Chiropractic Research

Active research in chiropractic ensures the continuation of the profession and the quality of care provided to patients.

Best practices and guidelines
Research chairs
Research foundations


These guidelines set out the strategic orientation of the profession with regard to guidelines and best practices. They are used daily by healthcare professionals to treat patients according to proven scientific methods.

Consult the resources developed for practitioners, patients and/or managers by clicking here.


The province of Quebec has two of the nine university research chairs across the country. The first chair is located at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR), and the second, the McGill CCRF Research Professorship in Rehabilitation Epidemiology, is at McGill University.


  • Fondation Chiropratique du Québec (FCQ)

The Fondation Chiropratique du Québec was formed in 1991. The Fondation receives excellent support from chiropractors, allowing it to complete its mandates to promote chiropractic research development and grow its knowledge on a daily basis. It ensures the future of the profession by continually advancing the frontiers of knowledge. Its main objectives are to grant doctoral and post-doctoral bursaries and research funds to students and chiropractors. In 2006, thanks to the support of donors and volunteers, the Fondation established the first private chiropractic research chair at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. Each year the researchers appointed publish numerous articles in a variety of the neuroscience and biomechanics sectors.

You can visit the Fondation Chiropratique du Québec’s website here. (French only)

  • Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation (CCRF)

The Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation (CCRF) is Canada’s oldest and most established national funding body that has been granting research funds for worthy chiropractic projects since 1976.

The mission of the CCRF is to promote clinical, biomedical and healthcare services and public health research related to chiropractic, in order to mitigate the burdens of health, disease, illness, injury and disability that so many Canadians needlessly endure.

You can visit the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation’s site by clicking here.


Below are a few of the periodicals that publish research articles dealing with chiropractic or other manual therapies:

Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 
Chiropractic and Manual Therapies 
Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 
Canadian Chiropractor