Spinal Decompression Podcast – The interview which will change spine care in physical therapy.

In this episode, Steve Small is joined by Rob Shanks. Rob is co-founder and director of Spine Plus Clinics in Essex.

He’s an Osteopath, been in practice for 20 years and was an early adopter of IDD Therapy spinal decompression in the UK.

He also co-founded, the invaluable or rather essential training platform for practitioners to learn the essentials of MRI. Links below.

Here Rob talks about his early use of traction, lessons from historical figures and his interest and enthusiasm for IDD Therapy for unresolved spinal pathologies.

With his passion for spine care, Rob, with his colleague Darren Chandler, has come to be a leader in MRI training for practitioners and sees it as an under-taught but essential skill for practitioners.

As Rob reveals, each year he sees three patients with serious spinal pathology, including cancer, which has not been detailed from an MRI report.

He is also the author of a book suitable for both patients and practitioners – Back Pain Decoded

The headline may sound bold, but the content of the discussion with Steve will cement IDD Therapy Spinal Decompression as the most significant step forward this century in the way practitioners can help patients with unresolved back and neck pain.

For more details about the invaluable MRI training course:
To contact Rob go to the Chigwell clinic page of the Spine Plus website:
To buy Back Pain Decoded:

For clinicians wanting details about IDD Therapy Spinal Decompression and to become a provider:

About the Author:Stephen Small