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The Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (CAA) welcomes new recommendations published by the American College of Physicians on the non-invasive treatment of acute, subacute and chronic low back pain. Following a comprehensive update of the systematic review, the ACP has made several recommendations. These include the option of choosing manipulation for management of acute low back pain, with recommendation of non-pharmacological therapies (including manipulation) for relief from chronic low back pain. Rehabilitative interventions are also recommended, where chiropractors may play a leading role. With many Australians burdened by low back pain, chiropractors are well placed to assist with the management and…
A NSW chiropractor has been convicted of unlawfully advertising a regulated health service and using testimonials under Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory (the National Law).  He was sentenced yesterday at the Downing Centre Local Court in Sydney after pleading guilty to 13 charges filed by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) in April 2016. The Chiropractors' Association of Australia (CAA) expects all chiropractors should adhere to their obligations under National Law. The Code of Conduct for Chiropractors requires every practitioner to provide safe and effective health services within an ethical framework determined by National…
The Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (CAA) has no links to the Australian Vaccination-sceptics Network (AVN). The CAA has requested that AVN remove links to the CAA National website immediately. Our policy on vaccination is as stated and we are moving forward with this – this policy is publicly available here (www.bit.ly/CAAQualityCare). Any further statements on behalf of CAA will be made by CAA.
As parents begin preparations to send children back to school, Australian chiropractors would like to remind them that heavy, poorly fitted and packed backpacks may lead to spinal health problems in children. Spinal health problems can often go unnoticed. However, poor posture, back pain or “growing pains” need not become an accepted part of everyday life for your child. When choosing a backpack for your child, choose one that allows for even distribution of weight across the back. Otherwise the backpack can place unhealthy stress on a child’s spine. School can be a challenging time for any child, so ensuring…
The CAA and its predecessors the ACA and UCA have achieved a great deal on behalf of the chiropractic profession since their inception in the 1930s.  A couple of years ago the Boards of the nine CAA companies (National and the eight Branches) thought it was timely to conduct a review to ensure that its mode of operation and structure was the best design to serve members and the profession. A detailed proposal has been develped, which we firmly believe will establish an improved structure and model of operation that will make the CAA a much more effective and efficient…
A professional association is usually a non-profit organisation that seeks to further a particular profession, the interests of individuals engaged in that profession and the public interest. The role of a professional association has been variously defined but can include any or all of the following: a group of people in a learned occupation who are entrusted with maintaining control or oversight of the legitimate practice of the occupation; an organisation which represents the interest of professional practitioners; and a body which acts to safeguard the public interest. A key role of any professional association is to advocate or influence…
For World Spine Day on Sunday 16 October 2016, the Chiropractors' Association of Australia is encouraging people to ‘Straighten Up and Move’.  World Spine Day is a global campaign to highlight the importance of physical activity and improving posture to assist with good spinal health and prevention of injury, as part of the Bone and Joint Decade’s Action Week. It is estimated that one in six Australians (3.7 million) had chronic back problems in 2014–15, according to an August 2016 report released by the Australian Institute for Health and Welfare (AIHW). ‘Straighten Up’ Poor posture may cause headaches, soreness, back pain, fatigue, respiratory…
Latest issue available now. The Chiropractic Journal of Australia (CJA) is a peer-reviewed journal of record dedicated to the advancement of chiropractic science, principles and practice. View the latest issue of the Chiropractic Journal of Australia. CJA - Volume 44, No 4 >  
  Get Support on the Go with the CAA Back App'Your Pocket Chiropractor' While we all have the best of intentions when it comes to our health and activity levels, it’s all too easy to fall into bad habits. A bit of gentle encouragement never hurt anyone. That’s why to launch this year’s ‘Back Your Inner Athlete’ Campaign held during Spinal Health Week (23-29 May), the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (CAA) has developed a CAA Back App, the closest thing to having a chiropractor with you 24/7. The CAA Back App, which acts like your pocket chiropractor, has just been…