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  1. Ultrasound is frequently used to measure activity in the lumbar multifidus muscle (LMM). However previous reliability studies on diagnostic ultrasound and LMM have included a limited number of subjects and few...

    Authors: Eirik Johan Skeie, Jan Arve Borge, Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde, Jenni Bolton and Niels Wedderkopp

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2015 23:15

    Content type: Research

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  2. Several clinical tests have been proposed on low back pain (LBP), but their usefulness in detecting lumbar instability is not yet clear. The objective of this literature review was to investigate the clinical ...

    Authors: Silvano Ferrari, Tiziana Manni, Francesca Bonetti, Jorge Hugo Villafañe and Carla Vanti

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2015 23:14

    Content type: Systematic review

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  3. Chiropractic is a popular health care choice in Australia and yet major gaps in our empirical understanding of this area of practice remain. Furthermore, while some research excellence exists, a largely uncoor...

    Authors: Jon Adams, Amie Steel, Sungwon Chang and David Sibbritt

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2015 23:12

    Content type: Commentary

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  4. There is a strong tradition of performing a clinical examination of low back pain (LBP) patients and this is generally recommended in guidelines. However, establishing a pathoanatomic diagnosis does not seem p...

    Authors: Lisbeth Hartvigsen, Alice Kongsted and Lise Hestbaek

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2015 23:13

    Content type: Review

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  5. Musculoskeletal diseases are the most common causes of long-term pain and disability worldwide and a growing international public health concern. However, the everyday burden and impact of musculoskeletal cond...

    Authors: Maria Hondras, Corrie Myburgh, Jan Hartvigsen, Scott Haldeman and Helle Johannessen

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2015 23:11

    Content type: Methodology

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  6. With increasing morbidity and mortality attributable to non-communicable disease, primary healthcare providers are urged to increasingly support people in making healthy lifestyle choices. Many chronic physica...

    Authors: Patricia E Fikar, Kent A Edlund and Dave Newell

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2015 23:10

    Content type: Research

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  7. Evaluation of patients’ experience of their osteopathic treatment has recently been investigated leading to the development of the Patient Perception Measure – Osteopathy (PPM-O). The aim of the study was to i...

    Authors: Jane Mulcahy and Brett Vaughan

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2015 23:6

    Content type: Research

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  8. Practitioners in several of the health care professions use anatomical landmarks to identify spinal levels, both in order to enhance diagnostic accuracy and to specifically target the site of intervention. Aut...

    Authors: Robert Cooperstein, Michael Haneline and Morgan Young

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2015 23:7

    Content type: Review

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  9. Diagnostic coding has several potential benefits, including improving the feasibility of data collection for research and clinical audits and providing a common language to improve interdisciplinary collaborat...

    Authors: Cecilie D Testern, Lise Hestbæk and Simon D French

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2015 23:8

    Content type: Research

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  10. There are few known studies investigating the correlation of symptomatology with the specific subtypes of cervical spine degenerative joint disease demonstrated on radiograph. The aim of this study was to asse...

    Authors: Iris Sun Rudy, Alexandra Poulos, Laura Owen, Ashlee Batters, Kasia Kieliszek, Jessica Willox and Hazel Jenkins

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2015 23:9

    Content type: Research

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  11. The literature pertaining to chiropractic students’ opinions with respect to the desired future status of the chiropractic physician is limited and is an appropriate topic worthy of study. A previous pilot stu...

    Authors: Jordan A Gliedt, Cheryl Hawk, Michelle Anderson, Kashif Ahmad, Dinah Bunn, Jerrilyn Cambron, Brian Gleberzon, John Hart, Anupama Kizhakkeveettil, Stephen M Perle, Michael Ramcharan, Stephanie Sullivan and Liang Zhang

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2015 23:4

    Content type: Research

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  12. UK morbidity and mortality rates from skin cancer are increasing despite existing preventative strategies involving education and early detection. Manual therapists are ideally placed to support these goals as...

    Authors: Sara Glithro, David Newell, Lorna Burrows, Adrian Hunnisett and Christina Cunliffe

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2015 23:5

    Content type: Research

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  13. Not enough is understood about patients’ views of chiropractic care. The aims of this research were to explore patients’ experiences and expectations, their perceptions of benefits and risks, and the implicati...

    Authors: Hugh MacPherson, Elizabeth Newbronner, Ruth Chamberlain and Ann Hopton

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2015 23:3

    Content type: Research

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  14. The most utilized soccer kicking method is the instep kicking technique. Decreased motion in spinal joint segments results in adverse biomechanical changes within in the kinematic chain. These changes may be l...

    Authors: Kyle Colin Deutschmann, Andrew Douglas Jones and Charmaine Maria Korporaal

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2015 23:1

    Content type: Research

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  15. Back pain is a common condition that starts early in life and seems to increase markedly during puberty. A systematic review was performed in order to investigate the link between puberty and back pain, using ...

    Authors: Arnaud Lardon, Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde, Christine Le Scanff and Niels Wedderkopp

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2014 22:27

    Content type: Systematic review

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  16. Manual spinal joint mobilisations and manipulations are widely used treatments in patients with neck and low-back pain. Inter-examiner reliability of passive intervertebral motion assessment of the cervical an...

    Authors: Emiel van Trijffel, Robert Lindeboom, Patrick MM Bossuyt, Maarten A Schmitt, Cees Lucas, Bart W Koes and Rob AB Oostendorp

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2014 22:22

    Content type: Study protocol

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  17. Two clinical tests used to assess for neuromuscular control deficits in low back pain (LBP) patients are the prone hip extension (PHE) test and active straight leg raise (ASLR) test. For these tests, it has be...

    Authors: Paul A Bruno, David P Millar and Dale A Goertzen

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2014 22:23

    Content type: Research

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  18. Research into chiropractors’ use of evidence in clinical practice appears limited to a single small qualitative study. The paucity of research in this area suggests that it is timely to undertake a more extens...

    Authors: Bruce F Walker, Norman J Stomski, Jeff J Hebert and Simon D French

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:44

    Content type: Research

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  19. Evidence-based clinical practice (EBCP) is a practice model gaining prominence within healthcare, including the chiropractic profession. The status of EBCP has been evaluated in a variety of healthcare discipl...

    Authors: Christopher B Roecker, Cynthia R Long, Robert D Vining and Dana J Lawrence

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:43

    Content type: Research

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  20. Musculoskeletal pain and low back pain (LBP) in particular is one of the more costly health challenges to society. The STarT Back Tool (SBT) has been developed in the UK with a view to identifying subgroups of...

    Authors: Pernille Irgens, Lise R Lothe, Ole Christian Kvammen, Jonathan Field and David Newell

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:41

    Content type: Research

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  21. Lumbar disc herniation (LDH) surgery is usually recommended when conservative treatments fail to manage patients’ symptoms. However, many patients undergoing LDH surgery continue to report pain and disability....

    Authors: Faris A Alodaibi, Kate I Minick and Julie M Fritz

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:40

    Content type: Systematic review

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  22. Transient synovitis of the hip (TS) is considered to be a self-limiting disease in childhood. However, because the etiology is unclear and some cases precede Legg-Perthes’ disease, data on follow-up are import...

    Authors: Sylvana S Asche, Rogier M van Rijn, Johannes HJM Bessems, Marjolein Krul and Sita MA Bierma-Zeinstra

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:39

    Content type: Systematic review

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  23. Ultrasound (US) imaging has been considered as a non-invasive technique to measure thickness and estimate relative abdominal muscle activity. Although some studies have assessed the reliability of US imaging, ...

    Authors: Amir Massoud Arab, Omid Rasouli, Mohsen Amiri and Nahid Tahan

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:37

    Content type: Research

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  24. With the development of increasing evidence for the use of manipulation in the management of musculoskeletal conditions, there is growing interest in identifying the appropriate indications for care. Recently,...

    Authors: John J Triano, Brian Budgell, Angela Bagnulo, Benjamin Roffey, Thomas Bergmann, Robert Cooperstein, Brian Gleberzon, Christopher Good, Jacquelyn Perron and Rodger Tepe

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:36

    Content type: Review

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  25. The shared decision making process has become increasingly important in the management of spinal disorders where there remains a variety of treatment options. Spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) is often recomme...

    Authors: O’Dane Brady and Scott Haldeman

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:35

    Content type: Commentary

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  26. Manipulative therapy is widely used in the treatment of spinal disorders. Manipulative techniques are under debate because of the possibility of adverse events. To date, the efficacy of manipulations compared ...

    Authors: Gwendolijne GM Scholten-Peeters, Erik Thoomes, Sophie Konings, Michelle Beijer, Karin Verkerk, Bart W Koes and Arianne P Verhagen

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:34

    Content type: Systematic review

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research

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  32. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  33. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  34. 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

    Content type: Research

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research

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  36. 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

    Content type: Review

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  37. 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

    Content type: Research

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  38. 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

    Content type: Research

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  39. 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

    Content type: Research

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