About Dr. Ruch
Full-time private practice of chiropractic from May 1987 to the present.
Graduated Cum Laude from Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, California in September of 1986.
Bachelor of Science degree in Biology obtained in 1975 from the University of San Francisco.
Seven years additional study dissecting over 250 human cadavers through the course of research on the spine & other joint complexes.
Completed over 600 hours of post-graduate education in spinal biomechanics.
WRITING - PUBLISHING - INVENTION - RADIO APPEARANCES:
Authored multiple scientific articles that have appeared in chiropractic journals (list of publications attached).
Authored textbook/atlas on spinal and pelvic pathophysiology, including cadaver dissection study photographs and radiology (list of publications attached).
Authored chapter on the autonomic neuroanatomy of the vertebral subluxation/misalignment complex(list of publications attached).
Published several cadaver specimens and radiograph photography in other text (list of publications attached).
Developed numerous slide and video presentations (list of publications attached).
Invented and patented medical device for carpal tunnel syndrome & other repetitive stress disorders shown to be 96% effective in clinical trial. [Patent #6,092,236. July 2000.]
Invited expert on the KQED "Forum" radio talk show regarding spinal cord trauma, August 9, 2001.
04/00 to Present: Research Associate, Life Chiropractic College West, Hayward, California
01/97 to Present: Adjunct Faculty, Anatomy Department, Life Chiropractic College West, Hayward, California
01/06 to present: Faculty, Continuing Education Department, Life Chiropractic College West
12/97: Faculty Appointment - American Back Society Symposium
01/87 to 12/93: Instructor - Human Spinal Dissection Laboratory, Life Chiropractic College West, Hayward, California
06/88 to Present: Fellow - American Back Society, Oakland, California
Ruch, WJ.: Atlas of Common Subluxations (Misalignments) of the Human Spine and Pelvis. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press 1997.
07/93 Ruch WJ. TMJ Problems and Skull Motion. American Journal of Clinical Chiropractic 1993.
01/93 Ruch WJ. Subluxations/Misalignments of the Pelvic Girdle - Part II. American Journal of Clinical Chiropractic 1993.
10/92 Ruch WJ. Subluxations/Misalignments of the Pelvic Girdle - Part I. American Journal of Clinical Chiropractic 1992.
07/92 Ruch WJ. Subluxations/Misalignments of the Lumbar Spine. Journal of Clinical Chiropractic 1992.
04/92 Ruch WJ. Subluxations/Misalignments of the Thoracic Spine. Journal of Clinical Chiropractic 1992.
01/92 Ruch WJ. Subluxations/Misalignments of the Cervical Spine. Journal of Clinical Chiropractic 1992.
08/91 Ruch WJ. Spinal Subluxation/Misalignment and The Central Nervous System. Journal of Clinical Chiropractic 1991.
05/91 Ruch WJ. Clinical Anatomy - Motion of the Normal Spinal Column. Journal of Clinical Chiropractic 1991.
06/05 Ruch WJ, Ruch BM. An Analysis of Pubis Symphysis Misalignment Using Plain Film Radiography, Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics.
CHAPTERS CONTRIBUTED TO BOOKS:
Ruch WJ. Autonomic Neuroanatomy of the Vertebral Subluxation Complex. In:
Masarsky CS, Todres-Masarsky M, ed. Somatovisceral Aspects of Chiropractic Care: An Evidence-Based Approach. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Churchill Livingstone 2001.
PHOTOGRAPHY CONTRIBUTED TO BOOKS:
Ruch WJ. Cadaver Specimens & Radiography In: Plaugher, G. Textbook of Clinical Chiropractic - A Specific Biomechanical Approach. Baltimore, Maryland. Williams & Wilkins 1993.
Ruch WJ Cadaver Specimen In: Nordhoff, L. Motor Vehicle Collision Injuries. Sudbury, Massachusetts, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2005
Ruch WJ Pelvic Adjusting Protocols In: CBP Technique, Evanston, Wyoming, Harrison Seminars Inc., 2002
Ruch WJ. Degenerative Changes of the Spine. Berkeley, California. Postura
Ruch WJ. Molly's Tape - Demonstration of Spinal Biomechanics in the Treatment of C5-C6 Spinal Cord Trauma. Berkeley, California. Postura 1
Ruch WJ. Anatomical Demonstration of Degeneration of the Cervical Spine. Berkeley, California. Postura 1998.
WORKS IN PROGRESS:
Ruch WJ, Rogers L. Relief of Hand Pain with Persistent Passive Stretching of the Flexors and Extensors of the Hand & Fingers - A Clinical Study. Scheduled to be submitted November 2006 to Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics.
Ruch WJ, Alcantara J. Chiropractic Management of Unilateral Lower Extremity Paralysis & Urinary Incontinence Resolved Through Chiropractic Management. Submission April 2005.
Ruch WJ, Alcantara J. Traumatic Brain Injury & Chiropractic Management Study. Sponsored by LCCW Research Department. Anticipated Submission in December 2006.
Website: http://www.williamruchdc.com/ - continually updated and developed with new articles, illustrations and video.
Video: a continuing series of demonstrations of adjustment techniques relevant to particular injuries and complaints, performed at the North Oakland Chiropractic Clinic, viewable on this site and on YouTube