You could call him your expert in automobile accident recovery, non-surgical spinal decompression, back pain, neck pain, headache, sore neck, stiff neck, whiplash, jammed hip, gimpy leg, frozen shoulder, bum knee, degenerative disc disease, disc herniations, disc bulges, losing weight and getting healthy, pain eliminator, or you could just call him Dr. Don Walsh, chiropractor and owner of New Smyrna Spine & Injury Center, located right here in the surf capital of the world, sunny New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

Introduced to chiropractic over 27 years ago while searching for a way to help his grandfather eliminate his chronic pain from multiple failed back surgeries he endured as a result of a simple disc herniation, Dr. Walsh made the life altering decision not only to become a chiropractor, but a chiropractor that would do everything he could to help people live healthier, happier and longer lives – while he was only 8 years old!

At 8 years old, Dr. Walsh told his father that he was going to dedicate his life to helping his grandfather and other people become pain free by becoming a chiropractor. And he has never once wavered from that decision.

While in college at 20 years old, his decision to become a chiropractor was vindicated when the vehicle he was driving was rear ended and he started suffering from the symptoms of whiplash – headaches and neck pain. Dr. Walsh went to the emergency room where they x-rayed his neck and told him they couldn’t help him. They offered him some pills and suggested he see an orthopedist, which he did. The orthopedist then sent him to physical therapy. After completing the prescribed round of physical therapy, Dr. Walsh realized that his headaches and neck pain did not improve and so sought out chiropractic care.

Shortly after beginning chiropractic care, his headaches disappeared completely and his neck pain improved. Following a short round of conservative chiropractic care, his neck pain went away and he was able to get fully back into academic life and went on to complete his studies and earn his Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology and a minor in Psychology from the University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL.

After graduating with his BS degree, Dr. Walsh had a serious decision to make. He was offered the opportunity to live and travel throughout Italy and Europe for 6 months for free or start chiropractic classes immediately.

His passion for helping others made the decision for him. Dr. Walsh chose to begin chiropractic classes immediately instead of delaying them for 6 months. And he’s always been extremely happy with his decision because the chiropractic class he was in was a smaller class size and he got more focused attention and guidance from the professor’s and staff, which helped make him a better diagnostician and doctor.

Dr. Walsh attended the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, FL where he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree and graduated with Cum Laude honors in 2007. He was awarded the Clinical Excellence Award and Clinical Teaching Award by his professors.

A firm believer in lifelong continuing education, Dr. Walsh went on to earn both a Diplomate and a Fellowship in Acupuncture from the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture. He then tested for, and received, his certification to perform Acupuncture.

After receiving his Acupuncture certification, he earned his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree (graduating cum laude) and his MBBS degree (graduating cum laude) from the University of Arts, Science and Technology in Montserrat, B.W.I. While Dr. Walsh is not yet licensed to practice medicine in the state of Florida, he is in the process of becoming licensed.

Dr. Walsh holds certifications in the Cox Decompression Technique and the Kennedy Decompression Technique (both non-surgical spinal decompression techniques). He has earned his Advanced Whiplash and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury certification from the Spine Research Institute of San Diego and is a certified Auto Safety Trainer. He continues to take post doctoral classes on automobile accident injuries and treatment options, MRI/CT interpretation, triaging trauma patients, documentation of the trauma patient and many other trauma related areas from schools around the USA including Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Walsh is an accredited presenter by the Florida Bar to present attorneys continuing legal education (CLE) in automobile accident trauma and recovery protocols as well as disc herniations and other disc pathologies. He is also an accredited presenter by the Florida Board of Massage Therapy to present massage therapists continuing massage education credits for therapeutic and orthopedic medical massage techniques.

He is a member of the Florida Chiropractic Physicians Association, Harvard Post-Doctoral Association and The Rotary International.

Dr. Walsh focuses his practice on automobile accident injury victims, non-surgical spinal decompression, disc herniations, disc bulges and other disc injuries, back pain, neck pain, sciatica, scoliosis, frozen shoulder, headaches including migraines, sports injuries, weight loss, nutrition and fitness training.


Donald B. Walsh III, D.C.
130 Wallace Road, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
phone: 386) 423-2415
fax: (386) 423-2417
email: dr.donwalsh@yahoo.com


SELECTED OCCUPATIONAL HISTORY

Chiropractor and Clinic Director, New Smyrna Spine & Injury Center, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 2009 – Present

Chiropractor and Clinic Director, Synergy Chiropractic and Wellness Solutions, LLC, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 2007 – Present

Chiropractor, Chiropractic +, Jacksonville, FL, 2007

EDUCATION and LICENSURE

Doctor of Chiropractic with Acupuncture Certification, Licensed in the State of Florida, # CH9383, 2007 – Present

Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida, Doctorate of Chiropractic, Port Orange, FL, 2007

Internship, Palmer College of Chiropractic Outpatient Clinic, Port Orange, FL, 2006 – 2007

Internship, Palmer College of Chiropractic Clinic Abroad, Republic of Fiji, 2006

Internship, Palmer College of Chiropractic Student Clinic, Port Orange, FL, 2004 – 2006

University of North Florida, Bachelor of Science, Jacksonville, FL, 2003

Diplomate, International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, Carefree, AZ, 2009

Fellow, International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, Carefree, AZ, 2008

SELECTED POST GRADUATE EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION

Certification, Part I, II, III & IV, Certificate No 113940, National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, 2006

Certification, Physiotherapy, Certificate No 85494, National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, 2006

Certification, Acupuncture, Certificate No. 85494, National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, 2008

Certification, Cox® Decompression Adjustment & Manipulation Technic, National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL, 2006

Certification, International Sports Sciences Association, Fitness Training, Carpinteria, CA, 2007

Liability Issues in Complementary, Alternative and Integrative Medicine, “Understanding the clinical and legal issues concerning referrals to integrative, complementary and alternative medicine providers.” Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA, 2008

MRI Physics and History, “Magnetic fields, T1 and T2 relaxations, nuclear spins, phase encoding, spin echo, T1 and T2 contrast, magnetic properties of metals and the historical perspective of the creation of NMR and MRI.” CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Terry Button PhD, Medical Physicist, Long Island, NY, 2009

MRI Anatomy & History, “Normal anatomy of axial and sagittal views utilizing T1, T2, 3D Gradient and STIR sequences of imaging. Standardized and desired protocols in views and sequencing of MRI examination to create an accurate diagnosis in MRI.” CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Robert Peyster MD, Neuroradiologist, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, NY, 2009

MRI Disc Pathology & Spinal Stenosis, “MRI interpretation of bulged, herniated, protruded, extruded sequestered and fragmented disc pathologies in etiology and neurological sequellae in relationship to the spinal cord and spinal nerve roots.” CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Robert Peyster MD, Neuroradiologist, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, NY, 2009

MRI Spinal Pathology, “MRI interpretation of bone, intradural, extradural, cord and neural sleeve lesions. Tuberculosis, drop lesions, metastasis, ependymoma, schwanoma and numerous other spinal related tumors and lesions.” CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Robert Peyster MD, Neuroradiologist, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, NY, 2009

MRI Methodology of Analysis, “MRI interpretation sequencing of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine inclusive of T1, T2, STIR and 3D gradient studies to ensure the accurate diagnosis of the region visualized.” CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Robert Peyster MD, Neuroradiologist, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, NY, 2009

MRI Clinical Application, “The clinical application of the results of space occupying lesions. Disc and tumor pathologies and the clinical indications of manual and adjustive therapies in the patient with spinal nerve root and spinal cord insult as sequellae.” CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Magdy Shady MD, Neurosurgeon, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, NY, 2009

Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology: Module 1: Advanced Topics: the Fundamental Science, “In depth review of the current state of knowledge of the whiplash phenomenon, including all factors affecting injury risk and outcome. In depth biomechanics, traumatology, epidemiology, review of outcome studies and common sequelae of whiplash, including brain injuries, pain syndromes, thoracic outlet syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome and chronic pain disorders. Risk Analysis I”, Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Los Angeles Chiropractic College, Southern California University of Health Sciences, California, 2009

Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology: Module 2: Advanced Diagnostics, Treatment and Auto Crash Reconstruction; Management Principles in Personal Injury, “Critical history taking and physical examination skills. Radiographic and advanced imaging including CT, MRI, scintigraphy, PET, SPECT and others. Electrodiagnostic testing and their applications in whiplash. Therapeutic approaches to successful management of whiplash and mild traumatic brain injuries. Risk Analysis II”, Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Los Angeles Chiropractic College, Southern California University of Health Sciences, California, 2009

Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology: Module 3: Narrative Report Writing and Practice Development: Principles of Impairment Rating and Forensic Documentation, “Comprehensive and compelling narrative report writing. Understanding and avoiding the common mistakes and pitfalls in narrative reports. In depth understanding of the latest cutting edge techniques and rebuttal strategies. Understanding of today’s critical forensic documentation skills and impairment ratings”, Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Los Angeles Chiropractic College, Southern California University of Health Sciences, California, 2009

Impairment Rating Certification, “The understanding and utilization of the protocols and parameters of the AMA Guide to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 6th Edition. Spine, neurological sequlla, migraine, sexual dysfunction, sleep and arousal disorders, station and gait disorders and consciousness are detailed for impairment rating. Herniated Discs, radiculopathy, fracture, dislocation and functional loss are also detailed in relation to impairment ratings.” CMCS Post Doctoral Education Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, New York 2008

Neurodiagnostics, Imaging Protocols and Pathology of the Trauma Patient, “An in-depth understanding of the protocols in triaging and reporting the clinical findings of the trauma patient. Maintaining ethical relationships with the medical-legal community.” CMCS Management Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education Board for Chiropractic, Long Island NY, 2008

Diagnostics, Risk Factors, Clinical Presentation and Triaging the Trauma Patient, “An extensive understanding of the injured with clinically coordinating the history, physical findings and when to integrate neurodiagnostics. An understanding on how to utilize emergency room records in creating an accurate diagnosis and the significance of “risk factors” in spinal injury.” CMCS Management Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department Board for Chiropractic, Long Island NY, 2008

Crash Dynamics and its Relationship to Causality, “An extensive understanding of the physics involved in the transference of energy from the bullet car to the target car. This includes G’s of force, Newtons, gravity, energy, skid marks, crumple zones, spring factors, event data recorder and the graphing of the movement of the vehicle before, during and after the crash. Determining the clinical correlation of forces and bodily injury.” CMCS Management Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department Board for Chiropractic, Long Island NY, 2008

MRI, Bone Scan & X-Ray Protocols, Physiology and Indications for the Trauma Patient, “MRI interpretation, physiology, history and clinical indications, Bone Scan interpretation, physiology and clinical indications, x-ray clinical indications for the trauma patient.” CMCS Management Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department Board for Chiropractic, Long Island NY, 2008

Neurodiagnostic Testing Protocols, Physiology and Indications for the Trauma Patient, “Electromyography (EMG,) Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV,) Somato Sensory Evoked Potential (SSEP,) Visual Evoked Potential (VEP,) Brain Stem Auditory Evoked Potential (BAER) and Visual-Electronystagmosgarphy (V-ENG) interpretation, protocols and clinical indications for the trauma patient.” CMCS Management Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island NY, 2008

Documentation and Reporting for the Trauma Victim, “Understanding the necessity for accurate documentation and diagnosis utilizing the ICD-9 and the CPT to accurately describe the injury through diagnosis. Understanding and utilizing state regulations on reimbursement issues pertaining to healthcare.” CMCS Management Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island NY, 2008

Documenting Clinically Correlated Bodily Injury to Causality, “Understanding the necessity for accurate documentation, diagnosis and clinical correlation to the injury when reporting injuries in the medical-legal community. Documenting the kinesiopatholy, myopatholgy, neuropathology, pathophysiology in both a functional and structural paradigm.” CMCS Management Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island NY, 2008

Neurological Emergencies, “An understanding of how to handle and strategize the acute management issues in patients with neurological emergencies. This includes the uses and limitations of the neurological examination in managing neurological emergencies, the time-dependency of some of the newer treatments and interacting with neurologist consultants. Also included are the issues in treating acute ischemic stroke, avoiding misdiagnosis of subarachnoid hemorrhage, using the latest data in the approach to patients with intracranial hemorrhage and the principles in distinguishing patients with back pain due to serious disorders.” Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA, 2008

Clinical Challenges in Chest Radiology “X-Ray, CT, high resolution CT, MRI and PET and other radiographic imaging interpretation, physiology and clinical indications for thoracic disorders such as pulmonary embolism and the solitary pulmonary nodule as well as other common radiographic abnormalities.”, Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA, 2009

Metastatic Case Studies in Prostate, Breast, Colorectal, and Lung Cancer, “An understanding of the role of the primary care provider and oncologist in the differential diagnoses, pathogeneses, and treatment of prostate, colorectal, breast, and lung cancers. Studies included the benefits and risks of various androgen deprivation therapies in the setting of metastatic prostate cancer and the options for treatment, chemotherapeutic approaches to the treatment of metastatic colon cancer including resection and the use of targeted antibody agents, the role of taxanes and anthracyclines in the setting of metastatic breast cancer and the use of monoclonal antibodies and biologic modifiers, the various first, second and third-line chemotherapy treatments for metastatic lung cancer and the coordination of medical oncology and radiation oncology.”, Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA, 2009

Diplomate Studies in Medical Acupuncture, “An in-depth understanding of the anatomy of the Auricle and the distribution of the Auricular points. Understanding the clinical application of ear acupuncture and the manipulation methods of Auriculotherapy.”. International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, New York Chiropractic College, Uniondale, N.Y., 2009

Diplomate Studies in Medical Acupuncture, “Understanding of Aetiology and Pathogeneis including the 12 Yang Jizhou procedures for needle manipulation and Moxibustion functions, classification and contraindications.”. International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, New York Chiropractic College, Uniondale, N.Y., 2009

Diplomate Studies in Medical Acupuncture, “An in-depth understanding of all Acupuncture Meridians and the Point Locations including the Extra (Miracle) points.”. International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, New York Chiropractic College, Uniondale, N.Y., 2009

Diplomate Studies in Medical Acupuncture, “Classification and nomenclature of Acupuncture Points. Acupuncture Point location procedures including proportional measurements, anatomical landmarks and finger measurements.”. International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, New York Chiropractic College, Uniondale, N.Y., 2009

Diplomate Studies in Medical Acupuncture, “In-depth understanding of the Meridians and Collateral Meridians including the 12 Main (Jing Mai), 8 Extra (Ba Mai), 12 Divergent (Jing Bie), 15 Collateral (Lou Mai), 12 Musculo-tendino (Jing Jin) and the 12 Cutaneous Meridians.”. International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, New York Chiropractic College, Uniondale, N.Y., 2008

Diplomate Studies in Medical Acupuncture, “Understanding the Zang-Fu Organs and their interrelationships. Understanding Chi (Qi), Blood and Body Fluid and the inter-relationships between them.”, International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, New York Chiropractic College, Uniondale, N.Y., 2008

Diplomate Studies in Medical Acupuncture, “In-depth understanding of the 5 Elements. The historical origins of Acupuncture and Moxibustion.”, International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, New York Chiropractic College, Uniondale, N.Y., 2008

Fellowship Studies in Medical Acupuncture, “Acupuncture Blood Borne Pathogen / Clean Needle Technique. Understanding the concepts, categories, equipment and disposal protocols for bio-hazardous waste.”, International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, New York Chiropractic College, Uniondale, N.Y., 2008

Fellowship Studies in Medical Acupuncture, “Understanding the principles of Tsang (Yin) / Fu (Yang) organs and differentiating syndromes in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).”, International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, New York Chiropractic College, Uniondale, N.Y., 2008

Fellowship Studies in Medical Acupuncture, “Understanding the 12 Musculo-tendino Meridians and their trajectories and applications in a clinical setting. Understanding cerebral acupuncture and the treatment of neurological conditions.”, International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, New York Chiropractic College, Uniondale, N.Y., 2008

Fellowship Studies in Medical Acupuncture, “Understanding the theories of Auriculo Acupuncture and the Auricular microsystem. Understanding Auricular diagnosis and the application of Auriculotherapy treatment.”, International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, New York Chiropractic College, Uniondale, N.Y., 2008

Fellowship Studies in Medical Acupuncture, “An in-depth understanding of the Law of 5 Elements and their clinical applications. An understanding of the precise locations of the 12 Pulse positions and the 28 pulse characteristics vital to accurate pulse diagnosis.”, International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, New York Chiropractic College, Uniondale, N.Y., 2008

Fellowship Studies in Medical Acupuncture, “An in-depth understanding of blood borne pathogens and the Clean Needle Technique. An understanding of the internal and external meridians of the Lung, Large Intestine, Stomach, Spleen, Heart, Small Intestine, Pericardium, Gall Bladder and Liver.”, International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, New York Chiropractic College, Uniondale, N.Y., 2008

Fellowship Studies in Medical Acupuncture, “Understanding the Five Elements and Ying-Yang theories and the application of the Horary cycle. Meridian diagnosis using pulse palpation and Electro-Meridian Imaging. An understanding of non-invasive meridian stimulation and the significance and treatment of scar tissue.”, International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, New York Chiropractic College, Uniondale, N.Y., 2008

Cox® Flexion, Distraction and Decompression, “In-depth study of the biomechanics and neuro-anatomy of the spine, diagnosis and treatment of stable and unstable facet syndrome, spondylolisthesis and stenosis as well as in-depth study of ganglion, chemical and mechanical pain generating factors in nerve compression, venous hypertension, atherosclerosis with disc degeneration, sacroiliac joint and stenosis. Understanding of specific treatment of stenosis, disc herniation, disc degeneration, subluxation, headache and whiplash using Cox® Technic.” National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL, 2006, 2009

Cox® Flexion, Distraction and Decompression, “Part II: In-depth study of clinical diagnosis of disc herniation size and compression forces using advanced imaging: Discography, MRI and Myelogram-Enhanced CT (included Lateral Flexion Disc Herniation diagnosis). Understanding the stabilization protocols, rehabilitation procedures and nutritional requirements necessary for the prevention of injury recurrence. In-depth understanding of specific treatment of stenosis, disc herniation, disc degeneration, subluxation, headache and whiplash using Cox® Technic.” National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL, 2006

Florida Chiropractic Association, “HIV/AIDS Education update & Immune Support”, Orlando, FL, 2008

Florida Chiropractic Association “Practical Assessment for the Chiropractic Patient”, Orlando, FL, 2008

Florida Chiropractic Association, “Class IV Laser Technique (Therapy: Overview, Safety and Case Studies)”, Orlando, FL, 2008

Florida Chiropractic Association, “Truth about Medicare Requirements”, Orlando, FL, 2008

Florida Chiropractic Association, “How to Incorporate Low Tech Rehab and Active Care into Chiropractic”, Orlando, FL, 2008

SELECTED MEMBERSHIPS

Florida Chiropractic Association, 2005 – Present

Harvard Medical School Post Graduate Association, 2008 – Present

SELECTED HONORS & AWARDS

Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida, Graduated Cum Laude, Port Orange, FL, 2007

Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida, Clinical Teaching Award, Port Orange, FL, 2007

Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida, Clinical Service Award, Port Orange, FL, 2007

SELECTED TEACHING/INSTRUCTING/LECTURING/ CONSULTING

Certified Instructor, Florida State Bar, Course # 55339 “Herniation and the role of MRI in Trauma”, 2009

Certified Instructor, Florida State Bar, Course # 55349 “6th Edition Impairment Rating for the Attorney”, 2009

Certified Instructor, Florida State Bar, Course # 55329, “Whiplash, The Epidemic”, 2009

Lecturer, “Effects of Stress on Health and Techniques to Reduce These Effects”, New Smyrna Beach Rotary and New Smyrna Beach Board of Realtors, New Smyrna Beach FL, 2008

SELECTED COMMUNITY SERVICE

Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce, Member, 2007 – Present

Toastmasters International, Volusia County Chapter, New Smyrna Beach, FL, Member 2007 – Present

New Smyrna Beach High School, New Smyrna Beach, FL, Volunteer, 2008 – Present