This Palmer hosted webpage is being transferred over by Dr. Lew to  Please bookmark the new page for future use.


These classes have already been transferred over:


PT I and PT II

Rehab I and Rehab II



NOTE: At this point- some of the links on this page will bring you to material at

Soon, all the links on this page will be housed at the new location. Contact Dr. Lew if you cannot get the material you wanted. For simplicity, the web page layout will remain the same at the new location.

Dr. Makani Lew, BSc, DC

Professor at Palmer College of Chiropractic, West Campus, San Jose, CA


Dr. Lew’s Classes Website:

The new website address is  (web address for this page)

The old website was 


Dr. Lew’s Classes Website: (web address for this page)

Office hours by appointment (look at Dr. Lew's class schedule below)

Open Lab: (Weeks 2-9)

Mon + Wed 9:30-10:20AM and Tues 7:40-8:30AM

Email:  (or )

Phone: 408-944-6097



Other links:

Dr. Lew's Class Schedule:

Articles written by Dr. Lew:

Lew, M. Patient Compliance as Homework. J Amer Chiropr Assoc 2001 Feb;38(2):48-49

Articles/Lew_M_Patient_Compliance_Homework_JACA_February_2001.pdf (PDF file)


Lew, M. Shoulder Impingement in an X-Ray Technician. J Amer Chiropr Assoc 2001 May;38(5):42-43

Articles/Lew_M_Shoulder_Impingement_in_an_X-Ray_Technician_JACA_May_2001.pdf (PDF file)


Lew, M. The Elusive (and Painful) First Rib. J Amer Chiropr Assoc 2005 July;42(5):14-15

Articles/LEW_M_Elusive_and_Painful_First_Rib_JACA_July_2005.pdf (PDF file)

This is the old prepublication link- although it still works


Lew, M. Evidence in Action: A patient brings her 11-year old son to your clinic with mid-thoracic back pain. J Amer Chiropr Assoc 2012;JanFeb:14-17

Articles/LEW Painful Left Scoliosis in a Child JACA Evidence in Action Jan-Feb 2012.pdf (PDF file)


Lew M and Snow G. Radiograph utilization and demographics in a chiropractic college teaching clinic. J Chiro Med 2012; Nov 11:242-48. (Abstract)


Articles co-authored by Dr. Lew:

Robert Cooperstein, Michael T. Haneline, Makani Lew, Morgan Young, and Jennifer M. Hettich. Feigned Pain and Subluxation Calls: A Pilot Study on the Role of Expectation Bias. Poster Presentation, 2007 ACC-RAC [Association of Chiropractic Colleges Educational Conference XIV and Research Agenda Conference XII]

Cooperstein, R, Lew, M. The relationship between pelvic torsion and anatomical leg length inequality: a review of the literature. J Chiropractic Medicine. 2009 Aug 8(3):107-118. (Indexed, peer reviewed, literature review)

Young, M, Cooperstein, R, Lew, M. Palpation of the atlas transverse process: A validity study with radiographic gold standard. 2010 ACC-RAC Conference Platform Presentation. J Chiro Educ. 2010 Spring 24(1): (Indexed, peer reviewed, original research)



Platform Presentations by Dr. Lew:

Lew, M.. Self-directed algorithm design: a useful tool in learning the differential diagnosis process. 2012 ACC-RAC Conference Platform Presentation.


Lew, M and Snow, GJ. X-Ray Utilization and Demographics in a Chiropractic College Outpatient Clinic. 2012 ACC-RAC Conference Platform Presentation.


Continuing Education Seminars presented by Dr. Makani Lew, D.C.

September 11, 2008. Palmer West Campus Coffee Break Seminar Series: Thoracic Spine Technique and Management: Adjusting Difficult Thoracic Areas.
This 2-hour seminar session included a presentation on the diagnosis and management of thoracic related musculo-skeletal issues. There was an emphasis on how to manage difficult areas such as the thoraco-lumbar and cervico-thoracic regions as well as adjunct areas of involvement such as the scapulo-thoracic region, the ribs, the clavicle and the acromio-clavicular joint.
August 13, 2009. Palmer West Campus Coffee Break Seminar Series: Favorite Adjustments: Finding the Comfortable Adjustment for the Patient & the Doctor. This 2-hour seminar session included a presentation and hands-on practice in adjusting all the areas of the spine such as the occiput, cervical spine, first rib, clavicle, scapulo-thoracic junction, ribs 2-12, thoracic spine, lumbar spine, and the sacro-iliac joint.
October 15, 2010 Palmer West Campus Homecoming: Extremity Adjusting with a Kinematic Approach.
Dr. Lew presented a “hands-on” workshop that allowed practitioners to learn, review and practice various adjustments for the more common problems in the both the upper and lower extremities. The adjustments demonstrated were geared to patient comfort and doctor safety. Emphasis was be placed on a kinematic chain approach, eg. how a scapulo-thoracic fixation effects the shoulder, the elbow, the wrist and vice versa.

Continuing Education Seminars attended by Dr. Lew, DC

Other campus involvement by Dr. Lew (clubs, rewards, etc)

Dr. Lew's Palmer West Campus Graduation Invocation Address


Blogs and Lists by Dr. Lew

Favorite books that have inspired Dr. Lew:

Mostly healthy, definitely delicious recipes:

Creative and yummy snacks for adults and kids:

Favorite Products for your body: no list yet


Go Back to Dr. Lew's List of Classes

email: or (either one should work)

Palmer Website:

Dr. Lew's Palmer College of Chiropractic West Campus Faculty Website:

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