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The Clinical Compass: Important Update!

Evidence - Education - Empowerment

Ccgpp LogoClinical practice guidelines allow chiropractors to provide evidence-based care and utilize best practices to lead the way in improving health and wellness. 

Powered by the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP), the national organization formed to develop science-based practice guidelines for the chiropractic profession, the Clinical Compass’ vision and mission are as follows:

  • Vision: To promote the improvement of the quality of chiropractic services and of the professional reputation of doctors of chiropractic
  • Mission: To promote, protect, and support chiropractic’s evolving relationship between the patient, the provider and evidence-based research 

Clinical Compass Guideline Successfully Used in Federal Court!

Hear how the CCPGG’s Clinical Compass practice guidelines were used as evidence in a chiropractic malpractice court case. Whatch CCGPP Chairman of the Board Dr. Jay Greenstein interview Dr. Farrell Grossman, President, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, about an important South Carolina case in which Dr. Grossman served as an expert witness and Clinical Compass guidelines were used to support a chiropractor’s care. This important development shows first-hand how important the work of the Clinical Compass and the guidelines they establish can be to the profession! 

Systematic Review of Nondrug, Nonsurgical Treatment of Shoulder Conditions

JMPT is pleased to share this paper on evidence-informed best practices on conservative management of shoulder conditions and encourages you to share it with those who you feel may benefit from this important information, such as employers, policymakers, educators, and other health care providers. The review can be accessed online.

Funding the Next Study on the Impact of Chiropractic Care on Opioid Use

Dr. Jim Whedon recently presented a study at DC2017 on more than 13,000 subjects, some of whom received chiropractic care, and some of whom did not. The results? Those who received chiropractic care had a 55% lower chance of receiving an opioid prescription than those who did not receive chiropractic care. Further, overall healthcare costs were lower for those receiving chiropractic care. The Michigan Chiropractic Foundation was the major funder of this important study. 

The Clinical Compass is working to fund the next study that may have more than 1 million subjects! They need your help! To make a donation, click HERE

About the Clinical Compass

The CCGPP was formed in 1995 at the behest of the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations (COCSA) and with assistance from the ACA, Association of Chiropractic Colleges, Council on Chiropractic Education, Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards, Foundation for the Advancement of Chiropractic Sciences, Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research, ICA, National Association of Chiropractic Attorneys, and the National Institute for Chiropractic Research. 

The CCGPP’s mission is to provide consistent and widely adopted chiropractic practice information, to perpetually distribute and update this data, as is necessary, so that consumers and others have reliable information on which to base informed health care decisions. 

CCGPP was also delegated to examine all existing guidelines, parameters, protocols and best practices in the United States and other nations with a chiropractic lens. Participation and process has been as transparent as possible and a major goal is to represent a diverse cross-section of the profession on the projects that CCGPP has been involved in. 

For more information, and access to the resources provided by the Clinical Compass, visit

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