Technique Systems in Chiropractic describes and analyzes the most commonly used techniques in today's chiropractic. These techniques, sometimes called brand-name or proprietary techniques, each provide a step-by-step protocol for proceeding from examination findings to adjustive and other treatment procedures. This book describes over two dozen technique systems in a nonjudgemental but critical manner, summarizing the available research and drawing conclusions as to what is actually known about them, compared with what the technique innovators themselves say.
Describes and analyses over two dozen of the most widely known and used chiropractic technique systems, in alphabetical order.
Uses a common format for each technique system, allowing the reader to easily locate desired information and draw comparisons between techniques.
Features chapters on chiropractic terminology, as well as examination and adjustive methods that are common to many technique systems.
Compiles and summarizes the relevant research on each technique, drawing summary conclusions and clearly identifying what is known and what is not known about each.
Explains why there have been so many technique systems in chiropractic, past and present, and how this relates to issues of jurisprudence, practice parameters, and guidelines for care.
Explores the interface between chiropractic technique systems and the movement toward evidence-based chiropractic (EBC).
Presents demographic information on the rates of utilization of each technique in the United States and Canada.
Includes a glossary of technique-specific terms and jargon.