35-3 Neuromechanical Effects of Manual Therapy

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

Welcome to another engaging issue of DC Tracts! This edition’s focus is on a contemporary understanding of the clinical effects ...

This edition’s focus is on a contemporary understanding of the clinical effects associated with spinal adjustments. Our renowned contributors discuss the biological mechanisms of spinal manipulation, including both the biomechanical and neurophysiological pathways influencing clinical outcomes. I am confident that a scientific appreciation of these mechanisms can improve patient outcomes and provider communication, as well as interprofessional interactions.

Dr. Martha Funabashi’s feature article underscores the biomechanical characteristics of spinal manipulation, with particular emphases on the biological responses associated with these forces. Dr. Stephen Perle’s audio lecture explains the neurophysiological mechanisms that modulate nociception following chiropractic adjustments, while my own audio discussion reviews the biomechanical effects associated with spinal manipulation.

Dr. Brad Muir provides a review of specially-selected scientific articles that elucidate the neuromechanical responses associated with spinal manipulation. Finally, in his Juris-Proofing series Dr. Brian Gleberzon explores the complex juxtaposition between professional boundaries and individual expression.

I trust that as the reader, you will find this issue of DC Tracts both informative and interesting, refining your clinical expertise and patient services.

Best regards,

Bryan M. Bond, BSc, BS, MS, PhD
Editor-in-Chief

In this issue:

  • FEATURE ARTICLE: Influence of Spinal Manipulation Force-Time Characteristics on its Biomechanical Responses
    Martha Funabashi, BSc, MSc, PhD
  • AUDIO LECTURES:
    • Biomechanical Effects of Spinal Manipulative Therapy
      Bryan M. Bond, BSc, BS, DC, MS, PhD
    • Mechanisms of Adjustments: Pain
      Stephen M. Perle, DC, MS
  • JURIS-PROOFING: When Can a Chiropractor Take Off Their Professional Hat?
    Brian J. Gleberzon, DC, MHSc
  • ABSTRACTS AND COMMENTARIES
    Brad Muir, HBSc(Kin), DC, FRCCSS(c)

    • Neuromechanical Responses to Spinal Manipulation and Mobilization: A Crossover Randomized Clinical Trial
    • The Effect on Clinical Outcomes when Targeting Spinal Manipulation at Stiffness or Pain Sensitivity: A Randomized Trial
    • Impact of Audible Pops Associated with Spinal Manipulation on Perceived Pain: A Systematic Review
  • CONTINUING EDUCATION QUESTIONNAIRE

35-2 Jurisprudence, Ethics and Business Management

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

We are enthused to share this issue of D.C. Tracts with our readers!

Our contributors include longstanding and respected authorities in the topics of jurisprudence, ethics and business management. I believe the important ideas presented in this issue will inspire chiropractors’ decisions in each day of clinical practice, and thereby influence patient care and clinical results as well as financial outcomes.

Dr. Brian Gleberzon begins this issue with a discussion of the importance and relevance of business training within the chiropractic profession. Dr. Gleberzon also contributes an audio lecture presenting risk management strategies when facing potential liability. In addition, Dr. Stephen Perle’s audio lecture delineates the role of professional ethics within the profession, including topics such as altruism and normative ethics. With a focus on the chiropractic profession, Dr. Brad Muir reviews abstracts that highlight contemporary thoughts related to placebo effects, business education and informed consent. Finally, Dr. Gleberzon wraps up his current Juris-Proofing series with a fourth installment on the significance of maintaining patient health records, in particular the plan of management.

I trust that as the reader, you will find this issue of D.C. Tracts both informative and interesting, refining your clinical expertise and patient services.

Best regards,

Bryan M. Bond, BSc, BS, MS, PhD
Editor-in-Chief

In this issue:

  • FEATURE ARTICLE: Can the Profession Only Strive when Chiropractors Thrive?
    Brian J. Gleberzon, DC, MHSc
  • AUDIO LECTURES:
    • What to Do when Things Go Wrong
      Brian J. Gleberzon, DC, MHSc
    • Professional Ethics and Chiropractic
      Stephen M. Perle, DC, MS
  • JURIS-PROOFING: Fortifying the Patient Health Record, Part 4: Plan of Management
    Brian J. Gleberzon, DC, MHSc
  • ABSTRACTS AND COMMENTARIES
    Brad Muir, HBSc(Kin), DC, FRCCSS(c)

    • Biological, Clinical and Ethical Advances of Placebo Effects
    • Perceptions of Ontario Chiropractors on Business Education in Chiropractic Schools
    • Ethics of the Fiduciary Relationship between Patient and Physician: The Case of Informed Consent
  • CONTINUING EDUCATION QUESTIONNAIRE

 

35-1 Bracing, Orthotics and Taping

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

Thank you for reviewing this issue of D.C. Tracts, discussing the role of bracing, orthotics, and taping...

Thank you for reviewing this issue of D.C. Tracts, discussing the role of bracing, orthotics, and taping– adjunctive therapies that chiropractic physicians often incorporate for the management of musculoskeletal disorders. According the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, musculoskeletal disorders represent approximately 87% of the primary presenting complaints to a chiropractic clinic.

In this issue, renowned expert Dr. J. Kim Ross presents a feature article outlining an evidence-based approach for managing bunions and plantar fasciitis with foot orthoses. Then, audio lectures from Dr. Chris Kinslow and myself explore evidence-informed clinical support for taping and orthotics in the management of musculoskeletal pain, including extremity and spinal conditions.

In his ongoing Juris-Proofing series Dr. Brian Gleberzon provides important insight in his third installment on fortifying patient health records, focusing on the importance of formulating robust diagnoses. Finally, Dr. Brad Muir outlines several abstracts exploring the role of taping and orthotics for the management of plantar fasciitis, a very common source of foot/heel pain.

I trust that as the reader, you will find this issue of D.C. Tracts both informative and interesting, refining your clinical expertise and patient services.

Best regards,

Bryan M. Bond, BSc, BS, MS, PhD
Editor-in-Chief

In this issue:

  • FEATURE ARTICLE: Foot Orthotics, Bunions and Plantar Fasciitis: What Does the Evidence Tell Us?
    J. Kim Ross, BSc, MSc, DC, PhD
  • AUDIO LECTURES:
    • Evidence-Informed Taping for Musculoskeletal Pain: A Brief Overview
      Bryan M. Bond, BSc, BS, DC, MS, PhD
    • Exploring the Evidence for Orthotics
      Chris Kinslow, DC, PT, OCS
  • JURIS-PROOFING: Fortifying the Patient Health Record- Part 3: Diagnosis
    Brian J. Gleberzon, DC, MHSc
  • ABSTRACTS AND COMMENTARIES
    Brad Muir, HBSc(Kin), DC, FRCCSS(c)

    • The Short-Term Effect of Dynamic Tape versus the Low-Dye Taping Technique in Plantar Fasciitis: A Randomized Clinical Trial
    • Comparison of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy with Custom Foot Orthotics in Plantar Fasciitis Treatment: A Prospective Randomized One-Year Follow-Up Study
    • Effects of Therapeutic Interventions on Pain Due to Plantar Fasciitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
  • CONTINUING EDUCATION QUESTIONNAIRE