Arlan Fuhr,DC, a graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic, is the co-founder and CEO of Activator Methods, Inc., of Phoenix, Arizona, and the National Institute of Chiropractic Research. Dr. Fuhr began private practice in Minnesota (1963-1988), before relocating his practice to Phoenix. His research activities include receiving a grant from the National Institutes of Health, and as a frequent contributor to peer reviewed publications, particularly the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. He is the co-author of two books on the Activator technique.

His honors are many, including: "Chiropractor of Year 1993" from the Arizona Association of Chiropractic, and the "Daniel David Palmer Chiropractic Scientific Award," Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa, 1993. He is a member of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, April 2000.

Dr. Fuhr has been a member of the editorial board ofChiropractic Technique since 1989. He is a member of the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameter, and was a commission member that established the Guidelines for Chiropractic Quality Assurance and Standards of Practice (Mercy guidelines).


Previous Articles

50 Years in Chiropractic: Advice for Each Decade
April 22, 2012 (Vol. 30, Issue 09)
An Apple a Day: Lessons From Steve Jobs
February 26, 2012 (Vol. 30, Issue 05)
The Multidisciplinary Model: A Trend That Can't Be Ignored
January 15, 2012 (Vol. 30, Issue 02)
Building Bridges to Chiropractic Cultural Authority, Part Two
August 26, 2011 (Vol. 29, Issue 18)
Building Bridges to Chiropractic Cultural Authority, Part 1
June 17, 2011 (Vol. 29, Issue 13)
Researchers: The Unsung Heroes of Chiropractic
April 22, 2011 (Vol. 29, Issue 09)
The Power of Talent and Character
January 29, 2011 (Vol. 29, Issue 03)
Good News in Challenging Economic Times
November 4, 2010 (Vol. 28, Issue 23)
Lessons Learned From the Recession
September 9, 2010 (Vol. 28, Issue 19)
And the Survey Says ... We Can Do More
July 15, 2010 (Vol. 28, Issue 15)
Finding the Right Ingredients for Leadership
December 2, 2009 (Vol. 27, Issue 25)
The World View of Chiropractic
September 9, 2009 (Vol. 27, Issue 19)
Back Pain Patients Cheer Chiropractic
July 29, 2009 (Vol. 27, Issue 16)
The Value of Following the Rules
June 17, 2009 (Vol. 27, Issue 13)
How Chiropractic Helps Patients During a Recession
May 6, 2009 (Vol. 27, Issue 10)
What It Takes to Become a Master, Part 2
March 26, 2009 (Vol. 27, Issue 07)
What It Takes to Become a Master
February 12, 2009 (Vol. 27, Issue 04)
Patience Is the Key to Success
January 1, 2009 (Vol. 27, Issue 01)
The Power of the Electronic Age
December 2, 2008 (Vol. 26, Issue 25)
Do You Have an Information Recovery Plan for Your Office?
October 21, 2008 (Vol. 26, Issue 22)
The Lessons of Continuing Education
September 9, 2008 (Vol. 26, Issue 19)
Recession Proof Your Practice
June 17, 2008 (Vol. 26, Issue 13)
Some Things Never Change
May 6, 2008 (Vol. 26, Issue 10)
Everyone Wants a Successful Practice, But No One Wants to Pay the Price
March 25, 2008 (Vol. 26, Issue 07)
Looking Forward to Chiropractic's Future
Swim With the Sharks and Win
January 29, 2008 (Vol. 26, Issue 03)
Time to Turn Back the Clock?
January 1, 2008 (Vol. 26, Issue 01)
Remembering Joe Keating
November 19, 2007 (Vol. 25, Issue 24)
The Greed Stampede
October 22, 2007 (Vol. 25, Issue 22)
Timing Can Be Everything
September 10, 2007 (Vol. 25, Issue 19)
Establishing Chiropractic Cultural Authority
Part Two Building Bridges
July 30, 2007 (Vol. 25, Issue 16)
Establishing Chiropractic Cultural Authority
Part One Setting the Groundwork
June 18, 2007 (Vol. 25, Issue 13)
Research, Reliability and Results
February 12, 2007 (Vol. 25, Issue 04)
Hard Facts
November 8, 2006 (Vol. 24, Issue 23)
Record-Keeping
July 30, 2006 (Vol. 24, Issue 16)
"Scientific" Doesn't Equal "Effective"
June 6, 2006 (Vol. 24, Issue 12)
Where Do We Fit?
April 10, 2006 (Vol. 24, Issue 08)
Do Your Techniques, Adjusting Instruments and Record-Keeping Qualify in Today's World?
December 17, 2005 (Vol. 23, Issue 26)
A 40-Year-Old Goal
September 14, 2005 (Vol. 23, Issue 19)
Leadership in Chiropractic
July 16, 2005 (Vol. 23, Issue 15)
Our Most Valuable Resource
May 21, 2005 (Vol. 23, Issue 11)
With Charity for All: Faith-Based and Interdisciplinary
March 26, 2005 (Vol. 23, Issue 07)
If You Can't Measure It, You Can't Manage It
January 29, 2005 (Vol. 23, Issue 03)
Two Types of Unproven Claims
December 16, 2004 (Vol. 22, Issue 26)
The Successful Practice
October 21, 2004 (Vol. 22, Issue 22)
Chiropractic Grows Internationally
August 16, 2004 (Vol. 22, Issue 17)
Chiropractors and the Difficulties of State Legislative Efforts
April 22, 2004 (Vol. 22, Issue 09)
Education and Research: A Tour of Chiropractic Colleges
January 15, 2004 (Vol. 22, Issue 02)
The Relevance of Joining
October 6, 2003 (Vol. 21, Issue 21)
Dogma, Diversity and the Health Revolution
June 2, 2003 (Vol. 21, Issue 12)
What Does "Experimental" Mean?
April 7, 2003 (Vol. 21, Issue 08)
Legitimacy vs. Cultural Authority
March 10, 2003 (Vol. 21, Issue 06)
The Lord's Work
February 10, 2003 (Vol. 21, Issue 04)
The NICR in the 21st Century
January 1, 2003 (Vol. 21, Issue 01)
Subluxation-Based vs. Subluxation Syndrome-Oriented
November 4, 2002 (Vol. 20, Issue 23)
Natural Law
September 13, 2002 (Vol. 20, Issue 19)
Growing Pains
July 15, 2002 (Vol. 20, Issue 15)
The Risks vs. Benefits of Self-Criticism
May 20, 2002 (Vol. 20, Issue 11)
Theory-Based, Outcome-Oriented
March 25, 2002 (Vol. 20, Issue 07)
Of God, Guts and Ruts
January 28, 2002 (Vol. 20, Issue 03)
Let's Stand Together
November 5, 2001 (Vol. 19, Issue 23)
RAC VI - Chiropractic Research Conference: Hope at Last
September 12, 2001 (Vol. 19, Issue 19)
Chiropractic: An Emerging Worldwide Profession
July 2, 2001 (Vol. 19, Issue 14)
For the Good of the Order
Irrational Gloom in the Market
May 21, 2001 (Vol. 19, Issue 11)
Chiropractic at the Bush Campaign Headquarters
January 29, 2001 (Vol. 19, Issue 03)
Day of the Spine in Paris
August 10, 1998 (Vol. 16, Issue 17)
Chiropractic and National Health Care Reform
June 4, 1993 (Vol. 11, Issue 12)
Dr. Fuhr Addresses House Subcommittee
Urges Federal Funding for Chiropractic Research
July 3, 1992 (Vol. 10, Issue 14)
Emerging from Our Isolationism
August 16, 1991 (Vol. 09, Issue 17)

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