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AMTI 2024 Module 1 (Advances in the Management of Traumatic Injuries)

November 2–3, 2024

Orlando, FL

8000 Fins Up Cir, Kissimmee, FL 34747

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AMTI (Advances in the Management of Traumatic Injuries) 150-Hour Certificate joint program offered by the ICA’s Council on Applied Science and the American Academy of Motor Vehicle Injuries. A program on trauma care for advanced chiropractors to hone and enhance the doctor’s skill set or to help a doctor new to Personal Injury care create a bulletproof practice. The first module will be taking place at 3 different places over the country for 12 hours of CE credits. The remaining 138 hours will be completed online at, where it’ll cost $30/hour. You will only need to sign up for ONE of the in-person events.

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Dr. Joe Betz, DC, CICE, FCBP, FICA

Dr. Don Hirsh, DC, FICA

Dr. Bill Gallagher DC, Adv. Cert. in Motor Vehicle Injuries


Dr. Joe Betz, DC, CICE, FCBP, FICA

Joseph Betz, DC, has been in private practice in Boise, Idaho since 2001 and now runs multiple chiropractic clinics in the area. Dr. Betz currently serves as President of the Foundation for the Advancement of Chiropractic Tenants and Science, vice president of Chiropractic Biophysics® (CBP®) Non-Profit, vice-president of the International Chiropractors Association (ICA) and is also past president of the Idaho Association of Chiropractic Physicians (IACP). He is a principal investigator on the PCCRP X-ray guidelines and the ICA’s Best Practices Guidelines. He is a past co-author of the ICA of California Whiplash Associated Disorders Guidelines. He is the Chair of the ICA’s Research and Development Committee. He also currently serves as the Secretary of the Research Workgroup for Chiropractic Future, LLC.

Dr. Betz has co-authored over a dozen peer-reviewed research papers, as well as several chapters for a textbook on spinal corrective methods. He has received many prestigious awards including Chiropractor of the Year from CBP® Non-Profit, the IACP, and the ICA. CBP® Non-Profit has also awarded him Researcher of the Year on two occasions. He is one of the founding instructors of the AMTI Program and has taught evidence-based principles of managing patients with whiplash-associated disorders around the world.


Dr. Don Hirsh, DC, FICA

Dr. Donald Hirsh founded Hirsh Chiropractic Center in Laurel, Maryland in 1987 with his wife, Dr. Susan Hirsh. Uniquely trained as a Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP®) Postural Analysis Spine Care provider, his expertise is correcting postural problems that often begin with traumatic injuries.

Dr. Hirsh has served in many leadership positions, including Chairman of the ICA, Chairman of the ICA’s Council on Applied Chiropractic Science, and President, and current Chairman of the Maryland Chiropractic Association, among other leadership roles nationally.

Dr. Fred Barge mentored and inspired Dr. Hirsh to “Be the Doctor’s Doctor.” Dr. Hirsh’s practice and teaching approach focuses on putting patient care first.  By concentrating on the patient’s subluxation complex, all else falls into place- a satisfied and healthier patient who refers, a pleased attorney who also refers, and an office that gets paid their true worth.


Dr. Bill Gallagher DC, Adv. Cert. in Motor Vehicle Injuries

As a child of the 50s and a product of the 60s Scottsdale chiropractor, Bill Gallagher was taught to question everything. That shows in his work that led to advances in Directional Non Force Technique, DNFT™. He is a 1988 graduate of Life Chiropractic College West and the founder of the American Academy of Motor Vehicle Injuries. When he decided to study personal injury, he attended as many seminars as he could find. What he found was that each teacher had an important piece of the puzzle, but none had a complete picture. To fill this gap, he created The Academy.

The need for this information is undeniable and has allowed him to present classes across the country and as far away as Zurich where he co-chaired a pain management conference. There he presented twice on the Mechanism of Injury for Spine and for Concussions/TBI. With a long lineup of medical speakers, his were the presentations that the audience sat up for and took notes.

The 150-hour Certificate in Motor Vehicle Injuries program is now available online with testing by NBCE.

He has been a contributing editor for Attorney At Law Magazine, currently serves as President of the Arizona Association of Chiropractic, and as a panelist for Clinical Compass. He has contributed suggested changes for the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 6th Edition and is working with them on the 2024 update. He can be reached at



8:30 am – 9:30 am

1 CE Hours


Dr. Joe Betz, DC, CICE, FCBP, FICA

The clinical implication and real-world impact applications of a skilled clinical evaluation and management of a patients’ condition or injury to include and not be limited to:

  • History of presenting illness or condition KA Chief compliant;
  • Patient’s past health history as it relates to chief complaint
  • Mechanism of injury,
    • Resultant residuals
  • Outcome Assessment Tools including and not limited to:
    • Pain Disability Questionnaire
    • Neck Disability Questionnaire
    • Oswestry Low Back Questionnaire
    • Rivermead

9:30 am – 10:30 am

1 CE Hours

Documentation 2

Dr. Don Hirsh, DC, FICA

Postgraduate review of evidenced based outcomes of clinical documentation improvement (CDI) as the process of reviewing a patients’ healthcare record for documentation of completeness and accuracy. CDI includes a review of disease or condition process, diagnostic findings, and what the documentation might be missing. Advanced review of comorbidities and or complications that have a direct effect on the presenting chief complaint/s. Expanding the healthcare record to incorporate all aspects of the patient history of presenting condition.

10:30 am – 11:30 am

1 CE Hours

Mechanism of Injury

Dr. Bill Gallagher DC, Adv. Cert. in Motor Vehicle Injuries

This portion of the course will focus on the mechanism of injury in a motor vehicle collision and how the forces and vectors affect different body parts that can be injured. A biomechanical analysis of rear-end collisions verses front end collisions. An advanced review of the injury patterns often associated with these types of trauma and the determination of the extent of an injury and fundamental decision-making process regarding trauma triage guidelines.

11:45 am – 12:30 pm


12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

1 CE Hours

Mechanism of Injury (Cont.)

Dr. Bill Gallagher DC, Adv. Cert. in Motor Vehicle Injuries

The continuation of the course will focus on the mechanism of injury in a motor vehicle collision and how the forces and vectors affect different body parts that can be injured including the biomechanical analysis of broadside collisions and rotation motion that adds to the risk injury of concussion and traumatic brain injury.

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

1 CE Hours


Dr. Bill Gallagher DC, Adv. Cert. in Motor Vehicle Injuries Dr. Joe Betz, DC, CICE, FCBP, FICA

Unique diagnostic tests including the defined clinical information they generate and when to refer for further diagnostic studies;

  • Plain film imaging studies
  • Digital Motion radiographic
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Brain Scans

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

1 CE Hours

Diagnosing All the Injuries

Dr. Don Hirsh, DC, FICA

Extensive evidence-based review of common spinal injuries MVA victims may sustain an injury to almost any part of the body during an auto accident, those relating to the spine are often the most severe. They also happen to be some of the most commonly experienced injuries in serious crashes. Detailed lecture about the types of spinal injuries and extremity injuries that may occur secondary to auto collisions. Commonly missed spinal injuries & commonly missed extremity injuries.

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

1 CE Hours

Physical Exam

Dr. Bill Gallagher DC, Adv. Cert. in Motor Vehicle Injuries

Physical examination of the patient ‘do it right or you have done it wrong’.  Any test you do not perform will be a negative test.  Any test you perform incorrectly may also be a negative test.  Review and define the elements of the physical exam including and not limited to:

  • Orthopedic
  • Neurologic
  • ROM: active and passive
  • Muscle testing performed correctly

8:00 am – 10:00 am

2 CE Hours

Concussion/TBI & Cranial Nerve Exam

Dr. Bill Gallagher DC, Adv. Cert. in Motor Vehicle Injuries

Evidence based definitions and clinical findings pathways of diagnosis due to concussive forces to the brain secondary to trauma due to injury including and not limited to:

  • CDC position on concussion
  • The myth of Loss of Consciousness
  • Chiari Malformations
  • Concussion or upper cervical instability- to distinguish which is the injury or is it both?

Functional assessment of the twelve cranial nerves and their resultant impact on differential diagnosis including and not limited to:

  • Injuries to cranial nerves
  • Dynamic Functional Cranial Nerve Assessment

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

2 CE Hours

Case Management

Dr. Joe Betz, DC, CICE, FCBP, FICA Dr. Bill Gallagher DC, Adv. Cert. in Motor Vehicle Injuries

Case management expanded review of the skilled activities, by a healthcare provider, intended to improve a patient’s health status and reduce the need for further services by enhancing & coordinating care, eliminating duplication of services/procedures, and helping patients and caregivers more effectively manage a patient’s health condition/s. Defining the parameters of a written treatment plan, with specific goals to improve or eliminate functional losses. Review the AMA Guides to provide a reliable, repeatable measurement framework for permanent impairment in patients who have suffered an injury.


Registration Rates & Deadlines


DC - ICA or Applied Science Council Member $497
DC - Non Member $547
ICA Lifetime Member $200
Non DC $300
SICA $150
Student - Non Member $200

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Continuing Education

The CE approval only pertains to Dallas, we will update with the next events’ CE State Approvals after the previous event has ended. While applications relating to credit hours for license renewal in elected states have been executed for these programs, it remains the attendees’ responsibility to contact the state board(s) from whom they seek continuing education credits for purposes of ensuring said board(s) approve both venue and content as they relate to any seminar/course/lecture/webinar/online presentation (event). Neither a speaker’s or exhibitor’s presence at said event, nor product mention or display, shall in any way constitute the CE provider’s endorsement. The CE provider’s role is strictly limited to processing, submitting, and archiving program documents on behalf of course sponsors.

State/Region Status Notes
Alabama Not Approved
Alaska Approved
Arizona Approved
Arkansas Not Approved
California Not Approved
Colorado Approved
Connecticut Approved
Delaware Approved
District Of Columbia Approved
Florida Pending
Georgia Pending
Hawaii Not Approved
Idaho Approved
Illinois Approved
Indiana Approved
Iowa Approved
Kansas Approved
Kentucky Not Approved
Louisiana Not Approved
Maine Approved
Maryland Approved
Massachusetts Approved
Michigan Not Approved
Minnesota Approved
Mississippi Approved
Missouri Approved
Montana Approved
Nebraska Approved
Nevada Approved
New Hampshire Approved
New Jersey Approved
New Mexico Pending
New York Not Approved
North Carolina Pending
North Dakota Approved
Ohio Approved
Oklahoma Not Approved
Oregon Approved
Pennsylvania Not Approved
Rhode Island Approved
South Carolina Approved
South Dakota Approved
Tennessee Approved
Texas Pending
Utah Approved
Vermont Approved
Virginia Approved
Washington Approved
West Virginia Not Approved
Wisconsin Not Approved
Wyoming Approved

Frequently Asked Questions

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations a week or less before the event will be charged a $100 cancelation fee. If registrant cancels before that timeframe, there will be no penalty, and a full refund will be provided. All sponsors who cancel will need to call 703-528-5000, speak to Lorie Marsh to cancel and will be charged $100.

The AMTI program by the International Chiropractors Association’s (ICA) Council on Applied Chiropractic Sciences is a specialized 150-hour training initiative via in-person and online courses tailored for chiropractors seeking advanced skills in the assessment and management of traumatic injuries. This newly revamped course was made in collaboration with the American Academy of Motor Vehicle Injuries, AAMVI. It focuses on the latest evidence-based practices to enhance practitioners’ expertise in dealing with traumatic injuries.

Chiropractors who are just beginning to focus on traumatic injuries in their practices, and those that are highly experienced, should consider the AMTI program for its emphasis in learning the specialized craft and to stay abreast of the latest advancements in the management of traumatic injuries. This program equips chiropractors with specialized knowledge and skills to effectively address trauma-related conditions and improve patient outcomes.

The ICA and its Councils have a long history of offering exceptional Certificate and Diplomate programs. The AMTI Certificate will enhance your reputation especially with attorneys who are looking for highly qualified chiropractors to refer their patients to. Your narratives, deposition and jury testimony will be significantly more credible than your less trained peers.

The AMTI program is distinct in that it is the only program offered by an International or National Association and, in addition, offers a comprehensive examination by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Furthermore, the focus of the AMTI is centered on enhancing clinical outcomes and producing outstanding documentation which in turn leads to better medical/legal outcomes.

Yes, the AMTI program is designed to cater to chiropractors at different stages of their careers. Whether you’re a recent graduate or a seasoned practitioner, the program offers valuable insights and skills to elevate your competence in managing traumatic injuries.

The AMTI program has a 12-hour in person mandatory component and an additional 138 online that can be completed at your own pace, followed by a mandatory test administered by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

The 12-hour in person portion of the AMTI program is working on being approved for Continuing Education in most states.  The list can be found on this page.

To register for the in-person AMTI seminar, click here!

Once you have registered for the live session, you may begin going through the online classes as well (enroll at  You need not wait until you have attended the in-person seminar to begin.

The online courses cost $30 per course hour.  Enroll at  You may begin taking the online classes once you register for the live class.  You do not need to wait until you have completed the live class.