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COCA News June 2008

Monday, June 16th, 2008 | Category: COCA Newsletter

In this Issue

Cover Article

Dry Needling. What it is and what are the issues? – Melanie Gibson

Presidents Page


Stan Innes

Letters to the Editor


  • Advice – Training in lifting techniques may not improve prevention of back painAmerican College of Preventive Medicine does not recommend prostate cancer screening
  • Sweet soft drinks, fructose linked to increased risk of goutThe impact of aerobic fitness on functioning in chronic back pain
  • How common is back pain in women with gastrointestinal problems?NSAIDs are no more effective than other drugs
  • Patterns of sick leave and health outcomes in injured workers with back pain


Is our intervention actually doing anything? – An interview with Dr Philip Bolton

Book Reviews

Atlas of surface palpation: Anatomy of the neck, trunk, upper and lower limbs

  • * Author: Serge TixaReviewer: Barry Draper Senior Lecturer in Health Sciences/Chiropractic, RMI

Cranial osteopathy for infants, children and adolescents: A practical handbook

  • * Author: Nicette Serqueef DOReviewer: Denise Cornall DO, BAppSC (physio), Grad Cert Te Ed.

Current Events

  • Macquarie University Chiropractic Student AssociationWorld Congress of Chiropractic Students Mexico City 2008
  • Macquarie Chiropractic Graduation RMIT University Chiropractic Clinical Education Program


  • Altered sensorimotor integration with cervical spine manipulationBreast size, bra fit and thoracic pain in young women: A correlational study introduction
  • Analysis of low back pain in adults with scoliosisIs a history of work-related low back injury associated with prevalent low back pain and depression in the general population?
  • Effects of glucosamine sulfate on hip osteoarthritis: A randomized trialPredictors of adverse events following chiropractic care for patients with neck pain