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.

Episode 195 - Kay Scanlon, part 1: Flexibility, Autonomy, and Independence

In episode 195 I’m joined by Dr. Kay Scanlon of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA.  She shares her journey, from traditional private practice, to teaching in higher education setting, to consulting, and now in a cash-based private practice.  She gives us her mantra when working with patients, some best professional advice she’s received, tips on what’s working with her practice and more.  This week on MCF!

Episode 192 - Pierre Cote, part 2: De-Emphasizing Pain, Emphasizing Activity

Episode 192 - Pierre Cote, part 2: De-Emphasizing Pain, Emphasizing Activity

In episode 192 I continue my conversation with Dt. Pierre Côté, an epidemiologist and researcher. He studies neck and back pain and disability and its association with mental health. We discuss the keys for recovery, factors that influence an individual's likelihood of becoming disabled, how the workplace is affected and what keys play an important role in return to work All this and more this week on MCF!