ABOUT THE CLEAR INSTITUTE
About the Clear Institute
What is the CLEAR Scoliosis Institute?
The Clear Scoliosis Institute it is an non-profit organization (NGO) dedicated to promote chiropractic care and scoliosis investigation. CLEAR has developed an efficient chiropractic system for scoliosis rehabilitation, and shares this information in graduate programs through accredited universities. Doctors of Chiropractic (D.C.´s) that complete this postgrad program have the option to be certified to do the Scoliosis CLEAR treatment with their patients. When a chiropractor is CLEAR certified, their clinic can be called as a CLEAR center for the treatment of scoliosis.
When was CLEAR founded and by who?
CLEAR was founded in 2000 by Dr. Dennis Woggon BSc DC, who graduated with honors from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1974. Dr. Woggon has more than 40 years clinical experience in the spinal rehabilitation.
At the beginning CLEAR´s mission was to help chiropractors become better doctors through the advanced analysis of x-rays and to provide treatment strategies. But because the quantity requests for information regarding scoliosis was so high, this became the focus of the work and research of CLEAR.
What is acronym CLEAR?
CLEAR is stands for “Chiropractic Leadership, Educational Advancement, and Research”. The CLEAR mission is to implement an effective system of to help people with scoliosis through spinal rehabilitation and research.
What is special about CLEAR?
The CLEAR Scoliosis Institute is the only NGO in the world that is dedicated to the chiropractic treatment and investigation of scoliosis. CLEAR has a has a certification process to ensure the competency and professionalism of all of its doctors. This independent supervision helps insure that all CLEAR patients receive the best care possible in an ethical and just environment. The CLEAR methods are taught in post-graduate studies in an accredited chiropractic university. All of our doctors are member is a Clinical Research Group that is registered in the Agency for Health Research and Quality.
Is the CLEAR treatment painful?
No, even though it can be a goal as well as a challenge.
CLEAR did a study with 3.198 patients and found that in more than 95% of the time they felt the same or better after the treatment.
In more than 75% there were no reported side effects as a result of the treatment.
The most common side effect was muscular pain, reported in one of every five visits.
There were no severe side effects reported in any of the 3.198 visits.
Are there any investigations about the methods of the CLEAR treatment?
CLEAR has a series of investigation articles. A first investigation article of a preliminary version of our method was published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders in September 2004. In 2006, it reached the status of ¨the most highly-accessed article of all times¨ in this magazine, and kept this status until 2015. There have been additional investigations about the CLEAR treatments in international conferences and Chiropractic Symposium like the Research Agenda Committee of the American Colleges of Chiropractic (ACC-RAC) and the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC). All of the CLEAR doctors are members Clinical Research group and CLEAR is seeking approval by an Independent Research Board (IRB) for long-term studies on the effectiveness of the CLEAR Scoliosis Protocols.
See the original article published by the CLEAR Institute.