The Doctors

IMG 5340 2David J. Aragao, D.C., D.A.B.C.O

Doctor of Chiropractic
Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists

Dr Dave's Healthgrade Profile

Education

  • Post Doctoral
    1992-1994 Clinical Residency in Orthopaedics; National-Lincoln School of Postgraduate Education, Lombard, IL
    1993-1994 Clinical and Surgical Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Rotations; Humana Hospital, Hoffman Estates, IL
  • Professional
    1991 Doctor of Chiropractic, National College of Chiropractic, Lombard, IL
    1990 Bachelor of Science, Human Biology, National College of Chiropractic, Lombard, IL
  • Undergraduate
    1986-1988 Boston University - Sargent College of Allied Health Professions, Boston, MA (Physical Therapy Major)
    1988 Providence College, Providence, RI, Pre-Professional Education
    1988 Rhode Island College, Providence, RI, Pre-Professional Education
  • Continuing Education
    National-Lincoln School of Post Graduate Education
    Los Angeles College of Chiropractic - Post Graduate Division
    Logan College of Chiropractic - Postdoctoral Education
    Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
    Charles University Medical School, Prague, Czech Republic

Topics of study have included: Orthopedics, Orthopedic Radiology, MRI, Disability Evaluation and the Rating of Physical Impairment, Cervical Spine Trauma, Whiplash, Clinical Neurology, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Other Cumulative Trauma Disorders, Objective Measurement of Soft-Tissue Injury, Chiropractic Rehabilitation topics, Impact and Injury Causation Analysis, orthopaedic and neurological MRI

davewritingProfessional Experience

  • Aragao Family Chiropractic
    Private Practice of Chiropractic (1994 - present)
  • The National College of Chiropractic:
    Attending Clinician (May 5, 1994 - August, 1994)
    Orthopaedic Specialty Practice (May 1, 1992 - May 4, 1994)
    Interim Clinician (August, 1992 - May, 1994)
    Clinician - Student Clinic (January, 1993 - April, 1994)
  • Medical/First Aid Team
    Team Physician, Cumberland High School Wrestling Team, 1995 - 1998
    World Cup Soccer Opening Ceremonies, June 8, 1994, Chicago, IL
    American Karate Association Grand Nationals, November 15, 1992, Lombard, IL
    Chicago Sun Times Triathalon, August 25, 1991, Chicago, IL

Teaching Experience

  • The National College of Chiropractic: Clinician, Resident, and Teaching Assistant

Research

  • Research Associate, May, 1992 - May, 1994, The National College of Chiropractic
  • Randomized Clinical Trial of Spinal Manipulation for Chronic Low Back Pain, May - December, 1992.
  • Manipulation Force Threshold Joint Specificity for Enhanced Polymorphonuclear Neutrophil Burst, April 5, 1993 - April 13, 1993.
  • A Randomized Clinical Trial of Spinal Manipulative Therapy for the Treatment of Primary Dysmenorrhea: Effect on Pain and Plasma Prostaglandin Levels, February, 1994 - May, 1994.

Liscensure & Certifications

  • Licensed Chiropractic Physician, Rhode Island
  • Diplomate, American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists (1995)
  • Diplomate, National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part I (1990), Parts II & III (1991)
  • Certificate, Residency in Chiropractic Orthopedics, National College of Chiropractic (1994)
  • Certificate, Cox Distraction Technique (1993)
  • Certificate, Nimmo Receptor Tonus Technique (1991)

Affiliations

  • Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island (CSRI)
  • American Chiropractic Association (ACA)


IMG 5340Frances Aragao, D.C.

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Fran's Healthgrade Profile

Education

  • Professional
    1994 Doctor of Chiropractic National College of Chiropractic, Lombard, IL.
    1992 Bachelor of Science, Human Biology National College of Chiropractic, Lombard, IL.
  • Undergraduate
    1990 Associate of Science degree Triton College, River Grove, IL.
    1990 Nationally Certified Medical Assistant
    Undergraduate studies, pre-chiropractic, College of DuPage, Wheaton, IL.
  • Continuing Education
    National-Lincoln College of Post Graduate Education, Lombard, IL
    Los Angeles College of Chiropractic - Post Graduate Division
    Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
    Spine Research Institute of San Diego
    Charles University Medical School, Prague, Czech Republic


Topics of study included: Orthopedic Radiology, Cox Lumbar Distraction Technique, Chiropractic Orthopaedics, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Other Cumulative Trauma Disorders, Propriosensory Re-education, Active Care Case Management, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, Muscle Stretching, Spinal Stabilization, Janda's Evaluation of Key Muscle Imbalances, Chiropractic Rehabilitation, Orthopaedic and Neurological MRI, Motion Palpation and Manipulation, Neurophysiologic Testing, Videofluoroscopy, and Nimmo Trigger Point Muscle Technique.

Clinical and Professional Experience

  • Aragao Family Chiropractic (1994 - present)
    Private Practice of Chiropractic
  • Clinical Internship (January, 1994 - August, 1994)
    National College Chiropractic Center, Lombard, IL
    NCC Chiropractic Clinic at Salvation Army Rehabilitation Center, Chicago, IL
  • Medical/First Aid Team
    World Cup Soccer Opening Ceremonies, June 8, 1994, Chicago, IL

drsfranwritingTeaching Experience

  • Instructor, Department of Biology, Community College of Rhode Island, Providence Campus
  • Human Anatomy, Registered Nursing Program

Research

  • The National College of Chiropractic, Department of Anatomy, Gregory D. Cramer, D.C., Ph.D, Associate Professor, Anatomy
  • Literature research - Anatomy of the Lumbar spine, 1993
  • Zimmer and Associates, Independent Chiropractic Consultants, Karl H. Zimmer, D.C., DABCC, FICC
  • Literature research and compilation: Synopsis of Physiological Therapeutics for the Chiropractic Consultant: Indications and Contraindications, 1993
  • Literature research and compilation: Current Standards of Care within the Chiropractic Profession

Liscensure & Certifications

  • Licensed Chiropractic Physician, Rhode Island
  • Diplomate, National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part I (1993), Parts II & III (1994)
  • Certificate, Cox Distraction Technique (1993)

Affiliations

  • Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island (CSRI)