Podcast with Steve Young and Curtis Tait
    Patrick Dessaulles

    Welcome to New Directions, the official podcast of the Physiotherapy Association of B. C. My name is Patrick Dessaulles, and I'm the Professional Development Lead at P. A. B. C. and the host of this episode. Before we begin, I would like to acknowledge that I live and work on the ancestral, unceded, and occupied lands of the Syilx Okanagan First Nation.

    I also acknowledge the lands of the Indigenous Peoples across B. C. In this episode, I sit down with Steve Young and Curtis Tait. Both are practicing physiotherapists and educators based in BC. Today, we are going to discuss the international framework for examining of the cervical region for potential of vascular pathologies of the neck prior to musculoskeletal intervention, international IFOMPT cervical framework. This podcast is opinion based and should be viewed as a conversation starter. To get more education on this topic, please register for the PABC hosted course in December 2024 with Steve and Curtis to go deeper into an evidence informed course on cervical thoracic disorders.

    So first off, thanks a lot, Steve and Curtis, for taking the time to sit down. Maybe a good way to start this podcast out would be if one of you doesn't mind just introducing yourselves. And then so that people can know who's who here. Sure.

    Curtis Tait

    I'm happy to go first really, because I know Steve's really shy and has a hard time speaking in front of crowds realistically.

    No, Patrick, thank you very much for including us in this podcast. We're really excited to be able to talk about this with you and just get more positive messaging out about what we can do for vascular pathologies in the neck and at least the uncertainty surrounding that. And this paper, I think does that really well.

    Just a little bit of background for Steve and I, we've been teaching together for a very long time through AMP and have definitely a passion for just moving the needle forward on what we. Know from an evidence base to help us interact better with our patients, not only providing them with good care, but also I think we'll both agree that the evidence allows us to be able to dive more into what is going on for the person and understanding that to a deeper level, which comes up in this article.

    Steve, I'll let you chime in.

    Steve Young

    I think that's actually a great introduction and I really.

    For 25 years almost now. And Curtis and I have talked together for almost a decade, so I guess we're both getting old and nobody can see our faces, but I don't think there's a single hair on any of our head. And I really this is a physician statement on how we should be screened for cervical artery dysfunction from eye.

    The most recent publication. And I really think this is something that every clinician, irrespective of whether they use manual therapy of the neck or not should read because we're really screening for pathology. But the other really interesting thing that they do with this. It's just getting back to what Curtis said, is that, the best evidence isn't saying that just, it's just about the techniques that we use and special tests that we use, but the relationship that we develop with our patients.

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