53.7% of chiropractic physicians reported that they practice Cox® Technique according to the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners in 1993 (58% in 1999). This statistic makes it the third most popular technique in chiropractic, one of only four in chiropractic that a majority of chiropractic physicians practice. However, only a few are certified.
To help physicians be more competent in their practices and patients be more confident in their choices of physicians to visit, the Certification Program was established in 1991 at the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard (Chicago), Illinois, with Dr. James Cox. Chiropractic physicians (and students) may choose to take the certification examination. If passed, they are "certified".
Certification in Cox® Technic protocols establishes that similar physicians practice similarly. They are committed to providing the best care using the most current research data and information. They keep in touch with the latest findings by keeping up their education via post-graduate courses or via private study of the latest research and demonstrate their understanding of such via a patient case report.
Benefits of Certification
Confidence in caring for the severe and routine low back patients. Don’t fear the antalgic sciatic patient.
Inclusion in the referral directory at www.coxtechnic.com/referrals.asp
Prestige of public and professional positioning as the low back doctor
Refer with confidence to fellow physicians who treat similarly to you.
The Certification Course is a two weekend process culminating with the passing of a practical examination.
(Students from certain schools where a Cox® Technic course is taught by a certified instructor may be exempt from taking Part I although taking Part I after you take Part II to be certified is highly encouraged.)
The exam — practical exam during which you review cases, determine the diagnoses and then demonstrate your acuity in treating the patients as a Protocol 1 and a Protocol 2 patient as appropriate — is offered at PART 2 only.
"INACTIVELY CERTIFIED": The physician has taken and passed a practical examination in Cox® Decompression procedures at some point reaching as far back as 1973. If he/she has not been recertified since 1/1/04, he/she is listed in the referral directory under INACTIVE DOCTORS.
“ACTIVELY CERTIFIED”: This physician has been certified for the first time in that past 2 years (in 11/05 or 11/06). This physician is listed in black with ACTIVE DOCTORS .
"Re-CERTIFIED": This physician has either (1) taken at least one refresher course in Cox® Technic procedures since 1/1/04 [ his/her original certification] or (2) has written a case report of a patient case which was handled using Cox® Decompression procedures. The physician's name is highlighted in redin the directory on the website as ACTIVE DOCTORS. Click here for more information on re-certification.
The Referral Directory
Certification in Cox® Technic Flexion-Distraction & Decompression Adjustment & Manipulation (aka flexion-distraction) and listing in the referral directory is a responsibility as is maintenance of the listings as reliable. A patient seeking a practitioner who does this technique does so in hopes of finding a physician to care for his/her spinal condition with this technique on a flexion-distraction table.
The re-certification process enhances certified practitioners’ awareness and knowledge of the latest research and procedures related to Cox® Technic as well as keeps the referral directory reliable.