The Cox 8 Table made by Haven Medical is essential to the certified Cox Technic doctor. It is a combination of Dr. James Cox's vision and the engineering genius of Mr. Don Wisner and his team at Haven Medical. Mr. Wisner discusses the continuing evolution of the Cox Table and it's application in treatment spine pain and documentation of improving spine function.
About Don Wisner, the President of Haven Medical:
Growing up in Flint, Michigan in the 50’s and 60’s meant there was one thing ingrained in our culture: Cars!
This was the Golden Era of the U.S. Auto Industry and Flint was was a shining gem the crown jewel of Detroit’s auto manufacturing dominance. For the families who lived and worked here, cars were part of our DNA.
Haven’s founder, Don Wisner, grew up in Auto Mecca surrounded by people who loved to get their hands dirty building things, working on things and fixing things; mostly (you guessed it) cars… parts for cars… or tools, equipment and gadgets to work on cars.
Since an early age, Don was afflicted with "Creative A.D.H.D.," the product of a curious mind, an active imagination and a short attention span. His dad trained him not to read instruction or assembly manuals, but to figure out how things went together and worked for himself. (To this day, if Don gets lost he won’t stop to ask directions let alone use his GPS, and he thinks “moderation” – especially when it comes to building stuff to last -- is for wimps).
While most of the boys would run to the ball field or soda shop after school, Don would race home to his Pop’s workshop where he learned first hand how to repair anything that broke, or build anything the family needed but couldn’t afford to go out and buy. That’s how it was done back then.
By the time Don graduated high school he could rebuild an engine in his sleep, but the passion to invent and build things from scratch had him in its grip, so he went on to earn a degree in Engineering from the prestigious Michigan Tech, aka the “MIT of The Midwest.”
After graduating from Michigan Tech, Don quickly became a rising star in General Motors’ Buick and Cadillac Luxury Divisions where he invented ABTS (All Belt To Seat) Technology, a revolutionary new safety system which forever changed the way seat belts function, move and are installed in certain luxury vehicles. ABTS was first used in the Buick Park Avenue and continues to be a standard safety feature to this day.
Spine specialist, Dr. Shawn Nelson shares a story of a woman who had traumatic spine injuries that left her leg and the last four toes of her foot numb for 10 years. He describes how he was able to help this patient return to a higher quality of life.
Dr. Shawn Nelson
My journey to becoming a Chiropractor began as a patient in my early teens. I was being treated for some debilitating migraine headaches that would take my vision from me. I began to get adjustments and these went away. Continued treatment then kept them away. When the time came to make some career choices in high school; I chose Chiropractor, FBI agent, and stuntman (The Fall Guy was my favorite TV show and the impetus for this choice). Due to my natural aptitude in science, my experiences with my own issues, and my overwhelming desire to be able to help in any situation I could; I made my choice.
I was educated my entire life inside the State of Iowa. First attending and graduating from Waldorf College with an AA in pre-med. I continued on at the University of Northern Iowa and then the Palmer College of Undergraduate Studies earning my BS in General Science. I finished my education graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Iowa March of 2002. I have practiced in Michigan continuously since moving here in April of 2002.
My wife and I have 2 boys and a girl which keeps us very active. We have been living in nearby Grosse Pointe Woods for 8 years and stay very active with the local schools and churches. My work ethic was shaped by growing up on our family farm outside my hometown of 500 people. My parents worked full time jobs and I played 5 sports in high school, so we farmed at night when everyone else had gone in for the night. If something broke we were up as long as we needed to be to get ready for the next night.
I have always been around athletics. After high school I was a 2 sport athlete in college on scholarship for both football and wrestling. I continued to receive Chiropractic care through these years specifically after severely spraining my left knee at the end of my freshman years. Once those ended I changed my focus to rugby. I was on scholarship for it through my chiropractic college. My playing career ended in 2012. I played in 2 countries, countless states, and for 6 teams (including a cameo for the Navy). I have coached both the men and women of Detroit. For the last 7 years I have stayed active with refereeing. I have been taking care of athletes nearly 20 years starting in our rehab department in college, treating the whole rugby team in college for a year, and then being the on field trainer and chiropractor for all of the teams I played on and coached for 17 years here in Detroit.
Spine specialist, Dr. Robert Borzone and his patient tell their story of continuation of care from one Certified Cox Technic doctor to another.
Dr. Robert Borzone, DC, LAc, DACBN is a Chiropractor, Licensed Acupuncturist, Diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition and Certified AMMA Therapist. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry from Rider College and his Doctorate degree from New York Chiropractic College. Dr. Borzone is the former Dean of the School of Massage Therapy and Chair of the Science Department of the New York College for Health Professions where he also received his training in acupuncture. He is an adjunct faculty member at Stony Brook University teaching courses on Complementary Medicine and Ancestral Medicine for the School of Social Welfare. Dr. Borzone is an adjunct faculty member at Nassau Community College teaching courses on Nutrition and Biology and has lectured at Hofstra University on Nutrition and Wellness. He is a Diplomate in Acupuncture and Oriental Bodywork through the NCCAOM, a Certified Asian Bodywork Therapy Instructor with the AOBTA and a Certified COX practitioner. Dr. Borzone is a Category A Provider of NCBTMB.Dr. Borzone has dedicated over 30 years to the health professions through education, consulting and professional development. He has lectured extensively in the fields of Oriental Medicine, Nutrition, Back Care and Wellness and has published works in professional journals as well as contributed to books on wellness.