July 14, 2010 — The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association’s (ICPA) ground breaking study, The Chiropractic Care of Children was published June 2010 in the prestigious, biomedical journal, “The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.” 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 says, “I am delighted to be affiliated with an organization whose members are dedicated to chiropractic family wellness research. We are so proud of our doctors and their ongoing enthusiastic support of our Practice Based Research Network (PBRN). To date, this is the largest, most successful PBRN in the profession, and our participants’ willingness to contribute is outstanding.”
The ICPA is the oldest and largest pediatric organization in the chiropractic profession. Their mission is research, training and public education on behalf of chiropractic family wellness. To read the abstract and access the complete article visit the ICPA practitioner site: www.icpa4kids.com.
Source: International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, www.icpa4kids.com