Spinal Trauma, Personal Injury Case, and Secrets of a Successful Practice 2023 – 10 CE Credits Available

Spinal Trauma, Personal Injury Case, and Secrets of a Successful Practice (in person)

This seminar is for Healthcare providers interested in obtaining cutting-edge information and developments in the medical, legal, and insurance areas impacting whiplash, spinal trauma, and personal injury cases.

This highly-rated indispensable course will provide you with the most up-to-date clinical, insurance and legal information necessary to successfully evaluate, treat and manage patients with whiplash, spinal trauma and personal injury claims.

Cost is $99 for chiropractors practice 10 years or less and $199 for chiropractors practicing 11+ years.




8:00am-9:00am          Biomechanics and Rear End Collisions: Factors that Impact Frequency and Duration of Care. Daniel J. Murphy, DC, DABCO and Richard H. Adler, JD, Adler Giersch

9:00am-9:30am          Understanding the Different Responses to Pain and Residuals from 2 Occupants in Same Vehicle. Daniel J. Murphy, DC, DABCO

9:30am-10:00am        Functional Anatomy of the Spine. Daniel J. Murphy, DC, DABCO

10:00am-10:15am       BREAK

10:15am-10:45am      Key Medical-Legal Trigger Words that Impact Payment for Treatment and Patient’s Access to Care.  Arthur D. Leritz, JD, Adler Giersch

10:45am-11:15am      ALERT! Stay Out of Hot Water: From Informed Consents to Re-Evaluations. Daniel J. Murphy, DC, DABCO

11:15am-11:45am      Disc Herniation and Neural Pathology: Chiropractic vs. Surgery. Daniel J. Murphy, DC, DABCO

11:45am-12:00pm      PICK-UP BOX LUNCH

12:00pm-1:00pm        Starting, Running and Growing a Successful Professional Practice.  Panelists David Butters DC; Diane Sherwood-Palmer DC; Kimberly Palmer-Yee DC; Moderator, Richard Adler, JD

1:00pm-1:30pm          Secrets of a Successful Waiting-List Professional Practice.  Daniel J. Murphy, DC, DABCO

1:30pm-2:00pm          Secrets of a Successful Professional Practice from Seattle Magazine’s Most-Awarded Top Small Business in Washington. Steven J. Angles, JD, Adler Giersch

2:00pm-2:15pm          BREAK

2:15pm-3:00pm          Chronic Pain: Big Pharma, Steroid and Chiropractic.  Daniel J. Murphy, DC, DABCO

3:00pm-4:00pm          Traumatic Brain Injury:  What Chiropractors Need to Know. Daniel J. Murphy, DC, DABCO and Richard H. Adler, JD, Adler Giersch

4:00pm-4:15pm          BREAK

4:15pm-4:45pm          Post-Traumatic Stress: Induced Analgesic. Daniel J. Murphy, DC, DABCO

4:45pm-5:15pm          Post-Traumatic Postural Distortion. Documentation and Treatment Daniel J. Murphy, DC, DABCO

5:15pm-6:00pm          Research Update on Health Care:  Post-Traumatic Nutrition, Distracted Driving, Cannabis, and more. Daniel J. Murphy, DC, DABCO and Melissa D. Carter, JD

6:00pm-7:00pm          Reception. Hosted by Adler Giersch

Event Details

Date: April 22, 2023

Start time: 08:00 a.m.

End time: 06:00 p.m.

Venue: The Bellevue Club

Email: [email protected]


Daniel J. Murphy, DC, DABCO

Nationally known expert in the chiropractic profession. He serves on the faculty of Life Chiropractic College-West and has taught more than 1000 continuing education courses. Additionally, Dr. Murphy has more than 30 years of clinical experience.

Richard H. Adler, JD

Mr. Adler is the founding principal of Adler Giersch. Excellence in advocacy for his clients and protecting their access to treatment led to his selection as a SuperLawyer™ by his attorney peers. He's a frequent lecturer and author of several publications on medical-legal-insurance matters.

Steven J. Angles, JD

Steven Angles’ practice focuses on cases involving severe injuries, insurance coverage, and complex personal injury claims. He has extensive courtroom experience, having tried over 35 jury trials and 100 bench trials in his career. Steven is bilingual, with fluency in Spanish. He works throughout the Puget Sound and manages Adler Giersch in Kent.

Melissa D. Carter, JD

Sensing an alarming imbalance of fairness between insurance companies and injured individuals, Ms. Carter resigned as Senior Trial Counsel for Nationwide Insurance and accepted a position at the firm she admired most, Adler Giersch. Since that time, she has been selected as a SuperLawyer by her attorney peers.

Jacob W. Gent, JD

Prior to working at Adler Giersch, Mr. Gent was a senior negotiator and Litigation Specialist for Farmers Insurance Company. He has worked at Adler Giersch for over 15 years, starting as a Case Manager, he was inspired to become an attorney.

Arthur D. Leritz, JD

It was through his representation of at-fault defendants and insurance companies for over 11 years in a wide variety of complex personal injury litigation that Arthur Leritz realized his true calling was to join Adler Giersch to advocate and protect those with traumatic injuries.

Diane Sherwood-Palmer, DC

Diane Sherwood-Palmer, DC has been a practitioner almost 40 years. She is from a chiropractic family. Her parents, Drs. Jeannette and Vernon Sherwood were well known in the Seattle area. All her siblings are doctors— Drs. Kurt, Mark and Sheri Sherwood. Dr. Diane has been on the board of the Washington State Chiropractic Association for many years, and is a past president.

Kimberly Palmer-Yee, DC

Dr. Palmer-Yee has been practicing at Twin Lakes Chiropractic in Federal Way since 2005. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta and her Doctor of Chiropractic from Western States Chiropractic College. Her practice philosophy emphasizes chiropractic healthcare for women during pregnancy and childbirth, as well as chiropractic care for infants and children. She is also a certified yoga instructor, a skill she uses to teach her students the importance of good body mechanics and the benefits of a strong spine and core. She is a longtime member of the WSCA and is the association’s current president.

David Butters, DC

Dr. Butters is a 1973 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. He is the founder and owner of Rainier Valley Chiropractic, P.S., which he established in 1977. His 40 plus years of active chiropractic practice have involved all aspects of Chiropractic care, including auto accident, on the job injury, as well as general acute, corrective and preventative maintenance care for adults and children.  Dr. Butters is a member of the WSCA and currently serves as the association's Legislative Director. He also serves as chairman of the Washington State Chiropractic Trust; Washington State’s chiropractic political action committee. He is a member and Fellow of the International Chiropractor’s Association.

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