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Stephen Perle, Chiro, University of BridgeportProfessor of Clinical Sciences, Chiropractic, College of Chiropractic

ICCSP (Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner), Fédération Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport, 2013
M.S., Southern Connecticut State University, 2002
B.S., Regents College, The University of the State of New York
(now known as Excelsior College), 1990
CCSP (Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician), American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, 1987
D.C., Texas Chiropractic College, Pasadena, TX, 1983

Office Location: College of Chiropractic, Room 202
Office Phone: (203) 576-4248
Fax: (203) 576-4351
Email: perle@bridgeport.edu

Dr. Perle joined the inaugural faculty of the College of Chiropractic in 1991. Since that time he has taught a wide range of courses, as well as undergraduate and graduate courses for other degree programs and in China for the University of Bridgeport. He hold adjunct appointments to the faculty in the School of Health Professions, Murdoch University, Australia, and the Institut Franco Européen de Chiropractique in France.

After graduation from Texas Chiropractic College in 1983, he practiced in New York City until 1991. In 1986 he qualified as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician from the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (ACBSP), which he was a member of from 1990-94. Dr. Perle has been the medical director of various athletic events, culminating with the 1991 U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships, making him the first chiropractor in the U.S. to be the medical director for a major Olympic sport’s national championships. He currently serves as the Research Commission chair for the Fédération Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport.

Dr. Perle has published more than a half dozen textbook chapters and over 30 peer-reviewed publications. His major research interest is on the biomechanics and biomechanical effects of manipulation and on the quality of chiropractic care. He has been an associate editor of Chiropractic & Manual Therapies (Chiropractic & Osteopathy) since 2008 and has been on the editorial board since 2005. In 2004 he was honored as the American Chiropractic Association’s Academic of the Year and has twice received an ACA Presidential Leadership Award. He is the chairperson of ACA’s Research Review and Advisory Committee. The Connecticut Chiropractic Association in 2010 honored him with the The Malcolm J Doyle Backbone Award.

CS-721: Clinical Services I: Student Clinic
PP-512: Principles & Practice II: Intro Evidence Based Practice
PP-624: Principles & Practice IV: Evidence Based Practice
TE-613: Technique Procedures I: Intro Full Spine Technique
TE-625: Technique Procedures III: Soft Tissue
TE-625L: Technique Procedures III: Soft Tissue Lab
TE-717L: Technique Procedures V: Soft Tissue Lab II

Biomechanics, Biomechanics of manipulation, Knowledge translation, Evidence-based practice

Johnson C, Killinger LZ, Christensen MG, Hyland JK, Mrozek JP, Zuker RF, Kizhakkeveettil A, Perle SM, Oyelowo T. Multiple views to address diversity issues: an initial dialog to advance the chiropractic profession. J Chiropr Humanit. 2012 Dec;19(1):1-11

Gleberzon BJ, Perle SM, LaMarche GA. Commentary – Developing a model curriculum for ethical practice building a chiropractic colleges: Part 1: qualitative analysis of opinions from an international workshop. J Can Chiropr Assoc 2012; 56(2):87-91

Brantingham JW, Bonnefin D, Perle SM, Cassa TK, Globe G, Pribicevic M, et al. Manipulative therapy for lower extremity conditions: update of a literature review. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2012 Feb;35(2):127-66

Murphy DR, Justice BD, Paskowski IC, Perle SM, Schneider MJ. The establishment of a primary spine care practitioner and its benefits to health care reform in the United States. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies. 2011 19(1). 17.

Mirtz TA, Perle SM. The prevalence of the term subluxation in North American English-Language doctor of chiropractic programs. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies. 2011 19 (1). 14.

Evans MW, Perle SM, Ndetan H. Chiropractic wellness on the web: the content and quality of information related to wellness and primary prevention on the internet. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies. 2011 19(1). 4.

Kawchuk GN, Perle SM. The relation between the application angle of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) and resultant vertebral accelerations in an in situ porcine model. Manual Therapy, 2009 Oct;14(5):480-3.

Murphy DR, Justice BD, Paskowski IC, Perle SM, Schneider MJ. The establishment of a primary spine care practitioner and its benefits to health care reform in the United States. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies. 2011 19(1). 17.

Mirtz TA, Perle SM. The prevalence of the term subluxation in North American English-Language doctor of chiropractic programs. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies. 2011 19 (1). 14.

Evans MW, Perle SM, Ndetan H. Chiropractic wellness on the web: the content and quality of information related to wellness and primary prevention on the internet. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies. 2011 19(1). 4.

Fellow Royal College of Chiropractors, 2015

Presidential Leadership Award, American Chiropractic Association, 2014

Platform Presentation First Prize – 10th Biennial Conference, Chiropractic and Osteopathic College of Australasia, 2013

Faculty Research Award, University of Bridgeport, 2013

Presidential Leadership Award, American Chiropractic Association, 2012

The Malcolm J Doyle Backbone Award, Connecticut Chiropractic Association, 2010

Fellow International College of Chiropractors, 2007

Principal Investigator – University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic. Title of Project: The Clinical Utility of Two Technologies to Quantify the “Dosage” of Chiropractic Adjustments. Funding Amount: $10,875.00, 2000 – 2003

Principal Investigator – University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic. Title of Project: Effects of a Single Manipulation of the Talotibial Joint on Selected Human Performance Measures in Recreational Runners. Funding Amount: $32,000.00. 1999 – 2002

Co-Investigator – Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research. Title of Project: Guidelines for utilization of chiropractic procedures in the treatment of low back pain. Grant# 96-03-09, Principal Investigator: Meridel Gatterman. Funding Amount: $48,600.00. 1997 – 2001