The Atlas of Chiropractic is YOUR guide to upper cervical chiropractic. Hosts Dr. John Stenberg and Dr. Cameron Bearder give you the inside look into the science and practice of upper cervical care. Formerly known as the Blair Technique Podcast, you can expect a wider range of content spanning all aspects of upper cervical chiropractic.
Each episode will bring you the perspective of an expert in the field, the latest research and scientific findings, and a behind-the-scenes view of the upper cervical chiropractic profession.
This week in Upper Cervical Chiropractic - Dec 8, 2023 with Dr. Bill Lordan
In this conversation, Dr. John Stenberg discusses various topics related to the upper cervical field. He provides a status update on recent events, including the Epic conference and the announcement of the fourth class of the DCCJP program. Dr. Stenberg shares his motivation for participating in the program and the benefits he expects to gain. He also discusses the Dunning-Kruger effect and imposter syndrome, as well as the return on investment of professional development. The conversation concludes with a discussion on the power of collaboration and different perspectives in the upper cervical community.
The upper cervical field is constantly evolving, and it is important for doctors and students to stay informed and engaged.
The DCCJP program offers advanced training in all aspects of upper cervical care, including anatomy, physiology, neurology, and biomechanics.
Participating in the program can lead to improved clinical procedures, increased confidence, and financial growth.
Collaboration and networking with other doctors in the program can provide valuable insights and perspectives.
00:00 Introduction and Status Update
01:36 Recapping Epic Conference
02:06 Announcement of DCCJP Class
03:14 Purpose of the Diplomate Program
04:46 Motivation to Participate in the Program
05:37 Benefits of the Diplomate Program
08:02 Discussion with Dr. Bill Lorden
09:27 Dunning-Kruger Effect and Imposter Syndrome
11:25 Return on Investment
13:02 Modeling for Children
14:30 Doubt and Frustration in the Program
19:43 Podcasting the Journey
21:16 The Upper Cervical Community
22:16 Support and Advice from Prior Cohorts
24:09 Power of Collaboration and Different Perspectives
Blazing a trail for upper cervical in New Zealand with Dr. Carita De Jong
Dr. Carita De Jong is graduate of the New Zealand College of Chiropractic, and was recently certified in the Blair Upper Cervical Technique. Her story exemplifies what can happen when courage, fate, and action converge. In this WIDE-RANGING episode, we discuss:
Dr. Carita's background and how she got into upper cervical chiropractic
The struggles of learning Blair Technique in a country with limited resources
How chiropractic philosophy informs life and practice
The strength of the Blair Technique community
Check out https://kindredchiropractic.co.nz/ to learn more about Dr. Carita's practice, and to add her to your referral directory.
Follow Kindred Chiropractic on IG here: https://www.instagram.com/kindredchiropracticnz
To hear from some of the doctors mentioned in the episode, check out these previous podcasts:
Reliability of Blair Upper Cervical Indicators with Dr. Jeffrey Hannah
Next Level Chiropractic with Dr. Jeffrey Hannah
How Chiropractic Adjustments Impact Brain Physiology with Dr. Heidi Haavik
Thanks for listening!
Thought Patterns of Highly Effective Clinicians
As I've attended conferences and seminars, networked, learned from instructors and mentors - I've observed certain thought patterns that highly effective clinicians exhibit.
In this solo show, I share my observations of these thought patterns in two categories of upper cervical chiropractors
...as well as the thought patterns that they share. Enjoy!
Correcting upper cervical instability conservatively with Dr. Evan Katz
Dr. Evan Katz is a practicing chiropractor in Boulder, Colorado. He practices the Chiropractic Biophysics Approach (CBP), and has participated in an published multiple research articles in the chiropractic field. Today we discuss one of his most recent publications, "Non-Surgical Management of Upper Cervical Instability via Improved Cervical Lordosis: A Case Series of Adult Patients"
In this episode, we discuss:
how UCI is measured radiographically
static vs. dynamic imaging of the upper cervical spine
the relationship between the cervical lordosis and upper cervical instability
outcomes of the study
an evidence informed model of subluxation care
Check out Professionally Integrated to access Dr. Katz's full library of research articles, references, and professional development resources.
References mentioned in the show: (click for full text downloads)
Non-Surgical Management of Upper Cervical Instability via Improved Cervical Lordosis: A Case Series of Adult Patients
Diagnostic Accuracy of Videofluoroscopy for Symptomatic Cervical Spine Injury Following Whiplash Trauma
Translational and Rotational Postural Aberrations Are Related to Pulmonary Functions and Skill-Related Physical Fitness Components in Collegiate Athletes
Click here for the rapid research review episode discussing this last article:
Postural distortions, cardiopulmonary function, and athletic performance - Rapid Research Review
Trouble-shooting Blair Technique Assessments with Dr. Gordon Elder
Dr. Gordon Elder is a practicing chiropractor, DCCJP, advanced Blair Technique instructor, and all around amazing person.
On this episode, I invited Dr. Elder on to answer listener questions about the Blair Technique assessments, and how to manage patients using these checkup procedures.
In this episode, we discuss:
The daily Blair checks
The scientific validity of the Blair checks
How to prioritize checks and adapt to patient situations
Rationale for pre/post checking
Case management over time
and a few more rants and rabbit trails along the way.
Learn more about Dr. Elder's story and history as a Blair Chiropractor here: Carrying on the Blair Legacy with Dr. Gordon Elder
Visit blairtechnique.com here to access the event schedule and store here:
Listen to this previous episode with Dr. Jeffrey Hannah diving deep into the reliability of the Blair Checks here:
Reliability of Blair Upper Cervical Technique Indicators with Dr. Jeff Hannah
Orthospinology Symposium Recap with Dr. Cameron Bearder and Dr. Jane Brewer
The Society of Chiropractic Orthospinology (SOCO) held their annual technique symposium in Clearwater Beach, FL Oct 13-14, 2023.
Dr. Cameron Bearder and Dr. Jane Brewer both attended the conference with me, and on this episode we recap our key takeaways from the weekend.
To learn more about Orthospinology, listen to these interviews with Orthospinology Doctors:
Orthospinology, patient-centered-care, and catching up with Dr. Chad Billiris and Dr. Cameron Bearder
Pupillometry in upper cervical practice with Dr. Bill Lordan
Visit https://www.orthospinology.org/ to learn more about the Orthospinology procedures, to view upcoming seminar schedules, and purchase equipment.