Skeptic Andy Lewis announced on Twitter yesterday how the Chiropractic & Osteopathy journal had recently changed its name, with the comment “Ideal for conflating evidence”.
He criticises the chiropractic profession for a lack of evidence, then when some try do do something about it. Its not to be take seriously as if medical research was a paragon of virtue. It makes me laugh way people quote evidence as if if it meant they could talk absolute shite, but because the can quote the Joe Bloggs study it gives the opinion some sort of scientific kudos. The suggestion is that chiropractors need “manual therapists” to make us look better. I am sure chiropractors like other professions spin evidence however the biggest culprit of all is the “Only professor of complementary medicine in the UK professor Edzard Ernst. Remember the study a few years ago that found manipulation by a physiotherapist that was no better than a placebo, professor Ernst rented his mouth to all and sundry using this study in an attempt to make his own studies seem credible and not a reflection of his bias against chiropractic.
January 24, 2011 — Chiropractic & Osteopathy recently changed its title to Chiropractic & Manual Therapies. This change reflects the expanding base of submissions from clinical scientists interested in the discipline of manual therapy.
It is also in accord with the findings of a review of the journal content and a joint venture between the original parent organization the Chiropractic and Osteopathic College of Australasia and a new partner the European
Academy of Chiropractic, which is a subsidiary body of the European Chiropractor’s Union.
The title change should encourage submissions from all professionals interested in manual therapy including chiropractors, osteopaths, physiotherapists, medical doctors, and scientists interested in this field