Dr. Ray Kociolek, MS, DC, CCSP, ATC


 Radcliff, Kentucky  





  • Palmer College of Chiropractic, Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C)
    • Cum Laude, Research Honors
  • Wayne state College, Master of Science in Organizational Management (MS) :
    • Emphasis is Sport and Recreation Management 
  • Upper Iowa University, Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training
  • Indianola High School, Indianola, Iowa


Career experience


  • Bluegrass Chiro, Bowling Green KY- Associate Chiropractor
  • Bowling Green Powerhouse- Bowling Green, KY- Spinal Movement Consultant
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic
    • Clinical Teaching Assistant, 
    • Diagnosis and Radiology Teaching Assistant
    • Radiology intern
    • Chiropractic Rehabilitation and Sports Injury Intern
  • Wayne state College, Wayne, NE- Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for Football, Track & Field, Cross Country
  • Omaha Storm Chasers Baseball Club- Omaha, NE- Intern, Baseball Operations 


Professional certifications and licensure


  • Doctor of Chiropractic, Kentucky Board of Chiropractic Examiners, License #5599
  • Athletic Trainer, Kentucky Board of Medical licensure. License # AT1969
  • Certified Chiropractic Sports Physicians, American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians. Certification #6385
  • Certified Athletic Trainer, Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer. Certification # 2000013029
  • Certified Strength Coach, National Council on Strength and Fitness, Certification # 9732009


Research articles and publications


  • Bhatti, J., Kociolek, R., and Twist, E. Perceptions of Chiropractic Students Toward Their First Term in Chiropractic College: Does Educational Background Influence Student Perceptions on the Difficulty of the Academic Program . Accepted; Journal of Contemporary Chiropractic, (0) 0.
  • Kociolek, R . Lateral Shift Lumbar Derangement Presenting as Isolated Unilateral Hip Pain in a Recreational Runner; A Case Report. Currently in review and revision.


Professional memberships


  • National Council on Strength and Fitness, member, Aug. 2020-present
  • Kentucky Association of Chiropractors, Member, March 2019-present
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association, Member, 2017- present
  • International Chiropractors’ Association, Member, 2015-present
  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association, 2010-present
  • Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association, Member, 2019-present
  • Kentucky Athletic Trainers’ Association, Member, 2019-present
  • Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, associate member, 2019-present
  • Bowling Green Young Professionals, 2019-present


Community involvements


  • Glory Baby Ministry, Board member, October 2020-present
    • Glory Baby Ministry specializes in the production of burial gowns and memorial packages for stillbirth, infant loss and miscarrage. This is done free of charge to the affected families. Duties include fundraising, event planning, marketing, and preparation of memorial packages. Glory Baby Ministry is a registered non-profit organization.
  • Upper Iowa University Alumni Association, Board member, Oct 2020-present
    • Sit on the board of directors for the Upper Iowa University Alumni Association. Duties are to enhance engagement and provide post-graduation benefits to alumni of the university and create greater community engagement.


Healthcare volunteer activities 


  • NCAA Division 2 Super Region 3 Wrestling championships. Student Athletic Trainer February 2013. 
  • Sports International Football Camps, Student Athletic Trainer, St. Paul, MN Summer 2011 and 2012
  • Mammoth Strength Challenge IV, Chiropractor, Bowling Green, KY January 2020
  • BG Powerhouse Weights Giving, Chiropractor, Bowling Green, KY November 2019
  • Beast of the Bluegrass, Chiropractor, Frankfort, KY May 2021
  • United States Strongman National Championships, Chiropractor. Minneapolis, MN. June 2021
  • Kentucky State Weightlifting Championships, Chiropractor, Bowling Green, KY April 2021
  • ‘The Monster” by Anderson Powerlifting, Chiropractor, Bowling Green, KY August 2021
  • Official Strongman Games, Chiropractor, Daytona, FL November 2021
  • Mammoth Strength Challenge VI, Chiropractor/Athletic Trainer Bowling Green, KY January 2022
  • Arnold Amateur Strongman World Championships. Chiropractor/Athletic Trainer, Columbus, Ohio. March 2022
  • Beast of the Bluegrass 15/Strongman Corporation Mid-South Regional Chiropractor/Athletic Trainer. Lexington, KY May 2022 




  • 2019 Bowling Green Barbell Club Fall Classic
  • 2020 Mammoth Strength challenge
  • 2021 Beast of the Bluegrass
  • 2021 USS Nationals
  • 2021 Kentucky State Weightlifting Championship
  • 2021 The Monster by Anderson Powerlifting
  • 2021 Official Strongman Games
  • 2022 Clash on the Cumberland
  • 2022 Mammoth Strength Challenge
  • 2022 Arnold Amateur World Championship
  • 2022 Arnold Pro Strongwoman Championship
  • 2022 Beast of the Bluegrass
  • 2022 Great Ape Static Strength Challenge 
  • 2022 Clash of the Masters Invitational
  • 2022 Central USA strongman/strongwoman challenge
  • 2022 America's Strongest Man u105
  • 2022 Official Strongman Games - Daytona, FL
  • 2023 Arnold Amateur World Championship
  • 2023 Worlds Strongest Firefighter
  • 2023 Strongman Corp. Amateur Nationals
  • 2023 Official Strongman Games World Championships - Columbia, West Virginia
  • 2024 Arnold Amateur World Championship