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From the Desk of Dr. Mark Studin
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Preamble: many of these issues are small, yet each issue is just that… an issue. If you take care of the small issues, then the larger issues often take care of themselves and you can focus on the larger issues… a larger, more profitable practice and more family time.

“Your Competitive Advantage”

The Courtroom vs. Colossus
“Shortcuts always LOSE” Mark Studin 2017

FACT: Most lawyers don’t know what Colossus is and those who do, usually think it does not pertain to them

FACT: Most lawyers are afraid of a significant impairment and will not report ligament laxity

FACT: Most lawyers still only want medical specialists

FACT: Most lawyers think all chiropractors are alike

FACT: Most lawyers only want you if they can win in the courtroom and ignore everything else

FACT: Most lawyer STILL only want the orthopedist 

FACT: Most lawyers STILL think chiropractors are a nuisance they have to deal with

That is the construct that every chiropractor has to deal with… 

NOW…Here are our doctors FACTS:

FACT: Lawyers, once they realize your credentials will consult with you

FACT: Lawyers, once they realize your credentials will want you in court for most soft tissue issues

FACT: Lawyers, once they realize you understand Colossus will want you to educate them, but still don’t fully believe it is real or affects their cases

FACT: Lawyers will judge you solely on their ability to confirm you as an expert in the courtroom

FACT: Lawyers, once they realize your credentials, knowledge base and documentation will bypass medical specialists to have you manage the entire case.

WHY… In case I didn’t say this before, most lawyers still do not believe that Colossus is real and certainly don’t want to change how they approach a case because it means they have to make changes and they are mostly set in their ways and too often lazy!

ONCE you educate the lawyer and show them how to use your credentials and documentation it will be hard to get rid of them… I promise. It has been 12 years since I treated a patient for an accident case and this past week I got 2 calls from lawyers wanting me to treat their cases… 

The courtroom is where lawyers are trained, and they will ALWAYS go back to that standard and everything else, no matter how valid is secondary. Ensure they can use you in the courtroom, whether or not you will ever get there doesn’t matter, then all the other issues can be discussed. BUT… no courtroom, no long-term recurring referral relationship!

To everyone else in the profession who ONLY want the “silver bullet” in the form of a research article or a Colossus ready report and think that is all you need… I only have one thing to say… SUCKER!!!!!!!  I get all calls from so many DC’s across the country who have bought all of those “get rich quick program” and I can testify they don’t work… Did I say SUCKER!!!!!

There are no shortcuts… Only long days and sleepless nights of hard work for a short period of time and then an easier path for the rest of your career!!!!



Adjunct Associate Professor of Chiropractic, University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic
Adjunct Professor, Division of Clinical Sciences, Texas Chiropractic College
Educational Presenter, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Joint Partnership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

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