- Dr. Ken Plaut -

About Dr. Plaut


I was born in 1957 in Las Vegas, Nevada and in 1965 I moved to Santa Barbara where I attended high school, before attending UCSB. Next, I transferred to UCLA where I received a dual major degree in psychobiology. Finally, I attended Cleveland Chiropractic of Los Angeles where I graduated in 1987 with a Doctorate of Chiropractic.

I worked in various cities before coming to Ventura, Ca. in 1988. A year later, I began my own practice in Ventura, and then opened another office in Ojai in 1995. My practice is based on: family care, sports injuries, whiplash and other car accident related injuries, as well as workers’ compensation injuries.

I am a Qualified Medical Evaluator (Q.M.E.) for the state of California. By being a Q.M.E., it is my responsibility to objectively analyze a patient’s injuries/disabilities, and help decide proper care based their impairments or disabilities.

I feel it is important to be actively involved in the community. As a result of that belief, I spent 8 years helping a local high school football team as an “on field doctor”. I treated injuries on the field, as well as treated the young athletes in my office for their injuries that could not be resolved on the field. During that time, I was available to all the sports teams, and provided care for athletes that participated in: volleyball, baseball, girls’ soccer, as well as the cheerleaders and managers, as part of my public service. This was a great learning experience for me, and I felt a deep sense of satisfaction for helping in anyway I could.

Since I’ve graduated I’ve continued to further my education by studying subjects such as: workers’ compensation; various adjustment styles; whiplash, which included being a panel of “Crash” 1999 program. In this program, I participated in a 16-car crash program, and I was able to learn more about bumper systems and whiplash.


My wife, Karla, and I were married in 1978. We have two children – Orren and Marcus.
Orren is 34, and lives in West Hollywood. He works in the high-end cosmetic products industry and is an account manager for Rene Furterer, Paris. Marcus is 30 years old, lives in Washington, and is preparing to become a truck driver. Karla and I live in Oxnard, California, where my practice is also.

My passions are reading and traveling, especially on short-term missions. I was a short-term missionary in the Caribbean, Lithuania and Kazakhstan as part of street evangelism and later training and teaching chiropractic, as well as treating people in these countries where there was no chiropractic care.


  • Mark 16:17- 18 – You will know believers this way; they will lay hands on the sick and they will get well
  • 1 Corinthians 12:9 – to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit
  • Jeremiah 30:17 – But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds
  • Acts 4:30 – Stretch out your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus
  • 2 Timothy 1:6 – Because of this I continue to remind you to keep the fire of God’s gracious gift burning– that which is within you as a result of my laying on of my hands
  • Luke 11:9 – And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall open unto you






1. University of California at Los Angeles, Bachelor of Science, Psychobiology 06/80.

2. Cleveland College of Chiropractic at Los Angeles, Doctor of Chiropractic 04/87.

3. Technique Seminars Gonstead, Motion Palpation and Applied Kinesiology, 85-87

4. Practice Liability Seminar, 06/89.

5. C.C.F. Workers’ Compensation Seminary Basic 09/90.

6. Industrial Disability Examiner Modules (four), 02/91.

7. Managing Soft Tissue Injuries, 04/91.

8. Vertebral Subluxation Complex, 05/92.

9. Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician: Concepts of a Sports Physician, 07/92.

10. Repetitive Stress Injuries Upper Extremities, 10/93.

11. Qualified Medical Evaluator Competency Exam State Review, 05/94.

12. Qualified Medical Evaluator Certificate of Completion, 03/97.

13. Sacro-Occipital Technique, 12/94.

14. Cervical Acceleration/Deceleration Injuries & Rating Permanent Impairment, 01/95.

15. Judge O’Brien’s Workers’ Compensation Seminar #1, 10/95.

16. Pediatrics, Chiropractic for Babies and Children, 12/95.

17. Lower Extremities, LACC, 01/97.

18. Workers’ Compensation QME Westwood Seminar, 03/97.

19. Apportionment (part 1), “All you can eat in 6 hours”, 03/98.

20. “Whiplash”: The Master’s Program:

  • Advanced Diagnostics or Treatment, 03/98.
  • Narrative Report Writing, 05/98.
  • Medical Legal Issues, 06/98.
  • Advanced Topics, 01/99.

23. “Crash ’99”, accident reconstruction Texas Engineering Extension, 08/99.

24. Whiplash, the Master’s Program: Advanced Certification Course, 11/99

25. Advanced Med/Legal Issues for QME, 07/00.

26. Clinical Nutrition & Diversified Technique, 01/01

27. Traumatic Brain Injury; Accident Reconstruction, 02/01

28. Practice Made Perfect, 01/02

29. Workers Comp: An Insider’s Look at Ins., Legal and QME Perspectives, 02/03.

30. X-Ray Supervisor Operator Permit Course, 06/03.

31. X-Ray, CT, MRI, Supervisor Operator Permit Course, 01/04.

32. ABC’s for QME’s (Part 1), 04/04.

33. Judge O’Brien’s Workers’ Compensation Seminar #6, 06/04.

34. Judge O’Brien’s Workers’ Compensation Seminar #7, 07/04.

35. Survival Guide to Impairment Ratings, AMA 5th edition, 01-05.

36. X-ray: producing quality images, case studies, evals & treatment plans, 01-06.

37. Apportionment (part 2), “All you can eat in 6 hours”, 03/06.

38. Dr. Curry’s Famous Muscle Testing Workshop, 04/06.

39. Nutritional Response Testing, Dr. Freddy Ulan, 4/06.

40. Nutritional Wisdom of the Masters (Goodhart & Lee), 09/06.

41. 2007 Impairment Rating Evaluation & Info in WC; Diversified Technique, 01/07.

42. X-ray & Chiropractic Care, Dr. Sladich, 10/07.

43. Hormonal Stability – Pre, Peri, Post & male, 01/08.

44. Judge O’Brien’s QME study #11, managed care, 07/08.

45. X-ray Case Presentation and Cervical Adjustive Techniques, 01/09.

46. Judge O’Brien’s QME study #10, utilization review, 07/09.

47. X-ray Review & Workshop II, Dr. Sladich, 09/09.

48. X-ray Case Presentation II, and Cox Flexion/Traction Techniques, 01/10.

49. Judge O’Brien’s QME study #12, new laws, 07/10.

50. “Adjust Your Thinking”: X-ray diagnosis, clinical procedure and Technique, 01/11

51. Judge O’Brien’s QME study #13, 07/11.

52. X-ray diagnosis, ethics and Technique, 01/12

53. Judge O’Brien’s QME study #14, 07/12.

54. X-ray diagnosis, Dr. Faye, DC and Adjustive Technique, 01/13

55. MRI, X-ray diagnosis, clinical procedure and extremity adjusting Technique, 09/13

56. Dr. Toing’s X-ray diagnosis, ethics, clinical procedure and Technique, 01/14

57. Gastrointestinal nutritional examination & treatment series 2014:

  • Nutritional exam: Upper GI tract.
  • Nutritional exam: Lower GI tract.
  • Nutritional exam: Sugar handling, Pancreas, Adrenals & Liver.
  • Nutritional exam part: Iron, Iodine & Thyroid.
  • Nutritional, Observational exam & nutritional exam summary.

58. Dr. Tong’s X-ray diagnosis, ethics, clinical procedure and shoulder Technique, 09/14

59. Dr. Tong’s Radiology, Physical Exam Documentation, ethics & law and Nutrition, 01/15

60. Dr. Tong’s Radiology MRI/ CT, PE Documentation, ethics/ law and Nutrition Part II, 09/15



1. California State License #18918, 01/88.

2. Radiography X-ray Supervisor and Operator, RHC 129303, 10/87.



1. Diplomat of National Board of Chiropractic Examiner, 09/86.

2. Workers’ Compensation Qualified Medical Evaluator, 10/92 -07/02 & 07/04-07/13.

3. Industrial Medical Evaluator for EDD, 10/94 – Present.

4. Workers’ Compensation Industrial Disability Examiner, 03/91.

5. Extended Faculty Member, Cleveland Chiropractic & Palmer College of Chiropractic West, 02/95 and 07/96-07/03.



1. California Chiropractic Association, 01/87 to present.

2. Council of Sports Injuries and Physical Fitness, 06/91, 08/97.

3. American Chiropractic Association, 07/91-1995.

4. California Physicians Advisory Council, 06/94.



1. Classic Chiropractic, Oxnard, 01/13-present.

2. Classic Chiropractic, Ventura, 02/88-05/01 & 08/03-12/13.

3. Classic Chiropractic, Ojai, 04/95-07/03.

4. Extern doctor in San Luis Obispo, 08/97-01/88.