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Jacqueline Beres

Jacqueline Beres

Jacqueline Beres

Assistant Professor
Assistant Dean of Clinical Education Director - Spine Care Department
Director - Spine Care Department

Phone: (562) 943-7125

Email: JacquelineBeres@scuhs.edu

Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, SCU Health


of the Spine Care Department for SCU Health. Dr. Beres earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Sciences from the University of Florida, and went on to obtain her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida. She is formally trained and certified as both a Primary Spine Practitioner (PSP) through the University of Pittsburgh and in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) via the McKenzie Institute® USA Center for Postgraduate Study. Dr. Beres is considered a content expert regarding the Clinical Reasoning in Spine Pain protocol (CRISP) and the Primary Spine Practitioner (PSP) model, a concept based on establishing a subset of healthcare providers as initial point of contact specific to spinal pain and associated conditions. Dr. Beres has focused her career on implementing and refining a systematic, evidence-informed, and value-based approach to the evaluation and management of spine-related disorders by applying the PSP model and CRISP concepts. She has played a vital role in the establishment of evidence-based clinics in both the private and educational settings. Dr. Beres joined SCU in 2015 as an Assistant Clinical Professor and Faculty Clinician involved in the University Health Center’s outpatient teaching clinic as well as an attending doctor for the post-graduate Primary Spine Care Residency program. She has served various leadership roles in addition to her current appointments including Director of the post-graduate Primary Spine Care Residency program and Chair of the Clinical Education Department.


  • Cert. PSP - Primary Spine Practitioner
  • Cert. MDT - Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (McKenzie Institute International)
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Selected Publications

  • ACC-RAC Submission Sept. 2012: Complying With CCE Meta-Competencies 6 and 7 through the Development of an EBCP Educational Module with an Emphasis on a Comparative Analysis of Two Systematic Reviews. Keene, K., Beres J.L., Bowyer, H.L., Cofano, G., Pappagallo, E.
  • Thoracic Myelopathy, a Vague Manifestation: Clinical Presentation of a Patient with Thoracic Myelopathy at a Chiropractic Clinic. Gay, C.W., Bishop, M.D., & Beres, J.L. (2012). J Chiropr Med, 11(2), 115-120.
  • Is Treatment in Extension Contraindicated in the Presence of Cervical Spinal Cord Compression Without Myelopathy? A Case Report. Murphy, D.R., & Beres, J.L. (2008). Manual Therapy, 13(5), 468-72.
  • Cervical Myelopathy: A “Near Miss” Complication to Cervical Manipulation. A Case Report. Murphy, D.R., & Beres, J.L. (2008) J Manipulative Physiol Ther., 31(7), 553-7.

Selected Presentations

  • WFC Innovative Presentation Oct. 2016: Introduction of a Standardized Approach to Spine Related Disorders in an Integrated College Outpatient Clinic. Beres, J.L. J Chiropr Educ. 2016 Oct; 30(2): 159-160.

Current Activities

  • North American Spine Society
  • McKenzie Institute USA
  • West Hartford Group
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