Dr. Stephanie Halloran is a chiropractic resident at the Connecticut VA healthcare system in West Haven Connecticut and she was also the student American Chiropractic Association membership committee chair and was a chiropractic intern at the Richard L Roodeboks VA in Indianapolis Indiana. How did you land your residency position at the VA?
Dr. Halloran: I was first exposed to the opportunity to do the residency in 2014. I was in Roanoke Virginia at the Foot Levelers facility attending the Student American Chiropractic Association Leadership Conference. It was the first one I had attended and on the docket of speakers that year were all the directors of the residency program. 2015 was the first year that they had the residency program. It was in its first year of the pilot and they spoke of this amazing opportunity to basically do what medical professionals do and go into your training after you become a physician and learn under your attendings and rotate through all these other departments and basically become the best clinician you can.
How are you a pioneer in this field?
Dr. Riddle: I have to give credit to the people that came before me. Without those foundations I wouldn't have that to stand on. I’m affiliated with FAKTR along with Dr. Tom Hyde and Dr. Greg Doerr.
When you take something like traditional IASTM and you add movement to it they got accelerated outcomes.
What we're doing is taking your traditional IASTM courses and trying to make it more of a system as opposed to a technique, because if you're focused strictly on techniques that's all you’ve got, but if you develop a system now it's for everybody.
I like to do what works and I try to be as evidence-informed about that as possible.
Noah: What is the unique to the lens that you look through?
Noah: What is a chiropractors role in sports medicine?
Dr. Kevin Christie: I graduated from Logan in 2005 and they prepared me with the basics, but if I would have just followed the curriculum I wouldn't be where I am today. I could probably say that about most schools so my extracurricular activities consisted of Active Release Technique and Motion Palpation Institute, MPI. It gave me information on how to deal with sports injuries. Then I focused on movement screens and Titleist Performance Institute which prepared me for sports.
When I got out I worked as an associate for about a year and a half and learned a lot and then I was given an opportunity to partner with a chiropractic practice inside of the sports training facility.
Dr. Sean Thistle is a practicing chiropractor, educator, international speaker and founder of RRS Education which provides evidence-based clinically applicable information for chiropractors and other manual therapists. He's lectured as a part-time faculty member for the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in orthopedics. The initial way that I came across you is a video that you did about the common myths in chiropractic. Can you talk about those myths and give your perspective on how you think those myths are affecting the chiropractic profession?
Dr. Thistle: I'll give back story on where that video came from. This was an introductory video to a much longer interview that I did with a group called functional media started by two recent graduated physiotherapists and their angle was to interview people in the manual therapy space.
I did an hour audio interview where we got into a lot of these things in detail and the video was done as a teaser for that the longer interview. Some of the context was lost in translation, but I mentioned a few things that bother me from an evidence perspective, patient management perspective and our cultural authority as a profession.
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