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 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 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 6: Dr. Tim Mirtz on Athletic Trainer and PT Perceptions of Chiropractors

Timothy Mirtz, DC PhD is an Assistant Professor of Adapted Physical Education and Health at the University of South Dakota. He’s been published in numerous peer reviewed journals and chiropractic periodicals writing articles that often examine controversial topics and nearly always spark important discussions. In this episode, he speaks with Dr. Brett Kinsler about the perceptions athletic trainers and physical therapists have about chiropractors.

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