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Most common methods used in combination to detect spinal subluxation: A survey of chiropractors in Victoria

Walker, B.F. (1998) Most common methods used in combination to detect spinal subluxation: A survey of chiropractors in Victoria. Australasian Chiropractic & Osteopathy, 7 (3). pp. 109-111.

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Abstract

The objective of this research was to identify the most common combination of methods used by chiropractors in Victoria to identify manipulable lesions or subluxations. A postal survey of chiropractors in Victoria achieved an 85% response rate and revealed that eight methods are commonly used in combination to detect subluxation. They are: visual posture analysis, pain description of the patient, plain static erect x-rays, leg length discrepancy, neurological tests, motion palpation, static palpation, orthopaedic tests. These methods have also been found to be used commonly and regarded as reliable.

Keywords: Subluxation, manipulable lesion, spine, chiropractic, diagnosis

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Chiropractic & Osteopathic College Australia
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/11544
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