Steve Lininger DC, CICE
8214 Centreville rd., Manassas, VA, 20111
Phone: 703-396-7770
Fax: 703-396-7008
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Steve Lininger DC, CICE

8214 Centreville Road, Manassas, Virginia, 20111

Phone: 703-396-7770

Cell: 703-314-8224

Fax: 703-396-7008

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http://www.mychiropractor-manassas.com

SELECTED OCCUPATIONAL HISTORY

Clinic Director, Chiropractor, Manassas Chiropractic and Rehab, Manassas, Virginia, 2003 - Present

EDUCATION AND LICENSURE

Board Certified Independent Chiropractic Examiner, American Board of Independent Medical Examiners 2017-Present

Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of Maryland, License # S03823, 2014-Present

Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of Virginia, License # 0104556227, 2003-Present

Doctorate of Chiropractic, Logan University, Chesterfield, MO, 2003

Internship, Logan Health Center, Kirkwood, Missouri, 2002 - 2003

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part I, 2001

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part II, 2001

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part III, 2002

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part IV, 2002

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Physiotherapy, 2002

Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, Logan University, Chesterfield, Missouri, 2002

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Missouri - Columbia, Columbia, Missouri, 1997

 

SELECTED POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND DIPLOMATES

Board Certification by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners:  6th Edition Certification Examination and registered (CIMCE) diplomat, 2017.

AMA Guides 6th Edition Training Course: A Certification Review and AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment.  Participants learn; knowledge content related to the AMA Guides, discuss new developments in the AMA Guides, differentiate symptoms, pathology, impairment, function, and disability, fundamentals of disability evaluation services, relate clinical data to case issues and discuss skills needed to perform evaluations, perform musculoskeletal impairment ratings according to the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, use of other chapters of the AMA Guides and steps needed to implement in clinical practice, perform impairment ratings and skills in complex cases, evaluate and manage difficult impairment evaluations, perform excellent independent medical evaluations, provide IME services and serving as expert medical witness, improve quality of medical reports. [American College of Independent Medical Examiners & American Board of Independent Medical Examiners] joint Providership by Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Huntington, WV, 25702, 2017.

Medicolegal Issues for Independent Medical Examiners & Expert Witness:  A Workshop.  This workshop teaches physicians who perform independent medical examinations and serve as expert witnesses the skills critical to effectively deal with lawyers and the legal system.  Participants learn; disability and compensation systems and the related law in the U.S., critical steps involved in providing medical expert witness and independent examination services, liabilities and risks for independent medical examiners and mitigation of those risks, essential skills for deposition and trial testimony, medicolegal considerations for independent medical examiners [American College of Independent Medical Examiners & American Board of Independent Medical Examiners] joint providership by Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Huntington WV 25702, 2017.

How to Write Winning Reports Workshop.  This workshop focuses on the skills necessary to write winning reports in the medicolegal arena.  Participants learn how to write reports that; communicate information accurately, with credibility and professionalism, structures material so readers can find information quickly and easily, state key points without ambiguity, and use language and sentences that lay readers can follow [American College of Independent Medical Examiners & American Board of Independent Medical Examiners] jointly Sponsored by Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Huntington WV 25702, 2017.

AMA Guides - Building a Successful IME/Expert Witness Practice.  This is an interactive workshop with a hands on approach to learning the skills required in dealing with Lawyers and the legal system as a medical expert witness, including; evidence-based scientific testimony, preparation and execution during direct and cross examination during deposition and trial testimony, mock deposition and trial testimony and dealing with abusive attorneys and their tactics. [American College of Independent Medical Examiners & American Board of Independent Medical Examiners] jointly Sponsored by Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Huntington WV 25702, 2017

Spinal Trauma Pathology: Research Perspectives, The review of current literature standards in spinal trauma pathology and documentation review of biomechanical failure, ligamentous failure and age-dating disc pathology. [Texas Chiropractic College, PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards,] ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2017

Spinal Trauma Pathology: Clinical Grand Rounds, The review of case histories of mechanical spine pathology and biomechanical failures inclusive of case histories, clinical findings and x-ray and advanced imaging studies. Assessing comorbidities in the triage and prognosis of the injured. [Texas Chiropractic College, PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards,] ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2017

Spinal Trauma Pathology: Biomechanics of Traumatic Disc Bulge and Age Dating Herniated Disc Pathology, The biomechanics of traumatic disc bulges as sequella from trauma and the comorbidity of ligamentous pathology. Age-dating spinal disc pathology in accordance with Wolff's Law. [Texas Chiropractic College, PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards,] ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2017

Spinal Trauma Pathology: Spinal Biomechanics, Central Nervous System and Spinal Disc Nomenclature, The application of spinal biomechanical engineering models in trauma and the negative sequelae it has on the central nervous system inclusive of the lateral horn, periaqueductal gray matter, thalamus and cortices involvement. [Texas Chiropractic College, PACE Recognized The by Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards,] ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post -Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2017

Spinal Trauma Pathology: Ligament Anatomy and Injury Research and Spinal Kinematics, Spinal ligamentous anatomy and research focusing on wound repair, future negative sequelae of abnormal tissue replacement and the resultant aberrant kinematics and spinal biomechanics of the spine. [Texas Chiropractic College, PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards,] ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2017

Spinal Trauma Pathology, Triage and Connective Tissue Injuries and Wound Repair, Triaging the injured and differentially diagnosing both the primary and secondary complaints. Connective tissue injuries and wound repair morphology focusing on the aberrant tissue replacement and permanency prognosis potential. [Texas Chiropractic College, PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards] ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2017

Primary Spine Care Symposium 3 – Interprofessional Spine Care, Clinical analysis of anatomic versus biomechanical spine pain and clinical triage protocols. Relating current research trends in the Whole Spine Model of patient including normal versus abnormal sagittal curvature in the adolescent and adult spine, pelvic incidence as a parameter for sagittal balance in the human spine and current methods of assessment. Patient centered approach to Evidenced Based Spine care with a focus on diagnosis, prognosis and triage of the spine pain patient, Texas Chiropractic College Post-Doctoral Division, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Melville NY 2017

Primary Spine Care Symposium 3 – Epidemiology of Spine Pain, Review of the current Centers for Disease Control [CDC} data on the frequency of musculoskeletal pain in the United States population with emphasis on pain of spinal origin. CDC guidelines on opioid medication were discussed and correlated to persistent pain syndromes. Research was reviewed showing the importance of managing the spine pain patient properly from the entry point of care with a concentration on maintenance of spinal biomechanics, Texas Chiropractic College Post-Doctoral Division, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Melville NY 2017

Primary Spine Care Symposium 3- Connective Tissue and Spinal Disc Pathology, The morphology and pathology of connective tissue, inclusive of spinal disc disorders and prognosticating wound repair with permanency implications. Disc bulge, herniation, protrusion and extrusion classifications based upon contemporary literature and how to age-date disc pathology, Texas Chiropractic College Post-Doctoral Division, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Melville NY 2017

Primary Spine Care Symposium 3- Physiology and Anatomy of Spinal Manual Adjusting, Understanding the role of mechanoreceptors, proprioceptors and nociceptors with facets, ligaments, tendons and muscles in aberrant spinal biomechanics. MRI and imaging studies of decompressing via a chiropractic spinal adjustment of the bio-neuro-mechanical lesion and its effects on the central nervous system both reflexively and supratentorally, Texas Chiropractic College Post-Doctoral Division, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Melville NY 2017

Primary Spine Care Symposium 3- Medical-Legal Documentation, The contemporary documentation required in a medical-legal environment that is evidenced based and meets the standards of the courts and academia. Utilizing the scientific data to support a diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan while meeting the admissibility standards based upon a professional's credentials. Texas Chiropractic College Post-Doctoral Division, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Melville NY 2017

Concussion: 2016 Updates on Assessment and Management, Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, updates on CTE, Pediatric concussion, Physiological Changes Post Concussion/Effects of Excercise, Medication Management, Ocular Motor Assessment and Mangement, Clinical Trajectories of the Concussion Patient, Cervical Spinal assessment for symptom Contributions and Mangement, and Vestibular symptoms, INOVA Neuroscience and Spine Institute, Accredidation by the Medical Society of Virginia, 2016

New Blood Biomarkers Useful for Concussion Diagnosis, The utilization of GFAP and UCH-l-1 in determining, traumatic brain injury, mild traumatic brain injury and mild-moderate traumatic brain injury as a triage tool to manage head trauma patients, Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education in cooperation with Medscape, 2016

Primary Spine Care – Central Nervous System Processing of Pain and Physiology, Central neural pathways of pain and higher cortical responses to pain and the effect of high amplitude-low velocity forces on mechanoreceptors and proprioceptors. The effects of neuropeptides on the hypothalamus, pituitary and adrenal axis when treating patients. Texas Chiropractic College, Academy of Chiropractic, Academy of Chiropractic, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Melville NY, 2016

Primary Spine Care – MRI, Bone Edema and Degeneration, The effects of trauma on spinal vertebral segments and the short and long term sequella to morphology. Identifying and diagnosing bone edema, spurring, types of degeneration in assessing biomechanical stability in conjunction with Modic and Pfeiffer changes   Texas Chiropractic College, Academy of Chiropractic, Academy of Chiropractic, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Melville NY, 2016

 

Primary Spine Care – Hospital and Emergency Room Care, Identifying spinal lesions inclusive of cord and root lesion through examination and advanced imaging in creating an accurate diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan to effectively triage in collaboration and coordination with medical specialists and emergency department physicians. Differentially diagnosing and triaging disc degenerative bulges, traumatic disc bulges, protrusion herniations, extrusion herniations and fragmented herniations along with managing traumatically induced pain as sequella to degenerative disc trauma, Texas Chiropractic College, Academy of Chiropractic, Academy of Chiropractic, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Melville NY, 2016

 

Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Full Spine Digital Analysis, Digitalizing and analyzing the full spine images to diagnose pathobiomechanics as sequellae to trauma in relation to ligamentous failure and disc and vertebral pathology as sequellae. This includes anterior and posterior vertebral body elements in rotatioal analysis with neutral, left and right lateral bending in conjunction with gate analysis. Ligament instability/failure/pathology is identified all using numerical values and models. Review of case studies for analysis of pathobiomechanics using a computerized/numerical algorithm along with corrective guidelines. ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016

 

Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Lumbar Digital Analysis, Digitalizing and analyzing the lumbar spine images to diagnose pathobiomechanics. This includes anterior and posterior vertebral body elements in rotatioal analysis with neutral, left and right lateral bending in conjunction with gate analysis. Ligament instability/failure/pathology is identified all using numerical values and models. Review of case studies for analysis of pathobiomechanics using a computerized/numerical algorithm along with corrective guidelines. [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Approved for the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016

Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Cervical Digital Analysis, Digitizing and analyzing the cervical spine in neutral, flexion and extension views to diagnose pathobiomechanics. This includes alteration of motion segment integrity (AMOSI) in both angular and translational movement. Ligament instability/failure/pathology are identified all using numerical values and models. Review of case studies to analyze pathobiomechanics using a computerized/numerical algorithm.  ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016

Spinal Biomechanical Engineering & Organizational Analysis, Integrating spinal biomechanics and pathobiomechanics through digitized analysis.The comparison of organized versus disorganized compensation with regional and global compensation. Correlation of the vestibular, occular and proprioceptive neurological integration in the righting reflex as evidenced in imaging. Digital and numerical algorithm in analyzing a spine. ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016

Spinal Biomechanics in Trauma, To utilize whiplash associated disorders in various vectors of impact and whiplash mechanisms in determining pathobiomechanics. To clinically correlate annular tears, disc herniations, fractures, ligament pathology and spinal segmental instability as sequellae to pathobiomechanics from trauma. The utilization of digital motion x-ray in diagnoising normal versus abnormal facet motion along with case studies to understand the clinical application. ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016

Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Lumbar Pathobiomechanics, Spinal biomechanical engineering of the lumbar spine. This includes the normal and pathobiomechanical movement of both the anterior and posterior motor units and normal function and relationship of the intrinsic musculature to those motor units. Nomenclature in reporting normal and pathobiomechanical findings of the spine. ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016

Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Cervical Pathobiomechanics, Spinal biomechanical engineering of the cervical and upper thoracic spine. This includes the normal and pathobiomechanical movement of both the anterior and posterior motor units and normal function and relationship of the intrinsic musculature to those motor units. Nomenclature in reporting normal and pathobiomechanical findings of the spine. ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016

Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Cervical Pathobiomechanics, Spinal biomechanical engineering of the cervical and upper thoracic spine. This includes the normal and pathobiomechanical movement of both the anterior and posterior motor units and normal function and relationship of the intrinsic musculature to those motor units. Nomenclature in reporting normal and pathobiomechanical findings of the spine. [Texas Chiropractic College or PACE Approved for the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards], ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016

Trauma Based Diagnostics, The utilization and integration of advanced diagnostic modalities of MRI, Bone Scan, EMG-NCV, CAT Scan and x-ray digitizing in diagnosing the trauma based patient. Clinically coordinating the trauma history, the patient's symptomatolgy and clinical examination findings with advanced diagnostic modality findings and co-managing the trauma case with medical specialists.Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Long Island, New York, 2016

MRI History and Physics, Magnetic fields, T1 and T2 relaxations, nuclear spins, phase encoding, spin echo, T1 and T2 contrast, magnetic properties of metals and the historical perspective of the creation of NMR and MRI. ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, 2015, Buffalo, NY, 2015.

MRI Spinal Anatomy and Protocols, Normal anatomy of axial and sagittal views utilizing T1, T2, 3D gradient and STIR sequences of imaging. Standardized and desired protocols in views and sequencing of MRI examination to create an accurate diagnosis in MRI. ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, 2015, Buffalo, New York, 2015

MRI Disc Pathology and Spinal Stenosis, MRI interpretation of bulged, herniated, protruded, extruded, sequestered and fragmented disc pathologies in etiology and neurological sequelae in relationship to the spinal cord and spinal nerve roots. ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Recognized by the the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Buffalo, New York, 2015

MRI Spinal Pathology, MRI interpretation of bone, intradural, extradural, cord and neural sleeve lesions. Tuberculosis, drop lesions, metastasis, ependymoma, schwanoma and numerous other spinal related tumors and lesions. ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Buffalo, New York, 2015

MRI Methodology of Analysis, MRI interpretation sequencing of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine inclusive of T1, T2, STIR and 3D gradient studies to ensure the accurate diagnosis of the region visualized. New York Chiropractic Council, ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, New York, 2015

MRI Clinical Application, The clinical application of the results of space occupying lesions. Disc and tumor pathologies and the clinical indications of manual and adjustive therapies in the patient with spinal nerve root and spinal cord insult as sequelae. ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Buffalo, New York, 2015

MRI Protocols Clinical Necessity, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR axial, stacking, FFE, FSE and sagittal images. Clinical indication for the utilization of MRI and pathologies of disc in both trauma and non-trauma sequellae, including bulge, herniation, protrusion, extrusion and sequestration. ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Buffalo, New York, 2015

MRI Interpretation of Lumbar Degeneration/Bulges, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR axial, stacking, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of lumbar degeneration. With the co-morbidities and complications of stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, Schmorl's nodes and herniations. Central canal and cauda equina compromise interpretation with management. ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Buffalo, New York, 2015

MRI Interpretation of Lumbar Herniations, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR axial, stacking, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of lumbar herniations. With the co-morbities and complications of stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, Schmorl's nodes and herniations. Morphology of lumbar disc pathologies of central and lateral herniations, protrusions, extrusions, sequestration, focal and broad based herniations are defined and illustrated. Central canal and cauda equina compromise interpretation with management. ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Buffalo, New York, 2015

MRI Interpretation of Cervical Degeneration/Bulges, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR axial, stacking, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of cervical degeneration. With the co-morbidities and complications of stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, Schmorl's nodes and herniations. Spinal cord and canal compromise interpretation with management. ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Buffalo, New York, 2015

MRI Interpretation of Cervical Herniations, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR Axial, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of lumbar herniations. With the co-morbidities and complications of stenosis, pseudo-protrusions, cantilevered vertebrate, Schmorl's nodes and herniations. morphology of lumbar disc pathologies of central and lateral herniations, protrusions, extrusions, sequestration, focal and broad based herniations are defined and illustrated. Spinal cord and canal compromise interpretation with management. ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Buffalo, New York, 2015

MRI Interpretation of Degenerative Spine and Disc Disease with Overlapping Traumatic Insult to Both Spine and Disc, MRI slices, views, T1, T2, STIR Axial, FFE, FSE and sagittal images in the interpretation of degenerative spondylolesthesis, spinal canal stenosis, Modic type 3 changes, central herniations, extrusions, compressions, nerve root compressions, advanced spurring and thecal sac involvement from an orthopedic, emergency room, chiropractic, neurological, neurosurgical, physical medicine perspective. ACCME Joint Sponsorship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Buffalo, New York, 2015

Neurodiagnostics, Imaging Protocols and Pathology of the Trauma Patient, An in-depth understanding of the protocols in triaging and reporting the clinical findings of the trauma patient. Maintaining ethical relationships with the medical-legal community. Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Long Island, New York, 2015

Diagnostics, Risk Factors, Clinical Presentation and Triaging the Trauma Patient, An extensive understanding of the injured with clinically coordinating the history, physical findings and when to integrate neurodiagnostics. An understanding on how to utilize emergency room records in creating an accurate diagnosis and the significance of “risk factors” in spinal injury. Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Long Island, New York, 2015

Crash Dynamics and Its Relationship to Causality, An extensive understanding of the physics involved in the transference of energy from the bullet car to the target car. This includes G's of force, newtons, gravity, energy, skid marks, crumple zones, spring factors, event data recorder and the graphing of the movement of the vehicle before, during and after the crash. Determining the clinical correlation of forces and bodily injury. Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Long Island, New York, 2015

MRI, Bone Scan and X-Ray Protocols, Physiology and Indications for the Trauma Patient, MRI interpretation, physiology, history and clinical indications, bone scan interpretation, physiology and clinical indications, x-ray clinical indications for the trauma patient. Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Long Island, New York, 2015

Neurodiagnostic Testing Protocols, Physiology and Indications for the Trauma Patient, Electromyography (EMG), Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV), Somato Sensory Evoked Potential (SSEP), Visual Evoked Potential (VEP), Brain Stem Auditory Evoked Potential (BAER) and Visual-Electronystagmosgraphy (V-ENG) interpretation, protocols and clinical indications for the trauma patient. Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Long Island, New York, 2015

Documentation and Reporting for the Trauma Victim, Understanding the necessity for accurate documentation and diagnosis utilizing the ICD-9 and the CPT to accurately describe the injury through diagnosis. Understanding and utilizing state regulations on reimbursement issues pertaining to healthcare. Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Long Island, New York, 2015

Documenting Clinically Correlated Bodily Injury to Causality, Understanding the necessity for accurate documentation, diagnosis and clinical correlation to the injury when reporting injuries in the medical-legal community. Documenting the kinesiopathology, myopathology, neuropathology, and pathophysiology in both a functional and structural paradigm. Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Long Island, New York, 2015

Certification in CPR for Health Care Professionals, CASE CPR AED Safety Education, Recognized by the American Heart Association, Silver Spring, Maryland, 2015.

Medicare Made Simple and Coding Made Clear, Understanding the necessity for accurate documentation and diagnosis utilizing the ICD-9 and the CPT codes to accurately describe the diagnosis. Understand and utilizing federal and state regulations on reimbursement issues pertaining specifically to Medicare, self-pay, private insurance, and workers-compensation patients. Mclelland Consulting, LLC, Recognized by New York Chiropractic College, Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education, Levittown, New York, 2012, 2014.

HIPPA Bootcamp and Billing 101, Understanding the federal guidelines for patient documentation, privacy of medical record-keeping, and utilizing correct coding guidelines. CARE Medical Billing Inc., Recognized by the Virginia Chiropractic Association, Front Royal, Virginia 2015.

Substance Abuse Prevention, Understanding the substance abuse signs, correlating the symptoms to create an accurate diagnosis, and appropriate referrals. Quantum Units Education, Recognized by the American Academy of Healthcare Providers in the Addictive Disorders, Baywood Park, California, 2014.

ASD: Treatments and Therapies, Describing health issues persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders, gastrointestinal, metabolic, and Identifying tests which may be helpful for the person with an ASD, Identify dietary concerns for the person with an ASD. ContinuingEducation.com, Recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, Silver Spring, Maryland, 2014.

Interventions in Lipid Management, The clinical significance of Elevated Triglycerides in Pharmacy Practice. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, Recognized by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, Chicago, Illinois, 2014.

Ethics and Professional Boundaries in Healthcare, Understanding and utilizing the doctor-patient ethical boundaries and guidelines for medical professionals. Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, Inc., Recognized by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, Chicago, Illinois, 2014.

NSAIDs for Musculoskeletal Pain Management, Understanding current perspectives and novel strategies to improve safety. PRIME Education, Inc., Recognized by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, Chicago, Illinois, 2014.

Heart Health: Empowering Women, Identifying the major risks for heart disease in women, Understanding lifestyle modification to reduce risk, and how to communicate these changes to patients. ContinuingEducation.com, Recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, Silver Spring, Maryland, 2014.

From Mindless Eating to Mindlessly Eating Better, Analyzing food cues that are causing patients to overeat, Identifying simple solutions for mindless eating, communicating dietary changes to patients. ContinuingEducation.com, Recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, Silver Spring, Maryland, 2014

Energy Balance, Analyzing caloric intake vs. expenditures of energy during aerobic and anaerobic activities of daily living and exercise, identifying solutions to maintain healthy weight levels, educating patients in monitoring their daily caloric cycle of intake and output. ContinuingEducation.com, Recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, Silver Spring, Maryland, 2014

Managing Beverage Calories, Analyzing United States consumption patterns for sweetened beverages, diet beverages, and bottled water, analyzing laboratory studies on sweetness, hunger, and satiety, interpreting studies linking the consumption of beverages and body weight. ContinuingEducation.com, Recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, Silver Spring, Maryland, 2014

Can Low Calorie Sweeteners Help with Weight Management?, Analyzing factors that influence appetite, food intake, and eating behavior, the role of low calorie sweeteners in the diet and lifestyle behaviors. ContinuingEducation.com, Recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, Silver Spring, Maryland, 2014

Children’s Health and Wellness, Analyze pediatric obesity rates and consequences, treatment recommendations, parenting roles in treatment and prevention of pediatric obesity, strategies for parents to motivate children to adopt healthy habits, applying them in practice. ContinuingEducation.com, Recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, Silver Spring, Maryland, 2014

Managing Your Time: Work Smarter, Not Harder, Determining barriers to time management, delegation of time, keeping patients safe, strategies to improve time management. ContinuingEducation.com, Recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, Silver Spring, Maryland, 2014

Enhancing Communications with Families, Understanding appropriate strategies for conducting a family interview, assessing and intervening in family communications, techniques to encourage family communication. ContinuingEducation.com, Recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, Silver Spring, Maryland, 2014

What Health Professionals Need to Know about Aspartame, Understanding what aspartame is and how the body utilizes Aspartame, safety assessment of aspartame, acceptable daily intake of aspartame, consumer concerns of aspartame. ContinuingEducation.com, Recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, Silver Spring, Maryland, 2014

ASD: Review of Research and Evidence Related to Complementary and Alternative Medicine Therapies, Complementary and Alternative Medicine defined, when related to autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), research of nutritional and non-nutritional CAM therapies. ContinuingEducation.com, Recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, Silver Spring, Maryland, 2014

Medicare DME: Documentation, Billing, and Collections, Strategies for the constant changes in HME/DME reimbursement; How to avoid mistakes in billing; Techniques for cost efficiency, productivity, collections, and profitability. Cross Country Education, Recognized by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, Chicago, Illinois, 2012

Medical Records Keeping, Improving medical record keeping, meeting standards, laws, and regulations pertaining to medical documentation, for improved medical care, delivery of services, clear and accurate communications, risk management, skills for maintaining electronic medical records. Professional Boundaries, Inc., Recognized by the University of California-Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, California, 2012

Professional Ethics in Medicine, Analyze the ethical and legal foundations for the professional practice of medicine in the U.S. Analyze the four historical models of the doctor-patient relationship and the ethical and legal implications associated with each model Describe the ethical/legal boundaries in the doctor-patient relationship and the recommendations by major medical associations to avoid professional misconduct; Explain the role and responsibilities of medical licensing boards and the disciplinary measures they employ to ensure protection of the public; and Recognize the interests and concerns of the public on professional accountability standards and national standards being developed for disclosing physician misconduct to the public. Rutgers University, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 2012

Treatment for Persons with HIV, Etiology, epidemiology, transmission precautions, infection control, testing, counseling, clinical manifestations, treatment options, legal and ethical issues, psycho-social issues. Quantum Units Education, Recognized by the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, Alexandria, Virginia, 2009

Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse, trends, Risk Factors, Safety Concerns, associations between substance abuse and domestic violence, social work ethics, the role of the healthcare provider, responsibilities in reporting abuse, and recognizing signs of abuse. Quantum Units Education, Recognized by the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, Alexandria, Virginia, 2009

Screening and Assessment of Adults in the Criminal Justice System, Treatment improvement protocols, substance abuse treatment, screening for psychological and emotional problems, abuse and trauma issues, and making proper referrals to mental health professionals. Quantum Units Education, Recognized by the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, Alexandria, Virginia, 2009

Brief Strategic Family Therapy for Adolescent Drug Abuse, analysis of effectiveness of treatment of troubled children and adolescents by all relevant community, social service, and mental health protocols, and making the proper referrals to mental health professionals. Quantum Units Education, Recognized by the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, Alexandria, Virginia, 2009

Pharmacological Interventions: Naltrexone Treatment, Clinical usage for medical professionals utilizing Naltrexone treatment, side effects, efficacy rates, and proper use and dosages. Quantum Units Education, Recognized by the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, Alexandria, Virginia, 2009

Guidelines for Manual Techniques (Parts 1 and 2) Clinical treatment and efficacy rates analysis of spinal manipulative procedures, massage therapy, manual therapy, and osteopathic manipulation. Online Continuing Education, Recognized by the University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 2009

Ergonomics, Assessment of office, home, and commuting ergonomics, relations of environmental stressors to biomechanical structures, facilitating environments to support posture. Online Continuing Education, Recognized by the University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 2009

AIDS, Understanding the etiology of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, pathology, presentation, symptoms, prognosis, appropriate referral structure, caring for the infected patient, precautions, myths, and general overview of the epidemiology of the disease in the United States and abroad, Online Continuing Education, Recognized by the University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 2009

Emergency Procedures, Understanding, Implementation of precautionary measures, worst-case scenarios, action plans for emergency situations, and appropriate referral structures, Online Continuing Education, Recognized by the University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 2009

Spinal Decompression, Overview and Analysis of technology, usage in rehabilitation, outcome studies, treatment protocols, precautions, contraindications, and efficacy rates, Online Continuing Education, Recognized by the University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 2009

Risk, Analysis of treatment risks inherit in a chiropractic clinic, legal issues, injuries to staff and patients, insurances, and planning Online Continuing Education, Recognized by the University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 2009

Neurology, Anatomy, Neuroanatomy, clinical correlating neurological conditions, presentation, treatment plan, diagnosis, and prognosis, Online Continuing Education, Recognized by the University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 2009

Insurance Collection and Patient Reimbursement, Proper billing, collections strategies, systems, appeals process, payment procedures, collection procedures, protocols, timelines, Doctor’s Assistance Corporation, Recognized by the California Board of Registered Nursing, La Mesa, California, 2005

Advanced Insurance Collection and Patient Reimbursement, Advanced techniques in appeals processes, collections procedures, internal, external collection strategies, compliance strategies, claims processing, avoiding errors, Doctor’s Assistance Corporation, Recognized by the California Board of Registered Nursing, La Mesa, California, 2005

Adjust, Support, and Rehab: A system for Improved Outcomes and Practice Expansion, Research and outcome studies analysis, rehabilitative protocols for chiropractic clinic, orthotic training, fitting, usage, coding, billing, therapeutic activities, therapeutic exercises, timed coding, federal guidelines for physical therapy, billing, coding, documentation, Cleveland Chiropractic Colleges, Postgraduate Education and Career Resources, Kansas City, MO, 2005

 

SELECTED MEMBERSHIPS

Academy of Chiropractic, Member, 2015-Present

Virginia Chiropractic Association, Member, 2004-Present

 

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Co-Presenter, Neurology of Herniated and Bulging Discs from Trauma and Insurance Settlement Formulas,  Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education, VA State Bar Richmond, VA, 23219-0026, Fairfax, Virginia, 2017

Co-Presenter, Disc Pathology from Trauma and Insurance Settlement Formulas, Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education, Richmond VA, 2016

Co-Presenter, Spinal Biomechanical Engineering, Low Speed Accidents & Serious Bodily Injury, and Insurance Settlement Formulas, Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education, Richmond VA, 2016