If you are trying to decide which chiropractic organization to join in Arkansas, we hope the following list of ACS’s goals and position (statements) will help you decide if we are right for you! If you agree with the majority of our positions, please join us! Together we can build a better profession. It is our belief that as physicians, each doctor of chiropractic should be able to practice according to his training and philosophy.
D.C’s are required to diagnose illness, which is the basis for our designation as physicians and as portal of entry doctors. ACS fully endorses the doctor of chiropractic’s right and obligation to diagnose and treat the whole person.
We endorse acupuncture.
We define manipulation and adjustment in accurate and scientific language.
We believe, as the law states, that only physicians may practice manipulation.
We believe that physical therapists should not perform manipulation under any circumstances even if they were to match the doctor of chiropractic’s college hours of instruction.
We recognize board certification in orthopedics, neurology, nutrition, sports injuries, radiology, rehabilitation, family practice, internist, pediatrics, occupational health, thermography, etc.
We recognize that the general public needing care is often concurrently using over the counter medicines. As physicians, we should be allowed to discuss with the patients who are under our care, the use and contraindications of over the counter medicines.
As physicians, we should be allowed to discuss possible prescription medicine interactions, side effects, and toxicity with those patients who seek our treatment and ask for our advice.
We endorse the use of emerging technology, and techniques that have been tested for safety and efficacy.
ACS embraces emerging manipulative techniques including MUA for those who have been properly trained and wish to pursue this technique.
ACS embraces hospital privileges for those chiropractic physicians who desire this forum.
We pledge to defend our right to practice chiropractic as taught in our colleges.
We will defend our right to use physical therapy modalities and to practice physiological therapeutics (physiotherapy), as they have been a part of the Chiropractic Practice Act in Arkansas since 1915!
We will defend our right to engage in nutritional counseling, perform and interpret lab work when warranted, and any other procedures which have been or will constitute chiropractic procedure. Our profession is ever evolving with new technology and innovative techniques.
Together, we can ensure that the majority of Arkansas Chiropractors will have the right to practice as they were taught in college and in post graduate certification classes.
We believe that any new practice law or any legislation that affects all doctors, should be supported by a majority of licensed doctors.
We value your membership. Please contact ACS executive secretary, Paulette Kaelin, at 479-806-1138 for further information.