Dr. Carlo Rinaudo DC Phd (cand), talks to Dr. Justin Trosclair DC on ‘A Doctor’s Perspective Podcast’ about vestibular, ocular, autonomic and dizziness issues, exam findings and rehab.

We talk about managing spinal and MSK conditions with chiropractic, and how vestibular rehab affects the nervous system, plus we talk about neuroConnect. 

I didn’t know this but in Australia the term ‘Doctor’ is reserved for medical doctors and all others, even Phd’s have to clarify behind their name what type of doctor you are. Also, you can’t just say chiropractic can help headaches and low back pain without having research cited on your website to back up your claims. If you don’t the regulatory board is quick to fine you and require changes. 

We discuss some more of those type of nuisances today. 

He started out being fascinated by AK and soon realized that most techniques get results and it’s because of neurology. 

Is it necessary, clinically, to become a diplomate in neurology (2 year program)? How much of this advanced neurology can actually be used in practice and how much can be used to build referrals from neurologists?

Functional Neurology or Chiropractic Neurology are terms that in Australia will get your license revoked ‘in minutes’ and drag you through
the coals. Some chiropractic techniques are starting to incorporate neurology theories into how they work, but is it cherry picked research? Why would the chiropractic profession benefit from having the research conducted only to be scrutinised by other non chiropractic Phd experts? 

Dr. Rinaudo is in the faculty of bio-mechanical engineering at a university that doesn’t have to do with chiropractic. The brain and neuro is a window into seeing how the rest of the body is functioning. The vestibular and ocular system starts when we are so young and connects the autonomic nervous system, balance, cognitive and body awareness system which influences how our spine functions.

We talk about his PhD clinical trial on a new vestibular rehabilitation technique: Gait, balance, proprioception, eye movement exercises. He is not advocating to abandon the adjustment nor is he saying all things can be remedied by the adjustment. 

Dr. Carlo also runs though a mock patient exam with proper questions for vestibular, ocular, vertigo or dizziness symptoms and offers a few pointers for treatment and exercises.

This is especially relevant for whiplash injuries because the three little ear bones, otolith or otoconia, and the crystals can be injured causing dizziness and vertigo. Dysfunction of the neck changes the signalling and coding to the brain stem. It can alter our eye movement, higher cortical function, balance and more. 

It’s not a cookbook approach in his 4 module NeuroConnect program. Each case will present unique dysfunction and you will tailor a multitude of options for their individual needs. Many of the exercises will function on balance, eye function, proprioception training, inner ear and cerebellum. He goes through a synopsis of the 4 modules near the mid-end of the episode and I think it will get you excited to visit the website to learn more. 

For instance: why is that some patients seem to plateau? 

Listen to find out more!

Released February 12, 2019.