ASRF Research for Practice Podcast

This podcast brings you interviews with chiropractic researchers and movers & shakers,
as a part of our mission to educate chiropractors & communities.

Tune in for research relevant to your practice, basic science, audio blogs,
interviews with people behind the science & much more!


EPISODE #1 – Chiropractic, the prefrontal cortex, and how we may impact the brain.

In our very first episode, we are talking about one of our favourite topics – how chiropractic impacts the brain. We catch up with Dr. Adrian Wenban and talk about the latest research underway, chat with Dr. Sam Coupe from ABCA and chat about the ABC technique, and much more.

EPISODE #2 – Chiropractic, the Brain, and Paediatric Neurodevelopment.

In this episode, we catch up with Dr Marty Rosen to talk about paediatric neurodevelopment and chiropractic care. We also present new research on kids and neurodevelopment, as well as the neurobiological basis for major depression. It’s an exciting time to be part of the chiropractic tribe.

EPISODE #3 – Adaptability – A cornerstone of the chiropractic paradigm.

Join us as we chat with David Fletcher, the chiropractic rock star behind the Insight Station and the Chiropractic Leadership Alliance. He chats with Marcus Chacos about adaptability, sympathetic dominance and the genius that is chiropractic. We also talk about what’s hot in case reports, what makes a good one, and discuss evidence for high-velocity, low-amplitude thrusts on neuroimmune markers.

EPISODE #4 – The Gut-Brain Connection and the role of Chiropractic.

In a bumper episode, we bring you Dr. Avery Martin from the Averio Institute talking about the soon-to-launch Washington Chiropractic College, we catch up with Metagenics powerhouse Renee Kucyk and talk with one of our own researchers, Dr. Graham Jenkins to find out about chiropractic, immunity, and immune cell phenotypes. Its a huge episode, where we also link to some of the big topics brought to us by the legendary Dr. Michael Hall back in 2018 (see more).

EPISODE #5 – Chiropractic and Immunity – Immune Cell Phenotype and Function.

We chat with Dr. Jonathan Little about his work with Dr. Graham Perkins on the effect of chiropractic care on immune cell phenotype and function. We give you a backgrounder on this whole, interlinked, vital system, and we catch up with Erica Smith from Metagenics to talk about the concept of immune intelligence as we head into the winter season.

EPISODE #6 – The Brain and Immunity: the chiropractic context.

Chiropractic powerhouse, Dr. Charles Blum (D.C.) joins us to talk about his journey into chiropractic, the role the brain and chiropractic play in immunity, and much more. We also chat with Kristy O’Brien from Metagenics and dive into psychobiotics, inflammation and link it all to mental wellbeing. Its a great episode. Don’t miss it.

EPISODE #7 – Chiropractic and Polyvagal Theory.

In this episode, we talk about the great untapped resource that is the vagus nerve. Dr. Mo Andrews runs us through polyvagal theory, and talks about the profound impact this might make in terms of creating nervous system change and impacting the somatic and neurological experience of trauma. Doc Adam Del Torto then jumps in to talk about Cranial Fascial Release and those “last resort” patients. We wrap it out by talking about neuroinflammation and how the vagus nerve might be key.

EPISODE #8 – Chiropractic and Stroke – What New Research Indicates.

We catch up with Dr. Imran Khan Niazi, part of the trailblazing team from the New Zealand Chiropractic College and the Centre for Chiropractic Research. We are talking all things chiropractic and stroke – first going through research that found “no evidence for causation” when it came to cervical artery dissection and chiropractic care, and then talking with Dr. Imran about the new line of investigation showing the role chiropractic may play in stroke rehabilitation. But if anything, this episode is about hope. There’s a story in here that will really pull at the heart strings.

EPISODE #9 – The Subluxation Episode – What is it and can we reliably detect it?

In an episode that is loaded with both philosophy and research, join us as we talk subluxation with Professor Phillip Ebrall and Dr Tanja Glucina. It’s arguably the most important topic of our profession, and it’s one that ASRF is particularly focused on as we continue to research the definition, parameters, methods of assessment and philosophy behind subluxation-based care.

EPISODE #10 – Chiropractic and the Cervical Curve

Dr Michael Hall joins us in this bumper episode to talk about the vital importance of the cervical curve. In this episode we talk about everything from movement, to neuroplasticity, to neurodiversity and much more. Its one you’ll need to listen to over and over, we are sure, but if you’ve ever been in doubt about the potential of chiropractic, this episode will blow your mind. Dr Daniel Knowles also joins us to talk about Network Spinal and Epihealth. If there’s a theme to this episode, its putting the health back into healthcare. And that’s what we love.

EPISODE #11 – Chiropractic Care and Human Performance

In this bumper episode, Dr. Brad Glowaki tells us all about his learnings while working with elite athletes. His wisdom shows us how research pairs with chiropractic in action, and why we are far more than a pain modality. After talking about pain, prevention and performance, we then move on to Dr. Don MacDonald, author and chiropractor who talks us through the vagus nerve and why it matters.


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