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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…
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…
Chiropractors welcome new recommendations by Choosing Wisely Australia The Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (CAA) welcomes new recommendations by the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA), as published on 14 February 2018 by Choosing Wisely Australia. These recommendations address the growing concerns over the prescription of pain medicines and spinal fusion surgery for lower back pain.Recent studies have demonstrated that an overwhelming amount of research reveals most pain medicines had little to no effect compared to placebos in treating lower back pain. GPs are now unlikely to recommend pain medicines in response to…
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