Joseph Shafer + Assistants

Special Update going towards BR-certification  


August 19-20, 2022




Since Joseph introduced his Basic Brain seminar, a lot of new insights and techniques have been added, which now make it a very well functioning method for all kind of neurological issues.

Most of our patients will have had, during some time in their lives, a T.B.I. and still carry the consequences of it.

This seminar is specifically organized for those who have followed the Brain Seminar before.

If you have not, contact Thomas d'Havé for a training in March 2023 - Melle / Gent


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.
On observing all different kinds of reactions to treatment, he is now ready to share with you an Update to an expanded TBI approach.
Because of so many other courses going on from September onwards, we decided last minute, to organise this in August.
The following and lot's of other questions will be answered during these two days:
  • How do you know the Brain needs treatment?
  • What are the most useful neurological tests and challenges you can do?
  • How many magnets do you need to be most effective and can we place them at different positions at the same time?
  • What can you do if a patient gets dizzy, nauseous or is tending to faint after brain stimulation?
  • When do you end your treatment and how much time should you plan for a consultation?
  • New brain area's to go to when you don't get the results you would expect.
  • When to look for emotional related issues and how to treat them.
  • Do you need to give nutritional advice and what about specific supplements?
  • You will also get tips and advise for writing a report to the patients neurological specialist / insurance company.
  • Besides this we will give you a sheath explaining the treatment to be given to your patiënt and one for the specialist.
  • Also lost of medical research papers have been accumulated by Joe and will be part of the syllabus.


This is a specialized seminar and intended only for those who have followed at least one 'brain seminar' with Dr. Shafer before!


Location: Fico Osteopathic College Deurne/Antwerp - Santvoortbeeklaan 23, 2100 Antwerpen

Date: Friday afternoon August 19th and Saturday full day August 20th  

Time: Friday: 13.00-18.00h and Saturday 9.00-18.00h.: Educational hours: 12

Fee: € 475,-  (for the Flemish: KMO-portefeuille available = -30%)

Online / ZOOM: € 375,- (for the Flemish: KMO-portefeuille available = -30%)

Organisation: Profon BV

Bankaccount: IBAN: NL71 INGB 0006 7103 66    BIC: INGBNL2A

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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