Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation

ACA, ICA, COCSA, FCLB and Select College Presidents Meet with CCE

Consensus Document Developed - Necessary Drugs OK'd

On November 29, 2012, The Council on Chiropractic Education assembled what is described as an “ad hoc Consensus Committee” in Phoenix, AZ. According to a document from the meeting:

“The charge to the committee was to develop mutually agreeable language for incorporation into the Foreword (Preface) to the CCE accreditation standards that acknowledges the scope of practice and identity of the chiropractic profession.”

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Foundation Obtains Colorado Documents on Injectables via Open Records Request

Colorado Chiropractic Association Supports Scope Expansion

Responding to an Open Records request the Colorado Board of Chiropractic Examiners turned over a series of documents related to their recently adopted Rule 7 C on Injectables...

...In all, approximaltely 70 pages of documents were turned over including letters, e-mails, memos and other documents. They included letters from the Colorado Medical Board and the Colorado Medical Society who were both opposed to adoption. Others in opposition included the Citizens for Patient Safety and a practicing chiropractor. All other correspondence from chiropractors, including the Colorado Chiropractic Association and American Chiropractic Association Members were in support of the rule...

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ACA President Speaks at Life University

States Much Agreement Between ACA and ICA

In a possibly historic event, ACA president Dr. Keith Overland addressed the students of Life University this week. Dr. Overland shared some of his personal background as well as the vision of the American Chiropractic Association. Attendees were initially greeted outside of the building by student protesters carrying the "I Love Chiropractic" message. Dr. Overland, made aware of this movement through Facebook, bantered with students on his shared love for the chiropractic profession...

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CCE & ICA Hold Meeting

CCE Bills Meeting as Example of Transparency

On October 13, 2012 representatives of the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) and the International Chiropractors Association (ICA) met in Memphis for what was described as an historic meeting.
According to a CCE/ICA Joint Summary Report posted on the CCE’s website the meeting was initiated by the CCE’s new President, Tom Benberg, Ed.D. Benberg invited ICA’s President Gary Walsemann DC to the meeting with the goal of ensuring that “… the leaders of both organizations had an accurate understanding of the issues which might serve as a foundation for proposing future solutions.” The meeting was also attended by Stephen Welsh DC, Secretary-Treasurer of the ICA and Craig Little DC, DABCO, who is the Chair of the Council and also a member of the West Hartford Group. The members of the West Hartford Group are outspoken critics of subluxation centered chiropractic practice...
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Winterstein Says Chiropractic Profession is in State of Decline

Blames Profession's Problems on Dogmatic Factions

In a recent interview published in Dynamic Chiropractic, James Winterstein DC shares his thoughts on the current state of chiropractic education and the profession. Dr. Winterstein recently announced his retirement from National University of Health Sciences after 26 years of service.

Stating that the chiropractic profession is in a "state of decline" that will continue unless the profession rids itself of its "dogmatic" faction, Winterstein perpetuates the myth that chiropractors whose clinical focus is the management of vertebral subluxation are anti-scientifc and not interested in evidence... 

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Missouri Chiropractic Board Issues Memo on Injectables

Says Only Oral Intake is Within Scope

On August 22, 2012 the Missouri Chiropractic Board Issued a Memo on Injectables asserting that nutritional products are defined as legend drugs once they are administered via injection.

In their Memo the Board stated they had been receiving inquiries regarding the injectable and intravenous delivery of dietary nutritional supplements to chiropractic patients and that the Missouri Board of Pharmacy was prompted to examine the sale and distribution of injectable nutrition in Missouri. The Chiropractic Board consulted with the Missouri Board of Pharmacy to clarify the issue and then issued the Memo “in order to assist Missouri chiropractors in evaluating the contemplated utilization of injectable nutrients within a licensee’s practice...”

Two other states have recently been on the radar screen regarding injectables... 

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ECU President Calls Subluxation Concept Outdated

Portrays Subluxation Based Chiropractors as Religious Zealots

In the latest episode of Subluxation Deniers Caught on Tape we have a presentation by Øystein Ogre the President of the European Chiropractic Union, during a panel discussion held at the World Federation of Chiropractic's recent education conference in Perth Australia.

Debating the existence of vertebral subluxation, Ogre equates any effort at such debate as:

"...similarities between the drawings of Mohammed, the burning of the Koran, the burning of the flag . . ."

Besides portraying those who have a conservative, traditional view of the profession centered on subluxation as being religious zealots and fundamentalists he also casts them as emotional wrecks who get the vapors whenever the topic comes up...

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Arizona Association of Chiropractic Pushes Advanced Practice Certification & Injectables

Move Seeks to Expand Scope & Tier Profession

The Arizona Association of Chiropractic (AAC) has submitted a formal proposal asking for an expansion of the scope of practice to allow chiropractors to take a few hundred hours of extra classes and receive a certificate to be an Advanced Practice DC. The proposal uses New Mexico’s Advanced Practice certification as an example that other states are moving in this direction...

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Chiropractic Honesty - Senzon Responds to Stephen Perle

Foundation Advisory Board Member Simon Senzon MA, DC writes, "...Interestingly, the subtitle of Perle's blog is, "A forum for intellectual honesty." In my view, intellectual honesty requires that we include as many perspectives as possible, not only one, because it is bound to be limited, narrow in focus, and prone to errors.

It is obvious that Dr. Perle thinks his approach is historically accurate. Unfortunately, such assumptions are at the core of chiropractic's internal conflicts..."

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Stephen Perle Attacks Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation

The New York State Chiropractic Association (NYSCA) recently published a disparaging article written by self appointed chiropractic ethicist Stephen Perle. Perle is a faculty member at the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic and well known for his attacks on subluxation based chiropractic and those who practice it...

...In the article Perle descries DD and BJ Palmer's theories as "Dogma" that have no place in modern chiropractic and he equates chiropractic philosophy to pseudo-religion...

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