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  1. The chiropractic vitalistic approach to the concept of ‘subluxation’ as a cause of disease lacks both biological plausibility and possibly proof of validity. Nonetheless, some chiropractors purport to prevent ...

    Authors: Guillaume Goncalves, Christine Le Scanff and Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:10

    Content type: Systematic review

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  2. Evidence suggests that a students’ beliefs already prior to entering a program may be important as a determinant in sustaining unsuitable health care beliefs. Our objectives were to investigate the proportion ...

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

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:8

    Content type: Research

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  3. Over a period of decades chiropractors have utilized spinal manipulation under anesthesia (SMUA) to treat chronic back and neck pain. As an advanced form of manual therapy, SMUA is reserved for the patient who...

    Authors: Dennis DiGiorgi, John L. Cerf and Daniel S. Bowerman

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:9

    Content type: Review

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  4. Food consumption and nutritional status affect an individual’s health throughout their life-course and an unhealthy diet is a major risk factor for the current global burden of chronic disease. The promotion o...

    Authors: Mi Kyung Lee, Lyndon Amorin-Woods, Vincenzo Cascioli and Jon Adams

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:7

    Content type: Research

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  5. Little is known about the physical and psychosocial work environment of chiropractors and their work-related health complaints, and this has never been described for Danish chiropractors. The aim of this study...

    Authors: Mille Charlotte Hansen, Tine Aagaard, Henrik Wulff Christensen and Jan Hartvigsen

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:4

    Content type: Research

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  6. In an evidence-based health care environment, healthcare professions require a sustainable research culture to remain relevant. At present however, there is not a mature research culture across the chiropracti...

    Authors: Jon Adams, Greg Kawchuk, Alexander Breen, Diana De Carvalho, Andreas Eklund, Matthew Fernandez, Martha Funabashi, Michelle M. Holmes, Melker S. Johansson, Katie de Luca, Craig Moore, Isabelle Pagé, Katherine A. Pohlman, Michael S. Swain, Arnold Y. L. Wong and Jan Hartvigsen

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:5

    Content type: Commentary

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  7. The quality of health care provider clinical decisions has long been recognized as variable. Research has focused on clinical decision making with the aim of improving patient outcomes. No studies have looked ...

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

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:3

    Content type: Research

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  8. Causative factors may be different for the very first onset of symptoms of the ‘disease’ of low back pain (LBP) than for ensuing episodes that occur after a pain-free period. This differentiation hinges on a l...

    Authors: Emad M. Ardakani, Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde and Bruce F. Walker

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:1

    Content type: Systematic review

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research

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  10. 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

    Content type: Meeting abstracts

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

  11. 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

    Content type: Research

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research

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  13. 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

    Content type: Review

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  14. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  15. 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

    Content type: Correction

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

  16. 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

    Content type: Debate

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research

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  21. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research

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  25. 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

    Content type: Review

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research

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

  27. 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

    Content type: Research

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  28. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research

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  33. 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

    Content type: Systematic review

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  34. 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

    Content type: Research

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  35. 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

    Content type: Debate

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  36. 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

    Content type: Systematic review

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  37. 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

    Content type: Research

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  38. 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

    Content type: Systematic review

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  39. 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

    Content type: Research

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