Joyce Miller

Joyce Miller
AECC University College · Academic and Clinical

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This service evaluation investigated an interdisciplinary allied professional health care strategy to address the problem of suboptimal breastfeeding. A clinic of midwives and chiropractors was developed in a university-affiliated clinic in the United Kingdom to care for suboptimal feeding through a multidisciplinary approach. No studies have previ...
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Difficulty with breastfeeding in the newborn and new mother population is all too common, and too little is known about the type of healthcare assistance most relevant to these families. Therefore, 18 mothers were interviewed for their experiences with suboptimal breastfeeding and their perceptions of the healthcare they had received for the proble...
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The objective of this study was to investigate the sleeping position of infants attending an outpatient clinic, considering the influences of the back to sleep (BTS) campaign. A paper survey was given to 678 parents who presented their infant (under 1 year of age) to the paediatric chiropractic clinic for care asking their infant's sleep position....
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Objective: To evaluate the need, benefits and risks of a musculoskeletal screen in the newborn. Methods: Search strategy was designed to capture peer-reviewed biomedical literature related to birth injury and musculoskeletal assessment of the injuries. Results: Thirty-seven relevant articles were located, most indicating mild to moderate birth inju...
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Introduction: Few data document the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in Europe, with even fewer investigating use by children. Methods: A narrative, non-systematic review of CAM use in Europe was performed by combining data from published surveys with expert perspectives. Limitations created by a lack of representative studies...
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Infantile colic is a distressing problem, characterised by excessive crying of infants and it is the most common complaints seen by physicians in the first 16 weeks of a child's life. It is usually considered a benign disorder because the symptoms generally disappear by the age of five or six months. However, the degree of distress caused to parent...
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The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of chiropractic manual therapy for infants with unexplained crying behavior and if there was any effect of parental reporting bias. Infants with unexplained persistent crying (infant colic) were recruited between October 2007 and November 2009 at a chiropractic teaching clinic in the United Ki...
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Few convincing treatment options have been identified for the excessively crying infant. One explanation may be a lack of identification of patient subgroups. This study used a clinically plausible categorization protocol to subgroup infants and compared changes in symptoms between these subgroups during treatment. An observational cohort design wa...
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Rationale Research has suggested that psychosocial factors can have an influence on pain perception. Chiropractors deal with patients who are in pain on a day-to-day basis; therefore, psychosocial factors might be important for them to consider. However, to date there has been limited research on chiropractors’ incorporation of psychosocial factors...
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To investigate characteristics differentially associated with infants suffering from colicky-crying vs. other infants. The crying baby is the most common presentation in every clinician's office in the first 16 weeks of life. As little agreement exists in the literature, attempts to establish differential diagnosis, aetiology, incidence, risk facto...
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Considering the increasing use of alternative therapies for children, it is appropriate to determine the demographic profile of pediatric patients entering a chiropractic clinic. Collection of demographic data including age, gender, condition at presentation, previous clinicians consulted and medical referral rates of pediatric patients presenting...
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Chiropractic (Greek: done by hand) is a health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health. There is an emphasis on manual techniques, including joint adjustment and/or manipulation, with a particular focus on joint sublux...
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A great deal has been published in the chiropractic literature regarding the response, or lack thereof, of various common pediatric conditions to chiropractic care. The majority of that literature is of low scientific value (that is, case reports or case series). The purpose of this review is to summarize the literature from the point of view of cl...
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Investigation into the alleviation of long-term effects of infant colic on the toddler is a neglected area of research. The aim of this study was to document any behavioral or sleep disturbances experienced by post-colicky toddlers who were previously treated with chiropractic care vs those who had not experienced this treatment as an infant. Two g...
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The purpose of this study was to describe the circumstances, clinical features, role, and results of chiropractic management of infants who were referred to a chiropractic clinic for failure to adequately feed at the breast. Clinical case series of 114 infant cases of hospital-diagnosed or lactation consultant diagnosed feeding problems that were t...
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This case series presents information on diagnosis and treatment of 13 cases of benign infant headache presenting to a chiropractic teaching clinic. A retrospective search was performed for files of infants presenting with probable headache revealing 13 cases of headache from 350 files. Thirteen cases (6 females, 7 males) from 2 days old to 8.5 mon...
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Objective To compare two interventions in the treatment of infant colic. Design A single-blinded, randomised, and comparison trial. Setting Anglo-European College of Chiropractic teaching clinic. Participants Forty-three infants of less than 8 weeks of age who cried >3 h/day for at least 4 of the previous 7 days. Interventions Two weeks of spin...
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The purpose of this study is to identify any adverse effects to chiropractic care occurring in the pediatric patient and to evaluate the risk of complications arising in the pediatric patient resulting from chiropractic care. A 3-year retrospective study of pediatric case files from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (AECC) (Bournemouth, En...
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With 21% of parents taking their excessively crying infant to a healthcare professional, chiropractors are often selected to treat these infants. The personal, family and social costs of this crying syndrome are high, yet there is no agreed treatment protocol. A large number of studies have been aimed at providing useful interventions, but no “cure...
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To review the case of a patient who had been physically abused by a previous partner and to discuss the importance of routine screening for abuse. A 33-year-old female had neck pain, right shoulder pain, and low back pain. During the history taking, she disclosed that she had been in an abusive relationship, and her current complaints were thought...

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