Empowering Evidence

The Chiropractic Australia Research Foundation exists to support the vital role of inquiry and innovation in the advancement of evidence-based practice and patient care.

Empowering Evidence

The Chiropractic Australia Research Foundation exists to support the vital role of inquiry and innovation in the advancement of evidence-based practice and patient care.

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Supporting impactful research

The promotion, funding and publishing of impactful research is essential for the advancement of evidence-based practice. In line with our long-standing commitment to continuous improvement, innovation and contribution to the body of knowledge behind the chiropractic and ostepathic professions, the Chiropractic Australia Research Foundation (CARF) was established in 2012 to support the vital role of research and researchers in ensuring safe and effective health outcomes. 

Supported by Chiropractic Australia, our valued members and generous donors; CARF is proud to be able to provide ongoing research investment and build the necessary capacity to ensure a future of high-quality inquiry in the field.

Our Mission

To facilitate impactful research in the chiropractic & osteopathic professions through the effective funding of people and projects.

Our Vision

To reduce the burden of MSK conditions

CARF Board of Directors

The Chiropractic Australia Research Foundation Board is comprised of seven highly qualified Directors who are currently practicing chiropractors, academics or both. This Board oversees the Chiropractic Australia Research Foundation and is responsible for directing funding for research projects and chiropractic-related PhD scholarships, both of which directly support the chiropractic profession as well as related health care professions. The Board’s research goal is to continually develop and improve best practice methods and skills which will ultimately lead to better community health through quality care.

Grants & Applications

Chiropractic Australia is an organisation that supports evidence-based practice and as such is a strong advocate for high quality research. The Grant Review Process has been designed to provide all applicants an equal opportunity to be considered for available grants and to avoid any conflict of interest of those involved in the process. Each grant submitted undergoes a rigorous peer review process. An independent Grants Review Committee oversees the peer review process. Members of the Committee are highly experienced research grant reviewers. The Committee allocates a minimum of two independent assessors to each grant. 

Award Recipients

Previous award recipients include:

  • Dr Katie De Luca for her research project: A cross sectional analysis of older women with arthritis: investigating pain mechanisms,
  • Dr Matthew Stevens Prevention and management of low back pain,
  • Dr Mattthew FernandezWhat causes LBP? – Investigating chiropractic care related factors using an innovative twin design approach

Research Events

Events are a crucial way to showcase research to the chiropractic community. Our flagship event held annually is the Researchers Day which is delivered as part of the National Conference travelling across the country. There is plenty of opportunity for members to participate as either delegates or presenters at these key events. CARF continue to look at new and innovative ways to deliver events for the benefit of our members.

News & Interviews

One of our most important responsibilities to our Members is keeping them informed with the latest news; this includes research developments, interviews with fellow practitioners, healthcare legislation changes and updates on the continuing ramifications of Covid-19. Chiropractic Australia membership includes access to our  newsletter and up to the minute EDM’s containing important updates for practitioners.

Research Publications

Chiropractic & Manual Therapies is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal published online by BioMed Central that aims to provide chiropractors, manual therapists and related health professionals with clinically relevant, evidence-based information. Chiropractic and other manual therapies share a relatively broad diagnostic practice and treatment scope, emphasizing the structure and function of the body’s musculoskeletal framework.

Upcoming Events

The promotion, funding, and publishing of impactful, musculoskeletal research is essential for the advancement of chiro practice in line with our principles.

News & Interviews

The promotion, funding, and publishing of impactful, musculoskeletal research is essential for the advancement of chiro practice in line with our principles.

Publications

The promotion, funding, and publishing of impactful, musculoskeletal research is essential for the advancement of chiro practice in line with our principles.

Empowering Evidence

The peak body for evidence-based Chiropractic & Musculosketal Research.

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Empowering evidence

The promotion, funding, and publishing of impactful, musculoskeletal research is essential long-standing commitment to continuous improvement, innovation, and contribution to the body of knowledge behind the chiropractic profession, the Chiropractic Australia Research Foundation (CARF) was established in 2012 to support the vital role of research – and the people that undertake it – in ensuring safe, effective and informed health outcomes.

Supported by Chiropractic Australia, our valued members and generous donor; CARF is proud to have invested more than $1.65 million in grants to date – facilitating over 35 research – and actively building capacity to ensure a future of high-quality inquiry in the field.

CARF Board of Directors

The promotion, funding, and publishing of impactful, musculoskeletal research is essential for the advancement of chiro practice in line with our principles.

Grants & Applications

The promotion, funding, and publishing of impactful, musculoskeletal research is essential for the advancement of chiro practice in line with our principles.

Award Recipient

The promotion, funding, and publishing of impactful, musculoskeletal research is essential for the advancement of chiro practice in line with our principles.

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