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CCGI Podcasts


Episode 36: Dr. Greg Kawchuk

In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Greg Kawchuk to discuss his recent research and knowledge translation. One of his recent publications in CMT is titled, "The use of internet analytics by a Canadian provincial chiropractic regulator to monitor, evaluate and remediate misleading claims regarding specific health conditions, pregnancy, and COVID-19".

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Episode 35: Dr. Judy Forrester and Dr. Steven Passmore

In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Judy Forrester and Dr. Steven Passmore to discuss clinical practice during covid-19 and new opportunities in telehealth.


Episode 34: Dr. Gwendolen Jull

In this episode we speak with Dr. Gwen Jull from the university of Queensland Australia. We discuss a variety of topics, including the assessment and management of neck pain and headaches. Publications that were discussed in the podcast can accessed here.


Episode 33: Dr. Larissa Juren

In this episode we speak with Dr. Larissa Juren. She practices in 100 Mile House in British Columbia, Canada. She discusses rural practice, working with physicians, and guidelines in clinical practice. She also discusses the transition from a US chiropractic college to practice in Canada. 


Episode 32: Dr. Paul Bruno

In this episode we speak with Dr. Pail Bruno, from the university of Regina. We discuss two things: 1) Lumbopelvic motor control deficits; and 2) Star Wars. Dr. Bruno explains the clinical use of the prone hip extension test and active straight leg raise. We also discuss this publication. 


Osteoarthritis Guideline Review

This episode is a narration of the NICE guideline summary on OA care and management. We also review the GLA:D CANADA program, outcome measures, and a case scenario. You can follow along with the summary by clicking here.

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Episode 31: Dr. Heather Hollman

In this episode, we interview Dr. Heather Hollman and discuss her Masters Program at UBC in Rehabilitation Science, her contributions to the recently released physical activity throughout pregnancy guideline summary, and her recent publication titled "Effects of tailored advice on injury prevention knowledge and behaviours in runners: Secondary analysis from a randomized controlled trial".


Episode 30: Dr. Scott Dunham 

In this episode, we speak with Dr. Scott Dunham, Director of Curriculum and Faculty Development at CMCC. We discuss his work, curriculum development, and new educational technologies at CMCC.


Shoulder Guideline Summary and Cases 

This episode is a narration of the OPTIMa guideline summary, conducted by the CCGI. At the end of the summary, Gaelan Connell and CMCC Student Madison Baile review a few shoulder cases. You can follow along with the summary by clicking here.

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Episode 29: Dr. Demetry Assimakopoulos 

In this episode we sit down with Dr. Demetry Assimakopoulos to discuss his role at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, chronic pain workshops, and a clinical scenario.


Episode 28: Dr. Brett Guist and Dr. Paul Mastragostino

This episode features two chiropractors, Dr. Brett Guist and Dr. Paul Mastragostino. In this episode, we discuss their role in the development of our CCGI osteoarthritis guideline summary. We also spoke about the clinical applications of this guideline.


Episode 27: Dr. Martha Funabashi

Dr. Martha Funabashi, PhD is currently working as a clinical research scientist at CMCC. We discuss the SafetyNET project, the CARL program, and her work at CMCC. Click here to view her most recent publication.


Episode 26: Dr. Steven Passmore

In this interview we discuss Dr. Passmore's work at the University of Manitoba, Mount Carmel clinic, and in guideline development. We also discuss the role of chiropractic integration into multidisciplinary settings.


Episode 25: Dr. Steven Perle

In this episode we discuss the ICARE Chiro Cast, the University of Bridgeport School of Chiropractic, as well as guidelines in practice. Our guest, Dr. Stephen Perle is a faculty member at the university and is an associate editor of Chiropractic and Manual Therapies.


Episode 24: Dr. Matt Wentzell

In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Matt Wentzell about his experience pursuing a fellowship in sports sciences, his recent publication in the JCCA, and how he integrates evidence into practice.


Episode 23: Dr. Theery Piché

Joignez-vous pour notre premier épisode de podcast en français avec les docteurs Frances Leblanc et Theery Piché. Nous discutons de l'UQTR, de la résidence en sciences du sport de la CMCC et des commotions cérébrales.

Join us for our very first podcast episode in French with Dr. Frances Leblanc and Dr. Theery Piché. We discuss UQTR, the CMCC Sports Sciences Residency, and concussions.


Episode 22: Dr. Jessica Wong

This week we sit down with Dr. Jessica Wong and discuss clinical practice guidelines, the OPTIMa Collaboration, and current projects.


Episode 21: Dr. Henry Candelaria

Join us for the 21st episode of the CCGI podcast. We speak with Dr. Candelaria and discuss the ISAEC program as well as his work in a hospital setting.


Episode 20: Dr. Michael Schneider

Join us for this episode as we discuss Dr. Schneider's research at the University of Pittsburgh, the Primary Spine Practitioner Program, clinical practice guidelines, as well as spinal stenosis. Click here to see a recent RCT and qualitative study on spinal stenosis. 


Episode 19: Dr. Dean Smith

Join us for this episode with founder of the Chiropractic Science podcast, Dr. Dean Smith. We discuss his recent research, clinical practice guidelines, and why he started his own chiropractic podcast.


Episode 18: Dr. Nardine Bekhit

In this episode we interview 4th year CMCC student, Nardine Bekhit. We discuss her involvement with the CCA, SCCA, guideline integration in CMCC curriculum, and life as a student approaching graduation.


Episode 17: Drs. Carol Cancelliere & André Bussieres 

In this special episode of the CCGI podcast we interview both Dr. Carol Cancelliere and Dr. Andre Bussieres. We discuss the impact of guidelines and future plans for the CCGI.


Episode 16: Dr. Katherine Pohlman

In our sixteenth episode, we sit down with Dr. Katie Pohlman to discuss her research on the safety of chiropractic interventions with pregnant and pediatric populations. We also discuss her involvement with the Chiropractic Academy of Research Leadership (CARL) fellowship.


Episode 15: Dr. Scott Haldeman

In this episode, we speak with Dr. Scott Haldeman about World Spine Care and the Global Spine Care Initiative. We discuss the global burden of spinal pain in addition to the implementation of clinical practice guidelines.


Episode 14: Dr. Debbie Wright

In this episode, we interview Dr. Debbie Wright, CCGI Best Practice Collaborator, provincial and national chiropractic advocate, as well as a clinic owner in Courtenay, British Columbia. We discuss the practice landscape in BC as well as a clinical scenario.


Episode 13: Dr. Richard Brown

In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Richard Brown, Secretary-General of the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC). We discuss the WFC, the role of guidelines internationally, as well as the upcoming biennial conference in Berlin.


Episode 12: Dr. Michele Maiers

In our eleventh episode, we sit down with Dr. Michele Maiers, Executive Director of Research and Innovation and Professor with the Center for Healthcare Innovation and Policy with Northwestern Health Sciences University. We discuss her role at Northwestern, the future of research and the profession, as well as the American Chiropractic Association’s Choosing Wisely campaign.


Episode 11: Dr. Tony Tibbles

In this episode, we have a conversation with Dr. Tony Tibbles, Dean of Clinics at CMCC. We discuss CCGI integration into the curriculum, CMCC clinics, and recent developments.


Episode 10: Dr. Elisabeth Angier

This week we discuss chiropractic in the UK, guidelines in practice, and the Chiropractic Research Council with Dr. Elisabeth Angier.


Episode 9: Dr. Frances Leblanc

We interview Dr. Frances Leblanc, Executive Director of the New Brunswick Chiropractic Association and discuss chiropractic practice and advocacy in New Brunswick.


Episode 8: Dr. Chad Kulak

In this episode, we interview Dr. Chad Kulak, President of the Association and College of Chiropractors of Alberta. We discuss the practice landscape in Alberta and proposed scope expansion. 


Episode 7: Dr. Simon French

During episode 7, we chat with Dr. Simon French about his research at Queen's University, chiropractic utilization, and future projects.


Episode 6: Dr. Michael Heitshu

In this episode of the CCGI Podcast we interview Michael Heitshu, Director of Policy with the Canadian Chiropractic Association. We discuss how research informs advocacy work and the involvement of chiropractors in the opioid crisis. 


Episode 5: Dr. Ayla Azad

In our fifth episode of the CCGI Podcast we interview Dr. Ayla Azad, practicing chiropractor, CMCC instructor, OCA President, CCGI Opinion Leader, and MBA student. We discuss the Ontario scope expansion and how to build a successful evidence-informed practice. 


Episode 4: Dr. Peter Stilwell

In this episode, we interview Dr. Peter Stilwell, a chiropractor in Halifax who is also a PhD student at Dalhousie University, and co-leader of the Nova Scotia Practice Based Research Network (PBRN). We discuss PBRNs and chat with Dr. Peter Stilwell about how he prescribes exercises for patients.


Episode 3: Dr. Bob Haig

In this episode, we sit down to chat with CEO of the OCA and Best Practice Collaborator, Dr. Bob Haig. We discuss Dr. Haig’s role as CEO of the Ontario Chiropractic Association and how they engage with members.


Episode 2: Dr. Shawn Thistle

In our second episode, we discuss the role of Opinion Leaders and Best Practice Collaborators with the CCGI. We also sit down and chat with Dr. Shawn Thistle, founder of Research Review Service and Ontario CCGI Opinion Leader to discuss his work and a clinical scenario.


Episode 1: Dr. André Bussieres

Join the CCGI Knowledge Brokers, Dr. Gaelan Connell and Dr. Kent Stuber for our first episode of the CCGI podcast. We discuss the CCGI and our role as Knowledge Brokers. We also sit down and chat with Dr. André Bussières, Project Lead of the CCGI.

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