Monthly Archives: June 2010

Quote of the week by Richard Brown President of the British Chiropractic Association.

June 30, 2010
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Quote of the week by Richard Brown President of the British Chiropractic Association.

    “Events of the last twenty years in the UK have elevated chiropractic from relative obscurity to a respected and regulated healthcare profession. The BCA has been integral to this process of evolution. Yet we must never lose sight of the fact that reputations are hard earned but quickly lost.”   It is...

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An historical concept? Damn right!

June 28, 2010
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An historical concept? Damn right!

Part mischief to this site and part poke-in-the-eye to zeno’s blog this title is nothing short of how I feel about the whole GCC-statement… Thing is, let’s look at what the wording of the GCC’s “controversial activities” could mean: GUIDANCE ON CLAIMS MADE FOR THE CHIROPRACTIC VERTEBRAL SUBLUXATION COMPLEX The chiropractic vertebral subluxation complex...

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Round Up, your general purpose skepticide

June 22, 2010
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Round Up, your general purpose skepticide

Another week has passed and fun was had by all… Blogland has fallen a bit flat the past weekend so not much to report (nothing of interest anyway). So I am going to start with a simple observation: I think it’s really interesting (but I am easily entertained) to notice that there are a...

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It is only just beginning

June 21, 2010
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It is only just beginning

Welcome to the skeptic pit, My name is Stefaan Vossen. I am a chiropractor. I have been practising in Warwickshire since 2003. I have had the good fortune to be born into a family rich in clinical experience of all brands of healthcare and  have made it a part-time mission to go head-to-head with...

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What is the difference in the service provided by a regulated osteopath, a chiropractor or a physiotherapist?

June 18, 2010
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What is the difference in the service provided by a regulated osteopath, a chiropractor or a physiotherapist?

When I used give talks to chiropractors and students one of my slides would put up the British Chiropractic Associations definition of Chiropractic , The British Osteopathic Associations definition and the chartered physiotherapists definition and would ash which was the chiropractor. Last year I interviewed 8 prospective new graduates from AECC and asked each...

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My mammy Phyllis McGhee, was right about most things.

June 17, 2010
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My mammy Phyllis McGhee, was right about most things.

Many are questioning the £200,000,000 which the Savile enquiry has cost British taxpayers to clear the names of fourteen unarmed civilians shot by the British army in 1972. None of this would have been necessary if the original inquiry (Widgery) had sought the truth, instead of covering up for incompetent politicians. The trouble with...

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A typical GCC complaint. Due to a chiropractors incompetence or just bad luck that patient came in?

June 17, 2010
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A typical GCC complaint. Due to a chiropractors incompetence or just bad luck that patient came in?

When I was on the register I would often see cases come before the Professional Conduct Committee and you would think there but for the………. These “allegations” were just posted on the GCC website, I know nothing about the chiropractor except the chiropractor is a woman and the patient is a woman who returned...

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Subluxation – An historical concept? We dont think so ! The UCA starts the fight back.

June 15, 2010
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Subluxation – An historical concept? We dont think so ! The UCA starts the fight back.

As one of the original founder members of the UCA, can I say how delighted I was to get this postcard in my post today. We formed the UCA to defend traditional chiropractic practice and in recent years the UCA has failed to recognise the light at the end of the tunnel was a...

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GCC has referred 36 of Simon Perrys 50 complaints to the PCC

June 11, 2010
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GCC has referred 36 of Simon Perrys 50 complaints to the PCC

  Simon Perry has given an update of the progress of his complaints to the GCC about chiropractors on his blog    Although I have not seen the specifics of the complaints, I have to say I am amazed, the GCC has referred 80% of these complaints to the PCC. This video was supposed...

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According to BCA president Richard Brown the General Chiropractic Council is a “cracking success”, Zeno is still not convinced

June 9, 2010
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According to BCA president Richard Brown the General Chiropractic Council is a “cracking success”, Zeno is still not convinced

At the recent European Chiropractic Union conference in London BCA president Richard Brown outlined  why the UK regulatory model is a “cracking success”, I wonder if the pun got a laugh or were there chiropractors present who knew the reality of regulation for the chiropractic profession. Many will see the medicaliseation of chiropractic as...

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