Rugby Players and Texting

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I was in London yesterday for the first General Meeting of the Royal College of Chiropractors (have I mentioned that we have a Royal College now?). This was a chance to catch up with chiropractic friends and to hear about developments in the Profession.

There were speakers from the USA, Sweden, Canada and Australia, reporting on some of the great research being done by chiropractors around the world.

There was the brilliantly named “OUCH” study from Australia comparing the effects of real and sham chiropractic treatment.

A Swedish study uses mobile phones and texting to stay in touch with chiropractic patients and monitor their progress over time. Response rates using this contact method are remarkably high.

Another study showed that neck movement in the typical male rugby player is seriously restricted (and is usually worse after a game than before). By comparison, the neck movement of American football players is relatively normal – apparently that body armour they wear really does work.

Award for Peterborough Chiropractic Clinic

An enjoyable day out in London last week. I was there to attend the Annual General Meeting of the College of Chiropractors and to attend the College’s Third Annual Awards Dinner held at the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists. I was very pleased to receive a Patient Partnership Quality Mark (PPQM) on behalf of the Active Chiropractic clinic. This is the second time the clinic has received this award.

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