Monthly Archives: November 2016

Show Notes for November 18, 2016

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news:  We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Concussion Management Amongst Sports Physicians
  • And Finally, a Story about Cervical Manipulation and Stroke

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #572 recorded November 18, 2016.

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

You can download this week’s Podcast here – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0572.mp3

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And Now for some news ….

 

Concussion Management Amongst Sports Physicians

The primary purpose of a study recently published in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, was to examine concussion management practice patterns among sports medicine physicians in the United States.

Authors of the study distributed a questionnaire to physician members of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine assessing the current practices for evaluating and managing concussions sustained during sports. Specifically, the authors asked respondents about their use of management guidelines, medications, balance assessments, neuropsychological tests, and return-to-play strategies.

The study concluded that most sports medicine physicians seem to use recently developed guidelines for concussion management, regularly use medications and neuropsychological testing in management strategies, and follow established return-to-play guidelines.

The Clinical Relevance Pearl of the study stated that Sports medicine physicians seem to have clinical expertise in the management of sport-related concussion.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://journals.lww.com/cjsportsmed/Fulltext/2016/09000/Concussion_Management_Practice_Patterns_Among.5.aspx?cid=MR-eJP-Newsletter-SportsMedicine-SportsMedicine-JSM-NoPromo&rid=46382964

 

 

 

Cervical Manipulation and Stroke

The American Chiropractic Association, the ACA has recently started to contact Doctors of Chiropractic about recent media stories related to Cervical Manipulation and risk of Stroke.

There is an ongoing interest in the association between cervical manipulation and the incidence of cervical arterial dissection (CAD) followed by stroke.

Historically, opinion rather than fact has often dominated discussions on this topic, even though the incidence of stroke associated with cervical manipulation is very rare and there is a lack of evidence to prove that cervical adjustments cause stroke.

The ACA is sensitive to the public’s concerns surrounding this complex issue, and is offering the following resources to help doctors of chiropractic disseminate accurate information to patients, health care colleagues and the media.

ACA encourages doctors of chiropractic to speak to patients about the benefits and risks associated with any treatment plan they may recommend, as well as benefits and risks associated with other treatments their patients may consider. Review ACA’s policy on Informed Consent for guidance on fostering shared decision making with patients.

The ACA recommends that all Doctors be prepared to speak with patients about chiropractic safety. To assist with these discussions, the facts sheets and infographic below may be downloaded, printed and distributed to patients.

Surf to our Show Notes for links including Patient Handouts and Talking Points – https://www.acatoday.org/Practice-Resources/Compliance/Cervical-Arterial-Dissection

 

 

 

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As always, please surf to our Podcast Show Notes at ChiropracticRadio.com for a full listing of web references mentioned in today’s show.

And remember – COT’s Healthbeat always recommends discussing any nutritional or exercise lifestyle modifications with a qualified healthcare professional.

 

Thank you for listening…. As always, We Want to hear from you.  Please send us emails…. Simply surf to our Web Site at ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the Email link.

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Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

Entrepreneurs Are Great At Dealing With Uncertainty And Also Very Good At Minimizing Risk. That’s The Classic Entrepreneur.”
– Mohnish Pabrai

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been
Dr. Todd Eglow.

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Show Notes for November 4, 2016

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news:  We’ll Be Looking At –

  • PNF and Balance and Strength
  • And Finally, a Commentary on Cost Effectiveness of Manual Therapies

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #570 recorded November 4, 2016.

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

You can download this week’s Podcast here – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0570.mp3

COT’s HealthBeat is now available on demand on Stitcher Radio – http://app.stitcher.com/browse/feed/31530/details

This week’s Episode is sponsored by Audible Books.  Please surf to our web site at www.ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the DaVinci link for your Health and Nutritional needs.

We also would appreciate your passing the word of our Podcasts to your friends and colleagues.  Please let everyone know how easy it is to subscribe via the Apple iTunes directory.

If you are interested in creating personalized Healthbeat podcasts for your office or website, to help attract new patients, please surf to our web site and send us an Email ….

…. or Skype us by typing in “healthbeat”, all in small letters.

Twitter – We are always looking to expand our interactivity with you, our loyal Health Community.  If you would like to be kept up-to-date with current events about Health, Technology and ME, feel free to surf to – http://www.twitter.com/teglow and click on the Follow link.

Next, we would like to send out a big Thank You to those of you who are linking our Podcast to your home pages…. We do request that you also include a link to our main Podcast Page at www.ChiropracticRadio.com

And as always, a big thank you to our COT HealthBeat Listener community.  This podcast is made available thru the generous donations we receive and greatly appreciate.  If you could remember to surf to our Web Site and click on the PayPal link to make a monthly donation, even $5-$10, this would be very much welcomed.

Finally, Chiropractic OnLine Today has always provided our news and education content for free and plan on continuing this policy.  However, we do request that if you are enjoying these podcasts, that you surf to ChiropracticRadio.com and consider clicking on our PayPal link to make a donation to keep these Podcasts airing.  We thank everyone for their continued support.

And Now for some news ….

 

 

 

 

PNF and Balance and Strength

A study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies described the effects of a proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) program on balance, strength, and mobility in an older adult with chronic stroke.

The patient was male, aged 69 years, with right hemiplegia for 17 years, and had diminished balance, balance confidence, lower extremity (LE) strength, and gait velocity. He received one hour of PNF-based therapy thrice a week for six weeks.

The study concluded that PNF was effective in enhancing balance, strength, and mobility in an older adult with chronic stroke and may mitigate falls risk in this population.

More research is needed to determine its impact in a larger sample of older people with chronic stroke.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.bodyworkmovementtherapies.com/article/S1360-8592(16)30256-X/abstract

 

 

 

Commentary on Cost Effectiveness of Manual Therapies

A commentary published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies discussed the Cost Effectiveness of Manual Therapies for Neck and Low Back Pain.

Neck and low back pain (NLBP) are global health problems, which diminish quality of life and consume vast economic resources. Cost effectiveness in healthcare is the minimal amount spent to obtain acceptable outcomes. Studies on manual therapies often fail to identify which manual therapy intervention or combinations with other interventions is the most cost effective.

The purpose of this commentary is to sample the dialogue within the literature on the cost effectiveness of evidence-based manual therapies with a particular focus on the neck and low back regions.

The lack of homogeneity, in the available literature, makes difficult any valid comparison among the various cost effectiveness studies.

Potential outcome bias in each study is dependent upon the lens through which it is evaluated. If evaluated from a societal perspective, the conclusion slants toward “adequate” interventions in an effort to decrease costs rather than toward the most efficacious interventions with the best outcomes.

When cost data are assessed according to a healthcare (or individual) perspective, greater value is placed on quality of life, the patient’s beliefs, and the “willingness to pay.”

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.bodyworkmovementtherapies.com/article/S1360-8592(16)30204-2/abstract

 

 

 

 

This podcast is made available through the generous donations from our great Listeners, such as You!  If you are enjoying these HealthBeat Podcasts, Please surf to our Web Site and click on the PayPal link.

For information about adding Personalized HealthBeat Podcasts to your office’s Web Site, to help you attract new patients, please Email us at – healthbeat@chiropracticradio.com

And remember to surf to our Show Notes, located at http://www.ChiropracticRadio.com

 

As always, please surf to our Podcast Show Notes at ChiropracticRadio.com for a full listing of web references mentioned in today’s show.

And remember – COT’s Healthbeat always recommends discussing any nutritional or exercise lifestyle modifications with a qualified healthcare professional.

Thank you for listening…. As always, We Want to hear from you.  Please send us emails…. Simply surf to our Web Site at ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the Email link.

You can also leave us Voice Mail…. Simply open up your Skype and type in “healthbeat”, all in small letters.

If you have an idea for a future Health Segment, please feel free to contact me directly via email …. The address is: healthbeat@chiropracticradio.com

We also would appreciate your votes both at Podcastalley.com.  If you are enjoying these podcasts, please surf to our HealthBeat homepage and click on the Podcast Alley link and Yahoo links.

If you have a Web Site for your practice and you would like to add content to help attract more patients, please consider adding a Personalized HealthBeat segments to your site. Many listeners are finding this a useful content addition to an Office’s Web Site.  For more information, please send me an Email at healthbeat@chiropracticradio.com

While at our Web Site, please remember to consider making a donation to help keep these Podcasts airing.  Listener support such as yours, via our PayPal link, does help in allowing us to bring these Podcasts to you weekly.

And please remember to support our sponsors by clicking their links located at ChiropracticRadio.com

Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

People Who Are Crazy Enough To Think They Can Change The World, Are The Ones Who Do.”
– Rob Siltanen

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been
Dr. Todd Eglow.