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In addition to discounted pricing on Aon Insurance and the GEN-C Online Learning Platform, our Members can also enjoy significant savings on a number of …

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Members have access to the Chiropractic Australia support team, via both telephone and email, regarding chiropractic-related matters, in addition to limited Human Resources & Legal …

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On behalf of all CA Members and the broader profession, Chiropractic Australia is actively and impactfully advocating on your behalf – to Government, regulators, public …

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Chiropractic Australia Members are eligible to benefit from discounted rates on professional indemnity insurance from our strategic partner and preferred service provider – Aon Insurance; …

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Changing the Way We See PD

As a featured guest at the 2021 Chiropractic Australia Summit Online, Dr Andrew Vitiello delivered a timely and insightful presentation about overcoming internal and external roadblocks that can arise throughout the CPD process. Dr Vitiello shared a number of key insights into how to avoid overwhelm and uncertainty on the learning journey, as well as how to apply a metacognitive approach to shifting our perspective to see CPD as an exciting and transformative opportunity to grow; rather than merely a necessary obligation to fulfill our requirements as registered healthcare professionals.

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Meet A Member | President Dale Comrie

Dr Dale Comrie is a practicing chiropractor, newly-appointed Chiropractic Australia President and principal of the Heidelberg Chiropractic Clinic.

After graduating from RMIT University in 1994, Dale spent three months at the Royal Saskatoon Hospital, Saskatchewan, Canada before returning to Australia in 1995, Dale commenced work as an associate at the Heidelberg Chiropractic Clinic and took over as principal in 2000. Dale’s practice focuses on general chiropractic practice and incorporating evidence-based practice with low tech rehabilitation. Through his position on the Chiropractic Australia board, Dale has been integral in the development of compliance issues for chiropractors and their clinics across Victoria.

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Update from the Chiropractic Board of Australia

With registration renewal process opening shortly for chiropractors, Chiropractic Board of Australia Chair – Dr Wayne Minter AM – has provided a summary of key topics and guidance regarding the annual requirements; from covid-safe CPD opportunites, to first-aid training, financial hardship and compliance with advertising regulations. At renewal, you will be asked important questions about how you are meeting the Board’s registration standards including criminal history, professional indemnity insurance, recency of practice and continuing professional development.

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Our Response to Mandatory Vaccinations

As an evidence-based organisation, representing over 1400 members in the allied health sector nationally, the safety and well-being of all chiropractic professionals – and the patients they provide care for – is our preeminent priority. As such, Chiropractic Australia supports regional public health orders and data-informed suppression strategies in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, including the introduction of mandatory vaccinations for chiropractic practitioners across Tasmania and some local government areas of concern in New South Wales.

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President’s Message – September 2021

The exciting operational developments made throughout 2020 and 2021, as well as those forthcoming, are unpinned by the updating of our constitution and governance structure …

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Key findings of Burden of Disease Study 2018

A report released this week by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) Australian Burden of Disease Study 2018: key findings, reveals that Australians overall health is improving. However, the report notes that 5 disease groups caused the most burden with musculoskeletal complaints accounting for 13% of the burden, second only to cancer at 18%. Injuries accounted for 8.4%. This result is not surprising and confirms previous international reports that have shown that back pain is the leading cause of disability globally, and chiropractors are well placed to assist their patients both musculoskeletal problems and other modifiable risk factors to maintain a healthy lifestyle such as weight reduction and smoking cessation.

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$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.

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WorkSafe Victoria’s WorkWell Program

WorkSafe’s WorkWell Program supports workplace leaders to prevent mental injury and promote safe and mentally healthy workplaces, taking an evidence-based approach to positive system-level change. Championing workplace leaders and employers as change makers, Workwell provides access to opportunities for knowledge sharing, funding and resources – known as the ‘Learning Networks’, the ‘Mental Health Improvement Fund’ and the ‘Toolkit’ respectively. Chiropractic Australia is proud to support the WorkWell initiative and it’s evidence-based approach to preventing mental injury and creating safe and mentally healthy workplaces in Victoria.

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Meet a Member | Simon Vella

Our 2020 PhD Scholarship participant Simon Vella is a chiropractor, PhD research candidate and casual tutor in the Department of Chiropractic at Macquarie University.
Simon completed his Master of Research Program through Macquarie University on lumbopelvic and lower limb biomechanics in 2020. He is currently a PhD candidate focusing on emergency and paramedic healthcare for low back pain through the Institute for Musculoskeletal Health at The University of Sydney.

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Working from Home – 5 Things You Need to Know

Over the years, experts have highlighted the many benefits that can be had from working from home including an improved work/life balance; greater productivity, more flexible work times, lower business costs, no time wasted commuting to and from work, and therefore reduced traffic congestion.
The social distancing measures & restrictions we have been experiencing as a result of the COVD-19 pandemic have meant that some chiropractors have started providing some of their services remotely. If you are one of these chiropractors, there are a few things you may want to consider to ensure you and your business are well prepared for the additional complexities remote working can bring.

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Top 5 cyber insurance myths debunked

Top 5 cyber insurance myths debunked Cyber-attacks and cybercrime have been a hot topic for the last few years. Every week there’ s a new update on cyber risks to business, the likelihood of an attack and big news stories such as WannaCry, Red Cross and Ashley Maddison. At Aon, we know that claims are on the rise, and we all know that Data Breach Notification Laws are here to stay.

But what is the actual risk to you? And if you are a small business do you really need insurance?

We tackle a few common cyber insurance myths and present some local cases and statistics that may help you decide if the risk is worth the cost.

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Supporting practitioners’ mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

The uncertainty of COVID-19 has taken its toll on both the mental health, wellbeing, and physical health of many practitioners in the allied health industry, including chiropractors. Ensuring health is at the forefront of practitioner’s minds is essential to successfully navigate an unprecedented global pandemic that has played havoc on the lives and businesses of chiropractors and allied health practitioners globally. There are many tools that can assist practitioners to navigate COVID, with the view to exit at the other side of the pandemic with greater resilience.

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Advocacy Update | Chiropractic Australia

In response to our recent advocacy effort and submission to the Victorian Government, Minister Foley’s office confirmed last week that the list of industries eligible to receive the second-round support package had been broadened to include Chiropractic and Osteopathic Services (Class 8534), which had previously been excluded; despite no longer having access to JobKeeper or other financial support. This was positive and timely outcome for those effected by current lockdown restrictions, and a reassuring reminder to all our members throughout Australia that your concerns are being heard and the needs of our profession are being recognised.

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President’s Message

Our vision for the new website was to create an interactive platform for members to be able to easily access important information, facilitate greater communication with the Chiropractic Australia support team and utilise a range of powerful features to simplify and streamline CPD for Chiropractors. Having reflected on the recent launch, and the positive feedback from our valued members, I am confident is saying that our goals for the new website have been well and truly achieved; and we look forward to rolling out a number of additional features over the coming months.

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Chiropractic Australia’s Early Career Practitioner Network

Recognising the need to support the transition of recent graduates into practice, Chiropractic Australia has developed The Early Practitioners’ Network; a supportive network of peers to foster links between those just starting out in Chiropractic and those with years of experience in the field. Kicking off with a webinar that was held on 25th March 2021, which covered business and legal fundamentals for joining and/or running a Chiropractic clinic, we are proud to announce that this is just the first of many Early Practitioners’ Network events to come.

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