With advanced degrees and training in chiropractic medicine, rehabilitation counseling, and mental health counseling, I am uniquely positioned to offer expert opinion on the consequences of catastrophic injury. The clinical experience acquired over a decade as a practicing physician and clinic director in a multidisciplinary pain management practice, gives me insight into the anatomical and physiological implications of injury and illness. The experience testifying in hundreds of disability hearings as a rehabilitation counselor and vocational expert enables me to focus on the issues germane to the legal and administrative processes associated with the task of educating finders of fact.
As a rehabilitation counselor I help people deal with the personal, social, and vocational effects of disabilities. I counsel people with both physical and emotional disabilities resulting from birth defects, illness or disease, accidents, or other causes. I evaluate the strengths and limitations of individuals, provide personal and vocational counseling, offer case management support, and arrange for medical care, vocational training, and job placement.
As a rehabilitation counselor I interview both individuals with disabilities and their families, evaluate school and medical reports, and confer with physicians, psychologists, employers, and physical, occupational, and speech therapists to determine the capabilities and skills of the individual. I develop individual rehabilitation programs by conferring with the client. These programs often include training to help individuals develop job skills, become employed, and provide opportunities for community integration.