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  1. Evidence-based clinical practice (EBCP) is an accepted practice for informed clinical decision making in mainstream health care professions. EBCP augments clinical experience and can have far reaching effects ...

    Authors: Barbara A Mansholt, John S Stites, Dustin C Derby, Ron J Boesch and Stacie A Salsbury
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:33
  2. Finding the best outcome measures for research and quality assurance purposes in terms of validity, sensitivity to change, length and ease of completion is crucial. The Bournemouth questionnaire for neck pain ...

    Authors: Celina Blum-Fowler, Cynthia Peterson, Johanna Forrer McChurch, Yann Le Clech and B Kim Humphreys
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:32
  3. The use of chiropractic services is widespread, however, little is known about the characteristics of people who seek chiropractic care in Australia. This study compared the characteristics of users and non-us...

    Authors: Simon D French, Konstancja Densley, Melanie J Charity and Jane Gunn
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:31
  4. It was previously assumed that low back pain (LBP) is a disorder that can be classified as acute, subacute and chronic. Lately, the opinion seems to have veered towards a concept of it being a more recurrent o...

    Authors: Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde, Nadège Lemeunier, Niels Wedderkopp and Per Kjaer
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:30
  5. To describe and interpret Danish Chiropractors’ perspectives regarding the purpose and rationale for using MC (maintenance care), its content, course and patient characteristics.

    Authors: Corrie Myburgh, Dorthe Brandborg-Olsen, Hanne Albert and Lise Hestbaek
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:27
  6. There is a shortage of agreement studies relevant for measuring changes over time in lumbar intervertebral disc structures. The objectives of this study were: 1) to develop a method for measurement of interver...

    Authors: Andreas Tunset, Per Kjaer, Shadi Samir Chreiteh and Tue Secher Jensen
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:26
  7. Intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas are abnormal communications between higher-pressure arterial circulation and lower-pressure venous circulation. This abnormal communication can result in important and...

    Authors: Stephen M Foreman, Michael J Stahl and Gary D Schultz
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:23
  8. Several risk factors exist for the development of low back pain, including prolonged sitting and flexed spinal curvature. Several investigators have studied lumbar support devices and spinal curvatures in sitt...

    Authors: Diane E Grondin, John J Triano, Steve Tran and David Soave
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:21
  9. Menopause would seem to exist as a period of accelerated changes for women and their upper torso mechanics. Whether these anthropometric changes reflect changes in pain states remains unclear. Plausible mechan...

    Authors: Linda Spencer and Kathy Briffa
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:20
  10. Current management practices for low back pain have led to rising costs without evidence of improvement in the quality of care. Low back pain remains a diagnostic and management challenge for practitioners of ...

    Authors: Robb Russell
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:19
  11. The literature on chiropractic safety tends to focus on adverse events and little is known about how chiropractors ensure safety and manage risk in the course of their daily practice. The purpose of this study...

    Authors: Martin Wangler, Cynthia Peterson, Beatrice Zaugg, Haymo Thiel and Rob Finch
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:18
  12. Myogenous temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are considered to be a common musculoskeletal condition. No studies exist comparing intra-oral myofascial therapies to education, self-care and exercise (ESC) for TM...

    Authors: Allan Kalamir, Petra L Graham, Andrew L Vitiello, Rodney Bonello and Henry Pollard
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:17
  13. In the UK Physiotherapy, Chiropractic and Osteopathy are all statutory regulated professions. Though guidelines have supported the use of Spinal Manipulative Therapy (SMT) for low back pain (LBP), General Prac...

    Authors: Annabel Kier, Matthew George and Peter W McCarthy
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:16
  14. This article describes and discusses the case of an adolescent male with lumbar intervertebral disc injury characterized by chronic low back pain (LBP) and antalgia. A 13-year-old boy presented for care with a...

    Authors: Chris T Carter, Lyndon G Amorin-Woods and Arockia Doss
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:13
  15. Practice-based research is a challenge as clinicians are busy with their patients and any participation in research activities will be secondary to the needs of the patients and the clinic. As a result, it is ...

    Authors: Iben Axén and Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:8
  16. The number of households in the United States that are not proficient in the English language is growing and presenting a challenge to the health care system. Over nineteen percent of the US population speak a...

    Authors: Richard P Saporito
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:7
  17. Tracking how clinicians treat patients provides an opportunity to explore how the clinical management of common musculoskeletal disorders evolves over time. We present an uncontrolled before-after study of a p...

    Authors: Silvano Mior, Brian Gamble, Jan Barnsley, Pierre Côté and Elie Côté
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:6
  18. Chiropractic and osteopathy form a significant part of the healthcare setting in rural and regional Australia, with national registration of practitioners, public subsidies for services and high utilisation by...

    Authors: Jon L Wardle, Davi W Sibbritt and Jon Adams
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:5
  19. Typically a large amount of information is collected during healthcare research and this information needs to be organised in a way that will make it manageable and to facilitate clear reporting. The Chiroprac...

    Authors: Melanie J Charity, Simon D French, Kirsty Forsdike, Helena Britt, Barbara Polus and Jane Gunn
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:4
  20. The symptom ‘dizziness’ is common in patients with chronic whiplash related disorders. However, little is known about dizziness in neck pain patients who have not suffered whiplash. Therefore, the purposes of ...

    Authors: B Kim Humphreys and Cynthia Peterson
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:3
  21. Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) are valuable members of the healthcare team who assist in health promotion, disease prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and palliation. RMT visits have increased across C...

    Authors: Farah M Shroff and Inderjeet S Sahota
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:2
  22. From January 2013, The UK College of Chiropractors joins the partnership between the Chiropractic and Osteopathic College of Australasia (COCA) and the European Academy of Chiropractic (EAC) to publish Chiropract...

    Authors: Bruce F Walker, Robert P Finch and Timothy C Jay
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:1
  23. In relation to Myofascial Triggerpoints (MFTrPs) of the upper Trapezius, this study explored muscle contractility characteristics, the occurrence of post-intervention muscle soreness and the effect of dry need...

    Authors: Corrie Myburgh, Jan Hartvigsen, Per Aagaard and Anders Holsgaard-Larsen
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2012 20:36
  24. In the United States (US) a shortage of primary care physicians has become evident. Other health care providers such as chiropractors might help address some of the nation’s primary care needs simply by being ...

    Authors: Matthew A Davis, Todd A Mackenzie, Ian D Coulter, James M Whedon and William B Weeks
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2012 20:35
  25. Chiropractors regularly treat pregnant patients for low back pain during their pregnancy. An increasing amount of literature on this topic supports this form of treatment; however the experience of the pregnan...

    Authors: Shabnam Sadr, Neda Pourkiani-Allah-Abad and Kent Jason Stuber
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2012 20:32
  26. The proportion of older people will be tripled by the year 2050. In addition, the incidence of chronic musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions will also increase among the elderly people. Thus, in order to prepare fo...

    Authors: René Fejer and Alexander Ruhe
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2012 20:31
  27. The Jendrassik maneuver (JM) is a remote facilitation muscular contraction shown to affect amplitude and temporal components of the human stretch reflex. Conflicting theoretical models exist regarding the neur...

    Authors: Steven R Passmore and Paul A Bruno
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2012 20:29
  28. Older patients often present with a long, complex history and a clinical picture that frequently includes co-morbidities. It is essential that health professionals caring for older patients become familiar wit...

    Authors: Lisa Zaynab Killinger
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2012 20:28
  29. Neck pain is a common complaint in patients presenting for chiropractic treatment. The few studies on predictors for improvement in patients while undergoing treatment identify duration of symptoms, neck stiff...

    Authors: Cynthia Peterson, Jennifer Bolton and B Kim Humphreys
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2012 20:27
  30. Although there is evidence that spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) can reduce pain, the mechanisms involved are not well established. There is a need to review the scientific literature to establish the evidenc...

    Authors: Mario Millan, Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde, Brian Budgell and Michel-Ange Amorim
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2012 20:26
  31. Because maintenance care (MC) is frequently used by chiropractors in the management of patients with back pain, it is necessary to define the rationale, frequency and indications for MC consultations, and the ...

    Authors: Marita Bringsli, Aurora Berntzen, Dorthe Brandborg Olsen, Lise Hestbæk and Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2012 20:25
  32. Spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) has been shown to have an effect on spine-related pain, both clinically and in experimentally induced pain. However, it is unclear if it has an immediate noticeable biomechani...

    Authors: Mario Millan, Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde, Brian Budgell, Martin Descarreaux and Michel-Ange Amorim
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2012 20:23
  33. The purpose of this study was to identify the type and frequency of previously undiagnosed life threatening conditions (LTC), based on self-reports of chiropractic physicians, which were first recognized by th...

    Authors: Dwain M Daniel, Harrison Ndetan, Ronald L Rupert and Daniel Martinez
    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2012 20:21