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Empowering Patients Through Personalized Biomechanics

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

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 [...]

Motion Sharing and Low Back Pain

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

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 [...]

The language of chiropractic patient education No Nocebo

By |2017-02-13T00:04:52+00:00December 6th, 2016|Chiropractic, Intervertebral disc, Low Back Pain, Spine Education|

The language we use as professionals is important. When I took my chiropractic oath in 1999, it was the "first do no harm" I believed to be most important. As I began practice I could hear myself speak about findings and I struggled in the beginning to translate findings like 'degenerative disc disease' to the patient [...]

Systematic Review Encourages Education for Low Back Pain

By |2017-02-13T00:04:52+00:00October 9th, 2016|Low Back Pain, Research|

In a recent study published in the European Journal of Pain [1. Wong JJ, Côté P, Sutton DA, Randhawa K, Yu H, Varatharajan S, Goldgrub R, Nordin M, Gross DP, Shearer HM, Carroll LJ,Stern PJ, Ameis A, Southerst D, Mior S, Stupar M, Varatharajan T, Taylor-Vaisey A. Clinical practice guidelines for the noninvasive management of low back [...]