Chiros cry foul over AMA’s ‘alarmist’ views

Media reports quoted AMA president Dr Steve Hambleton as questioning the value of spinal manipulation in children aged four and under, while Friends of Science in Medicine vice president Professor Alastair MacLennan labelled the treatment “child abuse”.

The reports said there was a growing number of referrals for Medicare-subsidised chronic disease management plans.

But Chiropractors’ Association of Australia CEO Andrew McNamara dismissed the concerns, saying they were not backed up
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