May 23, 2018

Foundation Funded Study Reveals Multisensory Impacts Of Subclinical Neck Pain

As research mounts up, it is becoming increasingly clear that neck pain has impacts far beyond pain and stiffness. A recent piece of research, partially funded by the Australian Spinal Research Foundation, has become the first to reveal that people with subclinical neck pain have slower visual and multisensory response times, and the differences caused by subclinical neck pain don’t improve on their own. The research emerging up until this point has offered clear indications that neck pain has impacts on multiple areas of brain function and proprioception. Among the already-available research is work indicating: Proprioceptive differences in upper limbs […]
May 15, 2018

Improvements In HRV under chiropractic care

A new case series published in the Chiropractic Journal of Australia has shown sustained improvement in heart rate variability in six individuals. The retrospective case series, which used the Australian Spinal Research Foundation’s conceptual definition of the Vertebral Subluxation, is an excellent example of one way we can objectively measure the impact of chiropractic care beyond short-term pain management alone. We caught up with Dr Amy Haas to chat about it. Dr Haas’s recent case series, co-authored with our own Dr Dave Russell, chronicled six patients at varying ages and stages of life. All underwent chiropractic care focused on the […]
May 8, 2018

Crohn’s Case Report Carries ASRF Vertebral Subluxation Definition

As a Foundation, we have always celebrated research that advances the cause and understanding of chiropractic. The last twelve months have seen us undertake a massive drive toward defining and researching the cornerstone of our profession: the vertebral subluxation. It gives us great pleasure to read our definition of the vertebral subluxation referenced in a number of case reports recently published. Among these studies was a piece by Dr’s David Russell and Tanja Glucina. The case report followed a 38 year-old female patient who suffered from Crohn’s disease, and was dealing with a number of lifestyle restrictions and quality of […]
April 24, 2018

Case Study: 15-Month Old With Motor Developmental Delay Improves Under Chiropractic Care

Motor developmental delays in infants and young children are often the domain of dedicated therapists such as speech, physical and occupational therapists. However, chiropractic care for infants and children does appear to be gaining acceptance as research and public awareness increase. Research focused on adults has revealed significant impacts on sensorimotor integration, but similar research involving children is emerging much more slowly. This makes a recent case-study involving a 15 month-old male with developmental delays a significant one. An added perk of the study was that the subluxation definition used by the authors was the Australian Spinal Research Foundation’s definition, […]
April 19, 2018

New Study Says We Can Reliably Detect Vertebral Subluxations

For almost as long as our profession has existed, debate has raged over the terminology central to our cause: the vertebral subluxation. What does it mean? Can it be measured? Is it reliable? Should we call it something else? That debate is one step closer to finished after the latest piece of research from the Centre for Chiropractic Research in New Zealand revealed some big news: we can reliably detect vertebral subluxations. This study is a landmark study, as it answers (in part) the lack of consensus around the nature, reliability, and neurological manifestations of the subluxation. This is exciting […]
April 11, 2018

The Definition of Subluxation

   
April 4, 2018

Thompson Technique with Dr Sheridan Kay

 
April 4, 2018

Research Agenda Progress: Conceptual Vertebral Subluxation Definition

In the history of the Foundation, we have had more than a few highpoints. Among these highlights are many quality research papers giving key insight into the mechanisms and impacts of chiropractic care. Yet something has been missing – a definition of the vertebral subluxation that is philosophically congruent, usable in practice and testable in research. It was this glaring lack that inspired the research agenda that now drives us. It is an exciting time in our history, and we are thrilled that we can share part one of this agenda – a conceptual definition of the vertebral subluxation for […]
March 22, 2018

What Does Facilitate Research Mean?

   
March 9, 2018

Interview with Researcher Dr Alice Cade

   
February 23, 2018

ABC Technique With Dr Beau Woods

   
February 16, 2018
Dr Kelly Holt

Dr Kelly Holt Talks Subluxation And Research

 
February 7, 2018
Research Funding

Question: How Does The Foundation Determine What Projects Are Funded?

Have you ever wondered how Spinal Research determines who gets the money that you donate? The Foundation is incredibly proud of our two-stage approval process. We believe this sets us apart from other research funding bodies. It has served us well for many years and was the result of reviewing the processes used by a number of national and international competitive funding bodies. Our application and assessment process reflects research sector best practice.  The Grants The Foundation offers research grants to support our research agenda, investigating the vertebral subluxation, its effects and impacts through our chiropractic paradigm. The two major […]
January 31, 2018

Chiropractic For The Pregnant Mother

Pregnancy can be an incredibly scary time for the women and families involved. They are constantly surrounded by a million different opinions and expectations about how to carry and care for the child within them. As chiropractors, it is both a responsibility and a privilege to care for increasing numbers of pregnant women as more and more of them seek us out as part of their pregnancy plan.  This article will explore some new research around the possible benefits of chiropractic care for pregnant women and offer a brief review of the broader picture of chiropractic care in this area. […]
January 23, 2018
Cervical spine

Cervical Curve and Chiropractic

Over the last few decades the incidence of postural kyphosis has noticeably increased in proportion to our increasingly sedentary modern lifestyle. We sit all day at computers, lean over our phones and we lay with our chin on our chests as we work through an entire Netflix series in a weekend. It has been suggested historically that a kyphotic cervical spine is a “normal variant” in human posture. This appears to be an incorrect but worrying myth. Drs. Harrison and Haas reviewed some of the papers in which this claim is made in their 2002 work, CBP Structural Rehabilitation of […]
December 12, 2017

Focus On Blair Upper Cervical Technique

   
November 29, 2017

The Possible Clinical Applications Of Heart Rate Variability

Living bodies are dynamic, open loop systems with definite boundaries that are characterised by a stable form and structure. The continued preservation of that form and structure requires millions of adaptive processes every second in a constantly changing interaction between the system and it’s shifting environment. Early models of this concept were described in the beginning of the 20th century by Walter Cannon as homeostasis. He conceptualised these processes as occurring locally and independently of the central nervous system and proposed a series of independent physiological systems that worked together in an effort to re-establish the conditions of the body […]
November 13, 2017

Neck Pain, Cerebellar Processing and the Power of Chiropractic Care

Subclinical neck pain: it might be thought of as a relatively innocuous issue that many people would simply pop a pill for. Many a person may even skip a visit to the local chiropractor until it gets much more severe than the mild neck pain, ache or stiffness that makes up the condition. It is becoming increasingly obvious that pain isn’t the whole reach of the problem though. Recent studies indicate that subclinical neck pain can influence joint position sense (proprioception in upper limbs), cortical and cerebellar motor processing, and mental response times for complex rotation tasks. Best of all, […]