Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation Fellow Simon Senzon Embarks on European Lecture Trip

Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation
Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation Fellow Simon Senzon Embarks on European Lecture Trip

Focus is on Exposing Subluxation Deniers & their Lies in the Literature

Simon Senzon MA, DC, an Advancing Futures Scholarship Recipient and Fellow of the Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation (FVS) will be lecturing on his work in Barcelona and Paris in the upcoming weeks.

The first group of lectures will be at Barcelona Chiropractic College’s Lyceum. The BCC Lyceum lectures will include two talks and a workshop. The Friday night talk includes an overview of the research to date at The Institute Chiropractic and a report on the PhD dissertation underway at Southern Cross University.

The PhD is being supported by the Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation, which has granted Senzon a tuition scholarship.

The workshop at Lyceum will cover the gaps in the literature based on the 10 papers recently published in the Journal of Chiropractic Humanities.

If you have not read the papers yet, please see this brief overview: The Senzon Papers.

The Saturday talk will be about the Morikubo Trial. This talk is based on the latest paper on the topic. The paper is the first project towards Dr. Senzon’s dissertation. It was recently published in Chiropractic History as The Morikubo Trial: A Content Analysis of a Landmark Chiropractic Case. The talk will go into detail about the context of the case, the impact, and the way it has been distorted in the literature for the last 50 years.

CLICK HERE for BCC Lyceum registration information

The 12 hours of talks in Paris is hosted by L’Association Française pour l’Histoire de la Chiropratique. These talks will be comprehensive and will include The Subluxation Denier Movement: Trouble in the Chiropractic Literature, The State of the References.

CLICK HERE for the Paris Event information

Senzon, a prolific historical researcher on the chiropractic profession, has been awarded an Advancing Futures Scholarship by the Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation (FVS).

The scholarship is for Dr. Senzon 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.

According to Matthew McCoy DC, MPH Vice President of the FVS, “Many chiropractors do not realize how inaccurate the anti-subluxation rhetoric actually is in the peer reviewed literature and this has been allowed to continue for too long.”

McCoy added, “All these subluxation deniers purposely inject anti-subluxation statements into their papers and then journal editors within the profession practice professional birth control by publishing those false statements. Then those papers are used against subluxation chiropractors in regulatory board and malpractice actions - never mind in the popular press to tarnish the whole profession.”

The main plan for Senzon’s dissertation is to contribute to knowledge by exploring the professionalization of chiropractic by developing a new understanding of how intellectual fields develop. This will be conducted by using eight perspectives along with an in-depth literature review. The review will emphasize historical and scholastic errors in the literature as well as social science views of the profession. It is hoped that this unique contribution to knowledge will establish a new foundation for research into chiropractic, the chiropractic subluxation, health care, and professionalization.

The President of the Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation, Christopher Kent DC, JD, expressed his excitement at “. . .the prospect of righting the wrong that has been committed in the scientific and historical literature on chiropractic” adding “There is no one better than Dr. Senzon with his in-depth knowledge of the literature and its historical underpinnings to shine a bright light on those who have perpetrated this historical injustice on the chiropractic profession.”

More about Senzon's work 

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