In 2012 the GCC commissioned Firefly to conduct research into patients’ views and expectations of chiropractic care, in particular people’s assessment of the risks and benefits of chiropractic treatment, their expectations of chiropractors, and their experience of them.


The methods used for this research included:

  •  A brief examination of existing research and other information about patients’ views and expectations of chiropractic, other manual and complementary therapies.


  • Telephone interviews with chiropractic patients in three locations across the UK, plus one small focus group, using semi-structured topic guide


  • A national survey of a sample of chiropractic patients, undertaken through a questionnaire



For further details of this research you can view the final report