Combination of soft tissue modalities and rehab is Dr. Todd Riddle’s specialty as he teaches at a Chiropractic College as well as weekend seminars of FAKTR. Evidence Based versus Clinical Outcomes- why don’t they always match up. Why have a residency program?
Dr Todd Riddle DC has had a successful clinic for over a decade in North Carolina and is now teaching 3-4 rehab, soft tissue and orthopedic classes at Texas Chiropractic College. Not only that but on many a weekend you can see him teaching Live for the FAKTR seminar series.
Dr Todd had a neck injury that lingered for nearly ten years while playing collegiate football and arena football that was managed in the more traditional route. After 3 visits to the chiropractor, however, the neck pain was gone and he choose a different path for his career.
While his undergrad and life revolved around sports and rehab he ended up going to Sherman College which is a super straight school. What did he take away from that experience and how did that shape his first few years out in the real world?
You have to know who you are in the beginning of your career and sometimes that’s a hard thing to figure out without having much experience.
How do you reconcile when a modality seems to be getting clinic results but research isn’t showing its evidence based enough? Part of the answer is the 3 legs of an evidence based practice.
What’s the deal with the FAKTR Floss aka a thick elastic band that you wrap over a joint so tight that the blood flow is greatly reduced? How is that different than say using straps for Mulligan Technique. If the mechanism is ischemic compression how does that help the injury heal faster? Is cryotherapy a similar mechanism of action?
Let’s learn what is FAKTR and why its not a verb. FAKTR in a nutshell is a systematic evaluation system that taps into techniques that you have already learned and makes it more efficient and have better outcomes. We spend a while flushing out how to implement these procedures and what it’s not and could you attend FAKTR seminar if you didn’t know much about rehab and soft tissue therapies.
What is the Hallmark Difference that makes FAKTR unique when treating people in pain?
Do you really need 12 hours of kinesio taping or hawkgrip training to be proficient?
What’s the difference between a trained clinician and a trained technician?
Since he teaches, what are the 2 main pieces of advice he would give? Hint: one is not to take anything for granted.
Why is he a proponent of having a more structured Residency program?
We even tackle the new graduate – first job – salary vs newbie experience debacle.
Since he and his wife travel a good bit for business on the weekends, how do they keep that level of trust?
After the ads at the end of the episode, I put a bonus question… his thoughts on cold laser.
Podcasts: Tim Ferris, Joe Rogan, British Journal of Sports Medicine,
Show notes can be found at www.adoctorsperspective.net/85 here you can also find links to things mentioned.