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Table 4 Referral of MSK physicians (N = 89) to other specialists and practitioners

From: Physicians using spinal manipulative treatment in The Netherlands: a description of their characteristics and their patients

Specialism Never/Seldom (%) Sometimes(%) Regular/Often (%)
SMT
 Orthomanual medicine technique 47.0 32.5 20.5
 Manual medicine technique 66.7 16.7 16.7
 Chiropractor 96.4 2.4 1.2
 Manual therapist 66.7 27.2 6.2
 McKenzie 47.0 28.9 24.1
 Marsman 84.1 13.4 2.4
Supportive treatment
 Physiotherapy 16.9 37.1 46.1
 Exercise therapy 5.7 32.2 62.1
 Postural therapy 12.6 40.2 47.1
 Dietician 61.9 31.0 7.1
Medical specialists
 Neurologist 12.2 62.2 25.6
 Orthopaedic surgeon 16.9 52.8 30.3
 Rehabilitation 64.7 25.9 9.4
 Pain clinic/ SIS 36.8 34.5 28.7
Complementary treatments
 Trigger point therapy 90.4 8.4 1.2
 Neural therapy 91.6 7.2 1.2
 Homeopathy 82.1 16.7 1.2
 Acupuncture 79.5 18.1 2.4
 Dry needling 83.3 15.5 1.2
 Insoles 41.4 37.9 20.7