Kamala Griffith, DC

Bio

Dr. Kamala Griffith was born in Missouri and grew up in Tennessee and Florida. She graduated from Florida International University in Miami with a BA in Liberal Studies and a minor in Environmental Studies and Religious Studies. She worked as a teacher for several years before studying chiropractic. In 2004, she graduated Cum Laude from University of Western States (UWS) Chiropractic College, specializing in posture correction and rehabilitation.

Kamala is married to Paul Griffith a teacher at Central Catholic High School and mother to two active children. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, snow boarding, and reading.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Occupational History

President & Clinical Director, Griffith Chiropractic Clinic, P.C., Vancouver, Washington, 2007-Present
Chiropractic Staff Clinician, TriNatural Healthcare, Vancouver, Washington, 2005-2007

Education and Licensure

Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of Washington, License #CH00034450, 2004-Present
Doctor of Chiropractic, University of Western States Chiropractic College, Portland, Oregon, 2004
Resident, Integrative Medicine Clinic, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, Oregon, 2004
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part II, 2004
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part III, 2004
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part IV, 2004
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Physiotherapy, 2004
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part I, 2002
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, Minors in Environmental Studies and Religious Studies, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, 1993

Selected Post-Graduate Education, Certifications and Diplomates

MRI History and Physics, 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, New York, 2010

MRI Spinal Anatomy and Protocols, 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, Long Island, New York, 2010

MRI Disc Pathology and 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, Long Island, New York, 2010

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, Long Island, New York, 2010

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, Long Island, New York, 2010

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, Long Island, New York, 2010

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 Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, New York, 2010

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 Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, New York, 2010

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 Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, New York, 2010

MRI, Bone Scan and 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 Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, New York, 2010

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 (V-ENG) interpretation, protocols and clinical indications for the trauma patient. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, New York, 2010

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 Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, New York, 2010

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 kinesiopathology, myopathology, neuropathology, and pathophysiology in both a functional and structural paradigm. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, New York, 2010

Fellow, Chiropractic Biophysics/Clinical Biomechanics of Posture, 2005-Present

Upper Extremity Active Release Technique. New York Chiropractic College, Division of Continuing Education/Postgraduate Studies, Portland, Oregon, 2011

Spine Active Release Technique. New York Chiropractic College, Division of Continuing Education/Postgraduate Studies, Portland, Oregon, 2013

Chiropractic Independent Medical Exam Seminar. Washington Department of Labor and Industries, Department of Continuing Medical Education, Les White, DC, Dennis Austin, DC, Ron Wilcox, DC, Tukwila, Washington, 2015

Lower Extremity Active Release Technique. New York Chiropractic College, Division of Continuing Education/Postgraduate Studies, Portland, Oregon, 2015

The Spine, Concussion and Team Physician Concepts. University of Western States, Division of Continuing Education/Postgraduate Studies, Dustin Nabhan, DC, DACBSP, Portland, Oregon, 2016

Chiropractic Management of the Extremities. University of Western States, Division of Continuing Education/Postgraduate Studies, Joel Dekanich, DC, Portland, Oregon, 2016

Emergency Procedures in Sports. University of Western States, Division of Continuing Education/Postgraduate Studies, Bob Nelson, DC, DACBSP, Portland, Oregon, 2016

Correlative Case Studies in Sports Chiropractic. University of Western States, Division of Continuing Education/Postgraduate Studies, William Moreau, DC, DACBSP, Portland, Oregon, 2016

Selected Memberships

Washington State Chiropractic Association
International Chiropractic Association

Selected Honors and Awards

Graduated Cum Laude, Western States Chiropractic College, Portland, Oregon, 2004
Clinical Excellence Award, Western States Chiropractic College, Portland, Oregon, 2003

Selected Community Service

Laurelhurst Village Nursing Home, �Deck the Halls� Christmas Service Project, Volunteer, Portland, Oregon, 2008-2009
Los Embajadores, Immersion Service Project, Small Group Leader, Tijuana, Mexico, 2003

Contact Us

Hours:

  • Mon – Fri 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Sat, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Phone:

  • (360) 693 – 8064 (chiropractic & massage)
  • (360) 693 – 2848 (for acupuncture)
  • Fax: (360) 693-7206

Email:

frontdesk@trinaturalhealthcare.com

Address:

3305 Main Street, Suite 100, Vancouver, WA 98663

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