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In this interview, Dr. Outerbridge and I discuss his World Spine Care and the Global Spine Care Initiative. Geoff Outerbridge received a B.Sc. in Human Kinetics and a M.Sc. in neuroscience from the University of Guelph. He began his career working for the University of Waterloo with the Ontario Universities Back Pain Study, a research study examining the causes of back pain in industry. In 1996 he started an ergonomics consulting company to offer his knowledge and experience to clients in a wide range of environments including mining, assembly line and office. In addition to ergonomics consulting and running a personal training business, he attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College from which he graduated in 2001. From 2001, to 2011, Geoff owned a successful multidisciplinary health clinic in Ottawa that integrated chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture, naturopathy, rehabilitation, and family medicine. He sold his practice in 2011 to join World Spine Care (www.worldspinecare.org), an international non-profit organization bringing sustainable, inter-professional, evidence-based spine care to underserved regions around the world.  He moved his family to Botswana to establish WSC’s flagship clinics in Botswana, returned from Botswana in 2013 and has remained with WSC as the clinical director.  Geoff has established and continues to supervise WSC clinics in Botswana, the Dominican Republic, Ghana, and India, and develops new projects in other countries.  He continues part time in clinical practice at Integrate Healthcare Collective in Ottawa (www.integrateottawa.ca).

See Dr. Outerbridge’s research articles at researchgate.net

Below are some of the articles we discuss in this podcast interview:

1. The Global Spine Care Initiative: care pathway for people with spine-related concerns.
  Haldeman S, Johnson CD, Chou R, Nordin M, Côté P, Hurwitz EL, Green BN, Cedraschi C, Acaroğlu E, Kopansky-Giles D, Ameis A, Adjei-Kwayisi A, Ayhan S, Blyth F, Borenstein D, Brady O, Brooks P, Camilleri C, Castellote JM, Clay MB, Davatchi F, Dunn R, Goertz C, Griffith EA, Hondras M, Kane EJ, Lemeunier N, Mayer J, Mmopelwa T, Modic M, Moss J, Mullerpatan R, Muteti E, Mwaniki L, Ngandeu-Singwe M, Outerbridge G, Randhawa K, Shearer H, Sönmez E, Torres C, Torres P, Verville L, Vlok A, Watters W 3rd, Wong CC, Yu H.
  Eur Spine J. 2018 Sep;27(Suppl 6):901-914. doi: 10.1007/s00586-018-5721-y. Epub 2018 Aug 27.
  PMID: 30151811 [PubMed – in process]
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2. The Global Spine Care Initiative: World Spine Care executive summary on reducing spine-related disability in low- and middle-income communities.
  Haldeman S, Nordin M, Chou R, Côté P, Hurwitz EL, Johnson CD, Randhawa K, Green BN, Kopansky-Giles D, Acaroğlu E, Ameis A, Cedraschi C, Aartun E, Adjei-Kwayisi A, Ayhan S, Aziz A, Bas T, Blyth F, Borenstein D, Brady O, Brooks P, Camilleri C, Castellote JM, Clay MB, Davatchi F, Dudler J, Dunn R, Eberspaecher S, Emmerich J, Farcy JP, Fisher-Jeffes N, Goertz C, Grevitt M, Griffith EA, Hajjaj-Hassouni N, Hartvigsen J, Hondras M, Kane EJ, Laplante J, Lemeunier N, Mayer J, Mior S, Mmopelwa T, Modic M, Moss J, Mullerpatan R, Muteti E, Mwaniki L, Ngandeu-Singwe M, Outerbridge G, Rajasekaran S, Shearer H, Smuck M, Sönmez E, Tavares P, Taylor-Vaisey A, Torres C, Torres P, van der Horst A, Verville L, Vialle E, Kumar GV, Vlok A, Watters W 3rd, Wong CC, Wong JJ, Yu H, Yüksel S.
  Eur Spine J. 2018 Sep;27(Suppl 6):776-785. doi: 10.1007/s00586-018-5722-x. Epub 2018 Aug 27.
  PMID: 30151809 [PubMed – in process]
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3. World Spine Care: providing sustainable, integrated, evidence-based spine care in underserved communities around the world.
  Outerbridge G, Eberspaecher S, Haldeman S.
  J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2017 Dec;61(3):196-206. No abstract available.
  PMID: 29430048 [PubMed] Free PMC Article
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4. The Global Spine Care Initiative: model of care and implementation.
  Johnson CD, Haldeman S, Chou R, Nordin M, Green BN, Côté P, Hurwitz EL, Kopansky-Giles D, Acaroğlu E, Cedraschi C, Ameis A, Randhawa K, Aartun E, Adjei-Kwayisi A, Ayhan S, Aziz A, Bas T, Blyth F, Borenstein D, Brady O, Brooks P, Camilleri C, Castellote JM, Clay MB, Davatchi F, Dudler J, Dunn R, Eberspaecher S, Emmerich J, Farcy JP, Fisher-Jeffes N, Goertz C, Grevitt M, Griffith EA, Hajjaj-Hassouni N, Hartvigsen J, Hondras M, Kane EJ, Laplante J, Lemeunier N, Mayer J, Mior S, Mmopelwa T, Modic M, Moss J, Mullerpatan R, Muteti E, Mwaniki L, Ngandeu-Singwe M, Outerbridge G, Rajasekaran S, Shearer H, Smuck M, Sönmez E, Tavares P, Taylor-Vaisey A, Torres C, Torres P, van der Horst A, Verville L, Vialle E, Kumar GV, Vlok A, Watters W 3rd, Wong CC, Wong JJ, Yu H, Yüksel S.
  Eur Spine J. 2018 Sep;27(Suppl 6):925-945. doi: 10.1007/s00586-018-5720-z. Epub 2018 Aug 27.
  PMID: 30151805 [PubMed – in process]
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Haldeman1In this episode, it is my great privilege to interview Scott Haldeman, DC, PhD, MD.  Dr. Haldeman is a pioneer of chiropractic science and a world leader in spine research. Dr. Haldeman holds the positions of Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, and Clinical Professor, Department of Neurology, University of California, Irvine.

He is Past President of the North American Spine Society, the American Back Society, the North American Academy of Manipulative Therapy, and the Orange County Neurological Society, and is currently Chairman Emeritus of the Research Council of the World Federation of Chiropractic. He is certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada and a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, the American Board of Electroencephalography and Neurophysiology and the American Board of Clinical Physiology. He also served on the US department of Health AHCPR Clinical Guidelines Committee on Acute Low Back Problems in Adults as well as four other Clinical Guidelines Committees. He presided over The Bone and Joint Decade 2000 to 2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders.

Scott Haldeman sits on the editorial boards of six journals, and has published over 200 articles or book chapters, over 70 scientific abstracts, and has authored or edited seven books. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from the Southern California University of Health Sciences and an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the Western States Chiropractic College. He received the David Selby Award from the North American Spine Society. A resident of Santa Ana, California, he maintains an active clinical practice.

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

1. The McAndrews Leadership Lecture: February 2015, by Dr Scott Haldeman. Challenges of the Past, Challenges of the Present.
Haldeman S, McAndrews GP, Goertz C, Sportelli L, Hamm AW, Johnson C.
J Chiropr Humanit. 2015 Nov 18;22(1):30-46. doi: 10.1016/j.echu.2015.09.001.
PMID: 26770177 [PubMed] Free PMC Article
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2. A systematic review comparing the costs of chiropractic care to other interventions for spine pain in the United States.
Dagenais S, Brady O, Haldeman S, Manga P.
BMC Health Serv Res. 2015 Oct 19;15:474. doi: 10.1186/s12913-015-1140-5. Review.
PMID: 26482271 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article
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3. Commentary: we can tell where it hurts, but can we tell where the pain is coming from or where we should manipulate?
Brady O, Haldeman S.
Chiropr Man Therap. 2013 Oct 21;21(1):35. doi: 10.1186/2045-709X-21-35.
PMID: 24499590 [PubMed] Free PMC Article
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4. Advancements in the management of spine disorders.
Haldeman S, Kopansky-Giles D, Hurwitz EL, Hoy D, Mark Erwin W, Dagenais S, Kawchuk G, Strömqvist B, Walsh N.
Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2012 Apr;26(2):263-80. doi: 10.1016/j.berh.2012.03.006. Review.
PMID: 22794098 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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5. Is it time to discard the term “diagnosis” when examining a person with uncomplicated axial neck pain?
Haldeman S.
Spine J. 2011 Mar;11(3):177-9. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2011.01.032. No abstract available.
PMID: 21377599 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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