Academy of Chiropractic Personal Injury & Primary Spine Care Program

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From the Desk of Dr. Mark Studin
Academy of Chiropractic
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.

“Sound Bite: Low Speed = Significant Bodily Injury”

“Factoid without substance = Bullshit” Mark Studin 2018

One of the most repetitive requests is information and/or research on low-speed accidents and serious bodily injury. The 30-hour Accident Engineering course gives you the math behind low speed and "g-forces" that prove in the math the reason for injuries. However, many of you do not have the time to invest in the program. Therefore, I have created some sound bites, with articles to back it up for you.


On the US Chiropractic Directory under the topic on the top toolbar, "Medical-Legal White Papers" the full paper from the following sound bite can be found and should be MEMORIZED because you will be asked these questions from lawyers over and over.


With regards to transportation, one of the most egregious misnomers is the slower you go, the less likely you are to be injured and this falsehood is easy to dispel because physics and inherent math verifies the truth.


Before we explore this myth, let's discuss the physics of injury.  Why can we go so fast, (2,200 miles per hour in the case of the Blackbird’s trip) and not be injured yet we fall a few feet and break a bone?  The answer is “time”.  The time it takes to speed up or slowdown coming to a complete stop is what causes injury (death if severe enough).  “It's not the fall, it's the sudden stop at the end.”


Never lose sight to the fact that a sound bite or “factoid” is just that… I great line of bullcrap if you do not have the credentials and the full explanation to back it up. The worst thing in the medical-legal world is to be considered “inflammatory, unqualified or ¼, ½, ¾ accurate" by a lawyer. It will be the last time you hear from them… and they tell their friends.

The above are all the same depending upon your state and are court rules for your opinion to be admitted as expert
Voir Dire/Frye/Daubert/Rule 702 Expert Issues

Basic Required Courses for this topic:

  1. Spinal Biomechanical Engineering
  2. Accident Reconstruction
  3. Spinal Trauma Pathology
  4. Spinal Disc and Ligaments; Neurology & Pathology

Advanced Course Required:

  1. Accident Engineering





Adjunct Assistant 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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