The ASRF Research for Practice Podcast

Welcome to the Research for Practice Podcast by the Australian Spinal Research Foundation. We proudly fund & facilitate chiropractic research. This podcast will bring you interviews with chiropractic movers, shakers & researchers as a part of our mission to educate chiropractors & communities. Tune in for research relevant to your practice, basic science, audio blogs, interviews with people behind the science & much more. Subscribe & check out to get involved!

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Thursday Jun 20, 2024

Join us as we talk with Dr Jacey Pryjma and Dr Braden Keil about the gentle, effective ways we care for infants, kids and their families. We will be talking about research, practice, and how chiropractic supports neurodevelopment in this bumper episode. Find out more on our website, or our socials to find out how you can support more chiropractic research or join our tribe. 

Wednesday Apr 17, 2024

In this bumper episode, Dr. Brad Glowaki (@Drglodc on Instagram), tells us all about his learnings while working with elite athletes. His wisdom shows us how research pairs with chiropractic in action, and why we are far more than a pain modality. After talking about pain, prevention and performance, we then move on to Dr. Don MacDonald, author and chiropractor who talks us through the vagus nerve and why it matters. Find out more at 
You can find Dr Don at @drdonmacdonald on Instagram if you are interested in hearing more  

Wednesday Feb 21, 2024

Dr Michael Hall joins us in this bumper episode to talk about the vital importance of the cervical curve. In this episode we talk about everything from movement, to neuroplasticity, to neurodiversity and much more. Its one you'll need to listen to over and over, we are sure, but if you've ever been in doubt about the potential of chiropractic, this episode will blow your mind. Dr Daniel Knowles also joins us to talk about Network Spinal and Epihealth. If there's a theme to this episode, its putting the health back into healthcare. And thats what we love.
The direct links for the upcoming events areMar 16-17 - Daniel Knowles & Richelle Laurich Knowles 23-24 - DCE - Auckland, New Zealand the savings code ASRF-DC to save $100  dollars off registration (or ASRF-ST for $50USD off student registration)For more information including research on EpiEnergentics, go to the website listed below. Michael talks through a lot of research in this episode. The references are here: 
1. Effect sizes for changes in health and well-being following treatment with the One-to-Zero (OTZ) Technique in individuals with occipito-atlantal joint dysfunction – UshaniAmbalavanar,MHSc,aVictoriaBerkers,BHSc,aHeidiHaavik,PhD,DC,bandBernadetteAnnMurphy,PhD,DCa
JCM Dec 2023
2. Anxious: How to use the brain to understand and treat fear and anxiety
3. Leading causes of death in Australian Men
4. Tseng, J. & Poppenk, J. (2020). Brain meta-state transitions demarcate thoughts across task contexts exposing the mental noise of trait neuroticism. Nat Commun, 11, 3480 .
5. Christoff, K., Irving, Z., Fox, K. et al. (2016). Mind-wandering as spontaneous thought: a dynamic framework. Nat Rev Neurosci 17, 718–731.
6. How many thoughts per day:

Thursday Nov 23, 2023

In an episode that is loaded with both philosophy and research, join us as we talk subluxation with Professor Phillip Ebrall and Dr. Tanja Glucina. 
Its arguably the most important topic of our profession, and its one that ASRF is particularly focused on as we continue to research the definition, parameters, methods of assessment and philosophy behind subluxation-based care. As always, make sure you head over to to support chiropractic research, and follow this podcast everywhere you get your audio goodness

Friday Oct 13, 2023

In this episode, we catch up with Dr. Imran Khan Niazi, part of the trailblazing team from the New Zealand Chiropractic College and the Centre for Chiropractic Research. We are talking all things chiropractic and stroke - first going through research that found "no evidence for causation" when it came to cervical artery dissection and chiropractic care, and then talking with Dr. Imran about the new line of investigation showing the role chiropractic may play in stroke rehabilitation. But if anything, this episode is about hope. There's a story in here that will really pull at the heart strings. Enjoy. 

Tuesday Sep 05, 2023

In this months episode, we talk about the great untapped resource that is the vagus nerve. Dr. Mo Andrews runs us through polyvagal theory, and talks about the profound impact this might make in terms of creating nervous system change and impacting the somatic and neurological experience of trauma. Doc Adam Del Torto then jumps in to talk about Cranial Fascial Release and those "last resort" patients. We wrap it out by talking about neuroinflammation and how the vagus nerve might be key. Check it all out on the podcast - play it in your practices, cars and wherever you binge your podcasts. And don't forget to subscribe. 

Thursday Aug 03, 2023

In this months episode, Chiropractic powerhouse, Dr. Charles Blum (D.C.) joins us to talk about his journey into chiropractic, the role the brain and chiropractic play in immunity, and much more. We also chat with Kristy O'Brien from Metagenics and dive into psychobiotics, inflammation and link it all to mental wellbeing. Its a great episode. Don't miss it. Links: 

Thursday Jun 29, 2023

In this episode, we chat with Dr. Jonathan Little about his work with Dr. Graham Perkins on the effect of chiropractic care on immune cell phenotype and function. We give you a backgrounder on this whole, interlinked, vital system, and we catch up with Erica Smith from Metagenics to talk about the concept of immune intelligence as we head into the winter season. If you want more information, here are the links: The Australian Spinal Research Foundation: 
The blog article: and https://doi.org10.3390/medicina57060536  

Wednesday May 31, 2023

In a bumper episode, we bring you Dr. Avery Martin from the Averio Institute talking about the soon-to-launch Washington Chiropractic College (, we catch up with Metagenics powerhouse Renee Kucyk ( and talk with one of our own researchers, Dr. Graham Jenkins to find out about chiropractic, immunity, and immune cell phenotypes. Its a huge episode, where we also link to some of the big topics brought to us by the legendary Dr. Michael Hall back in 2018 ( All in all, one not to miss! Find out more about how you can support the chiropractic tribe at

Thursday May 04, 2023

Join us as we chat with David Fletcher, the chiropractic rock star behind the Insight Station and the Chiropractic Leadership Alliance. He chats with Marcus Chacos about adaptability, sympathetic dominance and the genius that is chiropractic. We also talk about whats hot in case reports, what makes a good one, and discuss evidence for High-velocity, low-amplitude thrusts on neuroimmune markers. 
Read more on that here and find out how you can support chiropractic research by checking out 


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