Sports Chiropractic Research

The Research Commission is responsible for the promotion and encouragement of research in Sports Chiropractic. Find out how FICS is fostering and developing research and how you can get involved.

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Scope of Practice: Sports Chiropractic

Scope of Practice: 

Sports & Exercise chiropractic is a recognised subset of chiropractic that focuses on the comprehensive and holistic healthcare of the physically active individual or athlete, to prevent injury, restore optimal function and contribute to the enhancement of sports performance. They achieve this using sports-specific knowledge, skills and attitudes to achieve the best clinical practice while ensuring a high standard of professional, safe and ethical practice.

Sports & Exercise chiropractic professionals demonstrate advanced competencies in the customised approach to active individuals of all ages and abilities, at individual and group levels by utilising evidence-based, multi-modal techniques to enhance the function of the neuro-musculoskeletal system.

Sports & Exercise chiropractors have clinical expertise in manual therapy, exercise prescription and rehabilitation, education, translating the latest research into clinical practice, communication, lifestyle advice and leadership. They participate comfortably in a multi-disciplinary team environment, working closely with parents, coaches, other health providers and the community to provide the best high-quality care for each athlete.

Sports Chiropractic Australia
https://www.aice.org.au/cpg/sports
Date accessed: 26/01/21

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Creating Evidence Based Research

The Research Commission aim over the coming 5 years is to establish short, medium and long term goals for establishing a robust evidence base for Sports Chiropractic internationally. The commission will outline a strategy to create and focus the research effort supporting Sports Chiropractic and FICS and communicate this with stakeholder groups.

Aims of the research effort:

  • Describe modern day Sports Chiropractic practice
  • Describe the patients presenting to Sports chiropractors (by region).
  • Define the satisfaction rating of patients presenting to chiropractors
  • Describe the background of Sports Chiropractors (regionally)
  • Describe the scope of care delivered in modern-day Sports Chiropractic practice
  • Describe the outcomes of different Sports Chiropractic management approaches. By anatomical region; by prevalence in the region (the most common conditions); by cost (the most expensive to manage to society); and by population (patient setting: private practice, local, state, national, international), competition, training, other.
  • To describe the adverse events associated with Sports Chiropractic including the different practice/technique groups.

If you would like to partner with FICS on a research project or find out more information, contact the Research Commission Chair Dr Henry Pollard. email:hpollard@optushome.com.au 

Research Collaboration with FICS

FICS Research Commission research priorities, outlined above, will be sent to all Universities/College which has a Chiropractic Program.   For too long we have had a scattergun approach to research (in sports chiropractic) that was completely random and mostly useless to the political agenda of the profession.

The initial approach taught in the mid 80’s was a very statically oriented approach to assessment and treatment whereas in the last 10-15 years management has become far more dynamic in nature with assessment and management being much more movement-based. Whilst management has always contained some form of exercise therapy, management in the third phase typically contains a quick progression to functional exercise to aid the recovery of patients.

FICS believes these (amongst other management strategies) to be critically important for the modern Sports Chiropractor. Also, it is equally important for the researcher to investigate modern chiropractic multimodal management approaches. The research commission will be looking to establish a Research-Based Practice Network to investigate the methods used by modern Sports Chiropractors to manage their patients. The research committee will soon establish key areas of research focus and distribute these to the schools internationally to support and focus the research effort of the Sports Chiropractic community.  As a profession, we need to communicate and document through research publication who we are, what are our educational standards, what we treat (scope of practice) and how we treat (methods) in order to assist in the recognition of Sports Chiropractic by government regulators, medical and allied health groups and the greater public that we serve.

If you would like further information, reach out to the Research Commission Chair Dr Henry Pollard. hpollard@optushome.com.au

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Recommended article of month

Chiropractic & Manual Therapies

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Immediate impact of extremity manipulation on dual task performance: a randomized, crossover clinical trial

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Reference: Sports Chiropractic Research Articles

Below is a list of suggested research articles of interest for sports chiropractic.

 

Remote assessment in sport and exercise medicine (SEM): a narrative review and teleSEM solutions for and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic | British Journal of Sports Medicine https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2020/06/30/bjsports-2020-102650.full?fbclid=IwAR2BOh-m5UE8bXGpGnzkb-1PL-5FSoQ5t7t_GDmGDrUp3lj5ecGLUcyyPhU
Efficiency of high velocity low amplitude (HVLA) lumbosacral manipulation on running time and jumping distance | SpringerLink https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00337-020-00663-9?fbclid=IwAR34X_Qq2pCAHUXRpg7tqc8tEZYYkw0ZyAXUHSLxcHo_5GgfXPh_pGVIxCU
The Weight of Gold – Watch the HBO Original Documentary | HBO https://www.hbo.com/documentaries/the-weight-of-gold
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Prescribing Practices Among Sports Medicine Providers – PubMed https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32663181/
Effects of Low-Level Laser Therapy and Chiropractic Care on Back Pain in Quarter Horses. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32067657/
The Immediate Effect of Spinal Manipulation on Ball Velocity and Neuromuscular Function During an Instep Kick in Former Varsity Soccer Players: A Feasibility Study – PubMed https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32826833/
Funding sources are under-reported in randomised clinical trials of biological treatments in sports medicine: a systematic review https://www.altmetric.com/details.php?domain=jisakos.bmj.com&citation_id=89207736
Taping for conditions of the musculoskeletal system: an evidence map review Chiropractic &
Manual Therapies
Risk-stratified and stepped models of care for back pain and osteoarthritis: are we heading towards a common model? https://journals.lww.com/painrpts/Fulltext/2020/10000/Risk_stratified_and_stepped_models_of_care_for.18.aspx?fbclid=IwAR3hSGpKOWwMqPPCBT8emUefFqsgQmPukdk8UX6A_1N_m1_dXq5PtW7M4uY
Prevalence and incidence of low back pain among runners: a systematic review https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32493481/
Response of Practicing Chiropractors during the Early Phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Descriptive Report https://www.jmptonline.org/article/S0161-4754(20)30122-6/pdf
A LITERATURE REVIEW AND CLINICAL COMMENTARY ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF ILIOTIBIAL BAND SYNDROME IN RUNNERS https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7296998/?fbclid=IwAR2sZjazyhEiQYU4Oj-vsomglbm_HafOxSBqmw3fvPmSuxQCZmIe7C6H99U
Funding sources are under-reported in randomised clinical trials of biological treatments in sports medicine: a systematic review https://jisakos.bmj.com/content/early/2020/08/28/jisakos-2020-000452
People considering exercise to prevent low back pain recurrence prefer exercise programs that differ from programs known to be effective: a discrete choice experiment https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1836955320301065?fbclid=IwAR3vLjSYGgeAgHbm8AHgLoJu0hHjB9W5yo3_pk8qc3EAHOMV_6LOIvdfrYI
An unusual postural headache: a case report https://chiromt.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12998-020-00347-0?fbclid=IwAR0adCyIO8SapmcuWRZTTDHmg30qW9TcXofdeapxzeh0aLZhNwcCcM1BFwU
Treatment after ACL injury: Panther Symposium ACL
Treatment Consensus Group
http://emails.bmj.com/c/12gN77oJu1nZ6fwFluXM6N9z7e
Treating low back pain in athletes: a systematic review with meta-analysis https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2020/12/20/bjsports-2020-102723
Surgery is no more effective than conservative treatment for Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33143438/
The Immediate Effect of Spinal Manipulation on Ball Velocity and Neuromuscular Function During an Instep Kick in Former Varsity Soccer Players: A Feasibility Study https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32826833/
Challenges to Athletes During the Home Confinement Caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7219846/
Can MRI predict the future for low back pain patients https://www.physio-network.com/blog/can-mri-predict-the-future-for-low-back-pain-patients/#.XzJdYQT2okQ.facebook
The chiropractic workforce: a global review. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31367341/
Hand-held dynamometry correlation with the gold standard isokinetic dynamometry: a systematic review. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21570036/
Diagnosis and treatment of sciatica. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31744805/
Sacroiliac Joint Hypermobility Biomechanics and What it Means for Health Care Providers and Patients. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31025539/
Core stability exercises for low back pain in athletes: a systematic review of the literature. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24662572/
Chiropractic diagnosis and treatment of closed head trauma. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8409787/
Effectiveness of chiropractic manipulation versus sham manipulation on recurrent headaches in children aged 7-14 years, Protocol for a randomized clinical trial. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31462990/
Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Rehabilitation. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31389868/
Symptomatic epiphyseal sprains and stress fractures of the finger phalanges in adolescent sport climbers. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31103479/
Sport injury prevention in individuals with chronic ankle instability: Fascial Manipulation(®) versus control group: A randomized controlled trial. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31103114/
Effect of active TENS versus de-tuned TENS on walking capacity in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis: a randomized controlled trial. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31244992/
Unstable Cervical Spine Fracture in a Surfer Presenting as Concussion With Associated Low Grade Neck Pain: A Case Report. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31193193/
Back beliefs in patients with low back pain: a primary care cohort study. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31787086/
Physical Therapy Service delivered in the Polyclinic During the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30660901/
The effect of a six-week plyometric training on dynamic balance and knee proprioception in female badminton players. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31988535/
Effects of Head and Neck Positions on Blood Flow in the Vertebral, Internal Carotid, and Intracranial Arteries: A Systematic Review. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31276624/
Clinical management of an adult with erythema infectiosum: a retrospective case report. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31057177/
Clinical application of the Turkish Get-Up to an acute shoulder injury in a competitive Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31563381/
Implementation strategies, and barriers and facilitators for implementation of physical activity at work: a scoping review. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31624537/
Submaximal neuromuscular economy is related to cardiorespiratory fitness in endurance-trained runners. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31234056/
The effects of spinal manipulation on performance-related outcomes in healthy asymptomatic adult population: a systematic review of best evidence. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31183076/
A Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy Device for Non-Specific Low Back Pain: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30868475/
The prevalence and determinants of physical activity promotion by Australian chiropractors: A cross sectional study. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31331556/
Imaging use for low back pain by Ontario primary care clinicians: protocol for a mixed methods study – the Back ON Study https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30711002/
Survey of Income Comparison: General Practice and Sports Certified Doctors of Chiropractic. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31193219/
Spinal Manipulative Therapy Effects in Autonomic Regulation and Exercise Performance in Recreational Healthy Athletes: A Randomized Controlled Trial. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30325889/
GLA:D® Back: implementation of group-based patient education integrated with exercises to support self-management of back pain – protocol for a hybrid effectiveness-implementation study. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30777049/
Prevalence of MRI findings in the cervical spine in patients with persistent neck pain based on quantification of narrative MRI reports. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30873276/
The Nordic Maintenance Care Program: Does psychological profile modify the treatment effect of a preventive manual therapy intervention? A secondary analysis of a pragmatic randomized controlled trial. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31600269/
GLA:D® Back: group-based patient education integrated with exercises to support self-management of persistent back pain – feasibility of implementing standardised care by a course for clinicians. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31086676/
Expectations influence treatment outcomes in patients with low back pain. A secondary analysis of data from a randomized clinical trial. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31034102/
Conservative management of Morel-Lavallée lesion: a case study. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31988539/
Is a government-regulated rehabilitation guideline more effective than general practitioner education or preferred-provider rehabilitation in promoting recovery from acute whiplash-associated disorders? A pragmatic randomised controlled trial. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30679283/
Clinical Outcomes in Neurogenic Claudication Using a Multimodal Program for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Study of 49 Patients With Prospective Long-term Follow-up. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31029469/
The association between psychological and social factors and spinal pain in adolescents. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30465273/
Impact of Extremity Manipulation on Postural Sway Characteristics: A Preliminary, Randomized Crossover Study https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0161475420300373?fbclid=IwAR39-2BhTzSD6BPWr3Ik3bvT1VU8pQxEvpijaVSuMMiNrKLjypWjilItsCM
Does Dynamic Tape change the walking biomechanics of women with greater trochanteric pain syndrome? A blinded randomised controlled crossover trial https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0966636218303515?via%3Dihub
Chiropractic treatment including instrument-assisted manipulation for non-specific dizziness and neck pain in community-dwelling older people: a feasibility randomised sham-controlled trial. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29760878/
Assessment of chiropractic care on strength, balance, and endurance in active-duty U.S. military personnel with low back pain: a protocol for a randomized controlled trial. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30518400/
Chiropractic treatment and the enhancement of sport performance: a narrative literature review. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21120012/
Chiropractic adjustments and orthotics reduced symptoms for standing workers. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29930798/
Equine Manual Therapies in Sport Horse Practice. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29857966/
The use and role of sport chiropractors in the national football league: a short report. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11986584/
Chiropractic, one big unhappy family: better together or apart? https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30828419/
Comprehensive Nonsurgical Treatment Versus Self-directed Care to Improve Walking Ability in Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Randomized Trial. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29935152/
GLA:D® Back group-based patient education integrated with exercises to support self-management of back pain -development, theories and scientific evidence. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30497440/
Patterns and Perceived Benefits of Utilizing Seven Major Complementary Health Approaches in U.S. Older Adults. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29718133/
The relationship between balance performance, lumbar extension strength, trunk extension endurance, and pain in participants with chronic low back pain, and those withou https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29407352/
Work-related acute physical injuries, chronic overuse complaints, and the psychosocial work environment in Danish primary care chiropractic practice – a cross-sectional study. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29456833/
Developmental changes in the youth athlete: implications for movement, skills acquisition, performance and injuries. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30662070/
What is chiropractic? https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29118972/
The Nordic Maintenance Care program: Effectiveness of chiropractic maintenance care versus symptom-guided treatment for recurrent and persistent low back pain-A pragmatic randomized controlled trial. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30208070/
Chiropractic treatment of older adults with neck pain with or without headache or dizziness: analysis of 288 Australian chiropractors’ self-reported views. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31867101/
Dorsal scapular nerve neuropathy: a narrative review of the literature. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28928496/
Influence of motor skills training on children’s development evaluated in the Motor skills in PreSchool (MiPS) study-DK: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial, nested in a cohort study. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28851412/
Latent Class Analysis in health research. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27914733/
Conservative management of MRI-confirmed knee osteoarthritis with instrument-assisted soft-tissue mobilization, joint manipulation, and platelet-rich plasma. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29430055/
Running Technique is an Important Component of Running Economy and Performance https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5473370/pdf/mss-49-1412.pdf
The usage of multidisciplinary physical therapies at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Summer Games: an observational study https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S141335551930992X
Effects of Nonpharmacological Interventions for Dizziness in Older People: Systematic Review. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26450972/
Utilization of Chiropractic Care at the World Games 2013. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27838139/
Respiratory muscle endurance training reduces chronic neck pain: A pilot study. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27002668/
Spine Care as a Framework for the Chiropractic Identity. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27920614/
Who consults chiropractors in Victoria, Australia?: Reasons for attending, general health and lifestyle habits of chiropractic patients. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27588168/
What do patients value about spinal manipulation and home exercise for back-related leg pain? A qualitative study within a controlled clinical trial. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27705840/
Changes in Manipulative Peak Force Modulation and Time to Peak Thrust among First-Year Chiropractic Students Following a 12-Week Detraining Period. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27059248/
Chiropractic: Is it Efficient in Treatment of Diseases? Review of Systematic Reviews. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26448951/
Evidence for the effectiveness of electrophysical modalities for treatment of medial and lateral epicondylitis: a systematic review. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23335238/
Conservative treatment of a rock climber with a SLAP lesion: a case report. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26500357/
Manipulative therapy and rehabilitation for recurrent ankle sprain with functional instability: a short-term, assessor-blind, parallel-group randomized trial. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25457977/
Can specific loading through exercise impart healing or regeneration of the intervertebral disc? https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26409630/
Sport Concussion Knowledge and Clinical Practices: A Survey of Doctors of Chiropractic With Sports Certification. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26778930/
Leadership and capacity building in international chiropractic research: introducing the chiropractic academy for research leadership (CARL). https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29441194/
Compensation claims for chiropractic in Denmark and Norway 2004-2012. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25389462/
The effects of beta-alanine supplementation on performance: a systematic review of the literature. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23918656/
Low back pain in primary care: a description of 1250 patients with low back pain in danish general and chiropractic practice. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25436149/
Respiratory dysfunction in patients with chronic neck pain – influence of thoracic spine and chest mobility. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24835338/
A qualitative exploration of key informant perspectives regarding the nature and impact of contemporary legislation on professional development: a grounded theory study of chiropractic in Denmark. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25092554/
Chiropractic and concussion in sport: a narrative review of the literature. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24396325/
Sports chiropractic management of concussions using the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 2 symptom scoring, serial examinations, and graded return to play protocol: a retrospective case series. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24396327/
Special issue on concussion and chiropractic. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24396324/
Pain research in complementary and alternative medicine in Australia: a critical review. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22891634/
Precompetition manipulative treatment and performance among Virginia Tech athletes during 2 consecutive football seasons: a preliminary, retrospective report. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22984234/
Prevalence of hip osteoarthritis in chiropractic practice in Denmark: a descriptive cross-sectional and prospective study. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22417795/
Teaching, leadership, scholarly productivity, and level of activity in the chiropractic profession: a study of graduates of the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic radiology residency program. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23966885/
Risk of Carotid Stroke after Chiropractic Care: A Population-Based Case-Crossover Study. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27884458/
Lateral and syndesmotic ankle sprain injuries: a narrative literature review. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22014912/
Retraction: The effect of a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention on the prevention of back pain, hamstring and lower limb injuries in semi-elite Australian Rules footballers: a randomized controlled trial. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21914195/
Chiropractic maintenance care – what’s new? A systematic review of the literature. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31832142/
Concussion knowledge among Sport Chiropractic Fellows from the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada) https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20374662/
The Journal of Chiropractic Medicine and selected specialties in the chiropractic profession. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21629549/
Effects of chiropractic care on pain and function in patients with hip osteoarthritis waiting for arthroplasty: a clinical pilot trial. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20732581/
Combined chiropractic interventions for low-back pain. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20393942/
Effects of resistance training and chiropractic treatment in women with fibromyalgia. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19249999/
Developmental delay syndromes: psychometric testing before and after chiropractic treatment of 157 children. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19836603/
Descriptive epidemiology and prior healthcare utilization of patients in the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial’s (SPORT) three observational cohorts: disc herniation, spinal stenosis, and degenerative spondylolisthesis. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16582855/
The effect of chiropractic treatment on infantile colic: study protocol for a single-blind randomized controlled trial. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29930798/
Manual therapies for pain control: chiropractic and massage. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/14668650/
The effects of a single session of spinal manipulation on strength and cortical drive in athletes. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29327170/
A systematic review of physical interventions for patellofemoral pain syndrome. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11403109/
So, what is chiropractic? Summary and reflections on a series of papers in Chiropractic and Manual Therapies. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32000811/
Rehabilitation and chiropractic practice. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9064308/
The effect of a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention on the prevention of back pain, hamstring and lower limb injuries in semi-elite Australian Rules footballers: a randomized controlled trial. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20374662/

 

Dr. Henry Pollard is the FICS Research Commission Chair. He is a practising Sports & Exercise Chiropractor and clinical scientist based in Sydney, Australia. He is the owner and director of a chiropractic clinic located in the Southern Sydney beachside suburb of Cronulla and has a special interest in Sports Chiropractic. He is also Head, Australasian Institute of Chiropractic Education (AICE), a business unit of the Australian Chiropractors Association (ACA). Prof Pollard has been in private clinical practice for the last 34 years, has been an Independent Chiropractic Consultant (IME) for State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) (Formerly known as WorkCover Authority of NSW) for 18 years and has taught for 30+ years in the areas of orthopedics, sports medicine, clinical management and research at several universities. He currently holds an Adjunct professorial position at CQUniversity. He has lectured at numerous conferences nationally and internationally in the fields of Chiropractic, Sports Medicine, and Research and has published 130 peer-reviewed manuscripts in medical and chiropractic peer-reviewed journals. His research interests include clinical & sports chiropractic, epidemiology of injury, sports medicine, and psychosocial factors in chronic pain. He has had 9 PhD and 3 MSc research student completions. He currently has 2 MSc and 2 PhD student supervisions. Additionally, he has helped raise over $1 million dollars for chiropractic research.  In a career that has spanned nearly 35 years and three distinct phases: clinical / working with teams (collision and non-collision sports); academic/research and clinical/regulatory.

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Dr Henry Pollard

FICS Research Commission Chair, BSc, Grad Dip Chiro, Grad Dip App Sc, M Sport Sc, PhD, ICSC, FICC, FAICE (2019)