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Developmental changes in the youth athlete: implications for movement, skills acquisition, performance and injuries.

December 20, 2018

This narrative review summarizes the current literature on early sport specialization and changes that occur in the musculoskeletal system throughout growth and maturation. It discusses the impact of development on the motor and sensory systems and how this contributes to movement and coordination in the young athlete. With the increasing number of youth athletes in

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Neck pain in children: a retrospective case series

September 09, 2016

Introduction: Spinal pain in the paediatric population is a significant health issue, with an increasing prevalence as they age. Paediatric patients attend for chiropractor care for spinal pain, yet, there is a paucity of quality evidence to guide the practitioner with respect to appropriate care planning. Methods: A retrospective chart review was used to describe

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Benign sacrococcygeal teratoma incidentally found on routine scoliosis radiographs in a 12-year-old female: a case report

March 14, 2016

Objective: To describe the imaging characteristics of sacrococcygeal teratomas and to review appropriate diagnostic evaluation and management. Clinical Features: 12-year-old otherwise healthy, asymptomatic female with an incidental pelvic mass found on routine scoliosis radiographs. Intervention and Outcome: The pelvic mass was further evaluated by MRI and CT scan. Management consisted of successful surgical resection with no postoperative complications. Pathology confirmed a

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Annotated bibliography of the biomedical literature pertaining to chiropractic, pediatrics and manipulation in relation to the treatment of health conditions

July 09, 2014

Biomedical literature retrieval, both indexed and non-indexed, with respect to the application of manipulative therapy with therapeutic intent and pediatric health conditions (ages 0 to 17 years) yielded 66 discrete documents which met specified inclusion and exclusion criteria. There was one experimental study (RCT’s), 3 observational (cohort, case control) studies and 62 descriptive studies (case

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Survey of Canadian chiropractors involvement in the treatment of patients under the age of 18

July 07, 2014

Background: There is limited information about the degree of Canadian chiropractors’ involvement in treating patients under the age of 18. Study Objective: To determine how frequently and for what reasons chiropractors treat patients under the age of 18 Methods: A cross-sectional survey of a random sample of 1,200 Canadian chiropractors. In addition to completing a

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