48 episodes

BACKchat is hosted by chiropractors Dr. Paul Bergamo with Dr. Anthony Coxon. BACKchat is a thought provoking health podcast, empowering you to live to your true, health potential. We discuss with leading health experts and inspirational individuals, the importance of the 5 pillars of health: “Thinking, Eating, Moving, Sleeping and your Neurology.”

During the program, we will ask our guests our “Impactor” question. This reveals to our listeners the pivotal moment, event or influences that lead them to becoming the inspirational health expert they are today. Each program concludes with three practical tips our listeners can immediately apply to assist them to be their best. To stay abreast with updates with BACKchat, please go to our Facebook page - www.facebook.com/backchatpodcast or our Instagram page - @backchatpodcast. We leave you with a thought: “Be the best at what you do, and you will grow and inspire others, around you.” We look forward to meeting you on our next BACKchat podcast.

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BACKchat is hosted by chiropractors Dr. Paul Bergamo with Dr. Anthony Coxon. BACKchat is a thought provoking health podcast, empowering you to live to your true, health potential. We discuss with leading health experts and inspirational individuals, the importance of the 5 pillars of health: “Thinking, Eating, Moving, Sleeping and your Neurology.”

During the program, we will ask our guests our “Impactor” question. This reveals to our listeners the pivotal moment, event or influences that lead them to becoming the inspirational health expert they are today. Each program concludes with three practical tips our listeners can immediately apply to assist them to be their best. To stay abreast with updates with BACKchat, please go to our Facebook page - www.facebook.com/backchatpodcast or our Instagram page - @backchatpodcast. We leave you with a thought: “Be the best at what you do, and you will grow and inspire others, around you.” We look forward to meeting you on our next BACKchat podcast.

    BC 48: Dr Siobhan Schabrun- Non-invasive brain stimulation for the treatment of headache

    BC 48: Dr Siobhan Schabrun- Non-invasive brain stimulation for the treatment of headache

    Today’s topic is the relationship of new technology with non – invasive brain stimulation and headache?
    Associate Professor Siobhan Schabrun is a Senior Research Scientist at Neuroscience Research Australia. She has an undergraduate degree in physiotherapy and a PhD in neuroscience. She leads a research team that investigates the role of brain plasticity in chronic pain and designs and tests new brain-based therapies for the treatment of pain.
    What is non-invasive brain stimulation?
    Two main techniques are available for human brain stimulation are transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial current stimulation (tCS). Whats the difference between these two approaches and how do they work?
    The traditional definition of an invasive procedure, one which requires an incision or insertion in the body,can have safety issues. Is non-invasive brain stimulation safe?
    What do we know about the role of the brain in chronic headache?
    What is the evidence for the use of non-invasive brain stimulation in headache?
    What is the evidence for the use of non-invasive brain stimulation in chronic pain?
    Where is your research heading,Siobhan ? Is there a way to translate your research into clinical practice?
    What can we expect from you with your talk at the upcoming NeuroLogic education seminar – Integrative therapies for headaches and migraines
    1.A/Prof Schabrun leads a program of research that spans the pipeline from basic science to clinical trials and clinical translation. Her team is always looking for passionate and talented individuals to contribute to research in the field of chronic pain
    2.Siobhan  is also a speaker at NeuroLogic Education next seminar event :  Integrative Therapies for Headache and Migraine from 1stto 3rdMarch 2019 at CQU at 400 Kent St  Sydney with details at  https://neurologiceducation.com.au/event_landing/integrative-therapies-headache-migraine/
     



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    • 29 min
    BC 47: Dr Roberta Chow- Headaches and the use of laser therapy

    BC 47: Dr Roberta Chow- Headaches and the use of laser therapy

    Laser therapy is not a commonly used tool so will be interesting to listen to our expert on this topic, esp in relation to headaches.
    Dr Roberta Chow is an honorary research associate of the Nerve Research Foundation, Brain and Mind Centre, the University of Sydney. She is also a clinician working in primary care-based pain management.  Her major area of research interest has been in the use of photobiomodulation for pain relief.  She was awarded a PhD from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, for the of study laser therapy for neck pain and neural mechanisms underlying these effects. She was later awarded a National Health and Research Council grant to study the effects of laser on nerves. Dr Chow was on the Steering Committee for the development of the National Pain Strategy, designed to guide integrated and innovative planning for pain management across Australia.  She recently received a Government award for her contribution to medicine and the introduction of laser therapy for pain management.
    What is laser therapy?
    Whats the difference between low level laser therapy and more powerful laser alternatives?
    What does it have to offer compared with other treatments?
    How does it work for headache?
    Can it work with other therapies?
    Are there any reasons not to use laser therapy?
    Is laser therapy painful?
    How long do treatments take?
    Dr Chow has used laser therapy for painful conditions including headache since 1988.  She is one of the most experienced practitioners as well as a researcher in the field of laser therapy and has book chapters and international publications on laser therapy for many painful conditions.
    Dr Chow  has been invited by Neurologic Education to present at their Conference, ‘The Integrative Therapies for Headache and Migraine’ to be held in Sydney 1st– 3rdMarch 2019.https://neurologiceducation.com.au/event_landing/integrative-therapies-headache-migraine/
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    • 53 min
    BC 46: Dr Damian Kristof – Food, headache and what can be done!

    BC 46: Dr Damian Kristof – Food, headache and what can be done!

    Dr Damian Kristof is Nutritionist, Naturopath and Chiropractor with 20+ years of experience.
    He has extensive media experience with:
    TV – New Zealands Downsize me that premiered on Channel 7 Two in 2014
    Radio -He is a health expert on the Melbourne’s top rating drive time show the Rush hour with James Brayshaw and Billy Brownless
    With Podcasting as Co-Founder and Co-Presenter on both The Wellness Guys and 100 Not out
    He runs the Power of Food and Crack your stress code seminars around the country.
    Here, in this podcast, Damian discusses common food factors associated with headaches, difference between a functional approach vs say  a medical approach of looking at the body overall, assessing headache sufferers, how to help chronic sufferers of headaches
    To find Damian , you can look at her website to find out more about the clinic.Appointments can be booked online at vidalifestyles.com
    For his gluten free range of breakfast cereals , check foragecereal.com
    Damian is a speaker at NeuroLogic Education next seminar event :  Integrative Therapies for Headache and Migraine from 1stto 3rdMarch 2019 at CQU at 400 Kent St  Sydney with details at https://neurologiceducation.com.au/event_landing/integrative-therapies-headache-migraine/
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    • 47 min
    BC 45: Dr Christabelle Yeoh Headaches and its various nutrition and environmental triggers

    BC 45: Dr Christabelle Yeoh Headaches and its various nutrition and environmental triggers

    Dr Christabelle Yeoh
    Medical practitioner  since 1999 and now  specialising in the area of Nutrition and Environmental Medicine since 2006, with a special interest in nutrition and gut brain health.
    Currently- in full time clinical practice, medical director of Next Practice GenBiome, an integrative practice in Edgecliff Sydney, where team based care of multiple modalities are integrated to bring optimised health outcomes. w: genbiome.nextpracticehealth.com
    Also currently- on Board of Directors and the chair of ACNEM Australasian college of nutritional and environmental medicine, the oldest and most established organisation bringing NEM education and awareness to doctors and health care practitioners.
    Some questions asked on BACKchat podcast ….
    What is the difference between your functional approach vs  a medical approach of looking at the body overall?
    Are there more GPs looking at changing their practice to use nutrition and environmental medicine?
    Determining the cause of chronic headaches and migraines can be like finding a needle in a haystack…whats your general approach in assessment of these cases?
    What are the common physical and environmental factors associated with headaches?
    What are the common biological and social factors associated with headaches?
    Your practice has a team of different practitioners ….which ones do you use in the multi management of headaches?
    What would you say to a practitioner or a patient who is struggling to resolve a headache problem?
    At the NeuroLogic Education,seminar you are presenting a clinical case…what made you choose this case and how do you see your work fitting in with other presenters  at this seminar?
    To find Christabelle,  you can look at her website to find out more about the clinic.Appointments can be booked online.  w: genbiome.nextpracticehealth.com
     Dr Christabelle is a speaker at NeuroLogic Education next seminar event : Integrative Therapies for Headache and Migraine from 1stto 3rdMarch 2019 at CQU at 400 Kent St  Sydney with details at https://neurologiceducation.com.au/event_landing/integrative-therapies-headache-migraine/
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    • 31 min
    BC 44: Dr Dean Watson- Headache and brain stem desensitization

    BC 44: Dr Dean Watson- Headache and brain stem desensitization

    Dr Dean Watson, a Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist completed his undergraduate physiotherapy qualification in 1976 and subsequently a Graduate Diploma in Advanced Manipulative Therapy with Honours, a Masters Degree by original research, and Doctor of Philosophy also by original research.
    Dean is the Founder and Director of the Watson Headache® Clinic and Watson® Headache Institute.  He continues to consult, presents courses to manual therapists nationally and internationally, and research the role of cervical afferents in the trigemino cervical nucleus otherwise known as brainstem sensitization environment.
    Can you explain to us the concept of brain stem desensitization?
    Does your management protocol vary if it is an acute headache or chronic headache?
    How do you suggest – for practitioners listeningto this – how you determine when other health practitioners are needed in the management and how to integrate this?
    I note that your PhD was completed in 2016 this means you started it in your late 50s – why and how did this come about?
    What was the main finding of your PhD research?
    You director of the Watson Headache® Clinic and the Watson Headache® Institute.How did the Institute come about and what is its purpose?
    You have been on this journey of advocating for the role of cervical dysfunction in primary headache and migraine conditions for nearly 30 years – what is your vision and what do you hope to achieve?
    Dr Dean Watson, on behalf of the Watson Headache® Institute presents continuing professional development courses to manual therapists (Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths and Manual Therapy Doctors) on examination (i.e. determining the relevancy or not of upper cervical afferents) and non high velocity thrust treatment of the upper cervical spine in not only cervicogenic headache but also primary headache and migraine conditions.  For further information please visit the website www.watsonheadache.com.  Dean Watson has been invited by Neurologic Education to present at their Conference, ‘The Integrative Therapies for Headache and Migraine’ to be held in Sydney 1st– 3rdMarch 2018.   Please check –    https://neurologiceducation.com.au/event_landing/integrative-therapies-headache-migraine/
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    • 47 min
    BC 43: Dr Craig Moore Headache – Research with practical applications

    BC 43: Dr Craig Moore Headache – Research with practical applications

    Since becoming a chiropractor Craig Moore completed a Masters of Clinical Trials Research at the University of Sydney and is near the completion of his PhD at the University of Technology Sydney. His PhD study is focussed on the management of headaches and migraine by chiropractors from a public health and epidemiological perspective. His headache research has been published in journals including Spine and BMC Neurology. Craig is a Fellow of the Chiropractic Academy of Research Leadership program (CARL) and a member of the International Headache Society (IHS).
    In this episode we discuss the prevalence, burden and impact of common recurrent headaches, its diagnosis, co-morbidities, research on  how chiropractors help or manage people who present headaches and its multi-disciplinary management.
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    • 44 min

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