Many people know that I try to do a little more. Excitingly, I was interviewed on the mechanical care forum... a weekly podcast that highlights researchers, clinicans, chiropractors, physiotherapists or anyone that is committed to understanding spine and other joints in the body. This is hosted by Jason Ward, a physiotherapist. Many of the interviewed [...]

By | 2017-02-13T00:04:54+00:00 November 29th, 2015|Chair-care Exercise, Interview|0 Comments

A Holistic Approach to Ergonomics Would Benefit Workers At-Risk for IVD Pain

The authors of a review [1. The Contribution of Biomechanical-Biological Interactions of the Spine to Low Back Pain] about the interactions between biological and mechanical forces of the spine and how they may contribute to back pain determined that a more helpful ergonomics paradigm in the study of in vivo tolerance limits might be achieved [...]

By | 2017-09-03T17:37:00+00:00 September 3rd, 2017|Ergonomics, Pain, Research|0 Comments

Forward Bending is the Biggest Culprit in Disc Damage

Though people usually blame lower back pain and disc damage on heavy lifting, a new study [1. Numerical Prediction of the Mechanical Failure of the Intervertebral Disc under Complex Loading Conditions]  determined that the true cause of damage is bending—specifically, in a forward direction.   While studying the effects of complex loading conditions on sheep [...]

By | 2017-08-12T04:47:25+00:00 August 12th, 2017|Back Pain, Intervertebral disc, Research|0 Comments

Motion Sharing and Low Back Pain

The origin of chronic non-specific low back pain is difficult to determine, at least some seem to think so. So much so, the current trending understandings have almost given up on the mechanistic injury model and believe the source to be coming from the brain with the fear avoidance model leading the charge. However, what [...]

By | 2017-06-10T06:53:28+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Low Back Pain, Pain, Research|0 Comments

What may be causing the cracking sound of a synovial joint

The Development of an In-vitro Model for a Cracking Joint So what creates the cracking sound when joints move? Sometimes this happens unexpectedly with joint motion, and in the case of my profession, we intend to elicit the popping sound to reduce joint pain. Interestingly, we really don't know why some joints pop and others [...]

By | 2017-05-06T17:29:28+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Joint sounds, Knuckle Cracking Study|0 Comments

A Spine’s Perspective – Top down Bias in Musculoskeletal Care

Too much brain not enough spine perspective While perusing the internet, I came across a post on a Facebook defaming an anatomical model that I personally handcrafted. The title read in big bold type: "DON'T SHOW YOUR PATIENTS THIS!" and with a video (which was a copyright infringement) of my model that I had taken [...]

By | 2017-02-13T00:04:51+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Spine Education|0 Comments