The chiropractic care of children

Journal Name: 
J.Altern.Complement.Med
Authors: 
Alcantara,J.
Ohm,J.
Kunz,D.
Abstract: 
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to characterize the practice of pediatric chiropractic. DESIGN: The study design was a cross-sectional descriptive survey. SETTINGS/LOCATION: The settings were private practices throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. PARTICIPANTS: The participants were 548 chiropractors, the majority of whom are practicing in the United States, Canada, and Europe. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Practitioner demographics (i.e., gender, years in practice, and chiropractic alma mater), practice characteristics (i.e., patient visits per week, practice income reimbursement), and chiropractic technique were surveyed. The practitioners were also asked to indicate common indicators for pediatric presentation, their practice activities (i.e., use of herbal remedies, exercise and rehabilitation, prayer healing, etc.), and referral patterns. RESULTS: A majority of the responders were female with an average practice experience of 8 years. They attended an average of 133 patient visits per week, with 21% devoted to the care of children (
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2010
Volume: 
16
Pages: 
621-626
Keywords: 
Asthma, Canada, charges, Chiropractic, electronic, Europe, Exercise, Female, Health, Income, medical, patient, Patient Care, Patients, Private Practice, rehabilitation, Research, Research Support, Safety, support, survey, therapy, United States