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Join Dr. John Mayer and I as we discuss his extensive clinical and research experience in therapeutic exercise, wellness, chiropractic and first responders.  John M. Mayer, DC, PhD, CCRP, FACSM is the Lincoln Endowed Chair in Biomechanical & Chiropractic Research, Executive Director of the Center for Neuromusculoskeletal Research, and Professor of the School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida. He is Director of Research and Innovation for U.S. Spine & Sport Foundation, Chief Scientific Officer of Excellcior LLC, and Co-Founder of Pillar of Health LLC

Dr. Mayer obtained a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree from the National College of Chiropractic (currently known as National University of Health Sciences) and a PhD degree in Exercise Science/Science Education from Syracuse University. He is a licensed Chiropractic Physician in the state of Florida, a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM), and a Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) from the Society of Clinical Research Associates. He has extensive clinical and research experience in occupational health, wellness, and therapeutic exercise. Dr. Mayer has led teams on numerous clinical trials across the country on various aspects of wellness, clinical management, and prevention funded through federal, state, industry, and foundation sources, including the largest single financial commitment by the US Department of Homeland Security on low back injury prevention in firefighters. He serves on the Scientific Secretariat for the Global Spine Care Initiative and Clinical and the Scientific Advisory Board for World Spine Care. Dr. Mayer received the 2012 Safety Award from Tampa Fire Rescue, 2014 “Researcher of the Year” Award by the American Chiropractic Association, and 2015 “Outstanding Research Achievement Award” by USF.

View Dr. Mayer’s research publications on Research Gate.

Here is a listing of the articles we discussed today:

1. Effect of Lumbar Progressive Resistance Exercise on Lumbar Muscular Strength and Core Muscular Endurance in Soldiers.
Mayer JM, Childs JD, Neilson BD, Chen H, Koppenhaver SL, Quillen WS.
Mil Med. 2016 Nov;181(11):e1615-e1622.
PMID: 27849497 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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2. Impact of a supervised worksite exercise program on back and core muscular endurance in firefighters.
Mayer JM, Quillen WS, Verna JL, Chen R, Lunseth P, Dagenais S.
Am J Health Promot. 2015 Jan-Feb;29(3):165-72. doi: 10.4278/ajhp.130228-QUAN-89.
PMID: 24524384 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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3. Worksite back and core exercise in firefighters: Effect on development of lumbar multifidus muscle size.
Mayer JM, Nuzzo JL.
Work. 2015;50(4):621-7. doi: 10.3233/WOR-141831.
PMID: 24448017 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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4. Evidence-informed management of chronic low back pain with lumbar extensor strengthening exercises.
Mayer J, Mooney V, Dagenais S.
Spine J. 2008 Jan-Feb;8(1):96-113. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2007.09.008. Review.
PMID: 18164458 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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Cheryl-Hawk-thumbnailIn this episode Cheryl Hawk, DC, PhD, CHES discusses chiropractic maintenance vs. wellness care, various chiropractic guidelines on low back pain, health promotion and pediatric care as well as her two new books. Dr. Cheryl Hawk is an author of over 100 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals. She has designed and taught courses on wellness and health promotion to health professions students and in post-graduate education. She has also collaborated on the design and implementation of an online wellness certification program for health professionals, with Will Evans, DC, PhD, MCHES, and Michael Perko, PhD, CHES, FAAHE, offered by the National Wellness Institute. She received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1976 from the National University of Health Sciences and practiced full-time for 12 years. In 1991, she earned a PhD in Preventive Medicine from the University of Iowa and also became a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). She is the author, with Will Evans, DC, PhD, MCHES, of Health Promotion and Wellness: An Evidence-Based Guide to Clinical Preventive Services. She is currently co-chair of the Research Working Group of the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care. She has been named “Researcher of the Year” by both the American Chiropractic Association (2003) and the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research (2005). Her areas of interest are health promotion and prevention, practice-based research and health services research.

And…Dr. Hawk is also working on two upcoming books, Evidence-based Chiropractic Practice and Careers in Chiropractic. Although they won’t be published until 2017, there’s never been anything like it for chiropractic. This will be 2 entire volumes written NOT for chiropractors, but for potential patients, other providers, and potential chiropractic students!

As mentioned in the interview,  please find a link to the link to the CCGPP/Clinical Compass website and materials at http://clinicalcompass.org/

After CCGPP teams with specific skills review and rate all information gathered from multiple databases (synthesis), this information is then translated into easily usable tools (the “Chiropractic Clinical Compass©”). The synthesis is not the Compass©, it is merely an evidence stratification for the most common conditions seen by chiropractic doctors. CCGPP recognizes that information in this format is difficult to digest and implement. To assist comprehension and ease of application, the synthesis will be translated for use in the treatment room via a DIER (Dissemination, Implementation, Evaluation, and Revision) process (see Powerpoint presentation on the Introduction page of this website for more details on this process). This process will ultimately produce the Chiropractic Clinical Compass©. In addition, in today’s ever-changing health care environment, the literature synthesis can be used for many purposes and CCGPP is flexible and responsive to rapidly changing trends and needs.

The goals of CCGPP/Clinical Compass are:

  • To promote the improvement of the quality of chiropractic services and of the professional reputation of doctors of chiropractic
  • To promote the intellectual, academic, and clinical integrity of chiropractic practice
  • To promote the intellectual, academic, and clinical integrity of practice guidelines and PR

Please support CCGPP/Clinical Compass by donations at http://clinicalcompass.org/donate

For a list of Dr. Hawk’s scientific publications please click here.

Here is a list of the publications we discuss during this interview:

1. The Role of Chiropractic Care in the Treatment of Dizziness or Balance Disorders: Analysis of National Health Interview Survey Data.
Ndetan H, Hawk C, Sekhon VK, Chiusano M.
J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med. 2016 Apr;21(2):138-42. doi: 10.1177/2156587215604974.
PMID: 26362851 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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2. Consensus process to develop a best-practice document on the role of chiropractic care in health promotion, disease prevention, and wellness.
Hawk C, Schneider M, Evans MW Jr, Redwood D.
J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2012 Sep;35(7):556-67. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2012.05.002.
PMID: 22742964 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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3. Chiropractic and public health: current state and future vision.
Johnson C, Baird R, Dougherty PE, Globe G, Green BN, Haneline M, Hawk C, Injeyan HS, Killinger L, Kopansky-Giles D, Lisi AJ, Mior SA, Smith M.
J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2008 Jul-Aug;31(6):397-410. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2008.07.001.
PMID: 18722194 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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4. A framework for chiropractic training in clinical preventive services.
Hawk C, Evans MW Jr.
Chiropr Man Therap. 2013 Aug 20;21(1):28. doi: 10.1186/2045-709X-21-28.
PMID: 23962353 [PubMed] Free PMC Article
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5. Clinical Practice Guideline: Chiropractic Care for Low Back Pain.
Globe G, Farabaugh RJ, Hawk C, Morris CE, Baker G, Whalen WM, Walters S, Kaeser M, Dehen M, Augat T.
J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2016 Jan;39(1):1-22. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2015.10.006.
PMID: 26804581 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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6. Best Practices for Chiropractic Care of Children: A Consensus Update.
Hawk C, Schneider MJ, Vallone S, Hewitt EG.
J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2016 Mar-Apr;39(3):158-68. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2016.02.015.
PMID: 27040034 [PubMed – in process] Free Article
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