Tuesday, 9 December 2014

The ECU will continue to support the BCC

Dr. Adrian Wenban
The ECU Executive Council has been advised that following a visit by an Evaluation Team, Barcelona Chiropractic College (BCC) has been unsuccessful in its application for accreditation by the European Council on Chiropractic Education (ECCE). ECCE has published its Evaluation Team Report, which can be accessed here. The Executive Council notes that there were many commendations, notably the strong leadership of the Principal, and congratulates Dr Adrian Wenban for his achievements to date in developing a chiropractic educational institution in southern Spain. The development of the world’s first bilingual programme and its links to University Pomeu Fabre are both admirable achievements of which BCC should be proud. You can read Dr. Wenban´s report below. 

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Estonia new member of the ECU

Karl Pärjamäe, Ø Ogre, Martin Henmat
During last weeks ECU General Council meeting in Stockholm, Estonia was adopted as a new members of the ECU.  The country is thus the 22nd in line to join ranks under the ECU umbrella. -Leasing with the ECU is an important step on the road to legislation in Estonia, says the Vice President of The Estonian Chiropractic Association, Martin Heinmets. Estonia is a small country with a population of just above 1.3 million. Currently only five chiropractors are practicing in the country. Four of them constitute the members of The Estonian Chiropractic Association (ECA). -Unfortunately chiropractic is still unregulated in Estonia and the public has no access to state-reimbursed services from chiropractors, Heinmets explains.

30th anniversary of IFEC

This last Sunday I was fortunate and honored to address students, faculty and families at the graduation ceremony at the Institut Franco-European de Chiropraxie (IFEC). The ceremony was held at the beautiful Pavillion Cambon Capucine in Paris. The ceremony also marked the 30th Anniversary of the French Chiropractic Institution. Below is an English translation of my speech.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Trente anniversaire de l´IFEC

En tant que président de l'ECU, je ai été invité à prononcer un discours lors de la trentième anniversaire de l'Institut Franco-Européen de Chiropraxie (IFEC) et la cérémonie de remise des diplômes. La cérémonie a eu lieu au Pavillon Cambon Capucine à Paris. Vous pouvez lire le discours ci-dessous.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Why we need to integrate mainstream health care

For most of the 119-year period of chiropractic´s existence, chiropractors have been looked upon as practitioners of alternative medicine. When I graduated, chiropractic was virtually unknown and colleagues in other health professions referred to it as unscientific and dangerous to the public. Now chiropractic is a household word. Those health professionals, who said that chiropractic is dangerous or unscientific, now find themselves competing in copying everything we do. I think we need to accept that traditionally been considered to be alternative gain acceptance and recognition, they are no longer considered alternative. This inevitably means that conventional medicine is likely to accept the methods and implement them. Today there are a number of professions that include spinal manipulation in their training. We are no longer alone in offering manipulative spine care.