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+00:00November 29th, 2015|Chair-care Exercise, Interview|0 Comments

Biosynthesis of Human Inner Annulus Fibrosus and Nucleus Pulposus Cells May Be Related to Compressive Stress, Study Finds

Researchers observed how different magnitudes of compressive stress affected human intervertebral disc cell biosynthesis. The findings of this study [1. An in vitro study of dynamic cyclic compressive stress on human inner annulus fibrosus and nucleus pulposus cells] indicate that biosynthetic characteristics of human inner annulus fibrosus and nucleus pulposus cells may depend on the [...]

By |2018-10-08T21:16:05+00:00October 8th, 2018|Back Pain, Degenerated Discs|0 Comments

The Audible Release – Investigating the Cracking Joint

A cracking joint (audible release) has been at the foundation of the chiropractic profession for over a century. It is performed on patients daily across the world in the management of spinal pain. However, what is the deal with the mechanism? Where is the sound coming from? As a chiropractic student between 1996 and 2000, [...]

By |2018-08-22T14:32:39+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Chiropractic, Research|0 Comments

Empowering Patients Through Personalized Biomechanics

Personalized Biomechanics As many of you know, I work to help patients get control of their back and neck pain. I learnt early on that if a patient can see and truly understand the source(s) of their pain triggers, they can begin to understand which movements may be causing the problem while other movements can wind [...]

By |2018-06-24T17:21:36+00:00June 24th, 2018|Low Back Pain, Spine Education|0 Comments

Mathematical Model of Knuckle Cracking

Knuckle cracking - A Model Interestingly, a paper was recently published challenging what we had seen in our PLOS One study. It would seem reasonable that there would be others looking to crack the code on the sound source of a joint pop. It is such a common phenomenon. In their study, they used a [...]

By |2018-04-01T03:42:47+00:00April 1st, 2018|Joint sounds, Knuckle Cracking Study|0 Comments

High Level Athletes Appear to Develop Spine Degeneration

Does it come to any surprise that high-level athletes have spine disc degeneration? I found it quite revealing that a paper in BMJ Open Sport and Excercise Medicine [1. Evaluation of spine MRIs in athletes participating in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympic Games ] revealed in a retrospective study that a high number [...]

By |2018-03-18T16:07:48+00:00March 18th, 2018|Intervertebral disc, Pain, Research, Uncategorized|0 Comments