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Table 3 Words used to determine type of primary prevention studied in chiropractic practice

From: Primary prevention in chiropractic practice: a systematic review

Prevention of musculoskeletal disorders Public health prevention Wellness through chiropractic care including spinal adjustmentsa
Ergonomic advice Physical activity Wellness
Postural advice/improvements General health Prevention in children
Prophylactic exam Health enhancement General well being
Prevention, if not described under Public health or wellness At risk Subluxation
Recommendations/advice on health issues
Nutritional and dietary advice
  1. aUnless explicitly stated that “wellness” and other words in column 3 relate to advice only, it was be assumed that it had an element of chiropractic adjustments (with or without advice)