Video Education

Empowered Health Video Series – Season 2 

Because you have a spine it’s important to understand what Chiropractic care means to your health. Learn more about how chiropractic research, education and practice help you receive appropriate diagnosis and treatment – today and tomorrow with this highly informative video series hosted by Dr. Don Nixdorf.

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Introduction  – Episode 1
Research – Episode 2
Etc.

Episode 1 – Introduction

Dr. Don introduces us to Season 2 of “Your Spine, Your Health” which will focus on research, education and practice. Click the Read button for an article on this video.  Read

 

Episode 2 – Research

When it comes to research, read between the lines. Dr. Don tells us what to look for when it comes to reviewing research publications.  Click the Read button for an article on this video.  Read

 

Episode 3 – Spine Measurement

University of Alberta Associate Professor Dr. Greg Kawchuk explains the benefits of measuring of spinal function. His research is helping to develop new ways that clinicians can better communicate outcomes and progress to patients.  Click the Read button for an article on this video.  Read

 

Episode 4 – Informed Consent

Informed consent is more about letting you know about your treatment options. Dr. Don explains that as a patient, you must understand your diagnosis, treatment benefits, risks and alternatives.  Click the Read button for an article on this video.  Read

 

Episode 5 – Minimizing Whiplash Injury 

Dr. Jean Sébastien Blouin and Dr. Gunter Siegmund from UBC are investigating car crash injuries, primarily whiplash. Through their research they are uncovering ways to make car seats more effective at mitigating the risk of whiplash injury during a crash.  Click the Read button for an article on this video.  Read

 

Episode 6 – Sports Chiropractic 

Dr. Elna Muñoz Johnson works with several athletes and sports teams. Chiropractic has rapidly been embraced by professional sporting associations and major events such as the Olympic games. Click the Read button for an article on this video.  Read

 

Episode 7 – Spinal Disc Regeneration 

There may be a treatment coming down the pipe for patients with spinal cord and disc injuries thanks to groundbreaking research that is underway at the University of Toronto. Dr. Mark Erwin, Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation (CCRF) Professor in disc biology leads a team of researchers who are on a mission to unlock the regenerative properties of human intervertebral disc stem cells. Click the Read button for an article on this video.  Read

 

Episode 8 – Diagnostic Tools

Diagnostic tools can be a huge help when it comes to determining an appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Jassal explains more about the technologies that many chiropractors employ to help their patients. Click the Read button for an article on this video.  Read

 

Episode 9 – Measurement Movement

Researcher Dr. Steven Passmore from the University of Manitoba discusses how clinical trials are put together to help identify populations of people who will respond to one treatment or another and why. Click the Read button for an article on this video.  Read

 

Episode 10 – Diagnosis

What exactly is a Diagnosis and why is it important to the healthcare you receive? Dr. Jay Robinson, President of the BC Chiropractic Association discusses how doctors formulate an appropriate diagnosis and what this means to you, the patient. Click the Read button for an article on this video.  Read

 

Episode 11 – Rehabilitative Exercise Therapy

Could your next prescription be for… exercise?! Dr. Paul Bruno is a researcher at the University of Regina who is studying body movements through motion capture technology to help practitioners develop customized exercise therapy solutions for their patients. Click the Read button for an article on this video.  Read

 

Episode 12 – Core Muscles and Balance

Strengthening your core could be one way to fight off chronic back pain. Dr. John Srbely DC, PhD is a researcher from the University of Guelph who is studying abdominal muscles and their relationship to balance and posture. Click the Read button for an article on this video.  Read

 

Episode 13 – Spinal Stenosis Research

New research from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) is demonstrating the potential to alleviate symptoms in patients suffering from spinal stenosis. Dr. Brian Budgell, Professor and Director of CMCC’s Neurophysiology Research Laboratory is testing electronic stimulation as a means to manage the painful symptoms associated with this disease. Click the Read button for an article on this video.  Read

 

Episode 14 – Weight Loss (part 1)

At least 1/3 of Canadians suffer from obesity which is responsible for many life threatening conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. Losing the extra weight is easier said than done. Dr. Michael Lyon MD discusses the challenges people face when trying to lose weight. Click the Read button for an article on this video.  Read

 

Episode 15 – Weight Loss (part 2)

What are potential solutions when it comes to weight loss? There is no easy fix. Dr. Michael Lyon discusses fibre and how it can play a roll in weight maintenance. Click the Read button for an article on this video.  Read

 

Episode 16 – Spinal Stenosis Boot Camp

Spinal stenosis is one of the most common causes of disability and loss of independence in older adults. Through his research, Dr. Carlo Ammendolia has developed a clinical treatment and exercise program dubbed “Spinal Stenosis Bootcamp” which aims to give these individuals greater range of motion and decrease symptoms. Click the Read button for an article on this video.  Read

 

Episode 17 – Next Steps in Diagnosis

Spinal stenosis is one of the most common causes of disability and loss of independence in older adults. Through his research, Dr. Carlo Ammendolia has developed a clinical treatment and exercise program dubbed “Spinal Stenosis Bootcamp” which aims to give these individuals greater range of motion and decrease symptoms. Click the Read button for an article on this video.  Read

 

Episode 18 – Video Fluoroscopy

Sometimes a still x-ray doesn’t provide us with the whole story. Dr. Sasha Blaskovich tells us more about an old technology that is being used in new ways: Video X-ray. Finally patients are able to find the answers to their pain that they are looking for. Click the Read button for an article on this video.  Read

 

Episode 19 – Evidence Practice Gap

How do we take research from our universities and transfer it to every day practice? Dr. André Bussières and his team are developing Clinical Practice Guidelines to help practitioners in the field to utilize the best evidence based practices. Click the Read button for an article on this video.  Read

 

Episode 20 – Flight Simulator Technology

How can a flight simulator help to uncover causes and treatments for back pain? Dr. Greg Kawchuk is a researcher at the University of Alberta who is using this technology to assist in breaking down the mechanics of how patients with back pain move and how they can move more effectively. Click the Read button for an article on this video.  Read

 

Episode 21 – Upright MRI

When it comes to taking images of the spine, it makes sense to take them in the upright or “weight bearing” position. Drs. Brownlee and Ouimet discuss the benefits of weight bearing MRI for back pain and chronic conditions. Click the Read button for an article on this video.  Read

 

Episode 22 – Ankylosing Spondylitis Protocols

Dr. Carlo Ammendolia is conducting research into how chiropractic care can benefit patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis, enabling them to have greater range of movement and better quality of life. Click the Read button for an article on this video.  Read

 

Episode 23 – Dr. Allan Gotlib and the CCRF

Chiropractic research in Canada would not be what it is today without the tireless efforts of Executive Vice President, Dr. Allan Gotlib. Thanks to his work through the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation, many public universities across the country are home to a chiropractic research chair or professorship and generate credible scientific research that ultimately benefits health care for all Canadians. Click the Read button for an article on this video.  Read

 

Episode 24 – Spinal Stenosis Research 2

Learn more about how spinal stenosis research at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College is helping to uncover new treatments for this debilitating condition. Click the Read button for an article on this video.  Read

 

Episode 25 – Attitudes about Treating Back Pain

Dr. Jason Busse, Chiropractic Research Chair at McMaster University is conducting research into ways to improve medical assessments for low back pain and create greater efficiency when determining the most appropriate course of care. Click the Read button for an article on this video.  Read

 

Episode 26 – Standing Balance

Many of us take our balance for granted, but for those with health conditions that impair balance, it can be a real struggle. Dr. Jean-Sébastien Blouin is conducting research at the University of British Columbia to help uncover the mechanisms of balance in healthy individuals so that treatment protocols can be developed for patients with balance deficits. Click the Read button for an article on this video.  Read

 

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