$2.1 million in funding for chiropractic research

$2.1 million in funding for chiropractic research

$2.1 million in funding for chiropractic research

As part of a broader funding initiative to support innovative research into back pain, hearing, vision, dementia and cancer immunotherapy, Minister for Health and Aged Care – The Hon Greg Hunt MP – awarded over $5.3 million dollars in June to support three new projects facilitated by Macquarie University and the outstanding researchers moving the needle of enquiry in these respective fields.

 Chiropractic Australia would like to congratulate all of the researchers from Macquarie University who were successful in receiving grants as part of the Medical Research Future Fund scheme, including two valued members of our Chiropractic Australia Research Foundation Board; Professor Simon French and Dr Katie De Luca.

In partnership with Professor Mark Hancock from the Department of Health Professions, Professor Simon French will lead the project to investigate whether patients with low back pain would benefit from team-based care by integrating physiotherapists or chiropractors into GP clinics. Joined by fellow chief investigator, Dr Katie De Luca, the research team will be evaluating the effects of this integrative approach on patient health, health system outcomes and costs.

The Chiropractic Australia community eagerly awaits the results of this exciting research and looks forward to the valuable insights it will provide for practitioners, patients and decision-makers alike.

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As the peak national organisation & recognised voice for allied health professions in Australia, (AHPA) has an important strategic leadership role & is the body that the Federal Government & other national organisations turn to when they seek a collective view of allied health. As of November 30th 2021, CA has officially been inducted as a valued member of AHPA, joining the 23 other allied health peak bodies that comprise the AHPA membership. This is a significant development for CA & our members & we remain committed to driving the chiropractic profession forward.
Earlier this week, the CA CEO, President, & Clinical Lead & Policy Advisor met with the Chief Allied Health Officer Dr Anne-Marie Boxall & senior departmental staff to discuss key strategic priorities, the role of allied health in the broader healthcare landscape and solutions offered by primary care for improving patient outcomes across Australia. Encouraged by Dr Boxall’s commitment to bringing together allied health professions and practitioners, CA looks forward to continuing this positive dialogue.
A graduate of the CQU in Brisbane, Dr Joshua Steen completed his Bachelor of Chiropractic and Masters of Clinical Chiropractic in 2019. Over the past few years of clinical practice in Brisbane, Joshua has developed a strong interest in human movement which has contributed to his passion for incorporating a multi-disciplinary approach to treating patient’s injuries. Joshua uses a range of therapies and is passionate about continuing his professional development to constantly enhance his techniques and practice for the benefit of his patients.

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