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A survey of Canadian Alpine ski racing coaches regarding spinal protective devices for their athletes

December 01, 2014

Introduction: Spinal protective devices are a recent addition to the protective equipment worn by competitive and recreational alpine skiers and snowboarders. Their rate of use is not documented at the time of publication. The objective of this study was to examine the current attitudes and recommendations of Canadian alpine ski racing coaches towards spinal protective devices. Methods: A convenience sample of alpine

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Chiropractic care for patients with asthma: A systematic review of the literature

June 13, 2014

Objective: To provide a review of the literature and rate the quality of published studies regarding chiropractic care, including spinal manipulation, for asthmatic patients. Methods: A multimodal search strategy was conducted, including multiple database searches, along with reference and journal hand-searching. Studies were limited to those published in English and in peerreviewed journals or conference

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Conservative management of uncomplicated mechanical neck pain in a military aviator

June 13, 2014

Non-radicular neck pain arising from local musculoskeletal structures, known as mechanical neck pain or somatic dysfunction, is highly prevalent in the fi ghter jet aviator population. The management of this problem includes both therapeutic and aeromedical decisions. In addition to non-steroidal anti-infl ammatory medications, waiver guides recommend therapeutic exercise and manipulative therapy as treatments for

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The use of spinal manipulative therapy for pediatric health conditions: a systematic review of the literature

June 03, 2014

Introduction: This study had two purposes. These were: (i) to conduct a search of the literature between 2007 and 2011 investigating the use of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) for pediatric health conditions and (ii) to perform a systematic review of eligible retrieved clinical trials. Methods: The Index of Chiropractic Literature and PubMed were electronically searched

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