Chiropractic legal challenges to the physical therapy scope of practice: Anybody else taking the ethical high ground?

jmmt.jpg Here is an editorial by Peter A. Huijbregts, PT, MSc, MHSc, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, FCAMT, published in v. 15 (2) of the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy.

He ends his editorial with the questions, Are there any chiropractors out there willing to join the only ethically defensible position and help end these skirmishes about scope of practice? Isn’t it time we concentrated on matters more important, like caring for the patients who seek our help?

Huijbregts P. Chiropractic legal challenges to the physical therapy scope of practice: Anybody else taking the ethical high ground? [editorial]. J Man Manipulat Ther 2007; 15(2):69-80.

Sections: Chiropractic: A profession in crisis; Chiropractors: Not subluxation correctors or primary care physicians; Chiropractors: Neuromusculoskeletal specialists?; Solely economic motives for scope of practice challenges; Physical therapy: History; Physical Therapy: Education and Licensing Requirements; Physical Therapy: Concept and Technique Development and Description; Physical Therapy: Research; Semantics: Lessons in Obfuscation; Physical Therapy and Chiropractic: Distinct Central Concepts; Physical Therapy and Chiropractic: Comparative Safety Records; Chiropractors: Truly Capable of Differential Diagnosis?; Physical Therapy: Safe and Effective in a Direct-Access Role; Ethical versus Economic Motives; References (80)

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