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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…
With a wealth of knowledge and experience, Dr Tim Maggs will be a keynote speaker at ACA’s Annual Conference in Hobart this October. He will deliver three sessions throughout the conference’s entirety, covering areas from technology to opioid dependence. With over three and a half decades in the field of chiropractic and extensive personal athletic experience, Dr Maggs brings across both his acquired knowledge as well as personal experience. Currently the Director of Sports Injuries and Sports Biomechanics at Christian Brothers Academy of Albany, New York, he is the pioneer behind the Structural Management® Program, Structural Fingerprint® Exam, as well…
This week is Women’s Health Week and the Australian Chiropractors Association (ACA) is encouraging women of all ages to ‘straighten up’ and consider their spinal health this week. Now in its sixth year, the goal of Women’s Health Week is for all Australian women to make good health a priority. As women lead busier lives than ever before, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can easily drop off as a priority.  “A strong healthcare system is one that recognises the unique needs of women and gives a platform for women's health issues to be openly discussed” says ACA President Dr Anthony Coxon. “Women's…
Healthy ageing is contingent upon a variety of factors; physical, psychological and cognitive health and ability are some of the areas that can cumulatively affect the way we age. Professor Kim Delbaere, a Principal Research Scientist at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), and an Associate Professor at UNSW, upholds her commitment to researching these areas collectively, highlighting their interrelation and pertinence to the aging individual. With a focus on falls prevention, Professor Delbaere’s research is multifaceted, combining areas from physiotherapy and neuroscience through to software engineering. With a comprehensive, multidimensional approach, Professor Delbaere is committed to helping individuals and society better…
There is more than meets the eye when it comes to healthy ageing, and Professor Peter Reaburn is no exception. As Professor and Head of Exercise and Sports Science at Bond University’s Bond Institute of Health and Sport, he is an exemplar of a lifetime’s commitment to health and fitness. His athletic achievements parallel his professional ones: he is an academic, author, researcher, competitive swimmer, Surf Lifesaver and National Ironman Triathlete, to name a few. With an abundance of knowledge and experience to share, Professor Reaburn will be doing just that, as he steps on stage as a keynote speaker…
In February 2018 a New South Wales chiropractor was convicted of false advertising after he claimed to be able to prevent, treat and cure cancer in his advertising. Dr Hance Limboro pleaded guilty to 13 charges filed by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency in August 2016. He was convicted of unlawfully advertising a regulated health service and using testimonials, fined $29,500 by the court and ordered to pay AHPRA’s legal costs. On Monday, 30 July the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal cancelled his registration stating Dr Limboro was “not a suitable person for registration in the profession of chiropractic…
The National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) is a committee made up of both Indigenous and Islander groups and NAIDOC week takes its name from this committee. This year, NAIDOC Week is held 8-15 July and celebrates the 65,000 years of unbroken rich cultural history that makes Australia unique. This week has its origins before the 1920s when Aboriginal rights groups boycotted Australia Day in protest against the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians, called the Day of Mourning. In 1955 this day was shifted to the first Sunday in July and it became not only a protest…
It is an exciting time for the class of 2017 as they transition into practice after five years of studying chiropractic. CAA National, along with local branches, have been delighted to present awards in recognition of student achievement at graduate events across the country. Macquarie University Held on 20 April 2018 in Darling Harbour, the masquerade themed Macquarie University Graduation Ball was a night to remember. Award Recipients Michael Hobbs - Student of the Year and Chiropractic Educations Australia Award for Clinic Internship Tristan Foo - The Ed Devereaux Award for Contributions to the Student Body and CAA X-Ray Excellence…
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