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William J Lauretti, DC, FICC, FACC
Associate Professor
New York Chiropractic College
Seneca Falls, NY

About William J Lauretti, DC, FICC, FACC

William J. Lauretti, DC, FICC, FACC, is an Associate Professor within the Chiropractic Clinical Sciences Department at New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, NY. In this role, Dr. Lauretti leads and develops a chiropractic technique course for second-year students focusing on the cervical spine and other spinal regions.

Dr. Lauretti earned his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, OR. He also earned his Primary Spine Care Practitioner Certificate from New York Chiropractic College.

Throughout his career, Dr. Lauretti has furthered the chiropractic profession through presenting at more than 30 chiropractic meetings and seminars, authoring articles in peer-reviewed journals, and serving as a chapter editor for several chiropractic book chapters.

Dr. Lauretti is a member of the New York State Chiropractic Association, Association for the History of Chiropractic, WHG Chiropractic Think Tank, Rochester Medical Society. He is also a member and official spokesperson for the American Chiropractic Association.


November 2017: 2 hr postgraduate presentation “Addressing Concerns About Chiropractic Safety” at the New York State Chiropractic Association Annual Convention.

August 2017: 1hr postgraduate webinar presentation, “The Evidence of Safety and Effectiveness of Opioids vs. Chiropractic Approaches for Musculoskeletal Spinal Pain” sponsored by NCMIC Insurance Company and the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress.

August 2017 and November 2016: 3 hr post-graduate presentation “Risk Management, Documentation and Record Keeping” sponsored by New York Chiropractic College.

July 2017: In-service presentation to the University of Rochester Physical Therapy department, “Building Bridges: How to Effectively Work with Chiropractors.”

May 2017, June 2016, Oct 2015, Feb 2013, Dec 2011 and Feb 2009: 3hr postgraduate presentation, “Answering Questions About Chiropractic and Stroke” sponsored by New York Chiropractic College.

February 2016: 2 hr post-graduate presentation “Evidence-Based Cervical Spine Care” at the American Chiropractic Association National Continuing Education Forum, Washington DC.

September 2015: 1 hr post-graduate presentation “An Introduction to ICD-10 Diagnostic Codes: What You Need to Know Now” at the New York State Chiropractic Association District 15 Meeting.

February 2015: 2 hr post-graduate presentation “The Risks of Chiropractic Cervical Adjustments: Myths vs. Reality” at the American Chiropractic Association National Continuing Education Forum, Washington DC.

February 2014: 2 hr post-graduate presentation “Informed Consent in Chiropractic Practice” at the American Chiropractic Association National Continuing Education Forum, Washington DC.

October 2013: 2 hr post-graduate presentation “Care for Whiplash Related Disorders: an Evidence- Based Approach” at Maryland Chiropractic Association Fall Convention.

August 2013: 1 hr ACA Teleseminar: “Informed Consent in Chiropractic Practice”.

April 2013: 3 hr. postgraduate presentation “Cervical Spine Care: An Evidence Based Approach” at NY State Chiropractic Association sponsored Education Day in Buffalo.

March 2013: Organized and Facilitated a Workshop at The Association of Chiropractic Colleges 2013 conference, “Teaching Business Courses in Chiropractic School: Lessons Learned, Challenges Identified”. This panel discussion involved six instructors from four different institutions sharing their institution’s business curricula and engaging in a conversation on how better to prepare new graduates for the business challenges of practice.

Oct 2012: 3 hr. postgraduate presentation “Cervical Spine Care: An Evidence Based Approach” at the OneConference continuing education seminar at Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Oct 2012: 2 hr. postgraduate presentation “Cervical Spine Care: An Evidence Based Approach” at the annual Association of New Jersey Chiropractors Conference.

January 2010: Testified before the Connecticut Board of Chiropractic Examiners regarding a proposal to establish new standards of informed consent for doctors of chiropractic performing cervical spinal manipulation.

March 2009: 3 hr. postgraduate presentation on management of headaches to Continuing Education Forum sponsored by the Maryland Chiropractic Association.

October 2007: Presentation on risks of chiropractic cervical treatments for the Connecticut Chiropractic Association Annual Convention, Continuing Education Program.

October 2007: Prepared an audio lecture on The Role of Research in Chiropractic for DataTrace publications that was offered to subscribers for Continuing Education Credit.

June 2007: ACA Teleseminar: “Correct Coding and Billing for the Chiropractic Practice”.

May 2007: Presentation on Correct Coding, Billing and Documentation to the Idaho Chiropractic Physicians Association in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho in a seminar co-sponsored by ACA.

January 2005, January 2003 and January 2002: Presentations to students at the School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University on the basics of contemporary chiropractic practice.

September 2004: Presentation to the White House Commission on Aging: “Chiropractic Care for an Aging Population”.

September 2003 and January 2004: Presentations to the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Complimentary and Alternative Medicine in the United States.

May 2003: Continuing Education Program for the Northwest Chiropractic Symposium, Portland Oregon. “The Risks of Chiropractic Cervical Adjustments: Myths vs. Reality”.

August 2002: Presentation on risks of chiropractic cervical treatments for the Maryland Chiropractic Association Annual Convention, Continuing Education Program; approved for required Risk Management CE credits.

April 1999: Presentation to students of the George Washington University Medical School course on Complementary and Integrative Medicine: “How to Work With a Chiropractor.”

July 1998: Presentation to the Second International Workshop to Establish a Chiropractic Research Agenda in Vancouver, Canada.

November 1996: Presentation to Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (UHUHS), the medical school operated by the U.S. Department of Defense, on chiropractic manipulation.

October 1996: Platform presentation to the International Conference on Spinal Manipulation in Bournmouth, England. Also invited to give a presentation as part of the First International Workshop to Establish a Chiropractic Research Agenda.

Articles in Peer-reviewed Professional Journals
Lauretti, WJ. “Talking to Patients About Chiropractic Safety”. ACA News August 2008.

Lauretti, WJ. “Risk Factors for Vertebral Artery Dissection and Stroke”. ACA News July 2008.

Lauretti, WJ. “Do Chiropractors Cause Strokes? The Latest Developments”. ACA News June 2008.

Lauretti WJ. Re: Clarifying chiropractic manipulation risks (letter). Canadian Med Assoc J. 2002 (April 2) 166 (7): 886.

Lauretti WJ. Re: Complications of Spinal Manipulation (letter). J Family Pract 1996; 43 (4): 333.

Lauretti WJ, Brady D. Chiropractic and the Information Superhighway (Commentary). J Manipulative PhysiolTher 1996; 19 (4): 273-7.

Lauretti WJ. Re: Neurologic Complications Following Chiropractic Manipulation: A Survey of California Neurologists (letter). Neurology 1996; 46: 884.

Dabbs V, Lauretti WJ. A Risk Assessment of Cervical Manipulation vs. NSAIDs for the Treatment of Neck Pain (Review of the Literature). J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1995; 18 (8): 530-6.

Book Chapters and Other Publications
Chapter Editor: “Safety and Informed Consent” and “Neck Pain, Headaches and Temporomandibular
Joint Pain” in Praeger Handbook of Chiropractic Health Care: Evidence-Based Practices Vol I. ABC
CLIO 2017.

Chapter Editor: “The Safety and Effectiveness of Common Treatments for Whiplash” in Whiplash: A
Patient Centered Approach. Elsevier, 2011.

Chapter Editor: “Chiropractic Risks” in Complementary Medicine in Clinical Practice Jones and Bartlett
Publishers, 2005.

Chapter Editor: “The Comparative Safety of Chiropractic,” in Fundamentals of Chiropractic, published
by Mosby, 2003.  A reviewer writing in the trade journal Dynamic Chiropractic noted that “this may be
the most important book on chiropractic published in the past decade.”

Chapter Editor:“Chiropractic in the Information Age,” in Advances in Chiropractic, Volume Four, published
by Mosby Year Book Company, 1997.

Chapter Editor: “The Comparative Safety of Chiropractic,” in Contemporary Chiropractic, a general
purpose chiropractic text book published by Churchill Livingstone, 1997.

Contributor:Chiropractic: State of the Art. Published by the American Chiropractic Association, 1998.
Lauretti, WJ. Cerebral Vascular Accidents Associated with Cervical Manipulation: Another View. J Am
Chiropractic Assoc 2003; 40 (2).

Lauretti, WJ. A Chiropractic Approach to Neck Pain and Headache. The Integrative Medicine Consult
2000; 2 (1): 176-7.

Lauretti WJ. Your Aching Back. J Am Chiropractic Assoc 1998; 35 (6): 50.

Lauretti WJ. Chiropractic at age 102: Why Aren’t We Mainstream Yet? J Am Chiropractic Assoc 1997; 34
(12): 9.

Articles Written by William J Lauretti, DC, FICC, FACC

Sciatica Prevention and Relief

Are you looking for ways to prevent sciatica or manage it with conservative therapies? These wellness tips may help you to prevent or manage an episode of sciatica.

Articles Reviewed by William J Lauretti, DC, FICC, FACC

Mobilization, Manipulation, and Clinical Massage Are Effective Treatments for Neck Pain

This study is an update on the landmark review performed in 2008 by the Bone and Joint Decade Task Force on Neck Pain and its Associated Disorders.

Is Chiropractic Care Safe and Effective for Older Adults?

The updated recommendations include data from recently published randomized-controlled trials that provide additional support for the safety of spinal manipulative therapy in older adults.

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