Chiropractic Orthopedists are a different kind of chiropractor. They have ventured beyond standard chiropractic studies and must complete a 3 year post-graduate program. Following their extensive training they must pass a demanding examination process leading to Diplomate status of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists (DABCO) or Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists (DACO). Dr. Lawson is a board certified chiropractic orthopedist.

Chiropractic Orthopedists have extensive, specialized training in examination and treatment procedures emphasizing primarily the neuro-musculoskeletal structures of the body including the spine and extremities and related soft tissue structures. This involves conditions affecting the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and related nerve structures.

The Chiropractic Orthopedist is often used by medical practitioners, physical trainers, physical therapists, the legal profession and the insurance industry for evaluation and treatment of patients, and the courts for giving expert testimony.

Patients who suffer from conditions which have not responded favorably to previous treatment may seek a doctor with specialized training in advanced non-surgical orthopedic procedures and diagnostic methods. 

Dr. Lawson is a Fellow of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists.