Dr. Shawn Allen

Dr. Shawn Allen

American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists

About this Speaker

I am a Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists. I am a 1995 graduate of the National University of Health Sciences and prior to that graduated with my first bachelor of science degree from the University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada) in kinesiology. My second degree was achieved in Human Biology while continuing my chiropractic studies. I am a postdoctoral instructor with the University of Bridgeport Health Sciences Postgraduate Education Department and a postgraduate instructor with OnlineContinuingEd, LLC.

In addition to my "more regular" clientele base, I also work with a broad base of patients including Olympic, professional, para-professional, collegiate, and All-American athletes including sprinters, distance runners, swimmers, marathoners, Ultra-marathoners, gymnasts, dancers (ballet, modern, Irish, and ballroom), mixed martial artists, football, wrestling, baseball and Olympic distance, Sprint, and IRONMAN triathletes. I am presently really enjoying a close relationship with the Second City Track Club and their members and their Elite Team of Olympic hopefuls (www.secondcitytc.com).

I am a board-certified Chiropractic Orthopedist; achieved through a three (3) year in-house resident trained post-doctoral program in chiropractic orthopedics through the National University of Health Sciences with additional extensive training in functional neurology. I am currently enrolled and studying the Post-doctoral functional neurology program through the Carrick Institute. In the recent past, I have been an adjunct

faculty member with the Lincoln School of Post-Professional Education and an instructor in advanced orthopedics and functional biomechanics at the National University in Lombard, Illinois. I now focus my teaching towards web-based live teleseminars/webinars so that I can reach a broader international audience. I embrace the future of teaching, via the internet, where anyone around the world can tap into educational resources. Embracing this forum, in July 2009 I signed on as an online internet educational professor on the website www.onlineCE.com <http://www.onlinece.com/> with my teaching colleague Dr. Ivo Waerlop a chiropractic neurologist. Together our blend of neuro-orthopedic approaches to injury and disorders offers us a unique platform to teach from. We continue to add internet iTunes PodCasts, and YouTube videos as well as our weekly blog writing to our educational repertoire in the hopes of spreading our knowledge and clinical experiences far and wide. I am an occasional lecturer/speaker for many fitness, coaching, and healthcare-related ventures. I am a former chiropractor for the Chicago Joffrey Ballet professional dance company, the former physician for Newman/Haas Indy Car Race team (the late actor Paul Newman) and on occasion the Team Physician and consultant for private athletic teams and individuals. I work seasonally with numerous high schools and colleges treating their athletes who compete in various


For some samples of my additional work, head over to my YouTube Gait Guys Channel (see "Teaching" tab above) or The Gait Guys Blog on Tumblr to sample snippets of my lectures at the university level. Presently, I spend much time with my web-based venture "The Gait Guys" publishing active research on gait and human biomechanics, functional rehabilitation, neuromechanics, and sport-specific training. I am a co-author of the textbook, "Pedographs and Gait Analysis: Clinical Applications and Pearls" and I have written articles for numerous health and fitness magazines. My

practice is heavily referral-based from Chicagoland and Tri-State area orthopedists, internists, chiropractors, physical therapists, pilates instructors, and personal trainers.

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