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Robert Cooperstein, MA, DC

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Robert Cooperstein, M.A., D.C.

Director of Research, Director of Technique, Professor
Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research - San Jose, Calif.
Research Interests

My primary area of research interest lies in Technology Assessment, which emphasizes studies on the reliability and validity of patient assessment methods.

Research Keywords

reliability, validity


  • Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.), Life Chiropractic College West
  • Master of Arts, Economics (M.A.), UC Berkeley
  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics (B.A.), SUNY at Stony Brook

Courses Taught
  • MIPA52125
    General Pathology
  • CHPR62222
    Lumbopelvic Technique & Management
  • CHPR61212
    Principles of Chiropractic Technique
  • CHPR72326
    Correlative Technique & Assessment
  • CLIN82433
    Patient Management II
Selected Publications

The reliability of spinal motion palpation determination of the location of the stiffest spinal site is influenced by confidence ratings: a secondary analysis of three studies

Author(s): Cooperstein R, Young M
Publication: Chiropr Man Therap
Issue: 24
Page(s): 50
Year: 2016

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The history of the friction-reduced table

Author(s): Cooperstein R.
Publication: Chiropractic History
Volume: 36
Issue: 1
Page(s): 17-36
Year: 2016

The location of the inferior angle of the scapula in relation to the spine in the upright position: a systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis

Author(s): Cooperstein R, Haneline M, Young M.
Publication: Chiropr Man Therap.
Volume: Feb 27
Issue: 23
Page(s): 7
Year: 2015

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Validity of Palpation of the C1 Transverse Process: Comparison with a Radiographic Reference Standard

Author(s): Cooperstein R, Young M, Lew M.
Publication: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
Volume: 59
Issue: 2
Page(s): 91-100
Year: 2015

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Chiropractic management of pubic symphysis shear dysfunction in a patient with overactive bladder [case report]

Author(s): Cooperstein R, Lisi A, Burd A.
Publication: J Chiro Med.
Volume: 13
Issue: 2
Page(s): 81-9
Year: 2014

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