Cox® Technic is a marriage of chiropractic principles with osteopathic principles set forth by Alan Stoddard, DO, in his book, Manual of Osteopathic Technique, written about the manipulative procedures developed by John McManis, DO, in the early 1900's.
Its procedures were established by Dr. James M. Cox and have evolved over the past 45+ years due to the many efforts of researchers and fellow chiropractic physicians.
Since the early 1970's, Dr. Cox has refined the technique, designed a manipulation instrument for effective use of the technique (The Cox®7 Table), conducted clinical as well as participated in experimental research, lectured around the world, and written well-received articles, chapters for textbooks, and textbooks (published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore). Further, many journal and web-published articles have been written and federally funded research projects have been granted and completed.
Please visit the following pages at www.vertebre.com for an in-depth interview of Dr. Cox with the editor of this French chiropractic website regarding the history and evolution of flexion-distraction Cox® Technic. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3