Chiropractic Background and Qualifications

Chiropractic Background and Qualifications

 Located in the heart of Monterey, CA, USA, for 40 years, Martin Chiropractic is like no other medical or Chiropractic healthcare office. The environment at Martin Chiropractic Center is one of caring, tranquility, comfort and health. 

Roots Are Here

Dr. Charles J. Martin, B.A., D.C., D.A.C.A.N. has been in continuous private practice as a chiropractor in Monterey, California, since 1977. This practice is located at 142 Carmelito Street, Monterey, California. He resides in Monterey with his wife Dolores and has two healthy children, Jonathan and Alisa; and 3 grandchildren.

   

Martin Chiropractic Center provides care for patients with conventional acute and chronic condition care needs. Many of which are listed on this website. Call and speak with the Doctor or staff concerning any that are not specifically mentioned. In addition, a large segment of his practice is devoted to corrective rehabilitative care of the spinal and nervous system health. 


Dr. Martin is a lifelong resident of Monterey, CA. Dr. Martin was born in Carmel, CA and is a life long resident of Monterey. He continues to enjoy this area with several of his siblings.            



Professional Training, Background & Qualifications.

1969-1973. University of California at Santa Barbara. Bachelor of Arts in Clinical Psychology- 1992.
1973-1976. Palmer College of Chiropractic- East- Doctor of Chiropractic.
1975. Certification in Applied Kinesiology- Palmer College of Chiropractic.
1976. Certificate of Proficiency in Chiropractic X-ray, Palmer College of Chiropractic.
1976. Certificate of Proficiency in Skeletal Radiology- Continuing Education Palmer Chiropractic College- Russell Erhardt, D.C., D.A.C.B.R.- director.
1976. Certificate of Merit- Superior Clinical Proficiency Palmer College of Chiropractic.
1976. Diplomate of National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
1981-present. Founding member and twice Past President of the Monterey Bay Gonstead Clinical Study Society.
1983-present. Charter member International Gonstead Clinical Study Society.
1984-present. Diplomate in Gonstead Clinical Study Society.
1986. Certificate of Appreciation from Life Chiropractic College West Gonstead Club in progress and development of student group.
1987. Certificate of Appreciation from Gonstead Clinic for Services Provided in Progress and Development of the Gonstead System.
1988. Certified Fellow in American Academy of Clinical Applied Spinal Biomechanical Engineering.
1991. Participant in Consortium on Chiropractic sponsored by the Congress on Chiropractic Research and Education and California Chiropractic Association at the Standards of Care Conference.
1991. Presented a technical paper on clinical proficiency for California state re- licensing program at Life Chiropractic College.
1991-present. Founding member, vice-president/ president elect of the Monterey Peninsula Chiropractic Society.
1992. President of Monterey Peninsula Chiropractic Society.
1992. Editor in consult and contributor to "Textbook of Clinical Chiropractic." Williams and Wilkins Publishers- 1992.
1992. Board Certification in Chiropractic Neurology. Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Academy of Neurology.
1993. Founding member of the Chiropractic Neurological Society.
1993-present. Special Advisor to the board of the Monterey Peninsula Chiropractic Society.
1993-present. California Industrial Medical Council appointment as a Qualified Medical Examiner.
1995. Presented Chiropractic Centennial Award by the Monterey Peninsula Chiropractic Society.
1995. Co-authored “The Visceral and Autonomic Nerve System.” In Chiropractic Pediatrics. Williams and Wilkins Publishers.
1994. Mission service to Tassajara Remote Zen Center.  

1995.  Mission service to Tassajara Remote Zen Center.

1996. Member of the Community Health Plan’s Chiropractic Task Force committee for establishing criteria for chiropractic credentialing.
1996-97. Test development item writer for State of California Qualified Medical Examiner test.
1997. Pre-publication proposals for Williams & Wilkins Publishers of Frederick Carrick, D.C. Textbook of Neurology.

1997.  Mission service to Tassajara Remote Zen Center.

1997. Group Awarded “Chiropractic Educator of the Year” by the Gonstead Clinical Study Society.
1999.  Mission service to Tassajara Remote Zen Center.

1999. Co-author of “A Few Common Adjusting Errors and How to Avoid Them”, International Journal of Chiropractic. 1999; 10:13-15.
2000. Leader/ moderator- “Advanced Gonstead Instrumentation Forum” Gonstead Clinical Studies Society Symposium.

2000.  Mission service to Tassajara Remote Zen Center.

2001.  Mission service to Tassajara Remote Zen Center.

2002.  Mission service to Tassajara Remote Zen Center.

2002. Reviewer of “Case management of resolved Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis.”
2003. Co-editor of revised Gonstead Chapters.
2003. Presenter Life University Homecoming. “Advanced Gonstead Instrumentation.”
2000-present. Chairperson of Statusing Committee for Gonstead Clinical Study Society.
2000-present. Board of Directors- Gonstead Clinical Studies Society.
2004.  Mission service to Tassajara Remote Zen Center.

2004. Producer and Moderator the “Gonstead Meeting of the Minds”- - The Gonstead Fellow and Diplomate Symposium. Palmer College of Chiropractic. Davenport, IA.

2005.  Mission service to Tassajara Remote Zen Center.

2005. Producer and Moderator of the Second “Gonstead Meeting of the Minds”- The Gonstead Fellow and Diplomate Symposium. Palmer College of Chiropractic. “Subluxation Hunting.” Daytona, FL.
2006. Presenter at the European Spring Symposium of Gonstead Clinical Studies Society. Amsterdam, Holland.

2006. Mission service to Tassajara Remote Zen Center.

2006. Producer and Moderator of the Third “Gonstead Meeting of the Minds” – The Gonstead Fellow and Diplomate Symposium. Cleveland Chiropractic College. “Intervertebral Disc Symposium.”  Cleveland, MO.“
2006. Participant- “K30 Clinical Research Training Curriculum." Sheryl Hawk, DC, Co-Director. Grant from the National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine of the National Institutes of Health. 
2006. Course Curriculum Advisor for California State University of Monterey Bay, CSUMB, Department of Human Performance and Wellness: Applied Holistic Healing.
2007. Presenter at the European Spring Symposium of Gonstead Clinical Studies Society- Bournemouth, England.

2007.  Mission service to Tassajara Remote Zen Center.
2007. Producer and Moderator of the Fourth “Gonstead Meeting of the Minds”- The Gonstead Fellow and Diplomate Symposium. Palmer College of Chiropractic. “Visceral and Organic Condition- Advanced Spinal Case Management.” Davenport, IA.
2007. Course Curriculum Revision Advisor for California State University of Monterey Bay, CSUMB, Department of Human Performance and Wellness: Applied Holistic Healing.
2008. Seminar Leader/ instructor of Gonstead Chiropractic Procedures, for the Turkish Chiropractic Association, in Istanbul, Turkey, as the Association’s first international speaker.
2008. Instructor at the Gonstead Extravaganza. Life Chiropractic College.
2008. Producer, Moderator, Presenter of the Fifth “Gonstead Meeting of the Minds”- The Gonstead Fellow and Diplomate Symposium. Life Chiropractic College. “Integrating the Philosophy, Science and Art of Gonstead Chiropractic.” Hayward, CA.
2009. Co-author of first revision of “The Visceral and Autonomic Nerve System.” In Chiropractic Pediatrics. Williams and Wilkins Publishers.

2009.  Mission service to Tassajara Remote Zen Center.
2009. Producer, Moderator, Presenter of the sixth "Gonstead Meeting of the Minds"-  The Gonstead Fellow and Diplomate Symposium. Northwestern Health Sciences University. “Everyday Challenges, Everyday Results in the Advanced Gonstead Practioner’s Practice.” Bloomington, MN.
2010. Producer, Moderator, Presenter of the seventh “Gonstead Meeting of the Minds”- The Gonstead Fellow and Diplomate Symposium. Sherman College of Chiropractic.  “Aspects of the Vertebral Subluxation, The Physiological, the Clinical, and the Theoretical.” Spartansburg, SC.

2010.  Mission service to Tassajara Remote Zen Center.
2011. Instructor at the Gonstead Extravaganza. Gonstead Clinic. Mt Horeb, WI.

2011.  Mission service to Tassajara Remote Zen Center. 
2011. Producer, Moderator, Presenter of the Eight “Gonstead Meeting of the Minds”- The Gonstead Fellow and Diplomate Symposium. Southern California University of Health Sciences. “If It is not Specific, It is not Chiropractic.” Glendale, CA.
2012. Instructor at the Gonstead Extravaganza. Gonstead Clinic, Mt. Horeb WI.

2012.  Mission service to Tassajara Remote Zen Center. 
2012. Producer, Moderator, Presenter of the Ninth “Gonstead Meeting of the Minds”- The Gonstead Fellow and Diplomate Symposium. Logan College of Chiropractic. “The Upper Cervical Segments and Pelvic Ring- A Detailed Focus.” St. Louis, MO.
2012. Reformed and presides as Board member of “The Monterey Peninsula Chiropractic Society.”
2013. Instructor at the Gonstead Extravaganza. Gonstead Clinic, Mt. Horeb WI.
2013. Producer, Moderator, Presenter of the Tenth “Gonstead Meeting of the Minds”- The Gonstead Fellow and Diplomate Symposium. Palmer College of Chiropractic. “Our Chiropractic Differences and Our Similarities.” Davenport, IA.
2013. Board member of “The Monterey Peninsula Chiropractic Society.”
2014. Instructor at the Gonstead Extravaganza. Gonstead Clinic, Mt. Horeb WI.
2014. Producer, Moderator, Presenter of the Eleventh “Gonstead Meeting of the Minds”- The Gonstead Fellow and Diplomate Symposium. Gonstead Clinic. “Solving Cases By Seeing Through the Superficial Findings.” Mt. Horeb, WI.
2014. Board member of “The Monterey Peninsula Chiropractic Society.”
2014. Program developer and presenter for 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Gonstead Clinic, Mt. Horeb, WI
2015. Instructor at the Gonstead Extravaganza. Gonstead Clinic, Mt. Horeb WI.
2015. Mission service to Tassajara Remote Zen Center.
2015. Co-presenter of Eleventh “Gonstead Meeting of the Minds”, Review of Use of Thermographic Instrumentation in the Chiropractic Profession.”
2015. Instituted Gonstead Clinical Studies Society College of Fellows Formal Program.
​2016. Mission service to Tassajara Remote Zen Center.
2016. Instructor at the Gonstead Extravaganza. Gonstead Clinic, Mt. Horeb WI.
2016. Meeting coordinator for annual Meeting of the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society College of Fellows.

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