Scope of Practice
A neurorehabilitation chiropractor focuses on managing patients with a range of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions, symptoms and/or dysfunction. They are committed to providing an evidence-based, patient-centric, interprofessional and collaborative approach to neurologically based chiropractic care.
A neurorehabilitation chiropractor's training is competency-based in the latest clinical neuroscience and includes the use of non-pharmaceutical, non-surgical interventions that leverage the principles of neuroplasticity. They utilise a range of therapies including (but not limited to) manual and proprioceptive therapies, neuromodulation, brain-based exercises, vestibular/balance and visual exercises, cognitive exercises, nutritional advice, amongst others. The aim is to restore and/or improve neurological function and reduce symptoms with tailored care with the patient’s goals in mind.
They endorse a multidisciplinary team approach, which includes working closely with families, support groups as well as medical and allied health professionals.
To promote and facilitate improvements in best practice standards for chiropractors in the field of clinical neuroscience. This will include standardisation documents on the utilisation of various modalities and techniques in both assessment and management.