Chiropractic Professional's Association: When is it Working?
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Friday, September 30, 2016 12:00 AM

When does the state chiropractic association conduct its work?

  • The state chiropractic association works, in some capacity, at all times.  There is usually some volunteer, staff member, contractor, or executive or administrative officer working on behalf of the association at all times of the day.  There are communications, publications, and more that are quietly working when people are not.
  • Volunteer association leadership is always evaluating and seeking solutions to the problems facing the profession.
  • Association staff works full time to carry out the policy of the board of directors – the regionally elected leadership and the “at large” executive leadership elected by the members.
  • Associational regional districts operate to provide opportunities for DCs voice their concerns, problems, desires and objectives.
  • Associational statewide meetings several times per year share information and provide educational opportunities.
  • Your state chiropractic association is always working on your behalf.  Make sure that you are supporting your association on behalf of yourself, your family, your staff, and your patients.  
Forces of Commonly Used Chiropractic Techniques for Children
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Saturday, September 24, 2016 12:00 AM

More than 30 million child visits to doctors of chiropractic occur in the United States every year.  The published cases of serious adverse events in infants and children receiving chiropractic or other types of manual therapy are exceedingly rare.  This begs the question, is chiropractic pediatric care safe?

The purpose of this study is to review the available literature that describes forces of the most commonly used chiropractic techniques for children.  The initial search captured 1796 potential articles, of which 54 full-text articles were reviewed. There have been no cases of death associated with chiropractic care of children reported in the academic literature to date.  Nonetheless, studies of the amount of force used on children for safety purposes should still be considered.  

Chiropractic students undertake extensive theoretical and practical training at the university level, including study of and experience with the pediatric population. Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) are trained to perform a thorough history and examination to determine whether chiropractic care is appropriate and identify a suitable technique, given the age and neurologic presentation of the child.  It should be noted that health professionals of all types face the same considerations when determining appropriate treatment approaches.

Chiropractic Professional's Association: What does it do?
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Friday, September 23, 2016 12:00 AM
What are some of the things that the state chiropractic association does?
  • It provides representatives from the various geographic locations in the state to watchdog, protect, and promote the profession of chiropractic.
  • It works with state agencies to ensure that chiropractic is treated equitably.
  • It works with the state legislature to watchdog, protect, and promote the profession of chiropractic.
  • It serves to watchdog all threats to the profession of chiropractic.
Chiropractic Identity, Role and Future: A Survey of North American Chiropractic Students
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Monday, September 19, 2016 12:00 AM

The last thirty years in health care have brought about many changes: an emphasis on cost-effective treatments and interprofessional collaboration, an increase in medical specialization and sub-specialization, the concept and implementation of evidence-based practice, and a greater acceptance of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies in mainstream medicine. Amid all of these transformations and shifts in the health care arena, a primary spine care specialist role has not been established.

The literature pertaining to chiropractic students’ opinions with respect to the desired future status of the chiropractic physician is limited. A previous pilot study was performed at a single chiropractic college. This study is an expansion of this pilot project to collect data from chiropractic students enrolled in colleges throughout North America.  The purpose of the study is to investigate North American chiropractic students’ opinions concerning professional identity, role and future.

Most respondents agreed (34.8%) or strongly agreed (52.2%) that it is important for chiropractors to be educated in evidence-based practice. A majority agreed (35.6%) or strongly agreed (25.8%) the emphasis of chiropractic intervention is to eliminate vertebral subluxations/vertebral subluxation complexes. A large number of respondents (55.2%) were not in favor of expanding the scope of the chiropractic profession to include prescribing medications with appropriate advanced training. Most respondents estimated that chiropractors should be considered mainstream health care practitioners (69.1%). Several respondents (46.8%) think that chiropractic research should focus on the physiological mechanisms of chiropractic adjustments.

Chiropractic Professional's Association: Who Does it Represent?
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Sunday, September 18, 2016 12:00 AM

Who does the state chiropractic association represent?

The verb “represent” means "to stand for something."

Working to ensure that the entire profession is suitably represented before government, the Texas Chiropractic Association has represented chiropractic before the legislature of Texas, before the courtrooms and the Supreme Court of Texas and with regulatory the state's various regulatory agencies.  For 100 years the association of chiropractic doctors in Texas has worked to represent chiropractic on behalf f the entire profession. 

The state chiropractic association represents ALL Doctors of Chiropractic, all chiropractic staff, family, and patients – period.

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