33-1 Chiropractic Care of Older Adults

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Letter from the Editor-in-Chief


We are excited to present this issue of D.C. Tracts highlighting the increasingly important subject of chiropractic care of older adults. According to published best practices for the chiropractic profession, older adults often seek chiropractic care for the management of musculoskeletal pain, either as a sole primary care provider and/or as a co-provider. In addition, best practices indicate that chiropractic care appears safe and effective, with associated high levels of patient satisfaction.

Our contributors for this issue detail the evidence-informed management of caring for our growing number of older patients. Dr. John Srbely’s feature article outlines the fundamental role of chiropractic care for managing chronic musculoskeletal pain in older adults, while audio lectures by Drs. Lisa Killinger and Brian Gleberzon discuss the role of chiropractic care in health promotion and balance disorders. In addition, Dr. Gleberzon offers a discussion of an extremely important contemporary topic in his Juris-Proofing series – COVID-19 preparedness for chiropractors. Finally, we welcome Dr. Brad Muir as he joins the D.C. Tracts team as Abstracts and Commentaries Editor! In his first issue, Dr. Muir summarizes scientific literature investigating chiropractic care for older populations, including case presentations to encapsulate key clinical applications.

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, DC, MS, PhD

In This Issue:

  • FEATURE ARTICLE: Emerging Role of Chiropractic in the Management of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain in the Elderly
    John Z. Srbely, DC, PhD
    • Helping our Patients Age Well: Evidence-Based Strategies
      Lisa Z. Killinger, DC
    • Balance and the Older Patient
      Brian J. Gleberzon, DC
  • JURIS-PROOFING: Juris-Proofing Your Office During COVID-19, Part One: In-Office Care
    Brian J. Gleberzon, DC
    Brad Muir, HBSc(Kin), DC, FRCCSS(C)
    • Predictors of New-Onset Widespread Pain in Older Adults: Results from a Population-Based Prospective Cohort Study in the UK
    • International Clinical Practice Guidelines for Sarcopenia (ICFSR): Screening, Diagnosis and Management
    • Best Practices for Chiropractic Care for Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Consensus Update