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Safer Care Victoria established an independent panel to review the chiropractic practice of spinal manipulation on children under 12.

Download SCV's final report on this review

The panel included experts in paediatrics and musculoskeletal care, consumers, and representatives from the Chiropractic Board of Australia and Australian Chiropractors Association.

The panel examined and assessed the available evidence, including information from consumers, providers, and other stakeholders, for the use of spinal manipulation by chiropractors on children less than 12 years of age.

SCV provided recommendations regarding this practice to the Victorian Minister for Health.


Professor Euan Wallace AM, CEO Safer Care Victoria

Panel members

Name Representation
Ms Keree Bradshaw Consumer representative
Adj Assoc Prof Matthew Fisher

Chief Executive Officer, Australian Chiropractors Association

Ms Emma Gierschick Consumer representative
Prof Terry Haines Professor and Head of School of Primary and Allied Health Care, Monash University
Mr David Harding Physiotherapist, Paediatric Orthopaedic Clinic, Monash Children’s Hospital
Mr Michael B. Johnson

Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Children’s Hospital

Dr Genevieve Keating

Chiropractor, Educator and Director, Dynamic Neuro-development

Adj Assoc Prof Donna Markham Chief Allied Health Officer, Safer Care Victoria
Dr Wayne Minter AM Chair Chiropractic Board of Australia
Prof Katrina Williams

Professor of Paediatrics and Head of Department, Monash University / Paediatrician, Developmental Paediatrics, Monash Health

Prof Andrew Wilson Chief Medical Officer, Safer Care Victoria
Dr Alison Wray Paediatric Neurosurgeon, Royal Children’s Hospital


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Safer Care Victoria

Page last updated: 14 Nov 2019

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