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    Chiropractor's admit to being inferior

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    Hey, found this interesting article where chiropractor's have basically admitted that their education and training are inadequate and most of the profession is incompetent with regards to clinical practice . Startling admission in text I would have thought, what do you think?

    Chiropractic & Osteopathy | Abstract | 1746-1340-15-14 | Australian chiropractic sports medicine: half way there or living on a prayer?

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    Re: Chiropractor's admit to being inferior

    THe full text looks interesting to read - will read later.

    I don't think there is a problem with regard to admitting where some of your weaknesses are. I would say that in the assessment of the spine, the average chiro is probably better than the average physio. That is because they spend most fo their training looking at the brain and spinal column whereas physio undergrads spend loads of time on EPA, neuro, orthopaedics, cardiopulm, MS, sports, paeds, geriatrics etc etc.

    Having said that, in the sports area, traditionally, physios SHOULD have the upper hand because we are an active-Rx profession predominately and also world leaders in motor control and exercise rehab...

    Lets not lose our grip on our expertise - chiros are certainly not dumb people. Once they get organised, they will present a serious challenge to our expertise...we have been lucky so far.

    The tone of the abstract above is simply saying there are some obstacles to their recognition and implying that once these get sorted, sports chiros will be accepted... won't be long now...


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    Re: Chiropractor's admit to being inferior

    In case the link gets pulled down I thought I preserve the link abstract here and attach the article:

    Australian chiropractic sports medicine: half way there or living on a prayer?

    Henry Pollard email, Wayne Hoskins email, Andrew McHardy email, Rod Bonello email, Peter Garbutt email, Mike Swain email, George Dragasevic email, Mario Pribicevic email and Andrew Vitiello email

    Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2007, 15:14doi:10.1186/1746-1340-15-14
    Published: 19 September 2007
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    Sports chiropractic within Australia has a chequered historical background of unorthodox individualistic displays of egocentric treatment approaches that emphasise specific technique preference and individual prowess rather than standardised evidence based management. This situation has changed in recent years with the acceptance of many within sports chiropractic to operate under an evidence informed banner and to embrace a research culture. Despite recent developments within the sports chiropractic movement, the profession is still plagued by a minority of practitioners continuing to espouse certain marginal and outlandish technique systems that beleaguer the mainstream core of sports chiropractic as a cohesive and homogeneous group. Modern chiropractic management is frequently multimodal in nature and incorporates components of passive and active care. Such management typically incorporates spinal and peripheral manipulation, mobilisation, soft tissue techniques, rehabilitation and therapeutic exercises. Externally, sports chiropractic has faced hurdles too, with a lack of recognition and acceptance by organized and orthodox sports medical groups. Whilst some arguments against the inclusion of chiropractic may be legitimate due to its historical baggage, much of the argument appears to be anti-competitive, insecure and driven by a closed-shop mentality. Consequently, chiropractic as a profession still remains a pariah to the organised sports medicine world. Add to this an uncertain continuing education system, a lack of protection for the title sports chiropractor, a lack of a recognized specialist status and a lack of support from traditional chiropractic, the challenges for the growth and acceptance of the sports chiropractor are considerable. This article outlines the historical and current challenges, both internal and external, faced by sports chiropractic within Australia and proposes positive changes that will assist in recognition and inclusion of sports chiropractic in both chiropractic and multi-disciplinary sports medicine alike.

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    Re: Chiropractor's admit to being inferior

    The full text is free and available from the link DavidB posted in the first post...it is not formatted though, just the submission manuscript.


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    Lightbulb Re: Chiropractor's admit to being inferior

    Quote Originally Posted by alophysio View Post
    The full text is free and available from the link DavidB posted in the first post...it is not formatted though, just the submission manuscript.
    Indeed but as mentioned I posted the information in case that link gets taken down, which in light of the content might well be likely. By posting the information directly in this instance will will preserve this interesting commentary

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    Re: Chiropractor's admit to being inferior

    Must have Kinesiology Taping DVD
    From what I understand this journal is indexed on PubMed. The website has links to it.



 
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