Chiropractor Shawn Thistle discusses chiropractic's relationship with research on the On The Other Hand Podcast.
Chiropractors have an interesting relationship with research. Some part of the profession uses it to properly guide the manner in which we make clinical decisions. Some chiropractors only use research when it agrees with what we are already doing to reinforce our decisions. Some use it as marketing tool — no matter how weak the evidence may be. And some chiropractors ignore research entirely.
I had to opportunity to speak with Dr. Shawn Thistle from Research Review Service. His company acts to distill down some of the more important research for field practitioners and translate it into a format that is easier to understand and use. Something like an electronic journal watch personalized for chiropractors. Since he straddles the line between active practice and research liaison, he sits in a unique vantage point.
Dr. Thistle and I spoke on an episode of the On The Other Hand Podcast which can be found on iTunes or here. He also offered listeners to the podcast a discount code if they are interested in his review service subscription. Enter “OTOH” (which stands for the title of the podcast) during checkout and you can save 25% on subscription fees. I have no part of this arrangement –I’m just passing it along as a friendly thank you to my blog readers and podcast listeners. Enjoy.
Podcast interview conducted by Dr. Brett L. Kinsler.