Instructor: Paul Osterbauer
Dr. Paul Osterbauer received his undergraduate and chiropractic degrees from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 1986 and a Master of Public Health degree at the University of Washington, Seattle, in1993.
He served the as Research Director for Activator Methods, Inc. and Administrator for their National Institute of Chiropractic Research. During this time, he collaborated on a variety of research projects with the Arizona State University and the Texas Back Institute, of Plano.
Since his appointment at Northwestern Health Sciences University in 1999, he has been actively engaged in teaching and research in the classroom and in the clinic, with an emphasis on geriatrics.
Recent accomplishments include, studies on chiropractic care for older people with carpal tunnel syndrome, establishing a clinic rotation site at an elder care facility, and co-developing the first chiropractic, geriatric residency in the country.
He has cultivated relationships with the University of Minnesota's Centers on Aging and Geriatric Education culminating in funding to support the adoption of active learning strategies using standardized patients to complement our existing curriculum. He serves on peer review committees for scientific journals, NIH proposals and has published and presented in a variety of scientific fora.