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Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association

Brian Budgell, Brenda Yee
Background: Debate concerning chiropractic management of female infertility occurs largely in the absence of reference to the extant literature. Methods: A scoping review was conducted of primary (original) data publications on the chiropractic management of female infertility based on searches of the Index to Chiropractic Literature and Pubmed, supplemented by papers from one author's archive. Results: Ten articles, all case studies, met the review's inclusion criteria and documented the experiences of 11 women (mean age 31 years; mean period of infertility 3 years)...
August 2018: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
Matt Wentzell
Objective: To describe the successful conservative management of a chronic recurrent flexor hallucis longus (FHL) stenosing tenosynovitis. Clinical Features: A 20-year-old female pre-professional ballet dancer presented with medial ankle and mid-foot pain of 7.5 months duration. Pain was constant but exacerbated with training and assuming the en pointe and demi-pointe dance positions. Plantar flexion of the great toe was pain provoking. Triggering of the great toe and audible and palpable crepitus were noted with active and passive great toe range of motion...
August 2018: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
Melissa Corso, Scott Howitt
Background: Knee injuries are the second to fourth most common injuries in youth soccer. In this population, sprains/strains, fractures and contusions are most common. Due to variations in the developing skeleton, it can be difficult to rule out fractures. Case Summary: We present a case of a 13-year-old presenting to the emergency department (ED) with patellar pain after pivoting during a soccer game. After radiographic clearance, he was allowed to return to sport...
August 2018: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
Patrick Welsh
Objective: To report 2 cases of lateral elbow tendinopathy treated with a novel adaptation of tendon neuroplastic training (TNT). Clinical features: Patient 1: A 61-year-old male machine operator presented with one year of bilateral lateral elbow pain related to his occupation of using torque wrenches. Patient 2: A 37-year-old male electrician presented with two months of recurrent left lateral elbow pain related to repetitive motions of gripping and pulling at work...
August 2018: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
Robert Cooperstein, Felisha Truong
Objective: The purpose of this study was to quantify the extent to which apparent movements of the posterior superior iliac spine and sacral base areas Gillet sacroiliac motion testing were related to (a) degree of hip flexion and (b) the examiner's palpatory pressure. Methods: A preliminary exploratory study quantified relative PSIS/S2 displacements in 10 sacroiliac joints among 5 asymptomatic subjects at 10° increments of hip flexion from 0-90°. A comprehensive follow-up asymptomatic study quantified PSIS/S2 displacements at 0° vs...
August 2018: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
H Stephen Injeyan, Gaelan Connell, Katelyn Foster, Deborah Kopansky-Giles, Guy Sovak, Tony Tibbles
Objective: To determine the prevalence and presenting complaints of HIV/AIDS patients attending a chiropractic outpatient teaching clinic in downtown Toronto, and explore their self-reported comorbidities, medications used, and consumption of other complementary health care. Methods: A random sample was drawn from the entire clinic file collection spanning the years 2007 to 2013. Files were anonymized and coded to ensure confidentiality. Results: A total of 264 files were radomly pulled from approxinately 3750 clinic files...
August 2018: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
Margaret Butkovic
This paper traces the development of the CMCC Health Sciences Library from its humble beginning in 1945 to the present day. In the early years of its development the library grew and prospered thanks to the support of early pioneers, the believers in the importance of the library to chiropractic education. In the later years of its growth and in spite of some challenges, with the support of CMCC presidents Dr. Ian Coulter and Dr. Jean Moss, and the academic deans Dr. Al Adams and Dr. John Mrozek, the library prospered...
April 2018: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
Craig A Bauman, Peter Emary, Tyler Damen, Heather Dixon
Introduction: Melanoma can be a fatal form of skin cancer. The prognosis rapidly deteriorates from the in situ stage (stage 0) to stage 4. As such, early detection and treatment are key. Case Presentation: A middle-aged patient, who was also a chiropractor, self-identified a small skin lesion using the Chiropractors Guide to Skin Cancer. The primary care physician made a dermatology referral, and biopsy identified melanoma. Surgery was subsequently booked and the lesion was excised with a 5 mm margin...
April 2018: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
Joseph Morley, David M Sikorski
Objective: The objective of this pilot study is to determine the effects of whole body vibration on head repositioning accuracy. Methods: Twenty-one participants had a bicycle helmet with an attached laser pointer placed on their heads while standing on a vibration platform. After aligning the laser beam to their determined neutral position on wall-mounted chart paper, they were instructed to close their eyes, flex their neck maximally then return to their perceived neutral position...
April 2018: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
Sheryl Bourgaize, Genevieve Newton, Dinesh Kumbhare, John Srbely
Two prominent forms of chronic musculoskeletal pain disorders are fibromyalgia (FM) and myofascial pain syndrome (MPS). Inconsistent diagnosis of chronic musculoskeletal pain is an important clinical issue, as MPS is often mistaken for FM. Distinction between the two diagnoses depends largely on identification of either tender points or myofascial trigger points in FM and MPS, respectively. However, there currently is no standard diagnostic protocol for MPS. Consequently, this results in a lack of consistency across health care practitioners diagnosing both FM and MPS...
April 2018: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
James Boysen, Stacie A Salsbury, Dana J Lawrence
Purpose: To describe chiropractic students' perceptions of their future role in public health following an international service-learning experience. Methods: Four, 60-minute focus groups were held with 17 upper-level students from 1 U.S. chiropractic college after a mentored clinical experience in 4 international settings. Two investigators analyzed the transcribed focus group interviews. Results: We identified 3 themes where chiropractic students emphasized the public health contributions of chiropractors, usually through one-on-one interactions with patients...
April 2018: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
Amy L Minkalis, Robert D Vining, Cynthia R Long, Cheryl Hawk, Katie de Luca
Objective: To determine effects of thrust manipulation plus one conservative intervention for non-surgical shoulder pain and disability due to rotator cuff dysfunction. Methods: This review followed PRISMA guidelines. The databases searched were PubMed, PEDro, ICL, CINAHL, and AMED. Included were randomized trials with at least one group assigned to receive thrust manipulation and one adjunct conservative therapy. The PEDro scale was used to assess methodological quality and GRADE for analysis...
April 2018: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
Jaclyn A Kissel, Calvin Wong
Objective: To illustrate the clinical management of a ganglion cyst presenting on the right dorsal wrist. Clinical Features: A 38-year-old female complaining of a symptomatic right dorsal wrist ganglion of four years duration. Intervention and Outcome: The patient was treated with high-frequency electroacupuncture in six consecutive treatments over a four week period and reported symptomatic improvement and a decrease in the size of the cyst following therapeutic intervention...
December 2017: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
Melissa Corso, Christopher DeGraauw, William Hsu
Introduction: Osteochondral lesions of the tibial plafond account for approximately 2.6% of osteochondral lesions in the ankle. There are few cases describing this lesion in the literature, with little information on mechanism of injury, history/physical findings or recommendations for management. Case Presentation: A 17-year-old male competitive soccer player presented with a 6-7 month history of medial ankle pain after an inversion sprain. He presented with locking and giving way of the ankle with weight-bearing and pushing off the foot to the contralateral side...
December 2017: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
Arif Karmali
Objective: To describe the successful conservative management of a patient with chronic degenerative knee pain. Clinical Features: An active 47 year-old female office-worker with intermittent right knee pain inferolateral to the right patella for eight months described difficulty ascending stairs, sitting on a chair for one hour, and squatting. A physical exam led to the diagnosis of a suspected chronic degenerative tear of the posterior horn of the right medial meniscus and chronic right subpatellar chondrosis, in addition to extensive cartilaginous degeneration revealed by an MRI study conducted prior to initial presentation...
December 2017: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
Mohsen Kazemi, Mary Emma Bogumil, Khushboo Vora
Objectives: The objective of this study was to investigate the degree of knowledge that sports chiropractors have in regard to concussion diagnosis and management. Methods: A concussion knowledge survey was administered to Sport Chiropractic Fellows of the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences - Canada (RCCSS(C)) (n=44) via Results: Sports chiropractors scored statistically higher on the survey when compared to chiropractic residents (mean =5...
December 2017: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
Scott Howitt, Kyle Simpson, Darren Suderman, Andrew Mercer, Susan Rutherford, Christopher deGraauw
Background: The association between physical inactivity and non-communicable disease risk has been well documented in recent literature. An exercise vital sign (EVS) is a measure that can routinely capture vital information about a patient's physical activity behaviour. The objective of this study is to understand if (1) patient exercise minutes per week (EMPW) are being recorded by chiropractic interns, and (2) whether these patients are exceeding, meeting or falling short of the current recommendations provided by the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines (CPAG)...
December 2017: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
Peter Stilwell, Katherine Harman
Aim: To inform future research and exercise prescription for patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP), this study explored chiropractors' and chiropractic patients' experiences and beliefs regarding the barriers and facilitators to prescribed exercise adherence. Methods: A focused ethnographic approach was used involving 16 semi-structured interviews, including pilot interviews (n = 4) followed by interviews with chiropractors (n = 6) and chiropractic patients with CLBP (n = 6)...
December 2017: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
Mohsen Kazemi
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December 2017: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
Michele Maiers
The future of any profession is in the hands of its students and early career practitioners. The Millennial generation of chiropractors embody attributes that are uniquely suited to the evolving landscape of 21st century healthcare. Globalization and rapid advancements in technology demand different styles of communication, attitudes toward diversity, styles of professional engagement, and perhaps most importantly, idealism about the future. Millennial chiropractors have a clear vision for this future of the profession, and are equipped to actualize that ideal...
December 2017: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
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