Ep 14: Dr. Warren Hammer on Fascial Manipulation, Stecco & Soft Tissue

Warren Hammer, DC is arguably the foremost chiropractor involved in the soft tissue world today. He brings his knowledge working with Luigi Stecco, PT to the seminar series he is teaching and his prior experience in learning, teaching and developing soft tissue techniques.  Dr. Hammer candidly talks about his progression from back when he "knew nothing" through his 50 years in practice.  He discusses the importance of fascia, his thoughts on Active Release Technique, FAKTR-PM and Graston Technique and why he feels Stecco's fascial manipulation work is so groundbreaking.

Warren Hammer's Website

Fascial Manipulation Workshops

Dynamic Chiropractic Soft Tissue Column

Functional Soft-Tissue Examination and Treatment by Manual Methods, Third Edition - Hammer's excellent textbook

Luigi Stecco's Books

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

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Episode 13: Tom Hyde, DC is Sports Chiropractic. Former chiropractor to NFL and US Olympic teams.

Tom Hyde, DC has had so many accomplishments and he discusses several of them in this episode including how he helped to incorporate chiropractors into the world of professional sports.  Hyde talks about how the barriers were broken to get chiropractic services to Olympic athletes, how he became the chiropractic physician for the Miami Dolphins and he discusses the procedure he co-developed, called FAKTR-PM.

FAKTR-PM stands for "Functional And Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation, Provocation and Motion." It was developed to help speed recovery from chronic musculoskeletal pain syndromes and has also been shown to work extremely well on acute musculoskeletal/fascial conditions.

In 1987, Tom Hyde became the first chiropractor to be accepted to the volunteer program for chiropractors at the United States Olympic Training Center, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and was subsequently selected to serve as the official chiropractor for the 1987 Pan American Games. In 2001, Hyde was inducted to the Hall of Fame of the Sports Council of the American Chiropractic Association.  In 2002, he was named "Sports Chiropractor of the Year" by the Florida Chiropractic Association Sports Injury Council.  He was named "Person of the Year" by Dynamic Chiropractic in 2009.

He is an avid mountain climber and will soon be going to Kilimanjaro for the 3rd time.  He invited podcast listeners to join him on the climb.

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