Neuroscientific studies provide valuable insights, but not all chiropractors and patients engage with thisresearch. Many prioritise real-life experiences of others who have improved their health through similarapproaches. Recognising the need for patient-centred approaches, this project explores patient perspectives and attitudes regarding the impact of chiropractic care on immune function, stress, adaptability and resilience. Utilising qualitative and mixed methods, this project aims to enhance the understanding of chiropractic practice from the patient’s viewpoint, contributing to rigorous research focused on vertebral and health outcomes. Ultimately, the goal is to make chiropractic care more accessible and relevant, strengthening its position in healthcare.

Grant Value: $18,093 (funding for first year)
Chief Investigator: Dr Tanja Glucina – New Zealand College of Chiropractic
Status: In Progress