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 16: Edzard Ernst, CAM Critic, on Chiropractic and Bias

Professor Edzard Ernst, MD, PhD, FRCP, FRCP holds the Laing Chair in Complementary Medicine at the Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter and is the Editor-in-Chief of two medical journals. He has also been seen as a major public opponent of chiropractic and alternative medicine.  He has devoted most of his career to publishing articles that are critical of complementary and alternative medicine....an unbelievable number of papers.  Like 1500 or so.  He’s been especially critical of chiropractic and, in the opinion of many researchers, has glossed over important research and exaggerated results.  To me, what’s most interesting about Ernst is that he claims objectivity and lack of agenda.  This podcast asks some tough questions of Prof. Ernst.

Transcript of this interview (courtesy of Blue_Wode)

Risk of Vertebrobasilar Stroke and Chiropractic Care. Cassidy, J David DC, PhD, DrMedSc et al.

Trick or Treatment: The Undeniable Facts about Alternative Medicine by Edzard Ernst and Simon Singh

Another book by Ernst: The Desktop Guide to Complementary and Alternative Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach

The Self-Importance of Being Ernst by Stephen Perle

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Interview conducted by Dr. Brett L. Kinsler

Note: this audio file was changed on January 26, 2011. The original recording included several minutes of my own commentary that I later decided to remove. I urge you to make your own decision about this interview and leave your comments below  -- BLK

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Episode 3: Dr. Michael Schneider on Primary Spine Care

Michael Schneider, DC, PhD is an assistant professor in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh and the immediate past president of the West Hartford Group, a chiropractic think tank.  Dr. Schneider spoke with me over Skype about the role chiropractic should play in the 21st century.  His vision is of the chiropractor as a primary spine care  practitioner and the doctor of choice for musculoskeletal conditions.  He is as well published as he is well spoken in this discussion.

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Episode 2: Dr. Stephen Perle discusses Chiropractic and Stroke

In this episode, Stephen M. Perle, DC, MS professor of clinical sciences at the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic discusses the topic of chiropractic and stroke with Dr. Brett Kinsler.  He participated in the Connecticut Board of Chiropractic Examiner's hearing on informed consent on this issue and provides an insightful, scientific view.


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Episode 1: Introduction to On The Other Hand Podcast

Dr. Brett L. Kinsler introduces you to the On The Other Hand Podcast which contains interviews, commentaries and rants with rational, scientific, evidence oriented practitioners in chiropractic, alternative medicine and healthcare.  We debunk some aspects of alt med while highlighting people who present the best, but often overlooked, side of their fields.

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