The Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP) is poised to release two additional elements of its ongoing best-practices initiative, The Chiropractic Clinical Compass.Both documents will be available online for 60 days for stakeholder review and commentary following their release.
As of press time, "Chiropractic Management of Low Back Disorders," a summary report, is scheduled to be posted online at www.ccgpp.org on June 1, 2008, while "Manipulative Therapy of Lower Extremity Conditions," an evidence synthesis included in the "Chiropractic Management of Lower Extremity Disorders" chapter (chapter five), is scheduled to be posted on June 15.
To submit a comment or suggestion regarding either of the latest draft documents, e-mail "> . Acceptable commentary includes a discussion of the conclusions, submission of additional literature for review, and/or editorial suggestions. As with previous chapters, once comments are received and any revisions are made, the documents eventually will be published in their final forms as clinically relevant information for the chiropractic practice.
Thus far, the council has released four draft chapters for stakeholder review and comment. "Chiropractic Management of Low Back Pain and Low Back Related Leg Complaints," the first chapter comprising the Clinical Compass, was released in May 2006. "Chiropractic Management of Prevention and Health Promotion; Nonmusculoskeletal Conditions; and Conditions of the Elderly, Children and Pregnant Women," was released in September 2007. "Chiropractic Management of Upper Extremity Pain," was released in October 2007. And "Chiropractic Management of Soft-Tissue Disorders" was released on March 6, 2008.