The feature topic for this issue is 'subluxation'. We present a number of papers from multiple chiropractic perspectives. Our case reports and clinical science papers also encompass the idea in some way.
In this issue a proposal is made to shift the rhetoric in chiropractic away from a slanging match between 'vitalists' and 'deniers' to a more reasonable ground of debate in the philosophical manner using the terms 'realist', 'post-realist', and 'absurdist'.
Our next issue (2023 Second Quarter, due late March) will bring you some current thinking on Men's Health in chiropractic.
This issue marks our 4th thesis publication. Dr Marina Fox of NZCC addresses 'Vitalism in a chiropractic programme – A New Zealand case study' and concludes 'In the face of the new biology of complex adaptive systems there is potential for a greater common understanding that, with further research and discussion, could lessen the divide even further.'
Scroll down to our theses section. There you will also find the Doctoral (PhD) theses of A/Prof Navine Haworth (Academic Dean, ACC), Dr Donald McDowall (Adjunct Fellow, SCU), and Dr Dennis Richards (Adjunct Fellow, SCU).
We provide this link to the Australian Chiropractor's Association 'President's Message'. Dr Cahill expresses sentiments of high value for the services provided by chiropractors. Dr Cahill has contributed the lead article in this issue's special section on 'subluxation' in which he examines the role of our professional lexicon.