Interest Groups irrp

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island Rural Remote Practitioner Network

The Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island Rural Remote Practitioner Network (ARRPN) special interest group of the ACA was established to represent the special needs of chiropractors and the rural and indigenous communities they serve throughout Australia.

The special health needs of rural and indigenous communities have been well-documented. A substantial proportion of chiropractors live and work in rural Australia, providing chiropractic care as well as promoting the general health and well-being of their communities in private practice, community groups, as well as multidisciplinary teams.

The primary purpose of the ARRPN is to advocate on behalf of the ACA, and the profession, with regards to its role in indigenous health and rural & remote health.

Aims of ARRPN

  • Provide effective channels of communication amongst chiropractors working in rural, remote and indigenous communities, the ACA as well as state and territory branches,
  • Assist rural and remote chiropractors to access administrative support,
  • Pertinent information of opportunities,
  • Affordable continuing professional development,
  • Develop mechanisms to address the unique challenges of your situation and opportunities for promoting the health of their communities,
  • Provide an effective voice for those practitioners serving rural and remote areas including indigenous populations, with appropriate organizations, forums and conferences.  
  • To foster relevant research and publications involving and highlighting the issues, objectives and challenges facing those serving rural, remote and Indigenous communities.
  • Establish links with other health professions, government and non-government organisations to promote the availability of skills, knowledge and resources for chiropractors in order to improve the delivery of care in these communities

If you are a member of the ARRPN Group click here to access resources >


How to Contact the ARRPN group

Ph: (02) 8844 0400
Fax: (02) 8844 0499

Chair & Delegate to the ARRPN group
Dr Joan Van Rotterdam