Owner, Chiropractic Physician

Dr. Robert Newhalfen

Dr. Robert Newhalfen is a 2010 graduate of National University of Health Sciences (NUHS).  While at NUHS, Dr. Newhalfen received extensive training in the areas of diagnosis, adjustive technique, rehabilitation, gait analysis, soft tissue therapy, kinesiotaping, nutrition and acupuncture.  After graduation, he has continued post-graduate coursework in the areas of motion palpation, biomechanics, McKenzie Therapy, functional rehabilitation, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), Active Release Technique (ART), Global Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention (GRIP), pediatric rehabilitation, temporomandibular dysfunction (TMJ and TMD) and various other areas.  Dr. Newhalfen has completed over 500 hours of post-graduate coursework outside of his Chiropractic education. Dr. Newhalfen is also a Department of Transportation (DOT) Certified Medical Examiner. Dr. Newhalfen is a strong believer in “practicing what he preaches.” As he is continually learning and trying new things for the benefits of his patients, you can be assured that almost everything Dr. Newhalfen recommends for treatment is something he has actually tried himself. Dr. Newhalfen chooses to live a gluten-free life due to its many health benefits and is a member of the Paleo Physicians Network. Dr. Newhalfen lives in Frankfort, Illinois with his lovely wife Kristen, beautiful daughter Olivia, handsome son John and his awesome dog Lucy.  He enjoys spending time with his family, exercising and eating lots of great Paleo food.

Education

  • National University of Health Sciences Doctor of Chiropractic, December 16th, 2010
  • Illinois State University B.S. Biology, May 2006

 Continuing EDUCATION

  • 1st 100 Hours Acupuncture, NUHS, September 2009-March 2010, Dr. Kristine Tohtz, 100 hours
  • Motion Palpation Institute Extremities Analysis and Adjustive Technique, NUHS, May 2010, Dr. Mark King, 12 hours
  • Kinesio Taping Certification Program, NUHS, May and June 2010, Dr. David Parish and Dr. Vincent DeBono, 24 hours
  • Cosmetic Acupuncture, NUHS, August 2010, Dr. Joseph Carter,12 hours
  • Rehab of the Lumbar Spine, NUHS, October 2010, Dr. Brett Winchester, 12.5 hours
  • Motion Palpation Institute Mastering Gait, NUHS, March 2011, Multiple Instructors, 12 hours
  • McKenzie Part A, NUHS, June and July 2011, Dr. Steven Heffner, 28 hours
  • McKenzie Part B, NUHS, September 2011 and April 2013, Dr. Steven Heffner, 28 hours
  • Perform Better Functional Summit, Chicago, July 2012 , 12 hours
  • Rehab of the Cervical Spine, NUHS, September 2012, Dr. Brett Winchester, 12.5 hours
  • Faulty Movement Patterns, Logan College of Chiropractic, Dr. Craig Liebenson, 12 hours
  • Temporomandibular Dysfunction, NUHS, February 2013, Dr. Brett Winchester, 12.5 hours
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Research Symposium, Chicago, October 2013, Various Instructors, 6.25 hours
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization “A” Course, Chicago, October 2013, Various Instructors, 20 hours
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization “B” Course, Chicago, October 2013, Various Instructors, 20 hours
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization “Pediatric Rehabilitation 2” Course, Chicago, February 2014, Marcela Safarova
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Advanced Skills Course for Neurological Diagnoses, Chicago, February 2014, Marcela Safarova
  • GRIP Approach Complete Trigger Point Therapy, Chicago, March 2014, Robert Lardner and Dr. Benjamin Fergus
  • National – DOT Certified Medical Examiners Training, New York Chiropractic College, Dr. Jerry Szych and Dr. Robert Striker, Dec 2013-March 2014, 12 hours
  • Fetterman Events Chiropractic Extravaganza with Risk Management, Ft. Wayne, IN, May 3-4 2014, Dr. Coffman (Thompson Technique) and Dr. Rick Carter (Advanced Rehab), 20 hours
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization “Sport II” Course, Chicago, June 2014, Petra Valouchova
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Advanced Skills Course for Orthopedic Conditions, Chicago, June 2014, Petra Valouchova
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Advanced Skills Course for Women’s Health Conditions, Chicago, October 2014, Martina Jezkova
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization “Pediatric Rehabilitation 3” Course, Chicago, October 2014, Martina Jezkova
  • Active Release Technique, Upper Extremity Course, Chicago, December 2014, Dr. Michael Leahy, 24 hours
  • Active Release Technique, Spine, Chicago, March 2015, Dr. Michael Leahy, 21 hours
  • Functional Anatomy Seminars – Functional Range Release Upper Limb, Chicago, April 2015, Dr. Andreo Spina
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization – Intermediate Course “C”, Chicago, May 2015, Petra Valouchova
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization – Advanced Skills Course for “The Foot”, Columbus, May 2015, Petra Valouchova
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization – Sports Course I, Columbus, May 2015, Petra Valouchova
  • Active Release Technique, Lower Extremity, Chicago, July 2015, Dr. Michael Leahy, 24 hours
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization – Golf Specific Sports Course, St. Louis, Sept 2015, Professor Pavel Kolar, Zuzana Suzan, Max Prokopy, Michael Rintala, Brett Winchester
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, Visceral Dysfunction and Viscerosomatic Patterns, Oct 2015, Petr Bitnar
  • Global Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention (GRIP), Level 1, Jan 2016, Benjamin Fergus
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization – Sports Course I, Skokie, March 2016, Zuzana Susan
  • Active Release Technique, Spine Recert, Chicago, March 2016, Dr. Michael Leahy, 16 hours
  • Global Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention (GRIP), Level 2, Chicago, April 2016, Dr. Benjamin Fergus
  • Global Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention (GRIP), Level 3, Chicago, June 2016, Dr. Benjamin Fergus
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, Sport 2, Skokie, July 2016, Zuzana Susan
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, D Course, Prague, Czech Republic, August 2016, Professor Pavel Kolar and various instructors
  • Global Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention (GRIP), Level 4, September 2016, Dr. Benjamin Fergus
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, Sport 3 (Oct 2016), Pavel Kolar, Alena Kobesova, Zuzana Susan
  • Active Release Technique Recertification Course, December 2016, Michael Leahy
  • Neurodynamics Upper Quarter 1, March 2017, Michael Shacklock
  • Neurodynamics Lower Quarter 1, April 2017, Michael Shacklock
  • DNS Advanced Movement Skills Course, April 2017, Martina Jezkova
  • DNS Advanced Pediatric Skills Course, April 2017, Martina Jezkova
  • Global Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention (GRIP), Performance 1, July 2017, Co-Instructor with Dr. Benjamin Fergus

Upcoming Classes

  • GRIP Performance Series Lecturer
  • GRIP Clinical Series Lecturer
  • Neurodynamics
  • Active Release Technique
  • DNS Skills Course
  • DNS Yoga 1 and 2

Certifications & Licensure

  • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners Certification
  • Completion of Parts I, II, III, IV and Physiotherapy 2009 & 2010
  • Certified in 1st 100 hour acupuncture program      2010
  • Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP) 2010
  • Indiana Professional Licensure 2012
  • DOT Certified Medical Examiner 2014
  • ART Certified, Upper Extremity, 2014
  • ART Certified, Spine, 2015
  • Functional Range Release Certified, Upper Limb, 2015
  • ART Certified, Lower Extremity, 2015
  • ART Certified, Full Body, 2015
  • GRIP Certified Practitioner, 2016
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Exercise Trainer (DNSET), 2016
  • GRIP Assistant Instructor, 2017
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Certified Practitioner (DNSP), 2017
  • GRIP Performance Instructor, 2017

Associations

  • Indiana State Chiropractic Association 2013-current

Professional Interests

  • Functional Biomechanics
  • Movement
  • Developmental Kinesiology
  • Hernias
  • Paleo Lifestyle
  • Epigenetics