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Sports chiropractors in Australia: a cross-sectional survey

January 12, 2021

Background: Whilst half of all Australian chiropractors report often treating athletes, there is insufficient evidence to characterise the sports chiropractor in Australia. Objective: To perform a workforce survey of Sports Chiropractic Australia (SCA) members. Methods: A 74-item web-based questionnaire collected information about practitioner and practice characteristics. Descriptive statistics summarised practitioner and patient characteristics, caseload and

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Ontario chiropractor’s knowledge of exercise guidelines for pregnant patients

April 25, 2019

Objective: To describe the Ontario chiropractors’ knowledge regarding the current guidelines for exercise during pregnancy through a knowledge score and exploring its distribution across different strata of interest including gender, experience, location of practice and type of practice. Methods: A previously used survey was modified and sent to 500 randomly selected Ontario chiropractors. Demographic and

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Exercise as a vital sign: a preliminary pilot study in a chiropractic setting

January 10, 2018

Background: The association between physical inactivity and non-communicable disease risk has been well documented in recent literature. An exercise vital sign (EVS) is a measure that can routinely capture vital information about a patient’s physical activity behaviour. The objective of this study is to understand if (1) patient exercise minutes per week (EMPW) are being

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Commentary: Contemporary biopsychosocial exercise prescription for chronic low back pain: questioning core stability programs and considering context

March 15, 2017

This commentary explores the importance of considering the biopsychosocial model and contextual factors when prescribing exercise. Diverse exercise programs for patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP) produce similar outcomes, without one specific exercise protocol demonstrating clear superiority. One clear barrier to positive outcomes is poor exercise adherence. We suggest that there are certain common

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Exercise prescription: perceptions and physical activity habits in chiropractic students at CMCC

December 08, 2016

Background: Health care practitioner’s physical activity (PA) habits are associated with their likelihood to recommend PA to their patients. The intent of this project is to better understand the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) students’ perceptions and practices of PA and exercise prescription as this may predict exercise counselling they will provide to future patients.

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