Technique Lab of the Future
Creation of a technique lab of the future will provide an entirely new and state-of-the-art methodology for the technique faculty to utilize as a part of student learning. Students can assess the force profile of the adjustment and understand the ergonomics of the adjustment. Research projects can be built around the system to help modernize technique instruction at LIFE University and demonstrate the effectiveness of electronic feedback for enhancing the motor skills required for safe, effective adjustments.
A randomized wait-list control trial evaluating the effect of team-based applied clinical neuroscience care on self-reported symptoms of depression and cerebellar function in adults with medication-resistant depression
A pilot study design that operationalizes the multimodal manner of care while evaluating changes in depression symptoms, dysmetria, and balance for medication non-responders.
Effectiveness of chiropractic care on a healthy population as assessed by balance and dual task performance analysis
A study utilizing the NeuroCom Balance System to evaluate a participant’s balance following a Chiropractic adjustment. Pre-testing, Post-testing, and 1-week post testing assessments are done.
The influence of rhetorical sensitivity on the chiropractors’ cultural authority
When communicating chiropractic to the community, it behooves the speaker to remain consciously sensitive to how each message is received by others. Unfortunately, this communication skill called ‘rhetorical sensitivity’ is not instinctual; it must be taught, trained, and developed over time. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to evaluate chiropractors’ attitudes towards communication and relate how these preferences influence the messages chiropractors currently create. This investigation will provide insights for improving chiropractors’ communication success in future engagements.
A role for chiropractic in the treatment of neonatal abstinence syndrome
As the opioid crisis continues, newborns are increasingly being born addicted to the same drugs and must endure withdrawal during their first few weeks of life. This circumstance is diagnosed as Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). This literature review looks extensively into the current treatment options for NAS. Additionally, the literature is reviewed for publications regarding chiropractic care in infants who exhibit similar symptoms as in NAS, providing a suggestion that chiropractic may be beneficial as part of the care of infants with NAS.
Focus Group Assessment of Laboratory Assessment Challenges within a population of chiropractic students with ADHD
Study focused on individuals with ADHD who do well in classroom academic setting but have challenges and do poorly with lab testing and exams. Assessment will include focus group discussion, life inventory and neurocognitive testing. The goal is to assess specific challenges with lab testing for this population, and possible interventions that can be implemented to increase academic success and build self-confidence and self-efficacy.
Spinal flexibility and aortic pulse wave velocity
This project will help determine if spinal range of motion and thoracic stiffness have a relationship to a variety of risk factors for cardiovascular disease including heart rate, blood pressure, pulse oxygen levels, heart rate variability, and aortic pulse wave velocity.
Axial Stability Method (ASM) chiropractic care: an exploration of response to care within patient subtypes.
The purpose of this study is to determine if there are differences between patients who present with a left or right compensation of the pelvis. Assessments include surveys, balance testing, EEG, physiology recording using wrist band technology, and sensory-cognitive tasks.
Feasibility of P50 sensory gating analysis and cognitive assessment in the evaluation of cognitive efficiency post chiropractic care.
This study exams how well the brain is able to filter relevant versus non-relevant sensory information coming into the brain before and after a chiropractic adjustment.
Feasibility of synchronized EMG and movement analysis in the evaluation of the Global Assessment chiropractic protocol.
The focus of the study is to test the integration of movement and muscle activation pattern analysis equipment with force applied through use of the manual muscle test used in the Global Assessment chiropractic protocol. This will be used to evaluate changes in muscle activation response before and after a chiropractic adjustment.
Arm swing and cognitive performance.
This study will assess the changes in arm swing and cognitive performance before and after a chiropractic adjustment, while including an evaluation of inter examiner reliability.