Steven Bennett DC, FACO, DAFNI
636 West Broadway, North Little Rock, AR, 72114
Phone: 501-374-1153
Fax: 501-374-6213
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Selected Occupational History

Clinic Director, Arkansas Center for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, North Little Rock, AR November 2000 – present

 

Clinic Director, Bennett Chiropractic Clinic, North Little Rock, AR June 1983 – October 2000

 

Clinical Associate, Price Chiropractic Clinic, Little Rock, AR October 1982 – March 1983

 

EDUCATION and LICENSURE

Chiropractic Orthopedist, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, Los Angeles, CA, License #1973. 1988 - present

Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of Arkansas, License #992, 1982 – present

Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, Diplomat of Chiropractic Orthopedics, Los Angeles, CA, 1984 - 1988

Palmer Chiropractic College, Doctorate of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa 1982

Internship, Palmer Chiropractic College Outpatient Facility, Davenport, Iowa 1981 – 1082

University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Physical Science, Little Rock, AR 1979

 

SELECTED CERTIFICATIONS AND DIPLOMATES

Diplomat, National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, 1982  

 

Certified in the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Los Angeles Chiropractic College, 1984

 

Certified Advance Studies of Cervical and Lumbar Spine, Los Angeles Chiropractic College, 1985

 

Certified Advance Study & Diagnosis of Upper & Lower Extremities, Los Angeles Chiropractic College, 1986  

 

Certified Advance Study in Diagnosis of Orthopedic Evaluation, Physical Therapy and Laboratory Diagnosis, Los Angeles Chiropractic College, 1986

 

Certified Advanced Orthopedic Neurology, Los Angeles Chiropractic College, 1987

 

Certified Independent Medical Examiner/Consultant, 1988  

 

Certified in Manipulation Under Anesthesia, Texas Chiropractic College, 1992  

 

Certified in the Advanced Study and Diagnosis of Whiplash Trauma, Spinal Research Institute of San Diego, Author Croft, DC, FACO, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR 1992   

 

Certified in Chiropractic Spinal Trauma, International Chiropractic Association, Dan Murphy, DC, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR 1995  

 

Whiplash and Spinal Trauma, Spine Research Institute of San Diego, CA, Author Croft, DC, FACO, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR 1999 

 

Certified in Low Speed, Rear Impact Crash Reconstruction by the Spine Research Institute of San Diego, CA, Author Croft, DC, FACO, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR 2001  

 

Certified in the Advanced Study of Diagnosis and Clinical Management of Cervical Acceleration/Deceleration Trauma and Whiplash Related TMJ Disorders by the Spine Research Institute of San Diego, CA, Author Croft, DC, FACO, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR 2001 

 

Advanced Certification in the Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management of Motor Vehicular Cervical Acceleration/Deceleration (CAD) Trauma, Author Croft, DC, FACO, Spine Research Institute of San Diego, CA, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR, 2001  

 

Granted the title of "Fellow" by the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists, 2001  

 

Diplomat, American Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioners, Nutritional interventions to improve patient’s health while minimizing medications and the potential side effects, 2007 

 

Certified in Advanced Use and Application of Kinesio Taping (CKTP), University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic Post Graduate Division, Newport, RI, 2012

 

Clinical certification in Electrodiagnostic Nerve Conduction Testing, Midwest License Renewal, St. Louis, MO, 2013 

 

Certified as a Federal Drug Testing Collection Site, 2013 

 

Certified as a National Registry Medical Examiner, #8720496892, 2013 

 

Diplomat, American Functional Neurology Institute, 2016 

 

Selected Post-Graduate Education

Manipulation Under Anesthesia, Clinical indications, physiology, utilization parameters and current methods of assessment. Patient centered approach to Evidenced Based Spine care with a focus on diagnosis, prognosis and triage of the spine pain patient, Texas Chiropractic College Post-Doctoral Division, 1992

 

Clinical Application and Neurology of the Vertebral Subluxation Complex,D. Murphy, DC,Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR 2003 

 

Complex and Post-Surgical Cases, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR 2003     

                                                                                                 

Digital Motion X-ray, 60 hours of postgraduate study reading and interpreting digital fluoroscopy/digital motion x-ray studies, D. Harshfield, MD and J. Postlewaite, DC, 2003 – 2007

 

Evidence Based Approach to Treatment of Headaches, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR, 2004 

 

Applied Chiropractic Pediatrics, The diagnosis and clinical application of treatment of neuromuscular disorders in Pediatrics, International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR 2004 

 

Advances in Nutrition, Spinal and Joint Manipulation, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation by University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, 2005 

 

Cardiovascular System Evaluation, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR, 2006 

 

Chiropractic Pediatrics and Pediatric Neurology, Neurological disorders in pediatric patients; the etiology and sequella of those illnesses with a focus on neuro-muscular diseases and the efficacy of chiropractic care, along with methodology of care, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR, 2007 

 

Radiology and Orthopedics of Spinal Trauma, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR, 2007 

 

Certified in Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR, 2013 

 

Certified Drug and Alcohol Tester and Testing Center, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR 2008 

 

Nutritional Evaluation and Treatment of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, Discopathy, and Prostate Disease, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR 2008 

 

Digital Fluoroscopy Case Studies and Interpretation with Associated Proton Density MRI Interpretation, D Harshfield, MD, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR 2009 

 

Anti-Aging Live Long and Prosper, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR, 2010 

 

The Seven Pillars of Health, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR, 2010 

 

No Nonsense Nutrition for Inflammation Reduction, David Seaman, DC, MS, DABCN, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR, 2011 

 

Diagnostic Radiology and Regenerative Medicine, David Harshfield, MD, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR 2011  

 

Vitamins, Herbs, Over the Counter Medication and Prescription Drug Interactions, Tony Vertino, DC, PhD, PharmD, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR, 2011 

 

Risk Management, Documentation, communication and referrals in caring for the straight forward to complicated patient, Stephen Savoie, DC, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR, 2011 

 

Understanding Legal Tools, Documentation and understanding of the legal tools utilized in a successful chiropractic practice, Mr. Sam Aston, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR, 2011 

 

Nutrition from a Different Perspective, Dan Murphy, DC, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR, 2012 

 

Silent Obstructions in Optimal Performance, Brian Jensen, DC, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR, 2012 

 

Kinesio Taping Fundamental and Advanced (Parts 1,2 & 3), The utilization of kinesiotaping in the acute, chronic and trauma patient to support the unstable structures of the spine and extremities, University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic Post Graduate Division, Newport, RI, 2012 

 

EMG/NCV, Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Velocity interpretation, clinical indications, physiology and utilization parameters of the test, J Morris, MS, CNCT, RNCST, Midwest License Renewal, St. Louis, MO, 2013

 

Targeting The Goals of Increasing Energy and Managing Pain and Inflammation, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR, 2013 

 

National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners Modules I-VI, Examination procedures, medication usage, rules and regulations for the Department of Transportation, University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic Post Graduate Division, Newport, RI, 2013

 

ICD 10, Medicare, Regulatory Compliance, Coding and Required Documentation, Understanding the use of modifiers, correct coding initiatives and cross coding parameters in documenting treatment accurately,Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR, 2014 

 

Meridan Graphing Made Easy-Advanced, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR, 2014 

 

Craniovertebral Junction Anatomy, Kinematic Cervical Spine, CSF Flow Imaging, David Harshfield, MD, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR, 2014 

 

Evaluation and Management of the Neuromuscular System, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR, 2014

 

Advance in Scope for the Chiropractic Profession / Advantages / Disadvantages, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR, 2014 

 

Pharmacotherapy, Tony Vertino, DC, PhD, PharmD, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR, 2014 

 

HIPPA Rules and Law, Medical Necessity and Direct Therapeutic Relationship, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR, 2014 

 

The Role of the Chiropractic Physician in Cancer Treatment, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR, 2014 

 

The Epidemic of Prostate Cancer, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR, 2014 

 

Sacral Sprain and Sutural Strain, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR, 2014 

 

Medicare A to Z Made Simple, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR, 2015 

 

Chiropractic Management of Complex Spine Conditions, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR, 2015 

 

American Functional Neurology Institute, Muscular Functional Neurology Level I, II, III and IV, Andy Barlow, DC, DABCN, DAFNI, 2016 

 

Trigenics Institute of Functional Neurology Level 1 Part 1, Myoneural Medicine of the Cervical Spine, Shoulder and Hands, American Functional Neurology Institute, Andy Barlow, DC, DABCN, DAFNI, 2016 

 

The Diagnosis and Management of Internal Disorders, Chiropractic Family Practice, 2016 

 

Advanced Cardio-Metabolic Testing and Clinical Nutrition, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR, 2016 

 

Muscle Testing Including Clinical Applications, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR, 2016 

 

Primary Spine Care Symposium 3 – Inter-professional Spine Care, Clinical analysis of anatomic versus biomechanical spine pain and clinical triage protocols.  Relating current research trends in the Whole Spine Model of patient including normal versus abnormal sagittal curvature in the adolescent and adult spine, pelvic incidence as a parameter for sagittal balance in the human spine and current methods of assessment. Patient centered approach to Evidenced Based Spine care with a focus on diagnosis, prognosis and triage of the spine pain patient, Texas Chiropractic College Post-Doctoral Division, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Melville NY 2017

 

Primary Spine Care Symposium 3 – Epidemiology of Spine Pain, Review of the current Centers for Disease Control [CDC} data on the frequency of musculoskeletal pain in the United States population with emphasis on pain of spinal origin.  CDC guidelines on opioid medication were discussed and correlated to persistent pain syndromes.  Research was reviewed showing the importance of managing the spine pain patient properly from the entry point of care with a concentration on maintenance of spinal biomechanics, Texas Chiropractic College Post-Doctoral Division, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Melville NY 2017

 

Primary Spine Care Symposium 3- Connective Tissue and Spinal Disc Pathology, The morphology and pathology of connective tissue, inclusive of spinal disc disorders and prognosticating wound repair with permanency implications. Disc bulge, herniation, protrusion and extrusion classifications based upon contemporary literature and how to age-date disc pathology, Texas Chiropractic College Post-Doctoral Division, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Melville NY 2017

 

Primary Spine Care Symposium 3- Physiology and Anatomy of Spinal Manual Adjusting, Understanding the role of mechanoreceptors, proprioceptors and nociceptors with facets, ligaments, tendons and muscles in aberrant spinal biomechanics. MRI and imaging studies of decompressing via a chiropractic spinal adjustment of the bio-neuro-mechanical lesion and its effects on the central nervous system both reflexively and supratentorally, Texas Chiropractic College Post-Doctoral Division, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Melville NY 2017

 

Primary Spine Care Symposium 3- Medical-Legal Documentation, The contemporary documentation required in a medical-legal environment that is evidenced based and meets the standards of the courts and academia. Utilizing the scientific data to support a diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan while meeting the admissibility standards based upon a professional’s credentials. Texas Chiropractic College Post-Doctoral Division, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Melville NY 2017

 

Regenerative Medicine, D Harshfield, MD,Regenerative medicine of connective tissue with platelet rich plasma injections with emphasis on the spine, shoulder and knee, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR, 2017

 

Who Is Getting Audited Via HIPPA and OIG and Why, T Talcott, DC, Regulatory threats to a chiropractic practice, overview of compliance, 1557 ACA Transaction Services Act, Federal Fraud, Waste and Abuse, Government Training Certification Requirements, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR, 2017

 

Common Drugs Your Patients Already Take, D Kirchner, Review of very commonly taken medications and their complications, side effects and depletions, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR, 2017

 

Evidenced Based Care in a Collaborative Setting; Primary Spine Care 5A literature based model for collaborating with hospitals, medical primary care providers and specialists. Reviewing the documentation requirements to communicate the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plans with medical entities and having the evidence as a basis for those recommendationsAcademy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, PACE Approved for the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Cleveland University- Kansas City, College of Chiropractic, Long Island NY 2018

 

Current Literature Standards of MRI Spine Interpretation; Primary Spine Care 5MRI Spine Interpretation of the spine. How to triage a trauma and non-trauma with advanced imaging and document the necessity. We will also cover the basics of MRI Spine Interpretation inclusive of all types of herniations, bulges, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, PACE Approved for the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Cleveland University- Kansas City, College of Chiropractic, Long Island NY 2018

Spine Brain Connection in Pain Pathways; Primary Spine Care 5,MRI Spine The spine-brain connection in managing chronic pain patients. Understanding how chronic pain negatively effects brain morphology and potential pathology as sequella. The role of chiropractic in preventing the loss of gray matter and the most recent evidence as outlined in indexed peer reviewed literature over the last 10 years verifying chiropractic’s roleAcademy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, PACE Approved for the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Cleveland University- Kansas City, College of Chiropractic, Long Island NY 2018

Bio-Neuro-Mechanical Mechanism of the Chiropractic Spinal Adjustment; Primary Spine Care 5,The biological, neurological and mechanical mechanisms and pathways from the thrust to the lateral horn and brain connection and how the brain processes the chiropractic spinal adjustment based upon the literature. Care paths of chiropractic and physical therapy from an outcome basisAcademy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, PACE Approved for the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Cleveland University- Kansas City, College of Chiropractic, Long Island NY 2018

 

SELECTED MEDICAL TEACHING/ LECTURING/ CONSULTING

Instructor, Ethically Overcoming Fraudulent Insurance Tactics, The delay-deny-defend tactics carried out by insurance companies and how a healthcare provider can ethically overcome these fraudulent tactics, whiplash injuries, documentation of ligament injuries, DMX case studies and interpretation, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR, 2009

 

Instructor, Overcoming Bias and Prejudice of Low Speed Car Crash Injuries, Duties of the doctor to treat, document and educate, rules when treating PI patients, duties of the attorney, the enemy of PI cases, anatomy of an injury, dynamics of a crash and DMX studies, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR, 2011

 

Instructor, Reporting of PQRS, Resources, Questions and Answers, 2013 codes and measurements, Reporting of PQRS, documentation of deficiencies, resources for documentation of PQRS, questions and answers, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR, 2013

 

Instructor, Neurofeedback, What Is Neurofeedback, The conditions treated with special emphasis on PTSD, anxiety and depression, United States National Guard at Camp Robinson, North Little Rock, AR, 2016

 

Instructor, Nutritional Influences On Brain Health, The effects nutrition has on Alzheimer’s Disease, ADD/ADHD, maternal and pediatric health, stroke risk and concussion, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Little Rock, AR, 2017 

 

SELECTED LEGAL EDUCATION & INSTRUCTING

Instructor, Everyone Deserves The Dignity Of A Proper Diagnosis, The mechanism of injury, lesion occurred and diagnosis concerning connective tissue injuries, imaging options, and read option for abnormal translational and angular motion of the spine, Continuing education approval for the Arkansas Bar Association, Little Rock, AR, 2015

 

Selected Awards and Scholarships  

Professional Grant by State of Arkansas, 1979  

 

Palmer Public Clinic, selected as Head Intern, 1981  

 

PI TAU DELTA honor society fraternity,1981  

 

Graduated Magna Cum Laude honors from Palmer Chiropractic College,1982  

 

Certificate of Merit for Superior Clinical Proficiency as a Senior Intern,1982  

 

Selected as one of the “Outstanding Young Men in America”, National Committee on Community Service US Jaycees,1985  

 

Selected as Who's Who in South and Southwest,1988/89 

 

Selected as Who's Who in the World,1991/92 

 

Selected as outstanding Alumni President for the Southern Region, Palmer Chiropractic College,1993  

 

Selected as Who's Who in America and listed in the US Registry, 1994/95  

 

Recognized by Palmer Alumni Association for Outstanding Student Recruitment,1994  

 

Selected to the Governors of Chiropractic, 1999 

 

Voted “Best of The Best Chiropractor”, 2010, North Little Rock Times Readers 

 

Voted “Best of The Best Chiropractor”, 2012, Arkansas Democrat Gazette  

 

“Patients’ Choice Award” Winner, 2015, Open Care

 

Selected Professional Affiliations  

Palmer College of Chiropractic Alumni Association, 1985 -1997

 

American College of Chiropractic Orthopedists, 1988 - 2008 

 

Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists, 2000 - present  

 

Arkansas Pain Society, 1998

 

Arkansas Chiropractic Society Member, 2000 – present

 

Board of Directors Arkansas Chiropractic Society, 2012 to present 

 

Chairman of Membership Arkansas Chiropractic Society, 2012 to 2014 

 

Vice President Arkansas Chiropractic Society, 2012 to 2014 

 

President Arkansas Chiropractic Society, 2014 to present 

 

Elected as President of the Palmer Alumni Association of Arkansas, 1992-1996  

 

Chairman of the Central District of the Arkansas Chiropractic Association, 1984 - 1985  

 

Governors of Chiropractic, 2004 - 2012 

 

Doctors with a Heart, 1986 - 1994  

 

Kid's Day America, 1992 - 1994 

 

Member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, 2007 – 2008

 

Kinesio-Taping Association International, 2012 – 2013

 

Arkansas Surgical Hospital - Outpatient Medical Staff privileges, 2015 – present

 

St. Vincent Hospital – Outpatient Medical Staff privileges, 1995 – present

 

Baptist Hospital – Outpatient Medical Staff privileges, 1990 – present

 

Academy of Chiropractic, 2017- present

 

Selected Publications  

"Cervical Spondylolisthesis", February 1991, Journal of Chiropractic, American Chiropractic Association.  

 

Editor, "North Little Rock Health Online", a local online health magazine, 2001 – 2005

 

“Screenings Can Prevent Falls”, December 2007, Aging Arkansas, Vol. 20, No. 12, Aging Arkansas Foundation 

 

“Some Dizziness Easily Corrected”, January 2008, Aging Arkansas, Vol. 21, No. 1, Aging Arkansas Foundation 

   

SELECTED COMMUNITY SERVICE

Lions Club, North Little Rock, Member 1986 - 1988

 

North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, Member 1984- 1990, 2004 - 2012, Board of Director 2006 - 2011

 

Selected Talks/Lectures/Presentations


              
Southwestern Bell                                                         Business Network International 


               Rands Food Distribution                                               Arkansas  Chiropractic  Society 


               Lions Club                                                                     Retired Federal Employees 


               Rotary Club                                                                   Kiwanis Club 


               Arkansas Running Club                                                Coulson Oil Company 


               Dallas Humble, Inc.                                                       Federal Government Employees 


               Doctors Financial Services                                            AT&T 


               Men and Women's Groups                                            Ben E. Keith Corporation 


               Attorney Groups                                                            Ball and Stewart 


               Channel 7 "Daybreak"                                                   Cabot School District Counselors