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 [...]

How Lifting Weight and Posture Are Linked to Disc Herniation

A study [1. A new dynamic six degrees of freedom disc-loading simulator allows to provoke disc damage and herniation] in the European Spine Journal created a disc-loading simulator to help collect data about disc herniation and injury. It offered some interesting results about how lifting heavy weights and maintaining extreme postures are linked to [...]

Can a Hybrid Sit-Stand Postures Be Better Than Sitting or Standing?

A study conducted earlier this year [1. Are hybrid sit-stand postures a good compromise between sitting and standing?], for the journal of Ergonomics, decided to compare sitting, standing, and perching. The goal was to analyze if hybrid sit-stand postures could prove to be a better compromise between sitting or standing. Some Context Normal human standing [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]