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 National Chiropractic Care Week, 2011

In 2011, National Chiropractic Care Week ran from Monday 23 - Sunday 29 May with a focus on Posture and Mobility. 

  • Monday 23 May - At the Marquee in the Central Courtyard; 11am - 2pm
  • Tuesday 24 May - Near the Stage in the Atrium; 11 am - 2pm
  • Wednesday 25 May - Near the Stage In the Atrium; 11am - 2pm 
  • Thursday 26 May, a free BBQ to the first 100 vistors to take up a posture check in the Central Courtyard. Look for our Sports Chiropractic Australia Marquee; 11am - 2pm. 

Additional information about Posture and Mobility can be found at the Chiropractic Associations' Website , or view the Just Start Walking Australian Promotion at .  You can also catch up with our interns at our Clinics located at Summer Hill, Eastwood and Macquarie Park.

Photos Courtsey of Anthony Hale

Interesting Chiropractic Facts:

  • Up to 90% of people have poor posture. Your posture directly affects your health.
  • Improved posture can lead to better overall well-being - Health spine, Healthy life.
  • Chiropractic is highly effective and safe choice for spinal health care.
  • Chiropractors complete a 5 year University program of study (combination of Undergraduate and Clinical Based Postgraduate program at Macquarie University).
  • The spine is the backbone of posture.
  • The spine connects with our nervous system and the postural issues we may suffer from can have an impact on the health of other parts of our bodies.
  • There are three key areas of the spine - Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar.
  • To fully understand your spine, take a tour around the Interactive Spine at
  • It's never too early or too late to start addressing postural issues.

All facts and figures and information regarding National Chiropractic Care Week (NCCW) are taken from media materials provided by the Chiropractic Association of Australia (National).

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Free Postural Assessment at 'O' Week

Monday 21 - Friday 25 is Orientation 'O' Week at Macquarie University. Final Year Student Interns will be available at the MUCSA marquee to provide a free postural analysis and provide information about chiropractic and your posture. The interns will be available from 11am - 2pm all week.


Photos Courtsey of Dr Aron Downie, Chiropractor and Karinna Handley

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New Partnerships with the Chiropractic Outpatient Clinics Announced, October 2010

The Chiropractic Outpatient Clinics Clinical Placement program has been expanded with the new partnerships of The Sydney Grammar School and Baptist Community Services commencing in 2010. These partnerships in conjunction with the ongoing work with Parramatta Mission and the Macquarie Universtiy Rugby Club provide an important diversification in case mix for student interns. As is the case in our Outpatient Clinics, student interns are guided by our talented and dedicated Clinical Supervisor team at each of these placements and, interns are required to complete the same paperwork.

Work with the Baptist Community Services commenced with the contacts provided by two of the student interns, Catherine Carter and Andreas Kolsvik. Initial feedback from the Baptist Community Services residents and Director of Nursing has been very enthusiastic, and residents are responding well to the service provided by the interns. Our partnership with The Sydney Grammar School as made possible through the contact of our Clinical Supervisor, Dr Fleur Castlereagh, Chiropractor; with the weekend of 23 October 2010 our first in attendance at the Basketball and again with very positive feedback. Our work with Parramatta Mission is much appreciated by the clients of the Mission with outstanding feedback from management and full patient bookings weeks in advance.

Both the Clinic Director and Clinic Practice Manager are delighted to be able offer interns the opportunity to undertake part of their internship in these locations, 2010 is indeed an exciting time to be enrolled in the Master of Chiropractic.

Karinna Handley

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Sydney World Masters Games

Working together with Sports Chiropractic Australia, Macquarie University interns were a proud member of the medical team supporting the competitors of the 2009 World Masters Games, hosted in Sydney from the 10 - 18th October 2009. This was the 7th World Masters Games, and with over 30, 000 competitors participating this is the world's largest multi sporting event.

Competition ran across 9 days with our teams in attendance at 16 of the 28 sporting venues including Tennis, Hockey, Volleyball, Beach Volleyball, Surf Life Saving, Basketball, Rowing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Soccer, Netball, Rugby Union, Touch Football, Softball and Cycling. In addition to these events our teams also operated a chiropractic clinic within the main Dome of Sydney Olympic Park from the 8th October.

The Macquarie University interns are grateful for the many local, national and international chiropractors whom donated their time to supervise and share their expertise during the games. Macquarie University also recognises the financial support of the Chiropractors' Association of Australia (National) whom supplied branded equipment which is now utilised at local fieldwork events.

More information about the Sydney World Masters Games may be found at the official website,

Photos are published with the kind permission of Peter Garbutt (photographer)

Photos are published with the kind permission of Peter Garbutt (photographer)

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