Featured article: An indication of current views of Australian general practitioners towards chiropractic and osteopathy

 A total of 630 GPs were surveyed about chiropractors and osteopaths. A majority of GPs had never referred a patient to either profession. Approximately two-thirds of GPs were not interested in learning about the education standards of these professions. Responses to open-ended questions revealed a perceived lack of an evidence-base, potential harm to patients and a lack of trust towards the profession. If these views are representative, the chiropractic and osteopathic professions need to identify the underlying issues and put in place measures that address them.

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Chiropractic & Manual Therapies is an open access journal that aims to provide chiropractors, manual therapists and related health professionals with clinically relevant, evidence-based information. Chiropractic and other manual therapies share a relatively broad diagnostic practice and treatment scope, emphasizing the structure and function of the body's musculoskeletal framework (especially the spine). The practices of chiropractic and manual therapies are closely associated with treatments including manipulation, which is a key intervention. The range of services provided can also include massage, mobilisation, physical therapies, dry needling, lifestyle and dietary counselling, plus a variety of other associated therapeutic and rehabilitation approaches.

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