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Technique Systems in Chiropractic


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Technique Systems in Chiropractic describes and analyzes the most commonly used techniques in today's chiropractic. These techniques, sometimes called brand-name or proprietary techniques, each provide a step-by-step protocol for proceeding from examination findings to adjustive and other treatment procedures. This book describes over two dozen technique systems in a nonjudgemental but critical manner, summarizing the available research and drawing conclusions as to what is actually known about them, compared with what the technique innovators themselves say.

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Key Features

    • Describes and analyses over two dozen of the most widely known and used chiropractic technique systems, in alphabetical order.
    • Uses a common format for each technique system, allowing the reader to easily locate desired information and draw comparisons between techniques.
    • Features chapters on chiropractic terminology, as well as examination and adjustive methods that are common to many technique systems.
    • Compiles and summarizes the relevant research on each technique, drawing summary conclusions and clearly identifying what is known and what is not known about each.
    • Explains why there have been so many technique systems in chiropractic, past and present, and how this relates to issues of jurisprudence, practice parameters, and guidelines for care.
    • Explores the interface between chiropractic technique systems and the movement toward evidence-based chiropractic (EBC).
    • Presents demographic information on the rates of utilization of each technique in the United States and Canada.
    • Includes a glossary of technique-specific terms and jargon.

Author Information

    By Robert Cooperstein, MA, DC, Palmer Chiropractic College West, San Jose, CA, USA; and Brian J. Gleberzon, DC, Assistant Professor, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Toronto, Canada.

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Technique Systems in Chiropractic
  • Paperback
  • Reference
  • 404 Pages
  • Trim Size: 7 7/16 X 9 11/16 in
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-07413-4
  • Copyright: 2004