The mission of the Research Department is to support and produce research and scholarly activities that contribute to the body of knowledge on chiropractic education, clinical knowledge, health care and the theoretical constructs of vertebral subluxation.
The department exists to conduct research, to support research by faculty, students and alumni, and to help prepare research findings for publication. Contact us with your questions.
Sherman College researchers have a particular interest the development of objective measures of assessing the vertebral subluxation, particularly in regard to its biomechanical and neurological components. Investigations into the effects of subluxation correction involve assessments of human physical and mental performance as well as physiological effects.
The department is also committed to the development of more specific and reliable methods of assessing chiropractic adjusting skills. State of the art technology to analyze data from 3-D images of actual adjustments will provide information helps instructors to more effectively critique student progress in acquiring expertise in administering chiropractic adjustments. Read more about specific chiropractic and other research interests.
News and Announcements
(1/28/2013) Dr. Hart's article “Comparison of Resting Pulse Rates in Chiropractic Students Versus the General Population” is published in Topics in Integrated Health Care. The full text is available at http://www.tihcij.com/pdf/Vol3i4/comparison-of-resting-pulse-rates.pdf
(12/12/2012) Dr. Hart’s article “Using basic statistics on the individual patient's own numeric data” is published in Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. The abstract is available at: http://www.journalchiromed.com/article/S1556-3707(12)00127-7/abstract