> Educational Books

For the professional, for the layperson.

Educational Books contains texts suitable for the layperson with an enquiring mind who is particularly interested in one or other field of chiropractic. Many however are scholarly texts for the professional.

Many hundreds, perhaps thousands, of books have been written by chiropractors, in the main for other chiropractors. However, not many books have been written particularly with the layperson also in mind. Here you may find a few new educational books.

  1. The Chiropractic Theories by Dr Robert Leach D.C. $85
  2. Designed to be a primary reference for chiropractic students, this is a concise, scientific survey of chiropractic theories based on current research. Completely restructured for the Fourth Edition, this book focuses on the most current biomedical research on ... and includes new contributors and new chapters on principles of statistics and a minimum process for validation of chiropractic theory. More about The Chiropractic Theories by Dr Leach.

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  3. Toning Abdominal Muscles by Dr Adam Weiss DC. $ 12.89
  4. "Traditional Ab exercises can cause back pain, strain muscles and can even cause misalignment," says Dr Weiss.

    His book has as subtitle:

    STRENGTHEN YOUR CORE WITHOUT STRAINING YOUR BACK. Read more about Toning Abdominal Muscles ...

  5. Functional Neurology Practitioners Manual Therapy - Beck $ 100 / 60 GBP
  6. An excellent book with a controversial title, by Dr Beck, D.C. PhD. Is Chiropractic primarily about bones and joints? Or about neurology? Read more: FUNCTIONAL NEUROLOGY BECK ..

  7. Physical Assessment manual by Vizniak $39.95
  8. This is the Chiropractic text that Dr Nicole Oliver DC reaches for most often in the practice. Says she:

    "I like this book, because it provides a quick reference to a lot of things worth having close at hand, from history taking to examination procedures, basic bits of nutrition, neurology and radiology."
    Vizniak Physical Assessment Manual for Chiropractors.
    Vizniak Muscle Manual ...
    Dr Vizniak Conditions Manual ...

  9. Chiropractic Pediatrics by Davies $117
  10. A must for every chiropractor who treats children on a regular basis. For more about Dr Neil Davies's labour of love, click here. CHIROPRACTIC PEDIATRICS ...

  11. Introduction to Chiropractic
  12. This real winner is an inexpensive little book ($5.00) that is a gem for anyone wanting to know more about Chiropractic. Written by a man respected throughout the profession, with more than forty years in practice under his belt, Dr Louis Sportelli's Introduction to Chiropractic ... $2.50 bulk. this fifty page book is an excellent investment.

    At $2.50 per copy (for 50 books) this excellent educational booklet is a must for every chiropractor wanting to educate his or her new patients.

  14. Until 20 years ago, virtually all were self-published but in 1987, in spectacular style, all that changed.

    But first an anecdote. I had occasion once to consult a radiologist about some films I had taken. I was unsure of the diagnosis, and sought his help. Later he began to berate my profession, declaring that we should be neither taking nor reading X-rays.

    Coincidentally, on entering his rooms, I had noted that amongst ten or so texts placed handily next to his computer where he obviously spent much of the day reading X-rays, were two books which, unbeknown by him, were written by two chiropractors, Dr Yochum and Dr Rowe. Astonishingly he was quite unaware of the fact. I only wish I had had a tape recorder tucked away to record the conversation that ensued! More about this text has taken the medical and chiropractic (and publishing!) worlds by storm. SKELETAL RADIOLOGY ...

  16. Severe dizziness, also known as Vertigo, is a fairly common and very disturbing condition that faces every chiropractor, probably on a weekly, if not daily basis. Professor Susan Herdman's authoritative book should be on every chiropractor's desk if they plan to treat dizziness. A wonderfully readable educational book. I wouldn't be without it.


Underlying all these texts is a controversial philosophical debate about the effect that spinal conditions may have on general health. Controversial because it's difficult to prove scientifically that chiropractic may help to relieve many "medical conditions". But every chiropractor has can regale you with many strange tales of how spinal manipulation may have helped the patient with shingles, or who was impotent, or childless... VERTEBRAL SUBLUXATION COMPLEX ...


  • More about Vestibular Rehabilitation: CAUSES OF DIZZINESS ...

  • Golden Rules for chiropractors

  • Clinical Neuroanatomy made ridiculously simple ...

  • Cranial nerves for chiropractors ... A six part course.

  • MONTHLY NEWSLETTER and send out a joint monthly newsletter. It covers a clinical case (last month was facial pain), and new book and something from our Nutritional Corner. Scroll down to the bottom of any Chiropractic Help page to sign up. Such as this one ANKLE JOINT PAIN ...


    Issue #17 Facial Pain / Mussel Facts

    Issue #16 Obesity in the Chiropractic Clinic / Flax seed

    Issue #15-Breastbone-pain / Broccoli

    Issue #14-Hip-and-Groin-pain /Statins for lowering cholesterol

    Issue #13-Can-a-DC-help-your-Lumbar-Facet-Syndrome / Strawberries, a wonder food.

    Issue #12-Help-Baby-Colic-Cures-2 / Eggplant for high cholesterol

    Issue #11-Groin-and-Thigh-Pain / Hummus

    Issue #10-Friday-Fun-Stone-in-my-Clog. / Cucumber

    Issue #09 – Friday Fun: Headache

    Issue #08- Spinal Stenosis/ Celery

    Issue #07- Root-of-all-Healing/ Garbanzo beans /Chickpeas

    Issue #06 - Safety-on-the-Stairs/ Ginger

    Issue #05 - Safety-in-the-home/ Red foods

    Issue #04 - Whiplash-and-the-Joints-of-Luschka/ Parsley

    Issue #03 - How to stop falling/ Danger of a low fat diet

    Issue #01 - Tingling in the arms and hands/ Apples

    (PS. If you find them irrelevant to your needs, one click will de-list you.)

    Physical Therapists providing a Chiropractic adjustment?

    Many insurance companies now only pay for physical therapists to provide a chiropractic adjustment; that's in the face of powerful research proving that inclusion of DCs to perform their own technique would save them a good deal of money. One has to conclude that political medicine has gone off on another tack to contain our profession.

    It's being successful with some doctors of chiropractic quitting. Others become involved in some dodgy practices, like demanding that patients sign up for a whole year of treatment in advance, in order to stay in business.

    In recessionary times, the going is tough when the insurance won't pay.

    Is the day approaching for a new Wilk versus the AMA and the insurance companies?

    The chiropractic profession has tried hard to stay on the moral high ground; those who stoop to unscrupulous practices need to be exposed and disciplined if we are not to stoop to the low blows that medicine has often resorted to contain and eliminate us.

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