Ep 22: J. David Cassidy, DC DrMedSc PhD on Lack of Increased Risk VBA Stroke With Chiropractic

J David Cassidy, DC DrMedSc, PhD is a senior scientist in the Division of Health Care & Outcomes Research at Toronto Western Research Institute (TWRI).  He is also a professor in the Division of Epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and professor in Clinical Epidemiology in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.  Dr. Cassidy also holds the Research Directorship in Artists' Health at the University Health Network.

Originally trained as a chiropractor, Dr. Cassidy practiced in both Ontario and Saskatchewan, where he was a member of the Medical-Dental Staff at the Royal University Hospital and a consultant chiropractor to the Division of Orthopedic Surgery. He also holds a Bachelor's degree in Anatomy, a Master of Science in Surgery and a Doctorate in Anatomical Pathology from the University of Saskatchewan. His second doctoral degree (Dr.Med.Sc.) was earned in Epidemiology and Injury Prevention at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.

Dr. Cassidy has authored over 225 scientific papers and chapters in books, including publications in the New England Journal of Medicine, Achives of Internal Medicine, Spine and other international journals. His research interests include musculoskeletal and injury epidemiology. His current research focus is on disability prevention from occupational and traffic injuries, neurotrauma (brain and spinal cord injury) and health issues in artists.

Dr. Cassidy is recently known for a paper published in Spine that examined more than 100 million person years and concluded there was no additional risk of stroke following a visit to a chiropractor versus seeing a medical doctor.

In this episode of the chiropractic podcast On The Other Hand, J. David Cassidy speaks with Dr. Brett Kinsler about this paper, its strengths and its criticisms.

Mentioned in this episode:

Managing Low Back Pain by William H. Kirkaldy-Willis MA MD LLD

Risk of Vertebrobasilar Stroke and Chiropractic Care: Results of a Population-Based Case-Control and Case-Crossover Study

Treatment of Neck Pain: Noninvasive Interventions: Results of the Bone and Joint Decade 2000–2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders

Dr. Cassidy's testimony: State Board of Chiropractic Examiners Hearing on Informed Consent for Chiropractic Procedures - Day 4 Morning Session

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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 20: Dr. Keith Overland, Vice President of the American Chiropractic Association

Keith Overland, DC, is the current Vice President of the American Chiropractic Association and he is likely to be the next President of the ACA.  Dr. Overland speaks about the ACA, the Chiropractic Summit and healthcare reform as it relates to chiropractic. He also talks about being the team chiropractor for the New York Mets.

Dr. Overland teaches sports medicine at the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic and serves on their postgraduate faculty as well as those of New York Chiropractic College and Cleveland College of Chiropractic - Kansas City. He has served as the chiropractic consultant for the New York Mets baseball team, the United States Olympic training center, and the 2002 Olympic U.S. speed skating team. Dr. Overland also has taught at the U.S. Open Tennis Coaches Conference and is the medical editor for the New England Tennis Magazine. He practices in Norwalk, Connecticut.

In this episode of On The Other Hand, Dr. Overland is interviewed by Rochester chiropractor Dr. Brett Kinsler.

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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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Note: This file was originally loaded with improper audio. If your version in iTunes is strange, delete it from iTunes and redownloaded it.  Thanks!  BLK 2/9/2011

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Ep 17: Randy Ferrance, DC MD, bridging the gap between chiropractic and medicine

Dr. Randy Ferrance is a medical physician who was a practicing chiropractor when he entered medical school. Raised in an evangelical chiropractic family, he wasn't vaccinated as a child. He speaks on bridging the gap from chiropractic to medicine, on his experiences making the transition from chiropractic to medicine and on how chiropractors can best develop working relationships with medical doctors.

Does Dr. Ferrance experience prejudice for being a chiropractor/medical doctor? Yes...but it's not from whom you'd think.

Interview conducted with Dr. Brett L. Kinsler.

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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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Ep 15: Dr. Leonard John Faye on Paradigm Shifts in Chiropractic, Motion Palpation and the VSC

Leonard "John" Faye is best known for driving a major change in the theoretical framework of chiropractic in the early 1980's.  He helped chiropractors in the United States move from a faith-based static "bone out of place" model to a dynamic, movement based, functional model. He was a leader in the paradigm shift from a philosophical method to a more scientific model of explaining what chiropractors do.

Dr. Faye founded the Motion Palpation Institute and helped start Dynamic Chiropractic, the most widely read chiropractic trade newspaper.  He talks about these things in the podcast interview in addition to discussing his formulation of the Vertebral Subluxation Complex model.  Dr. Faye talks openly about what was wrong with the VSC model and how it has been misinterpreted over the years.

Dr. Faye has recently redone the old MPI videos which were instrumental in helping thousands of chiropractors perfect their manual adjusting skills and now has over 6 hours of all new digitally filmed spinal & extremity palpation and manipulation technique videos on a 2 DVD set.

Dr. Faye's Spinal and Extremity Adjusting DVD's

Thomas Kuhn - The Structure of Scientific Revolutions - The scientist who coined the term "Paradigm Shift"

The Stress of Life by Hans Selye

Motion Palpation Institute

Interview with Dr. Leonard "John" Faye conducted with Dr. Brett L. Kinsler, Rochester, NY chiropractor.

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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 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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