6th Edition Impairment Rating
By: American Academy of Motor Vehicle Injuries (AAMVI)

Course Description

This class is on Impairment Rating using the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 6th Edition. The course is presented by Christopher Brigham, MD who is the chief editor of the musculoskeletal chapters of 5th & 6th Editions. He is also the founder of the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners.

The course begins with video presentations on the chapters by Chris Brigham MD and concludes with a repeat of these chapters to read with a voice over



Chapter 1 Conceptual foundations and philosophy

Chapter 2 Practical application of the guides

Chapter 3 Pain related impairment

Chapter 13 Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems

Chapter 15 Upper Extremities

Chapter 16 Lower Extremities

Chapter 17 Spine & Pelvis

Physical exam



Upper Extremities

Lower Extremities

Rating Guidance

Lower Extremity

Upper Extremity


Case Examples




Pain Disability Questionnaire

Quick DASH

AAOS Lower Limb

Combining Values Tool

Weight & Length Conversion

Region Conversion Calculator

For anyone taking this course, we recommend purchasing the 6th Edition. It is available on Amazon as a Kindle or hard copy.

Course Details

  • 6th Edition Impairment Rating
  • By:    American Academy of Motor Vehicle Injuries (AAMVI)
  • Instructor:    Christopher Brigham, MD
  • Total CE Hours:    15
  • Course Format:     Online Distance Learning
  • Course Categories:     DC Continuing Education
  • Course Subjects | CE HOURS:
    • Differential/Physical Diagnosis  -12 CE Hours
    • Evidence-Based Outcomes  -3 CE Hours
  •    Course Outline