Research and Clinical Guidelines
There is a growing body of research on the prevalence and impact of MSK conditions, the efficacy of chiropractic with respect to managing these conditions, and how a range of providers working together is a key part of high quality patient-centred care. An increasing number of reputable clinical practice guidelines are being produced to help guide providers in providing this care. The resources included here will direct you to the most up-to-date and relevant research available on these topics.
- Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative (CCGI): Supported by professional chiropractic organizations in Canada, CCGI provides useful resources on recommendations and guidelines for best practices. Visit www.chiroguidelines.org for up-to-date information on current guidelines, as well as tools and resources for patients and clinicians, including webinars, videos, research news and much more. You can also follow CCGI on LinkedIn.
- CCO Standards of Practice and Guidelines
- Interprofessional Collaboration
Chiropractic Research Reviews:
- RRS Education: CCA members are provided access to hundreds of research reviews that
summarize, analyze and contextualize recent peer-reviewed articles in the areas of chiropractic
and other manual therapies, including weekly & bonus reviews and MP3 audio podcasts.
- WFC Suggested Reading List: World Federation of Chiropractic has brought together a “Reading
List” of research papers that offer a solid overview on specific chiropractic topics.
- How to conduct a literature search
- Reviews from the OPTIMa collaboration (links to abstracts)
- Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation
- Authoritative sites on evidence-based practice
- Other relevant databases for chiropractic-related clinical questions
- Physical activity, self-management, ergonomics and public health
- Electronic records and outcomes
- Postgraduate education