Tuesday, 3 February 2015

The art of informing in a constructive way

Dr. Jørgen Jevne
Jørgen Jevne is a chiropractor and a graduate from the chiropractic program at Southern Denmark in Odense. During his mandatory one year internship period, he has set up, and established, a company which delivers lectures on different muscolo-skeletal diagnosis, set up a web site where clinicians can subscribe to regular evidence based updates and a blog where he addresses associated issues. Despite being a freshman in the profession, he does it extremely well. Spreading this kind of useful information to health workers will portray the profession as a serious contributor in the muscolo-skeletal field. His blog attracted so much attention that the Bristish Medical Journal of Sports Medicine asked if he wanted to publish in their journal. With the permission of Jevne, you can read the piece he wrote for the BMJSM by following this link.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Dr. Newell: – If not science then what, magic?

Dr. David Newell
On a Facebook-post by the American chiropractor Rob Sinnott, who is a member of the advisory board for the Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation, claimed that chiropractors could play a role in the fight against Ebola.  This bizarre statement has caused quite an argument within the chiropractic community, ultimately resulting in a call for evidence-based chiropractic to make a stand. Below, Research director at the Anglo-European Chiropractic College, David Newell, shares his thoughts on chiropractic, subluxations and the recent Evidence Informed Chiropractic Challenge (EICC).  

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.