Australian Group Joins Chorus of Subluxation Deniers
A group calling itself Chiropractic Australia has released a Policy Statement regarding the Vertebral Subluxation Complex. In their statement the group describes the vertebral subluxation (which they mistakenly use interchangeably with the term Vertebral Subluxation Complex) :
“. . . as a biomechanical lesion affecting the range of motion of one or more vertebrae and which is amenable to spinal adjustment or manipulation. However, over the years because of confusion and debate over its use many chiropractors have abandoned the term.”
Similar to other subluxation denier groups, Chiropractic Australia attempts to denigrate the concept by stating it is 120 years old (it’s actually many centuries old) and incorrectly asserting that there are no valid or reliable measures for it (there are several).
They further lead the naieve reader to believe that there is some sort of “controversy” and “debate” among chiropractors regarding the concept when in fact the only controversy or debate that exists is the one they create with their so called Policy Statements.
Chiropractic Australia closes the letter stating they: “. . . are in agreement with the General Chiropractic Council policy statement and support their position on the term VSC.”
The General Chiropractic Council in the United Kingdom came out with a Policy Statement several years ago which it eventually revised because the original was actually false based on the evidence supporting the clinical management of vertebral subluxation.
The Foundation issued a response to the European schools that equally applies the the "Chiropractic Australia" group and their comment.
These groups, professional organizations and schools are referred to as the Chiropractic Cartel because they enjoy a monopoly on the educational and licensing functions of the entire chiropractic profession throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Africa.
They are attempting to orchestrate the expansion of chiropractic into primary care, incorporate drugs into their practice, and tier the profession. The have already been successful in doing this in several US states and countries.