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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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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Episode 12: Jordan Hospital’s Dr. Ian Paskowski, Medical Back Pain Director on Quality Spine Care

Ian Paskowski, DC is the medical director of the medical spine care program at Jordan Hospital. He discusses delivering high quality spine care in a community based hospital and the future of this type of multi-disciplinary program. He stresses that the program's success hinges on patient centered care and in following the NCQA Back Pain Recognition Program guidelines as well as implementing best practices from the medical literature.  Practicing in an environment where medical specialties work together and chiropractors act in back pain triage has proven itself successful for Dr. Paskowski and his medical back pain program.

Interview with Dr. Paskowski conducted by Dr. Brett L. Kinsler.

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Episode 10: Richard Vincent, DC on sixty years of ethical practice and the future of chiropractic

Dr. Richard Vincent has enjoyed many years of involvement in the chiropractic profession and is a rich resource of information. He has served as Chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Chiropractic Examination and Registration, President of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards and President of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. He is currently the President of Integrated Health Care Practice Resources (IHCPR).

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Episode 4: Dr. John Ventura on NCQA Back Pain Recognition Program

John Ventura, DC, is a board certified chiropractic orthopedist and a clinical instructor in family medicine for the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He is also an associate clinical professor at New York Chiropractic College.  Dr. Ventura serves as a chiropractic consultant to numerous insurance companies. He stopped by to discuss with Dr. Brett Kinsler the NCQA Back Pain Recognition Program (BPRP). This program seeks to recognize medical physicians, surgeons and chiropractors who deliver superior care to millions of Americans who suffer from low back pain.

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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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