The Practice Analysis of Chiropratic 2010 also notes a major shift in acceptance of and positive attitudes towards chiropratic among U.S. health care consumers and researchers.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 2, 2010
Jason W. Ingham D.C., C.C.S.P., a chiropractic practitioner in the Chicago area, recently participated in a milestone research project for the chiropractic profession.
Dr. Ingham was among approximately 13 percent of the nation's full-time licensed chiropractors who were randomly selected to represent the profession by providing informaitn for a "Survey of Chiropractic Practice." Working in conjunction with state licensing board members, educators and other practitioners, the survey was developed and conducted by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE). The "Survey of Chiropractic Practice" allows those in the profession to reflect the tasks, duties and professional responsibilities common to their every day practice. This comprehensive study relies entirely on responses from these individual practicioners; therefore their participation is critical to the report's success.
The results of the survey have been summarized in the Practice Analysis of Chiropratic 2010. The practice analysis plays an integral role in informing and educating state boards, associations, and legislators, and insurance companies on the practice patterns of full-time chiropractors in the United States. The information contained in teh practice analysis provides the chiropractic profession with documented evidence which may be helpful to improve insurance coverage and reimbursement.
Information collected from the most recent "Survey of Chiropratic Practice" is consistent with previous survey reports o fthe treatment procedures used. The Practice Analysis of Chiropratic 2010 discusses recent research findings, including studies documenting the effectiveness of chiropratic care in treating low back pain, neck pain and headaches; chiropratic treatment of other disorders such as asthma, infatile colic, premenstrual syndrome, fibromyalgia and carpal tunnel syndrome is also added to the report.
The Practice Analysis of Chiropratic 2010 also notes a major shift in acceptance of and positive attitudes towards chiropratic among U.S. health care consumers and researchers. Articles concerning the efficacy of spinal manipulation appear frequently in such prestigious medical journals as the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The New England Journal of Medicine, Spine, and Annals of internal Medicine.
Conducted every five years, the report is utilized in determining the content of the NBCE part III and Part IV examinations. Previous job analysis reports played a significant role in the inclusion of chiropratic care in the military and for veterans of military services. The study also assists colleges in evaluating and outlining their curricula to accurately reflect what future practitioners must know and do.
Headquartered in Greeley, Colorado, the NBCE is the international testing organization for the chiropratic profession. Established in 1963, the NBCE develops, administers, and scores standardized written and practical examinations for candidates seeking chiropractic licensure throughout the U.S. and in several foreign countries.
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