Certified Nurse-midwives Give Chiropractic The Thumbs-Up
Linda Mullin, Joel Alcantara, Derek Bartonad, Lydia Deverae
Life University, College of Chiropractic, 1269 Barclay Circle, Marietta, GA 30060, USA.
187 certified nurse-midwives filled out an on-line, self-administered survey designed to gather their opinions on the safety of chiropractic, and the scope of chiropractic practice. It also captured demographic information relating to their professional training and their personal and professional clinical experiences with chiropractors.
The results were most revealing:
- Responders were aware that chiropractors worked with “birthing professionals”
- They were aware that DCs attended to patients for both musculoskeletal and non-musculoskeletal disorders
- The vast majority indicated a positive personal and clinical experience with chiropractic
- They also believed that chiropractic was safe for pregnant patients and for children
We want to thank the researchers at Life University and at the ICPA for their continued efforts to explain how (and why) chiropractic care is beneficial for pregnant mothers, as well as for their children. There has been a smattering of negative articles over the years trying to paint chiropractic as an unsupported “fringe” therapy, so articles like this help to set the record straight.
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