Contact Info

Academic Background

  • National University of Health Sciences Doctor of Chiropractic, December 16th, 2010
  • Illinois State University B.S. Biology, May 2006

Dr. Robert Newhalfen is a 2010 graduate of National University of Health Sciences (NUHS).  While at NUHS, Dr. Newhalfen received extensive training in the areas of diagnosis, adjustive technique, rehabilitation, gait analysis, soft tissue therapy, kinesiotaping, nutrition and acupuncture.  

After graduation, he has continued post-graduate coursework in the areas of motion palpation, biomechanics, McKenzie Therapy, functional rehabilitation, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), Active Release Technique (ART), pediatric rehabilitation, temporomandibular dysfunction (TMJ and TMD) and various other areas.  

Dr. Newhalfen has completed over 500 hours of post-graduate coursework outside of his Chiropractic education.

Specialties, Certifications, & Continuing Education

  • 1st 100 Hours Acupuncture, NUHS, September 2009-March 2010, Dr. Kristine Tohtz, 100 hours
  • Motion Palpation Institute Extremities Analysis and Adjustive Technique, NUHS, May 2010, Dr. Mark King, 12 hours
  • Kinesio Taping Certification Program, NUHS, May and June 2010, Dr. David Parish and Dr. Vincent DeBono, 24 hours
  • Cosmetic Acupuncture, NUHS, August 2010, Dr. Joseph Carter,12 hours
  • Rehab of the Lumbar Spine, NUHS, October 2010, Dr. Brett Winchester, 12.5 hours
  • Motion Palpation Institute Mastering Gait, NUHS, March 2011, Multiple Instructors, 12 hours
  • McKenzie Part A, NUHS, June and July 2011, Dr. Steven Heffner, 28 hours
  • McKenzie Part B, NUHS, September 2011 and April 2013, Dr. Steven Heffner, 28 hours
  • Perform Better Functional Summit, Chicago, July 2012 , 12 hours
  • Rehab of the Cervical Spine, NUHS, September 2012, Dr. Brett Winchester, 12.5 hours
  • Faulty Movement Patterns, Logan College of Chiropractic, Dr. Craig Liebenson, 12 hours
  • Temporomandibular Dysfunction, NUHS, February 2013, Dr. Brett Winchester, 12.5 hours
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Research Symposium, Chicago, October 2013, Various Instructors, 6.25 hours
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization “A” Course, Chicago, October 2013, Various Instructors, 20 hours
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization “B” Course, Chicago, October 2013, Various Instructors, 20 hours
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization “Pediatric Rehabilitation 2” Course, Chicago, February 2014, Marcela Safarova
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Advanced Skills Course for Neurological Diagnoses, Chicago, February 2014, Marcela Safarova
  • GRIP Approach Complete Trigger Point Therapy, Chicago, March 2014, Robert Lardner and Dr. Benjamin Fergus
  • National – DOT Certified Medical Examiners Training, New York Chiropractic College, Dr. Jerry Szych and Dr. Robert Striker, Dec 2013-March 2014, 12 hours
  • Fetterman Events Chiropractic Extravaganza with Risk Management, Ft. Wayne, IN, May 3-4 2014, Dr. Coffman (Thompson Technique) and Dr. Rick Carter (Advanced Rehab), 20 hours
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization “Sport II” Course, Chicago, June 2014, Petra Valouchova
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Advanced Skills Course for Orthopedic Conditions, Chicago, June 2014, Petra Valouchova
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Advanced Skills Course for Women’s Health Conditions, Chicago, October 2014, Martina Jezkova
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization “Pediatric Rehabilitation 3” Course, Chicago, October 2014, Martina Jezkova
  • Active Release Technique, Upper Extremity Course, Chicago, December 2014, Dr. Michael Leahy, 24 hours
  • Active Release Technique, Spine, Chicago, March 2015, Dr. Michael Leahy, 21 hours
  • Functional Anatomy Seminars – Functional Range Release Upper Limb, Chicago, April 2015, Dr. Andreo Spina
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization – Intermediate Course “C”, Chicago, May 2015, Petra Valouchova
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization – Advanced Skills Course for “The Foot”, Columbus, May 2015, Petra Valouchova
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization – Sports Course I, Columbus, May 2015, Petra Valouchova
  • Active Release Technique, Lower Extremity, Chicago, July 2015, Dr. Michael Leahy, 24 hours
  • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners Certification
  • Completion of Parts I, II, III, IV and Physiotherapy 2009 & 2010
  • Certified in 1st 100 hour acupuncture program      2010
  • Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP) 2010
  • Indiana Professional Licensure 2012
  • DOT Certified Medical Examiner 2014
  • ART Certified, Upper Extremity, 2014
  • ART Certified, Spine, 2015
  • Functional Range Release Certified, Upper Limb, 2015
  • ART Certified, Lower Extremity, 2015
  • ART Certified, Full Body, 2015 

Personal Athletic & Training background

I have been a lifelong athlete and continue training today.

  • High School:  Cross Country, Track and Basketball.
  • Cross Country PR 3.00 miles:  15:45
  • 2x State Qualifier
  • Track PR 1600 meter (1 mile):  4:38.6
  • 2x State Qualifier
  • Basketball:  3 point shooting State Qualifier
  • Recently Crossfit Training at Crossfit Munster in Munster, IN
  • Currently training for Indianapolis Marathon with goal to qualify for the Boston Marathon

 Present Role Working With Athletes

I currently treat a wide variety of athletes including but not limited to:

  • Elite high school Athletes in baseball, football, softball, soccer and track and field
  • A wide array of Crossfit athletes from various boxes and of various levels
  • Power lifters
  • Runners including Marathoners
  • Triathletes and Ironman participants
  • Cyclists
  • Golfers
  • And more…

 Professional Philosophy

My philosophy is focused on correcting movement dysfunction.  I am also a strong believer in teaching a person how to continue to correct and fix themselves as much as possible.  I also believe in coming from a place of experience and because of this almost everything I recommend for treatment I have done myself. 

“He who treats the site of pain is lost.” –Karel Lewit