Tissue Manipulation, Chaitow, ND, DC, 2 hours
  • Anatomy Review For Physicians: Head to Toe Dissection lab – 12 hours
  • Chronic Illnesses, Mariah Fenton Gladis's, Big Sur, CA, 18 hours
  • Advanced Pain Management certification, 6 hours
  • Certified Chiropractic Assistant Educational Forum, guest lecture, 1 hour
  • Kinesotaping educational lecture, K. Kase, 2 hours
  • 8th Annual NW Chiropractic Symposium, 8 hours
  • Understanding Evidence Based Practice, WSCC, 20 hours
  • Informational Literacy Module 1: Information on the go for the practicing clinician
  • Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician: Asses/Mgmt Extremities, J. Dekanich, 12 hrs
  • Mentoring Moments, Niki Steckler, Ph.D, 2 hours
  • Preventing Sexual Harassment mastery test, passed
  • Invite: Oxford Round Table at the University of Oxford, England, 2009 & 2010 On the
    topic of Empowering Professional Women
  • NW Clinical Symposium, 12 hours
  • Dry Needling Certification Course: 21 hours,
    • Dry Needling certification test passed 8/28/11
  • Validating Chiropractic, Malik Slosberg,12 hours
  • 2011 Fall Chiropractic Education Forum: An Overview of Clinical Competency Assessment Methods
  • Methods: John Mrozek, DC, Med., FCCS, Dec. 9, 2011
  • Overview/Update on the Neuroscience of Central Sensitization Syndromes, including Fibromyalgia, 1 hour, January 31, 2012
  • Strengthening Posture for Rehab, Performance and Aging, Weiniger, 6 hrs, April 14, 2012
  • CCSP: Assessment & Management of the Extremities, Dekanich, 8 hours, April 14-15, 2012
  • NSCA: Active Isolated Stretching: The Spine, May 14-15, 2012
  • 13th Annual NW Clinical Symposium, 16 hours, June 22-24, 2012
  • Chiropractic Practice Issues, 2 hours, Dec 26, 2012
  • Information Mastery for Evidence-Based Practice, 30 hours, February20-March 14, 2013
  • Murphy: Whiplash & Spinal Trauma: 4 facets of management, 12 hours, May 18-19, 2013
  • Documentation & Record Keeping, 6 hours, July 11, 2013
  • Evaluation/Manual Therapy for Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction, 2 hours, April 30, 2013
  • UWS Fall Symposium & Homecoming, 12 hours, October 11-13, 2013
  • Diagnosis Workshop – 1 Pre-test Probability, 1 hour, August 12, 2014
  • Diagnosis Workshop - 2 Understanding and Using Likelihood Ratios, 2 hours, October 28, 2014

Lecture Topics Presented:


WSCC Post-Graduate Orthopedic Diplomate Series – 12 hours

Upper Cervical & Cranial Disorders, Vancouver, B.C. August, 12-13, 2000

PCC Post-Graduate Lecture Series in Radiology

Radiology Review for Physicians – 12 hour lecture & 6 hour lab 1997-1998

American College of Chiropractic Radiologists - Annual Convention

Resident Lecture - Calcified Thoracic Disc Herniations 10/12-15/1994 - Las Vegas, NV

PCC-WSCC Limited Permit Radiologic Technologists Program

Head Instructor of Anatomy, Pathology and Radiology
Certification Program for Limited Permit Radiographic Technologists
- Anatomy, Pathology & Radiography of the Spine – 25 hours
- Anatomy, Pathology & Radiography of the Extremities – 30 hours
- Anatomy, Pathology & Radiography of the Chest – 10 hours
- Anatomy, Pathology & Radiography of the Abdomen – 6 hours

Oregon X-ray Council Courses Taught:

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Lower Extremity
    1993-1994
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Spine
    1993-1994
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Upper Extremity
    1993-1994
  • Chiropractic Care of the Temporomandibular Joint - 2 hour lecture
    March 4th, 2000
  • Therapy Ball Rehabilitation for the Chiropractic Practitioner - 2 hour lecture
    March 4th, 2000
  • Headaches - 2 hour lecture
    January 27th, 2001
  • Cervical Disc Syndrome - 2 hour lecture
    February 24th, 2001

Western States Continuing Education Program

  • Physics and Radiographic Terminology Review – 2 hours
    February 9, 1997
  • Chiropractic Assistant Course for WSCC program - 4 hours –
    July, 11, 1998

Specialty Lectures

  • Advanced Therapy Ball Rehabilitation Workout - 3 hour lecture and lab
    March 2nd, 2000
  • Oregon Geriatric Education Center – Summer Institute – 1hour
    Orthopedic Conditions in the Elderly
    June 28th, 2000
  • Therapy Ball Rehabilitation for the Chiro-Net Chiropractor – 1.5 hour lecture/lab
    October 7th, 2000
  • Advanced Therapy Ball Rehabilitation Workout (One with Heart) - 12 hour lab
    January – April 2001
  • Geriatrics for the Chiropractor – 12 hours
    WSCC Department of Continuing Education
    January 13-14th, 2001 Seattle, WA
    February 3-4th, 2001 Atlanta, GA
    March 3-4th, 2001 Boston, MA
    April 28-29th, 2001 Philadelphia, PA
    May 5-6th, 2001 Chicago, IL

Scholarly Activities:


  • Publications
    ACA - Journal of the Council on Diagnostic Imaging
    - Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
    Volume 3; number 2, 1995
    - Osteochondritis Dessicans of the Talus
    Volume 5; number 1, 1997
    - Bilateral Facet Dislocation of the Cervical Spine
    TBP
    - Calcified Thoracic Disc Herniation
    TBP
  • Writing two articles for publication: - Case studies in Leg Length Inequality and Management
    - Case studies: Intra-articular fractures: Diagnosis and Management.
  • CSPE - Evaluation of the Temporomandibular Joint 2015
  • CSPE - Cervicogenic Headache protocol Author
  • CSPE - Cox Flexion-Distraction protocol for Lumbar Disc Herniation paper
  • Rewrite of the Biomechanics Chapter in SPINAL DISORDERS by M. Gatterman
  • Rewrite of the Cervical Spine Chapter in SPINAL DISORDERS by M. Gatterman
  • Reviewed (Mosby): A POCKET GUIDE TO SKELETAL RADIOLOGY
  • Reviewed (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins): EXTREMTIY ADJUSTING MANUAL
  • Edited the 2nd edition of: LOW BACK PAIN, Mechanism and Treatment, by J. Cox
  • Edited the 2nd chapter of: NORMAL FUNCTION OF THE CERVICAL SPINE II: NEUROPHYSIOLOGY AND STABILITY by Donald R. Murphy, DC, DACAN
  • Edited the 14th chapter of: PHYSICAL THERAPUTICS, Adjunctive Procedures, by Bonnie L. McDowell, RPT, DC
  • Case contribution to SKELETAL IMAGING: ATLAS OF THE SPINE AND EXTREMITIES by Taylor J & Resnick D
  • Writing an Extremity Manipulation Book with Charlie Novak, DC
  • Writing the Temporomandibular Joint for the Clinician and Patient
  • Illustrated Mosby book PATIENT CARE IN RADIOGRAPHY by Ann Erlich, RT
  • Facilitator and organizer of the Oregon Board of Chiropractic Seed Panel to establish guidelines for Diagnostic Imaging in Chiropractic Practice (resigned 7-01)
    - Produced will be: a manuscript subjected to consensus, then Delphi process
    - Result will be a chapter on Diagnostic Imaging in the OBCE Guidelines and Protocols- Result will be a grant proposal to continue the development of guidelines in Oregon and Nationally
  • Research: Consultant Research Grant proposal with the WSCC research department on Physician assisted vs. independent study of a geriatric education manual.
  • Research: Created Protocols, Writing and Participation as chiropractor in the $8 million joint WSCC, NCNM, OCOM, Kaiser and OHSU Temporomandibular Joint Research Grant
  • Research: Created & Writing and Participation as chiropractor Research Grant proposal with the WSCC research department on Headache.
  • Research: Consultant Research Grant proposal with the OGCE on geriatric care.
  • Keynote, Challenge, Oath Speaker & Hooding at WSCC Graduations
  • Co-coordinator of PCC Professional Education Week
  • Team Chiropractor for Concordia University, Sports Medicine club weekly
  • Development of Supervising Intern & Supervising Physician Program for SMC
  • Development of off-campus care and intern supervision at geriatric facilities
  • Clinician Off-campus care and intern supervision at geriatric facilities
  • Member American Chiropractic Association
  • Member ACA Sports Council
  • Member American College Chiropractic Orthopedics
  • Member Council on Diagnostic Imaging
  • Member Oregon Geriatric Education Center
  • Member Oregon Geriatric Association
  • Member National College of Chiropractic Alumni Association
  • Member AFT AFL CIO

University of Western States Teaching Curriculum

Primary or Secondary Instructor (Lecture and/or Lab)

Radiology

  • RAD 310 Normal Radiographic Anatomy I - Spine and Pediatrics
  • RAD 320 Normal Radiographic Anatomy II - Extremities and Skull
  • RAD 410 Normal Radiographic Anatomy III - Chest and Abdomen
  • RAD 512 Radiographic Technique I – Physics & Technology
  • RAD 521 Radiographic Technique II – Axial Skeleton
  • RAD 531 Radiographic Technique III – Appendicular Skeleton
  • RAD 510 Bone Pathology I - Congenital Abnormalities & Trauma
  • RAD 520 Bone Pathology II - Neoplasms, Infections & Arthrititides
  • RAD 530 Bone Pathology III – Hematologic, Metabolic and Nutritional Diseases & Advanced Imaging Studies (MRI, CT, Bone scan, Tomography)
  • RAD 621 Bone Pathology IV - Bone Pathology Review
  • RAD 614 Soft Tissue Interpretation – Pathology of the Chest and Abdomen

Chiropractic Technique and Biomechanics

  • CHR 331 Adjustive Technique Lab I - Thoracic spine adjusting
  • CHR 412 Adjustive Technique Lab II – Pelvis adjusting
  • CHR 422 Adjustive Technique Lab III - Lumbar spine adjusting
  • CHR 435 Adjustive Technique Lab IV - Cervical spine adjusting
  • CHR 433 Adjustive Technique Lab V – Extremity adjusting
  • CHR 510 Adjustive Technique Lab VI - Adjusting Review class
  • CHR 533 Adjustive Technique VII – Thoracic Syndromes
  • CHR 611 Adjustive Technique VIII – Cervical Syndromes Whiplash, Headaches, Vertigo, Thoracic Outlet, Disc Herniations, TMD
  • CHR 522 Rehabilitation II - Soft Tissue Mobilization & Rehabilitation
    Including: Cox Distraction Technique: Cervical & Lumbar
  • CHR 521 Neuromusculoskeletal Diagnosis II - Lower Extremity
  • CHR 531 Neuromusculoskeletal Diagnosis III - Upper Extremity
  • CHR 322 Philosophy and Principles of Chiropractic II
  • CHR 8126 Philosophy and Principles 6 - Cervical Syndromes (Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of TMJ, headache, disc herniations, whiplash, sinusitis, otitis media and vertigo)
  • Extremity Manipulation Review Class – 12 hour seminar
  • Open Lab supervisor and Remedial tutor

Clinical Science Courses

  • CSC 622 Clinical Geriatrics
  • CLI 510 Clinic Phase I – Lab
    Skills Testing - Physical Diagnosis
    Patient - Case Simulations
  • CLI 520 Clinic Phase II – Lab
    Skills Testing - Physical Diagnosis
    Patient - Case Simulations
  • CLI 530 Clinic Phase III- Lab
    Skills Testing - Physical Diagnosis
    Patient - Case Simulations