At the recent Dynamic Growth Congress, we asked some leading voices in chiropractic why it is important to invest in quality research into the vertebral subluxation.
Here, academic and chiropractor Dr Matthew Doyle jumps into the detail of developing a chiropractic-appropriate evidence base – how do we deliver research that is congruent, impactful to practice and translatable to create better chiropractors? Are RCT’s the only evidence base we need? Or do we require a broader line of exploration.
He spells out the need for better questions, and an ontological approach that is congruent with the chiropractic philosophy – and shows that we truly aren’t alone in our philosophical approach.
“We need research that comes from the bigger picture, that asks questions from an ontological perspective congruent with chiropractic, that the human is a living homodynamic system in a consistent process of adaption and integration that is a large part regulated through its neural network. That healthy spinal function is integral to human health and function, that subluxation has a wide range of potential negative effects on that function, and that chiropractic care has the potential to improve the capacity of the individual and their resultant epigenetic expression.”
Let Dr Doyle take you through a stirring and detailed look at the mechanics of quality, chiropractic-specific research.