Episode 204 - Bob Robinson, part 2: Handling Business in Real Time

In episode 204 we conclude our conversation with Dr Bob Robinson. A fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists and a Diplomat of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. He shares his observations about becoming a valuable asset to referral sources by offering triage of their patients, the keys to being a good manual therapist, how they've built a strong private practice and more.  This week on MCF!  

Episode 202 - Craig Liebenson, part 2: Keeping an Open Mind

Episode 202 - Craig Liebenson, part 2: Keeping an Open Mind

In episode 202 I'm bringing the conclusion of my interview with Dr Craig Leibenson. He shares some of the primary elements he includes in his evaluation, some ideas on symptom presentation and patient-described lesion behaviour, how we can further become the point person to treat musculoskeletal disorders sooner in the episode of care and more. This week on MCF!

Episode 199 - Greene and Heffner, part 1: Mechanical Assessment Shop Talk with a PT & a DC

Episode 199 - Greene and Heffner, part 1: Mechanical Assessment Shop Talk with a PT & a DC

 

In episode 199 I’m joined by two fan-favorites, Mr. Dana Greene and Dr. Steve Heffner.  As senior instructors in the McKenzie Institute and actively practicing in private practice and a large hospital system they have a lot to offer.  We discuss several topics including how to explain MDT to referral sources and patients, assessment and management of the hard lateral shift, the classification of OTHER  as in symptomatic stenosis and spondylolisthesi, and how to deal with the mechanically unresponsive patient.  This week on MCF!

Episode 198 - 2017 Year in Review & 2018 Look Ahead

In episode 198 we take a look back at 2017, what we heard and learned from our guests.  I offer what big lessons I learned which I'm trying to give deliberate attention to as a result.  We also take a peak ahead at what's to come in 2018.  Who will be joining us on the podcast, what developments in progressions of the current resources and what additional opportunities are to come. 

Episode 197 - Study Review: The Tissue Origin of Low Back Pain and Sciatica

Episode 197 - Study Review: The Tissue Origin of Low Back Pain and Sciatica

In episode 197 I share a scientific study, hitting the highlights of a 1991 paper by Stephen Kuslich entitled The Tissue Origin of Low Back Pain and Sciatica.  The first of this kind of podcast focused on reviewing a scientific paper which I decided to try out, knowing that practicing "evidence-based" is more and more the emphasis in todays world of MSK care.  This paper discusses the actual patients and their report of pain experienced when various tissues in the lumbar spine were stimulated via blunt probe or electrical impulse.