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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.

Atlas of Chiropractic Dr. John Stenberg & Dr. Cameron Bearder

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 20 Ratings

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.

    Upper Cervical Unplugged: LIVE from DCCJP Biomechanics

    Upper Cervical Unplugged: LIVE from DCCJP Biomechanics

    In this episode, Dr. John Stenberg, Dr. Cameron Bearder, Dr. Al Cobb, Dr. Chad Billiris, and Dr. Brandon Babin debrief their experience in the DCCJP Year 1 Module 5 course on biomechanics.



    This is a part of a monthly series journeying through our progress towards earning a Diplomate in Chiropractic Craniocervical Junction Procedures through the International Chiropractic Association's Council on Upper Cervical Care.



    Thanks for tuning in!

    • 35 min
    Data-Driven Chiropractic & the Anti-fragile Approach with Dr. Jacob Coffman

    Data-Driven Chiropractic & the Anti-fragile Approach with Dr. Jacob Coffman

    Dr. Jacob Coffman, an upper cervical chiropractor, discusses his approach to patient care and the importance of incorporating various treatment strategies.

    Dr. Coffman highlights the importance of empowering patients to take an active role in their own healing process and providing them with tools and strategies to manage their symptoms. He also discusses the evolution of his practice and the integration of additional modalities, such as cervical ocular rehab and proprioceptive rehab, to enhance patient outcomes. In this part of the conversation, John and Jacob discuss the importance of patient education and empowerment. They emphasize the need for chiropractors to provide guidance and support to their patients, rather than relying on a monthly maintenance schedule. They also highlight the value of building trust and being a resource for patients.

    Jacob shares his approach of spending more time with patients to fully assess and address their chronic pain issues. They conclude by discussing the lack of research-driven practice in healthcare and the importance of chiropractors staying up-to-date with the latest research to provide evidence-based care. In this final part of the conversation, the hosts discuss the importance of providing a better experience for patients and taking responsibility for their own clinical skills. They emphasize the need for chiropractors to prioritize their patients and focus on delivering value and excellence in their interactions. They also discuss the importance of challenging biases, pursuing lifelong learning, and being open-minded.



    Takeaways




    A comprehensive assessment is essential in developing individualized treatment plans for patients.


    Empowering patients to take an active role in their healing process is crucial for long-term success.


    Incorporating additional modalities, such as cervical ocular rehab and proprioceptive rehab, can enhance patient outcomes.


    Providing patients with tools and strategies to manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life is an important aspect of care. Chiropractors should focus on educating and empowering their patients, providing guidance and support rather than relying on a monthly maintenance schedule.


    Building trust and being a resource for patients is crucial in chiropractic care.


    Practitioners should individualize care based on the patient's needs, using different techniques and assessments to tailor treatment plans.


    Incorporating rehabilitation strategies into patient care can help address chronic pain issues.


    Chiropractors should stay up-to-date with the latest research to provide evidence-based care. Chiropractors should prioritize their patients and focus on delivering value and excellence in their interactions.


    Challenging biases and pursuing lifelong learning are essential for professional growth.


    The chiropractic profession needs to evolve and focus on patient-centered care and meaningful relationships.


    Chiropractors should strive to be anti-fragile, constantly improving and adapting to better serve their patients.



    Check out Dr. Coffman's website here: https://datadrivenchiropractic.com/



    Find the docs on social media here:

    Dr. Stenberg: @zenith_chiro

    Dr. Bearder: @drbearder

    Dr. Coffman: @dr.jakecofffman

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Risk factors for dizziness in neck pain patients: Rapid Research Review

    Risk factors for dizziness in neck pain patients: Rapid Research Review

    This episode of the Atlas of Chiropractic podcast discusses a research paper on cervicogenic dizziness in patients with neck pain.

    The paper explores the prevalence, etiology, and risk factors of cervicogenic dizziness and provides insights into its clinical presentation and differentiation from other causes of dizziness.

    The episode highlights the importance of accurately diagnosing cervicogenic dizziness and offers practical tips for assessing and treating these patients. It also emphasizes the need for collaboration with other healthcare providers and provides key takeaways for upper cervical chiropractors.



    Resources mentioned:

    Podcast episodes


    Mastering the message: the science of nocebo effect with Dr. Jonathan Chung
    Demystifying Meniere's Disease with Dr. Cameron Bearder
    The upper cervical chiropractors guide to cervicogenic dizziness with Dr. Cameron Bearder

    Full text PDF of the paper:

    DOWNLOAD PDF HERE



    To access the AntiFragile Clinical Collective and receive the companion guide to this episode, email blairchiropodcast@gmail.com or message me on Instagram @zenith_chiro

    • 25 min
    Pushing the Limits of Thermal Imaging in Chiropractic with Dr. Jamie Browning

    Pushing the Limits of Thermal Imaging in Chiropractic with Dr. Jamie Browning

    In this episode, Dr. John Stenberg, Dr. Cameron Bearder and Dr. Jamie Browning discuss the use of thermography in chiropractic practice.

    They differentiate between chiropractic thermography and medical thermology, highlighting the importance of understanding the differences and limitations of each.

    Dr. Browning shares her personal journey with thermography and how it has helped her patients with dysautonomia. They emphasize the need for chiropractors to approach thermography with caution and adhere to guidelines set by the American Academy of Thermology.

    The episode also touches on the emotional attachment and resistance to change within the chiropractic profession. In this part of the conversation, Dr. Jaime Browing explains the process of interpreting thermal images and how they can be used to identify issues in the autonomic system. She emphasizes the importance of considering the whole picture, including neuro and symptomatology, to form an impression. She also discusses the distance and equipment used for thermal imaging and the need for FDA-approved cameras.

    Dr. Browing highlights the challenges of providing thorough and conservative care in chiropractic practice and the need for more time and attention to complex cases. She also mentions the potential of artificial intelligence in analyzing thermal images and the importance of evolving techniques and incorporating new technology.

    The conversation explores the tension between traditional chiropractic practices and the desire for innovation and expansion. It emphasizes the importance of supporting and cheering on fellow chiropractors, even if their approaches differ. The hosts discuss the need for students to find their own path and technique, taking into consideration their interests, athletic abilities, body type, and desired patient population. They also highlight the emotional toll of working with suffering patients and the importance of self-care and setting boundaries.

    The conversation concludes with advice for students to stay humble, be open to learning, and appreciate those who mentor them.



    Check out the American Academy of Thermology Here:

    https://aathermology.org/



    ICA CUCC Forum 2024: Connecting to the Brain event page & Info:

    https://icaevents.org/forum2024/

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Upper Cervical Unplugged: LIVE from DCCJP Clinical Neurology

    Upper Cervical Unplugged: LIVE from DCCJP Clinical Neurology

    In this conversation, Dr. John Stenberg, Dr. Cameron Bearder, Dr. Chad Billiris, Dr. Jeffrey Hannah, Dr. Rebecca Kusichev, and Dr. Josh Silver discuss the topic of clinical neurology and its relevance to chiropractic practice.

    They emphasize the importance of a thorough physical exam and the value it brings to patient care. The conversation also touches on the sequencing of modules in the DCCJP program and the need for ongoing education and training.

    The hosts highlight the significance of cranial nerve assessments and the impact of upper cervical care on brain health. They discuss the non-linear nature of neurology and the need for individual accountability in providing comprehensive care.

    Overall, the conversation emphasizes the importance of clinical neurology in chiropractic practice and the value it brings to patient outcomes. The conversation explores the application of the polyvagal theory in chiropractic and the importance of pre and post testing in healthcare. The speakers discuss the need for a comprehensive neurological evaluation and the challenges of integrating functional neurology principles into upper cervical chiropractic.

    They also touch on the influence of social media on chiropractic marketing and the importance of articulating chiropractic principles to gain respect in the medical community.

    The conversation concludes with a discussion on the different philosophies within the chiropractic profession and the need for continuous improvement and education. In this part of the conversation, the discussion revolves around the relationship between chiropractic and the medical field. The guests discuss the misconceptions and biases that exist between the two professions. They also talk about the importance of effective communication and articulation of chiropractic principles to the general public.

    The conversation then shifts to the role of the cerebellum in chiropractic care and its connection to various neurological functions. The guests explore different approaches to adjusting the upper cervical spine and stimulating the cerebellum. They also touch on the significance of early detection and intervention in neurodegenerative disorders.



    THANK YOU for listening in! Join these Dr.s at the ICA Upper Cervical Forum on June 14-15 in Orlando, FL.

    Register and view the speaker line up here:

    https://icaevents.org/events/forum2024/

    • 1 hr 33 min
    The Intersection of Functional Medicine and Upper Cervical Chiropractic with Dr. John Bartemus

    The Intersection of Functional Medicine and Upper Cervical Chiropractic with Dr. John Bartemus

    In this conversation, Dr. John Bartemus, a functional medicine chiropractor, discusses the evolution and future of functional medicine. He emphasizes the importance of individualized and specific care in functional medicine, as well as the need for continual learning and staying up-to-date with research. Dr. Bartemus also addresses the challenges of standardization in functional medicine and the potential risks of combining functional medicine with other chiropractic techniques. He provides insights on finding a competent functional medicine doctor and highlights the significance of business knowledge in the field. The conversation concludes with a discussion on the integration of functional neurology and upper cervical chiropractic. In this conversation, Dr. Cam and Dr. John discuss the importance of collaboration and the limitations of trying to do everything in-house. They emphasize the need to understand patient needs and refer them to the appropriate specialists. They also explore common conditions in upper cervical practice and the importance of considering metabolic factors in treatment. The conversation delves into the role of homocysteine in headaches and the significance of the methylation cycle. They discuss recommended labs for inflammation and the importance of objective markers in patient care. The conversation concludes with a discussion on the benefits of zone two training and the importance of finding your passion in practice.



    Check out Functional Medicine Charlotte here:

    https://www.functionalmedicinecharlotte.com/



    Get your copy of "The Autoimmune Answer:
    Using Functional Medicine to address the cause, eliminate symptoms, and optimize quality of life" here:

    https://a.co/d/eMWDWek



    Takeaways




    Functional medicine requires individualized and specific care, focusing on the whole person and conducting thorough detective work to identify the underlying causes of dysfunction.


    The field of functional medicine is expanding and evolving, with a growing recognition of its importance in 21st-century healthcare.


    Combining functional medicine with other chiropractic techniques, such as upper cervical chiropractic, can be challenging and may require a deep understanding of both disciplines.


    Continual learning and staying up-to-date with research are essential in functional medicine to provide the best care for patients.


    Finding a competent functional medicine doctor involves researching and interviewing practitioners, as well as considering their approach to individualized care. Collaboration with other practitioners is essential for providing comprehensive care to patients.


    Understanding patient needs and referring them to the appropriate specialists is crucial for optimal outcomes.


    Metabolic factors, such as blood sugar and oxygen levels, should be considered in the treatment of common conditions in upper cervical practice.


    Homocysteine levels can be an important marker of health and should be monitored and treated if elevated.


    Objective markers, such as lab tests, can provide valuable information and help track patient progress.


    Zone two training, at 60-70% of maximum heart rate, can be highly beneficial for cardiovascular health.


    Dr. John has written a book on autoimmune diseases and is working on a book specifically on multiple sclerosis.


    Finding your passion and specializing in a specific area of practice can lead to greater success and fulfillment.



    Thanks for listening!

    • 1 hr 24 min

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20 Ratings

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For students

This is a fantastic show for Chiropractic Students, Doctors or anyone who might be considering entering the healthcare field.

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Excellent content but profanity

I love the content that is being shared but a recent episode had a conversation feel with several F-bombs dropped. In my opinion it felt like the speakers were less professional, I know they are top tier but they didn’t sound it on this occasion.

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