Chiropractic
ACA House of Delegates Approves, Updates Policies at 2017 Annual Meeting
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Wednesday, April 05, 2017 03:01 PM

News bite: The ACA has approved new guidelines.  They have also revised, reaffirmed, and retired others.

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Primary Prevention in Chiropractic Practice: A Systematic Review
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Wednesday, April 05, 2017 02:56 PM

News bite:  Chiropractors are primarily concerned with musculoskeletal disorders but have the responsibility to deal also with prevention in other areas.  This study found that the proportion of chiropractors who stated that they had a positive opinion of primary prevention was generally higher than the proportion of chiropractors actually offering primary prevention. Only a small proportion of chiropractic patients consult for primary prevention, despite the readiness of the profession to offer such services.

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DCs and Merchant Mariner Exams
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Wednesday, April 05, 2017 02:50 PM

News bite:  Closed minded US Coast Guard medical advisory committee members have closed the possibility that DCs could perform certification examinations for merchant mariners.

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Association Between the Type of First Healthcare Provider and the Duration of Financial Compensation for Occupational Back Pain
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 07:13 AM

News bite:  Data from a study of over 5500 workers concludes the type of healthcare provider first visited for back pain is a determinant of the duration of financial compensation during the first 5 months following injury. Chiropractic patients experience the shortest duration of compensation, and physiotherapy patients experience the longest. These differences raise concerns regarding the use of physiotherapists as gatekeepers for the worker’s compensation system.

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US Senate: Pass Legislation to Allow Health Providers to Travel with Sports Teams
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Monday, March 06, 2017 01:23 PM

News bite:  H.R. 302 ensures that sports health professionals who contract with a team are covered by their medical liability insurance while traveling with their team.  Urge members of the US Senate to immediately voice support for H.R. 302, pass the bill and send the bill to the president for enactment.

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