Dr. Kenneth Young

Course Leader - Chiropractic

School of Sport and Health Sciences

Brook Building, BB318

+44 (0) 1772 89 4235

kjyoung1@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Chiropractic

Ken is a chiropractor with academic and clinical experience in the UK, Australia, and North America. His areas of expertise are diagnostic imaging and the history of chiropractic. He is utilising this knowledge and experience to develop an evidence-based chiropractic course at UCLan.

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Ken began working at UCLan in December 2019 and is developing the new chiropractic provision within the School of Sport and Health Sciences. He brings academic experience from three continents and twenty years of running a diagnostic imaging interpretation service for chiropractors. His focus is maintained on patient benefit by helping educate evidence-based practitioners who can integrate efficiently into multidisciplinary health care systems.

Ken’s current research interests involve issues around developing professionalism and cultural authority in chiropractic.

Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Philosophy, History (Murdoch University) 2018
    • Thesis: Divergent Beam: A History of the Use of X-Rays in Chiropractic
  • Master of Applied Sciences, Medical Imaging (Charles Sturt University) 2009
  • Doctor of Chiropractic (Los Angeles College of Chiropractic) 1996
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology (Lehigh University) 1987

Professional Certification:

  • Diplomate, American Chiropractic Board of Radiology (DACBR) 1999

Memberships

  • Registered, General Chiropractic Council of the United Kingdom (#1071)
  • Fellow, Royal College of Chiropractors (UK)
  • Fellow, European Academy of Chiropractic
  • Member, British Chiropractic Association
  • Member, American Chiropractic College of Radiology
  • Academic Member, Chiropractic Australia

Publications

Leboeuf-Yde C, Innes SI, Young KJ, Kawchuk GN, Hartvigsen J. Chiropractic, one big unhappy family: better together or apart? Chiropractic and Manual Therapies. 27, 4 (2019).

Young KJ. Politics Ahead of Patients: The Battle between Medical and Chiropractic Professional Associations over the Inclusion of Chiropractic in the American Medicare System. Canadian Bulletin of Medical History. 36, 2 (Fall 2019), 381-412.

Young KJ. A Tale of Specialization in 2 Professions: Comparing the Development of Radiology in Chiropractic and Medicine. Journal of Chiropractic Humanities. 26 (December 2019), 3-18.

Young KJ. Historical influence on the practice of chiropractic radiology: part I – a survey of Diplomates of the American Chiropractic College of Radiology. Chiropractic and Manual Therapies. May 2017. 25(14).

Young KJ. Historical influence on the practice of chiropractic radiology: part II – thematic analysis on the opinions of Diplomates of the American Chiropractic College of Radiology about the future. Chiropractic and Manual Therapies. May 2017. 25(15).

Young KJ, Bakkum BW, Siordia L. The Hangover: The early and lasting effects of the controversial incorporation of x-ray technology into chiropractic. Health and History. June 2016. 18(1):111-136.

Henderson RAE, Walker BF, Young KJ. The accuracy of diagnostic ultrasound imaging for musculoskeletal soft tissue pathology of the extremities: a comprehensive review of the literature. Chiropractic and Manual Therapies. November 2015. 23(31).

Conferences

  • September 2019, inaugural global chiropractic researchers conference, Toronto, Canada.
  • October 2019, annual conference of the American Chiropractic College of Radiology, St Louis, USA.
  • August 2019, annual conference of Chiropractic Australia, Gold Coast, Australia.
  • August 2018, annual conference of the Chiropractic and Osteopathic College of Australasia, Sydney, Australia.

Conferences

  • June 2018, summer conference of the Royal College of Chiropractors, Birmingham, England.
  • May 2018, annual conference of the European Chiropractors Union, Budapest, Hungary.
  • October 2017, annual conference of the American Chiropractic College of Radiology, Minneapolis, USA.

External Affiliations

  • Member, Steering Committee, Evidence-Based Chiropractic Practice-Based Research Network.
  • Secondary supervisor, Honours research project, Treyton Coxon, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia.