July 8, 2010

ICPA Study on Chiropractic Care of Children Published

The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association's (ICPA) groundbreaking study, "The Chiropractic Care of Children," has been published in the prestigious biomedical journal, The Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Healing.

The objective of this study was to characterize the practice of pediatric chiropractic.

The results of the study determined children's visits addressed common conditions of childhood, with a prominent motivator for wellness care. The study also revealed that the majority of chiropractors surveyed had a working relationship with allopathic practitioners.

The authors concluded: "To the best of our knowledge, this study provides the largest database to characterize the practice of pediatric chiropractic in North America. With continuing popularity and utilization of chiropractic for adults and their children, we support further studies to examine the safety and effectiveness of pediatric chiropractic."

Dr. Joel Alcantara, ICPA research director and presenting author said, "We are pleased that a major CAM journal respects the importance of chiropractic care for children and we foresee greater collaboration with the CAM community on the importance of chiropractic care for children."

Dr. Jeanne Ohm, Executive Director of the ICPA added, "I am delighted to be affiliated with an organization dedicated to chiropractic family wellness research. It is wonderful to see research characterizing chiropractic care for children and the growing collaboration with other health care providers."

For more information visit www.icpa4kids.org.

Source: International Chiropractic Pediatric Association


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