The World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) has introduced an important, online, free service for the chiropractic profession and the public it serves - a Suggested Reading List of key research papers.
When you want an overview of research on a chiropractic topic, for yourself, for patients or to advocate for the profession, wouldn’t it be nice to have access to relevant papers collected in one location?
“That is the vision for this WFC project,” says WFC President Dr Greg Stewart of Canada. “The project is being led by Dr Greg Kawchuk of the University of Alberta, Chair of the WFC Research Council, who has brought together expert curators from within the Research Council and abroad. We owe them a great debt for the expertise and hard work that has produced this exciting new service.”
The initial version of the Suggested Reading List is now live at www.wfc.org with 10 key papers curated in each of 21 subject areas. These subject areas include cost effectiveness of care, biomechanical and neurophysiological mechanisms of action, safety, pediatrics, wellness and many others.
“This is just the beginning of this project,” explains Dr Kawchuk. “We are already working on round two which will add new topic areas such as nutrition and public health.
This project has been possible because of generous sponsorship from NCMIC and Standard Process, two of the WFC’s long-standing and most supportive partners.
The WFC, whose members are 90 national associations of chiropractors worldwide including both the ACA and ICA in the USA, has been a non-governmental organization or NGO in official relations with the World Health Organization since 1997.
This week's feature paper: February 2017
Nonpharmacologic Therapies for Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review for an American College of Physicians Clinical practice Guideline >
For more information visit the WFC Suggested reading list for chiropractic >