Where did all of this come from?
I began receiving regular personal injury referrals several years ago and thought I had a good handle on case management, narrative reports, etc.. I was so confident that I started actively marketing the personal injury attorneys in my city to let them know that I was performing personal injury case management at the top level. One of the attorneys took out a sample narrative from one of my competitors and laid it beside mine. I wasn't even close
That is when I decided to go to THE authority in our field on Personal Injury, Car Wrecks, Attorneys, Case Management, Research, and every other matter you can think of having to do with healthcare and car wrecks.
Art Croft, ph.D., D.C., M.Sc., M.P.H., F.A.C.O., in my estimation, is that authority. Here is the bio from Dr. Croft's website so that you can decide on your own:
"Dr. Croft is the director of the Spine Research Institute of San Diego. He has been actively engaged in whiplash research for the past 26 years and co-authored the first textbook on whiplash, Whiplash Injuries: the Cervical Acceleration/Deceleration Syndrome, a book on temporomandibular disorders (Whiplash and Temporomandibular Disorders: an Interdisciplinary Approach to Case Management), and now the first serious textbook aimed at the victims of whiplash and their practitioners, Whiplash and Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries: A Guide for Patients and their Practitioners, along with several other books, textbook chapters, and more than 350 professional papers. He is board certified in Orthopaedics (American Board of Chiropractic Orthopaedists) and is certified in Traffic Accident Reconstruction (Northwestern University's Traffic Institute), and was appointed as an Independent Medical Examiner by the state of California for several terms.
Dr. Croft serves in an editorial and/or manuscript reviewer capacity for the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, Journal of Whiplash Related Disorders, Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain, Journal of the American Chiropractic Association, and the journals Spine, Accident Analysis & Prevention, and Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
His awards include First Place in the Scientific Papers Award of 1984, and Third Place in the Scientific Papers Award of 1987 by the American Chiropractic Association. He received an Emmy nomination in 1991 from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his role in the production Whiplash. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Award in 1992 by the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Society and the Educational Excellence Award in 1992 by the Florida Chiropractic Association, and in 1995 he was awarded the Chiropractor of the Century Award--1895-1995--by the San Diego Society of the California Chiropractic Association.
He lectures extensively in the U.S. and abroad and teaches the award-winning four-Module program on Whiplash (Whiplash 2015). In addition to chiropractic orthopaedics, Dr. Croft is courtroom qualified as an expert in biomechanics, trauma epidemiology, and accident reconstruction.
In addition to his work in the field of chiropractic, Dr. Croft was a drowning homicide investigator, underwater criminal investigator, and trained hyperbaric chamber operator. Until recently, he was the Diving Medical Officer and an underwater search and recovery diver for the San Diego Sheriff's Office."
I decided to go through all four modules of Dr. Croft's "Whiplash Biomechanics & Traumatology" course before finally finishing the Advanced Certification.
When colleagues ask how the course was, all I have to say is that it not only made me understand personal injury better than anyone else in my community, it made me a far better doctor overall in every aspect of my practice.
THAT is irreplaceable just like Dr. Croft's course is irreplaceable. Dr. Croft's course is priceless if you intend to do ANY personal injury work in your practice.
I cannot recommend it enough. Here is the link to Dr. Croft's website, course information, seminar schedule, etc:
If you simply purchase the PI-Main macro for ChiroTouch but do not take Dr. Croft's course on Whiplash Biomechanics & Traumatology, you may be simply hitting buttons without truly knowing what you are doing or why exactly you are doing it. I HIGHLY encourage anyone handling Personal Injury cases in their practices to attend Dr. Croft's course.