Thursday, 24 October 2013
The chiropractic world can draw a sigh of relief. Upper cervical manipulation will not banned in the Netherlands. A ban on upper cervical manipulation in the Netherlands could easily have spread to other countries if not handled correctly by the leadership of the Netherlands Chiropractic Association (NCA). The ECU congratulates the NCA on the professionalism of its approach and the excellent result that has been achieved through a focus on evidence based practice and constructive dialogue. It is clear from the comments received from the Health Care Inspectorate that the actions of the NCA representatives were pivotal in securing a positive outcome. However, the ECU is concerned that actions from overseas organisations like the International Chiropractic Association, put the chiropractic profession in the Netherlands in danger of not being able to adjust the cervical column. The ECU has issued a statement about the situation, which you can read here.
Wednesday, 11 September 2013
|President of the NCA Vivian Kil.|
The reactions from the chiropractic leadership in Europe to the ICA interference in internal affairs in the Netherlands have been strong. The President of the Netherlands Chiropractic Association (NCA) Vivian Kil, says that the ICA interference leads to unnecessary division within the profession. Professor Cynthia Peterson at the chiropractic programme of the University of Zürich has one clear message to the ICA: The ICA needs to mind its own business! You can read both statements below:
Tuesday, 10 September 2013
The International Chiropractic Association (ICA) is a small (in membership numbers) chiropractic association based in the United States. Through the years, the ICA has tried to become an international player, but never succeeded. Before I continue, let me make one point very clear: The ICA has no authority in Europe. It seems like one of their main activities is to encourage and maintain a division of the chiropractic profession; not only in the U.S., but also elsewhere in the world. This has been a problem for European chiropractors for decades. We´ve had enough of it. Follow the story below, and you can read about their latest activity:
Thursday, 13 June 2013
The ECU seminar “Success Without Compromise” was a very popular and well-received event. We have had a great positive feedback, both on the day and subsequently. This was business made sensible in a fun, ethical and European way. It was just what practising chiropractors need and want to hear. Because of the overwhelming positive feedback, we are already playing with the thought of making it a yearly event.
Tuesday, 28 May 2013
The reporting of safety incidents is a way of sharing experiences with your fellow professionals in a way that can have a positive impact on patient care. The process of reflection and reporting can help you and others avoid similar incidents or, in the case of near-misses and potential incidents, generate insight to minimise risk. The ECU has now decided to implement a risk management system called CPIRLS and offers this system to all the European national chiropractic associations as a membership benefit. –It is our duty to prioritize safety in our practices. The ECU wants to be proactive rather than reactive, and we want to ensure that our chiropractors deliver safe and high-quality care, says the ECU President Øystein Ogre.