Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ID 4628
  Title Chiropractic scope of practice: what the law allows -- update 1993
URL https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7706954
Journal J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1995 Jan;18(1):16-20
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Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Article
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OBJECTIVE: To determine on a state by state, province by province basis what diagnostic and treatment procedures are allowed by statute in the various practice acts.

DESIGN: A survey administered by mail.

SUBJECTS: All state and provincial licensing boards.

RESULTS: The response rate to the survey was 90%. More than 50% of the responding licensing boards allow chiropractors to order or perform clinical lab procedures, conduct components of a routine physical exam, examine the female pelvis, perform rectal exams, and conduct electromyographic, electrocardiographic and nerve conduction studies. More than 80% can perform a variety of X-ray procedures, use thermography, administer a vascularizer (Doppler) and order CT or MRI studies. More than 90% of the respondents permit chiropractors to employ some form of physiotherapy, adjust soft tissue or extremities, supplement with vitamins and conduct impairment ratings.

CONCLUSIONS: These findings demonstrate that the chiropractic profession offers a broad range of diagnostic and treatment procedures.

This abstract is reproduced with the permission of the publisher. Article only available in print.


 

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