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  1. Content type: Research

    Research funds are limited and a healthcare profession that supports research activity should establish research priority areas. The study objective was to identify research priority areas for the Canadian chi...

    Authors: Simon D. French, Peter J. H. Beliveau, Paul Bruno, Steven R. Passmore, Jill A. Hayden, John Srbely and Greg N. Kawchuk

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:38

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  2. Content type: Meeting abstracts

    Authors: Alice Kongsted, Lise Hestbaek, Carlo Ammendolia, Pierre Côté, Danielle Southerst, Michael Schneider, Brian Budgell, Claire Bombardier, Gillian Hawker, Y. Raja Rampersaud, Corinne Minder, Cynthia Peterson, B. Kim Humphreys, Halldór Fannar Gíslason, Jari Kullervo Salminen, Linn Sandhaugen…

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25(Suppl 1):36

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 25 Supplement 1

  3. Content type: Research

    This study aimed to quantify the effect of spinal manipulative treatment (SMT) from an analysis of baroreflex, systolic blood pressure and heart rate variability (HRV) on patients with acute back pain. It was ...

    Authors: Mohamed Younes, Karine Nowakowski, Benoit Didier-Laurent, Michel Gombert and François Cottin

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:33

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  4. Content type: Research

    Diagnostic reasoning refers to the cognitive processes by which clinicians formulate diagnoses. Despite the implications for patient safety and professional identity, research on diagnostic reasoning in osteop...

    Authors: Aurelien L. Noyer, Jorge E. Esteves and Oliver P. Thomson

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:32

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  5. Content type: Review

    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...

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

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:35

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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    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...

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

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:31

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  7. Content type: Correction

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

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

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:34

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

  8. Content type: Debate

    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...

    Authors: Jan Hartvigsen and Simon French

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:30

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  9. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:29

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  10. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:28

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  11. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:26

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  12. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Marzieh Mohamadi, Soraya Piroozi, Iman Rashidi and Saeed Hosseinifard

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:25

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  13. Content type: 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 ...

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

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:22

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  14. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:24

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  15. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:21

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  16. Content type: Research

    Psychological factors, such as intolerance of uncertainty (IU), have been shown to impact on the quality of medical care. However, this psychological measure has not been studied in the chiropractic profession...

    Authors: Stanley I Innes, Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde and Bruce F Walker

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:20

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  17. Content type: Review

    Functional Neurology (FN), a seemingly attractive treatment approach used by some chiropractors, proposes to have an effect on a multitude of conditions but some of its concepts are controversial.

    Authors: Anne-Laure Meyer, Amanda Meyer, Sarah Etherington and Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:19

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  18. Content type: Research

    The high percentage of female chiropractic students in Switzerland suggests a future sex shift in the chiropractic profession in Switzerland. Thus the purpose of this study is to determine if male and female c...

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

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:18

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:34

  19. Content type: Research

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:17

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  20. Content type: Commentary

    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...

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

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:16

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  21. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Kenneth J. Young

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:15

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  22. Content type: Research

    It is known that not all chiropractors follow mainstream guidelines on the use of diagnostic ionising radiation. Various reasons have been discussed in the literature, including using radiography to screen for...

    Authors: Kenneth J. Young

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:14

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  23. Content type: Research

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:13

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  24. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:12

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  25. Content type: 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...

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

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:10

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  26. Content type: Research

    Prone hip extension (PHE) is a common and widely accepted test used for assessment of the lumbo-pelvic movement pattern. Considerable increased in lumbar lordosis during this test has been considered as impair...

    Authors: Amir Massoud Arab, Arash Haghighat, Zahra Amiri and Fariba Khosravi

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:8

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  27. Content type: Debate

    The philosophy of chiropractic has been a much debated entity throughout the existence of the chiropractic profession. Much criticism has been passed upon the historical philosophy of chiropractic and propagat...

    Authors: Timothy A. Mirtz

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:7

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  28. Content type: Systematic review

    Sports injuries are often described as overuse or traumatic. Little is known about the frequency of overuse injuries and, in particular, if they vary between different types of sporting activities.

    Authors: Charlène Chéron, Christine Le Scanff and Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:4

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  29. Content type: Research

    The reliability of musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound imaging (MSK-DUSI) for the evaluation of neck musculature has been sparsely documented in the research literature. Until now, research has featured a li...

    Authors: Cecilie Krage Øverås, Birgitte Lawaetz Myhrvold, Gro Røsok and Eli Magnesen

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:2

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  30. Content type: Systematic review

    Although many conservative management options are available for patients with non-surgical shoulder conditions, there is little evidence of their effectiveness. This review investigated one manual therapy appr...

    Authors: Amy L. Minkalis, Robert D. Vining, Cynthia R. Long, Cheryl Hawk and Katie de Luca

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:1

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  31. Content type: Research

    This is a secondary analysis of three previous studies on the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spines. It uses continuous analysis of the stiffest spinal site rather than more typical level-by-level analysis to ...

    Authors: Robert Cooperstein and Morgan Young

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2016 24:50

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  32. Content type: Systematic review

    Councils of Chiropractic Education (CCE) indirectly influence patient care and safety through their role of ensuring the standards of training delivered by chiropractic educational institutions. This is achiev...

    Authors: Stanley I. Innes, Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde and Bruce F. Walker

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2016 24:46

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  33. Content type: Research

    The mechanisms of clinical pain relief associated with spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) are poorly understood. Our objective was to determine whether lumbar high-velocity low-amplitude SMT altered pressure pa...

    Authors: Sasha L. Dorron, Barrett E. Losco, Peter D. Drummond and Bruce F. Walker

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2016 24:47

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  34. Content type: Research

    Anatomy apps supplement traditional learning; however, it is unknown if their use can improve students’ outcome. The present study examined whether the use of anatomy apps improved student performance on a neu...

    Authors: Amanda J. Meyer, Norman J. Stomski, C. Dominique Losco and Anthony J. Armson

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2016 24:44

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  35. Content type: Systematic review

    Sporting activities can cause injuries and overuse injuries of the extremities (OIE) in children have been shown to be more common than injuries caused by trauma. The lower extremity is more frequently affecte...

    Authors: Charlène Chéron, Christine Le Scanff and Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2016 24:41

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  36. Content type: Debate

    For patients and health care providers who are considering spinal manipulative therapy of the neck, it is crucial to establish if it is a trigger for cervical artery dissection and/or stroke, and if it is, the...

    Authors: Jessica K. Paulus and David E. Thaler

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2016 24:42

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  37. Content type: Debate

    The purported relationship between cervical manipulative therapy (CMT) and stroke related to vertebral artery dissection (VAD) has been debated for several decades. A large number of publications, from case re...

    Authors: Donald R. Murphy, Michael J. Schneider, Stephen M. Perle, Christopher G. Bise, Michael Timko and Mitchell Haas

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2016 24:43

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  38. Content type: Research

    While the role of complementary medicine therapies such as chiropractic and osteopathy is yet to be clearly delineated in the Australian context, demand for these services remains high. The attitudes of genera...

    Authors: Roger M. Engel, Robyn Beirman and Sandra Grace

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2016 24:37

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