Grant awarded to study chiropractic in military


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Posted Online: Feb. 21, 2011, 12:10 pm
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - The Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research in Davenport, the RAND Corporation and the Samueli Institute have been awarded $7.4 million to study chiropractic treatment for military readiness in active duty personnel.

The grant was awarded by the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program. It will cover a four-year research project that will assess the effectiveness of chiropractic treatment in relieving low back pain and improving function in active duty personnel; on reflexes and reaction time for special operation forces; on strength, balance and injury prevention; and smoking cessation.

The Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research is headquartered at the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport.

A news release from Palmer says the grant is the largest single award for chiropractic research in the history of the profession.














 



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