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Historic Grant for Palmer, Rand Corporation, and Samueli Institute To Study Chiropractic Care For Active-duty Military Personnel

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Historic Grant for Palmer, Rand Corporation, and Samueli Institute To Study Chiropractic Care For Active-duty Military Personnel

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On Febuary 18, 2011 we reported that the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research received a $7.4 million Military Readiness Grant. Here’s an interesting update (4-09-2011) on the proposed study from Dynamic Chiropractic

On the Front Lines With Chiropractic Research

The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program has awarded the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, the RAND Corporation and the Samueli Institute $7.4 million to conduct a four-year research project featuring members of the U.S. military as study subjects.

The primary area of study: the impact of chiropractic treatment on the military readiness of active-duty personnel. Dr. Christine Goertz, Palmer College of Chiropractic’s vice president for research and health policy, who serves as co-principal investigator of the project, summed up the importance of the award: “The three clinical trials to be conducted at six sites across the country under this grant represent the largest coordinated research effort to date within the chiropractic profession. In one of the trials, we will randomize 850 active-duty military personnel at four of the six sites. This represents the largest clinical trial effort to date evaluating chiropractic care.” (more…)