RECOMMENDATIONS AND GOOD PRACTICES IN CHIROPRACTIC
On 25 January 2017, after two years of work with the French National Authority for Health (HAS), a “memo sheet” was created. This memo sheet provided a concise description of the keys to good chiropractic practice.
A PROJECT SUPPORTED BY THE FRENCH CHIROPRACTIC ORGANISATIONS
This project was made possible thanks to the Association Française de Chiropraxie (AFC - French Chiropractic Association), the promoter and funder of the Institut Franco-Européen de Chiropraxie (IFEC - Franco European Chiropractic Institute) and the Fond de Dotation en Recherche Chiropratique (Chiropractic Research Endowment Fund). It was led by Dr Nadège Lemeunier (PhD), a lecturer-researcher at IFEC, and supervised by Dr Pierre Côté (DC, PhD), an expert in Canadian guides to good practice.
Towards recognition of chiropractic treatment
These recommendations, which are founded on facts and clinical experience, in accordance with regulations, are available to various health professionals. They harmonise the evaluation of patients suffering from neck pain and decisions regarding the choice of treatment. The major challenges are obtaining recognition of the quality of chiropractic care and its safety for patients.
A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT
The development of these high-quality documents resulted from the close scientific collaboration between the AFC, IFEC, the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC), the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and the CMCC-UOIT Centre for Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation.
Recommendations approved by the HAS
This memo sheet bears the HAS label. This label means that the guidelines on good practices were developed following HAS-recommended procedures and methodologies. Any challenge to the content must be taken directly to their sponsor. The guide of recommendations is available on AFC and IFEC websites.
Date of approval: 25 January 2017