About RIHG

RIHG logoThe Rural and Indigenous Health-Interest Group (RIHG) is a special interest group of the CAA 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 aim of this group is to improve access to chiropractic services by Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians located in rural and remote Australia and to support the chiropractors who deliver these services.

Aims of RIHG

  • Provide effective channels of communication amongst chiropractors working in rural, remote and indigenous communities, the CAA 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 Rural and Indigenous Health-Interest Group click here to access resources >


How to Contact RIHG

CAA National
Ph: (02) 8844 0400
Fax: (02) 8844 0499
Email:   cig@caa.asn.au

Chair & Delegate to the Rural & Indigenous Health Group
Dr Joan Van Rotterdam