Stuff to Read Between Patient Visits

Right brain vs left brain

By Dr. Alex Earl DC

At our events we are frequently asked what resources we use for our material and clinical practice. This is the first installment of a new series in which I provide a running list of “game-changers”.

Assessment & Performance


Dr. Stuart McGill – Ultimate Back Fitness & Performance

Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance provides professionals with the evidence base to design and prescribe the best exercise programs for the back. A complete description of a 5-stage program is provided. Many examples illustrate each stage within a bad back rehabilitation program together with a performance enhancement program for athletes and patients alike.


Dr. Shirley Sahrmann – Movement System Impairment Syndromes of the Extremities, Cervical and Thoracic Spines

This is a must read. If you are planning on assessing a patient’s movement capabilities, then Sarhmann’s Movement System Impairment Syndromes is essential for your office bookshelf.

The Movement Fix Blog – Podcast featuring Dr. Stuart McGill

Although this is a podcast, The Movement Fix Blog has thousands of followers and there is a reason why. Dr. Ryan DeBell has dozens of other blog entries that you can be sure to utilize immediately with your patients. I especially liked his Self Thoracic Rotation Mobilization blog post with technique video.

Supple Performance Therapy – Self Ankle Mobilization For The Desk Jockey

Pablo Orozco is a chiropractic intern who has created a niche for himself in the functional performance industry already. He has a variety of innovative functional movements that he frequently shares. Definitely worth your time to check out what Pablo has to offer.



Simon Sinek – Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

A pioneer of its time, this book presents an interesting perspective on businesses that focus on the “Why” they do what they do, rather than “What” is it they do. People don’t care what you do, they care why you do it. It is a short book that can be easily read while in-between patient visits.



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