What is integrative diagnosis? How is it different than other tools?
Dr. Nottoli: From a big picture standpoint it is a system for complete diagnosis and conservative management of musculoskeletal conditions. Essentially everything that we do in our scope of practice whether you're a PT or a DC or even licensed massage therapist. That’s essentially what you're going to see coming in your door, conservative musculoskeletal problems. It’s got detailed procedures and tests for everything you do in your offices from the history, to the functional testing, to the palpation of adhesions, to the communication, to the management of the patient. Everything is built in that robust system.
Chiropractor at University of Maryland School of Medicine | An Interview with Brian Morrison By Noah Volz
What's the origin story behind your involvement with the Center for Integrative Medicine?
Dr. Morrison: The center has been with University of Maryland for well over 20 years. One of the first centers and Brian Barman is a medical doctor who was director there. He was able to get some grant money together and some supporters so they started an integrated medicine center which was placed on the second floor of a satellite hospital for the University of Maryland.
They had a medical doctor who did integrated medicine, an acupuncturist. The two things that was Dr. Berman's real interest was acupuncture and one of the directors of the clinic came to my office for care and she said, “We could probably use what you do, would you be interested in coming down?” I said yes.
You are all about clinical evidence, clinical excellence and evidence-based medicine. What does that mean to you and what does that look like for somebody who’s a student like me?
Dr. Steele: In school you follow the evidence. You do all the orthopedic tests you’re supposed to perform, the questions you’re supposed to ask and so one. When you get into practice you quickly realize that nobody falls in those buckets and there is always more than one thing going on. Or you’re treating someone and they don’t get better. It can be difficult. I always thought of myself as an evidence-based provider. I quickly realized that experience and being more evidence informed tended to guide my practice. I have found a happy medium where I merge an evidence-based with an evidence informed practice. Get all the best information, but then to use your experience and your intuition to actually get to the root problem and find the right solution.
What are planning to share at the first annual Forward Thinking Chiropractic Alliance Conference in Kansas City this summer?
Dr. Nemchenko: I'm going to be speaking about how to ethically create an evidence-based way do pregnancy and pediatrics. When I first started in practice I felt like a fish out of water because my husband was a medical doctor and I’ve been a paramedic. Most of the people I practiced with had a natural lifestyle. I've had two kids with two epidurals and two inductions so I felt a little out of place. I found a niche with my practice it had 50% athletes and 50% pregnancy. I started seeing pregnant mothers because when I was pregnant with my daughter the physicality of chiropractic made it so I couldn’t practice. I learned that if you get hurt while you're pregnant it really messes with your mind and it makes you feel weak.
Noah: Welcome to DC2Be Revolution. Helping chiropractic students think big in order to live large. I’m your host Noah Volz. Today I’m here with Dr. Bobby Maybee. He has been practicing for 12 years and is currently in Portland, Oregon and in addition to that he is using his own experiences and those of chiropractors and students to write a “Survival Guide” for chiropractic students and young grads. Thanks for being here.
Dr. Maybee: Absolutely, as a precursor to the show I want to make sure that everyone understands that I am not a guru. I'm not here to sell anything. I’m just a clinician who has experiences that I would like to share.
Noah: Thanks, so what is the survival guide that you’re creating for chiropractors and why do you feel like it’s something that’s needed in the chiropractic profession?
Welcome to DC2Be Revolution. Helping chiropractic students think big in order to live large. I’m your host Noah Volz. I'm here with Dr. Blake Kalkstein. He did his chiropractic residency at the world-renowned Walter Reed Military Medical Hospital in Bethesda Maryland. Where he spent time working with soldiers and helping them recover from back and neck pain as well as other injuries sustained during war. Now he's a chiropractor at Adolph and Kalkstein chiropractic and the creator of Chiro spark.
Noah: You are going to be speaking at the Forward Thinking Chiropractic Alliance conference in June and so I wonder if you could share with students what you’re going to be presenting on at that conference.
Dr. Kalkstein: Dr. Maybee invited me to be the Social media presenter. I think what I'll be taking about, I haven’t really narrowed down the exact details of what my presentation is going to be, but what I want it to be is a way that current chiropractors can use social media efficiently and effectively to build their practice. We have been using Facebook and YouTube to basically explode our practice. I’ve only been in practice four years and when I first started working with my dad, he's the other chiropractor, in a busy month we were having 45 new patients. In November we had 183 new patients. I won't settle for anything under 200 in 2019. I want to take what we’ve done and distill down what works for us and make it available for other chiropractors. That's what I think I'm going to teach.
Noah: Thank you Dr. Ariel Provasoli for being here today.
Dr. Ariel: Thanks for having me.
Noah: My pleasure and this interview is about surviving chiropractic school, but you mentioned that you just got back from a service trip and I wonder if you could talk about the service trip that you went on. What happened? What were the big insights that you had?
Dr. Ariel: So I have been traveling to Jamaica for the last four years. For the last three years I've been co- facilitating a self-care and service retreat with Dr. Tracy.
She's from globalivity and she has practiced all over the world. She had a vision to create a chiropractic service retreat that also integrated self-care into the retreat and so I went. I graduated from school at life West in June of 2013 and I went as a new graduate and I ended up falling in love with Jamaica and Tracy.
Welcome to DC2Be Revolution. Helping Chiropractic students think big in order to live large. I'm your host Noah Volz and today I'm here with Dr. Anne Jensen. She has a varied history in the Chiropractic world. She got her Ph.D. from Oxford and she's published a lot of different research articles and considered an expert in emotional wellness and she's the developer of heart speak, the powerful innovative stress reduction process.
Noah: Thank you for being here.
Dr. Anne Jensen: Welcome, I'm really glad to be here thanks Noah. I know that there are a lot of students who are curious about research and want to be really involved in doing research in Chiropractic or at health or and wellness.
Noah: When I see they talk a little bit of your origin story how you transitioned from a clinician into a researcher and what that looks like for you now.
Dr. Anne Jensen: I was practicing in North Queensland in Australia for 11 years and during the last few years of practice was doing research in practice, I was doing some kind of fringy things and I thought I was seeing amazing changes.
Noah: Welcome to DC2Be Revolution. Helping chiropractic students think big in order to live large.
I'm your host Noah Volz and today I'm here with Dr. Ankur Prakash. He has been actively fulfilling his sole purpose by creating solutions for people at his “Living Well-Balanced” Centers located in both New York and North Carolina. In addition to offering excellent care at his different centers he's also expressing his passion for entrepreneurship as Chief Medical Officer of Perform Stretch. I really wanted to get you on the show today because Garrett Gunderson told a story about how you accelerated your success in a really short amount of time.
Dr. Prakash: Garrett's way too humble, he thinks it’s all me, but he did a huge part of that.
Noah: I was looking at your bio and you did something original. You mentioned Wealth Factory, mastermind groups, and other programs that you're part of. This showed that you didn’t do it all alone and that you had coaching and mentorship all the way through. Can you talk about how your realized that was necessary for you? And how you got through the roadblocks to get where you are right now?
Writing with originality, generosity, compassion and purpose, Dr. Noah Volz imparts valuable lessons in an entertaining, engaging and snappy way―backed by a wealth of experience. As an author, chiropractor, and entrepreneur, he has started and run multiple companies and has been the host of the DC2Be Revolution YouTube channel and podcast.