Correcting vertebral subluxations lies at the heart of chiropractic practice. Most chiropractic techniques emphasise the importance of a thorough spinal examination in order to locate and analyse vertebral subluxations and determine the most appropriate approach to facilitate their correction. Yet, no research exists that clearly shows that specific spinal adjustments are of more benefit to nervous system and human function than gross, non-specific, spinal manipulation. This study is the first in a programme of research that will investigate the importance of the artful, masterful application of chiropractic care for improved patient outcomes.

Grant Value: $19,535
Chief Investigator: Dr Heidi Haavik – New Zealand College of Chiropractic
Status: Completed