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PROCEEDINGS 


Proceedings of the 2010 International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) Research Conference


Washington DC - October 21-24, 2010


Multiple Authors

 

Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health - Chiropractic ~ December 29, 2010 ~ Pages 187-200

 


ICPA Research Conference Introduction
Charles L. Blum, DC
ICPA 2010 Research Conference Chair

 

Chiropractic pediatric healthcare is at a crossroads. While once the specialty of a dedicated few practitioners, in recent years it has gained awareness and acceptance, and the ranks of its adherents and practitioners has swelled. In short, it has gone mainstream. That is not to say that it is not without its detractors, both vocal and determined. It was a commonly held belief that the evidence-based approach to practicing pediatric chiropractic had the potential to appease these critics by enabling doctors in the field to make the best possible clinical
decisions based on...

 


International Chiropractic Pediatric Association

Jeanne Ohm, DC - Executive Coordinator

 

We are at a crucial time where our efforts and decisions today are paving the future for a momentous shift in consciousness. Clear definition and direction of all three aspects of our profession—philosophy, science and art—are needed to propel us forward as leaders in this movement. The purpose of the 2010 Freedom for Family Wellness Summit is to contribute...


 


The ICPA Research Program

Joel Alcantara, DC

Research Director
International Chiropractic Pediatric Association

 

Despite the acceptance of the randomized controlled clinical trial, or RCT, as the “gold standard” to assess the effectiveness of any healthcare intervention, it is also associated with limitations – namely external validity (i.e., the ability to generalize and make inferences to the real world of clinical practice), lack of long-term follow-ups and inadequacy in detecting rare adverse events resulting from treatment. More to the point, RCTs are costly. In fulfillment of its research goals—that is, to characterize the safety and effectiveness of the chiropractic care of children, women’s health and general family wellness care—the ICPA embarked upon the creation...

 


Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic

Matthew McCoy, DC, MPH – Editor


I had been involved in chiropractic research and politics for some time before I started the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. I came to the realization some time ago that the chiropractic profession is not going to be able to escape the accountability in healthcare that is rapidly coming our way...