Author Archives: Daniel Sferra

Neck Pain and Associated Disorders in Adults – 2019

A literature synthesis of Neck Pain and Associated Disorders in Adults — an academically rigorous analysis of all the available scientific literature using internationally accepted tools to rate each article according to specific criteria indicating only what we can conclude with supportable, scientific evidence.

Soft Tissue – 2019

Soft Tissue Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) A 2017 prospective study1 was conducted to assess the effects of a multimodal rehabilitation protocol in different body regions for pain associated with MPS. Statistically significant and clinically relevant reductions in pain intensity were reported following the combination treatment of dry needling, spray and stretching, Kinesio taping, eccentric exercise […]

Pregnancy & Labor – 2019

A literature synthesis of chiropractic treatment during Pregnancy & Labor — an academically rigorous analysis of all the available scientific literature using internationally accepted tools to rate each article according to specific criteria indicating only what we can conclude with supportable, scientific evidence.

Cost-Effectiveness – 2019

A literature synthesis of Cost Effectiveness of various conditions — an academically rigorous analysis of all the available scientific literature using internationally accepted tools to rate each article according to specific criteria indicating only what we can conclude with supportable, scientific evidence.

Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters Best Practice: Common Questions & Answers

Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters Best Practice: Common Questions & Answers Eugene A. Lewis, DC, MPH CCGPP Chairman The best practice initiative undertaken by the Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters is progressing at a steady pace, with the Introduction and first completed chapter of the document (lumbar spine disorders) scheduled for release in […]

The Chiropractic Report: March 2009

The Chiropractic Report: March 2009 The Chiropractic Report is an international review of professional and research issues published six times annually. You are welcome to use extracts from this Report. Kindly acknowledge the source. Subscribers may photocopy the Report or order additional copies (.80 cents each, plus shipping – minimum of 20 copies) for personal, […]

Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters Best Practice: How Valid is This Document or Process?

Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters Best Practice: How Valid is This Document or Process? Jeffrey R. Cates, DC, MS, DABCO, DABCC As you may or may not know, a new initiative is currently underway that has the potential to impact your practice in a positive and significant manner. But how do we know […]

Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters Best Practice: The Chiropractic Clinical Compass

Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters Best Practice: The Chiropractic Clinical Compass Mark Dehen, D.C. The Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP) is currently in the process of developing the new Chiropractic Clinical Compass. This is a best practices document designed to direct the doctor of chiropractic toward a comprehensive health solution […]

Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters Best Practice: The Process to Select Revelant Research

Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters Best Practice: The Process to Select Revelant Research By John J. Triano, D.C., PhD The pace at which information is being published is almost too intense to conceive. Critical appraisal of the literature is a skill unto itself. It has been estimated that if an individual attempted to […]

The “Best Practice” Initiative: What is it?

The “Best Practice” Initiative: What is it? By Ronald J. Farabaugh, D.C.  |  Board member, Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters A rumor has it that the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP) is developing a new guideline. I say rumor, because like all rumors the information released so far has been […]

Literature Syntheses for the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters: Methodology

Literature Syntheses for the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters: Methodology Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics | Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters | VOLUME 31, ISSUE 9, P645-650, NOVEMBER 01, 2008 John J. Triano, DC, PhD Abstract Objective The purpose of this project was to initiate an iterative process for systematic […]

What Constitutes Evidence for Best Practice?

What Constitutes Evidence for Best Practice? Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics | VOLUME 31, ISSUE 9, P637-643, NOVEMBER 01, 2008 John J. Triano, DC, PhD Abstract The guiding principles, methods, and common factors that serve as the foundation for the Commission of the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters best practices initiative are […]

Chiropractic Management of Low Back Disorders: Report from a Consensus Process

Chiropractic Management of Low Back Disorders: Report From a Consensus Process Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics | Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters | VOLUME 31, ISSUE 9, P651-658, NOVEMBER 01, 2008 Gary A. Globe, MBA, DC, PhD  |  Craig E. Morris, DC  |  Wayne M. Whalen, DC  |  Ronald J. Farabaugh, DC  […]

Chiropractic Management of Low Back Pain and Low Back-Related Leg Complaints: A Literature Synthesis

Chiropractic Management of Low Back Pain and Low Back-Related Leg Complaints: A Literature Synthesis Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics | Council on Chiropractic Guideline and Practice Parameters | VOLUME 31, ISSUE 9, P659-674, NOVEMBER 01, 2008 Dana J. Lawrence, DC, MMedEd  |  William Meeker, DC, MPH  |  Richard Branson, DC  |  Gert Bronfort, DC, […]

Manipulative Therapy of Lower Extremity Conditions: Summary of Clinical Practice

Manipulative Therapy of Lower Extremity Conditions: Summary of Clinical Practice Recommendations Commission of the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters Process and Methods The Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP), was formed in 1995 at the behest of the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations (COCSA) and with assistance from the American Chiropractic […]

Manipulative Therapy for Lower Extremity Conditions: Expansion of Literature Review

Manipulative Therapy for Lower Extremity Conditions: Expansion of Literature Review Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics | VOLUME 32, ISSUE 1, P53-71, JANUARY 01, 2009 James W. Brantingham, DC, PhD  |  Gary Globe, DC, MBA, PhD  |  Henry Pollard, DC, PhD  |  Marian Hicks, MSLS  |  Charmaine Korporaal, MTech:Chiropractic  |  Wayne Hoskins, BChSc, MChiro Abstract […]

Chiropractic Management of Tendinopathy: A Literature Synthesis

Chiropractic Management of Tendinopathy: A Literature Synthesis Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics | VOLUME 32, ISSUE 1, P41-52, JANUARY 01, 2009 Mark T. Pfefer, RN, MS, DC  |  Stephan R. Cooper, DC  |  Nathan L. Uhl, DC Abstract Objective Chronic tendon pathology is a soft tissue condition commonly seen in chiropractic practice. Tendonitis, tendinosis, […]

Chiropractic Management of Fibromyalgia Syndrome: Summary of Clinical Practice

Chiropractic Management of Fibromyalgia Syndrome: Summary of Clinical Practice Recommendations Commission of the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters Process and Methods: The Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP), was formed in 1995 at the behest of the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations (COCSA) and with assistance from the American Chiropractic Association, […]

Chiropractic Management of Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Systematic Review of the Literature

Chiropractic Management of Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Systematic Review of the Literature Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics | Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters | VOLUME 32, ISSUE 1, P25-40, JANUARY 01, 2009 Michael Schneider, DC, PhD  |  Howard Vernon, DC, PhD  | Gordon Ko, MD  |  Gordon Lawson, MSc, DC  |  Jerome Perera […]

Chiropractic Management of Myofascial Trigger Points and Myofascial Pain Syndrome: Summary of Clinical Practice

Chiropractic Management of Myofascial Trigger Points and Myofascial Pain Syndrome: Summary of Clinical Practice Recommendations Commission of the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters Process and Methods The Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP), was formed in 1995 at the behest of the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations (COCSA) and with assistance […]

Chiropractic Management of Myofascial Trigger Points and Myofascial Pain Syndrome: A Systematic Review of the Literature.

Chiropractic Management of Myofascial Trigger Points and Myofascial Pain Syndrome: A Systematic Review of the Literature Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics | Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters | VOLUME 32, ISSUE 1, P14-24, JANUARY 01, 2009 Howard Vernon, DC, PhD  |  Michael Schneider, DC Abstract Objectives Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) and myofascial […]