Monthly Archives: February 2011

Why I have left the BCA and why I am leaving the GCC

February 14, 2011
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A long time ago now, I was walking up the mountains in north Italy with an uncle of mine. I was about 14 years old. I remember asking him (in Flemish): “dad is a GP and you are a chiropractor, what do you do differently?” To which he slowly replied: “We are both trying...

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“There is a pressing need for a wide-ranging review of the nature of evidence” College of Medicine

February 13, 2011
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“There is a pressing need for a wide-ranging review of the nature of evidence” College of Medicine

Ten years ago while doing my masters in health promotion I applauded David St George, Consultant/Senior Lecturer in. Clinical Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine at the Royal Free Hospital in London when he said ”The time has come for complementary medicine to turn away from the need to obtain legitimacy from orthodox medicine by...

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Courses in prescribing for chiropractors? Is this the way to boil chiropractic frogs?

February 11, 2011
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Courses in prescribing for chiropractors? Is this the way to boil chiropractic frogs?

I tuned into to BBC news at 8 oclock to listen to the resignation of Hosni Mubarak and I was reminded how unpredictable politics is and of February 2008.  I made my way to the General Chiropractic Councils offices certain that by the end of the day the we would have won a no...

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Super Bowl most valuable player the son of a chiropractor

February 8, 2011
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Super Bowl most valuable player the son of a chiropractor

Its generally accepted that chiropractic helps back pain, researchers have methods to measure pain and observe changes during a course of treatment. Measuring performance is much more subjective  and as researchers try to avoid too many variables they tend to avoid sports performance. In the 80s I spent time observing pre season at the...

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Chiropractic vs. Medicine for Acute LBP: No Contest. What a surprise.

February 5, 2011
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Chiropractic vs. Medicine for Acute LBP: No Contest. What a surprise.

I don’t normally use research studies to make a point, but as skeptics are very fond of them and have been ignoring this one, I thought I would give it a mention. Skeptics like Edzard |Ernst were widely quoted in the media in 2007 when a study showed spinal manipulation performed by unskilled practitioners...

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If you are going to treat symptoms this is the British Chiropractic Associations advice on complying with ASA code. If you correct vertebral subluxations its irrelevant.

February 3, 2011
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If you are going to treat symptoms this is the British Chiropractic Associations advice on complying with ASA code. If you correct vertebral subluxations its irrelevant.

THis is the advice the BCA is giving its members this month regarding advertising and The ASA from March the ASA CAP codes will be extended to cover on line marketing. This will come as a surprise to 700 BCA members who are being charged by the GCC with Unprofessional Conduct for infringing the...

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ASA states you dont have to be a skeptic to be a scientist

February 2, 2011
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ASA states you dont have to be a skeptic to be a scientist

Some skeptics have a very highbrowed view of a “scientist” and “scientific research” and did not like the fact Neals Yard would call these ladies scientists. Edzard Ernst calls them FAME for Female, Middle Class, Educated (cant remember the A) and they use Complementary Medicine. Whoever  made this complaint will not be happy about...

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