Meet The Instructors

Dr. James M. Cox

James M. Cox, DC, DACBR, FICC, Hon.D.Litt., FIANM(H)

Dr. Cox is the developer of Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction Manipulation and the proud participant in the on-going federal research projects involving the National University of Health Sciences, Palmer College of Chiropractic Research Center, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, University of Illinois, University of Iowa, Auburn University, etc. He is a member of the postgraduate faculty of the National University of Health Sciences and has been privileged to speak for many chiropractic associations throughout the world. He is a Fellow of the American Board of Chiropractic Radiology and a Fellow of the International College of Chiropractic. Honorary degrees include Doctor of Letters (NUHS) and honorary Fellow of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists.Now, in his own office in Fort Wayne, he is most excited to gather cases to share with his colleagues who have a desire to go the next step for their patients’ care via the mini-workshops and webinars and seminars. 
Dr. Cox instructs for state associations, special invitation courses, hands-on workshops, as well as the Part II, Part III and Honors sections of the Certification Course series in Cox® Decompression Adjustment & Manipulation procedures. He is honored to have the opportunity to share the lecturing task with some of the most competent chiropractic physicians in the profession.

leads workshops at his clinic, instructs the Part II (lumbar certification), Part III (cervical certification), Part IV, Part V, and Honors courses, State Associations, and other by special invitation

Luigi Albano DC
Dr. Albano graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City, Missouri, in May 2000 and is a member of the Canadian Chiropractic Association and Ontario Chiropractic Association. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in biochemistry from the University of Windsor. In Cox® Technic, Dr. Albano brings his enthusiasm for its research and protocols and has taken it upon himself to notice how F/D principles can be adapted to help knee and hip pain patients, published a couple papers (1) (2) on his experience with these patients and is now working with the University of Windsor to collect official data in an IRB-approved study of flexion-distraction for knee pain. (He's also venturing into shoulder treatment, too.)  A whole new direction that patients and Cox® Technic doctors are excited about!

offers his hands-on workshops at his practice in Windsor, Ontario, Canada  

Marc Baker DC FCCPOR(C)
Dr. Marc Baker is a 1998 graduate of Mount Allison University with a Bachelor of Science degree. In 2002 he graduated with his Chiropractic Doctorate from New York Chiropractic College. He also completed a Post-Doctoral Rehabilitation Specialty and has been granted Rehabilitation Fellow status from the Chiropractic College of Rehabilitation Sciences. In addition, Dr. Baker has completed 300 hours in Medical Acupuncture Training. Dr. Baker is the only Chiropractor actively certified in Cox® Flexion Distraction in the Maritimes and was certified in 2007. He has presented case reports of his clinical outcomes at Dr. Cox's Part III course.
offers his Hands-on workshop at his offices in Musquodoboit Harbour & Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada - 4 hrs CE approved for NS
 Shay Corbin DC
Shay Corbin DC CCSP
Dr. Corbin is a long-time certified Cox® Technic chiropractic physician practicing in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He has 20+ years experience in treating spine pain conditions and holds certifications in dry needling, manipulation under anesthesia, CCSP Chiropractic Sports Physician, whiplash biomechanics and injury traumatology, and 250 hours toward his diplomate in nutrition. He is board certified to practice in Louisiana.
offers hands-on workshops in his office in Baton Rouge, LA                   

Travis Cross DC
Dr. Travis Cross is a Certified Cox® Technic practitioner with nearly 20 years experience working with spinal disc related conditions. Dr. Cross has an undergraduate degree in exercise physiology and is board certified in Georgia to practice chiropractic and physiotherapy. 
offers his Hands-On workshop at his office in Sandy Springs, GA (near Atlanta)  
Joel Dixon B.APP.SC (CHIRO) J.P.
Dr. Dixon graduated from RMIT School of Chiropractic (Australia) in 1986. He has specialized in disc decompression therapies for the last 17 years and became certified in Cox® flexion distraction in 2004. Dr. Dixon has successfully treated patients with varying degrees of spinal disc pathology requiring non-surgical, conservative care. He has cared for athletes from a range of Australian organizations including the AFL club, Sydney Swans (1980-1981) and the NBL club, South Dragons (2006-2009). He also has had an extensive background in obstetrical spinal disorders and has been registered at two private hospitals providing in-house spinal therapy from 1986-1997 and was an RMIT Chiropractic Faculty Panel examiner from 1987-1988. He is part of the Cox® Technic workshop team. 
offers his workshops at his private office in Malvern, Victoria, Australia 

Dean Greenwood DC MS DIANM FCCOS(C)
Dr. Greenwood is a founding partner of the Vancouver Spine Care Centre in beautiful downtown Vancouver, BC. He is a1981 graduate of the Palmer College of Chiropractic, a board certified Chiropractic Orthopedist, and a certified Cox® Technic practitioner. He completed his Masters of Advanced Clinical Practice program at National University of Health Sciences in 2012. He published a peer-reviewed journal article in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine about his success with Cox® Technic in managing post surgical back pain, and has written several case reports published on the Cox Technic website.
offers his Hands-on workshop at his office in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - 4 hrs CE approved for BC.  He also instructs regional seminars upon request. 
Maruti Ram Gudavalli PhD
Dr. Gudavalli is the principal investigator of flexion distraction (aka Cox® Technic, MCD [manual cervical distraction], LVLA [low velocity low amplitude]) research projects. Since 1991 when he and Dr. Cox met at the National College of Chiropractic (now the National University of Health Sciences), they have worked together toward the science and research basis of flexion distraction, the biomechanical and clinical outcomes. Dr. Gudavalli is currently the Chief researcher at Keiser University - West Palm Beach. His collaborations have included work at Palmer Research Center, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Hines VA Hospital, University of Illinois-Chicago, University of Iowa, Illinois Institute of Technology and others.
His presentations at Cox® Seminar courses are always well anticipated as he updates the progress of the current projects and the planning of future projects.

Lee J Hazen DC

Hand-selected out of chiropractic school to be a resident with Cox® Technic’s innovator, James M. Cox, DC, DACBR, Dr. Hazen is one of only a few residents Dr. Cox trained personally. As a resident, Dr. Hazen learned Cox® Technic, its proper application as well as the office protocols appropriate for running a chiropractic clinic devoted to the care of spine pain patients treated with Cox® Technic. Upon completion of his two year residency, Dr. Hazen was invited to stay as associate and then partner until his return to his home state of California in 1998. Cox® Technic with its related protocol is the way Dr. Hazen started practice and continues to practice today. During his time with Dr. Cox, Dr. Hazen taught as an assistant instructor and then lead instructor for hands-on workshops held in southern California when he returned there. He will now be lead instructor of the Cox® Technic Part 1 Certification Courses. He is excited about the opportunity to share his experience with his colleagues.

offers his Hands-on workshop at his office in Temecula, CA - 4 hrs CE approved for CA. He also instructs west coast regional seminars upon request.


George Joachim DC CCRD DACRB

Dr. Joachim graduated from the National University of Health Sciences in 1996. While there, he was an instrumental research assistant in the first federally funded study “The Biomechanics of Flexion Distraction Adjusting.” He maintains certifications from NUHS in Cox® Technic, LACC in Chiropractic Rehabilitation and Parker College in Permanent Impairment Ratio. He has also participated in training with the McKenzie Institute (Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy of the Lumbar Spine, March 1996). He is also a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board. He maintains private practice in Fort Wayne, IN, where he also is a member of the official chiropractic office for the Fort Wayne Komets Pro Hockey Team and the Fort Wayne Fury Pro Basketball Team. For fun, he has also trained for the Olympic US Bobsled Team (1998 trials) and the Outdoor Pentathalon (2000) as the USA Track and Field Masters National Champion. He is excited to be part of the teaching team of Cox® Technic.

instructs regional seminars, state association presentations upon request and instructs/assists Parts I, II, III, IV, V and Honors courses
Dr. Ralph Kruse
Ralph Kruse Jr DC DABCO 

Dr. Ralph Kruse is a 1990 graduate of National University of Health Sciences where he initially studied Flexion-Distraction Manipulation.  He subsequently earned his Certification in Cox® Technic, Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedics and became a Fellow of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists. Dr. Kruse practiced in Chicago and South suburban Homewood for 28 years treating a substantial number of patients with cervical and lumbar disc pathology. Dr. Kruse has been actively involved as a research clinician since 1993 when the Biomechanics of Low Back Flexion Distraction Therapy study was performed at NUHS. He has since been involved in the Cervical Cox® Decompression study at Loyola University Medical Center and on-going post-surgical spine treatment studies. Kruse has published numerous studies documenting the clinical efficacy of Cox® Technic for the treatment of degenerative disc disease, stenosis, disc herniations, radiculopathy and pregnancy-related back pain. As an instructor of Cox® Technic, he has traveled the United States presenting Cox® certification courses, and has lectured to various state Chiropractic associations and the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists. Kruse has also had the honor of lecturing for the Chiropractor’s Association of Saskatchewan in Canada and the Swiss Chiropractic Academy in Switzerland. 

Dr. Kruse is now a full-time faculty member at Keiser University - College of Chiropractic Medicine in West Palm Beach, Florida.
He instructs regional seminars, state association presentations upon request, and instructs/assists at Part I, II, III and Honors courses.

Kurt Olding DC DACO
Dr. Olding is a long-time certified Cox® Technic practitioner who has presented cases at Cox® Technic courses many times, sharing his experiences with spine pain relief and flexion distraction. A generous supporter of chiropractic flexion distraction research, Dr. Olding is pleased to now have the opportunity to share his time and clinical application with chiropractic colleagues interested in getting the most out of their chiropractic treatment plans involving the Cox®Technic protocols. He is an orthopedics diplomate with the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists and practices in Minster, Ohio, with his daughter and son-in-law, Drs. Sunni and Tyler Lomnicki. Most recently, he presented Part I lumbar and Part III cervical spine and hands-on practice for the Swiss Chiropractic Academy in Bern, Switzerland, as well as Parts I/II in Fort Wayne. (Check out his webinar on thoracic disc herniation, too!) He is doing a clinical data collection in his office on balance and the effects of Cox® Technic treatment, too. 
instructs regional seminars, state association presentations upon request, offers his Hands-on workshop at his office in Minster, OH, and instructs/assists Parts I, II, III, IV, V and Honors courses 
 Robert Patterson DC


For 33 years, Dr. Patterson has maintained a private chiropractic practice in Overland Park. A Cum Laude graduate from Cleveland Chiropractic College in 1988, he is now an adjunct instructor at his alma mater in Cox® Flexion Distraction technique. In 1998, Dr. Patterson was one of the first to be COX® certified in Kansas. He is one of only four actively lumbar spine certified in the state of Kansas. He is the only Cox® certified cervical doctor in Kansas. 
offers Hands-on workshops at his office in Overland Park, KS 
Mike Poulin DC
Dr. Poulin has followed Cox® Technic and its research and protocols for many years. Dr. Poulin is a certified Cox® Technic practitioner in busy eastern Virginia, near Washington DC. His passion for gentle, non-surgical chiropractic care for his patients pushes him to produce the best results possible for his patients and  excites him to get to share the system of Cox® Technic with his colleagues.
offers his Hands-on workshop at his office in Herndon, VA 

Ted Siciliano DC
Dr. Ted Siciliano is a long-time certified Cox® Technic practitioner who attends courses regularly to keep up on all the latest in research, biomechanics, and application of Cox® Technic protocols. He has written several case reports for the monthly Cox® Technic Case Report publication and shares cases at Cox® Seminars on a regular basis. He uses the Cox8 Force Table at his office. He looks forward to sharing his practical, hands-on workshop with his colleagues.

offers his Hands-on workshop at his office in Mayetta, NJ - 4 hrs CE approved for NJ