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Year End Review

“Americans’ Perceptions of Chiropractic”

The Chiro.Org Blog


SOURCE:   A Chiro.Org Editorial


As 2015 draws to a close, let’s review one of the most interesting events of the year.

As tweeted by researcher Dr. Dana Lawrence on September 8th:

Gallup and Palmer College release first-ever national survey on Americans’ perception of chiropractic.


I am highlighting this Gallup survey for several reasons. The main reason is because we have so many different sources to draw from. I was particularly excited by the Palmer Homecoming presentation from Gallup researcher Cynthia English and the Dynamic Chiropractic webinar discussion by Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D. and William Meeker, D.C., M.P.H.

I hope you will find the following interviews as exciting as I did.


September 8th was when JMPT pre-published the article:

Public Perceptions of Doctors of Chiropractic


Gallup also released their own press release on the study on September 8th:

Majority in U.S. Say Chiropractic Works for Neck, Back Pain


You will also enjoy this fascinating Palmer Homecoming presentation from Gallup researcher Cynthia English about the gathering and meaning of the data they collected.

Gallup-Palmer Presentation from Palmer College of Chiropractic on Vimeo.


According to NewsUSA – Far more adults than anyone thought are seeking help from chiropractors, according to a new nationwide Gallup report.


The complete report “Americans’ Perceptions of Chiropractic
is available for your review.


Dynamic Chiropractic then hosted an
October 8, 2015 webinar featuring:

Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D.
Chancellor of Palmer College of Chiropractic and

William Meeker, D.C., M.P.H.
President of Palmer College of Chiropractic West to review:

  • Results of the Gallup-Palmer report on U.S.-adults’ perceptions of chiropractic

  • Ramifications of these findings for the chiropractic profession

  • The importance of patient education in surmounting barriers to chiropractic care


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