Our Team

Craig F. Buhler, D.C.
Craig F. Buhler, D.C.

Dr. Buhler received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1978 from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon. While attending chiropractic college he had the opportunity to work and study with the late Dr. Alan Beardall during the development of Clinical Kinesiology.

After graduation, Dr. Buhler completed a Post Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Utah School of Medicine in the physiology department, focusing on conditions of motor physiology.

Dr. Buhler served as the team sports chiropractor for the Utah Jazz professional basketball team for 26 years. In addition to being on the medical team, he has had a successful practice in Utah for the last 35 years. In June of 2002, he established the A.M.I.T. ® Clinic in Kaysville, Utah.

During his tenure with the Jazz, he was instrumental in creating the lowest “Player Missed Games due to Injury Rate” of any team in the NBA for 24 years and thereby establishing the effectiveness of the A.M.I.T. ® body of work.

This work has been validated at the elite level of athletics over the course of his expansive career. Dr. Buhler has treated world class and elite athletes, as well as the general public who testify of his special ability to assist them in improved performance and wellness. During the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, two of Dr. Buhler’s patients won medals (bronze and gold).

Dr. Buhler’s patients travel from all over the world to experience the healing benefits of this transformational work.

Dr. Buhler enjoys spending time with his six daughters, skiing, and riding horses. His passion is assisting young athletes in reaching their full potential and helping them achieve their goals.

Achievements

  • Graduated Viewmont High School- 1967 Honors in Track & Field, Speech & Debate
  • Served in the United States Air Forces Reserves, six years, Staff Sergeant
  • Attended Weber State College- 1967-1968
  • Attended University of Utah – 1969-1972 on Athletic Scholarship Honors in Track & Field
  • Opened Buhler Athletic Injuries Clinic 1979 with emphasis on athletic injuries and family practice

Chiropractic School

  • Western State Chiropractic College 1974-1978

Internship

  • Dr. Alan Beardall, Clinical Kinesiology 1976-1978
  • Dr. Robert Shelton, Roseburg, Oregon 1978-1979

Fellowship

  • Research Assistant University of Utah Dept. of Physiology 1989
  • Research Fellowship University of Utah Medical School Department of Physiology 1990-1992 Focus of Motor physiology
  • Research Associate, University of Utah Medical School Dept of Physiology 1992-1994

Board Certification

  • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Expertise

  • Sports Conditions
  • High performance athletic assessment and accelerated healing
  • Predictive & preventative Clinical Kinesiology
  • Advanced Muscle Integration Technique
  • General family care

Professional/Academic Appointments

  • Appointed team sports chiropractor for the NBA Utah Jazz 1980 to 2003 — Emphasis rapid healing and injury prevention
  • Columnist Desert News, Salt Lake City 1981-Atheltic Injuries
  • Guest lecturer, Rocky Mountain Revue Sports Medicine Conference 1996
  • Guest physician 2002 Swimming Trials, Long Beach CA
  • Guest lecturer 2009 Northwest Symposium
  • Elected Utah State Delegate to the American Chiropractic Association 2005 thru present
  • Provider to US Ski Team

Consultant To

  • Denver Broncos 1998, 1999 Super Bowl seasons
  • US Skiers 2002- present
  • US Speed Skaters- present
  • Australian Snowboarders 2002- present
  • US Swimmers 2002
  • Stanford University Women Swim Team 2002
  • Professional Golfers
  • Utah Jazz 2005-2007

Presentations & Instructional Courses

  1. Lecturer 1986 Snowbird Ski Racing Clinic Alta, Utah: “Athletic Profiling Using Manual Muscle Testing”
  2. Featured, The American Chiropractor Magazine, June 1988
  3. Lecturer Parker Resource Foundation 1988-1989, Objective muscle testing to evaluate the effectiveness of spinal manipulation using the Hoggan FET system.
  4. Lecturer Rocky Mountain Revue Sports Medicine Conference 1996
  5. Salt Lake City: ” The Role of Chiropractor for Professional Athletes”
  6. Guest Lecturer Winter 2000 ICAK Symposium, St. Louis: “Knee Pain”
  7. Guest Lecturer Parker College of Chiropractic Dallas, Texas, Feb.2001: “Muscle Function Testing as it Relates to Joint Fixation”
  8. Team Teacher Parker Resource Foundation: “Athletic Injuries Assessment”
  9. Co-presenter of Muscle Activation Techniques Salt Lake City, March 1-3 2001: “Sports Chiropractic Approach to Functional Kinesiology”
  10. Featured in Men’s Journal Magazine, July, 2003
  11. Clinical Kinesiology Seminar Park City Nov. 2003: “Muscle Testing and Therapeutics”
  12. Presenter Parker Resource Foundation, Las Vegas January 2004: “Congruency in Healing”
  13. A.M.I.T. ® Lower Leg Semiar, Dallas, Texas 2007: “Evaluation & Correction of Shin Splints, Osgoods-Schlatter Disease, Achilles Tendonitis, Sub-Patellar Bursitis/Tendonitis, Illiotibial Band Syndrome and Sprained Ankle.”
  14. A.M.I.T. ® Seminar, Chicago, Ill. 2008 ” Evaluation and Treatment of Conditions of the Lower Extremities”.
  15. A.M.I.T. ® Seminar, Chicago, Ill 2008 “Evaluation and Treatment of Conditions of the Low Back”.
  16. A.M.I.T. ® certification program 2009 founder & instructor.

Awards & Publications

CHP Meritorious Service Award

Publications

  1. Society for Neuroscience, Volume 22, 1996, P.R. Burgess*, C.F. Buhler, T.A.Cooper and L.F. Jones. Dept. Physiol., Univ. Utah Sch. Med., Salt Lake City, Utah, 84108: “The Relative Importance Of Open-Loop and Error Driven Mechanisms In Human Load Handling”
  2. D.C. Tracts, summer 1997, “Objective Neuro-proprioceptive Muscle Testing to define Subluxations and the Effect of Chiropractic Adjustments on Aberrant Motor Function”
  3. Somatosensory & Motor Research, Issue 4, vol. 19, 327-340, 2002 Burgess, P.R., Jones, L.F., Buhler, C.F., Dewald, P.A., Zhang, L.-Q. and Rymer, W.Z.: “Muscular torque generation during imposed joint rotation: torque-angle relationships when subjects’ only goal is to make a constant effort”
  4. Buhler, C.F., Burgess, P.R. “Changes in Motor Function During Nutritional Testing”. Journal of Scientific Exploration

Research in Progress

  1. “Toggle-Recoil Adjustment of the Atlas: Evidence for Decompression of Descending Motor Pathways at the Spino-Medullary Junction”
  2. NBA “Play Missed games due to Injury” study

Research Interest

  1. Articular neurology and tissue proprioception.
  2. Predictive and functional medicine.
  3. Accelerated healing strategies.
  4. Proprioceptive inhibition: predisposition to injury, poor surgical, and rehabilitation outcomes.
  5. Evidenced-based practices.
  6. Developing a scientific evidenced-based multi-disciplinary team of physicians committed to integration of disciplines.

INSTRUMENTATION DEVELOPED:

  1. Originator and developer of the Muscle Response Tester, a pnuemoelectronic instrument for quantifying muscle response during manual muscle testing.
  2. Co-developer of the Hoggan FET system software program for athletic profiling.
  3. Co-developer of the Neuro-Pro Tester, Quest Medical

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT:

Developer of A.M.I.T. ® Advanced Muscle Integration Technique. An integrative biomechanical and neuro-proprioceptive approach to human performance analysis and treatment, which accelerates healing and maximizes function and human performance.

PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT:

DVD training and instructional series on evaluation and treatment of Shin Splints, Osgood-Schlatter disease, Achilles Tendonitis, Patellar Tendonitis, Sub-Patellar Tendonitis, Iliotibial Band Syndrome & Sprained Ankle.

NeuroPro Muscle Tester, a wireless computerized system for the objective measurement of neuro-proprioceptive muscle response testing and data acquisition.

Brandon Imada, D.C.

Dr. Brandon Imada was born and raised on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, with his life revolving around family, sports, surfing, and the ocean. An avid waterman, Dr. Imada spent his youth competing in nearly every water sport, including surfing, swimming, Waterpolo, and outrigger canoe paddling. This fostered the active lifestyle that he continues to live today and hopefully, the rest of his life.

Growing up in Hawaii, Dr. Imada was molded by the rich culture, while also witnessing the many challenges faced within the Hawaiian community. Some of those difficulties include the lack of accessibility to quality healthcare and the lack of information that was available to empower individuals to live a healthy, holistic, adaptable lifestyle. This problem still persists today, and it is the reason why Dr. Imada has pursued his career in healthcare.

At the University of Hawaii, at Mānoa, he earned his B.A. in Biology, with the goal to eventually become a doctor. During this time in school, he worked at various hospitals and clinics throughout Hawaii, gaining valuable insights into the medical approach of managing these challenges. Doctor Imada soon came to realize that the current state of healthcare was more focused on managing symptoms and crisis care, while not much emphasis was being placed on preventing these issues from occurring in the first place. It was a frustrating realization because he knew more could be done for patients. After many soul searching and exploring the many pathways of healthcare, Dr. Imada came to the conclusion that he could best serve his community as a chiropractic physician and soon began his education at Life Chiropractic College West, in the San Francisco Bay Area.

During his chiropractic education, he dedicated himself to the art, science, and philosophy of chiropractic’s natural, drug-free approach to healthcare, learning how to keep one’s body functioning as it was designed to do. He specialized in human biomechanics and neuromuscular rehabilitation modalities, becoming a certified Foundation Training Trainer. These skills allowed him to work with individuals of the Life West Rugby team, Olympic skateboarders at the Dew Tour, to professional surfers on Hawaii’s North Shore. Currently, he is pursuing a Postdoctoral Fellowship with Dr. Craig F. Buhler, where he will continue to develop his skills of managing athletic injuries and elevating human performance. He aspires to eventually bring this game-changing work back to the Hawaiian Islands, to empower his community to live well.

“My mission is to empower the expression of health and vitality within my community; to foster a sense of stoke and flow, ultimately allowing us all to enjoy the wave of life, whether you’re a surfer or not. Honoring our bodies, loving our families, community and environment is what we do, which is why staying connected from the inside-out is key.” – Dr. Brandon Imada

Kelly Farmer, ATC-L, D.C.

Dr. Kelly Farmer is a husband and father to 4 amazing blonde girls. In his free time, he spends time at the lake with his girls and playing at parks with them on swing sets. He enjoys cycling, hiking, pickleball, mountain biking, and anything outdoors. In the office, he is always telling dad jokes and looking to learn more jokes from his patients.

Dr. Farmer started his journey in the healing arts by graduating from the University of Utah Athletic Training Program and spending 2 years working directly with the football team traveling all over the PAC12 with home and away games. He witnessed a plethora of sports injuries and experienced different rehabilitation techniques as he managed to care for the football athletes. Dr. Farmer was selected in 2015 to intern with the Tennessee Titans where he worked with professional athletes, took care of athletes while on the road, and learned more cutting-edge techniques in sports medicine and injury rehabilitation.

During his time in the Bay Area for chiropractic school, Dr. Farmer was the Head Athletic Trainer for 6 semi-professional men’s and women’s Rugby teams which he oversaw the coordination of team medical needs.  His role with the teams took him all over the world from Hong Kong to New York for tournaments and events.

While working in the sports medicine realm in Utah, Dr. Farmer heard of Dr. Buhler and the AMIT technique because of the results Dr. Buhler achieves with his patients. It wasn’t until Dr. Farmer found himself in chiropractic school that he inquisitively researched Dr. Buhler and the AMIT technique. Dr. Farmer has been certified in the AMIT method since 2019 and has been working in the clinic with Dr. Buhler since October of 2020. He has worked on all types of patients from Olympians, NFL players, and ballerinas to active moms, bodybuilders, and high school athletes. He loves helping facilitate healing for everyone from adults to energetic kids. There are few sports injuries that Dr. Farmer has not seen or has experienced managing from a sports medicine perspective and he has many tools in his toolbelt to assist his patients in healing.

Courtland Keteyian, M.D.

Dr. Courtland Keteyian, M.D., is a preventive medicine physician specializing in regenerative injection therapies. He primarily utilizes Prolozone, a combination of prolotherapy and ozone, to stimulate and support the body’s repair process. These injections are highly complementary to A.M.I.T. ®, and help the body rebuild after muscles are active and balanced. The Buhler Athletic Injuries and Human Performance Clinic provides a uniquely powerful approach to health by combining A.M.I.T. ® and regenerative medicine.

Dr. Keteyian’s passion for A.M.I.T. ® and regenerative medicine is the result of his personal health journey. Earlier in life he was a competitive runner – an 800 meter run state champion in high school and consistent performer at the division 1 level in college – but eventually had to stop running after a series of injuries. Conservative treatments were not effective, so he ultimately decided to undergo surgery with the expectation it would allow him to run again. Unfortunately, the surgery was a complete disaster, leaving Dr. Keteyian in severe pain and confined to a wheelchair. Unable to walk, Dr. Keteyian was forced to leave his chosen field of emergency medicine and explore other career options.

After several years of pain, disability, and despair, a recommendation from one of Dr. Buhler’s patients led Dr. Keteyian to seek treatment, flying from his home in Michigan to Utah. As a medical doctor, Dr. Keteyian was initially skeptical, but the results have been remarkable and life changing. Dr. Keteyian is convinced that access to A.M.I.T. ® earlier in life would have elevated his athletic performance and completely prevented the need for surgery, radically changing his course in life.

As a result, Dr. Keteyian committed himself to helping others avoid preventable health problems. First, he trained in preventive medicine, a specialty dedicated to promoting health and wellness in individuals and communities. Second, he pledged to span the gap between conventional and complementary medicine through quality research, maintaining affiliations with academic medical centers and growing a clinical research enterprise. Third, he studied regenerative medicine techniques so that he could partner with A.M.I.T. ® practitioners to deliver a new level of results.

Dr. Keteyian holds M.D., M.B.A., and M.P.H degrees from the University of Michigan, and a B.S. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from Yale University.

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    Lauren Arkoudas

    Lauren is a student at the University of Utah earning her degree in Cello Performance. Among her favorite things are spending time with her husband and playing board games with her family.

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    Tara Foster

    Tara Foster is an avid hiker. She loves spending time on the trail with her dog, Cody. When she is not on the trail she enjoys playing the violin and working on stained glass projects.

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    Renee Gunn

    Administrative

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    Lauri Wood

    A.M.I.T. ® Assistant

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    Katie Thompson

    Office manager for Draper Clinic.
    In her spare time, she enjoys movies, camping/hiking, reading, cards, spending time with family and friends.

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    Hayley Swensen

    Administrative

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      Diane Worthen

      Diane Worthen has worked at the Buhler A.M.I.T. clinic for about 14 years. “I have seen many amazing success stories and have loved being a part of people’s healing journey. In my spare time I love to craft, paint, read, travel, and enjoy the outdoors in all aspects.”