Objective: To describe the improvement in motor function measured by grip strength in 100 patients following chiropractic care.
Methods: Motor function was measured by grip strength was recorded for 100 patients pre and post adjustment following Koren Specific Technique.
Results: Areas of vertebral subluxation were identified and adjusted using Koren Specific Technique. Results were statistically significant and demonstrated an increase in motor function as measured by grip strength post adjustment.
Conclusion: Chiropractic care deemed successful in improving motor function measured by grip strength for the patient population described. More research is warranted in this subject area to add to the current body of literature detailing the potential benefits of chiropractic care as it relates to motor function and grip strength.
Author keywords: Grip strength, motor function, quality of life, Koren Specific Technique, vertebral subluxation, adjustment
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