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  1. Content type: Research

    Neck pain is a common problem and different forms of manual therapy are used in its treatment. The purpose of this systematic review was to critically appraise the literature that directly compared manipulatio...

    Authors: Hugh Gemmell and Peter Miller

    Citation: Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2006 14:7

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    Spinal manipulation has been found to create demonstrable segmental and intersegmental spinal motions thought to be biomechanically related to its mechanisms. In the case of impulsive-type instrument device co...

    Authors: Tony S Keller, Christopher J Colloca, Robert J Moore, Robert Gunzburg and Deed E Harrison

    Citation: Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2006 14:6

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    A challenge for practitioners using spinal manipulation is identifying when an intervention is required. It has been recognized that joint pain can interfere with the ability to position body parts accurately ...

    Authors: Edward F Owens Jr, Charles NR Henderson, M Ram Gudavalli and Joel G Pickar

    Citation: Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2006 14:5

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  4. Content type: Case report

    The prone leg extension (PLE) is commonly used to identify dysfunction of muscle recruitment patterns. The prone leg extension is theorized to identify proximal muscle disturbances which are a result of distal...

    Authors: Gregory J Lehman

    Citation: Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2006 14:4

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  5. Content type: Research

    Falls are a major health concern for older adults and their impact is a significant public health problem. The chief modifiable risk factors for falls in community-dwellers are psychotropic drugs, polypharmacy...

    Authors: Cheryl Hawk, John K Hyland, Ronald Rupert, Makasha Colonvega and Stephanie Hall

    Citation: Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2006 14:3

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  6. Content type: Case report

    Given the relative lack of treatment options for mild to moderate scoliosis, when the Cobb angle measurements fall below the 25–30° range, conservative manual therapies for scoliosis treatment have been increa...

    Authors: Mark W Morningstar and Timothy Joy

    Citation: Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2006 14:1

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  7. Content type: Research

    Screening for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a commonly performed procedure for school children during the high risk years. The PRECEDE-PROCEDE (PP) model is a health promotion planning model that ha...

    Authors: Timothy A Mirtz, Mark A Thompson, Leon Greene, Lawrence A Wyatt and Cynthia G Akagi

    Citation: Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2005 13:25

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  8. Content type: Debate

    There is little homogeneity of opinion in the chiropractic profession about its essence and identity. Matters compromising the establishment of a coherent identity include the issue of vertebral subluxation, p...

    Authors: Keith H Charlton

    Citation: Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2005 13:24

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  9. Content type: Research

    Continuing Education (CE) for chiropractors is mandatory for licensure in most North American jurisdictions. Numerous chiropractic colleges have begun collaborating with universities to offer master's degree p...

    Authors: Kent J Stuber, Jaroslaw P Grod, Dean L Smith and Paul Powers

    Citation: Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2005 13:22

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  10. Content type: Research

    Low back pain (LBP) is the most prevalent musculo-skeletal condition in rural and remote Australian Aboriginal communities. Smoking, physical inactivity and obesity are also prevalent amongst Indigenous people...

    Authors: Dein Vindigni, Bruce F Walker, Jennifer R Jamison, Cliff Da Costa, Lynne Parkinson and Steve Blunden

    Citation: Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2005 13:21

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  11. Content type: Research

    We report on a multidisciplinary focus group project related to the appropriate care of chiropractic patients who present with chest pain. The prevalence and clinical management, both diagnosis and treatment, ...

    Authors: Monica Smith, Dana J Lawrence and Robert M Rowell

    Citation: Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2005 13:18

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  12. Content type: Debate

    Subluxation syndrome is a legitimate, potentially testable, theoretical construct for which there is little experimental evidence. Acceptable as hypothesis, the widespread assertion of the clinical meaningfuln...

    Authors: Joseph C Keating Jr, Keith H Charlton, Jaroslaw P Grod, Stephen M Perle, David Sikorski and James F Winterstein

    Citation: Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2005 13:17

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  13. Content type: Review

    This review details the anatomy and interactions of the postural and somatosensory reflexes. We attempt to identify the important role the nervous system plays in maintaining reflex control of the spine and po...

    Authors: Mark W Morningstar, Burl R Pettibon, Heidi Schlappi, Mark Schlappi and Trevor V Ireland

    Citation: Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2005 13:16

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  14. Content type: Review

    This descriptive review provides a summary of the prevalence, activity limitation (disability), care-seeking, natural history and clinical course, treatment outcome, and costs of low back pain (LBP) in primary...

    Authors: Peter M Kent and Jennifer L Keating

    Citation: Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2005 13:13

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    Part II of this review examines the functional "short leg" or unloaded leg length alignment asymmetry, including the relationship between an anatomic and functional leg-length inequality. Based on the reviewed...

    Authors: Gary A Knutson

    Citation: Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2005 13:12

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  16. Content type: Review

    Leg-length inequality is most often divided into two groups: anatomic and functional. Part I of this review analyses data collected on anatomic leg-length inequality relative to prevalence, magnitude, effects ...

    Authors: Gary A Knutson

    Citation: Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2005 13:11

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  17. Content type: Debate

    More than 100 years after its inception the chiropractic profession has failed to define itself in a way that is understandable, credible and scientifically coherent. This failure has prevented the profession ...

    Authors: Craig F Nelson, Dana J Lawrence, John J Triano, Gert Bronfort, Stephen M Perle, R Douglas Metz, Kurt Hegetschweiler and Thomas LaBrot

    Citation: Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2005 13:9

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  18. Content type: Review

    This paper comments on the role and emergence of the biopsychosocial model in modern medical literature and health care settings. The evolution of the biopsychosocial model and its close association with moder...

    Authors: Benjamin T Brown, Rod Bonello and Henry Pollard

    Citation: Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2005 13:5

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  19. Content type: Editorial

    Both chiropractic and osteopathy are over a century old. They are now regarded as complementary health professions. There is an imperative for both professions to research the principles and claims that underp...

    Authors: Bruce F Walker, Simon D French and Melainie Cameron

    Citation: Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2005 13:1

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