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 ASTR online course and ACN online course. Watched all of the instructional videos or attended ASTR course in person.
  • Passed all of the tests for both ASTR online and ACN courses.
  • Completed certification process for both ASTR online course and ACN online course.
  • Attended the physical class for ASTR course or completed private training session online for ASTR course. Completed private training session for ACN.
  • 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: All entry level providers are being phased out to ensure the highest quality of care for patients 


  • Provider isn’t implementing the entire model of care
  • Completed the online class or attended ASTR course in person.

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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