A just-published investigation sheds light on the current state of the practice of pediatric chiropractic.
The analysis pooled survey data on 548 chiropractors, “the majority of whom are practicing in the United States, Canada, and Europe.”
Results revealed that “a majority of the responders were female with an average practice experience of 8 years. They attended an average of 133 patient visits per week, with 21% devoted to the care of children.”
“Approach to patient care was spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) augmented with herbal remedies, exercises, rehabilitation, and so on. Wellness care also figured prominently as a motivator for chiropractic care. Fifty-eight percent (58%) indicated an established relationship with an osteopathic or medical physician. Eighty percent (80%) of the responders indicated referring patients to medical practitioners while only 29% indicated receiving a referral from a medical/osteopathic physician.”
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine – June, 2010;16:621-6.