Brad Ralston DC, DACNB, FABBIR
Dr. Brad Ralston is a native of Shelbyville, Indiana. Following graduation from Morristown Senior High School in 1989, Dr. Ralston attended Ball State University where he earned an Associate’s degree in Health Sciences in 1992. Dr. Ralston finished his undergraduate education at Indiana University / Purdue University of Indianapolis, where he earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science in 1995.
While pursuing his degree, he became certified as an emergency medical technician and worked for an ambulance service in Indianapolis. He also completed an internship in health promotion and cardiac rehabilitation at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis.
Dr. Ralston began his chiropractic training at Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri in 1996. He received a Bachelors of Science degree in Human Biology from Logan College in 1998. While a student at Logan, Dr. Ralston also worked at Deaconess Hospital in the emergency department as a technician and gained a wealth of clinical experience.
During his clinical internship in the Logan College clinics, Dr. Ralston distinguished himself by giving patient lectures and lectures to area companies. He was selected for a clinical rotation, providing chiropractic care to mentally challenged patients at an adult day care facility. He also assisted with the student neurology club and was an active member of the Gonstead technique club.
While a student at Logan, Dr. Ralston had the privilege of being enrolled in the post-doctorate chiropractic neurology program at Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Ralston was able to complete the 300 hours required for board certification while still a student at Logan College. Dr. Ralston, having completed all his requirements, was allowed to leave Logan College during his last trimester, to participate in an internship. Dr. Ralston completed his internship at the office of Dr. Mark Lind Holm in Elkhart, Indiana.
Dr. Ralston obtained his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis in 1999. He then joined Dr. Lind Holm in full-time practice in February of 2000.
In September of 2000, Dr. Ralston sat for and passed the board examination in Chiropractic Neurology in San Diego, California.
Lucas Gafken DC, DACNB
Dr. Lucas Gafken is a diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board in which he earned this prestigious degree through the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies. As a board-certified chiropractic neurologist, he continues to expand his clinical skills and is currently completing certification in vestibular rehabilitation and functional neurological rehabilitation for concussion/traumatic brain injuries.
Prior to earning his chiropractic and neurology degrees, Dr. Gafken completed his undergraduate studies at Ball State University. He obtained his doctor of chiropractic degree in 2009 from Life University - College of Chiropractic in Marietta, GA.
Dr. Gafken maintains a private practice in both Auburn and Indianapolis, Indiana. His primary focus integrates the interaction between functional neurology and functional medicine. Those seeking care in his office routinely suffer with chronic disease, neuroendocrine imbalances, autoimmune disorders, and diverse neurological illnesses. His management focuses on supporting these complex issues with brain-based rehabilitation and nutritional or non-pharmaceutical application. Dr. Gafken’s specialty training has provided him with the advanced technical and diagnostic skills required to handle the most difficult client presentations.
In 2014, Dr. Gafken joined Apex Energetics as a national seminar speaker/educator and has lectured for several years to other healthcare practitioners on the application and implementation of functional neurology, functional medicine, and neuroimmunology. A current list of seminars he has instructed include the following: