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maybe a palm reader or astrologist to pre warn of unknown problems.if they are going down that route.
Ty Landman a new member? Exciting.
From http://www.elementchiropractic.co.uk/who-we-are: Dr Matthew Pigden (Doctor of Chiropractic) has a BSc (hons) in Applied Sports Science as well as a BSc (hons) in Chiropractic. Matt graduated from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic in 2002.
Don't know enough about chiropractic to say how this stacks up against your standard route to the 'Dr' title.
Thought the same Ty is a beast will be interesting to see how he gets on.
I have being seeing Matt on a regular basis recently and it has been most beneficial to me personally.
To pre-empt an obtuse response from people linking me to a wikipedia page on the placebo effect. Even if it was the placebo effect I simply don't care and all I know is that I had some injuries, the problems were identified and corrected and now I am back training. Simple.
As this debate will rage on for years I think people should ask themselves regardless of your personal opinions of Chiropractors, what difference does it make to you if the team A) Has a Chiropractor B) If team members use the said Chiropractor.
Also if you are going to post onto a forum questioning somebodies integrity, qualifications and work without knowing the individuals involved personally and the case history in detail I would suggest it is not prudent.
Queue other peoples thoughts.
All the best,
About chiropractice in general, the evidence (/lack of) is out there and people can make of it what they will. There are interventions that have limited evidence basis but seem to work. From my point of view I enjoy looking at the various evidence bases for treatments, and questioning those without a solid grounding in research - that is how we progress. A quick search on chiropractice on pubmed threw up this article "Chiropractic: a critical evaluation."
"The concepts of chiropractic are not based on solid science and its therapeutic value has not been demonstrated beyond reasonable doubt."
I shouldn't cherry pick papers however from the limited reading I have done I understand that chiropractice is not based on rigorous theory or evidence based research, and as such I will remain sceptical about the efficacy of any treatments offered by such practictioners.
With regards to your last point on questioning somebodies qualifications - this is vital! Personally I do not want someone performing spinal manipulation on me without knowing exactly what their qualifications are!
And I agree that his voluntary support is a highly commendable and should be supported.
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