The Initial Exam

This section was compiled by Frank M. Painter, D.C.
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Association Recommendations

Initial Clinical Examination
Clinical Guidelines for Chiropractic Practice in Canada

Consultation, History and Examination [acrobat]
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ICA's Clinical Protocols and Guidelines for the Practice of Chiropractic.

Chiropractic Examination
Vertebral Subluxation in Chiropractic Practice
This is an Adobe Acrobat file (1.34 MB).   Chiropractic Examination starts on page 55 of 318.

Patient Examination
Guidelines for Chiropractic Quality Assurance and Practice Parameters
a.k.a. The Mercy Conference
  Refer to Section I


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