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  1. Review

    The chiropractic profession: a scoping review of utilization rates, reasons for seeking care, patient profiles, and care provided

    Previous research has investigated utilization rates, who sees chiropractors, for what reasons, and the type of care that chiropractors provide. However, these studies have not been comprehensively synthesized...

    Peter J. H. Beliveau, Jessica J. Wong, Deborah A. Sutton, Nir Ben Simon, André E. Bussières, Silvano A. Mior and Simon D. French

    Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:35

    Published on: 22 November 2017

  2. Study protocol

    A protocol for clinical trial study of the effect of core stabilization exercises on spine kinematics during gait with and without load in patients with non-specific chronic low back pain

    Non-specific chronic low back pain (NCLBP) is a major public health and global socioeconomic burden with a variety of symptoms such as gait abnormality. Trunk stiffness and deep trunk muscles dysfunction known...

    Rasool Bagheri, Ismail Ebrahimi Takamjani, Mahdi Dadgoo, Javad Sarrafzadeh, Amir Ahmadi, Mohammad Reza Pourahmadi and Amir-Salar Jafarpisheh

    Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:31

    Published on: 16 November 2017

  3. Correction

    Correction to: Comparison of treatment outcomes in neck pain patients depending on the sex of the chiropractor: a prospective outcome study

    After publication of the original article [1] the authors noted that the presentation of the name B. Kim Humphreys was incorrect.

    Janine Thöni, Cynthia K. Peterson and B. Kim Humphreys

    Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:34

    Published on: 13 November 2017

    The original article was published in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:18

  4. Debate

    What is chiropractic?

    While in some jurisdictions chiropractic is fully integrated in public and insurance funded health care systems, in others it is outside and considered as complementary or alternative health care. There is a p...

    Jan Hartvigsen and Simon French

    Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:30

    Published on: 2 November 2017

  5. Research

    Knowledge, attitude, influences and use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among chiropractic and nursing students

    Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is becoming more widely used in the community however there are differences in knowledge and attitudes among and within the various health professions. Chiropractic...

    Bruce F. Walker, Anthony Armson, Christopher Hodgetts, Angela Jacques, Fu En Chin, Garret Kow, Hyung Jin Lee, Mui Kee Wong and Anthony Wright

    Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:29

    Published on: 17 October 2017

  6. Research

    Using 4+ to grade near-normal muscle strength does not improve agreement

    Manual assessment of muscle strength is often graded using the ordinal Medical Research Council (MRC) scale. The scale has a number of inherent weaknesses, including poorly defined limits between grades ‘4’ an...

    Søren O’Neill, Sofie Louise Thomsen Jaszczak, Anne Katrine Søndergaard Steffensen and Birgit Debrabant

    Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:28

    Published on: 10 October 2017

  7. Research

    Work related musculoskeletal injuries sustained by Australian osteopaths: qualitative analysis of effects on practitioner health, clinical practice, and patient care

    There is limited literature that explores the experiences of osteopaths injured while engaging in clinical practice. Evidence from other similar health professions has described the numerous effects of work-re...

    Gopi Anne McLeod, Katerina Annels, Jessica Cohen, Samuel Edwards, Daniel Hodgins and Brett Vaughan

    Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:26

    Published on: 3 October 2017

  8. Research

    Friction massage versus kinesiotaping for short-term management of latent trigger points in the upper trapezius: a randomized controlled trial

    Latent trigger points in the upper trapezius muscle may disrupt muscle movement patterns and cause problems such as cramping and decreased muscle strength. Because latent trigger points may spontaneously becom...

    Marzieh Mohamadi, Soraya Piroozi, Iman Rashidi and Saeed Hosseinifard

    Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:25

    Published on: 12 September 2017

  9. Study protocol

    Tracking low back pain in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a prospective cohort study protocol

    Numerous methodological limitations have constrained the findings of previous studies that have examined the prevalence of low back pain in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis. This article presents a study ...

    Jean Théroux, Norman Stomski, Christopher J. Hodgetts, Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde, Bruce F. Walker, Sylvie Le May and Hubert Labelle

    Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:22

    Published on: 5 September 2017

  10. Research

    Exploring the definition of «acute» neck pain: a prospective cohort observational study comparing the outcomes of chiropractic patients with 0–2 weeks, 2–4 weeks and 4–12 weeks of symptoms

    Neck pain is a common complaint in chiropractic patients. Amongst other baseline variables, numerous studies identify duration of symptoms as a strong predictor of outcome in neck pain patients. The usual time...

    Luana Nyirö, Cynthia K. Peterson and B. Kim Humphreys

    Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:24

    Published on: 16 August 2017

  11. Research

    The comfort and safety of a novel rolling mechanical indentation device for the measurement of lumbar trunk stiffness in young adults

    The measurement of Posterior-Anterior (P-A) spinal stiffness is a common component of the physical examination of patients presenting with spinal disorders. The aim of this assessment is to provoke pain and/or...

    Benjamin T. Brown, Alexandra Blacke, Vanessa Carroll, Petra L. Graham, Greg Kawchuk, Aron Downie and Michael Swain

    Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:21

    Published on: 3 August 2017

  12. Research

    Managing patients with acute and chronic non-specific neck pain: are Danish chiropractors compliant with guidelines?

    Non-specific neck pain represents a quarter of all chiropractic patient visits in Denmark. Evidence informed practice can help ensure providers use best available treatment, speed up patient recovery rate and ...

    Simon Sidenius Brockhusen, André Bussières, Simon David French, Henrik Wulff Christensen and Tue Secher Jensen

    Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:17

    Published on: 30 June 2017

  13. Commentary

    The biopsychosocial model and chiropractic: a commentary with recommendations for the chiropractic profession

    There is an increasing awareness, interest and acceptance of the biopsychosocial (BPS) model by all health care professionals involved with patient care. The areas of spine care and pain medicine are no except...

    Jordan A. Gliedt, Michael J. Schneider, Marion W. Evans, Jeff King and James E. Eubanks Jr

    Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:16

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  14. Research

    Historical influence on the practice of chiropractic radiology: part II - thematic analysis on the opinions of diplomates of the American Chiropractic College of Radiology about the future

    Over the past 20 years, various authors have addressed the question of the future of chiropractic. Most were positive about the future, with some advocating evidence-based practice and integration with mainstr...

    Kenneth J. Young

    Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:15

    Published on: 8 May 2017

  15. Research

    Chiropractors` experience and readiness to work in Indigenous Australian Communities: a preliminary cross-sectional survey to explore preparedness, perceived barriers and facilitators for chiropractors practising cross-culturally

    Indigenous people make up approximately 3% of the total Australian population and score poorer on all health indices, including back pain. Chiropractors are well placed to alleviate back pain, yet there is no ...

    Dein Vindigni, Barbara I. Polus, Sonja Cleary and Aunty Kerrie Doyle

    Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:13

    Published on: 2 May 2017

  16. Research

    Manual therapy compared with physical therapy in patients with non-specific neck pain: a randomized controlled trial

    Manual therapy according to the School of Manual Therapy Utrecht (MTU) is a specific type of passive manual joint mobilization. MTU has not yet been systematically compared to other manual therapies and physic...

    Ruud Groeneweg, Luite van Assen, Hans Kropman, Huco Leopold, Jan Mulder, Bouwien C. M. Smits-Engelsman, Raymond W J. G. Ostelo, Rob A. B. Oostendorp and Maurits W. van Tulder

    Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:12

    Published on: 28 April 2017

  17. Review

    The STarT back tool in chiropractic practice: a narrative review

    The Keele STarT Back Tool was designed for primary care medical physicians in the UK to determine the risk for persistent disabling pain in patients with musculoskeletal pain and to tailor treatments according...

    Yasmeen Khan

    Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:11

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  18. Systematic review

    Prevalence of low back pain in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis: a systematic review

    Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is the most common spinal deformity occurring in adolescents and its established prevalence varies from 2 to 3%. Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis has been identified as a potenti...

    Jean Théroux, Norman Stomski, Christopher J. Hodgetts, Ariane Ballard, Christelle Khadra, Sylvie Le May and Hubert Labelle

    Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:10

    Published on: 20 April 2017

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