Tom Arnold DC , DAAMLP
214 San Pedro, NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87108
Phone: 505-268-1224
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http://www.ABQAccidentCenter.com
EDUCATION AND LICENSURE
Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of New Mexico, License # 1092, 1990-Present
Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of Texas, License # 5228, 1989-Present
Doctorate of Chiropractic, Texas Chiropractic College, Pasadena, Texas, 1989
Internship, Neurosurgery Rotation Program in affiliation with University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSC) at Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas,
Internship, Texas Chiropractic College Moody Health Center (Outpatient Facility), Pasadena, Texas, 1989 - 1988
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part II, 1989
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part III, 1989
Baccalaureate of Business Administration in Finance and Real Estate, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, 1977

SELECTED POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND DIPLOMATES

Accident Reconstruction and Ensuing Bodily Injury, Understanding the forces involved in crashes and the transference of those forces from the bullet car to the target car. Quantifying those forces to determine bodily injury and calculating speed, distance, time and drag factors in determining causality and direction of forces. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Ronkonkoma, New York, 2009
MRI Normal Anatomy & Protocols, Spinal anatomy of all MRI views utilizing T1, T2, 3D Gradient, stacking and STIR sequences of imaging. Advanced protocols of MRI examination with multiple sequences to create concurrent diagnostic findings. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Robert Peyster MD, DABR‐NR, Neuroradiologist, Ronkonkoma, New York, 2009
MRI Disc & Spinal Cord and Spinal Canal Pathology, MRI interpretation of spinal disc pathologies as a result of trauma and degenerative factors and resultant neurological compromise. Spinal Cord and Spinal canal pathologies and space occupying lesion interpretation. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Board for Chiropractic, Robert Peyster MD, DABR‐NR, Neuroradiologist, Ronkonkoma, New York, 2009
Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation Utilizing Pettibon Rehabilitation Techniques, Extensive review of diagnosis, prognosis and advanced protocols for restoring function to impaired ligaments, discs and joints. Palmer College of Chiropractic, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2009
Coding and Documentation of Biomechanics, An in depth understanding of the proper use of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), implementing compliance program in accordance with recommendation of the federal government, examination and documentation standards with the healthcare profession and determining rationale for patient care. New Mexico Chiropractic Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2009
MRI Interpretation of Spinal Cord, Spinal Disc and Spinal Canal Disorders, MRI interpretation of herniated, protruded, extruded, bulged and sequestered discs & spinal stenosis as sequelae of ligamentous hypertrophy, congenital malformation, spinal cord pathology. Clinical necessity and contraindications. Robert Peyster M.D., DABR, CAQ‐NR, Neuroradiologist, CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Long Island, New York, 2009
AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 6th Edition, Clinically coordinating spinal pathology with neurological and functional sequelae including station & gait, migraines, sexual dysfunction, sleep & arousal disorders, paroxysmal disorders, radiculopathic disorders and central nervous system disorders. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Long Island, New York, 2009
MRI Interpretation of Herniated Disc and Spinal Cord and Root Encroachment, MRI interpretation of herniated, protruded, extruded, bulged and sequestered discs and their relationship to the spinal cord and spinal nerve roots and the clinical correlation to spinal adjustments, manual spinal therapy and joint mobilization. Magdy Shady M.D., Neurosurgeon, Neuro‐Trauma Surgery, CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Long Island, New York, 2009
Diplomate, American Academy of Medical Legal Professionals, 2008
Impairment Rating Certification, The understanding and utilization of the protocols and parameters of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 6th Edition. Spine, neurological sequelae, migraine, sexual dysfunction, sleep and arousal disorders, station and gait disorders, and consciousness are detailed for impairment rating. Herniated discs, radiculopathy, fracture, dislocation and functional loss are also detailed in relation to impairment ratings. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education, Long Island, New York, 2008
Expert Witness Testimony Skills, A wide‐ranging understanding of deposition dynamics, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, discovery, expert witness deposition preparation techniques, and expert witness testimony. Division of Postgraduate Studies, Texas Chiropractic College, Pasadena, Texas, 2008
Neurodiagnostics, Imaging Protocols and Pathology of the Trauma Patient, An in‐depth understanding of the protocols in triaging and reporting the clinical findings of the trauma patient. Maintaining ethical relationships with the medical‐legal community. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Department of Education Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, New York, 2008
Diagnostics, Risk Factors, Clinical Presentation and Triaging the Trauma Patient, An extensive understanding of the injured with clinically coordinating the history, physical findings and when to integrate neurodiagnostics. An understanding on how to utilize emergency room records in creating an accurate diagnosis and the significance of “risk factors” in spinal injury. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, New York, 2008
Crash Dynamics and its Relationship to Causality, An extensive understanding of the physics involved in the transference of energy from the bullet car to the target car. This includes Gʹs of force, Newtons, gravity, energy, skid marks, crumple zones, spring factors, event data recorder and the graphing of the movement of the vehicle before, during and after the crash. Determining the clinical correlation of forces and bodily injury. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, New York, 2008
MRI, Bone Scan & X‐Ray Protocols, Physiology and Indications for the Trauma Patient, MRI interpretation, physiology, history and clinical indications, Bone Scan interpretation, physiology and clinical indications, x‐ray clinical indications for the trauma patient. CMCS Management Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department Board for Chiropractic , Long Island, New York, 2008
Neurodiagnostic Testing Protocols, Physiology and Indications for the Trauma Patient, Electromyography (EMG,) Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV,) Somato Sensory Evoked Potential (SSEP,) Visual Evoked Potential (VEP,) Brain Stem Auditory Evoked Potential (BAER) and Visual‐Electronystagmography (V‐ENG) interpretation, protocols and clinical indications for the trauma patient. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, New York, 2008
Documentation and Reporting for the Trauma Victim, Understanding the necessity for accurate documentation and diagnosis utilizing the ICD‐9 and the CPT to accurately describe the injury through diagnosis. Understanding and utilizing state regulations on reimbursement issues pertaining to healthcare. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, New York, 2008
Documenting Clinically Correlated Bodily Injury to Causality, Understanding the necessity for accurate documentation, diagnosis and clinical correlation to the injury when reporting injuries in the medical‐legal community. Documenting the kinesiopathology, myopathology, neuropathology, pathophysiology in both a functional and structural paradigm. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York Chiropractic Council, New York State Education Department, Board for Chiropractic, Long Island, New York, 2008
Diagnostic Imaging & Testing Interpretation and Protocols, MRI protocols and interpretation, CT scan protocols and interpretation, x‐ray trauma series protocols and interpretation, bone scan protocols and interpretation, EMG/NCV protocols and utilization and International Classification of Disease trauma coding. CMCS Management Post Doctoral Education Division, New York Chiropractic Council, Long Island, New York, 2007
Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation utilizing Pettibon Rehabilitation Techniques, Diagnosis, prognosis and advanced protocols for restoring function to impaired ligaments, discs and joints. Palmer College of Chiropractic, Denver, Colorado, 2006
Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation utilizing Pettibon Rehabilitation Techniques, Essentials of diagnosis, prognosis and protocols for restoring function to impaired ligaments, discs and joints. Palmer College of Chiropractic, Denver, Colorado, 2005
Spinal Biomechanics and Posture Correction utilizing Pettibon Rehabilitation Techniques, Basics of x‐ray biomechanical diagnosis and essential protocols for restoring function to impaired ligaments, discs and joints. The Pettibon Institute, Denver, Colorado, 2005
Applied Neurology, Understanding and application of neurology concepts to the trauma and non‐trauma patient. Logan College of Chiropractic Postgraduate Department, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2004
The New Era of Whiplash and Spinal Trauma, In‐depth investigation of current research and injury etiology and treatment options and efficacy. Life Chiropractic College West, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2003
Applied Neurology Protocols of Low Level Laser Therapy, Management of common clinical syndromes. Erchonia, Phoenix, Arizona, 2002
Examination and Treatment of Inflammation, Pain and Spasm, Understanding the repair process and phases of injured connective tissue healing, application of effective modalities. United Chiropractors of New Mexico Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2001
Whiplash and Spinal Trauma, Investigation of the biomechanical etiology of vehicular injury and treatment options and efficacy. Life Chiropractic College West, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1999
Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy (Herbal Medicine), Clinical Natural Medicine and Toxicology, Module one provides the student with the knowledge and understanding of the mechanisms of action, uses and toxicities related to the drugs in all categories of the Pharmacopoeia. An overview of all the drugs is presented with special emphasis placed on the common drugs, botanical medicines, homeopathic substances and nutritional supplements recommended for patients in clinical practice. For each drug and group of drugs the following concepts of Pharmacotherapeutics will be addressed: 1. Mechanism of Drug Action, 2. Indications and contraindications, 3. Use and Duration of treatment, 4. Dose and Dosage Forms, 5. Side effects and Clinical Problem, 6. List of Prototypical Drugs, 7. Pharmacokinetics, 8. Pharmacodynamics. The major goal of this module is to provide a foundation for evidence-based Pharmacological applications in clinical practice and thereby understand the mechanism of action and use of drugs, identify and appreciate the toxicities of drugs used by the patient, appreciate the interactions of drugs with other physical/biochemical modalities, understand which nutrients are depleted by drugs, and apply this knowledge in practice where appropriate and legal. Session one covers: 1. Drug ID Guide, 2. Pharmacology and its divisions, 3. Pharmacology Introduction, 4. Drug Development, 5. Pharmacokinetics, 6. Pharmacodynamics, 7. Autonomic Nervous System, 8. Central Nervous System National University of Health Sciences, Daniel L. Richardson, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Lombard, Illinois, 2010

SELECTED MEMBERSHIPS

American Academy of Medical Legal Professionals, Member, 2008 - Present
American Chiropractic Association, Member, - Present
New Mexico Chiropractic Association, Member, - Present

SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS

Academic Recognition Award, Texas Chiropractic College, 1989
High Scholastic Achievement Award, Omega Psi Honor Society, 1989