About Dr. Jerome Fryer – Nanaimo, BC, Chiropractor
Who Am I?
Dr. Jerome Fryer obtained his bachelor of science degree in biopsychology from the University of British Columbia in 1995. He then obtained his doctorate degree in chiropractic, graduating with honors, from the University of Western States, Portland Oregon in 1999. Between the years of 2000-2006 practiced on the West Coast of Vancouver Island in Ucluelet and later expanded to Tofino with a satellite clinic.
In 2006, decided to move to Nanaimo for more opportunities where he currently practices Mon Wed, Thurs and Fri making room for conducting spine research and crafting spine education models. He also lectures on the topics of degenerative disc disease and related spinal hydraulics and nutrition. His latest was at the request of the mechanical engineering department at the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Fryer has a history of sport. His four personal North American Speedskating Championships as well as seven Canadian National Championships set the foundation for a career in chiropractic. Dr. Jerome Fryer has extensive knowledge in sport physiology and injuries.
Dr. Fryer continues to research and investigate his latest observation in the sound source of a joint ‘crack’ after serendipitous discovery of what he believes to be making the noise with spinal manipulation. His curiosity into this started the very day he asked the question after his first chiropractic adjustment in 1996: “where is that popping noise coming from?” After nearly 20 years of thinking on the topic, along with his development work with The Oracle Model, has led to his hypothesis of a synovial fold release, a similar mechanism to a suction cup release. Data collection using cineMRI at the University of Alberta led to the publication in a peer reviewed open access journal in PLOS One.
Starting September 2017, Dr. Jerome Fryer and the University of British Columbia’s Mechanical Engineering Department will conduct a follow-up study on the ongoing investigation and publications. A successful campaign to attract $29,000 will help fund the study. These monies have been donated by fellow colleagues, Dr. Jerome Fryer’s patients and Blue Moon Fund (Vancouver division).
In the May 2017 edition of Canadian Chiropractor Magazine, Dr. Jerome Fryer was highlighted as a cover story with his work on the sound origins of joint cracking (audible release). His interests are in the study of the sound origins and mechanisms of joint movement.
Sound science of knuckle cracking.
At the Annual General Meeting in Victoria (2015), Dr. Jerome Fryer was awarded for Excellence in Research – issued by the British Columbia College of Chiropractors (The Award of Excellence is granted to BCCA members who have demonstrated, exceptional dedication or service to the chiropractic profession and/or the community)
Dr. Jerome Fryer, Founder and Chief Innovation Officer at Dynamic Disc Designs Corp, continues to add new anatomical spine models to www.dynamicdiscdesigns.com with testimonials coming from all over the world Read more.
Research grant has been awarded to Dr. Jerome Fryer from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Dr. Jerome Fryer has now completed the work (2012) regarding this project with the University of Alberta in the research and development of human spine modeling.
Dr. Fryer is a reviewer of submitted manuscripts published by Dove Medical Press for the Journal of Pain Research. Fryer provided his latest review on pain in children and in the management of common conditions.
Fryer, J.; Quon J.; Smith, F.W. Magenetic resonance imaging and stadiometric assessment of the lumbar discs after sitting and chair-care decompression excercise: a pilot study. The Spine Journal 2010, April 10:4:297-305.
2009, 2010, 2011, 2014 Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of British Columbia. Course BIOFLUIDS Title of lecture: Intervertebral Motion, a Hydraulic Perspective
2009 World Congress of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery and Technique
2014 Becker’s 11th Annual Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management Conference in Chicago
2014 Lunch Speaker BC CHIROPRATIC ASSOCIATION AGM and Conference
Award for Excellence in Research (2015) – issued by the British Columbia College of Chiropractors (The Award of Excellence is granted to BCCA members who have demonstrated, exceptional dedication or service to the chiropractic profession and/or the community)