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Advancements in Personal Injury: Module I

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Topic Areas:
General CE |  Mandated CE
History Taking & Physical Exam |  Personal Injury |  X-Ray
Dr. Thomas E Grant Jr, DC |  Dr. Wayne M Whalen DC, FIACN, QME, DC, FIACN, FICC |  Dr. Andrew O Williams, DC |  Dr. Lisa Thomson, DC |  Dmitry Gurovich, Esq |  Michael Coates, Esq |  Albert Abkarian, Esq
Access till 01/31/2022 after purchase.


Module I: The Blueprint for Developing a Thriving PI Practice


Speakers: Wayne Whalen, DC and Tom Grant, DC

  • Current best practices of neuro-musculoskeletal
  • Daily treatment notes: the good, the bad and the ugly
  • Documenting consent
  • Evolution of personal injury care
  • General classes of neck and back injuries
  • Obtaining and documenting the history



Speakers: Lisa Thomson, DC and Andrew Williams, DC

  • Documenting clinically meaningful changes, reassessments
  • Documenting functional improvement
  • Examination and procedures
  • Supporting diagnosis codes: help or hurt the case?


Therapeutic Consideration 

Speakers: Wayne Whalen, DC and Tom Grant, DC 

  • Co-management /referral issue
  • Multi-modal care
  • Passive Care vs Active Care
  • Self-care measures


Injury Recovery Support

Speakers: Wayne Whalen, DC and Tom Grant, DC 

  • Bullet proofing care with practice guidelines and research
  • End care/release from care strategies
  • Factors that delay recovery
  • Maximum Medical Improvement: when and what next


Legal Landmines and How to be Compliant

Speaker: Dmitry Gurovich, Esq

  • Insurance Fraud: What is it?
  • Special Investigation Unit (SIU) 
  • Special Investigations Unit process
  • What to do once you're under SIU scrutiny
  • How to stay clear of liability


Current Best Practice in Personal Injury

Speaker: Albert Abkarian, Esq

  • What to know before handling Personal Injury cases
  • Assignment of benefits and the new case law
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims


Insight into PI Liens and Enforcement of Payment

Speaker: Michael Coates, Esq

  • How to set up for success
  • Strategies for managing the case
  • Enforcement and collections of liens


Extremity Evaluation and Treatment

Speaker: Lisa Thomson, DC

  • Common traumatic extremity injuries
  • Reasonable treatment parameters for acute and chronic conditions


Mandated Interactive Video Conferencing

Approved for 5 mandated (history & physical exam) Interactive Video Conference CE hour(s) by the CA Board of Chiropractic Examiners: CA-A-21-02-02118.


Dr. Thomas E Grant Jr, DC's Profile

Dr. Thomas E Grant Jr, DC Related seminars and products

Pragma Intel

Dr. Tom Grant is an expert in medical care protocols, personal injury documentation, PI coding, and insurance communication. As a med-legal consultant and medical record analyst, he provides pre-trial medical claim support and tactical claims strategy to help attorneys develop optimum settlement results. As Director of Education for Pragma Intel, Dr. Grant provides expert training of surgeons, psychologists, pain management MD’s, DC’s, and additional specialists to collaborate together for the patient’s best injury care and loss recovery.  His consistent pre-trial success strategies are the foundation of his training tools. Dr. Grant's tools help doctors develop more highly successful PI skills, improved patient treatment outcomes, and insurance-accepted documentation that, combined together, result in better settlement value and proper reimbursements.

Dr. Wayne M Whalen DC, FIACN, QME, DC, FIACN, FICC's Profile

Dr. Wayne M Whalen DC, FIACN, QME, DC, FIACN, FICC Related seminars and products

Whalen Chiropractic

Dr. Whalen has more than 40 years experience in the health care field, including 30 years in chiropractic.  He is Board Certified in Chiropractic Neurology, a Fellow of the International College of Chiropractors, and an acknowledged expert in workers’ compensation.

He has extensive experience in treating a wide variety of patients, including weekend warriors, auto and whiplash injuries, work injuries, children and adults of all ages. 

Dr. Whalen has been a leader in his profession, having served as President of the California Chiropractic Association, and he chaired the national chiropractic organization charged with developing treatment guidelines. He is published in the scientific literature on a variety of subjects, and remains active in professional volunteer activities. He was honored over his career as Student of the Year, New Doctor of the Year, Doctor of the Year (twice) and recently received the Charles and Betty Adams Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Chiropractic Association.

Dr. Andrew O Williams, DC's Profile

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Backs In Motion ChiroSpa

Dr. Andrew Williams graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor's in Sociology in 2002 and graduated from Palmer West with a Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2006. Dr. Williams is the owner of Back in Motion ChiroSpa in Elk Grove. He had been a CalChiro member upon graduating and has served the Sacramento Valley District as President and District Director, and CalChiro Board of Directors Regional Director and currently is in his second term as CalChiro’s President. Dr. Williams is married to his beautiful wife, Laura and together they have two adorable sons, Mikah and Kaleb. When time allows, he officiates local high school wrestling. He is also an avid Kings and Nebraska Huskers fan.

Dr. Lisa Thomson, DC's Profile

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Dr. Thomson has over a decade of clinical experience and is an accomplished chiropractor, leader, speaker and businesswoman. In addition to her successful practice, Dr. Thomson is also a board member for the California Chiropractic Association, Associated Faculty at Southern California University of Health Sciences and a writer for Help What Hurts. As an athlete and an avid sports fan, Dr. Thomson is passionate about treating athletes and improving sports performance. She has gone through Level 1 and Medical Level 2 courses with the Titleist Performance Institute and is also certified through OnBaseU Hitting and Pitching, Racquetfit, FMS, FCS, SFMA level 1 and 2 and Functional Medicine University. Dr. Thomson lives in Whittier, California with her husband, Sean and her 2 kids, Joseph and Cora. She still plays soccer, enjoys running half marathons and donating her time and talents to local businesses and organizations.

Dmitry Gurovich, Esq's Profile

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Dmitry Gurovich was born in the former Soviet Union. There, he witnessed numerous incidents of abuses of power by the soviet government and its law enforcement system.  When he immigrated to the United States in 1980, he finished high school and completed his college education at UCLA. He then decided to attend Loyola Law School and pursue the study of criminal defense. He was admitted to the California state bar in 1995.

This criminal defense field of law is his passion. He devotes his time to studying its intricacies and latest developments. Mr. Gurovich practices in Sherman Oaks with Gurovich, Berk & Associates. 

Michael Coates, Esq's Profile

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Medical Lien Recovery

Michael Coates is a California attorney and is the founder/president of Medical Lien Recovery (MLR) which helps California medical providers optimize their compensation from a patient’s personal injury lawyer.  He has been on a mission to champion the rights of Chiropractors who accept liens in personal injury matters.  Through in-depth education, continuous support and devoted advocacy MLR supplies the knowledge, tools and services that changes the dynamics of personal injury settlement, reduces stress and improves the bottom line of its clients.  Michael and MLR are the leading expert in the PI lien area and provide industry support through the company blog at and the courses, resources, tools, and webinars on demand at MLROutsource is the division of MLR that acts as the non-legal agents for chiropractors directly when patient attorneys seek to slash your bill, take your MedPay, won’t communicate or won’t budge.

Albert Abkarian, Esq's Profile

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Abkarian & Associates APLC

Albert Abkarian is a senior partner at Abkarian & Associates.  He has been practicing for over 29 years and has been named as Super Lawyer by Daily Journal four years in a row.  He has been featured in Forbes,  Newsweek and Angeleno magazines as premiere lawyer.   He has handled hundreds of trials and arbitrations in California and has been a pro chiropractic advocate for years.  He was named trial lawyer of the year in 2021 by American Institute for legal professionals. 



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