Chiropractic Think Tank Launches Website

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The West Hartford Group, Inc., (WHG) is a chiropractic think tank dedicated to the advancement of the chiropractic profession in an ethical, responsible, evidence-based way.  The WHG is a pro-active and positive force moving in the direction of cultural, social and professional authority to improve the profession’s standing within the health care system and society.

Some of the members of WHG include such chiropractic notables as Michael Schneider, Richard Vincent, Stephen Perle, Donald R. Murphy, John J. Triano, David Seaman and Lawrence Wyatt.

 The West Hartford Group’s website was launched today.  Soon, position papers and other information will be added to help promote the non-surgical, patient-centered, spinal specialist model embraced by the think tank.  The website is located at:  www.WestHartfordGroup.com

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3 Comments

  1. January 7, 2009 at 1:13 am

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  2. cmnacnud said,

    January 12, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    I noticed that membership in this group is by invitation only at this time. I am curious as to what it entails and what are the responsibilities of members.

  3. January 12, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Good questions. The purpose of the West Hartford Group is not to simply grow exponentially — the bylaws are actually written to ensure careful, controlled growth of like-minded chiropractors. In order to participate, doctors must agree to the basic tenents of the WHG:

    Chiropractors are healthcare providers who provide non-surgical clinical management of musculoskeletal (MS) conditions, with an emphasis on the spine.

    Chiropractic clinical management includes diagnosis and treatment, with an emphasis on prevention, rehabilitation, wellness and holism.

    Objective measurable treatment effectiveness must be demonstrated.

    A Bio-psycho-social (BPS) approach is essential for the management of pain and dysfunction.

    Treatment must focus on active care that empowers the patient toward management of his/her own healthcare.

    Treatment goals must be functional, and focused on return to normal activities of daily living (ADL) and improved quality of life.

    Treatment must be based upon the best evidence available.

    There are various classifications of membership but dues are minimal for all. Doctors who are in practice are expected to practice within the parameters of those tenents. Teachers and professors are expected to instill those values in their students. Researchers and writers are expected to frame their work around promotion of scientific truth. Participation in other aspects of the group is up to the individual — writing position papers, participating in discussions, creating wiki content, whatever else might come along.

    Dr. Duncan, if you are interested in persuing membership further, go ahead and contact me offline (kinsler [at] rochesterchiro.com).


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