It’s not very often that a doctor will actually challenge his own work. In 2015, in conjunction with Vince Rizzo, an inventor, a research study was initiated to assess the effectiveness of Dr. McDougle’s chiropractic treatment methodology in regards to balance and decreased plantar fasciitis surface pressures during 30 seconds of active gait. This precise measurement method had never been accomplished in chiropractic history and the results were startling. The data found an 88.9 percent positive correlation between foot pressures and McDougle’s chiropractic treatment, a 72.2 percent positive correlation between symmetry ratio (balance) and McDougle’s chiropractic treatment, and a 94.4 percent positive correlation between symmetry, foot pressures, and McDougle’s chiropractic treatment. The percentages actually became higher with no change in the mean upon additional subjects of an expanded study. The patients consisted of visit numbers from zero up to 44 with the same positive outcomes in the study. The patient types had a variety of complexities including but not limited to short leg variations, scoliosis, post surgical of hips – spine – knees, knee meniscus damage, fused flat feet, degenerative spinal conditions, and a wide variety of postural distortions to ensure real-world challenges in the study. These were met with stellar outcomes and have distinguished Dr. McDougle’s chiropractic treatment methodology further (2).

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(1) Acute Muscle Stretching Inhibits Maximal Strength Performance

Joke Kokkonen Physical Education Division , Brigham Young University-Hawaii Campus , USA , Arnold G. Nelson Department of Kinesiology , Louisiana State University , USA & Andrew Cornwell

Pages 411-415 | Accepted 30 Mar 1998, Published online: 08 Feb 2013

(2) Dynamic Gait Assessment for Chiropractors

IN Chiropractic & Wellness, Inc. / Indiana Scoliosis Specialists, McDougle Chiropractic Methods Research Center, Fishers Indiana, USA

Dr. Todd McDougle, Vince Rizzo  Non-Published Released Date Dec. 2015

(3) Chiropractic Care for Children

Lee, Anne CC, Dawn H. Li, and Kathi J. Kemper. “Chiropractic care for children.” Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine

154.4 (2000): 401-407.

(4) Dose-responsefor Chiropractic Care of Chronic Low Back Pain

Mitchell Haas, DCa, , , Elyse Groupp, PhDa,Dale F. Kraemer, PhDb a Center for Outcome Studies, Western States Chiropractic College, 2900 NE 132nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97230, USA b Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, and Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239-3098, USA

Received 26 June 2003, Accepted 23 February 2004, Available online 9 September 2004

(5) Acute Ballistic Muscle Stretching Inhibits Maximal Strength Performance Arnold G. Nelson and Joke Kokkonen Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport Vol. 72 , Iss. 4,2001

(6) Hox gene; From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

(7) Projections of Primary and Revision Hip and Knee Arthroplasty in the United States from 2005 to 2030 Steven Kurtz, PhD; Kevin Ong, PhD; Edmund Lau, MS; Fionna Mowat, PhD; Michael Halpern, MPH, MD, PhD J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2007 Apr; 89 (4): 780 -785 . https://doi.org/10.2106/JBJS.F.00222

(8) Advanced Peripheral Nerve Surgery and Minimal Invasive Spinal Surgery Volume 97 of the series Acta Neurochirurgica pp 7-12 TOS pathophysiology and clinical features Francesco Maria Crotti , A. Carai, M. Carai, N. Grimoldi, E. Sgaramella, W. Sias, F. Tiberio

(9)  Dunning J ,Mourad F ,Giovannico GMaselli FPerreault T ,Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C   PhD Student, College of Health Care Sciences, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Electronic address: jamesdunning@hotmail.com. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics [2015, 38(6):382-394] Type: Evaluation Studies, Journal Article, Comparative Study DOI: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2015.06.008  {Notes Content}

(10) The T4 syndrome. DeFranca GGLevine LJ Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics [1995, 18(1):34-37] {Slide Content}

(11) Revision Spine Surgery Management of iatrogenic flat-back syndrome

Gregory C. Wiggins, M.D., Stephen L. Ondra, M.D., and Christopher I. Shaffrey, M.D.

Neurosurgical Focus September 2003 / Vol. 15 / No. 3 / Pages 1-9

(12) Seyfer, Alan E., et al. “Upper extremity neuropathies after cardiac surgery.” The Journal of hand surgery 10.1 (1985): 16-19. Alan E. Seyfer. Author links open the author workspace. M.D.Opens the author workspaceNadja Y. Grammer. Author links open the author workspace. B.S.George P. Bogumill. Author links open the author workspace. Ph.D., M.D.John M. Provost. Author links open the author workspace. M.D.Usha Chandry. Author links open the author workspace. M.D. Plastic Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery Services, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

(13) Landry, Gregory J., et al. “Long-term functional outcome of neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome in surgically and conservatively treated patients.” Journal of vascular surgery 33.2 (2001): 312-319.