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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an increasingly prevalent respiratory disease that impacts on daily living. In addition to difficulty breathing, many people experience extrapulmonary comorbidit...
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Psychosocial and behavioural characteristics in women with pregnancy-related lumbopelvic pain 12 years postpartum
There is insufficient evidence regarding psychosocial factors and its long-term association with persistent pregnancy-related lumbopelvic pain. The overall aim of this study was to investigate women with persi...
Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:34
Concurrent validity of lower extremity kinematics and jump characteristics captured in pre-school children by a markerless 3D motion capture system
Investigations into the possible associations between early in life motor function and later in life musculoskeletal health, will require easily obtainable, valid, and reliable measures of gross motor function...
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Prevalence and factors associated with the use of primary headache diagnostic criteria by chiropractors
The diagnosis of primary headaches assists health care providers in their decision-making regarding patient treatment, co-management and further evaluation. Chiropractors are popular health care providers for ...
Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:33
The world is faced with a chronic shortage of health workers, and the World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated a global shortage of 7.2 million health workers resulting in large gaps in service provision ...
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Guideline implementation in the Canadian chiropractic setting: a pilot cluster randomized controlled trial and parallel study
Feasibility and pilot studies are recommended prior to embarking on large-scale costly confirmatory trials. The objectives were to determine the feasibility of conducting a cluster randomized controlled trial ...
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Musculoskeletal injuries are one of the most prevalent battle and non-battle related injuries in the active duty military. In some countries, chiropractic services are accessed to manage such injuries within a...
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Clinical education forms a substantial component of health professional education. Increased cohorts in Australian osteopathic education have led to consideration of alternatives to traditional placements to e...
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If I was more informed about what exactly they do: perceptions of Botswana district hospital healthcare providers about World Spine Care
In 2011, World Spine Care (WSC) opened their pilot clinic at the Botswana Mahalapye District Hospital (MDH) aiming to develop a low-cost model of evidence-based spine care for underserved communities. Providin...
Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:28
Effect of active TENS versus de-tuned TENS on walking capacity in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis: a randomized controlled trial
Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) leads to diminished blood flow to the spinal nerves causing neurogenic claudication and impaired walking ability. Animal studies have demonstrated increased blood flow to the spina...
Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:24
The research crisis in American institutions of complementary and integrative health: one proposed solution for chiropractic profession
A crisis confronts the Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH) teaching institutions in the US. Research infrastructure is needed to build and sustain productive research programs and retain their own resea...
Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:32
Society expects professionals to promote their businesses in an ethical manner, refraining from misleading or deceptive marketing due to the potential to harm members of the community. In Australia this expect...
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Do adverse events after manual therapy for back and/or neck pain have an impact on the chance to recover? A cohort study
Manual therapy is a commonly used treatment for patients with back and neck pain. Studies have shown that manual therapy-related adverse events are mainly short in duration and mild or moderate by their intens...
Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:27
The effects of spinal manipulation on performance-related outcomes in healthy asymptomatic adult population: a systematic review of best evidence
The effectiveness of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) for improving athletic performance in healthy athletes is unclear. Assessing the effect of SMT on other performance outcomes in asymptomatic populations m...
Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:25
The development of a global chiropractic rehabilitation competency framework by the World Federation of Chiropractic
The World Health Organization (WHO), in its “Rehabilitation 2030 A Call for Action”, identified the need to strengthen rehabilitation in health systems to meet the growing demands of current and future populat...
Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:29
Spinal manipulation frequency and dosage effects on clinical and physiological outcomes: a scoping review
The burden of musculoskeletal disorders increases every year, with low back and neck pain being the most frequently reported conditions for seeking manual therapy treatment. In recent years, manual therapy res...
Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:23
Spinal manipulative therapy and exercise for older adults with chronic low back pain: a randomized clinical trial
Low back pain (LBP) is a common disabling condition in older adults which often limits physical function and diminishes quality of life. Two clinical trials in older adults have shown spinal manipulative thera...
Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:21
Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a common musculoskeletal disorder. There is little consensus on the etiology, but one explanatory model suggests that PFPS can be caused by referred pain. Neurodynamic te...
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European guidelines on quality criteria for diagnostic radiographic images of the lumbar spine – an intra- and inter-observer reproducibility study
The Commission of the European Communities has published guidelines to be used as a gold standard for quality assessment of diagnostic radiographic images. Image quality and radiation dose must be monitored an...
Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:20
How big is the effect of spinal manipulation on the pressure pain threshold and for how long does it last? – secondary analysis of data from a systematic review
Spinal manipulation (SM) has been shown in a systematic review to have a statistically significant effect on the pressure pain threshold (PPT) in asymptomatic subjects, when SM is compared to a sham interventi...
Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:22
The profile of chiropractors managing patients with low back-related leg pain: analyses of 1907 chiropractors from the ACORN practice-based research network
Approximately 60% of people with low back pain also have associated leg pain symptoms. Guidelines for low back pain recommend non-pharmacological approaches, including spinal manipulation - a therapy provided ...
Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:19
The shape of chiropractic in Europe: a cross sectional survey of chiropractor’s beliefs and practice
The chiropractic profession both in the past and presently has diverse opinions concerning different health care approaches and the science or otherwise that underpins them. Previous research has reported that...
Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:16
Recent studies have shown that psychological factors, attitudes and beliefs impact on the quality of chiropractic student clinical decisions. This association has not been studied among qualified chiropractors...
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Chronic migraine is a largely refractory condition affecting between 1 and 2.2% of the overall population worldwide, with females more affected than males. There are also high health and socioeconomic costs as...
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Taking the natural course of recurrent and fluctuating low back pain (LBP) seen in longitudinal studies of adults into consideration, the aetiology and development of LBP in children and adolescents also needs...
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The epidemiology of work-related musculoskeletal injuries among chiropractors in the eThekwini municipality
Chiropractors are a unique group of health care professionals who are at risk for developing work-related musculoskeletal injuries. Diversity of daily practice imposes different physical demands on the chiropr...
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Fear-avoidance beliefs are associated with a high fat content in the erector spinae: a 1.5 tesla magnetic resonance imaging study
Intramuscular adipose tissue (IMAT) is a feature of degenerative muscle composition and is a common feature in populations with chronic low back pain (CLBP). Avoidance behavior is a possible cause of morpholog...
Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:14
The acute effects of joint manipulative techniques on markers of autonomic nervous system activity: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized sham-controlled trials
The autonomic nervous system (ANS) interests many chiropractors and manual therapists, because joint manipulative techniques (JMT), e.g. high velocity low amplitude (HVLA) manipulations and mobilizations, appe...
Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:17
Prevalence of MRI findings in the cervical spine in patients with persistent neck pain based on quantification of narrative MRI reports
Previous studies of patients with neck pain have reported a high variability in prevalence of MRI findings of disc degeneration, disc herniation etc. This is most likely due to small and heterogenous study pop...
Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:13
Contrasting real time quantitative measures (weekly SMS) to patients’ retrospective appraisal of their one-year’s course of low back pain; a probing mixed-methods study
Due to the recurrent nature of low back pain (LBP), the traditional concepts of cure and recovery are challenged, and investigating the course rather than status at fixed time-points may help us understand pro...
Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:12
The chiropractic profession has a long history of internal conflict. Today, the division is between the ‘evidence-friendly’ faction that focuses on musculoskeletal problems based on a contemporary and evidence...
Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:4
Chiropractic conservatism and the ability to determine contra-indications, non-indications, and indications to chiropractic care: a cross-sectional survey of chiropractic students
While there is a broad spectrum of practice within chiropractic two sub-types can be identified, those who focus on musculoskeletal problems and those who treat also non-musculoskeletal problems. The latter gr...
Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:3
Exploratory study for clinical signs of MODIC changes in patients with low-back pain in the Netherlands armed forces
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is being used extensively in the search for pathoanatomical factors contributing to low back pain (LBP) such as Modic changes (MC). However, it remains unclear whether clinical...
Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:5
Multisite joint pain in older Australian women is associated with poorer psychosocial health and greater medication use
Musculoskeletal pain frequently occurs in more than one body region, with up to 80% of adults reporting more than one joint pain site in the last 12 months. Older people and females are known to be more suscep...
Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:8
An observational study on trajectories and outcomes of chronic low back pain patients referred from a spine surgery division for chiropractic treatment
A close collaboration between surgeons and non-surgical spine experts is crucial for optimal care of low back pain (LBP) patients. The affiliation of a chiropractic teaching clinic to a university hospital wit...
Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:6
Manipulation-induced hypoalgesia in musculoskeletal pain populations: a systematic critical review and meta-analysis
Manipulation-induced hypoalgesia (MIH) represents reduced pain sensitivity following joint manipulation, and has been documented in various populations. It is unknown, however, whether MIH following high-veloc...
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Literature is still limited regarding reports of non-invasive assessment of the cervical range of motion in normal subjects. Investigations into compensatory motions, defined as the contribution of an addition...
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Measuring biopsychosocial risk for back pain disability in chiropractic patients using the STarT back screening tool: a cross-sectional survey
The Keele STarT Back Screening Tool (SBT), a 9-item questionnaire, screens for pain, physical functioning, fear-avoidance beliefs, catastrophizing, anxious thoughts, low mood, and bothersomeness in persons wit...
Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:2
Managing sickness absence of patients with musculoskeletal pain – a cross-sectional survey of Scandinavian chiropractors
Musculoskeletal pain is a major cause of work disability. Many patients with musculoskeletal pain seek care from health care providers other than their general practitioners, including a range of musculoskelet...
Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:1
Chiropractors’ views on the use of patient-reported outcome measures in clinical practice: a qualitative study
Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are widely available for use in musculoskeletal care. However, there is little research exploring the implementation of PROMs in clinical practice. This qualitative st...
Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:50
Are frequent measurements in back pain research harmful? Two comparisons of back pain in groups with or without frequent follow-up
Frequent measures are becoming increasingly used to evaluate the course of spinal pain. However, it is not known whether this type of continuous follow-up in itself has implications for people’s experience of ...
Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:51
The interrater reliability of static palpation of the thoracic spine for eliciting tenderness and stiffness to test for a manipulable lesion
Despite widespread use by manual therapists, there is little evidence regarding the reliability of thoracic spine static palpation to test for a manipulable lesion using stiffness or tenderness as diagnostic m...
Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:49
Systems change to improve tobacco use identification and referral in the chiropractic setting: a pilot study
Tobacco use remains a leading cause of death and disability in the United States. Health professionals need to address the use of tobacco products by their patients, but chiropractic clinical systems often rem...
Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:45
The use of routine spinal X-rays within chiropractic has a contentious history. Elements of the profession advocate for the need for routine spinal X-rays to improve patient management, whereas other chiroprac...
Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:48
Cost-effectiveness of spinal manipulation, exercise, and self-management for spinal pain using an individual participant data meta-analysis approach: a study protocol
Spinal pain is a common and disabling condition with considerable socioeconomic burden. Spine pain management in the United States has gathered increased scrutiny amidst concerns of overutilization of costly a...
Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:46
Test-retest reliability of nerve and muscle morphometric characteristics utilizing ultrasound imaging in individuals with unilateral sciatica and controls
Ultrasound imaging has been suggested for studying the structure and function of nerves and muscles; however, reliability studies are limited to support the usage. The main aim of this study was to explore the...
Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:47
Vertebral osteomyelitis is a rare, life-threatening condition. Successful management is dependent on prompt diagnosis and management with intravenous antibiotic therapy or surgery in addition to antibiotics. R...
Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:40
Effectiveness of interventions for treating apophysitis in children and adolescents: protocol for a systematic review and network meta-analysis
Overuse injuries are reported to be more common than acute trauma in children and adolescents, causing pain and reduced function. The most common is apophysitis - a traction injury to the apophysis in growing ...
Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:41
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