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Dynamic Chiropractic – October 22, 1993, Vol. 11, Issue 22

What If ...

By Keith Innes
In keeping with the MPI paradigm and to maintain chiropractic's leading edge, it is important that we read current texts and journals on the various aspects of the chiropractic subluxation complex, and to attend postgraduate seminars. During the last few months I have received numerous letters and telephone calls asking for the names of textbooks and journals that contain information relevant to the chiropractic profession, ones that doctors can use to reference their medical/legal reports.

To produce such a list is an extremely easy task as our library contains hundreds of such texts and 15 or so journals. Needless to say, I doubt you would purchase such a voluminous body of work. I have therefore made a short list; in six months or so, I will add further references. In order to categorize these texts I have chosen to use the MPI seminar format of S1 and S2, and E1 and E2.

For the Spine 1 and Spine 2 seminars the following apply:

1. Clinical Anatomy of the Lumbar Spine
Nikolai Bogduk and Lance Twomey
Second Edition
Churchill Livingstone ISBN 0-433-04339-6

2. Manipulative Therapy in Rehabilitation of the Locomotor System Second Edition Karel Lewit Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd. ISBN 0-7506-1123-5

3. Orthopedic Physical Assessment - Second Edition David Magee W.B. Saunders ISBN 0-7216-4344-2

4. Managing Low Back Pain - Second Edition
W. Kirkaldy-Willis
Churchill Livingstone
ISBN 0-443-08189-1

5. Upper Cervical Syndrome
Howard Vernon
Williams and Wilkins
ISBN 0-683-08591-3

6. Back Pain
J. McM.Mennell
Little, Brown

7. Common Vertebral Joint Problems
G. Grieve
Churchill LivinLivinLivingstone
ISBN 0-443-02106-6

8. Modern Manual Therapy of the Vertebral Column
G. Grieve
Churchill Livingstone
ISBN 0-443-03009-X

9. Clinical Biomechanics of the Spine
Punjabi and White
J.B. Lippincott
ISBN 0-397-50720-8

For the Extremities 1 and 2 seminars these are the suggested

1. Orthopedic Physical Assessment - Second Edition
David Mangee
W.B. Saunders
ISBN 0-7216-4344-2

2. Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Gould and Davies
ISBN 0-8016-2513-0

3. Joint Structure and Function
Norkin & Levangie
F.A. Davis
ISBN 0-8036-6577-6

4. Functional Soft Tissue Examination and Treatment by Manual
W. Hammer
Aspen Publishers
ISBN 0-8342-0185-2

Can be ordered from MPI 1-800-324-7758

I realize that this may seem like a rather lengthy list, but
considering what is available, it is not.

I would like to address a question and a criticism that will most
assuredly be put forth by some of our peers: Why does this list
contain only two texts authored by DCs, and why are you quoting
medical literature?

The answer is that manipulation/adjustment is generic and
chiropractic does not own it. You need only look to a text of the
very early 1880s, Papers on Health, to see with your own eyes some
of the adjustments and concepts that we hold dearest to our hearts.
Relax, the next list will have some additional texts authored by
doctors of chiropractic.

So start reading, and have fun learning.

Keith Innes, DC
Scarborough, Ontario

Editor's Note:

Dr. Innes will be conducting his next Upper Extremities seminars on
October 30-31 in Denver, Colorado and November 6-7 in Davenport,
Iowa. You may register by calling 1-800-324-7758.

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