Aaron Smith DC, DAAMLP
1603 Medical Parkway Suite 310, Cedar Park, TX, 78613
Phone: 512-918-2225
Fax: 512-918-2229
asmith@txspineandinjury.com
http://www.txspineandinjury.com

Occupational History

Clinic Director, Chiropractor, Texas Chiropractic and Rehab, PC  DBA: Texas Spine and Injury Center, Cedar Park and Austin Texas, 2007 - Present

Family Hospital Systems - Family Emergency Room at Cedar Park, Staff and on call Chiropractor, Cedar Park, TX, 2019 - 2021.

Designated Doctor, Texas Department of Insurance / Division of Workers’ Compensation, State of Texas, 2012 - 2018

Co-Director, Chiropractor, Advanced Spine and Joint Associates, Austin, TX, 2008 - 2010  

Chiropractor, Scott Chiropractic Center, Layton, UT, 2006 - 2007

Education and Licensure

Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of Texas, License #10631, 2007 - present

Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of Utah, License #6329800-1202, 2006 - 2008

Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of Idaho, License #CHIA-1223, 2006 - 2008  

Doctorate of Chiropractic, Texas Chiropractic College, Pasadena, TX, 2006

Externship, Advanced Spine and Rehabilitation.  Las Vegas and Henderson, NV, 2006

Preceptorship, Texas Chiropractic College, Advanced Spine and Rehabilitation, Las Vegas and Henderson, NV, 2006

Neurosurgery Hospital Rotation Program, Texas Chiropractic College, St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, TX, 2006

Chiropractic Internship, Texas Chiropractic College, Moody Health Center. Pasadena, TX 2005-2006

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part I, 2004

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part II, 2005

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part III, 2006

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Physiotherapy 2006

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part IV, 2006   

Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, Texas Chiropractic College, Pasadena, TX, 2004

Associate of Science, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT, 2002

Post-Graduate Education, Certifications, and Diplomates

2021 Spine Management Conference – West – The Spine Management Physician – discussion of

the Spine Management Physician concept utilizing supportive evidence was presented. Outline

of trends in spinal pain management versus a curative model was discussed. Credentials,

training, and triage methods were demonstrated for the Doctor of Chiropractic to increase

proficiency in spine management. Scientific evidence supporting the need for a portal of entry

physician dedicated to spine management oversight was outlined. Key differences between

Spine Management Physician and Primary Spine Care were discussed. National Spine

Management Group, LLC, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Cleveland University of

Health Sciences, College of Chiropractic, Kansas City 2021

 

2021 Spine Management Conference – West – Chiropractic Evidence – Pain Management Care

outline of neurological mechanisms of central nervous system modulation of pain in the

human body was demonstrated. Specific peer-reviewed, medically indexed evidence was

presented starting with 2012 Systematic Review outlining spinal manipulation’s effectiveness in

pain management. Current evidence as well as future trends were discussed and presented.

Neurological downregulation was discussed including afferent and efferent neurological

pathways regulated by the dorsal horn of the spinal cord. Interprofessional communication and

compliant documentation of the pain management phase of care was emphasized. National

Spine Management Group, LLC, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Cleveland

University of Health Sciences, College of Chiropractic, Kansas City 2021

 

2021 Spine Management Conference – West – Chiropractic Evidence – Corrective Care –

specific trends in the biomechanical assessment of the human spine were provided and

discussed. Emphasis was placed on the transfer of laboratory based biomechanical science and

clinical utilization of biomechanical parameters in the diagnosis and correction of spinal

biomechanical pathology. Peer reviewed medically indexed publications defining symptomatic

vs asymptomatic were presented and discussed. Sagittal alignment and its relation to pelvic

incidence was reviewed in relation to asymptomatic parameters. Interprofessional

communication relating to biomechanical stabilization and spinal rehabilitation was outlined

and reviewed. Review of a regional versus whole spine model of spine management was

presented emphasizing the needs of the patient, primary care physician, pain management

physician and spine surgeon. National Spine Management Group, LLC, Federation of

Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Cleveland University of Health Sciences, College of Chiropractic,Kansas City 2021

 

2021 Spine Management Conference – West – Physical Examination Workflows – Cervical Spine – detailed review of cervical spinal physical examination with emphasis on clinical triage

between anatomical and biomechanical sources of spine pain. Neurological evaluation of the

neck and surrounding structures was reviewed including pathological reflexes, assessment of

vascular compromise and myelopathic findings. Detailed patient screening was stressed and its

correlation to physical examination, red flags and relative vs absolute contraindications to

chiropractic care was presented. Patient positioning and efficient processes were reviewed and

demonstrated. Details relating to cervical spine and orthopedic testing was discussed. National

Spine Management Group, LLC, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Cleveland

University of Health Sciences, College of Chiropractic, Kansas City 2021

 

2021 Spine Management Conference – West – Physical Examination Workflows – Thoracic and

Lumbar Spine and Pelvis – outlines of thoracic, lumbar and pelvis physical examination were

presented. Neurological evaluation of the lumbar spine and surrounding structures was

reviewed including pathological reflexes, assessment of cauda equina syndrome and triage

processes for neurologically compromised patients. Detailed screening was stressed and its

correlation to physical examination, red flags and relative vs absolute contraindications to

chiropractic care was reviewed. Patient positioning and efficient processes was reviewed and

demonstrated. Details relating to lumbar spine and pelvic orthopedic testing was discussed.

National Spine Management Group, LLC, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Cleveland University of Health Sciences, College of Chiropractic, Kansas City 2021

 

2021 Spine Management Conference – West – Interprofessional Communication and Reporting

review of electronic health record workflows were presented and discussed with emphasis on

CPT compliant and efficient reporting. The importance of communication with the patient’s

other healthcare providers was outlined and discussed. Specific needs of the primary care

physician, pain management physician and spine surgeon were outlined and reviewed. Details

of simplified vocabulary and necessity of thoroughness were emphasized. Administrative

workflows ensuring regular and continued communication of clinical documentation was

provided. National Spine Management Group, LLC, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing

Boards, Cleveland University of Health Sciences, College of Chiropractic, Kansas City 2021

 

2021 Spine Management Conference – West – Patient Communication – communication

techniques were discussed with emphasis on patient comprehension to increase compliance and

reduce patient anxiety. Details were presented on simplification of complex medical

terminology to ensure understanding at the initial visitation as well as throughout the patient’s

care plan. Conversational interaction and dissemination of health information at the

appropriate comprehension level was provided. Proper reporting and interprofessional

communication were emphasized in a wholistic approach to supporting the patient’s needs.

National Spine Management Group, LLC, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Cleveland University of Health Sciences, College of Chiropractic, Kansas City 2021

 

2021 Spine Management Conference – West – Intervertebral Disc Morphology – detailed

discussion of the morphological descriptions of intervertebral disc pathology in the cervical,

thoracic, and lumbar spine was presented. Differential diagnosis of disc bulge, herniation,

protrusion, extrusion, and sequestration were presented. Attention was given to the five grades

of annular fissure associating circumferential, radial, and transverse morphology. High intensity

zone (HIZ) was discussed in detail as well as its correlation to acute inflammatory fluid. Specific

MRI images were presented and correlated to consensus driven definitions of intervertebral disc

pathology. Pre-existing degenerative changes in the human spine such as disc osteophyte

complex, spondylosis, increased innervation of the intervertebral disc and endplate changes

were discussed and correlated to acute findings on MRI. In depth discussion of the difference

between morphology and etiology of intervertebral disc pathology was outlined. National Spine

Management Group, LLC, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Cleveland University of

Health Sciences, College of Chiropractic, Kansas City 2021

 

2021 Spine Management Conference – West – Ligamentous Response to Traumatic Injury –

anatomical review of spinal ligaments including nerve supply and formation of scar tissue post

injury was presented. Function and histological composition were detailed and clinically

correlated to physiological thresholds. Injury thresholds were also outlined and compared to the

AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 5th and 6th edition. Detailed review of

radiographic findings in the cervical and lumbar spine in the presence of ligamentous injury was

reviewed and presented. Clinical criteria supporting the diagnosis of ligament injury and

ligament laxity including patient history, physical examination, radiographic findings, and

advanced imaging was presented. National Spine Management Group, LLC, Federation of

Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Cleveland University of Health Sciences, College of Chiropractic, Kansas City 2021

 

2021 Spine Management Conference – West – Causality and Spinal Ligamentous Injury -

detailed outline of acute versus chronic spine injury findings were presented. Reliable grading

systems for phases of spinal degeneration was reviewed and discussed. Scientifically validated

measuring process for intervertebral disc height and the 5 Grades of spinal degeneration

proposed by Kettler were outlined. Specific discussion was presented in the differential

diagnosis of ligament laxity due to degenerative process and acute ligamentous injury in the

functional spinal unit with specific examples of radiographic and advanced imaging findings.

Clinical correlation with Modic I, Modic II and Modic III endplate changes including cadaver

specimens was presented. National Spine Management Group, LLC, Federation of Chiropractic

Licensing Boards, Cleveland University of Health Sciences, College of Chiropractic, Kansas City 2021

 

2021 Spine Management Conference – West – Differential Spinal Tissue and Spinal Injury Triage – review of spinal tissue types and their response to physical stress and injury was presented. Prognostic factors in patient management were presented in relation to injury to spinal musculature, nerve tissue, ligamentous tissue, intervertebral disc, and bone. Tissue based triage, patient and interprofessional communication was emphasized and stressed. National Spine Management Group, LLC, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Cleveland University of Health Sciences, College of Chiropractic, Kansas City 2021

 

2021 Spine Management Conference – West – Innervation of Spinal Structures – specific

reviewed of the anatomical innervation of pain generating structures in the human spine was

presented. Scientific chronology of nerve supply discovery was presented and discussed.

Increased innervation of the degenerating interverbal disc was presented and supported with

contemporary scientific evidence. Spinal ligamentous structures as pain generating entities

were also reviewed including anterior longitudinal ligament, posterior longitudinal ligament,

supraspinous ligament, interspinous ligament and facet capsule. Clinical correlation to patient

history, physical examination and imaging findings was emphasized with specific discussion on

interprofessional triage and patient management. National Spine Management Group, LLC,

Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Cleveland University of Health Sciences, College of Chiropractic, Kansas City 2021

 

Spine Management Clinical Workflows – in-depth review and discussion of the Doctor of Chiropractic as a Spine Management Physician with specific focus on the diagnosis and management of spine pain of mechanical origin. Details were outlined in relation to triage of anatomical causes of spine pain such as fracture, tumor, infection. National Spine Management Group, Cleveland University Kansas City, Chiropractic and Health Sciences, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Buffalo, NY, Lehi, UT 2021.

Pain Management and the Chiropractic Adjustment – Current peer reviewed indexed research demonstrating the chiropractic adjustment’s effect on the central nervous system and pain threshold was outlined and reviewed. Anatomical review and contemporary supportive research were discussed. Details of central nervous system response to the chiropractic adjustment was reviewed and demonstrated. National Spine Management Group, Cleveland University Kansas City, Chiropractic and Health Sciences, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Buffalo, NY, Lehi, UT 2021.

Corrective Spinal Care and Chiropractic Case Management - Current peer reviewed indexed research demonstrating the chiropractic adjustment’s effect on the biomechanical structure of the human spine during the corrective/rehabilitative phase of care. Basic outline of biomechanical parameters in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients was reviewed with particular focus on pathobiomechanics in chiropractic practice. National Spine Management Group, Cleveland University Kansas City, Chiropractic and Health Sciences, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Buffalo, NY, Lehi, UT 2021.

Health Maintenance Care and Chiropractic Case Management - Current peer reviewed indexed research demonstrating the chiropractic adjustment’s effect on the maintenance of the human spine. Details of indexed research reviewing Chiropractic’s role in the reduction of narcotic utilization and decreased absenteeism from work due to disability. Communicating Health Maintenance Care to the medical profession and the public was emphasized. National Spine Management Group, Cleveland University Kansas City, Chiropractic and Health Sciences, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Buffalo, NY, Lehi, UT 2021.

Evidence Based Clinical Reporting – overview of current CPT and ICD-10 coding guidelines pertaining to the evaluation and management of spine pain patients was presented. Timed codes, relevant diagnosis related to injured tissue was presented. Specific discussion of proper format of the Assessment portion of clinical documentation was presented. Review of the difference between daily progress notes and Evaluation and Management [E/M] reporting was provided. National Spine Management Group, Cleveland University Kansas City, Chiropractic and Health Sciences, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Buffalo, NY, Lehi, UT 2021.

Cervical Spine Clinical Workflows – detailed review of workflows of a thorough patient history and identification of clinical red flags related to relative and absolute contraindications to chiropractic care was presented. Outline of neurological examination including pathological reflexes present during spinal cord compression, cervical stenosis and cervical myelomalacia was discussed. Normal vs abnormal measurement of range of motion objectifying spinal dysfunction was presented. Specific orthopedic testing related to specific muscle, nerve or intervertebral disc injury was discussed. Review of interprofessional triage and imaging decision tree was outlined with specific focus on the pain management physician and spinal surgeon. National Spine Management Group, Cleveland University Kansas City, Chiropractic and Health Sciences, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Buffalo, NY, Lehi, UT 2021.

Lumbar Spine Clinical Workflows - detailed review of workflows of a thorough patient history and identification of clinical red flags related to relative and absolute contraindications to chiropractic care was presented. Outline of neurological examination including pathological reflexes present during cervical and lumbar stenosis was discussed. Normal vs abnormal measurement of range of motion objectifying spinal dysfunction was presented. Specific orthopedic testing related to muscle, nerve or intervertebral disc injury was discussed. Review of interprofessional triage and imaging decision tree was outlined with specific focus on the pain management physician and spinal surgeon. National Spine Management Group, Cleveland University Kansas City, Chiropractic and Health Sciences, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Buffalo, NY, Lehi, UT 2021.

Interprofessional Clinical Documentation for the Primary Care Physician – contemporary techniques to best communicate chiropractic care to the Primary Care Physician was discussed and presented. Analysis of the depth and scope of communication was emphasized with direct focus on the proper documentation management system including demographic sheet, imaging reports, most recent evaluation and management reports. Discussion of appropriate timing for phone consultation was presented. National Spine Management Group, Cleveland University Kansas City, Chiropractic and Health Sciences, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Buffalo, NY, Lehi, UT 2021.

Clinical Documentation for the Spine Surgeon - contemporary techniques to best communicate chiropractic care to the spine surgeon was discussed and presented. Analysis of the depth and scope of communication was emphasized with direct focus on the proper documentation management system including demographic sheet, imaging reports, most recent evaluation and management reports. Discussion of appropriate timing for phone consultation was presented. National Spine Management Group, Cleveland University Kansas City, Chiropractic and Health Sciences, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Buffalo, NY, Lehi, UT 2021.

Clinical Documentation for the Pain Management Physician - contemporary techniques to best communicate chiropractic care to the pain management physician was discussed and presented. Analysis of the depth and scope of communication was emphasized with direct focus on the proper documentation management system including demographic sheet, imaging reports, most recent evaluation and management reports. Discussion of appropriate timing for phone consultation was presented. National Spine Management Group, Cleveland University Kansas City, Chiropractic and Health Sciences, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Buffalo, NY, Lehi, UT 2021.

Clinical Documentation for Attorney - contemporary techniques to best communicate chiropractic care and permanent injury to the personal injury attorney was discussed and presented. Analysis of the depth and scope of communication was emphasized with direct focus on the proper documentation management system including diagnosis, response to treatment, causality and persistent functional loss was outlined. Discussion of appropriate timing for phone consultation was presented. National Spine Management Group, Cleveland University Kansas City, Chiropractic and Health Sciences, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Buffalo, NY, Lehi, UT 2021.

Pathobiomechanics and Documentation, CPT Coding Guidelines for Initial and Established Patients with particular attention paid to Patient History, Review of Systems, Social and Family History, Physical Examination, and Medical Decision making.  Specific differences in coding levels and required elements for a 99202-99203-99204-99205. Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Cleveland University  Kansas City, Long Island, NY, 2020 

Using Documentation and Ethical Relationships, Pathways to improve coordination of care, and interprofessional communication with collaborating physicians.  Maintaining ethical relationships in the medical-legal community through documentation and communication of demonstrable diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plans. Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Cleveland University  Kansas City, Long Island, NY, 2020 

Spinal Biomechanical Engineering Clinical Application, History of clinical biomechanics with an emphasis on the diagnosis and management of spine pain of mechanical/functional origin.  Evidence-based symptomatic vs. asymptomatic parameters using peer-reviewed medical index literature. Computerized mensuration analysis of spinal biomechanical pathology. Comparison of demonstrable spinal biomechanical failure on imaging to clinical evaluation and physical examination. Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Cleveland University  Kansas City, Long Island, NY, 2020 

Spinal Biomechanical Engineering Clinical Grand Rounds, Case reviews utilizing E/M, MRI, and x-ray mensuration report to conclude an accurate diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment plan. Common diagnosis requiring interprofessional collaboration with a discussion of diagnostic dilemmas and proper communication methods. Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Cleveland University  Kansas City, Long Island, NY, 2020 

Trends in Spinal Healthcare, Analyzing spinal healthcare trends in both utilization and necessity and understanding the marketplace and how a level of clinical excellence is reflected in a doctors' documentation and credentials. Treatment pathways in triaging spinal pathobiomechanics. Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Cleveland University – Kansas City, Long Island, NY, 2020 

MRI Spine Interpretation, An evidence-based understanding of time-related etiology of disc pathology considering the American Society of Neuroradiology's designation of protrusion, extrusion, and sequestration of spinal discs, Considering the signal intensity of discs in age-dating pathology and acquisition protocols for advanced spinal imaging. Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Cleveland University – Kansas City, Long Island, NY, 2020 

Spinal Biomechanics; A Literature Perspective, An evidenced-based model for spinal biomechanical engineering and pathobiomechanics considering the pathophysiological limits in translations, angular deviation, and rotational planes. Utilizing the Cartesian system in plotting vertebral points to demonstratively conclude an accurate diagnosis, prognosis and biomechanical treatment plan with the consideration of long-term care in the non-specific mechanical spine pain patient when necessary. Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Cleveland University – Kansas City, Long Island, NY, 2020 

Case Management of Mechanical Spine Pathology, Clinical Grand Rounds of herniated, protruded, extruded, sequestered, and bulging discs. Differentially diagnosing vascular vs. mechanical spinal lesions and the necessity for urgent vascular, neurological intervention, Collaborating in a team environment utilizing a neuroradiologist, electrophysiologist, and neurosurgeon with the chiropractor as the primary spine care provider. Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Cleveland University – Kansas City, Long Island, NY, 2020 

Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion Overview: This section is an in-depth overview of traumatic brain injury in concussion. It discusses that all brain injuries are traumatic and dispels the myth of a “mild traumatic brain injury.” Also, this covers triage protocols and the potential sequela of patients with traumatic brain injuries. Cleveland University, Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2020

Head Trauma and Traumatic Brain Injury Part 1: This section discusses gross traumatic brain injuries from trauma and significant bleeding with both epidural and subdural hematomas. There are numerous case studies reviewed inclusive of neurosurgical intervention and postsurgical outcomes. Cleveland University, Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2020

Head Trauma and Traumatic Brain Injury Part 2: This section continues with multiple case studies of gross traumatic brain injuries from trauma requiring neurosurgical intervention and also discusses recovery sequela based upon the significance of brain trauma. This module also concludes with concussion protocols in traumatic brain injury short of demonstrable bleeding on advanced imaging. Cleveland University, Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2020

Concussion and Electroencephalogram Testing: This this section covers concussion etiology and cognitive sequela where gross bleeding has not been identified on advanced imaging. It discusses the significance of electroencephalogram testing in determining brain function and pathology (if present). This module also covers the understanding of waveforms in electroencephalogram testing in both normal and abnormal scenarios. Cleveland University, Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2020

Concussion and Electroencephalogram Testing Pathological Results: This module covers amplitude, conduction and conduction delays as sequela to traumatic brain injury to diagnose concussion and traumatic brain injury in the absence of gross bleeding and advanced imaging. This section covers electroencephalograms and event-related potentials which measures the brain response that is a direct result of specific sensory or motor events. It is a stereotype electrophysiological response to a stimulus and provides a noninvasive means of evaluating brain function. In this module multiple case studies are discussed with ensuing triage protocols pending the results. Cleveland University, Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2020

Medical-Legal Ethical Relationships, Documentation and Legal Testimony, Report writing for legal cases, the 4 corners of a narrative and documenting damages with understanding defense medical documentation and consistent reporting of bodily injuries, Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Cleveland University-Kansas City, College of Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2020

Medical-Legal Ethical Relationships, Documentation and Legal Testimony, Part 2, Understanding report writing and the types of medical reports required for court inclusive of diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plans with requirements of reporting causality and permanency, Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Cleveland University-Kansas City, College of Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2020

Medical-Legal Ethical Relationships, Documentation and Direct Testimony, Organizing your documentation and understanindg all collaborative documentation and how it fits into your diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan, Understanding the nuances of the functional losses of your patients related to their bodily injuries, Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division. Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Cleveland University-Kansas City, College of Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2020

Medical-Legal Ethical Relationships, Documentation and Direct Testimony Part 2, Utilizing demonstrative documentation in direct examination and communicating the results of your care concurrently with the written documentation and reporting an accurate diagnosis for all images, Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Cleveland University-Kansas City, College of Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2020

Medical-Legal Ethical Relationships, Documentation and Direct Testimony Part 3, The evaluation, interpretation and reporting of collaborative medical specialists results and concluding an accurate diagnosis inclusive of all findings and reviewing all images to ensure an accurate diagnosis, Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Cleveland University-Kansas City, College of Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2020

Medical-Legal Ethical Relationships, Documentation and Direct Testimony Part 4, Determininig and documenting disabilities and impairments inclusive of loss of enjoyment of life and duties under duress and the evaluation and validation of pain and suffering, Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Cleveland University-Kansas City, College of Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2020

Medical-Legal Ethical Relationships, Documentation and Cross Examination Testimony, Reporting your documentation factually and staying within the 4 corners of your medical report and scope of practice inclusive of understanding how your credentials allow you to report your documentation, Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Cleveland University-Kansas City, College of Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2020

Medical-Legal Ethical Relationships, A Documentation Relationship Between the Doctor and Lawyer, The level of organization required in a medical-legal case that accurately reflects the bodily injuries of your patients and the time constraints in rendering an accurate report, Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Cleveland University-Kansas City, College of Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2020

Medical-Legal Ethical Relationships, Report Writing and Preparing for a Legal Case, Reviewing the facts of the case inclusive of your documentation, the defense medical examiner, medical specialists and the attorney to ensure accurate and consistent reporting, Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Cleveland University-Kansas City, College of Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2020

Medical-Legal Ethical Relationships, Report Writing and Preparing for a Legal Case, Creating demonstrative evidence, visuals of your patient's bodily injuries inclusive of x-rays, MRI's, CAT Scans and electrodiagnostic findings, the spinal biomechanics of herniated disc with ipsilateral findings and contralateral symptomatology, Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Cleveland University-Kansas City, College of Chiropractic, Long Island, NY, 2020

Computerized Mensuration of Spinal Biomechanical Pathology, Understanding the algorithmic interpretation of spinal biomechanical pathology in a 3-D model and creating treatment plans, impairment ratings and teaching models based upon the vertebral motor unit angles. Determining sagittal and axial alignments in creating a normative baseline for treatment goals and outcomes.  Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island NY, 2019

Neurosurgical-Chiropractic Collaboration on Spinal Pathology, Utilizing x-ray, MRI and other modalities of advanced imaging in conjunction with spinal biomechanical failure and clinical evaluation to collaboratively create treatment protocols for patients in both the operative and non-operative cases. Determining the boundaries of scope of care for both the chiropractor and neurosurgeon based upon a definitive diagnosis of the mechanical vs. an anatomical lesion. Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island NY, 2019

Documentation and Ethics in Medical-Legal Relationships, Creating ethical relationships based upon accurate documentation reflective of the casually related condition of the injured. Ensuring accepted credentials of the doctor based upon Voir Dire standards reflected in an admissible curriculum vitae. How to present demonstrative documentation in the courts reflective of the patient’s pathology. Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island NY, 2019

Coding, Documentation and Compliant Coding, Ensuring the correct codes are utilized in an evaluation and management encounter. The correct elements are utilized to support the level of E&M coded along with a self-audit program to ensure ethical billing occurs. Guidelines for history of present illness, primary complaint, review of systems, family, social and past histories are discussed and how to document the same. Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island NY, 2019

Trends in Spinal Treatment, Migration of spinal care for mechanical spine issues from hospitals and medical specialist to trauma qualified chiropractors based upon published outcomes. Utilizing imaging studies in spinal biomechanics, pain models and clinical outcomes to determine a conclusive diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan for triaging in a collaborative environment. Cleveland University, Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2019.

Neurology of Spinal Biomechanics, Understanding the normal of spinal biomechanics and the neruotransmitters required for homeostasis. The interconnected role of Pacinian Corpuscles, Ruffni Corpuscles, Golgi Organ Receptors, Nociceptors, Proprioreceptors and Mechancoreceptors in maintaining sagittal and axial alignment in the presence of mechanical pathology. Cleveland University, Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2019.

MRI Age-Dating of Herniated Discs, The literature, academic and clinical standards to age-date herniated discs. The clinical correlation the pain patters with advanced imaging findings of bone edema, spurs passed upon the Piezoelectric effect of remodeling, high signal on T2 weighted images, Vacuum Discs and Disc heights in determining the time frames of the etiology of spinal disc pathology. Cleveland University, Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2019.

Creating Ethical Collaborative and Medical-Legal Relationships, Understanding the timely triage necessities based upon clinical and imaging outcomes and the documentation required for collaborative physicians to continue care. Ensuring that documentation is complete, reflective of services rendered and clear for third party consideration in an admissible format to considered in a medical-legal environment. Cleveland University, Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2019.

Central Innervation of Spinal Biomechanical Engineering, Understanding the lateral and ventral horn’s innovations of Pacinian Corpuscles, Ruffini Corpuscles, Golgi Organ Receptors, Nociceptors and Proprioreceptos and Mechanoreceptors and the pathways through the spinal thalamic tracts through the periaqueductal region, the Thalamus to disparate regions in creating spinal homeostasis, Pacinian Corpuscles, Ruffini Corpuscles, Golgi Organ Receptors, Nociceptors, Proprioreceptors and Mechancoreceptors. Cleveland University, Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2019.

Identifying Spinal Pathology of MRI, Utilzing T1, T2 STIR and Gradient Studies in determining myelomalacia, intra and extra-dural tumors and systemic disease patterns affecting the spinal cord. When to use contrast post-operatively in identifying discal structures vs. adhesions on postoperative advanced imaging. MRI interpretation of herniated, circumferential bulges, focal bulges, protruded, extruded, comminuted, sequestered and fragmented discs. When you consider a neurosurgical consultation based upton the correlation of imaging and clinical findings. Cleveland University, Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2019.

Evaluation and Management, An overview of the evaluation and management process inclusive of utilizing electronic medical records to conclude evidenced-based conclusion with the utilization of macros. The importance of adhering to an academic standard and considering co-morbidities, Cleveland University, Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2019.

Evaluation and Management, Concluding a chief complaint, history and what needs to be considered in a physical examination. This covers in dept the required elements for chief complain, history of present illness, review of systems, and past, family, and/or social history. This module also covers the following components of a physical examination: observation, palpation, percussion, and auscultation. Cleveland University, Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2019.

Evaluation and Management, Coding and Spinal Examination: Detailing 99202-99205 and 99212-99215 inclusive of required elements for complaint billing. It reviews the elements for an extensive review of systems, cervical and lumbar anatomy and basic testing. The course also covers the basics of vertebra-basilar circulation orthopedic assessment. Cleveland University, Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2019.

Evaluation and Management, Neurological Evaluation: Reviewing complete motor and sensory evaluation inclusive of reflex arcs with an explanation of Wexier Scales in both the upper and lower extremities. The course breaks down testing for upper and lower motor neuron lesions along with upper and lower extremity motor and sensory testing examinations. Cleveland University, Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2019.

Evaluation and Management, Documenting Visit Encounters: Forensically detailing the S.O.A.P. note process for visit encounters and discussing the necessity for clinically correlating symptoms, clinical findings and diagnosis with the area(s) treated. It also details how to modify treatment plans, diagnosis, document collaborative care and introduced test findings between evaluations. Cleveland University, Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2019.

Evaluation and Management, Case Management and Treatment Orders: This module discusses how to document a clinically determined treatment plan inclusive of both manual and adjunctive therapies. It discusses how to document both short-term and long-term goals as well as referring out for collaborative care and/or diagnostic testing. It also includes how to prognose your patient and determine when MMI (Maximum Medical Improvement) has been attained. Cleveland University, Kansas City, Academy of Chiropractic, Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2019.

Connective Tissue Pathology, Spinal Biomechanics as Sequella to Trauma, MRI Spine Interpretation, Ordering Protocols & Triaging the Injury. The latest research on the 6 ways to age-date disc herniations and bulges from trauma inclusive of disc pathology nomenclature. MRI ordering protocols, inclusive of Dixon format and fat-suppressed images. The neurology and pathology of connective tissue and the sequella of trauma at the biomechanical level leading to bio-neuro-mechanical failure. Contemporary u201cevidenced-based building blocksu201d for triaging and in a collaborative environment. Cleveland University Kansas City, Chiropractic and Health Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island NY, 2018

Spinal Biomechanical Engineering Digitizing. Integrated automated mensuration into creating treatment plans and determining maximum medical improvement. A literature-based study of normal vs. abnormal motor unit function. Determining ligamentous laxity, alteration of motion segment integrity and pathological stress units and whole person impairments based upton the literature and academic standards, Cleveland University Kansas City, Chiropractic and Health Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island NY, 2018

Science of the Chiropractic Spinal Adjustment and Vertebral Subluxation, The literature-based definitions of bothe the mechanisms the chiropractic adjustment and how it affects the central nervous system in pain pathways and systemic issues that is the arbiter for normal vs. abnormal function. The u201cphysiological mechanismsu201d of how the chiropractic spinal adjustment affects the peripheral and central nervous systems. Subluxation degeneration/wolffu2019s Law will be detailed from a literature perspective combined with the mechanism of subluxation (bio-neuro-mechanical lesion). A literature perspective why u201clong-termu201d chiropractic care is clinically indicated as usual and customary to effectuate demonstrable biomechanical changes in the spine. An evidenced-based perspective of why physical therapy is a poor choice for spine as a 1st referral option for any provider inclusive of the literature. Cleveland University Kansas City, Chiropractic and Health Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island NY, 2018

Interprofessional Reporting and Case Documentation, analysis of case flow, patient chart organization and EMR workflows to optimize the success and satisfaction of the patient encounter, feasibility of accurate and timely documentation as well as strategies to provide timely interprofessional clinical communication.  Focus was provided on patient, primary care and medical specialty communication beginning at the initial visitation all the way through to the release from careAn internal compliance review to ensure complete documentation based upon the E/M level billed. Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2018

Documentation of the Trauma and Non-Trauma Case, Documenting primary and associated complaints, past history, allergies, medications, review of systems, previous treatment, family-social medical histories, previous tests and results, history or previous injuries and illnesses, on the job questionnaire, auto accident questionnaire, vital examination, neurological examination, orthopedic testing, test orders, prognosis and treatment plans. A detailed review of current CPT coding requirements for the proper documentation of E/M visits to properly code for billable patient services.  Focused attention was paid to the performance of comprehensive patient history, physical examination, review of systems as well as determining the level of clinical decision making.  Analysis of a properly organized E/M report was reviewed to demonstrate proper organization and language use. Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2018

Documentation, Collaboration, and Primary Spine Care, An academic basis for documentation that is usual and customary across professions in collaborative care. Maintaining ethical medical-legal relationships based on Voir Dire and Duabert standards to ensuring a u201c4-conersu201d inclusive report. Ensuring Primary Care Status based upon an academic standards. Cleveland University Kansas City, Chiropractic and Health Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island NY, 2018

Interprofessional Hospital Based Spine Care, Trends in hospital and emergent care in the healthcare delivery system inclusive of policies, hospital staffing and current care paths for mechanical spine issues. Texas Chiropractic College Graduate Doctoral Program, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2018

Triage and Management of the Trauma and Non-Trauma Patient, Differentially diagnosing spinal issues in the trauma and non-trauma patient inclusive of spinal disc pathology utilizing x-ray, MRI, CAT Scan and clinical evaluations. Collaborative triaging protocols with neurologists, neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, pain management and primary medical care providers with both mechanical and anatomical spinal pathologies. Academy of Chiropractic, Cleveland University - Kansas City Chiropractic and Health Sciences, Long Island, NY, 2018

Designated Doctor Certification Training Course, Training for doctors to authorize and certify maximum medical improvement, impairment rating, return to work, and extend of injury. Utilization and application of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Official Disability Guidelines – Treatment in Workers Compensation (OGD) and MDGuidelines. Texas Department of Insurance Division of Workers’ Compensation Designed Doctor Outreach and Oversight Section, Austin, TX 2018

Primary Spine Care Qualified, This qualification includes graduate chiropractic education in healthy and traumatically altered spinal morphology inclusive of osseous, connective tissue and neurological structure, function and pathology. This certifies you are qualified in assessing predictive models in spinal biomechanics and devising engineering paradigms for treatment plans to maximize spinal homeostasis in an evidenced based conclusion. In addition, this qualification acknowledges your expertise in triaging the injured and coordinating collaborative care from the trauma through conclusion of rehabilitation, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Cleveland University-Kansas City, College of Chiropractic, Long Island NY, 2017

Orthopedic Testing: Clinical Grand Rounds, How to integrate orthopedic testing in the clinical setting utilizing both simple and complex patient scenarios. It includes potential stroke, or vertebrobasilar insufficient patients and understanding the nuances in a clinical evaluation with orthopedic testing as a critical part of the evaluation and screening process. How to integrate orthopedic testing in the clinical setting utilizing both simple and complex patient scenarios. It includes potential stroke, or vertebrobasilar insufficient patients and understanding the nuances in a clinical evaluation with orthopedic testing as a critical part of the evaluation and screening process. Texas Chiropractic College, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2017

 

Orthopedic Testing: Lumbar Spine, Integration of lumbar orthopedic testing in the clinical setting to develop a differential diagnosis. Utilizing radiographic and advanced imaging inclusive of MRI and CAT scan findings to verify tissue pathology suspected by orthopedic testing conclusions and developing a treatment plan as sequelae. Texas Chiropractic College, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2017

 

Orthopedic Testing: Cervical Spine, Integration of cervical orthopedic testing in the clinical setting to develop a differential diagnosis. Utilizing radiographic and advanced imaging inclusive of MRI and CAT scan findings to verify tissue pathology suspected by orthopedic testing conclusions and developing a treatment plan as sequelae. Texas Chiropractic College, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2017

 

Orthopedic Testing: Principles, Clinical Application and Triage, Integration of orthopedic testing in the clinical setting to develop a differential diagnosis. Utilizing radiographic and advanced imaging inclusive of MRI and CAT scan findings to verify tissue pathology suspected by orthopedic testing conclusions and developing a treatment plan as sequelae. Texas Chiropractic College, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2017

 

Medical-Legal Insurance Documentation, Accurate and compliant documentation of history and clinical finding inclusive of functional losses, loss of activities of daily living, duties under duress and permanent loss of enjoyment of life. Prognosing static vs. stable care, gaps in care both in the onset and in the middle of passive care with a focus on detailed diagnosing. The integration of chiropractic academia, the court system and the insurance reimburser’s requirements for complete documentation. Texas Chiropractic College, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2017

 

MRI Spine Interpretation and Spinal Biomechanics, Bulging, herniated, protruded and extruded disc contemporary nomenclature, analysis and differential diagnosis. Connective tissue physiology and pathology with aberrant biomechanical permanent sequalae, Texas Chiropractic College, Academy of Chiropractic, Melville NY, 2017

 

Contemporary Literature in Spinal Biomechanics, Normal vs. pathological biomechanical spinal motion both in a single motor unit and coupling actions. Interdisciplinary approach to mechanical spine issues and evidenced based care paths, Texas Chiropractic College, Academy of Chiropractic, Melville NY, 2017

 

Documentation of Spinal Trauma, Interdisciplinary approaches in documentation of spinal related injuries inclusive of connective tissue disorders and biomechanical failure. Clinically correlating history, imaging, advanced imaging and clinical findings to conclude an accurate diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan, Texas Chiropractic College, Academy of Chiropractic, Melville NY, 2017

 

Contemporary Literature of the Chiropractic Spinal Adjustment, The bio-neuro-mechanical scientific foundation of spinal lesion and the neurological pathways, both in the lower and upper motor neuron pathways. The autonomic sequella of the vertebral subluxation and the effects of the correction and maintenance of those lesions, Texas Chiropractic College, Academy of Chiropractic, Melville NY, 2017

Clinical Evaluation and Protocols for Identifying Stroke Risk, The neurological history and examination for identifying stroke risks with a focus on supra and infratentorial regions, upper and lower motor lesions, cranial nerve signs, spinal cord pathology, motor and sensory pathology and gait abnormalities. Examining genetic and family histories along with dissection risk factors. Stroke orthopedic testing and clinical guidelines pertaining to triage for the primary care provider. Texas Chiropractic College, PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2017

Stroke Principles of Treatment an Overview for the Primary Care Provider, Stroke type and treatments performed by vascular specialists. The goals of treatment with the physiology of the infarct and penumbra zones and the role of immediate triage in the primary care setting. Detailing the complications of stroke and future care in the chiropractic, primary care or manual medicine clinical setting. Texas Chiropractic College, PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2017

Stroke Anatomy and Physiology: Stroke Types and Blood Flow, Various types of stroke identifying ischemia, hypoperfusion, infarct and penumbra zones and emboli. Cardiac etiologies and clinical features as precursor to stroke with associated paradoxical emboli and thrombotic etiologies. Historical and co-morbidities that have etiology instroke inclusive of diabetes, coagulopathy, acquired and hereditary deficiencies. Texas Chiropractic College, PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2017

Stroke Anatomy and Physiology: Brain Vascular Anatomy, The anatomy and physiology of the brain and how blood perfusion effects brain function. A detailed analysis of the blood supply to the brain and the physiology of ischemia. Texas Chiropractic College, PACE Recognized by The Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs 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 Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 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 Jacobs 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 Jacobs 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 Jacobs 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 Jacobs 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 Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post-Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2017

Accident Reconstruction: Research, Causality and Bodily Injury, Delta V issues correlated to injury and mortality, side impact crashes and severity of injuries, event data recorder reports correlated to injury, frontal impact kinematics, crash injury metrics with many variables and inquiries related to head restraints. Texas Chiropractic College, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2017

Accident Reconstruction: Skid Marks, Time, Distance, Velocity, Speed Formulas and Road Surfaces, The Mathematical calculations necessary utilizing time, distance, speed, coefficients of friction and acceleration in reconstruction an accident. The application of the critical documentation acquired from an accident site. Texas Chiropractic College, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2017

Accident Reconstruction: Causality, Bodily Injury, Negative Acceleration Forces, Crumple Zones and Critical Documentation, Factors that cause negative acceleration to zero and the subsequent forces created for the vehicle that gets translated to the occupant. Understanding critical documentation of hospitals, ambulance reports, doctors and the legal profession in reconstructing an accident. Texas Chiropractic College, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2017

Accident Reconstruction: Terms, Concepts and Definitions, The forces in physics that prevail in accidents to cause bodily injury. Quantifying the force coefficients of vehicle mass and force vectors that can be translated to the occupant and subsequently cause serious injury. Texas Chiropractic College, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2017

Primary Spine Care Symposium – 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 – 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- 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 – 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 – 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

Clinical Excellence in Chiropractic and Primary Spine Care, Academy of Chiropractic, 2017

 

Certification in Spinal Biomechanical Engineering, Texas Chiropractic College, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016

Spinal Biomechanical Engineering: Cartesian System, The Cartesian Coordinate System from the history to the application in the human body. Explanation of the x, y and z axes in both translation and rotations (thetas) and how they are applicable to human biomechanics. Texas Chiropractic College, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs 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, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs 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. Texas Chiropractic College, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016

Spinal Biomechanics in Trauma,Toutilize 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.Texas Chiropractic College, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs 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.Texas Chiropractic College, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs 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. Texas Chiropractic College, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs 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, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, 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.Texas Chiropractic College, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 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

Certification as a Texas State Designated Workers’ Compensation Doctor, Texas Department of Insurance Division of Workers’ Compensation Designated Doctor Outreach and Oversight Section, Austin, TX, 2016

Designated Doctor Certification Training Course, Training for doctors to authorize and certify maximum medical improvement, impairment rating, return to work, and extend of injury. Utilization and application of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Official Disability Guidelines – Treatment in Workers Compensation (OGD) and MDGuidelines. Texas Department of Insurance Division of Workers’ Compensation Designed Doctor Outreach and Oversight Section, Austin, TX 2016

Head Trauma, Brain Injury and Concussion, Brain and head physiology, brain mapping and pathology as a sequella to trauma. Traumatic brain injury, mild traumatic brain injury, axonal shearing, diffuse axonal injury and concussion are detailed in etiology and clinically. Clinical presentation advanced diagnostic imaging and electrodiagnostics are detailed in analysis to create a differential diagnosis. Balance disorders that often occur as a result of trauma are also explored from clinical presentation to advanced imaging and differential diagnosis. Texas Chiropractic College, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2016

Utilization of Research in the Clinical setting, Utilizing peer reviewed scientific literature in creating a diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan for the chronic and acute patient. How to implement and stay current on techniques and technology in healthcare. Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Long Island, NY, 2015

Certification in MRI Spine Interpretation, Texas Chiropractic College, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 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.  Texas Chiropractic College, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 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.  Texas Chiropractic College, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 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. Texas Chiropractic College, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 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. Texas Chiropractic College, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 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. Texas Chiropractic College, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 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. Texas Chiropractic College, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 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. Texas Chiropractic College, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 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, Texas Chiropractic College, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 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. Texas Chiropractic College, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 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. Texas Chiropractic College, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, 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. Texas Chiropractic College, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2015

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. Texas Chiropractic College, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, ACCME Joint Providership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Buffalo, NY, 2015

Diplomate, American Academy of Medical Legal Professionals, 2015

Primary Spine Care,Neurophysiological central and peripheral nervous systems mechanisms of pain with integrated higher cortical functions of the thalamus, cingulate, amygdala, pre-frontal, motor and sensory cortexes. Trauma and chronic pain care effecting mechanoreceptors, nociceptors and proprioceptors through adjustive therapy based upon evidenced based care and current literature verification,Texas Chiropractic College, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, New York State Department of Education Board for Chiropractic, Academy of Chiropractic, Islandia NY 2015

 

Primary Spine Care with Interdisciplinary Collaborative Care,Triage of patients based upon MRI findings of disc herniation, disc bulge, protrusion, extrusion or sequestrations and spinal cord or nerve root negative sequella, clinical findings of neuro-compressive pathologies and neurodiagnostic findings of EMG-NCV, SSEP, VEP, BAER, VEP and V-ENG findings.Texas Chiropractic College, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, New York State Department of Education Board for Chiropractic, Academy of Chiropractic, Islandia NY 2015

Triaging the Trauma and Non-Trauma Patients, Correlating clinical findings and the patient history in determining the correct course of care in triaging the patient utilizing orthopedic and neurological evaluations in the clinical setting. Understanding the parameters for immediate referrals vs. following the continuum of care to determine the necessity for referrals. Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division, Recognized by the PACE Program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Long Island, NY, 2015

Advanced Certification of Competency, Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology, Successfully completed a comprehensive training program and qualifying examination in biomechanics, occupant kinematics, clinical diagnostics, and management of spinal trauma and mild traumatic brain injuries, and having satisfied all other prerequisite training requirement. Spine Research Institute of San Diego, 2014

19th Annual Spine Research Institute of San Diego Scientific Conference, A review of the entire year of scientific research and publication from the diverse fields of clinical medicine and automotive safety engineering, as well as research coming directly from SRISD and its research affiliate, the Center for Research into Automotive Safety and Health. In addition to the literature indexed by the National Library of Medicine, the conference reviews literature published in the Annual Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine Scientific Program, the Annual Conference of the International Research Council on the Biomechanics of Impact, the Annual SAE Stapp Car Crash Conference, the Annual International Traffic Medicine Association Conference, and the Annual International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles. Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Southern California University of Health Sciences, Coronado, CA, 2014

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, even data recorder and 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, NY, 2014

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, NY, 2014

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, NY, 2014

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 relationship 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, NY, 2014

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, NY, 2014

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, NY, 2014

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 kinesiopatholog, 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, NY, 2014.

Certification, Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology, Satisfactorily completed a comprehensive training program in whiplash and brain injury traumatology, emphasizing the biomechanics of injury mechanisms, occupant kinematics, automobile crash reconstruction methods, our most current knowledge of soft tissue, endocrinolgical, bony, and nervous system disorders, advanced imaging techniques, and comprehensive case management of whiplash and related disorders. Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Houston, TX, 2014  

Medicolegal Fundamentals for Practitioners and Forensic Experts - Whiplash Injury Biomechanics and Traumatology Module IV, Reporting, records keeping, medical photography, depositions, arbitrations, testifying in court, using evidence, medicolegal rebuttal, Daubert and Frye, motions in limine. Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Southern California University of Health Sciences, Houston, TX, 2014

Principles of Impairment Rating and Forensic Reporting - Whiplash Injury Biomechanics and Traumatology Module III, Critical documentation including intake forms, SOAP notes, re-examinations, and supplemental reports, the narrative report disability questionnaires, independent medical examinations.Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Southern California University of Health Sciences, Houston TX, 2014

Certification as a Texas State Designated Workers’ Compensation Doctor, Texas Department of Insurance Division of Workers’ Compensation Designated Doctor Outreach and Oversight Section, Austin, TX, 2014

Designated Doctor Certification Training Course, Training for doctors to authorize and certify maximum medical improvement, impairment rating, return to work, and extent of injury. Utilization and application of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 4th Edition, Official Disability Guidelines – Treatment in Workers Compensation (OGD) and MDGuideline. Texas Department of Insurance Division of Workers’ Compensation Designed Doctor Outreach and Oversight Section, Austin, TX, 2014

Management Principles in Personal Injury and Forensic Documentation - Whiplash Injury Biomechanics and Traumatology Module II, In-depth training on accident reconstruction, history taking, physical examination, radiographic, CT and MR examination, and electrodiagnostics. Designing a treatment plan, activities of daily living, chiropractic manipulative therapy, physical therapy modalities, treatment of TMD, and maximum medical improvement (MMI). Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Southern California University of Health Sciences, Minneapolis, MN, 2014

Whiplash Advanced Topics: The Fundamental Science - Whiplash Injury Biomechanics and Traumatology Module I, Comprehensive biomechanics knowledge for forensic experts, including injury impairment scales, brain, neck, and cervical spine trauma mechanisms from motor vehicle crashes. Review of common muscle and joint syndromes, disorders, and criteria for referral and advanced imaging. Spine Research Institute of San Diego, Southern California University of Health Sciences, Houston TX, 2014

Personal Injury Case and Medical Legal Management, Understanding Personal Injury Protection and Texas Department of Insurance Auto Insurance laws. Coding, compliance and documentation. National Education Seminars, Texas Chiropractic Association, Austin, TX, 2013

Texas Designated Doctor and Physician Training, Utilization and application of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 4th Edition, Official Disability Guidelines – Treatment in Workers Compensation (OGD and MDGuideline).American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians, Texas Department of Insurance Division of Workers’ Compensation, Austin, TX, 2012

Certification as a Texas State Designated Workers Compensation Doctor, American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians, Austin, TX 2012

Coding, Compliance, Ethics and Risk Management, Medicare compliance and Texas chiropractic office compliance. DC Seminars, Texas Chiropractic Association, San Antonio, TX, 2012

Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy Part A - The Lumbar Spine, Mechanical diagnosis and therapy analysis and treatment protocols for the lumbar spine. The McKenzie Institute, Austin, TX, 2011

Whiplash Trauma and Permanent Soft Tissue Injuries, Clinical case management for MVA trauma. Texas Chiropractic College, San Antonio, TX, 2011

Musculoskeletal Practice Integration, Conservative care to surgical intervention. Multi-specialty care for better patient outcomes. University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, Dallas, TX, 2010

Orthopedic Care in the Primary Care Setting, Mild trauma triage for spine, upper extremity and lower extremity injuries. Texas Orthopedics Sports and Rehabilitation Associates, Texas Academy of Family Physicians, Austin, TX, 2009

Medical Legal Ethics, Texas required ethics and Medicare training for all Texas chiropractors. Texas Chiropractic Association, Austin, TX, 2009

Certification in Manipulation under Anesthesia, American Academy of Manual and Physical Medicine, University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Education Division, Houston, TX, 2008

Texas Designated Doctor and Physician Training, Utilization and application of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 4th Edition.American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians, Austin, TX, 2008

Spinal cord and the peripheral nervous system, Clinical application with diagnosis and management of the spinal cord and peripheral nervous system. Carrick Institute of Graduate Studies, Pasadena, TX, 2006

 

Selected Teaching Positions

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Human Anatomy and Physiology, Community College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, 2006

 

Memberships

National Spine Management Group, Member 2020 – Present

Academy of Chiropractic – Active Trauma Team Member, 2017 - Present

American Academy of Medical and Legal Professionals, Member, 2014 - Present

Academy of Chiropractic, Member, 2014 - Present

Texas Chiropractic Association, Member, 2008 - Present

American Academy of Pain Management, Member, 2008 - 2010

American Chiropractic Association, Member, 2007 – Present