StatusReykjavik 2008 Survey of all thenationalassociations How manychiropractors? How many students? The sizeofthepopulation Factors not takenintoconsideration Laws & regulations Numberofosteopaths, naprapaths, manual therapists, non ECCE chiropractors, chiropractors not being a memberofthenationalassociation
Are we growing, status quo or are we fading out? Is there a reason for concern? Howhealthy is theprofession?
Some countries experience growth But in general: In too many countries; we do not grow.
European situation Some have everything The rest have little or nothing In most places in Europe and the world Marginal group One country cannot experience success over years by itself. Dependant on other countries having success too.
SWOTThreats: Competing professions Physiotherapists Osteopaths Manual therapists Naprapaths The gap between the academic institutions and the profession Parts of the profession are still in the alternative or CAM business Lack of unity Lack of organisation
What can the ECU do? Vision 2020 Where do chiropractors want to be in 10 years? What kind of rights do chiropractors want? What do we have to do to get these rights? Task Force on education Task Force on legislation Task Force on Public Relations Better organised Work shops Seminars
We must expand, both in numbers and in countries Market for manual treatment of nms disorders Osteopaths, manual therapists, physical therapists, Need to encourage integration communication with other health personnel
Brave leadership Establish more chiropractic programmes at universities Need to be united More emphasis on interprofessional education Better organised