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  Title Commentary: Use of fallacious arguments, ad hominem attacks, and biased “expert opinion” can make CBP [Clinical Biomechanics of Posture] research “appear flawed”
URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1839960/
Journal J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2006 Sep;50(3):161-171
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Abstract/Notes Introduction: In a recent editorial, Cooperstein et al. made numerous claims, supported only by their Level 5 evidence (opinion), concerning an article which we authored in the December 2005 issue of this journal. Our original article was a review of publications of structural rehabilitation methods utilized in CBP® technique. The criticisms of Cooperstein et al. can be categorized into 8 points and is simply a long letter to the editor on our original manuscript:
• CBP® technique is not popular and well utilized,
• Our classification of Diversified is not correct,
• Our review of the literature and we are inexperienced authors,
• We ‘invented’ ‘structural rehabilitation’ of the spine and posture in 2005,
• We are self-serving and our experience and neutrality is questioned
• CBP® trials are flawed due to use of SMT in the first 1–3 weeks,
• CBP® trials are flawed due to our recruitment method of control subjects,
• CBP® should leave its’ review to ‘independent’ researchers.
In this editorial, we rebut these criticisms and will show them to be based on ‘fallacious arguments’, Ad Hominem attacks, and inaccurate Level 5 ‘expert opinions’.
In reality, the criticisms offered by Cooperstein et al. have no legitimate scientific evidence verifying that these actually affected the results and conclusions of our 6 clinical trials and original manuscript.

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