Congratulations to Cynthia Long, Ph.D., PStat, dean of research for Palmer College of Chiropractic. She was recently recognized as the most highly-published and collaborative researcher in manual therapy for people with low-back pain. Her research has focused on spinal manipulative therapy by chiropractors for patients with musculoskeletal pain.
Long joined the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research at its inception in 1995. Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research is the most highly-funded and productive chiropractic research effort in the United States.
“Before 1995, Palmer and a number of colleges were conducting chiropractic research, but Palmer’s leadership decided to invest more heavily in research and expand and strengthen our work,” says Long.
“What’s unique about Palmer is that we took the most sustainable approach. Today we can look back and see that chiropractic research has influenced many realms of the profession, from curriculum, to practice, to the rise of multidisciplinary care settings and even policy. Palmer pushed the envelop by collaborating with high-level research institutions outside of chiropractic to grow and expand our reach. Today that research is used profession-wide and beyond.”