ASTR Provider Competency Levels

1. Preferred Provider: provider is utilizing the entire ASTR modelWe believe utilizing the entire model is the best approach to achieving fast pain relief with long lasting effects.

  • Completed the online class, watched all of the instructional video or attended ASTR course in person.
  • Passed all of the tests.
  • Completed certification process.
  • Attended the physical class or a private training session.
  • Implements the entire biopsychosocial model in their treatment including: scar tissue, fascia restriction, trigger points, muscles spasms, ergonomics, gait, exercise, nutrition, inflammation, stress management, and behavior modification. Must provide proof of this.
  • Provides ASTR supplements as part of the nutrition protocol.
  • Implements the entire inflammation protocol in their practice

2. Entry Level Provider: provider is not utilizing the entire ASTR model.


  • Completed the online class and watched all of the instructional videos or attended ASTR course in person. 
  • Attends last day of physical class or completes a 2 hour private session in person or via Skype with Dr.Jacobs.
  • Passed all of the tests.
  • Completed certification process.

Dr. Joseph Jacobs, DPT, ASTRs, ACN

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Advanced Clinical Nutritionist

Inventor of ASTR

Preferred Provider

Address: 23672 Birtcher Dr Suite B, Lake Forest, CA 92630

Tel: 888-210-2787


Charles Hough

Entry Level Provider11770 Warner Ave #122 Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Phone: (714) 633- 9532
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Doctor of Chiropractor, ASTR Specialist

1968 | Vinita High school

  • Graduated with Honors

1973 | Oklahoma university

  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Fraternity Phi Gamma Delta
  • Held multiple leadership positions

1985 | Life chiropractic college west

  • Dr. of Chiropractic
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude

1992 | spine research institute of san diego

  • Certification in Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology

1985 to present |

  • 100’s of hours of post graduate classes in spinal trauma, whiplash, and soft tissue injury

1999 | American Board of anti-aging health practictioners

  • Heath Practitioner Diplomate

2017 | advanced soft tissue release

  • Certification



chiropractor | hough chirpractic inc. | 1985 – present

  • Private practice in Oklahoma and California

Teacher | Life chiropractic college west | 1985 – 1988

  • Taught upper cervical technique

Teacher | South Korea | 1996

  • Taught neuro surgeons and orthopedic surgeons upper cervical technique


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