Featured article: Primary prevention in chiropractic practice

New Content ItemChiropractors have often described their professional identity as going beyond the treatment of musculoskeletal problems to include, for example, prevention of disease. This systematic review confirms that chiropractors have a positive attitude to providing primary prevention within public health in general, musculoskeletal problems, and “wellness”. However, few patients consult for these reasons. This begs the question: Is this mismatch caused by insufficient information on what chiropractors can offer or insufficient evidence on what primary prevention through chiropractic care can achieve?

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Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:10

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Chiropractic & Manual Therapies publishes manuscripts on all aspects of evidence-based information that is clinically relevant to chiropractors, manual therapists and related health care professionals.

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.

Chiropractic & Manual Therapies continues to serve as a critical resource in this field, and as an open access publication, is more readily available to practitioners, researchers and clinicians worldwide.

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