Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ID 15173
  Title The reliability and potential value of a specific 'centre of pressure locator' [COPL] in chiropractic practice
Journal J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2000 Dec;44(4):209-222
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Article
Abstract/Notes This study assessed the reliability and potential value of a specific Centre of Pressure Locator (COPL) for the initial diagnosis of spinal mal-alignments and for the measurement of change in weight distribution resulting from clinical intervention. Basic validation of the equipment with standard weights showed it to be very precise, reliable and accurate at noting changes in the position of the centre of pressure. Control subjects were used to develop interim norms for COP position and sway. R-L COP position among both controls and patients was found to be too variable to be a useful tool for diagnosis or for the measurement of the effects of intervention. However, the equipment shows promise for the measurement of A-P and R-L postural sway; potentially important variables to consider within chiropractic practice.

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