Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

Brandon Masi Parker discusses stroke and TIA.  The podcast focuses on management of patients presenting with signs of stroke and TIA as well as epidemiology, pathophysiology and current updates on evidence based approaches to stroke and TIA patients.

Stroke and TIA podcast

Stroke and TIA Powerpoint

Treatment for acute LBP in active military personnel; a journal review

Brandon Masi Parker provides a journal review for the article A randomized, controlled trial of osteopathic manipulative treatment for acute low back pain in active duty military personnel, by

des Anges Cruser, Couglad Maurer, Kendi Hensel, Sarah K Brown, Kathryn White, Scott T Stoll in the Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy,  Volume 20, Number 1, 2012 , pp. 5-15(11).

This article is a crucial randomized and controlled study analyzing the effectiveness of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) for acute low back pain (LBP) in active military personnel.  The article analyzes pain, functionality and a few other parameters.  I make the assertion that this unique subset of population may provide a model for other LBP patients that have physically demanding lifestyles with limited possibility for rest.

OMT for acute LBP in military personnel; journal review podcast

Prostate Disease

Randal Davis discusses prostate disease pathology, clinical presentation and management.  There is also a discussion on Osteopathic approach to patients with prostate disease.

Prostate Disease podcast

Stomach Cancer Education Symposium

For those in the Ft. Lauderdale area, we would like to notify you of the 2nd annual Stomach Cancer Education Symposium in Hollywood, Fl.

On April 21 from 10am-3pm at the Westin Diplomat on 3555 South Ocean Drive in Hollywood, Fl 33019.

Symposium Flyer

Back Pain Etiologies and Pathophysiology interview with Dr. Fossum

We interview Dr. Christian Fossum DO of Norway on several topics relating to back pain.  We cover etiologies, pathophysiolgies, osteopathic treatments as well as an intervational take on Osteopathy.

Back pain interview with Dr Fossum

Clinical Approach to Muscle Function interview with Dr. Danto

We interview Dr. Jay Danto DO while at the American Academy of Osteopathy Convocation on several topics relating to muscle function.  We touch on muscle firing pattern, approach to a patient with musculoskeletal pain, acupuncture and more.

Interview with Dr. Danto on Muscle Function

Upcoming Interviews

We are currently in Louisville, Kentucky at the AAO Convocation. We have a few interviews planned with some brilliant leaders in the Osteopathic community and we are excited to post them shortly.

Please stay tuned and come say hi if you see us walking around in our stylish DidacticsOnline shirts.


Nick Camposeo provides us with a quick overview of the important anemias.  Anemia is a huge topic and very important in clinical practice and at all levels of board studying.  This podcast includes pathophysiology, etiology, clinical presentation and management of microcytic, normocytic and macrocytic anemias.

Anemia Podcast

Diabetes Mellitus

Meighan O’Connor leads a discussion on Diabtes Mellitus, covering pathophysiology, clinical presentation and patient management.

Diabetes Podcast

Diabetes mellitus Powerpoint

Cranial’s Effect on Cerebral Tissue Oxygenation; Journal Review

Rob Kawa leads a journal review discussion on the “Effect of Cranial Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine on Cerebral Tissue Oxygenation”

Cranial’s Effect on Cerebral Tissue Oxygenation Journal Review Podcast

Cranial Article Journal Review Powerpoint

Xiangrong Shi, PhD; Seth Rehrer, OMS IV; Parna Prajapati, MBBS, MPH; Scott T. Stoll, DO, PhD; Russell G. Gamber, DO, MPH; and H. Fred Downey, PhD. (2011). Effect of Cranial Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine on Cerebral Tissue Oxygenation. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 111(12), 660-666.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Tara Nowakhtar discusses Irritable bowel syndrome.  This podcast includes pathogenesis, clinical presentation, and management including Osteopathic approach.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Podcast

IBS Powerpoint


Brandon Parker  interview Dr. Sandhouse DO on prolotherapy (proliferative injection therapy, regenerative injection therapy, sclerotherapy).  We discuss indications, contraindications, mechanism and evidence.  We compare Prolo to PRP and trigger points.  There is a bonus section on Orthokine, the treatment used by Kobe Bryant and Alex Rodriguez.

Prolotherapy Interview Podcast

In the interview we discuss a case where prolotherapy is used on a young male with an ACL tear.  Below are the MRI images from before and after a prolotherapy regimen.

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Effects of Manipulation

Brandon Parker interviews Dr. Peter Sprague PT, DPT, OCS, MTC.  Dr. Sprague is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and shares his wealth of knowledge on the physiology of manipulation with us.  We discuss goals of manipulation, evidence for specific manipulative modalities, what exactly is that HVLA “pop,” the anatomy and physiology of the spinal and abdominal musculature in low back pain population, and neural plasticity including long-term potentiation (LTP) and long-term depression (LTD).

Effects of Manipulation Podcast


Peripheral Vascular Disease

Rob Kawa leads a discussion on peripheral vascular disease.  We discuss the pathophysiology of the disease, clinical presentation and treatment of the disease.  There is also a great discussion on the definitions of arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis and arteriolosclerosis.

Peripheral Vascular Disease Podcast

Peripheral Vascular Disease Powerpoint

Coronary Artery Disease

Randy Davis leads a discussion on Coronary Artery Disease.  All aspects of the disease process are discussed including spectrum of the disease, pathophysiology, clinical presentations and management.

Coronary Artery Disease Podcast