RCC Research Bulletin: Spinal manipulation and the immune system

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RCC Research Bulletin: Spinal manipulation and the immune system

A new RCC research bulletin, available here, explains that:

  • There are no clinical trials of the effectiveness of SMT on enhancing immunity to infectious diseases
  • A few published studies report cellular/molecular responses to SMT in vitro, however these are contradictory and offer no evidence of an overall likely pro-immune, clinically-relevant effect in patients
  • There has been no systematic appraisal of the quality of the studies in this field
  • There is no evidence enabling claims to be made for effectiveness of spinal manipulation on immunity

 

Embedding physical activity in the undergraduate curriculum

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Embedding physical activity in the undergraduate curriculum

All healthcare professionals are well-positioned to influence positive lifestyle changes among their patients, and encouraging physical activity is a vital part of helping patients avoid and manage health problems. However, physical activity is not well integrated into undergraduate curricula for medicine and other healthcare professions.

The ‘Embedding Physical Activity’ report and appendices, co-authored by Ann Gates of Exercise Works who gave a keynote address at the Royal College of Chiropractor’s AGM in January 2018, was commissioned by Public Health England (PHE) & Sport England (SE) as part of their Moving Healthcare Professionals Programme, and is aimed at embedding physical activity into undergraduate curricula. It highlights the initiatives of the Chiropractic Schools and the RCC which are working towards better incorporating physical activity into undergraduate chiropractic training and continuing professional development as part of a wider public health initiative.