Jerome Fryer BSc, DC
Dr. Jerome Fryer obtained his bachelor of science degree in biopsychology from the University of British Columbia in 1995 and then obtained his doctorate degree in chiropractic, graduating with honors, from the University of Western States, Portland Oregon in 1999. He has been in private practice since 2000 and more recently is in Nanaimo, BC. Along with patient care he has been involved inconducting spine research and crafting spine education models. He lectures on the topics of degenerative disc disease and related spinal hydraulics and nutrition. He is owner and founder of Dynamic Disc Designs a dynamic spine model company.
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Producing a Physical Product
In short, Jerome explains that producing a physical product takes a lot of hard grit and teaming up with others who are experts in other arenas. In producing various lines of his spine models he did a lot of research and he describes the time frame that it took for him to produce that first model.
What He’s Learned About Educating Patients
Dr. Fryer has learned that there are a lot of scenarios and behaviors that patients bring with them as their story, but the one commonality is the anatomy. Actually demonstrating what happens with certain postures and movements or tasks goes a lot further and helps patients have a reason to do what you recommend.
“Where there is motion, there is life.”
Jerome feels it’s in our technology and that we’re governed by the limitations of our technology. He explains further that as that is improved he feels we will have a better understanding of pain mechanism and therefore a better ability to help our patients.
Patient Education Analogy
Jerome often uses the analogy of a tire with a slow leak to describe the effects of load on the disc.
Jerome remembers advice from his father, “Head down and arse up”. He says that even though that may not be the best advice literally, his dad didn’t know much about spines but he knew that it related more to work ethic.
ISSLS Prize Winner: Dynamic Loading-Induced Convective Transport Enhances Intervertebral Disc Nutrition. Gulbrand SE et. al. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Aug 1;40(15):1158-64
Education in the management of low back pain: literature review and recall of key recommendations for practice. Dupeyron A et. al. Ann Phys Rehabil Med. 2011 Jul;54(5):319-35
Personal Characteristic Contributing to Success
Besides Coffee :) Jerome also tries to stay motivated and uses the prior day to learn from and perhaps, look into areas that he might be able to better help others with similar issues and questions in the future.
If you want to learn more about Jerome Fryer and Dynamic Disc Designs you can go to www.dynamicdiscdesigns.com