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8 Feb 2017

Are We Treating Patients Like Dice?

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Statistics tell us the probability of throwing a 2 with a regular die, is one in 6 – something we can easily verify by throwing the die repeatedly to see whether our prediction matched reality. We can also predict that rolling one die...
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7 Feb 2017

Calcium as an essential nutrient

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In the January Webinar We covered Calcium and it’s role as an essential macro-nutrient. It turns out Calcium is such a big topic, it’s really hard to do it justice in an hour, but some of the topics we covered included:...
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30 Jan 2017

Involuntary Neck Movements caused by Apicectomy

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An interesting case showcasing afferent input. A young man with a diagnosis of torticollis (which was really involuntary movement) and winging of the scapulae. I diagnosed the cause of his nerve interference on his first visit and here you can see...
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22 Dec 2016

December Webinar

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This month webinar focused on human movement and how better understanding the way our bodies move can help us to become better practitioners. The webinar started with some basic questions regarding our body. What is the basic function of the...
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14 Oct 2016

The Elephant in the Room for EBM

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P-values are the gold medal of research. Finding a p-value less than .05 in your clinical trial is the pinnacle of achievement. Even though there is virtually no difference between p=.047 and p=.053, get the former and your research is a...
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9 Aug 2016

The Quickest Way to Change Muscle Tone

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Muscle tone is a NEUROLOGIC phenomenon. It depends on the nervous system working without interference. The basic unit of neurological function is the neurological impulse which leads to axonal depolarisation. It mostly originates in the muscle spindle cells and periodontal...
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14 Jun 2016

Neck Adjustment for Low Back Pain

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Adjustments provide afferent input. Where there is a deficiency of input, an adjustment will produce benefit. If there is no deficiency of input, the adjustment will have no benefit. The trick to providing benefit is providing the right amount of input...
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24 May 2016

The Vitalism Debate

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The Vitalism vs (Research) Paper-based debate and division of chiropractic needs to end. Neither is truthful and the artificial distinction ultimately leaves the majority of chiropractors out in the cold. Vitalism was discredited when Hermann Kolbe synthesized acetic acid from inorganic substances obtained from...
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17 May 2016

The Tragedy of Treating Conditions

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We get so used to naming conditions, we end up thinking of them as entities when they are not. A condition is a description of the state of the host, not a description of something that is independent of the...
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