Ep 32: Students at UNM discuss their pre-professional medical networking group

A group of students at the University of New Mexico has formed a special interest group that encourages networking among pre-professional health care students. The thinking is that forming networks and relationships now will help them to better treat their future patients.

The Integrative Medical Education Exchange has a board of directors consisting of a medical student, a pre-chiropractic student, two pharmacy students and a recently graduated chiropractor. The membership spans all types of health care professions. Dr. Brett Kinsler spoke with several of them on this episode of On The Other Hand.

UNM Integrative Medical Education Exchange Facebook Page

Rebecca VanVleck, Co-Vice President Pharmacy student rvanvleck@salud.unm.edu

Catherine D. Pino, Co-Vice President Pre-Chiropractic student cdpino105@gmail.com

Monique Dodd, Secretary Pharmacy student mrdodd@salud.unm.edu

Michael Pridham, DC, Treasurer Chiropractor, recent graduate from Logan michael@drpridham.com www.drpridham.com www.facebook.com/EquilibriumChiropracticAlbuquerque

David Lang, MTPT, LM Faculty adviser dlang@unmmg.org

Center for Life http://unmmg.org/cfl/

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Ep 30: Chiropractic Cultural Authority, Identity and the Importance for Unity

It's not news that chiropractors worldwide recognize the need for greater respect from the public, other health care professionals and various policymakers. What many people say is the missing key to solve this perceived inequity is our lack of general public trust which would permit our self-governance. When the public fully trusts a profession, then truth is what that profession says it is. The professional group defines itself and, without any fanfare or undue prodding, the public accepts this truth. That is the trust that marks cultural authority. Chiropractors have understood that this is a barrier for many years and many chiropractors have set out to build our cultural authority. In this episode, we speak with Dr. Michael Farrell, a chiropractor from the Buffalo, NY region on that subject.

Links for this show

Michael E. Farrell, II DC - practice website

Building Bridges to Cultural Authority by Arlan Fuhr, DC

How can chiropractic become a respected mainstream profession? The example of podiatry. Donald R Murphy et al

Book: Surviving in Health Care by Dieter F. Enzmann, MD Clearly written by a clinical doctor, this book first helps physicians understand the causes of changes in health care. Then, it explains how to devise a strategy in order to survive and prosper in today's environment. It covers the entire spectrum of medicine, and encourages solutions that meet physicians' individual circumstances. It focuses on useful tactics and specific actions, rather than quick fixes. Shows physicians how to formulate a strategy to survive and prosper. Includes discussion about cultural authority.

Chiropractic Summit

IHCPR

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Ep 29: How Posture Expertise Will Unite Chiropractic: Dr. Steven Weiniger

The separation is killing us. The isolation of chiropractic from the rest of health care is already difficult enough but we have huge pockets of isolation within chiropractic like cells of solitary confinement within an already secluded imprisonment. Further division continues to dilute something which is already weakened, already damaged. We need to find a solution to this or we are doomed to disappear. Dr. Steven Weiniger thinks the common thread needed to stitch the profession together, perhaps even unify chiropractic, lies in how we carry ourselves. Literally.  How we physically stand up in posture. Can positioning ourselves at the posture experts be the flag all chiropractors can stand behind, regardless of scientific or fundamental orientation?

Dr. Brett L. Kinsler, host of On The Other Hand Podcast, discusses this topic with Dr. Steven Weiniger of PostureZone.

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Ep 28: Dr. Paul Dougherty on Chiropractic in the APHA and the VA Outpatient Clinics

There are new opportunities opening up every day for integrated chiropractic professionals and with those opportunities, there are an increasing number of non-traditional chiropractors out there. And though many chiropractors may feel they are precluded from certain positions, Dr. Paul Dougherty has broken through many perceived boundaries. He is truly blazing new trails for the profession. He is a faculty member at New York Chiropractic College and also a clinical faculty member in Department of Orthopedics at University of Rochester School of Medicine. Dr. Dougherty serves as a clinician and research scientist at the VA (Veterans Health Administration) Outpatient Clinic, and chair of the American Public Health Association Chiropractic Section. This episode was recorded live in our studio.

Dr. Dougherty talks about the pros and cons of practicing chiropractic in a salaried system, the model of the VA clinics for the civilian world, advantages of an integrated EHR and the clinical trials he's running including those involving clinical prediction rules, functional MRI and psychosocial factors of back pain.

Episode Sponsor by our friends at IHCPR: Integrative Health Care Practice Resources

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Ep 27: Lifesaving Chiropractors - DC’s Who Have Saved a Life

When we are measuring the impact chiropractors have by their presence in the health care system, and not just in spine care, but our presence overall, there may be something missing. Many chiropractors have had a dramatic effect on the public's health by being properly trained in diagnosis and emergency procedures. By being a portal of contact for a patient who is discovered to have a life threatening condition, the chiropractor may be integral in starting the chain of survival much sooner than the natural history. Or, the chiropractor may actually perform an emergency procedure that leads to an immediate change in a patient's ability to survive.

When the lawmakers and stakeholders sit down to carve up the medical allocation pie, there are some large pieces that get allocated to hospitals and emergency care, some large pieces that go to prescription drugs, some smaller pieces that go to specialties like obstetrics. By the time they get around to even thinking about chiropractic care, the pie is pretty well carved up. The justification for this frequently is, well, chiropractic is a nice thing to have. But it's like massage - not a necessity -- more of a nicety.

This episode's stories illustrate that lives have depended on a chiropractor's quick actions. Some of the doctors who told their stories are listed below:

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Ep 26: Australian Chiropractor Dr. John Reggars on the Crossroads of Science Vs. Subluxation

American chiropractors are frequently directed to countries in Europe and Scandinavia for examples of science based, well integrated chiropractic. Many people assume Australia's 3700 chiropractors must be practicing in a similar situation. What is chiropractic like down under?

Dr. John Reggars is a chiropractor in Australia who is mad as hell about the current state of affairs. The profession is at yet another crossroads with a history of making the wrong decision and he wants people to stand up and declare their intolerance for the fundamentalist anti-science. His article titled "Chiropractic at the Crossroads - or are we just going around in circles?" is sure to ruffle some feathers both down under and around the globe.

In this episode of On The Other Hand, Dr. Reggars speaks with Dr. Brett Kinsler about what has him as mad as hell and why he won't take it anymore!

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Ep 24: Kinesiology Taping with SpiderTech Creator Dr. Kevin Jardine

The first time much of the public spotted kinesiology tape was during the 2008 Olympics. Kerri Walsh, half of an unbelievable American beach volleyball team, had black tape prominently stuck to her shoulder. What is that stuff, people asked? Is she mourning someone? Or hiding a tattoo? It seemed like everyone was talking about it after that and a lot of manual providers started using it -- or using more of it once their patients were convinced that there must be something to kinesiology tape. And they had to have it.

In this podcast interview, Dr. Kinsler speaks with Dr. Kevin Jardine who created the SpiderTech line of kinesiology tape. Best known for their pre-cut tape applications, SpiderTech is also a strong advocate in the education of chiropractors.

SpiderTech Website

SpiderTech Lower Back Spider on Amazon

SpiderTech Postural Spider on Amazon

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Ep 21: Roundup, Listener Mail and Changing the Podcast Tagline

Dr. Brett Kinsler reads and responds to some podcast listener mail, discusses some behind the scenes processes of the On The Other Hand program and addresses why he is changing the tagline for the show.

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Ep 19: Craig Liebenson Expert in Spinal Rehabilitation, Author and Chiropractor

Craig Liebenson, DC literally wrote the book on spinal rehabilitation and is highly regarded among chiropractors, medical physicians and physical therapists alike in the field of spinal rehabilitation around the world. He has studied and taught with Professors Vladimir Janda and Karel Lewit from the Czech Republic - pioneers in functional rehabilitation and manual medicine, as well as many others who have revolutionized the field. Many of them are contributors to his text.

Dr. Liebenson is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Chiropractic, Division of Health Sciences at Murdoch University and a member of the International Association for the Study of Pain and the American Pain Society.  He helped to set up the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic and Scandinavian College of Chiropractic Rehabilitation Diplomate Courses and serves as a consultant and lead faculty for the Murdoch University and Anglo-European Chiropratic College M.Sc. programs in Chiropractic Rehabilitation. Dr. Liebenson treats many world-class elite athletes, was an NBA team chiropractor and currently serves as a consultant for the Arizona Diamondbacks MLB baseball team. He remains in private practice specializing in rehabilitation in Los Angeles

Dr. Liebenson was the first ever chiropractic member of the McKenzie Institute (U.S.) Board of Directors, a frequent lecturer at national and international multidisciplinary meetings, and has published extensively in journals and books on the subjects of rehabilitation and chronic pain the best known being the multidisciplinary text Rehabilitation of the Spine: A Practitioner's Manual (Lippincott/Williams and Wilkins), popular for over ten years, it is now in it's second edition.

This podcast episode is a discussion between Dr. Craig Liebenson and Rochester, NY chiropractor and blogger Dr. Brett Kinsler.

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Ep 18: David Chapman-Smith on the World Federation of Chiropractic and Advocating for the Profession

David Chapman-Smith is widely recognized as the world's leading non-chiropractor advocate for the profession. Through his position as secretary general of the World Federation of Chiropractic, an organization he helped form and develop into the world class entity it is today, to his Chiropractic Report, Mr. Chapman-Smith's impact on the profession has been profound.

In this episode, he discusses his entry into advocating for chiropractic when he was the attorney for the New Zealand Chiropractic Association in the Royal Commission of Inquiry into chiropractic an eighteen month government commissioned study investigating the profession of chiropractic in New Zealand, Australia, the United States and Europe. Chapman-Smith speaks openly about the formation of the World Federation of Chiropractic and its relationship with the World Health Organization and also on his publication The Chiropractic Report.

Interview conducted by Rochester, NY chiropractor Brett L. Kinsler, DC

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