The Vertebral Subluxation Complex Theory.

The theory on which DD Palmer based his original hypothesis in 1895 that there was a relationship between a vertebra and Harvey Lillards ability to hear.

We now know spinal joint dysfunction effects how impulses from mechano receptors from the joints enter the central nervous system which regulates the systems the human body requires for optimal wellbeing

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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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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Born again, British Chiropractic Association joins skeptics “attack” on chiropractic.

May 25, 2010
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Born again, British Chiropractic Association joins skeptics “attack” on chiropractic.

When Richard Brown went begging for money to the international chiropractic organisations he spoke of the attack on chiropractic from the sceptics. When he is with his BCA colleagues he is talking prescribing and getting into the NHS. The “new” born again BCA (this will be their third reinvention in 15 years) is all...

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Its a bit premature for Zeno and GCC to write obituary of “Vertebral Subluxation”

May 16, 2010
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Its a bit premature for Zeno and GCC to write obituary of “Vertebral Subluxation”

On becoming a member of the GCC in 2007 one of the burning issues was the mechanistic definition of subluxation that the GCC had put on its website under FAQs. I had sent FAOI requests to the GCC because it did not make sense  that a GCC working group could come up with a...

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GCC defines “subluxtion”

January 3, 2007
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GCC defines “subluxtion”

Unfortunately chiropractic like medical undergraduates have little discussion concerning the philosophy of health and yet it is an essential part of the way in which we understand the world. This omission from chiropractic education may explain why the extreme wings off the profession are guided by dogma and the evangelical teachings of their chiropractic...

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Spinal Joint care

January 3, 2007
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Spinal Joint care

I was grateful after visiting my dentist recently for the fact that she wasn’t simply interested in providing me with pain relief, and did not seek to discharge me once the pain from my tooth abscess had subsided. Thankfully, she had taken the time to demonstrate the full extent of my problem (using x-rays...

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Subluxation Chiropractors must make sure there is not a grain of truth in allegations being made by sceptics

January 1, 2007
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As a profession we must make sure that none of the allegations being made about subluxation chiropractors have a grain of truth in them. Articles like the one below by Stephen Barrett are all over the internet. First we have to ask members of the public who visit our office why they are here,...

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Vertebral Subluxation Theory

November 1, 2006
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This was posted by Former UCA President Frank McBride who like myself resigned from the General Chiropractic Council register because of their efforts to covertly medicalise chiropractic There is a view within the profession that sees chiropractic as a therapy for pain relief, and that once relief of pain has been achieved, patient care...

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I get spinal joints moving again, I dont treat conditions, I do cross my fingers

October 1, 2006
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t is not getting them to understand chiropractic that is the problem, its getting them to comply with your advice. Everyone knows exercise is good for them but they are not committed and do not keep it up for whatever reason.Chiropractic has the same problem. it is not difficult convincing someone that spinal joints...

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WHO guidlines for chiropractic education

November 3, 2005
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In 2005, the World Health Organisation published guidelines on basic training and safety in chiropractic. These make interesting reading – a variety of methods and levels of training and education, listings of contraindications, sample educational programmes etc. Representatives inlcuded Mrs Margaret Coats from the GCC and Mr Tony Metcalf wearing his WFC hat. Here’s...

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