I am forwarding the following request on behalf of a colleague
researching cerebrovascular blood flow during cervical
manipulation.

I will post a summary of responses

Thank you


Peter Milburn
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Original Message


I am interested in determining the incidence of cerebrovascular
complications caused by cervical manual therapy/manipulation. This includes
all professions using such techniques eg physios, osteopaths,
chiropractors etc.

I understand that the Swiss Association of Manual Medicine
retrospectively found the risk factor to be 1 in 400,000
manipulations.

Is anyone aware of any other studies or estimates of the incidence
of strokes related to manual therapy (current or completed)?




Darren A Rivett
Postgraduate Physiotherapy
Division of Health Sciences
University of Otago
PO BOX 913
Dunedin, New Zealand
Tel: 64 3 479 7473
Fax: 64 3 479 0401
E-mail:drivett@gandalf.otago.ac.nz