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Stability: from biomechanical concept to chiropractic practice

July 04, 2014

This paper formalizes stability in a clinician-friendly way and then discusses ways for chiropractors to ensure stability of spinal joints that may have their stability compromized from manipulation. JCCA 1999; 43(2): 75-88 Key Words: lumbar stability, chiropractic, exercise, manipulation Le présent article définit la stabilité en termes cliniques mais simples, puis propose une discussion des

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Factors affecting compliance to chiropractic prescribed home exercise: a review of the literature

July 04, 2014

Canadians are often confronted with health conditions that impede their lifestyles. To overcome health related limitations individuals often seek assistance from chiropractors or other allied health care professionals. However, despite the recognized benefits of at home exercise programs, patients continue to remain non-compliant to prescribed routines. Non-compliance to home based routines reduces the probability of

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The reliability and potential value of a specific ‘centre of pressure locator’ in chiropractic practice

July 03, 2014

This study assessed the reliability and potential value of a specific Centre of Pressure Locator (COPL) for the initial diagnosis of spinal mal-alignments and for the measurement of change in weight distribution resulting from clinical intervention. Basic validation of the equipment with standard weights showed it to be very precise, reliable and accurate at noting

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Diversified Chiropractic Management in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Case Report

June 27, 2014

Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of a conservative protocol for the relief of pain and dysfunction in a patient with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Design: Prospective interventional case report. Patient: A 54-year-old female presented with a complaint of moderate knee pain in both knees with an onset of approximately 3 years. The diagnosis was symptomatic OA

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Nutrition and muscle protein synthesis: a descriptive review

June 19, 2014

Background: Doctors of Chiropractic frequently give therapeutic exercise and nutritional advice to patients. Skeletal muscle’s role in health and disease is underappreciated. Creating synergy between protein consumption and exercise promotes protein synthesis and may impact patient outcomes. Objective: To review the literature describing protein metabolism and exercise as it relates to the practice of chiropractic

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