46 Years of Research

Welcome to the Australian Spinal Research Foundation

The Australian Spinal Research Foundation (ASRF) was established in 1977, and is internationally the largest chiropractic research funding organisation.

A world leader in funding and facilitating quality vertebral subluxation-focused research.

Educating chiropractors, communities and peak bodies on the effectiveness of VS-based chiropractic care.

Welcome to the Australian Spinal Research Foundation
Chiropractic Research

Make an Impact on Chiropractic Research

The ASRF invites you to consider supporting the work to increase the global body of evidence-based knowledge around vertebral subluxation, to support continued best practice applications of chiropractic care.

Be a Partner

Find out how you can become a Spinal Research Partner through regular giving.


Support chiropractic research with a one-off or recurring gift.

Leave a Legacy

Find out how you can leave a legacy, with a bequest to Spinal Research.

The Impact and Support of the Foundation

We have committed to funding and facilitating quality research investigating vertebral subluxation.

It’s a bold plan – one that we can achieve because of our global collective of Members, Donors and Supporters.


Play a pro-active part in investigating the vertebral subluxation and its effects

Become a Member

Membership to the Australian Spinal Research Foundation allows you to pro-actively play a part in investigating the vertebral subluxation and its effects, and the impact chiropractic care has on human function.

Full Members

This level of membership is for all Chiropractors, as well as those in the community who wish to hold voting rights on Foundation matters.

Supporting Members

Available to anyone within the community who is passionate about chiropractic. Does not include voting rights, and is not available to Chiropractors.

Student Members

We welcome Student Members, as the future leaders of the profession. Available to Chiropractic Students who would like to contribute to research.

ASRF Quarterly Newsletters


ASRF’s news at your finger tips

Case Reports Examine Chronic Pain and Mental Health

The world of medical research is not unfamiliar with the pattern: chronic pain and presentations of poor mental health often go together. It’s a well-established comorbidity. This often brings with it a sensible question – which came first? Did the chronic pain trigger the presentation of mental illness, or did the mental illness increase the…

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ASRF-Funded projects approved in 2023

As the Australian Spinal Research Foundation, our core business is to serve the chiropractic profession through all things vertebral subluxation research. So it is with great pleasure that we announce the results of the latest funding round. This group of studies will, of course, take time. But as they emerge, they will enrich our understanding of…

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