Manage episode 181458254 series 1404850
"A lot of the things that we have to spend time dispelling in our practice are myths that patients come in with"
Chiropractor, Dr. Shawn Thistle [B.Kin (Hons.), D.C., Medical Acupuncture, ART, CSCS, F.R], speaks with us about common chiropractic myths. Shawn also discusses his business, RRS Education, and how clinicians can stay up to date with current research.
00:28 Can you introduce yourself and your background?
01:26 Can you tell us about your company, RRS Education?
07:12 Can you briefly describe what chiropractic medicine is and what it isn’t?
09:21 Many chiropractors and physiotherapists treat similarly, so what is the difference between the two?
11:37 What are the biggest myths that you have to dispel as a chiropractor?
What are your thoughts on the following myths:
16:55 - Chiropractors are back specialists only
19:02 - Chiropractors always do spinal adjustments
21:46 - Adjustments are scary
26:09 - Bones can slip out of place and getting an adjustment re-aligns the bones
28:25 - X-ray can show proof of misalignment and before/after x-rays can show a difference in alignment
31:21 - Chiropractors can treat nearly anything including diseases with spinal manipulation
34:27 Are there any other myths you’d like to discuss?
37:31 Do you think educational programs stay up to date with the evidence?
40:00 Do you have any tips on staying current with the research?
44:31 Sometimes you hear stories about marketing tactics by chiropractors such as long-prepaid treatment plans. What are your thoughts on this?
47:06 Where can people find out more about you?