The purpose of this study was to survey 200 randomly selected post-1980 graduates of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College practicing in five Canadian provinces to determine which, if any, technique systems they sought out instruction in and/or are utilizing either primarily or secondarily for patient care. Using a systematic sampling approach, 83 eligible data sets were received. Respondents reported to have sought out instruction in a total of 187 technique systems other than Diversified technique. In addition, although 86% of respondents stated they primarily used Diversified technique in practice, they reportedly used 134 different technique systems secondarily for patient care. This calculates to an average of 2.27 different techniques used per respondent. Future studies should survey a larger percentage of practitioners to better assess the validity of these findings.

J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2009 Mar; 53(1): 32–39. [PMCID: PMC2652629]

Author information: Chad Mykietiuk, DC, Megan Wambolt, BSc(Hon), DC, Travis Pillipow, BSc, DC, Christa Mallay, BA, DC, and Brian J. Gleberzon, BA, DC. Applied Chiropractic & Clinical Sciences Departments, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, 6100 Leslie St, Toronto, ON M2H 3J1.

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