In this issue Dr Keith Charlton remembers Dr Carl Hamilton, a colourful character in the timeline of Australia's Chiropractic history, and Dr Guy Riekeman pays tribute to Dr Gerry Clum.
This Journal pays its deepest respects to the families and friends of the late Dr Hamilton and Dr Clum. Their presence in our profession and their wisdom of guidance will be missed.
Australian Board Backflip
A new Statement on paediatric care has been published by the Chiropractic Board of Australia, supposedly after considering the recommendations made by the Safer Care Victoria independent review into chiropractic spinal manipulation of children under 12 years. The Board says it also considered community needs and expectations and, specifically, the strong support for consumer choice voiced in the public consultation of the independent review.
The Board says it examined how common themes in the independent review’s recommendations align with its existing regulatory guidance, and used these insights to inform a risk-based approach to updating its Statement on paediatric care. This includes updated advice reinforcing the need to ensure that parents or guardians fully understand their rights and the evidence before treatment is provided to children.
The revised statement takes effect from 29 November 2023 and replaces the Interim policy on spinal manipulation for infants and young children, which has been in place since 2019.
Read the new position statements here:
The new Statement on paediatric care has been published by the Chiropractic Board of Australia (the Board) after considering the recommendations made by the Safer Care Victoria independent review into chiropractic spinal manipulation of children under 12 years. The Board also considered community needs and expectations, and specifically the strong support for consumer choice voiced in the public consultation of the independent review.
Watch Dr David Cahill, President of the Australian Chiropractors Association, address the matter:
Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic Care
In a groundbreaking study published in the Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research, chiropractors Joseph J Ierano and Phillip S Ebrall present compelling evidence of the life-changing benefits of Atlas Orthogonal (AO) chiropractic care. The study, which analyzed 393 patient questionnaires from 60 Atlas Orthogonal chiropractors worldwide, sheds light on the profound improvements experienced by patients in their own words. This research underscores the pivotal role chiropractic care plays in addressing global health concerns and offers a unique perspective from the patients themselves.
The world is changed by your example, not your opinion
Read the Official Publication of Chiropractic Doctors Association of Hong Kong, #1 of 2024