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As part of the Award Review and with ACA's advocacy on behalf of the profession, a final decision has been made regarding proposed changes to the Health Professionals and Support Services (HPSS) Award 2010. For the past three years, ACA has been engaged in advocating on behalf of the profession regarding the Health Professionals and Support Services (HPSS) Award and have been successful. This advocacy culminated in CEO Dr Matthew Fisher presenting to the Full Bench last December.  This announcement has been split up into two sections. A major change that is applicable from first full pay period commencing on or after 9 July…
As children across the country prepare to start the school year, the Australian Chiropractors Association (ACA) is launching their annual Back to School campaign, promoting the correct wearing of backpacks for school-aged children.   Heavy and ill-fitting backpacks may have a detrimental impact to a young child’s developing spine, as incorrectly worn backpacks may lead to strain and discomfort to the spine. Therefore it is important that parents look at the fit and quality of their child’s backpack. Our Back to School campaign is intended to educate the Australian public about the correct way to wear a backpack and what…
Last week the Australian Chiropractors Association (ACA) held their annual Christmas campaign, ‘Giving Back’ Week. Held 10 – 16 December, participating ACA members invited patients and members of the public to donate gifts to families going through tough times.   Over 22 clinics from across Australia registered their participation, delivering the donations received to local charities in time to reach children and families in need this Christmas. Donations were in the form of new, unwrapped toys, non-perishable food items, or monetary donations. Time voucher donations were also accepted, where patients could donate their practical trade, for example two hours of…
The Australian Chiropractors Association (ACA) is pleased to announce a new partnership with SUPACORE, endorsing their patented medical grade range of sports compression products. "The ACA looks forward to the partnership with Supacore to enable our members to assist their patients in achieving health and/or sporting outcomes,” says ACA CEO Dr Matthew Fisher. Based in Melbourne, SUPACORE is increasingly known globally for its patented compression technology and has worked alongside elite athletes and sporting clubs including the English Premier League, AFL, NRL and A League. SUPACORE has developed a range of compression products alongside leading medical professionals and sports medicine…
For the past three years, we have been engaged in advocating on behalf of the profession regarding the Health Professionals and Support Services (HPSS) Award and have been successful. This advocacy culminated in CEO Dr Matthew Fisher presenting to the Full Bench last December. Our lawyers stated in summary: While we have not yet had an opportunity to review the decision in its entirety – we thought you would be pleased to hear that the Commission considered there was “force in the submissions of CAA and OA to the effect that the default span…does not reflect their contemporary operating hours that are designed…
The Giles Medal for Outstanding Research in Health Science was first awarded in 2017 in recognition of excellence in healthcare research. The award is made to an individual who has an outstanding and sustained track record in research that is of relevance to the practice of chiropractic. The Medal is named in honour of Dr Lynton Giles, the first chiropractor in Australia to complete a PhD in a health science discipline, and who then made an exceptional contribution to our understanding of the significance of the spine in healthcare through his basic and clinical science research concerning the spine. This…
As part of World Spine Day 2018 (16 October), chiropractors are encouraging Australians to take control of their spinal health. Every year on 16 October, people from around the world come together on World Spine Day (an initiative of the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health) to raise awareness about spinal disorders and empower others to take charge of their spinal health. Back pain is the leading cause of disability in the world, with one in four adults estimated to suffer from back pain during their lives. “Our increasingly sedentary lifestyle is having a profound negative impact on our health and…
Following many years of consultation and several weeks of extraordinary general meetings, the results on the proposed CAA Restructure are in – a unanimous 'yes' vote across all nine entities. The proposal was to restructure the CAA federation, comprising nine separate legal entities (National and State/Territory Branches), into a single-entity association. All resolutions were successfully passed and we are truly excited to be able to move forward with one strong voice as the Australian Chiropractors Association (ACA). From our perspective, the combined diligence of the Transition Committee and the Boards of all nine entities meant that not only a unanimous…
The Lancet has published a series of articles on low back pain, addressing the issues around the disorder and a call for worldwide recognition of the disability associated with the disorder, and also the removal of harmful practices. Led by Professor Rachelle Buchbinder from Monash University in Melbourne, this series comes from an international group of authors including Associate Professor Alice Kongsted and Professors Jan Hartvigsen and Chris Maher. Jan Hartvigsen was a keynote speaker at the CAA Annual Conference in Canberra last October. The CAA Podcast featured Jan in the lead up to the conference. To listen to this…