The Brain Recovery Academy is an association following findings by Joseph Shafer to diagnose and treat Traumatic Brain Injury. 

More information at a later date.


During the last couple of months, Joe has been gaining lot's of new insights on treatment of Brain injured patients.
He spends weeks and weeks, just treating TBI patients and saw some techniques being more effective than others.
Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is any trauma to the brain after you are born. This includes stroke and of all types of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Even mild bumps on the head can eventually lead to a Persistent Post-Concussive Symptoms (PPCS) that will more often than not, worsen with time.
TBI symptoms are many and diffuse, often making it difficult to diagnose. Common complaints are headaches, fatigue, drowsiness, brain fog, loss of memory and concentration, mood swings, disorientation, depression, anxiety, insomnia, speech difficulties, loss of balance, dizziness, blurred vision, changes in smell and taste, sensitivity to light or sound, loss of coordination, muscle weakness and prickling sensations in the arms and legs.
Not even children are spared. How many children fall and hitting their head when attempting to walk or tumble from their bed or down a flight of stairs. The numbers are staggering. Sudden changes in eating or nursing habits, irritability, persistent crying, attention deficits, sleep disturbances, moody episodes and even depression, can all signal brain injury.
Now known as the ‘silent epidemic’ TBI is responsible for more death and disability that any other trauma. With estimates of between 27 and 69 million affected worldwide every year, the number of people who continue to suffer with little hope of even partial recovery is continually growing. But there might be hope making this suffering a thing of the past.
A novel Brain Recovery Protocol, developed by Dr. Joseph Shafer, may help make TBI suffering a thing of the past. The method uses a combination of non-invasive treatments that are proving to be extremely effective in helping many to improve or fully recover.
Dr Joseph Shafer DC, CCSP, DIBAK

Joseph Shafer has been practicing as a Chiropractic Physician since his graduation from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1980. He graduated with honours from Louisiana State University prior to study for his doctorate. At Louisiana State he study international law, history and psychology.
Following graduation from Palmer, Dr. Shafer moved to Denmark with his then wife where they set up a private practice that became one of the largest in all of Denmark at the time. During the 10 years in Denmark, Dr. Shafer continued to study Applied Kinesiology, Nutrition and Sports Medicine. He became a Certified Sports Physician in 1989 and a Diplomate of Applied Kinesiology in 1990.
From 1986 to 1990, he was one of the official Team Denmark specialist physicians, on call to treat elite athletes. In 1989 he was an attending physician at the World Games in Karlsruhe, Germany. In 1990 he was the team physician for NISSAN PERFORMANCE at LeMans, France. This was followed by being the team physician again in 1991 and 92 at the Daytona Beach 24 hour endurance races.
In 1991, he was invited for the first time to speak and lecture in Moscow and then Novokuznetsk, Russia and he has been invited to speak regularly since. In 1993 he was awarded an assistant professorship (HON) at the Novokusnetsk School of Post-graduate medicine and in 2004 was given full Professorship status at the School of Post-graduate Social and Rehabilitative Medicine, Moscow.
During these years, Dr. Shafer found time to serve as the President of ICAK-Europe from 1988 to 1995 and President of the International Council from 1992 to 93.
He has written or contributed on three books and has privately published scores of lecture notes throughout 25 years of teaching. Most notably, Dr. Shafer has developed several diagnostic and therapeutic techniques that have found widespread use with physicians and physiotherapists.
At present, Dr. Shafer continues in private practice, to develop new techniques and as a consultant for the profession and lectures widely throughout Europe and the Far East.


Education and Degrees:

- 1980 – Palmer College of Chiropractic: Degree Doctor of Chiropractic
- 1974 – University of Louisiana, Baton Rouge: Degree Bachelor of Arts
- 1970 – High School – Kenai Alaska: High School

Other Titles and Degrees:
- Professor of post-graduate medicine
- Moscow Academy of Social and Rehabilitative Medicine: 2004 to present
- Diplomate International Board of Applied Kinesiology – 1990
- Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician – 1989
- Assistant professor of post-graduate medicine (Honorary)
- Novokunznesk College of Manual Medicine, Russia – 1993 

Private practice in:
- Denmark from 1980 – 1991
- Italy 1991 – present
Scotland and England 1999 – present

- Scottish Chiropractic Association – 1995 to present
- General Chiropractic Council registration 2001 – Present
- Dansk Kiropraktor Forening (DKF) – 1980 to 1997
- AIC (Italian Chiropractic Association) 1991 – 1994
- ICAK-USA 1982 – 1992
- ICAK-Europe 1990 – 1997
- (President of ICAK-Europe 1988 – 1995
- President of IC – 1992-3
- ICAK – UK 1995 to present

 Teaching experience:
Applied Kinesiology basic and advanced courses 
- Sweden – 1991
- Denmark – 1995, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2004
- Russia – 1992 to 1997, 2004 to present
- Italy – 1992 to present
- Belgium – 1995 to present
- England – 1996/7 and present
Other experience:
- Sports medicine physician for Milan AC: 2008 -2009
Sports medicine consultant for Team Danmark 1987 – 1991 (A state run organization for the development of and support of sport and athletes in Denmark)
Team doctor for NISSAN Performance drivers of 24-hour endurance races
LeMans, France – 1990
- Daytona Beach, USA – 1991/1992
Specialist physician for world class badminton:1993 – 1996

 Research, developments and novel techniques in clinical procedures:
- K-27 technique for over-facilitation/hyper-reactive states in muscle – 1984
- Jugular compression for craniosacral challenge and treatment – 1992 (Received yearly research paper award for Jugular Compression in 1993)
- Jugular compression and whole body evaluation.
- Advanced evaluation procedures for the cranium, facial bones and membranous structures of the skull.
- The pituitary pump technique.
- Cranial Nerve evaluation procedures.
- Interlink patterns for the cranium and vibrational evaluation of the sutures.
- Advanced joint diagnosis techniques for peripheral joints and new developments in the ligament, muscle, tendon and bone interlink patterns. (THE LIGAMENT INTERLINK)
- Low back evaluation and treatment procedures (THE METABOLIC DISC)
- Differential challenge for the inflamed disc, bone inflammation and neural sheath inflammation.
- Differential diagnosis of piriformis syndrome.
- Post-fracture evaluation of bone and interlink treatment.
- Muscle spindle cell challenge for Resting, Concentric & Eccentric tone.
- Retain Injury Patterns [RIP] (the emotional injury) evaluation and treatment.
- The diaphragmatic crus, lower oesophageal sphincter (LES), phrenoesophageal ligament (PEL), and pericardial torsion evaluation and treatment.

- AK chapter in multidisciplinary book: Dentistry and Alternative Medicine – 1996
- Kinesiologia Applicata e Terapia Craniosacrale (Italian only at present) [Applied Kinesiology and Craniosacral Therapy}
- The Muscle Test Handbook (Guest Editor with Hans Garten) 2013