Category Archives: Chiropractic

Yet again a Victorian chiropractor manipulates a baby’s spine in ‘deeply disturbing’ video

Victoria’s health minister Jenny Mikakos has condemned a Melbourne chiropractor filmed hanging a two-week-old baby upside down by his ankles. She slammed the treatment as “unacceptable” and called on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) to act. “The Chiropractic … Continue reading

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Made in Australia? Complementary Medicine Taskforce established; FOI report requested

On 3 December 2018 the Federal Court ruled that encapsulation in Australia of imported fish oil (from Chile) and Vitamin D (from China) did not qualify for the ‘Made in Australia’ logo. The ACCC welcomed the Federal Court ruling that … Continue reading

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AHPRA to conduct pilot audit on advertising compliance in early 2019

A pilot audit to check health practitioner compliance with advertising requirements will be conducted by AHPRA in early 2019. https://www.chinesemedicineboard.gov.au/News/Newsletters/October-2018.aspx The pilot audit has been modelled on the well established approach to auditing compliance with core registration standards and involves … Continue reading

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U3A Melbourne City Short Course – Complementary Medicine: Exploring the Issues

Healthy growth, healthy people? The value of sales of Australian complementary medicines (CM) has doubled from $2.3 billion to $4.7 billion in just over three years. This corresponds to a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 26.9% compared to the 1.7% … Continue reading

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Seminar Program, Papers and Presentations: The Advertising of Therapeutic Goods and Services (and its regulation)

Seminar program Papers Ken Harvey. Seminar Background Paper Sitesh Bhojani and Jodie Valadon. The multi-regulator model for Australian Consumer Law: effective or useless? Paul Lacaze & Jane Tiller. Online Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Testing in Australia: Concerns, Regulation and Recommendations Presentations delivered … Continue reading

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Chiropractic Journal of Australia; my article up alongside dissenting opinion!

http://www.cjaonline.com.au/index.php/cja See also article by Matthew Doyle and commentary from Phillip Ebral by

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AHPRA-CBA Stakeholder Forum July 28, 2016

This forum was organised by the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Chiropractic Board of Australia (CBA) in response to longstanding concerns (and recent publicity) about the promotion and practice of many chiropractors that lacks an adequete evidence base. It follows … Continue reading

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De-registered chiropractor in hyperbaric death probe

Mr Hooper’s chiropractic registration was cancelled in 2013 when the Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal found him guilty of six counts of misconduct. The tribunal ruled that as well as charging Mr Tekin almost $45,000 for more than 200 hours of … Continue reading

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Dr Glen Maginness YouTube video and Mt Eliza Family Chiro Clinic Website & Facebook page

On May 30, 2016 Dr Glen Maginness (a Victorian AHPRA registered chiropractor)  published a YouTube video, titled, “Paediatric Chiropractor Hits Back (at medical bullies)!” This link has now been made private but it was copied while in the public domain and is … Continue reading

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ABC RN background briefing: Chiro wars; Dr Ian Rossborough

The latest media coverage in this long running saga. Chiro wars: Ann Arnold reports. Baby-cracking Melbourne chiropractor explains controversial video Strict conditions slapped on chiropractor Dr Ian Rossborough by

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