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  1. Non-specific low back pain (LBP) commonly presents to primary care, where inappropriate use of imaging remains common despite guideline recommendations against its routine use. Little is known about strategies...

    Authors: Daphne To, Diana De Carvalho, Andrea Pike, Rebecca Lawrence, Holly Etchegary, Andrea M. Patey, Elaine Toomey and Amanda Hall
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2023 31:6
  2. Headaches in children are poorly described and diagnosing can be challenging. Objectives are: (1) to describe headache characteristics and child characteristics, (2) to explore whether data can suggest a more ...

    Authors: Kristina Boe Dissing, Werner Vach, Susanne Lynge, Henrik Wulff Christensen and Lise Hestbaek
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2023 31:5
  3. Spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) is offered by many health professions, most often by chiropractors. While SMT can be effective for some musculoskeletal disorders, there is no evidence that SMT improves human...

    Authors: Gregory Neil Kawchuk, Steen Harsted, Jan Hartvigsen, Luana Nyirö and Casper Glissmann Nim
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2023 31:4
  4. Evidence-based practice (EBP) is fundamental to the delivery of high-quality, safe and effective health care. Naprapaths, manual therapy providers that specialize in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain and d...

    Authors: Tobias Sundberg, Matthew J. Leach, Stina Lilje, Oliver P. Thomson, Gary Fryer, Per J. Palmgren, Jon Adams and Eva Skillgate
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2023 31:3
  5. There is a paucity of research assessing cultural competency among Canadian chiropractors. Therefore, the aims of this study were to (1) measure cultural competency among Canadian chiropractors, (2) understand...

    Authors: Nora Bakaa, Danielle Southerst, Pierre Côté, Luciana Macedo, Lisa C. Carlesso, Joy MacDermid and Silvano Mior
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2023 31:1
  6. Spinal manipulation has been shown to affect muscle activity, posture, and pain. To date, no studies have examined the effect of manipulation on biomechanical factors during sitting. Therefore, the purpose of ...

    Authors: D. E. De Carvalho and J. P. Callaghan
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2022 30:62
  7. Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal that may compress neurological tissues resulting in pain and disability. Although previous qualitative studies have solicited data regarding the life experien...

    Authors: Lillian L. C. Li, Arnold Y. L. Wong and Gregory N. Kawchuk
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2022 30:61
  8. The high burden of disease associated with musculoskeletal disorders severely impacts patients’ well-being. As primary care providers, Swiss chiropractors ought to contribute towards identifying and using effe...

    Authors: Arlette Albisser, Petra Schweinhardt, André Bussières and Mirjam Baechler
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2022 30:59
  9. Clinicians rely on certain physical examination tests to diagnose and potentially grade ankle sprains and ankle instability. Diagnostic error and inaccurate prognosis may have important repercussions for clini...

    Authors: Amber Beynon, Sylvie Le May and Jean Theroux
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2022 30:58
  10. Systematic reviews (SRs) of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are considered one of the most reliable study types. Through a systematic and thorough literature search, researchers aim to collect all research...

    Authors: Martin Nørregård Eybye, Simon Dyrløv Madsen, Anders Nikolai Ørsted Schultz and Casper Glissmann Nim
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2022 30:57
  11. To determine the added value of interprofessional interventions over existing mono-professional practice, elucidation of specific health care issues, service delivery contexts and benefits of combining multipl...

    Authors: Corrie Myburgh, Solvej Teglhus, Kristian Engquist and Evgenios Vlachos
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2022 30:56
  12. Physical inactivity is a global health pandemic. Allied healthcare providers, including chiropractors, are well placed to integrate individual physical activity (PA) promotion into routine care. A previous sys...

    Authors: Matthew Fernandez, Anika Young, Karen Milton, Marina Pinhiero, Katie de Luca, Paulo Ferreira and Jeffrey Hebert
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2022 30:55
  13. Worldwide, many patients, including minors, seek chiropractic care. The purpose of this study was to investigate the practice characteristics of chiropractors who treat pediatric patients in Quebec, Canada.

    Authors: Chantale Doucet, Élisa Dubuc, Camille Imbeau, Katherine A. Pohlman and Marc-André Blanchette
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2022 30:54
  14. Little is known about the diversity of the chiropractic profession with respect to gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and community of practice. This knowledge is important as profession representatio...

    Authors: Danielle Southerst, Nora Bakaa, Pierre Côté, Luciana Macedo, Lisa Carlesso, Joy MacDermid and Silvano Mior
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2022 30:52
  15. For manipulation, this paper addresses arguably the most fundamental question that can be asked about any therapeutic intervention: what is it? In answering this question, this paper presents the prevailing model...

    Authors: David W. Evans
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2022 30:51

    The Correction to this article has been published in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2023 31:2

  16. While morphological changes to the cervical spine have been observed for over 40 years in response to contact sport participation, little is known about the secondary effects of the cervical impairment on futu...

    Authors: Kelly Cheever, Jeffery King and Keisuke Kawata
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2022 30:50
  17. Cervicogenic headache is a secondary headache, and manual therapy is one of the most common treatment choices for this and other types of headache. Nonetheless, recent guidelines on the management of cervicoge...

    Authors: Pietro Bini, David Hohenschurz-Schmidt, Vincenzo Masullo, Diana Pitt and Jerry Draper-Rodi
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2022 30:49
  18. To align with current best practices, manual therapists have refined their treatment options to include exercise and pain education for people with chronic musculoskeletal pain. In this commentary, we suggest ...

    Authors: Bruno T. Saragiotto, Louise F. Sandal and Jan Hartvigsen
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2022 30:48
  19. Chiropractic is a mostly privatised health profession within Australia, with people experiencing disadvantage typically having limited access due to financial barriers. However, some universities within Austra...

    Authors: Dan Marthick-Hone, Aunty Kerrie Doyle, Gerard A. Kennedy, Dein Vindigni and Barbara I. Polus
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2022 30:47
  20. Thoracolumbar fascia mobility observed with ultrasound imaging and calculated as shear strain is lower in persons with chronic low back pain. This pilot and feasibility trial assessed thoracolumbar shear strai...

    Authors: Robert Vining, Stephen M. Onifer, Elissa Twist, Anna-Marie Ziegler, Lance Corber and Cynthia R. Long
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2022 30:46
  21. While most cases of sciatica result from degenerative conditions of the low back, some cases result from conditions of the hip and pelvic region. Sciatica developing in relation to pregnancy or labor also pres...

    Authors: Robert J. Trager, Sarah E. Prosak, Patrick J. Getty, Richard L. Barger, Shahrazad T. Saab and Jeffery A. Dusek
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2022 30:45
  22. Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) have been shown to be valid and reliable indicators of health status and treatment outcomes, however, the current knowledge, understanding, and utilisation of PROMs wi...

    Authors: Natalie Clohesy, Anthony Schneiders, Gaery Barbery and Steven Obst
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2022 30:44
  23. In France, we lack knowledge about factors influencing chiropractors’ use of French guideline for managing neck pain and associated disorders (NAD). In particular, we know little about how chiropractic interns...

    Authors: Delphine Sorondo, Cyrille Delpierre, Pierre Côté and Nadège Lemeunier
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2022 30:43
  24. An audible pop is the sound that can derive from an adjustment in spinal manipulative therapy and is often seen as an indicator of a successful treatment. A review conducted in 1998 concluded that there was li...

    Authors: Annelieke Cesanne Moorman and David Newell
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2022 30:42
  25. Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common reasons for disability globally. Digital interventions are a promising means of supporting people to self-manage LBP, but implementation of digital interventions h...

    Authors: Malene J. Svendsen, Barbara I. Nicholl, Frances S. Mair, Karen Wood, Charlotte D. N. Rasmussen and Mette J. Stochkendahl
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2022 30:41
  26. Diagnostic imaging is useful for assessing low back pain (LBP) when a clinician suspects a specific underlying pathology. Evidence-based imaging guidelines assist clinicians in appropriately determining the ne...

    Authors: Ali Smith, Varsha Kumar, Jeffrey Cooley, Carlo Ammendolia, Joyce Lee, Sheilah Hogg-Johnson and Silvano Mior
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2022 30:39
  27. High-velocity low-amplitude thrust spinal manipulation (SM) is a recommended and commonly used manual therapy intervention in physiotherapy. Beliefs surrounding the safety and effectiveness of SM have challeng...

    Authors: Firas Mourad, Marzia Stella Yousif, Filippo Maselli, Leonardo Pellicciari, Roberto Meroni, James Dunning, Emilio Puentedura, Alan Taylor, Roger Kerry, Nathan Hutting and Hendrikus Antonius Kranenburg
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2022 30:38
  28. The dynamic nature of neck pain has so far been identified through longitudinal studies with frequent measures, a method which is time-consuming and impractical. Pictures illustrating different courses of pain...

    Authors: Pernille Irgens, Birgitte Lawaetz Myhrvold, Alice Kongsted, Bård Natvig, Nina Køpke Vøllestad and Hilde Stendal Robinson
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2022 30:37
  29. The intervertebral disc is a known back pain generator and is frequently the focus of spinal manipulative therapy evaluation and treatment. The majority of our current knowledge regarding intradiscal pressure ...

    Authors: William R. Reed, Michael A. K. Liebschner, Carla R. Lima, Harshvardhan Singh, Christopher P. Hurt, Daniel F. Martins, James M. Cox and Maruti R. Gudavalli
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2022 30:36
  30. The construct of working alliance has been used to operationalise the patient–clinician relationship. Research evidence from the rehabilitation literature has established an association between the construct a...

    Authors: Dima Ivanova, Felicity L. Bishop, Dave Newell, Jonathan Field and Madeleine Walsh
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2022 30:35
  31. Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is a condition with local and referred pain characterized by trigger points (taut bands within the muscle). Ischemic compression is a noninvasive manual therapy technique that ha...

    Authors: Wei Lu, Jiong Li, Ye Tian and Xingang Lu
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2022 30:34
  32. Falling is a major trauma that can occur with aging, leading to very significant psychological and physical health effects with financial and societal consequences. It is therefore essential to explore therape...

    Authors: Laurianne Pinloche, Solène Souvignet, Michèle Germain, Karine Monteil and Christophe Hautier
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2022 30:33
  33. Despite controversy regarding its validity and clinical usefulness, manual examination findings still have an important role for manipulative therapies. As an example, somatic dysfunction (SD) remains central ...

    Authors: Lorenzo Arcuri, Giacomo Consorti, Marco Tramontano, Marco Petracca, Jorge Eduardo Esteves and Christian Lunghi
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2022 30:32
  34. Some chiropractors seem to have an inflated belief in the powers of spinal manipulation (SMT), for example aiming at preventing future spinal degeneration and health problems, activities that are without suppo...

    Authors: Stanley Innes, Guillaume Goncalves and Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2022 30:30

    The Correction to this article has been published in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2022 30:40

  35. Chiropractors commonly provide care to people with low-back pain (LBP). The aim of this survey was to determine the opinions and beliefs of chiropractors regarding the support and management of LBP. We also in...

    Authors: Lobke P. De la Ruelle, Annemarie de Zoete, Michiel R. de Boer, Maurits W. van Tulder, Raymond Ostelo and Sidney M. Rubinstein
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2022 30:29
  36. Cervical spine manipulation (CSM) is a frequently used treatment for neck pain. Despite its demonstrated efficacy, concerns regarding the potential of stretch damage to vertebral arteries (VA) during CSM remai...

    Authors: Lindsay M. Gorrell, Gregor Kuntze, Janet L. Ronsky, Ryan Carter, Bruce Symons, John J. Triano and Walter Herzog
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2022 30:28
  37. Low back and neck pain are the most common musculoskeletal disorders worldwide, and imply suffering and substantial societal costs, hence effective interventions are crucial. The aim of this study was to evalu...

    Authors: Emmanuel Aboagye, Stina Lilje, Camilla Bengtsson, Anna Peterson, Ulf Persson and Eva Skillgate
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2022 30:27
  38. Changes in pain sensitivity are a commonly suggested mechanism for the clinical effect of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT). Most research has examined pressure pain thresholds (PPT) and has primarily been con...

    Authors: Casper G. Nim, Sasha L. Aspinall, Rasmus Weibel, Martin G. Steenfelt and Søren O’Neill
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2022 30:25
  39. The unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on healthcare professionals has implications for healthcare delivery, including the public health guidance provided to patients. This study aims to assess the response and ...

    Authors: Craig Moore, Arnold Y. L. Wong, Katie de Luca, Diana De Carvalho, Melker S. Johansson, Katherine A. Pohlman, Amy Miller, Martha Funabashi, Paul Dougherty, Simon French, Jon Adams and Greg Kawchuk
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2022 30:24
  40. The inappropriate use of lumbar spine imaging remains common in primary care despite recommendations from evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to avoid imaging in the absence of red flags. This study ai...

    Authors: Daphne To, Amanda Hall, André Bussières, Simon D. French, Rebecca Lawrence, Andrea Pike, Andrea M. Patey, Debbie Brake-Patten, Lino O’Keefe, Barbara Elliott and Diana De Carvalho
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2022 30:23
  41. To report the national prevalence, years lived with disability (YLDs) and attributable risk factors for all musculoskeletal conditions and separately for low back pain (LBP), as well as compare the disability ...

    Authors: Katie de Luca, Andrew M. Briggs, Simon D. French, Manuela L. Ferreira, Marita Cross, Fiona Blyth and Lyn March
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2022 30:22
  42. Knowledge about patient satisfaction and experience with care they receive can guide practitioners in establishing doctor-patient relationships and improve health outcomes. Although evidence suggests high pati...

    Authors: Evan Eindhoven, Alex Lee, Peter Stilwell and Silvano Mior
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2022 30:21
  43. Chronic low back pain is pervasive, societally impactful, and current treatments only provide moderate relief. Exploring whether therapeutic elements, either unrecognised or perceived as implicit within clinic...

    Authors: Bronwyn Sherriff, Carol Clark, Clare Killingback and Dave Newell
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2022 30:20