Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation Presents at International Research & Philosophy Symposium

Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation
Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation Presents at International Research & Philosophy Symposium

Best Practices, Public Health, History, Neurology, Autism & Relationship to Vertebral Subluxation Discussed

The Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation (FVS) was well represented at this years International Research & Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS) held at Sherman College of Chiropractic on October 12-13, 2019.

Christopher Kent DC, JD, President of the Foundation presented on the Neurological Consequences of Vertebral Subluxation and also on Evidenced Informed Practice. Kent disputed much of the nonsense that's been going on in chiropractic as those opposed to the management of vertebral subluxation attempt to dismantle the evidence informed model. Dr. Kent is the Director of Evidence Informed Curriculum and Practice at Sherman College in addition to being President of the Foundation.

Christie Kwon DC, MS MPH(C) presented on the Role of Public Health in Chiropractic and covered important issues related to the epidemiology of vertebral subluxation and how the Foundation is doing groundbreaking work on uncovering the incidence and prevalence of vertebral subluxation. Kwon also presented a case series of children with asthma undergoing chiropractic care.

Dr. Kwon was awarded an Advancing Futures Research Scholarship by the FVS to complete her Master’s in Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Kwon is a chiropractor and also holds a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering. The focus of her work relates to advanced imaging and vertebral subluxation as well as epidemiology as it relates to vertebral subluxation. She is also working on maternal and childhood health outcomes.

Read more about Dr. Kwon here

Foundation Fellowship recipient Anquonette Stiles DC, MPH gave an update to the Foundation's ongoing Best Practices/Clinical Guidelines project. Several years ago the FVS embarked on an ambitious effort to develop a clinical practice guideline/best practices project that would search, gather, compile and review the scientific literature going as far back as January 2007. The FVS saw a crucial need to develop this project because other practice guidelines that included the management of vertebral subluxation were about to become outdated leaving chiropractors who practice in a subluxation model vulnerable in malpractice claims, regulatory board witch hunts and the insurance industry.

Dr. Stiles oversees the project and a team of researchers who have been provided scholarships to work on the project.

Read more about the Guidelines project here

Another recipient of an FVS Advancing Futures Scholarship, Simon Senzon MA, DC, presented on the infamous Morikubo Trial and the falsehoods that have been perpetuated in the chiropractic literature on this important historical event.

Senzon, a prolific historical researcher on the chiropractic profession, has been awarded an Advancing Futures Scholarship to complete a Ph.D at Southern Cross University located 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.

Read more about Senzon's work here

The Foundation's Vice President Matthew McCoy DC, MPH also presented at this years IRAPS with a Review of the Literature on the Role of Chiropractic in Managing Patients with Autism. McCoy addressed the attacks on the chiropractic managment of children with neurodevelopmental disorders occurring in Canada and Australia and the falsehoods being perpetuated by chiropractic college researchers in regards to the safety and efficacy of chiropractic management of this population.

The Foundation was among a highly esteemed group of presenters at this years IRAPS with presentations on everything from anatomy, advanced imaging, clinical studies and educational innovations.

Sherman has held IRAPS continuously for many years and has become the epicenter for the presentation of research and philosophy on vertebral subluxation.

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