ACA’s annual meeting, the National Chiropractic Leadership Conference, brings you cutting-edge, evidence-based education sessions featuring some of the chiropractic profession’s most respected thought leaders and content experts. Many sessions also offer continuing education credits. Here we pose questions to one of the presenters: Robert G. Silverman, DC, MS, DABCN, DCBCN, CNS, CCN, CSCS, CIISN, CKTP, CES, HKC, FAKTR. His presentation is titled, “21st Century Approach to Musculoskeletal Conditions—The Gut-Joint Connection.”
Q: How is the topic that you are presenting relevant to modern chiropractic practice? How will it help chiropractors be successful now, and into the future?
Chiropractic is an eclectic, science-based profession. Today, chiropractors help patients from the inside-out —not only fixing the symptom, but ultimately integrating science to treat internal systems. As it relates to treating joint pain, chiropractors fix the symptom (pain) by treating the right internal system—in this case, the gut. That’s where, I believe, the practice of chiropractic will evolve.
Q: Are there any new developments in your specialty/topic area that make your presentation at NCLC 2019 especially relevant or timely?
New developments occur every day with regards to the gut-joint connection, which makes my presentation both a timely topic and an evolving discussion. What’s most relevant is the specific science-based research I will present that demonstrates exactly how foods and toxins can damage the gut and subsequently deteriorate joint function.
Q: Who should attend your presentation and why?
Everyone! But specifically, anyone who specializes in musculoskeletal health—and musculoskeletal injuries—and wants a deeper understanding of the basic tenets. Also, those who want to better understand root causes and root-cause resolution as it pertains to gut and joint health.
Q: What practical knowledge or skills can attendees expect to take away from your presentation?
By the end of my presentation, attendees will be armed with a deeper understanding of—and be ready to immediately apply—the following:
- the connection between the gut, immune system, and joints, specifically applicable for the better management of chronic joint disorders
- how to expertly assess intestinal barrier dysfunctions
- how to identify key gut-related triggers of joint disorders
- how to use predictive antibodies for the identification of tissue damage caused by environmental triggers
- how to repair the broken intestinal barrier
- and how to keep the gut barrier functioning for life-long healthier living.
Q: What was the best career advice you ever received?
The best career advice I’ve ever received follows three basic principles:
- Always continue to learn and love what you do.
- Treat every patient like you’d want your mother to be treated by someone else.
- Build trust and goodwill with your patient base.