I was born and raised in Lexington, KY. I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Kentucky and was granted early admittance to Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. Palmer is universally considered to be the "Harvard of Chiropractic Colleges." During my tenure at Palmer, I participated in Clinic Abroad, where I joined a team of chiropractors and provided chiropractic care to thousands of people in Manaus, Brazil. After graduation, I completed a preceptorship program with a sports chiropractor in Winchester, KY. 

In August 2013, Pelphrey Chiropractic was opened. I took over the chiropractic office for Dr. James McNevin, who retired after 30 years of practice. I worked with Dr. McNevin for six months to ensure that Pelphrey Chiropractic would continue the highest standard of chiropractic care that Dr. McNevin had provided for so many years. 

I am an active member of the KAC (Kentucky Association of Chiropractors). I also attend numerous seminars to stay up to date with the latest treatment protocols to make sure our patients receive the best care possible. I have numerous certifications and extended training in diagnosing and treating injuries sustained in car accidents. Some of these certifications include Spinal MRI Interpretation, Spinal Biomechanical Engineering, and AMA Permanent Impairment Rating (6th Edition). 

At our chiropractic office, my staff and I pride ourselves in providing a comfortable family atmosphere to all of our patients. Our goal is to answer all questions and address all concerns a patient may have.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife Elizabeth, my family, and my friends. I am an active member of Crossroads Christian Church in Lexington, KY. I also participate as mentor in the Amachi Mentoring Program, which provides leadership and role models to at-risk youth. I am an avid UK fan, and love cheering on the Wildcats in every sport. My favorite activities include hiking, backpacking, fishing, and boating at Lake Herrington.

Come meet Dr. Pelphrey and his staff today!

Dr. Pelphrey's CV

Selected Occupational History:

Clinic Director, Chiropractor, Pelphrey Chiropractic PLLC, Lexington, KY, 2013-Present

Associate Doctor, McNevin Chiropractic Center, Lexington, KY, 2012

Chiropractic Assistant, Miller Chiropractic Center, Winchester, KY, 2008-2009

Education and Licensure:

Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of Kentucky, License #5373, 2012-Present

Doctor of Chiropractic, Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, IA, 2012

Preceptorship, Palmer College of Chiropractic, Winchester Chiropractic, Winchester, KY, 2012

Internship, Palmer College of Chiropractic Clinic Abroad Program, Manaus, BR, 2012

Internship, Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, IA, 2011-2012

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part I, 2010

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part II, 2010

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part III, 2012

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part IV, 2012

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Physiotherapy, 2011

Undergraduate Studies in Biology and Chemistry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2005-2009

Select Post-Graduate Certifications and Education:

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 sequelae, migraine, sexual dysfunction, sleep and arousal disorders, station and gait disorders and consciousness are detailed for impairment rating. Herniated discs, radiculopathy, fracture, dislocationa and functional loss are also detailed in relation to impairment ratings.  Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. Long Island, NY, 2014

Certification in MRI Interpretation, PACE Approved for the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2014

MRI Protocols Clinical Necessity, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR axial, stacking, FFE, FSE and sagittal images. Clinical indication for the utilization of MRI and pathologies of disc in both trauma and non-trauma sequella, including bulge, herniation, protrusion, extrusion and sequestration. PACE Approved for the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2014

MRI Interpretation of Lumbar Degeneration/Bulges, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR axial, stacking, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of lumbar degeneration. With the co-morbities and complications of stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, Schmorl's nodes and herniations. Central canal and cauda equina compromise interpretation with management.  PACE Approved for the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2014

MRI Interpretation of Lumbar Herniations, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR axial, stacking, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of lumbar herniations. With the co-morbities and complications of stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, Schmorl's nodes and herniations. Morphology of lumbar disc pathologies of central and lateral herniations, protrusions, extrusions, sequestration, focal and broad based herniations are defined and illustrated. Central canal and cauda equina compromise interpretation with management. PACE Approved for the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2014

MRI Interpretation of Cervical Degeneration/Bulges, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR axial, stacking, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of cervical degeneration. With the co-morbidities and complications of stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, Schmorl's nodes and herniations. Spinal cord and canal compromise interpretation with management. PACE Approved for the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2014

MRI Interpretation of Cervical Herniations, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR Axial, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of cervical herniations. With the comorbidities and complications of stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, Schmorl's nodes and herniations. Morphology of cervical disc pathologies of central and lateral herniations, protrusions, extrusions, sequestration, focal and broad-based herniations are defined and illustrated. Spinal cord and canal compromise interpretation with management. PACE Approved for the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2014

MRI Interpretation of Degenerative Spine and Disc Disease with Overlapping Traumatic Insult to Both Spine and Disc, MRI slices, views, T1,T2, STIR Axial, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of degenerative spondylolisthesis, spinal canal stenosis, Modic type 3 changes, central herniations, extrusions, compressions, nerve root compressions, advanced spurring and thecal sac involvement from an orthopedic, emergency room, chiropractic, neurological, neurosurgical, physical medicine perspective. PACE Approved for the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY 2014.

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 NRM and MRI. PACE Approved for the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY 2014.

MRI Disc Pathology and Spinal Stenosis, MRI interpretation of bulged, herniated, protruded, extruded, sequestered, and fragmented disc pathologies in etiology and neurological sequelae in relationship to the spinal cord and spinal nerve roots. PACE Approved for the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY 2014.

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. PACE Approved for the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY 2014.

MRI Methodology of Analysis, MRI interpretation, sequencing of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine inclusive of T1, T2, STIR and 3D gradient studies to ensure the accurate diagnosis of the region visualized. PACE Approved for the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY 2014.

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 sequelae. PACE Approved for the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY 2014.

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. “Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards.” Long Island, NY, 2014

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. “Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards.” Long Island, NY, 2014

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 vechicle before, during, and after the crash. Determining the clinical correlation of forces and bodily injury. “Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards.” Long Island, NY, 2014

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. “Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards.” Long Island, NY, 2014

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-Electronystagmosgraphy (V-ENG) interpretation, protocols, and clinical indications for the trauma patient. “Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards.” Long Island, NY, 2014
 

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. “Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards.” Long Island, NY, 2014

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. “Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards.” Long Island, NY, 2014
 

Radiographic Imaging Quality, Interpretation, and Malpractice Issues, Defining and Evaluating Radiology Malpractice, Defining and Evaluating Radiology Malpractice through systematic evaluation to prevent risk. Studying the 10 most common missed radiographic findings and the clinical implications associated with them. Determining what makes a quality radiograph and how to correct poor radiographic quality. Having a systematic approach to interpreting an x-ray with correct time-frames and strategizing to help interpret films more accurately. Kentucky Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Texas College of Chiropractic, Louisville, KY, 2013.

Selected Memberships:

Academy of Chiropractic, Member, 2014-Present

Kentucky Association of Chiropractic, Member, 2013-Present

Lexington Young Professionals, Member, 2013-Present

Selected Community Service:

Amachi Program, Lexington Leadership Foundation, Mentor, 2014-Present

Team Sponsor, Dunbar High School Men’s Baseball, 2014-Present

Team Sponsor, Bryan Station High School Women’s Soccer, 2013-2014

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