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 AMIT 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 AMIT 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. AMIT 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. AMIT Seminar, Chicago, Ill. 2008 ” Evaluation and Treatment of Conditions of the Lower Extremities”.
  15. AMIT Seminar, Chicago, Ill 2008 “Evaluation and Treatment of Conditions of the Low Back”.
  16. AMIT 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 AMIT 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.

Dr Garrett Neff | AMIT
Garrett Neff, DC, CSCS

Dr. Garrett Neff’s passion for the human body focuses on functional neurology and biomechanics. In other words, the body’s neurological ability to move, heal, and optimize itself to the best of its ability.

Utilizing the AMIT Method (Advanced Muscle Integration Technique) and FNOR Method (Functional Neuro-Orthopedic Rehabilitation), Dr. Neff strives to identify and treat chronic pain and acute injuries. Whether you’re a professional athlete or just worried about crawling on the floor and playing with your children, his methods will help you reach your goals.

Dr. Neff received his B.S. Degree in Kinesiology and Pre-Medical Science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2007. He later graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in 2010. His primary focus during his education was on sports injuries, functional movement patterns, and rehabilitation. In 2010 he was invited to work as a Team Chiropractor in Calgary, AB, with the National Canadian Freestyle Ski Team and Canadian Speed Skating Team.

In 2012 he moved to Boulder, Colorado, to own and operate a practice that focused on the everyday active family. His practice was the Truebility Performance Clinic, where he put together an incredible team of chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists, and movement specialists. During his Colorado time, he spent two seasons as Team Chiropractor for the Colorado Rapids Major League Soccer Team, Clinical Chiropractor at Kaiser Permanente Hospital, and provided care for several athletic events in the area.

In June of 2018, Dr. Neff and his lovely wife Brittney moved to Utah to help the AMIT team open their second clinic location. They have fallen in love with living in Utah and enjoy camping, biking, snowboarding, and pretty much anything outdoors. They also both share a passion for the healing arts; it’s only a matter of time before Dr. Neff starts bragging about his wife and their three dogs.

Clinical Experience

  • Truebility Performance Clinic – Boulder, CO – Owned 2012-2018
  • ProjectMOVE & Rocktape Headquarters – Chiropractor & Mobility Coach – 2014-2015
  • Kaiser Permanente Hospital – Clinical Chiropractor – 2014
  • Colorado Rapids Major League Soccer – 2014-2016
  • National Canadian Freestyle Ski – Team Chiropractor – 2010-2011
    National Canadian Speed Skating – Team Chiropractor – 2010-2011
  • World Cup Freestyle Ski Competition – Calgary, AB, in 2010 and 2011
  • Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon – 2008, 2009, 2010
  • National Senior Games – 2009
  • Sea Otter Classic – 2008, 2009, 2010
  • North Face Endurance Challenge – 2007, 2008

Education

  • B.S. Degree in Kinesiology and Pre-Medical Science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2007
  • Graduate from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in 2010
  • Functional Neuro-Orthopedic Rehabilitation (FNOR) – 2016
  • Advanced Muscle Integration Technique (AMIT) – 2013
  • Evidence-Based Fitness Academy – Master Instructor in Barefoot Science – 2015
  • Rocktape Fascial Movement Taping – Level I, II – 2008, 2014
  • Rocktape Performance Taping – 2014
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer – 2014
  • Class IV Laser Therapy – 2014
  • NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) – 2012
  • Active Release Technique Certified (2007-2011)
  • Graston Technique – 2007
  • NASM – Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) – 2006
  • Scholarships
  • Athletic scholarship 1995-2001 to USU
  • Awarded Presidential Scholarship in Fall 2008 at UWS
  • Standard Process scholarship 2010
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 AMIT, 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 AMIT and regenerative medicine.

Dr. Keteyian’s passion for AMIT 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 AMIT 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 AMIT 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.

Dr. Mason Stewart | AMIT
Mason Stewart

Dr. Mason Stewart has always believed that the mind and body have an incredible capacity to heal themselves from all manner of insults or injuries without the need for drugs or surgery. This ideal guided him to chiropractic medicine, which he studied at the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon.  After earning his Doctor of Chiropractic degree, he continued his studies through a Fellowship at Buhler AMIT clinics, where he learned other aspects of holistic healing and the AMIT method. He has enjoyed seeing the amazing changes that chiropractic has had in the lives of his patients. He loves gardening, outdoor sports, and spending time with his wife and daughter.

Our Staff

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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

    AMIT 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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    Hannah Knoop

    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.”

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    Denise Rust

    When not at work Denise Rust can be found reading, playing games with her family, or working in her yard. She also enjoys traveling,  making pies and caramels, and participating in choirs, either directing or singing.

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    Ellen Sanchez

    Ellen has always been fascinated by the human body and the healing ability of foods from the earth. When she found AMIT as a patient she was thrilled to find a practice that incorporated the entire body, not just one isolated system. Ellen loves homeschooling her twins and creating healthy nourishing food by taking recipes and transforming them.

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    Erin Feik

    Erin joined the team because she loves how the AMIT method has helped her heal. She loves rocks, essential oils, making music, and anything to do with alternative methods of healing. Her favorite way to wind down is with a book and her favorite place to get away is Moab.

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    Brittney Neff

    AMIT Assistant