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Matthew Funk, Chiro, University of BridgeportAssociate Professor of Clinical Sciences, Chiropractic, College of Chiropractic

Diplomate, Medical Acupuncture for Health Professionals, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada, 2001
Fellow, International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls NY, 2001
Doctor of Chiropractic, cum laude, Logan College of Chiropractic, Chesterfield, MO, 1983
Bachelor of Science, Human Biology, Logan College of Chiropractic, Chesterfield, MO, 1983
Master of Science Program, Population Biology (not completed), University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1978-1979
Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 1978

Office Location: Health Science Center, Room 330
Telephone: (203) 576-4347
Fax: (203) 576-4250
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Dr. Funk came to the University of Bridgeport in 2004 after working in the managed care field and private practice of Chiropractic and Acupuncture over the preceding 20 years. He has taught many different academic classes in chiropractic technique, physical examination, and physiotherapy. He currently teaches 4th semester Technique, both lecture and Lab, as well as 7th semester Technique Lab. Dr. Funk serves as Clinician at the UB Outpatient Clinic where he supervises 4th year interns in the care of patients.

Dr. Funk has served on multiple college committees, including Curriculum, Planning, Admissions, Rank, Promotion and Tenure, and Objective Structure Clinical Examination (OSCE), and currently chairs the Quality Assurance Committee. Dr. Funk also serves as the on-campus U.S. Veterans Administration supervisor for the Chiropractic Residency. He has served as faculty representative to the University Council and Senate and performed professional, community, and university service throughout his career.

TE 624 (Technique)
TE 624 Lab
TE 819 Lab
CS 812 (Clinical Service)
CS 823
CS 824
RS 813 (Research)
RS 824

Chiropractic Technique, Clinical Education, Clinical Examination procedures, Neuromusculoskeletal examination and treatment, Clinical communications, Treatment Planning, Documentation, Quality Assurance, Electronic Health Records

Funk, MF. A survey of 4th year chiropractic students’ experiences learning and using an electronic health record system. Abstract published in Journal of Chiropractic Education, March 2014.

Funk, MF. Preventing injury from falls in seniors. UB Clinics Newsletter. 2013

Funk, MF. Back pain treatment and prevention. UB Clinics Newsletter. 2012

16 articles on spinal assessment including postural assessment, spinal motion palpation and muscle assessment, linked to video presentations included in educational DVD-ROM, Primal Pictures: Interactive Spine, Chiropractic Edition. London, UK. 2011

Funk MF, Cantito A. Laboratory pre-participation screening examination in a chiropractic college: Development, implementation and results. Abstract published in Journal of Chiropractic Education, March 2010. Full paper published in Journal of Chiropractic Education, March 2011.

Funk, MF. Chiropractic care for headaches. UB Clinics Newsletter. 2011

Funk MF, Lisi AJ. Conflict of interest policies among institutions and organizations offering chiropractic continuing education. Abstract published in Journal of Chiropractic Education, March 2008. Full paper published in Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, May 2009.

Duenas R, Carucci GM, Funk MF, Gurney MW. Chiropractic-Primary Care, Neuromusculoskeletal Care, or Musculoskeletal Care? Results of a Survey of Chiropractic Presidents, Chiropractic Organization Leaders, and Connecticut-Licensed Doctors of Chiropractic. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, October 2003.

Chiropractor of the Year, Connecticut Chiropractic Association, 1999
Distinguished Service Award, Connecticut Chiropractic Association, 1999
Backbone Award, Connecticut Chiropractic Association, 1997
Distinguished Service Award, Connecticut Chiropractic Association, 1997