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2022 Oct 23

Chiropr Man Therap



The importance of setting and therapeutic relationships when delivering chiropractic care to those living with disadvantage.


Marthick-Hone D, Doyle A K, Kennedy GA, Vindigni D, Polus BI
Chiropr Man Therap. 2022 Oct 23; 30(1):47.
PMID: 36274135.


Chiropractic is a mostly privatised health profession within Australia, with people experiencing disadvantage typically having limited access due to financial barriers. However, some universities within Australia offer community outreach clinics where students provide chiropractic care to people living with disadvantage. This demographic experiences higher rates of chronic conditions including musculoskeletal complaints and requires subsidisation to access privatised care. This need also offers opportunity for the chiropractic profession to work within community healthcare teams. A mixed-methods observational study was used to investigate how the unique setting of a student chiropractic community clinic may influence the experience and outcomes of those who attend.