Intended for healthcare professionals


Science in court

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 03 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2254

Response to the BCA

It has always been my opinion that chiropractic, like physiotherapy,
has one foot firmly placed in allopathic medicine and the other in
alternative medicine. Balancing these two fundamentally different systems
can be confusing and often leads to disagreements with proponents of
science-based orthodoxy.

If a profession like chiropractic want to explore areas that lead to
conflict with other professions then perhaps they just need to develop
thick skins and stand their ground through intelligent argument and
debate. To resort to legal recourse suggests that the profession hasn’t
matured yet.

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

20 June 2009
Richard Bartley