Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation
Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation Releases 2019 Viewbook

Celebrating 10 Years of Research, Policy, Education & Service to the Chiropractic Profession

The Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation (FVS) recently released its 2019 Viewbook chronicling its efforts over the past ten years in relation to its mission focusing on research, policy, education and service.

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2019 finds the chiropractic profession and especially the faction of the profession focused on the management of vertebral subluxation in a vitalistic, salutogenic model, under the harshest attacks in decades.

These attacks are a reminder to us just how important our efforts are in providing a foundation for future generations of chiropractors to care for people with vertebral subluxations.

To that end we have funded some crucial projects in public health, epidemiology, imaging, best practices, guidelines development and many other areas. We also funded scholarships in the areas of public health and to address the historical and scholastic errors in the literature in regards to vertebral subluxation.

Our Mission and our Research Agenda also includes training the next generation of chiropractic researchers and their work focused on vertebral subluxation. Through our Advancing Futures Research & Scholarship Initiative instead of just reacting to all the attacks on the management of vertebral subluxation in a vitalistic, salutogenic model we are laying the foundation for the next several generations of chiropractors who will be fighting these battles.

In addition to providing scholarships to several students at Sherman College of Chiropractic to engage in research we also provided Research Fellowships to chiropractors to assist with the work of the Foundation.

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Over the past year the FVS has held a series of conference calls and meetings to discuss a long term solution to the development of best practices and practice guidelines in an evidence informed model for the management of vertebral subluxation. That has resulted in a plan laid out during meetings at last year's IRAPS at Sherman College to develop a permanent and ongoing best practices initiative. That plan has been implemented and the initiative is underway.

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Christie Kwon DC, MS was awarded an Advancing Futures Research Scholarship by the FVS to complete her Master’s in Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia where she will be focusing on Advanced Imaging and vertebral subluxation.

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She had also been awarded a scholarship to complete a Visiting Fellow in Functional MRI in order to carry out her project. She subsequently developed an Agenda for Advanced Imaging related to vertebral subluxation. 

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The Foundation also awarded an academic scholarship to Simon Senzon MA, DC, a prolific historical researcher on the chiropractic profession, to complete a Ph.D at Southern Cross University in Australia. The focus of his scholarship and dissertation will be correcting the errors in the literature regarding vertebral subluxation placed by numerous “subluxation deniers” who have peppered the scientific and historical literature with unreferenced and unsupported statements regarding the nature and historical issues surrounding vertebral subluxation.

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With over 100 projects either completed or in the works, the FVS has been hard at work addressing research on the vertebral subluxation along with policy and education issues affecting the profession. In addition to actually conducting research the FVS also supports a team of researchers through its scholarship program with over a dozen Fellowships having been granted. The FVS, through its Advancing Futures program, seeks to provide scholarships to individuals who assist in carrying out the Research Agenda of the organization.

Advancing Futures is our best hope at accomplishing a collaborative, organized movement to research subluxation. The FVS' research agenda seeks to validate the profession and position chiropractic as a vitalistic, scientific, evidence informed clinical practice. The more research, the greater the chance the profession will have of gaining a higher degree of respect, understanding and acceptance in the health care marketplace, the scientific community and among the patients it serves. It is imperative to make these new research advancements available to the public, other health professions, and to legislators in order to promote and to systematically advance the field of subluxation centered chiropractic through the initiation of favorable public health policy.

We are at a crossroads in chiropractic. A time where we may lose our identity or forge forward with chiropractic leading the new paradigm of health and well-being. As practitioners, we see the evidence of chiropractic adjustments every day in our practices. To us, it is undeniable. But in terms of substantiating ourselves with the value and recognition we deserve, we are in dire need of this Research Agenda to gain our rightful position: leaders in the location, analysis and correction of vertebral subluxation.

There are so many things one could focus on. The question is what should the focus be? The FVS believes the focus should be on the role of vertebral subluxation and the result of its correction/reduction on health. Through basic and clinical science research, advocating for favorable policy, revising educational standards and service the FVS seeks to place vertebral subluxation at the forefront.

For more information about the Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation and its Research Agenda please contact us.

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ABOUT Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation

The mission of the Foundation is to advocate for and advance the founding principles and tenets of the chiropractic profession in the area of vertebral subluxation through research, education, policy and service.

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