Chiros banned from performing spinal manipulation on kids under two

The chiropractic board's interim policy is 'designed to protect the public' until the results of an inquiry are released

Chiropractors across Australia have been effectively banned from performing spinal manipulation on children under two pending the results of a new review into the controversial practice.

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The move by the Chiropractic Board of Australia follows the emergence of a Facebook video of a Melbourne practitioner holding up a newborn by its ankles before using a device known as an Activator to allegedly manipulate the spine.

The video was widely condemned — prompting Victorian Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos to commission