The elderly suffer from reduced health-related quality of life and increased mortality from all causes in association with reduced grip strength. In addition, a recent study, wherin chiropractic neck adjustments increased judo athletes’ grip strength, recommended further similar studies, to evaluate performance enhancing effects of chiropractic adjustments, amongst other populations. The present preliminary study aims to determine whether chiropractic adjustments improve neck movement and grip strength in elderly patients. This investigation is important because the results will contribute to the knowledge base regarding the effects of chiropractic adjustments and may open new pathways to explore the scientific basis of chiropractic theory.

Grant Value: $9,283
Chief Investigator: Dr Adrian Wenban – Barcelona College of Chiropractic
Status: Complete