In this interview, Dr. Ammendolia and I discuss his work regarding chiropractic care and lumbar spinal stenosis including his recent randomized controlled trial in this area of study. Carlo Ammendolia, DC, PhD is the Director of the Spine Clinic and the Spinal Stenosis Program at the Rebecca MacDonald Centre for Arthritis and Autoimmune Diseases at Mount Sinai Hospital. He received his MSc degree in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research his PhD in Clinical Evaluative Sciences from the University of Toronto. Dr. Ammendolia is an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, the Department of Surgery and the Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto. In 2012, Dr. Ammendolia was recipient of the Professorship in Spine Award from the Department of Surgery in the Faculty of Medicine. In 2015 he was award the Chiropractor of the Year Award from the Ontario Chiropractic Association and in 2016 the Researcher of the Year Award from the Canadian Chiropractic Association. Dr. Ammendolia has been in clinical practice for over 30 years and now combines clinical practice and research in the area of non-operative treatment of mechanical, degenerative and inflammatory spinal disorders with a special interest in degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis.
Visit Dr. Carlo Ammendolia’s research profile here.
Visit Dr. Carlo Ammendolia’s website spinemobility.com where you can learn about this Not-for-Profit Research and Resource Centre aimed at developing and testing innovative programs and devices with the goal of maximizing function, improving quality of life and reducing the risk of disability caused by spine and spine related conditions. A key component of what they do is to provide clinicians with the tools, knowledge, skills and self-confidence to implement in their clinics our evidence-based programs.
Below are the articles we discussed in this podcast interview. A link the the abstract from the randomized controlled trial is found here.