Blog

A blog of random information and resources. People and ideas that make me tick. Mostly for students and new graduates, but anyone is welcome. 

The Nerve Underhook

A new concept I learned from studying McGill’s work was the Nerve Underhook. Typically, the Slump Test reveals irritation or entrapment of a nerve root often from a herniated/bulging disc. In this test, you create tension on the spinal cord and nerve root and which recreates their symptoms. Neck extension then typically relieves the symptoms […]

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Get Moving!

My #18Moves Challenge I talk a lot about physical activity and the many benefits of it. But in 2018 I decided to “walk the talk”, so to speak. And so #18Moves was born. This started as a personal challenge to get myself moving more in a way that was fun, new and enjoyable. I decided […]

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Research Study Types

Assessing the type of study when navigating literature I know. You’ve had to struggle through your mini-dissertation and have vowed to never utter the word “research” again. Yuck. But hear me out, because I think it’s important when you’re trying to navigate the literature in practice and all you really know how to do is […]

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Lancet Low Back Pain Series

A series of 3 papers on Low Back Pain was recently published in Lancet. These look at the current state and impact of Low Back Pain and its management. Guideline discordant care is extremely common. It is important that we are aware of – and able to implement – these guidelines as they relate to […]

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SnNout and SpPin

Reviewing sensitivity and specificity Do you know how sensitive the tests you’re using are? And how specific the tests are? This can have a large effect on what conclusions you make from performing these tests and how they guide your treatment. What does the sensitivity of a test imply? “…if the test is highly sensitive […]

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The CRISP Books

These books have shaped the way I practice more than anything other resource has up to date. Literally. I use the CRISP protocols in my practice to guide the way I do my intake forms. I use them to guide my examination process, treatment protocols and long-term management. And I use them to guide the way […]

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My Favourite 15 Resources

These are the 15 resources I use most often and find most valuable. They are not in order of importance or rating; I have just put them alphabetically for simplicity’s sake. Better Movement. “…the science of movement and pain”. Just plain awesome. Chiro Success School. “Evidence-based business for evidence-based chiropractors.” This guy is so cool. […]

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Volunteering in Botswana

World Spine Care is a global initiative and aims to provide high quality spine care to underserved communities. The two locations I was working in were the Mahalapye District Hospital and the rural clinic in Shoshong. There is usually one or two clinic supervisors, who are responsible for most of the running of the clinic […]

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Mendeley

Mendeley is an awesome referencing tool that allows you to save and organise research articles that you find online. You can create an account and download Mendeley to your desktop. From there you can save references and, if possible for that particular article, the PDF as well. You can also download the Mendeley plugin and […]

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