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Subluxations: We’ve never considered the research (Part 2)

May 15, 2010


This is a follow up to an earlier blog post on the subject of the GCC’s view of the evidence supporting subluxations.  The first part can be found here:  Part 1 Before I go any further, it is worth having a quick reminder of the GCC’s initial response when asked for their views: Thank you […]

A quick word with the Associations..

April 26, 2010


In early March I decided that following the release of the Bronfort report I would ask the individual chiropractic associations in the UK if they were offering any advice to their members. An email was sent to the British Chiropractic Association (BCA), United Chiropractic Association (UCA), McTimoney Chiropractic Association (MCA) and the Scottish Chiropractic Association […]

Osteopaths: Talking a good game ..

April 18, 2010


The GCC’s study entitled “Effectiveness of manual therapies: the UK evidence report” was released on 25 Feb 2010.   The study reported on the evidence (or lack of) to support a number of claims made by chiropractors.  However the report covered not only spinal manipulation as used by chiropractors but also Osteopathic manipulation (OMT) and […]

Subluxations: We’ve never considered the research (Part 1)

April 11, 2010


The GCC have made a number of statements over the past few months regarding the quality of evidence required to support public claims made by chiropractors.  Following the publication of the Bronfort report in Feb 2010 the GCC set the required standard as one of moderate or high, positive quality evidence. In an email from […]

Chiropractic: Evidence, claims and a willingness to change …

March 14, 2010


The GCC commissioned report entitled ‘Effectiveness of manual therapies: the UK evidence report’ was published on 25 Feb 2010.  When it was commissioned (June 2009) it was tasked with assessing the evidence base for every condition and symptom listed on any website for which the  GCC has had a complaint relating to treatment claims. I […]

Cracking the backbone of chiropractic claims..

March 14, 2010


As I’m sure many of you are aware, on 25 Feb 2010 a report entitled ‘Effectiveness of manual therapies: the UK evidence report’ was published.  The report was commissioned by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) in June 2009 and Prof Bronfort and his team started work on it in the same month.  The cost of […]

The GCC’s circular argument ..

March 2, 2010


Following yesterdays email from the GCC and its latest guidance on advertising issued to its members, I contacted them again asking why they have not taken a more proactive approach to policing the claims made by some chiropractors who continue to advertise that chiropractic spinal manipulation is beneficial in the treatment of conditions such as […]