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Robert Cooperstein, DC, MA

Dr. Robert Cooperstein received his Masters degree in Economics from UC Berkeley and his DC degree from Life Chiropractic College West. He is currently a Professor at Palmer College of Chiropractic West, where he serves as the Coordinator of Technique and Research. In addition to teaching pathology and chiropractic procedures, he is very involved in research, having frequently presented his work at professional conferences and authored many publications, including journal articles, textbook chapters, and columns in widely-circulated magazines and newspapers. In addition to his teaching and research activities, Dr. Cooperstein maintains a private practice of chiropractic in San Leandro, California.


Curriculum Vitae

EMAIL: Cooperstein_r@palmer.edu
BORN: November 21, 1949
PRESENT POSITION: Professor, Palmer Chiropractic College West, San Jose, CA; Coordinator of the
Department of Technique and Research

EDUCATION:
• 1966 Bronx High School of Science, New York, N.Y.
• 1970 B.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook
• 1974 M.A., University of California at Berkeley
• 1984 D.C., Life Chiropractic College West

EXPERIENCE:
• 2015: PIE conference facilitator, PCC (Process of Integrating Evidence (PIE) for CAM Educators)
• 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010 Attended Improving Chiropractic Education Through Evidence-Based Clinical Practice
(EBCP) sessions at Palmer Chiropractic College, Davenport and University of Iowa
• 2012 Conference presentations at ACC-RAC (Association of Chiropractic Colleges / Research Agenda
Conference) meetings 2002 to present
• 2011 Attended McMaster program “Improving Your Practice/Teaching Through Evidence-Based Clinical
Practice”, in Hamilton Canada
• 2014 to present, invited Peer reviewer, Journal of Chiropractic Humanities
• 2014 to present, invited Peer reviewer, Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
• 2013 to present, invited Peer reviewer, Journal of Chiropractic Education
• 2008 NBCE Pathology Committee, Part I (prior term as well)
• 2008- 15: PACE Reviewer, auspices of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards

• 2007 to present: Advisory Board, American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists (ABCO)
• 2003 to 2009 Chair, Technique Consortium, Association of Chiropractic Colleges

• 2003 to 2005: invited peer reviewer, Research and Science section of JACA
• 2004 Presentation to American College of Chiropractic Consultants on Chiropractic Techniques
• 2004-14: PACE Review Committee
• 1998 to present: Technique and Philosophy column coordinator, JACA
• 2003-2005: National Board of Chiropractic Examiners Part II Test Committee, Chir Practice

• 2001 to present, invited Peer reviewer, Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
• 2000 to cessation of publication, Peer reviewer, Journal of the Neuromusculoskeletal Journal

• 1999 to cessation of publication, Peer reviewer, Chiropractic Research Journal
• 1999 to present Director of the Department of Technique and Research, PCCW
• 1998 to cessation of organization, Scientific Reviewer for Consortial Center for Chiropractic Research
• 1998 to present, Peer reviewer, Association of Chiropractic Colleges symposium
• 1998 to 2003. Secretary of Technique Consortium, Association of Chiropractic Colleges
• 1998 Chair of the Department of Technique and Management
• 1997 Administrative Research Coordinator, Palmer Chiropractic College West
• 1997 through several annual participations: Consultant to the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part IV


examination, Standardized Patient Trainer
• 1996 Faculty, American Back Society, seminar on implementing a Smart Chiropractic Table
• 1995 to present: Member, Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research. Co-chair of the Biosignals Laboratory and of
the Interdisciplinary Research Clinic Project committees
• 1995-97 Secretary-Treasurer, Panel of Advisors to the ACA Council on Technique
• 1995 and for several subsequent years: Consultant to the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners Part IV Test
Committee, Chiropractic Technique
• 1994 Participant in Panel Discussion Structure vs. Function. FCER/ICSM, Palm Springs California
• 1993 Member, Committee on Manipulative and Manual Medicine, American Back Society
• 1993 Faculty, American Back Society, seminar on cost-effective care
• 1993 Faculty Advisor, Bartlett (PCCW campus newspaper)
• 1993 Panel of Advisors, ACA Council on Technique
• 1993 Palmer College of Chiropractic West Continuing Education Faculty
• 1993 to 2005, 2008-2010: National Board of Chiropractic Examiners Part I Test Committee, Pathology
• 1992 to 2013: Columnist, Dynamic Chiropractic (quarterly)
• 1989 to present: Palmer Chiropractic College West, San Jose, CA. Assistant & Associate Professor. Courses
taught: General Pathology, Chiropractic Procedures
• 1985 to present: Private practice of chiropractic, Oakland and San Leandro, Cal.
• 1987: Faculty, American Back Society. Conducted workshop in chiropractic procedures.
• 1986-89: Pacific Consortium for Chiropractic Research College Representative, Life Chiropractic College West,
San Lorenzo, Cal.
• 1985-89: Life Chiropractic College West, San Lorenzo, Cal. Assistant Professor. Chairman of the Clinic Review
Committee; Clinic Faculty; Instructor in Spinal Biomechanics
• 1972-74: University of California, Berkeley, Cal. Teaching Assistant.

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS
• 1993 Continuing Education, PCCW
• 1993 Academic Standards, PCCW
• 1994 Preceptorship Committee, PCCW
• 1997 Committee on Rank and Promotion, PCCW
• 1997 Academic Management Group, PCCW
• 2000 Chair, Physiology-Pathology Committee, PCCW
• 2000 Chair, Technique Committee, PCCW
• 2008 to present Library Commmittee, PCCW

CONTINUING EDUCATION and PRESENTATIONS TAUGHT
• 2015 Palmer West Homecoming The story of the sacral base
• 2014 Palmer West Homecoming The low tech PI ilium complex
• 2014 The short leg question in chiropractic: Qualitative clinical research on the significance of the type of “short
leg." Paper presented at: Proceedings of the 6th Annual SOT Research Conference 2014; Redondo Beach, CA.
• 2014 Cooperstein R, Blum CL, Cooperstein E. The correlation of the Arm-Fossa Test with other sacroiliac
findings: A feasibility study. Paper presented at: Proceedings of the 6th Annual SOT Research Conference 2014;
Redondo Beach, CA.
• 2014 Cooperstein R, Crum E, Lisi A. Sitting PSIS positions and prone blocking preferences: A preliminary report.
Paper presented at: Proceedings of the 6th Annual SOT Research Conference2014; Redondo Beach, CA.
• 2010 to present Various 4 hours programs taught in California and Nevada about 6 per year
• 2010 The cervicothoracic region, Ontario, CA
• 2010 Full Spine Integrated Chiropractic Technique, Palmer Davenport


• 2010 The cervicothoracic region, San Jose, Palmer
• 2009 The cervicothoracic region, San Jose, Palmer
• 2008 The cervicothoracic region San Diego, American Specialty Health
• 2008 The Lumbopelvis San Jose, Palmer
• 2007 Los Angeles: Integrated Chiopractic Technique
• 2006 Palmer West Homecoming: Adjusting the transitional areas of the spine
• 2006 Lake Lucerne, Switzerland: Technique Systems in the Chiropractic Profession
• 2006 Palmer Florida Homecoming, How to apply the Palmer Package to "Sub-routines" in chiropractic
• 2005 Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College Oct. 15-6, "Technique Tune-Up Workshop – Demystifying the
Chiropractic Adjustment"
• 2005 Palmer West Homecoming: Integrated Chiropractic Technique: Chiropractic Subroutines
• 2004 Technique Compendium, Palmer West, Oct. 9, 2004
• 2004 Invited speaker Bridgeport Chiropractic College 4/15/2004
• 2004 Integrated Chiropractic Technique, Humboldt Chiropractic Association
• 2004 Chiropractic Technique, Palmer Florida, JUNE 5, 2004
• 2003 Technique Compendium, Palmer West April 13, 2003
• 2003 Technique Compendium, Palmer West March 8, 2003
• 2002 Technique Compendium, Palmer West Nov. 16, 2002
• 2002 Chiropractic Technique, Sept. 21-22, 2002
• 2002 Diversified Technique, Palmer West, July 14
• 2001 Technique Compendium, Palmer West April 13, 2001
• 2001 Bare Bones Chiropractic, Palmer Davenport, 7/28-29/01
• 2000 Chiropractic Technique, Palmer West Oct. 21-22, 2000 ??
• 2000, Presentation at RACV on Writing the Case Report, and State of the Art of Chiropractic Technique
• 2000, In-house presentation at PCCW on Writing the Case Report
• 1999, Presentation at Palmer Lyceum on writing the Case Report
• 1999, Presentation at RAC IV updating Reliability and Validity of Common Chiropractic examination methods
• 1999 Faculty, American Back Society, seminar on Retrieving medical information from the World Wide Web
• 1999 Instructor in the PCCW Clinical Chiropractic Relicensing Program, on the topic: Integrated Approach to
Chiropractic
• 1997 Instructor in the PCCW Clinical Chiropractic Relicensing Program, on the topic: Integrated Approach to
Chiropractic
• 1995 Instructor in the PCCW Clinical Chiropractic Relicensing Program, on the topic: Seminar in Comparative
Chiropractic Technique
• 1994 Seminar for British Columbia CMCC Alumni, entitled The Elusive SI Joint
• 1994 Instructor in the PCCW Clinical Chiropractic Relicensing Program, on the topic: Physiologic Adjusting
Methods: A Seminar in Synkinetic SMT
• 1993 Instructor in the PCCW Clinical Chiropractic Series, on: The Lumbopelvis: Technique and Analysis
• Courses taught at meetings of the American Back Society 1987, 1993, 1998, 1999
PUBLICATIONS:
Textbooks
Cooperstein R, Gleberzon B. Technique Systems in Chiropractic. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone; 2004.
Cooperstein, R. Chiropraxis. 1990, 1994
Cooperstein, R. Integrated Chiropractic Technique: Chiropraxis 2001
Cooperstein, R. Introduction to General Pathology. 1989, 1991
Cooperstein, R and Lew, M Atlas of Palmer West Technique Procedures 2010
Textbook chapters


Skogsbergh DR, Cooperstein R. The management of low back pain and radiculopathy. In: Haldeman S, editor.
Principles and practice of chiropractic. 3 ed. New York NY: McGraw-Hill; 2004. p. 911-950.
Cooperstein R. Contemporary approach to understanding chiropractic technique. In: Lawrence D, ed. Advances in
Chiropractic Volume 2. Chicago IL: Mosby Year Book, Inc., 1995:437-459. vol 2).
Cooperstein R. Chiropractic Technique. In: Gardner S, Mosby JS, editors. Chiropractic Secrets. Philadelphia, PA:
Hanley & Belfus; 1999. p. 107-118.
Cooperstein R, Killinger L. Chiropractic techniques in the care of the geriatric patient. In: Gleberzon B, editor.
Chiropractic Care of the Geriatric Patient. Oxford: Butterworth Heinemann; 2001. p. 359-383.)
Scaringe J, Cooperstein R. Chiropractic Manual Procedures. In: Redwood D, Cleveland III CS, editors.
Fundamentals of Chiropractic. St. Louis, MI: Mosby; 2003. p. 257-291.
Cooperstein R. Sacro-occipital technique use of padded wedges for diagnosis and treatment. In: Chaitow L, editor.
Positional Release. 3 ed: Churchill-Livingstone; 2008. p. 179-198.
Publications and Abstracts, Peer-Reviewed
Nansel, D.D., Peneff, A., Jansen, R.D., Cooperstein, R. Interexaminer reliability with respect to the detection of
joint-play asymmetries in the cervical spines of otherwise asymptomatic subjects. C.C.A. Convention, San Diego,
Ca., June 1988.
Nansel DD, Peneff AL, Jansen RD, Cooperstein R. Interexaminer concordance in detecting joint-play reliability
with respect to the detection of joint-play asymmetries in the cervical spines of otherwise asymptomatic subjects.
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 1989;12(6):428-433.
Nyiendo, J., Cooperstein, R., et al. A descriptive profile of 395 low back pain patients and their low back
complaints. C.C.A. Convention, San Diego, CA. June, 1988.
Cooperstein, R. Innominate vertical length differentials as a function of pelvic torsion and pelvic carrying angle.
Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Conference on Research and Education, June 16B17, 1990.
Waldorf, T., Cooperstein, R. T., Kontz, H., Nansel, D. Effects of cervical adjustments on lumbar paraspinal muscle
tone. Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Conference on Research and Education, June 16B17, 1990.
Cooperstein, R. Brand-name techniques and the confidence gap. Journal of Chiropractic Education. (4)3, December
1990.
Cooperstein R, Gardner R, Nansel D. Concordance of two methods of motion palpation with goniometrically-
assessed cervical lateral flexion asymmetry. In: Wolk S, editor. International Conference on Spinal Manipulation;
1991; Arlington, VA.: FCER; 1991. p. 235-239.
Cooperstein, R., Gardner, R., and Nansel, D. Procedure-specific concordance of two methods of motion palpation
with goniometrically-assessed cervical lateral flexion asymmetry. World Federation of Chiropractic, proceedings.
May, 1991.
Cooperstein, R. (1991). The Derifield pelvic leg check: a kinesiological interpretation. Chiropractic Technique 3(2):

60-65.

Nansel, D., Waldorf, T. and Cooperstein, R. Effect of cervical adjustments on lumbar paraspinal tissue compliance -
evidence for facilitation of intersegmental tonic neck reflexes. Proceedings of the International Conference on Spinal
Manipulation, proceedings. May, 1992.
Cooperstein, R. Roentgenometric assessment of innominate vertical length differentials. Proceedings of the 7th
Annual Conference on Research and Education. June, 1992.
Phillips, R., Mootz, R., Nyiendo, J., Cooperstein, R., Konsler, J., and Mennon, M. The descriptive profile of low
back pain patients of field practicing chiropractors contrasted with those treated in the clinics of west coast
chiropractic colleges. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. 15(8), October, 1992.
Nansel DD, Waldorf T, Cooperstein R. Effect of cervical spinal adjustments on lumbar paraspinal muscle tone:
evidence for facilitation of intersegmental tonic neck reflexes. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1993;16(2):91-5.
Cooperstein, R. The Microeconomics of Individual Choice Between Medical and Chiropractic Therapy. Proceedings
of the 8th Annual Conference on Research and Education. June, 1993.
Cooperstein, R. Functional leg length inequality: geometric analysis and an alternative muscular model. Proceedings
of the 8th Annual Conference on Research and Education. June, 1993.
Bricker, D., Hickey, M, and Cooperstein, R. The implications for chiropractic of recent findings in physical
anthropology on the evolution of bipedalism. Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference on Research and Education.
June, 1993.

Cooperstein, R., Bricker, D., Jansen, R. Confirmation of leg length inequality as a stable, objectively-measured
entity: the construction and implementation of a friction-reduced, segmented table, Conference Proceedings of the
Chiropractic Centennial Foundation, 1995
Cooperstein, R., Bricker, D., Jansen, R. Detection of absolute and relative left and right leg displacements as a
function of head rotation: the advantages of using a friction-reduced segmented table, Conference Proceedings of the
Chiropractic Centennial Foundation, 1995
Cooperstein R. Technique system overview: Thompson Technique. Chiropractic Technique 1995;7(2):60-63.

Cooperstein R. Technique system overview: Chiropractic Biophysics Technique (CBP). Chiropractic Technique
1995;7(4):141-146.
Cooperstein, R. On diversified technique, Conference Proceedings of the Chiropractic Centennial Foundation, 1995
, Davenport Iowa.
Cooperstein, R. The Evolution of Chiropractic Technique and Analysis, Conference Proceedings of the
Chiropractic Centennial Foundation, 1995 , Davenport Iowa.
Cooperstein R. Diversified technique: core of chiropractic or "just another technique system"? Journal of
Chiropractic Humanities 1995;5(1):50-55.

Cooperstein R, Schneider Mi. Assessment of chiropractic techniques and procedures. Topics in Clinical Chiropractic
1996;3(1):44-51.

Cooperstein R, Jansen R. Temporal stability of functional leg length inequalities in eleven asymptomatic subjects.
In: Hansen DT, ed. Proceedings of the 10th Annual Conference on Research and Education, "Chiropractic
Applications for the Future". San Diego, CA: Consortium for Chiropractic Research, California Chiropractic
Association, 1996:166-169.
Jansen R, Cooperstein R. Sensitivity of an optoelectric measuring apparatus for evaluating positional asymmetry in a
friction-reduced examination environment. In: Hansen DT, ed. Proceedings of the 10th Annual Conference on
Research and Education, "Chiropractic Applications for the Future". San Diego, CA: Consortium for Chiropractic
Research, California Chiropractic Association, 1996:170-172.
Cooperstein R, Bricker DS, Jansen R. Confirmation of leg length inequality as a stable, objectively-measured entity:
the construction and implementation of a friction-reduced, segmented table. ABS Newsletter
1996(Spring/Summer):20. (reprint from Conference Proceedings of the Chiropractic Centennial Foundation, 1995)
Cooperstein R. Council on Technique. Journal of the California Chiropractic Association 1996(July):37-38, 61.
Cooperstein R, Jansen P. Technology description: The friction-reduced segmented table. Chiropractic Technique
1996;8(3):107-111.
Cooperstein R. Technique system overview: Sacro Occipital Technique. Chiropractic Technique 1996;8(3):125-131.
Schneider MJ, Filson R, Cooperstein R. Proceedings of the 26th Intercollegiate Conference on Technique
Fundamentals. Chiropractic Technique 1996;8(3):134-138.

Cooperstein R, Jansen R. Emulation of prone leg checking in a friction-reduced environment: optoelectric detection
of loaded functional leg length inequality. In: FCER, ed. 1996 International Conference on Spinal Manipulation.
Bournemouth, England: Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research, 1996:206-207.
Jansen R, Cooperstein R. In vivo measurement of soft tissue elasticity as a function of consecutively increased load
in a friction-reduced environment. In: FCER, ed. 1996 International Conference on Spinal Manipulation.
Bournemouth, England: Foundation for Chiropractic Research and Education, 1996:204-205.
Cooperstein R, Bricker D, Jansen R. Confirmation of leg length inequality as a stable, objectively-measured entity:
The construction and implementation of a friction-reduced, multi-segmented table. ABS Newsletter
1996(Spring/Summer):20. (Reprint of previous article)
Cooperstein R, Jansen R. Researching functional leg length inequality using a "smart table" and an optoelectric
measuring system. In: Swartz A, ed. American Back Society. Diagnoses and treatment of back pain: The next level.
Syllabus. San Francisco, California: American Back Society, 1996:39-41.
Cooperstein, R. (1997). Council on Technique update. Journal of the American Chiropractic Association(January):
43-45.

Cooperstein, R. (1997). Council on Technique. Journal of the American Chiropractic Association(June): 63-64.
Jansen, R. and R. Cooperstein (1997). From laboratory to classroom: The challenge of incorporating dissonant
research into a teaching curriculum. Association of Chiropractic Colleges, San Diego, CA, Association of
Chiropractic Colleges.
Cooperstein R. Panel of Advisors to the ACA Council on technique 27th Intercollegiate Conference. Chiropractic
Technique 1997;9(2):51-56.


Cooperstein, R. (1997). Technique system overview: Activator Methods Technique. Chiropractic Technique 9(3):
108-114.
Cooperstein R. Consumer choice between chiropractic and medical care: a microeconomic analysis. Journal of
Chiropractic Humanities ;1997:11-17.
Jansen RD, Cooperstein R. Measurement of soft tissue strain in response to consecutively increased compressive
and distractive loads on a friction-based test bed. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
1998;21(1):19-26.
Cooperstein R. Panel of Advisors to the ACA Council on technique 28th Intercollegiate conference. Chiropractic
Technique 1997;10(2):79-81.
Jansen RD, Cooperstein R. The effects of controlled bilateral traction and compression on relative leg lengths of
asymptomatic females. In: FCER, ed. 1998 International Conference on Spinal Manipulation. Vancouver, BC,
Canada: Foundation for Chiropractic Research and Education, 1998:180.
Cooperstein R, Pigg J. Triaxial measurement of foot loading responses as related to pelvic biomechanics. In: Herzog
W, editor. CCCRC 98: Proceedings of the Inaugural Conference; 1998 1998; Calgary, Canada: Herzog, Walter;
1998. p. 36.
Cooperstein R, Pigg J. Triaxial assessment of extreme end-range foot posture: a novel method of leg checking. In:
Owens E, editor. 7th Annual National Subluxation Conference; 1999; Spartanburg, SC: Sherman College of Straight
Chiropractic; 1999.
Cooperstein R, Pigg J. Triaxial assessment of extreme end-range foot posture: a novel method of leg checking. In:
National Vertebral Subluxation Conference, 1999; 1999; Spartanburg, SC: Journal of Vertebral Subluxation
Research; 1999. p. 1.
Cooperstein R. Back to basics: The chiroprator as physician-firm. Topics in Clinical Chiropractic 1999;5(4):1-13.
Gatterman MJ, Cooperstein R, Lantz C, Schneider M, Forrester JI. Rating chiropractic technique procedures for
specific low back conditions: a process for guidelines development. In: WFC, editor. World Federation of
Chiropractic. 5th Biennial Congress; 1999; Aukland, New Zealand: World Federation of Chiropractic; 1999. p. 159.
Cooperstein R. Chiropractic leg checking. Journal of the American Chiropractic Association 1999;36(8):26-27.
Cooperstein R, Lisi A. Pelvic torsion: anatomical considerations, construct validity, and chiropractic examination
procedures. Topics in Clinical Chiropractic 2000;7(3):38-49.
Gatterman MI, Cooperstein R, Lantz C, Perle SM, Schneider MJ. Rating specific chiropractic technique procedures
for common low back conditions. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2001;24(7):449-56.
Cooperstein R, Perle SM, Gatterman MI, Lantz C, Schneider MJ. Chiropractic technique procedures for specific low
back conditions: Characterizing the literature. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2001;24(6):407-24.
Cooperstein R. Padded wedges for lumbopelvic mechanical analysis. ACA Journal of Chiropractic 2000;37(10):24-
26.
Cooperstein R, Fitzpatrick A. Triaxial assessment of end-range foot posture: a novel and reliable leg checking
method. In: FCER, editor. 2000 International Conference on Spinal Manipulation; 2000 2000; Northwestern College


of Chiropractic, Bloomington, Minnesota: Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research; 2000. p. 184-186.
Cooperstein, R. and B. J. Gleberzon (2001). “Toward a taxonomy of subluxation-equivalents.” Topics in Clinical
Chiropractic 8(1): 49-60.
Cooperstein R. When Quasimodo comes in subluxated . . . Journal of the American Chiropractic Association
2001;38(7):46, 48-49.
Brown J, Cooperstein R. Why motion palpation is so confounding. Journal of the American Chiropractic
Association 2001;38(10):34-36.
Cooperstein R, Morschhauser E. Toward an E-based peer-review process. Journal of the American Chiropractic
Association 2001;38(12):28-30.
Cooperstein, R., A. Lisi, et al. (2002). “Detection of artificial leg length inequality.” Journal of Chiropractic
Education 16(1): 6-7.
Cooperstein, R. (2002). “To make a short story long: the patient makes the diagnosis.” JACA 39(2): 28-29.
Peterson D, Cooperstein R. An argument for assisted and resisted adjusting. Journal of the American Chiropractic
Association 2002;39(5):46-7.
Cooperstein R, Lisi A. Correlation of PSIS measurements and ankle-joint complex ROM. In: 4th Interdisciplinary
World Congress on Low Back & Pelvic Pain; 2001 November, 2001; Montreal, Canada; 2001. p. 353-4.
Cooperstein R, Perle SM. Condition-specific indications for low back chiropractic adjustive procedures for the low
back: Literature and clinical effectiveness ratings of an expert panel. Topics in Clinical Chiropractic 2002;9(3):19-
29.
Cooperstein R, Gleberzon B. The Technique Consortium of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges: The first 20
years. Journal of Chiropractic Education 2002;16(1):12-13.
Cooperstein R. Dual probe thermography: Constructive test par excellence. Journal of the American Chiropractic
Association 2002;39(9):32-34.
Cooperstein R. The sacral leg check: Destructive orthopedic test par excellence. Journal of the American
Chiropractic Association 2002;39(8):20-22.
Cooperstein R, Morschhauser E, Lisi A. Validity of prone, compressive leg checking in detecting artificial leg
length inequality. In: 2002 International Conference on Spinal Manipulation; 2002; Toronto CA: FCER; 2002. p.
129.
Lisi AJ, Cooperstein R, Morschhauser E. A pilot study of provocation testing with pelvic wedges: Can prone
blocking demonstrate a directional preference? The Journal of Chiropractic Education 2002;16(1):30-31.
Cooperstein R, Grunstein J. Interdisciplinary assay of literature pertaining to leg length inequality. In: Owens E,
editor. 10th Annual Vertebral Subluxation Conference; 2002; Hayward, CA: Sherman College of Straight
Chiropractic; 2002.
Cooperstein R. Full-Spine Specific Chiropractic Technique. Journal of the American Chiropractic Association
2003;40(1):20, 22.


Cooperstein R. Upper cervical technique. The Bartlett 2002;10(4):10-12.
Peterson D, Cooperstein R. An Argument for Assisted and Resisted Adjusting. Journal of the American Chiropractic
Association 2002;39(5):46-47.
Cooperstein R, Lisi A. Correlation of ankle joint complex range of motion, leg checks, PSIS measurement, and
radiological findings. Journal of Chiropractic Education 2003;17(1):51-52.
Cooperstein R. System technique overview: Gonstead Chiropractic Technique. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
2003;2(1):16-24.
Cooperstein R. Upper-cervical Technique, historically considered. Journal of the American Chiropractic Association
2003;40(3):40-42.
Cooperstein R, Morschhauser E, Lisi A, Nick T. Validity of compressive leg checking in measuring artificial leg
length inequality. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2004;26(9):557-566.
Cooperstein R, Good CJ. Chiropractic listings: Part I. Journal of the American Chiropractic Association
2003;40(4):30, 32.
Good CJ, Cooperstein R. Chiropractic listings: Part II. Journal of the American Chiropractic Association
2003;40(5):34-36.
Cooperstein, R. and C. J. Good (2003). "Chiropractic listings: Part III." Journal of the American Chiropractic
Association 40(7): 38-40.
Cooperstein R, Good CJ. Chiropractic listings: Part IV. Journal of the American Chiropractic Association
2003;40(8):40-43.
Cooperstein R. The importance of repeated measures. Journal of the American Chiropractic Association
2003;40(6):30-31.
Cooperstein R, Crum E, Morschhauser E, Lisi A. Sitting PSIS positions and prone blocking preferences: a
preliminary report. Journal of Chiropractic Education 2004;18(1):44-45.
Lisi AJ, Cooperstein R, Morschhauser E. An exploratory study of provocation testing with padded wedges: Can
prone blocking demonstrate a directional preference? Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics
2004;27(2):103-8.
Cooperstein R, Gleberzon B. Technique system diversity within chiropractic. Canadian Chiropractor 2004;9(2):28-
30.
Cooperstein R, Lisi AJ. Blocking procedures: an expanded approach. JACA Journal of the American Chiropractic
Association 2004;41(1):44-6.
Cooperstein R, Gleberzon B. Technique system diversity within chiropractic. Canadian Chiropractor 2004;9(2):28-
30.
Gleberzon B, Cooperstein R. Chiropractic's love-hate relationship with techniques. Canadian Chiropractor

2004;9(1):6-9.
Cooperstein R. The modified modified rotary break. JACA Journal of the American Chiropractic Association
2004;41(12):22-3.
Cooperstein R. The 2003 meeting of the American Back Society, part 1. Dynamic Chiropractic 2004;22(9):26.
Cooperstein R. The 2003 meeting of the American Back Society, part II. Dynamic Chiropractic 2004;22(17).
Cooperstein R. The pre-stressed anterior thoracolumbar adjustment. JACA Journal of the American Chiropractic
Association 2004;41(6):38-40.
Cooperstein R. Technique Consortium: ACC meeting, March 11-14, 2004. JACA Journal of the American
Chiropractic Association 2004;41(5):38-41.
Cooperstein R. Tortithoracis. JACA Journal of the American Chiropractic Association 2004;41(4).
Cooperstein R. Palpating the pelvis for torsion. J Am Chiropractic Assoc 2004;41(9):48-50.
Gleberzon B, Cooperstein R, Perle S. Can chiropractic survive its chimerical nature? Journal of the Canadian
Chiropractic Association 2005;49(2).
Cooperstein R, Morschhauser E. Survey on manual adjustive procedures in the chiropractic classroom setting.
Journal of Chiropractic Education 2005;19(1):52-53.
Cooperstein R. On technique despair, briefly considered. J Amer Chiropr Assoc 2005;42(2):22-23.
Cooperstein R. Esoterica in chiropractic. J Amer Chiropr Assoc 2005;42(8):19-20.
Cooperstein R. The superproliferation of chiropractic techniques. Journal of the American Chiropractic Association
2005(December):2-5.
Cooperstein R. Assessment of sitting-standing pelvic landmarks for anatomical LLI: Or Darwin's finches and leg
checking. Journal of the American Chiropractic Association 2006(March):12-14.
Feise RJ, Cooperstein R. From narrative to systematic reviews. Journal of the American Chiropractic Association
2006;43(3):7-9.
Cooperstein R, Perle S, Gleberzon B, Peterson D. Flawed trials, flawed analysis: Why CBP should avoid rating
itself. Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association 2006;50(2):97-102.
Cooperstein R, Haneline M, Morgan Y. Mathematical modeling of the so-called "Allis Test". Journal of
Chiropractic Education 2006;20(1):8-9.
Lisi AJ, O'Neill CW, Lindsey DP, Cooperstein R, Cooperstein E, Zucherman JF. Measurement of In Vivo lumbar
intervertebral disc pressure during spinal manipulation: a feasibility study. Journal of Applied Biomechanics
2006;22(3):234-239.
Lisi A, O'Neill C, Lindsey DP, Cooperstein E, Zucherman JF. Measurement of in vivo lumbar intervertebral disc
pressure during spinal manipulation: a feasibility study. Journal of Chiropractic Education 2006;20(1):33.


Cooperstein R. Assessing chiropractic patients seen by Medusa first. Journal of the American Chiropractic
Association 2006;43(6):13-14.
Cooperstein R. Adjustive technique scheme: A fresh look. Journal of the American Chiropractic Association
2007;44(2):15-19.
Cooperstein R. Do you want the right wrong answer or the wrong right answer? Journal of the American
Chiropractic Association 2006;43(9):12-14.
Haneline M, Cooperstein R. Appraisal of journal articles: Asking the right questions. Journal of the American
Chiropractic Association 2006;43(4):20-24.
Haneline M, Cooperstein R. The reliability and validity of clinical tests. Journal of the American Chiropractic
Association 2006;43(7):19-22.
Cooperstein R, Haneline M, Lew M, Young M, Hettich JM. Feigned pain and subluxation calls: A pilot Study on the
role fo expectation bias. Journal of Chiropractic Education 2007;21(1):52.
Cooperstein R, Haneline M, Wilson R. Identification of thoracic spinal levels by palpation versus an x-ray gold
standard. Journal of Chiropractic Education 2007;21(1):51.
Haneline MT, Cooperstein R, Young M, Ross J. Determining spinal level using the inferior angle of the scapula as a
reference landmark: a retrospective analysis of 50 x-rays. Journal of Chiropractic Education 2007;21(1):104-105.
Haas M, Cooperstein R, Peterson D. Disentangling manual muscle testing and Applied Kinesiology: critique and
reinterpretation of a literature review [commentary]. Chiropractc & Osteopathy 2007;15(11):24p.
Cooperstein r, Haneline M. Spinous process palpation using the scapular tip as a landmark vs a radiographic
criterion standard. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 2007;6(3):87-93.
Cooperstein R. “Lack of Evidence Not Evidence of Lack, but . . .”. Journal of the American Chiropractic
Association 2007;44(4):29-31.
Haneline M, Cooperstein R. Tools for the assessment of pain in chiropractic practice. Journal of the American
Chiropractic Association 2007;44(5):18-22.
Cooperstein R, Haneline M. Sandbagged by chance alone. Journal of the American Chiropractic Association
2007;44(6):16-17.
Cooperstein R. Evidence-based care-- whose evidence, and for what purpose? Journal of the American Chiropractic
Association 2007;44(8):8-9.
Haneline M, Cooperstein R, Young M, Ross J. Determining spinal level using the inferior angle of the scapula as a
reference landmark: a retrospective analysis of 50 radiographs. Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
2008;52(1):24-9.
Cooperstein R. Relationship of pelvic torsion and anatomical leg length inequality. Journal of Chiropractic
Education 2008;22(1):53.
Cooperstein R, Haneline M, Bodner N. Interexaminer reliability of prone end-feel motion assessment using
continuous data. Journal of Chiropractic Education 2008;22(1):53-54.


Cooperstein R, Haneline M. Where Is the Inferior angle of the scapula? Dynamic Chiropractic 2008;26(8).
Cooperstein R. Technique Research: How one chiropractic college gets it done. Journal of the American
Chiropractic Association 2008;45(1):12-14.
Cooperstein R, Haneline M. The advent of narrative systematic reviews. Journal of the American Chiropractic
Association 2008;45(6):24-25.
Cooperstein R. ROM Analysis of the Cervicothoracic Region—Interpretation of Gross Patterns. Journal of the
American Chiropractic Association 2008;45(3):13-15.
Cooperstein R. The limits of traditional chiropractic listings and the advent of provocation testing. JACA Online
2008;45(7):Online access only p 29-31.
Cooperstein R. Review of Chiropractic manipulative skills, 2nd ed., by David Byfield [editor] [book review]. JACA
Online 2008;45(4):Online access only p 19-20.
Cooperstein R. Two types of motion palpation: The excursion and the end-feel methods. JACA Online
2008;45(5):Online access only p 25-26.
Haneline M, Cooperstein R, Young M, Ross J. Determining spinal level using the inferior angle of the scapula as a
reference landmark: a retrospective analysis of 50 radiographs. Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
2008;52(1):24-9.
Haneline MT, Cooperstein R, Birkeland K. Spinal motion palpation: A comparison of studies that assessed
intersegmental end-feel versus excursion. Journal of Chiropractic Education 2008;22(1):59-60.
Haneline MT, Cooperstein R, Bongalon S. A feasibility study of acute neck pain in a practice-based research setting.
Journal of Chiropractic Education 2008;22(1):60.
Haneline MT, Cooperstein R, Young M, Birkeland K. Spinal motion palpation: a comparison of studies that
assessed intersegmental end feel vs excursion. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2008;31(8):616-26.
Cooperstein R. The temporomandibular joint. JACA Online 2009;46(1):Online access only p 10-13.
Cooperstein R, Haneline M, Young M. Interexaminer reliability of motion palpation using confidence calls and
continuous analysis. Journal of Chiropractic Education 2009;23(1):63.
Cooperstein R, Haneline M, Young M. The location of the inferior angle of the scapula in relation to the spine of a
prone patient. Journal of Chiropractic Education 2009;23(1):64.
Cooperstein R. Vaccination Is Both Beyond and Consistent with Chiropractic Philosophy! J Amer Chiropr Assoc
2009;45(9):27-28.
Cooperstein R. The temporomandibular joint. JACA Online 2009;46(1):Online access only p 10-13.
Cooperstein R, Lew M. The relationship between pelvic torsion and anatomical leg length inequality: A review of
the literature. J Chiropr Med 2009;8(3):107-118.
Cooperstein R, Haneline MT, Young MD. The location of the inferior angle of the scapula in relation to the spinal
level of prone patients. JCCA J Can Chiropr Assoc 2009;53(2):121-8.


Cooperstein R. Mobilizing and manipulating the arthritic hip. JACA Online 2009;46(5):Online access only p 9-11.
Cooperstein R. The MAN acronym: an operational approach to subluxation identification. JACA Online
2009;46(4):Online access only p 9-11.
Cooperstein R. The side-posture sacral apex adjustment: the Swiss army knife of low-back moves. JACA Online
2009;46(6):Online access only p 8-11.
Cooperstein R. A tale of two papers: The demise of the Gillet test may be greatly exaggerated [review]. JACA
Online 2009;46(3):Online access only p 12-15.
Haneline M, Cooperstein R, Young M. A photographic evaluation of sacroiliac motion at varying angles of leg
flexion during the step test. Journal of Chiropractic Education 2009;23(1):70.
Haneline M, Cooperstein R, Young M, Birkeland K. An annotated bibliography of spinal motion palpation
reliability studies. JCCA J Can Chiropr Assoc 2009;53(1):40-58.
Cooperstein R. Heuristic exploration of how leg checking procedures may lead to random (or worse) sacroiliac
clinical interventions. J Chiropr Med 2010;9(3):146-153.
Cooperstein R, Haneline M, Young M. Interexaminer reliability of thoracic motion palpation using confidence
ratings and continuous analysis. J Chiropr Med 2010;9(3):99-106.
Cooperstein R, Lagueux M. Concurrent validity of tape measure methods for determining leg length inequality
compared to a radiographic reference standard. Journal of Chiropractic Education 2010;24(1):88.
Cooperstein R. The supine modified rotary break (MRB): Seven pointers. J Amer Chiropr Assoc 2010;47(2):16-18.
Cooperstein R. Assessing agreement between measuring devices, or why high correlation does not suggest good
agreement. J Amer Chiropr Assoc 2010;47(2):16-18.
Cooperstein R, Haneline M, Young M. The reliability of cervical motion palpation using continuous analysis and
confidence ratings. Journal of Chiropractic Education 2010;24(1):88.
Cooperstein R. The short leg question in chiropractic: qualitative research on the significance of the type of "short
leg". Journal of Chiropractic Education 2010;24(1):123.

Editorial Commentaries and Letters to the Editor
Nansel DD, Peneff AL, Jansen RD, Cooperstein R. Letter to the editor on Interexaminer concordance in detecting
joint-play reliability with respect to the detection of joint-play asymmetries in the cervical spines of otherwise
asymptomatic subjects. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 1989;13(6):346-348.
Cooperstein R. Letter to the editor on Interexaminer concordance in detecting joint-play reliability with respect to
the detection of joint-play asymmetries in the cervical spines of otherwise asymptomatic subjects. Journal of
Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 1989;14(1):90.
Cooperstein, R. (1996). ALetter to the editor on AA normal sagittal spinal configuration: a desirable clinical


outcome`.@ Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 20(2): 136-137.
Jansen R, Cooperstein R. Letter to the editor on Technology description: The friction-reduced segmented table.
Chiropractic Technique 1996;9(2):82-83.
Cooperstein R. Changes in cerebellar blood flow after manipulation of the cervical spine using technetium 99m-
ethyl cysteinate dimer. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2005;28(7):549-50; author reply 550.
Haneline MT, Cooperstein R. Re: Hurwitz et al. Frequency and clinical predictors of adverse reactions to
chiropractic care in the UCLA neck pain study. Spine 2005; 30: 1477-84. Spine 2006;31(2):254; author reply 254-5.
Haneline MT, Cooperstein R. Internal carotid artery dissection with associated oculosympathetic palsy. Mt Sinai J
Med 2005;72(6):421; author reply 422.
Cooperstein R. Changes in cerebellar blood flow after manipulation of the cervical spine using technetium 99m-
ethyl cysteinate dimer. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2005;28(7):549-50; author reply 550.
Cooperstein R. The relationship between pelvic torsion and anatomical leg length inequality: A review of the
literature [LTE]. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 2010;9(2):96.
Cooperstein R. The AS ilium adjustment: Problem child of the chiropractic technique world. J Amer Chiropr Assoc
2010;47(4):16-19.
Cooperstein R. The story of the sacral base: Evidence-informed technique rumination. J Amer Chiropr Assoc
2010;47(6):46-50.
Cooperstein R. Adjusting the pelvis: Impact on the lumbar sagittal plane. J Amer Chiropr Assoc 2010;47(7):34-37.
Periodical Articles
Cooperstein, R. American Back Society Focuses on the industrial back. Dynamic Chiropractic. October 9, 1992,
p.22, 32.
Cooperstein, R. The industrial back, Dynamic Chiropractic. February 26, 1993, p.8, 22.
Cooperstein, R. Every Dinosaur Has the Right to Lay It's Own Egg, Dynamic Chiropractic. May 21, 1993, p.14, 42.
Cooperstein, R. Old Fashioned Competency in History Taking and Physical Examination, Dynamic Chiropractic.
August 13, 1993, 23, 26-27.
Cooperstein, R. Better Care, More Cheaply: The Advent of Practice Guidelines, Dynamic Chiropractic, Nov. 5,
1993, p.18-19, 45.
Cooperstein, R. ABS meets in San Francisco, Dynamic Chiropractic, Feb. 25, 1994, p.22, 32, 33-34.
Cooperstein, R. ABS Update, Dynamic Chiropractic, May 6, 1994, p.28, 30.
Cooperstein, R. Montreal 1994: ABS Meeting Nets High Scientific Yield, Dynamic Chiropractic, July 29, 1994
(part I), p.22-23.


Cooperstein, R. Montreal 1994: ABS Meeting Nets High Scientific Yield, Dynamic Chiropractic, September 1, 1994
(part II), p.16, 32.
Cooperstein, R. Chiropractic is a Sitting Duck for Orthopractic, Dynamic Chiropractic, October 21, 1994, p.21-23.
Cooperstein, R. ABS Fall Symposium: The Brave New World of Managed Care, Part I, Dynamic Chiropractic,
February 27, 1995, p.19-20. 30-31.
Cooperstein, R. ABS Fall Symposium: The Brave New World of Managed Care, Part II, Dynamic Chiropractic,
March 27, 1995, p.26-27, 40-41.
Cooperstein, R. On Hybrid Vigor and Creative Disaccord: The Panel of Advisors to the ACA Panel on Technique,
Dynamic Chiropractic, June 19, 1995, p.14, 20.
Cooperstein, R. Grand Rounds at the American Back Society: Cinema Verité of Back Pain, Dynamic Chiropractic,
August 29, 1995, p.16, 20.
Cooperstein, R. Investigating the Short Leg Phenomenon: The Friction-Reduction Hypothesis, Dynamic
Chiropractic, January 15, 1995, p.31-32, 39.
Cooperstein, R. Guidelines in Chiropractic: Our Own Private Bosnia? Dynamic Chiropractic, March 11, 1996, p.16,
32-34.
Cooperstein R. In defense of the audible. Dynamic Chiropractic May 6, 1996;14(10):23, 25.
Cooperstein R. "Once a treatment has become respectable, it may be impossible to determine whether it actually
works". Dynamic Chiropractic 1996;14(15):24-26.
Cooperstein R. Cost-benefit analysis: a chiropractic blind spot. Dynamic Chiropractic 1996;14(18):13,18.
Cooperstein R. Spinal graffiti: the rise and fall of the Harrison Spinal Model. Dynamic Chiropractic 1996;14(22):18,
29.
Cooperstein R. Chirodiversity alive and well in Greeley, Colorado. Dynamic Chiropractic 1996;14(26):25, 29.
Cooperstein R. Back Society meeting part I. Restoration of the intervertebral disc. Dynamic Chiropractic
1996;15(4):19, 40-41.
Cooperstein R. Back Society meeting part II: Caring for the back as the world turns. Dynamic Chiropractic
1997;15(8):16, 23-25, 31.
Cooperstein, R. (1997). AWould you believe a fifty dollar roll?@ Dynamic Chiropractic 15(13): 15, 27-28
Cooperstein, R. (1997). AThe reverse double whammy leg check.@ Dynamic Chiropractic 15(16): 35-38.
Cooperstein, R. (1997). ATen theses on the tyranny of unfettered factoids.@ Dynamic Chiropractic 15(20): 6-7, 14.
Cooperstein, R. (1997). AAnnouncing the ACC Technique Consortium.@ Dynamic Chiropractic 15(4): 6, 36.
Cooperstein R. American Back Society meets in San Francisco: spinal pain generators not-so- tentatively identified.
Dynamic Chiropractic 1998;16(3):44, 46, 49.


Cooperstein R. ABS meets in San Francisco: Part II. Dynamic Chiropractic 1997;16(7):27, 32-34.
Cooperstein, R. (1998).
Cooperstein R. Tortithoracis: a name in search of a condition. Dynamic Chiropractic 1998;16(11):32-33.
Cooperstein R. The supply side of chiropractic services: do doctors work more for less, or less for less? Dynamic
Chiropractic 1998;16(15):8, 13-14.
Cooperstein, R. (1998). Herzog on . . . Dynamic Chiropractic 16(19): 17, 26-7, 36-7, 55.
Cooperstein R. On wedge angles and stuff. Dynamic Chiropractic 1998;17(1):9, 17, 26.
Cooperstein R. ABS meets in Las Vegas, Part I. Dynamic Chiropractic 1999;17(5):24, 30, 46.
Cooperstein R. ABS meets in Las Vegas, Part II. Dynamic Chiropractic 1999;17(7):16-17, 44-45.
Cooperstein R. Specificity failure and petrified thought. Dynamic Chiropractic 1999;17(13):20-21, 50-51.
Cooperstein R. Start points in ROM measurement: not a trivial problem. Dynamic Chiropractic 1999;17(19):26-27.
Cooperstein R. Confessions of a mild-mannered, Mom'n'Pop chiropractor. Dynamic Chiropractic 1999;17(21):23-
25, 28-29.
Cooperstein R. Toward an intentional chiropractic. Dynamic Chiropractic 1999;17(25):42-43.
Cooperstein R. American Back Society: Millennium meeting sums it all up. Dynamic Chiropractic 2000;18(5):12,
44-45.
Cooperstein R. American Back Society: Millennium meeting sums it all up. Part II. Dynamic Chiropractic
2000;18(11):45, 52.
Cooperstein R. American Back Society: Millennium meeting sums it all up. Part III. Dynamic Chiropractic
2000;18(12):14-15, 18.
Cooperstein R. The Technique Committee of the ACC. Dynamic Chiropractic 2000;18(17):42-43.Cooperstein R.
Cooperstein R. Twice upon a time in Saint Louis . . . Dynamic Chiropractic 2000`;18(24):22-23.
Cooperstein R. American Back Society Meeting: Vancouver Dec. 7-9, 2000 (Part I). Dynamic Chiropractic
2001;19(4):10-11, 32.
Cooperstein R. Report of the American Back Society Meeting in Vancouver (Part II). Dynamic Chiropractic
2001;19(11):29, 40-41.
Cooperstein R, Haas M. The listings continuum: Driving a truck through a paradox. Dynamic Chiropractic
2001;19(20):28-29, 36.
Cooperstein, R. (2001). “What's going on with "the table".” Dynamic Chiropractic 19(24): 16-19, 20, 41.
Cooperstein R, Morschhauser E. The ABS meets in Orlando, Part I of II. Dynamic Chiropractic 2002;20(12):1, 16,
20.

Cooperstein R, Morschhauser E. ABS meets in Orlando Part II. Dynamic Chiropractic 2002;20(14):16, 26-29.
Cooperstein R, Lantz C, Perle S, Schneider M. Growing pains? We don't think so! Dynamic Chiropractic
2002;20(19):32-33, 35.
Cooperstein, R. (2003). “Twenty-Nine Years Ago in Chiropractic.” Dynamic Chiropractic 21(4): 38-39, 42.
Cooperstein, R. (2003). “Mortimer Levine and the Spirits of Chiropractors Past.” Dynamic Chiropractic 21(9): 38-
39.
Cooperstein R. Derifield and me. Dynamic Chiropractic 2003;21(9):38-39.
Cooperstein R. Once Upon a Time in Chiropractic Research. Dynamic Chiropractic 2003;21(21):57-58.
://www.chiroweb.com/archives/23/02/07.html
Cooperstein R. American Back Society 2004, part II. Dynamic Chiropractic 2005;23(15).
Cooperstein R. American Back Society 2004, part I. Dynamic Chiropractic 2005;23(7):30-1.
Cooperstein R. The anterior cervical break. 2005; http://www.chiroweb.com/archives/23/02/07.html, Oct. 9, 2005.
Cooperstein R. Normal, optimal, and ideal spines. Dynamic Chiropractic. 2005;23(24).
Cooperstein R. ABS annual meeting: San Francisco, Nov. 16-19, 2005 (Part 1 of 2). Dynamic Chiropractic
2006;24(8).
Cooperstein R. ABS annual meeting: San Francisco, Nov. 16-19, 2005 (Part 2 of 2). Dynamic Chiropractic
2006;24(12).
Cooperstein R. On the Fundamentals and Philosophy of Evidence-Based Care, Part 1. Dynamic Chiropractic
2007;25(14).
Cooperstein R. On the Fundamentals and Philosophy of Evidence-Based Care, Part 2. Dynamic Chiropractic
2007;25(20):24, 36.
Cooperstein R. Patient-centered care: Our newest spectacle. Dynamic Chiropractic 2007;25(26):26-27.
Cooperstein R. Chiropractors eating their own. Dynamic Chiropractic 2007;26(2):12.
Lord M, Cooperstein R. 25th Anniversary Meeting of the American Back Society, Las Vegas 2008. Dynamic
Chiropractic 2008;26(20).
Cooperstein R. Ten of My Favorite Clinical Chiropractic Trade Secrets, Part 1. Dynamic Chiropractic
2009;27(21):10, 33-34.
AWARDS AND HONORS:
Centennial Commission Award in Chiropractic History, 1994
Presidential Award in Instruction, PCCW, Sunnyvale CA, 1993

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Winner, poster competition, CORE Conference, June 1992
Presidential Award in Research, PCCW, Sunnyvale CA. 1991
Presidential Award in Instruction, PCCW, Sunnyvale CA. 1990
Nansel DD, Peneff AL, Jansen RD, Cooperstein R. Interexaminer concordance in detecting joint-play reliability
with respect to the detection of joint-play asymmetries in the cervical spines of otherwise asymptomatic subjects.
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 1989;12(6):428-433.
Cooperstein, R. Brand-name techniques and the confidence gap. Journal of Chiropractic Education. (4)3, December
1990.
Cooperstein, R. (1991). The Derifield pelvic leg check: a kinesiological interpretation. Chiropractic Technique 3(2):
60-65.

Phillips, R., Mootz, R., Nyiendo, J., Cooperstein, R., Konsler, J., and Mennon, M. The descriptive profile of low
back pain patients of field practicing chiropractors contrasted with those treated in the clinics of west coast
chiropractic colleges. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. 15(8), October, 1992.
Nansel DD, Waldorf T, Cooperstein R. Effect of cervical spinal adjustments on lumbar paraspinal muscle tone:
evidence for facilitation of intersegmental tonic neck reflexes. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1993;16(2):91-5.
Cooperstein R. Technique system overview: Thompson Technique. Chiropractic Technique 1995;7(2):60-63.

Cooperstein R. Technique system overview: Chiropractic Biophysics Technique (CBP). Chiropractic Technique
1995;7(4):141-146.
Cooperstein R. Diversified technique: core of chiropractic or "just another technique system"? Journal of
Chiropractic Humanities 1995;5(1):50-55.

Cooperstein R, Schneider Mi. Assessment of chiropractic techniques and procedures. Topics in Clinical Chiropractic
1996;3(1):44-51.
Cooperstein R, Jansen P. Technology description: The friction-reduced segmented table. Chiropractic Technique
1996;8(3):107-111.
Cooperstein R. Technique system overview: Sacro Occipital Technique. Chiropractic Technique 1996;8(3):125-131.
Cooperstein, R. (1997). Technique system overview: Activator Methods Technique. Chiropractic Technique 9(3):
108-114.
Cooperstein R. Consumer choice between chiropractic and medical care: a microeconomic analysis. Journal of
Chiropractic Humanities ;1997:11-17.
Jansen RD, Cooperstein R. Measurement of soft tissue strain in response to consecutively increased compressive
and distractive loads on a friction-based test bed. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
1998;21(1):19-26.
Cooperstein R, Pigg J. Triaxial measurement of foot loading responses as related to pelvic biomechanics. In: Herzog
W, editor. CCCRC 98: Proceedings of the Inaugural Conference; 1998 1998; Calgary, Canada: Herzog, Walter;
1998. p. 36.

Cooperstein R, Pigg J. Triaxial assessment of extreme end-range foot posture: a novel method of leg checking. In:
Owens E, editor. 7th Annual National Subluxation Conference; 1999; Spartanburg, SC: Sherman College of Straight
Chiropractic; 1999.
Cooperstein R. Back to basics: The chiroprator as physician-firm. Topics in Clinical Chiropractic 1999;5(4):1-13.
Gatterman MI, Cooperstein R, Lantz C, Perle SM, Schneider MJ. Rating specific chiropractic technique procedures
for common low back conditions. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2001;24(7):449-56.
Cooperstein R, Perle SM, Gatterman MI, Lantz C, Schneider MJ. Chiropractic technique procedures for specific low
back conditions: Characterizing the literature. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2001;24(6):407-24.
Cooperstein, R. and B. J. Gleberzon (2001). "Toward a taxonomy of subluxation-equivalents." Topics in Clinical
Chiropractic 8(1): 49-60.
Cooperstein R, Perle SM. Condition-specific indications for low back chiropractic adjustive procedures for the low
back: Literature and clinical effectiveness ratings of an expert panel. Topics in Clinical Chiropractic 2002;9(3):19-
29.
Cooperstein R. System technique overview: Gonstead Chiropractic Technique. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
2003;2(1):16-24.
Cooperstein R. Upper-cervical Technique, historically considered. Journal of the American Chiropractic Association
2003;40(3):40-42.
Cooperstein R, Morschhauser E, Lisi A, Nick T. Validity of compressive leg checking in measuring artificial leg
length inequality. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2004;26(9):557-566.
Lisi AJ, Cooperstein R, Morschhauser E. An exploratory study of provocation testing with padded wedges: Can
prone blocking demonstrate a directional preference? J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2004;27(2):103-8.
Cooperstein R, Gleberzon B. Technique system diversity within chiropractic. Canadian Chiropractor 2004;9(2):28-
30.
Gleberzon B, Cooperstein R. Chiropractic's love-hate relationship with techniques. Canadian Chiropractor
2004;9(1):6-9.
Gleberzon B, Cooperstein R, Perle S. Can chiropractic survive its chimerical nature? Journal of the Canadian
Chiropractic Association 2005;49(2).
Cooperstein R, Perle S, Gleberzon B, Peterson D. Flawed trials, flawed analysis: Why CBP should avoid rating
itself. Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association 2006;50(2):97-102.
Cooperstein R, Haneline M, Morgan Y. Mathematical modeling of the so-called "Allis Test". Journal of
Chiropractic Education 2006;20(1):8-9.
Lisi AJ, O'Neill CW, Lindsey DP, Cooperstein R, Cooperstein E, Zucherman JF. Measurement of In Vivo lumbar
intervertebral disc pressure during spinal manipulation: a feasibility study. Journal of Applied Biomechanics
2006;22(3):234-239.


Haas M, Cooperstein R, Peterson D. Disentangling manual muscle testing and Applied Kinesiology: critique and
reinterpretation of a literature review. Chiropractc & Osteopathy 2007;15(11):24p.
Cooperstein r, Haneline M. Spinous process palpation using the scapular tip as a landmark vs a radiographic
criterion standard. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 2007;6(3):87-93.
Haneline M, Cooperstein R, Young M, Ross J. Determining spinal level using the inferior angle of the scapula as a
reference landmark: a retrospective analysis of 50 radiographs. Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
2008;52(1):24-9.
Cooperstein R, Haneline M. Where Is the Inferior angle of the scapula? Dynamic Chiropractic 2008;26(8).
Haneline M, Cooperstein R, Young M, Ross J. Determining spinal level using the inferior angle of the scapula as a
reference landmark: a retrospective analysis of 50 radiographs. Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
2008;52(1):24-9.
Haneline MT, Cooperstein R, Young M, Birkeland K. Spinal motion palpation: a comparison of studies that
assessed intersegmental end feel vs excursion. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2008;31(8):616-26.
Cooperstein R, Haneline MT, Young MD. The location of the inferior angle of the scapula in relation to the spinal
level of prone patients. JCCA J Can Chiropr Assoc 2009;53(2):121-8.
Haneline M, Cooperstein R, Young M, Birkeland K. An annotated bibliography of spinal motion palpation
reliability studies. JCCA J Can Chiropr Assoc 2009;53(1):40-58.
Cooperstein R. Heuristic exploration of how leg checking procedures may lead to random (or worse) sacroiliac
clinical interventions. J Chiropr Med 2010;9(3):146-153.
Cooperstein R, Haneline M, Young M. Interexaminer reliability of thoracic motion palpation using confidence
ratings and continuous analysis. J Chiropr Med 2010;9(3):99-106.
Cooperstein R. Improving targeting accuracy in mapping upright spinal levels to the prone position. Journal of
Chiropractic Education 2011;25(1):76.
Cooperstein R, Young M, Haneline M. At what angle of hip flexion is the Gillet test the most effective for detecting
sacroiliac motion? Journal of Chiropractic Education 2011;25(1):76-77.
Cooperstein R. Certified Financial Planning and the Hippocratic Oath. Journal of the American Chiropractic
Association 2011;48(1):19-21.
Cooperstein R. Aude Sapere. Journal of the American Chiropractic Association 2011;48(3):10-14.
Cooperstein R. Cervical Bimanual Scissoring Palpation. Journal of the American Chiropractic Association
2011;48(5):12-14.
Cooperstein R. The derivation and validation of Clinical Prediction Rules: The quest to reduce clinical uncertainty.
Journal of the American Chiropractic Association 2011;48(4):8-13.
Cooperstein R. Optimizing the Mix of Research in Chiropractic Journal of the American Chiropractic Association
2011;48(8):14-17.

Cooperstein R. What is the Sound of One Hand Adjusting? (Often, Silence). Journal of the American Chiropractic
Association 2011;48(7):10-13.
Cooperstein R. Wherefore continuous analysis: Johnston's percussion technique reconsidered. Journal of
Chiropractic Medicine 2012;in review.*
Young M, Cooperstein R. Reliability of the standing hip flexion test: A systematic review. Journal of Chiropractic
Education 2011;25(1):104.
Cooperstein R, Young M. Association of Chiropractic Colleges Conference 1994-2011: Categorizing the abstracts
and their trends. Journal of Chiropractic Education 2012;26(1):119-120.
Clark T, Whitney T, Cooperstein R. Concurrent validity in range of motion measurement of seated versus supine
active cervical rotation. Journal of Chiropractic Education 2012;26(1):86.
Triano J, Budgell B, Bagnulo A, Roffey B, Bergmann T, Cooperstein R, et al. Review of methods used by
chiropractors to determine the site for applying manipulation. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies. 2013;21(36).
Cooperstein R. Interexaminer reliability of the Johnston and Friedman percussion scan of the thoracic spine:
Secondary data analysis using modified method. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. 2012;11(3):154-9.
Cooperstein R. How chiropractic research emerged from neotraditional techniques. Journal of the American
Chiropractic Association. 2012;49(1):18-20.
Cooperstein R. Leg checking: Why and why not? DC Tracts. 2012;24(2):4-11.
Cooperstein R. The Case of the Primary PI Ilium Complex. Journal of the American Chiropractic Association.
2012;49(3):23-6.
Cooperstein R. Easy and Hard Technique Systems. Journal of the American Chiropractic Association.
2012;49(4):11-5.
Cooperstein R. What is wrong with "Happily Ever After" chiropractic? Journal of the American Chiropractic
Association. 2012;49(5):10-2.
Cooperstein R. The taxonomy of chiropractic techniques. DC Tracts. 2012;24(2):2-3.
Cooperstein R. How reliable are manual therapists' procedures in detecting positional asymmetry of the PSIS? J
Chiropr Educ. 2013;27(1):64.
Cooperstein R, Blum C, Cooperstein E. The correlation of the arm-fossa test with other sacroiliac findings: a
feasibility study J Chiropr Educ. 2013;27(1):64-5.
Cooperstein R, Young M, Gill B. Intraexaminer reliability of compressive leg checking and correlation with the sit-
stand test for anatomic leg length inequality. J Chiropr Educ. 2013;27(1):64.
Cooperstein R. "Because there's a bone there". Journal of the American Chiropractic Association. 2013;50(1):14-7.
Cooperstein R. Are dual curricula really the bane of our existence? Journal of the American Chiropractic
Association. 2013;50(3):18-20.


Cooperstein R. Motion Palpators, please lighten up. Journal of the American Chiropractic Association.
2013;50(4):24-7.
Cooperstein R. Actual and projected innominate height changes as a function of posterior innominate rotation.
Journal of the American Chiropractic Association. 2013;50(5):33-6.
Cooperstein R, Young M, Haneline M. Interexaminer reliability of cervical motion palpation using continuous
measures and rater confidence levels. The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association. 2013;57(2):156-64.
Triano J, Budgell B, Bagnulo A, Roffey B, Bergmann T, Cooperstein R, et al. Review of methods used by
chiropractors to determine the site for applying manipulation. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies. 2013;21(36).
Cooperstein R. The Leading Edge Research Symposium: Early attempt to achieve consensus on subluxation.
Chiropractic History. 2014;34(1):32-54.
Cooperstein R. The short leg question in chiropractic: Qualitative clinical research on the significance of the type of
“short leg.". Paper presented at: Proceedings of the 6th Annual SOT Research Conference 2014; Redondo Beach,
CA.
Cooperstein R, Blum CL, Cooperstein E. The correlation of the Arm-Fossa Test with other sacroiliac findings: A
feasibility study. Paper presented at: Proceedings of the 6th Annual SOT Research Conference 2014; Redondo
Beach, CA.
Cooperstein R, Crum E, Lisi A. Sitting PSIS positions and prone blocking preferences: A preliminary report. Paper
presented at: Proceedings of the 6th Annual SOT Research Conference2014; Redondo Beach, CA.
Cooperstein R: Pelvic torsion: Theoretical construct and current evidence. In Proceedings of the 7th Annual SOT
Research Conference; New Orleans, LA. Edited by Blum CL. SOTO-USA; 2015: 53-60.
Cooperstein R, Blum C, Cooperstein E. The consistency of arm-fossa and Gillet test findings: a pilot study. [in
press];J Chiro Med.
Cooperstein R, Clark T, Whitney T. Agreement of upright and supine measurements of active cervical rotation.
JACO (Journal of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists). [in press].
Cooperstein R, Lisi A, Burd A. Chiropractic management of pubic symphysis shear dysfunction in a patient with
overactive bladder [case report]. J Chiro Med. 2014;13(2):81-89.
Cooperstein R, Lisi A, Burd A. Manual therapy approaches to the overactive bladder: a narrative literature review. J
Chiro Ed. 2014;28(1):59.
Cooperstein R, Lisi A, Burd A. Overactive bladder in association with symphysis pubis subluxation: a novel
mechanical approach. J Chiro Ed. 2014;28(1):87.
Cooperstein R, Young M. The location of the upright inferior angle of the scapula in relation to the spine: a
systemmatic review of the literature. J Chiro Ed. 2014;28(1):59.
Cooperstein R, Young M. Mapping intended spinal site of care from the upright to prone position: an interexaminer
reliability study. Chiropr Man Therap. 2014;22:20.
Cooperstein R, Young M, Haneline M. The Location of the Inferior Angle of the Scapula in Relation to the Spine in


the Upright Position: A Systematic Review of the Literature and Meta-Analysis. Chiropr Man Therap. in press.
Cooperstein R, Young M, Lew M. Validity of Palpation of the C1 Transverse Process: Comparison with a
Radiographic Reference Standard. Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association. in press.
Feise R, Cooperstein R. Putting the patient first. Dynamic Chiropractic. 2014;32(3).
Cooperstein R, Blum C, Cooperstein E. Assessment of consistency of arm-fossa test and Gillet test: a pilot study. J
Chiro Med. 2015;14(1):24-31.
Cooperstein R, Clark T, Whitney T. Agreement of upright and supine measurements of active cervical rotation.
JACO (Journal of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists). 2014;11(4):1-12.
Cooperstein R. The Leading Edge research symposium of 1984 - Early attempt to achieve consensus on
subluxation. Chiropractic History. 2014;34(1):32-54.
Cooperstein R. The history of the friction-reduced table. Chiropractic History. in press (expected Dec. 2015)
Cooperstein R, Young M. The reliability of lumbar motion palpation using continuous analysis and confidence
ratings. J Chiro Ed. 2015;29(1):73-74.
Cooperstein R, Young M, Haneline M. Criterion validity of static palpation compared with a reference standard. J
Chiro Ed. 2015;29(1):74.
Bakkum BC, Robert, Chapman C. Overcoming barriers to publication: A case report of a chiropractic researcher. J
Chiro Ed. 2015;29(1):90-91. J Chiro Ed. 2015;29(1):90-91.
Cooperstein R, editor A modest proposal for boot-strapping practice-based research in SOT. Proceedings of the 8th
Annual SOT Research Conference; 2016; New Orleans. LA: SOTO-USA.
Cooperstein R, editor Systematic review and meta-analysis: The difference between Tuffier's Line and the palpatory
iliac crest. Proceedings of the 8th Annual SOT Research Conference; 2016; New Orleans. LA: SOTO-USA.