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Richard McAlister, DC, BCN, QEEG-D

Dr. Richard J. McAlister is a Chiropractic Physician and has been in private practice since 1980. He attended Wagner College, fulfilling his prerequisites, prior to attending New York Chiropractic College where he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree in December of 1979. He began his career in Staten Island, NY in 1980. In mid-2014 he transitioned to East Brunswick, NJ and founded Integrative NeuroTherapy LLC, a facility dedicated to providing evidenced-based alternative and complementary approaches for Brain-Body Wellness.

In addition to a D.C. degree, Dr. McAlister was awarded his diploma in Clinical Neuroscience through the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies in 2016. He is Board Certified in Neurofeedback (BCN) through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA), Board Certified in Quantitative Electroencephalography (QEEG-D) by the International QEEG Certification Board, Diplomate, American Academy of Pain Management, and is Board Eligible in Functional Neurology.

As a certified Global Neurofeedback Initiative Instructor (GNI) for Stress Therapy Solutions, Inc., Dr. McAlister teaches the BCIA didactic neurofeedback certification course, mentors clinicians working toward certification, and provides on-site consulting and training services. This has afforded him the unique opportunity to work with some of the top clinicians in Functional Neurology, Mental Health, and Medical Neurology/Epileptology throughout the United States and Canada. He was an invited speaker at the Veterans Administration War Injuries and Illness Study Group where they are currently working to implement QEEG and Neurofeedback into their program.

Additional certifications and training include Heart Rate Variability biofeedback (HeartMath), Interactive Metronome, and numerous chiropractic techniques, diagnostic modalities, and clinical procedures. This includes a course of study in Electromyography & Clinical Neurophysiology through Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education. Dr. McAlister has also studied clinical nutrition and Functional Medicine extensively throughout his career and continues ongoing.

Dr. McAlister has been awarded citations from the NYS Senate, NYS Assembly, and NYC Council for his role in establishing the first Division of Chiropractic Services in a NY hospital making him among the first Chiropractors in NYS (and the country) to be granted hospital privileges. He has been featured on Fox News and CNN.

Dr. McAlister is a member of the following professional organizations:
Association of New Jersey Chiropractors, International Association of Functional Neurology & Rehabilitation, International Society for Neurofeedback & Research, and past member of the American Academy of Clinical Neurophysiology.

The clinical focus of his practice is Brain-Body Wellness. Conditions of special clinical interest include childhood, adolescent, & adult ADD/ADHD, persistent post-concussion syndrome, insomnia, recurrent migraine and tension headaches, chronic pain disorders, stress associated disorders, peak performance enhancement, and selected movement disorders.

Dr. McAlister is actively licensed to practice Chiropractic in New Jersey and New York.

Dr. McAlister’s Curriculum Vitae:

Summary of Present and Past Experience:

Dr. McAlister currently maintains a private chiropractic practice in East Brunswick, NJ having established Integrative NeuroTherapy, LLC in 2014. The primary focus of the practice is brain-body wellness, for which a variety of evidence-based alternative and complementary approaches are employed. This includes a special form of biofeedback known as neurofeedback (EEG biofeedback). Prior to that Dr. McAlister maintained a private practice on Staten Island since 1980.

Education:

Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies
Clinical Neuroscience Diploma Awarded 2016
Cape Canaveral, FL

New York Chiropractic College
D.C. (Doctor of Chiropractic) December 1979
Glen Head, NY/Seneca Falls, NY

Wagner College
Pre-Chiropractic curriculum 1974 – 1976
Staten Island, NY

Licensure:

• Licensed Chiropractic Physician in New Jersey 2003 – present; License #: 38MC00612100
• Licensed Chiropractor in New York State 1980 – present; License #: 2381-1

Diplomates and Certifications:

• Diplomate, International QEEG Certification Board 2020
• Board Certified in Neurofeedback (BCN) Biofeedback Certification International Alliance 2016
• Certified GNI Neurofeedback Instructor (Stress Therapy Solutions, Inc./BCIA) 2016
• Certified in Manipulation Under Anesthesia (National University of Health Sciences) 1998
• Diplomate, American Academy of Pain Management 1993
• Certified in Medx Spinal Muscle Testing and Rehabilitation (University of Florida, College of Medicine) 1989
• Diplomate, National Board of Clinical Thermology 1988
• Diplomate, National Board of Chiropractic Examiners 1979

Board Certification Eligibility:

• American Chiropractic Neurology Board Candidate

Postgraduate Chiropractic Education:

University of Bridgeport
Health Sciences Postgraduate Education Department
Mastering Brain Chemistry 2017
Bridgeport, CT

University of Bridgeport
Health Sciences Postgraduate Education Department
Mastering Functional Blood Chemistry 2017
Bridgeport, CT December

Stress Therapy Solutions, Inc.

Quantitative Electroencephalography didactic training and mentoring 2017 – present
Beachwood, OH

Stress Therapy Solutions, Inc.
GNI Neurofeedback Instructor Certification Program – 2016
Beachwood, OH 2014

Stress Therapy Solutions, Inc.
Neurofeedback didactic training and mentoring 2015
Beachwood, OH 2014

National University of Health Sciences
Manipulation Under Anesthesia Certification Program 1998
Lomard, IL

University of Texas
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Practical Electrodiagnostic Testing 1995
San Antonio, TX

Harvard Medical School
Electromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology 1994
Boston, MA

Tufts University, School of Medicine
Clinical Neurophysiology Review Course 1994
Medford, MA

New York Chiropractic College
Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Program 1993
Seneca Falls, NY

University of Florida, College of Medicine
Medx Spinal Muscle Testing and Rehabilitation Certification Program 1989
Gainesville, FL

New York Chiropractic College
Chiropractic Sports Physician Program 1986 – 1988
Glen Head, NY

New York Chiropractic College
Clinical Thermology 1986 -1987
Glen Head, NY

Hospital and Surgical Center Staff Appointments:

Doctors Hospital of Staten Island
Department of Medicine, Division of Chiropractic
Staten Island, NY
1998 – 2001

Center For Special Surgery
Hawthorne, NJ
2003 – 2005

Teaching Experience:

Certified GNI Neurofeedback Instructor for Stress Therapy Solutions, Inc.
• Currently teach the BCIA accredited didactic course to a variety of health care professionals seeking board certification in neurofeedback. 2017 – present
• Assistant instructor, STS QEEG didactic program
• Provide BCIA mentoring hours to neurofeedback board certification candidates. 2017- present
• Provide IQCB mentoring hours to QEEG board certification candidates. 2022- present

Professional Memberships:

• Association of New Jersey Chiropractors
• American Chiropractic Association
• International Society for Neuroregulation and Research
• Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
• ACA Council on Neurology

Awards and Honors:

The following 3 citations have been awarded to Dr. McAlister in recognition of his
accomplishments and contributions as a staff member in the Department of Medicine,
Division of Chiropractic, Doctors’ Hospital of Staten Island.
• Citation 2000 – NYS Senate
• Citation 2000 – NYS Assembly
• Citation 2000 – NYC Council

Research and Presentations:

Two Cases Of Neurogenic Intermittent Claudication Successfully Treated With Manipulation Under
Anesthesia. New Consideration For It’s Pathomechanisms.
Presented at The American Academy of Pain Management Annual Conference
Las Vegas, NV November 1999

Cold Laser Stimulation of Acupuncture Points In Patients with Migraine Headache
Data contributions for Dynatronics Research Corp. Salt Lake City, Utah – F.D.A registered 1984

Consulting Experience:

• Sports injuries prevention and safety consultant to the New York Institute of Martial Arts
Staten Island, NY 1986-1988

• Organized and directed First Responders Team: first New York State Tae Kwon Do Olympic Eliminations
Staten Island, NY 1988

Media Appearances:

Fox Channel 5 Evening News:
• Breakthrough In the Treatment of Chronic Back Pain – Medx.
Interview and demonstration with Fox Medical Reporter Joanna Shaw, M.D. 1988

CNN:
• Interview during first New York State Tae Kwon Do Olympic Eliminations 1988

Staten Island Community TV:
• The New Approach to Treating Back Pain.
Interview and demonstration of Medx with Gary Furtak, Certified Personal Fitness Trainer 1989

• Good Health Naturally: Manipulation Under Anesthesia
Interview/discussion and video segments. Host: Dr. Victor Dolan 1998