Prof Stephen M Perle

Prof Stephen M Perle

University of Bridgeport, United States of America

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Chiropractic & Manual Therapies is ready to receive manuscripts on all aspects of evidence-based information that is clinically relevant to chiropractors, manual therapists and related health care professionals.

Editing the journal gives me an opportunity to help our profession expand our knowledge base in a way that is open to the world to see. - I was actually investigating starting an open access journal with BioMed Central because I see access to the literature as one of the limitations to the use of evidence based practice in our profession.

Stephen earned his D.C. from Texas Chiropractic College in 1983. In 1986 he qualified as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician from American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (ACBSP), which he was a member of from 1990-4. In 2002 he earned a Master of Science degree in Exercise Science from Southern Connecticut State University, with a thesis on the effects of manipulation of the ankle. He practiced in NYC from 1983 until 1991. Stephen has been the medical director of various athletic events culminating with the 1991 U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships. He was the first chiropractor in the U.S. to be the medical director for a major Olympic sport’s national championships.


In 1991 he joined the inaugural faculty of the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic (UBCC). Currently he holds a tenured appointment as a professor of clinical sciences. At UBCC he has taught courses in manipulation, biomechanics, ethics, evidence based practice and soft tissue technique. He has published more than a half dozen chapters in textbooks and over 20 peer reviewed publications. Stephen also writes ethics columns for Dynamic Chiropractic & the American Chiropractic Association’s ACANews. His major research interest is on the biomechanics and biomechanical effects of manipulation and on the quality of chiropractic care. He has been an associate editor since 2008 and prior to that served on the editorial board since 2005.


Stephen loves working with the journal because he thinks that the profession must grow and change as our knowledge base changes.

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