The authors of this above article surveyed all state and provincial chiropractic regulatory boards in North America regarding what diagnostic and treatment procedures are permitted by statute in each of their practice acts. The following list combines information from their article as it particularly relates in the United States to “Craniopathy” and “Temporomandibular Joint Evaluation and/or Treatment” as well as updated information by SOTO-USA as of 2003.

The following is a combination of findings from the Lamm and Pfannenschmidt study as well as exhaustive inquiries by SOTO-USA to support SOT chiropractors practicing Cranial Manipulation, Craniopathy and TMJ methods of treatment. Various state boards have offered qualified responses, which means they refer to their state statutes and do not wish at this time to make an explicit statement.

Those in progress and offering only qualified responses are being followed up by SOTO-USA at the present time. Usually these qualified responses is the way the state can allow Craniopathy and TMJ care within its scope of practice.

If you are practicing, Craniopathy or TMJ care, in a state it would behoove you to check out the information below.

SOTO-USA is attempting to make sure that all states recognize craniopathy or cranial manipulation and TMJ therapies as within the scope of practice of all United States chiropractors.

Some states required that craniopathy and TMJ treatments be part of a spinal component of treatment. SOTO-USA has written a position paper that the states can use to justify craniopathy or cranial therapy and TMJ treatment and its relationship to chiropractic spinal related treatment.


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