Whiplash - Chiropractic Assistant

Whiplash Overview Part II: Specialty Topics for Whiplash Injury Expertise

$240.00 USD

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Hour 1:     Low Back and Leg Pain Following Whiplash Injury

  • Point out the probable mechanisms for direct injury to the lower back during motor vehicle collisions.
  • Distinguish between radiculopathy, neuropathy, and sclerogenic referral of extremity pain.

Hour 2:     Whiplash Injury and the Vertebral Artery

  • Review the anatomy of the vertebral-basilar vascular systems.
  • Distinguish between the anterior and posterior circulation.
  • Summarize the signs and symptoms of a cervical spine vascular injury.
  • Solidify the knowledge as to when the suspected vascular injury patient should be referred to diagnostic imaging or emergency services.

Hour 3:     Whiplash Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Explain the differences between a blow brain injury and an inertial brain injury.
  • Define the pathoanatomic and patho-biochemistry of traumatic brain injury.
  • Justify clinical interventions that have a positive therapeutic influence on traumatic brain injury.

Hour 4:     Cervical Disc Herniation

  • Point out the anatomical differences between lumbar and cervical discs.
  • Explore the pathoanatomical and therapeutic differences between lumbar and cervical discs lesions.

Hour 5:     Examinations and Evaluations

  • Explain the minimum examinations that should be performed.
  • Explain the minimum requirements for charting the daily patient contact.

Hour 6:     Informed Consent

  • Define the legal requirements for informed consent for chiropractic care.
  • Review common entities for an informed consent and the rational for each.

Hour 7:     Reports

  • Make recommendations for re-evaluations.
  • Make recommendations for interim reports contents.
  • Explore common academic terminology and concepts in effective report writing.

Hour 8:     Testimony

  • Distinguish between a percipient witness and an expert witness.
  • Explain what a subpoena is and what it means to the treating chiropractor.
  • Explain what a deposition is for the treating chiropractor. Summarize the basic rules of a treating expert deposition.
  • Summarize the mechanics of a personal injury trial from the perspective of the treating chiropractor.

Dan Murphy, DC, DABCO

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Whiplash Overview Part I: The Must Know Topics

$240.00 USD

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Hour 1:    Anatomy Review 

  • Emphasize the unique anatomy of the cervical spine as related to spinal trauma.
  • Point out the importance of the uncinate process joints as related to disc herniation, the nerve root, the vertebral artery, and the spinal cord.
  • Explain how cervical spine injury may manifest clinically as low back and leg pain.

Hour 2:    Define Sleep Hygiene

  • Explain the role for sleep and sleep’s influence on the ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
  • Summarize the influence of sleep on brain neurochemistry.

Hour 3:    Awareness and Soft Tissue Injury

  • Explain the influence of awareness on an impending collision and the muscles ability to protect joints.
  • Explain how being “caught by surprise” by a collision is related to a poor prognosis for full recovery.

Hour 4:    Whiplash History

  • Summarize the history of whiplash injuries, including mechanical mechanisms, biological mechanisms, pathology, diagnostics and management.
  • Define the issues that the early whiplash literature got wrong.
  • Emphasize the issues that early whiplash literature got correct.

Hour 5:    Whiplash Today

  • Summarize recent advances in the understanding of whiplash injuries, emphasizing anatomy, diagnostics, pain production and pain suppression.
  • Integrate whiplash trauma, chronic pain, and chiropractic care.

Hour 6:    Low Speed Collisions and Minor Vehicle Damage

  • Point out the mathematics of how a low speed vehicle to vehicle collision can result in passenger injury.
  • Explain why vehicle damage should not be used as a proxy for passenger injury.
  • Integrate the concepts of awareness, rotation, and pre-accident spondylosis in injury magnitude and prognosis.

Hour 7:    Soft Tissue Injury and Repair

  • Define the three phases of soft tissue healing and point out the time sequence for each phase.
  • Justify the clinical interventions that have a positive therapeutic influence on each phase of soft tissue injury healing.
  • Emphasize the concept of motion in the healing of injured soft tissues, especially spinal adjusting (specific manipulation) motion.
  • Quantify acute injury and ultimate recovery(prognosis) by using measurement outcomes.

Hour 8:    Treatment Duration, Frequency, and Prognosis

  • Summarize the biology and published data on treatment frequency and duration for whiplash spinal trauma.
  • Point out published studies relating to recovery and prognosis.
  • Reference the incidence of acceleration of spondylosis in long-term studies following a whiplash injury.

Dan Murphy, DC, DABCO

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