May 6, 2008 — The Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP) will post two documents for review and commentary on its Web site, www.ccgpp.org. The first, “Chiropractic management of low-back disorders — draft” goes up June 1. The second, “Manipulative therapy of lower-extremity conditions — draft” goes up June 15.
The low-back document is the summary report of CCGPP’s recent Delphi consensus report. According to Mark Dehen, DC, CCGPP chairperson, Delphi-derived consensus is considered to be expert evidence, and while not as highly valued as some forms of research, it is widely used and accepted, particularly in addressing areas where high-quality research is lacking. He said, “The purpose of the CCGPP conducting the present Delphi process was to look at the same literature base others have, through a chiropractic expert perspective.”
The manipulative-therapy document was written by CCGPP Commission member, James Brantingham, DC, PhD, and his team. It is the fifth chapter to be released in the ongoing best-practices CCGPP initiative.
This latest chapter represents only a literature synthesis. Future projects are planned to translate this evidence into useful information for the DC practice to be published in its final form as the Clinical Chiropractic Compass.
Source: Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters, www.ccgpp.org