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Dr. Manasseh C. Nwaigwe, Jr.

Dr. Manasseh C. Nwaigwe, Jr. is a graduate from Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCUHS) where he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Graduating at the top of his class with honors. He distinguished himself with recognition by the principles and practice department for his excellence in knowledge and performance of chiropractic technique procedures and service in the area of chiropractic procedures.

Prior to graduation, Dr. Manasseh successfully completed a number of internship programs at USC, SCUHS, SMART Spine Institute, Doc Dossman Sports Medicine, and Athletic Gaines where he gained valuable clinical experience in sports medicine. An integral member of the sports medicine team evaluating and treating professional, amateur collegiate, and high school athletes, in addition to providing conservative management, rehabilitation and performance optimization for all patients.

Dr. Manasseh is an ideal sports medicine practitioner for patients who wish to return to athletic competition, a highly active lifestyle, or a physically demanding work environment. Athletes of all levels (professional, elite, collegiate, and high school), firefighters, police officers, military personnel, and others motivated to recover quickly from a performance-related injury or surgical procedure, will find his unique sports medicine approach to be the unsurpassed rehabilitation solution.

Active his entire life with interests in health, fitness, bodybuilding, and nutrition. Dr. Manasseh will continue his post-graduate training in two specialties sports medicine and primary spine care. In addition, he is a faculty member at SCUHS as an instructor in the principles and practice department. He previously was a teaching assistant and a mentor for students and chiropractic interns at the university.

EDUCATION
Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, CA
April 2015
Doctorate of Chiropractic

Master of Business Administration Healthcare Administration
MBA Fall 2008 
Loma Linda University School of Public Health
Loma Linda, CA 


Master of Public Health Health Policy and Leadership 
MPH Fall 2008
Loma Linda University School of Public Health
Loma Linda, CA 

Master of Pastoral Studies, emphasis in Practical Theology
MPTh June 2005
La Sierra University HMS Richards Divinity School
Riverside, CA

Bachelor's Degree, Health Science with Bio-Health emphasis 
La Sierra University, June 2000
Riverside, CA

HONORS/AWARDS/RECOGNITION
Southern California University Of Health Sciences Dr. Herbert Magee, Jr. Technique Award This award is presented to a graduate who displays excellence in is or her knowledge and performance of chiropractic technique procedures; renders service in the area of chiropractic procedures. April 18, 2015

Southern California University Of Health Sciences Humanity For Helping Hands Volunteer Award April 2014

The National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice, 36th Annual Conference and Training Institute Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Award Volunteer Service Award Nominee July, 2009

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. Center for Policy Analysis and Research Fellow Finalist, December, 2008 

California State Assembly Certificate of Recognition presented to Manasseh Nwaigwe Jr The ADAM’s Project February 21, 2008 Member of the Assembly California State Legislature John J.Benoit February, 2008

The Riverside Branch of the National Association for the Advancement Of Colored People Public Health Award, February, 2008

Recipient of distinguished Achievement in Public Health Award County of Riverside Department of Public Health May 2007

Recipient of distinguished Achievement in Public Health Award County of Riverside Department of Public Health May 2006

Recipient of gold medal Abbey Award County of Riverside Department of Public Health May 2006

Recipient Outstanding Service Award Riverside County Department of Public Health HIV/AIDS June 2004

RESEARCH

243634 Program and policy development to address health inequities in a local public health department (listed as contributor) paper and oral presentation/training at 139th American Public Health Association Meeting & Exposition October 31, 2011

Scientific Poster Presentation: Breaking down cultural borders: African Descent AIDS Mobilization Project (ADAM) 136 American Public Health Association Meeting & Exposition October 29, 2008 San Diego, California

Scientific Poster presentation at 2003 “Current Research Including Health Care; Medical Student Research Colloquium” Charles R. Drew University/UCLA School of Medicine & Science

HIV Studies Coordinator at County of Riverside Department of Public Health HIV/AIDS Clinic for the Medical Monitoring Project in partnership with Stanford University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics/Infectious Disease Division. The Medical Monitoring Project (MMP) is a surveillance project designed to produce nationally representative data on people living with HIV/AIDS who receiving care in the United States.

HIV Studies Coordinator at County of Riverside Department of Public Health HIV/AIDS Clinic for the Barriers to Care Study in partnership with University of California San Diego School of Medicine. The Barriers to Care Study is a study designed to identify newly diagnosed HIV patients’ barriers to accessing care.

WORK HISTORY

Chiropractic Physician Smart Spine Institute & Surgery Center

SPECIALTY

Chiropractic, Primary Spine Care, Sports and Exercise Medicine, Manual Medicine, Soft Tissue Mobilization, Biomechanics, Physiotherapy, Prerehabilitation, Rehabilitation,Post-surgical Rehabilitation, and Public Health.

SUMMARY

Primary spine care focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal conditions, sport injuries, and personal injuries. Most cases can be diagnosed through discussion of the problem and physical examination, MRI, CAT scans, X rays, and other diagnostic tests when necessary. I collaborate with physicians of various specialties and other practitioners to provide high quality, well-rounded care to each patient. I provide a system that is person centered so that you can manage your body with simple integrated strategies. It is my personal goal to provide the most amazing patient experience.

Southern California University Health Sciences
Clinical Internship March 2014-April 2015
SMART SPINE INSTITUTE & SURGERY CENTER

Performed: Physical Examinations, Histories, Deep Tissue, Flush, MRT, PIR, Rehab Protocol, Chiropractic Adjustment, Mobilizations, Physio Therapy Techniques, Vibration Release Therapy, Functional Kinetic Treatment with Rehab (FAKTR), and Cold Laser

Southern California University Health Sciences,December 2015- April 2015 
University Health Center SPINE Care Center
Clinic Intern Mentor

Selected from Senior Chiropractic Interns by Southern California University Health Sciences Clinicians and Faculty to be the only one of two Senior Intern Mentors for new 7th term clinic interns Spring Term 2015

Nominated by the Southern California University Health Sciences Student Body to be only one of two Senior Intern Mentor for new 7th term clinic interns Spring Term 2015.

Demonstrated excellence in all aspects of diagnosis, treatment and patient management. Provide guidance to clinic interns in Physical Examinations, Histories, Deep Tissue, Flush, MRT, Rehab Protocol, Chiropractic Adjustment, Mobilizations, and Instrument Assisted Mobilization, Functional Kinetic Treatment with Rehab (FAKTR), and Cold Laser

University Of Southern California, July 2014-June 2015
Engemann Health Center Supervising Clinician Dr. Coree Levy

-Selected by competitive process to be a student in the clinical internship at University Of Southern California

-Demonstrated excellence in all aspects of diagnosis, treatment and patient management. Provide guidance to clinic interns in Physical Examinations, Histories, Deep Tissue, Flush, MRT, Rehab Protocol, Chiropractic Adjustment, Mobilizations, and Instrument Assisted Mobilization, Functional Kinetic Treatment with Rehab (FAKTR), and Cold Laser

-Sports Medicine Team Member USC Rugby and Equestrian Club

Chiropractic Student Intern, May 2011-April 2014
Alternative Health Solutions/Doc Dossman Sports Medicine

-Observed Dr. Craig Dossman, Jr.

-Performed: Physical Examinations, Histories, Deep Tissue, Flush, MRT, PIR, Rehab Protocol, Chiropractic Adjustment, Mobilizations, Physical Therapy Techniques, Vibration Release Therapy, Functional Kinetic Treatment with Rehab (FAKTR), and Cold Laser

Client Population: Elementary, Jr High, High school Collegiate, Professional Athletes, Families, Cross fit, long shore men, and weekend warriors

Chiropractic Student Intern,
December 2012-August 2013 Athletic Gaines

-Observed Dr. Craig Dossman,Jr.

-Performed: Physical Examinations, Histories, Deep Tissue, Flush, MRT, PIR, Rehab Protocol, Mobilizations, Chiropractic Adjustment, Physical Therapy Techniques, and Cold Laser

Client Population: Professional Athletes, NFL 2013 Class Draft

DC Student Clinic Chiropractic Intern December 2013-May 2014
Supervising Clinician Dr. David Foster
Southern California University of Health Sciences University Health Center

-Performed: Physical Examinations, Histories, Deep Tissue Flush, MRT, PIR, Rehab Protocol, Chiropractic Adjustment, Mobilizations, Physical Therapy Techniques, Graston, FAKTR, Regional Exams, Activator and Cold Laser

-Client Population: DC Students, SCUHS Employees, SCUHS Clinicians, USA Power Lifting Members, Geriatric, High school athletes, Collegiate athletes, and Local community neighbors

Chiropractic Internship Chiropractic Intern May 2014-April 2015,
Supervising Clinician Dr. Andrew Park
Southern California University of Health Sciences University Health Center

-Performed: Physical Examinations, Histories, Deep Tissue, Flush, MRT, PIR, Rehab Protocol, Chiropractic Adjustment, Mobilizations, Physical Therapy Techniques, Graston, FAKTR, Regional Exams, Activator and Cold Laser

-Patient Population Served: DC Students, SCUHS Employees, SCUHS Clinician, USA Power Lifting Members, Geriatric, High school athletes, Collegiate athletes, and, Local community neighbors

Chiropractic Intern /Volunteer January 2014-April 2015
Healing Hands For Humanity

A humanitarian organization involving student interns and clinicians from Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, California

-Performed: Physical Examinations, Histories, Regional Exams, FAKTR, Chiropractic Adjustments, MRT, Activator, and Mobilizations

-Population Served: Transient, Families, College Students, Substance Abuse,

Underserved populations in Long Beach, Los Angeles, and Orange Counties

Teaching Assistant May 2014-April 2015 
Chair Dr. Paige Morgenthal Southern California University of Health Sciences Principle and Practices Department

Courses; Chiropractic Procedures I: Palpation Courses: Chiropractic Procedures VI: Extremity Procedures and Review Summer, Fall 2014 Chiropractic Procedures VII: Advanced Adjustive Procedures Fall 2014 I provide assistance in the knowledge and practice of chiropractic procedures to 1st, 6th term, and 7th term chiropractic students.

Faculty Member May 2014-April 2015 
Chiropractic and Procedures Department, Southern California University of Health Sciences Principle and Practices Department

Courses; Chiropractic Procedures I: Palpation, Courses: Chiropractic Procedures III: Soft Tissue Extremity and Spine Extremity, Courses: Chiropractic Procedures IV:  Lumbar and Thoracic Spine Adjustive   Procedures. Courses: Chiropractic Procedures: Special Populations, Courses: Chiropractic Procedures VII: Advanced Adjustive Procedures Fall 2014

I provide assistance in the knowledge and practice of chiropractic procedures to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th term, and 7th term chiropractic students in the Chiropractic Laboratory.

CERTIFICATION

  • THE NATIONAL BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS
  • MANIPULATION UNDER ANESTHESISA
  • FOUNDATION TRAINING
  • FAKTR
  • GRASTON LEVEL 1

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